News archive from 11 February 2014, page 7

Cycling: Bradley Wiggins takes one for Team Sky

Cycling: Bradley Wiggins takes one for Team Sky

Swift battled through for second place behind Italy's Sacha Modolo in a 45mph mass sprint finish. “Bradley did a good job protecting me from the wind,” said Swift. With his targets further ahead in the season and his job done for the day, Wiggins...

 
Eoin Morgan braced to step into Kevin Pietersen's shoes

Eoin Morgan braced to step into Kevin Pietersen's shoes

The batsman has decided to ignore the money-spinning T20 bash in order to concentrate on the early part of the county season with Middlesex. England captain Alastair Cook is thought to believe the Irishman could fill the void left by the sacked Kevin...

 
Billy Vunipola ready to give his all for England's Six Nations bid

Billy Vunipola ready to give his all for England's Six Nations bid

Twenty-one is no age for a Test No8, nor do Vunipola's seven caps amount to many, but proof of the success of Stuart Lancaster's youth policy as England fight to stay in contention comes not only with his new wings than in the substantial but raw form...

 
New Leeds-Yorkshire franchise to be headed by Sir Ian McGeechan

New Leeds-Yorkshire franchise to be headed by Sir Ian McGeechan

The Lions legend, a stand-off for Yorkshire's county side during his playing days, will front a new white rose franchise aimed at ensuring the next Luther Burrell or Danny Care does not have to leave the county to play for England. Stuart Lancaster is...

 
Winter Olympics: Curling drawing in the big crowds at Sochi

Winter Olympics: Curling drawing in the big crowds at Sochi

Yesterday's opening of the Olympic curling tournament in the Sochi Ice Cube was the hottest ticket town with the Princess Royal and Lord Coe among those watching Britain's big medal hopes slide into action. This seemingly genteel sport is not just...

 
Winter Olympics: Jack Whelbourne upbeat despite skating slip-up

Winter Olympics: Jack Whelbourne upbeat despite skating slip-up

Whelbourne, who is also entered in the short-course 1000m and 500m, limped off the ice and is set to have a scan with his next race due on Thursday. “Whether my foot is bust or not, I am going to try to skate the other two distances,” said 22-year-old...

 
British Basketball League growing in the wake of Olympic funding cuts

British Basketball League growing in the wake of Olympic funding cuts

Yet in the aftermath of the controversial decision by UK Sport, there has been a sizeable chunk of irony delivered by the buoyant British Basketball League. They revealed they are having to move their showpiece climax of the 2014-15 season due to...

 
Horse Racing: Dwyer back in saddle next month

Horse Racing: Dwyer back in saddle next month

The 2006 Derby-winning jockey was unseated from Columbian Roulette when three lengths clear of the field in a one-mile handicap at the Nottinghamshire course. He was taken to hospital for observation after being unconscious for several minutes and has...

 
Thames Floods Warning For Thousands Of Homes

Thames Floods Warning For Thousands Of Homes

Thousands more homes in the South East could be inundated by floodwaters after communities along the Thames were warned river levels will continue to rise over the coming days. Hundreds of properties in Berkshire and Surrey have already been flooded...

 
Obama Hosts Hollande In US For State Visit

Obama Hosts Hollande In US For State Visit

The White House will host a Monet-inspired state dinner for Francois Hollande later as the French president seeks to put his domestic troubles aside during a diplomatic trip to Washington. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are due to...

 
Dad’s anger at troubled medical group after tragic death

Dad’s anger at troubled medical group after tragic death

A devastated father says his daughter may be still be alive if GPs at Holywell Medical Centre had not repeatedly dismissed her symptoms. Clive Wholey’s daughter Victoria Liggatt died last week from cancer which had spread throughout her body - but had...

 
Queen reach six million album sales in UK

Queen reach six million album sales in UK

Queen have made UK chart history by becoming the first act to sell six million copies of an individual album. Their first Greatest Hits collection, which includes the hits We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody, has extended its lead after being...

BBC, 02:16 in Art & Culture
 
Bosses turn upbeat about the future as retail sales soar

Bosses turn upbeat about the future as retail sales soar

The pick-up in sales last month was much stronger than expected, said the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Meanwhile a BRC survey of chairman showed growing confidence, though there were concerns the recovery remained fragile and uneven. Total sales...

 
Surprise announcement as Barclays hit by prof?its dip

Surprise announcement as Barclays hit by prof?its dip

The bank surprised the City by rushing out a statement in which it said its adjusted profits before tax for 2013 were £5.2billion, down from £7billion previously, while bottom line profits rose from £246million to £2.9billion. It is due to report its...

 

How do you fix a broken game? Twelve angry men take issue with Scottish rugby's disturbing problems

Following Saturday's embarrassing 20-0 defeat to England on Saturday, twelve former Scotland rugby internationals discuss the worrying problems currently affecting the nation's game. FINLAY CALDER I have no faith in the coaches. The dropping of Kelly...

Daily Mail, 02:21 in Sport
 


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