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  • La Liga: Real Madrid win 4-2 thriller at Celta Vigo to stay in title hunt 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    Javier Hernandez scored twice as Real Madrid fought back for a thrilling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday to keep the pressure on Spanish league leader Barcelona. Four days after Hernandez's late goal put Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, the Mexico striker struck a brace to help an injury-depleted...
  • Bayern Munich secure Bundesliga title with four games to spare 11 hours 30 minutes ago

    Berlin: Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title with four games to spare Sunday, thanks to a little help from traditional rival Borussia Moenchengladbach. 'Gladbach forward Max Kruse scored in the last minute to inflict a 1-0 defeat on second-place Wolfsburg, removing the mathematical possibility of Bayern being caught. Kruse lifted the...
  • EPL: Chelsea close in on title after goalless draw against Arsenal 12 hours 2 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea's pursuit of the Premier League trophy will go into May after the runaway leaders drew 0-0 at Arsenal on Sunday with a cautious, ultra-defensive display. By protecting a 10-point lead over Manchester City and Arsenal, Chelsea can secure their first title in five years by beating Leicester on Wednesday...
  • Juventus beaten 2-1 by Torino in derby marred by violence 12 hours 23 minutes ago

    Rome: Juventus was prevented from clinching a fourth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 loss at Torino on Sunday in a derby marred by fan violence. After Andrea Pirlo put Juventus ahead with a free kick 35 minutes in, fellow Italy international Matteo Darmian equalized just before halftime and former...
  • We were out-fought by Everton, says Van Gaal 12 hours 26 minutes ago

    Louis van Gaal accused his Manchester United players of being out-fought in a 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday that left the Premier League top-four door slightly ajar for Liverpool. Victory at Goodison Park would have all but guaranteed a return to the Champions League for United after this season's absence...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh rally to hold Mumbai FC 1-1 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    Shillong: Royal Wahingdoh FC rallied from a goal down to hold Mumbai FC 1-1 in their Round 17 Hero I-League encounter at the J N Stadium here on Sunday. With Sunday's draw, the visitors earned three points from their last three matches and 16 points from as many matches while Wahingdoh...
  • Manchester United go down to fourth after humiliating loss to Everton 14 hours 14 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Manchester United's top-four aspirations suffered a setback as Louis van Gaal's side were blown away 3-0 by clinical Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. First-half goals from James McCarthy and John Stones put hosts Everton in control at Goodison Park and substitute Kevin Mirallas sealed victory on the counter-attack...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo would be great anywhere, Lionel Messi wouldn't: Alex Ferguson 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Sunday said Lionel Messi is purely a Barcelona player but believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be a success anywhere in the world. The Barcelona and Real Madrid forwards have won the last seven Ballon d'Or awards between them, marking the pair as the two...
  • India Under-14 girl footballers return from earthquake-hit Nepal 16 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Under-14 girls football team, left stranded in Kathmandu following fresh tremors on Sunday, have returned home safely aboard a military aircraft. "The U-14 Girl's Team has landed safely in New Delhi. Everyone stays safe," the All India Football Federation (AIFF) tweeted. Fresh tremors on Sunday delayed the evacuation...
  • Manchester United will win title within two years: Louis van Gaal 17 hours 25 minutes ago

    Manchester: English football club Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday said he is confident that he will guide the team to the Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017. The 63-year-old signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, revealing in March that the job will...
  • Malaga held 1-1 by Deportivo at home in La Liga 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Malaga was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Deportivo La Coruna Sunday as both failed to end winless streaks in the Spanish league. Forward Nordin Amrabat scored from outside the area to give Malaga the lead two minutes after halftime. But Oriol Riera headed in Lucas Perez's free kick...
  • India Under-14 football girls stranded at Kathmandu 18 hours 3 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Fresh tremors on Sunday have delayed the evacuation of the Indian Under-14 girls football team from the earthquake-affected Nepal capital. An aircraft that was to bring the stranded team back to the country was scheduled to leave the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 12.30 pm, an All India Football...
  • Serie A: Icardi leads Inter Milan to victory, AC Milan suffer loss Yesterday

    Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi scored with two minutes remaining to hand them a 2-1 win over AS Roma in Serie A on Saturday, while AC Milan's slim hopes of playing in Europe next season were dented in a 2-1 defeat to Udinese. Inter took a 15th-minute lead as Brazilian Hernanes was...
  • EPL: Manchester City, Leicester win as Liverpool draw Yesterday

    Leicester City continued to do their best Houdini impression on Saturday as they escaped the Premier League drop zone for the first time since November while Manchester City went up to second spot with a thrilling win. A battling 1-0 triumph at bottom club Burnley gave Leicester their fourth consecutive league...
  • India's U-14 girls football team stuck in Nepal due to earthquake Yesterday

    New Delhi: Eighteen members of India's Under-14 girls football team find themselves stuck in Nepal following a massive earthquake, amid anxious wait that the rescue team sent from their home country will fly them out of the devastated Himalayan nation. The scared Indian girls and two support staff have decided to...
  • Manchester City beat Aston Vila 3-2 to move to second place in EPL Yesterday

    Manchester: Fernandinho volleyed in an 89th-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-2 to cement a place in the English Premier League's top four for the soon-to-be-deposed champions. Sergio Aguero pounced on an early mistake by goalkeeper Brad Guzan to give City a third-minute lead, and Aleksandar Kolarov made it...
  • Sunderland draw to drop into Premier League relegation zone Yesterday

    England: Sunderland failed to take advantage of scoring after 59 seconds by drawing 1-1 at Stoke to drop into the Premier League's relegation zone on Saturday. Connor Wickham pounced on an error by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to put Sunderland ahead inside the first minute at Britannia Stadium. Stoke equalized in the...
  • Watford back in Premier League after 8-year absence Yesterday

    Watford sealed their return to the Premier League following an eight-year absence after winning on Saturday and seeing their promotion rivals stumble in England's second tier. With one game remaining, Watford cannot be denied a top-two finish in the League Championship. Watford beat Brighton 2-0 away to stay top of the league,...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi score in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol Yesterday

    Lionel Messi helped to set up Neymar's opener before scoring one himself to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Luis Suarez, the third member of Barcelona's star-studded attack, played a part in both goals against Barcelona's cross-town rival. Messi's...
  • I-League: Mohun Bagan beat Pune FC 2-0 Yesterday

    Pune: Jeje Lalpekhlua and Katsumi Yusa scored one goal each as Mohan Bagan defeated Pune FC 2-0 in an I-League Round-19 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi on Saturday. Striker Lalpekhlua (5th minute) and winger Katsumi (76th) handed Pune FC their fifth loss of the season and the...
  • Liverpool's Champions League hopes take another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Brom Yesterday

    Liverpool's chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard played in his 500th Premier League match but it ended in disappointment, with Jordon Ibe coming closest to snatching victory for the...
  • East Bengal beat Dempo 3-1 in I-League Yesterday

    A rampant East Bengal downed Goan football club Dempo 3-1 to climb to fourth spot in the I-League standings at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. The home side, on a rainy afternoon, dominated possession and struck as early as in the 22nd minute through Nigerian striker Dudu Omagbemi. Three...
  • Marouane Fellaini contemplated Manchester United exit after difficult season Yesterday

    London: Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini contemplated leaving the club after a disappointing debut season but the towering Belgian believes he is now reaping the rewards of fighting for his place at Old Trafford. The 27-year-old Fellaini joined United in a 27 million-pound ($41 million) deal from Everton in 2013 to become...
  • Liverpool need 'top-level striker', says Brendan Rodgers Yesterday

    Liverpool need a top-level striker who can play every week and Daniel Sturridge could lose his role as the club's leading man after an injury-hit season, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Liverpool scored 101 Premier League goals last season, with Sturridge and Luis Suarez netting 52 between them to help Rodgers's...
  • La Liga: Bilbao push Cordoba closer to relegation with 1-0 win 2 days ago

    Cordoba: Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria scored with a deflected shot to secure a 1-0 win at last-place Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Cordoba's 15th straight game without a win left them eight points from safety before the rest of the teams play this round. Etxebarria's shot went in...
  • Louis van Gaal thinks Ryan Giggs will be next Manchester United manager 2 days ago

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal has said he believes Ryan Giggs will succeed him as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal, 63, is nearing the end of his first season in charge at Old Trafford and is contracted to the club until 2017. "I expect that he will be the next manager after I...
  • Bengaluru FC strike twice to down Bharat FC in I-League 2 days ago

    Pune: A goal on either side of the break saw defending champions Bengaluru FC move smoothly past a sloppy Bharat FC on Friday and join leaders Mohun Bagan at the top of the I-League table with 28 points. Young Eugeneson Lyngdoh slammed the ball in on the run after being put...
  • Champions League: Luis Enrique relishes battle with old pal Pep Guardiola 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is relishing the chance to pit his wits against Pep Guardiola, the man who turned the Spanish side's style of football into an iconic brand. Barca play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals and Guardiola will return as coach of the German side to the...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez among other Barcelona players to undergo dope tests 2 days ago

    Sant Joan Despi: A list of 10 players from Spanish football club FC Barcelona including Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez underwent drug tests on Friday conducted by European football's governing body, the UEFA, the club said. On the eve of their La Liga game against Espanyol, and...
  • Mourinho plays down his supremacy over Wenger 2 days ago

    Chelsea may be two wins away from regaining the Premier League title, but manager Jose Mourinho insists he is taking nothing for granted -- including his unblemished record against Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The London rivals meet on Sunday with Chelsea 10 points clear at the top of the table. Victory...