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May 17, 2005

Boro chairman swipes at Eriksson

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The News Review:

* Blatter responds in doping debate
* Pakistan News Service – PakTribune
* Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
* Boro chairman swipes at Eriksson
* BBC SPORT | Football | The gossip column
* Sober infected PCs spew right-wing ‘hate spam’
* Sports Scene: Indy 500 first-day qualifying rained out
* Hot Cole shines on the big stage
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Lions in NZ | Ruddock undecided on Lions…
* BBC SPORT | Golf | Resting Singh takes Woods ranking
* BBC SPORT | Tennis | Chile and Germany make fast start
* Clock ticking on NHL revenue stream
* Glazer should ensure that Gill is his first signing at Old Trafford
* INTER: MANCINI: “THE BEST FINISH, THEN…”
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Lions in NZ | Lions replace Balshaw with…

Blatter responds in doping debate
BBC News – May 17, 2005
He said Wada chief Dick Pound had signed the Fifa declaration adopting the Wada code in 2004, and that last month Wada director general David Howman said all 28 summer sports, including football, were now in line with the code. Pound had earlier said: “If these changes are not adopted, the Wada will be forced to report to all stakeholders, including the International Olympic Committee and governments, that Fifa is officially non-compliant. ”

Failure to comply may lead to football being banned from the Olympics, but of more immediate concern is the status of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Under the World Anti-Doping Code, governments signing up, including Germany, must ensure that any world championship held on their soil complies with the code. “It’s unacceptable that Fifa does not comply with the Code,” added Brian Mikkelsen, Wada vice-chairman and Denmark’s sports minister. “If Fifa does not comply it is the view of all the governments within the Foundation Board that there will be consequences. “One consequence might be that governments will not accept Fifa tournaments on their territories.

Pakistan News Service – PakTribune
PakTribune.com – May 17, 2005
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• Question: “Is Pak-India cricket series a positive step towards strengthening relationships between the two neighboring countries ?

This poll has been closed, view the result of this poll. Bhaichung Bhutia, having stomach bug which has laid him low, and Debjit Ghosh will miss the tour. Veteran defender Debjit donned the mantle of national team skipper when Bhutia had been ruled out during World Cup 2006 Qualifiers. Indian national team will land in Pakistan after a lapse of 12 years. It will be first-ever series between two nations during which India would play matches at Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore on June 12, 16 and 18 respectively… Indian national team will land in Pakistan after a lapse of 12 years. It will be first-ever series between two nations during which India would play matches at Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore on June 12, 16 and 18 respectively. India’s last international exposure was 2006 World Cup qualifiers when they managed only four points in their six matches of Group 3 from 18 February – 17 November 2004. They finished 3rd striking twice, conceding 18 goals. They lost to Japan 0-4 (Kolkata) and 0-7 (Saitama), Singapore 0-2 (Singapore) and Oman 1-5 (Kochi). They defeated Singapore 1-0 at Margao and drew Oman 0-0 at Muscat. Mohun Bagan#8217;s Renedy Singh, who scored both Indian goals, will also miss visit to Pakistan.

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Daily Times – May 17, 2005
?I have had 11 years at the Olympic Stadium and have had a lot of highlights,? said German international Kahn. ?I am a little sad as it is the end of an era. ? Unlike the Olympic Stadium, the Allianz Arena, one of the primary venues for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, will be built for football and there will be no athletics track to distance the fans. ?At the moment the fans are 30 or 40 metres away from the pitch,? added Kahn. ?But soon they will be nearer the pitch to drive our players on. ? Bayern open the Allianz Arena on May 31 when they host Jurgen Klinsmann?s German national side.

Boro chairman swipes at Eriksson
BBC News – May 15, 2005
Eriksson revealed he may step down after the 2006 World Cup and claimed an Englishman should take over from him. McClaren is in the frame and Gibson told the BBC’s Sportsweek: “Sometimes Sven says too much too often. “I’m not aware it is the role of the current England manager to select the next England manager. ”

Gibson added “What I am aware of is that Steve McClaren works with Eriksson in the England set-up, and has an ambition to one day be England manager. But he will know when that time is right… “He is in his fourth year of management in the Premiership and I suspect that Steve would consider the next appointment as too early for him. “What I do know is that he is our manager at this time. He is enjoying his role at our football club, and we have enjoyed having him and we’ve talked substantially about an extension to his current contract.

BBC SPORT | Football | The gossip column
BBC News – May 15, 2005
(News of the World)New Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer will ask Sir Alex Ferguson to name his own price to stay on at the helm of Old Trafford. (Sunday Express)Sir Alex Ferguson will not walk away from Manchester United but will stay for another season at least. (The Mail on Sunday, News of the World, The People)Malcolm Glazer wants to rename Old Trafford the Nike Arena. (Daily Star)The American tycoon could bring England captain David Beckham back to Old Trafford. (The People)Newcastle have made a dramatic ?20m bid to bring England striker Michael Owen back from Real Madrid. (The Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, The People)Claude Makelele has signed a three-year deal which will keep him at Chelsea until the end of his career. (News of the World)Ashley Cole is set to quit Arsenal and Barcelona lead the chase to sign him.

Sober infected PCs spew right-wing ‘hate spam’
Register – May 16, 2005
Sober-Q was downloaded from Saturday (14 May) onwards onto computers infected by recent Sober-P worm. The mass mailing Sober-P worm tricked recipients into thinking they had won tickets to the 2006 World Cup football tournament, duping numerous victims since its first appearance on 2 May.

Sports Scene: Indy 500 first-day qualifying rained out
Amarillo.com – Amarillo.com (subscription) – May 15, 2005
The books are returned when the semester ends. No cash was involved in any of the transactions investigated, Cunningham said. UCF STADIUM PROJECT DRAGGING: The University of Central Florida’s hopes of opening a new football stadium in time for the 2006 season are in jeopardy. The school’s trustees will discuss the stadium at their meeting May 26, but athletic director Steve Orsini acknowledged he probably won’t have all the answers to their financial questions by then. UCF President John Hitt said if the school is to meet its goal of a 2006 opener, ground needs to be broken in June. SHARAPOVA LOSES IN SEMIFINAL: Maria Sharapova lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to eighth-seeded Patty Schnyder in the semifinals of the Italian Open. In today’s title match, Schnyder will face defending champion Amelie Mauresmo, who reached her fifth consecutive Italian Open final with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against sixth-seeded Vera Zvonareva… 3 million clay-court tuneup for the French Open, which starts May 23. GERMANY PROMISES TIGHT SECURITY: Germany will enact a zero-tolerance policy for hooligans and other troublemakers at next year’s World Cup, officials said. “We’re not going to let violent-prone people ruin the World Cup – they won’t have a chance in 2006,” said Fritz Behrens, interior minister for the state of North-Rhine Westphalia. Europe has been rocked by several outbreaks of fan violence in recent months, leading the World Cup hosts to review their security plans. They will be finalized at a May 25 special meeting of the interior ministers, responsible for security in their state, and will include plans on how to handle the threat of terrorism. Germany’s interior minister, Otto Schilly, said the country will study lessons from past Olympics and major soccer events. In particular, he was impressed with security at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Hot Cole shines on the big stage
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – May 15, 2005
Since then he has been better and better. ” While the young pups are out to impress, Sol Campbell, for so long a colossus in central defence for England, has the tour to prove he is good enough to split up the newly established pairing of John Terry and Rio Ferdinand. “We cannot forget that at the last World Cup and during Portugal he was a rock,” said Eriksson. “He was considered at Japan to be one of the best defenders in the world. And he is only 30 years old. ” Campbell injured an ankle against Manchester United on February 1, but spent several weeks on Arsenal’s substitutes’ bench until his return in Wednesday’s 7-0 win over Everton. “I met him recently when I went to see Arsenal,” said Eriksson.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Lions in NZ | Ruddock undecided on Lions…
BBC News – May 15, 2005
Coach Sir Clive Woodward wants Ruddock to join his back-room staff in New Zealand after Wales’ summer tour. “It’s obviously vital we go to North America and perform very well,” Ruddock told the BBC’s Scrum V programme. “My focus is huge there and I’m also hoping to get to the Under-21 World Cup in Argentina, so that might not leave too much time to get to the Lions. ”

Wales leave for North America on 27 May to play the US Eagles (4 June and Canada (11 June). With 10 Welshmen missing with the Lions, Ruddock has included some new faces in his squad. But he warned no easy caps will be awarded and stressed it was “not a development tour”.

BBC SPORT | Golf | Resting Singh takes Woods ranking
BBC News – May 16, 2005
Each player is ranked according to his average points per tournament, points being weighted according to the status of the event and strength of the field. England’s former world number one Nick Faldo tipped Masters champion Woods to be in top form again for the US Open, the year’s second major, at Pinehurst in June. “It is just a ridiculous record for that consistency – and there were very few scares,” said Faldo. “He has been in contention for 99% of the tournaments he has played in and his consistency is incredible.

BBC SPORT | Tennis | Chile and Germany make fast start
BBC News – May 15, 2005
Defending champions Chile forged ahead of the Czech Republic – who came in to replace Australia – thanks to Fernando Gonzalez’s 6-3 6-1 win over Jiri Novak. Germany, who have not won the title since 1998, beat the United States. Tommy Haas proved too strong for experienced American Vincent Spadea triumphing 6-2 6-4 in a one-sided affair.

Clock ticking on NHL revenue stream
San Diego Union Tribune – May 17, 2005
The Temple Owls will join the Mid-American Conference as a full member in 2007. MotorsportsMike Ford has resigned as crew chief for NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Dale Jarrett, Robert Yates Racing said. Death Charlie Muse, a longtime Pittsburgh Pirates executive who created baseball's modern batting helmet, died May 5 in Sun City Center, Fla. , at age 87, the Pirates said. Cycling Alessandro Petacchi won the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia in Ravenna, Italy. Petacchi covered the 86-mile leg from Florence to Ravenna – the shortest stage excluding time trials – in 3 hours, 15 minutes, 32 seconds… Cycling Alessandro Petacchi won the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia in Ravenna, Italy. Petacchi covered the 86-mile leg from Florence to Ravenna – the shortest stage excluding time trials – in 3 hours, 15 minutes, 32 seconds. SoccerThe World Anti-Doping Agency is giving FIFA until September to comply with global rules on sanctions for drug offenders or jeopardize soccer's place in the Olympics and possibly affect the World Cup, WADA officials said.

Glazer should ensure that Gill is his first signing at Old Trafford
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – May 17, 2005
” Anyone who thinks that it would be best for United for Gill to resign needs their balaclava removing and their head examining. Steve Gibson, the Middlesbrough chairman, believes that Sven-Göran Eriksson “says too much too often”. For spouting such nonsense, he should be forced to sit in every press conference from the England head coach between now and the 2006 World Cup finals. He will be begging for mercy within weeks. Is the Cole ‘tapping-up’ case really a crime?THE FA Premier League commission meets today to discuss the Ashley Cole “tapping-up” saga. It will be asked by the player to believe that he was amazed when a private meeting was “invaded” by Peter Kenyon, the Chelsea chief executive, and José Mourinho, the manager. It will be asked to accept Chelsea’s version that they had no intention of luring the Arsenal full back but simply popped along out of courtesy.

INTER: MANCINI: “THE BEST FINISH, THEN…”
noticias.info – May 15, 2005
But it’s important that the players have done well in their natural roles. For example, our wingers van der Meyde, Z? Maria and Kily Gonz?lez have done well in their positions and the team has become more and more balanced. ”

Don’t you think that there have been too many kicks and too little football played by teams in many matches this season?
“It’s true that there are sometimes a few kicks too many, but this happens mostly in matches at the end of the season when you’re feeling more tired. ” notas_de_prensa_archivo.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Lions in NZ | Lions replace Balshaw with…
BBC News – May 17, 2005
“I’ll still be playing for Sale in the Challenge Cup final on Saturday. ”

Lions coach Sir Clive Woodward said he was disappointed to lose the free-running Balshaw. “Obviously everyone is extremely disappointed for Iain – he is a terrific player,” said Woodward.

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