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Rocky Marciano
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The fighter for whom pain had no meaning

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER took more than one title when he stopped Conor McGregor in Vegas, He also knocked the great Rocky Marciano off his perch, as PETER COSTER reports: IN THE AFTERMATH of a fight that was a multi-million-dollar marketing extravaganza that became a... More »

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Is Michael Schumacher’s recovery just an empty dream?

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HE WAS a dashing and desperate driver who flirted with death on the track. Now, he clings to a cruel, bed-ridden life after a terrible skiing accident. PETER COSTER reports: IT IS MORE than three-and-a-half years since Michael Schumacher nearly lost his life, ... More »

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When taking the tram tops training

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PETER COSTER has fine football bloodlines but lacks a yard in pace, so he chose the plodding “Percy” Jones as his companion for a training run with the Old Dark Navy Blues: IT SEEMED like a good idea at the time. It was 1978 and “Percy” Jones was t... More »

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Steak, sax and Scarlett

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PETER COSTER, journalist and fourth dan karateka, returns to the Japan Karate Association “headquarters” in Tokyo to train with some of the world’s top exponents of the martial art but gets a little lost in translation: TAKE me to the Park Hy... More »

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A windfall is washed down the drain

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PETER COSTER took the wrong turn at the Adelaide Grand Prix but found himself in a winning position after the race: IT WAS Ayrton Senna’s last race for the McLaren team before he joined Williams at the end of the 1993 F1 season. Adelaide was a party town... More »

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Two terrible tigers turned loose

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PETER COSTER was at ringside to witness what may have been “the most hellacious eight minutes of combat in modern boxing history”: This is Paradise. That’s the name of the town next to Las Vegas, a false paradise where overly excited women throw th... More »