PREMIER LEAGUE

  • Joe Hart signs new contract with Manchester City 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    London: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract which will keep him with the current Premier League champions until 2019. "I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that going," Hart told City's official website on Friday, reports Xinhua. Hart, who joined...
  • EPL: Manchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea 3 hours 32 minutes ago

    Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday. With Chelsea not playing at Stoke City until Monday, a City victory at the Etihad Stadium against a Palace side who have failed to...
  • I was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's last season failure: Marouane Fellaini 22 hours 8 minutes ago

    London: Marouane Fellaini has claimed he was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's disastrous season last year, because of his relationship with David Moyes. The United mid-fielder has endured a troubled spell at Old Trafford since joining for £27 million last year. His performances in his first season were regularly targeted...
  • Steven Gerrard urges Raheem Sterling to stay at Liverpool 23 hours 0 minutes ago

    London: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on young striker Raheem Sterling to continue his impressive development by staying hungry and remaining at the Anfield. Sterling, whose contract expires in 2017, has so far turned down Liverpool's opening offer of an extended, improved deal, reports telegraph.co.uk. "I hope he signs a new...
  • Mario Balotelli banned for 1 match for social media post Yesterday

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday's match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online. The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the "aggravated breach" of its discrimination rules. Balotelli...
  • Don't ask about new signings, says Sunderland boss Guy Poyet Yesterday

    London: Sunderland manager Guy Poyet appeared to criticise the club's transfer policy on Thursday when asked if he was going to strengthen his struggling squad in the January transfer window. "I want more quality. Do I think I'll get it? I don't know," Poyet, whose side face Newcastle United in a...
  • Newcastle United suffer keeper crisis, consider emergency loan Yesterday

    London: Newcastle United are facing a goalkeeping crisis and manager Alan Pardew is considering asking the Premier League about the possibility of an emergency loan. Already without Dutch international Tim Krul and Rob Elliott, both injured, Pardew has been relying on 21-year-old third-choice Jak Alnwick. Alnwick, who made his senior competitive debut...
  • Manchester United have the loudest fans Yesterday

    Manchester United fans have been crowned the noisiest when following their team away from home in the English Premier League (EPL) in a survey conducted by brewing company Carlsberg. Louis van Gaal's side did not win a game on their away trips until Nov 22 at Arsenal - after five away...
  • Jacques Kallis to play in Caribbean Premier League 2 days ago

    Castries (St. Lucia): Outstanding South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will ply his trade in next year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the organisers have confirmed. The 39-year-old announced his retirement from international cricket last July but has continued to play Twenty20 cricket for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League...
  • Liverpool getting back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers 2 days ago

    Liverpool are showing signs of reproducing their scintillating form of last season after a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Having struggled to recapture the form that propelled them to second place in the Premier League last season, Rodgers' side set up...
  • EPL managerial job interests Zinedine Zidane 3 days ago

    Paris: French football legend Zinedine Zidane has shown interest in managing the English Premier League side. The 42-year-old expressed his desire on Tuesday to take the next step in his coaching career and he'd be tempted by a top job in England, reports Xinhua. "The future lies in doing something else and...
  • I have never been involved in fixing, says Ander Herrera 3 days ago

    Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said he has never been involved in manipulating the results of games after being named among 41 people in a match-fixing probe in Spain. "In an ongoing legal process involving Real Zaragoza (Spain), the club I was honoured to play from 12 until 22 years...
  • Brendan Rodgers dismisses reports of Liverpool unrest 3 days ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rejected reports of dressing room unrest after his side's poor start to the season, saying spirits are high for Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final at second-tier Bournemouth. Rodgers led Liverpool to an unexpected runners-up finish in the Premier League last season but a failure to rediscover that form...
  • 123 players retained, 5 traded across teams for IPL 8 3 days ago

    A total of 123 cricketers, including 79 Indians and 44 overseas, were retained by the franchises for the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League. Five Indian cricketers have been traded during the trading window this year. The window for the franchises to extend the player contracts on existing terms for...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry announces retirement 4 days ago

    Former World Cup winner and Arsenal's record goal-scorer Thierry Henry announced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday, bringing an end to his a glittering 20-year career. The 37-year-old Frenchman scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for his country as he helped them win the 1998 World Cup and European Championships in...
  • EPL: Barkley's Everton magic compounds QPR awayday woes 4 days ago

    Ross Barkley scored a sublime solo goal as Everton beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 at Goodison Park on Monday to subject the travel-weary Londoners to their eighth away defeat in eight Premier League matches this season. Barkley picked up possession in his own half, exchanged passes with Romelu Lukaku before driving...
  • IPL: Sundar Raman pulled up by SC, questions BCCI's rule 6.2.4 4 days ago

    The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that BCCI's rule 6.2.4 under which conflict of interest is permissible will be examined and pulled up IPL COO Raman for his silence in the entire issue. ...
  • IPL 8: Ousted from World Cup squad, RCB show their back to Yuvraj Singh 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen was released along with Dinesh Karthik, Ross Taylor and Murali Vijay, according to media reports. The Vijay Mallya-owned RCB had paid the 33-year-old...
  • Delhi Daredevils release Pietersen, Karthik, Vijay ahead of IPL 2015 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to start afresh in the eighth season of Indian Premier League, the Delhi Daredevils on Monday decided to release their last edition's skipper and biggest star Kevin Pietersen along with costliest buy Dinesh Karthik and Test specialist Murali Vijay. Delhi Daredevils' Chief Executive Officer Hemant Dua...
  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera named in match-fixing case 4 days ago

    Madrid: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabriel "Gabi" Fernandez were named Monday as suspects in a match-fixing probe launched by Spain's state prosecutor. They were identified when the prosecutor issued an official complaint and asked the judiciary to investigate officials and players linked to football clubs Zaragoza...
  • N Srinivasan, IS Bindra in blame game, SC to examine BCCI amendment 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine the controversial amendment in the BCCI rules which enables office bearers to own teams in the IPL and Champions League amidst raging debate over conflict of interest issue. The apex court termed the issue of conflict of interest "relevant" and decided...
  • SC to examine validity of BCCI's rule 6.2.4 permitting conflict of interest 4 days ago

    The Supreme Court on Monday hit the nail on the head by making it clear that BCCI's rule 6.2.4 under which conflict of interest is permissible will be examined and the court will also determine the validity of the same. BCCI has already found itself in a lot of trouble following...
  • Manchester United's Rojo injured, Liverpool's Jones to stay in goal 5 days ago

    Manchester United do not know when Argentine defender Marcos Rojo will be available again after he missed the 3-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday, manager Louis van Gaal said. Van Gaal told reporters that the 24-year-old, signed from Sporting Lisbon in the close-season, was injured in training on Saturday, which meant...
  • EPL: Tottenham grab late victory at Swansea 5 days ago

    Christian Eriksen scored in the 89th minute as Tottenham went against the run of play to beat Swansea 2-1 on Sunday in the Premier League. Harry Kane grabbed an early goal for the visitors in the fourth before Wilfried Bony equalised three minutes after the interval. Swansea dominated but it was Eriksen...
  • Rooney, Mata, Van Persie score as Manchester United defeat Liverpool 3-0 5 days ago

    Manchester United heaped more misery on Liverpool by beating their great rival 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, earning a sixth straight win to underline the transformation in fortunes of England's two biggest clubs. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata - from an offside position - scored to give United a...
  • Arsenal return to winning ways with win over Newcastle 6 days ago

    London: Doubles from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal a 4-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle on Saturday, restoring unity at the Emirates Stadium after scattered fan discontent followed last weekend's loss at Stoke. Although Arsenal is still out of the top four, a sixth successive Premier League victory over...
  • Lampard scores Manchester City beat Leicester 1-0 in Premier League 6 days ago

    Leicester: Frank Lampard scored in the first half to give defending champion Manchester City a 1-0 win at last-place Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday that came at the price of two more costly injuries. Lampard was left totally unmarked in front of goal to slot in a low cross...
  • EPL: Eden Hazard, Diego Costa give Chelsea 2-0 win over Hull City 6 days ago

    London: Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored as Premier League leader Chelsea responded to their first loss of the season with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull. Hazard scored his eighth goal of the season in the seventh minute, and Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone was dismissed on the hour after being...
  • Angel di Maria out of Manchester United match against Liverpool 1 week ago

    Angel di Maria will miss Manchester United's match against Liverpool on Sunday as the winger remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Although the Argentina international misses a third game, defenders Rafael da Silva (groin) and Phil Jones (shin) return from injury. Defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling, and midfielder Daley Blind...