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Best sport books of 2021

Barça: The Inside Story of the World’s Greatest Football ClubSimon Kuper (Short)The rise of Barcelona over the last four decades was one of the glories

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The top 40 theme tunes in sport

40. Sporting Triangles Sporting Triangles was a disappointing quiz show that suffered in comparison to A Question of Sport and its theme tune reflected the

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I’m a comedian and banter is my job – this is the truth about racist jokes | Shazia Mirza

“I like your handbag!” I say. “It was only a pound, from the pound shop,” she says. “No! I thought everything in the pound shop

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The week in audio: Allen Stanford: The Man Who Bought Cricket; Poison; And Away…; Athletico Mince

Allen Stanford: The Man Who Bought Cricket | BBC SoundsPoison (BBC Radio 4) | BBC SoundsAnd Away… | AudibleAthletico Mince | In 2008 a

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What exactly do Ian Botham and John Cleese offer ‘global Britain’?

It’s easy to find out when Ian Botham last played cricket, because there is Wisden, but it’s hard to find out when John Cleese was


The lion in the London black cab: the remarkable story of Singh, and the boy who loved him

“He was,” London Zoo said, “one of the zoo’s politest pets.” Singh the Lion arrived in a black cab and padded in through the front

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Toofaan review – Mumbai boxing drama is more Rocky than Raging Bull

Partly set in the Mumbai underworld, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s boxing drama aims at Raging Bull grit but has an unfortunately irresistible drift towards late-Rocky melodrama.


Britney Spears: judge denies request to remove father from conservatorship

A judge has denied Britney Spears’s request to remove her father from his role overseeing her conservatorship, a court filing reveals. The singer’s lawyer, Samuel


Belinda Carlisle on punk, cocaine, body image and Buddhism: ‘I was born a little bit of a rebel’

As the singer for pioneering all-female band the Go-Go’s, Carlisle took on a sexist music industry – at a cost. She talks about overcoming addiction,