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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: Costa wins title by default

ALBERT COSTA, of Spain, celebrated his return to the world's top 20 yesterday by winning the seventh title of his career in Hamburg, although his opponent, Alex Corretja, retired ill in the third set.

Media: CV - Tiger Wnek Savage, Head of art, Leagas Delaney

I did A-levels in art, French and history at sixth-form college in the mid-Eighties. I was considering doing some sort of foundation course at Manchester University, where I had some older friends, and I bumped into somebody on the advertising course there who was having their work shown. I thought it looked really interesting - but then I found out it was a four-year course, and thought: "I can't do four years." I'm one of those people who wants everything now.

Tennis: Rios raises his game to check Henman charge

TIM HENMAN'S splendid run of form at the Lipton Championships was curtailed in the semi-finals yesterday when his duel of contrasting styles with Marcelo Rios was won emphatically by the Chilean baseliner, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.

Tennis: Henman's plan to repel Rios

IT HAS to be said that Tim Henman keeps the best of company on the practice courts as well as on the match courts. His hitting partners number Stefan Edberg (at London's Queen's Club), Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Goran Ivanisevic and Marcelo Rios, the world No 1 elect, who today stands between Henman and a place in Sunday's final of the Lipton Championships, the biggest tournament outside the four Grand Slams.

Style police: Warning: fashion disaster ahead

The shell suit, blight of the Eighties, is cool in the Nineties? Surely some mistake. Dead right there is. Do not try this at home, not even in the name of irony

Tennis: Another black day as Henman is beaten again

TIM HENMAN is facing a new crisis after going out of the Champions' Cup in Indian Wells, California, in the first round on Tuesday.

Tennis: Agassi digs deep to defeat Woodbridge

ANDRE AGASSI, fresh from his second tournament victory of the year, defeated Todd Woodbridge in two tight sets to reach the second round of the Champions' Cup in Indian Wells, California.

Tennis: Henman's park and ride team

Coach Felgate: 'I know it sounds corny but the stick he and I have come in for has brought us closer'

Tennis: Court circular gains a global vision

Iain Fletcher hears how the sport is trying to brush up its world- wide image

Tennis: Paulus pushes Novotna to the limit

TOP SEED Jana Novotna was taken the distance by Austria's Barbara Paulus yesterday before qualifying for the semi-finals of the Paris Indoor Open. Paulus had scored two wins in her three previous career matches with 29-year-old Novotna and again tested the Czech player.

Tennis: Rusedski and Henman blow out

THEIR Middle East challenge over, Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman packed their bags last night and headed for Australia in search of warmer weather and brighter results. The Britons were defeated in the quarter- finals of the $1m Qatar Mobil Open: Rusedski as the No 1 seed, and Henman endeavouring to at least match last year's appearance in the final.

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Tennis:Sampras limps off as United States trail Sweden

Tennis: Davis Cup Final

Tennis: Sampras confirms his status as the master of his art

He has been described as dull - boring, even - but when it came to voting for the top man of the past 25 years, the professional tennis community decided that Pete Sampras was simply the best. John Roberts reports.
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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

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Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible