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  • Wilfried Bony will be wasted at Manchester City: Swansea chief 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Swansea City AFC director John van Zweden on Monday said former striker Wilfried Bony will be wasted at new side Manchester City, as he will just sit on the bench. Bony sealed a 28 million pounds move to City from the south Wales side earlier this month, and while Van Zweden...
  • Didier Drogba not finished yet, says Chealsea manager Jose Mourinho 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    London: Jose Mourinho insists there is more to come from Didier Drogba at Chelsea as the striker says he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season. Mourinho led the tributes to Drogba as he was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the game by the Football...
  • Out-of-favour Balotelli must improve in training, says Rodgers 21 hours 15 minutes ago

    London: Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli needs to improve in training if he wants to get back into the squad, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Italian Balotelli, who is yet to score a league goal in 12 appearances since his 16 million pounds ($23.98 million) move from AC Milan in August,...
  • I love mentoring Indian players during IPL: Mike Hussey 23 hours 6 minutes ago

    He is one among the few top overseas players to have regularly featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Michael Hussey believes that his bond with it has got stronger over the years having played the role of a "mentor" to young Indian players. Hussey, who has played six seasons...
  • Daniel Sturridge set for Liverpool return, Rogers warns Balotelli Yesterday

    Liverpool: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is closing in on a return to action after more than four months out injured but Mario Balotelli's exile from the first team is set to continue. Sturridge, who has been out since August, will make his comeback in next weekend's home match against West Ham...
  • Liverpool require experience: Brendan Rodgers 2 days ago

    London: Brendan Rodgers insisted Saturday Liverpool will not endure another summer of wholesale change as he outlined his intention to keep plenty of experience in his squad. Captain Steven Gerrard will leave a hole that cannot be easily filled when he joins LA Galaxy at the end of the season and...
  • We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss 2 days ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season. Toure is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and his departure has...
  • Swansea City swoop for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Naughton 3 days ago

    London: Swansea City have signed Tottenham Hotspur's former England under-21 fullback Kyle Naughton on a 3-1/2 year deal, the Premier League clubs said on Thursday. Naughton, who is eligible for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at Blackburn Rovers, has already trained with his new team. Spurs bought the versatile defender from...
  • Liverpool will challenge for title next season, says Brendan Rodgers 3 days ago

    Liverpool will be back challenging for the Premier League title next season after slipping off the pace this time round, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. The Northern Irishman took Liverpool to the verge of their first English title since 1990 last year before they faltered badly with the prize in...
  • Aston Villa fined after Leicester fracas 3 days ago

    London: Aston Villa's total fines for poor discipline this season have topped 100,000 pounds ($151,900) after the Premier League club were punished for a fracas against Leicester City on Thursday. The FA said Villa had been fined 60,000 pounds for the behaviour of players and club officials during and after a...
  • Raheem Sterling in no rush to replace Gerrard as Liverpool talisman 4 days ago

    London: Young Liverpool striker Raheem Sterling is the reluctant hero as Liverpool fans search for a successor to Steven Gerrard as Anfield's new idol. England forward Sterling, 20, already carries on his shoulders the burden of being the Reds' main attacking threat and his load will only increase when the 34-year-old...
  • N Srinivasan has to choose between CSK and BCCI, says Supreme Court 4 days ago

    The Supreme Court on Thursday disallowed Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) chief-in-exile N Srinivasan from contesting elections to the cricket board. In a 130-page verdict on Thursday, the apex court said that Srinivasan as the BCCI chief and owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise had created...
  • Manchester United second richest club in world despite nightmare season 4 days ago

    A leap in commercial and broadcast revenue lifted Manchester United into second place behind Real Madrid on the list of the world's richest clubs in 2013-14, according to Deloitte's latest Football Money League. Despite a poor season on the pitch, United's income surged to 518 million euros ($599.4 million), from 424...
  • Arsenal sign Polish teenager Krystian Bielik 4 days ago

    London: Arsenal have made their first signing of the January transfer window, bringing in Poland youth international Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw. The English Premier League club did not disclose a fee for Bielik, but British media reported he cost 2.5 million pounds ($3.8 million). The 17-year-old Bielik can play as a...
  • Sean Abbott will be in IPL auction this year: reports 5 days ago

    New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott has registered for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Abbott has been in solid form with the ball for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, picking up six wickets at an average of 33.17 this season, and has another chance to...
  • Jose Mourinho jokes about possible loan bid for Steven Gerrard 5 days ago

    Liverpool: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has joked that he could try to sign Steven Gerrard on loan next season following the former England captain's departure from Liverpool. Gerrard has agreed to sign for MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy in the United States. When asked if he would try to persuade Gerrard to...
  • IPL-styled cue sports league announced 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Cue sports in India are set to follow in the footsteps of franchise-based tournaments, like the Indian Premier League and Indian Super League, after the Cue Masters League (CML) was announced here on Tuesday. Newly-elected International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) president P.V.K. Mohan said that CML would be a...
  • Everton held to 0-0 draw by West Brom in EPL 6 days ago

    Liverpool: Kevin Mirallas missed a penalty he wasn't supposed to take as Everton were held to a 0-0 draw by West Bromwich Albion on Monday in the Premier League. Everton were awarded a penalty just before halftime when defender Joleon Lescott handled the ball in the area. Mirallas grabbed the ball...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: No match-fixing evidence against BCCI officials, says police 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police told a court in Mumbai on Monday that they had not found any evidence of match-fixing against top BCCI officials with regard to IPL in 2013. "We have found no evidence of match-fixing against the respondents as alleged by the petitioner," said the report submitted by Mumbai...
  • Tactical change reaps reward for new-look, solid Arsenal 1 week ago

    London: A change of tactics reaped rewards as a new, more subdued but more solid Arsenal arrived at Manchester City on Sunday, saw less of the ball than usual yet still masterfully outplayed the champions. Arsenal registered just 35 percent possession -- their lowest total since these statistics were first compiled...
  • EPL: Cazorla fires Arsenal to solid win over champions Manchester City 1 week ago

    Arsenal finally ended their streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Manchester City that dented the hosts' title hopes. Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute and then sent in a pin-point free...
  • Stewart Downing shines again as West Ham beat Hull 3-0 1 week ago

    London: West Ham gave their European ambitions a timely boost as a superb second-half display saw the Hammers thrash struggling Hull 3-0 at Upton Park on Sunday. Sam Allardyce's side was booed off at halftime after a dismal opening period but Hull paid the price for some lackluster finishing as Andy...
  • Van Gaal sticking with tactics despite 4-4-2 success 1 week ago

    A change of formation transformed a tepid performance into a 2-0 win for Manchester United at Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday but manager Louis van Gaal says he has no plans for a permanent switch to 4-4-2. The Dutchman has employed a 3-5-2 formation, with which he...
  • Brendan Rodgers delights in Liverpool turnaround January 18, 2015

    It was a world away from the full-throttle entertainment of last-season's title charge, but Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa was a step towards regaining the club's identity, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. Saturday's solid if unspectacular performance against the Premier League's bluntest strike force came courtesy of a goal in...
  • Eljero Elia's brace helps Southampton edge Newcastle 2-1 in EPL January 18, 2015

    Newcastle: Eljero Elia scored twice as third-place Southampton survived a late penalty appeal to beat Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday in the Premier League. The Dutchman, on loan from Werder Bremen, scored his first goal for the club with 14 minutes gone and then, after Yoan Gouffran had cancelled out his strike...
  • Liverpool beat Aston Villa 2-0 in Premier League January 18, 2015

    Birmingham: Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert scored to give Liverpool a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa on Saturday that kept the team in touch with the European places in the Premier League. Borini volleyed in a cross from Jordan Henderson for his first league goal of the season in the 24th...
  • Man United beat struggling QPR 2-0 in Premier League January 18, 2015

    London: Substitutes Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson ended Manchester United's three-game winless run in the Premier League on Saturday, with second-half goals clinching a 2-0 victory against a struggling but spirited Queens Park Rangers. Fellaini found the breakthrough during an improved second-half performance by United, meeting Antonio Valencia's pass and powering...
  • Diego Costa, Oscar score two each as Chelsea thrash Swansea 5-0 January 17, 2015

    Swansea: Chelsea scored four goals in the opening 36 minutes in their 5-0 demolition of Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday. Oscar struck first within the first minute at the Liberty Stadium. Diego Costa added two more in the 20th and 34th, before Oscar grabbed a second for a 4-0...
  • AC Milan sign Spanish winger Suso from Liverpool January 17, 2015

    AC Milan have signed Liverpool's little-used Spanish winger Suso, the Premier League club confirmed on Saturday. The 21-year-old moves to Italy for an undisclosed fee with British media reports claiming he has signed a four-year-deal with the Serie A club. Suso failed to establish himself at Liverpool after joining in 2010, making...
  • Yaya Toure unsure about future in Manchester City January 17, 2015

    London: Yaya Toure has again thrown his future into doubt by claiming he doesn't know if he will still be a Manchester City player next season. But manager Manuel Pellegrini was quick to dismiss talk of a transfer at a press conference on Friday, insisting the 31-year-old was fully committed to...