• chelsea extends lead atop premier league to 7 points

    Chelsea extends lead atop Premier League to 7 points

    Soccer | February 08, 2015 9:49 IST

    London: Chelsea extended its Premier League lead to seven points by beating Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday as Manchester City was held to a 1-1 draw by Hull.Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic netted for Chelsea,

  • atletico thrashes real madrid 4 0 in derby to open up title

    Atletico thrashes Real Madrid 4-0 in derby to open up title race

    Soccer | February 08, 2015 9:30 IST

    Barcelona, Spain: Atletico Madrid thrashed crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-0 in a dominant derby performance on Saturday that threw open the Spanish league title race.The defending champion set the tone from the start as Tiago

  • juventus beats ac milan 3 1 to go 10 points clear in serie a

    Juventus beats AC Milan 3-1 to go 10 points clear in Serie A

    Soccer | February 08, 2015 9:28 IST

    Milan: Juventus beat fierce rival AC Milan 3-1 to move 10 points clear at the top of Serie A on Saturday as coach Massimiliano Allegri gained more revenge on his old club.It was Allegri's second

  • real madrid s james rodriguez ramos out for a long haul

    Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Ramos out for a long haul

    Soccer | February 06, 2015 9:20 IST

    Madrid: Real Madrid will be without the services of midfielder James Rodriguez for around two months, while Sergio Ramos' left hamstring injury will keep him out for around three weeks.James was forced to leave the

  • madrid s james rodriguez breaks foot will have surgery

    Madrid's James Rodriguez breaks foot, will have surgery

    Soccer | February 05, 2015 14:57 IST

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has broken a bone in his right foot and will undergo surgery on Thursday.Madrid said on its club website that medical tests revealed Rodriguez has a "fracture of the

  • nicolai adam appointed as head coach for u 17 world cup

    Nicolai Adam appointed as head coach for U-17 World Cup

    Soccer | February 05, 2015 13:35 IST

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday appointed Nicolai Adam as head coach of the Indian U-17 national team for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.Adam, an UEFA pro licence holder is presently

  • spanish football league president defends barca chief

    Spanish football league president defends Barca chief Bartomeu

    Soccer | February 05, 2015 13:16 IST

    Madrid: Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish Football League (LFP), defended FC Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu after the latter was indicted for tax fraud.Bartomeu was indicted by Judge Pablo Ruz Tuesday for tax fraud

  • deportivo beats rayo vallecano 2 1 in spanish league

    Deportivo beats Rayo Vallecano 2-1 in Spanish league

    Soccer | January 31, 2015 13:55 IST

    Madrid: A late penalty by Celso Borges gave Deportivo La Coruna a 2-1 win at Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Friday.The match began with a minute's silence for former Rayo and Nigeria goalkeeper

  • real madrid face cordoba to kick off la liga action

    Real Madrid face Cordoba to kick off La Liga action

    Soccer | January 23, 2015 14:26 IST

    Madrid: Real Madrid and Cordoba will open La Liga's 20th round Saturday, in which the Spanish football league leaders will seek to defend their position in the standings, eyed closely by second placed FC Barcelona,

  • real madrid signs norwegian teen martin odegaard

    Real Madrid signs Norwegian teen Martin Odegaard

    Soccer | January 22, 2015 9:47 IST

    Madrid: Real Madrid says it has signed 16-year-old Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard.Madrid announced Odegaard's transfer from Norwegian club Stroemgodset early on Thursday.Odegaard will be presented on Thursday after a medical exam.In October, Odegaard became the

  • spurs beat sheff united 1 0 in 1st leg of league cup semis

    Spurs beat Sheff United 1-0 in 1st leg of League Cup semis

    Soccer | January 22, 2015 7:11 IST

    London: Tottenham relied on Andros Townsend's penalty to gain a slender advantage over third-tier side Sheffield United in the League Cup on Wednesday, taking only a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their semifinal.Composed

  • real is top soccer moneymaker for 10th year man united 2nd

    Real is top soccer moneymaker for 10th year; Man United 2nd

    Soccer | January 22, 2015 7:07 IST

    London: Real Madrid is football's biggest moneymaker for the 10th straight year, while Manchester United has risen to second in the rankings by maintaining its commercial growth during its worst-ever Premier League campaign.In the Football

  • messi scores late as barcelona beats atletico 1 0 in copa

    Messi scores late as Barcelona beats Atletico 1-0 in Copa

    Soccer | January 22, 2015 7:03 IST

    Barcelona, Spain: Lionel Messi finished off his own missed penalty with five minutes left to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday.Atletico

  • fifa returns 100m to brazil world cup cost 15 billion

    FIFA returns $100M to Brazil; World Cup cost $15 billion

    Soccer | January 21, 2015 7:32 IST

    Rio De Janeiro: Football's world governing body FIFA said Tuesday it had set up a $100 million World Cup Legacy Fund for Brazil, aimed at sports facilities, youth and women's football, and medical and health

  • liverpool chelsea 1 1 after 1st leg of league cup semi

    Liverpool, Chelsea 1-1 after 1st leg of League Cup semi

    Soccer | January 21, 2015 7:27 IST

    Liverpool, England: Raheem Sterling found a way past formidable Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with an exquisite solo goal to earn Liverpool a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their English League Cup semifinal on

  • ronaldo can overtake messi to win more ballon d or zidane

    Ronaldo can overtake Messi to win more Ballon d'Or: Zidane

    Soccer | January 20, 2015 7:32 IST

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane insists that Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has more to give in the future and will end up winning more Ballon d'Or titles than rival Barcelona star Lionel Messi."Ronaldo will win more

  • we need to improve both attack and defence luis enrique

    We need to improve, both attack and defence: Luis Enrique

    Soccer | January 20, 2015 7:07 IST

    Barcelona: Barcelona boss Luis Enrique Monday said his side needs to put up an improved display to remain in contention for the Spanish title."There are still things we need to improve, both in attack and

  • everton held to 0 0 draw by west brom in premier league

    Everton held to 0-0 draw by West Brom in Premier League

    Soccer | January 20, 2015 6:48 IST

    Liverpool, England: Kevin Mirallas missed a penalty he wasn't supposed to take as Everton was held to a 0-0 draw by West Bromwich Albion on Monday in the Premier League.Everton was awarded a penalty just

  • southampton beats newcastle 2 1 in premier league

    Southampton beats Newcastle 2-1 in Premier League

    Soccer | January 18, 2015 10:58 IST

    Newcastle,England: Eljero Elia scored twice as third-place Southampton survived a late penalty appeal to beat Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday in the Premier League.The Dutchman, on loan from Werder Bremen, scored his first goal for the

  • liverpool beats aston villa 2 0 in premier league

    Liverpool beats Aston Villa 2-0 in Premier League

    Soccer | January 18, 2015 7:21 IST

    Birmingham, England: Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert scored to give Liverpool a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa on Saturday that kept the team in touch with the European places in the Premier League.Borini volleyed in

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