News archive from 2 April 2012, page 3

Stilian Petrov embraces support from Aston Villa and Chelsea fans

Stilian Petrov embraces support from Aston Villa and Chelsea fans

Alex McLeish, the Aston Villa manager, has revealed the steely determination of Stilian Petrov, his captain, to recover from acute leukaemia. Petrov, the Bulgaria and former Celtic midfielder, was diagnosed with the disease on Friday and will begin...

Guardian, 23:04 in Sport
 
DJOKOVIC ENDS MURRAY'S CHALLENGE

DJOKOVIC ENDS MURRAY'S CHALLENGE

Andy Murray suffered final heartbreak at the hands of Novak Djokovic as he was beaten in straight sets at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. The world number one bullied Murray's serve throughout to clinch his first title of the year since the...

 
ADEBAYOR BRACE INSPIRES SPURS

ADEBAYOR BRACE INSPIRES SPURS

Tottenham drew level with bitter rivals Arsenal after claiming a 3-1 victory over Swansea thanks to an Emmanuel Adebayor double. Spurs had failed to win their last five league games but got their reward for dominating the first half when Rafael van...

 
Manchester City fading and feuding while Manchester United look on

Manchester City fading and feuding while Manchester United look on

There is plenty of fight left in Manchester City but they spent too much of this game doing battle with themselves. While much attention is rightly paid to the moodiness of the greatly talented Mario Balotelli, there should be scrutiny to spare for...

Guardian, 23:04 in Sport
 
Everton brush off fatigue and West Brom to complete third win in week

Everton brush off fatigue and West Brom to complete third win in week

Tony Hibbert claims fatigue will not be a problem for Everton's players as long as they continue to succeed. A victory over West Bromwich was their third win in a week, one of which was in the FA Cup. It ended a run of eight matches in 29 days and...

Guardian, 23:04 in Sport
 
Northampton Saints to throw weight behind appeal of Calum Clark's ban

Northampton Saints to throw weight behind appeal of Calum Clark's ban

Northampton seem to certain to contest the 32-week ban on their flanker Calum Clark. Their director of rugby, Jim Mallinder, gave a strong hint that, with the RFU disciplinary panel accepting that Clark had not intended to break the arm of Leicester's...

Guardian, 23:04 in Sport
 
Andy Farrell issue takes away thunder from Wembley extravaganza

Andy Farrell issue takes away thunder from Wembley extravaganza

It was almost lost amid the thunder of nearly 84,000 pairs of feet, but Saracens are at the heart of an unusually delicate set-to between club and country – and they want it resolved quickly, ideally in the next couple of days. Andy Farrell, their...

Guardian, 23:04 in Sport
 
Fernando Torres indicates a return to form as Chelsea beat Aston Villa

Fernando Torres indicates a return to form as Chelsea beat Aston Villa

Everyone loves to be loved and footballers are no different. Put an arm around them, smother them in praise and, hey presto, they shall deliver. And who knows? It may just be the making of Fernando Torres, the £50m misfit who could barely buy a goal...

Guardian, 23:04 in Sport
 

In praise of ... Radiolab

Countless science programmes have sought to attract the layperson, yet few do so with as much passion, irreverence and sheer gusto as Radiolab, the American radio show hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. Abumrad, a composer by training, is...

 

Djokovic ends Murray's challenge

Murray had also enjoyed a comfortable week in the Miami sun after he was handed two walkovers en route to the final, most notably when Rafael Nadal pulled out of their semi-final before they walked onto court. That may have left Murray slight rusty,...

 

Former Italy striker Chinaglia dies

Former Italy and Lazio striker Giorgio Chinaglia has died aged 65, a work colleague and family friend has confirmed. Chinaglia, who was born in Italy but grew up in Wales and began his professional career with Swansea, was found dead at 9am US eastern...

Daily Post, 23:27 in Sport
 

West vows backing for Syrian rebels

A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, has pledged to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups, signalling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing belief that diplomacy...

 

Former Italy striker Chinaglia dies

Former Italy and Lazio striker Giorgio Chinaglia has died aged 65, a work colleague and family friend has confirmed. Chinaglia, who was born in Italy but grew up in Wales and began his professional career with Swansea, was found dead at 9am US eastern...

People, 23:29 in Sport
 

West vows backing for Syrian rebels

Apr 1 2012 A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, has pledged to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups, signalling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing belief that...

 
WEST VOWS BACKING FOR SYRIAN REBELS

WEST VOWS BACKING FOR SYRIAN REBELS

A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, has pledged to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups, signalling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing belief that diplomacy...

 


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