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  • IPL 2015: Open to playing any role in CSK, says Michael Hussey 6 hours 50 minutes ago

    Chennai: Michael Hussey is happy to be back at the Chennai Super Kings and the 39-year-old Australian is open to performing any role for the two-time IPL champions in the upcoming edition. "I have not really thought about it (his role) too much. I need to sit down and have a...
  • Sunil Narine will have to appear for another test: Jagmohan Dalmiya 6 hours 56 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders' ace spinner Sunil Narine might have been cleared by the ICC but the West Indian will still have to appear for another test for his suspected illegal bowling action in Chennai, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said Wednesday. "I've spoken to them (KKR management), he has to appear for...
  • IPL reaches out to fans through Fan Park initiative 8 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mumbai: As a part of the ongoing initiatives to bring in newer audience through IPL, especially families, BCCI will be investing in Fan parks across the country this season. In addition to the 12 venues hosting the matches this season, Pepsi IPL 2015 will be taken to 15 cities across India...
  • IPL opening ceremony to be held in Kolkata on April 7 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on April 7, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said on Wednesday. The ceremony will start at 7.30 pm in the evening and will feature some of...
  • Mats Hummels rubbishes talk of deal with Manchester United 13 hours 16 minutes ago

    Berlin: Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels has shot down reports of a deal with Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal to join the Premier League club, saying they were invented. The Germany defender has long been a target for several top European clubs and he recently said he would like to play...
  • Arsenal awaiting decision on Chelsea keeper Petr Cech 14 hours 7 minutes ago

    London: English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal are awaiting clarification regarding Petr Cech's future before making a move for the Chelsea goalkeeper. The Czech Republic international is set to leave Chelsea this summer, with the club now prepared to part with the keeper -- but only for 10 million pounds or...
  • Zaheer Khan all set to mentor Delhi Daredevils' bowlers: reports 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    With the possibility of him making an international comeback looks unlikely, Zaheer Khan is ready to step in the world of mentoring and coaching in the Indian Premier League (IPL) according to reports in Times of India. Zaheer was bought for four crore by Delhi Darevdevils this season after the...
  • Analytics makes cricket a sweeter experience, says Perfetti CIO Basant Chaturvedi Yesterday

    In India, World Cup fever might just be over, but not cricket fever. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) season just round the corner, cricket enthusiasts are up for some massive doses of cricketing excitement. And cricket fever doesn't spare anyone in India, including C-level executives. There's no denying the fact...
  • Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan eye Indian team comeback via IPL Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hoping to make a comeback into the Indian cricket team with stellar showings in the IPL, new Delhi Daredevils recruits Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said they will make their stint with the franchise count to revive their international careers. Delhi bagged Yuvraj for a record fee...
  • Manchester United fans worst troublemakers Yesterday

    London: Manchester United fans were the worst troublemakers in the English Premier League (EPL), says a report from the British Transport Police (BTP). The report said Manchester fans sparked more trouble on trains than any other top-flight club. Over the past two seasons, they were involved in 37 of the total...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders might pull out of IPL 8: reports Yesterday

    The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is still eight days away but the controversy has already hit the tournament. Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to get into a legal battle with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) regarding the participation of their...
  • Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha join Kolkata Knight Riders 2 days ago

    With the 2015 World Cup done and dusted, the cricket world now slowly shifts its focus to the eighth edition of Pepsi Indian Premier League, starting on April 8 with a clash between Kolkata Knight Riders, the defending champions, and Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens. Venky Mysore, the chief executive officer...
  • Ricky Ponting starts new innings as Mumbai Indians coach 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Monday began his new innings as the head coach of the Mumbai Indians who commenced their training at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the Indian Premier League season 8, scheduled to start on April 8. Ponting, who led his country to World Cup glory...
  • No time to rest for Australia's World Cup stars 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia's cricketers might be celebrating their World Cup triumph, but they have very little time for recuperation after a gruelling 44-day tournament as a bulk of the stars head to India in less than a weeks time to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The cash-rich tournament starts in...
  • Hull City fined for failing to control players 5 days ago

    London: Hull City have been fined 30,000 pounds ($44,700) for failing to control their players during a 1-1 draw against Leicester City this month, the English FA said on Friday. The fine relates to an incident in the 68th minute when Hull players surrounded referee Jonathan Moss after defender Alex Bruce...
  • Stoke manager Mark Hughes agrees contract extension 5 days ago

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract until 2018 and predicted a bright future for the club after confounding the gloomy predictions that were made when he took over two years ago. Hughes joined Stoke in May 2013, replacing fellow Welshman Tony Pulis who had turned the club...
  • Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry has extended his contract for another season. The 34-year-old defender has been one of the team's key players as Chelsea have established a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says "this new contract is not to say, 'Thank you very...
  • English Premier League clubs profitable again after 15 years 6 days ago

    London: English Premier League clubs are collectively in profit for the first time in 15 years thanks to surging television cash and a slowing of wage growth. Accountancy firm Deloitte reported that the 20 teams in 2013-14 generated a combined pre-tax profit of 190 million pounds (now $283 million) after losses...
  • Petr Cech wants to leave Chelsea 6 days ago

    London: Goalkeeper Petr Cech has said he wants to leave Premier league club Chelsea in the summer because he does not want to be second choice to Thibaut Courtois for another season. The 32-year-old, who has been with the Blues since 2004, was unsatisfied with his status for having made only...
  • Southampton keeper Fraser Forster out for season after surgery 6 days ago

    London: Southampton and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury. "A scan on Monday showed the goalkeeper had suffered damage to his left patellar tendon with the injury and resultant surgery ruling him out for the remainder...
  • Petr Cech says he will leave Chelsea after this season March 24, 2015

    Long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech says he will leave Chelsea rather than spend another season as understudy to Thibaut Courtois. The 32-year-old Czech Republic international has lost his place to the young Belgian this term, starting only four Premier League games and being primarily used in the domestic cup competitions. While accepting manager...
  • Pietersen to miss the first phase of the IPL 8 to reignite England career March 24, 2015

    London: Kevin Pietersen has been released from part of his contract with Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad, enabling the batsman to play for an English county to improve his chances of an England recall. In a statement released on his official website, Pietersen says "I'm going to do everything in...
  • Liverpool defender Skrtel charged with violent conduct March 24, 2015

    Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel was charged with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea during Sunday's Premier League clash, the FA said. The incident, in stoppage-time of United's 2-1 victory at Anfield, was missed by match officials. Slovakia international Skrtel appeared to tread on De Gea's...
  • 3-0 and Louis Van Gaal: Have Manchester United finally turned a corner? March 23, 2015

    3-0 is an important score line in Louis Van Gaal's career. At Bayern Munich it was a 3-0 win over Hannover that triggered a nine game win streak which catapulted the Bundesliga giants to the title. It was followed by a 4-0 decimation of Juventus as Bayern reached the final...
  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho indebted to super-sub Remy March 23, 2015

    Jose Mourinho believes he owes a debt to Loic Remy after the striker came off the bench to score the winner in the 3-2 victory over Hull City on Sunday that moves Chelsea six points clear in the Premier League title race. The French striker, who has been used mainly as...
  • Chelsea edge Hull City 3-2 to remain 6 points clear at EPL summit March 22, 2015

    Loic Remy made an immediate impact after coming off the bench on Sunday to ensure Chelsea avoided another setback in their pursuit of the Premier League title by clinching a 3-2 victory at Hull. A week after Chelsea were held by Southampton, the fortuitous winner came after substitute Remy's shot squirmed...
  • Juan Mata enjoys 'best game' for Manchester United March 22, 2015

    Juan Mata, it appears, has struggled to make a lasting impression on Louis van Gaal at Manchester United just as he failed to woo Jose Mourinho at his previous club Chelsea. The Spanish playmaker's two well-taken goals in a 2-1 Premier League victory at the home of arch rivals Liverpool on...
  • Bharat Arun joins Royal Challengers Bangalore as assistant coach March 22, 2015

    B Arun has been confirmed as assistant coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League, starting on April 8. Arun, currently at the World Cup with the Indian team as bowling coach, will join the support staff consisting of Daniel Vettori, the head coach, Allan...
  • Juan Mata's brilliant brace helps Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 March 22, 2015

    Steven Gerrard was sent off less than a minute after coming on as Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday in the Premier League with two goals from Juan Mata. The 34-year-old Gerrard was shown a straight red card for stamping on Ander Herrera after replacing Adam Lallana at the start...
  • EPL: Referees' chief Mike Riley calls for video technology March 22, 2015

    Video technology should be introduced to English football to help referees avoid errors after West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley was sent off in a case of mistaken identity on Saturday, referees' chief Mike Riley said. McAuley was shown the red card after 90 seconds against Manchester City when referee Neil...