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  • Leicester City not to be under-estimated, says Jose Mourinho 11 minutes ago

    After beating one promoted club in Burnley, Chelsea must avoid the mistake of under-estimating another in their home game with Leicester City, manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. Chelsea received widespread praise for their performance in winning 3-1 at Burnley on Monday, when Mourinho described Spanish midfielder Cesc...
  • Swansea sign Tottenham's Tom Carroll on loan 57 minutes ago

    Swansea City have signed Tottenham Hotspur's midfielder Tom Carroll on loan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Carroll has played seven Premier League games for Tottenham and also appeared for them in the Europa League but has found it hard to establish himself in...
  • Harry Redknapp expects good reception on return to Tottenham 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is expecting a good reception on Sunday when his new club play away to Tottenham Hotspur, who sacked him two years ago despite finishing fourth in the Premier League. But he told the QPR website (www.qpr.co.uk) that he was only concerned about his newly promoted...
  • Pune Indian Super League franchise unveils team jersey 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    Pune: Rajesh Wadhawan Group-owned Pune franchise of Indian Super League, FC Pune City on Friday unveiled their full players' list along with the official team jersey for the inaugural edition of the IPL-style tournament set to commence on October 12. Following the selection of five international players in the draft on...
  • Greece striker Georgios Samaras signs for West Bromwich 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Greece striker Georgios Samaras has joined West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal following his release by Celtic. It will be Samaras' second spell in the Premier League after playing for Manchester City from 2006-08. He spent the last six years at Celtic. West Brom head coach Alan Irvine says the 29-year-old...
  • Kolkata all set for the Indian Super League kick off 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The much-awaited Indian Super League is all set to kickstart at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan, on October 12 with the home team taking on Mumbai in the inaugural match. "We are all ready for the start to this great tournament and are very excited about the first match against Mumbai,"...
  • Germany's Manuel Friedrich to power Mumbai Franchise in ISL 4 hours 6 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Striving to build a formidable outfit with world-class football players on board, the Mumbai Franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) announced on Friday the signing of Germany's Manuel Friedrich for the inaugural season of the upcoming league. Friedrich comes to the Mumbai Franchise with over 15 years of professional...
  • CLT20 2014: Complete squads of all the teams 4 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: All the players named by more than two teams for the Champions League Twenty20, including South African legend Jacques Kallis and West Indian dasher Kieron Pollard, have opted for their IPL franchises instead of their domestic teams. "Eight players scheduled to take part in the competition were in high...
  • Recovering Zaheer Khan may not feature in CLT20 6 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Veteran seamer Zaheer Khan feels India would struggle to make an impact overseas unless the batsmen raised their game and notch up big scores consistently. India's woeful run of form away from home continued as they were blanked 3-1 by England in the recently-concluded Tests series, with two matches...
  • Daniel Vettori to play at Champions League 8 hours 55 minutes ago

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will play for Northern Districts province at next month's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in India. The 35-year-old Vettori, who played the most-recent of his 112 tests for New Zealand two years ago, became available when his Jamaican side was eliminated from contention in...
  • Indian Super League: Complete list of first international players' draft 9 hours 55 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday. A total of 49 foreign players were drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to...
  • Five things to know about the English Premier League 10 hours 45 minutes ago

    Manchester: One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits' pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest their slump. Strengthened by new attacking signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea delivered...
  • Former England goalkeeper David James excited about playing in ISL 21 hours 48 minutes ago

    The former England goalkeeper has been picked as marquee-player-cum-manager for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League (ISL). ...
  • ISL: Sachin Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters sign Michael Chopra 21 hours 51 minutes ago

    Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • Arsene Wenger has no regrets at rejecting Cesc Fabregas return Yesterday

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted on Thursday that it felt strange for him to see Cesc Fabregas playing in a blue Chelsea shirt, but insisted he had no regrets at not re-signing him. Wenger told reporters at a news conference that his only regret was that Fabregas had left Arsenal in...
  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli Yesterday

    Liverpool: Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan over the permanent signing...
  • Manchester United, PSG target Angel Di Maria as he wants to leave Real Madrid 21 hours 9 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer. The 26-year-old Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped them win the Champions League last season. Ancelotti says "Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer...
  • Atletico de Kolkata confident players would adjust to synthetic turf Yesterday

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata officials are confident that the players they have drafted into their franchise for season 1 of the Indian Super League, including the foreign recruits, would be able to adjust to the synthetic turf at their home venue. "Ours is the only ground which has artificial turf, so...
  • Tendulkar-owned Indian Super League team picks striker Michael Chopra Yesterday

    Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday. A total of 49 foreign players will be drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to run...
  • Team Chennai replaces Sun Group in ISL Yesterday

    Mumbai: Team Chennai has replaced the Sun Group promoted Bangalore franchise in the Indian Super League football tournament set to be held tentatively between October 12 and December 20, the organisers announced here on Thursday ahead of the International Player Draft featuring 49 players. "The eighth team in the ISL would...
  • Ten European Cups in hand, Real Madrid aim to win La Liga this season Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid are set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending their quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with winning another Champions League title, a mission that had grown...
  • Manchester United complete signing of defender Marcos Rojo Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club. The 24-year-old Rojo, who played for Argentina in the World Cup final loss to Germany last month and scored earlier in...
  • Paul Scholes 'scared' about Manchester United's future Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United great Paul Scholes has said he is scared about the club's future and believes they could spiral into decline in the same way rivals Liverpool did in the 1990s. Scholes, who played for United throughout his whole career and won 11 Premier League titles, says the club need...
  • Champions League: Zenit, Porto close in on group stage with away wins Yesterday

    Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday. Oleg Shatov's first-half goal gave Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit a 1-0 win at Standard Liege and a second-half effort from Hector Herrera...
  • Edin Dzeko signs new four-year deal at Manchester City Yesterday

    Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday. The 28-year-old striker, who signed for City from VfL Wolfsburg in 2011, penned the new deal to keep him at the club until 2018. "I knew from the beginning when...
  • Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini suffers injury Yesterday

    Marouane Fellaini is the latest Manchester United injury victim Marouane Fellaini has become the latest Manchester United player to suffer an injury, which media reports suggested could prevent him moving away from the club during the transfer window. Television pictures showed him hobbling on crutches, with a protective boot on his left...
  • Indian Super League to be revealed next month at Manchester convention Yesterday

    Plans for the eagerly anticipated Indian Super League (ISL) and the 2017 U17 FIFA World Cup will be officially presented to the global football industry at the Soccerex Global Convention, to be held in Manchester between September 6-10. The move comes after the confirmation of the attendance of a senior Indian...
  • Jaipur beat Bengaluru 36-31 in Pro Kabaddi League Yesterday

    Hosts Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Bengaluru Bulls 36-31 in a keenly-contested match of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League to jump to the top of the leaderboard on Wednesday. There was plenty of stake attached with the game at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium here as the Bengaluru outfit were...
  • Twenty20 is just a platform, Test cricket is the ultimate dream: Unmukt 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Indian Premier League (IPL) being blamed for India's humiliating Tests series loss in England, Unmukt Chand, skipper of the 2012 U-19 World Cup winning team, feels that Twenty20 just remains a platform but playing Tests still remains the dream of every young cricketer. The 21-year-old Delhi cricketer,...
  • IPL probe panel will not meet Indian players in England 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The retired Justice Mukul Mudgal-led IPL probe committee on Wednesday made it clear that they will not be travelling to England to interact with members of the Indian cricket team. "The Committee or any of its members also have no intention of travelling outside the country for any interaction...