Football

  • Emotional Frank Lampard lost for words after scoring against Chelsea 17 minutes ago

    Manchester: An emotional Frank Lampard admitted he felt like a man trapped between two worlds after scoring Manchester City's equaliser against former club Chelsea in Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw. The 36-year-old midfielder, who left Chelsea at the end of last season, came on as a second-half substitute at the Etihad...
  • Manchester City manager Pellegrini criticises Chelsea's small team mentality 3 hours 30 minutes ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini criticised Chelsea's "small team" mentality and said they played like Stoke City during their tense 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Much like last season's masterful 1-0 win at the same venue, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted to play three midfielders to negate City's...
  • Palermo hold Inter Milan to 1-1 draw in Serie A 4 hours 56 minutes ago

    Rome: Mateo Kovacic bailed Nemanja Vidic out of jail as Inter came from behind to draw 1-1 at Palermo on Sunday. A defensive error from Nemanja Vidic gifted Paulo Dybala a goal for Palermo just three minutes in and Mateo Kovacic equalised for Inter in the 42nd from the edge of...
  • Goals galore as Barcelona blank Levante 5-0 5 hours 19 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi shrugged off a missed penalty and another injury to Neymar by scoring one goal and setting up two more to lead Barcelona to a 5-0 rout at 10-man Levante on Sunday as they stayed top of the Spanish league. Messi set up Neymar for the 34th-minute opener before flubbing...
  • EPL: Cyrstal Palace hang on to beat Everton 3-2, Spurs lose 11 hours 2 minutes ago

    Crystal Palace came from behind to cling on for their first Premier League win of the season on Sunday, beating Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park. Winger Yannick Bolasie was instrumental in his side's surging second-half performance which he capped with the Eagles' final goal in the 69th minute. Romelu Lukaku had given...
  • La Liga: Villarreal fight back to beat Rayo, Almeria win 11 hours 47 minutes ago

    Villarreal roared back from a two-goal deficit to rout Rayo Vallecano 4-2 in the Spanish league on Sunday. Also, Almeria hung on for a wild 2-1 win at Real Sociedad to claim its first victory of the season after having both a player and its coach sent off. Rayo looked set to...
  • Lampard equaliser earns Manchester City 1-1 draw against Chelsea 11 hours 49 minutes ago

    Frank Lampard scored a late equaliser against his former club Chelsea to earn 10-man Manchester City a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Sunday and end the leaders' winning start to the season. Lampard, who was released by Chelsea this summer after scoring a club-record 211 goals in 13 years,...
  • AS Roma beat Cagliari 2-0, pull level with Juventus 11 hours 2 minutes ago

    Alessandro Florenzi set up one goal then scored another as Roma pulled level with Juventus atop Serie A with a 2-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday. Florenzi provided the cross for Mattia Destro's opener 10 minutes in at the Stadio Olimpico then took a pass from Gervinho and found the target...
  • EPL: Leicester City stun Manchester United 5-3 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    Leicester: Manchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap their thrilling comeback. Angel Di Maria's exquisite chip put United 2-0 ahead in the 16th minute but...
  • Indian women lose 0-10 to Thailand in Asiad football 17 hours 58 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian women's football team suffered a 0-10 loss at the Asian Games as they went down to Thailand in their third Group A match at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field here on Sunday. Nisa Romyen and skipper Kanjana Sung Ngoen fired in four goals each past Indian goalkeeper Aditi...
  • Spain should not dump tiki-taka, says Joan Capdevila 22 hours 27 minutes ago

    Former world champions Spain will have to wait to regain their past glory but they need not discard their attractive brand of football that earned them fans and laurels, World Cup winning defender Joan Capdevila told Reuters in an interview. Spain's golden spell during which they won the 2010 World Cup...
  • Liverpool struggling to cope with extra demands Yesterday

    Coping with tricky Premier League fixtures a few days after Champions League exertions is a knack Liverpool must learn quickly if this campaign does not become a second-rate sequel to last season's thriller. On the evidence of a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday they have some way to...
  • Serie A: Carlos Tevez leads Juventus to 1-0 win at AC Milan Yesterday

    Milan: Carlos Tevez's fourth goal in three matches helped Juventus win 1-0 at AC Milan on Saturday in the first high-profile matchup of the Serie A. In the 71st minute at the San Siro, Paul Pogba set up Tevez with only the goalkeeper to beat, and he expertly chipped it...
  • West Ham stun Liverpool 3-1 at Upton Park Yesterday

    London: Liverpool's English Premier League challenge received another early blow as an impressive West Ham beat last season's runner-up 3-1 on Saturday. Liverpool were heavily favored to win at West Ham, but suffered successive league defeats for the first time since December. "We made a really slow start and before we knew...
  • Ozil, Welbeck seal Arsenal's 3-0 win over Aston Villa Yesterday

    London: Arsenal scored three goals in a four-minute span to beat Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday and halt the host's good start to the Premier League season. Mesut Ozil answered critics by scoring the first goal in the 32nd minute and then setting up Danny Welbeck two minutes later for the...
  • Ronaldo nets thrice as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo 8-2 Yesterday

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 to emphatically end their two-game losing skid in the Spanish league on Saturday. After Madrid romped, defending champion Atletico Madrid slipped to a 2-2 draw with Celta...
  • Kranjcar's free kick gives QPR draw against Stoke in Premier League Yesterday

    London: Niko Kranjcar curled in a late free kick as Queens Park Rangers twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday. Mame Biram Diouf headed Stoke in front from close range in the 11th minute after Peter Crouch held off defender Rio Ferdinand to...
  • Asian Games football: Indian women face Thailand in crunch tie Yesterday

    Incheon: Smarting from their humiliating 0-10 loss to hosts South Korea, India women's football team head coach Tarun Roy admitted they need to regroup quickly before their crucial last Group A match against Thailand in the 17th Asian Games here Sunday. India have three points after two matches and will have...
  • Michel Platini plans to keep luxury gift, make charity donation 2 days ago

    UEFA president Michel Platini has said he intends to ignore FIFA requests and not return a luxury watch valued at 25,000 Swiss francs ($26,600), given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). Instead, he said on Friday in British media reports, he will make a donation for the same amount...
  • Italian football club president attacks referee, banned for five years 2 days ago

    An Italian club president has been banned for five years after attacking and injuring a referee in the dressing room at halftime during a lower division match, causing the game to be suspended. Paolo Pilloni, president of Sardinian club Sanluri, punched match official Luigi Cannas on his cheek, causing him to...
  • EPL: Diamond is Louis van Gaal's new best friend 2 days ago

    After switching to a new-look formation that sparkled against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, a diamond may just be Louis van Gaal's new best friend as the Manchester United boss looks set to continue with it against Leicester City on Sunday. United claimed their first three points of the season thanks...
  • Arsenal enjoy revenue boost after ending trophyless run 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal generated revenue of more than 300 million pounds ($489 million) in 2013-14 when the English Premier League club ended a nine-year run without a major trophy. Arsenal returned to winning ways when they lifted the FA Cup in May, gaining a reward after investing in players including German midfielder...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa to face Manchester City, despite fitness fight 2 days ago

    London: Diego Costa will play for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend despite not being 100 percent fit, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. The 32 million pounds($52.22 million) Brazil-born Spain striker, who has scored seven goals in four Premier League games since joining from Atletico Madrid, is...
  • London's Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020 2 days ago

    London: UEFA president Michel Platini's vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition on Friday as London's Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 with 12 other cities joining the party. The 90,000-seater Wembley, rebuilt from 2003 to 2007 and venue of the...
  • Delhi Dynamos hold del Piero's ISL press conference in a parking lot 2 days ago

    New Delhi: It wasn't a pleasant welcome for Italian football star Alessandro del Piero as his first official media interaction on Friday had to be held in a parking lot after his franchise Delhi Dynamos failed to find a proper place. The Juventus star, however, gladly obliged the media and the...
  • New league will lift Indian soccer, says Alessandro Del Piero 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Alessandro Del Piero's two-year Sydney FC stint helped raise A-League's profile and the former Juventus great is confident of making a similar impact as the face of the Indian Super League (ISL), which kicks off next month. After 19 trophy-laden years at Juventus and the Australia sojourn, Del Piero...
  • Ludogorets eye another run to the champions league knockout stages 2 days ago

    Sofia: Unfancied Bulgarian champions Ludogorets are determined to reach the knockout stages of a European competition for a second successive year despite being drawn against Champions League heavyweights Real Madrid and Liverpool, the club's owner said. Ludogorets, who reached the last 16 in the Europa League last season, were tipped to...
  • Only four people have seen FIFA probe report, says judge 2 days ago

    FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, responsible for deciding whether there was corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, said only four people have seen the report following an investigation into the decisions. Eckert, who heads the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee, said he hoped to...
  • FIFA best in world for ethics, says president Blatter 2 days ago

    Soccer's governing body FIFA has an exemplary ethics set-up unmatched by any other sports organisation, its president Sepp Blatter said on Friday. "Since the reforms, we have had an exemplary organisation in ethics... we have two chambers... with independent chairmen," Blatter told the World Summit for Ethics in Sports. "We are the...
  • Eyes on Lampard as Manchester City and Chelsea renew rivalry 2 days ago

    Frank Lampard could make an emotional appearance against former club Chelsea this weekend as his new employers Manchester City host Jose Mourinho's side in an early showdown between the Premier League's heavyweights. Lampard, who became a talismanic figure at Stamford Bridge before leaving in the close-season after 10 successful years, is...