News archive from 10 December 2012

CAPTAIN ALASTAIR COOK CALLS FOR JUST ONE LAST PUSH

CAPTAIN ALASTAIR COOK CALLS FOR JUST ONE LAST PUSH

Victory in the third Test at Eden Gardens, wrapped up in under 14 overs yesterday, completed an astonishing turnaround after the defeat in Ahmedabad in the series opener last month, with England now leading 2-1. Cook's side are on the brink of their...

 
WEST HAM 2 - LIVERPOOL 3: I FEEL TERRIFIC BUT WON'T HAMMER IT HOME

WEST HAM 2 - LIVERPOOL 3: I FEEL TERRIFIC BUT WON'T HAMMER IT HOME

Neither Glen Johnson nor Joe Cole celebrated their goals against their former club – but there was no such reticence shown by Jonjo Shelvey. The former West Ham trainee midfielder, thrust up front by Liverpool to cover for the absence of Suarez...

 
HARD GRAFT IS ALASTAIR COOK'S RECIPE FOR THE FUTURE

HARD GRAFT IS ALASTAIR COOK'S RECIPE FOR THE FUTURE

As Alastair Cook said succinctly as he reflected on a seven-wicket victory in the third Test here at Eden Gardens: “You cannot look too far ahead in this game.” He added: “Cricket has a way of biting you on the backside.” It was easy to forgive the...

 
MARIO BALOTELLI JOB ON THE LINE

MARIO BALOTELLI JOB ON THE LINE

Mancini was infuriated by Balotelli's desultory performance in the Manchester derby after seeing his controversial decision to start him ahead of Carlos Tevez backfire badly. Balotelli made no impact on the game before being substituted six minutes...

 
LEICESTER 33 - TREVISO 25: JULIAN SALVI SALVO SAVES PRIDE OF TIGERS

LEICESTER 33 - TREVISO 25: JULIAN SALVI SALVO SAVES PRIDE OF TIGERS

The Tigers extended their record to 17 games, 17 wins against Italian opposition in the Heineken Cup but the narrow margin of victory will have heartened Treviso for next week's return tie near Venice. It never quite got to the stage where Leicester...

 
FLEMENSTAR PUTS ON A MASTERCLASS

FLEMENSTAR PUTS ON A MASTERCLASS

Jockey Andrew Lynch set out to make every post a winning one and the tactics worked a treat as Peter Casey's seven-year- old jumped for fun at the head of affairs. His market rival Sir Des Champs was ridden from some way out by Davy Russell but had no...

 
WELSH GIVEN THE BLUES BY CARDIFF LOSS

WELSH GIVEN THE BLUES BY CARDIFF LOSS

Welsh sides have now won just one of their nine ties in Europe's top-tier tournament this season following on from a barren autumn for the national side. The dismissal of Lloyd Williams in the 25th minute for a tip tackle on Benoit Paillaugue proved...

 
RED-HOT ROBIN VAN PERSIE GIVES FERGIE A TITLE BOOST

RED-HOT ROBIN VAN PERSIE GIVES FERGIE A TITLE BOOST

SIR ALEX FERGUSON set his sights on winning back the Premier League title after watching his side win an explosive Manchester derby. Two goals from Wayne Rooney and a late winner from Robin van Persie helped United sink City 3-2 to open up a six-point...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
FLOYD MAYWEATHER FIGHT STILL ON FOR MANNY PACQUIAO

FLOYD MAYWEATHER FIGHT STILL ON FOR MANNY PACQUIAO

But boxing does not quite work that way. Filipino Pacquiao was knocked out by Marquez in Las Vegas, as a brilliant right hand from the Mexican detonated on to his chin in the sixth round of their non-title welterweight showdown. Pacquiao needed a...

 
RIO FERDINAND COIN THROW SHOCKER

RIO FERDINAND COIN THROW SHOCKER

MANCHESTER CITY apologised to Rio Ferdinand last night after he was hit by a coin in a hate-filled clash at the Etihad Stadium. The FA and police joined forces last night to launch an investigation after Manchester United star Ferdinand was left...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
MANCHESTER CITY 2 - MANCHESTER UNITED 2: PERS SNATCH SHAKES CITY

MANCHESTER CITY 2 - MANCHESTER UNITED 2: PERS SNATCH SHAKES CITY

ROBIN VAN PERSIE kept his head when those around him lost theirs to fire Manchester United to a dramatic win in one of the most explosive derbies in recent history. This was a game that had everything. Sadly, not all of it painted a positive picture...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
WAYNE ROONEY HITS PEAK OF DERBY CHART

WAYNE ROONEY HITS PEAK OF DERBY CHART

WAYNE ROONEY'S derby double saw him go into the record books again. The England striker scored twice to become United's most prolific marksman in derby history. Rooney, 27, overtook Sir Bobby Charlton's record and also took his Premier League tally to...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
WEST HAM 2 - LIVERPOOL 3: KOP CALL THE SHOTS

WEST HAM 2 - LIVERPOOL 3: KOP CALL THE SHOTS

WHO needs Luis Suarez? In fact, who needs strikers full stop. Liverpool were down to absolutely none, with Luis Suarez banned for their trip to West Ham. But they bagged all three points in the absence of their talisman, thanks to a defender and two...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
HERO OSCAR SAO EXCITED

HERO OSCAR SAO EXCITED

CHELSEA'S Brazilian star Oscar is desperate to face Corinthians in the Club World Cup final – so he can get one over them for big rivals Sao Paulo. The attacking midfielder will prove a massive help to boss Rafa Benitez if there is a showdown in Japan...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
FLEMEN'S A STAR

FLEMEN'S A STAR

CHELTENHAM Gold Cup glory now beckons for Flemenstar after his effortless victory in yesterday's Grade One John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown. He put in a perfect round of jumping, under Andrew Lynch, and in the process dismissed the challenge...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 


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