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

Tennis: Confident Henman crushes Rios

NO MATTER who ends the week as the top man in tennis, Britain has made an emphatic mark on the game at the close of the year. Within 16 days, Greg Rusedski has outplayed Pete Sampras, the world No 1, to win the Paris Open, and Tim Henman has capitalised on the fitness problems of Marcelo Rios, the world No 2, at the ATP Tour Championship.

TENNIS: HANOVER EIGHT

Marcelo Rios (Chile)

Tennis: Williams crushes any chance of revolution in Moscow

VENUS WILLIAMS and Monica Seles, the top two seeds, scored quick quarter-final victories yesterday to advance to the last four of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

TENNIS: Rafter revels in display of power

PATRICK RAFTER, the world No 3, banished a bad memory when he cruised into the second round of the Lyons Open last night.

Tennis: Rafter buries stricken Sampras

Clinical destruction propels Philippoussis into the major league and an all-Australian final.

Tennis: Philippoussis breaks tension

IT USED to be a worry being present when Pat Cash senior was watching his son play matches, his body convulsing every time the former Wimbledon champion hit a serve. Now the stress has transferred to another Australian tennis father, Nick Philippoussis.

Tennis: Rusedski delighted to pass tough test

GREG RUSEDSKI could not have asked for a more testing return to action at the RCA Championships in Indianapolis following his two-month lay-off with an ankle injury.

TENNIS: Henman's first success in the top 10

TIM HENMAN'S first match as a top 10 player lasted less than an hour as he outplayed Vincento Santopadre 6-2, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Pilot Pen International in New Haven, Connecticut, yesterday.

Tennis: Henman overcomes Canas to keep on roll

TIM HENMAN'S fine run of form continued in Toronto as he progressed to the third round of the Du Maurier Open with a hard-fought victory over Guillermo Canas.

Court circular: Go-ahead for coffee lovers

WHEN DOUBLES partners, Tim Henman and Pete Sampras, had hot chocolate brought on court for them during at match at Queen's this year, maybe they weren't undermining the doubles game as was suggested by some, but just privy to cutting edge nutritional advice.

Wimbledon 98: `Pistol Pete' keeps firing

Richard Edmondson sees the world No 1 show few signs of weakness despite apparent portents of a loss of form

Wimbledon 98: Court circular

A GLANCE through the archives is all it takes to confirm that phrases such as "excellent weather", "ideal weather but rather hot" and "brilliant sunshine" to describe the conditions over the fortnight are all but a thing of the past. Only twice in the last 20 years has there been no rain at all during the Championships.

Tennis: Open season for tennis coaching

Wimbledon Diary

Tennis: Henman catches England's fire

SW19 joins in the World Cup party as their favourite son reaches the fourth round and a date with Rafter

Tennis: Wimbledon - Deeds Of The Seeds

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

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Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

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11 best sonic skincare brushes

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Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker