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The billionaire owner has been linked with becoming the latest American owner to invest in the Premier League, with a partnership between the Magpies and WWE getting fans excited across the globe

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Male polar bears on the edge of Hudson Bay in Canada "mouth" each other before beginning to spar. Such fights are just for play but during the mating season, as the bears wrestle for supremacy, the fighting can be brutal.

Widdop is a wanted man says Agar

New England Rugby League international Gareth Widdop is being watched from afar, that’s according to Hull FC coach Richard Agar.

Iggy and the Stooges, Hammersmith Apollo, London

Still crazy after all these years

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Glorious Orientalism – but it stops at the bedroom door

Amy Jenkins: Don't be fooled by all this fiction. What's so great about family life?

Sam Cam is going to have a baby. This is slightly annoying if, like me, you are fed up with the current trend of fetishising family life among politicians. We've already been treated to phoney details about the mess David makes in the kitchen – and the soccer matches Gordon watches. As if. How much more of it are we in for if our new PM is knee deep in nappies?

New boy Cole ready to raise his game against the Azzurri

Prop could not get in Leicester team last year but on Sunday makes his England debut. Chris Hewett reports on a remarkable rise

Star of Sumo quits in tears after brawl in Tokyo club

Drunken rampage forces champion wrestler from Mongolia to bow out

Leading article: Transatlantic confrontation

Like many an ambitious Briton, Jeremy Kyle is going to have a crack at America. The ITV daytime host and his production company will attempt to take his brand of "confrontation television" across the Atlantic.

Screen Talk: Bosworth fancies Tokyo lead role

Kate Bosworth is eyeing a starring role in 'Lost Girls and Love Hotels,' the next film from 'Young Victoria' director Jean-Marc Vallée. Bosworth is likely to land the role, should she want it, as she is also producing the project with heavyweight Hollywood backers Relativity Media. Nadia Conners wrote the screenplay, an adaptation of Catherine Hanrahan's 2006 novel of the same name in which a woman (Bosworth) tries to forget her past while working in Tokyo as an English specialist at a stewardess training institute by day and losing herself in a sex-and-drug-addled oblivion by night. She finds herself on the road to redemption when she becomes interested in a missing Western girl. The Westerner in Japan theme has long intrigued Hollywood, think of Ridley Scott's 'Black Rain' and Sofia Coppola's 'Lost in Translation'

Dom Joly: It's pants, but I'm glued to Andre's hair

American wrestling is all bells and whistles, in huge stadiums full of scary-looking rednecks

David Prosser: A bow for QE that may not be deserved

Outlook: So it looks as if the Bank of England's great money printing experiment is over.

Orig Williams: Wrestler known as 'El Bandito'

When the death of the wrestler Orig Williams was announced on Radio Cymru's mid-day news programme Taro'r Post on 12 November the phone-lines were kept busy for nearly an hour by listeners wanting to share their memories of a much-loved character.

Howard Jacobson: I don't believe in the joy of giving. What's wrong with a tangerine and a Toblerone?

Modern children are greedy and need to be resisted for their own future good

The Barometer: Norah Jones; Let's Wrestle; Yo Gotti; Final Fantasy; Kraftwerk; Lee 'Scratch' Perry

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
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Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

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Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

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Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

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Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past