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  • Mohamed Salah leads Fiorentina to 2-1 win at Juventus in Italian Cup semis 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    Turin: Raising his tally to six goals in seven matches since arriving on loan from Chelsea, Mohamed Salah scored twice and Fiorentina won 2-1 at Juventus in the opening leg of the Italian Cup semi-finals on Thursday. Juventus suffered their first loss at home since falling to Bayern Munich nearly two...
  • Papiss Cisse apologises for spitting row, Jonny Evans denies wrongdoing 11 hours 54 minutes ago

    Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has apologised for his part in a spitting row involving Manchester United defender Jonny Evans during a Premier League match on Wednesday. Shortly after Northern Ireland's Evans issued a statement on Thursday saying he had not spat at Cisse following a first-half tangle in United's 1-0...
  • Real Madrid's Marcelo recalled for Brazil friendlies 12 hours 17 minutes ago

    Brazil coach Dunga has recalled Real Madrid full back Marcelo for friendlies against France and Chile later this month in a squad he said mixed blend youth and experience. There were no surprises in the squad, his last before the Copa America in June, with all 23 players having some international...
  • Barcelona's Sergio Busquets out of Rayo Vallecano clash 16 hours 2 minutes ago

    Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is battling to be fit for the El Clasico with Real Madrid after the club said on Thursday he will miss Sunday's La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano. "Tests have revealed that the player has suffered an injury to the syndesmosis joint of his right ankle," Barcelona...
  • Familiar tale at AC Milan as Filippo Inzaghi battles for survival 16 hours 22 minutes ago

    Milan: Filippo Inzaghi's future as AC Milan coach has been thrown into doubt and Saturday's match at home to Verona is being billed as his last chance to keep his first senior coaching job. In what has become a familiar routine, once-mighty Milan's season has turned into a story of crisis,...
  • FA charges Sunderland manager Gus Poyet over touchline incident 17 hours 7 minutes ago

    London: The English Football Association has charged Sunderland manager Gus Poyet after a touchline incident with Hull counterpart Steve Bruce. Poyet has until Monday to respond to the misconduct charge after being sent to the stands for kicking a water bottle holder and then arguing with Bruce during a 1-1 draw...
  • Chelsea can sense they are almost there 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    London: The late American crooner Andy Williams once sang about being 'almost there' and about being close to a 'paradise so rare' and that is how Chelsea must have felt after their 1-0 victory at West Ham United. Manager Jose Mourinho strode purposefully on to the pitch at the end of...
  • Manolo Gabbiadini goal keeps Napoli-Lazio semi-final in the balance 23 hours 5 minutes ago

    Napoli's Manolo Gabbiadini netted a precious second-half equaliser to earn a 1-1 away draw at Lazio in the first leg of their Italian Cup semi-final on Wednesday. It was the 23-year-old's fourth goal in all competitions since joining Napoli in the January transfer window and cancelled out Miroslav Klose's first-half strike...
  • Brazilian Ronaldo dismisses talk of US comeback 23 hours 20 minutes ago

    Less than two months after saying he might slim down and attempt a comeback with a US team he had bought a stake in, former Brazil striker Ronaldo dismissed the idea on Wednesday and blamed social media for inventing news. "There's a story going round that I am making a comeback,...
  • Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis collapses during Premier League match Yesterday

    London: Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis collapsed during an English Premier League game at Tottenham on Wednesday and was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure. The France striker was attended to by medical staff for about four minutes and was wearing an oxygen mask as he was carried off the...
  • Manchester City humble Leicester City 2-0 in EPL Yesterday

    Manchester: David Silva and James Milner struck late in each half as champion Manchester City grabbed a scrappy but much-needed 2-0 win over Leicester in the Premier League on Wednesday. Silva pounced from close range to put City ahead after an unconvincing start at the Etihad Stadium and Milner came off...
  • Barcelona beat Villarreal 3-1, reach Copa del Rey final Yesterday

    Madrid: Two goals by Neymar and one from Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 3-1 victory over 10-man Villarreal on Wednesday and a place in the final of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona advanced 6-2 on aggregate after winning the first leg of the semi-final by the same scoreline. In the other semi-final,...
  • Chelsea maintain five-point lead as top 5 all win in EPL Yesterday

    After a Champagne Sunday, leaders Chelsea got back to the bread and butter of churning out Premier League points with Eden Hazard's header sealing a 1-0 victory at London rivals West Ham United on Wednesday. Champions Manchester City, 2-0 winners over bottom club Leicester City, would have hoped Chelsea suffered a...
  • EPL: Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0 to stay in touch with top four Yesterday

    Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge scored for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Burnley that kept the Reds in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Wednesday. Henderson, standing in as captain for Steven Gerrard, slotted home in the 29th minute and Daniel Sturridge headed in the second in the 51st...
  • Arsenal beat struggling Queens Park Rangers 2-1 to stay 3rd in EPL Yesterday

    London: Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez guided Arsenal to a 2-1 victory at Premier League struggler Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday. Giroud's fifth goal in as many games came in the 64th minute before Sanchez ended a seven-game drought. "It's good because when you don't score for seven or eight games it...
  • Chelsea edge past West Ham United 1-0 in fiery London derby Yesterday

    Midfielder Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat West Ham 1-0 at Upton Park on Wednesday to maintain their five-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League. Brazilian midfielder Ramires was given too much space on the right and crossed for an unmarked Hazard to stoop and nod...
  • Young's late strike helps Manchester United beat Newcastle 1-0 in EPL Yesterday

    Ashley Young capitalized on a dreadful error by Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul and scored an 89th-minute goal to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win in the Premier League on Wednesday, tightening his team's grip on fourth place. Under pressure from Wayne Rooney, Krul miss-hit a hurried clearance along the ground and...
  • Tide turning against Carlo Ancelotti at faltering Real Madrid Yesterday

    With Real Madrid's attack losing its potency and the team faltering in crunch games the tide has started to turn surprisingly rapidly against coach Carlo Ancelotti. Such is the level of expectation at the Bernabeu that winning a coveted 10th European Cup last season and overseeing their Spanish record 22-match winning...
  • Race for Champions league spots heat up in Premier League Yesterday

    Manchester: Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history, costing a combined 97 million pounds ($150 million) last year as the club looked to regain their status as England's top team. So far, they aren't living up to their price tags - and...
  • Southampton, Aston Villa grab late winners in Premier League Yesterday

    Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Hull. Southampton revived their unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane's 83rd-minute goal in a 1-0 home victory...
  • Barcelona's Gerard Pique fined for abusing police over parking ticket 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was fined 10,500 euros ($11,740) by a Spanish judge on Tuesday for abusing police after the car he was travelling in was given a parking ticket. Pique wrote an apology to the court hearing in Barcelona for the public order offence that took place on October...
  • Mumbai FC rally to hold Bengaluru FC to 1-1 draw 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai FC fought tooth and nail to rally from a goal down and hold defending champions Bengaluru FC to a 1-1 draw in an entertaining I-League football match at the Cooperage ground on Tuesday. The home side were down by a first half goal scored by the visiting team's impressive...
  • Manuel Pellegrini not feeling pressure despite Manchester City woes 2 days ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is under no pressure from the club's owners despite a recent slump that threatens to leave them without a trophy this season. The Premier League champions are struggling to keep pace with leaders Chelsea and face an uphill battle to stay in the Champions...
  • Louis van Gaal urges patience over misfiring Angel Di Maria 2 days ago

    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...
  • Luis Enrique unfazed by Luis Suarez petulance 2 days ago

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique refused to be drawn on Tuesday over Luis Suarez's petulant reaction to being substituted in the weekend win over Granada. Suarez, who scored one goal and was involved in the other two in a 3-1 victory over the Andalusian side, was clearly not happy as he walked...
  • Manchester City hold football clinic in Kolkata 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Premier League champions Manchester City brought in a three-day football coaching clinic here which drew around 400 youngsters. The clinic ended on Tuesday with the youngsters getting a chance to learn the tricks and trades of modern football from international coaches. Also on display was the Premier League trophy. Prominent Manchester...
  • Kerala Blasters' Trevor Morgan to be Dempo SC head coach 2 days ago

    Margao: Kerala Blasters assistant coach Trevor Morgan will take charge of Dempo SC as head coach Arthur Papas has resigned, citing personal reasons. According to sources in the club, Dempo SC have already chosen Papas' successor. They are expected to announce Morgan's name officially as the new head coach for the remainder...
  • Massimiliano Allegri angry after Juventus let Roma off the hook 2 days ago

    Rome: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri left the Stadio Olimpico pitch in angry mood after seeing his team squander a one-goal lead against 10 men in their 1-1 draw at AS Roma on Monday. Juventus were poised to open up a 12-point lead over their opponents at the top of Serie A...
  • Ten-man Roma salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus in Serie A 3 days ago

    Rome: Ten-man Roma scored a late equalizer to salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus on Monday and keep alive their faint Serie A title hopes. Former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita headed in following a free kick in the 78th minute at the Stadio Olimpico after Carlos Tevez had given Juventus the...
  • Liverpool can win all their games, says Brendan Rodgers 3 days ago

    Liverpool have found a way to recover from a tough start to the season and with the race for a top-four finish hotting up they are going into matches believing they can win them all, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday. Last season's Premier League runners-up struggled to cope with the...