News archive from 24 December 2011

Wall St Week Ahead - Santa rally may face test next week

Wall St Week Ahead - Santa rally may face test next week

The broad S&P 500 index broke through its 200-day moving average on Friday after turning positive for the year as a four-day rally lifted stocks following a spell of better-than-expected economic data. At Friday's close, the S&P 500 was up 0.6...

Reuters, 22:30 in Business
 
WADE CRUISES PAST KLAASEN

WADE CRUISES PAST KLAASEN

James Wade was at his ruthless best as he hammered Jelle Klaasen to reach the last 16 of the ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship. Wade lit up the final session of the tournament before Christmas with a 4-0 win over his opponent, including three...

Daily Star, 22:48 in Sport
 

Day of violence in northern Nigeria kills at least 24

Then on Friday suspected sect members opened fire on a group of policemen shortly after Friday prayers in the city, killing four, local police officials said. Police commissioner Lawan Tanko of Yobe state, of which Damaturu is the capital, told...

 
MAKE MY DAY BEGS ALEX MCLEISH

MAKE MY DAY BEGS ALEX MCLEISH

ALEX McLEISH has challenged his Aston Villa players to reward his decision to give them Christmas Day off by winning at Stoke 24 hours later. Villa have slipped to 12th in the Premier League table after four defeats from their past six games but,...

 
ALEJANDRO FAURLIN IS NO LONE RANGER

ALEJANDRO FAURLIN IS NO LONE RANGER

CHRISTMAS for most footballers in Argentina is about enjoying hot, sunny days during the two-week break for the festive period. The wine flows and huge pork roasts are consumed as families celebrate together. So you can imagine Alejandro Faurlin’s...

 
STUART LANCASTER'S FLIERS IN FOR A CRASH COURSE

STUART LANCASTER'S FLIERS IN FOR A CRASH COURSE

AT THE top of Stuart Lancaster’s Christmas list is a night away with his wife at the end of the Six Nations. The past fortnight, since he took charge of the written-off chariot, has underlined to the England interim head coach that they will not...

 
CAPTAIN’S PICK

CAPTAIN’S PICK

PHILIP HOBBS and Henrietta Knight will take a trainer’s intuition with them to Kempton on Boxing Day in the hope of springing an upset in the King George VI Chase. Somerset-based Hobbs will roll the dice with last season’s Arkle winner Captain Chris,...

 
GREYHOUNDS: TIPS AND RESULTS 24/12/11

GREYHOUNDS: TIPS AND RESULTS 24/12/11

SATURDAY'S TIPS: ROMFORD FANCIES 10.31 Rusheen Bomber (Nap) (3-5-1) 10.46 Path Of Glory (5-2-3) 11.00 Travellers Rest (1-6-3) 11.16 Lughill Ian (6-1-2) 11.31 Quivers Phanter (4-3-1) 11.44 Ballycahane Rum (5-1-3) 11.58 Harveys Club (1-5-6) 12.17...

 

EXCLUSIVE SHORT STORY: A PRECIOUS CHRISTMAS

AN exclusive short story from The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency in which Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi spread the festive spirit. Mma Ramotswe had always known that her assistant at the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Mma Makutsi, was a woman of...

 

Indian courts challenge Facebook, Google content: report

"The accused in connivance with each other and other unknown persons are selling, publicly exhibiting and have put into circulation obscene, lascivious content, Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar said on Friday in the PTI report. India has...

 
‘PLAY ME’ PLEA FROM ADAM JOHNSON

‘PLAY ME’ PLEA FROM ADAM JOHNSON

ADAM JOHNSON has pleaded with Roberto Mancini not to wreck his hopes of making England’s Euro 2012 squad. Winger Johnson fears his lack of action for Manchester City could cost him his place in Fabio Capello’s squad. He believes he has done enough...

 
RACISM VERDICT ‘LEAVES LUIS SUAREZ OPEN TO ABUSE’

RACISM VERDICT ‘LEAVES LUIS SUAREZ OPEN TO ABUSE’

LIVERPOOL fear Luis Suarez may have to run a gauntlet of abuse from fans because of the delay in publishing the reasons why he has been found guilty of racism. Manager Kenny Dalglish suggested a dangerous vacuum had been created by a decision to...

 
STEVE KEAN CLOSES DOOR ON FANS’ FORUM

STEVE KEAN CLOSES DOOR ON FANS’ FORUM

THE planned protest at the Blackburn Rovers training ground at Brockhall yesterday numbered about 50 at its peak. Deflated by miserable weather and Christmas shopping, this was not the Arab Spring. But the man whose head they came to demand,...

 
DANIEL STURRIDGE IS ON A MISSION

DANIEL STURRIDGE IS ON A MISSION

DANIEL STURRIDGE has had the best start to a season in his career, having already scored nine goals, but the Chelsea and England striker wants more. Former Manchester City forward Sturridge, 22, has been the major plus for Chelsea and manager Andre...

 
BOBBY ZAMORA YOU LOSE

BOBBY ZAMORA YOU LOSE

ARSENAL are on the verge of clinching the loan signing of Thierry Henry. But if Arsene Wenger fails to re- capture the club’s record goal- scorer on a short-term deal, Bobby Zamora has been lined up for a move to The Emirates. Starsport...

Daily Star, 00:12 in Sport
 
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