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The main acts in a pop craze always spawn imitations. The "Britpop" movement of the mid-1990s was no exception with a succession of bands, seemingly using either Blur or Oasis as a template. But one band that could not be copied was Pulp, fronted by the irrepressible Jarvis Cocker.

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City and United to meet in FA Cup semisupdated: Sun Mar 13 2011 15:55:00

Manchester City and Manchester United will meet in the FA Cup semfinals next month after Roberto Mancini's City side claimed a narrow 1-0 quarterfinal win over Reading on Sunday.

Amazon droughts increase climate change fearsupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 12:48:00

Two major droughts in Brazil's Amazon region in the last six years threaten to undermine its role as the planet's most important carbon sink and a vital brake on climate change, according to new research.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: A conversation with George Steinbrennerupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 11:43:00

George Steinbrenner turns 74 on the Fourth of July. Renowned for his vocal, public style of leadership, Steinbrenner, now in his 32nd year of ownership of the New York Yankees, has cut back on his availability to the media in recent years. The Boss recently sat, however, for two lengthy, far-ranging interviews with me, during which it became apparent that reminders of his mortality have begun to resonate within him. The result was a portrait of the Yankees patriarch that appears in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated. What follows are some excerpts from those interviews, in which Steinbrenner gave his take on a variety of subjects, including Joe Torre, the Red Sox, steroids, Andy Pettitte, Pete Rose, Fay Vincent, Donald Trump, whether The Boss himself belongs in the Hall of Fame ... and the one thing that makes him happy.

Anger as hundreds turned away from UK pollsupdated: Fri May 07 2010 20:24:00

Thousands of people were unable to cast their votes in the UK general election Thursday after being turned away from polling stations amid chaotic scenes.

Many not able to vote in UK electionsupdated: Fri May 07 2010 20:24:00

Several polling stations across the UK were overwhelmed with voters, making it impossible for some to cast their ballots.

Battersea to Johannesburg: How Soccer took over the worldupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 09:30:00

The bizarre scene was enough to make dog-walkers stop and stare, as a gaggle of mustached men, dressed in 19th century waistcoats and ankle-length shorts, faced each other on a pitch at London's Battersea Park.

Flu forces Elton John to cancel concertsupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 14:17:00

The flu may be on everyone's minds, but it happens to be in Elton John's system -- prompting the British musician, who is said to be in a London hospital for treatment of E. coli bacterial infection and influenza, to postpone the Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, dates on his current tour, costarring Billy Joel, the BBC reported.

The ultimate in recyclingupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:29:00

As far as modes of transport go, it has to be one of the most environmentally friendly: a cardboard bike that can be recycled, in all senses of the word.

How to attain your career resolutionsupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 09:12:00

If I had to guess, I would bet that at least once in years past, come January 1, you've resolved to lose weight, be more organized, spend less and save more, find a better job, or simply be a better person.

Mapping out a new world orderupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 08:18:00

As familiar and reassuring as the map of the world is, there is only so much that physical geography can tell us about the state of the planet.

Seb Coe: Guiding London into the Olympic limelightupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 03:15:00

For Sebastian Coe, one of Britain's greatest athletes, the glory of winning Olympic gold medals comes in second to clinching the Olympics Games for London in 2012.

UK police DNA bank a 'human rights violation'updated: Thu Dec 04 2008 07:05:00

The British police practice of keeping DNA records of anyone they arrest is a human rights violation, The European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously Thursday.

Virgin Media to slash 2,200 jobsupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 10:52:00

UK cable group Virgin Media said Tuesday that it planned to cut 2,200 UK jobs by 2012 as part of a sweeping restructure.

People.com: Taylor Swift Calls Rocking with Def Leppard 'A Dream'updated: Tue Oct 07 2008 15:46:00

The country star and the '80s rock icons tape an upcoming CMT special

SI.com: Jon Heyman: Cubs play worst game of season in Game 2updated: Fri Oct 03 2008 14:43:00

They're crying in their beers at Murphy's Bleachers on Sheffield and Waveland, out beyond the real bleachers, as well as at various other watering holes around the town famed for its raucous bars, its broad shoulders, its corrupt politicians and especially for its unlucky Cubbies. Barring that long-awaited miracle, the 100th anniversary of their beloved team's last championship will turn out no differently than the previous 99 years -- that is, with someone else winning the World Series.

Gas shortage leads to fights, threatens college football in Southupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 15:58:00

Gas shortages are afflicting drivers across the Southeast. Some of the problems were caused by Hurricane Ike affecting oil production and refining along the Gulf Coast, but empty gas pumps also are being blamed on the consumers themselves.

iReport on gas shortageupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 15:58:00

iReporter Gary Berman captures empty gas pumps in Marietta, Georgia.

Electronic Teutonic: Paul van Dykupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 12:02:00

Paul van Dyk was 18 at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

People.com: Sean Bean Ties Knot in Londonupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 12:06:00

Sean Bean married his long-term girlfriend, British actress, Georgina Sutcliffe Tuesday morning.

Joe Cocker receives royal honorupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 06:10:00

Four decades after he won over America with his scratchy, soulful voice and blues-inspired rock, British-born Joe Cocker is receiving an honor from the queen.

SI.com: Chris Ballard: The King and His Court Dateupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 13:16:00

Barry Bonds's day in court dawns cold and windy, but the air smells good, like justice.

Oldest club Sheffield FC turns 150updated: Wed Oct 24 2007 11:32:00

Football dignitaries gathered in Sheffield, northern England, on Wednesday to kick off the 150th birthday celebrations of Sheffield FC -- the sport's oldest club.

CNNMoney: 'Kid Nation' falloutupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 03:32:00

'Kid Nation' fallout

CNNMoney: Lawsuit claims Disney stole TV show ideaupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 03:32:00

The Los Angeles comedy writer-producer who penned Fox's "In Living Color" and created Nickelodeon's "Roundhouse" has sued the Walt Disney Co., claiming it stole the idea for its hit Disney Channel show, "Hannah Montana," from him.

Gay comes up short in record bidupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 05:08:00

American sprint sensation Tyson Gay fell victim to unfavorable conditions again as he was frustrated in his bid to set a new world record over 100 meters at the London Grand Prix on Friday.

'Blade runner' takes on 400m starupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 07:29:00

Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius, who as a double amputee runs with carbon fiber blades, will take on Olympic and world 400 meters champion Jeremy Wariner at a Grand Prix meeting in Sheffield next month.

Zamora boosts Hammers survival bidupdated: Sat Apr 07 2007 12:29:00

West Ham increased their chances of avoiding relegation from the English Premier League when they became the first away side to win at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium with Bobby Zamora's first-half stoppage time goal on Saturday.

Sheffield pay penalty at Liverpoolupdated: Sat Feb 24 2007 13:15:00

Two first-half penalties from Robbie Fowler put Liverpool on their way to a comfortable 4-0 home Premier League win over Sheffield United.

Selectors keep faith with Gardenerupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 08:59:00

Jason Gardener will have the opportunity to defend his 60 meters title after being selected for Great Britain in next month's European indoor athletics championships in Birmingham even though he came seventh at the trials over the weekend.

Hammers swoop for Albion's Quashieupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 16:51:00

West Ham have signed West Bromwich midfielder Nigel Quashie in a 1.5 million pound deal rising to two million if the struggling London side avoids relegation.

Lampard treble sinks Macclesfieldupdated: Sat Jan 06 2007 12:06:00

Frank Lampard's hat-trick helped English champions Chelsea to dash the FA Cup dreams of lowly Macclesfield with a 6-1 drubbing but two Premiership clubs, Charlton Athletic and Sheffield United were humbled by League One opponents in Saturday's third round.

Adebayor injury hits Arsenal plansupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 11:07:00

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor will miss Saturday's Premier League match at struggling Sheffield United with a thigh strain.

Baros grabs Villa share of spoilsupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 16:46:00

Milan Baros scored his first Aston Villa goal in eight months and Martin O'Neill's team captured a 2-2 draw at Sheffield United on Monday to move up to eighth place in the English Premier League.

Sheffield trials for Egyptian pairupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 04:00:00

Egyptian internationals Ibrahim Said and Amr Zaki are to start trials at English Premier League club Sheffield United, their Cairo club Zamalek have said.

Lampard blunts Sheffield challengeupdated: Sat Oct 28 2006 09:35:00

Midfield duo Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack scored either side of halftime as Chelsea claimed a regulation 2-0 win at Sheffield United in the Premiership on Saturday.

Relieved Dott claims world titleupdated: Tue May 02 2006 05:06:00

Scotland's Graeme Dott spoke of his relief after holding off a determined comeback from Peter Ebdon of England to clinch his first world championship snooker title, winning 18-14 in a marathon final in Sheffield.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 14:31:00

he Arctic Monkeys took home three major trophies, including best British band and best new band, at the NME Awards, firmly cementing the Sheffield quartet as the darlings of Britain's music scene.

Cut Hatton due for six months offupdated: Sun Nov 27 2005 14:41:00

English boxer Ricky Hatton will need plastic surgery and a six-month rest before he can return to the ring after his hard-fought nine-round knockout victory over Colombian Carlos Maussa in Sheffield.

July 7 bombs: Police launch raidsupdated: Fri Sep 16 2005 08:27:00

Police have been searching properties in northern England in connection with the July 7 London suicide bomb attacks that killed 52 people and injured more than 700.

Holmes named in England Games teamupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 10:03:00

Double Olympic champion Kelly Holmes has been named in the England team to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne next February.

Tired Gatlin wins British GP 200mupdated: Sun Aug 21 2005 14:39:00

World champions Justin Gatlin and Allyson Felix won the 200 meter races at the British Grand Prix in Sheffield, while Kim Collins and Veronica Campbell each took the 100 at the Don Valley Stadium.

Olsson and Holmes will miss Worldsupdated: Wed Jul 20 2005 15:45:00

Olympic triple jump champion Christian Olsson has decided not to take part in the world championships in Helsinki next month, to rest his injured foot.

UK minister in migrants row quitsupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 04:35:00

Under-fire British Immigration Minister Beverley Hughes has resigned after suffering biting criticism for flaws in the UK government's immigration system.

'Dr. Death' hanging: Inquiry opensupdated: Wed Jan 14 2004 07:35:00

An inquiry has opened into the apparent suicide of a family doctor believed to be Britain's worst serial killer.

Money Magazine: THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER SHEFFIELD, MASS.updated: Wed Oct 01 1997 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: YOUR SOLUTIONS TO THE HEALTH-CARE CRISIS updated: Mon Jul 01 1991 00:01:00

THE situation is shocking: an estimated 34 million Americans with no health insurance at all, millions more threatened with financial ruin by reduced benefits and escalating medical bills. What can...

Fortune: MORE BAD NEWS FOR BUGSupdated: Mon Apr 09 1990 00:01:00

To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), Sukup Manufacturing of Sheffield, Iowa, is trucking its Bug Beater to Washington, D.C., for the EarthTech 90 exhibit on environmentally sound technologies. The $1...

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