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  • Manchester United bandwagon gathering pace under Louis van Gaal Yesterday

    While Chelsea and Manchester City slug it out at the top of the Premier League, Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford revolution gathers ever more momentum in the red half of Manchester. The Dutchman endured a tricky start to his reign but seven wins in eight league games have put United hot...
  • Louis van Gaal rewarded for Christmas offering at Manchester United 2 days ago

    Louis van Gaal's carrot and stick approach worked wonders on Friday as his rapidly-improving Manchester United beat Newcastle United 3-1 to cement third spot in the Premier League. A double from Wayne Rooney before halftime and another goal by Robin van Persie after the break earned a comfortable three points and...
  • No rest in EPL as hectic festive period looms 3 days ago

    Manchester: While Europe's other big leagues take a breather over the festive period, clubs in the English Premier League begin a traditionally frenzied spell of fixtures that excites fans, exhausts players, tests managers, and potentially defines campaigns. A run of four games in nine or 10 days kicks off on Friday...
  • No injury returns for Manchester United, says Louis van Gaal 5 days ago

    None of Manchester United's injured players are likely to be fit for the next Premier League match against Newcastle United, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling missed the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa and only Smalling has...
  • Louis Van Gaal will thrive at Manchester United: Ferguson 6 days ago

    London: Legendary football coach Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to again turn his former club Manchester United into a world-beating side. Van Gaal was chosen as the manager at Old Trafford following the failed reign of David Moyes. The Dutchman was given the task of bringing the glory days...
  • Stiaan van Zyl answers with ton as opportunity knocks December 18, 2014

    Pretoria: South African Stiaan van Zyl waited a long time for his Test debut but made the most of the opportunity when it finally arrived with an unbeaten century on debut in the first test against West Indies on Thursday. Usually a number three with provincial side the Cobras, Van Zyl...
  • 1st Test: South Africa declare at 552/5 as rain forces stumps on Day 2 December 18, 2014

    Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Thursday. Amla declared half an hour...
  • Manchester United's Rojo injured, Liverpool's Jones to stay in goal December 15, 2014

    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...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Pakistan defended like lions, says Netherlands captain December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Netherlands captain Robert van der Horst was all praise for Pakistan's solid defence saying the Asian country "defended like lions" in their 4-2 win over the Dutch in the Champions Trophy hockey quarter-final on Thursday. Horst said his team did not play its best game and did not threaten the...
  • After Modi's appeal, United Nations to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day today December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a proud moment for India, the United Nations will declare June 21 as World Yoga Day on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September....
  • Robin van Persie nets twice as Manchester United beat Southampton 2-1 December 9, 2014

    Two clinical finishes from Robin van Persie gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory against Southampton in the Premier League on Monday, despite the visitors being pegged back for much of the game at St. Mary's. Van Persie scored with United's only two efforts on target to give Louis van Gaal's side...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: Netherlands emerge on top in battle of European giants December 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World Cup silver medallists the Netherlands beat Olympic champions Germany 4-1 in the much-anticipated clash of Pool B, to register their second successive win in the Champions Trophy on Sunday. In a clash between two European giants, the Netherlands dished out a commanding performance to race to 3-0 lead at...
  • Netherlands thrash Argentina 3-0 in Champions Trophy hockey December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands produced a fine 3-0 win over Argentina in the opening match of Pool B of the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium here. The Dutch team was awarded five penalty corners in the first quarter but only scored on one occasion. Mink van der Weerden's drag-flick...
  • Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie may heap more misery on Southampton December 6, 2014

    Southampton will be hoping Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does not pair Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie together in attack for Monday night's Premier League fixture at St Mary's. Van Gaal said on Friday that Rooney would return from the knee injury that ruled him out of Wednesday's 2-1...
  • Van Gaal rekindles spirit as Manchester United dare to dream again December 4, 2014

    Four wins a row have lifted Manchester United into the Premier League's top four and Louis van Gaal's managerial reign is beginning to bear fruit after a difficult start. Although home victories over Crystal Palace, Hull City and Stoke City would not normally set pulses racing at Old Trafford, the gutsy...
  • Wayne Rooney injury not so serious: Louis van Gaal December 3, 2014

    London: English Premier League side Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has played down the extent of Wayne Rooney's knee injury after the striker missed United's 2-1 win over Stoke City on Tuesday. Rooney was injured during United's 3-0 victory at home to Hull City Saturday, but Van Gaal said that...
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme to return for 'Kickboxer' remake December 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor-martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme, who is known for his action in 1989 film 'Kickboxer', is in final negotiations to return for its remake. John Stockwell will be directing the movie. It will feature 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Dave Bautista and 'X Men: Days of Futue Past' actor...
  • Van Gaal pleased by United's best performance this season November 30, 2014

    London: Manchester United's 3-0 win over Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday was their best performance of the season, said manager Louis van Gaal as they cemented their top-four position with a third straight victory. Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie were on target as the hosts...
  • EPL: Dominant Manchester United outclass Hull City November 29, 2014

    Manchester: Robin van Persie answered his critics with a first Premier League goal in a month as Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 victory over Hull to remain in the top four on Saturday. Defender Chris Smalling and striker Wayne Rooney also scored as United completed a hat trick of wins...
  • Robin van Persie is short of confidence, says Louis van Gaal November 29, 2014

    London: Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is lacking confidence and struggling to make an impact in matches, according to his manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutch international has scored three goals in 11 games this season and touched the ball only 13 times before being substituted during the 2-1 win...
  • Delhi: Bank cash van robbed of Rs 1.5 crore, guard shot at remains critical November 29, 2014

    Delhi: A cash van of a private bank in Kamla Nagar area of Delhi was robbed of Rs 1.5 crore in broad daylight on Saturday morning. The robbers shot at the guard stationed outside the van when he tried to retaliate. The guard remains critical. Two men on bike committed the...
  • South African women beat India to clinch ODI series 2-1 November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: Nadine Moodley's dogged half-century and Mignon Du Preez's 46-run knock, helped South African women beat their India counterparts by four wickets to clinch the three-match ODI series by 2-1 margin on Friday. After bundling out India for 180, South Africa successfully chased the target when they scored 184 for six...
  • Injury-plagued Manchester United face tough trip to Arsenal November 22, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will delve into the depths of his squad for the visit to Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, as an injury crisis engulfs Old Trafford. So often it has been Arsene Wenger cursing his luck after key players have been crocked ahead of big...
  • Injured Daley Blind faces long spell out: Louis van Gaal November 20, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Daley Blind faces a "long" spell out after the midfielder hurt his left knee playing for the Netherlands in a European Championship qualifier. Van Gaal said on Thursday that Blind's knee is in a brace and that the player will go for a...
  • Dutch filmmaker Tamar Van Den Dop wins best director at KIFF November 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Dutch filmmaker Tamar Van Den Dop was adjudged best director for her film 'Supernova' at the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival, which came to an end today. The best film award was jointly won by Rakshan Banietemad of Iran for 'Tales' and Najwa Najjar of Palestine for 'Eyes of the...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Dutch beat Latvia 6-0 to save Hiddink's job November 17, 2014

    Amsterdam: The Netherlands outclassed Latvia in a morale-boosting 6-0 win on Sunday in European qualifying that eased pressure on coach Guus Hiddink after four defeats in his first five matches. The Czech Republic went top of Group A with four wins out of four by beating Iceland 2-1 in Plzen thanks...
  • Delhi Dynamos coach criticises players for caving in under pressure November 16, 2014

    Delhi Dynamos coach Harm van Veldhoven on Saturday criticised his players for not being able to perform under pressure. Delhi were handed a 1-4 drubbing by FC Goa in their last match at home, pushing them to the bottom of the standings with just one win from eight matches. Coach Veldhoven...
  • Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee inaugurates mobile vans to provide free legal service November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday inaugurated 19 mobile vans named 'Chetana Sathi' for enhancement and extension of awareness in legal matters and for providing free legal service to the common people in each district of West Bengal. The inauguration ceremony was held in front of the West Bengal Legislative...
  • Louis van Gaal feels Manchester United on course for top four November 10, 2014

    Manager Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United's chances of finishing in the Premier League top four remain in their own hands after they returned to winning ways against Crystal Palace. United recorded a victory for the first time in four attempts, but they made hard work of their 1-0 triumph against...
  • Radamel Falcao faces extended absence, says Louis van Gaal November 8, 2014

    London: Whether it be injury or for reasons of balance, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned striker Radamel Falcao could face a lengthy absence from his top-heavy side as they struggle to find a winning formula. Colombia striker Falcao, who is earning 285,000 pounds ($452,400) per week, according to...