News archive from 3 April 2011, page 17

Ballabriggs can give McCain family their fifth Grand National

Ballabriggs can give McCain family their fifth Grand National

Donald McCain is an excellent, ambitious trainer who is still waiting for his breakthrough success in a high-profile race. He came close when Peddlers Cross was runner-up in last month's Champion Hurdle and seemed hard-pressed to recover from his...

Guardian, 01:45 in Sport
 
STOKE 1 CHELSEA 1: WALT BLAST IS TITLE SICKENER

STOKE 1 CHELSEA 1: WALT BLAST IS TITLE SICKENER

Stoke 1-1 Chelsea PETR CECH saved Chelsea with a super show – but it won’t be enough to save the champions’ title. Chelsea are now 11 points behind leaders Manchester United after a thriller at the Britannia. Even though they have a game in...

Daily Star, 01:47 in Sport
 
CARDIFF 4 DERBY 1: JAY IS NO APRIL FOOL AFTER MARCH MADNESS

CARDIFF 4 DERBY 1: JAY IS NO APRIL FOOL AFTER MARCH MADNESS

Cardiff 4-1 Derby JAY BOTHROYD got Cardiff’s automatic promotion bid back on track as they routed Derby yesterday. Bothroyd had not hit the back of the net since February 1 but the England striker calmly slotted a seventh-minute penalty past Brad...

Daily Star, 01:51 in Sport
 
Foul! Original creator of Madden NFL Football computer game suing Electronic Arts for 'tens of millions in unpaid royalties'

Foul! Original creator of Madden NFL Football computer game suing Electronic Arts for 'tens of millions in...

Over the years the game has become more sophisticated, but he claims the basic premise is still based on his original code, giving him a right to a cut of the $4billion profits the game has generated. The lawsuit filed in California states: "Only...

 
BRISTOL CITY 1 DONCASTER 0: KNEE-SY DOES IT FOR MAYNARD

BRISTOL CITY 1 DONCASTER 0: KNEE-SY DOES IT FOR MAYNARD

Bristol City 1-0 Doncaster NICKY MAYNARD made it five goals in seven starts since recovering from knee surgery with a clinical strike. He found the bottom corner of the net with a sweet volley from Jordan Spence’s 76th-minute cross as...

Daily Star, 01:55 in Sport
 
C PALACE 2 BARNSLEY 1: PENALTY A VAUGHAN WINNER

C PALACE 2 BARNSLEY 1: PENALTY A VAUGHAN WINNER

C Palace 2-1 Barnsley JAMES VAUGHAN struck the winner from the spot to keep Crystal Palace’s five-month home unbeaten record intact. Palace were cheered on by their biggest crowd of the season – 19,344 – and went into the clash unbeaten in their...

Daily Star, 01:58 in Sport
 
WBA 2 LIVERPOOL 1: ROY-VENGE!

WBA 2 LIVERPOOL 1: ROY-VENGE!

WBA 2-1 Liverpool ROY Hodgson said he didn’t want revenge after enduring the shortest managerial reign in Liverpool history – but he must have enjoyed yesterday’s result. His West Brom captain Chris Brunt fired home two second-half penalties –...

Daily Star, 02:02 in Sport
 
COVENTRY 2 WATFORD 0: ANDY SET TO GEAR UP FOR A GOOD RUN

COVENTRY 2 WATFORD 0: ANDY SET TO GEAR UP FOR A GOOD RUN

Coventry 2-0 Watford COVENTRY edged clear of the drop zone and dented Watford’s play-off hopes. Goals from striker Gary McSheffrey and Lukas Jutkiewicz sealed victory for the Sky Blues in caretaker -manager Andy Thorn’s first home match in...

Daily Star, 02:07 in Sport
 
READING 2 PORTSMOUTH 0: COTTERILL IS HIT BY LONG HAUL BLIGHT

READING 2 PORTSMOUTH 0: COTTERILL IS HIT BY LONG HAUL BLIGHT

Reading 2-0 Portsmouth SHANE LONG fired Reading into a play-off spot – but the Royals got a helping hand from old favourites Dave Kitson and Jamie Ashdown. Ireland international Long’s first-half double took his season’s tally to 22. But...

Daily Star, 02:09 in Sport
 
WIGAN 0 SPURS 0: BERN-ED OUT

WIGAN 0 SPURS 0: BERN-ED OUT

Wigan 0-0 Spurs SPURS may have a big night at the Bernabeu to come this week – but on this evidence their time at Europe’s top table will be short. By the end of it was hard to tell which set of fans were singing “Champions League, you’re having...

Daily Star, 02:13 in Sport
 
EVERTON 2 VILLA 2: HEAVEN BENT FOR HOULLIER!

EVERTON 2 VILLA 2: HEAVEN BENT FOR HOULLIER!

Everton 2-2 Villa GERARD Houllier cannot argue Villa deserved to cling on for a win here after they struck lucky. And linesman Andy Garratt can breathe a huge sigh of relief after Leighton Baines’ penalty. Jermaine Beckford was bewildered when...

Daily Star, 02:17 in Sport
 
MIDDLESBRO 3 LEICESTER 3: LAST-GASP MAC BLUNTS YAK ATTACK

MIDDLESBRO 3 LEICESTER 3: LAST-GASP MAC BLUNTS YAK ATTACK

Middlesbro 3-3 Leicester YAKUBU claimed a hat-trick on his Riverside return – but it wasn’t enough for ten-man Leicester to nab three points. Chris Weale’s dramatic late penalty save from Boro’s Julio Arca looked to have sealed a vital win for...

Daily Star, 02:21 in Sport
 
NORWICH 6 SCUNTHORPE 0: THREESY FOR JACKO AND HOLT

NORWICH 6 SCUNTHORPE 0: THREESY FOR JACKO AND HOLT

Norwich 6-0 Scunthorpe STRIKERS Grant Holt and Simeon Jackson both grabbed hat-tricks as Norwich strolled to their biggest win of the season. Top-scorer Holt took his tally for the season to 21. Then sub Jackson grabbed a treble of his own in the...

Daily Star, 02:24 in Sport
 
ARSENAL TARGET £5M ADEL TAARABT

ARSENAL TARGET £5M ADEL TAARABT

QPR star Adel Taarabt is a £5million target for Arsenal – and that suits his football pals Samir Nasri, Abou Diaby and Marouanne Chamakh. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is hugely impressed with the form of the Moroccan midfielder. And QPR manager...

Daily Star, 02:26 in Sport
 
ARSENAL 0 BLACKBURN 0: GUNS FIRE BLANKS

ARSENAL 0 BLACKBURN 0: GUNS FIRE BLANKS

Arsenal 0-0 Blackburn ARSENAL virtually waved the white flag of surrender on the title race last night. Arsene Wenger’s men were booed off the pitch and the Gunners chief knows only a miracle can stop Manchester United becoming champions for the...

Daily Star, 02:29 in Sport
 


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