News archive from 1 March 2012, page 2

SIX NATIONS 2012: BATTERED BEN YOUNGS IS STOOD DOWN

SIX NATIONS 2012: BATTERED BEN YOUNGS IS STOOD DOWN

BEN YOUNGS has sunk so far so fast that Stuart ­Lancaster last night ­returned him from training at Loughborough to ­his Leicester club side in an effort to help him recapture his early season form. Not that he was alone. With England’s French...

 
SIX NATIONS 2012: TIME'S A GREAT HEALER FOR US, SAYS PAUL O'CONNELL

SIX NATIONS 2012: TIME'S A GREAT HEALER FOR US, SAYS PAUL O'CONNELL

PAUL O'CONNELL is convinced the last-minute postponement of Ireland’s match in France a fortnight ago could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. A 42-10 victory against Italy last weekend has restored Irish confidence after the disappointment of...

 
WALES TRIBUTE TO HERO GARY SPEED

WALES TRIBUTE TO HERO GARY SPEED

WALES paid an emotional tribute to Gary Speed last night. The Cardiff City Stadium witnessed a touching occasion to mark the life and career of the former player and boss. Members of his family and a whole host of former players looked on as Chris...

Daily Star, 00:39 in Sport
 
PAIN GAME FOR STUART PEARCE

PAIN GAME FOR STUART PEARCE

STUART PEARCE was hit by a double knockout blow on his big night at Wembley. The rookie England boss saw his side fight back to level at 2-2 with two goals in the last six minutes – only to lose it almost immediately. The Dutch had produced two goals...

Daily Star, 00:41 in Sport
 
DARREN FLETCHER FIGHTING ON

DARREN FLETCHER FIGHTING ON

DARREN FLETCHER has set his sights on next season as he battles a chronic bowel condition. Manchester United announced in December that Scotland captain Fletcher would be taking an extended break from football due to the problem. He is trying...

 
WALES 0 COSTA RICA 1: GARY SPEED HONOURED ON NIGHT OF TEARS

WALES 0 COSTA RICA 1: GARY SPEED HONOURED ON NIGHT OF TEARS

THE applause started early when one of Gary Speed’s sons clapped the crowd for chanting his dad’s name. Referee Howard Webb was supposed to blow his whistle to start the appreciation of Speed, who died in November, but there was no need – Webb was...

 

Ford may lose up to $600 million in Europe in 2012 - CFO

Industry-wide sales in Europe appear to be heading toward 14 million vehicles this year, Booth said. This represents the low end of Ford's annual sales forecast for the region. "We've seen Europe get off to a tough start," Booth told...

Reuters, 00:59 in Business
 
Thanks, Stuart... now can we get down to business and appoint England's next boss?

Thanks, Stuart... now can we get down to business and appoint England's next boss?

There follows a run of 25 matches between the clubs in all competitions without a single Tottenham victory. So if that extends to 26 on Sunday it really will be no surprise; except back-to-back losses to Champions League opposition for a manager with...

Daily Mail, 01:01 in Sport
 

"Pray for us" say Syria rebels as army closes in

"Pray for the Free Syrian Army. Do not be miserly in your prayers for them," opponents of President Bashar al-Assad said in a statement, as diplomats spoke of his brother's feared 4th Armoured Division mounting a drive to "finish...

 
Facebook woos Madison Ave in pre-IPO mobile push

Facebook woos Madison Ave in pre-IPO mobile push

With new "Premium on Facebook" ads, marketers can expand their reach on the social network by paying for a video, a coupon or other message to appear on the homepages of Facebook users, on the log-out screen and even within users' newsfeeds....

Reuters, 01:06 in Business
 
Facebook woos Madison Ave in pre-IPO mobile push

Facebook woos Madison Ave in pre-IPO mobile push

With new "Premium on Facebook" ads, marketers can expand their reach on the social network by paying for a video, a coupon or other message to appear on the homepages of Facebook users, on the log-out screen and even within users' newsfeeds....

 

In Myanmar, hopes for an art renaissance

But selling them has been anything but simple. For two decades, sanctions imposed in response to human rights abuses kept tourism to a trickle, and those who visited found a country run on cash, not credit. Expensive paintings rarely sold. Cheap ones...

 
ENGLAND 2 HOLLAND 3: STUART PEARCE LOSES OUT AT THE END

ENGLAND 2 HOLLAND 3: STUART PEARCE LOSES OUT AT THE END

IF Stuart Pearce’s reign as England coach lasts no more than a single game, then, at least, his solitary experience will have contained a crash course on the finer points of managing the national team. Having fuelled yet another frenzied debate...

 
DUTCH SHOW ENGLAND THE TOTAL FORCE

DUTCH SHOW ENGLAND THE TOTAL FORCE

AS A country with a permanent identity crisis started yet another ‘new era’, a nation that recently changed theirs offered proof you can go a long way by playing to your strengths. The first week of England with no full-time manager, no full-time...

 
ENGLAND U21S 4 BELGIUM U21S 0: ALL-ROUNDER HENRI LANSBURY BOWLS OVER BELGIANS

ENGLAND U21S 4 BELGIUM U21S 0: ALL-ROUNDER HENRI LANSBURY BOWLS OVER BELGIANS

HENRI LANSBURY is England and West Ham’s new ‘Man for all Seasons’ having enjoyed a stunning last eight days in which he has saved, scored and set up goals. On-loan Hammers midfielder Lansbury netted two of the four goals last night against Belgium...

 


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