News archive from 11 December 2012, page 7

Blackburn still hoping Friedel will return even though keeper is willing to fight for Spurs place

Blackburn remain keen on signing Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel as a player-coach despite his determination to succeed at White Hart Lane.The 41-year-old American goalkeeper faces a battle to be Spurs' first choice stopper with summer signing Hugo...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

It has been a superb sporting year... but football's only gold medal is for hatred

Sport can be cruel, Arthur Hopcraft wrote 44 years ago in The Football Man, which remains the most compelling book written about the game in this country. He went on: 'Football can make a man more ridiculous even than drink.' With that arrow the...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

City stay hot on the heels of Sampdoria's Obiang with Chelsea and Spurs also keen

Manchester City continue to track Sampdoria's Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang. The 20-year-old has been watched by the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea, while a number of other European clubs have expressed an interest. Obiang, who has made 12...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Evra sack alert! Sir Alex will give us ALL the boot if we don't beat City to crown, claims United star

Patrice Evra has warned his team-mates they deserve to be sacked if Manchester United let the Barclays Premier League title slip through their grasp again. Sir Alex Ferguson's side won an explosive Manchester derby 3-2 on Sunday to move six points...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Prison's failings slammed in report

Prison inspectors have produced a damning report into the safety standards at an overcrowded jail published just days after it was saved from the axe. Inspectors from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) arrived unannounced at HMP Lincoln in...

 

Wenger plots swoop for United's Nani after Fergie bust-up... and Gunners could get West Ham's Diame on the...

Arsenal are looking at a bold January swoop for Manchester United and Portugal winger Nani. The 26-year-old is out of favour at Old Trafford after a bust-up with Sir Alex Ferguson and an impasse over a contract extension, while Wenger looks to bolster...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Chelsea forward Hazard the victim of anti-Israel riddle

Chelsea, whose season has been overshadowed by the John Terry and Mark Clattenburg racism issues, have been caught up in another sensitive controversy involving Eden Hazard's political views. The Belgium forward was alleged to have put his signature...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Stars must stop taunting fans... or it could be a knife instead of a coin which is thrown

This isn't an excuse for abuse or throwing coins but players have to take more responsibility for the way they behave on the field. A goal celebration should be a show of joy, but when it is received as an act of provocation and aggression, especially...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Giroud joins Walcott on sidelines for Capital One Cup quarter-final at Bradford

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will miss Tuesday's Capital One Cup quarter-final clash with Bradford with a back injury.Theo Walcott (calf), Laurent Koscielny (thigh) and Andre Santos (stomach muscle) are also sidelined. Arsene Wenger will select a...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 
Standard Chartered to pay $327 million in U.S. sanctions case

Standard Chartered to pay $327 million in U.S. sanctions case

The U.S. Justice Department and the New York District Attorney's office said on Monday the bank moved millions of dollars through the U.S. banking system on behalf of customers in the four sanctioned countries. The fine came on top of a separate...

Reuters, 00:29 in Business
 

Napoli in the dock as shamed stopper Gianello tells court he tried to fix match

Napoli went on trial for match-fixing on Monday and could be docked points after its former goalkeeper confessed to arranging the result of a game three seasons ago. Matteo Gianello confessed to prosecutors that he attempted to fix the match between...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Pompey will still be docked 10 points if supporters group win fight to save club

Portsmouth still face a 10-point deduction should the Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST) win their battle to save the club this week.The Football League today confirmed the sanction, to be imposed once the club comes out of administration, after receiving...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 
MSP claims patients kicked off waiting lists in fresh NHS scandal

MSP claims patients kicked off waiting lists in fresh NHS scandal

AN MSP has claimed that Lothian hospital patients are being booted off waiting lists after being given unreasonable offers of treatment - more than a year after a similar practice was exposed. The original waiting list scandal erupted after NHS...

Scotsman, 00:31 in Health
 

Prison's failings slammed in report

Prison inspectors have produced a damning report into the safety standards at an overcrowded jail published just days after it was saved from the axe. Inspectors from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) arrived unannounced at HMP Lincoln in...

 
Police investigate death on passenger jet

Police investigate death on passenger jet

The Boeing 777 flight was en route to Amsterdam from Lima when it was diverted to Heathrow. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/AFP/Getty Police were treating the inside of a transatlantic flight diverted to Heathrow as a crime scene last night after a...

 


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