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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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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

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Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

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Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

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