News archive from 1 April 2011, page 6

Gunners welcome back quartet

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will welcome back four key players from injury for Saturday's Barclays Premier League match against Blackburn at Emirates Stadium. Skipper Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Theo Walcott and Abou Diaby all return after missing the...

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SFA request Brazil apology

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has written to the Brazilian Federation (CBF) to request an apology for the allegations of racism levelled at Scotland supporters by Brazil striker Neymar after Sunday's friendly at the...

People, 00:33 in Sport
 

Halifax may also join Super League

Two clubs could lose their places in Super League later this year following the Rugby Football League's ruling that both Widnes and Halifax meet the minimum standards. Barrow, as expected, failed in their Super League application but Championship...

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Toure hoping for swift return

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure hopes to be back soon after being suspended for a positive drugs test. Toure, 29, appeared at the Soccerex conference in Manchester but refused to be drawn on the controversy. The Ivory coast international has been...

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Iron confirm Knill appointment

Scunthorpe have confirmed the appointment of Alan Knill as manager following his departure from League Two outfit Bury. Shakers assistant boss Chris Brass and goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler will join Knill at the Championship strugglers and all three...

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Knill set for Iron

Bury have announced the departure of boss Alan Knill and revealed a compensation package has been agreed for him to take over at npower Championship strugglers Scunthorpe. Knill, who spent four years of his playing career with the Iron between 1993...

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Balotelli happy at City

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has dismissed speculation he is unhappy at the club, saying it is "a great experience" at Eastlands. Balotelli has endured a troubled start to his career in England, having been sent off twice as well...

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Paatelainen takes Finland job

Mixu Paatelainen has left Kilmarnock with immediate effect to take over as manager of Finland, the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club have confirmed. Assistant first-team coach Kenny Shiels will take control of team affairs following the departure of...

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Vaas and Randiv on standby

Sri Lanka are to fly out veteran all-rounder Chaminda Vaas and spinner Suraj Randiv as cover ahead of the World Cup final amid injury concerns over Muttiah Muralitharan and Angelo Mathews. Spin legend Muralitharan is set to play the last match of his...

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Dalglish happy with England

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has praised England for their handling of Andy Carroll and Glen Johnson but refused to be drawn into a row with coach Fabio Capello over his £35million striker. Carroll scored his first international goal in the 1-1...

People, 00:35 in Sport
 

Widnes set for Super League return

Widnes Vikings have been given the green light to return to Super League after becoming the first club to be handed a three-year licence for 2012-14. The Vikings, who were relegated from the top flight in 2005, got the nod ahead of Championship rivals...

People, 00:35 in Sport
 

Dalglish in no rush over Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will not be pressed into action sooner than he is ready, according to manager Kenny Dalglish. The midfielder returned to full training this week having recovered from a groin operation on March 10 which forced him to...

People, 00:35 in Sport
 

Bartley heads back to Gunners

Kyle Bartley has played his last game for Rangers after being told he faces three months on the sidelines. The on-loan Arsenal defender suffered ligament damage in a Europa League tie against PSV Eindhoven earlier this month. He had impressed for the...

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Wihongi handed four-month ban

Sale Sharks have revealed their prop Karena Wihongi has received a four-month ban after testing positive for a banned stimulant. Wihongi, 31, appeared before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel earlier this month. He had been provisionally...

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O'Sullivan gives retirement hint

Ronnie O'Sullivan cast fresh doubt over his snooker future after another dismal defeat at the Bank of Beijing China Open. Since early December, the former world champion has lost first-round matches at the UK Championship, Wembley Masters, Welsh Open...

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