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  • Former Chelsea striker Anelka joins Mumbai City FC in Indian Super League 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    Nicolas Anelka has become the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after the Mumbai franchise announced the signing of the former French striker on Monday. The 35-year-old, who has played for a host of English Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and...
  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini loses cool over referee 2 days ago

    London: The normally serene Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini lost his cool and slammed the referee for allowing two "illegal goals" and missing what he called a clear penalty in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Saturday. In a rare outburst from Pellegrini, the Chilean said there were fouls in the...
  • Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out with bad ankle sprain 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal right back Mathieu Debuchy has a badly sprained ankle and it's unclear how long he will be sidelined. Manager Arsene Wenger says Debuchy's injury "doesn't look good" and more tests will be needed to determine its severity. The 29-year-old Debuchy landed awkwardly and clutched his left ankle in the second...
  • Andhra Pradesh panel on new capital to tour Asian nations to study models 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: After completing tours in the country, members of a special committee set up by the Andhra Pradesh Government to study various models for building the new capital of the State, will visit Singapore, Malaysia and China as part of their assignment. The panel, headed by Municipal Administration and Urban Development...
  • Martin Demichelis' header gives Manchester City 2-2 draw at Arsenal 2 days ago

    London: Martin Demichelis spared Manchester City from a second successive loss by heading in a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. After Sergio Aguero put defending champion City in front in the first half, Arsenal staged a fight-back after the break inspired by...
  • Lampard ready to make Manchester City debut, says Pellegrini 2 days ago

    London: Frank Lampard is "ready" to play for Manchester City and the former Chelsea midfielder could make his debut against Arsenal on Saturday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 36-year-old Lampard, who is on a six-month loan from City's affiliate club New York, has been training with the Premier League...
  • Chelsea sweating on Costa's fitness 2 days ago

    London: Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa and the Premier League leaders will do all they can to get him fit to face Swansea City on Saturday. The powerful striker has made a blistering start to his Stamford Bridge career, scoring four goals in three appearances since leaving...
  • UP bypolls: About 50 per cent polling recorded in state 2 days ago

    Lucknow: About 50 per cent electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in bypolls to 11 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh till 5 pm. Around 53.2 per cent votes were polled in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat where Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his MP wife Dimple...
  • Arsenal and Manchester City hoping to jump-start campaigns 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal and Manchester City meet at The Emirates on Saturday when both teams will seek to roar into life after making spluttering starts to their Premier League campaigns. A month after demolishing City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley, seventh-placed Arsenal have failed to reach the same high notes,...
  • Hull City owner puts Premier League club up for sale 4 days ago

    Hull City owner Assem Allam has put the Premier League club up for sale, the businessman said on Thursday. Allam told a news conference he had put Hull on the market in April, following the Football Association's decision to reject his bid to change the club's name to Hull Tigers. "Lately there...
  • ISL: Mumbai City FC in 'advanced talks' with former Chelsea striker Anelka 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Nicolas Anelka could be part of the Indian Super League football tournament as Mumbai City FC's negotiations with the former France and Chelsea striker are at an "advanced" stage. The 35-year-old Anelka has already been sent a contract and he is expected to decide on it very soon. "Talks are...
  • New Chile bombings hit resort city 4 days ago

    Santiago: Two homemade bombs have exploded at a shopping centre in the Chilean resort city of Vina del Mar, adding to panic after a subway bombing in Santiago wounded 14 people. The latest explosion came inside a bathroom at the Open Plaza mall in Vina del Mar. It caused no...
  • Singapore proposes 'government to government' cooperation for Andhra Pradesh capital 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Singapore on Wednesday suggested a 'government to government' model of cooperation in building the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, which is proposed for inclusion in the 100 Smart Cities project. A delegation led by former Prime Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu...
  • Aaron Ramsey doubtful for Arsenal against champions Manchester City 5 days ago

    Midfielder Aaron Ramsey could miss Arsenal's Premier League clash with champions Manchester City on Saturday after twisting his ankle on a pitch described by Wales team-mate Gareth Bale as "the worst I have ever played on." Ramsey, who has scored in two of Arsenal's three Premier League games this season, limped...
  • Edin Dzeko happy with his and Manchester City's prospects 6 days ago

    Fresh from signing a new four-year contract with Manchester City and taking over as captain of Bosnia, Edin Dzeko has every reason to smile when he considers his future. But, hours ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Cyprus, the 28-year-old striker spoke with some trepidation about Saturday's Premier League trip...
  • CLT20: Hafeez irked as Lahore Lions include former Pakistan player's son 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) have included former Pakistan allrounder Manzoor Ellahi's son, Ali Manzoor in the Lahore Lions side, which reportedly hasn't gone down too well with captain Mohammad Hafeez. A well informed source told PTI that the board had without consulting or...
  • Music bands from North East prefer metro cities to homelands 1 week ago

    New Delhi: More and more music bands from the seven-sister states, whose music range from rock to grunge, and progressive metal to heavy metal are seen to base themselves in metro cities, which seem to offer them endless music making opportunities. The heavy metal and rock bands from northeastern states have...
  • Include 12 Tamil Nadu cities in smart city programme: Jayalalithaa September 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday urged union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to include 12 cities in the state under the central government's smart city programme. She also requested Naidu who called on her at the state secretariat to include Srirangam (her assembly constituency) to the list...
  • Stoke's Odemwingie faces long layoff with knee injury September 5, 2014

    London: Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie needs knee surgery and will be sidelined for a lengthy period of time, manager Mark Hughes said on Thursday. The Nigeria international injured his knee during Stoke's 1-0 victory over Premier League champions Manchester City at the weekend and will have surgery when the swelling...
  • Mumbai City FC ropes in Peter Reid and Steve Darby for ISL September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Mumbai City Football Club today named eminent English football manager Peter Reid as Team Manager and experienced coach Steve Darby as the assistant coach for their campaign at the Indian Super League (ISL). During his career as a Manager, Reid has been at the helm of affairs at top...
  • Delhi Police officials now to be seen riding bicycles September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police personnel will now be seen riding bicycles while patrolling in congested areas of the Walled City and parks of North Delhi with a view to check crimes such as snatching. Eight high-performance geared bicycles have been recently bought by the Delhi Police for beat constables to patrol...
  • Valencia agree to take Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City September 2, 2014

    Madrid: Valencia have sealed a deal to take Spain forward Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City. "Valencia have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the loan, with an obligatory option to buy, of the Spanish international forward Alvaro Negredo," the club said on their website on Monday. The Spanish top-flight...
  • Cricket is our first love, but that doesn't mean we should not give kabaddi or football a platform: Ranbir Kapoor September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who has stakes in the Mumbai City Football Club (FC) franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, believes Bollywood celebrities' involvement in sports in the country is beneficial in many ways. Apart from Ranbir, the ISL has star team co-owners such as John Abraham...
  • Hull City break transfer record to sign Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez September 1, 2014

    Hull City completed the signing of Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez from Italian Serie A club Palermo for a club record fee of 9.5 million pounds ($15.8 million) on Monday. The Premier League club confirmed the deal for the 24-year-old, who has signed a three-year contract, in a statement on their website...
  • PM Narendra Modi's plan to turn Varanasi into a 'smart city': Will the Kyoto model work? September 1, 2014

    Varanasi: During his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed a deal with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to convert Varanasi into a 'smart heritage city' on the Kyoto model, in line with his vision of building 100 smart cities in India. Interestingly, there are a few similarities between...
  • Arsenal held 1-1 by newcomer Leicester City in EPL August 31, 2014

    England: Arsenal were frustrated by newcomer Leicester on Sunday, dropping points for the second time in three Premier League games in a 1-1 draw. Alexis Sanchez followed up his first Champions League goal for Arsenal on Wednesday with his first domestic strike in the 20th minute in central England. But Leonardo Ulloa...
  • EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City at home, Swansea win again August 30, 2014

    Mame Diouf scored a spectacular solo goal to give Stoke a surprising 1-0 win over defending champion Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Diouf received the ball on the edge of his own area and ran the length of the pitch before slotting a low shot between the legs...
  • Manchester City exit looms for Micah Richards and Scott Sinclair August 29, 2014

    The Manchester City careers of Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti appear to be over after manager Manuel Pellegrini said the trio were not part of the squad for this season. Former England defender Richards, who made his debut for the club in 2005, has rarely featured under Pellegrini, kept...
  • Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media August 27, 2014

    Beirut: Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday. Islamic State, an offshoot of al-Qaeda, stormed Tabqa air base near Raqqa city on Sunday...