News archive from 26 March 2011

England gamble on Jimmy Anderson to awake from World Cup slumber

England gamble on Jimmy Anderson to awake from World Cup slumber

Jimmy Anderson was the leader of the England attack who won the Ashes but can he complete a perfect winter and be instrumental in a World Cup victory? England are not about to die wondering and are expected to recall him for the quarter‑final against...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
England change opening partners. Can they lead Sri Lanka a dance?

England change opening partners. Can they lead Sri Lanka a dance?

England have got this far in the World Cup on a wing and a prayer. Against the best sides they have shown resilience and tenacity that belies their current collective form: no other quarter-finalist remained unbeaten by any of the others. But against...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton upbeat as McLaren set the pace

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton upbeat as McLaren set the pace

Th ere was finally something to cheer about for Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton yesterday, as the pair banished their testing days blues and finished one-two in the second practice session before 's Australian Grand Prix. The McLaren pair have looked...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 

Yemen's Saleh says wants to put power in safe hands

Talks were underway on two tracks to work out the details of a deal on a peaceful transition of power in the Arabian Peninsula state that is home to a resurgent arm of al Qaeda, Yemeni political sources said. Western countries are concerned al Qaeda...

 

Protests spread against Assad rule in Syria

There was more bloodshed after weekly prayers, with reports of at least 23 dead, including for the first time in the capital Damascus. Information on casualties was limited and President Bashar al-Assad's authorities restricted journalists'...

 
Wigan 6-24 Warrington | Super League match report

Wigan 6-24 Warrington | Super League match report

Warrington confirmed their early-season status as Super League's top dogs with a comprehensive win at the home of the champions in which their controversial Australian wing Joel Monaghan scored two crucial tries. Monaghan came to England to escape the...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Serbia 2-1 Northern Ireland | Euro 2012 Group C qualifier match report

Serbia 2-1 Northern Ireland | Euro 2012 Group C qualifier match report

Northern Ireland's Euro 2012 qualification hopes took a heavy blow in Belgrade as they conceded twice in the second half to surrender a hard-earned lead against their Group C rivals Serbia. Only some brave last-ditch defending stopped them going...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 
French stereotypes: They do not work that hard

French stereotypes: They do not work that hard

In August in Paris, American tourists are often scandalised by the shuttered boulangeries and restaurants, and signs saying "gone to the beach". This does little for France's reputation as workshy. But it's wrong. Yes, French full-time...

 
Inside Gaddafi's brutal prison: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad's Libyan ordeal

Inside Gaddafi's brutal prison: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad's Libyan ordeal

We ran into Gaddafi's troops on the outskirts of Zawiya, less than a mile beyond the last signs of rebel activity: a destroyed checkpoint, a bullet-ridden building and five burnt-out cars. The soldiers were blocking the main highway to the coast with...

 

Portugal needs its sleeping king now more than ever | José Manuel Fernandes

The discussions had barely started on Wednesday night when the then prime minister, José Sócrates, made an abrupt exit from a crucial meeting at the Portuguese parliament, running down the stairs of the building in order to escape the reporters...

 
LEWIS HAMILTON'S LITTLE BROTHER IS SET TO MAKE HIS RACING DEBUT

LEWIS HAMILTON'S LITTLE BROTHER IS SET TO MAKE HIS RACING DEBUT

ONE of the best known names in British motorsport is set to join the British Touring Car Championship package, with Nicolas Hamilton, brother of 2008 Formula One World Champion Lewis, signing up to compete in the 2011 AirAsiaRenault Clio Cup from the...

 
Young ones must step up if Wales are to mount a revival

Young ones must step up if Wales are to mount a revival

These are strange times for Welsh football. While Cardiff City and Swansea City are soaring in the Championship and hope to bring Premier League football to Wales for the first time, the national team languish in 116th place in Fifa's rankings – their...

Guardian, 22:39 in Sport
 
Hungary 0-4 Holland | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

Hungary 0-4 Holland | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

Holland thrashed Hungary 4-0 in Budapest to maintain their 100% record in Euro 2012 qualifying Group E, with Rafael van der Vaart opening the scoring after eight minutes. Wesley Sneijder set up Van der Vaart for a shot from 13 metres out that the...

Guardian, 22:39 in Sport
 
Martin Sheen: Being a dad

Martin Sheen: Being a dad

They are sitting on the sofa opposite me; they appear close, friendly, at ease. Our conversation should be upbeat – a celebration of a father and son who have just been collaborating professionally. But as I switch on my tape recorder, we all know...

 
TOSIC WINNER DOWNS NORTHERN IRELAND

TOSIC WINNER DOWNS NORTHERN IRELAND

Northern Ireland's Euro 2012 qualification hopes took a heavy blow in Belgrade as they conceded twice in the second half to lose 2-1 against Group C rivals Serbia. Only some brave last-ditch defending stopped them going behind early on, but when...

Daily Star, 22:44 in Sport
 


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