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Saturday 07 February 2009
The Frenchman Armel Le Cléac'h looked set to finish his first Vendée Globe solo non-stop, round-the-world race in second place this morning.
Saturday 07 February 2009
Saturday 03 January 2009
Monday 29 December 2008
Sunday 28 December 2008
Football has its odd-numbered years, bereft of major championships; in rugby it's the other way round. Without a World Cup or a Lions tour, hardly anything happened. Unless you count a Welsh Grand Slam, a New Zealand Grand Slam, the firing and hiring at Twickenham, the continuing success story of Munster, the financial panic spreading through the clubs, and three little letters which got everyone hot under the scrumcap: ELV.
Thursday 20 November 2008
Sunday 09 November 2008
Whatever befalls England this autumn, Martin Johnson can never be described as a pawn in the game. Sir Clive Woodward, for whom diplomacy has always been a stranger, has questioned England's decision to appoint Johnson as coach while he is still wet behind the cauliflower ears. "You have to be a warrior but you also have to play chess," the knight said. He identified Johnson as a Samurai-like figure but doubted if he had the tactical nous to be a grandmaster. "We'd all be more confident if he had spent a few years coaching Leicester. I see no one at Twickenham who can help him, who can question what he's doing. He's on his own." Rob Andrew, who beat Sir Clive to the job as director of elite rugby, would disagree, but they do on most things. Woodward, who led England to the 2003 World Cup with Johnson as his captain, got his knighthood for services to rugby before walking out of Twickenham. When he took the Lions toNew Zealand in 2005 it was checkmate to the All Blacks.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/mary_dejevsky/" target="_blanK">Mary Dejevsky: Russia Notebook: Holiday Inns, baby booms, chess champions</a>
Sunday 14 September 2008
OUR GROUP stayed at a Holiday Inn on the northern outskirts of Moscow, which was convenient for the airport that some participants flew into and out of, but not convenient for much else.
Sunday 27 July 2008
"I Had a Talk with My Man Last Night" on Chicago's Chess label from 1964 is one of Deep Soul's most immortal songs, with Riley Hammond's melancholy French horn and lush string arrangements contrasting with Collier's gritty vocal.
Tuesday 15 July 2008
A mother whose ex-husband stood trial for raping their daughter, who died weeks before the teenager was due to testify against him in court, has been questioned by police over an alleged plot to murder him.
Tuesday 27 May 2008
Sunday 25 May 2008
If the Cold War, even more than most, was a continuation of politics by other means, then one of those means was chess – and probably the most apposite one at that. It is itself, after all, a sublimated and codified game of war. Daniel Johnson goes so far as to say that, "by providing the safety valve that kept the lid on the Cold War, chess helped to save civilisation from itself."
Monday 21 April 2008
A play without a beginning and a middle, Endgame, Beckett's prolonged preparation for oblivion, conceals as subtle a series of moves as any chess game. In this new production by Liverpool's thrillingly revitalised Everyman, a highlight of its celebratory season of European drama, this depiction of the end of everything is scarcely played as a comedy, but it does have its lighter moments.
Sunday 20 April 2008
Sunday 20 January 2008
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