News archive from 2 March 2011, page 2

KYLE EASTMOND CAN DO JASON ROBINSON ROLE FOR ENGLAND

KYLE EASTMOND CAN DO JASON ROBINSON ROLE FOR ENGLAND

KYLE EASTMOND yesterday confirmed his cross-code switch to Bath at the end of the Super League season and immediately sparked a debate about where he should play. St Helens half-back Eastmond, often compared with Jason Robinson for his explosive...

 
Chelsea ride their luck but Carlo Ancelotti is not fooled by win | Richard Williams

Chelsea ride their luck but Carlo Ancelotti is not fooled by win | Richard Williams

Beaten at home by Liverpool and held at Craven Cottage in their previous Premier League matches, Chelsea somehow overcame their faltering form to contrive a morale-restoring win over the leaders, reviving their almost extinguished hopes of defending...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 
GOOD OLD DAYS BACK FOR JONNY WILKINSON

GOOD OLD DAYS BACK FOR JONNY WILKINSON

JONNY WILKINSON was last night put on stand-by to return to the England starting line-up against Scotland. Wilkinson was told to remain with the squad at their camp in Oxford rather than fly back to France to play for Toulon because of concerns...

 
England need to disturb the peace in World Cup tie against Ireland

England need to disturb the peace in World Cup tie against Ireland

After the glamour and glitz of Sunday, when it seemed as if the entire subcontinent was mesmerised by the match between India and England, we return to the grind of qualification. When England play Ireland in a half-empty stadium the goal is to be...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 
Mark Cavendish is no mountain man, but he adores the Giro d'Italia

Mark Cavendish is no mountain man, but he adores the Giro d'Italia

A place alongside the dignitaries of the cycling world is not Mark Cavendish's natural milieu. It's like asking a high-spirited young gun dog to join the parade at Crufts. He shifts in his seat, he shuffles bits of paper and his dark eyes flick around...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 
ROAD TO 2012 HAS BEGUN FOR MARK CAVENDISH

ROAD TO 2012 HAS BEGUN FOR MARK CAVENDISH

MARK CAVENDISH has ruled out riding for a track medal at the London Olympics, but is already working on maximising his chances of winning gold in the road race. Isle of Man sprinter Cavendish has the chance of being Britain’s first gold medallist...

 
Ireland players bid to enhance careers against England at World Cup

Ireland players bid to enhance careers against England at World Cup

Ireland's game against England today is the second biggest match in their schedule at the World Cup; the biggest surely takes place on Sunday when they play India in Bengaluru, where the stands will be jam-packed again with spectators rather more...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 
QPR's swashbuckling Adel Taarabt leads ranks of second division Caesars | Rob Bagchi

QPR's swashbuckling Adel Taarabt leads ranks of second division Caesars | Rob Bagchi

Adel Taarabt may wear Queens Park Rangers' No7 shirt but he follows a long line of sublimely-skilled old-fashioned No10s who have graced Loftus Road over the past 45 years. Call them playmakers, fantasistas, attacking midfielders or inside-forwards,...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 
England use of the batting powerplay is short-circuiting their efforts

England use of the batting powerplay is short-circuiting their efforts

Like many, I was riveted to Sunday's epic contest, an advertisement for 50-over cricket that Madison Avenue's finest would struggle to match. Innings of sustained brilliance, first from Sachin Tendulkar and then Andrew Strauss, and some inspirational...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 
Gold price hits record high on Libya unrest

Gold price hits record high on Libya unrest

The price of gold has hit a record high as investors worry about the political turmoil in Libya and spreading tensions across the Middle East. The price on the London Bullion Market jumped more than $14 to $1,434.50 an ounce, topping the previous...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Eurozone to consider closer economic scrutiny

Eurozone to consider closer economic scrutiny

Eurozone countries could get a far greater say in each others' economic policies, according to draft documents seen by the BBC. They would also have to make "concrete commitments" on economic targets, which would be reviewed every year....

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Sir Alex Ferguson slams referee as Manchester United lose to Chelsea

Sir Alex Ferguson slams referee as Manchester United lose to Chelsea

Sir Alex Ferguson launched a scathing attack on the referee Martin Atkinson, questioning the official's appointment for this fixture and effectively casting doubt on his integrity, after Chelsea beat Manchester United 2-1 to prise open the title...

Guardian, 00:12 in Sport
 
Exeter University becomes the first outside top 20 to charge maximum fees

Exeter University becomes the first outside top 20 to charge maximum fees

Exeter has become the first university outside the top 20 in the Russell Group to announce that it will charge the maximum £9,000 fee for a degree from next year, saying it will need the extra income to meet higher expectations from students. Exeter,...

Guardian, 00:13 in Learning
 
Children's tsar warns against school admissions reforms

Children's tsar warns against school admissions reforms

Schools may be encouraged to flout the law governing fair admissions under government reforms, the children's commissioner has warned as half a million children discover which secondary school they are to join this September. The commissioner, Maggie...

Guardian, 00:13 in Learning
 
IMPERIAL COMMANDER IS JUST EXCEPTIONAL

IMPERIAL COMMANDER IS JUST EXCEPTIONAL

ALTHOUGH Paddy Brennan thought Imperial Commander “disappointed” in a racecourse gallop at Warwick, trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies insisted it was “exceptional” form yesterday. “That’s why I don’t like jockeys riding work,” he smiled. “He was...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 


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