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

No love lost in Amis tirade

RADIO 4 fans who tuned in yesterday morning to listen to short readings on the subject of tennis, were in for a shock.

Tennis: Wimbledon 99 - Rusedski's fall fires Henman

Wimbledon 99: British No 1 survives marathon to triumph over Courier but Philippoussis denies home double

Tennis: Wimbledon 99 - Henman's chance for revenge

Britain's No 1 lines up Davis Cup nemesis while Rusedski breezes through

Tennis: Wimbledon 99 - Courier shows fighting spirit

JIM COURIER, the 28-year-old bane of British tennis, secured a fourth-round meeting with Tim Henman yesterday by recovering from a match point down in the fourth set against Sjeng Schalken, of the Netherlands, to win a 67-match thriller, 7-6, 3-6, 3-6, 7-5, 13-11. He was later taken to hospital suffering from dehydration.

Tennis Wimbledon: Krajicek has confidence to walk tall

AS HE was about to serve at match point yesterday Richard Krajicek, the 1996 Wimbledon champion, heard an aeroplane overhead and backed off. He was probably afraid he might hit it with the rim of his racket.

Tennis: Wimbledon 99 - Court Circular

How Novotna's pay upstaged Sampras

Wimbledon `99: The Pete Sampras Interview: Where the best in the world plays better

RATHER LIKE those signs you see on shop doors when people have just popped out for a minute, Pete Sampras is happy to be displaying the notice "Back at One". No disrespect to other fine competitors like Carlos Moya and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, but their brief sojourns at number one this year had Mr and Mrs Joe Public scratching their heads and wondering where exactly Pete had gone.

Tennis: High five becomes Henman target

TIM HENMAN and Greg Rusedski embark this week on a two-man mission to revive the corpse of the country's sporting summer. Both will take part in the Stella Artois Championships, which began yesterday at the Queen's Club, in south London, and with Wimbledon less than a fortnight away the pressure will be on to do something that the nation's footballers and cricketers have failed to do in recent weeks - justify their place among the world's elite.

Tennis: Rafter on roll for Australia

PAT RAFTER'S sprinted to his third straight victory over Pete Sampras as Australia reached the World Team Cup final by winning both singles matches against the United States yesterday.

Tennis: Henman crashes out on the clay

TIM HENMAN'S bid to prove he can get to grips with clay suffered a setback yesterday as the Spaniard Francisco Clavet beat him 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Barcelona Open.

Tennis: Moya's party is cut short

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS gave Carlos Moya little time to celebrate his world No 1ranking, beating the fourth-seeded Spaniard in five sets yesterday in the Champions Cup final at Indian Wells, California.

Tennis: Henman low, Moya on high

WHEN YOU get to match point and double-fault, disappointment is understandable. Tim Henman was so far down after his 6-1 1-6 7-5 loss to Chris Woodruff in the quarter-finals of the Newsweek Champions Cup at Indian Wells that he said: "At the moment I'm just not interested in tennis."

Tennis: Agassi's progress hints at former glories

ANDRE AGASSI showed he is ready to make the most of a potentially trouble-free route to the Australian Open semi-finals when he beat the Czech Slava Dosedel 7-6, 6-2, 6-0 yesterday. The American fifth seed and 1995 champion produced glimpses of his former brilliance as he grew in confidence after a slightly subdued start to reach the third round.

Tennis: Local prodigy Hewitt happy with the heat

THE AUSTRALIAN teenager Lleyton Hewitt upset Nicolas Kiefer 7- 5 6-4 yesterday to launch his defence of the Adelaide men's hardcourt title he won from nowhere a year ago.

Tennis: Henman saving his best for Moya

Tennis: Rusedski wins the battle of Britons in Hanover but their encounter lacks fire as the No 1 loses the plot
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up