- Irish racing under cloud as latest court case lists 36 drugs charges
- England v Australia in demand with 950,000 Rugby World Cup tickets sold
- Andrew Flintoff signs up for Australias Big Bash with Brisbane Heat
- Sam Burgess named international rugby league player of year
- Paul Gallen tears into NRL on Twitter
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.Continue reading...
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.Continue reading...
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?Continue reading...
- 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.Continue reading...
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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.Continue reading...