News archive from 11 August 2012, page 18

DAVID GILL: ALEX FERGUSON CAN SPLASH OUT

DAVID GILL: ALEX FERGUSON CAN SPLASH OUT

MANCHESTER UNITED chief executive David Gill insists Sir Alex Ferguson will still have funds to spend on new signings following the club's floatation on the New York Stock Exchange. Almost 17 million shares went on sale yesterday in a move that will...

Daily Star, 01:26 in Sport
 
London 2012 Olympics: A sporting legend – and it turns out he’s not a bad photographer either

London 2012 Olympics: A sporting legend – and it turns out he’s not a bad photographer either

DOUBLE gold medallist Usain Bolt turned the tables on the media by grabbing a 
photographer's camera. Bolt, the first man to successfully defend both Olympic sprint titles following his 200m win on Thursday, borrowed a camera belonging to...

Scotsman, 01:26 in Hot News
 

London 2012 Olympics: Unsung and unpaid heroes helped make it all happen

LONDON 2012 has been a marathon not just for some of the runners but also for the 70,000 volunteers who have helped make it all happen. They are the unsung – and unpaid – heroes and heroines who will take home priceless memories. Contributing eight...

Scotsman, 01:26 in Hot News
 

London 2012 Olympics: What you really want at closing ceremony – the Spice Girls

THE Spice Girls are set to be part of the Olympic closing ceremony, according to a supermodel who is part of Brazil's lively eight-minute segment in the show. Brazilian Alessandro Ambrosio, who has been in Britain rehearsing for her part in Sunday’s...

Scotsman, 01:26 in Hot News
 
ALDERSHOT HOPE LIGHTING STRIKES TWICE

ALDERSHOT HOPE LIGHTING STRIKES TWICE

ALDERSHOT will be hoping lightning strikes twice when they kick off their Capital One Cup campaign. In a repeat of last year, the Shots have been drawn against the team relegated after finishing bottom of the Premier League. Last season Aldershot won...

Daily Star, 01:31 in Sport
 

Braga 1 West Ham 1: Late Reid goal rescues draw for visitors

It took a last-gasp equaliser to rescue West Ham from defeat in Portugal, as they battled back to draw 1-1 in their friendly match against Portuguese side Braga. Winston Reid's late goal earned The Hammers a draw in a feisty game at Braga's...

Daily Mail, 01:31 in Sport
 

Ethiopians driven to be the next Gebrselassie as they prepare to stop Farah taking 5,000m gold

Ethiopia has won 38 Olympic medals, 18 of them gold, since the barefoot Abebe Bikila secured its first gold in the Rome marathon in 1960. All have come from putting one foot in front of the other quickly, all but one from just three events - the 5,000...

Daily Mail, 01:31 in Sport
 
LUKE CAMPBELL TO FIGHT FOR FAMILY HONOUR IN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL MATCH

LUKE CAMPBELL TO FIGHT FOR FAMILY HONOUR IN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL MATCH

These boxers have the utmost respect for each other – hardly surprising, as their families have known each other for years. Nevin hails from the Irish midlands town of Mullingar and Campbell is Hull born and bred. But there is a family connection...

 
ANTHONY OGOGO SAVES TEARS FOR THE REAL BATTLE

ANTHONY OGOGO SAVES TEARS FOR THE REAL BATTLE

Yesterday, boxer Anthony Ogogo lost to Brazil's Esquiva Falcao Florentino – and with his semi-final defeat went his dream of emulating James DeGale in Beijing four years ago and winning an Olympic middleweight gold medal. Like his team-mates, he has...

 
LUTALO MUHAMMAD AIMS A KICK AT TAEKWONDO CRITICS AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS

LUTALO MUHAMMAD AIMS A KICK AT TAEKWONDO CRITICS AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS

The taekwondo man's selection had been the most hotly debated issue leading up to the Games. The colour of the medal hanging around the neck of the world's 59th-ranked -80kg player at the end of it means the British Taekwondo Council will continue to...

 

Children 'loaning money to parents'

Children as young as eight are loaning their pocket money to their cash-strapped parents, a study has found. Some 58% of eight to 15-year-olds surveyed by Halifax said they worry about the state of the family's finances, showing how the intense...

 

Shop shutter planning move rejected

Proposals to cut planning restrictions on shops wanting to install security shutters in the wake of last year's riots have been rejected. Ministers were reportedly considering scrapping the requirement for retailers to seek planning permission to...

 

US drought threat to bread price

The cost of a loaf of bread is expected to rise after stifling droughts in the United States farm belt caused wheat prices to rocket. Droughts which have devastated maize crops in the US have caused a dramatic increase in demand for wheat, with prices...

 

Clegg heads sporting business drive

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is leading efforts to use the success of the London Olympics to win roles for British firms in future major sporting events across the globe. The latest in a series of business summits covering the duration of the...

 

PM wants team sports for all pupils

Competitive team sports will be made compulsory for all primary age children, David Cameron said today after he criticised schools for holding Indian dance classes instead. The Prime Minister, who is under fire for scrapping a target for pupils to do...

 


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