News archive from 2 February 2011

JD Sports in takeover talks with JJB - Sky News

JD Sports in takeover talks with JJB - Sky News

There is no certainty the talks will result in a deal and the companies have declined to comment, Sky News reported. No one at the two sporting goods retailers could immediately be reached for comment. JD Sports, which trades as JD Sports, Size, Bank...

Reuters, 22:00 in Business
 
Egypt's protesters refuse to leave the streets until Mubarak steps down

Egypt's protesters refuse to leave the streets until Mubarak steps down

Ten days ago 50 people demonstrating on a Cairo student campus would have been regarded as an event out of the ordinary, something to be quickly crushed by the Egyptian police. That was then. Today hundreds of thousands of people crammed themselves...

 
Hattie Morahan: unhealthy obsessions

Hattie Morahan: unhealthy obsessions

It's not quite teatime, and Hattie Morahan is having a breakdown. She stands up abruptly, crosses the room, eyes ablaze, and reaches for a revolver. Everyone ducks. The David Hare plays Various venues, Sheffield Starts 3 February Until 5 February Box...

 
Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa | Premier League match report

Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa | Premier League match report

Manchester United chose not to splash out in the transfer window but perhaps they always knew Wayne Rooney would return to give them a mid-season boost. The striker looked a completely new player against Aston Villa, showing his sharpness in the first...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Alan Pardew 'assured' he can spend £35m Andy Carroll fee next summer

Alan Pardew 'assured' he can spend £35m Andy Carroll fee next summer

Alan Pardew has received assurances from Mike Ashley, Newcastle United's owner, that the £35m from the sale of Andy Carroll will be his to reinvest on transfer fees and salaries next summer. Newcastle's existing squad is worryingly thin, however....

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Six Nations 2011: Ben Youngs braced for hostile reception in Cardiff

Six Nations 2011: Ben Youngs braced for hostile reception in Cardiff

Ben Youngs is braced for "a bit of niggle" in Cardiff this Friday but has promised to keep his cool in the cauldron of the Millennium Stadium when England kick off the Six Nations season against Wales. Even his mother has warned him not to...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Chris Woakes and Luke Wright may benefit from England injury crisis

Chris Woakes and Luke Wright may benefit from England injury crisis

England's injury worries have intensified as it emerged that they have only a fortnight in which to get their World Cup casualties fit – even though their opening match, against Holland in Nagpur, does not take place until 22 February. The England...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Walter Smith tips El Hadji Diouf to be phlegmatic at Rangers

Walter Smith tips El Hadji Diouf to be phlegmatic at Rangers

Walter Smith has brushed aside fears of further controversy surrounding El Hadji Diouf after Rangers made a surprise, deadline-day loan move for the striker. Diouf has signed on at Ibrox for the rest of the season after being deemed surplus to...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Wigan Athletic | Premier League match report

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Wigan Athletic | Premier League match report

Of the various offers accepted and refused in the last frantic hours of the transfer window, one of the most important at the bottom of the table may prove to be Wigan's rejection of Newcastle's £6m attempt to take Charles N'Zogbia back to St James'...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Arsenal 2-1 Everton | Premier League match report

Arsenal 2-1 Everton | Premier League match report

Arsenal played poorly for much of the match yet they may well look back fondly on an evening when they threw off the stereotypes. Having fallen behind they even completed the recovery by scoring, improbably for this side, from a corner, as Laurent...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
QPR 2-0 Portsmouth | Championship match report

QPR 2-0 Portsmouth | Championship match report

Queens Park Rangers still head this toughest of divisions courtesy of Adel Taarabt, a former Spurs midfielder who is surely heading back to the Premier League if he continues to outclass opponents. A little over 59 minutes had passed when Taarabt ran...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Sunderland 2-4 Chelsea | Premier League match report

Sunderland 2-4 Chelsea | Premier League match report

Frank Lampard is widely regarded as the complete midfielder but he was given a run for his money by an unlikely team-mate last night. Stationed unusually deep, the imperious Nicolas Anelka inspired an important win for Chelsea courtesy of a stream of...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic | SPL match report

Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic | SPL match report

Aberdeen will be sick of the sight of Celtic. Three games in 10 days against Neil Lennon's team have resulted in an aggregate 8-0 loss for the men from the north-east. Earlier this season Celtic were 9-0 victors over Aberdeen; this was less emphatic...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 

Arsenal 2-1 Everton

Football: If only Manchester United would show some chinks in their armour then one might be tempted to say that this Arsenal victory was the stuff of champions. For 70 minutes Arsene Wenger's men seethed at the injustice of Louis Saha's 24th minute...

 
Hosni Mubarak vows to stand down at next election – but not now

Hosni Mubarak vows to stand down at next election – but not now

Egypt's embattled president Hosni Mubarak has bowed to the pressure of millions of people massing on the streets, pledging to step down at the next election and pave the way for a new leader of the Arab world's largest country. Mubarak, effectively...

 


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