News archive from 9 August 2013, page 8

Maverick KP has the DNA of a champ... he comes with baggage, but he's worth it

I first met Kevin Pietersen eight years ago in surreal settings. We were dressed in Olympic costume on a bus surrounded by demonstrators as the Olympic torch passed through London on its way to the Beijing Games. Two things struck me. The first was...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 

Besiktas eye United left-back Buttner (who could leave just 12 months after joining

Besiktas are keen on Manchester United left-back Alex Buttner. The Turkish side are yet to make an offer, however. The Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford last summer but failed to put any real pressure on the long-serving Patrice Evra for his first-team...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 

Fulham line up move for QPR's Granero... just days after signing Taarabt (and Mbia has been offered to the...

Fulham have made an enquiry about QPR midfielder Esteban Granero. Martin Jol has asked days after signing Adel Taarabt on loan. The 26-year-old Granero is also a target for Spanish side Real Sociedad. QPR are willing to offload more players as they...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 

Sportsmail's cure for Cook and Trott's summertime blues

Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott have struggled for runs this Ashes series. Here's why two of England's star men have not performed with the bat after doing so well in Australia. ALASTAIR COOK Why did he do so well in the 2010-11 Ashes? Cook has...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 

Carry on hot spot... but no boobs please! Cook backs ICC decision to keep faith with DRS

Carry on Hot Spot may sound more like a film starring Barbara Windsor and Sid James than an edict from cricket's governing body but either way there is a strong sense of farce about the technological cloud hanging over the Ashes. The flawed element of...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 

It's the ghost-goal busters! Hawk-Eye technology will give us justice, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger claimed the Barclays Premier League's goalline decision system is a victory for justice after watching the new technology in action for the first time on Thursday. The Arsenal manager was given a thorough rundown on the Hawk-Eye system...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 

Cook calls for ICC review on DRS and controversial 'umpire's call' ruling ahead of fourth Test

England captain Alastair Cook has asked for clarification from the ICC over the controversial Decision Review System. The ICC have ruled that the controversial Hot Spot technology will remain in place for the last two Ashes Tests, beginning with the...

Daily Mail, 00:46 in Sport
 

Emirates attractive to UK expats

The nation of expats - the United Arab Emirates - is becoming increasingly popular with Britons living abroad, according to a poll. Over the last four years the UAE has steadily crept up a table of nations offering the best quality of life for British...

 

Fan travel plea to football clubs

Top football clubs should help fans tackle the "spiralling cost" of getting to matches, according to a campaign group. A special football railcard is one of the options put forward by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT). The group has...

 

Met checks BBC pay-offs complaint

Metropolitan Police fraud squad officers are assessing whether to investigate allegations of misconduct in public office and fraud made against the BBC's severance payments and benefits for senior managers. Conservative MP Rob Wilson requested the Met...

 

Emirates attractive to UK expats

The nation of expats - the United Arab Emirates - is becoming increasingly popular with Britons living abroad, according to a poll. Over the last four years the UAE has steadily crept up a table of nations offering the best quality of life for British...

 

Fan travel plea to football clubs

Top football clubs should help fans tackle the "spiralling cost" of getting to matches, according to a campaign group. A special football railcard is one of the options put forward by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT). The group has...

 

Emirates attractive to UK expats

The nation of expats - the United Arab Emirates - is becoming increasingly popular with Britons living abroad, according to a poll. Over the last four years the UAE has steadily crept up a table of nations offering the best quality of life for British...

 

Fan travel plea to football clubs

Top football clubs should help fans tackle the "spiralling cost" of getting to matches, according to a campaign group. A special football railcard is one of the options put forward by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT). The group has...

 

Met checks BBC pay-offs complaint

Metropolitan Police fraud squad officers are assessing whether to investigate allegations of misconduct in public office and fraud made against the BBC's severance payments and benefits for senior managers. Conservative MP Rob Wilson requested the Met...

 


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