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  • Mumbai Indians beat RCB by 18 runs to register their first win in IPL 8 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians produced a clinical performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs in a high-scoring affair and register their maiden win in the IPL 2015. Sent into bat, Lendl Simmons and Unmukt Chand first smashed strokeful half-centuries to power Mumbai Indians to an imposing 209 for seven and...
  • Manchester City's David Silva taken to hospital with cheek injury 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    Manchester City playmaker David Silva was taken to hospital after sustaining an injury to his cheek bone during the 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday. Spaniard Silva received treatment for nearly 10 minutes and was carried off on a stretcher after being hit on the head by...
  • IPL 8: We summed up the conditions quickly, says Shane Watson 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Watson on Sunday said the ability to "quickly sum up the conditions" was the prime reason for his side's victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League. Chasing a score of 156/4, the Royals reached a winning 157/2 with 10 balls to spare...
  • IPL 8: Kieron Pollard sellotapes his mouth after umpire's rap 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: In a bizzare incident, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard on Sunday put on a sellotape on his mouth after the umpires rapped him for his onfield altercation with fellow West Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle during an IPL match here. Pollard had an argument with Gayle just...
  • Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-0 to close on United 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    London: Manchester City climbed to within one point of third-placed neighbours United with a comfortable 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United on Sunday to end a difficult week on a high. James Collins's freak own goal and Sergio Aguero's 20th league strike of the season secured a routine win...
  • IPL 8: Rahane, Watson power RR to 8-wicket win over CSK 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: A rampaging Rajasthan Royals thrashed Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets as openers Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane hit strokeful fifties to help the team register its fifth straight win in this season of the IPL, here today. Chasing 157 for a win at their adopted home ground at Motera,...
  • As it happened: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 8, Match 16 6 hours 7 minutes ago

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pushed to the wall after four successive defeats, Mumbai Indians would look to bounce back when they take on a formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier league. Mumbai were in a similar situation even last season, losing all...
  • Yaya Toure being made Manchester City scapegoat, says agent 7 hours 2 minutes ago

    London: Yaya Toure is being made a scapegoat for Manchester City's poor season and underfire boss Manuel Pellegrini is a "weak manager", according to the Ivorian midfielder's agent Dimitri Seluk. Champions City have faded dramatically since the turn of the year, falling to fourth in the Premier League, and were knocked...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 8, Match 15 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Indian Premier League (IPL) table-toppers Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their four-match winning streak when they take on an unbeaten Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their fifth match of the league on Sunday. Sans injured captain Shane...
  • Burnley down but not out yet, says manager Sean Dyche 11 hours 6 minutes ago

    Burnley sank to the bottom of the Premier League after a 1-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday but manager Sean Dyche said his side would not be too disheartened because they have been written off all season. The East Lancashire club, promoted last season despite an inexpensive budget, were undone by...
  • Louis van Gaal salutes Manchester United's dominant display in defeat 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    Louis van Gaal described Manchester United's display in their 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday as their best of the season and said it gave him plenty to be optimistic about in the future. A 4-2 victory against champions and rivals Manchester City at a raucous Old Trafford last week was...
  • Jose Mourinho hails Chelsea's sparkling match-winner Hazard 12 hours 4 minutes ago

    Eden Hazard underlined his claims to be voted Player of the Year with another match-winning display as Premier League leaders Chelsea stormed 10 points clear with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday. The Belgium winger provided an effortless finish in the 38th minute, side-footing the ball between the legs...
  • IPL 8: Umesh Yadav credits success to Wasim Akram 12 hours 40 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders' pacer Umesh Yadav says he has learned a lot about the basics of swing bowling from his team's bowling coach and former legendary Pakistan fast bowler and captain Wasim Akram. "I have learnt a lot from him. I enjoy working with him. He talks about swing and controlling...
  • IPL 2015: Rajasthan meet Chennai in battle of supremacy 15 hours 39 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Indian Premier League (IPL) table-toppers Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their four-match winning streak when they take on an unbeaten Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their fifth match of the league on Sunday. Sans injured captain Shane Watson, RR have been ably led by Steven Smith in the four...
  • EPL: Chelsea two games from title after beating Manchester United 15 hours 41 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday opened up a 10-point lead and sent the engravers off to sharpen their tools as the Londoners' name looks set to be carved on the Premier League trophy. Chelsea's performances have been far from dazzling in recent weeks but Eden Hazard's first-half...
  • IPL 8: Russell belongs to a new breed of fearless cricketers, says Gambhir 15 hours 59 minutes ago

    Praising Andre Russell, who powered the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to their second victory of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in three games on Saturday, skipper Gautam Gambhir said the Jamaican belongs to a new breed of fearless cricketers. The West Indies batsman rescued the defending champions from 60 for...
  • IPL 8: KKR's Andre Russell wants speed gun on his bat 16 hours 52 minutes ago

    After tonking his way to a match-winning 66 from just 36 balls, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell says it would be a good idea to have a speed gun mounted on his bat. The defending champions were in the rut at 60 for five, but the hard-hitting batsman,...
  • IPL 2015: We did not bat or field well, says KXIP skipper Bailey 17 hours 13 minutes ago

    Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey said his side scored 20 runs short and missed a few catches besides a couple of run outs to bow down to title holders Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League game on Saturday. "We were 20 runs short with the bat, we dropped...
  • Hazard sends Chelsea 10 points clear by clinching Manchester United win Yesterday

    London: Eden Hazard propelled Chelsea closer to their first English Premier League title in five years on Saturday by clinching a 1-0 victory over Manchester United that established a 10-point lead. It hasn't been a convincing title run-in - with Chelsea winning seven of their last 10 league games but only...
  • IPL 8: Andre Russell blitz takes KKR to four-wicket win over KXIP Yesterday

    Pune: Andre Russell's spectacular all-round performance helped defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets on Saturday. The Jamaican allrounder hit a blistering 66 from 36 balls after his KKR were reeling at 60 for five as KKR cantered to victory target of 156 in 17.5 overs...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score as Barcelona beat Valencia 2-0 Yesterday

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener before adding a goal of his own in stoppage time to give Spanish league leader Barcelona a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday. Suarez netted his 12th goal in his last 12 appearances to give Barcelona the lead 55 seconds into...
  • Royal Wahingdoh beat Mohun Bagan 3-2 in I-League Yesterday

    Shillong: Royal Wahingdoh FC broke Mohun Bagan's unbeaten streak in the I-League recording a thrilling 3-2 win in an I-League football encounter on Saturday. Naoba Singh's superb long range strike in the last minute proved to be decisive for the hosts, who rallied back twice to tame the table-toppers whose dream...
  • I-League: Pune FC down Dempo FC 2-1 Yesterday

    Margao: Pune FC scored a hard-fought 2-1 win over Dempo FC, in an exciting match which saw both the teams reduced to 10-men, to move to third place in the Hero I-League on Saturday. Pune FC scored a goal in each half through Drako Nikac (9th minute) and Fanai Lalrempuia(68th) at...
  • I-League: Mumbai FC hold EB 1-1, Ranty to wait for 200th goal Yesterday

    Kolkata: Ranty Martins missed a penalty and the chance to score his 200th goal in the country's top league as East Bengal were held to a 1-1 draw by Mumbai FC in their I-League football fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here today. On a three-match winning run that included...
  • IPL 8: We will look to play fearless cricket, says Darren Sammy Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians might be low in confidence after their four successive defeats but RCB allrounder Darren Sammy on Saturday said they are not going to take their rivals lightly and will look to play fearless cricket when they clash in an IPL-8 match here tomorrow. Mumbai is the only team,...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 8, Match 14 Yesterday

    Their campaign off to a sedate start, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to return to winning ways when they take on a dangerous Kings XI Punjab in their next Indian Premier League match, on Saturday. The Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata side had a mixed outing in the T20 tournament so...
  • We complement each other well: Brendon McCullum on Dwayne Smith Yesterday

    Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings explosive batsman Brendon McCullum said on Saturday that contrary to popular belief, he complements his opening partner Dwayne Smith rather than competing against the West Indian. Chasing a stiff target of 184, the duo built a 109-run opening stand to set the foundation for the thumping six-wicket...