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Manchester United game at Braga suspended after floodlight failure

United's Champions League clash with Braga suspended after floodlight failure

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UPDATED:

22:02 GMT, 7 November 2012

Manchester United's Champions League victory over Braga was temporarily suspended after the match was plunged into darkness following a floodlight failure.

With Braga leading 1-0, the two teams were hauled off the pitch after a generator lost power shortly after half-time.

Lights out: The game was temporarily suspended after the stadium was plunged into darkness with 53 minutes on the clock

Lights out: The game was temporarily suspended after the stadium was plunged into darkness with 53 minutes gone

Lights out: The game was temporarily suspended after the stadium was plunged into darkness with 53 minutes on the clock

Lights out: The game was temporarily suspended after the stadium was plunged into darkness with 53 minutes on the clock

The Group H match was suspended for 12 minutes before light was restored with United and Braga both re-emerging from the tunnel.

United then went on to win the game after goals from Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez.

Comeback: United returned from the dressing room to score three goals and secure a comfortable victory

Comeback: United returned from the dressing room to score three goals and secure a comfortable victory

Liverpool offered Stewart Downing, Jose Enrique and Jordan Henderson for Clint Dempsey

EXCLUSIVE: Rodgers offered to swap Enrique, Downing AND Henderson in failed Dempsey bid

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UPDATED:

05:38 GMT, 5 September 2012

Brendan Rodgers’ determination to land Clint Dempsey has been laid bare after it was revealed he attempted to broker the deal by offering several Liverpool stars in exchange.

Rodgers had agreed a swap in principle with Fulham for Jordan Henderson but it now appears that Stewart Downing and Jose Enrique were also mentioned as possible departures.

Escapee: Clint Dempsey moved to Spurs not Liverpool

Escapee: Clint Dempsey moved to Spurs not Liverpool

Swap deal: Stewart Downing considered as part of a deal for Dempsey

Swap deal: Stewart Downing considered as part of a deal for Dempsey

Agents circulated the players’ names to
rival Barclays Premier League clubs in the hope of raising the money
that would clinch a deal for the United States forward.

Liverpool’s manager was also attempting to land an experienced left back — either as a rival to Enrique or as his replacement — as the clock ticked down towards the end of the transfer window.

The moves came to nothing as Dempsey agreed a late switch to Tottenham, scuppering Rodgers’ attempt to land one of his prime targets of the summer.

However, Joe Allen, one of his main captures, said that his move to Anfield had given him confidence to perform at the highest level he can. ‘The level of faith shown in me has been flattering,’ said the 22-year-old midfielder.

Swap shop: Jordan Henderson

Up for grabs: Jose Enrique

Swap shop: Jordan Henderson (L) and Jose Enrique were offered to Fulham

‘It inspires me to go out and perform. From a confidence point of view, it’s been beneficial.

‘What I have seen is that you have to be confident, bordering on arrogant, and you see the difference it makes to the top players.

‘I told myself at the start of the season that I’m going to give it everything I can for club and country. I can’t really do any more.’

Blow: Brendan Rodgers was disappointed not to secure his targets in the transfer window

Blow: Brendan Rodgers was disappointed not to secure his targets in the transfer window

London 2012 Olympics: USA smash 27-year-old world record in sprint relay

American sprinters smash 27-year-old world record to win 4x100m relay

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UPDATED:

20:58 GMT, 10 August 2012

The United States showed Britain's sprinters how it is done to win the women's 4x100m relay in a world record of 40.82 seconds.

The team of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter raced away from their closest challengers Jamaica to take gold.

The Jamaicans ran a national record of 41.41, but still finished well adrift, while Ukraine took the bronze.

Victory roar: Carmelita Jeter celebrates as she crosses the line in the 4x100m relay...

Victory roar: Carmelita Jeter celebrates as she crosses the line in the 4x100m relay…

...and points at the clock which displays a new world record

…and points at the clock which displays a new world record

Time to celebrate: Tianna Madison, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight and Allyson Felix with the new record

Time to celebrate: Tianna Madison, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight and Allyson Felix with the new record

Mind the gap: Carmelita Jeter leads home Jamaica's Kerron Stewart

Mind the gap: Carmelita Jeter leads home Jamaica's Kerron Stewart

London 2012 Olympics athletics: Margaret Adeoye through to 200m semi-finals

Adeoye sets new personal best as Oyepitan joins Brit through to 200m semi-finals

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19:07 GMT, 6 August 2012

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Great Britain's Margaret Adeoye set a new personal best to qualify for the 200 metres semi-finals at the Olympic Stadium.

The 27-year-old dipped under 23 seconds for the first time, looking strong to hold off challengers down the home straight and clock 22.94secs in third place.

Abi Oyepitan was even more impressive as she finished second to American Carmelita Jeter in 22.92s in her heat.

On track: Britain's Margaret Adeoye (R) set a new personal best to book her place in the women's 200m semi-finals

On track: Britain's Margaret Adeoye (R) set a new personal best to book her place in the women's 200m semi-finals

Keep the dream alive: Adeoye celebrates her passage through to the latter stages of the competition

Keep the dream alive: Adeoye celebrates her passage through to the latter stages of the competition

London 2012: Basketball – Spain 79 Great Britain 78

Spain 79 Great Britain 78: Another agonising defeat for Deng and Co

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UPDATED:

21:00 GMT, 2 August 2012

Great Britain's men's basketball team were beaten for the third successive time at the Games but only after they gave the world's No 2 ranked side a real scare.

Luol Deng landed a three-pointer with just 15 seconds left on the clock to set up a tense finale, but Team GB couldn't regain possession in time for another shot at goal.

More to follow…

High hopes: Great Britain's Pops Mensah-Bonsu tries to steal the ball from Spain's Juan-Carlos Navarro

High hopes: Great Britain's Pops Mensah-Bonsu tries to steal the ball from Spain's Juan-Carlos Navarro

Holding on: Fernando San Emeterio is fouled by Luol Deng

Holding on: Fernando San Emeterio is fouled by Luol Deng

Heartbreaker: Team GB fell to their third consecutive narrow defeat

Heartbreaker: Team GB fell to their third consecutive narrow defeat

Eyes on the ball: Pops Mensah-Bonsu challenges Spanish centre Serge Ibaka

Eyes on the ball: Pops Mensah-Bonsu challenges Spanish centre Serge Ibaka

Outnumbered: Robert Archibald is pressured by Spain's Rudy Fernandez, right and Serge Ibaka

Outnumbered: Robert Archibald is pressured by Spain's Rudy Fernandez, right and Serge Ibaka

Sunderland aim to tie Lee Cattermole to new deal

O'Neill makes new deal for captain Cattermole priority at Sunderland

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UPDATED:

20:33 GMT, 13 July 2012

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill wants to tie Lee Cattermole to a new deal at the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats captain is out of contract at the end of the season and impressed O’Neill at the end of the last campaign.

Cattermole, 24, is entering his fourth season as Sunderland skipper following his 6million switch from Wigan.

Clock is ticking: Lee Cattermole's (right) contract is up next summer

Clock is ticking: Lee Cattermole's (right) contract is up next summer

The midfielder, who has had a chequered history with injuries and suspensions at the Wearside club, has been signed twice by Steve Bruce but played the best football of his Sunderland career under O’Neill.

USA v USSR 1972 – US basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski remembers

40 years since the most controversial Olympic final ever… Team USA still out to prove a point

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UPDATED:

11:32 GMT, 13 July 2012

'A shocking example of politics meddling in sport.'

That is the damning verdict from US basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on the 40th anniversary of one of the most contentious events in Olympic history.

It is now four decades since the United States suffered its first basketball defeat in Olympic competition to the then Soviet Union.

The Cold War adversaries locked horns in the final match which took a fateful twist at the death as gold was dramatically snatched from the Americans’ grasp.

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False dawn: The USA basketball team thought they'd snatched a famous victory in the 1972 Olympic final, only for the final three seconds to be replayed, during which time the USSR scored

False dawn: The USA basketball team thought they'd snatched a famous victory in the 1972 Olympic final, only for the final three seconds to be replayed, during which time the USSR scored

USA led 50-49 with three seconds of the final remaining when the Soviets started their final attack.

It was unsuccessful, time ran out and the US team – made up mostly of college players – began to celebrate.

But official Renato William Jones ordered the game clock to be reset as – he claimed – only one second had been played.

The delay gave the Soviets the chance to introduce a specialist player who launched a long pass up court where the required two points were scored to snatch the gold medal.

Coach Krzyzewski said: ‘It was very unfortunate in 1972 because politics entered sport and if you’re a sportsman it’s the one pure clean field.

‘Regardless of the field you’re playing in, whether it be track, field, soccer, you would hope that nothing political would enter the field, but obviously it did in that game.'

And memories of the scandal still linger for those involved. The team to this day have still not accepted their silver medals. Some have even added a clause to their will to stop relatives from accepting them on their behalf.

Balls up: The USA have to this day refused their silver medals

Balls up: The USA have to this day refused their silver medals

But the events were later used to inspire the American team which celebrated winning gold in Beijing four years ago.

Doug Collins was a member of the US team in Germany and he spoke to the squad before they headed to China in 2008.

Collins’ account of the drama had such an impact on the players that they made a bee-line for him to celebrate after defeating Spain 118-107 in the gold medal match.

Krzyzewski said: ‘Collins spoke to our team before we went to Beijing about what happened in 1972, it was very moving.

‘It had a real impact on our guys and that’s why when we won in 2008, eight or nine of the players went over to Collins

‘He was court-side at the time, doing TV work and there was a lot of empathy for him.’

Of course the Soviet players and coaches believe the final result is legitimate and that the Americans were just being sore losers.

That accusation is refuted by Michael Bantom, the Saint Joseph’s University forward – another member of that team.

Bantom sees little chance of reconciliation and doubts the team of 1972 will ever accept their medals.

Speaking in Las Vegas as the USA
demolished the Dominican Republic 113-59 in a warm-up match, he said:
‘There’s no bitterness towards the Russians, the fault lays squarely at
the feet of the officials.

‘But there’s no chance we’ll ever go back on the decision to not take the silver. And we’re all too old an crotchety now to ever change our stance.

‘If there hadn’t been the scandal, the controversy, if we’d lost that game fair and square I would proudly wear a silver medal.

‘But it doesn’t matter if it’s one year, ten years or forty years it doesn’t make sense for me to accept the medal I don’t think I deserve.’

The America squad travel to Manchester for another practice match against Team GB on July 19 before facing Spain and Argentina in Barcelona ahead of their first Olympics pool match against France on July 29.

Making a point: Current US head coach Mike Krzyzewski stands firm against the 1972 decision

Making a point: Current US head coach Mike Krzyzewski stands firm against the 1972 decision

The weight of expectation bearing down on the team from a nation massively confident of winning gold is huge.

And coach Krzyzewski concedes returning home without the top prize would be a hard pill to swallow.

He said: ‘Of course, it would be a massive disappointment. But people can say whatever they want about it if we lose. If we lose, that’s it, we lost.

‘You can chronicle it any way you want, for us it would be a huge disappointment because our goal is to win the gold medal. Not because someone else want us to win the gold medal.

‘No matter what happens in London, we’re not going to leave there like we’re failures, we’re going to leave there either very happy and satisfied that we’ve accomplished our goal or extremely disappointed. We’re going there to win it.’

Great Britain men and women play the USA at the Manchester Arena on July 18 and 19. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 847 8000.

Judd Trump slams Peter Ebdon"s slow play after five-hour win over Ding Junhui

Your slow play is a joke! Trump slams Ebdon after he takes nearly five hours to claim victory

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UPDATED:

18:24 GMT, 12 July 2012

Judd Trump has hit out at Peter Ebdon after the former world champion took almost five hours to grind his way to victory over Ding Junhui at the Australian Open.

Ebdon beat the Chinese player 5-4 in Bendigo, with each frame taking an average time of 32 minutes, leading to an outburst afterwards from snooker's newest superstar.

'How Peter Ebdon is allowed to play that slow is a joke,' Trump said on Twitter.

Outspoken: Judd Trump was not short of an opinion

Outspoken: Judd Trump was not short of an opinion

Trump, who told Sportsmail last year that he wouldn't object to a shot clock being used at the Masters or UK Championship, is one of a number of top stars not to be playing in this week's tournament. That hasn't stopped him commenting on events from afar however.

Ebdon has come under fire for supposed slow play in the past, most famously when he saw off a visibly upset Ronnie O'Sullivan in a World Championship quarter-final at the Crucible in 2005.

The 2002 world champion, who clinched victory over Ding with a break of 70 in the deciding frame, will next play Shaun Murphy.

Under fire: Peter Ebdon has been derided for his measured play

Under fire: Peter Ebdon has been derided for his measured play

Ebdon certainly didn't seem to do another former world champion Neil Robertson any favours. The Australian's match against Mark Davis was badly delayed, and he was never at the races, losing 5-1.

'Overall, I'm really disappointed, but Mark handled the late start better than I did. It is always difficult starting at 9.30pm or 10pm,' Robertson said afterwards.

Davis will next play Martin Gould, after the Englishman beat Chinese qualifier Cao Yupeng 5-4.

Barry Hawkins beat Matthew Stevens 5-2, and he will play Matthew Selt in the last eight. Selt continued his fine run with a 5-3 win over Ryan Day. Marco Fu beat Jamie Burnett 5-1, and he will play Stephen Lee in the quarter-finals.

Oscar Pistorius exclusive: I"m so proud, it will be amazing to run in London

Exclusive: I'm so proud, it will be amazing to run in London

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UPDATED:

22:59 GMT, 4 July 2012

I am so, so happy. Wednesday was one of the proudest days of my life.

This is the culmination of five years’ work for me; five years of chasing this dream. I missed the qualification in Beijing by less than a quarter of a second and I said to myself, ‘I don’t want to miss this again’. It’s mind-blowing to have done it.

I knew the announcement was happening on Wednesay but I couldn’t watch the clock ticking down. I left my phone at the house in Italy, where I’m training, and went down to the gym. My coach’s wife suddenly came running in, shouting and screaming. Was this the news I wanted to hear or not Tell me, quickly!

London calling: Oscar Pistorius can't wait for the Olympics

London calling: Oscar Pistorius can't wait for the Olympics

There was always a chance I would be
selected in South Africa’s 4×400 metres relay team, but the individual
race was the one I really wanted. I never gave up hope. I had the
fastest time in South Africa.

I don’t know which relay leg I will
run. The IAAF requested I ran the first leg at the World Championships
but I would be more efficient on the later ones. I’ve run so many relays
on the various legs, it’s never been a problem.

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I have a real feeling of
accomplishment but you can’t sit back and think, ‘Well done. You’re
here’. Now the hard work starts again. I definitely feel more pressure
than other athletes because of what I’ve had to go through even to be
considered eligible for the Olympics. I’m making history.

Ask me why I want to compete in the
Olympics and I say it’s a reflection of my world ranking, my times that
made me eligible to be considered. There are tens of thousands of people
with the same prosthetics I use, but there’s no one running the same
times. You’ll always get people who have their opinions on whether I
should be competing in London but they can’t explain my times.

It’s an amazing feeling being in the
Olympic Stadium — I know what the atmosphere will be like from running
at the Paralympics in Athens and Beijing — and the UK feels like a home
away from home now. It’s so exciting running in front of the crowds you
have, as I recently did at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.
The London Olympic Games are going to be very special indeed.

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Chelsea and Tottenham must pay 12m for Victor Moses, warn Wigan

Moses will cost you 12m, Wigan warn Chelsea and Spurs as Whelan plays hardball

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UPDATED:

06:18 GMT, 2 July 2012

Wigan have warned Chelsea and Tottenham that it will cost at least 12million to prise Victor Moses from the DW Stadium.

Moses, 21, was the subject of a 4million bid from Chelsea earlier this month, which was turned down. New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is also ready to launch a bid for the exciting young forward.

Latics boss Roberto Martinez wants to keep hold of his man but Moses' contract runs out next year and the player has expressed his desire to leave this summer.

Clock is ticking: Victor Moses contract with Wigan runs out next summer

Clock is ticking: Victor Moses contract with Wigan runs out next summer

With former club Crystal Palace due 20 per cent of any transfer fee, Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is playing hardball with Chelsea and Liverpool, according to The Mirror.

Whelan is arguing that Moses' potential and youth mke him a more valuable asset than Charles N'Zogbia, who Wigan sold to Aston Villa last summer for 9.5m.

The Nigerian international netted six times for Wigan last season and is comfortable playing on either flank as well as off the main striker.