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The Luxury Arms Race: Michael Kors and Coach Target Takeovers

The global luxury market has long been dominated by a trio of giants, all European — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Kering and Richemont. Now, it has two hungry American players with which to contend. Coach and Michael Kors, fashion houses that have thus far catered to the “middle market” of the luxury sector, are looking to transform themselves into leading forces in the field, and they could reshape the industry in the process. Michael Kors said on Tuesday that it would buy the upmarket London-based shoemaker Jimmy Choo for…

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What the 2018 Pirelli Calendar Says About Race

LONDON — On a muggy afternoon in May, in a heavily guarded studio hidden along a nondescript industrial North London back road, RuPaul, the actor, drag queen and TV personality, was holding court inside a padded box, wearing a resplendent scarlet red ball gown from which oversize playing cards tumbled from the voluminous skirt. Inches away, the actor Djimon Hounsou stood staring, shirtless, sporting a gold crown and pinstripe trousers. Hours earlier, the actress Whoopi Goldberg had mugged for the cameras on that same set in rounded glasses, an oversize…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, July 17: Van Dijk may force through Liverpool switch, Chelsea preparing Aguero bid, Arsenal join race for Morata?

Transfer rumours and paper review Monday, July 17, 2017 talkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is considering handing in a transfer request in an effort to force through a move to Liverpool. (The Sun) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also keen on signing the Dutch centre-back this summer. (Daily Express) The Gunners are also ready to join the hunt for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata – if Alexis Sanchez quits the club. (The Sun) Chelsea are preparing…

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News: Mantis-sponsored Bear Grylls Survival Race returns to London

On the weekend of September 30th-October 1st, Bear Grylls and his expert team will bring his renowned spirit of endeavour, fitness and adventure back to London. The Bear Grylls Survival Race returns to Trent Park for an exhilarating event of adventure and survival. Now in its third year, the Survival Race & Outdoor Festival has returned, even bigger and better than before, to bring its brand of adventure and family fun to outdoor enthusiasts coming from all across the UK to this epic event weekend in north London. Bear himself…

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Tupac told Madonna he broke up with her because of race, letter reveals

It seems like a relationship between rapper Tupac Shakur and pop superstar Madonna at the height of their careers would have been fodder for the world’s tabloids. Instead, it was mostly rumour. And, as with so much of Tupac’s life, many of the specific details were lost with his death in 1996. In place of a firsthand account, we’re left with an oral history pieced together by those who knew the couple. Madonna herself hasn’t been particularly forthcoming about the relationship, aside from confirming it and offering a few scant…

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Tour de France 2017: Mark Cavendish out of race after breaking shoulder in crash

Britain’s Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France after breaking his right shoulder in a crash. The 32-year-old, who has won 30 career stages, collided with Peter Sagan before hitting the barriers in a sprint finish on stage four in Vittel. World champion Sagan was later disqualified from the Tour. “I’m obviously massively disappointed to get this news about the fracture,” Cavendish said in a statement released by Team Dimension Data. “The team was incredible today. They executed to perfection what we wanted to do this morning. “I…

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WATCH: Woman in wheelchair finishes Spartan Race

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