73:31 Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 73:31 Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United). 71:56 Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 71:56 Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United). 69:51 Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Champion. 66:58 Delay over. They are ready to continue. 66:20 Delay in match Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) because of an injury. 66:11 [...]
SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) — The vast majority of epilepsy patients who have brain surgery to treat the seizure disorder find it improves their mood and their ability to work and drive, a new study reveals. Meanwhile, a second study also indicates the procedure is safe and effective for patients over 60. “They’re both reassuring findings,” said Bruce Hermann, director of the Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. “E [...]
Nearly 800 people have been injured in scores of largely unreported fires in garment and textile factories in Bangladesh in the last 12 months, according to new figures compiled by international labour campaigners. The high numbers of casualties will raise concerns at the slow pace of change in the politically unstable south Asian state, where more than 1,130 people died when a building housing factories making garments for chains including Primark and Matalan collapsed in April. The tragedy was the worst industrial accident anywhere in [...]
International campaigners are making last-minute efforts to halt the sale in Paris of sacred ceremonial masks and headdresses from Native American tribes. The US embassy appealed to the auction house to delay the sale, due to be held on Monday and Tuesday, so the 25 items from the Hopi and San Carlos Apache tribes can be identified to see whether they can reclaim them. The battle follows attempts to halt an auction of 70 Hopi masks in Paris in April. Even the intervention of the Hollywood actor Robert Redford, who described the earlier s [...]
Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs was an early faller as Arvika Ligeonniere won the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. Running for the first time since his April win at the track, the blunder from Sir Des Champs left two runners. Stablemate Arvika Ligeonniere, the 4-7 favourite trained by Willie Mullins, cruised to a comfortable win under Ruby Walsh from runner-up Rubi Light. Sir Des Champs and jockey Davy Russell both got to their feet after the fall.
The Ashes combatants tried to make light of a series of ill-tempered exchanges as things turned ugly near the close of a long, hot fourth day in the City of Churches, but were left with a 24-hour wait to discover whether the International Cricket Council holds a similarly relaxed view. The clashes were arguably more serious than those that led to a fine for the Australia captain Michael Clarke, and the intervention of the ICC match referee Jeff Crowe, after the stormy first Test in Brisbane, as England’s debutant all-rounder Ben Sto [...]
Every day in this series seems to have brought a sharp contrast in fortunes for the two captains, favouring Michael Clarke over Alastair Cook with the exception of the opening exchanges in Brisbane, and a sticky second Sunday in December was no different. Clarke teased Cook by maintaining the impression that Australia would be extending their second innings when play resumed, even to the extent of having the overnight batsmen David Warner and Steve Smith practise in the nets, before informing his opposite number as late as possible that h [...]
Manchester United central defender Jonny Evans says the side are being affected by a lack of confidence. The Old Trafford side lost to Newcastle on Saturday and are seven points off the top four and 12 points behind leaders Arsenal, who play on Sunday. “The lads have lost a bit of confidence. You can tell that with the possession and creativity,” said Evans. “Players maybe are not playing how they naturally would. That happens when your confidence drops.” The Old Trafford club have strugg [...]
Continue reading the main story Tamworth must wait on the fitness of on-loan striker Richard Peniket who is struggling with a dead leg. Manager Dale Belford otherwise has a fully fit squad but long-term absentees Jack Evans and Jordan Rose are out. Bristol City’s on-loan defender Karleigh Osborne is suspended for the cup tie following his sending off against Preston last weekend. Young midfielder Bobby Reid is back in training after a hamstring injury and will be assessed before the game. VIEWS FROM THE TRAIN [...]
The England international Rachel Williams almost inspired a dramatic comeback in the final of the International Women’s Club Championship in Tokyo, only for Chelsea Ladies to fall just short and lose 4-2. Despite having numerous chances Chelsea trailed 3-0 to the reigning Japanese league and cup holders INAC Kobe Leonessa with only 10 minutes to go before Williams scored one and made one as the Blues almost pulled off the impossible to force the game in to extra-time. But it was not to be and, with Chelsea throwing caution to the wi [...]
The Indian Olympic Association has amended its constitution after a threat to its participation in the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended India last year because of alleged government interference in the IOA’s election process. The IOC also insisted India had to maintain ethics rules and bar officials charged with a criminal offence. They were given a deadline of Tuesday but have agreed to make the changes, with new elections planned in February. “We’ve amended th [...]
World squash champion Nick Matthew regained the number one ranking with victory over Spain’s Borja Golan in the Hong Kong Open. The Englishman, who won his third world title last month, saw off Golan 11-1 11-8 5-11 11-5 in the final. Matthew, 33, first topped the world rankings in 2010 and the Yorkshireman has now won 27 career titles. Malaysia’s Nicol David won a ninth straight title in Hong Kong as she beat Raneem El Weleily 11-7 11-7 12-10. More to follow.