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The athletic aesthetic in menswear goes far beyond New Year’s resolutions, says Lee Holmes

Sexy sportswear: Tracksuit bottoms up!

Comfy joggers have been given the high-fashion makeover this winter, and these luxurious versions are flying off the shelves

Tesco pays Mike Ashley £984,000 – for six bikes

Supermarket takes firm owned by Newcastle United boss to court

Ashley focused on promotion insists Llambias

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's only focus is to get the club back into the Barclays Premier League.

Ashley puts £80m price on Newcastle

Football Mike Ashley, the want-away owner of Newcastle United football club and the majority stakeholder in the sportswear retailer Sports Direct, has publicly challenged Barry Moat, a Tyneside businessman, to buy the St James' Park club.

Regulator intervenes to delay JJB rights issue

Sports retailer JJB Sports yesterday postponed a £100m rights issue after a City regulator intervened to delay the deal that was due to be announced yesterday morning.

JJB Sports to deliver £100m fund raising

JJB Sports will today unveil a £100m cash call aimed at securing the ailing sportswear retailer's future.

TV appeal over sex attack on pregnant woman

A sex attack on a heavily-pregnant woman after raiders threatened to shoot both her and her boyfriend will be featured on BBC's Crimewatch tonight.

Struggling JJB 'out of intensive care'

Sportswear retailer JJB revealed today that its fight for survival in the first half of the year caused losses of £42.9m but said the firm was now "out of intensive care".

The Firm (18)

It's strange how mild-mannered and inconsequential this remake, above, of Alan Clarke's classic football hooliganism TV drama turns out to be: the most grievous injury sustained by the fresh-faced hero is a bruise on the cheek.

After 60 years, family feud that made Puma and Adidas is over

Thet are two of the world's most instantly recognisable sports brands and they hail from the same medieval German town. Indeed Puma and Adidas, which have shod millions of runners and footballers over the years and graced the feet of some of the greatest ever athletes, trace their origins to the same family of cobblers.

Owen backs Shearer for Newcastle

Departing Newcastle striker Michael Owen is backing former team-mate Alan Shearer's bid to become the club's permanent manager.

JJB rejects chief executive's resignation

JJB Sports has dramatically rejected the resignation of its chief executive Chris Ronnie, arguing that the statement issued by his lawyers to the press was done without its agreement.

A city in motion inspires DKNY collection

DKNY has taken inspiration from the active streets of New York for it's men's Spring 2010 collection.

McCoy favourite to oust Thomas

If poor Sam Thomas thought things could hardly get much worse, at Folkestone yesterday they did. Paul Nicholls' No 2 jockey has had a nightmare run in high-profile races since stepping into injured Ruby Walsh's shoes 17 days ago but his ill-luck continued even away from the spotlight with two falls from two mounts at the lowly Kent track.

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