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  • Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha join Kolkata Knight Riders 11 hours 44 minutes ago

    With the 2015 World Cup done and dusted, the cricket world now slowly shifts its focus to the eighth edition of Pepsi Indian Premier League, starting on April 8 with a clash between Kolkata Knight Riders, the defending champions, and Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens. Venky Mysore, the chief executive officer...
  • Ricky Ponting starts new innings as Mumbai Indians coach 12 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Monday began his new innings as the head coach of the Mumbai Indians who commenced their training at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the Indian Premier League season 8, scheduled to start on April 8. Ponting, who led his country to World Cup glory...
  • No time to rest for Australia's World Cup stars 17 hours 12 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia's cricketers might be celebrating their World Cup triumph, but they have very little time for recuperation after a gruelling 44-day tournament as a bulk of the stars head to India in less than a weeks time to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The cash-rich tournament starts in...
  • Manchester United's Chris Smalling hails Louis van Gaal impact Yesterday

    London: Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hailed manager Louis van Gaal as the reason behind his upturn in form and believes he is now playing the best football of his career. Smalling has struggled for consistency since joining United from Fulham in 2010 but the 25-year-old has flourished under Van Gaal...
  • I-League: Injury-hit Salgaocar to face Bengaluru FC 2 days ago

    Margao: Injury-hit Salgaocar SC will have a tough time when they face defending champions Bengaluru FC in their penultimate round of the first leg of the Hero I-League on Sunday. Salgaocar, who lacked finishing, were expecting that their injured players like Darryl Duffy and Saran Singh would be fit during the...
  • Mohun Bagan extend I-league supremacy with 1-0 win over East Bengal 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan defeated traditional rivals East Bengal 1-0 in an I-league football match at the Salt Lake stadium here on Sunday. Indian striker Balwant Singh scored the goal for the winning side. The win extended Mohun Bagan's undefeated streak in the competition to nine matches and consolidated their supremacy atop the...
  • Pune FC take on Royal Wahingdoh in I-League 2 days ago

    Shillong: Pune FC will look to maintain their 100 percent record against Royal Wahingdoh when they face the north-east side in an I-League Round 13 encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. Playing their second away game in a row, third-placed Pune FC (16 points) will also be eager...
  • Hull City fined for failing to control players 3 days ago

    London: Hull City have been fined 30,000 pounds ($44,700) for failing to control their players during a 1-1 draw against Leicester City this month, the English FA said on Friday. The fine relates to an incident in the 68th minute when Hull players surrounded referee Jonathan Moss after defender Alex Bruce...
  • Stoke manager Mark Hughes agrees contract extension 3 days ago

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract until 2018 and predicted a bright future for the club after confounding the gloomy predictions that were made when he took over two years ago. Hughes joined Stoke in May 2013, replacing fellow Welshman Tony Pulis who had turned the club...
  • I-League: Dempo FC draw against Bharat FC 3 days ago

    Margao: Dempo FC and Bharat FC played out a goalless draw to split points in a I-League match played at Nehru Stadium on Friday. With today's draw, Dempo have nine points from 10 matches while Bharat FC have 10 points from nine matches. Dempo FC looked the better of the two...
  • I-League: Unbeaten Mohun Bagan take on struggling East Bengal in Kolkata derby 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Unbeaten Mohun Bagan will be bolstered by the return of ace forward Sony Norde when they take on a struggling East Bengal in a high voltage I-League derby at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here tomorrow. Having served a one-match suspension, the Haitian striker will be back to assist Katsumi...
  • Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season 4 days ago

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry has extended his contract for another season. The 34-year-old defender has been one of the team's key players as Chelsea have established a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says "this new contract is not to say, 'Thank you very...
  • Dempo play Bharat FC tomorrow, look to bounce back in I-League 4 days ago

    Margao: Injury-ravaged Dempo FC would look to bounce back after defeats when they face new entrant Bharat FC in the Hero I-League at Nehru Stadium here tomorrow. After their impressive performance in the Federation Cup, Dempo FC are struggling in the on going I-League as they have collected just two points...
  • English Premier League clubs profitable again after 15 years 4 days ago

    London: English Premier League clubs are collectively in profit for the first time in 15 years thanks to surging television cash and a slowing of wage growth. Accountancy firm Deloitte reported that the 20 teams in 2013-14 generated a combined pre-tax profit of 190 million pounds (now $283 million) after losses...
  • Petr Cech wants to leave Chelsea 4 days ago

    London: Goalkeeper Petr Cech has said he wants to leave Premier league club Chelsea in the summer because he does not want to be second choice to Thibaut Courtois for another season. The 32-year-old, who has been with the Blues since 2004, was unsatisfied with his status for having made only...
  • Chelsea fans to contest banning orders for Paris incident 4 days ago

    London: Five Chelsea fans will contest the implementation of football banning orders for their suspected involvement in an incident where a black man was blocked from boarding a subway train in Paris. The fans attended a magistrates' court in London on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing after being served with summons...
  • Southampton keeper Fraser Forster out for season after surgery 4 days ago

    London: Southampton and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury. "A scan on Monday showed the goalkeeper had suffered damage to his left patellar tendon with the injury and resultant surgery ruling him out for the remainder...
  • Petr Cech says he will leave Chelsea after this season 6 days ago

    Long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech says he will leave Chelsea rather than spend another season as understudy to Thibaut Courtois. The 32-year-old Czech Republic international has lost his place to the young Belgian this term, starting only four Premier League games and being primarily used in the domestic cup competitions. While accepting manager...
  • Atletico coach Diego Simeone extends contract till 2020 6 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish champions by three years to 2020. The deal, announced on the Twitter feed of the champions, was widely expected although there was plenty of speculation a wealthy rival could try to lure Simeone away from the...
  • Pietersen to miss the first phase of the IPL 8 to reignite England career 6 days ago

    London: Kevin Pietersen has been released from part of his contract with Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad, enabling the batsman to play for an English county to improve his chances of an England recall. In a statement released on his official website, Pietersen says "I'm going to do everything in...
  • Liverpool defender Skrtel charged with violent conduct 1 week ago

    Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel was charged with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea during Sunday's Premier League clash, the FA said. The incident, in stoppage-time of United's 2-1 victory at Anfield, was missed by match officials. Slovakia international Skrtel appeared to tread on De Gea's...
  • Pakistan showcases modern weapons in National Day parade 1 week ago

    Islamabad: After a seven-year hiatus, Pakistan on Monday showcased its growing military might, including tactical nuclear missiles and fighter jets, at a joint tri-service parade to celebrate the National Day in a symbolic show of strength in the war against the Taliban. The Pakistan Day parade - marked to commemorate the...
  • Liverpool can qualify for Champions League despite defeat, says Rodgers 1 week ago

    London: Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool's target of Champions League qualification is a 'big challenge' after Sunday's 1-2 defeat to Manchester United in an English Premier League match, but maintains belief in his side's chances. The loss at the Anfield stadium that saw Steven Gerrard sent off for a stamp on Ander...
  • 3-0 and Louis Van Gaal: Have Manchester United finally turned a corner? 1 week ago

    3-0 is an important score line in Louis Van Gaal's career. At Bayern Munich it was a 3-0 win over Hannover that triggered a nine game win streak which catapulted the Bundesliga giants to the title. It was followed by a 4-0 decimation of Juventus as Bayern reached the final...
  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho indebted to super-sub Remy March 23, 2015

    Jose Mourinho believes he owes a debt to Loic Remy after the striker came off the bench to score the winner in the 3-2 victory over Hull City on Sunday that moves Chelsea six points clear in the Premier League title race. The French striker, who has been used mainly as...
  • Chelsea edge Hull City 3-2 to remain 6 points clear at EPL summit March 22, 2015

    Loic Remy made an immediate impact after coming off the bench on Sunday to ensure Chelsea avoided another setback in their pursuit of the Premier League title by clinching a 3-2 victory at Hull. A week after Chelsea were held by Southampton, the fortuitous winner came after substitute Remy's shot squirmed...
  • Juan Mata enjoys 'best game' for Manchester United March 22, 2015

    Juan Mata, it appears, has struggled to make a lasting impression on Louis van Gaal at Manchester United just as he failed to woo Jose Mourinho at his previous club Chelsea. The Spanish playmaker's two well-taken goals in a 2-1 Premier League victory at the home of arch rivals Liverpool on...
  • Ten-man Mumbai FC hold Pune FC to draw March 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Down to 10 men half an hour into the game, a stubborn and determined Mumbai FC defended stoutly to hold Pune FC to a 1-1 draw in a rough and tough I-League football match on Sunday. The home team, who went ahead in the fourth minute itself through a spectacular...
  • Bharat Arun joins Royal Challengers Bangalore as assistant coach March 22, 2015

    B Arun has been confirmed as assistant coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League, starting on April 8. Arun, currently at the World Cup with the Indian team as bowling coach, will join the support staff consisting of Daniel Vettori, the head coach, Allan...
  • Juan Mata's brilliant brace helps Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 March 22, 2015

    Steven Gerrard was sent off less than a minute after coming on as Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday in the Premier League with two goals from Juan Mata. The 34-year-old Gerrard was shown a straight red card for stamping on Ander Herrera after replacing Adam Lallana at the start...