MOURNFUL doesn’t usually describe the experience of watching live sport, but it was the best word I could come up with after a couple of hours’ cricket during the opening week of the LV County Championship.
HULL CITY 5 SHEFFIELD UNITED 3
HULL CITY boss Steve Bruce believes all the pressure will be on Arsenal in next month's FA Cup showdown, after his team booked a place in the final for the first time in their history.
CRICKET: Fast bowler Steven Finn boosted his hopes of an England recall yesterday by taking by taking four wickets for Middlesex against Nottinghamshire at Lords. Yet teammate Chris Rogers said that Finn should not be rushed back.
FOOTBALL: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was yesterday fined £8,000 by the Football Association after going onto the pitch to remonstrate with referee Chris Foy during his team’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa last month.
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NOT many people gave Liverpool a hope of winning the Premier League this year. Indeed some bookmakers were offering 33/1 before the season kicked off.
ATHLETICS: Olympic sprint silver medallist Sherone Simpson has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for a banned stimulant. Asafa Powell, who also gave a positive test, will learn his fate tomorrow.