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  • Pauleta launches PSG academy in India September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Portuguese and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) footballer Pedro Miguel Pauleta launched the French club's first academy in India here on Wednesday. The academy will launch its operations in two schools in Gurgaon (Shiv Nadar School and Shikshantar School) initially and has plans to develop one in Bangalore later. "This is...
  • NorthEast United sign Garcia, Mtonga and Tzvoras for ISL September 3, 2014

    Shillong: NorthEast United Football Club on Wednesday announced the signing of Portuguese defender Miguel Garcia, Zambian midfielder Kondwani Mtonga and Greek goalkeeper Alexandros Tzvoras for the inaugural edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) that will be played October 12December 20. Garcia is a product of youth academy of Sporting...
  • World Cup 2014: Mexico blame referee after Netherlands defeat June 30, 2014

    Mexico's coach Miguel Herrera launched a furious attack on match referee Pedro Proenca for giving Netherlands the injury time penalty that JanKlaas Huntelaar hit home to seal a 21 comeback victory. Herrera said referee Proenca should take no more part in the World Cup. "The determining factor was the man with the...
  • World Cup 2014: Mexico's Salcido to replace Vasquez against Netherlands June 29, 2014

    Fortaleza: Veteran Mexico midfielder Carlos Salcido will replace the suspended Jose Juan Vasquez in Sunday's World Cup secondround match against the Netherlands, coach Miguel Herrera said on Saturday. Salcido, 34, will win his 122nd cap playing at his third World Cup. "Carlos is a player with a lot of experience," Herrera told...
  • World Cup 2014: Mexican coach hails 'saviour' Javier Hernandez June 24, 2014

    Recife: Mexico coach Miguel Herrera hailed Javier Hernandez after the Manchester United striker came off the bench to play a key role in the team's 31 victory over Croatia. The result set up a Round of 16 berth for Mexico against the Netherlands in Fortaleza June 29 while Croatia were eliminated...
  • World Cup 2014: Selfies, jokes, photo bombs: Why we absolutely love Mexico's hopelessly passionate coach Miguel Herrera June 24, 2014

    Selfies, elaborate jokes, photo bombs involving his squad's biggest stars and now exclusive team news. Mexico's Miguel Herrera is not one of those national team coaches afraid of Twitter.In the past month, the 46yearold former player has seen the number of people following him on Twitter more than double. His...
  • World Cup 2014: Fans will help 'home team' Mexico defeat Croatia, says Herrera June 23, 2014

    Recife: Mexico's legions of travelling fans will carry their team to victory against Croatia and into the knockout stages of the World Cup, coach Miguel Herrera told a news conference. The Mexican fans are expected to be in the majority when the two teams meet at the Pernambuco arena in Recife...
  • Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Miguel Moya from Getafe June 4, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid says goalkeeper Miguel Moya has agreed to a transfer from crosstown club Getafe. Moya's arrival could pave the way for the exit of Belgium goalie Thibaut Courtois, who has played at Atletico for the past three seasons on loan from Chelsea. Atletico say Moya has agreed to...
  • ISL: Atletico Madrid happy after inspecting Kolkata stadiums May 6, 2014

    Kolkata: A sixmember Atletico Madrid delegation, which is here to unveil the ISL Kolkata franchise's name and inspect the facilities, appeared 'visibly happy' after doing a recce of the two stadiums in Salt Lake and Barasat in the outskirts. Led by team owner and CEO Miguel Angel Marin, the officials of...
  • Sao Paulo express interest in Kaka April 23, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Kaka's former club Sao Paulo has expressed interest in signing the playmaker in the next transfer window. "I would really like to have Kaka here," Xinhua quoted Sao Paulo's new president Carlos Miguel Aidar as saying on Tuesday, although admitting the club where Kaka began his career in 2001...
  • Jimenez wins senior debut but focus is on Ryder Cup April 21, 2014

    Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez made his Champions Tour debut in style when he won the Greater Gwinnett Championship by two strokes over Germany's Bernhard Langer in Georgia on Sunday. A week after finishing fourth at the Masters, Jimenez became the 18th player to win in his first start on the senior...
  • Ryder Cup comeback is ageless Jimenez's next target April 14, 2014

    No sooner had the seemingly ageless Miguel Angel Jimenez secured fourth place at the 78th Masters on Sunday than he turned his attention to winning back a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team. The Spaniard capped a memorable week by reeling off four birdies in the last nine holes to finish...
  • Pollution hides Beijing skyline; statues get masks February 26, 2014

    Beijing: The smog is so bad even the statues wear masks. Or at least they do in pictures of a campus stunt that circulated online on Tuesday as parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution. After being cooped inside because of the bad air, a psychology...
  • Venezuela protests rumble as demonstrators, troops face off February 21, 2014

    Caracas: Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators faced off in streets blocked by burning barricades in several provincial cities on Thursday as protests escalated against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government. At least five people have died since the violence broke out last week, the most serious unrest since Maduro was narrowly elected...
  • Miguel Angel Jimenez wins 4th Hong Kong Open title December 8, 2013

    Hong Kong: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Hong Kong Open for the fourth time on Sunday after winning a threeway playoff on the first hole to secure the victory. Jimenez, 49, defended the title he won last year and became the oldest player to win on the European Tour after sinking...
  • Mexico confirm Herrera as World Cup finals coach December 3, 2013

    Mexico have confirmed Miguel "Piojo" Herrera will coach the national squad at the World Cup finals in Brazil next year. The team's fourth coach since September, Herrera led Mexico to victory in last month's intercontinental playoff against New Zealand, which they won 93 on aggregate. The stocky former national team defender's...
  • Snapshot: A bob wig, futuristic makeup; is it really Kangana Ranaut on the ramp? November 25, 2013

    Kangana Ranaut is known to experiment with her looks not just on screen but also off screen. The actress was a head turner when she walked the ramp for designer Gavin Miguel at the ongoing Blenders Pride Fashion Week. High on futuristic look, Gavin stylized Kangana in a beaded...
  • Philippines spots new typhoon after 19th howler October 13, 2013

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines, on Sunday, after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another howler was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China Sea. Chinese...
  • West Indies A defeat India A by 45 runs, clinch series 2-1 September 19, 2013

    Bangalore: India A suffered a rare series defeat as West Indies A rode on Kirk Edwards' run-a-ball century to beat the home team by 45 runs in the third and decisive unofficial ODI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. The 1-2 series defeat at the hands of West Indies A...
  • 2nd one-dayer: West Indies A beat India A to level series 1-1 September 17, 2013

    Bangalore: Powered by Jonathan Carter's brilliant all-round show, West Indies A comfortably defeated India A by 55 runs in the second one-dayer at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. The 25-year-old left-hand batsman Carter smashed his way to a breathtaking 133 off 132 balls to help West Indies A reach a...
  • Luiten beats Jimenez in playoff to win KLM Open September 15, 2013

    Dutchman Joost van Luiten became only the second home player to win the KLM Open when he beat Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez on the first playoff hole at Zandvoort on Sunday. Luiten's par four at the 18th hole, the first playoff hole, was enough to clinch victory after he and the...
  • Spaniards take the lead at KLM Open September 14, 2013

    Zandcoort: Pablo Larrazabal shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to join fellow Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez in the lead of the KLM Open after the second round. First-round leader Jimenez shot a bogey-free 67 to stay in the joint lead of a tournament he won in 1994. Both players had...
  • Jimenez shoots 64 to lead KLM Open after 1st round September 13, 2013

    Zandvoort, Netherlands: Nearly two decades after winning this tournament, Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain shot a 6-under 64 Thursday for the first-round lead at the KLM Open. Jimenez, the 1994 champion, is the oldest player in the field at 49 and would like to add another Spanish name to the trophy....
  • Lee Westwood leads Tiger Woods after third round at Muirfield July 21, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Lee Westwood is positioned to win the first major title of his career. Long considered one of the best players without a signature win on his resume, the Englishman curled in a 60foot eagle putt on the way to a 1under 70 that put him two strokes ahead of...
  • Jimenez leads, Tiger lurks in Muirfield dogfight July 20, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Wily Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez led the way and Tiger Woods ground out a secondround 71 to stay right in the mix as the British Open turned into a dogfight at Muirfield on Friday. The early starters enjoyed the best conditions on another sundrenched day but the course bared...
  • Spain hopes new antidoping law will help Olympic bid June 13, 2013

    Madrid: Spain brought itself into line with international guidelines when its parliament approved a new antidoping law on Thursday, saying it would boost Madrid's chances of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. The 'law for the protection of athletes' health and the fight against doping' will come into effect within 20...
  • Jimenez returns from broken leg at this week's Spanish Open April 17, 2013

    Madrid: Former Ryder Cup stalwart Miguel Angel Jimenez will make his comeback from a broken leg at this week's Spanish Open, the national golf federation said on Tuesday. The 49yearold sustained the injury while skiing in Spain's Sierra Nevada in December. Jimenez, the oldest winner in European Tour history, will be playing...
  • 14 people killed in clashes with Mexican police April 11, 2013

    Morelia (Mexico): At least 14 people have died in a series of clashes between gunmen and federal police in Michoacan state. The clashes erupted on Wednesday in the state, a western area that has seen a surge of violence in recent years attributed to drug cartels, authorities said. Federal police...
  • Grammy Awards 2013 Tweet: Fun wins best new artist February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Oscars of the music industry is round the corner and there will surely be no dearth of musicians and some glamorous performances at the gala night. The 55th annual Grammy Awards will see the best of 2012 be honoured at the biggest musical night. From rock and...