Archive for December 16, 2012
Now this was fun. The best 12 months of sport anyone can remember condensed into an evening of celebration.
Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is out of the club’s Christmas schedule. The France international has not fully recovered from a hamstring injury, despite returning and scoring against Fulham last week, and he missed Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City.
The Manchester City pair pose backstage with SPOTY winner Bradley Wiggins’ most prized possessions, his yellow jersey and Olympic gold medal.
Hibernian collapse as substitute Bob McHugh lifts Motherwell into second in the Scottish Premier League
It was the home support one felt for. Hibernian fans have endured so many false dawns since John Collins resigned as manager five years ago this week.
The annual BBC award helps to perpetuate confusion over what exactly constitutes a personalityEveryone has a personality. Yet not everyone is a personality – defined as a person whose qualities make them interesting and popular. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award helps to perpetuate this confusion
Lifetime achievement: Sebastian Coe
It was the impossible choice, to get perfectly right or even marginally wrong, from the year which can never be forgotten by anyone who cares about the morale of the sporting nation.
“It was,” said Bradley Wiggins, “the year to be British wasn’t it.” It was also the year to be a British cyclist and above all the year to be Bradley Wiggins, crowned last night as BBC Sports Personality of the Year to engrave 2012 as Britain’s year of the bike.
Chelsea teenager Lucas Piazon today launched a scathing attack on his team-mates for their ‘unacceptable’ lack of effort during the defeat by Corinthians.
• Fourth-straight defeat for Glasgow in Pool Four• Ruaridh Jackson’s penalty to win the game hits a postGlasgow will return from the south of France with their heads held high despite an agonising defeat by Castres.The visitors, who have now lost all four of them matches in Pool Four had forged an 8-3 lead at the break thanks to a John Barclay try, but Castres fought back, and a Ruaridh Jackson penalty to win the match bounced back off the post as the French side held on.The Leicester Tigers head coach, Richard Cockerill, admitted his side were “relieved” after coming from behind to beat Treviso 14-13 on Saturday.Trailing by six points in the closing minutes, it looked as though the Tigers were heading out of Europe.However, a series of scrums on the home line led to a penalty try and the conversion by George Ford ensured they lived to fight another day.Exeter Chiefs beat Scarlets 30-23 to keep alive their hopes of qualifying in Pool Five where Clermont are favourites to top the group after beating champions Leinster 28-21 in Dublin. Heineken CupRugby unionguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.
Norwich City manager Chris Hughton plays down talk of European qualification following defeat of Wigan Athletic
Norwich City manager Chris Hughton plays down talk of his side qualifiying for a European place.
Corinthians v Chelsea: my tap on Emerson would not have hurt my one-year-old daughter, says Gary Cahill
Chelsea centre-half says Brazilian’s reaction to his retaliation got him sent off in final minutes of the Club World Cup final in Yokohama.
Queens Park Rangers striker Adel Taraabt shows a touch of genius as his two goals see off Fulham at Loftus Road
Adel Taraabt shows a touch of genius as he scores twice for Queens Park Rangers to see off Fulham.
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini to be banned and fined after head-butting Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross
Everton midfielder is likely be given a three-match ban by the FA and a £120,000 fine by his club for his head-butting exploits.