News archive from 1 January 2012

Exeter 9 Harlequins 11: Clegg ensures Quins return to summit with late penalty

Exeter 9 Harlequins 11: Clegg ensures Quins return to summit with late penalty

With six minutes remaining Exeter Chiefs took the lead for the first time with a Gareth Steenson penalty and it had been coming as their confidence grew and Quins" play became increasingly desperate. But it would last only three minutes until...

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 
Brave Sotherton is displaying real backbone as she targets dream comeback at Games

Brave Sotherton is displaying real backbone as she targets dream comeback at Games

'And there aren't too many people in the world, let alone in our country, who have got those medals, especially the Olympic one.' Sotherton will not have it easy if she wants to compete with Ennis at London. She has been dropped from the UK Athletics...

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 
James Anderson: We have to blank out the corruption and get on with winning

James Anderson: We have to blank out the corruption and get on with winning

Anderson needs no reminding of the morning when cricket awoke to discover corruption had seeped into its soul. On August 29, 2010, three members of the Pakistan team were exposed as cheats prepared to bowl no-balls in exchange for cash from illegal...

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 
Now City must seize their moment, they'll still need a big lead to hold off United

Now City must seize their moment, they'll still need a big lead to hold off United

It was 6.45 on a Sunday morning and I had slipped into the training ground at Carrington to pick up my boots because that day I was travelling to Lilleshall to do my coaching badges with Ryan Giggs. Just four days previously United had lost the...

Daily Mail, 23:26 in Sport
 
Dalglish needs a few home truths... not more flattery

Dalglish needs a few home truths... not more flattery

All of which makes his current conduct more difficult to explain. His close friends — golfing partners, for the most part — speak of his warmth and ready wit. Yet publicly, the ready wit too often congeals into feeble wisecrack....

Daily Mail, 23:26 in Sport
 
Blackburn face fire sale as £10m deadline is missed

Blackburn face fire sale as £10m deadline is missed

For SaleA British athlete who will do well just to reach the London Olympics is sprinter James Ellington, who put himself up for sale on auction website eBay before Christmas. The 26-year-old Briton ran the 200m at the world championships in Daegu but...

Daily Mail, 23:26 in Sport
 
Van Persie: I love London and watching my kids grow up here

Van Persie: I love London and watching my kids grow up here

And, though Arsenal are ready to offer Van Persie a club-best £150,000-a-week deal to keep him, Van Persie will not hold contract talks with chief executive Ivan Gazidis until the summer, and he has previously spoken about his frustration at the...

Daily Mail, 23:26 in Sport
 
Mancini trusts his City slickers to go the distance for a title celebration

Mancini trusts his City slickers to go the distance for a title celebration

Contradicting his image as a disciplinarian party pooper, Mancini allowed his players a drink to toast the new year. It is hard to believe that his arrival in December 2009 was met with hostility by fans and certain players alike after the way...

Daily Mail, 23:26 in Sport
 
Phil Jones: Sorry, Sir Alex, we let you down on that special day

Phil Jones: Sorry, Sir Alex, we let you down on that special day

But Jones was not happy after Grant Hanley's 80th-minute winner following a blunder by goalkeeper David de Gea. 'We thought we'd won it at 2-2 and eased off. That was our downfall,' he said. Ferguson named a makeshift defence and midfield with a...

Daily Mail, 23:26 in Sport
 

Gunmen attack bars in northeast Kenya, at least 2 dead

"The guys fired from the vehicle. They first shot the guard, (and then) shot more bullets at those who tried to leave and those who were at the entrance," said the witness who declined to be named. North Eastern provincial police commander...

 
JOHN TERRY TARGET FOR CHINESE

JOHN TERRY TARGET FOR CHINESE

JOHN TERRY is a target for China’s top two clubs, who will offer him an escape route from the unsavoury race row overshadowing his season. Shanghai Shenhua and Guangzhou Evergrande are prepared to provide the Chelsea and England skipper with a move...

 
2011 BRILLIANT BRITS AND BREATHTAKING BARCA

2011 BRILLIANT BRITS AND BREATHTAKING BARCA

BRITISH sport had many magical moments in a tumultuous 2011, and we will celebrate them here, but the most compelling single night of action came at Wembley when the nation’s most powerful football club was simply overwhelmed. Manchester United, and...

 
LENDL’S ON BOARD TO SLAM ANDY’S JINX

LENDL’S ON BOARD TO SLAM ANDY’S JINX

Andy Murray’S search for a new full-time coach has ended with the appointment of former world No1 Ivan Lendl. In his quest for that elusive first Grand Slam title, the British No1 has turned to a man who won eight. World No4 Murray will begin...

 
5 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS TO CLEAN UP THE GAME FOR 2012

5 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS TO CLEAN UP THE GAME FOR 2012

AS 2012 begins, it is with football in a strange position. The game is well established as the world’s favourite and most lucrative sport, but it is undermined by the actions of players, managers and its governing bodies. So here are our Sunday...

 
DREAM RESPONSE TO BEGGING LETTERS FOR HUMBLE TIERNEY

DREAM RESPONSE TO BEGGING LETTERS FOR HUMBLE TIERNEY

MARC TIERNEY wrote to nearly every club in the country begging for an opportunity to be a professional footballer. Oldham gave him that chance as a youngster and, now aged 26, the defender lines up for Norwich against QPR tomorrow. Tierney has...

 


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