News archive from 8 March 2014, page 2

McIlroy, McDowell and Donaldson lead home charge as Woods and Mickelson are blown off course at Doral

Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Jamie Donaldson will spearhead a formidable UK challenge into the weekend at the WGC-Cadillac Championship after surviving a brutal day at Doral. More than 100 golf balls ended in the many water hazards as the Blue...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

Sire De Grugy primed to give Gary Moore biggest prize of training career

Punters backing Wednesday’s Queen Mother Champion Chase favourite Sire De Grugy can be reassured the horse is in better shape than his trainer. Gary Moore is nursing a broken thumb. ‘Tell him he should stop riding out,’ jokes the voice answering the...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

Un Temps Pour Tout's Festival dream all but over after being found lame

Un Temps Pour Tout, the second most expensive jumps horse ever bought at public auction, looks like missing the Cheltenham Festival. Trainer David Pipe revealed that the French-bred gelding was lame after exercise on Friday morning. Un Temps Pour Tout...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 
National park bosses pledge to deliver homes

National park bosses pledge to deliver homes

Potentially devastating impacts on the landscape and the character of Yorkshire's national parks have been avoided as a result of a ministerial change of heart, authority chiefs claim. New planning rules to allow unused agricultural buildings to be...

 
Last man standing! Chris Robshaw v Sam Warburton - winner takes all

Last man standing! Chris Robshaw v Sam Warburton - winner takes all

“Emotion plays a big part in rugby, controlled emotion especially,” said England head coach Stuart Lancaster last night. “It's a game where commitment and intensity and all those factors play as big a part as game-plans. But having emotion that's...

 
Wilshere will still make Rio! Arsene Wenger says midfielder to return before World Cup bow

Wilshere will still make Rio! Arsene Wenger says midfielder to return before World Cup bow

The Arsenal manager admitted that it will actually be eight weeks, not the six claimed on Thursday, before Wilshere will be available for selection after fracturing his left ankle on England duty against Denmark on Wednesday. Even though the end of...

 
We are United! David Moyes dismisses Van Persie quit claims

We are United! David Moyes dismisses Van Persie quit claims

Former Holland international Ronald De Boer says Van Persie will quit this summer if United do not strengthen their squad. “I wouldn't know how Ronald De Boer would know that,” said Moyes. “I travelled back with Robin from the Holland game the other...

 
Irish veteran Brian O'Driscoll is ready to bow out in style

Irish veteran Brian O'Driscoll is ready to bow out in style

Victory for championship favourites Ireland against Italy would set them up for a title shot in France next weekend and there is no danger of distraction for the great centre even as he breaks the world cap record in his 140th Test. “He's approaching...

 

Malaysia Airlines Plane 'Loses Contact'

Malaysia Airlines says flight MH370 bound for Beijing and carrying 239 people "has lost contact" with air traffic control. More follows...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Warrior Sam Warburton ready to go to battle in decisive England clash

EXCLUSIVE: Warrior Sam Warburton ready to go to battle in decisive England clash

When the players take the field they do so having mentally signed a disclaimer on their own well-being. Someone, somewhere will be out to hurt them during the course of 80 minutes' combat. The deal is that they have the opportunity to hurt their...

 

Women's WW1 contribution marked

A series of events to mark the role of women during the First World War are to take place this month, coinciding with International Women's Day. The contribution by women from 1914-18 will be a focus of centenary commemorations, with a programme of e...

 
Scotland's Sean Lamont keen to expose vulnerable France

Scotland's Sean Lamont keen to expose vulnerable France

Scotland have not beaten France in eight attempts but Lamont feels a side radically overhauled after the 27-6 defeat in Cardiff a fortnight ago are vulnerable if the Scots can put them under the same levels of stress. “They got lucky when they beat...

 
Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes call the right tune for Stuart Lancaster

Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes call the right tune for Stuart Lancaster

Between them, Hartley and Lawes, giver and receiver, can help the England forwards to a decisive advantage at Twickenham tomorrow in an area where Wales have historically been flaky, even if this perception does not always match the reality. But the...

 
Gus and Diego Poyet are out for a family get-together in FA Cup quarter-finals

Gus and Diego Poyet are out for a family get-together in FA Cup quarter-finals

If the Championship side beat Sheffield United tomorrow in the sixth round, and, Sunderland overcome Hull, then Poyet junior could face Poyet senior, in a Wembley family showdown. Diego will have by now known all about Dad's heartache after Sunderland...

 
Callum McManaman is up for it and no ifs or butties

Callum McManaman is up for it and no ifs or butties

Watson claimed the glory when his last gasp header settled the final in favour of the underdogs back in May, though he will miss out on tomorrow's reunion after breaking his leg two weeks ago. City, however, will discover their real tormentor is ready...

 


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