Associated Press

  • Chelsea hold Manchester City to strengthen their top position in EPL 01-02-2015 12:38 AM

    London: Manchester City ended Chelsea's perfect home record in the Premier League this season with a 1-1 draw between the top two teams on Saturday. Loic Remy, deputising for suspended striker Diego Costa, put Chelsea in front in the 41st minute, but the leaders couldn't hold on for an 11th...
  • Van Persie, Falcao score as Manchester United beat Leicester City 3-1 31-01-2015 10:53 PM

    Radamel Falcao scored only his fourth goal for Manchester United in a 3-1 victory over Leicester in the English Premier League on Saturday. The striker, who is on loan until the end of the season from Monaco, scored between Robin van Persie's first goal since last month and Wes Morgan's...
  • Sturridge scores on return as Liverpool beat West Ham 2-0 31-01-2015 10:52 PM

    Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge scored within 12 minutes of his return from injury to help Liverpool beat West Ham 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Sturridge came on as a second-half substitute and his angled shot in the 80th found the bottom right corner after being set up by Philippe...
  • Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli win Men's Doubles at Australian Open 31-01-2015 07:05 PM

    Melbourne: Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam Men's Doubles title in more than 50 years after beating French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday. The last Italians to win a men's doubles...
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win 6th Australian Open 31-01-2015 03:27 PM

    Melbourne: Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night. After celebrating prematurely on her third match point, letting her racket go after serving what...
  • 1st ODI: All-round Elliott helps New Zealand beat Pakistan 31-01-2015 02:05 PM

    Wellington: Grant Elliott scored 64 not out and took 3 for 26 in an all-round performance which led New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan with ten overs to spare in Saturday's first of two one-day games. Ross Taylor made 59 and Martin Guptill 39 as New Zealand reached...
  • Michael Clarke en route to recovery before World Cup 31-01-2015 11:27 AM

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke made his comeback from injury Saturday, scoring 51 and batting for almost three hours in a Sydney club match before slamming media reports of a rift with teammates and Cricket Australia. Clarke made a rare appearance for his Western Suburbs club side on the first...
  • First lady of US Michelle Obama defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event 31-01-2015 09:36 AM

    New York: First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle,...
  • La Liga: Deportivo edge past Rayo Vallecano 2-1 31-01-2015 09:25 AM

    Madrid: A late penalty by Celso Borges gave Deportivo La Coruna a 2-1 win at Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Friday. The match began with a minute's silence for former Rayo and Nigeria goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare, who died of cancer aged 48. Deportivo goalkeeper Fabricio Ramirez made an...
  • English cricket set for new chairman as shake-up continues 31-01-2015 09:21 AM

    London: The shake-up at the top of English cricket continued on Friday when Colin Graves was nominated for chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Graves, who is the chairman of county Yorkshire, is set to be elected unopposed for the biggest job in the English game as no...
  • EPL: No love lost as Chelsea, Manchester City set for title showdown 31-01-2015 08:58 AM

    It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way. Their simmering rivalry is set for another chapter in Saturday's top-of-the-table Premier...
  • Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado set to complete Chelsea move 30-01-2015 11:20 PM

    Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella confirmed Friday that Juan Cuadrado is set to complete a move to Chelsea, with Mohamed Salah moving on loan in the opposite direction. Cuadrado is expected to undergo a medical in London on Saturday ahead of signing a permanent deal with the Premier League club. "I'm...
  • Michael Carrick injury deals blow to Manchester United 30-01-2015 07:43 PM

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Michael Carrick will miss about four weeks with a muscle injury, depriving the team of a player who has been instrumental in their improved results since November. Van Gaal also said on Friday that Darren Fletcher is at West Ham ahead of...
  • Manchester City loans winger Scott Sinclair to Aston Villa 30-01-2015 06:49 PM

    Manchester: Manchester City has given Scott Sinclair another chance to revive his career by sending the winger on loan to fellow English Premier League side Aston Villa for the rest of the season. Sinclair joined City from Swansea in the summer of 2012, when he played for Britain in the...
  • Chelsea striker Diego Costa banned for 3 games after appeal fails 30-01-2015 06:24 PM

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa will miss Saturday's crucial English Premier League game against title rival Manchester City after being handed a three-match ban for stamping on an opponent's leg. The Spain international contested the English Football Association's decision to charge him with violent conduct for treading on the right...
  • Djokovic beats defending champion Wawrinka to reach Australian Open final 30-01-2015 05:54 PM

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with their previous encounters at Melbourne Park. The top-ranked Djokovic finished over the top of Wawrinka in a seesawing 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win on Friday...
  • Scotland's Marc Warren leads Dubai by 1 in clubhouse 30-01-2015 04:39 PM

    Dubai: Marc Warren of Scotland did his chances of making a first-ever appearance at the Masters no harm by taking the clubhouse lead in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. Warren, who finished second in Doha last week and improved his world ranking to 56th, added...
  • Golf: Phil Mickelson rallies to shoot 69 in Phoenix Open 30-01-2015 03:46 PM

    Arizona: Phil Mickelson played the final 11 holes in 5 under to salvage a 2-under 69 on Thursday in the first round of the Phoenix Open. The three-time champion bogeyed his first hole - the par-4 10th - after driving left into a hospitality tent. He had a double bogey...
  • Battle of the big phones: How Samsung is losing its crown 30-01-2015 03:29 PM

    Seoul: Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. The South Korean company said Thursday its October-December profit sank, with an improvement in its semiconductor business insufficient to mask its mobile problems. It was in China,...
  • Mattek-Sands, Lucie Safarova win Australian Open doubles title 30-01-2015 01:32 PM

    Melbourne: American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women's doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China's Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday's final. It marked the first time a new pairing has won...
  • US Federal Trade Commission settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator 30-01-2015 12:43 PM

    Washington: The Federal Trade Commission has settled a case against a man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website, which posted nude pictures of women without their consent. The FTC says Craig Brittain of Colorado Springs, Colorado, ran the website isanybodydown.com, which is no longer operational. The site included the...
  • Google misses earnings targets again, frustrates investors 30-01-2015 11:07 AM

    San Francisco: Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. The latest letdown came Thursday with the release of...
  • Serena Williams aims for 19th major after reaching Australian Open final 30-01-2015 10:25 AM

    Melbourne: It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis. Now she's on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5),...
  • A dramatic shift is underway in the global smartphone market 30-01-2015 10:18 AM

    San Francisco: The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fuelled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller of smartphones. Apple set the standard for modern smartphones when it released the first...
  • Justin Bieber apologises for bad behaviour in new Facebook video; says he was 'arrogant and conceited' 30-01-2015 08:55 AM

    New York: Justin Bieber has apologized for his bad behavior in a new video posted to Facebook. The singer says in a 2-minute video posted early Thursday that his "arrogant and conceited" attitude over the last two years was just to cover up his true feelings. He said growing up...
  • Italy lawmakers fail to elect new president in 1st round 30-01-2015 07:17 AM

    Rome: Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate that is also acceptable to opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, whose support he has courted for the government's ambitious reform agenda. Even as the names on...
  • Sepp Blatter joins FIFA election race without naming nominees 29-01-2015 10:42 PM

    Geneva: Beating the entry deadline by hours on Thursday, Sepp Blatter formally joined a FIFA presidential contest he is widely expected to win. Blatter published a low-key message on Twitter confirming an expected bid to extend his scandal-scarred, 17-year leadership of football's wealthy governing body by four more years. "Today...
  • Andy Murray into Australian Open final with win over Tomas Berdych 29-01-2015 05:54 PM

    Melbourne: Andy Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final and a chance to win his third Grand Slam title with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semi-final win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday. Murray broke Berdych's serve in the 11th game of the final set and clinched the match...
  • Large amount of videos on YouTube makes it tough to identify all terror related content: Google 29-01-2015 05:32 PM

    Brussels: Internet giant Google has said that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the spread of terrorist propaganda and hostage footage. Google Public Policy Manager Verity Harding said that about 300 hours of...
  • Malaysia officially declares MH370 crash an accident, says all passengers, crew presumed dead 29-01-2015 04:09 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority has officially declared the MH370 crash an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims. Malaysia civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman on Thursday said that the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8,...