Beckham might be recalled by England’s national team

first_img Liverpool rallied for a 2-1 win at defending champion Barcelona and Inter Milan was held to a 2-2 tie by visiting Valencia in the Champions League. Chelsea gained a 1-1 tie at Porto and AS Roma was held to a 0-0 tie by visiting Lyon. GOLF: One year after he set a tournament record with a 9-and-8 victory in the opening round, Tiger Woods relied on a big par save early and a near ace on the 14th hole to put away Ryder Cup teammate J.J. Henry 3 and 2 at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. Fourth-seeded Phil Mickelson got a scare, not taking the lead against fellow lefty Richard Green until the 14th hole. Mickelson won 1-up. FOOTBALL: Defensive tackle Vonnie Holliday signed a $20 million, four-year contract to stay with the Miami Dolphins. The deal includes a signing bonus of nearly $7 million. Peyton Manning has agreed to restructure his contract with the Indianapolis Colts to save the team nearly $8 million in salary-cap space. “That’s all you’ll get from David Beckham. The reaction from every adversity he’s ever gone through in his career, he’s always bounced back and been professional and got on with his job,” McClaren said Wednesday. McClaren suggested Beckham, who will join the Galaxy of Major League Soccer this summer, would have to maintain his form to stand any chance of getting back on the team for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Israel and Andorra. David Beckham’s recent performances for Real Madrid have improved his chances of a recall to the England team. The former captain was dropped by England coach Steve McClaren after last year’s World Cup. However, Beckham has played well since being recalled to the Madrid team and set up all three goals in Tuesday’s 3-2 Champions League win over Bayern Munich. center_img HOCKEY: Philadelphia Flyers forward Mike Knuble had surgery to insert a plate in his face to fixate the broken bones in both his right cheekbone and right orbital bone. The Carolina Hurricanes said left wing Erik Cole could miss up to four weeks after tearing a muscle near his hip. The New York Rangers placed forward Brendan Shanahan on injured reserve. TENNIS: Sam Querrey (Thousand Oaks) advanced to the second round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, posting 17 aces in a 6-3, 6-2 win over Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic in Memphis, Tenn. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgTHE inquest into the murder of IRA agent Denis Donaldson has been adjourned again today as a lawyer representing his family said he had been instructed to take proceedings against the Irish State.Donaldson, 56, was murdered in his remote home at Classey, Cloghercor, outside Glenties on April 4th 2006.He had been operating as a British spy for 20 years and was shot four times in the chest, face, arm and hand in a rented cottage. Although there have been two arrests relating to Donaldson’s brutal murder, nobody has ever been charged in connection with it.At the time of the murder it was blamed on the Provisional IRA.But the Real IRA in Derry later claimed responsibility for the killing with mainstream republicans claiming the death suited the British intelligence establishment.Denis Donaldson’s daughter Jane wrote to the Irish Times ahead of a scheduled pre-inquest hearing in Donegal.“It is my family’s sincere hope that we shall be permitted to proceed unhindered with an Article 2 compliant inquest of the standard required to ensure disclosure from state agencies – North and South – of all the facts surrounding the murder of Denis Donaldson,” she wrote.The family believe that the Special Branch “holds vital information about his earlier exposure [as an agent] and subsequent murder”, and it is the disclosure of that “full knowledge” that they are seeking.Today Garda Supt Michael Finnan told the inquest that a file on the killing would be sent to the DPP “within weeks.’An adjournment was needed to allow the file to be completed and allow the DPP to take a decision on whether or not there should be prosecutions.However Ciaran Shiels, solicitor, for the Donaldson family told coroner Denis McCauley that he was taking an action against the Irish State under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights because of the undue delay in holding an inquest.The delay, he said during a 40-minute hearing, was beyond the time period specified as unacceptable in previous cases.The case was adjourned until November 8.At hearingDONALDSON INQUEST ADJOURNED: FAMILY TO SUE STATE OVER DELAY was last modified: April 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more