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Hillel 'Helly' Nahmad pleads guilty in Manhattan court to operating business catering for professional players, Wall Street financiers and celebrities

There are no US men in the fourth round after Tim Smyczek's defeat
Roger Federer in action at Wimbledon

Roger Federer races into third round at Wimbledon

Roger Federer put on a show fit for royalty as he raced into the third round of Wimbledon with a 6-1 6-3 6-2 victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini.

Federer's strength has records tumbling

Another year, another title, another set of records. Roger Federer seems to pass milestones as routinely as he passes opponents at the net and the 30-year-old Swiss ended his 13th full season on the tour here yesterday in the way that he knows best.

Big-serving Raonic on course to face world No 1

Canadian who made short work of French opponent yesterday scheduled to face Nadal in third round

Chang/Karabits/RPO, Royal Festival Hall

Appearing at the Southbank on successive nights, Janine Jansen and Sarah Chang allow interesting comparisons between two virtuoso fiddlers in their early thirties, who are in every other respect as different as the sun and moon.

Novak Djokovic wants to add new dimension to his game

He will not exactly be rushing into the net like a super-charged Pete Sampras, but Novak Djokovic's determination to move forward this year has not ended with his triumph at the Australian Open. The 23-year-old Serb has achieved his success largely as a baseliner but believes he can add another dimension to his game by coming to the net more regularly.

Outside Edge: Gym rat should be lockered up

If you're planning to keep fit during the forthcoming festivities, you don't need any more reasons to avoid going to the gym. Steven Lawani will be piling on the pounds rather than stealing them after being given a five-year ban from all leisure centres in the UK.

Surfing: After a week of tragedy, a wave of jubilation for surfing's superstar

In winning a record 10th world title, 18 years after his first, Kelly Slater has helped his sport cope with his great rival's death. He tells Ben Mondy about the mix of emotions.

Federer win equals Sampras record

Roger Federer beat Germany's Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open yesterday and equal Pete Sampras's haul of 64 ATP titles.

Annacone to leave LTA with little progress made

Paul Annacone, head coach of men's tennis at the Lawn Tennis Association for the last three years, is to leave when his contract expires in November.

Safin power ends Agassi's love affair Down Under

Legend hints at retirement after losing five-set marathon

Henman grooves return of serve for Roddick challenge

US Open: British No 1 prepares to meet one of big favourites in first round as Belgium's leading women look to stage repeat of French Open final
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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
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A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

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Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

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From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
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Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
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The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
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Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
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How did our legends really begin?

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Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

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