Premier League

  • Live Score: Rajasthan Royals open campaign against Hyderabad 18-04-2014 07:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year, but the team would not like to think about its controversial past and focus on cricket alone in the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, which the...
  • 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...
  • Sturridge a doubt for Liverpool's trip to Norwich 17-04-2014 10:28 AM

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is an injury concern ahead of the English Premier League leaders' trip to Norwich City on Sunday because of a muscle strain. The England forward was forced from the field after 66 minutes of the 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City on Sunday with what...
  • Manchester City must win last five games to win EPL, says Pellegrini 17-04-2014 08:29 AM

    Manchester: Manchester City must win their last five Premier League matches if they are to be crowned champions, manager Manuel Pellegrini said after the damaging 2-2 home draw against bottom side Sunderland on Wednesday. City took the lead through Fernandinho's early strike but they struggled to hit top gear and...
  • Everton can still finish fourth, says coach Martinez 17-04-2014 08:25 AM

    Liverpool: Everton manager Roberto Martinez is confident his side can finish fourth in the Premier League despite suffering a "hurtful" 3-2 defeat by Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Wednesday. After winning their last seven league matches, Everton's confidence should have been high, but they failed to get going against...
  • Manchester City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw 17-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Manchester: Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Everton suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by mid-table Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to put a huge dent in...
  • Kallis, Narine power KKR to thumping win over Mumbai in IPL-7 opener 16-04-2014 11:55 PM

    It was another match-winning performance from Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) trump card and mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who scalped four wickets giving away just 20 runs to rattle Mumbai Indians's (MI) chase after Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey set them a target of 164 in the opening game of Indian...
  • Liverpool boosted by diagnosis of Daniel Sturridge injury 16-04-2014 10:03 PM

    Liverpool: Liverpool's Premier League title hopes have been boosted by a positive injury prognosis on striker Daniel Sturridge. The England international came off with a hamstring problem in the 66th minute of Sunday's 3-2 win over Manchester City but scans have revealed only a "small strain." Liverpool say Wednesday that...
  • Shah Rukh Khan performs at IPL gala dinner; lauds Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni for their sporting spirit on Twitter 16-04-2014 09:11 PM

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who is also the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, along with 'Chennai Express' co-star Deepika Padukone wowed fans with their performance at the Pepsi IPL Gala Dinner in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The actor was quick to take to Twitter to thank Shane, Virat and...
  • Gus Poyet dismisses Sunderland exit rumours 16-04-2014 04:29 PM

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has dismissed speculation suggesting he is poised to leave the relegation-threatened club after telling reporters earlier this week that there was "something wrong" at the club. Sunderland are mired at the bottom of the Premier League on 25 points, seven adrift of 17th placed Norwich City...
  • Selfie addiction hits IPL 7: 15 selfies cricketers have posted on Twitter 16-04-2014 12:51 PM

    If selfie addiction is a disease, the IPL players have been infected pretty dangerously. A week ahead of IPL 7 while cricketers were gearing up for the gruelling sessions they didn't forget to take selfies. Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Chris Gayle, Murali Kartik, JP Duminy and the fresh lot that...
  • SC says N Srinivasan among 13 names in sealed Mudgal committee report 16-04-2014 12:31 PM

    Resuming hearing into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday revealed that the suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan figures among the 13 people named in the sealed report submitted by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee....
  • Wenger gamble on Arsenal's golden oldies pays off 16-04-2014 08:37 AM

    London: Arsene Wenger took a risk by picking Arsenal's old guard against West Ham United on Tuesday but it paid off with a 3-1 win as his weary side regained fourth place in the Premier League. The Frenchman fielded a team with an average age of 29 at the Emirates,...
  • Podolski double against West Ham gets Arsenal back into top four 16-04-2014 08:31 AM

    London: Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a laboured 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday as the FA Cup finalists maintained their push for a Champions League place by moving back into the top four. Germany international Podolski equalised before the break and capped a fine display...
  • IPL begins search for an image makeover in its seventh season 16-04-2014 08:23 AM

    "When it comes to June 1, it is only cricket that will be uppermost in everybody's mind." That comment by the Supreme Court-appointed Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Sunil Gavaskar left no doubt that standing in front of a mirror, the IPL appears anything but cricket. Badly hurt by the...
  • Shane Watson upbeat about Rajasthan Royals' chances in IPL 7 15-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Mumbai: Having been part of Rajasthan Royals' campaign in all six previous editions, including the triumphant one in the inaugural year 2008, star Australia all-rounder Shane Watson feels the Jaipur franchise has its strongest-ever team in the Indian Premier League this season. "I've got no prediction, apart from (that) we're...
  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure ruled out for two weeks 15-04-2014 05:58 PM

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will be out of action for two weeks due to a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. The Ivorian will miss Wednesday's home Premier League game against bottom club Sunderland after sustaining the injury early in the 3-2 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday....
  • IPL fever hits UAE; tickets for opening games sold out 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: With the opening match of IPL only a day away, the excitement among sports enthusiasts in the United Arab Emirates has reached fever pitch with the first four games of the season, as well as the double header here on 25 April, already being sold out. There are, however,...
  • N Srinivasan questions his removal as BCCI president, files affidavit 15-04-2014 04:30 PM

    N Srinivasan, the suspended BCCI president, on Tuesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court questioning his removal from the top post of the Indian cricket board. On March 28, the Supreme Court had ordered removal of Srinivasan as BCCI president for a fair probe into the IPL spot-fixing and...
  • Sachin Tendulkar buys Nadal-starring Mumbai franchise of ITPL 15-04-2014 04:03 PM

    After buying the Kochi franchise in Indian Super League (ISL) football, legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has now turned his attention to the IPTL (International Tennis Premier League), with reports suggesting that Tendulkar has bought the Mumbai franchise of the tennis league as well. According to reports in SportsKeeda, Tendulkar...