As the Queen's Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand broke his long silence by saying he had "very strong feelings" about any possible racial abuse, Chelsea last night continued their backing for John Terry, who is likely to captain the team in a Champions League tie here this evening.
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Monday 31 May 2004
Sunday 30 May 2004
Close up, it is Mark Richardson's piercing, light blue eyes that dominate his lean, fit face. The curls in his hair and the stubble on his chin are greying even though his Test debut was only four years ago. But he was 29 already. Those blue eyes have served him well since then. Two innings over 13 hours 33 minutes in the First Test at Lord's were evidence that he is the best leaver of the ball in Test cricket. His dogged perseverance has produced a commendable average of 48.26 in 55 Test innings. He now stands at No 10 in the world batting rankings.
Saturday 29 May 2004
Sartre is alive and well, and working as a sign writer in Somerset. I know that because I saw his handiwork, hanging outside a pub called The Pilgrims in Lovington. It read, simply, "Sunday lunch - or lunch on a Sunday?".
Saturday 22 May 2004
No filly has won both the English 1,000 Guineas and its Curragh equivalent and Mark Johnston has never won an Irish Classic. Both those statistics are due an overhaul and the time appears to have come.
Wednesday 28 April 2004
Thursday 22 April 2004
England launched a search for their own version of Michael Bevan yesterday only a week after Australia found the original surplus to requirements. This might suggest that England are following the others in the one-day game but it was also a clear concession of what their middle-order is lacking.
Sunday 11 April 2004
James Simpson-Daniel co-owns a racehorse called Leitrim Rock with his father. Not that this is a tipping service, but the inside info from the Gloucester wing is to resist investing in a win double on his club to take their Heineken Cup quarter-final at Wasps today, and his four-legged friend to romp home at Warwick on Tuesday. Simpson-Daniel fancies Gloucester's chances, albeit they are second favourites at the home of the English champions. It is Leitrim Rock that he is less confident about.
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Thursday 25 March 2004
Wednesday 17 March 2004
Thursday 11 March 2004
England have been attempting to play down the need to dismiss Brian Lara cheaply during the build-up to today's first Test at Sabina Park. Michael Vaughan, the England captain, has preferred to talk about the West Indian batting as a unit rather than single out their leading player. This is not through disrespect. The problem for Vaughan is that should he stand up in front of his team and talk about what Lara is capable of, he runs the risk of turning his bowlers into gibbering wrecks.
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