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  1. January 10, 2014

    ‘Tyson vs. Ali’, 3LD Art & Technology Center, New York – review

    In a fight between Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali in their prime, who would have won? Anyone expecting a firm answer to that...

  2. December 13, 2013

    Jacob Matlala, boxer and campaigner, 1962-2013

    Nelson Mandela was an amateur boxer in his youth. As he wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom, “I did not enjoy...

  1. November 23, 2012

    The louche and the lovely

    Where would you start a history of the Café Royal? Perhaps on the night that Oscar Wilde got so high on absinthe that he...

  2. October 26, 2012

    Interview: Peter Blake

    There is a tall, forbidding figure tucked inside the entrance of Peter Blake’s west London studio. It’s a waxwork model of...

  3. The World

    June 12, 2012

    Adiós Teofilo

    Teofilo Stevenson at the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980. (AP Photo) Havana has just lost a hero. Teofilo Stevenson, perhaps...

  4. March 30, 2012

    Life cycle

     Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike by William Fotheringham, Yellow Jersey, £16.99, 320 pages John F Kennedy once said that a bike...

  5. February 3, 2012

    Corner man who made a champ of Ali

    Boxing is still sometimes called the “sweet science,” which it is, but only at its rare best. Angelo Dundee, the great...

  6. November 11, 2011

    How Smokin’ Joe Frazier defined an era

    “I shall not look upon his like again,” Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. A quote from Shakespeare may seem an odd way to summarise...

  7. November 10, 2011

    Tebow or not Tebow, that is the question

    Do you know how to Tebow? Unless you follow American football, you might not know what I’m talking about. But Tebowing is...

  8. November 8, 2011

    Boxing legend Joe Frazier dies at 67

    WASHINGTON, November 7 - Joe Frazier, the relentless slugger who became the heavyweight champion of the world and earned...

  9. June 29, 2011

    Federer era ends - but Murray makes hay

    Roger Federer, perhaps the greatest of all Wimbledonians, maybe even the greatest of all tennis players, had to pack his...

  10. June 13, 2011

    Rémy brings spirit of luxury back to town

    Rémy Cointreau, the French cognac maker, is looking to revive its most expensive brand by launching temporary “pop-up”...

  11. June 3, 2011

    Playboy: back to the future

    In the 1960s and 70s, the London Playboy club was the hottest place in town. Sean Connery, Muhammad Ali, and Sammy Davis Jr...

  12. May 10, 2011

    Apollo decides it’s now or never for Graceland offer

    Apollo Global Management, Leon Black’s private equity group, looks set to be the new owner of the Idol television format and...

  13. May 1, 2011

    Boxing great Sir Henry Cooper dies at 76

    Sir Henry Cooper, who has died at the age of 76, was one of the best loved British boxers, reports the Press Association....

  14. February 10, 2011

    Nigeria battles to clean up electoral roll

    If Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, is to keep his pledge to end a tradition of rigged elections, one test will be...

  15. December 10, 2010

    Levant

    Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean, by Philip Mansel, John Murray RRP£25 470 page The Levant, writes...

  16. October 30, 2010

    Making cocktails at the Paris Ritz

    Bartender Colin Peter Field at the Ritz in Paris What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Paris than by learning the...

  17. August 21, 2010

    Sale of the week: Sunset Boulevard’s Book Soup

    Sale: Book Soup: property from the estate of Glenn GoldmanLocation: Bonhams & Butterfields, 7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los...

  18. March 27, 2010

    Unflappable broadcaster who elevated boxing's narrative

    It used to be a national article of faith, as unanimously accepted as belief in the National Health Service or Christmas....

  19. March 26, 2010

    Broadcaster who elevated boxing’s narrative

    It used to be a national article of faith, as unanimously accepted as belief in the National Health Service or Christmas....

  20. November 5, 2009

    American Idol creator in Hollywood deal

    Simon Fuller, the creator of the American Idol television show, is making his first move into Hollywood after striking a...

  21. October 14, 2009

    Time yet to deliver the killer punch

    From Mr Andrew Ballard. Sir, With reference to Gideon Rachman’s column “Obama must start punching harder” (October 13): I...

  22. October 13, 2009

    Obama must start punching harder

    Just five years ago, Barack Obama was still a local politician in Illinois, preparing for a run for the US Senate. His...

  23. The World

    October 13, 2009

    Obama must start punching harder

    Just five years ago, Barack Obama was still a local politician in Illinois, preparing for a run for the US Senate. His...

  24. October 12, 2009

    Obama must start punching harder

    Just five years ago, Barack Obama was still a local politician in Illinois, preparing for a run for the US Senate. His...

  25. July 11, 2009

    Sporting life

    How imperfect sportsmen became a thing of the past Watching Michael Jackson's funeral this week, the sports fan's mind...

  26. July 10, 2009

    How flawed sportsmen became a thing of the past

    Watching Michael Jackson’s funeral this week, the sports fan’s mind travelled back to a funeral in Rio de Janeiro in 1983....

  27. March 27, 2009

    Damned rebellion of English football’s eccentric answer toMuhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali appears on the brown 1970s’ television set, feigning anger: “Some fella in London, England, named Brian...

  28. March 6, 2009

    They float, sting and then they die

    From Mr Matthew Pfaff. Sir, I really enjoyed Lucy Kellaway’s comments about the end of business metaphors (“Management...

  29. March 4, 2009

    Misguided advice to give managers in a downturn

    From Prof Donald Sull. Sir, As the author of the Harvard Business Review article pummelled by Lucy Kellaway for its boxing...

  30. March 2, 2009

    Management metaphors are truly out for the count

    The gloves are off. The creators of business metaphors have been pulling their punches for more than a decade but have now...

  31. March 1, 2009

    Management metaphors are out for the count

    The gloves are off. The creators of business metaphors have been pulling their punches for more than a decade but have now...

  32. January 8, 2009

    Near to collapse, but they kept going

    Resilience will be needed to get through this recession. Resilience and courage. So if you have not seen it yet I urge you...

  33. January 7, 2009

    Near to collapse, but they kept going

    Resilience will be needed to get through this recession. Resilience and courage. So if you have not seen it yet I urge you...

  34. November 7, 2008

    Calzaghe’s fight for immortality

    As the US recuperates from an epic presidential election, it might be forgiven for feeling there has been a surfeit of Joes....

  35. October 25, 2008

    'I've got to see him win'

    On the day I was due to meet Don King for lunch, his assistant called to cancel, telling me that his boss cannot go...

  36. October 25, 2008

    Lunch with the FT: Don King

    On the day I was due to meet Don King for lunch, his assistant called to cancel, telling me that his boss cannot go anywhere...

  37. October 18, 2008

    US athletic allegories and battles against oppression

    In 1967, Muhammad Ali stood in a building in Texas waiting to be drafted to fight in Vietnam. The induction officer called...

  38. October 17, 2008

    Notables from the margin

    In 1967, Muhammad Ali stood in a building in Texas waiting to be drafted to fight in Vietnam. The induction officer called...

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