For devotees of the NFL, this is as good as it gets – the divisional round of the play-offs, four games pitting the regular season’s finest against four challengers already battle-hardened by victory in last weekend’s ever-treacherous wild-card round. And in 2014 there’s an extra twist: the prospect that one of the longest, most painful droughts in US sport might be near an end.
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Chris Reynolds briefly becomes world's richest person after PayPal 'credits' him with $92 quadrillion
Thursday 18 July 2013
Chris Reynolds became one thousand times wealthier than the total combined GDP of the whole planet
Sunday 30 June 2013
'It was so in-time and so beautiful,' he said of his work with MFSB, 'that it was like a religious feeling'
Thursday 27 June 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Saturday 22 June 2013
A third volume of "Philadelphia" hits and non-hits, wrangled at a variety of lengths (but mostly looong) by the original 1970s remixer, Tom Moulton.
US Open 2013: The skies have it – Justin Rose joins Frank Lampard and Lionel Messi in the trend for a pointed celebration
Monday 17 June 2013
Pointing to the skies in celebration is becoming ever more popular
Friday 14 June 2013
World No 5 attended daughter's graduation hours before tee-off as deluge caused delays
Monday 03 June 2013
A man who gained internet fame as “Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker” has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.
Saturday 25 May 2013
The only remedy for despair is to remember darkest clouds blow through
Saturday 30 March 2013
The greatest ever act of remixage? Well, this would have to be a contender.
Monday 21 January 2013
View From The Sofa: World Indoor Bowls, 247.tv
Friday 18 January 2013
They don't make 'em like this any more - well, not quite. Written in 1982 by African-American dramatist Don Evans, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show whisks us back to the 1970s and takes a mischievously comic look at the then prevailing attitudes to ethnicity, class and sexual politics.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Actor Conrad Bain, best known for his role on the 1970s and '80s television comedy Diff'rent Strokes as a wealthy, white New Yorker who adopts two young black boys from Harlem, has died at age 89, his daughter has confirmed.
Thursday 03 January 2013
Norman Joseph Woodland was an inventor who was ahead of his time. His creation, the barcode, was first devised in 1949, the result of a fortuitous coincidence and some inspired thinking. However these now ubiquitous black-and-white stripes were not put into full use until 25 years later, due to the limitations of the technology available.
'These guys are truly, truly animals': Three teenagers arrested for allegedly kidnapping, robbing and raping woman in five-hour Christmas day attack
Friday 28 December 2012
Attack continued despite woman repeatedly vomiting on captors
Monday 10 December 2012
Nine leukemia patients are cancer-free after being treated with genetically-altered versions of their own immune cells, giving strength to a promising new approach for treating the blood cancer.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds