News archive from 6 April 2011

US budget: The shrinking of our society | Michael Tomasky

Back during the Vietnam war an antiwar senator is reputed to have said that the United States should just declare victory and go home. I've been reminded of this story watching the Tea Party element in Congress these last few days, because on the cusp...

Guardian, 22:02 in Business
 
Real Madrid 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur | Champions League match report

Real Madrid 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur | Champions League match report

Real Madrid had so much in their favour already that it was cruel to see them also outnumber Tottenham Hotspur, who saw Peter Crouch dismissed after a quarter-of-an-hour. José Mourinho's team would surely have come out on top in any case, but the...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Internazionale 2-5 Schalke | Champions League quarter-final

Internazionale 2-5 Schalke | Champions League quarter-final

Schalke moved a significant step closer to their first ever European Cup semi-final in an astonishing match which saw them trailing Internazionale after 25 seconds only to have racked up five away goals with 15 minutes remaining and effectively secure...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Big Brother to return on Channel 5 this year in '£200million deal' with makers Endemol - with Charlie Sheen on wishlist

Big Brother to return on Channel 5 this year in '£200million deal' with makers Endemol - with Charlie Sheen...

A formal announcement is said to be coming tomorrow revealing that Channel 5 will run Celebrity Big Brother first for four weeks in August. That would then be followed immediately after by the more traditional Big Brother for a 13-week run in...

 
Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur: Five things we learned | Sid Lowe

Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur: Five things we learned | Sid Lowe

1 Some tackles just do not need to be madeAs Peter Crouch trudged slowly across the pitch, the Santiago Bernabéu began to chant "°Tonto! °Tonto! °Tonto!" Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! They had a point. Crouch may feel hard done by and Marcelo's...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
Tiger Woods can't win The Masters at Augusta in 2011, says Ian Poulter

Tiger Woods can't win The Masters at Augusta in 2011, says Ian Poulter

The bookies continue to make the former world No.1 second favourite at Augusta but Poulter is unconvinced. ‘I don’t think he’ll finish in the top five, I think at the minute there’s a couple of inconsistent shots,’ said the Englishman. ‘The shots he...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 
Masters 2011: Phil Mickelson backs himself to keep fit at Augusta

Masters 2011: Phil Mickelson backs himself to keep fit at Augusta

Mickelson, who was diagnosed as suffering from arthritis last summer, did not practise on Tuesday but said: ‘This week is the one week where I swing the absolute hardest. 'I’ve been working out for it. I saw a back specialist last night just to make...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 

Didier Drogba caught on cameraphone arguing with Chelsea fan at Stoke

Reports emerged following Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium that Drogba had been pulled away from the travelling fans after an argument broke out after the full-time whistle. However, no evidence of the incident had, until now, been...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 
Jens Lehmann sues Werder Bremen's Tim Wiese over 'muppet' comment

Jens Lehmann sues Werder Bremen's Tim Wiese over 'muppet' comment

Lehmann recently came out of retirement to help with Arsenal’s injury crisis until the end of the season but the incident in question relates back to when the German keeper was working at a television commentator last year. Commentating on a game...

Metro, 22:22 in Sport
 

Mystery bird: Abyssinian oriole, Oriolus monacha

Abyssinian oriole, Oriolus monacha (protonym; Turdus monacha), also known as the dark-headed forest oriole, Abyssinian black-headed oriole, or the Ethiopian oriole, photographed at Aregash Lodge, Ethiopia (Africa). Image: Dan Logen, 4 February 2011...

 

That's a lot of staplers: Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis rivals Jay-Z with ultimate bling car - a...

His wife Beyoncé bought him a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport for his birthday last December to add to the Maybach 62S, as well as a Ferrari F430 Spider and a Pagani Zonda Roadster. Theo's limo meanwhile features a fridge in the back - ideal for a bottle...

 
Obama goes to war, the US left goes awol | Clancy Sigal

Obama goes to war, the US left goes awol | Clancy Sigal

The world works best when America leads. – The late US diplomat Richard Holbrooke One night, when I was editor of a news wire service on the graveyard shift in downtown Los Angeles, a respectable, middle-aged man in a neat business suit, calling...

 
Obama: Government shutdown over budget 'inexcusable'

Obama: Government shutdown over budget 'inexcusable'

US President Barack Obama has said it would be "inexcusable" for lawmakers to fail to fund the government to the end of September to avoid a shutdown. "There is no reason why we should not get an agreement," the president said....

BBC, 22:41 in Business
 
ROYALS BOOST PROMOTION AMBITIONS

ROYALS BOOST PROMOTION AMBITIONS

Reading left it late to enhance their promotion chances with a 2-1 win which pushed Preston closer to relegation from the npower Championship. Jimmy Kebe looked to have put the home side on course for a routine victory with an early goal but an own...

Daily Star, 22:49 in Sport
 
SCHALKE STUN MILAN

SCHALKE STUN MILAN

A match which began with Inter Milan scoring one of the great Champions League goals ended with their Champions League ambitions all but dead as Schalke twice came from behind in the San Siro to claim a commanding 5-2 advantage in their quarter-final....

Daily Star, 22:49 in Sport
 


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