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Monday 29 November 2010
Luxembourg referee Alain Hamer may have reconsidered his part in officiating in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League last weekend if he had been informed of the reason for the Scottish refereeing strike sooner than two hours before kick-off.
Friday 19 November 2010
Largely selected from the pages of The New Yorker, this collection of the early work of Canadian short story writer, Mavis Gallant, kicks off with her first published story, "Madeline's Birthday" (1951), and ends with the novella-length "The Burgundy Weekend" (1971). As with the best writers of short fiction, Gallant's primary subject is loneliness and the exquisite sadness of being exiled from home.
Saturday 23 October 2010
Anne Keothavong continued her superb run of form to reach the semi-finals of the Luxembourg Open with a 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Iveta Benesova.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Thursday 30 September 2010
Rider reaction to overnight revelations that Alberto Contador failed a doping test while winning the Tour de France this year has been muted so far at the road cycling world championships.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Craig Bellamy maintained yesterday that there were no hard feelings about his departure from Manchester City. There had been intense speculation about the striker's future since he revealed ahead of Wales' match against Luxembourg last week he was not going to be included in City's 25-man Premier League squad. Bellamy yesterday dropped down to the Championship with Cardiff, his hometown club, on a season-long loan, despite top-flight clubs in England and Scotland lining up to sign him.
Thursday 12 August 2010
Argentina dampened down the celebrations surrounding the Republic of Ireland's return to Lansdowne Road and Robbie Keane's 100th cap by easing to a 1-0 win in Dublin last night.
Saturday 24 July 2010
The media tycoon Richard Desmond last night sealed his takeover of Five, the channel whose hit shows include CSI and Neighbours, in a deal worth £103.5m.
Monday 19 July 2010
Alberto Contador today seized the Tour de France lead after taking advantage of yellow jersey incumbent Andy Schleck's mechanical problem on stage 15.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
A lethal alliance composed of the favourites Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck turned the battle for yellow into a two-way duel yesterday on the toughest Alpine climb of the 2010 Tour. While Bradley Wiggins suffered again in the mountains and slid to sixteenth overall, the Spanish champion and his young rival from Luxembourg put clear water between themselves and the pack.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
A second day of spectacular crashes on the Tour de France involving British favourite Bradley Wiggins, American champion Lance Armstrong and last year's runner-up, Andy Schleck, saw the main contenders call a truce and cross the finish line grouped together behind stage winner Sylvain Chavanel.
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