Sport Juan Mata (right) and David Moyes wearing Nike branded kit

Adidas, Puma and Warrior are all likely to be interested in a possible link-up with the Premier League champions

Obituary: Bill Bowerman

SIMPLE ARITHMETIC lay behind one of the greatest sporting innovations of the 20th century. Bill Bowerman, the track coach at the University of Oregon for 23 years, was convinced that, if he could reduce the weight of his athletes' running shoes by just one ounce, it would have the effect of saving the runners 200 pounds of effort in a mile race and so bring them closer to victory.

AMERICAN TIMES: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA: The doyenne of death heads for Tinseltown

CATHEE SHULTZ does not have a normal healthy interest in death. She is, you might say, a little obsessed. She corresponds with serial killers. She collects autopsy photographs of car-crash victims. She has a dead Afghan for a pet dog (stuffed, of course).

Fashion: When glamour hits the web

Fashion websites are nothing new - there are plenty of them around. But they've lacked creativity and style. Until now. By Susannah Frankel

The Investment Column: John David Sports

SPORTS RETAILERS have enjoyed an energetic recovery this year and John David Sports has been a clear winner. The shares have more than trebled this year as JD has recovered from its self-inflicted problems of 1998, when it stocked too many lines and was forced to cut prices to clear the shelves.

Goodbye to the golden boot

As demand for designer sportswear falls, sponsorship deals are being slashed

DTI backs cheap designer goods

THE PROSPECT of cheap designer-label goods being freely available on supermarket shelves moved closer yesterday after the Government backed moves by retailers to open up the market in "grey imports".

Crisis In East Timor: Is it time to boycott... coffee from Sumatra? ... holidays in Bali? ... Nike trainers? ... B&Q furniture? ... BP petrol?

The massacres in East Timor last week prompted Nobel prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta to call for sanctions against Indonesia. We examine the likely targets

Athletics: Glittering return of glory days

World Athletics Championships: From Johnson to Macey, Seville has staged moments to savour

What a stitch-up!

From hidden cameras to scented carpets, the rag trade has a string of secret tricks to part you from your cash.

Law: A spin on the courts - or the courts in a spin?

Litigation PR is a growth industry, and skilful management of the media can pave the way for lucrative out-of-court settlements.

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Swimming: Palmer storms back with silver

PAUL PALMER and Zoe Baker won two silver medals for Britain to add to the two golds and two bronzes the fifth day of the the European championships here.

Property: A right nice wee town

Hot Spot Glasgow: It's got culture, it's got architecture, it's even got a bit of the BBC. What are you waiting for?
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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?