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As Harry Redknapp turns down Rovers, Tim Rich asks whether those in charge at Ewood Park are as clueless as they seem
The former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is reported to be interested in taking over at the Championship side Blackburn Rovers. Redknapp has been out of work since leaving Spurs in June and is said to be keen to fill the manager's role at Rovers, which was vacated earlier this month when Steve Kean was sacked.
It just wasn't meant to be for the Lancashire lasses of track and field at London 2012. Poor Jenny Meadows and Helen Clitheroe, two stalwarts and international championship medal-winning stars of the British athletics brigade, have both been banjaxed by injury in this summer of summers and failed to make the selection cut for the Games.
Steve Kean, the Blackburn manager, has dismissed claims that a Rovers fan broke into the club's training ground this week and attempted to confront him as "laughable".
Support for the far right in the French presidential election – and here in Britain – is more about disillusion than dogma
Rachida (not her real name) was playing badminton in a Blackburn sports centre when I asked her if she'd talk to me about politics. I was making a Beyond Westminster programme for Radio 4 about how British Asian voters were deserting the three main parties. This young woman was initially very reluctant to contribute, and when she saw a middle-aged, male Labour councillor from her community trying to eavesdrop, she begged me to send him away.
Youngster's displays in first full season have typified Rovers' spirit. By Tom Watt
Sir Alex Ferguson is confident David de Gea's wonder-save at Chelsea last week can help inspire Manchester United's young goalkeeper.
Blackburn boss Steve Kean has held talks with Christopher Samba and told the unsettled defender he will not be sold.
Blackburn manager Steve Kean has raised the stakes in his battle to silence his vitriolic detractors by denouncing some of those Rovers fans gunning for his dismissal as "not true supporters".
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Jamie Mackie has been handed a start for Scotland in tonight's friendly against Cyprus in Larnaca.
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Holly Bleasdale has come a long way in a short space of time. Yesterday lunchtime she was sitting alongside Christine Ohuruogu as one of the star attractions at the press conference for the Aviva World Trials and National Championships, which open at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham this evening.
Blackburn have postponed their pre-season friendly in India this week in the wake of recent terrorist bombings in the country.