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  • Hull City fined for failing to control players 3 hours 50 minutes 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 4 hours 34 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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? 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Arsene Wenger proud as Arsenal keep winning streak going 5 days ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was proud of his players after they stayed hot on the heels of second-placed Manchester City with a 2-1 Premier League win at Newcastle United on Saturday. After the heartache of a midweek Champions League exit to Monaco, despite a valiant 2-0 win on the...
  • Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson blasts 'arrogant' referee Mike Dean 5 days ago

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson could find himself in more hot water after describing Premier League referee Mike Dean as "one of the most arrogant men I have met" on Saturday. Pearson let rip after his side's 4-3 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur left them bottom of the Premier League with time...
  • Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-1 in Premier League 6 days ago

    Newcastle: Olivier Giroud scored twice in the first half and Arsenal hung on for a 2-1 win at Newcastle on Saturday to stay in control of third place in the Premier League. Giroud scored from two set pieces, getting his knee on the ball to deflect it into the net in...
  • Manchester City beat West Brom 3-0 in the Premier League 6 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester City made the most of a case of mistaken identity and kept alive their faint title hopes thanks to a much-needed 3-0 victory over 10-man West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Much-maligned after their Champions League exit in Barcelona on Wednesday, City needed three points against...
  • No more confrontation says cheery Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho no longer feels the need to implement a "confrontational leadership" style with his players because their season is going largely to plan. The 52-year-old Portuguese returned to Stamford Bridge for his second spell in charge last season but got off to a disappointing start by his...
  • Battle for Champions League spots hot up as Liverpool host Manchester United 6 days ago

    London: Something will have to give when in-form Liverpool and bitter rivals Manchester United clash in one of the Premier League's showcase fixtures at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool have won their last five league games and eight of their last nine and meet a United side who have won their last...
  • Van Gaal turns whistleblower before Manchester United face Liverpool 1 week ago

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been refereeing training games to help his players keep their emotions in check for the Premier League top-four showdown with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. The Dutchman has a reputation as a disciplinarian who keeps his players on a tight leash but has...
  • Steven Gerrard return hands Liverpool boss selection headache 1 week ago

    Leaving a fit Steven Gerrard out of a Liverpool team to face Manchester United would until recently have been considered an act of madness, but it is a genuine dilemma facing boss Brendan Rodgers on Sunday. The Liverpool captain came back from injury as a second-half substitute in Liverpool's 1-0 win...
  • Everton have 'nine finals' to save season, says Roberto Martinez 1 week ago

    London: Everton manager Roberto Martinez has targeted "nine finals" to banish any lingering relegation concerns and lift his team as high as possible in the Premier League. The Merseysiders have finished in the top half of the table for the past eight seasons and last year's fifth place earned them a...
  • Manuel Pellegrini concedes EPL title is beyond Manchester City 1 week ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the faltering Premier League side's season is far from a "disaster", but his 100th game in charge is unlikely to be a celebratory occasion after he conceded defeat in the title race on Friday. City host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in the Chilean's centenary...
  • Manchester United is my last job in football, says Van Gaal 1 week ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will retire from football when he leaves his job at Old Trafford, he was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph on Thursday. "This is my last job. For sure," he said in an interview published on the newspaper's website (www.telegraph.co.uk). "I have to pay attention...
  • Rajasthan Royals pay Rs 15 crore part-penalty in FEMA case to ED March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd (JIPL), which owns Rajasthan Royals, has paid Rs 15 crore to the Enforcement Directorate as a part-payment of the Rs 100 crore penalty imposed by the agency two years ago. "ED received penalty of Rs 15 crore from Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd under FEMA,"...
  • Sunderland lifts Adam Johnson suspension, police probe continues March 18, 2015

    Sunderland: English Premier League club Sunderland has lifted midfielder Adam Johnson's suspension which was imposed after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. The announcement came after the 27-year-old Johnson's police bail was extended on Tuesday until April 23. Johnson was suspended after being arrested around two...
  • Chelsea bemoan 'abnormally low' penalty count this season March 18, 2015

    Chelsea's tally of two penalties in 28 Premier League games this season "seems abnormally low", the runaway leaders said on Wednesday. Appearing to back up manager Jose Mourinho's belief that there is a 'campaign' against his players, the Stamford Bridge outfit said the spot-kick count "unquestionably bucks the recent trend". "Our position...