Inept FA lack the ability to recalibrate the ‘fury’ and ‘anger’ inanely taking a sport to fever pitch
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Sunday 13 May 2012
England will almost certainly havea new batsman for the start of the international summer on Thursday. Both Jonathan Bairstow and James Taylor have sound reasons for expecting the invitation to become the country's 652nd Test player, with Bairstow perhaps the selectors' preferred option.
Thursday 05 January 2012
Lancaster and Rowntree will seek to reconnect with the game's grass roots, they tell Chris Hewett
Thursday 05 January 2012
Two-thirds of caretaker coaching team will seek to rebuild tarnished team by reconnecting with union's grass roots
Tuesday 05 July 2011
The cost of maintaining an acceptable standard of living has soared by up to a fifth for families in the past year, according to research published today.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Michael McIlorum is ready to risk the wrath of his Irish grandfather after switching his allegiance to England.
Friday 27 May 2011
Sunday 22 May 2011
Thursday 14 April 2011
It's a fact unwisely overlooked by all those people gearing up to run Sunday's marathon that as Phidippides, the first marathon runner, hit the final ribbon in Athens he promptly dropped dead. It doesn't stop thousands doing the marathon of course, or indeed banging on about it afterwards, so it's a relief to discover that there is actually an interesting subject to talk about in the world of running. As explored in The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon: Sport's Holy Grail, it's the race to beat the current record of two hours, three minutes and 59 seconds.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
Police said yesterday that they would be looking into allegations that the England footballer Ashley Cole shot a work-placement student with an air gun at Chelsea's training ground. The defender reportedly fired at Tom Cowan, 21, by accident from just five feet away with a .22 rifle, which he believed was not loaded, at the club's training facility in Cobham, Surrey.
Friday 18 February 2011
Hundreds of thousands of people who come off benefits to take jobs could be worse off as they move up the income scale under the Government's sweeping welfare reforms.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Fresh from penning a new, improved deal which ties him – contractually, at least – to Murrayfield until the end of the 2015 World Cup year, Andy Robinson was asked yesterday what in particular he had enjoyed in his first two and a half years as Scotland's head coach. "The 9-8 against Australia, the 23-20 against Ireland, the [two] performances in Argentina," he replied, editing the highlights to four of the seven positive results over which he has presided in his 14 matches in charges of the Caledonian national team (there have also been wins against South Africa, Fiji and Samoa, plus a draw against England).
Friday 14 January 2011
Beckwith, Beckwith, don't I recognise that name?
Sunday 12 December 2010
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Thursday 11 November 2010
Ricky Ponting yesterday issued what is usually described as a warning about the poverty of England's prospects in the first Test. It would have been more of a surprise had Australia's captain derided his own team's chances of success in Brisbane, where the series finally starts on 25 November, but then that is not the purpose of the phoney war.
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