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  • Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong Test career 15-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Australia's Mitchell Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong his Test career with an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England, the fast bowler said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old has been Australia's talisman in a spectacular recent run, bowling them to a whitewash of arch-rivals England and a series...
  • Inter Milan confirm interest in Fernando Torres 15-04-2014 02:47 PM

    Milan: Inter general director Marco Fassone admitted that they could bring in Spanish striker Fernando Torres in preparation for next season's Europa League campaign. The Spanish striker is reportedly on his way out of English club Chelsea, with the Nerazzurri reportedly one of his most likely destinations, reports Xinhua. "He...
  • Juventus close in on third straight title with win over Udinese in Serie A 15-04-2014 08:15 AM

    Two goals in 10 first half minutes from Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente were enough for Juventus to close in on their third straight Serie A title with a 2-0 stroll at Udinese on Monday. The win sent them eight points clear of AS Roma at the top on 87...
  • Benitez demands Napoli to improve defence 14-04-2014 12:36 PM

    Rome: Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez urged his side to improve their defence following their 4-2 win over 10-man Lazio at home in Italian football league Serie A. Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Serie A hat-trick in a thriller where Lazio, though reduced to 10 three minutes after the break,...
  • AC Milan beat Catania, earn fourth straight win 14-04-2014 12:34 PM

    Milan: AC Milan earned their fourth win in a row when they beat Catania 1-0 at home here in Serie A football. Riccardo Montolivo, who netted in Milan's 3-1 victory at Catania earlier this season, scored the game's only goal in the 23rd minute Sunday, thanks to a superb long-range...
  • Inter Milan star Icardi in double controversy 14-04-2014 08:13 AM

    Milan: Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi was at the centre of two storms after scoring twice against former club Sampdoria on Sunday, one over his goal celebration and the other involving a refused hand shake. The Argentine opened the scoring in the 13th minute and infuriated his former team mates...
  • Inter Milan beat 10-man Sampdoria 4-0 in Serie A 13-04-2014 09:57 PM

    Milan: Mauro Icardi scored twice to help Inter Milan beat 10-man Sampdoria 4-0 in Serie A on Sunday and boost their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League. Icardi is living with the ex-wife of former team-mate Maxi Lopez, and the Sampdoria forward refused to shake Icardi's hand before kickoff....
  • Second-place Roma beat Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A 13-04-2014 09:02 AM

    Milan: Roma kept up the pressure on Serie A leader Juventus with a comfortable 3-1 win against Atalanta on Saturday which saw the capital side equal the club record number of victories in a season. Rodrigo Taddei, Adem Ljajic and Gervinho scored to help Roma to their 24th league win...
  • Milan and Inter fighting over Europa League crumbs 11-04-2014 09:45 AM

    Accustomed to fighting for the game's biggest honours, Inter Milan and AC Milan finds themselves in a seven-team scrap for a place in the unloved Europa League as their patchy Serie A campaigns draw to a close. Seven-times European champions Milan host bottom club Catania on Sunday and are in...
  • Fiorentina expects Rossi and Gomez back for Italian Cup final 10-04-2014 10:50 PM

    Fiorentina forwards Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez are expected to be back from injuries before the Italian Cup final on May 3, which would give both players the chance to be selected for their World Cup squads. Rossi re-injured his problematic right knee in January and Gomez hurt his left...
  • Sindhu, Srikanth and Sai Praneeth reach Singapore Open quarterfinals 10-04-2014 06:52 PM

    Singapore: Teen sensation P V Sindhu entered the quarterfinals with a victory in women's singles but it was young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who created a flutter at the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series, with a stunning win over world number 10 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam on Thursday. Another...
  • Saina Nehwal out but Sindhu advances to 2nd round of Singapore Open 09-04-2014 07:31 PM

    Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's poor form in international arena continued as she suffered a first round exit in the Singapore Open Super Series while PV Sindhu made her way into the pre-quarterfinals after a hard-fought victory in women's singles on Wednesday. World number eight Saina fought for an hour...
  • Bilateral hockey series with Pakistan unlikely this year 08-04-2014 07:24 PM

    Pakistan might be keen to revive the bilateral hockey series against India this year but Hockey India is not too optimistic about a 2014 date and feels 2015 would be ideal to renew the event between the two neighbouring nations. Top officials of Pakistan Hockey Federation had recently announced separate...
  • Roma move five points behind Juventus with 3-1 win 06-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Milan: Roma moved within five points of Serie A leader Juventus as Mattia Destro scored his first-ever hat trick in a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Sunday. Destro reinforced his case for a place in Italy's World Cup squad as well as bolstering Roma's title hopes ahead of Juventus' home...
  • Inter held by Bologna, Toni wins Verona derby 06-04-2014 09:53 AM

    Rome: Inter Milan twice threw away the lead given to them by Mauro Icardi's superb goals and then missed the first penalty they have been awarded this season in an incident-packed 2-2 draw with Bologna in Serie A on Saturday. The result piled the pressure on Walter Mazzarri whose side...
  • Lee Chong Wei to meet old foe Chen Long in India Open final 05-04-2014 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei on Saturday set up a summit clash with familiar foe China's Chen Long for the third time in the season, after both registered contrasting wins in the men's singles semi-finals of the USD 250,000 India Super Series here. Defending champion, Lee notched...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap crash out of India Open 04-04-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Friday crashed out of the USD 250,000 India Super Series after suffering a straight-game defeat against world number two Yihan Wang in the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition at the Siri Fort complex on Friday. The world number eight Saina...
  • Serie A: In-form Roma retain hope of Juventus slip-up 04-04-2014 10:02 AM

    After lying dormant for weeks the Serie A title race was brought flickering back to life after Roma's impressive 4-2 win over high-flying Parma on Wednesday saw them cut Juventus' lead to eight points with seven games remaining. Rudi Garcia's side travel to struggling Cagliari on Sunday on the back...
  • Roma beat Parma to close in on Juventus in Serie A 03-04-2014 09:40 AM

    Rome: Roma beat Parma 4-2 in a rescheduled Serie A game at home on and have cut Juventus' lead to eight points. Parma suffered their third defeat in a row following an unbeaten run of 16 games as they could not contain the inspired Roma players, reported xinhua. Roma struck...
  • Berlusconi family mulling sale of 20-30 per cent stake in AC Milan 02-04-2014 07:01 PM

    Milan: The family of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is considering selling a stake of between 20 and 30 percent in football team AC Milan, a spokesman for club co-chief executive Barbara Berlusconi said on Wednesday. The spokesman confirmed comments by Berlusconi's daughter after she spoke to reporters on the...
  • Mihajlovic enraged by two-game ban 02-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Rome: Sampdoria head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is furious after being handed a two-game ban. The Serb was found to hurl abuses at the fourth official and the referee during a 0-0 draw with Fiorentina on Sunday, reported Xinhua. "I learned with great surprise and disappointment that this touchline ban will...
  • Guarin's blunder costs Inter Milan much-needed win 01-04-2014 08:36 AM

    Milan: Inter Milan suffered another slip-up against lower-placed opponents after a late blunder by midfielder Fredy Guarin allowed lowly Livorno to snatch a 2-2 home draw in Serie A on Monday. Midfielder Hernanes, with his first goal since his January move from Lazio, and Rodrigo Palacio put Inter 2-0 ahead...
  • European football giants Inter to open academy in India 31-03-2014 07:17 PM

    Inter Milan are set to launch a full-fledged academy in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, in a couple of months - making them the first European club to do so. ...
  • Inspired Napoli hand Juventus a rare loss in Serie A 31-03-2014 08:52 AM

    Turin: Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's heroics were not enough for Juventus as the Serie A leaders lost 2-0 at an inspired Napoli on Sunday, only their second league defeat of the season. Jose Callejon and substitute Dries Mertens, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes, handed Juventus their...
  • Italian World Cup referee in penalty confusion 30-03-2014 11:14 PM

    Italian World Cup referee Nicola Rizzoli was involved in an extraordinary incident when he awarded a penalty and then changed his mind after five minutes of angry protests during second-placed AS Roma's 2-0 win at Sassuolo on Sunday. Rizzoli asked Sassuolo forward Nicola Sansone, the player who suffered the alleged...
  • Roma beat Sassuolo 2-0 in Serie A 30-03-2014 08:11 PM

    Rome: Mattia Destro's early goal was key and Roma were fortunate when a penalty kick for relegation-threatened Sassuolo were waved off in a 2-0 win on Sunday in the Serie A lunchtime fixture. Roma's fourth consecutive victory moved the Giallorossi within 11 points of Italian league leader Juventus, who were...
  • Rolls-Royce to launch Ghost Series II in India by November 30-03-2014 04:00 PM

    The Rolls-Royce Ghost series II was showcased at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show. The new Ghost will be launched in the UK by mid-2014 and in the Indian market by November. The new model does not have major exterior changes and has little to distinguish on the outside from...
  • Balotelli, Kaka lead Milan to 3-0 win over Chievo 30-03-2014 08:36 AM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli scored one goal and Kaka added two as AC Milan comfortably beat relegation-threatened Chievo Verona 3-0 on Saturday to give coach Clarence Seedorf consecutive victories for the first time since being hired in January. Balotelli volleyed in a cross from Adil Rami four minutes in at the...
  • Kaka hints at leaving AC Milan 29-03-2014 10:11 PM

    Brazilian playmaker Kaka, who is set to make his 300th appearance for AC Milan later on Saturday against Chievo Verona, may move to the United States later this year. "At the end of the season I will speak to (chief executive Adriano) Galliani to understand what his ideas and those...
  • Seedorf urges Milan to beat Chievo 29-03-2014 09:30 AM

    Milan: AC Milan head coach Clarence Seedorf has urged his side to carry on with their good form to register a win over Chievo. The Milan side, following a draw at Lazio and win against Fiorentina, will chase a win against Chievo at home on Saturday, Xinhua quoted Seedorf as...