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  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract 6 days ago

    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...
  • David Beckham hints at possible comeback June 3, 2014

    London: David Beckham says he might come out of retirement and play soccer again. The former England captain, who retired last year after a final stint at Paris Saint-Germain, said in a BBC documentary he had "a tough time" after hanging up his cleats and is tempted to come out...
  • Beckham in Miami to pursue soccer stadium deal May 8, 2014

    Miami: Retired English soccer captain David Beckham lobbied Miami lawmakers on Wednesday to approve his proposed 25,000-seat soccer stadium on the city's prized bayfront real estate. Beckham, wearing a tailored dark suit, went door-to-door in Miami-Dade lawmakers' offices in downtown Miami throughout the morning and afternoon, meeting with commissioners and posing...
  • J&K: Shopian encounter ends, 2 Army personnel, 3 terrorists killed April 26, 2014

    Srinagar: A Major and an army jawan were killed in the encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Three terrorists were also killed in the encounter. "The gunfire stopped at 9.15 am. We believe all the militants have been killed," a senior police official said. He said at least two...
  • J&K: Army Major killed, two jawans injured in Shopian encounter April 26, 2014

    An Army Major has been killed along with two terrorists in the encounter which has been going on for more than 16 hours in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two jawans have also been injured in an ongoing encounter and one of them is in a critical condition. The...
  • Rajasthan register first win in national hockey March 9, 2014

    Rajasthan beat Gujarat 3-2 in a Group A clash to record their first win in the fourth Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 being played at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday. Both teams gave a tough fight to each other in the first half and...
  • Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at Chelsea February 8, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at the club but believes the defender could be persuaded to move to Major League Soccer. The contract of the England national team left back expires at the end of the season, and there has been speculation he might want to...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Another Air ex-Chief, Fali Major, named in probe February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam took a new turn as the name of another former Air Chief Fali Major cropped up during investigations. Finmeccanica lawyers mentioned him in an Italian court saying he had reportedly accepted the company's hospitality while on a trip to Italy in 2007. Major...
  • Chopper deal: After SP Tyagi, former IAF chief Fali Homi Major in the dock February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a case that is bound to bring the Indian Air Force back in the news for wrong reasons yet again, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major has been named in the infamous, AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam even as the allegations against former IAF chief...
  • As it happened: India vs Germany, Hockey World League January 17, 2014

    Out of title race after a crushing defeat at the hands of Australia, hosts India would be hoping for a miracle when they take on Olympic champions Germany in the fifth-eighth place play-off game of the Hockey World League Final on Friday. Going into the clash, the Indians can take heart...
  • Hockey World League: India hold Germany to 3-3 draw, face Aus in QF January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India looked hurt and it showed in the way they reacted after two consecutive defeats to almost beat Olympic Champions Germany before conceding a late goal that allowed the Germans to draw the match at 3-3 in the last game of the pool phase at the Hockey World...
  • Argentina record second straight win, Dutch beat Australia at Hockey World League Final January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Argentina continued their giant-killing spree and scored a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Belgium, while the Netherlands beat Australia by a solitary goal to register their first victory at the Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. In the opening match of the day,...
  • Hockey World League: Toothless India go down 0-2 to England January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India began 2014 on a rusty note, looking out of sync and a distant second on a chilly Friday night against a superior England outfit that beat the hosts 2-0 in a Pool A encounter of the Hockey World League final here at the Major Dhyan Chand National...
  • Argentina aim to reach final of HWL: Agustin Corradini January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Argentina have fixed their sights on reaching the summit clash of the Hockey World League Final to be played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from January 10 to 18, said assistant coach Agustin Corradini. "We are focusing on reaching the finals of this tournament. Teams like Netherlands, Belgium,...
  • India aim to win Hockey World League Finals opener against England: Raghunath January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India aim to win their Hockey World League Finals opener Jan 10 against England, said defender VR Raghunath on Tuesday. Speaking to the press post their practice session under coach Terry Walsh at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Raghunath said Walsh is working on the team's game. "This tournament...
  • Australia aim to win Hockey World League final January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Australia aim to win the Hockey World League Final to be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from Jan 10-18. "I am expecting the team to stay till the end and win the title. Germany is the strongest contender but our first match against Belgium is very...
  • Dempsey returns to Fulham on two-month loan deal December 25, 2013

    London: United States forward Clint Dempsey is rejoining Fulham on loan for two months from Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, the struggling Premier League club said on its website on Tuesday. The 30-year-old, who can play as a deep-lying striker or in midfield, returns to Craven Cottage having previously joined the...
  • Germany beat France 5-2 to win sixth Junior Men's Hockey World Cup title December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Niklas Wellen slammed a brilliant hat-trick to guide defending champions Germany to their record sixth world title, beating unheralded France 5-2 in the summit clash of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand on Sunday. It was a befitting end to the tournament...
  • Netherlands win bronze in Junior Hockey World Cup December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Netherlands spanked Malaysia 7-2 to bag the bronze medal in the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Sunday. Last edition's silver medallists, Netherlands dished out a clinical performance to rout Malaysia in a lop-sided third-fourth place classification match. The Netherlands made the...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, Junior Hockey World Cup December 14, 2013

    India locked horns with archrivals Pakistan for the 9th-10th place playoff at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. Both India and Pakistan failed to qualify for the quarter-finals from their respective groups. India beat Argentina 4-2 in the earlier playoff game and Pakistan got the better of South Africa 4-0...
  • Junior Hockey WC: France vs Malaysia, Netherlands vs Germany in semis December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: France will face Malaysia, while The Netherlands will lock horns against defending champions Germany in the semi-finals of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Thursday. Jean-Laurent Kierffer scored a brace as France stunned European champions Belgium 5-4 in a nail-biting quarter-final match,...
  • Belgium confident of taking on France in Junior Hockey World Cup December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Belgium seem ready to take on France in the Hockey Junior World Cup quarter-final to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Thursday. Belgium are full of confidence after defeating defending champions Germany in the league phase earlier. "The entry into the quarter-finals has motivated the team's...
  • Dejected India exit junior hockey World Cup after draw with Korea December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Needing a win to reach the quarter-finals in the last game of the pool phase on Tuesday, India squandered a 3-1 lead to concede late goals that earned Korea a 3-3 draw, which enabled them to progress to the knockout stage of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup...
  • Junior Hockey WC: Germany join Belgium in quarters, Pakistan out December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Germany made a statement why they are the defending World Champions by decimating minnows Egypt 6-0 in a Pool A clash to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Tuesday. Pakistan, on the other hand, failed to qualify...
  • Malaysia finish on top of Pool D, NZ 2nd in Junior Men's Hockey WC December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: An impressive Malaysia scored two goals on either side of the break to shut the door on England with a 4-2 win in their last league encounter at the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Monday. The win also enabled Malaysians to...
  • India vs Netherlands, Junior Hockey WC: as it happened December 6, 2013

    The 10th Junior Hockey World Cup got underway at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Friday with 16 teams in the fray to win the crown. India, in Pool C alongside the Netherlands, Korea and Canada, began their campaign with a tough encounter against the Netherlands. Earlier in...
  • Fast attack may lead us to victory against France: Spain hockey coach December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Spain coach Xavi Arnau on Thursday said a strong defence and fast attack may lead them to victory against France in the Hockey Junior World Cup which kicks off at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Friday. "With just a few hours left for the matches to begin,...
  • MLS says no bending for Beckham in bid for Miami team December 4, 2013

    Miami: Major League Soccer would love to see a new franchise in Miami backed by David Beckham but there will not be a new team in South Beach until a stadium deal is in place, commissioner Don Garber said on Tuesday. Garber repeatedly emphasized that MLS is keen to work with...
  • Aiming for a top-3 finish in Junior World Cup Hockey: Pakistan captain December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan captain Umar Bhutta said that the former champions are determined to finish among top-three in the Junior World Cup Hockey that will be played here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from Friday. Pakistan, who were champions in the inaugural edition in 1979, are in tough Pool...
  • Arjun Halappa sees India on the podium in Junior Hockey World Cup December 3, 2013

    A tournament at home brings with it a fair deal of expectations from the home team, and when it's a sport that has been striving to revive its glorious past, the percentage of those expectations rises. The 10th FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup has brought the same with it. India...