Series

  • Chris Gayle expects to recover in time for Tests in India 7 hours 41 minutes ago

    Kingston: Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle believes he will overcome injury in time for the three-Test series in India which starts next month. The attacking left-hander was not considered for selection for the second Test against Bangladesh earlier this month or the one-day series in India starting next week, because...
  • Udinese beat Parma 4-2 to move third in Serie A 9 hours 26 minutes ago

    Milan: Antonio Di Natale scored twice as Udinese beat struggling Parma 4-2 to move third in the Serie A standings on Monday. Palermo also remained mired at the bottom of the table after Filip Djordjevic's hat-trick helped consign Giuseppe Iachini's side to a 4-0 loss at home to Lazio. Parma took the...
  • Cagliari stun Inter Milan 4-1 in Serie A Yesterday

    Milan: Inter Milan suffered a humiliating first defeat of the season as it was routed 4-1 by last-placed Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday, while Napoli won to ease the pressure on coach Rafa Benitez. Cagliari had lost their last three matches but gained an advantage when Inter captain Yuto Nagatomo...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq distances himself from Younis Khan comment Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq has distanced himself from the axing of senior batsman, Younis Khan for the ODI series against Australia. "I don't want to comment on this issue because Younis is a senior teammate and I also have to look at the PCB code of conduct but...
  • Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson set to play against Pakistan Yesterday

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said Sunday that fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Johnson was withdrawn from the Twenty20 Champions League with a rib injury, but left with the national squad for the UAE on...
  • Australia coach Darren Lehmann turns heat on spinner Nathan Lyon 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory. An orthodox spinner who rarely strays from his stock off-breaks, Lyon will be under pressure to perform in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Remarkable Destro goal upstages Totti, Juventus win again 2 days ago

    AS Roma's Mattia Destro scored a remarkable goal from near the halfway line to complete a 2-0 Serie A home win over Verona and upstage talismanic team-mate Francesco Totti on his 38th birthday on Saturday. A goal kick from Roma's Morgan De Sanctis landed just inside the Verona half before Destro...
  • Serie A: Destro's stunning strike helps Roma beat Verona 2-0 2 days ago

    Milan: Mattia Destro scored a stunning goal from near the halfway line to help Roma beat Hellas Verona 2-0 on Saturday as the capital side maintained its perfect record in Serie A. Destro controlled Morgan De Sanctis' goal kick before smacking it into the back of the net on the half...
  • Roma and Juventus look to stay perfect in Serie A 3 days ago

    It's business as usual at the top of the Serie A table as joint leaders Roma and Juventus have maximum points heading into the fifth round of fixtures. Juventus have yet to concede a goal and the three-time defending Italian champion visits Atalanta on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Roma host...
  • Explosive Inter Milan trio keep fireworks on the pitch 4 days ago

    Inter Milan seemed to be playing with fire when they signed Pablo Osvaldo, Mauro Icardi and Gary Medel, three potentially explosive players each with a well-documented history of controversy, before the start of the season. Chile's Medel, nicknamed the Pitbull and raised in one of Santiago's toughest neighbourhoods, had received 13...
  • Udinese beat Lazio 1-0 in Serie A 4 days ago

    Udinese moved into third place in the Serie A with a 1-0 win at Lazio on Thursday. Forward Cyril Thereau scored in the 26th minute for the visitors, slotting in from the center of the area between two defenders at the Stadio Olimpico. The victory placed Udinese within three points of Italian...
  • Inter, AC Milan meet to discuss San Siro future 4 days ago

    Milan: Inter Milan and AC Milan described their first meeting about the future of the San Siro they share as "very positive." Inter president Erick Thohir had a business lunch with AC Milan vice president Barbara Berlusconi on Thursday. A joint statement by the clubs said the meeting was spent "mainly...
  • Serie A: Juventus and Roma remain level atop after easy wins 5 days ago

    Rome: Arturo Vidal scored twice as Juventus comfortably beat Cesena 3-0 on Wednesday to become the first team in Serie A history to win their opening four matches without conceding a goal. Vidal converted a controversial penalty in the 18th minute. He then found the net from beyond the area in...
  • Fernando Torres sparks comeback as AC Milan draw with Empoli 6 days ago

    Fernando Torres scored in his first start for AC Milan as his side came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at promoted Empoli in Serie A on Tuesday. After early goals from Lorenzo Tonelli and Manuel Pucciarelli, Torres found the target with a header in the 43rd and Japan...
  • Roma midfielder De Rossi out for a month 1 week ago

    Rome: Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi will likely be out for a month due to a first-degree tear of his left calf muscle. Medical tests on Tuesday revealed the extent of the problem after De Rossi was injured late in a 2-0 win over Cagliari at the weekend. De Rossi...
  • Serie A favourites Juventus and Roma already in control 1 week ago

    Rome: Serie A is only three rounds old and title favorites Juventus and Roma already stand alone atop the table. Neither of the leaders have conceded a goal and both have also won their opening matches in the Champions League. Roma, who have scored one more goal than Juventus, visit Parma...
  • Palermo hold Inter Milan to 11 draw in Serie A September 22, 2014

    Rome: Mateo Kovacic bailed Nemanja Vidic out of jail as Inter came from behind to draw 11 at Palermo on Sunday. A defensive error from Nemanja Vidic gifted Paulo Dybala a goal for Palermo just three minutes in and Mateo Kovacic equalised for Inter in the 42nd from the edge of...
  • Younis Khan makes the cut among probables for Australia series September 21, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan selectors have retained senior batsman Younis Khan in a shortlist of 20 players they have finalized for the Test and ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Sources close to the selectors told PTI on Sunday that Younis was shortlisted for the series despite initial doubts...
  • AS Roma beat Cagliari 20, pull level with Juventus September 21, 2014

    Alessandro Florenzi set up one goal then scored another as Roma pulled level with Juventus atop Serie A with a 20 win over Cagliari on Sunday. Florenzi provided the cross for Mattia Destro's opener 10 minutes in at the Stadio Olimpico then took a pass from Gervinho and found the target...
  • Serie A: Carlos Tevez leads Juventus to 10 win at AC Milan September 21, 2014

    Milan: Carlos Tevez's fourth goal in three matches helped Juventus win 10 at AC Milan on Saturday in the first highprofile matchup of the Serie A. In the 71st minute at the San Siro, Paul Pogba set up Tevez with only the goalkeeper to beat, and he expertly chipped it...
  • Serie A: Massimiliano Allegri returns to AC Milan as Juventus coach September 19, 2014

    Milan: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will make his return to AC Milan on Saturday, and the reception he receives from his former fans could be as interesting as the match. Allegri will return to San Siro for the first time in a competitive match since he was fired by AC Milan...
  • Roma defender David Astori out with knee injury September 18, 2014

    Rome: Roma defender David Astori has sprained his right knee and will likely be out of action for about three weeks. Astori injured his knee in Wednesday's 51 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. Roma say the Italy defender, who has also injured his medial collateral ligament, has already started...
  • Superstar Alessandro Del Piero to arrive in city on Wednesday September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The moment the Capital's football fraternity has been waiting for, will arrive on Wednesday with star Italian playmaker and striker Alessandro Del Piero making an entry into the city to play as marquee player for Delhi Dynamos in the inaugural Indian Super League. The ISL will be held in...
  • 2nd Test: Benn takes five as West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 296 runs to win series 20 September 17, 2014

    Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 30th Test century and leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn followed with 5 for 72 on Tuesday as the West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 296 runs late on day four of the second Test. The West Indies, playing their landmark 500th Test, swept the twoTest series 20. Chanderpaul's unbeaten...
  • AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez out for at least 2 weeks September 15, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a thigh injury. Lopez sustained the injury while attempting to reach Mattia De Sciglio's goalbound backpass during the closing stages of Sunday's 54 win at Parma. Milan say Lopez has a right thigh injury and will be...
  • Mauro Icardi scores hattrick as Inter Milan thrash Sassuolo 70 September 15, 2014

    Milan: Mauro Icardi scored his first ever hattrick as Inter Milan thrashed 10man Sassuolo 70 on Sunday for their first victory of the fledgling Serie A season, while AC Milan won 54 at Parma in a highly entertaining match, which saw both teams reduced to 10 men. New signing Paolo Osvaldo...
  • Juventus beat Udinese 20 on Allegri's home debut September 14, 2014

    Milan: Juventus showed little has changed since Massimiliano Allegri took charge as they eased to a 20 win against Udinese on Saturday in the former AC Milan coach's home debut. Carlos Tevez scored in the eighth minute and Claudio Marchisio secured the points in the 75th to make it two Serie...
  • Juventus fighting injuries ahead of Udinese battle in Serie A September 13, 2014

    Rome: This weekend in Serie A, threetime defending Serie A champions Juventus have injury problems for their match against Udinese, Roma warm up for their return to the Champions League at promoted Empoli and AC Milan visit Parma. However, it's Simone Zaza who is the talk of Italy after leading the...
  • Narain Kathikeyan sees a future for Super Series September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India's first Formula One driver Narain Kathikeyan is making his presence felt in the Super Formula Series and has predicted a bright future for the Japanese Championship. The premier Japanese singleseater championship will soon become the only automobile racing championship, outside of F1, to enjoy live telecast in the...