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  • Champions League: Aguero scores hat-trick in Manchester City's 3-2 win over Bayern Munich 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick - including two late goals - to inspire Manchester City to a 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, reviving the English champions' chances of reaching the knockout stage. Aguero, who put City ahead with a 21st-minute penalty that led...
  • Champions League: Record-breaker Messi nets treble as Barcelona down APOEL 4-0 2 hours 28 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to the La Liga mark he set last weekend, getting his 28th Barcelona hat-trick in a 4-0 win Tuesday night at APOEL Nicosia. The 27-year-old Messi scored in the 38th, 58th and 87th minutes - all with his weaker right foot -...
  • Champions League: Terry, Drogba score as Chelsea crush Schalke 5-0 3 hours 7 minutes ago

    Chelsea produced a footballing masterclass to romp to a 5-0 win at Schalke 04 on Tuesday to power into the last 16 of the Champions League and make it a miserable night for former coach Roberto Di Matteo. Captain John Terry headed in a corner after 78 seconds and Brazil midfielder...
  • Tell me which Ganguly has not fought with Dravid: Sourav Ganguly 7 hours 52 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Urging his team to put the tumultuous last few weeks behind, Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that fights and controversies are part of every sport, adding that it's important to finish on a high. If poor refereeing decisions were not enough, reports of a rift between...
  • Diego Simeone likely to attend ISL semis: Utsav Parekh 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Atletico De Kolkata co-owner Utsav Parekh said on Tuesday that Atletico Madrid's manager Diego Simeone is likely to attend the ISL semi-final if the city franchise makes the cut for the last four. "Diego Simeone is likely to attend the semifinals," he told media persons after the team's optional practice...
  • Sourav Ganguly to be with ISL franchise, will miss first 2 Tests 8 hours 51 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Struggling in the business end of the tournament, Atletico de Kolkata will be boosted by the presence of their team co-owner Sourav Ganguly as they make a bid to make the semifinals of the ongoing Indian Super League. The cricketer-turned-commentator Ganguly on Tuesday said he would give the first and...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata turn to Sourav Ganguly for motivation 11 hours 50 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Embattled Atletico de Kolkata have now turned to their inspirational co-owner Sourav Ganguly for motivation as the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise approach the business end of the tournament. Known for his inspirational talks during his Team India stint, Ganguly will meet the ATK players at the team hotel on...
  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud to miss remaining Champions League matches 19 hours 13 minutes ago

    London: Olivier Giroud will miss both of Arsenal's remaining UEFA Champions League group matches after the club kept him out of the squad, acting on medical reports that suggested he would be unavailable until January. Giroud injured his ankle August 23 and was not expected to return until January, after all...
  • Champions League: Messi chases new record as Barcelona face APOEL 21 hours 26 minutes ago

    After becoming the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer over the weekend, Lionel Messi is chasing another milestone in the Champions League. The Argentina forward is even with Raul Gonzalez's all-time record of 71 Champions League goals, and he could better that on Tuesday when Barcelona travel to Cypriot club APOEL on...
  • Champions League: Man City feeling pressure ahead of Bayern clash 22 hours 9 minutes ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is feeling the pressure ahead of his side's must-win match at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday but the Chilean says it is all self-inflicted. The Premier League champions are bottom of Group E with just two points from four games and...
  • Pele hospitalised for second time in a month 22 hours 15 minutes ago

    Three-times World Cup winner Pele was taken to hospital on Monday with an urinary infection, local media have reported, the second time this month he has been admitted for medical treatment. The 74-year old former Brazil player was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo but officials there released...
  • Clyne rocket earns Southampton a point at Aston Villa 22 hours 25 minutes ago

    Nathaniel Clyne's late equaliser earned high-flying Southampton a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Monday, denying Paul Lambert a much-needed victory in his 100th match in charge of the Premier League strugglers. England international Clyne's rasping strike for second-placed Saints after 81 minutes left 16th-placed Villa still searching for their first...
  • Champions League: Chelsea eager to seal knockout spot against Schalke 22 hours 38 minutes ago

    Chelsea are well-placed to secure a Champions League knockout stage when they face Schalke 04 in their penultimate Group G game on Tuesday but coach Jose Mourinho warned that any slip up could still prove costly. Chelsea, top on eight points, will advance with a win or even a draw in...
  • Xavi fundamental to Barca says coach Luis Enrique 22 hours 41 minutes ago

    Barcelona's Xavi has gone from a being a bit part figure to once again leading the midfield and coach Luis Enrique believes he is now fundamental to the team as they prepare to face APOEL in the Champions League on Tuesday. The veteran captain looked a dejected figure watching from the...
  • Casillas shock inclusion on shortlist for FIFA award Yesterday

    London: Iker Casillas was the surprise inclusion on the goalkeeping shortlist for FIFA's 2014 World XI on Monday after enduring a difficult year for both Real Madrid and Spain. Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer, who won the World Cup with Germany in Brazil, has also been nominated, along with Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois,...
  • Luiz Adriano eyes Champions League record Yesterday

    Barcelona: While Lionel Messi tries to break the Champions League's all-time scoring mark on Tuesday, another record could fall when Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano faces Athletic Bilbao. The Brazilian is having a breakout European campaign and has Shakhtar on the cusp of qualifying for the second round for the third...
  • Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirms contract negotiations Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday that he is already negotiating a contract extension with the Spanish football club. Ancelotti expressed his contentment after leading the club to their 10th Champions League title last season and to the leadership of La Liga this current campaign, reports Xinhua. "I hope...
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos FC beat NorthEast United FC in a thriller Yesterday

    Guwahati: After a string of disappointing results, Delhi Dynamos FC finally registered their second victory in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League when they pipped hosts NorthEast United FC 2-1 in a keenly-contested match here today. The match witnessed full of exciting moments but it was the home team that wasted...
  • Champions League: Manchester City must seize last chance, says Manuel Pellegrini Yesterday

    Manchester: Manager Manuel Pellegrini is desperate for Manchester City to seize the "last chance" to rescue their ailing Champions League campaign against 2013 winners Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The Premier League champions are bottom of Group E, with two points from four games, and their hopes of qualifying for the last...
  • Eyeing U-17 WC, AIFF to hold first U-15 tourney next year Yesterday

    New Delhi: Aiming to prepare a strong squad for the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, the All India Football Federation on Monday said that the inaugural edition of the proposed AIFF U-15 tournament for I-League clubs will be held next year. The first tournament will be a 16-team event, where besides...
  • Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen may need surgery Yesterday

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen may need an operation to cure his thigh injury, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Monday. The Belgium centre half is still waiting to make his competitive debut after joining from Arsenal in the close season and his signing is turning into something of an embarrassment...
  • Former Chelsea boss John Neal dies aged 82 Yesterday

    London: Former Chelsea manager John Neal has died at the age of 82, the Premier League leaders announced on Monday. Neal, who succeeded 1966 World Cup hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst at Stamford Bridge in 1981, led the club to the second-tier title in 1984 before retiring due to ill health a...
  • As it happened: Delhi Dynamos FC vs NorthEast United FC, Match 40, ISL Yesterday

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Faced with a daunting task of qualifying for the semi-finals after a series of listless performances, bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos take on NorthEast United FC in their must-win Indian Super League fixture. Delhi have won just one match out of nine they...
  • Brendon Rodgers says his Liverpool job could be under threat Yesterday

    London: Manager Brendan Rodgers acknowledged his job could be under threat after Liverpool slipped to a third consecutive Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace at the weekend. Sunday's 3-1 loss to Neil Warnock's side, who started the day in the relegation zone, was Liverpool's fourth straight defeat in all competitions and...
  • ISL: Materazzi 'too big' to argue with, says sarcastic Mumbai City FC coach Yesterday

    Mumbai: Admitting that he was indeed "embarrassed" after his heated argument near touchline with Chennaiyin coach Marco Materazzi, Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid said that the World Cup-winning Italian defender is "too big to argue with". Materazzi and Reid were involved in a heated exchange of words after referee...
  • ISL: Struggling Delhi Dynamos take on NEUFC in must-win tie Yesterday

    Guwahati: Faced with a daunting task of qualifying for the semifinals after a series of listless performances, bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos take on NorthEast United FC in their must-win Hero Indian Super League fixture here on Monday. Delhi have won just one match out of nine they have played so far and...
  • Andres Iniesta out of Barcelona's Champions League game at APOEL Yesterday

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has failed to recover from a calf strain and will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group F match at APOEL Nicosia. Iniesta, who sustained the injury in last month's La Liga 'Clasico' at Real Madrid, has not been included in the squad for the match in Cyprus along...
  • Real Madrid to play at Melbourne Cricket Ground Yesterday

    Melbourne: Real Madrid has been confirmed as one of three European teams to contest the International Champions Cup Australia tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next July. The 100,024-seat stadium will host matches on July 18, 21 and 24 when the International Champions Cup expands to including an Asia-Pacific tournament running...