Archive for April, 2010

England fan Garry Mann loses last-ditch extradition battle

Friday, April 30th, 2010

England fan Garry Mann loses last-ditch extradition battle
England fan Garry Mann’s hopes of avoiding two years in a Portuguese jail were dashed today when human rights judges rejected a legal challenge to his extradition.

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Pushing the envelope: How the Penny Black delivered democracy, romance and ’stamp mania’

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Pushing the envelope: How the Penny Black delivered democracy, romance and ’stamp mania’
For those of us outside the fusty world of philately, there are few reasons to get excited about stamps. Most childhood collectors grow out of the pastime as they do fossils or football stickers. To their annoyance, those who carry the habit into adulthood are considered a step above trainspotters in the hobbyist hierarchy. But before you turn the page on this story of stamps, just try, for a …

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Sir Alex third in rich list

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Sir Alex third in rich list
SIR Alex Ferguson is the only Scot to make the top ten of Britain’s richest football club managers.

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Soccer-McClaren on brink of becoming Dutch master with Twente

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Soccer-McClaren on brink of becoming Dutch master with Twente
Steve McClaren stands on the brink of completing his rehabilitation after being sacked as England manager in 2007, with his Twente Enschede one win away from their maiden Dutch championship.

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McClaren on brink of becoming Dutch master with Twente

Friday, April 30th, 2010

McClaren on brink of becoming Dutch master with Twente
Steve McClaren stands on the brink of completing his rehabilitation after being sacked as England manager in 2007, with his Twente Enschede one win away from their maiden Dutch championship.

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Sky climbdown lets rivals screen next season’s Premier League

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Sky climbdown lets rivals screen next season’s Premier League
Football fans hoping to watch live Premier League matches on television will have a much wider choice of channels from next season after a compromise deal was agreed yesterday between British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), three of its rivals and the broadcasting regulator Ofcom.

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Awards continue to rack up for injured Rooney

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Awards continue to rack up for injured Rooney
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Promoted clubs ‘could net £90m’

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Promoted clubs ‘could net £90m’
Promotion to the English Premier League may be worth £90m to clubs next season.

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Football: Refreshed Fulham eye fairytale Euro final

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Football: Refreshed Fulham eye fairytale Euro final
LONDON: Fulham star Zoltan Gera believes his side’s controversial weekend break could prove the decisive factor as they aim to continue their Europa League fairytale against Hamburg on Thursday.

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Barry: Only England’s best will be good enough

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Barry: Only England’s best will be good enough
Spain and Brazil are the bookies’ favourites to win the World Cup in South Africa and Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry says England will have to be ‘on top of their game’ to compete with those two particular nations.

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