• Sardar Singh aims to continue till 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Aiming for return, Sardar Singh wants to continue till 2020 Olympics

    Hockey | February 15, 2018 18:26 IST

    Sardar, who was part of India's Asia Cup-winning squad last year, has been dropped from last two tournaments - the Hockey World League Final in Bhubaneswar and last month's tour to New Zealand.

  • ISL

    ISL: Delhi Dynamos sign Uruguayan midfielder Matias Mirabaje

    Football | July 31, 2017 18:07 IST

    The midfielder was part of the San Lorenzo side that won the Copa Matias Mirabaje was in Libertadores in 2014 and finished runners-up in the FIFA Club World Cup the very same year.

  • Indian Super League

    ISL: Chennaiyin FC extends Raphael Augusto's stay

    Football | July 20, 2017 16:18 IST

    The 26-year-old is currently on loan from Chennaiyin to Brazilian fourth tier outfit Bangu Atletico Clube but he will be back for the 2017-18 ISL season.

  • Star German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announces

    Star German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement from international football

    Football | July 29, 2016 18:52 IST

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, star midfielder and captain of the national football team of Germany, announced on Friday that he is retiring from international football after making a record 120 appearances over 12 years.

  • germany midfielder kramer out of ireland game

    Germany midfielder Kramer out of Ireland game

    Football | October 13, 2014 18:48 IST

    Essen, Germany:  Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer will miss Tuesday's European Championship qualifier against Ireland because of illness, leaving the World Cup champions short of options for the game in Gelsenkirchen.   Kramer, who started in Saturday's

  • del bosque hails xavi as architect of tiki taka

    Del Bosque hails Xavi as architect of tiki-taka

    Football | August 07, 2014 12:10 IST

    Madrid:  Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has paid rich tributes to veteran midfielder Xavi Hernandez who announced his retirement from international football after 133 appearances for his country.Xavi is recognised as the architect of the

  • frank lampard joins manchester city on loan

    Frank Lampard joins Manchester City on loan

    Football | August 03, 2014 14:48 IST

    MINNEAPOLIS :Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will be part of Manchester City's Premier League squad for the new season on a six-month loan from MLS expansion team New York City FC.   Manchester City manager Manuel

  • lampard named england s vice captain

    Lampard named England's vice-captain

    Football | May 18, 2014 18:04 IST

    LONDON: England coach Roy Hodgson has announced that Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will be England's vice-captain at the World Cup.   The 35-year-old Lampard, who has 103 international caps to his name, has captained England six

  • chile midfielder vidal to undergo knee surgery

    Chile midfielder Vidal to undergo knee surgery

    Football | May 07, 2014 8:31 IST

    Turin, Italy: Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal will undergo knee surgery Wednesday, just five weeks before his country's first match at the World Cup.   Vidal visited specialist surgeon Ramon Cugat in Barcelona on Tuesday, accompanied by

  • chelsea midfielder ramires banned for 4 matches

    Chelsea midfielder Ramires banned for 4 matches

    Football | April 24, 2014 23:24 IST

    LONDON: Ramires will miss Chelsea's remaining matches in the English Premier League after being banned for four games for violent conduct.   During Saturday's match against Sunderland, Ramires struck Sebastian Larsson with a flailing arm in

  • barcelona signs croatia midfielder alen halilovic

    Barcelona signs Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic

    Football | March 27, 2014 17:48 IST

    BARCELONA, Spain: Barcelona has signed Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic from Dinamo Zabreg to join its youth team.   Barcelona says the 17-year-old Halilovic has agreed to a five-year contract.   The Spanish champions say they will pay

  • brazil midfielder arouca slams racist fan abuse.

    Brazil midfielder Arouca slams racist fan abuse.

    Football | March 08, 2014 11:36 IST

    Rio de Janeiro: Santos and Brazil midfielder Arouca has described as "unacceptable" and "serious" the racist taunts directed at him during his team's 5-2 victory over Mogi Mirim in a Sao Paulo state championship match.The

  • scolari picks midfielder fernandinho for brazil friendly

    Scolari picks midfielder Fernandinho for Brazil friendly

    Football | February 11, 2014 21:00 IST

    Rio De Janeiro: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho was the surprise pick in the Brazil squad for its final friendly before the World Cup squad is announced.   Neymar, Oscar, Ramires, Willian, David Luiz, Thiago Silva and

  • atletico madrid sign argentinean midfielder jose sosa

    Atletico Madrid sign Argentinean midfielder Jose Sosa

    Football | December 31, 2013 11:30 IST

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid have signed Argentinean midfielder, Jose Sosa, from Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkov, it was confirmed Monday.The news was broken by Sosa's agent, Ezequiel Manera, who posted a tweet, saying, "Jose Sosa will play

  • ac milan s midfielder sulley muntari banned for three games

    AC Milan's midfielder Sulley Muntari banned for three games

    Football | December 24, 2013 19:48 IST

    Milan: AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari has been banned for three games following his dismissal in the Milan derby Sunday.The Ghana international, 29, was sent off in Milan's 0-1 defeat at San Siro for his

  • barcelona midfielder dos santos will undergo surgery

    Barcelona midfielder Dos Santos will undergo surgery

    Football | October 25, 2013 16:32 IST

    Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona says midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos will undergo surgery on his injured right leg and be sidelined for six months.Barcelona says the 23-year-old Mexico international will have surgery on Nov. 5 to treat

  • world cup qualifiers switzerland calls up fulham midfielder

    World Cup qualifiers: Switzerland calls up Fulham midfielder Kasami

    Football | October 07, 2013 17:37 IST

    Bern, Switzerland: Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami has been called into Switzerland's squad for two World Cup qualifying matches.Kasami has opted for the Swiss senior national team despite also being eligible to represent Albania, which it

  • real madrid midfielder xabi alonso breaks foot

    Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso breaks foot

    Football | August 21, 2013 18:38 IST

    Madrid: Real Madrid says Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has broken a bone in his right foot.The Spanish club did not indicate how long it expects Alonso to be sidelined.Alonso underwent surgery in the offseason on

  • neymar to decide between wearing no.11 or no.7

    Neymar to decide between wearing No.11 or No.7

    Football | July 16, 2013 12:38 IST

    Rio de Janeiro, July 16: Neymar has been told he has a choice between wearing the number 7 or 11 for new club Barcelona.The No.11 shirt became available Monday after Bayern Munich confirmed the signing

  • brazilian midfielder neves joins al hilal

    Brazilian midfielder Neves joins Al Hilal

    Football | July 11, 2013 12:37 IST

    Rio de Janeiro, July 11: Brazil international midfielder Thiago Neves has reportedly signed with Saudi Arabian soccer club Al Hilal for $8 million.The 28-year-old playmaker will travel to the country's capital Riyadh Thursday for a