Month: September 2006

Agbonlahor Rejects Nigeria

Subject Sports; Football Description The Birmingham-born striker would qualify to play for the Super Eagles, even though he has already represented England at youth level, as he has a Nigerian father. “I could play for Nigeria because of my dad, but I could also play for England and […]

Yorke prepared for fresh challenge

Subject Sports Description Championship/Sunderland v Leicester: Sunderland are a club getting acquainted with change. Where pessimism was so recent and so rampant, there is now optimism. And, although Niall Quinn is not a new face to Wearside, the process he initiated has brought fresh names: Drumaville, Roy Keane […]

The Rock is no more. Dwayne Johnson has fled the ring, and now he’s back on familiar turf: the football field.

Subject Sports; Football Description Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, is starring in the new film “Gridiron Gang.” Photographed at the Ritz- Carlton, SF.(CHRISTINA KOCI HERNANDEZ/THE CHRONICLE) Mandatory Credit For Photographer and San Francisco Chronicle/No-Sales-Mags OutChristina Koci Hernandez. Dwayne Johnson is late, and he’s extremely sorry. Creator Peter Hartlaub, […]

Kieron’s a really genuine bloke

Subject Sports; Football Description He is often seen as one of soccer’s bad boys. But Toon ace Kieron Dyer has shown his softer side by helping out sport-loving youngsters. The 27-year-old England international is opening his own football school in his native Ipswich after agreeing a three-year sponsorship […]

Blues beat deadline to sign Cole

Subject Sports; Football Description Chelsea have ended a long-running saga by signing England full-back Ashley Cole from Arsenal in exchange for £5m and France defender William Gallas. The deal was completed just before the transfer deadline with Cole, who was with the England squad in a Manchester hotel, […]

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