News archive from 28 March 2011

Andrew Strauss expected to resign as England one-day captain

Andrew Strauss expected to resign as England one-day captain

Andrew Strauss is widely expected to resign as England's one-day captain following another World Cup failure but his coach, Andy Flower, insists that there will be no snap decision with a final resolution delayed until as late as mid-May. World Cups...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
Andy Flower defends Jonathan Trott after England World Cup exit

Andy Flower defends Jonathan Trott after England World Cup exit

The England coach, Andy Flower, has made an impassioned defence of Jonathan Trott, who left the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer but attracted his share of criticism for England's failure. Trott returned with a deflated England squad to...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
Craig Bellamy says Wales recovery can quicken up under Gary Speed

Craig Bellamy says Wales recovery can quicken up under Gary Speed

Wales have no points and are bottom of their Euro 2012 qualifying group, after being comprehensively beaten by England. But Craig Bellamy left the Millennium Stadium with a smile on his face and a spring in his step. The Cardiff City striker believes...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Africa). [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 10 February 2011 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D300, 600 mm lens, ISO 800, f/9, 1/1000 sec This distinctive African...

 
Walter Mondale's presidential running mate Geraldine Ferraro dies aged 75

Walter Mondale's presidential running mate Geraldine Ferraro dies aged 75

Geraldine Ferraro, who became the first woman vice-presidential candidate on a major US party ticket, has died, aged 75. Ferraro catapulted to national prominence in 1984 when she was chosen by presidential nominee Walter Mondale to run against...

 
So long overnight TV. And thanks for all the late night poker and big brown ties

So long overnight TV. And thanks for all the late night poker and big brown ties

Apparently, broadcasting programmes through the night costs the BBC £150m a year. So, in order to meet its target of 20% cuts, director general Mark Thompson has warned that the corporation could be forced to take a major channel off air overnight....

 
Coach says Wales must 'show teeth' after Gareth Bale injury furore

Coach says Wales must 'show teeth' after Gareth Bale injury furore

Raymond Verheijen has warned Tottenham Hotspur that Wales will not be a "pushover" when it comes to their handling of Gareth Bale. The Wales assistant manager said the hamstring injury that ruled Bale out of Saturday's game against England...

Guardian, 22:35 in Sport
 
Brazil's Neymar answers back after banana is thrown in Scotland match

Brazil's Neymar answers back after banana is thrown in Scotland match

Brazil's Neymar accused supporters of racially abusing him at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in an incident which overshadowed the forward's excellent display and two goals for his country against Scotland. Neymar's team-mate Lucas Leiva removed a...

Guardian, 22:35 in Sport
 
Another view on Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life

Another view on Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life

I can't say I've ever heard of an exhibition about dirt before. This show at the Wellcome Collection isn't really about dirt in the way I think of it – as something to clean up, which is what I've done for 40 years. There's a lot about diseases such...

 
England's Karen Bardsley relishing pre-World Cup test against the US

England's Karen Bardsley relishing pre-World Cup test against the US

American by birth but Greater Mancunian by descent, the New Jersey‑based goalkeeper Karen Bardsley will delight in beating her compatriots when she turns out for England against the US at Leyton Orient on Saturday. "I've lived all my life in the...

Guardian, 22:47 in Sport
 
Jodie Broughton and Kallum Watkins shine for Salford and Leeds

Jodie Broughton and Kallum Watkins shine for Salford and Leeds

Two young wings provided the individual highlights of the Super League weekend, as Jodie Broughton and Kallum Watkins each scored four tries in significant away wins for Salford and Leeds respectively. Broughton, a 22-year-old who started his career...

Guardian, 22:51 in Sport
 
Fresh supermarket rip-off? The bakery products that can be up to a year old

Fresh supermarket rip-off? The bakery products that can be up to a year old

One of the main manufacturers of "thaw-and-serve" bakery products is CSM, a Dutch company which supplies Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury"s. A company representative told an undercover reporter that its products have a "year"s shelf...

 
Saracens 24-9 Newcastle | Premiership match report

Saracens 24-9 Newcastle | Premiership match report

The replacement prop Jared Saunders, a home‑grown talent in a sea of expensive imports at Saracens, kept his side on course towards a possible championship on Sunday while at the same time saving his chairman's blushes. The 20-year-old, a product of...

Guardian, 23:04 in Sport
 
Mirco Demuro shows Meydan is a place where bold riding can flourish

Mirco Demuro shows Meydan is a place where bold riding can flourish

Sheikh Mohammed takes a long-term view of everything, so year two of the Dubai World Cup at its vast new home at Meydan is much too early to make firm judgments. When the man behind both the Godolphin ownership operation and Meydan itself pauses to...

Guardian, 23:06 in Sport
 
Scott Parker shines for England in Wales after death of his father

Scott Parker shines for England in Wales after death of his father

An emotional Scott Parker expressed regret that his father had not witnessed his first competitive appearance for England in more than four years but said that he had felt compelled to play on for club and country in his memory. Mick Parker passed...

Guardian, 23:07 in Sport
 


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