Premier League

  • Kings XI Punjab's M-factor: Maxwell and Miller 21-04-2014 03:07 AM

    The M-factor for the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 7 season seven seems to be working well. (Glenn) Maxwell and (David) Miller are the two juggernauts who again proved to be the match winners for the Punjab-based outfit. Maxwell and Miller underlined their credentials as big-match players by leading...
  • Everton remain in top-four hunt with 2-0 victory over Manchester United 20-04-2014 11:02 PM

    England: Everton ensured a miserable return to Goodison Park for former manager David Moyes by overwhelming Manchester United in a 2-0 win to keep pace with Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification on Sunday. First-half goals by Leighton Baines - from the penalty spot - and Kevin Mirallas...
  • Raheem Sterling is the best young player in Europe: Brendan Rodgers 20-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling as the best young player in European football after the 19-year-old played a starring role in their 3-2 win against Norwich City on Sunday. Victory lifted Liverpool to 80 points and with just three games to go they lead second-placed Chelsea, who they...
  • Lukas Podolski strikes twice as Arsenal glide past Hull 20-04-2014 09:50 PM

    England: Lukas Podolski scored two goals for the second straight match as Arsenal beat Hull 3-0 on Sunday to move a step closer to securing the final Champions League place in the Premier League. Arsenal's finishing was clinical at the KC Stadium, with Aaron Ramsey setting the visitors on their...
  • Raheem Sterling scores twice as Liverpool beat Norwich 3-2 20-04-2014 07:08 PM

    England: A first English championship in 24 years is within Liverpool's grasp after a 3-2 victory over Norwich that was inspired by Raheem Sterling's double and a 30th goal of the campaign by Luis Suarez on Sunday. An 11th straight league win secured the Reds a return to the Champions...
  • BCCI forms new IPL probe panel, to propose it to SC 20-04-2014 05:20 PM

    The BCCI on Sunday came up with a three-member panel to investigate the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. The decision was taken at the emergency Working Committee meeting held at the board's headquarters in Mumbai this afternoon. Former CBI director RK Raghavan, former Calcutta High Court chief justice JN Patel...
  • Kolkata boy selected to train at Manchester United 20-04-2014 02:19 PM

    Rajib Ray, 16-year-old and living in a slum of Kolkata's red light area has been chosen to train with Premier League club Manchester United. The teenager plays barefoot on the back streets of Kolkata was spotted by the scouts of United at a tournament for India's best youngsters. Rajib's life...
  • IPL 7: I am happy with my technique now, says Robin Uthappa 20-04-2014 10:30 AM

    Dubai: Kolkata Knight Riders' Robin Uthappa says he is happy about finally being able to play "correct" cricket after cleaning up his technique despite his team losing to Delhi Daredevils on Saturday. Uthappa shone with a 41-ball 55 but KKR ended up losing against Delhi daredevils by four wickets. "I...
  • Mourinho loses first home league game as Chelsea stunned by Sunderland 1-2 20-04-2014 12:07 AM

    London: Chelsea suffered a major setback to their English Premier League title aspirations with a 2-1 home loss against last-place Sunderland on Saturday. Chelsea missed the opportunity to dislodge Liverpool from top spot, and the Reds will have the chance to extend their lead to five points at Norwich on...
  • Tottenham Hotspur beat Fulham 3-1 in Premier League 19-04-2014 09:18 PM

    London: Tottenham kept their small hopes of a top-four finish alive and dented Fulham's survival ambition with a 3-1 win over their London rival in the Premier League on Saturday. Spurs remained sixth in the standings but cut their deficit to fourth-place Arsenal to four points, though the Gunners have...
  • As it happened: RCB vs MI, IPL 7 19-04-2014 02:50 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: The ease with which Royal Challengers Bangalore won their previous encounter against Delhi Daredevils has surely sent a statement of intent to the rest of the Indian Premier League sides. In their second game of IPL 7, the...
  • IPL 7: Learning a lot from mentor Rahul Dravid, says Rajat Bhatia 19-04-2014 11:00 AM

    Having played a key part in Rajasthan Royals' opening win in the seventh edition of IPL, allrounder Rajat Bhatia says he is relishing the prospect of shouldering a "more responsible" role with his new franchise, and team mentor Rahul Dravid has told him that he should help younger players. "Rahul...
  • Ajinkya Rahane was confident about Rajasthan's victory over Sunrisers 19-04-2014 08:56 AM

    Abu Dhabi: His patient half-century on Friday helped Rajasthan Royals notch up a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL and Ajinkya Rahane said that he backed his instinct and was confident that one big partnership would take his team home comfortably. "When three wickets fall, I wanted to bat...
  • Liverpool trio on shortlist for PFA player of the year 19-04-2014 08:19 AM

    Liverpool: Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are on the shortlist for the English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year award. Striking duo Suarez and Sturridge have scored 49 league goals between them this season, with Uruguay international Suarez leading the Premier League scoring charts...
  • Everton game not about me, says David Moyes 18-04-2014 10:03 PM

    Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the significance of returning to his former club for the first time in Sunday's Premier League match against Everton. Moyes was in charge at Goodison Park for 11 years before joining United in July to take over from the retired Alex Ferguson. He...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 18-04-2014 07:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rahane (59) and Binny (48*) added crucial 77 runs that rescued Rajasthan from a shaky start to chase down Hyderabad's 133 in Match 4 of IPL 7. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year,...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Punjab, IPL 7, Match 3 18-04-2014 02:55 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Glenn Maxwell's 95 in 43 balls pulled off an daunting chase of Chennai's 205 to give Punjab a win in their opening match. Pre-match: Distracted by off-field controversies, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be desperate to start...
  • EPL: Luis Suarez out to torment struggling Norwich again 18-04-2014 11:19 AM

    London: It would be a brave gambler who wagered against Luis Suarez becoming the first Liverpool player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season when the leaders head to struggling Norwich City on Sunday. The Uruguayan has played a major role in taking Liverpool - two points clear...
  • Everton keeper Tim Howard extends contract until 2018 18-04-2014 09:06 AM

    London: Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep the United States international on Merseyside until 2018, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Howard, 35, joined Everton on loan from Manchester United in 2006 before signing permanently the following year and has gone on...
  • IPL 7: Yuvraj Singh returns to form as RCB hammer sloppy Delhi Daredevils 17-04-2014 11:11 PM

    A top-order collapse and schoolboy fielding cost Delhi Daredevils a heavy 8-wicket defeat in their first match of IPL 7 at Sharjah, where Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh made little work of Delhi's 145 for 4 to take Royal Challengers Bangalore home in just 16.4 overs. Jimmy Neesham and Mayank...
  • Foreign players miss IPL buzz in the UAE 17-04-2014 08:00 PM

    Foreign players David Miller and Shaun Marsh are missing the buzz which is usually seen in the Indian Premier League. Miller, the explosive South African batsman who is part of the Kings XI Punjab squad, found UAE completely different from India, where he has experienced more excitement around the league....
  • As it happened: Delhi vs Bangalore, Match 2, IPL 7 17-04-2014 07:00 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Delhi dropped Kohli twice in one over, which was never going to help defending an average 145/4 as Yuvraj too came to the party with a 29-ball 52*. Pre-match: Wooden-spooners of the last IPL season, Delhi Daredevils will need...
  • Kings XI Punjab poised for maiden title in IPL 7: David Miller 17-04-2014 06:55 PM

    Destructing South Africa batsman David Miller believes Kings XI Punjab have built a strong squad capable of winning its maiden Indian Premier League title this year. The Punjab outfit, who have only once qualified for the knockout stage in the six editions of the event, made smart buys in the...
  • BCCI appoints Doping Control Officer for IPL-7 17-04-2014 06:41 PM

    Dubai: Sports medicine expert Dr PSM Chandran was on Thursday appointed as the Lead Doping Control Officer for the seventh edition of Indian Premier League, the first leg of which has started in the UAE. Chandran has been appointed for the job by the BCCI and the IDTM (International Doping...
  • Not easy to overcome World T20 disappointment: Yuvraj Singh 17-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday said it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka but he was learning to take disappointments in his stride. India had reached the summit clash of the tournament unbeaten but failed to cap their brilliant campaign with a...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals will miss the Jaipur fortress 17-04-2014 12:11 PM

    'Home' away from 'home', Rahul Dravid as mentor, another set of enterprising players and a continuous effort to come out of the shadow of suspicion will surround Rajasthan Royals' campaign in the seventh season of controversy-bugged Indian Premier League (IPL). Dravid hung up his IPL boots last year and expectedly...
  • IPL 7: Kevin Pietersen blow upsets Delhi's plans for RCB battle 17-04-2014 10:57 AM

    Wooden-spooners of the last Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Delhi Daredevils will need touch-up to their new look after losing skipper Kevin Pietersen to injury ahead of their opening IPL-7 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday. Pietersen is yet to recover from the finger injury he arrived with...