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  • Jose Mourinho heaps praises on 'good friend' Alex Ferguson Yesterday

    London: English football club Chelsea's coach Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Alex Ferguson saying the former Manchester United manager is a very good friend and he likes him very much. Mourinho said maximisation of talent have been one of the key features that made Ferguson one of most successful mangers...
  • No injury returns for Manchester United, says Louis van Gaal Yesterday

    None of Manchester United's injured players are likely to be fit for the next Premier League match against Newcastle United, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling missed the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa and only Smalling has...
  • Louis Van Gaal will thrive at Manchester United: Ferguson 2 days ago

    London: Legendary football coach Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to again turn his former club Manchester United into a world-beating side. Van Gaal was chosen as the manager at Old Trafford following the failed reign of David Moyes. The Dutchman was given the task of bringing the glory days...
  • Alstom to pay record $772 million to settle bribery charges with US 2 days ago

    Washington: The French firm Alstom SA (ALSO.PA) has pleaded guilty and will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Justice Department alleging the company bribed government officials to win business around the world. The settlement announced by the Justice Department on Monday marks the largest-ever criminal...
  • EPL: Manchester United, Aston Villa share the spoils at Villa Park 4 days ago

    Birmingham: Aston Villa ended Manchester United's six-match winning streak in the Premier League with a fiercely contested 1-1 draw at Villa Park on Saturday. Christian Benteke fired Villa ahead after 18 minutes with a well-placed shot from the edge of the penalty area after he had evaded his marker and turned. United...
  • Michael Carrick appointed Manchester United vice-captain 5 days ago

    London: Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has replaced Darren Fletcher as the club's vice-captain. The 33-year-old Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, takes over as Wayne Rooney's deputy from Fletcher who was handed the role at the start of the season, reports dailymail.co.uk. Scottish mid-fielder Fletcher has struggled for...
  • I was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's last season failure: Marouane Fellaini 6 days ago

    London: Marouane Fellaini has claimed he was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's disastrous season last year, because of his relationship with David Moyes. The United mid-fielder has endured a troubled spell at Old Trafford since joining for £27 million last year. His performances in his first season were regularly targeted...
  • Newcastle United suffer keeper crisis, consider emergency loan 6 days ago

    London: Newcastle United are facing a goalkeeping crisis and manager Alan Pardew is considering asking the Premier League about the possibility of an emergency loan. Already without Dutch international Tim Krul and Rob Elliott, both injured, Pardew has been relying on 21-year-old third-choice Jak Alnwick. Alnwick, who made his senior competitive debut...
  • Manchester United have the loudest fans 1 week ago

    Manchester United fans have been crowned the noisiest when following their team away from home in the English Premier League (EPL) in a survey conducted by brewing company Carlsberg. Louis van Gaal's side did not win a game on their away trips until Nov 22 at Arsenal - after five away...
  • 2015 must be a 'time for global action' against terror, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon 1 week ago

    United Nations: The year 2015 must be a "time for global action", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said and asked the international community to do more to counter extremism and work on reforms of world body to adapt it to a new global landscape. Highlighting the key imperatives for...
  • Liverpool getting back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers 1 week ago

    Liverpool are showing signs of reproducing their scintillating form of last season after a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Having struggled to recapture the form that propelled them to second place in the Premier League last season, Rodgers' side set up...
  • Angel Di Maria wins Argentina's player of the year award 1 week ago

    Manchester United's Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina's foreign-based player of the year by the country's sports journalists. The winger won the Olimpia de Plata (Silver Olimpia award) at a ceremony on Tuesday, where striker Lucas Pratto of Velez Sarsfield won the equivalent for best player in the Argentine league. Di...
  • Chelsea, third-tier Sheffield United in Capital One semi-finals December 17, 2014

    Chelsea swept into the semi-finals of the English League Cup on Tuesday, joining third-tier Sheffield United in the last four after their shock win over Premier League side Southampton. Eliminated at the quarter-final stage in three of the previous four seasons, Chelsea made no mistake this time as goals by Eden...
  • I have never been involved in fixing, says Ander Herrera December 16, 2014

    Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said he has never been involved in manipulating the results of games after being named among 41 people in a match-fixing probe in Spain. "In an ongoing legal process involving Real Zaragoza (Spain), the club I was honoured to play from 12 until 22 years...
  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera named in match-fixing case December 15, 2014

    Madrid: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabriel "Gabi" Fernandez were named Monday as suspects in a match-fixing probe launched by Spain's state prosecutor. They were identified when the prosecutor issued an official complaint and asked the judiciary to investigate officials and players linked to football clubs Zaragoza...
  • Manchester United's Rojo injured, Liverpool's Jones to stay in goal December 15, 2014

    Manchester United do not know when Argentine defender Marcos Rojo will be available again after he missed the 3-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday, manager Louis van Gaal said. Van Gaal told reporters that the 24-year-old, signed from Sporting Lisbon in the close-season, was injured in training on Saturday, which meant...
  • UN talks agree building blocks for new-style climate deal in 2015 December 15, 2014

    Lima: About 190 nations agreed the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit increases in global temperatures. Under the deal reached in Lima, governments will submit national plans for reining in greenhouse gas...
  • Rooney, Mata, Van Persie score as Manchester United defeat Liverpool 3-0 December 14, 2014

    Manchester United heaped more misery on Liverpool by beating their great rival 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, earning a sixth straight win to underline the transformation in fortunes of England's two biggest clubs. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata - from an offside position - scored to give United a...
  • Arsenal return to winning ways with win over Newcastle December 14, 2014

    London: Doubles from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal a 4-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle on Saturday, restoring unity at the Emirates Stadium after scattered fan discontent followed last weekend's loss at Stoke. Although Arsenal is still out of the top four, a sixth successive Premier League victory over...
  • India, Sweden for closer coordination among UN member states December 13, 2014

    United Nations: India and Sweden have stressed the need for closer cooperation among the UN member states on providing humanitarian aid in crises situations, saying sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation must be fully respected in providing relief assistance. "The several ongoing humanitarian crises in different parts of world reflect...
  • Angel di Maria out of Manchester United match against Liverpool December 13, 2014

    Angel di Maria will miss Manchester United's match against Liverpool on Sunday as the winger remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Although the Argentina international misses a third game, defenders Rafael da Silva (groin) and Phil Jones (shin) return from injury. Defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling, and midfielder Daley Blind...
  • Manchester United are moving in the right direction: Peter Schmeichel December 12, 2014

    Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel, who is in Mumbai for the EPL trophy tour in India, feels that United are slowly progressing. ...
  • Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Rodgers December 12, 2014

    Mario Balotelli could return for Liverpool at Manchester United this weekend having returned to training after missing a month with a thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. The Italian, who has yet to score a Premier League goal for Liverpool since arriving from AC Milan in the close season,...
  • United Nations adopts June 21 as World Yoga Day December 11, 2014

    In a proud moment for India, the United Nations has adopted June 21 as World Yoga Day on Thursday night after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September. The decision...
  • Watch: Training expert Vesna Jacob teaches yoga moves December 11, 2014

    The UN is to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day after Narendra Modi urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level. "We are so excited that yoga will get international recognition," said a yoga instructor. ...
  • After Modi's appeal, United Nations to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day today December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a proud moment for India, the United Nations will declare June 21 as World Yoga Day on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September....
  • ISL: NorthEast United FC play out 1-1 draw with Mumbai City FC December 10, 2014

    Guwahati: NorthEast United FC played out a 1-1 draw against Mumbai City FC in an inconsequential Hero Indian Super League match to end at the bottom position in the football tournament here on Wednesday. The home team missed some good opportunities after taking the 34th minute when Spanish striker Sergio Contreras...
  • As it happened: NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC, ISL December 10, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) NorthEast United FC will look to do the double over visiting Mumbai City FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in a highly anticipated encounter on Wednesday. Having beaten Mumbai 0-2 in their previous encounter, head coach Ricki Herbert will...
  • Rahul Gandhi applauds functioning of Kerala Congress December 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday applauded the working of the party in Kerala and said that this is going to be the model for the party in the rest of the country. "The working of the Congress party in Kerala is a model for me and the one...
  • Robin van Persie nets twice as Manchester United beat Southampton 2-1 December 9, 2014

    Two clinical finishes from Robin van Persie gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory against Southampton in the Premier League on Monday, despite the visitors being pegged back for much of the game at St. Mary's. Van Persie scored with United's only two efforts on target to give Louis van Gaal's side...