News archive from 20 February 2011

Leyton Orient captain: Arsenal are in for a bumpy ride| FA Cup preview

Leyton Orient captain: Arsenal are in for a bumpy ride| FA Cup preview

Arsenal beware: on Leyton Orient's challenging pitch, Stephen Dawson and his crew plan to rough up the Premier League aristocrats when they walk out at the Matchroom Stadium for the FA Cup fifth-round tie this afternoon. "I don't think it will be...

Guardian, 22:14 in Sport
 
Arsenal must end wait for silver after golden night against Barcelona | Paul Hayward

Arsenal must end wait for silver after golden night against Barcelona | Paul Hayward

Arsène Wenger's moniker set out his route in life: Arsenal Wenger, born to manage the Gunners. But what a twisting path it has been since he last he won a trophy – the 2005 FA Cup, which was so long ago it happened in Wales. How to measure a side who...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode five

Boardwalk Empire: season one, episode five

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for those who are watching Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic. Don't read on if you haven't seen the fifth episode – and if you've seen more of the series, please be aware that other readers may not have done so … Kathy...

Guardian, 22:15 in Showbiz
 
Celtic's Neil Lennon expects players to be sensible against Rangers

Celtic's Neil Lennon expects players to be sensible against Rangers

It sometimes seems impossible that the intensity of Old Firm matches can increase with each passing one. As this Scottish campaign enters its final and crucial phase, however, the heat surrounding the country's biggest football game can surely only be...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
Six Nations 2011: Chris Ashton keeps on smiling, diving and scoring

Six Nations 2011: Chris Ashton keeps on smiling, diving and scoring

Anyone would think he had become the first man in history to dive over a tryline, the first to score four tries in a match, the first to enjoy himself on a rugby field. To England fans, it probably does feel a bit like that. And so Chris Ashton has...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
Planet Sport: Rogério Ceni, goalkeeper on his way to scoring 100 goals

Planet Sport: Rogério Ceni, goalkeeper on his way to scoring 100 goals

As Jermain Defoe approaches his 100th Premier League goal – he's been stuck on 97 since last April – São Paulo captain Rogério Ceni is closing on a similar feat. Time Out: São Paulo reported on the 38-year-old's ongoing attempt to reach 100 career...

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
FC Copenhagen's rise leads them to Champions League and Chelsea

FC Copenhagen's rise leads them to Champions League and Chelsea

FC Copenhagen were founded only 19 years ago but they keep doing the impossible. They have won six of the past eight league titles; they have managed to get Jesper Gronkjaer fit and firing on all cylinders; and this season they are so superior...

Guardian, 22:16 in Sport
 
Two women in every boardroom, demands Government review

Two women in every boardroom, demands Government review

Lord Davies of Abersoch is leading the review. He said one woman may feel unable to challenge a board's masculine group culture: 'You can't have just one - it must be two.' He admitted all-women shortlists may be needed. 'On current trends, it will...

 
Straight actors steal lesbian sex scenes as Hollywood embraces gay romance

Straight actors steal lesbian sex scenes as Hollywood embraces gay romance

The two favourites for the 83rd Oscar for best actress are Natalie Portman and Annette Bening and, if either of them wins, the ceremony will also mark a momentous night for many more women: it will be the night when lesbian sex scenes became part of...

 
Berlusconi pledges justice reform as scandal grows

Berlusconi pledges justice reform as scandal grows

The 74-year-old media mogul, left reeling politically after a series of legal setbacks and scandals, has long accused "communist" magistrates of pursuing him on false charges. Critics say the reforms are tailor-made to protect the prime...

 
Sir Chris Hoy bounces back to win gold in crash-strewn keirin final

Sir Chris Hoy bounces back to win gold in crash-strewn keirin final

After taking the bronze medal in the match sprint on Friday evening, Sir Chris Hoy bounced back to take a spectacular gold medal in the keirin motorpaced sprint at the World Cup meeting in Manchester ,pulling clear in the finish straight to avoid a...

Guardian, 22:52 in Sport
 
Championship Verdict: The Observer fans' network on Saturday's matches

Championship Verdict: The Observer fans' network on Saturday's matches

Crystal Palace 1-0 Sheffield UnitedWas it a good match? To be fair, it wasn't a game of real quality, but we got the result. That's eight games without conceding at home now which just shows you how bad we've been away from Selhurst Park. United had...

Guardian, 22:52 in Sport
 
Katie Price 'becomes Freddie Mercury' for Comic Relief

Katie Price 'becomes Freddie Mercury' for Comic Relief

Katie Price transformed herself into Freddie Mercury to perform in this year's Let's Dance for Comic Relief. The model donned a fake moustache and danced to I Want to Break Free. Price beat two Waterloo Road actors in a vote by judges to also...

BBC, 23:00 in Art & Culture
 
YOUNGQUEST BRACE INSPIRES CAS WIN

YOUNGQUEST BRACE INSPIRES CAS WIN

Castleford mastered the filthy conditions to make it two wins out of two in an impressive start to Engage Super League XVI with an 18-12 victory over Huddersfield. Australian winger Nick Youngquest scored a try in each half on his home debut, the...

Daily Star, 23:21 in Sport
 
Merkel party faces state election loss in Hamburg

Merkel party faces state election loss in Hamburg

The election in Hamburg is the first test for Merkel this year. The SPD, riding high in opinion polls, is hoping a big win there can give the centre-left a burst of momentum ahead of six further state elections in 2010. Defeat in the prosperous port...

 


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