News archive from 17 February 2011

Joe Jordan 'called Gennaro Gattuso a f***ing Italian' before headbutt

Joe Jordan 'called Gennaro Gattuso a f***ing Italian' before headbutt

Uefa confirmed on Wednesday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Gattuso following the incident at the end of Spurs’ 1-0 victory at the San Siro in the first leg of their Champions League tie. Gattuso has been roundly criticised by former...

Metro, 22:00 in Sport
 
Kevin Pietersen 'excited' to open England batting at Cricket World Cup

Kevin Pietersen 'excited' to open England batting at Cricket World Cup

The former middle-order star revealed he had spoken to the team management during the ill-fated one-day series in Australia earlier this year, and requested a bump up the order. Pietersen described the move as 'positive' and said he is relishing the...

Metro, 22:00 in Sport
 
Anna Maxwell Martin: 'I don't like playing saps'

Anna Maxwell Martin: 'I don't like playing saps'

As a drama student, Anna Maxwell Martin used to go for walks along the Thames. "I would see the National theatre," she recalls, "and think, 'I'm going to be there one day.'" Two years later, in 2003, she was – playing Lyra in His...

 
Cheddar cave dwellers ate their dead and turned their skulls into cups

Cheddar cave dwellers ate their dead and turned their skulls into cups

A macabre collection of bone cups made from human skulls, unearthed in a Somerset cave, are the oldest of their kind, researchers believe. The extraordinary vessels are the handiwork of early modern humans, who used stone tools to prepare and finish...

 
North Korea 'building' new missile launch site

North Korea 'building' new missile launch site

North Korea appears close to finishing a new missile launch site, according to analysis of satellite images taken in the last month, which show an almost completed 100ft tall launch tower, suggesting a step forward in Pyongyang's inter-continental...

 
Kallum Watkins and Ben Jones-Bishop sign new Leeds Rhinos deals

Kallum Watkins and Ben Jones-Bishop sign new Leeds Rhinos deals

Leeds Rhinos have followed Wigan Warriors' example by securing four of their brightest young talents on long-term contracts to avoid a repeat of the current presumption that Kyle Eastmond will leave St Helens to rugby union. Kallum Watkins, 20 next...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
Rangers 'must take Sporting Lisbon as seriously as the Celtic match'

Rangers 'must take Sporting Lisbon as seriously as the Celtic match'

Walter Smith faces weekly questions about where Rangers' priorities lie and the manager says the fact that his squad is low on numbers does not mean he will take the Europa League lightly when Sporting Lisbon visit Ibrox on Thursday night even though...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
Champions League: Five things we learned from Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona | Sid Lowe

Champions League: Five things we learned from Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona | Sid Lowe

1 Arsenal did not park the bus But maybe they should have done. Their approach worked – for about 10 minutes. Before this match much of the talk was about how to beat Barcelona. Arsenal had played a very intense game in a 2-0 win against Wolves at the...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 
Wigan Athletic 0-1 Bolton Wanderers | FA Cup fourth-round replay

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Bolton Wanderers | FA Cup fourth-round replay

The striker's capacity to be both villain and hero in the space of one game has rarely been more clearly illustrated. For much of this match Ivan Klasnic was awful. Yet, courtesy of one sure-footed finish, he ensured it is Bolton Wanderers who travel...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 
Rangers fired up for visit of Sporting Lisbon before Old Firm game

Rangers fired up for visit of Sporting Lisbon before Old Firm game

Walter Smith faces weekly questions about where Rangers' priorities lie and the manager says the fact that his squad is low on numbers does not mean he will take European competition lightly when Sporting Lisbon visit Ibrox on Thursday night even...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 
Alberto Contador relishes return to racing in Tour of Algarve

Alberto Contador relishes return to racing in Tour of Algarve

The Tour de France champion Alberto Contador relished getting back on his bike a day after escaping a drug ban, finishing 28th in the first stage of the Tour of Algarve. "Today was a great day for me," Contador said. "The truth is it's...

Guardian, 22:29 in Sport
 
Roma 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk | Champions League last-16 first leg report

Roma 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk | Champions League last-16 first leg report

Shakhtar Donetsk, the debutants in the knockout round, delivered an upset 3-2 win at an out-of-form Roma in the last-16 first leg, putting the home coach Claudio Ranieri under increased pressure. Roma took the lead in the 28th minute when the...

Guardian, 22:29 in Sport
 
Bahrainis bring blankets and grievances to join city centre protest camp

Bahrainis bring blankets and grievances to join city centre protest camp

It's hardly Tahrir Square, but the quaintly named Pearl Roundabout in central Manama is where thousands of Bahrainis believe their budding revolution may soon be won. After three days of angry protests, this inconspicuous mound is covered with a sea...

 
Alcohol policy in tatters as health experts revolt

Alcohol policy in tatters as health experts revolt

The government's "responsibility" deal on alcohol looks likely to fall apart as health experts, angered by the limited concessions required of the drinks industry, consider walking away from the table. The deal, between the industry, the...

Guardian, 22:35 in Business
 
US producer prices see highest jump for two years

US producer prices see highest jump for two years

US producer prices saw their biggest rise for two years in January but other indicators on Wednesday suggested weak spots in the economy. The core producer price index, which excludes food and energy costs, increased by 0.5%, according to the Labor...

BBC, 22:36 in Business
 


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