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  • EPL: Roberto Martinez wants Everton to 'enjoy' league matches 13 hours 45 minutes ago

    Everton must try to change their cautious approach to matches and play with freedom if they are to start enjoying life in the Premier League, manager Roberto Martinez said on Friday. Everton, who are 12th in the Premier League table with 28 points from 26 matches, have endured an inconsistent season...
  • Chelsea made League Cup a serious competition: Jose Mourinho 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes winning the League Cup 10 years ago revolutionised the competition as Premier League clubs have since started to take it more seriously. Mourinho, whose side play Tottenham Hotspur in the final at Wembley on Sunday, claimed his first piece of silverware with Chelsea in 2005...
  • I-League: Mohun Bagan go top with win over Shillong Lajong 14 hours 7 minutes ago

    Shillong: Mohun Bagan took the top spot in the I-League football standings with an entertaining 4-3 victory over Shillong Lajong FC at the JN Stadium on Friday. A brace for Balwant Singh within 15 minutes put the visitors in a strong position before Lajong responded with a goal from Cornell Glen...
  • Robin van Persie set for long absence with ankle injury: Louis van Gaal 14 hours 29 minutes ago

    Manchester: Manchester United could be without its first-choice striker for a critical stage of the season after Robin van Persie was ruled out for a "long time" by manager Louis van Gaal on Friday. The Netherlands international was hurt in United's 2-1 loss at Swansea last Saturday and left the Liberty...
  • EPL: Arsenal need 'strong response' against Everton, says Arsene Wenger 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    London: Arsenal need to find a "strong response" against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday after their miserable Champions League defeat by AS Monaco, manager Arsene Wenger said. The Gunners' hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals were shattered by the French side on Wednesday as Monaco romped to a...
  • Chelsea sign tire company Yokohama as new jersey sponsor 20 hours 13 minutes ago

    London: Chelsea have signed Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama as their new jersey sponsor in a deal that could be worth more than $300 million for the English Premier League leader. The Yokohama Rubber Company's branding will appear on Chelsea's kit from the start of the 2015-16 season, replacing South Korean electronics...
  • Europa League: Liverpool knocked out by Besiktas in shootout, holders Sevilla win 22 hours 12 minutes ago

    London: Liverpool's Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium on Thursday on a woeful night for British clubs. Brendan Rodgers's side were the highest profile casualties of the last 32, where holders...
  • Aston Villa need six wins to avoid Premier League drop, says Tim Sherwood Yesterday

    Aston Villa need six wins from their remaining 12 games to avoid relegation from the Premier League for the first time in their history, manager Tim Sherwood said on Thursday. Sherwood, who replaced Paul Lambert as manager earlier this month, tasted defeat in his first game in charge last weekend as...
  • Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo out for three weeks - reports Yesterday

    Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo will be out for three weeks after suffering a right calf muscle strain, Sky Sports Italia reported on Thursday. The 35-year-old went off injured in the 37th minute of Juve's 2-1 Champions League last 16, first leg victory over Borussia Dortmund in Turin on Tuesday. Pirlo will miss...
  • I-League: Lajong FC, Mohun Bagan set for keen tussle Yesterday

    Shillong: The return of rock-solid Korean defender Minchol Son to Shillong Lajong FC squad will prove to be a tough challenge for visiting Mohun Bagan on Friday as both lock horns in I-League round 8 match at the J N Stadium. The North East giant comes into this match with a...
  • Want to learn the art of reverse swing from Zaheer Khan: Gurinder Singh Sandhu Yesterday

    Perth: Narrowly missing out on a spot in Australia's World Cup squad, Indian-origin pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu is nonetheless excited at the prospect of playing alongside Zaheer Khan in the upcoming IPL and "learn the art of reverse swing" from the wily seamer. Sandhu, who has played two ODIs for Australia...
  • Leverkusen edge Atletico 1-0 in first leg of last-16 Champions League tie 2 days ago

    Leverkusen: Hakan Calhanoglu's second-half strike gave Bayer Leverkusen a 1-0 home win over 10-man Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday, leaving it all to play for in the second leg. Karim Bellarabi set up Calhanoglu in the 57th minute. It looked like the Germany midfielder wasted...
  • Champions League: Monaco thrash Arsenal at Emirates in first leg of last 16 tie 2 days ago

    London: Veteran striker Dimitar Berbatov demonstrated his enduring quality by inspiring Monaco to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday, priming the principality team for a place in the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in 11 years. The 34-year-old former Tottenham and Fulham player finished off a rapid counterattack...
  • Champions League: Borussia Dortmund still optimistic of beating Juventus 2 days ago

    Dortmund: Despite a narrow 1-2 loss on road, Borussia Dortmund are still expected to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals in the second leg against Italian giants Juventus FC at home March 18. In the strange first leg in Turin Tuesday, where both teams lost possession far too often, the scoring...
  • Failed Messi penalty could be Barcelona's 'what if' moment 2 days ago

    If Barcelona fail to secure their eighth consecutive Champions League quarter-final appearance, Lionel Messi's failed penalty at Manchester City on Tuesday could well prove their "what if" moment. Barca were leading 2-1 in the last 16, first leg at the Etihad Stadium, thanks to a Luis Suarez brace when Messi stepped...
  • Joe Hart says penalty save will give Manchester City belief 2 days ago

    Manchester City were outplayed by Barcelona for most of their Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday but will still go to the Nou Camp hopeful of reaching the last eight for the first time thanks to Joe Hart. The England goalkeeper, beaten twice by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in a...
  • Underestimate Monaco at your peril, says Leonardo Jardim 3 days ago

    Monaco do not mind being labelled Champions League underdogs for their last 16 tie with Arsenal and will not lack confidence having progressed to the knockout stage as group winners, coach Leonardo Jardim said. "Since the start of the Champions League Monaco have never been favourites, that said we still managed...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez bursts from shadow of Lionel Messi and Neymar 3 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez has played third fiddle in Barcelona's attacking trio since his big money move from Liverpool but he returned to England on Tuesday with a reminder of the predatory instincts that haunted Premier League defences. The Uruguayan, so often in the headlines during his spell on Merseyside, mostly for...
  • Suarez scores brace, Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 in Champions League 3 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez marked his return to England by scoring both of Barcelona's goals in a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, putting the Spanish club within sight of the quarterfinals for an eighth straight year. However, Barcelona could live to regret Lionel Messi having a...
  • Juventus beat Dortmund 2-1 in Champions League last 16 tie 3 days ago

    Turin: Juventus settled for a narrow 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday to leave it all to play for in the return fixture in Germany. Carlos Tevez fired Juventus ahead in the 13th minute but Dortmund soon leveled through...
  • Champions League: Wenger focused on victory over AS Monaco, not nostalgia 3 days ago

    London: Arsene Wenger had little time for a nostalgic look back to the start of his coaching career with AS Monaco on Tuesday before his former club meet his Arsenal side with a place in the Champions League quarter-finals awaiting the winners. The Frenchman made his name at Monaco between 1987...
  • Champions League: Pirlo sees chance for Juve to make the step up 4 days ago

    Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo hopes this could be the season they finally re-establish themselves on the European stage as he dreams of winning the Champions League again before he retires. Juve's maestro has been helping steer them towards a fourth successive Italian title, yet the gulf between a fading Serie A...
  • Champions League: Man City aim to break new ground by beating Barca 4 days ago

    Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday's last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders. Last season's exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City's shortcomings in...
  • Chelsea to appeal against Nemanja Matic red card v Burnley: report 4 days ago

    London: Chelsea are to appeal against the red card shown to Nemanja Matic during Saturday's 1-1 Premier League home draw with Burnley, according to Sky Sports. Matic was sent off in the 70th minute at Stamford Bridge for his violent reaction to a studs-up challenge from Burnley's Ashley Barnes. But the FA...
  • Diego Simeone can be the Alex Ferguson of Spain, says Tiago 4 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid's players are hoping coach Diego Simeone can become the club's equivalent of Alex Ferguson, midfielder Tiago has said amid reports the Argentine is poised to sign a multi-year contract extension. Simeone, who took over at the end of 2011, has a deal with the Spanish champions until June...
  • Younger brother of Eden Hazard leaves Chelsea for Germany 4 days ago

    London: The younger brother of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has left the Premier League club and joined German team Borussia Moenchengladbach. The 21-year-old Thorgan Hazard didn't play a competitive match for Chelsea after signing in 2012 - in the same summer as Eden joined from Lille. Thorgan Hazard spent two full seasons...
  • Manchester City is ready for Barcelona this time: Samir Nasri 4 days ago

    Manchester: Samir Nasri says Manchester City goes into their last-16 rematch against Barcelona in the Champions League with a different mindset, acknowledging that it was "too much of a big game" for his team last season. Appearing in the knockout stage for the first time, City lost both legs to the...
  • Chelsea fan apologises over Paris Metro racism 5 days ago

    London: A former police officer and Chelsea fan apologised for his involvement in an alleged racist incident involving football supporters on a Paris Metro train. Footage posted online last week showed supporters blocking a man named as Souleymane S from boarding a metro train in the French capital and chanting "we're...
  • Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson named best player of HIL 2015 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson, who led his team to the Hockey India League (HIL) title, was also named player of the tournament, while Dabang Mumbai's young drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh was declared most promising player. Rays defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors 3-2 via penalty shootout in the final at the...
  • Jose Mourinho queries English refereeing standards 5 days ago

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made a surprise appearance on a British soccer television show on Sunday, to query the standard of refereeing he has seen this season. Mourinho, whose side drew 1-1 at home to Burnley on Saturday, was frustrated that referee Martin Atkinson sent off Nemanja Matic in the...