Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

HSE Manger - Solar

£40000 - £45000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: Job Title: HSE Mana...

Data Governance Manager (Solvency II) – Contract – Up to £450 daily rate, 6 month (may go Permanent)

£350 - £450 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: We are currently looking...

Powertrain Design Engineer

competitive: Progressive Recruitment: I hope you are well. My client based in ...

Java Developer - Banking - London - Up to £560/day

£500 - £560 per day: Orgtel: Java Developer FX - Banking - London - Up to £560...

The Sports Matrix: Tuesday 16 August 2011

Supersub Aguero silences Swansea

Two goals from debutant Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City overcome a spirited Swansea 4-0. The promoted side held on for almost an hour, before three goals in 14 minutes swung the match the hosts’ way. Edin Dzeko and David Silva also found the net. MORE

Strauss deserves to be top of the tree

Andrew Strauss’ achievement in taking England to the top of the world rankings takes him to the top in any comparison of England’s greatest Test captains. His endless patience and meticulous planning have helped take England to a great place. MORE

British stars can learn from rookie

Luke Donald and Lee Westwood failed again in a Major at last week’s USPGA, and the latter could learn from the approach of rookie Keegan Bradley, who became the seventh first-time major winner in succession. MORE

Maiga pushes for Newcastle switch

The Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga has spoken of his wish to leave France and move to Newcastle United. “I want it to be done,” the 23-year-old Malian said. “England is a dream. I want to leave. I do not want to quarrel with Sochaux.”

Onions recalled to cover for injuries

Graham Onions has been called up as cover for England ahead of this week’s fourth Test against India at The Oval. The bowler last played for his country 19 months ago but injuries to James Anderson and Chris Tremlett have prompted his recall. MORE

Keane leaves Spurs and heads to US

Tottenham striker Robbie Keane last night completed his £3.5m transfer to MLS side LA Galaxy. The forward, who moves on a two-year contract, struggled for first-team action in recent years at Spurs. “It’s a dream come true,” he said of the move. MORE

Injury rules Rees out of World Cup

Wales’ preparations for next month’s World Cup have suffered another blow with the news that hooker Matthew Rees will miss the tournament. The 30-year-old is suffering from a serious neck injury that requires surgery and could threaten his career. MORE

Walcott comments rile coach Capello

England coach Fabio Capello has not taken kindly to an extract from Theo Walcott’s latest autobiography. The Arsenal forward, 22, says the Italian “killed me” when lambasting him during a training camp for last summer’s World Cup, which Walcott missed. MORE

Parklife begins with basketball

The Australian and Chinese men’s basketball teams will compete in the first competitive event at the Olympic Park as they begin the round-robin London International Basketball Invitational. Spectators will also be allowed into the Park for the first time. MORE

Opinion: James Lawton

If anyone has earned a little luck it is surely Cesc Fabregas, thanks to his wonderful pride in performance and commitment. He has behaved with decency and style, and consistently enhanced the Premier League. MORE

Fabregas happy to leave leadership role to Wilshere

After finally completing his protracted move to Barcelona, Cesc Fabregas yesterday spoke of his belief that Jack Wilshere will be more than able to fill the gap left by his departure. “There is not even a question over whether or not Arsenal’s midfield is in good hands,” the Spaniard said. “Jack will be England captain inside the next two or three years, you don’t have to be a magician to work that out.” Fabregas continued by claiming his biggest regret was not lifting a trophy as Arsenal captain and also paid tribute to former manager, Arsène Wenger, labelling him “the most important person I have met in the game.” “If Arsenal want to keep being the club they should be, they have to be always under his control.” MORE

Wenger resolute on squad strength

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger remains confident his squad can compete for honours, despite the loss of Cesc Fabregas and mounting injury and suspension problems. “We believe we have enough strength,” he said ahead of tonight’s visit of Udinese. MORE

Rossi to miss Japan over radiation fear

Seven-time champion Valentino Rossi may miss October’s Japanese GP over radiation concerns following March’s quake and tsunami. “I don’t think I’ll go,” he said. “I hoped organisers would make the right decision. Now we’ve got a serious problem.” MORE

Career Services

Day In a Page

A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried