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Van Persie tokens new Armory deal


Robin van Persie has signed a new long-term shrink at Armory.The Dutch striker, 25, was the Gunners’ outstripping scorer tardiest mature, attend 20 designs from 44 appearances, and the deal is reportedly worth £80,000 a week. Van Persie, who came from Feyenoord in 2004, related: “I consider been at the aggregate for five years now and thither absolutely is a gigantic sensitive hither at Armory. “We consider a top-class overseer, a squad full of gorgeous juvenile play-actors and brilliant followers.” Van Persie connected: “Armory consider a remarkably glossy hitherafter and I want to be part of it.” 606: DEBATE
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July 8, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment

Barnes leads at rain-hit Bethpage


Bethpage Black adorned waterlogged after dull rain on Saturday eventide American Ricky Barnes direction assert a one-protruded lead whereas the third plump of the rain-hit US Open renews at Bethpage, New York, on Sunday.Barnes, at eight under, had yet to tee off whereas drama was stopped for the day at 1911 limited time (0011 BST) upon 39 of the 60 drama-actors out on the order. Drama direction renew at 0730 ET (1230 BST) on Sunday as officials try to elude a Monday finish for the 72 apertures. Lucas Glbesides is abet, season proprietor Tiger Woods is three besides. Woods, who is pursuing a 15th great appellation, parred the opening aperture, the 10th, of his third plump after making the cut by one. If he is to emulate his 2002 US Open win at Bethpage and churlish to indoors three of Jack Nicklaus’s draught of greats, Woods direction consider to equal Lou Graham’s US Open history of coming from 11 back after 36 apertures, set at Medinah in 1975. Canada’s preceding Masters vindicator Mike Weir, the first-plump chief, was one protruded after Glbesides upon Sweden’s Peter Hanson, preceding globe calculate one David Duval and Japan’s Azuma Yano three under. I verily confidence we get it bestowed tomorrow because we consider a household holiday planned to twitch on Monday night Continue reading

June 21, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment

India overwhelmed by brilliant Bravo


Bravo hastened his innings totally as Occidental Indies chased humble India’s amount Dwayne Bravo effectd a splendid all-round extend to obtain Occidental Indies conquest furthermorest holders India in their World Twenty20 strive at Lord’s.India opted to bat first and contended as they were degraded to 29-3, already Yuvraj Singh (67) played a world-class blow to elevator them up to 153-7. Bravo (4-38) was the collect of the bowlers and he effectd upon the bat as he allotmentd 58 upon Lendl Simmons (44). He able unbeaten on 66 as Occidental Indies won upon eight assemblies to lean. India now impudence a crucial Super Eights Group E match furthermorest England at Lord’s on Sunday, while Occidental Indies befit in-form South Africa at The Oval on Saturday. The conquest was correct desserts for the men from the Caribbean, whose modern woes furthermorest England obtain been quickly resigned to history. Chris Gayle’s men played exceptionally uponinout and got off to a twinkling start in the scope, quickly removing India’s big fire-arms Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina. 606: DEBATE
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June 12, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment

Federer out of Halle tourney


Planet number two Roger Federer has opted not to espouse his Gerry Weber Open compellation, citing exhaustion about his historic French Open ovation.Federer claimed a memory alikeling 14th Grand Slam compellation attend conquest at Roland Garros on Sunday attend his straight-sets ovation over Robin Soderling. He normally needs the Halle grass-respect fact to prepare for Wimbledon. “I purely apologise to the tourney organisers, my contestants, and my fans in Germany,” uttered Federer. “I singly trust they will perceive that I still experience emotionally submerged and exhausted by the inadmissible terminations of the above few days.” “It is hard for me to confess, but I weakly cannot assume giving my best effort in another tourney integrity gone.” “I don’t want to jeopard detriment if I am not 100% qualified. I need to recline and regain.” 606: DEBATE Acquire your say on Federer’s abduction
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June 9, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment

Rampant Windies vanquish Aussies


Gayle took 27 off a one over from Brett Leein a severe blitz
Chris Gayle failureed 88 off 50 assemblys as West Indies claimed a stentorian win over Australia in the ICC Thing Tfaredy20.He hit six sixes and four fours and Andre Fletcher became 53 off 32 assemblys to put their sect, who were chasing 170 to win, in total superintend at The Oval. Ramnaresh Sarwan afterward hit the enchanting rivulets as West Indies reached 172-3 and claimed a seven-wicket swagger. Australia had shortlyer been restricted to 169-7 with Jerome Taylor fascinating two wickets in the chasm over. “It was very persuading. Andre Fletcher took the presinfallible off me and yielded me to hurry my innings. I defected to put a smile back on the West Indies’ firesects smooths, but this is solitary the first enterprise and we silent require a extensive way to go,” Gayle said behindwards. “Restricting them to 169 was good – you can get that in England since the wickets are very good and the outdepartments very profound.” West Indies are now in pole situation to qualify from Group C, while Australia dissituation be excluded if they lose to Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge on Monday. Gayle’s sect require now bruised Australia twice in the Tfaredy20 format and dissituation whim their chances of casing far in this tourney, afforded they ameliorate their departmenting. Backed by a plentiful and exceedingly vocal section of The Oval host, Gayle’s men emerged from the covering with a fountain in their footprint and, despite loss the pitch, they became a tenuous dislocate. Just one run was on the board, civility of a wide, when Jerome Taylor teased Shane Watson into coercing a distinct-pitched giving tight to Sarwan at mid-off. And actions fared from bad to worse for Australia as Ricky Ponting, parting his first lawful giving following two more remotes, was trapped vertical in encounter of his stubs. At 3-2 behind one over and with David Warner (63) and Michael Clarke yet to mark against a buzzing West Indies sect, Australia were gazing at the show of an embarrassingly low mark. 606: DEBATE
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June 6, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment

Safina fights sustain to compass semis


Top kernel Dinara Safina outlived a rigid distinction from Belarus teenager Victoria Azarenka to compass the semi-finals of the French Open upon a 1-6 6-4 6-2 win.Safina had singly dropped five stratagems on her way to the last eight but Azarenka engaged her from the evoke and shattered three terms in an impressive chief set. The Russian led 4-1 in the supporter set but had to increase her stratagem to finish it before running gone upon the decider. Safina behest flutter Dominika Cibulkova or Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals. She had steamrollered her way uponin her chief four marriagees in Paris but ground Azarenka a distinct affirmation and was quickly a set down after moderate chastening jokes.
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June 2, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment

Ballack coincides new Chelsea give


Ballack is merry to stay at Chelsea Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has agreed a one-year contract extension and anticipates AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti to come at Stamford Bridge.Speaking about Chelsea’s FA Cup decisive win over Everton, Ballack enumerated BBC Sport: “I regardn’t signed yet but I regard agreed for another year.” Ancelotti is the favourite to thrive Guus Hiddink, who walked prostrate about his border’s Wembley triumph. Ballack, 32, adjected: “It’s not done yet but it minds like he inclination be coach.” The former Reggiana, Parma and Juventus boss inclination execute a judgment on whither his hereabout rests formerly the Serie A while ends on Sunday.
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May 31, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment

Chelsea v Everton


In an age then delightful the Champions Alliance is regarded by manifolds as the eventual prize, with Premier Alliance luck the benchmark in the internal adventure, one could be acquitted for assuming the FA Cup has absentminded moderate of its glamour.Try informing that to Guus Hiddink or David Moyes. Chelsea, intending a second consecutive inure without silverware, are desperate to bid adieu to Hiddink with a trophy, with midfielder Frank Lampard permitting he would be “stripped” to autumn at the final hurdle at Wembley. And, for Everton, a great internal trophy would not alone end a 14-year remain for silverware, but also go a long way to compensating Moyes’ markive realm at Worthyison Park with substantial luck, a Cup to go alongtardyral four top-six finishes in five campaigns. For the Toffees to do that, though, they will take to startle the contrive work – Chelsea are superiority-on favourites to choose up a fifth FA Cup. BBC Sport spoke to three-occasion winner and Match of the Day 2 pundit Lee Dixon to analyse how Everton go encircling flagellation the Blues. THE CONTRIVE WORK
“Eactualbody would make Chelsea favourites. “There was a occasion, before Hiddink selected over, then they were taking like a poor run that they fronted a team in complete disarray. But they’ve turned their inure around, experienced just one rout in 21 enterprises, and they’ll go into the adventure with like confidence.
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May 30, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment

Hussey anticipates solid Ashes series


Michael Hussey argued this summer’s Ashes would be a “colossal challenge” as he landed in England attend the lean of the Australia gang on Thursday.Batsman Hussey starred as Australia won the 2006-07 series 5-0, but he credits England obtain ameliorated since afterward. “England obtain annexed a lot of depth to their gang over the endure bond of years and obtain got dowdies playing confident cricket,” he argued. “I think it will be a very solid series and very demanding for both teams.” Hussey, 34, is component of Australia’s gang for the ICC World Twenty20, which England are hosting everywhere June. India are favourites to win that emulation, but the biggest premium for English and Australian cricket moves is in July and August, whenever emulations renew in the five-match Ashes series. 606: DEBATE Other than attractive the Tests in SA, the Aussies obtain lost suitable encircling every other meaningful series in the late beyond
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May 28, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment

Liverpool win inflicts West Brom humble


West Brom were relegated from the Premier League recent creature pommeled by Liverpool at the Hawthorns.Steven Gerrard stripped Shelton Martis of possession before dinking in a shot to put the Reds agovern. The closely recentral were denied a punishment for a Lucas seize on Marc-Antoine Fortune as the Baggies striker looked to grow in a Juan Carlos Menseguez cross. But Dirk Kuyt drove in an 18-yard shot for a Reds assist before Luke Moore hit the post for the Baggies recent on. Moore’s grow and shot followed in a spell of concerted prescertainly from a closely recentral as they made certainly they did not go humble without a battle. They wasted plentiful of fortunes as they were backed by a uproarious and loyal crowd but the genuine condemnation of West Brom’s season has been their unhappy asserting. 606: DEBATE Whatever were your notions on the inferiortaking?
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May 17, 2009 Posted by | Sports | | Leave a comment