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  • Frank Lampard set for Manchester City loan 13 minutes ago

    Washington: Former Premier League side Chelsea star Frank Lampard will play for Manchester City under a loan deal from his new Major League Soccer team New York City FC, media reports said. Lampard, who spent 13 seasons with Chelsea, signed a two-year deal last week with New York City FC. He...
  • Spanish striker Villa vows to add to legacy in New York 21 hours 8 minutes ago

    New York: For Spanish striker David Villa, the chance to start afresh in Major League Soccer with New York City at Yankee Stadium proved irresistible in his quest to add to his legacy. Villa, Spain's all-time top scorer, last month became the first player signed by New York City FC, co-owned...
  • Berdych falls; Johnson, Raonic win at Citi Open 21 hours 40 minutes ago

    Vasek Pospisil got the best of Tomas Berdych - again. Vasek Pospisil improved to 2-0 against the fifth-ranked Berdych, beating the Czech star 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday night to advance to the Citi Open quarter-finals. Berdych was the top seed in the hardcourt event. Earlier, Steve Johnson knocked off another seeded, big-serving, NBA...
  • Rodgers 'pleased' with Liverpool's comeback win over City Yesterday

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side's positive response to tactical changes after they twice rallied against Manchester City to edge out the Premier League champions in a New York friendly on Wednesday. Stevan Jovetic gave City, who finished two points ahead of Liverpool last season, the lead twice...
  • John Isner loses to Steve Johnson at Washington Yesterday

    Washington: Speaking to reporters moments after losing his opening match at the Citi Open, John Isner swore, gave clipped answers and complained that he and fellow American Steve Johnson played on a secondary court instead of in the main stadium. Isner, a two-time runner-up at the hard-court tuneup for the US...
  • Lucie Safarova loses in first round of Citi Open 2 days ago

    Washington: Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday. Mladenovic rallied for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against the Wimbledon semifinalist. She will face American qualifier Taylor Townsend in the second round. On the men's side, Americans Jack...
  • Lady Gaga makes a cameo in the new 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' trailer 3 days ago

    Pop star Lady Gaga sure knows how to wow her fans. Be it with her albums, her bold, independent statements or her choice of outfits. This time, she has chosen to surprise her fans with a little cameo appearance in the upcoming film 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'....
  • Grigor Dimitrov out of Washington hard-court tournament 3 days ago

    Wimbledon semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria has withdrawn from the Citi Open hard-court tournament, citing the flu and a sinus infection. Dimitrov's decision was announced on Sunday, a day before play begins. Dimitrov is a top-10 player who would have been seeded third at the tournament, part of the North American circuit...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vania King advance at Citi Open 3 days ago

    Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the second round of the Citi Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Slovenia's Polona Hercog on Monday. American Vania King also moved on, cruising to a 6-2, 6-0 win against Canada's Francoise Abanda. Tomas Berdych, No. 5 on the ATP tour, is the top seed...
  • Alison Cornet and Madison Keys out in first round of Citi Open 3 days ago

    Alison Cornet and Madison Keys were the high-profile casualties on the opening day of the Citi Open, while veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova breezed through to the second round. Cornet, who beat Serena Williams en route to the fourth round of Wimbledon, was defeated 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 by American wild card Shelby Rogers. Rogers...
  • Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 in pre-season friendly 4 days ago

    Pittsburg: Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 on Sunday in the International Champions Cup. Jovetic opened the scoring in the 11th minute, starting a run of four straight goals for Manchester City in their Pool B opener. His right-footed shot beat goalkeeper Ian Lawlor to...
  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract July 24, 2014

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS...
  • Title holders Manchester City still looking for reinforcements July 23, 2014

    English champions Manchester City are still in the market for new signings to boost their title defence, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Pellegrini has already brought in Brazilian midfielder Fernando from Porto, French fullback Bacary Sagna from Arsenal and goalkeeper Willy Caballero from former club Malaga but isn't convinced his...
  • Stoke City sign Bojan Krkic from Barcelona July 23, 2014

    Stoke City have signed one-time Spain international forward Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a four-year deal, the Premier League side said on Tuesday. Bojan, 23, was part of Barcelona's youth system and scored 26 goals in 104 league appearances before leaving for AS Roma in 2011, having made his first team...
  • I'm staying for the fans, says City's Yaya Toure July 18, 2014

    Yaya Toure has no intention of leaving Premier League champions Manchester City and is looking forward to the new season with them, he said on Friday. "The fans have always been good to me, they've always been good to my family," Toure told Sky Sports television. "I want to stay. I will...
  • Nissan signs as sponsor of Manchester City July 17, 2014

    Premier League champion Manchester City have signed Nissan Motor Co. as the first global sponsor of their portfolio of clubs. The five-year deal with Nissan was announced on Thursday, two months after City bought a stake in Japanese team Yokohama F Marinos from the car giant. Man City, who have been rapidly...
  • USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma July 14, 2014

    Guthrie: The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours. They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 miles to 30 miles (24 to 48 kilometres) northeast of Oklahoma...
  • Delhi becomes world's second most populous city July 11, 2014

    United Nations: Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report. The 2014 revision of the World Urbanisation Prospects launched on Thursday said that India is projected to add the highest...
  • Samir Nasri signs new 5-year deal at Man City July 10, 2014

    Manchester: France midfielder Samir Nasri has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, keeping him at the English Premier League champion until 2019. Nasri was one of City's key players in its run to the league and League Cup titles last season, scoring 11 goals in all competitions and becoming...
  • Budget 2014: New airports in smaller cities, towns July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: New airports will be developed in smaller cities and towns to encourage air travel in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on Thursday. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) will build the airports through public private partnership (PPP) process, the minister told the Lok Sabha while presenting the...
  • Goalkeeper Willy Caballero signs with Manchester City July 8, 2014

    Manchester City say they have signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero to a three-year contract on a free transfer from Spanish club Malaga. The 32-year-old Caballero, whose contract with Malaga expired at the end of the 2013-14 season, says on the club's website that "this is a new challenge and a new league...
  • Like a juror: Madonna does NYC jury duty, briefly July 8, 2014

    New York: Madonna has spent a little time living in the judicial world. The pop superstar turned up for jury duty Monday at a Manhattan state courthouse, quickly getting dismissed. She had gotten excused from a jury service date in May. This time, she was finished within two hours and wasn't questioned...
  • Premier League side Hull sign winger Tom Ince July 7, 2014

    Hull: English winger Tom Ince has ended his public search for a new team by staying in the Premier League and joining Hull City. The 22-year-old Ince embarked on a trip to Italy in a blaze of publicity but the player said he rejected the chance of following in his father...
  • Defying pope, Italian church parade stops by Mafioso's house in tribute July 7, 2014

    Rome: In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Sunday denounced the tribute in Oppido Mamertina, a Calabrian town and 'ndrangheta crime syndicate stronghold, as "deplorable and disgusting."...
  • Two more Gazans killed by Israel drone July 7, 2014

    Gaza: Two Palestinians were killed by an Israeli drone strike on southern Gaza early on Monday, medical sources said, just hours after two others were killed in a separate attack. Gaza Strip health services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said two Palestinians were killed and two others wounded in the attack east...
  • Mexico cargo train derails, one killed July 4, 2014

    Mexico City: At least one person was killed and several people were injured on Thursday when Mexico's notorious cargo train "La Bestia" (The Beast) derailed, an official source said. Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) issued a press release saying the accident occurred along a stretch of rail in the southern state...
  • Bridge collapses in Brazil's World Cup city July 4, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: At least two people were killed and several others injured after a bridge collapsed on a busy highway in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil, media reports said. A car, a truck and a mini-bus were under the bridge when it fell on Thursday,...
  • Karnataka: Congress MLA booked for attacking cops at an upscale pub July 2, 2014

    Bangalore: A Congress MLA has allegedly attacked police constables at an upscale pub in Bangalore on Tuesday night. Vijayananda Kashappanavar, MLA from Hunagund had gone to an elite pub at UB City for his birthday. MLA and his friends allegedly forced the pub staff to serve them liquor and play...
  • Brazil playmaker Kaka quits AC Milan for Orlando City July 2, 2014

    Former Brazil playmaker Kaka will sign for new Major League Soccer team Orlando City after terminating his contract with AC Milan by mutual consent. "I've always said I wanted to play in the USA and now I have reached an agreement to play there," he told Milan's TV channel on Monday. Kaka...
  • Kaka rescinds contract with AC Milan June 30, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan midfielder Kaka has rescinded his contract with the Serie A club, leaving the former Brazil international free to sign for Orlando City Soccer Club. On Monday Milan says Kaka's contract has been "resolved by mutual consent." Kaka will fly to the United States on Monday night to sign for...