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Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal | Champions League match report

Guardian Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:56

Arsene Wenger had wanted something to warm his cockles on the occasion of his 65th birthday and after plenty of suffering, he got it. When Andy Najar exposed Arsenals worrying habit of switching off at the back to ignite this occasion, it had looked as if Wenger was set to add another worry line to his brow.

Make no mistake, Arsenals Champions League future was in peril. But the response was stunning. Kieran Gibbs does not score many and he may never score a better one than the late first-time volley from Calum Chambers cross. The connection was a thing of beauty.

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Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid | Champions League match report

Guardian Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:53

Sometimes, in football, there is nothing for it but to accept that the other team are vastly superior. Liverpool have inflicted that feeling on many teams during the years when they earned the right to have a banner on the Kop reading European Royalty but this was a night when Real Madrid reminded them of the brilliance that is needed these days to wear the crown.

They did it devastatingly and clinically, with three first-half goals and so much refinement in their attacking that, when Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted in the second half, a crowd that once regarded him as a sworn enemy applauded him off the pitch. It was a wonderful show of appreciation and the same followed shortly afterwards for Toni Kroos and Marcelo. Liverpool were soundly beaten but at least their supporters could still recognise the oppositions gifts.

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Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt

BBC Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:50
New owners threaten to quit team.

Are Australia the greatest netball team ever? Not yet | Luke Williams

Guardian Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:49

Australia have now won 19 matches in a row but they have a way to go before they equal the great side of the 1990s

To quote Bruce McAvaney there is something special about this Australian Diamonds netball side.

Australia crushed New Zealand 4-0 in the Constellation Cup, following up their Commonwealth Games gold medal in August. The easy win over a very good England side on Sunday means the Diamonds have now won 19 straight matches, and the Diamonds captain Laura Geitz says she wants her side to be best Australian team ever. There is no disputing that the current side are a slick, skilled, tactically brilliant and extremely disciplined side, but what would it take for them to become the greatest of all time?

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Griffith on Canadian Parliament attack: This is why we must prepare

Express - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:33
National Security Minister Gary Griffith on Thursday issued a statement in response to the attack on Canada's Parliament in Ottawa. The following is his statement -

VIDEO: Rapist Evans in video statement

BBC Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:13
Footballer Ched Evans has released a video statement in which he says he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name.

President responds: Freedom of expression not licence to defame

Express - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:54
The Office of the President on Wednesday issued a statement regarding a pre-action protocol letter sent to radio talk show host Rachel Price on behalf of the President's wife Reema Carmona. The following is the statement -

Central Bank sells another $100 million

Express - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:47
Central Bank today sold US$100 million to the banking system.This sizeable intervention is the third for the month of October and was based on lower than expected US dollar conversions from energy companies and increased seasonal demand from the business community for foreign exchange.

PM responds to attack on Canada's Parliament

Express - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:30
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has responded to events in Ottawa, Canada, where gunmen attacked the country's Parliament. The latest report is that a soldier was killed and one suspect has been killed. The search is on for other suspects. The following is Persad-Bissessar's statement -

Investigation finds 3,100 UNC athletes had grades boosted

Guardian Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:58
  • University of North Carolina turned a blind eye to fraud
  • African and Afro-American Studies a paper class

An academic fraud investigation at the University of North Carolina has found that more than 3,100 students were involved in a shadow curriculum that occurred over nearly two decades.

The investigation reveals a wider scope of academic fraud than previous probes by the school and the NCAA. The investigation found that the students nearly half of them athletes took classes that they didnt have to show up for and required only a research paper that was often given an A or B regardless of the quality of work.

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Ludogorets 1-0 Basel

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:47
SOFIA, October 22, 2014 (AFP) - Ludogorets Razgrad were the pride of Bulgaria Wednesday when their last-gasp 1-0 win over 10-man Basel secured a Bulgarian team their first-ever Champions League group phase points.

Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Moroka Swallows

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:44
SOWETO, October 22, 2014 (AFP) - Kaizer Chiefs surrendered a 13-match winning run since the South African season started with two of their former players helping Moroka Swallows force a 1-1 Premiership draw Wednesday.

Canada’s parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

Stabroek - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:42
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – A gunman attacked Canada’s parliament today, with gunfire erupting near a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a...

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Evans 'hopes' for football return

BBC Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:33
Ex-Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans wants a return to football after serving a rape sentence.

Olympiakos 1-0 Juventus

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:27
PIRAEUS, October 22, 2014 (AFP) - Swiss midfielder Pajtim Kasami scored in the first half to lead Olympiakos to a 1-0 Group A Champions League victory over Juventus on Wednesday.

Galatasaray 0-4 Borussia Dortmund

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:27
ISTANBUL, October 22, 2014 (AFP) - Borussia Dortmund brushed off their miserable Bundesliga campaign to demolish Galatasaray 4-0 in Istanbul on Wednesday to record their third consecutive Champions League win in stunning style.

Chancellor George Osborne holds talks with NFL over London-based team

Guardian Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:14
Anything the government can do to make this happen we will
Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons to meet at Wembley
London franchise only six or seven years away

George Osborne has held talks with NFL officials and pledged government support for a London-based American Football team.

The NFL has staged a series of games at Wembley since 2007, attracting near-capacity crowds. The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons will play there on Sunday.

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Forex: J$112.64 to one US dollar

Observer - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:12
Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar closed at J$100.32, up from J$100.15 while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$181.61 up from J$181.24.

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:10
LIVERPOOL, October 22, 2014 (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo inspired a Real Madrid masterclass and closed in on the Champions League goalscoring record as the holders thrashed Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid 5-0 Malmo

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:10
MADRID, October 22, 2014 (AFP) - Atletico Madrid moved a step closer to qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 5-0 win over Malmo at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.