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  • Need to work more on patience level of players, says Paul Van Ass Yesterday

    New Delhi: Insisting that "patience" is key to a side's success at international level, Indian men's hockey team's new chief coach Paul Van Ass today said he needs to work on this area to help increase the tolerance level of Sardar Singh and his men. Van Ass said although the patience...
  • Mandeep Singh recalled, Gurjinder Singh dropped from Indian hockey team 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed chief coach Paul van Ass on Wednesday recalled young strikers Mandeep Singh and Satbir singh in the 18-member Indian men's hockey team for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5-12. Among the surprising omissions, defender-penalty corner specialist Gurjinder Singh and...
  • 3-0 and Louis Van Gaal: Have Manchester United finally turned a corner? 5 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...
  • Jean-Claud Van Damme wife Portugues files for divorce 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme's wife, Gladys Portugues Van Varenberg, has filed for divorce. Portugues, an actress and former professional bodybuilder, filed papers in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences, reported People magazine. The pair have been separated since March 7, and Portugues is seeking spousal support, according to the...
  • Van Gaal turns whistleblower before Manchester United face Liverpool March 20, 2015

    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...
  • Manchester United is my last job in football, says Van Gaal March 20, 2015

    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...
  • Focus on winning Olympic medal for Indian hockey: Paul van Ass March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: India has always been a difficult place to work for any foreign coach because of its culture and bureaucratic hurdles, but the new chief coach of the men's hockey team Paul van Ass on Wednesday said he has no other option but to adjust to the system. "It's different...
  • Giedo van der Garde settles dispute with Sauber March 18, 2015

    Dutch driver Giedo Van der Garde recognised his hopes of racing in Formula One were over on Wednesday after Sauber paid "significant compensation" to end a contract dispute. "We have reached a settlement with Sauber and my driver contract with the team has been ended by mutual consent. As a passionate...
  • India's new hockey coach Paul van Ass takes charge March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Netherlands' Paul van Ass on Monday resumed duties as Indian men's hockey team's chief coach as the eight-time Olympic champions underwent their first practice session under the Dutchman at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Van Ass officially joined his new job on Sunday but the 54-year-old Dutchman...
  • Angel di Maria to stay in Manchester United next year: Louis van Gaal March 15, 2015

    Manchester: Winger Angel di Maria will be at Manchester United next season, according to manager Louis van Gaal. The Argentine's poor form and dismissal in the 1-2 FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Arsenal led to speculation that the record 59.7 million-pound signing may seek a move away. But van Gaal said:...
  • F1: Van der Garde drops court action, steps aside for Australian GP March 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde dropped his contempt of court action against his team Sauber on Saturday, allowing the Swiss team to compete in this weekend's Australian Grand Prix. The 29-year-old Dutch announced he would step aside for Sauber's other contracted drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr after...
  • Falcao not humiliated by under-21 appearance, says Luis van Gaal March 13, 2015

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has denied humiliating Radamel Falcao by playing him for the club's under-21 team this week and said they are searching for a solution to the striker's poor form. Much was expected of the 29-year-old Colombian after he joined United on a season-long loan from AS...
  • Formula One: 'No licence, no driving' for Sauber's Giedo van der Garde March 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde may not be seen in the Australian Grand Prix this weekend despite a court throwing out his team's appeal after race director Charlie Whiting confirmed the Dutchman did not have a licence to race. In a Victoria court on Thursday, F1 team Sauber...
  • F1: Sauber lose appeal to block Giedo van der Garde March 12, 2015

    Formula One team Sauber lost their appeal on Thursday against a court verdict that ruled in favour of Dutchman Giedo van der Garde's bid to drive for them and came under fire from rival drivers. Sauber appealed after an Australian court upheld a Swiss tribunal's decision ordering the team to refrain...
  • F1: Court rules for Giedo van der Garde against Sauber March 11, 2015

    Melbourne: An Australian court has found in favour of Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde in his bid to force the Sauber Formula One team to let him drive for them this season. "The application is successful and ... will be enforced," Justice Clyde Croft told the Supreme Court of Victoria...
  • Angel Di Maria red card adds to Louis van Gaal's woes March 10, 2015

    Another unconvincing display from Manchester United was compounded by a needless red card for Angel Di Maria on Monday as the Argentine added to manager Louis van Gaal's woes. With United trailing 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-final, Di Maria was booked for diving and minutes later grabbed the...
  • Indian coach best option for team: Dhanraj Pillay March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Unhappy that a Dutch has been made the new chief coach for the men's national team, legendary hockey player Dhanraj Pillay said an Indian would have been the best option for the post. In association with Hockey India (HI), the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has named that Paul...
  • Memories of great Cup goal resurface amid Ryan Giggs speculation March 9, 2015

    London: A combination of a stony countenance and a couple of throwaway comments from an old chum was all it took to spark speculation about Ryan Giggs' future at Manchester United this week. It all came before a match guaranteed to remind every United fan what a revered position Giggs holds...
  • Dumped F1 driver takes action against Sauber March 5, 2015

    Australia: Dumped Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde has taken legal action ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix to press his claim to a drive with Sauber, Australian media reported on Thursday. Van der Garde was test driver for the Swiss team last season and is claiming Sauber reneged...
  • Louis van Gaal urges patience over misfiring Angel Di Maria March 3, 2015

    Manchester United must be patient with record signing Angel di Maria who has struggled to make an impact in his first season at the club, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. The quicksilver Argentina winger has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks, often deployed as a central forward, and...
  • Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick moves up to Formula 4 March 2, 2015

    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's teenage son is following in his father's racing footsteps after moving up to Formula 4 from kart this year, his new team said on Monday. Mick Schumacher, whose father -- a seven-time F1 champion -- suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013...
  • Angel di Maria needs to adapt, says Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal March 1, 2015

    London: Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal admitted on Sunday that he had no choice but to take off Angel di Maria after the club's new signing suffered the humiliation of being substituted at half-time during an English Premier League (EPL) match. Di Maria endured a torrid first half at Old...
  • Robin van Persie set for long absence with ankle injury: Louis van Gaal February 27, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester United could be without its first-choice striker for a critical stage of the season after Robin van Persie was ruled out for a "long time" by manager Louis van Gaal on Friday. The Netherlands international was hurt in United's 2-1 loss at Swansea last Saturday and left the Liberty...
  • Listless Manchester United finally run out of luck February 22, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team's "missed chances" in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long. The Dutchman praised his team's second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity...
  • Manchester United 'forgot to score' against Swansea, says Van Gaal February 22, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was frustrated his side "forgot to score" against Swansea City but believes they were unlucky to lose 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. United's scratchy performances this season have received criticism but Van Gaal insisted on Friday that his team would be top of...
  • Louis Van Gaal warned by FA over referee comments February 18, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been warned as to his future conduct following comments he made about the referee after his team's 0-0 FA Cup draw at Cambridge United, the FA said on Wednesday. The 63-year-old Dutchman said everything had been against United during the fourth-round match last month...
  • Louis van Gaal's change of tactics bears fruit February 17, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was rewarded for a bold change of tactics as his team came from behind to beat Preston North End 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday. A turgid first-half display in which United dominated possession against their third-tier opponents but failed to create...
  • Minnows Preston next test for unconvincing Manchester United February 14, 2015

    This season's cup competitions are providing Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with the opportunity to visit some of England's more obscure footballing outposts in his first year in Britain. After a stunning 4-0 loss at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the second round of the League Cup in August, Van...
  • Manchester United system still giving Louis van Gaal a headache February 13, 2015

    London: Louis van Gaal came under fresh attack on Friday over his style of play at Manchester United and acknowledged he was still struggling to come up with a preferred system. Former England midfielder Paul Scholes labelled recent performances under the Dutch manager as "miserable" and questioned whether he was prepared...
  • Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge February 11, 2015

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has denied a Football Association misconduct charge relating to comments he made following last month's FA Cup draw with Cambridge United, the governing body said on Tuesday. "Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge in relation to media comments and requests personal hearing, date...