News archive from 2 March 2011, page 7

Broad on road to return

Stuart Broad returned to England practice on Tuesday as he continues to recover from the stomach upset which ruled him out of the World Cup tie against India. The England fast bowler suffered his second stomach upset of the tour shortly before the...

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Saints sign Samoa star Pisi

Northampton have signed Samoan centre George Pisi for next season. Pisi, who can also play full-back, is currently at French club Clermont where he has been recruited for the final third of the Top 14 campaign. The 24-year-old started against Ireland,...

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Eastmond to join Bath

St Helens have confirmed that England half-back Kyle Eastmond will switch codes at the end of the season and join Bath. In a statement, the Super League club announced that 21-year-old Eastmond had rejected their offer of a new contract. "St...

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Bowyer to decide on playing future

Lee Bowyer will decide in the summer whether to continue playing after being told he will not be offered a new contract by Birmingham. The 34-year-old midfielder helped City to win the Carling Cup by beating Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday, but Bowyer...

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Eastmond set to join Bath - Simmons

St Helens coach Royce Simmons has revealed scrum-half Kyle Eastmond will join rugby union side Bath at the end of the 2011 Super League season. The announcement, while still to be officially confirmed by either club, ends weeks of intense speculation...

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Giggs: Tough task to replace Fergie

Ryan Giggs has admitted Manchester United face an immensely difficult task trying to find a replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson. On Wednesday, 24 hours after United have tackled Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League, it is the 20th anniversary of...

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Whelan unhappy with FA stance

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has reacted angrily to the Football Association's failure to punish Wayne Rooney for his clash with Latics midfielder James McCarthy on Saturday. Television replays from the match showed Rooney strike McCarthy on the back of...

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Bishoo replaces Bravo

West Indies have been given permission to call up Devendra Bishoo to their World Cup squad to replace the injured Dwayne Bravo. The move was rubber-stamped by the International Cricket Council after Windies vice-captain and key all-rounder Bravo was...

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Moyes cautious despite cup shock

David Moyes feels it is too early to say whether Everton's stunning win over Chelsea will prove the season's turning point or a false dawn. The Toffees breathed new life into their disappointing campaign with a dramatic penalty shootout win at...

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Bell sings Bresnan's praises

Ian Bell has nominated Tim Bresnan above centurions Andrew Strauss and Sachin Tendulkar as the outstanding performer in England's epic World Cup tie against India. Bell, who shared a stand of 170 with his captain after Indian master Tendulkar had...

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Ancelotti vows to support Cole

Carlo Ancelotti has hit out at those demanding Chelsea throw the book at Ashley Cole for accidentally shooting a work placement student by saying: "What do we have to do now - kill him?" Cole appears to have escaped what might have been a...

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Brough makes England commitment

Danny Brough has turned his back on Scotland for a second time in a bid to achieve his dream of playing for England against Australia. The goalkicking half-back, whose grandfather is from Glasgow, switched his allegiance after leading the Scots in the...

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THE manager plotting Arsene Wenger’s second downfall of the week is a kindred spirit who, like Arsenal’s erudite chief, put education before his playing career. Russell Slade of Leyton Orient could have been a contender. Well, he could have been a...

Spacewatch: Watching Discovery

Spacewatch: Watching Discovery

Last Friday and Saturday evenings gave spacewatchers in Britain chances to spot the shuttle Discovery in the early stages its final mission to the International Space Station. As the two craft soared above Orion in the S as seen from London at 18:39...


Exclusive: Yahoo closes in on Yahoo Japan deal

A deal to transfer Yahoo's 35 percent stake in Yahoo Japan to telecommunications company and investor SoftBank could come within a few weeks, people with knowledge of the discussions said. The public value of the stake is just under $7.5 billion. A...


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