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  • Dani Alves discussing Barcelona future with coach July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Brazil back Dani Alves is meeting new Barcelona coach Luis Enrique in hopes of locking down his future at the Spanish league club. The 31-year-old right back is in the last year of his deal, and has been linked with French club Paris Saint-Germain. Alves arrived on Tuesday to speak with...
  • Brazil's Dani Alves says opening match as important as final June 10, 2014

    Teresopolis, Brazil: Brazil are looking to send a message to supporters and rivals in the World Cup's opening match, right back Dani Alves said on Monday, raising the stakes for the clash against Croatia. A lacklustre 1-0 win over Serbia in Friday's warmup game brought jeers from the home crowd and...
  • World Cup pressure giving Brazil's Luiz sleepless nights May 21, 2014

    Brazil defender David Luiz says he is having sleepless nights worrying about the World Cup, while his team mate Dani Alves describes the intense pressure of being tournament hosts as "delicious". "We are anxious, I wish it was starting tomorrow," Luiz said at a commercial event in Sao Paulo on Tuesday. "Some...
  • Villarreal fined for Alves 'banana' incident May 8, 2014

    Madrid: Villarreal have been fined 12,000 Euros ($16,700) by the Disciplinary Committee of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) for the racist incident in their El Madrigal Stadium April 27 which saw a fan throw a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves. The club, which has no previous history of racism among...
  • La Liga: Villarreal fined over banana-throwing incident May 7, 2014

    Villarreal have been fined 12,000 euros by the Spanish soccer federation after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona's Dani Alves during last month's La Liga match at El Madrigal, the club said on Wednesday. The penalty comes after widespread support from celebrities and public figures for the Brazil defender, who...
  • Dani Alves slams 'backward' Spain, wants banana-thrower shamed April 29, 2014

    Dani Alves has hit out at Spain for being "very backward" in its approach towards racism and believes the fan who hurled a banana on the pitch in Barcelona's game away to Villarreal on Sunday should be publicly shamed. Images of the Brazilian picking up the banana and taking a bite...
  • Footballers go 'bananas' on social media in support of Dani Alves April 29, 2014

    Barcelona have defended Dani Alves for his response to a racist taunt when a banana was thrown at him in Sunday's 3-2 win at Villarreal, and he responded by picking it up and eating. Soon after the incident, Alves' Barca team-mate Neymar posted a photo of himself with a peeled...
  • Barcelona back Dani Alves in racist banana taunt April 28, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona have defended Dani Alves for his response to a racist taunt and team-mate Neymar posted a photo of himself with a peeled banana on the internet in support. Alves, who is black, was about to take a corner in Sunday's 3-2 win at Villarreal when a banana was thrown...
  • Watch: Barcelona defender Dani Alves picks up, peels, coolly eats a banana thrown at him by racist heckler before taking corner kick April 28, 2014

    Barcelona defender Dani Alves showed the world how to deal with racial abuse on Sunday night. Alves, who has had bad experiences in the past, nonchalantly picked up a banana thrown at him by someone in the crowd, peeled and ate it before taking his position for a corner kick...
  • Knee injury sidelines Arbeloa for 6-8 weeks March 15, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa will be sidelined for nearly two months by a knee injury, putting the Spain international's participation at the World Cup in jeopardy. Arbeloa said his right knee is worse than he thought "but if everything goes well, I'll be out from six-to-eight weeks." The 31-year-old right...
  • City win shows Barca's strength, says Martino March 13, 2014

    Barcelona showed their true quality by eliminating Manchester City from the Champions League, their coach Gerardo Martino said in response to questions about a poor run of form by his team. While it was not a vintage performance from the Catalan side, they showed the right intensity and flashes of quality...
  • Valencia stun Barcelona 3-2 in Spanish league February 2, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona stumbled to a 3-2 home loss against Valencia on Saturday, giving Atletico Madrid a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the Spanish league. The Spanish champion's decision not to sign a defender during the January transfer window may have backfired after Valencia took advantage of...
  • Southampton's Osvaldo heading to Juventus in loan deal January 31, 2014

    Southampton's controversial forward Dani Osvaldo is set to join Serie A leaders Juventus on loan after only six months with the English Premier League club, Italian media reported on Thursday. Gazzetta dello Sport said the fiery Italy international, who became Southampton's club-record signing when he joined for 15 million pounds from...
  • Southampton suspend record signing Dani Osvaldo January 23, 2014

    Southampton suspended their club record signing Dani Osvaldo for two weeks on Thursday following an incident at the club's training ground. Southampton did not reveal what had happened but in a statement on their website (www.saintsfc.co.uk) said: "The club has taken swift and proper action for what it considers a breach...
  • Southampton striker Osvaldo suspended for 3 games January 4, 2014

    London: Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo has been suspended for three matches and fined 40,000 pounds ($65,000) for violent conduct during a Premier League match against Newcastle. The 27-year-old Italian was charged by the Football Association for his angry reaction to Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin being shown a yellow card for a...
  • Gyan Correa's 'The Good Road' out of the Oscars race December 21, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced a list of nine films that will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category and Indian director Gyan Correa's film 'The Good Road', is out of the race. The Gujarati film was chosen...
  • Barcelona lose Carles Puyol, Dani Alves for Athletic Bilbao trip November 30, 2013

    Spain: Barcelona will be missing defenders Carles Puyol and Dani Alves for Sunday's Spanish league game at Athletic Bilbao. The league leaders say Puyol won't travel after picking up a knee injury while Alves is sidelined due to pain in his right leg. Barcelona have defender Adriano returning from injury, while forward...
  • India blew its chance at Oscar, says Danis Tanovic October 27, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Academy Award winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tavonic is upset with Indian decision makers for choosing a 'good film' like 'The Good Road' over its 'best horse', 'The Lunchbox' as the representative to compete for the Oscar in the best foreign language film category this year. And he is not...
  • e-lounge: Is 'The Good Road' good enough for the Oscars September 26, 2013

    Gujarati film 'The Good Road' might be the official Indian entry to the Oscars, but the team behind 'The Lunchbox' has been questioning the choice. Oscar winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic who is also the co-producer of "The Lunchbox" and in the Oscar race for his Bosnian directorial shares his...
  • Eric Abidal says Dani Alves offered him part of liver September 16, 2013

    Barcelona: Eric Abidal said on Sunday that former Barcelona teammate Dani Alves had offered him part of his liver when he needed a transplant last year. Abidal told Catalunya Radio that Dani Alves, who now wears Abidal's old number 22, "wanted to give me his liver, but it couldn't be" because...
  • La Liga: Barcelona rout Levante 7-0 at Camp Nou August 19, 2013

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi scored two goals and set up another on Sunday to help mark the debut of Neymar and Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino in a 7-0 thrashing of Levante, ensuring the Spanish champions start their title defense in style. With signature signing Neymar watching from the bench, Messi almost single-handedly...
  • Dani Alves urges Chelsea defender David Luiz to join Barcelona August 12, 2013

    According to a report in THESPORTREVIEW, Brazilian right back Dani Alves has admitted that he would be delighted to see David Luiz join Barcelona from Chelsea this summer. The La Liga champions are said to have had a bid for the Brazilian defender turned down by the Blues earlier this month. Alves...
  • IBL names U-19 players for franchises August 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Badminton League (IBL) on Friday named five of the six Under-19 promising players for its franchises. According to IBL rules, each franchisee must include one promising India Under-19 shuttler in addition to those bought at the auction. The players were chosen by each franchisee from their respective...
  • Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa fit to race at US Grand Prix July 20, 2013

    New York: MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo and rival Dani Pedrosa were passed fit to race in the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca on Friday having suffered injuries in heavy crashes at the previous round in Germany. The Spanish pair, in strong contention in the championship midway through the season,...
  • Dani Pedrosa misses qualifying after crash July 13, 2013

    MotoGP championship leader Dani Pedrosa will have to start from 12th on the grid in Sunday's German grand prix if he recovers in time after being injured in a crash during practice and missing qualifying on Saturday. The Spaniard came off his Honda machine exiting the first corner at the...
  • M Night Shyamalan plans to shoot his next film in India June 8, 2013

    After Danny Boyle, And Ang Lee now it's M Night Shyamalan who is planning to shoot his next film in India. ...
  • Dani Pedrosa wins Spanish MotoGP 2013 May 5, 2013

    Jerez: Dani Pedrosa streaked away to win the Spanish MotoGP, triumphing in a three-way tussle with his Spanish compatriots Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo on Sunday. In dry, sunny conditions, Honda rider Pedrosa cut inside pole holder Lorenzo with 22 laps to go and steadily pulled clear to win his first...
  • Shell-shocked Barcelona offer little hope of a reaction April 24, 2013

    Madrid: Even Lionel Messi, so often Barcelona's saviour, was at a loss to explain how the La Liga leaders could come back from their Champions League semi-final mauling in Munich. Barca were thumped 4-0 away by an impressive Bayern Munich in their first leg on Tuesday, putting in one of their...
  • Spain's Marquez becomes youngest MotoGP winner April 22, 2013

    Spanish rookie Marc Marquez out-duelled Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa to win the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Sunday and become the youngest ever winner in the MotoGP premier class. Starting from pole, Marquez was beaten to the first turn by Pedrosa but the 20-year-old Spaniard patiently...
  • Barcelona continue title charge without injured Lionel Messi April 5, 2013

    Spain: Barcelona will try to adapt without leading scorer Lionel Messi against Spanish league struggler Mallorca on Saturday as they prepare for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain. Messi helped Barcelona secure a 2-2 draw at PSG on Tuesday, but they lost the Argentina forward to...