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  • Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Colombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September. Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to...
  • Luke Shaw made to train alone as not fit enough for Van Gaal 3 hours 5 minutes ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has ordered full back Luke Shaw to train alone, saying the 19-year-old is "not very fit" and unable to meet the Dutchman's expectations. Shaw joined United from fellow Premier League side Southampton after returning from England's dismal World Cup campaign in a deal reported to...
  • Calum Chambers is our kind of player, says Arsene Wenger 20 hours 59 minutes ago

    Nineteen-year-old Calum Chambers is a quality player who has everything Arsenal look for in a youngster, manager Arsene Wenger said of his new signing on Monday. "The way he adapted to the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows that he has tremendous quality," Wenger told the...
  • Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League Yesterday

    Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highest-profile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League. Pietersen, who was sacked by England in February following the 5-0 Ashes drubbing in the winter tour to Australia, has signed a two-year deal with the...
  • Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 in pre-season friendly Yesterday

    Pittsburg: Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 on Sunday in the International Champions Cup. Jovetic opened the scoring in the 11th minute, starting a run of four straight goals for Manchester City in their Pool B opener. His right-footed shot beat goalkeeper Ian Lawlor to...
  • Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton Yesterday

    London: Liverpool's raid on Britain's south coast continued with the capture of Southampton's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren on Sunday for a reported 20 million pounds ($33.95 million). "The 25-year-old Croatian international today put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after completing his medical," the Premier League club's...
  • Liverpool pull out of Loic Remy deal after failed medical: reports Yesterday

    Liverpool have pulled out of signing France international striker Loic Remy from promoted Queens Park Rangers, according to media reports in England and the United States where Liverpool are on tour. Remy, 27, flew to Boston last week to join up with the Liverpool squad and undergo a medical examination but...
  • Arsenal sign Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina 2 days ago

    London: Goalkeeper David Ospina is signing with Arsenal after helping Colombia reach the World Cup quarter-finals. The 25-year-old Ospina is moving to the Premier League club after making 189 Ligue 1 appearances during six years at French side Nice. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Ospina has "good experience and a proven record...
  • Liverpool's Adam Lallana set to miss start of season 3 days ago

    New Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to miss the start of the Premier League after injuring a knee in training during a preseason tour of the United States. Liverpool said the signing from Southampton knocked a lateral collateral ligament during a session at Harvard University in Boston. Medics have not predicted...
  • Didier Drogba rejoins Chelsea on a one-year contract 3 days ago

    London: Didier Drogba rejoined Chelsea on Friday, reuniting one of football's most theatrical characters with flamboyant manager Jose Mourinho. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast international, who was a free agent after spells with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, signed a season-long deal with the Premier League club. "It was an easy decision. I couldn't...
  • Didier Drogba 'belongs' at Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho 3 days ago

    Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea is a possibility but any decision to re-sign him would be made in a non-emotional way, according to manager Jose Mourinho. "If I bring him back, and the decision has to be made soon, it is because as a player he has qualities to make the...
  • Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg joins Indian Super League 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated Indian Super League has got a further shot in the arm, this time from a Gunner, as Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg signed a deal with the franchise-based event with an aim to give Indian football a taste of English Premier League. "Even though I am retired, when...
  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation 4 days ago

    Bridgetown: Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an on-field altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been...
  • Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez: owner 4 days ago

    Liverpool chose the right time to part ways with the prolific-but-controversial striker Luis Suarez and the Premier League side will have no trouble coping without the Uruguayan, the club's principal owner John Henry said. Suarez joined Barcelona on a five-year-deal despite receiving a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from...
  • Arsene Wenger bemoans Arsenal's pre-season tour schedule 4 days ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has echoed the sentiments of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in criticising the demands of their pre-season tour. Wenger said it was "impossible" to prepare his squad properly for the upcoming Premier League campaign, which begins on August 16, given the demands of their pre-season...
  • Banned Suarez may make Barcelona debut in El Clasico 4 days ago

    Madrid: Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October. La Liga announced its fixtures for the season on Thursday and the first meeting of the two Spanish...
  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract 4 days ago

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS...
  • World Kabaddi League announces team franchise names and logos 4 days ago

    New Delhi: World Kabaddi League (WKL), the first professional Kabaddi League of the world, on Thursday announced the franchisees names and logos of its teams in presence of Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal. The international-level league, slated to kick off on August 9, will have eight international teams including...
  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities -- Hyderabad,...
  • Snapshot: Abhishek Bachchan poses with his kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers 5 days ago

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan was in Jaipur recently to review the preparations of his Kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers. The much talked-about Pro Kabaddi League will begin on July 26, and according to media reports, most of the franchisees are yet to have sponsorship deals in place. Speaking to the...
  • Atletico de Kolkata biggest spender in ISL draft 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata were the biggest spenders, splurging Rs.3.91 crore in buying 14 Indian players at the two-day Indian Super League (ISL) players' draft that concluded here Wednesday. In all, the six ISL franchises spent over Rs.20 crore buying 84 players in the two- day draft. Close on the heels...
  • India seniors Nandy, Climax, Dias picked by ISL franchises 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Experienced footballers Sandip Nandy, Climax Lawrence, N P Pradeep and Steven Dias were among the home-grown stars picked on day two of the domestic players draft for the Indian Super League on Wednesday. A total of 84 players were on offer in the two-day draft process that concluded on Wednesday. Former...
  • Messi considered move to Arsenal: Spanish media 6 days ago

    Madrid: A leading Spanish website has claimed that Lionel Messi was interested in a transfer to English Premier League club Arsenal before the Argentine star signed an extension with Barcelona in May. The 27-year-old was locked in contract extension talks with the Catalan giants and reportedly bonus payments was a cause...
  • Shakhtar move Champions League games away from Donetsk 6 days ago

    Kiev: Shakhtar Donetsk will shift their headquarters to Kiev and play their Champions League and domestic games in the western city of Lviv to escape from the Ukraine's strife-torn east, CEO Sergei Palkin confirmed. The Ukraine champions were forced to move from Donetsk, a major industrial city in the East which...
  • Long tours not good for preparations, says Van Gaal 6 days ago

    New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the club's lengthy pre-season tour to the United States and said it is not helping preparations for the English domestic campaign. United play Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Wednesday and then have at least three more matches...
  • Title holders Manchester City still looking for reinforcements 6 days ago

    English champions Manchester City are still in the market for new signings to boost their title defence, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Pellegrini has already brought in Brazilian midfielder Fernando from Porto, French fullback Bacary Sagna from Arsenal and goalkeeper Willy Caballero from former club Malaga but isn't convinced his...
  • Atletico de Kolkata select seven Indian players 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata on Tuesday signed seven Indian players on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here on Tuesday. Atletico de Kolkata signed up Arnab Mondal, Mohammed Rafi, Mohammed Rafique, Rakesh Masih, Cavin Lobo, Biswajit Saha and Denzil Franco. The club...
  • Money not very good but ISL won't harm Indian football: Bhaichung Bhutia 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia is not particularly happy with the pay packages on offer in the much-awaited Indian Super League but insists that the event won't be detrimental to the sport either. "I am definitely not happy with the money. I would want them to get much more...
  • Subrata Paul, Nabi to play for Mumbai in ISL 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Current India custodian Subrata Paul and midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi were the big signings by Mumbai franchise on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here on Tuesday. The other major signings for the day were defenders Nirmal Chetri and Gouramangi Singh,...
  • ISL foreign player draft to be held next month 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Footballers from South American countries powerhouses such as Brazil and Colombia along with those from Europe would be a part of the international players draft of the Hero Indian Super League to be held next month. "We will have the international players draft next month and 49 players would feature...