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Football: Japan squad for Asian Cup

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

Football: Japan squad for Asian Cup TOKYO: – Japan coach Javier Aguirre on Monday named a 23-man squad for next month’s Asian Cup in Australia: Goalkeepers – Eiji Kawashima (Standard Liege, Belgium), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds) Defenders – Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan, Italy), Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo), Kosuke Ota (FC Tokyo), Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04, Germany), Tsukasa...


Leicester axe director of football Robinson

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

Leicester axe director of football Robinson London  : Leicester City on Sunday axed their director of football Terry Robinso who has paid the price for a season which has left the Midlanders rock bottom of the Premier League. The club said that Jon Rudkin, the director of the club’s academy, will move into the slot vacated by Robinson who had overall...


De Gea stars as United deepen Liverpool gloom

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th December 2014

De Gea stars as United deepen Liverpool gloom MANCHESTER:  Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie scored as Manchester United rubbed salt into Liverpool’s wounds with a crushing 3-0 home victory in the Premier League on Sunday. Rooney and Mata both found the net before half-time, the latter apparently from an offside position, before van Persie added a third to avenge United’s...


Pellegrini wants Lampard to stay at City

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Pellegrini wants Lampard to stay at City LONDON, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to extend Frank Lampard’s loan spell with the Premier League champions. Lampard, who was released by Chelsea at the end of last season, has made a positive impression after joining Pellegrini’s side on a short-term loan from sister club New York City. That arrangement is due to expire...


Arjen Robben and Kevin Strootman might join Manchester United

By: Jamal, Uploaded: 11th December 2014

Arjen Robben and Kevin Strootman might join Manchester United Liou Van Gaal is set to launch a bid for Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben and AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in January. According to media reports, Van Gaal is confident of bringing midfielder Kevin Strootman to Old Trafford, although the move could be delayed until next summer if Roma progress in the Champions League....


Robin Van Persie brings Manchester United to third in Premier League, Southampton lose

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th December 2014

Robin Van Persie brings Manchester United to third in Premier League, Southampton lose Robin Van Persie attacking Wayne Rooney’s deep free-kick for the decisive goal has lead Manchester United to acquire third position in the Barclays Premier League and offered his team a victory over Southampton at St. Mary’s. With last night’s win over the Saints, Manchester United report their 5th consecutive win in the league under Louis...


Football: Wanderers in Club World Cup boycott row

By: Shams Kassim Lakha, Uploaded: 8th December 2014

Football: Wanderers in Club World Cup boycott row SYDNEY:- Australia’s Western Sydney Wanderers were Monday travelling to Morocco for the FIFA Club World Cup despite fears they could boycott the tournament over a pay dispute. The Asian champions left for the north African country with no agreement between the club and its players over how much they will be paid for taking part....


Football: Turf war rumbles on ahead of Women’s World Cup draw

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th December 2014

Football: Turf war rumbles on ahead of Women’s World Cup draw OTTAWA, Dec  05, 2014 (AFP) – The first-round fate of 24 qualified teams isn’t the only issue to be ironed out as the 2015 Women’s World Cup draw sets the stage for next year’s global showcase on Saturday. FIFA have promised that secretary-general Jerome Valcke will take the occasion of the draw in Ottawa to...


Football: Celtic target unbeatable run to title

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th December 2014

Football: Celtic target unbeatable run to title by Alistair WATSON GLASGOW:- Celtic defender Adam Matthews is aiming to increase his side’s lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership by going on an unbeaten run between now and the end of the season. The Hoops moved three points clear in the race for the title after a 1-0 win over Partick Thistle...


Football: Japan coach Aguirre denies match-fixing

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th December 2014

Football: Japan coach Aguirre denies match-fixing TOKYO:- Japan coach Javier Aguirre has protested his innocence over match-fixing allegations during a meeting with officials of the Japan Football Association, a JFA lawyer said. “He told me he was very angry, and that he has never done such a thing as a professional football coach,” JFA lead attorney Yutaka Miyoshi told a news...


Football: Gerrard dropped on Liverpool debut anniversary

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th November 2014

Football: Gerrard dropped on Liverpool debut anniversary LIVERPOOL – Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was dropped to the bench for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Stoke City on the 16th anniversary of his Reds debut. Gerrard had played the full 90 minutes against Crystal Palace and Ludogorets Razgrad already this week and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers decided to rest the veteran midfielder on...


Pele says he’s ‘doing fine’ in hospital

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th November 2014

Pele says he’s ‘doing fine’ in hospital by Rosa SULLEIRO SAO PAULO:  Brazil football legend Pele, who has been hospitalized for three days suffering from a urinary infection, reached out to his fans via social media Thursday to say he’s “doing fine.” The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo said earlier that his condition had “improved” and that the 74-year-old — widely...


Football: Podolski to seek talks with Arsenal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th November 2014

Football: Podolski to seek talks with Arsenal BERLIN:  Germany star Lukas Podolski will seek talks with Premier League side Arsenal about his future as Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger continues to leave him on the bench, he said Tuesday. “I have to worry about what will happen in the winter and will look for talks with the club,” he said in a Berlin...


Barca boss backs Pique to rediscover form

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th November 2014

Barca boss backs Pique to rediscover form BARCELONA: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Friday that defender Gerard Pique is working hard in training to win his place back amid rumors that he could be looking to move away from the club. Pique was left out of the squad last weekend in the home defeat against Celta Vigo and he was an...


Football: I’ll be remembered as one of the best ever – Ronaldo

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th November 2014

Football: I’ll be remembered as one of the best ever – Ronaldo MADRID: World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo believes he will be considered one of the greatest footballers to have ever played the game by the time he retires. The 29-year-old picked up the third Golden Boot award of his career for being joint top-goal scorer in Europe last season in Madrid on Wednesday and...


Rooney back for Manchester derby but Falcao unfit

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st November 2014

Rooney back for Manchester derby but Falcao unfit LONDON: Wayne Rooney, who has scored more goals than anyone in the Manchester derby, is back after suspension and fit for Sunday’s meeting between the city’s two biggest clubs at the Etihad Stadium. Rumors that Rooney could miss Sunday’s clash had begun to circulate after media reports said he limped away from training on Monday...


Football: City’s Silva out of Manchester derby

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st October 2014

Football: City’s Silva out of Manchester derby LONDON: Manchester City midfielder David Silva will miss Sunday’s derby against Manchester United and could be out of action for up to a month with a knee injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday. Silva was injured during the early stages of holders City’s 2-0 League Cup defeat at home to Newcastle on Wednesday after a...


Football: Balotelli in clear over ‘Ferrari row’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th October 2014

Football: Balotelli in clear over ‘Ferrari row’ LONDON: Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will not face legal action over reports he threatened a woman for taking photographs of his Ferrari sports car, police announced on Tuesday. Greater Manchester Police were called to investigate last Thursday after reports of “threatening behavior” involving the 24-year-old Italy international, who is thought to have been visiting his...


Football: Barcelona’s Luis Suarez starts in El Clasico

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th October 2014

Football: Barcelona’s Luis Suarez starts in El Clasico MADRID: Barcelona’s record signing Luis Suarez makes his debut against Real Madrid on Saturday after being named in the starting line-up for the biggest game in club football. Suarez — who is making his return to competitive football after serving a four month ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini — is part of an...


Football: Wenger tells Arsenal to tighten defence

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th October 2014

Football: Wenger tells Arsenal to tighten defence LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said only a vastly improved defensive effort will propel the Gunners back towards the summit of English football. The Gunners have lost just once in the Premier League so far this season, to leaders Chelsea. However, several draws have proved costly and Wenger’s side will kick off 11 points...


Football: Neymar, Messi strike to ease Barca past Ajax

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd October 2014

Football: Neymar, Messi strike to ease Barca past Ajax BARCELONA: Barcelona warmed up for their clash with Real Madrid on Saturday in fine fashion as goals from Neymar, Lionel Messi and Sandro Ramirez handed them a 3-1 Champions League win over Ajax on Tuesday. Neymar grabbed the opener in the Group F clash at the Camp Nou after just seven minutes when he collected...


Football: Schalke’s Di Matteo looks to shut down Sporting

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st October 2014

Football: Schalke’s Di Matteo looks to shut down Sporting GELSENKIRCHEN: Roberto Di Matteo makes his Champions League debut as Schalke coach on Tuesday with the ex-Chelsea boss urging the Royal Blues to keep visitors Sporting Lisbon bottom of Group G. The 44-year-old Di Matteo kicked off his fledgling Schalke career with a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday as striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and...


Soccer-Suarez nets first Uruguay goals since biting ban

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th October 2014

Soccer-Suarez nets first Uruguay goals since biting ban Luis Suarez scored his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman on Monday. Suarez took his international tally to 43 with strikes in the 57th and 66th minutes and substitute Jonathan Rodriguez added the third in the dying minutes of the game at...


No change in 2015 Africa Cup schedule over Ebola: CAF

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th October 2014

No change in 2015 Africa Cup schedule over Ebola: CAF CAIRO: The schedule for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will not be changed, African football’s governing body the African Football Confederation (CAF) announced on Saturday despite hosts Morocco calling for its postponement over the Ebola crisis. The Moroccan health ministry had lodged a demand with CAF to postpone the January 17-February 8 competition as...


Football: New Indian league brings glamour, scepticism

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th October 2014

Football: New Indian league brings glamour, scepticism KOLKATA: With Bollywood stars, cricketing greats and a slick marketing campaign, India’s new football league is gunning to become the next big thing in sport. But just days before Sunday’s kick-off in the eastern city of Kolkata, the Indian Super League (ISL), which has lured a host of former international stars, is facing scepticism. Some...


Football: Fletcher brace gives Sunderland first win

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th October 2014

Football: Fletcher brace gives Sunderland first win SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom: Steven Fletcher scored his first goals of 2014 as Sunderland won 3-1 at home to Stoke City on Saturday to record their first victory of the Premier League season. The Scottish striker scored either side of half-time at the Stadium of Light to earn Sunderland three points after Connor Wickham’s early header...


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