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anti-americanism, so they say, is rife. But what about the flip side? Is there anti-restoftheworldism in the United States? There certainly is. You only have to have a quick look at a few time-honoured American stereotypes. The English? Homosexual. The Scots? Drunk. The Irish? Also drunk, but in a natty, green felt outfit. The Welsh? Isn't that part of England?

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Baseball great Roger Clemens, one of the best pitchers in the sport's history, was indicted yesterday on a series of charges related to lying to the US Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Squeaky bum time for...

The western cape 23

The football world being honest, upright and principled to the core, nobody really believes that the banning by Laurent Blanc of all 23 revolutionaries involved in France's World Cup uprising for one meaningless friendly might in any way be to avoid them being punished when the real action begins.

George Steinbrenner: Larger-than-life owner of baseball's most successful franchise, the New York Yankees

In the annals of America's broken public promises, the avowals of the Cleveland shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, buying the New York Yankees baseball club from the television network CBS in 1973, rank right up there 0with "you won't have Nixon to kick around any more". Steinbrenner told New Yorkers, "We plan absent ownership... we're not going to pretend we're something we're not. I'll stick to building ships."

Yankees bid tearful farewell to 'The Boss'

George Steinbrenner, the long-time owner of the New York Yankees and one of the most colourful and controversial figures in US sport died in Florida yesterday. Media reports said Steinbrenner, who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month, suffered a massive heart attack at his home in Tampa and was rushed to hospital.

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies after heart attack

George Steinbrenner, the long-time owner of the New York Yankees, has died at the age of 80 following a heart attack.

Business Diary: Outed by World of Warcraft

It's not that the sort of people who play fantasy games are embarrassed by their hobby, you understand, just that they want to protect their privacy like everyone else. World of Warcraft's online players are up in arms after Blizzard Entertainment, the company that created the game, said that fans would henceforth have to use their real names on its discussion forums. One angry poster has complained that a new girlfriend (he wishes) might come across his "closet gamer habit" by Googling his real name.

Florida restaurant killer targeted women

A gunman killed his wife outside the South Florida restaurant where she worked, then targeted women inside and shot dead three others before committing suicide.

USA: No one rates us and we don't care

The English think they're playing a second-tier side on Saturday – but the 'Yanks' and their fans will surprise you, insists US sports writer Stefan Fatsis

Lloyd Blankfein: The prince of casino capitalism

Born poor in the South Bronx, Goldman Sachs' CEO is the richest banker in Wall St. But fraud charges against the firm could undo him.

Yankees 'best-paid team in sport'

Survey shows baseball team lead Real Madrid in international pay league

Jessica Biel: Out of this world

Jessica Biel has shed her pin-up image but exudes sex appeal even when playing an alien, as Gill Pringle discovers

Baseball: International cast of stars fire Yankees back to top of world

America's richest team wrap up Series – and win the popularity contest too

Baseball: Japan hails MVP 'Godzilla'

"Godzilla" hit the headlines across Japan today, but the news was all about baseballs, not buildings, being crushed after New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui was crowned the World Series' Most Valuable Player.

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