Champions

  • Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20 9 hours 25 minutes ago

    Colombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September. Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to...
  • Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 in pre-season friendly Yesterday

    Pittsburg: Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 on Sunday in the International Champions Cup. Jovetic opened the scoring in the 11th minute, starting a run of four straight goals for Manchester City in their Pool B opener. His right-footed shot beat goalkeeper Ian Lawlor to...
  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities -- Hyderabad,...
  • Priyanka Chopra on playing the sports icon in the film 'Mary Kom' 5 days ago

    The first trailer of the film 'Mary Kom' was unveiled in Mumbai on Wednesday. The film unfolds the life journey of Indian boxing champion Mary Kom. The film's leading lady Priyanka Chopra talks about her playing the sports icon on the big screen. ...
  • Shakhtar move Champions League games away from Donetsk 6 days ago

    Kiev: Shakhtar Donetsk will shift their headquarters to Kiev and play their Champions League and domestic games in the western city of Lviv to escape from the Ukraine's strife-torn east, CEO Sergei Palkin confirmed. The Ukraine champions were forced to move from Donetsk, a major industrial city in the East which...
  • Lahore Lions to represent Pakistan at Champions League Twenty20 July 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that a star studded Lahore Lions led by Mohammad Hafeez will represent Pakistan in the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be held in September. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally invited us and Lahore Lions by virtue of...
  • Lahore Lions to play in 2014 CLT20 July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan will send their domestic Twenty20 champions Lahore Lions to play in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) to be held in India in September, an official said on Wednesday. The Lions, led by former Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, beat Misbah-ul Haq's Faisalabad Wolves in the final of the...
  • Vijay Amritraj launches Champions Tennis League July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj on Tuesday announced the launch of Champions Tennis League (CTL) in India with an aim of taking the sport to new levels of awareness and popularity in the country. The CTL will feature six city based teams, who will play 13 matches over a...
  • Zaheer Khan eyes CLT20 route for India comeback July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Recovering from a muscle injury, veteran pacer Zaheer Khan is eyeing a comeback to competitive cricket for Mumbai Indians during Champions League T20 in early October, even though he was non-commital about his chances of making it to the World Cup squad in 2015. "The World Cup is a...
  • Viswanathan Anand wins bronze in world rapid chess June 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand came up with a thumping victory over reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen but had to settle for the bronze medal in the World Rapid Chess Champions. The game with Carlsen, who won Gold despite the defeat, was the talking point for thousands of chess buffs...
  • India's Vikram Joshi wins the World Quizzing Championships June 9, 2014

    India's Vikram Joshi has won the World Quizzing Championships. Vikram scored 176 points out of a possible 210 including a full house in the History category. USA's Steve Perry took the second spot with a score of 174 and in third place was World Quizzing Champion, England's Kevin Ashman with...
  • UEFA bans Red Star Belgrade from Champions League June 6, 2014

    Nyon: UEFA has barred Serbian title winner Red Star Belgrade from next season's Champions League for not paying their debts. The 1991 European Cup winner was judged "in breach of a number of provisions of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations," UEFA said in a statement. Clubs must show...
  • Real and Atletico face UEFA charges over European final May 28, 2014

    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are facing disciplinary action over their behaviour during the Champions League final in Lisbon, UEFA said on Tuesday. Atletico coach Diego Simeone faces a hearing after he ran on to the pitch and was sent off by the referee near the end of extra time, the...
  • Ronaldo first to score for two different European Cup winners May 25, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in the 59-year history of the European Cup to score for two different winning teams when he netted Real Madrid's fourth goal in their 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The 29-year-old Portugal captain also scored for Manchester United when they won the Champions...
  • Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria says triumph makes sacrifice worthwhile May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria accepted a Man-of-the-Match award from Alex Ferguson on Saturday and said winning the Champions League made a sore leg and a year of sacrifice worthwhile. The Argentine worked tirelessly down the wing to keep his side in the final of Europe's elite club competition after Atletico...
  • Real Madrid fans celebrate on night of contrasting emotions May 25, 2014

    Whoever won, Madrid was never going to miss out on a night of celebrations. Thousands of Real Madrid fans, chanting "champions!" and clad in their team's white colours, swarmed onto the streets of the Spanish capital on Saturday minutes after their team beat cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of...
  • Ancelotti trumps Simeone to secure Real's 10th title May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid overcame Atletico in the Champions League final because coach Carlo Ancelotti was able to adjust his tactics and go on the attack in time to rescue the game while his opposite number Diego Simeone had no cards left to play Ancelotti fielded a cautious starting lineup at Lisbon's Stadium...
  • Gareth Bale writes his name into Real Madrid folklore May 25, 2014

    Gareth Bale completed a dream first season at Real Madrid as he paid off another large slice of his world record price tag with the decisive goal in a 4-1 Champions League final triumph over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Welsh forward, signed for 100 million euros ($136.31 million) from Tottenham...
  • Real Madrid rally to snatch Champions League title from Atletico Madrid 4-1 May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid's resistance in extra time to win the Champions League final 4-1 on Saturday and finally deliver the club's record 10th European title. Real struck three times in the second period of extra time, through Gareth Bale's header in the 110th minute, Marcelo's shot in the...
  • As it happened: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League Final Live May 25, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in today's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a record-extending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit but Benzema, Pepe doubtful for Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid but forward Karim Benzema and centre back Pepe remain doubtful, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has a record 16 goals in the latest edition of Europe's elite club competition, has had a...
  • Atletico Madrid bid to outwit Real Madrid in Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in Saturday's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a record-extending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of Real...
  • Atletico Madrid still waiting on Diego Costa, Arda Turan fitness May 24, 2014

    Atletico Madrid are still sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa and Arda Turan and a decision on whether they can play in Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid has not yet been taken, coach Diego Simeone said on Friday. Costa, Atletico's top scorer, and playmaker Arda limped out of...
  • Ronaldo, Bale fit as Real face Atletico in Champions League final May 23, 2014

    Rivals Atletico and Real will meet for the fifth time this season when they run out at Benfica's Estadio da Luz in the Champions League final. ...
  • Record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo full of praise for Gareth Bale May 23, 2014

    Saturday's Champions League final at Lisbon's Stadium of Light is going to be a very special one for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo who will be making a rare club appearance in his homeland. The 29-year-old Portuguese national captain, who has scored a season-record 16 goals in the competition, is delighted to...
  • Diego Costa, Arda Turan back in training before Real showdown May 23, 2014

    Forward Diego Costa and playmaker Arda Turan were back in training with their Atletico Madrid team mates on Thursday, suggesting they will be fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid. Costa, Atletico's top scorer, and Arda, a key component of the team's attacking play, limped out of last weekend's...
  • Factbox: Key Champions League final head-to-heads May 22, 2014

    Key head-to-heads in Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Real players listed first: Iker Casillas v Thibaut Courtois A clash of youth and experience. Courtois, 22, may be a more complete goalkeeper, with his extra height giving him an advantage with crosses, but 33-year-old Casillas has shown on...