News archive from 16 March 2012, page 5

MARK CAVENDISH BIDS TO RECLAIM THE MILAN-SAN REMO TITLE

MARK CAVENDISH BIDS TO RECLAIM THE MILAN-SAN REMO TITLE

Cavendish's 2009 triumph in the 298km one-day race proved his burgeoning ability and paved the way for success at last September's world championship. Hayles, who won Madison world gold alongside him in 2005, has helped Team Sky's Cavendish, 26,...

 

White rice 'could cause diabetes'

Eating white rice may be linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. A review of four studies involving around 350,000 people found the more white rice people ate, the higher their chance of developing the condition seemed to...

 

Police watchdog drops assault probe

Misconduct action against three Scotland Yard officers accused of assault during a raid has been shelved by the police watchdog. The main witness of the alleged attack in Tottenham, north London, in 2008 is now declining to give evidence, the...

 
MATTHEW MACKLIN PLANS HIS PARTY NIGHT

MATTHEW MACKLIN PLANS HIS PARTY NIGHT

Macklin takes on Argentine legend Sergio Martinez tomorrow at Madison Square Garden for the WBC world middleweight title knowing there will be a party to remember in the second city, as well as in Ireland, should he pull off a famous victory. Macklin...

 

Apple fans queue for latest iPad

Apple fans have spent days sleeping on the street waiting for the third iPad which goes on sale at 8am on Friday. A queue has already formed outside the flagship Apple store on London's Regent Street as people wait to snap up the gadget when it goes...

 
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2012: THANKS A MILLION – NICKY'S MATE IS PURE THEATRE

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2012: THANKS A MILLION – NICKY'S MATE IS PURE THEATRE

The member of Nicky Henderson's Lambourn stable was anxious to remain anonymous but is believed to have placed a £50 bet at antepost odds back in November. After Riverside Theatre flew past the winning post yesterday, Henderson's stable staff were...

 
IAN MILLWARD'S EMOTIONAL RETURN

IAN MILLWARD'S EMOTIONAL RETURN

Millward's 19-year-old son Robbie died of a heart attack on February 19 and the Tigers coach returned from compassionate leave only this week. Castleford have lost their last five matches ahead of the trip to the Super League leaders but Millward...

 
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2012: BOSTON BOB MY BIG BANKER

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2012: BOSTON BOB MY BIG BANKER

I have attended a couple of Festival previews when he has been on the panel. On both occasions he said BOSTON BOB (2.40) was his best bet of the meeting. A winner for Howard Johnson before the Durham trainer lost his licence, Boston Bob has won all...

 
STUART LANCASTER A BOLT-ON SHOULD BE CERTAINTY

STUART LANCASTER A BOLT-ON SHOULD BE CERTAINTY

Morgan, the Wales-based West Countryman, is the living proof of how a couple of months under Lancaster's tutelage can turn you from novice to fully qualified, long-term international. In naming his fifth and possibly final England team for tomorrow's...

 
RIVALRY'S RILING ROB

RIVALRY'S RILING ROB

Earlier this week Stephen Ferris called the English “bad losers”; yesterday it was full-back Rob Kearney's turn. There is something about the English that always gnaws away at their opponents. The pre-World Cup defeat in Dublin last August was only...

 
iPad fever spreads round the world: Fans from here to Australia have been sleeping on the street to get their hands on Apple's third-generation tablet

iPad fever spreads round the world: Fans from here to Australia have been sleeping on the street to get...

Apple fans have spent days sleeping on the street waiting for the third iPad, which goes on sale at 8am today. A queue has already formed outside the flagship Apple store on London's Regent Street as people wait to snap up the gadget when it goes on...

 
Downton Abbey could get tax break in TV production plan

Downton Abbey could get tax break in TV production plan

Downton Abbey and other high budget British television dramas are to be given tax breaks, which could be worth tens of millions of pounds a year, as the government attempts to prevent productions moving abroad. Chancellor George Osborne will announce...

Guardian, 00:08 in Politics
 
FIVE-STAR MONTY

FIVE-STAR MONTY

Panesar took 5-57 as the Sri Lanka Board XI were bowled out for 169 on day one of the first warm-up match, his fourth five-for in as many matches since he was restored to the side in January in the UAE. But Panesar maintained he has not yet done...

 
CHELSEA ARE A TEAM AGAIN SAYS JOHN TERRY AFTER IVANOVIC SEALS AMAZING WIN

CHELSEA ARE A TEAM AGAIN SAYS JOHN TERRY AFTER IVANOVIC SEALS AMAZING WIN

Three weeks after losing 3-1 in Napoli and looking out of the competition with Andre Villas-Boas in charge, Chelsea stormed to stunning extra-time glory, with defender Branislav Ivanovic firing home the winner for interim boss Roberto Di Matteo....

 
SPOKE IN WHEELS OF FERNANDO ALONSO

SPOKE IN WHEELS OF FERNANDO ALONSO

So it is hardly surprising he turned to a cycling theme to bolster himself for disappointment should Ferrari make another dismal start to the season. Thunder and lightning eclipsed the Melbourne sun, providing a spectacular backdrop as the teams put...

 


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