News archive from 29 March 2011, page 6

Flower rules out rushed decision

England coach Andy Flower insists there needs to be a period of reflection before Andrew Strauss' future as one-day international captain is decided. Both Flower and Strauss insist any changes must not be rushed ahead of the summer series against...

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Adam takes positives from defeat

Charlie Adam insists Scotland's friendly against Brazil was a worthwhile exercise despite the manner of their defeat against the five-time world champions. Craig Levein's men were utterly outplayed at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon and could...

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Scots refuse Neymar claims

Scotland fans and the Scottish Football Association have refuted claims Brazil star Neymar was racially abused by the Tartan Army in Sunday's friendly at the Emirates Stadium. A banana was thrown onto the field during Brazil's 2-0 victory over the...

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Doyle out for up to eight weeks

Wolves have confirmed striker Kevin Doyle faces up to eight weeks out with a medial knee ligament injury. The Republic of Ireland frontman suffered the injury during his country's win over Macedonia on Saturday and has returned to the midlands for...

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Sangakkara focused on Kiwis

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara insists his side will not be affected by complacency as they head into a home World Cup semi-final buoyed by a 10-wicket hammering of England. Openers Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan required no help to guide...

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Pendleton focused on London

Victoria Pendleton is unfazed after returning home from the Track Cycling World Championships without a gold medal and believes the work she has done this season will pay dividends at the Olympics. Olympic champion Pendleton - eight times a world...

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McLaren duo bullish after Australia

Lewis Hamilton has delivered a title warning to Sebastian Vettel after the Australian Grand Prix by telling the Formula One world champion: "It's now game on." Come the end of testing in Barcelona, Hamilton never believed such a huge stride...

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Laird focused on Masters debut

With a second win in America now under his belt, Scotland's Martin Laird is turning his thoughts to trying to do something achieved just once since 1935. Fuzzy Zoeller is the only player to have lifted the Masters title on his debut in all those...

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Dulieu takes Sky Blues reins

Coventry have confirmed director Ken Dulieu will take over from Ray Ranson as chairman of the npower Championship strugglers. Ranson, 50, has been executive chairman since SISU took control in December 2007, saving the club from administration, and...

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Bin Hammam verbally attacks Blatter

FIFA presidential challenger Mohamed Bin Hammam has launched a personal jibe at his rival Sepp Blatter, claiming the organisation is only unpopular because of him. Bin Hammam was once a loyal supporter of Blatter and helped him gain power in 1998 but...

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Wanjiru out of London Marathon

Olympic champion Samuel Wanjiru has been forced to pull out of next month's Virgin London Marathon with a knee problem, but three-time winner Martin Lel has been added to the field. Wanjiru won in London in 2009, but dropped out at halfway last year...

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Barry to captain England

Fabio Capello has named Gareth Barry as England captain for Tuesday's friendly against Ghana. The Italian released newly-appointed skipper John Terry from the squad following the Euro 2012 qualifying win over Wales on Saturday. Manchester City...

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Lockyer to retire

Australia and Brisbane Broncos captain Darren Lockyer has announced he will retire from playing at the end of this season. Lockyer, who turned 34 last week, has played 336 NRL games, 33 Origins and 54 Test matches for Australia in a glittering career...

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Johnson sits out training

Glen Johnson was the only absentee from training of the 20 players still at Fabio Capello's disposal for England's friendly with Ghana at Wembley on Tuesday night. The Liverpool defender has a strict fitness regime which means he is sometimes absent...

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Vettel encouraged by winning start

Sebastian Vettel described the atmosphere as "special" and his car "perfect" after winning the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. And on the evidence of Sunday's stunning performance, there will be plenty more...

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