American Football: Rams agree to play in London

The NFL says the St Louis Rams have agreed to play regular season games in London for the next three years, first facing the New England Patriots in 2012.

Ian Ritchie has spent six years as chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Ritchie leaves tennis to hold court at RFU

Rugby Football Union chief executives have not had a happy time of it over the last 18 months: Francis Baron, John Steele, Martyn Thomas... all found themselves being driven out of Twickenham against their will, leaving the governing body looking like a sporting version of the Corleone family at its most ruthless. Blood on the boardroom carpet? There has been enough spilt just recently to keep an entire generation of haematologists in business.

Album: Kylie Minogue, Aphrodite Les Folies [Live In London] (Parlophone) (4/5)

Now is the season, it seems, of live-album stocking-fillers, the most flamboyant of which – and, it must be noted, the most winsome filler of those stockings – is this 2-CD/DVD package of Kylie's Aphrodite Les Folies stage show, recorded at the O2 Arena.

Bang goes Lord Foster's grand plan for Vegas

The British architect's towering vision is set to come tumbling down amid safety fears

Water cannon, round-ups and dye – MPs grapple over response to chaos

Conservatives consider tough measures during emergency debate as Labour targets Coalition plans to cut police budgets

Manchester City v Manchester United Live!

Live from Wembley Stadium, minute-by-minute updates from the FA Community Shield.

Joe Mogotsi: Singer and songwriter who expressed the soulful cry of township jazz

Joe Mogotsi was beyond doubt one of South Africa's greatest composers of song and vocal harmony – perhaps the defining aspect of an enormous talent never fully recognised. His ever-cheerful and humorous manner belied a determined spirit whose power was felt in the way he produced an amazingly high volume (as anyone who ever had a phone conversation with him will testify). His voice expressed the distinctive soulful cry of township jazz, informed by a variety of sources – from indigenous folk music to church choral singing; from marabi and mbaqanga to the close-harmony tradition of The Ink Spots.

Take me down to the paradise city: Slash comes back home to Stoke

The Guns N' Roses guitarist is to perform for the first time in the city he left at the age of six

Wembley to host 2013 Champions League final

Wembley will host the Champions League final in 2013 and UEFA's Congress in the same year will take place in London, UEFA president Michel Platini announced today.

James Lawton: Faithful will forgive Giggs for his infidelity if he shows best of himself at Wembley

How long did the worst that came to Rooney when he fell victim to kiss and tell last among his biggest fans? Only until he proved again the best of his talent

Top footballers in sensible wages shock

A Slice of Britain: The women's game is getting more professional, but it's not getting silly. It's even got some ideas that the Premier League could usefully copy. And yesterday was its showpiece, the other FA Cup Final

Balotelli comes of age as Mancini's gamble pays off

There was a kind of mocking to the very end. It was one thing to know that Sir Alex Ferguson was jigging around the Blackburn pitch celebrating a title while Roberto Mancini led his team out, but quite another to have the Wembley Stadium announcer select "We Are The Champions" to play just before kick-off.

FA Cup Final: Man City v Stoke - As It Happened

Live from Wembley Stadium, minute-by-minute updates from the FA Cup final.

Martin Atkinson selected to referee FA Cup final

Martin Atkinson, the man at the centre of the storm that led to Sir Alex Ferguson picking up a five-match touchline ban, has been chosen to referee the FA Cup final.

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How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
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Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
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The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
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Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
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Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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