Football

  • AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez out for at least 2 weeks 10 hours 7 minutes ago

    Milan: AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a thigh injury. Lopez sustained the injury while attempting to reach Mattia De Sciglio's goalbound backpass during the closing stages of Sunday's 5-4 win at Parma. Milan say Lopez has a right thigh injury and will be...
  • Liverpool will treat Ludogorets like Real Madrid, says Brendan Rodgers 10 hours 23 minutes ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to treat Champions League outsiders Ludogorets with the utmost respect when the little-known Bulgarian side make their debut in the group stage of the competition at Anfield on Tuesday. "We'll respect them like we would if we were playing Real Madrid," Rodgers said on Monday. Saturday's...
  • ISL: Spain's Koke signs for NorthEast United FC 14 hours 24 minutes ago

    Shillong: NorthEast United FC on Monday announced that they have signed Spanish striker Sergio Contreras Pardo, commonly known as Koke, to strengthen the club's attacking frontline. The 31-year-old striker started his football career in 2001 and signing him means the club will benefit from his 13 years experience, the club announced...
  • Former Chelsea striker Anelka joins Mumbai City FC in Indian Super League 15 hours 6 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...
  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand 16 hours 27 minutes ago

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has become the first senior player to publicly criticise David Moyes, who lasted just 10 months in charge as manager at Old Trafford last season. Moyes was appointed from Everton to succeed Alex Ferguson before the start of last season but reigning champions United lost...
  • Asian Games football: India thrashed 0-5 by UAE in their opening match 15 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An unimpressive display by India men's football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 0-5 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon. The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 3-0...
  • Manchester United and the quandary of romance vs practicality 19 hours 7 minutes ago

    "Manchester United is not merely a football club, it's a beautiful memory", wrote Eamon Dunphy in his biography of Sir Matt Busby, the legendary manager and spiritual architect of Manchester United Football Club. Football fans generally tend to be a sentimental lot and Manchester United supporters, owing partly through circumstance,...
  • Manchester United manager Van Gaal wants more from match-winner Di Maria 22 hours 10 minutes ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut. The Argentina international, United's record signing, upstaged debutant Radamel Falcao in Sunday's game at Old Trafford with a goal, an assist and...
  • Liverpool primed for Champions League return 22 hours 36 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Champions League football will return to Anfield for the first time in five years on Tuesday when Liverpool host Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in their opening Group B fixture. It was December 2009 when Liverpool last played a match in Europe's elite competition, losing 2-1 at home to Fiorentina, and...
  • Carlo Ancelotti failing to find Real Madrid's missing balance 22 hours 45 minutes ago

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted that his star-laden side needs to find a balance between attack and defence as they were again humbled by local rivals Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Atletico have yet to be beaten by Real in three meetings already this campaign after...
  • La Liga: Valencia beat Espanyol 3-1 to stay undefeated 22 hours 24 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Valencia eased by Espanyol 3-1 at home on Sunday to remain unbeaten in the Spanish league under new coach Nuno Espirito Santo and continue their turnaround during a drawn-out sale of the club. Sevilla also extended their unbeaten start to the league with a trouble-free 2-0 win at home over...
  • EPL: Manchester United thrash QPR 4-0 to register first win of season Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 4-0 to show just what a summer spending spree of 150 million pounds ($250 million) can deliver. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera scored their first goals for United, Wayne...
  • I no longer talk to John Terry, says Rio Ferdinand Yesterday

    London: Rio Ferdinand says he no longer talks to John Terry because his former England teammate has never apologized to him or his brother Anton over the racism scandal that scarred English football. Terry was banned for four matches and fined for a racial slur against Anton Ferdinand during a Premier...
  • Mauro Icardi scores hat-trick as Inter Milan thrash Sassuolo 7-0 22 hours 23 minutes ago

    Milan: Mauro Icardi scored his first ever hat-trick as Inter Milan thrashed 10-man Sassuolo 7-0 on Sunday for their first victory of the fledgling Serie A season, while AC Milan won 5-4 at Parma in a highly entertaining match, which saw both teams reduced to 10 men. New signing Paolo Osvaldo...
  • Asian Games football: Coach hails Indian girls terrific show Yesterday

    Incheon: Chief coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls as the Indian football team started their Asian Games campaign with a 15-0 thrashing of thee Maldives in Group A on Sunday. "The first match of any tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the competition...
  • Asian Games football: India men out to prove a point Yesterday

    Incheon: After delays and question marks over their participation, India U-23 men's football team have it all to prove when they open their Asian Games campaign against last edition's silver medallists United Arab Emirates in a Group G match at the Hwaseong Sports Complex main stadium on Monday. Both the men...
  • Whistled Casillas accepts blame for latest Real Madrid flop Yesterday

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas accepted some of the blame for the European champions' latest La Liga failure after they were beaten 2-1 by city rivals and champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Casillas, 33, celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday but a section of fans at the Bernabeu...
  • Asian Games football: India women thrash Maldives 15-0 in opener Yesterday

    India began their campaign in the Incheon Asian Games on a high when the Indian women's football team came up with a dominating performance to pump in more than a dozen goals past Maldives to win 15-0 in their first Group A match on Sunday and move a step closer...
  • It's a puzzle for beaten Liverpool without missing pieces Yesterday

    Liverpool's 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday was more than an early season setback - it raised the question of whether they have the strength in depth to cope with the dual challenge ahead of them this term. For the first time in four years Liverpool are back in the...
  • Liverpool coach promises Raheem Sterling recall after Aston Villa defeat Yesterday

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Raheem Sterling will be restored to the starting line-up for their next match after he defended his decision to rest the youngster for the majority of a 1-0 home defeat by Aston Villa. The Reds were unable to break down the defence of an organised...
  • Juventus beat Udinese 2-0 on Allegri's home debut Yesterday

    Milan: Juventus showed little has changed since Massimiliano Allegri took charge as they eased to a 2-0 win against Udinese on Saturday in the former AC Milan coach's home debut. Carlos Tevez scored in the eighth minute and Claudio Marchisio secured the points in the 75th to make it two Serie...
  • Three major Manchester United signings set for QPR debut 2 days ago

    Three of Manchester United's major transfer window signings are set to make their debuts as the team seek a first competitive win under Louis Van Gaal in Sunday's Premier League visit of Queens Park Rangers. Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, a deadline day loan recruit from Monaco, Netherlands defender Daley Blind, signed...
  • Real Madrid lose 1-2 against Atletico Madrid at home Yesterday

    Atletico Madrid won 2-1 at Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday to take a small measure of revenge for last season's loss of the European Cup final to its crosstown rival. Atletico struck first through Tiago Cardoso's header in the 10th minute, but otherwise Madrid dictated the first half...
  • Aston Villa extend unbeaten start with win at Liverpool 2 days ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool received a reminder of how tough life will be without last season's two leading goalscorers in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Gabriel Agbonlahor put Villa in front after 11 minutes at Anfield and the second-placed visitors clung on to preserve their unbeaten...
  • Southampton thrash Newcastle 4-0, Tottenham play draw against Sunderland 2 days ago

    Both sets of fans called for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to be fired after Southampton thrashed the demoralised Magpies 4-0 in the English Premier League with Graziano Pelle inspiring Ronald Koeman's new-look side at St Mary's on Saturday. Summer signing Pelle's brace was complemented by goals from Jack Cork and Morgan...
  • Costa scores a hat-trick as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2 2 days ago

    London: Diego Costa scored a hat trick as Chelsea opened an early gap atop the Premier League standings with a 4-2 win over Swansea, ending the visitors' perfect start to the season. Costa made sure Chelsea recovered from John Terry's early own goal as the Brazil-born Spain forward continued his...
  • Neymar nets double as Barcelona win against Athletic Bilbao 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Neymar came on as a substitute to score twice from passes by Lionel Messi and give Barcelona a 2-0 win at home over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Saturday. Neymar again started on Barcelona's bench and had to watch Munir El Haddadi create Barcelona's best chances until he...
  • 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...
  • 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...