News archive from 9 April 2011

Government shutdown blame game | Michael Tomasky

I confess, dear readers, that I have in part turned my attention to The Masters. Rory McIlory is amazing. Is he Catholic or Orange, does anyone know? NBC is playing its poll from yesterday as a statement that a plurality of people blame Republicans,...


Manny Ramirez retires over 'drug policy issue'

Manny Ramirez reacts after striking out against the LA Angels earlier this week. Photograph: Mike Carlson/AP Tampa Bay Rays slugger Manny Ramirez told Major League Baseball that he is retiring after being notified of an issue that arose under MLB's...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport

Harlequins 32-22 Wasps | European Challenge Cup match report

Harlequins still have plenty to do if they wish to lift the Amlin Challenge Cup this season but they are entering the closing furlongs in decent shape. Wasps did launch a spirited fightback on a balmy evening in south-west London but for long periods...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport

Steve Bruce desperate to play the fool for struggling Sunderland

'If someone scores a hat-trick and then goes and swears at a camera lens, I'll take the rap,' says Sunderland's Steve Bruce. Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Reuters Until the start of this year Steve Bruce almost always winced as he watched his...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport

A winter in Milton Keynes stands Red Bull in good stead for Malaysia

Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner has attributed Red Bull’s success to a team-building boot camp. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images Red Bull were dominant yet again here in the Turkish bath of the sinuous Sepang circuit. The double...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport

Alan Pardew will not silence Joey Barton despite his latest comments

The latest controversy involving Joey Barton centres around comments made in an interview with a French football magazine. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images Alan Pardew will not seek to silence Joey Barton in the wake of the Newcastle United...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport

Lewis Hamilton: I could make a go of it at Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton of McLaren during a practice session on the Sepang track in Malaysia. Photograph: Srdjan Suki/EPA Lewis Hamilton would be prepared to drive for Red Bull but only if Sebastian Vettel could learn to be a better loser. That was the clear...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport

Monty Python's Terry Jones sinks his teeth into canine opera

Stewart Copeland in his former guise as drummer in the Police. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA What do you get if you cross a dog with a doctor and a Python with a former Police man? Two operas, of course. Monty Python's Terry Jones and ex-Police drummer...


Matt O'Connor is teaching Leicester new tricks ahead of Leinster clash

The Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor believes his side will be better for a match in Dublin than England were. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Certain myths about Leicester flourish like poison ivy. Boring, one-dimensional...

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport

Huddersfield 29-10 Warrington | Super League match report

Huddersfield's Jamie Simpson is tackled by Warrington's Chris Bridge, left, and Joel Monaghan at the Galpharm Stadium. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Huddersfield pulled clear of the Wolves at the top of the Super League table with a performance that...

Guardian, 22:18 in Sport

Tina Fey book launch - live!

Tina Fey will be in conversation with the New Yorker's David Remnick to celebrate the launch of her new book, Bossypants. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters 10.14pm: Greetings all – tonight's live blog will not just be, as the name says, live, but LIVE...



Adil Rashid challenged the theory that New Road is an early-season graveyard for slow bowlers as Yorkshire began their LV= County Championship campaign by dismissing Worcestershire for 286. The all-rounder took three wickets in 30 balls during a...

Daily Star, 22:27 in Sport
Bernie Madoff points finger at big banks who 'knew what was going on' during his scam

Bernie Madoff points finger at big banks who 'knew what was going on' during his scam

Top Wall Street executives knew about Bernie Madoff's multi-billion dollar scam but didn't do anything about it, the jailed swindler has revealed in a bombshell new interview. Madoff, now 72, pointed a finger at senior executives at JPMorgan Chase....


Liverpool lose Steven Gerrard for season after groin-injury setback

The Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard, has played only 24 times for Liverpool in an injury-interrupted season. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images Steven Gerrard's injury-plagued season has come to a premature end, Kenny Dalglish has confirmed,...

Guardian, 22:36 in Sport

Madrid dismissal leaves Peter Crouch 'low' and out of Stoke game

Harry Redknapp says it is unlikely Peter Crouch will start against Stoke following his sending off against Real Madrid. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Harry Redknapp is unlikely to give Peter Crouch the chance to redeem himself following his...

Guardian, 22:36 in Sport

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