News archive from 23 January 2011

Ian Bell sets his sights on the top of England's batting order

Ian Bell sets his sights on the top of England's batting order

It was not Ian Bell's stubble but the vivid strokeplay that has enriched this Australian summer that persuaded one shrewd observer to remark the other day: "Suddenly, he's not an adolescent any longer – he's a man." At almost 29 Bell has...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
It's official: summer football starts in June

It's official: summer football starts in June

The Premier League and Football Association gave no ground last week to the idea being discussed by Michel Platini, the Uefa president, with Fifa, of moving professional football to the summer months. Yet this week promises a landmark move to summer...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
Michel Platini's talk of cultural change may give sports the summertime blues | Paul Hayward

Michel Platini's talk of cultural change may give sports the summertime blues | Paul Hayward

Private education's imprint on our national game is as deep as it is in David Cameron's cabinet. Football is a winter game, largely because the public schools of the 19th century worked around the weather to keep the summer turf for cricket – and from...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
Vincent Tabak charged with the murder of Joanna Yeates

Vincent Tabak charged with the murder of Joanna Yeates

A 32-year-old neighbour of landscape architect Joanna Yeates has been charged with her murder in Bristol at Christmas, Avon and Somerset Police said tonight. Vincent Tabak, a Dutch architectural engineer who was arrested on Thursday, will appear at...

Guardian, 22:19 in Business
 
Australian Open 2011: Andy Murray thriving as Jürgen Melzer is next up

Australian Open 2011: Andy Murray thriving as Jürgen Melzer is next up

Andy Murray sleeps well. Not even Ayr United putting his beloved Hibernian out of the Scottish Cup last week has distracted the Scot as he mounts what looks increasingly like a vibrant assault on the Australian Open. He did groan when told there was...

Guardian, 22:23 in Sport
 
Salon owner admits stealing from Liv Tyler and Anne Hathaway

Salon owner admits stealing from Liv Tyler and Anne Hathaway

Maria Gabriela Hashemipour, 51, is said to have defrauded Chez Gabriela Studio's customers by as much as $1 million (£630,000) by making unauthorised charges to their credit cards. Her crimes came to light after jewellery designer Loree Rodkin noticed...

Metro, 22:30 in Hot News
 
SAINTS SECURE HOME ADVANTAGE

SAINTS SECURE HOME ADVANTAGE

Northampton secured a home tie in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup with a comfortable 23-12 victory over an under-strength Castres at Stade Pierre-Antoine. Tries from man-of-the-match Joe Ansbro, Phil Dowson and Ben Foden ensured the Saints go...

Daily Star, 22:35 in Sport
 
BENT SHINES ON VILLA DEBUT

BENT SHINES ON VILLA DEBUT

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent instantly repaid a slice of his £18million fee with the winner in a 1-0 victory over Barclays Premier League title chasers Manchester City. The former Sunderland player broke the deadlock with his first clear-cut...

Daily Star, 22:35 in Sport
 
Northampton defy snow and Castres record to earn home quarter-final

Northampton defy snow and Castres record to earn home quarter-final

Northampton secured a home tie in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup with a comfortable victory over an under-strength Castres side at a snowy Stade Pierre-Antoine this evening. Tries from man of the match Joe Ansbro, Phil Dowson and Ben Foden...

Guardian, 22:36 in Sport
 
The time when our finances were smarter: We could profit if we copied the 1981 approach to money

The time when our finances were smarter: We could profit if we copied the 1981 approach to money

Consumers today can keep a lid on their spending by drawing out money once a week and using cash rather than cards. That way they can't overshoot their budget. strong discipline is necessary. Kate Turner wasn't even born in 1981 but she has recently...

 
Fulham will pay £4m for Shaun Wright-Phillips if they stay up

Fulham will pay £4m for Shaun Wright-Phillips if they stay up

Hughes is also keen to sign former Fulham defender Paul Konchesky and return him to the club after his unhappy six-month spell at Liverpool and the move will happen if Fulham can offload Mexican left-back Carlos Salcido. After a bright start to his...

Daily Mail, 22:56 in Sport
 
'£4m for Adam: what a laugh!' Blackpool boss Holloway dismisses Liverpool bid

'£4m for Adam: what a laugh!' Blackpool boss Holloway dismisses Liverpool bid

Blackpool have now rebuffed offers from three clubs for playmaker Charlie Adam and manager Ian Holloway has laughed off a £4million bid from Liverpool to join rejections for Aston Villa and Birmingham. 'I don't think it came from Kenny Dalglish....

Daily Mail, 22:56 in Sport
 
Chelsea face the unthinkable: danger of missing out on Champions League spot threatens the end for Ancelotti

Chelsea face the unthinkable: danger of missing out on Champions League spot threatens the end for Ancelotti

Rejection: Steven Pienaar chose to join Tottenham ahead of Chelsea when leaving Everton Ancelotti then attempted to clarify that statement. 'If there was a possibility to improve our position in midfield we could think about this. Pienaar is a good...

Daily Mail, 22:56 in Sport
 
The two Rooneys: While Wayne has found fame and fortune, brother John is following his dream in New York

The two Rooneys: While Wayne has found fame and fortune, brother John is following his dream in New York

'I was absolutely made up when the Red Bulls picked me,' said Rooney. 'It was a shock, but I'm delighted to get the chance to sign for such a top club. 'After Everton, I'd gone into local football, playing with my mates. A few scouts were watching me...

Daily Mail, 23:02 in Sport
 
Brian Cowen resigns as Fianna Fáil leader amid calls for early election

Brian Cowen resigns as Fianna Fáil leader amid calls for early election

Ireland's political future was thrown in uncertainty today after the embattled Irish prime minister, Brian Cowen, stepped down as the leader of his party but came under mounting pressure from the opposition to bring forward the country's general...

 


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