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  • Confident Ranchi Rays aim to post win against Dabang Mumbai 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Ranchi: High on confidence after holding the defending champions Delhi Waveriders to a 2-2 draw in their last encounter, Ranchi Rays will look to go for an outright win when they take on Dabang Mumbai in their Hockey India League match, on Thursday. A win here will help the Rays (7...
  • HIL played a big part in Indian hockey's resurgence: Jamie Dwyer 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Legendary Australian striker Jamie Dwyer feels Hockey India League (HIL) has played a "big part" in the resurgence of the game in India, a country which has a rich history of eight Olympic gold medals. "The HIL has played a big part in the recent improvement of the Indian team....
  • East Bengal to face Bengaluru FC in I-League 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Smarting from their shock defeat against Pune FC at home, reigning champions and Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC will face formidable East Bengal in the Hero I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Tuesday. With one point from two matches, BFC have slipped to 10th place...
  • Salgaocar look to bounce back in I-League 7 hours 35 minutes ago

    Margao: Salgaocar FC will look to bounce back after suffering a reverse in their last game, as they gear up to take on Mohun Bagan in the Hero I-League here on Wednesday. Salgaocar FC, who suffered their first defeat - against Royal Wahingdoh 0-1 in their last match, remains on one...
  • Champions League: Pauleta believes PSG capable of ousting Chelsea 8 hours 33 minutes ago

    Paris: Retired Portugal football star Pauleta said his former club Paris Saint-Germain is capable of beating Chelsea in the upcoming Champions League last-16 encounter. The 41-year-old, who said bid PSG farewell in 2008 after spending five years with Les Parisiens, said Monday he was confident that Laurent Blanc's side can turn...
  • Robin van Persie unsure over long-term Manchester United future 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    London: Robin van Persie admits he doesn't know if he will be offered a new contract when his current deal expires with Manchester United. Van Persie scored 30 goals and won the Premier League title in his first season with United following his move from Arsenal, but last season he struggled...
  • Getafe beat Celta Vigo 2-1 in the Spanish league 11 hours 1 minutes ago

    Madrid: A late goal by Pablo Sarabia gave Getafe a 2-1 comeback win against Celta Vigo in the Spanish league Monday. Charles had given the visitors the lead when he latched on to a long throw-in and beat Getafe goalkeeper Jordi Codina in the 15th minute. Alvaro Vazquez levelled with his third...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in HIL 21 hours 57 minutes ago

    Punjab Warriors registered their second victory in this year's Hero Hockey India League (HIL), beating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 on Monday. Warriors got their goals from Varun Kumar (12th minute), SV Sunil (27th) and Sandeep Singh (42nd), while Wizards skipper VR Raghunath converted two penalty corners in the seventh and 53rd...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rays rally to hold Delhi Waveriders to a 2-2 draw 23 hours 36 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays came from two goals behind to hold defending champions Delhi Waveriders 2-2 in a Hero Hockey India League encounter at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here Monday. Waveriders took the 2-0 lead through Akashdeep Singh (third minute) and Danish Mujtaba (27th) before the hosts got their goals from Australian...
  • Frank Lampard, John Terry turned my career around: Didier Drogba 23 hours 50 minutes ago

    Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turned his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge. The powerful Ivorian striker, signed in a big-money deal from Olympique de Marseille 11 years ago, was...
  • I-League: Dempo FC, Sporting Clube de Goa looking for first win Yesterday

    Margao: Dempo FC and Sporting Clube de Goa will be looking to post their first win in the Hero I-League match when the two clash with each other at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Tuesday. With Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey, defender Haroon Amiri and midfielder Romeo Fernades nursing injuries, Dempo...
  • Wilfried Bony will be wasted at Manchester City: Swansea chief Yesterday

    Swansea City AFC director John van Zweden on Monday said former striker Wilfried Bony will be wasted at new side Manchester City, as he will just sit on the bench. Bony sealed a 28 million pounds move to City from the south Wales side earlier this month, and while Van Zweden...
  • Didier Drogba not finished yet, says Chealsea manager Jose Mourinho Yesterday

    London: Jose Mourinho insists there is more to come from Didier Drogba at Chelsea as the striker says he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season. Mourinho led the tributes to Drogba as he was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the game by the Football...
  • Roberto Mancini still eyeing Champions League despite 'cruel' loss Yesterday

    Milan: Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini still believes his side can qualify for the Champions League next season even after their shock 1-0 home defeat against Torino on Sunday which he described as "cruel". "Strange things can happen in football and we could easily claw back five or six points in...
  • Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in La Liga Yesterday

    Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sevilla fell two points behind Valencia, but they still have a game in hand at leader Real Madrid on February 4. Elsewhere,...
  • Shillong Lajong FC blank Mumbai FC 1-0 in I-League Yesterday

    Shillong: Shillong Lajong FC on Sunday edged past Mumbai FC 1-0 in a second round I-League encounter, courtesy a perfect free kick conversion by Boithang Haokip in the second half. After Shillong striker Penn Orji was fouled about 30 yards away from the rival goal line, his teammate Boithang Haokip made...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in HIL Yesterday

    Mohali: Jaypee Punjab Warriors skipper Jamie Dwyer led from the front as his team put up a clinical performance defeating Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in a Hero Hockey India league match played under biting cold conditions, here on Sunday. Down 0-1 in the first quarter, the Warriors came back strongly and looked...
  • Out-of-favour Balotelli must improve in training, says Rodgers 2 days ago

    London: Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli needs to improve in training if he wants to get back into the squad, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Italian Balotelli, who is yet to score a league goal in 12 appearances since his 16 million pounds ($23.98 million) move from AC Milan in August,...
  • UP, Punjab aim to register first HIL win 2 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Wizards are all geared up to face Punjab Warriors in a Hockey India League (HIL) encounter on Monday. In their opening matches, where Wizards met Delhi Waveriders and Warriors played against Dabang Mumbai, both the teams played draws, splitting the points with their respective opponents. In the impending game on...
  • I love mentoring Indian players during IPL: Mike Hussey 2 days ago

    He is one among the few top overseas players to have regularly featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Michael Hussey believes that his bond with it has got stronger over the years having played the role of a "mentor" to young Indian players. Hussey, who has played six seasons...
  • HIL: Confident Ranchi Rays set to host Delhi Waveriders 2 days ago

    Ranchi: Post their electrifying win over Dabang Mumbai, Ranchi Rays look to be finding their form as they take on Delhi Waveriders in the ongoing 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League, here on Monday. The Sardar Singh-led Waveriders, who held Uttar Pradesh Wizards on their home turf in Lucknow,...
  • HIL: Great to earn first win, says Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson 2 days ago

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson said Sunday that it was great to get a win under their belt after they lost the Hockey India League opener. The Rays lost the opening match of the tournament 3-6 to Kalinga Lancers in Bhubaneswar Thursday but came back strongly to defeat Dabang Mumbai...
  • Daniel Sturridge set for Liverpool return, Rogers warns Balotelli 2 days ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is closing in on a return to action after more than four months out injured but Mario Balotelli's exile from the first team is set to continue. Sturridge, who has been out since August, will make his comeback in next weekend's home match against West Ham...
  • Pune FC beat Bengaluru FC 3-1 in I-League 2 days ago

    Pune FC beat defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 in a second round encounter of the Hero I-League Football Tournament at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday. For Pune FC, Darko Nikac (9th min), Luciano Sabrosa (25th min) and Raju Yumnam (82nd min) were the scorers. For the home team, Eugeneson Lyngdoh (90th...
  • HIL: Barry Middleton's brace for Ranchi Rays sinks Dabang Mumbai 2 days ago

    Mumbai: England's Barry Middleton scored twice in the third quarter, to pilot Ranchi Rays to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Dabang Mumbai in the Hockey India League encounter at the Mahindra Stadium here on Saturday. Mumbai took the lead through their Belgian forward Tom Boon in the 8th minute of the...
  • Sevilla, Valencia battle for Champions League spot 3 days ago

    Madrid: With the top three expected to win comfortably on Saturday, the weekend's standout game in La Liga is Sunday's clash between two ambitious teams fighting to secure a lucrative Champions League berth. Valencia, in fifth, host fourth-placed Sevilla with only a point separating them at the halfway stage of the...
  • Liverpool require experience: Brendan Rodgers 3 days ago

    London: Brendan Rodgers insisted Saturday Liverpool will not endure another summer of wholesale change as he outlined his intention to keep plenty of experience in his squad. Captain Steven Gerrard will leave a hole that cannot be easily filled when he joins LA Galaxy at the end of the season and...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh beat Salgaocar 3 days ago

    Margao: Royal Wahingdoh defeated hosts Salgaocar FC 1-0 in an I-League match at the Fatorda Stadium on Friday. Jackichand Singh netted the game-clinching goal for side from northeast in the seventh minute, capitalising on a miscommunication between goalkeeper Subrata Paul and defender Augustin Fernandes. He controlled a long ball sent from team-mate...
  • Bengaluru FC take on Pune FC in I-League 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: After starting their campaign with a draw, pressure will be on Bengaluru FC to register their first win of the season when they take on Pune FC in an I-League match here on Saturday. Bengaluru will be hoping to make amends in their performance as their supply chain to their...
  • HIL 2015: Mumbai, Punjab play out exciting draw 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Hosts Dabang Mumbai and last year's runners-up Punjab Warriors played out an exciting 3-3 draw in their opening game of the Hockey India League at the Mahindra Stadium on Friday. Mumbai went ahead twice only for Punjab to pull it back on both occasions and then the visitors took the...