News archive from 29 March 2011, page 5

Humiliating climbdown surely spells apocalypse for Horsemen's tariff

Humiliating climbdown surely spells apocalypse for Horsemen's tariff

Climbdown is too small a word for the humiliating manoeuvre performed by the Horsemen's Group on Monday morning . Having spent several days insisting that nothing would stand in the way of their tariff on prize money when the new Flat season on turf...

Guardian, 00:24 in Sport
 
Richard Fahey targets being leading trainer in the north

Richard Fahey targets being leading trainer in the north

Trainer Richard Fahey staked his claim to be the king of the north as the days tick down to the resumption of Flat racing on turf and the season's first highlight, the William Hill Lincoln, at Doncaster on Saturday. Fahey might deny that any rivalry...

Guardian, 00:24 in Sport
 
Clubs face licensing system in wake of parliamentary inquiry

Clubs face licensing system in wake of parliamentary inquiry

The Culture, Media and Sport select committee's investigation into football governance is set to lead to a formal club licensing system. Indeed, so advanced is the thinking of the committee that what the licensing system would contain is already...

Guardian, 00:24 in Sport
 
Fighting fire with volts: How water hoses could be replaced with electric wands

Fighting fire with volts: How water hoses could be replaced with electric wands

The devices could also part flames, allowing the emergency services to enter burning buildings - and trapped occupants to escape them.Other possibilities include electric ceiling "sprinklers" for use in buildings, primed to spark into action...

 
DARREN LOCKYER’S FINAL BRIT FLING

DARREN LOCKYER’S FINAL BRIT FLING

DARREN LOCKYER is set to make his playing farewell in front of British crowds – after announcing that he will retire at the end of this season. Brisbane Broncos stand-off Darren Lockyer, who has starred in a record 54 Tests for Australia, will bow...

Daily Star, 00:26 in Sport
 

No Neymar complaint over race claim

Brazil striker Neymar says he will not lodge a complaint after alleged racism during Sunday's friendly win over Scotland at the Emirates Stadium. The 19-year-old Santos player scored both Brazil goals, but a banana was thrown onto the pitch as he...

People, 00:26 in Sport
 

Bale in race to face Real

Gareth Bale is facing a race against time to be fit for Tottenham's Champions League clash against Real Madrid after the club revealed he suffered a grade one hamstring strain while on international duty with Wales. The 21-year-old withdrew from Gary...

People, 00:26 in Sport
 

Gallas signs contract extension

Tottenham defender William Gallas has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2013. The 33-year-old Frenchman joined Spurs on a one-year deal last summer after failing to agree a new contract with Arsenal, and...

People, 00:26 in Sport
 

Lennon leaves England squad

Aaron Lennon has returned to Tottenham with a minor hamstring complaint. The winger had been pencilled in for a starting slot in England's friendly with Ghana at Wembley on Tuesday night. However, Lennon felt some discomfort after Monday's training...

People, 00:26 in Sport
 
FABIO CAPELLO’S 100-WORD EXCUSE...

FABIO CAPELLO’S 100-WORD EXCUSE...

IT was a potentially awkward moment when Fabio Capello answered my question by asking: “How many languages do you speak?” But he appeared to acknowledge the key detail was the fact this particular reporter is employed by an English newspaper. When...

 

Wray blasts RFU for Super 15 clash

Saracens chairman Nigel Wray hit out at the Rugby Football Union for scheduling the Super 15 game at Twickenham on the same day his side kept up the pressure at the top of the Aviva Premiership with a 24-9 win over Newcastle. With such a long time...

People, 00:26 in Sport
 

Matterson hails half-back duo

Castleford coach Terry Matterson praised half-backs Rangi Chase and Danny Orr after the Tigers enjoyed a points spree against struggling Crusaders. The Tigers bounced back from their first defeat of the season at Bradford by running in 10 tries in a...

People, 00:27 in Sport
 

Hart - Wilshere's age is irrelevant

England goalkeeper Joe Hart believes it is time to stop mentioning Jack Wilshere's young age - just 19 - and to concentrate on lauding his quality. Wilshere produced an impressive performance on his competitive debut for England in Saturday's 2-0...

People, 00:27 in Sport
 

Hugh Muir's diary

• It did seem like a career ender, and deservedly so, when the writer/academic Nir Rosen made light of the sexual abuse the TV reporter Lara Logan suffered at the hands of a baying mob while covering the Egyptian revolution. There was almost total...

Guardian, 00:27 in Politics
 

Shane longs to make his mark

Shane Long emerged from an X-rated encounter with Macedonia defender Boban Grncharov confident he is ready to make his mark on the international stage. The Republic of Ireland striker was left with a painful reminder of his night's work at the Aviva...

People, 00:27 in Sport
 


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