Football

  • Olympiakos stun Atletico 3-2, Juventus beat Malmo in Champions League 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    Carlos Tevez broke his Champions League duck as he scored twice to lead Juventus to a hard-fought 2-0 victory at home to Malmo in their opening Group A fixture on Tuesday. Juventus struggled at times before Tevez broke the deadlock in the 59th, following good interplay with Kwadwo Asamoah. It was...
  • Champions League: Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid rout Basel 5-1 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to...
  • Borussia Dortmund secure 2-0 win over Arsenal in Champions League 3 hours 0 minutes ago

    Borussia Dortmund strikers Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored either side of half-time to give their side a 2-0 with over Arsenal on Tuesday, kick-starting the German side's Champions League campaign in Group D. Immobile, signed from Torino in the offseason, sprinted almost half the length of the pitch and held...
  • Champions League: Gerrard scores last-minute penalty as Liverpool beat Ludogorets 2-1 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    England: Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue once again in the Champions League, converting an injury-time penalty for a 2-1 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the English team's first game back among Europe's elite in five years. Gerrard, the only survivor from Liverpool's last Champions League match in December...
  • Injury-hit Bayern Munich still a tough test for City, says Vincent Kompany 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    Munich: Injury-hit Bayern Munich pose a big test for Manchester City on Wednesday in what should prove a good gauge of their Champions League ambitions this season, City captain Vincent Kompany said. Manchester City beat Bayern 3-2 in Munich in the group stage last season and the Bundesliga champions are ravaged...
  • Zinedine Zidane could be interested in France coaching job 8 hours 25 minutes ago

    Paris: Former France great Zinedine Zidane, who helped Les Bleus win the 1998 World Cup on home soil, has hinted he could be interested in coaching the national team. "I am ambitious. I am a coach now, and I tell myself 'why not be national coach?'," the Real Madrid young players'...
  • Chelsea must avoid Europa League, says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 8 hours 27 minutes ago

    Jose Mourinho insists his Chelsea side must do "everything" they can to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League and avoid the chance of dropping down into the Europa League. Speaking ahead of Chelsea's opening Group G match against Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, the Chelsea manager...
  • Chelsea expect Eden Hazard to sign new deal 11 hours 6 minutes ago

    Chelsea are confident that Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard will commit his long-term future to the Premier League club by signing a new contract, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday. Hazard, who was Chelsea's top scorer with 14 league goals last season, has established himself as an talismanic playmaker since his arrival...
  • Swansea's Jordi Amat ruled out for six weeks 11 hours 10 minutes ago

    Swansea City central defender Jordi Amat will be out of action for six weeks due to a knee injury, the Premier League club said on their website on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Spaniard was substituted at halftime during the 4-2 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday. Amat started all four Premier League games this...
  • Barcelona likely to have Dani Alves back for APOEL game 11 hours 15 minutes ago

    Barcelona should have right back Dani Alves back for Wednesday's Champions League Group F opener against Cypriot side APOEL, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday. Brazil international Alves has yet to be given the all-clear by club medical staff due to a sore knee and missed Saturday's 2-0 La Liga win...
  • QPR bank on Premier League survival as expulsion threat looms 12 hours 51 minutes ago

    Losing 4-0 to Manchester United was bad enough for Queens Park Rangers but if the worst comes to the worst they could find themselves playing at minor clubs like Southport, Forest Green Rovers or Dover Athletic next year. Instead of having to deal with British record signing Angel Di Maria in...
  • Everton given go-ahead to plan new stadium 13 hours 23 minutes ago

    Everton have been given the green light to begin planning a new 50,000-seater stadium in Walton Hall Park in north Liverpool, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The new stadium will spearhead a major regeneration of the area planned by the city council. "On my journey to our home games, as...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women 13 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 15-0 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Asian Games: Thailand women's football team rewarded for losing only 5-0 15 hours 26 minutes ago

    Thailand's women's football team has been surprisingly rewarded with a bonus by the country's controversial FA head for only losing 5-0 to hosts South Korea in their opening match of the Asian Games. "It's disappointing that we gave away goals so easily in the first half," Worawi Makudi was quoted as...
  • Nicolas Anelka looking forward to a 'thrilling' ISL with Mumbai FC 14 hours 49 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka, who will be turning out for Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League, on Monday said the mix of international stars and Indian talent will make for "thrilling matches" in the football tournament starting from October 12. "I'm pleased to join Mumbai...
  • Real Madrid - minor blips or serious signs? 16 hours 45 minutes ago

    "Too many cooks spoil the broth" - an age old proverb which might sound veridical to Madridistas at the moment. Real Madrid finished last season as the Champions of Europe, clinching the "La Decima" after a wait of over ten seasons. For the current generation of Madrid fans, it is...
  • Champions League test for Juventus, Atletico Madrid 19 hours 19 minutes ago

    Milan: Juventus are back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year's competition, and Atletico Madrid are back after nearly winning it all. Juventus will face Swedish club Malmo in Group A on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to Real Madrid in extra time in last year's final but...
  • Jerome Champagne to run against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency 20 hours 2 minutes ago

    Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year's election for president of the world soccer body. "I have the honor of informing you that I have just written to the FIFA ad-hoc Electoral Committee and its president, Mr. Domenico...
  • Hull City draw 2-2 with West Ham in EPL 20 hours 9 minutes ago

    A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a frenetic 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Monday. Debut goals from Hull's club-record signing Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame, facing his former club, were cancelled out in the second...
  • Real Madrid coach Ancelotti banking on experience for Basel tie in Champions League 19 hours 56 minutes ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is counting on his wealth of experience to help fix the holders' midfield woes as they prepare to host FC Basel in Tuesday's Champions League Group B opener at the Bernabeu. Real's poor start to their La Liga campaign continued on Saturday when they were beaten...
  • Liverpool face Ludogorets on return to Champions League after 5 years 20 hours 36 minutes ago

    Returning to the Champions League after a five-year absence on Tuesday, Liverpool will hope to take advantage of a goalkeeping crisis inflicting their unheralded opponents Ludogorets. The Bulgarians' regular keeper Vladislav Stoyanov is suspended for the Group B game at Anfield after being sent off in the second leg of a...
  • Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry 20 hours 42 minutes ago

    Dortmund: Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team. Dortmund, the 2013 Champions League runner-up, will be hosting Arsenal in the competition for the third time in four seasons. "It's...
  • AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez out for at least 2 weeks Yesterday

    Milan: AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a thigh injury. Lopez sustained the injury while attempting to reach Mattia De Sciglio's goalbound backpass during the closing stages of Sunday's 5-4 win at Parma. Milan say Lopez has a right thigh injury and will be...
  • Liverpool will treat Ludogorets like Real Madrid, says Brendan Rodgers Yesterday

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to treat Champions League outsiders Ludogorets with the utmost respect when the little-known Bulgarian side make their debut in the group stage of the competition at Anfield on Tuesday. "We'll respect them like we would if we were playing Real Madrid," Rodgers said on Monday. Saturday's...
  • ISL: Spain's Koke signs for NorthEast United FC Yesterday

    Shillong: NorthEast United FC on Monday announced that they have signed Spanish striker Sergio Contreras Pardo, commonly known as Koke, to strengthen the club's attacking frontline. The 31-year-old striker started his football career in 2001 and signing him means the club will benefit from his 13 years experience, the club announced...
  • Former Chelsea striker joins Mumbai City FC in Indian Super League 19 hours 17 minutes ago

    Nicolas Anelka has become the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after the Mumbai franchise announced the signing of the former French striker on Monday. The 35-year-old, who has played for a host of English Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and...
  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand Yesterday

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has become the first senior player to publicly criticise David Moyes, who lasted just 10 months in charge as manager at Old Trafford last season. Moyes was appointed from Everton to succeed Alex Ferguson before the start of last season but reigning champions United lost...
  • Asian Games football: India thrashed 0-5 by UAE in their opening match Yesterday

    New Delhi: An unimpressive display by India men's football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 0-5 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon. The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 3-0...
  • Manchester United and the quandary of romance vs practicality Yesterday

    "Manchester United is not merely a football club, it's a beautiful memory", wrote Eamon Dunphy in his biography of Sir Matt Busby, the legendary manager and spiritual architect of Manchester United Football Club. Football fans generally tend to be a sentimental lot and Manchester United supporters, owing partly through circumstance,...
  • Manchester United manager Van Gaal wants more from match-winner Di Maria Yesterday

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut. The Argentina international, United's record signing, upstaged debutant Radamel Falcao in Sunday's game at Old Trafford with a goal, an assist and...