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• Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor labels Herald piece as ‘unacceptable’
• Ireland’s World Cup confidence still high despite defeat by India
Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor has offered his apologies to John Mooney after the Ireland all-rounder was the subject of an “unacceptable article” following his catch which helped send the African nation out of the World Cup.
A story from Zimbabwe Herald journalist Robson Sharuko, which ran on Monday under the headline “Alcoholic dumps Zim out of WC”, questioned Mooney’s honesty after he claimed a catch near the rope to dismiss Sean Williams for 96. Ireland went on to win the game in Hobart by five runs to keep their quarter-final hopes alive.Continue reading...
When my family emigrated to London from Ireland, football was one of the things that enabled us to assimilate. Can it become that positive force again?
When I shot the video of Souleymane S being abused by Chelsea supporters on the Paris metro I knew it had to be seen by a wider audience. It was horrible to witness a fellow human being treated that way and I knew that anyone who saw it would be shocked. Seeing the video go viral also stirred up a lot of emotion in me. It made me think about my ambivalent relationship to the sport that’s supposed to be the great leveller – football.Continue reading...
• Johanna Konta of Britain beaten by Kateryna Kozlova
Britain’s James Ward overcame Mitchell Krueger in three sets to reach the second round of qualifying at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Tuesday evening.
Having arrived in the United States on Monday following his Davis Cup heroics in Glasgow at the weekend, Ward lost the first set to his American opponent but hit back to triumph 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/0).Continue reading...
• Sauber claim it is unsafe for him to be one of their drivers for 2015 season
• F1 2015: what’s new for this season? – video
Sauber will learn on Thursday morning – just a day before practice starts for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix – who will be driving for them in the 2015 Formula One season.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court in Victoria, Australia, ruled that the Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde had the right to drive for the team. Sauber appealed the decision, but after a 45-minute hearing Justices Simon Whelan, David Beach and Anne Ferguson decided that they would reach a decision the following morning, allowing them time to weigh up the case overnight.Continue reading...
To suggest that David Luiz looks like Sideshow Bob is nothing new. But the Rumour Mill would like to go out on a limb and suggest that there’s a touch of the Sideshow Mel – Bob’s clowning replacement – about the Brazilian defender’s compatriot and PSG team-mate, Marquinhos (albeit without the funky hair and bone).
As such it should come as no surprise, that much like a more dapper Krusty the Clown, José Mourinho wants to bring in his own Sideshow Mel to replace serial (title-bid) killer Sideshow Bob. It may have taken a year, but the links to PSG’s £40m defender keep on growing, and while Manchester United may harbour an interest Chelsea are ready to swoop. Unless of course this is just the usual pre-match tittle tattle, designed to upset one of your opponent’s key players. Surely not?Continue reading...