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Why Big Show’s match with Rusev is WWE’s version of Rocky IV

The Cold War is coming to the UK in this match-up of two overgrown men in leotards

Britain’s best contributions to the world of WWE Wrestling

British Bulldog an obvious choice but which other UK stars have made it in the ring?

Why things look ‘pukka’ for Jamie Oliver this Christmas

Artist formerly known as the ‘Naked Chef’ leads betting for Christmas Number One Book

Interstellar enters four-horse race for 2015 Oscars glory

Oscars Best Picture: Interstellar

8/1

Trend points to Royal Blood or Jungle for 2014 Mercury Prize

The winners have alternated between artist and bands in recent years

Pietersen on course to outsell Keane by Christmas

Explosive autobiographies will go head-to-head but KP tipped for bigger sales than Irishman

Ngugi moves ahead of Murakami in battle for Nobel prize

The pair are well clear at the top of the market for the literature gong

Fleetwood Mac to headline Glasto 2015 more than just rumours

Fleetwood Mac fancied by Ladbrokes to headline Pyramid Stage at 2015 Glastonbury Festival

Royal Baby Specials: A boy called James tops the betting

Royal baby name: James

6/1

Punters pile in to Edinburgh Zoo giant panda pregnancy market

Big backing for a litter of three or more cubs as Tian Tian's big day gets even nearer

Royalty: What will Kate and Wills call their second child?

Victoria: Name of 2nd child

10/1

Why Damon Albarn deserves to be a Mercury Music Award winner

Albarn's Mercury back story is one quirky enough to appeal to the selection panel

Damon Albarn leads the way in Mercury Music Prize betting

The Blur singer is front-runner for the music award following release of Everyday Robots

Ultimate Warriors treble in tribute to fallen wrestling legend

The Wrestling legend had only just been inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame

Why you must say “yes” to backing Triple H at Wrestlemania 30

Daniel Bryan is overwhelming favourite but it would be foolish to dismiss The Cerebral Assassin

Brock Lesnar a huge price to end feud at Wrestlemania

Former MMA star 16/1 to put The Undertaker to bed and overcome the odds

Bafta win makes Chiwitel Ejiofor value bet for Oscars success

The last three Best Actor Bafta winners have claimed Academy Awards glory stateside

McConaughey is new odds-on fave to win Best Actor Oscar

Matthew McConaughey’s portrayal of HIV sufferer has fetched huge acclaim

Trust Judi Dench to spring a surprise in the BAFTA betting

‘M’ could be the not-so-secret weapon for those seeking a solid outside bet at the awards

Globes success could mean Oscars snub for 12 Years a Slave

Just four of the last 13 Globe winners have scooped the Best Film gong at the Academy Awards

12 Years A Slave tipped for Bafta success

Steve McQueen’s film expected to clean up after dominating the nomination list

Chiwetel Ejiofor leads the charge for Golden Globe glory

The Brit is the short-odds favourite for his turn in 12 Years a Slave

Golden Globes win could see DiCaprio finally end Oscar wait

The Wolf of Wall Street star is 4/5 to claim Golden Globe and 16/1 for the Oscar

Andy Murray installed as favourite to claim 2014 SPOTY

Fellow 2013 nominee Chris Froome trails Andy Murray as the market's second favourite

AP McCoy looks excellent value to claim second place at SPOTY

The jockey has had sensational year, achieving some historic figures and statistics

Likeable Mo Farah a certainty for top three SPOTY finish

Without fellow big-name Olympians in his way, Farah can make the stage this year

Christine Ohuruogu ahead in the race for Sportswoman of the Year

World Championship winner is well-priced for awards victory this week

Odds-defying punter whacks £30k on Wales to beat Australia

Roofer stands to scoop £55k if his bet on Wales to beat Australia comes off

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