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Stuart Hall fought on without any sight in his left eye to claim the bantamweight title on Saturday

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Everyone dies, don't they – but not everyone lives," said Dan, the subject of Alastair Cook's film The Men Who Jump Off Buildings. If you had to devise a bumper sticker to promote suicidal recklessness that would do the trick, wouldn't it? It sounds plausible enough, relegating all those of us too sensible to launch ourselves off the Trellick Tower at four in the morning to mere zombiedom. It's the sort of slogan that you need to see flashing past you in the fast lane, though, because any kind of tailback would give you too much time to question its essential premise. You might, for one thing, want to ask exactly what kind of definition of "living" was proposed here. Dan – compulsively addicted to base jumping – seemed to acknowledge at one point that it was a slightly desperate, compensatory one. "Base jumping gives me enough excitement to carry on with this," he explained, smearing tar on to a roof while doing the job that pays for his parachute. Is that really a life though – in hock to boredom for the occasional 45 seconds of terrifying adrenalin?

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New Act forces architect to quits Lords

Lord Foster has pointed out that he is not a nom-domiciled UK resident and has never sought "non-dom" status, his letter setting out his position is here.

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FA deny wishful thinking that Capello will walk away

The Football Association last night rejected reports that senior figures in their organisation believe Fabio Capello will quit if England fail to reach the last 16 of the World Cup, sparing them the public backlash at paying up the final two years of his £4.8m-a-year contract if he was sacked.

Ricoh Arena to be venue for 2012 Olympics

Coventry's Ricoh Arena has been chosen as the Midlands' venue to host football matches at the 2012 Olympic Games. The arena, which boasts a capacity of 32,500, was chosen ahead of bids from Birmingham's St Andrew's stadium, Leicester's Walkers Stadium and Derby's Pride Park. The decision follows a lengthy selection procedure by the London 2012 Organising Committee and comes after Villa Park was ruled out due to planned redevelopment work.

Horne selected to succeed Watmore at FA

Alex Horne has been appointed general secretary of the Football Association on a permanent basis as a successor to Ian Watmore, who walked out as chief executive in March.

Horne named as FA general secretary

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Reality dawns in golden glow of &#163;90m windfall

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100 paedophiles circulated two million indecent images

More than two million indecent internet images of children were circulated by 100 child sex offenders convicted in the past 20 months, an NSPCC investigation found.

Wembley go to work on new pitch ahead of FA Cup final

A new pitch is being laid at Wembley following criticism of the playing surface there, with work commencing yesterday. It is the 11th new pitch since the stadium reopened in 2007.

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Wembley officials have called a meeting with pitch experts on Monday to try to solve the crisis over the playing surface.

Wembley admits dodgy pitch is providing 'unique problem'

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