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David De Gea and Patrice Evra taken out by Andy Carroll in Manchester United match at West Ham

Carroll's hit parade: De Gea and Evra feel the full force of striker in collisions that left Fergie furious (and Vidic got a crack, too)

By
Adam Shergold

PUBLISHED:

20:11 GMT, 17 April 2013

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UPDATED:

21:10 GMT, 17 April 2013

After some lightweight performances earlier in the season, Manchester United have slowly been toughening up young goalkeeper David de Gea to cope with the rigours of the English game.

But no amount of steak and shoulder presses could prepare Spaniard for an Andy Carroll special.

The England striker clattered into De Gea shortly before half-time in this evening's match between West Ham and United at Upton Park, also taking down Patrice Evra in the process.

Collision course: David de Gea manages to punch the ball clear, but Andy Carroll (right) is already in full flight

Collision course: David de Gea manages to punch the ball clear, but Andy Carroll (right) is already in full flight

Face-to-face: There's no going back as the Spanish keeper and the England striker hurtle towards each other

Face-to-face: There's no going back as the Spanish keeper and the England striker hurtle towards each other

Smack! De Gea comes off far worse as Carroll smashes into him, with Patrice Evra sandwiched underneath

Smack! De Gea comes off far worse as Carroll smashes into him, with Patrice Evra sandwiched underneath

Both United players were left nursing bruises on the ground following the forceful barge from behind, which left Sir Alex Ferguson furious on the sidelines as referee Lee Probert declined to show Carroll a yellow.

In a sign that his 'bulking-up' programme is working, 22-year-old De Gea had come through a cluster of bodies to commandingly punch clear a corner before Carrol knocked him down.

It was very different earlier in the
season when opponents would target the keeper as a weak link and
occasionally benefit – notably when a last minute blunder cost United
three points at Spurs back in January.

Ferguson
remonstrated with the fourth official over the incident as the two
teams left the field at half-time and no doubt would have been satisfied
when Carroll was booked early in the second period for another tangle
with De Gea.

But the England striker was not finished there, appearing to catch United defender Nemanja Vidic with his elbow, leaving the Serb furious.

Grounded: Phil Jones, Robin van Persie and Rio Ferdinand appeal as those involved crash to the pitch

Grounded: Phil Jones, Robin van Persie and Rio Ferdinand appeal as those involved crash to the pitch

Furious: Sir Alex Ferguson remonstrates with officials after referee Lee Probert failed to show a yellow card

Furious: Sir Alex Ferguson remonstrates with officials after referee Lee Probert failed to show a yellow card

Round two! Carroll was booked for this collision with De Gea early in the second half

Round two! Carroll was booked for this collision with De Gea early in the second half

Given the elbow Carroll and Vidic go up for the ball and the West Ham striker appears to catch his opponent

Given the elbow Carroll and Vidic go up for the ball and the West Ham striker appears to catch his opponent

Carroll and Vidic

Boston marathon: Arsenal v Everton minute"s silence

Arsenal to hold minute's silence ahead of Everton clash in tribute to Boston victims

By
Dominic King

PUBLISHED:

12:35 GMT, 16 April 2013

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UPDATED:

12:50 GMT, 16 April 2013

A one-minute silence will be held before tonight’s Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton to mark the Boston Marathon bombings and 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

The tribute had already been pencilled in to honour the 96 lives lost at Hillsborough but the moment will now be extended to mark the tragic events in Boston yesterday where at least three people were killed.

Both sets of players will also wear black armbands as will referee Neil Swarbrick and his officials.

Tribute: Arsenal and Everton will hold a minute's silence before their Premier League clash on Tuesday night

Tribute: Arsenal and Everton will hold a minute's silence before their Premier League clash on Tuesday night

Everton players and fans observe a minutes silence

More than 140 people were injured after two blasts ripped through the spectator
area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday.

There
has been no immediate claim of responsibility as reports emerged later
that one of the dead was an eight-year-old boy and the youngest of the injured is believed to be three years old.

A number of people caught up in the blast remain in a critical condition. The injuries ranged from
cuts and bruises to amputations.

Many victims suffered lower leg
injuries and shrapnel wounds. Some suffered ruptured eardrums.

Blasts: Explosions ripped through the spectator area near the finish line at the Boston Marathon

Blasts: Explosions ripped through the spectator area near the finish line at the Boston Marathon

Injuries: Pavements were stained with the blood of those who were caught directly by the blast

The
twin blasts at the race took place almost simultaneously and about 100
metres apart, knocking runners and spectators off their feet, shattering
windows and sending smoke rising over the street. The devices found
were believed to contain ball bearings.

About
two hours after the winners crossed the finish line in the heart of
central Boston, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston
Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the line.

Another
explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

American sports stars stood shoulder to
shoulder on Monday as the NBA, NHL and MLB paid tribute to the victims
of the bombings.

Tribute: Baseball's St Louis Cardinals line up to pay their respects before facing the Pittsburgh Pirates

Tribute: Baseball's St Louis Cardinals line up to pay their respects before facing the Pittsburgh Pirates

Remembered: San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors had a minute's silence in Oakland

Remembered: San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors had a minute's silence in Oakland

Olympic medallist Joanna Rowsell is knocked off her bike

Olympic cycling curse strikes again, as golden girl Rowsell is knocked off her bike

By
Peter Scott

PUBLISHED:

22:53 GMT, 6 April 2013

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UPDATED:

22:53 GMT, 6 April 2013

Sportsmail's
Joanna Rowsell, who won a gold medal for Britain at the London
Olympics, has been knocked off her bike by a car, the latest of several
British Olympians to have accidents on the road.

Rowsell told her 25,000 Twitter
followers that she been knocked off her bike on Saturday morning, the
first time it had happened to her in 9 years of cycling.

She told said: 'I am OK. No serious injuries, just cuts and bruises. Bike came off worst.'

Golden girl: Joanna Rowsell poses with Olympic gold

Golden girl: Joanna Rowsell poses with Olympic gold

She also thanked her followers for their messages of support.

Rowsell, was part of the team that won pursuit gold at the London Olympics, alongside Laura Trott and Dani King.

Other Olympians have also been knocked off their bikes since the Games.

Sir Bradley Wiggins was hit while training last year, and then coach Shane Sutton was involved in a crash the following day.

Avoiding All Blacks a bonus, but Australia and Wales will leave England drained – World Cup draw comment

Avoiding All Blacks a bonus, but punishing group phase against Aussies and Wales will leave England drained

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16:41 GMT, 3 December 2012

The only good thing about the draw for England and Wales is that they avoided the mighty All Blacks. Otherwise it’s a pairing no one wanted so early in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Just to add spice to the pool. England and Wales will also have to tackle Australia, whose weakened team have just beaten both this autumn.

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Three years to go: England captain Chris Robshaw and head coach Stuart Lancaster were at the draw

No wonder Stuart Lancaster and Warren Gatland smiled through gritted teeth when the draw was made today in London.

Teams expect one hard game in a World Cup pool but not two. The bumps and bruises to body and mind might leave all three thoroughly drained.

Only the top two will go forward to the quarter-finals, so one of the three big crowd pullers is going to miss out which will give organisers, eager to fill the vaults of the International Rugby Board, logistical nightmares.

Elsewhere, the draw was kind to the other home countries. Scotland can see a path to a quarter-final berth if they beat Samoa, irrespective of how they go against South Africa in Pool B.

Group phase: England will face Wales and Australia in the initial exchanges

Group phase: England will face Wales and Australia in the initial exchanges

Group phase: England will face Wales and Australia in the initial exchanges

Ireland will also be reasonably pleased though they must overcome at least Italy to escape from Pool D even if they are overpowered by France.

The happiest group at the draw in London’s Tate Modern will be the All Blacks.

They may have had their unbeaten run ruined by England on Saturday, but they will be heading home knowing they have an excellent draw for the 2015 shindig.

The All Blacks have been paired alongside Argentina and Tonga. Unless they start a slide not known in their history, the men in black will start the tournament in three years’ time as favourites.

Swan song: England ended the autumn internationals with a stunning win over New Zealand at Twickenham

Swan song: England ended the autumn internationals with a stunning win over New Zealand at Twickenham

Swan song: England ended the autumn internationals with a stunning win over New Zealand at Twickenham

Bradley Wiggins in hospital with suspected broken ribs after crash with car on Lancashire road

Wiggins in hospital with suspected broken ribs after crash with car on Lancashire road

By
Kim Pilling

PUBLISHED:

22:53 GMT, 7 November 2012

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UPDATED:

23:01 GMT, 7 November 2012

In hospital: Wiggins

In hospital: Wiggins

Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins is recovering in hospital after a collision with a car.

Wiggins, 32, was thrown off his bike when a white Vauxhall Astra car is thought to have pulled out of a petrol station and collided with him.

A police source said his injuries from the crash were thought to be very serious at first but later it appeared he had suffered a number of broken ribs and cuts and bruises.

The accident happened at about 6pm in Wrightington, Lancashire, which is near to Wiggins' family home in Eccleston.

The driver of the Vauxhall Astra, a local woman, was uninjured and is set to assist police with their ongoing inquiries.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: 'Police were called to the scene of a road traffic accident at Crow Orchard Road in Wrightington at about 6pm this evening.

'A cyclist has been involved in a collision with a white Vauxhall Astra car. The rider of the bike, a 32-year-old local man, was taken to hospital by ambulance with injuries not thought to be life-threatening. His family have been told.'

Collision investigators visited the scene but the road did not need to be closed.

Garage attendant Yasmin Smith, who rushed to Wiggins' aid, told the Lancashire Evening Post: 'By the time I got there he had moved to a safer place but was still on the ground and he was in a lot of pain.

'He said he thought he had broken his ribs and while a lot of police cars arrived it was about 15 minutes before the ambulance got there, by which time he was blue.'

Andy Murray must seize No 1 crown off Roger Federer – Brad Gilbert

Now keep going, Murray and seize that No 1 crown off Federer

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UPDATED:

21:30 GMT, 11 September 2012

I am not ashamed to admit I was a little choked up as I watched Andy Murray win the US Open final, mainly because I was so pleased for him and a bit due to some personal involvement in the whole journey.

There were always going to be bumps and bruises along the way but I always thought the probability was that he would get to a Grand Slam title in the end, and it was like watching some sort of completion.

Now he has this win, I think he will be world No 1 before too long. After his victory, I could not help thinking back to a tournament in Washington we were at together early in our coaching relationship.

Centre of attention: Andy Murray completed his media rounds on Tuesday after winning the US Open

Centre of attention: Andy Murray completed his media rounds on Tuesday after winning the US Open

Andy Murray

He was 19 and people were coming up to me asking how he could win when he played in that unusual style of his – and the statistics suggested he should be losing more often than he did.

The answer was he has that priceless ability in any sport: he can figure out a way to win. He could even do it as a teenager in the pros, which was not normal, and it was like that on a huge scale in the final against Novak Djokovic.

There were ebbs and flows, ups and downs, just as there had been throughout his progress at the US Open this year, but in the end he found a way to win.

And it will not stop here for Andy, because there is no way he and Ivan Lendl are going to be satisfied with this. It will just have raised their expectations.

In the spotlight: Murray can go on to win more Grand Slams after his New York triumph, according to Gilbert

In the spotlight: Murray can go on to win more Grand Slams after his New York triumph, according to Gilbert

I would, however, resist the temptation to start putting numbers on anything, at least in terms of how many Grand Slams he will win, much as I believe there will be more.

If you are going to look at numbers then do what another of my former charges, Andre Agassi, used to do. Instead of saying he wanted to win this or that, he would set himself a target of reaching the top three in one of the stat counts on the tour, such as the league table which shows who is winning most points off their first serve. It is a bit like that English saying, 'Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves'.

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Personal involvement: Gilbert coached Murray for the early part of the Scot's career

His next one is Australia, where he has already reached two finals and a semi-final. There is no reason why he cannot win that. He loves hard courts, but I always told him he could be a great player on grass as well, so Wimbledon is a real chance, too, because he moves so well on the turf and few players truly feel comfortable on it like he does.

The French Open on clay is by far the hardest for him to win but you would not rule it out. Nor would you rule out him having a season of dominance like Djokovic had last year, or Nadal the year before, or like we have seen Roger Federer enjoy.

But Lendl, who has done such a fine job as coach, will not allow talk like that. For now it is time to congratulate Andy – you should all be proud of him.

Alan Knill almost killed by squirrel, admits under-fire Scunthorpe boss

Scunthorpe boss Knill: I can handle the boo-boys… a squirrel nearly killed me!

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12:53 GMT, 5 September 2012

Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill has revealed he narrowly escaped serious injury following a squirrel-related cycling accident.

Knill faced boos and calls for his head at the end of Tuesday night's home defeat to Notts County in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy – which took the Iron's losing run to six matches in all competitions – but he insists the npower League One club's difficult start to the season has been put into perspective.

Knill was out riding his bike on Monday when he collided with a squirrel.
Unable to dodge the animal, it got caught up in his wheel spokes and sent the manager flying over his handlebars.

Under pressure: Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill

Under pressure: Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill

'It was quite serious at the time, I was flying through the air,' Knill, who escaped with just cuts and bruises, told the BBC following the loss to Notts County.

'I came off my bike at 20-whatever miles an hour, an ambulance was called and everything – I could have died.

'I saw it run into the road but couldn't do anything about it and it just hit my wheel and stuck in my wheel and hit my brakes. I went over the top of my bike and landed on my head, shoulder and neck.

Look out: Knill was involved in a cycling accident after attempting to swerve a squirrel

Look out: Knill was involved in a cycling accident after attempting to swerve a squirrel

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'For a minute I thought I might have been in trouble because I landed on my head and then all of a sudden I thought: “I'm not, I'm alive!”

'Fortunately my collar bone is okay but I am pretty bruised.'

Knill added: 'I'm worrying every night about football, but I could have been dead on Monday and it's so stupid. I'm not and you have to put things into perspective.

'The situation we're in at the moment, I don't cherish and I don't like being in, but there are worse situations.'

Jacob Mellis arrested over fight with girlfriend

Axed Chelsea youngster Mellis arrested after 3am bust-up with girlfriend

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UPDATED:

10:05 GMT, 9 April 2012

Jacob Mellis has been arrested over a bloody fight with his girlfriend.

Mellis, who was axed by Chelsea after a prank with a smoke grenade, was nicked in hospital after being taken to A&E with the 19-year-old following a row at his Surrey apartment.

Police are believed to have kicked in the security door at Mellis' 400,000 home in Cobham as the bust-up in the early hours of Sunday stunned neighbours.

Arrested: Jacob Mellis was held after a row with his girlfriend

Arrested: Jacob Mellis was held after a row with his girlfriend

One told The Sun: 'All hell broke loose. There was screaming, swearing and the sound of furniture being smashed. It sounded like a full-on war. No one dared go out.'

Another neighbour said: 'I heard things being smashed and both of them screaming at each other.'

Mellis, 21, and his girlfriend were arrested at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey on suspicion of ABH after being treated for scratches and bruises.

The pair spent most of the day at Staines police station and accepted cautions for common assault.

Mellis, who is on trial at QPR, also agreed to a caution for criminal damage.

Mellis signed for Chelsea from Sheffield United five years ago and was tipped for a bright future at the club but he was shown the door after a bizarre incident last month.

Bruised: The couple were treated at St Peter's Hospital

Bruised: The couple were treated at St Peter's Hospital

The England Under 19 midfielder set off a smoke grenade at the training ground and caused a full-scale evacuation.

Team-mate Billy Clifford escaped with a fine after admitting he brought the grenade to the training centre.

The grenade was set off in the reserve team dressing room and trained fire marshals had to be brought in.

Players, officials and other staff from Chelsea's reserve, youth and academy teams ran from the building at Cobham with hands covering their faces because of the thick smoke.

Owner Roman Abramovich was briefed about the shocking incident.

Fire marshals employed by Chelsea were sent into the building, but it was more than an hour before anyone else could go back into the dressing rooms.