News archive from 29 January 2011, page 1

Carlo Ancelotti spurns Chelsea youth in order to combat rigours of age | Dominic Fifield

Carlo Ancelotti spurns Chelsea youth in order to combat rigours of age | Dominic Fifield

At first glance the Chelsea contradiction had been laid bare. Carlo Ancelotti sat at the training ground, fielding a series of questions laced with the sense that the Premier League champions had abandoned their long-term vision as well as any sense...

Guardian, 23:06 in Sport
 
U.S. review of Huawei/3Leaf under way

U.S. review of Huawei/3Leaf under way

"Huawei voluntarily invited CFIUS review of this transaction," said William Plummer, Huawei's vice president of external affairs. "Huawei cannot speculate about the possible outcome, but be assured Huawei is comfortable having any...

 

Arab states: a quagmire of tyranny | Soumaya Ghannoushi

We are witnessing the breakdown of the Arab state after decades of failure and mounting crises. The Arab political establishment has never looked weaker than it does today. It is either dying a protracted silent death, corroded from within, or...

 
Sale 20-28 Newport-Gwent Dragons | LV Cup match report

Sale 20-28 Newport-Gwent Dragons | LV Cup match report

Newport Gwent Dragons ran in three tries in the opening 10 minutes of the second half to condemn their hosts Sale to a first defeat in this season's LV Cup and increase their own chances of a semi-final place. Tries from Adam Hughes (two) and Aled...

Guardian, 23:31 in Sport
 
Arsene Wenger: Arsenal defender transfer failure not a problem

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal defender transfer failure not a problem

The Frenchman had been keen to strengthen his defence this month and was strongly linked with bids for Gary Cahill of Bolton Wanderers and Christopher Samba of Blackburn Rovers. He was even said to be considering moves for Newcastle United's ex-Gunner...

Metro, 23:42 in Sport
 
HOULLIER TO BIDE TIME OVER LARSSON

HOULLIER TO BIDE TIME OVER LARSSON

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier may attempt to sign Birmingham midfielder Sebastian Larsson in the summer after failing to land the Sweden international this month. Houllier has been told that Larsson is remaining at Birmingham for the rest of...

Daily Star, 23:55 in Sport
 
FERNANDO TORRES IS A TORR-IFIC SWAP FOR DIDIER DROGBA

FERNANDO TORRES IS A TORR-IFIC SWAP FOR DIDIER DROGBA

FERNANDO TORRES would be the perfect replacement for Didier Drogba. If I was Liverpool, I’d tell Chelsea: “You can have Torres – but only if you give us Didier Drogba.” Liverpool can’t just let Torres go in the middle of the season without having...

Daily Star, 00:00 in Sport
 
MICHEL SALGADO’S JOY OF THE ROVERS

MICHEL SALGADO’S JOY OF THE ROVERS

MICHEL SALGADO reckons Blackburn are the new Chelsea – and lifting the FA Cup with Rovers will be a greater feat than conquering Europe. The Spanish defender twice helped Real Madrid win the Champions League during 10 years at the Bernabeu. Dream...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
AIDY BOOTHROYD BID TO BYE TIME

AIDY BOOTHROYD BID TO BYE TIME

COVENTRY manager Aidy Boothroyd is plotting an alternative route to the FA Cup fifth round – ahead of his second trip to St Andrew’s in a week. Boothroyd was in the stands as today’s opponents Birmingham produced a heroic display to reach the...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
ALEX MCLEISH: WE WANT MORE OF NASTY NIKOLA ZIGIC

ALEX MCLEISH: WE WANT MORE OF NASTY NIKOLA ZIGIC

ALEX McLeish has told giant striker Nikola Zigic to get nasty if he wants to crack it in England. The 6ft 8in hitman has been more pussycat than lion since Birmingham splashed out £6m to sign him last year. And ‘Big Eck’ has told the gentle giant...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
WHY JOKER CHRIS DAY WON'T BE GIVING UP THE DAY JOB

WHY JOKER CHRIS DAY WON'T BE GIVING UP THE DAY JOB

NO ONE typifies the magic of this weekend’s FA Cup draw better than Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day and his fellow League Two giant-killers as they hungrily eye Reading today. Underdogs Stevenage, who dispatched Premier League Newcastle 3-1 in the...

 
BLACKBURN’S REAL GOOD FOR MICHEL SALGADO

BLACKBURN’S REAL GOOD FOR MICHEL SALGADO

MICHEL SALGADO claims winning the FA Cup with Blackburn, who face Aston Villa today, would surpass his two Champions League medals. And former Real Madrid galactico Salgado says Blackburn is a great place for the world’s best players to come as...

 
FERNANDO TORRES: LET ME LEAVE LIVERPOOL

FERNANDO TORRES: LET ME LEAVE LIVERPOOL

FERNANDO TORRES has officially told Liverpool he wants to leave and Chelsea will now follow up with an improved bid of about £45million for the striker. Torres has stopped short of putting in a written transfer request but has told Liverpool...

 
FIGHTING MAN ANDY MURRAY INTO FINAL

FIGHTING MAN ANDY MURRAY INTO FINAL

ANDY MURRAY will put friendship to one side and prepare for a brutal match in the Australian Open final tomorrow. For the third time in his career, Murray will attempt to end a dismal 75-year gap since Fred Perry was the last Briton to win a Grand...

 
OLD PAL’S AXE CALLING ANDY MURRAY

OLD PAL’S AXE CALLING ANDY MURRAY

TWO skinny, wide-eyed 13-year-olds, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, first met on a court in 2001. Ten years, 34 senior titles and £22million in prize money later, they meet once again tomorrow in the final of the Australian Open. Murray remembers...

 


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