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  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos scout young players 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Indian Super League (ISL) football franchise Delhi Dynamos held open trials for children in the age group 11-13. ...
  • Defiant Jose Mourinho defends Chelsea against 'boring' jibes 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    London: Jose Mourinho has again refuted criticism that his team plays dull football after Arsenal fans jeered them with chants of "Boring, boring Chelsea" during the London derby on Sunday. The Premier League leaders relied on a watertight defence to earn a 0-0 draw at The Emirates and are within six...
  • Vermaelen will have to win his place, says Barca coach 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen will have to win a place in the team like any other player now that he finally appears to have put his long-term injury woes behind him, coach Luis Enrique said on Monday. The Belgium centre back sustained a hamstring injury at last year's World Cup in...
  • Chelsea midfielder Oscar out of hospital after head knock 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Oscar has been discharged from the hospital following a knock to the head during a Premier League match and will travel with the squad for a game on Wednesday. The Brazil midfielder was injured about 15 minutes into the 0-0 draw at Arsenal when goalkeeper...
  • Footballer Gurpreet Singh Sandhu defies dad to achieve Europe goal 4 hours 51 minutes ago

    Like most Indian children with sporting ambitions, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's father wanted his son to become a cricketer but the goalkeeper is glad he did not heed the paternal advice. Last week, the 23-year-old shot stopper became the first Indian to play for a top-tier European club after making his debut...
  • I enjoy playing for Real Madrid: Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez 5 hours 8 minutes ago

    Madrid: Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez says he is enjoying life at Spanish football club Real Madrid despite having been just a bit-part player for much of the season. The forward joined Real on loan from Premier League club Manchester United last season but has only started thrice in the league so far. However,...
  • Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could miss rest of season 6 hours 19 minutes ago

    England: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could miss the final month of the season because of his ongoing injury problems, depriving the Premier League club of their most potent scorer as it chases Champions League qualification. The England international has been out since April 8 with hip and thigh injuries, after already...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid win 4-2 thriller at Celta Vigo to stay in title hunt 20 hours 16 minutes ago

    Javier Hernandez scored twice as Real Madrid fought back for a thrilling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday to keep the pressure on Spanish league leader Barcelona. Four days after Hernandez's late goal put Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, the Mexico striker struck a brace to help an injury-depleted...
  • Bayern Munich secure Bundesliga title with four games to spare 23 hours 44 minutes ago

    Berlin: Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title with four games to spare Sunday, thanks to a little help from traditional rival Borussia Moenchengladbach. 'Gladbach forward Max Kruse scored in the last minute to inflict a 1-0 defeat on second-place Wolfsburg, removing the mathematical possibility of Bayern being caught. Kruse lifted the...
  • EPL: Chelsea close in on title after goalless draw against Arsenal Yesterday

    London: Chelsea's pursuit of the Premier League trophy will go into May after the runaway leaders drew 0-0 at Arsenal on Sunday with a cautious, ultra-defensive display. By protecting a 10-point lead over Manchester City and Arsenal, Chelsea can secure their first title in five years by beating Leicester on Wednesday...
  • Juventus beaten 2-1 by Torino in derby marred by violence Yesterday

    Rome: Juventus was prevented from clinching a fourth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 loss at Torino on Sunday in a derby marred by fan violence. After Andrea Pirlo put Juventus ahead with a free kick 35 minutes in, fellow Italy international Matteo Darmian equalized just before halftime and former...
  • We were out-fought by Everton, says Van Gaal Yesterday

    Louis van Gaal accused his Manchester United players of being out-fought in a 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday that left the Premier League top-four door slightly ajar for Liverpool. Victory at Goodison Park would have all but guaranteed a return to the Champions League for United after this season's absence...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh rally to hold Mumbai FC 1-1 Yesterday

    Shillong: Royal Wahingdoh FC rallied from a goal down to hold Mumbai FC 1-1 in their Round 17 Hero I-League encounter at the J N Stadium here on Sunday. With Sunday's draw, the visitors earned three points from their last three matches and 16 points from as many matches while Wahingdoh...
  • Manchester United go down to fourth after humiliating loss to Everton Yesterday

    Liverpool: Manchester United's top-four aspirations suffered a setback as Louis van Gaal's side were blown away 3-0 by clinical Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. First-half goals from James McCarthy and John Stones put hosts Everton in control at Goodison Park and substitute Kevin Mirallas sealed victory on the counter-attack...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo would be great anywhere, Lionel Messi wouldn't: Alex Ferguson Yesterday

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Sunday said Lionel Messi is purely a Barcelona player but believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be a success anywhere in the world. The Barcelona and Real Madrid forwards have won the last seven Ballon d'Or awards between them, marking the pair as the two...
  • India Under-14 girl footballers return from earthquake-hit Nepal Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian Under-14 girls football team, left stranded in Kathmandu following fresh tremors on Sunday, have returned home safely aboard a military aircraft. "The U-14 Girl's Team has landed safely in New Delhi. Everyone stays safe," the All India Football Federation (AIFF) tweeted. Fresh tremors on Sunday delayed the evacuation...
  • Manchester United will win title within two years: Louis van Gaal Yesterday

    Manchester: English football club Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday said he is confident that he will guide the team to the Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017. The 63-year-old signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, revealing in March that the job will...
  • Malaga held 1-1 by Deportivo at home in La Liga Yesterday

    Barcelona: Malaga was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Deportivo La Coruna Sunday as both failed to end winless streaks in the Spanish league. Forward Nordin Amrabat scored from outside the area to give Malaga the lead two minutes after halftime. But Oriol Riera headed in Lucas Perez's free kick...
  • India Under-14 football girls stranded at Kathmandu Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Fresh tremors on Sunday have delayed the evacuation of the Indian Under-14 girls football team from the earthquake-affected Nepal capital. An aircraft that was to bring the stranded team back to the country was scheduled to leave the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 12.30 pm, an All India Football...
  • Serie A: Icardi leads Inter Milan to victory, AC Milan suffer loss Yesterday

    Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi scored with two minutes remaining to hand them a 2-1 win over AS Roma in Serie A on Saturday, while AC Milan's slim hopes of playing in Europe next season were dented in a 2-1 defeat to Udinese. Inter took a 15th-minute lead as Brazilian Hernanes was...
  • EPL: Manchester City, Leicester win as Liverpool draw Yesterday

    Leicester City continued to do their best Houdini impression on Saturday as they escaped the Premier League drop zone for the first time since November while Manchester City went up to second spot with a thrilling win. A battling 1-0 triumph at bottom club Burnley gave Leicester their fourth consecutive league...
  • India's U-14 girls football team stuck in Nepal due to earthquake Yesterday

    New Delhi: Eighteen members of India's Under-14 girls football team find themselves stuck in Nepal following a massive earthquake, amid anxious wait that the rescue team sent from their home country will fly them out of the devastated Himalayan nation. The scared Indian girls and two support staff have decided to...
  • Manchester City beat Aston Vila 3-2 to move to second place in EPL Yesterday

    Manchester: Fernandinho volleyed in an 89th-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-2 to cement a place in the English Premier League's top four for the soon-to-be-deposed champions. Sergio Aguero pounced on an early mistake by goalkeeper Brad Guzan to give City a third-minute lead, and Aleksandar Kolarov made it...
  • Sunderland draw to drop into Premier League relegation zone 2 days ago

    England: Sunderland failed to take advantage of scoring after 59 seconds by drawing 1-1 at Stoke to drop into the Premier League's relegation zone on Saturday. Connor Wickham pounced on an error by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to put Sunderland ahead inside the first minute at Britannia Stadium. Stoke equalized in the...
  • Watford back in Premier League after 8-year absence 2 days ago

    Watford sealed their return to the Premier League following an eight-year absence after winning on Saturday and seeing their promotion rivals stumble in England's second tier. With one game remaining, Watford cannot be denied a top-two finish in the League Championship. Watford beat Brighton 2-0 away to stay top of the league,...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi score in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol 2 days ago

    Lionel Messi helped to set up Neymar's opener before scoring one himself to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Luis Suarez, the third member of Barcelona's star-studded attack, played a part in both goals against Barcelona's cross-town rival. Messi's...
  • I-League: Mohun Bagan beat Pune FC 2-0 2 days ago

    Pune: Jeje Lalpekhlua and Katsumi Yusa scored one goal each as Mohan Bagan defeated Pune FC 2-0 in an I-League Round-19 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi on Saturday. Striker Lalpekhlua (5th minute) and winger Katsumi (76th) handed Pune FC their fifth loss of the season and the...
  • Liverpool's Champions League hopes take another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Brom 2 days ago

    Liverpool's chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard played in his 500th Premier League match but it ended in disappointment, with Jordon Ibe coming closest to snatching victory for the...
  • East Bengal beat Dempo 3-1 in I-League 2 days ago

    A rampant East Bengal downed Goan football club Dempo 3-1 to climb to fourth spot in the I-League standings at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. The home side, on a rainy afternoon, dominated possession and struck as early as in the 22nd minute through Nigerian striker Dudu Omagbemi. Three...
  • Marouane Fellaini contemplated Manchester United exit after difficult season 2 days ago

    London: Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini contemplated leaving the club after a disappointing debut season but the towering Belgian believes he is now reaping the rewards of fighting for his place at Old Trafford. The 27-year-old Fellaini joined United in a 27 million-pound ($41 million) deal from Everton in 2013 to become...