Isnare Free Articles
Authors Contents [Add OpenSearch]

Marry John: Isnare.com Free Articles Author

Marry John

1 - 30 of 97 article(s) found

Date Joined: February 17, 2010

Country: United Kingdom

 
 
Advertise at iSnare.com - Guaranteed Top Exposure starting at $12 only!

Tennis: Alex Bogdanovic Saddened by Wimbledon Wild Card Snub

Author: Marry John

Category: Sports

Alex Bogdanovic has labelled the LTA "disrespectful" for cutting his funding from £15,000 to £4,000 in December and accusing him of lacking effort Bogdanovic has received a Wimbledon wild card in each of the past eight years – and lost in the first round each time – but he still met the current criteria outlined by the LTA, that a player had to be ranked inside the top 250 to be considered Bogdanovic is No166 in the world rankings while Jamie Baker, who is ranked 254, was given a Wimbledon wild card...

Wimbledon 2010: Alex Bogdanovic Hit by Wildcard Blow

Author: Marry John

Category: Travel

Alex Bogdanovic's run of Wimbledon wildcard entries looks to be over after his eight previous first-round defeats The British number two, currently 166th in the world rankings, was not among the six entries handed out on Monday though he could qualify at Roehampton There are still three men's wildcards to be decided, but Bogdanovic admitted last year: "I probably won't get another one, and that's fair enough...

Rugby: Australia Forget Wilkinson, OHNSON

Author: Marry John

Category: Travel

England manager Martin Johnson today confronted Australia's obsession with arch-nemesis Jonny Wilkinson and told them: "Get over it" The Wallabies still fear the man who wrecked their World Cup dreams at successive tournaments - on home soil in 2003, when Johnson lifted the Webb Ellis trophy, and again in the quarter-finals four years later The reality is that Wilkinson has spent most of the last seven years overcoming a catalogue of injuries and, as well as he played for Toulon this season, his Six Nations form was patchy...

England V Australia Rugby: Hosts Unaware of Toby Flood's Role for the First Test

Author: Marry John

Category: Travel

The fault lines that appeared in Australia’s preparations for the first Test at the Subiaco Oval on Saturday may not constitute a chasm, but they do suggest that everything in the Wallaby ranks is not as slick as they might like to think There was an embarrassing collapse of the disciplinary case against Gloucester lock, Dave Attwood, cited for two incidents of stamping in Tuesday’s game against the Australian Barbarians, England successfully arguing that the matter had been procedurally bungled as the citing officer was Australian and therefore not independent Attwood, however, is likely to be warned by England about his future conduct and possibly even suspended...

William Buick Keeping Cool Ahead of His Debut in an Epsom Classic

Author: Marry John

Category: Automotive

In the days before the Derby meeting, much is always said about the unique challenge it presents to inexperienced three-year-olds in the Oaks and Derby, horses that have never seen the track before and will, in all likelihood, never see it again Last month's Cheshire Oaks winner Gertrude Bell will be the 21-year-old's first ride in either Epsom Classic, his fourth in all over the 12-furlong trip, and only his 14th at Epsom, full stop The sense of occasion will not affect the 2008 joint-champion apprentice's normal race-day routine, including a full walk of the course...

Tennis: Federer Bids an Early Adieu to Paris

Author: Marry John

Category: Sports

Most of the match was played in light to heavy drizzle and Federer later rued the fact that three of his four losses on clay this year have been in the rain The final score was 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in a match of 2 hours 33 minutes, which was interrupted by rain for 76 minutes in the 11th game of the third set In the preceding game, Federer held a set point but Soderling hit a backhand smash winner off an improvised overhead by Federer...

Roddick, Hewitt Seek Wimbledon Salvation

Author: Marry John

Category: Sports

PARIS Grasscourt aficionados Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt quickly turned their thoughts to Wimbledon after seeing their dreams of claycourt success at the French Open ground into the Paris dirt Sixth seed Roddick lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili, the world number 114, on Saturday, while 28th seed Hewitt fell in straight sets to four-time champion Rafael Nadal Roddick, like Hewitt a former world number one, had skipped the entire pre-tournament claycourt season for personal seasons and extended his record of having never gone beyond the fourth round at Roland Garros...

Tennis: Healthy Sharapova Aiming to Make Wimbledon Point

Author: Marry John

Category: Legal

PARIS: Maria Sharapova returns to Wimbledon in June desperate to prove she's still an A-list attraction on the tennis court, as well as off it, and convinced her protracted injury horrors are in the pastThe undisputed poster girl of the women's game, whose recent career has been plagued by shoulder and elbow problems, went out of the French Open to four-time Roland Garros champion Justine Henin on SundayBut her three-set defeat on a claycourt surface that suits neither her game nor movement, illustrated that the old power, if not the comfort level, was back as she enjoyed one of her better Paris performances...

Golf: Cup Place Will Costa Lot For Dredge

Author: Marry John

Category: Food and Drinks

But Bradley Dredge would gladly swap wintering on the Costa Blanca with Michael Douglas, Nigella Lawson, Cilla Black, Terry Wogan, Terry Venables and Chris Eubank for rubbing shoulders with the A-listers of world golf in October’s Ryder Cup His other house in Morganstown, near Cardiff, is just a short drive down the M4 from the Celtic Manor Resort and Dredge admits “this is a once in a lifetime opportunity” to play the Ryder Cup in Wales For Dredge, or any other Welshman for that matter, to make Colin Montgomerie’s European team will take a mammoth effort...

Colin Montgomerie: I'll Talk to Nick Faldo About Ryder Cup as You Can Sometimes Learn More From a Defeat

Author: Marry John

Category: Education

COLIN MONTGOMERIE has revealed he'll pick flop Ryder Cup Captain Sir Nick Faldo's brains this summer to learn from his failure The Scot was left with a bitter taste in his mouth in 2008 when Faldo first failed to pick him as one of his wild cards for Valhalla, despite his heroic record across EIGHT cups, then failed to find the guts to tell him personally But Monty WILL sit down with the skipper who lost Europe the trophy for only the second time in seven attempts, for the sake of his team...

Les Fazzani May Return to Haydock for the Lancashire Oaks Following Listed Success Under Paul Hanagan

Author: Marry John

Category: Travel

HAYDOCK winners High Standing and Main Aim may have Royal Ascot on the agenda but connections of Les Fazzani are eyeing a return to the Merseyside venue in July Willie Haggas’ High Standing made an impressive return with victory in the sports360co...

2010 Wimbledon Tips - Rafael Nadal the Value Bet to Win Wimbledon

Author: Marry John

Category: Sports

Roger Federer, the world and interplanetary No 1, is in quite a quandary, but so is Rafael Nadal They're locked in a fatal embrace, like two whitetail deer bucks whose horns become inextricably locked up during a breeding season battle...

French Open 2010: Richard Gasquet Under Pressure to Perform Against Andy Murray

Author: Marry John

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

A karaoke machine has found its way into the grounds of Roland Garros, and as a favour to the host broadcasters, Andy Murray picked up a microphone, put on a giant black frizzy wig, pretended that the wooden racket under his arm was a guitar, and sung along to The Jackson Five's I Want You Back As self-critical as ever, Murray would like the opportunity to re-record his vocals, but whether he pops into the studio again will depend on how he does on the clay of Court Suzanne Lenglen, in the first round against Richard Gasquet, of France on Monday Thankfully, Gasquet did not break into song to pass on his pre-tournament message, which was that he will not feel any pressure, that he will be swinging freely...

England Miss Out on London Sevens Defense - England V South Africa

Author: Marry John

Category: Travel

England Sevens dreams of repeating their 2009 success and winning their home round of the IRB World Series Sevens at Twickenham were blown away on Sunday when they lost narrowly, 17-12, to South Africa in their Cup quarter final match Unfortunately, worse was to follow for the squad when they went down 22-19 in the Plate semi-final to wrap up there weekends work earlier than planned As England Sevens skipper Ben Gollings admitted: “We never got out of the blocks against South Africa which was disappointing as it was a game that was very winnable for us...

HILLS ACQUAINTED WITH HAYDOCK SUCCESS

Author: Marry John

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Odds of 1-5 suggested Acquainted was different class to her rivals in the Injured Jockeys Fund Maiden Stakes at Haydock and so it proved as she won by six lengths in the hands of trainer Barry Hills' son, Michael Owner-breeder Gary Middlebrook said: "She is a nice filly Depending on how well she ran Barry said he would like to run her in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot and hopefully she will go there now...

Richard Hannon Keeps Faith in Irish Guineas Favourite Canford Cliffs

Author: Marry John

Category: Sports

When Canford Cliffs won the Coventry Stakes so impressively at Royal Ascot last year by six lengths, few would have believed those three races later, he would still be awaiting his next success Richard Hannon's belief in the colt, though, refuses to waver, even as Canford Cliffs approaches his last realistic chance to win a European Classic in the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curraghon Saturday Canford Cliffs' form since Ascot has seen him finish third in the Prix Morny, second in the Greenham Stakes and third in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, a race that both Hannon's previous winners of the Irish Classic, Don't Forget Me and Tirol, had won on their way to the Curragh...

Roger Federer Defeats Andy Roddick to Win Men's Singles Title

Author: Marry John

Category: Sports

This was the day when Andy Roddick’s serve was broken just the once, in the 77th game of a 77-game Wimbledon men’s final That one break of Roddick’s delivery, after more than four and a quarter hours of play on Centre Court, was all that Roger Federer needed to take the fifth set 16-14, to become the first man to win 15 grand slams, and to regain the world No 1 ranking “Roger is a legend, an icon and a stud,” said Pete Sampras, who had flown in from California to sit in the front row of the Royal Box to see his 14 slams being superseded...

Hayley Turner Insists That Girl Power Remains Undimmed

Author: Marry John

Category: Finances

Women jockeys have had an unflattering press recently but Hayley Turner remains defiant Turner, the first of her gender to ride 100 winners in a calendar year, now has a Royal Ascot winner for the Queen in her sights and, yesterday, she launched a spirited defence of female riders Turner was back in her home town of Nottingham yesterday and even had time to indulge her addiction for buying shoes before riding...

Goodwood the Place to be For Royal Ascot Pointers

Author: Marry John

Category: Recreation

Clerk of the course Seamus Buckley is forecasting perfect flat racing ground for the seven-race card which gets under way at 2pm The first of two 'Listed' races, The Blue Square Height of Fashion Stakes, due off at 235pm...

Dick Turpin Set to Reduce Owner Richard Hannon to Tears After Classic Luck Runs Out Again

Author: Marry John

Category: Sports

Richard Hannon, overcome by emotion when Paco Boy won the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, is more likely to be driven to tears by his Classic luck this season after Dick Turpin was runner-up in his second 2000 Guineas of the season Surprise winner Makfi was too good for him at Newmarket and it was Andre Fabre's Lope de Vega who beat the Richard Hughes-ridden colt by half a length yesterday to give Fabre's protégé Maxime Guyon his first Classic win as a jockey Not that Fabre was there to congratulate him...

Drama as Special Duty is Handed a Second Classic in Steward’s Room

Author: Marry John

Category: Pets

Different race, different rules, different stewards, but the same outcome Special Duty received a helping hand from the officials to land her second Classic in a fortnight when being promoted to first place after the French 1,000 Guineas at Longchamp Having been adjudged to have been taken off her line by the drifting Jacqueline Quest at Newmarket, this time Special Duty was the beneficiary of scrimmaging which did not affect her as the first-past-the-post Liliside was demoted to sixth after a complicated stewards' inquiry which involved several separate incidents...

Trainer Aidan O'Brien in the Dock Over Cape Blanco Row

Author: Marry John

Category: Recreation

Aidan O'Brien has been referred to the BHA and faces a fine of up to £2,000 after refusing to allow racecourse vets to examine his Dante Stakes winner Cape Blanco after the race The unbeaten colt was cut to 4-1 second favourite for the Derby after his three-and-a-quarter length victory from Workforce at York, but rumours soon spread about his soundness after comments on C4 Stewards' secretary Robert Earnshaw telephoned O'Brien at his Ballydoyle base but said the trainer had refused permission for the colt to be trotted up by the course vet or ensure that his stable representative was interviewed by the stewards...

Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer Into Madrid Last Eight

Author: Marry John

Category: Sports

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer reached the Madrid Open quarter-finals with contrasting victories Spanish world number two Nadal came through a tricky encounter against big-serving American John Isner 7-5 6-4 In the late match, top seed Federer had an easier time in seeing off fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3 6-1...

Saracens Boss Brendan Venter in Dock For 'push' on Female Fan

Author: Marry John

Category: Travel

Saracens’ fiery director of rugby Brendan Venter is to face a second charge this season of bringing the game into disrepute Venter was charged by the RFU over an incident during Sarries’ win at Leicester last Saturday He is accused of pushing a female spectator and making provocative and inappropriate gestures...

Racing For Change's Free Offer Aims to Hook New Followers For Life

Author: Marry John

Category: Internet

A week of free entry to nine racecourses has attracted a surge in interest not unlike that being enjoyed by the LibDems Horse racing does not figure prominently in the Liberal Democrat manifesto – though of course they never tire of reminding people that politics is no longer a two-horse race – but their surge in the polls in recent days offers at least some hope to the executives at Racing For Change that they can create a Clegg effect of their own Millions of Britons got their first proper look at the LibDem leader last week and seem to have been at least relatively impressed From next Monday several thousand people – perhaps 20,000 or more – are due to visit a racecourse for the first time thanks to RFC's week of free meetings and all concerned are anticipating that the sport's approval ratings will enjoy a similar bounce...

MAIN AIM a GRAND BET in DUKE of YORK – Royal Ascot Festival

Author: Marry John

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes is a well-known Oaks trial and Aidan O'Brien has the highest-rated filly in the race, Cabaret, a daughter of Galileo who won at the Curragh and Leopardstown last season She then went to France for the Prix Marcel Boussac where she finished last, but her saddle slipped that day and I think we've got to draw a line through that run Clearly, she's thought of as a possible Classic contender...

O'Brien to Unleash Star – Royal Ascot Festival

Author: Marry John

Category: Travel

The top Australian horse Starspangledbanner is set to have his first start for Aidan O’Brien on Wednesday when he lines up for the Duke Of York Stakes He is among a strong team that Ireland’s champion trainer is considering sending to York including Cape Blanco who is due to try and earn an Epsom Derby place in Thursday’s Dante Stakes However, there will be plenty of interest around Wednesday’s Group Three Duke Of York as Starspangledbanner starts off a European campaign that could lead to next month’s Royal Ascot festival...

Luke Watson Aims to Take Bath to Unlikely Guinness Premiership Title

Author: Marry John

Category: Travel

Reinvention is always a clever trick Can it be that Bath, relegation contenders at Christmas, is only 240 minutes away from winning the Premiership title And can the affable bearded bloke across the room discussing his long-held desire for anonymity really be Luke Watson, until recently the most infamous sporting figure in South Africa...

No Love Lost in the Big Tennis Fall-out Between Jankovic and Ivanovic

Author: Marry John

Category: Recreation

When Jelena Jankovic faces Ana Ivanovic in the Madrid Open on Tuesday, far more will be at stake than simply a place in the later rounds of the tournament For former Wimbledon champion Jankovic admits that she is barely on speaking terms with Ivanovic, Serbia's other glamorous tennis star on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, after the latter's no-show at the vital Federation Cup relegation tie against While Jankovic endured a miserable 48-hour journey from the United States to Belgrade rather than let Serbia play the crucial tie without her, Ivanovic was photographed taking coffee near her home in Majorca with her boyfriend, Australian golfer Adam Scott, when she could have been helping to prevent their country falling out of the world group of women's tennis Jankovic's mother, Snezana, who frequently travels the world with her daughter, revealed the depth of their hurt following Slovakia's 3-2 victory by attacking Ivanovic, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2007, in the Serb media...

Marnane Fine and Dandy at Ascot

Author: Marry John

Category: Travel

Dandy Boy pulled off a carefully-engineered plot when swooping late to thwart a huge gamble on Mabait in the Victoria Cup at Ascot Advertising his claims for the Royal Hunt Cup here next month, the David Marnane-trained four-year-old produced a storming run to get up and pip Mabait under Colm O’Donoghue and score by a neck Marajaa was half a length away in third...

 
1234 Next