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  • I may not play in next season of ISL, says David James 21 minutes ago

    Mumbai: It was so near yet so far for Kerala Blasters FC but their player-manager David James was gracious enough to accept the defeat and said Atletico de Kolkata were the best team to win the inaugural Indian Super League title on Saturday. Though the former England No. 1 was disappointed...
  • ISL will maintain September-December window: AIFF 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Hero Indian Super League football tournament, the inaugural season of which ended on Saturday with Athletico de Kolkata crowned as champions, will have September 15-December 15 window kept open for the second edition. "We had the September 15-December 15 period as the window for this year's Hero ISL but...
  • Indian Super League gives Indian football a re-launch pad 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Football in India will never be the same again and Indian Super League (ISL) can take all plaudits for this monumental change in the country's sporting culture. The inaugural ISL - a tournament borrowing on cricket's incredibly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) concept - has managed to recapture the...
  • Dabang Mumbai will surprise other teams in 2015 HIL: Matthew Swann 3 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After being bagged by the new team Dabang Mumbai for a whopping $78,000, Australian mid-fielder Matthew Swann is all keyed up and is eagerly waiting for the Hockey India League (HIL) 2015 to begin. The 25-year-old, who played for the now-defunct Mumbai Magicians in the inaugural edition in 2013,...
  • EPL: Manchester United, Aston Villa share the spoils at Villa Park 19 hours 55 minutes ago

    Birmingham: Aston Villa ended Manchester United's six-match winning streak in the Premier League with a fiercely contested 1-1 draw at Villa Park on Saturday. Christian Benteke fired Villa ahead after 18 minutes with a well-placed shot from the edge of the penalty area after he had evaded his marker and turned. United...
  • Rafique's late winner give Atletico de Kolkata the inaugral ISL title 19 hours 58 minutes ago

    Mohammed Rafique scored in the dying stages of the game to give Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Sachin, Sourav display camaraderie, enthused at ISL success 20 hours 33 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Displaying their old camaraderie when they used to clobber bowlers into submission, cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were Saturday enthused by the success of the inaugural Indian Super League. With the Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC and Ganguly co-owned Atletico de Kolkata slogging it out in the middle...
  • Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters to lift maiden ISL trophy 21 hours 27 minutes ago

    Atletico de Kolkata lifted the inaugural Indian Super League trophy, courtesy an injury time goal by substitute Mohammed Rafique which powered the Sourav Ganguly co-owned side to a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final on Saturday. After 90 minutes of exhilarating football it was Rafique's brilliant header which...
  • ISL: FC Goa's Robert Pires wants to return to India as coach 21 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who was the marquee signing of FC Goa, has expressed his desire to return to the country in the capacity of a coach in the Indian Super League. Posting a picture on Twitter with his Goa teammates, he said: "My Indian team !! Hope to...
  • Jamie Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL 22 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Australian great Jamie Dwyer is confident that his team Jaypee Punjab Warriors will go one better in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) and win the trophy. Besides Dwyer, Punjab boast of Jake Whetton at the forward line-up, Lucas Rey in the mid-field, Sandeep Singh, Christopher Ciriello, Mark Knowles...
  • EPL: David Silva brace gives Manchester City easy win over Palace 22 hours 23 minutes ago

    Manchester: David Silva came to the rescue of a strikerless Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace that drew them level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Silva eased an increasingly tense atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium when he...
  • ISL has 'non-existent' infrastructure: David James 22 hours 38 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former England goalkeeper David James, player-coach for the Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), has criticised the inaugural football tournament for having 'non-existent' infrastructure but said it possesses 'massive potential'. "Four, maybe five sides, were playing on cricket pitches. The coaching is another issue," James said as...
  • ISL: History in the making as Kerala Blasters take on Atletico de Kolkata Yesterday

    Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters take on Ganguly's Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League final at the DY Patil Stadium here on Saturday. ...
  • Michael Carrick appointed Manchester United vice-captain Yesterday

    London: Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has replaced Darren Fletcher as the club's vice-captain. The 33-year-old Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, takes over as Wayne Rooney's deputy from Fletcher who was handed the role at the start of the season, reports dailymail.co.uk. Scottish mid-fielder Fletcher has struggled for...
  • As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters FC Yesterday

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian Super...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters' fans excited ahead of finale Yesterday

    The DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai will witness history being made as the finalists Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC will be up against each other for an appetizing summit clash. ...
  • Hume can score goals, Kerala Blasters are a good side: Saurav Ganguly Yesterday

    Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that Ian Hume has the abilty to score goals that can make Kerela Blasters a dangerous side in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Joe Hart signs new contract with Manchester City Yesterday

    London: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract which will keep him with the current Premier League champions until 2019. "I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that going," Hart told City's official website on Friday, reports Xinhua. Hart, who joined...
  • EPL: Manchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea Yesterday

    Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday. With Chelsea not playing at Stoke City until Monday, a City victory at the Etihad Stadium against a Palace side who have failed to...
  • ISL Final: Atletico de Kolkata's injuries could work to Kerala Blasters' advantage Yesterday

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is now down to just one game, the all important final here on Saturday. After a season full of hype, excitement and in the end success, which saw the world take notice of Indian football's renaissance, Kerala Blasters FC and...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters all set for a fitting finale Yesterday

    Mumbai: A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL). On the evening of December 20, the DY...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata take on Kerala Blasters in the final Yesterday

    Both teams had contrasting wins in the double legged semis. Kolkata beat FC Goa on penalties after the two legs ended 0-0 while Kerala defeated Chennaiyin FC 4-3 on aggregate. ...
  • I knew we will reach the ISL finals: David James Yesterday

    Kerala Blasters struck the match-winner against Chennaiyin FC in the extra time in the second leg semi-final to book a berth for the summit clash of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Hope ISL's success boosts I-League's popularity: Baichung Bhutia Yesterday

    As the inaugural Indian Super League readies to get its first champion tomorrow, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said that ISL has exceeded his expectation in terms of crowd turnout and hoped it would generate interest among fans for upcoming I-League. "It has definitely been a better success than what...
  • Luis Garcia, David James want better infrastructure in next year's ISL Yesterday

    They are rival skippers but Luis Garcia and David James on Friday agreed in unison that organisers of the Indian Super League need to improve the infrastructure, logistics and scheduling during the next edition of the cash-rich league. "I think one thing (that can be addressed) is the infrastructure with regards...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Will Kerala's stellar defence keep out Kolkata raiders? 2 days ago

    After over two months and 60 matches of exhilarating football, the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League has got its finalists - Kerala Blasters FC and Atletico de Kolkata. The final of the glitzy tournament, which has captured the imagination of the football fans in an otherwise cricket-crazy country,...
  • I was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's last season failure: Marouane Fellaini 2 days ago

    London: Marouane Fellaini has claimed he was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's disastrous season last year, because of his relationship with David Moyes. The United mid-fielder has endured a troubled spell at Old Trafford since joining for £27 million last year. His performances in his first season were regularly targeted...
  • Delhi Waveriders gears up to defend title in HIL 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders will start their title defence when the 3rd edition of Hockey India League (HIL) begins next month and Head coach Cedric D'Souza said on Friday that they would try to get an idea about the opposition players by following the just-concluded Champions Trophy. The third edition of...