News archive from 11 April 2012, page 17

Redknapp's seeking run-in revival as Spurs look to bounce back from slump

Redknapp's seeking run-in revival as Spurs look to bounce back from slump

At a glance, it's obvious really. Harry Redknapp 'got' the England job, Tottenham collapsed and title hopes were transformed into the dread of another unwanted encounter with the wretched Europa League. But is it that simple? Nine Premier League games...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 

Arsenal close in on Dempsey as scouts say £10m Fulham man will be smash hit in north London

Arsenal are determined to land Fulham forward Clint Dempsey this summer after regular scouting reports since the turn of the year convinced Arsene Wenger he would fit perfectly into their system. The £10million-rated USA striker has scored 22 goals...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 

Olympics 'bigger than Grand Slams': Murray ranks gold medal as his No 1 priority

Andy Murray believes winning a gold medal at the Olympics would be a bigger achievement than a maiden Grand Slam title. The British No 1 has three times been runner-up in a Grand Slam but has said standing on top of the podium at London 2012 would...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 

Saturday deadline in place for Bahrain as F1 teams plan showdown talks with Ecclestone

Formula One's key players have set a deadline of Saturday to decide the fate of the Bahrain Grand Prix as violent political unrest continues to disturb the Gulf kingdom. Representatives of the 12 teams will meet with Formula One supremo Bernie...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 
Champion Roberts left out of Paralympic swim squad

Champion Roberts left out of Paralympic swim squad

Eleven-time gold medallist David Roberts has been left out of Great Britain's Paralympic swimming squad for London 2012. The Welshman, 31, missed the qualifying times in the 50 metres and 100m freestyle at trials in Sheffield last weekend, and the...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 

Problematic stars like Balotelli need strong leadership, says Hodgson

Roy Hodgson has warned that difficult players can end up destroying the fabric of a club, if there is no strong leadership from the top. West Brom's boss spoke ahead of Wednesday evening's trip to Manchester City where the name of Mario Balotelli is...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 

Milczarek free to return to racing after successfully appealing two-year ban

Leading female jockey Kirsty Milczarek is free to return to the sport after successfully appealing against a two-year ban originally imposed for passing information for reward and committing a corrupt or fraudulent practise in December. Milczarek, who...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 

Former Newcastle chief Fletcher hospitalised with lung cancer

Freddie Fletcher, a former chief executive at Newcastle, is in hospital battling lung cancer. The 71-year-old, who is widely credited with transforming the fortunes of the north east club, has been diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma.

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Sport
 

Teenage girl takes stage with blues legend

A TEENAGER from South Queensferry has taken to the stage with American blues giant Joe Bonamassa. Eilidh Mckellar, 18, met Bonamassa three years ago when she interviewed him as part of a Blues for Schools programme in Edinburgh. He decided he would...

 
NEWCASTLE DIG FOR A POT OF GOLD

NEWCASTLE DIG FOR A POT OF GOLD

Now the colours of a rainbow span the Tyne, to match the flags of the nations representing the modern Magpies. And at the end, there could be a Champions League pot of gold. Five wins in a row, Papiss Cisse 10 goals in nine games and Hatem Ben Arfa...

 
YOSSI BENAYOUN IS MISSING LINK FOR CHELSEA

YOSSI BENAYOUN IS MISSING LINK FOR CHELSEA

But it is the distinctly less glamorous name of Yossi Benayoun that will act as one of the most telling examples of how and why Chelsea have fallen behind their rivals. Negligence, pure and simple negligence, will be to blame if Chelsea cannot drag...

 
Allan Massie: A ‘true Tory’ is certain to face heavy defeat

Allan Massie: A ‘true Tory’ is certain to face heavy defeat

DAVID Cameron's attempt to detoxify his party has cost him popularity among the core support but it has saved the Tories Two years into government and not only the coalition but the Conservative Party is in trouble. Labour, despite the much-touted...

Scotsman, 01:13 in Politics
 

Greens set sights on Lib Dem seat

CANDIDATES from the Green Party and UK Independence Party are to stand in all 28 wards across Sheffield at next month's council elections. They hope to offer voters an alternative from the city’s two main Labour and Liberal Democrat groups. The Tories...

 
LUKA MODRIC IN THE SIDE…

LUKA MODRIC IN THE SIDE…

However, it was specifically those players who need to be in the team. It is no good just adopting the system they naturally fall in to. So, playing with the two wingers, but resting Parker was never going to satisfy the theory we were trumpeting as a...

 

Ex-miners’ leader faces jail over theft

A FORMER mining union leader who stole nearly £150,000 from a charity for sick and elderly former pit workers is facing jail following a probe by South Yorkshire Police. Neil Greatrex, the former president of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers, was...

 


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