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  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid need improvement before Almeria trip 1 week ago

    When Atletico Madrid won a La Liga and King's Cup double in 1996, hopes were high it would mark the beginning of a golden period for the club known as the "mattress makers". Those hopes were quickly dashed and Atletico were relegated to the second division in 2000 before returning to...
  • EPL Team Preview: Avoiding relegation the aim for promoted Leicester August 15, 2014

    England: Leicester were once an established member of the Premier League, securing four straight top10 finishes from 19972000 and winning the League Cup twice during that fouryear spell. Regaining that status is the aim of the Midlands club now that they are back in the country's top tier for the first...
  • EPL Team Preview: Aston Villa shrouded in uncertainty ahead of new season August 14, 2014

    Birmingham: Aston Villa look to be headed for another season of struggle in the Premier League following a summer which exposed the turmoil and uncertainly surrounding the cashstrapped Midlands club. American businessman Randy Lerner's failure to find a buyer after putting Villa up for sale in May has impacted offseason transfer...
  • 1st Test: India's search for first win in 2014 resumes in New Zealand February 5, 2014

    After being thrashed 40 against all odds in the ODI series by hosts New Zealand, Team India will hope to make amends in the first Test of the twoTest series starting Thursday at the Eden Park in Auckland. India have not won a Test match on the road since June 2011,...
  • 3rd ODI: New Zealand eye revenge against West Indies December 31, 2013

    Upbeat with a 10 lead after winning the first oneday international, West Indies will eye another win when they take on New Zealand in the third ODI at Queenstown Events Centre on Wednesday. The second match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain in Napier. The batting is...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan set to challenge rusty Sri Lanka December 30, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan will be looking to maintain their impeccable recent record in the United Arab Emirates when they meet Sri Lanka in the first of the threeTest series from Tuesday. Pakistan have lost only one Test match out of 10 in the UAE since their home games were shifted to...
  • Champions League: Dortmund need win to be secure in Group F December 10, 2013

    Frankfurt: Borussia Dortmund need to beat Marseille to be sure of advancing from Group F of the Champions League. A draw would be enough if Napoli fail to win at home against group leader Arsenal. Dortmund can even afford to lose if Napoli do the same. Three teams could finish...
  • Champions League: AC Milan, Ajax battle it out for spot in next round December 10, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan and Ajax will play for a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday. Milan need only a point at San Siro, while Ajax have to win the Group H match. Barcelona can assure themself of first place in the group with a draw against...
  • Arsenal go hunting in Cardiff, Spurs host Manchester United November 30, 2013

    London: Tottenham Hotspur's meltdown at Manchester City exposed serious flaws in Andre VillasBoas's project and the young coach is under intense scrutiny ahead of Sunday's match with Premier League champions Manchester United. Backtoback games against Manchester's finest always looked like a yardstick for Tottenham's progress in the wake of the world...
  • 3rd ODI: Game on as India and West Indies meet in series decider November 26, 2013

    High on spirits after their serieslevelling win in the second onedayer, West Indies have brought interest back into the ODI series against India and will be eyeing the trophy when the two sides meet in the third and final ODI at Kanpur on Wednesday. The visitors played out of their...
  • 5th ODI: South Africa eye 41 series win against Pakistan November 11, 2013

    After taking an unassailable 31 lead, an upbeat South Africa will eye for another victory when they take on Pakistan in the fifth and final oneday international in Sharjah on Monday. Quinton De Kock smashed his maiden hundred to help South Africa defeat Pakistan by 28 runs in Abu Dhabi on...
  • Tabletoppers Arsenal face United test at Old Trafford November 8, 2013

    London: For once, Arsenal are traveling to Manchester United on a high, looking down on United in the English Premier League standings. Eight out of ten league matches have been won so far by Arsene Wenger's side, including against title rivals Liverpool and Tottenham to sit five points clear at the...
  • Entertaining tie on cards as Arsenal face Dortmund in group of death November 5, 2013

    Germany: Borussia Dortmund lead Group F on goal difference and can increase their lead against Arsenal in Group F of the Champions League. Marseille visit Napoli hoping to earn their first points. Here are 5 things to know about Wednesday's matches: HOME ADVANTAGE Borussia Dortmund are seeking their eighth straight home victory, a...
  • Sebastian Vettel eyes Formula One title at Indian Grand Prix October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Never mind ripping up the form book, it would have to be thoroughly shredded and the remains pulped for good measure for Sebastian Vettel to be denied a fourth successive Formula One title on Sunday. Everything indicates that Red Bull's 26yearold German will become the sport's youngest...
  • Barcelona visit Osasuna, Real Madrid face Malaga in La Liga October 18, 2013

    Barcelona: The Spanish league returns after an international break with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both seeking a ninth straight win to start the season. While Barcelona hope to have Lionel Messi back, Real Madrid expect Gareth Bale also to return from injury before the two teams face tough Champions League...
  • 2nd ODI: India look to plug runleak and level series October 15, 2013

    After leaking 505 runs in 70 overs bowled to Australia over the last week, India will have to find a quickfix that can check the runsplurge critical to their chances of drawing level in the second ODI at Jaipur on Friday. Australia stroked 201 and 304 runs in the oneoff T20...
  • 1st Test: Rocksteady South Africa face unpredictable Pakistan October 14, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: World number one South Africa will hold most of the aces against an erratic and unpredictable Pakistan when the teams open a twoTest series from Monday. Graeme Smith's Proteas have dominated the fiveday format and are unbeaten in a Test series (away from home) since losing to Sri Lanka...
  • Inter play Roma as Juventus welcome AC Milan to Turin October 5, 2013

    Rome: Juventus have produced only draws in their biggest matches of the season thus far including the Champions League. The Bianconeri hope to break the trend Sunday against an AC Milan squad without suspended Mario Balotelli. Also this weekend, Roma's perfect start to Serie A will be tested at the...
  • Unbeaten Everton face City as troubled Man United visit Sunderland October 5, 2013

    The English Premier League is in uncharted territory. Never before has Manchester United started a season so badly. Having swept to their 13th title in the league's 21 years barely five months ago, United are languishing in 12th place six games into the new campaign. The next game on Saturday,...
  • Gareth Bale set for Bernabeu baptism of fire in Madrid derby September 27, 2013

    Madrid: With his Real side misfiring and city rivals Atletico flying high, world record signing Gareth Bale may be in for a baptism of fire when he makes his home debut in Saturday's Madrid derby at the Bernabeu. The 100million euro Wales winger was due to play his first match at...
  • Tottenham Hotspur make case for defence as they face Chelsea September 27, 2013

    London: With the abundance of flair and attacking talent Tottenham Hotspur acquired knowing Gareth Bale was leaving, it has perhaps been surprising that their impressive start to the season owes a lot to a watertight defence. Spurs anticipated the arrival of 100 million euros in Bale booty by bringing in the...
  • Real Madrid unlikely to overburden Bale at Villarreal September 14, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona have been careful to break new recruit Neymar in gently during the opening weeks of the La Liga season and Real Madrid are likely to follow a similar policy with Gareth Bale, even with several key players carrying injuries. Soccer's richest club by income, who like champions Barca have...
  • Watch: 'Chennai Express' collects Rs 6.75 crore in paid previews August 9, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan Deepika Padukone starrer 'Chennai Express' has already collected Rs 6.75 crore in the paid previews. This is the highest ever for a Hindi film. ...
  • 4th ODI: Dead rubber but live issues for India, Zimbabwe July 31, 2013

    Bulawayo: India have already wrapped up the series but the fourth ODI at the Queens Sports Club on Thursday persons them an opportunity to test our their bench strength and extend their authority. For hosts Zimbabwe, who have struggled to compete on the same level as their opponents in all...
  • South Africa look to carry winning momentum July 27, 2013

    Pallekele: South Africa kept their series hopes alive by beating Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third oneday international in Pallekele on Friday. In fact, the victory ended South Africa's 11match losing streak in oneday cricket on Sri Lankan soil. Even though the visitors remain under pressure at 21 down and...
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 preview version now available for download June 27, 2013

    San Francisco: Microsoft is trying to reverse slumping PC sales and quiet growing criticism of its flagship operating system with the release of a revised version of Windows 8. On Wednesday, Microsoft made a preview version of Windows 8.1 available for download. It includes alterations meant to address consumer dissatisfaction with...
  • Budget: 'Fiscal deficit to be capped at 4.9 pc of GDP' February 25, 2013

    Motilal Oswal has come out with its report on Budget preview. The research firm expects fiscal deficit to be restrained within 4.9 per cent of GDP in FY14. (i) Signs of improvement in the fiscal situation are visible. Tax collections remain robust. Significant expenditure cuts have also been effected. We estimate...
  • Indian GP 2012: Formula One action returns to India October 25, 2012

    Greater Noida: Race cars speeding through long straightaways and careening to negotiate tight curves, causing a deafening noise, were a novelty for the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here exactly a year ago when the Formula One caravan ignited the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. They are all back from October 2628...
  • World T20: Super Eights means serious cricket September 26, 2012

    With Pakistan having thrashed Bangladesh in their last encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 group stage, the tournament takes proper shape as the best teams line up for the Super Eights. Many, in fact, will tell you that the tournament begins on Thursday when Sri Lanka play New Zealand. After...
  • 'Preview' to hit the floors in September August 8, 2012

    Marikkar productions had been producing some of the notable Mollywood movies in the past. Now a member from its parent family Hashim Marikkar has decided to call the shots for the movie 'Preview' which will be produced by Marikkar ads and events. 'Preview' features five youngsters and one superstar...