PREMIER LEAGUE

  • Zaheer Khan likely to return against RCB: Pravin Amre 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils are expected to get a boost ahead of their IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday with pacer Zaheer Khan likely to recover from his injury and make a comeback into the team, the side's assistant coach Praveen Amre has said. Zaheer has been struggling to...
  • World Cup performance helping me in IPL, says Umesh Yadav 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    High on confidence after his superb World Cup performance, Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Umesh Yadav said he was focusing on his line and length to outsmart batsmen in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Having finished with the Man of the Match award against Delhi Daredevils here on Monday, the 27-year-old Yadav...
  • IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab seek revival against ruthless Rajasthan Royals 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: A struggling Kings XI Punjab will have to pull out all stops against the sole unbeaten side, Rajasthan Royals, when the two teams clash in an Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday. Rajasthan Royals have successfully dealt with all the challenges thrown at them in the five games they...
  • IPL fixing: Court doubts police match-fixing theory 4 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court, hearing IPL spot-fixing case, on Monday said there was no reference to match-fixing during 2013 Indian Premier League in the telephonic conversation of the accused. Referring to the telephonic conversations among the accused, the prosecution said that call detail records (CDRs) clearly reflect the linkage of...
  • IPL 8: Gambhir steers KKR to six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils 12 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Riding on skipper Gautam Gambhir's third fifty in this IPL, a clinical Kolkata Knight Riders outplayed Delhi Daredevils by six wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Monday. Chasing a modest 147 for a win, KKR lost a few early wickets but Gambhir (60) and Yusuf Pathan (40 not...
  • IPL 8: Pune, Mumbai to host playoffs, final in Kolkata 13 hours 46 minutes ago

    The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune and Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium were allocated the eliminator and the second qualifier games of the 2015 Pepsi Indian Premier League at the season's first governing council (GC) meeting in Delhi on Monday (April 20). Pune, which is Kings XI Punjab's home ground this season,...
  • No fracture for Manchester City's David Silva 16 hours 47 minutes ago

    London: Manchester City playmaker David Silva has been given the all-clear by doctors after it was feared he may have fractured his cheekbone. The Spain midfielder went to hospital after suffering a facial injury during the 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday. Silva received treatment for nearly 10...
  • Mourinho plan worked very well against United: Cesc Fabregas 16 hours 55 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has saluted the strategy employed by Jose Mourinho for Saturday's 1-0 win over Manchester United, a victory that took the Londoners 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Towering midfielder Marouane Fellaini was instrumental in United's run of six successive victories leading up...
  • As it happened: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 8, Match 17 17 hours 15 minutes ago

    After two opening losses in this edition of the cash-rich league, the Jean-Paul Duminy-led side bounced back with two straight wins to put its campaign back on track. It was not that DD were playing bad cricket but probably luck had deserted them in the first two matches, which they lost...
  • Steven Smith attributes patience and preparations for rich run 19 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Australia's captain-in-waiting, Steven Smith, attributes calm demeanour and the repetitive process of getting ready for the on-field battle as mantras for his highly successful run over the last few years. "Probably just my patience and preparations. I am preparing the same way for every game, making sure I am doing...
  • IPL 8: Mitchell Starc could have made a difference, says David Weise Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder David Weise on Monday said that the presence of injured Australian bowler Mitchell Starc could have made a difference had he played for them in their defeat against Mumbai Indians in an IPL cricket match. In absence of a top-class fast bowler, RCB conceded 210 runs...
  • IPL 2015: Harbhajan Singh defends Kieron Pollard's tape-on-mouth act Yesterday

    Defending Kieron Pollard for plastering his mouth after being told to be quiet by the umpire, Mumbai Indians' senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh the bizarre gesture was unique but not in bad taste. "The umpire told him to stay quiet, so he wanted to make sure to put the tape on his...
  • IPL 8: Upbeat Delhi Daredevils face stern Kolkata Knight Riders test Yesterday

    A resurgent Delhi Daredevils will look to continue with their winning momentum when they take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the team's fifth match of the IPL cricket tournament at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Monday. After two opening losses in this edition of the cash-rich league, the Jean-Paul...
  • IPL 8: All's not Maxwell with Kings XI Punjab Yesterday

    Last year this time, Kings XI Punjab were feasting on M&M - not the famous chocolate, but their own version of it that expands to Maxwell and Miller. This year same time, the sweet spot on the two willows is yet to fulfill its promise. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller took...
  • Mumbai Indians beat RCB by 18 runs to register their first win in IPL 8 Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians produced a clinical performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs in a high-scoring affair and register their maiden win in the IPL 2015. Sent into bat, Lendl Simmons and Unmukt Chand first smashed strokeful half-centuries to power Mumbai Indians to an imposing 209 for seven and...
  • Manchester City's David Silva taken to hospital with cheek injury Yesterday

    Manchester City playmaker David Silva was taken to hospital after sustaining an injury to his cheek bone during the 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday. Spaniard Silva received treatment for nearly 10 minutes and was carried off on a stretcher after being hit on the head by...
  • IPL 8: We summed up the conditions quickly, says Shane Watson Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Watson on Sunday said the ability to "quickly sum up the conditions" was the prime reason for his side's victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League. Chasing a score of 156/4, the Royals reached a winning 157/2 with 10 balls to spare...
  • IPL 8: Kieron Pollard sellotapes his mouth after umpire's rap Yesterday

    Bengaluru: In a bizzare incident, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard on Sunday put on a sellotape on his mouth after the umpires rapped him for his onfield altercation with fellow West Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle during an IPL match here. Pollard had an argument with Gayle just...
  • Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-0 to close on United Yesterday

    London: Manchester City climbed to within one point of third-placed neighbours United with a comfortable 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday to end a difficult week on a high. James Collins's freak own goal and Sergio Aguero's 20th league strike of the season secured a routine win...
  • IPL 8: Rahane, Watson power RR to 8-wicket win over CSK Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: A rampaging Rajasthan Royals thrashed Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets as openers Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane hit strokeful fifties to help the team register its fifth straight win in this season of the IPL, here today. Chasing 157 for a win at their adopted home ground at Motera,...
  • As it happened: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 8, Match 16 Yesterday

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pushed to the wall after four successive defeats, Mumbai Indians would look to bounce back when they take on a formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier league. Mumbai were in a similar situation even last season, losing all...
  • Yaya Toure being made Manchester City scapegoat, says agent Yesterday

    London: Yaya Toure is being made a scapegoat for Manchester City's poor season and underfire boss Manuel Pellegrini is a "weak manager", according to the Ivorian midfielder's agent Dimitri Seluk. Champions City have faded dramatically since the turn of the year, falling to fourth in the Premier League, and were knocked...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 8, Match 15 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Indian Premier League (IPL) table-toppers Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their four-match winning streak when they take on an unbeaten Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their fifth match of the league on Sunday. Sans injured captain Shane...
  • Burnley down but not out yet, says manager Sean Dyche Yesterday

    Burnley sank to the bottom of the Premier League after a 1-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday but manager Sean Dyche said his side would not be too disheartened because they have been written off all season. The East Lancashire club, promoted last season despite an inexpensive budget, were undone by...
  • Louis van Gaal salutes Manchester United's dominant display in defeat Yesterday

    Louis van Gaal described Manchester United's display in their 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday as their best of the season and said it gave him plenty to be optimistic about in the future. A 4-2 victory against champions and rivals Manchester City at a raucous Old Trafford last week was...
  • Jose Mourinho hails Chelsea's sparkling match-winner Hazard Yesterday

    Eden Hazard underlined his claims to be voted Player of the Year with another match-winning display as Premier League leaders Chelsea stormed 10 points clear with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday. The Belgium winger provided an effortless finish in the 38th minute, side-footing the ball between the legs...
  • IPL 8: Umesh Yadav credits success to Wasim Akram Yesterday

    Kolkata Knight Riders' pacer Umesh Yadav says he has learned a lot about the basics of swing bowling from his team's bowling coach and former legendary Pakistan fast bowler and captain Wasim Akram. "I have learnt a lot from him. I enjoy working with him. He talks about swing and controlling...