News archive from 17 November 2013

Palace in talks to try and get manager Pulis... as Dowie waits as cut-price alternative

Crystal Palace have been involved in last-ditch negotiations with Tony Pulis as they prepare to announce their new manager. Pulis is the No 1 choice of Steve Parish and his fellow owners, but the former Stoke City manager is also the most expensive...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

'Drug cheats are costing me money,' claims Bolt as Jamaica's anti-doping controversy continues

Usain Bolt said controversy over Jamaica's anti-doping programme is not only scarring the sport - it is costing him money. The six-time Olympic champion and fastest man on earth fears that concerns over drug cheats will cost him sponsors ahead of the...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Character, not ability, was always KP's problem, claims former skipper Gallian

Former Nottinghamshire captain Jason Gallian, who once angrily threw Kevin Pietersen's cricket bat off the Trent Bridge balcony, believes his old adversary has the talent to tame his temperament and become England's greatest runscorer. There may be no...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Newcastle looking to bring in Manchester United winger Zaha on a six-month loan

Newcastle have opened talks to take Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha on loan in January. The England player's representatives met officials last week to discuss the possibility of a temporary six-month deal, with United manager David Moyes open...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

The Butler – review | Mark Kermode

Link to video: The Butler trailer: watch Forest Whitaker play assistant to seven US presidents in Lee Daniels' drama On the eve of Barack Obama's election victory in November 2008, the Washington Post tracked down "a story from the back pages of...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 
Rewind TV: Borgen; Yonderland; Crackanory; Fresh Meat; Toast of London – review

Rewind TV: Borgen; Yonderland; Crackanory; Fresh Meat; Toast of London – review

Those Danes again: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Kristian Halken and Julie Agnete Vang Christensen return in Borgen. Photograph: BBC Borgen (BBC4) | iPlayer Yonderland (Sky 1) Crackanory (Dave) | Dave on Demand Fresh Meat (C4) | 4oD...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 

There's no point wearing a poppy if you just want to be popular

Illustration by David Foldvari Have you noticed those special sparkly poppies that some people on television have taken to wearing instead of the normal ones? I don't know when they first cropped up – it feels like about two years ago, which usually...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 
Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you could be sitting in his office in the Memory...

Guardian, 00:19 in Health
 
Nick Clegg wants fifth income tax allowance rise

Nick Clegg wants fifth income tax allowance rise

Nick Clegg has said the coalition government should raise the income tax threshold for a fifth time. The government has repeatedly raised the personal allowance - the amount people can earn before paying income tax - since the 2010 election. The...

BBC, 00:36 in Business
 

We can rule the world! Bruised by All Blacks in defeat... but now England believe

Stuart Lancaster hailed his side's best performance of the autumn series and claimed England are building a squad that can challenge for the World Cup in two years' time. England's defeat by the world champion All Blacks left them with two wins from...

Daily Mail, 00:50 in Sport
 

Maldonado accuses Williams of sabotaging his car to harm his chances in Austin... his penultimate race for...

Formula One's £29million man Pastor Maldonado has accused his British team Williams of sabotaging his car in qualifying for Sunday's US Grand Prix. Maldonado, a Venezuelan who leaves Williams at the end of the season, was 18th fastest on Saturday,...

Daily Mail, 00:50 in Sport
 

Like all great teams, All Blacks deal with the pressure and find a way to win

Richie McCaw was gracious in victory. He said the right things, praised the right people and agreed that it had been "One heck of a Test match'. Then he was asked if, in the desperate moments of the second half, last year's defeat at Twickenham...

Daily Mail, 00:50 in Sport
 

So, what has England coach Lancaster learnt from the autumn internationals?

It is less than two years before the World Cup kicks off at Twickenham with an England team carrying a nation's expectation on their shoulders. Home advantage should count for a great deal and the ultimate success of the tournament could hinge on...

Daily Mail, 00:50 in Sport
 

Chelsea's undervalued bid has fired Rooney's red-hot recent renaissance

The seeds of Wayne Rooney's Manchester United renaissance may have been sown in what he feels was a serious undervaluing of his talents by Premier League rivals Chelsea. Jose Mourinho made no secret of his desperation to sign the striker last summer...

Daily Mail, 00:50 in Sport
 

England 34 France 6: Try machine Hall books semi-final showdown with Kiwis

Winger Ryan Hall continued his World Cup try feast as England joined Australia and New Zealand in the last four with a comfortable but largely unimpressive 34-6 victory over France. The prolific Hall touched down twice before half-time to take his...

Daily Mail, 00:50 in Sport
 


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