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Ghana star Muntari joins Sunderland

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari joined Sunderland on loan until the end of the season from Inter Milan on Saturday.

I-League: AI hold Bagan to 1-1 draw

Injury-hit Air India Mumbai held Kolkata's Mohun Bagan to a 1-1 draw in the 12th round match of the I-league at Shahu Maharaj ground.

'Jouanno doesn't want WC rebels back'

French Sports Minister Chantal Jouanno has reportedly said that the players responsible for the World Cup strike should never play again for the national team.

Bolton and Wigan in tame FA Cup draw

Premier League foes Bolton and Wigan will have to do it all over again after they fought out a sterile 0-0 draw in their FA Cup fourth round clash on Saturday.

Ballack back as Leverkusen cut gap

Michael Ballack made his first start since September as his Bayer Leverkusen side defeated Hanover 2-0 to cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Dortmund.

TP Mazembe win African Super Cup

Goalkeeper Muteba Kidiaba scored the winning penalty as TP Mazembe beat FUS Rabat 9-8 in a shootout to win the African Super Cup.

Bayern stars at each others' throats

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben explained the reason why he grabbed team-mate Thomas Mueller by the throat during a Bundesliga game.

Chirag United thrash ONGC 4-2

Elijah Junior made a superb return to help Chirag United coast to a thumping 4-2 win over bottom-placed ONGC in their round 12 I-League fixture at Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Sunday.

Dempo nudge HAL towards relegation

A half-strength Hindustan Aeronautics Limited crashed to their second straight defeat at home losing 0-3 to defending champions Dempo Sports club, Goa at the Sree Kanteerava stadium here on Sunday. The loss nudged the aircraftmen close to relegation zone in the I-league.

Southampton vs Manchester United 1:2 Highlights

English FA CUp: Southampton FC vs Manchester United 1:2. Highlights."

Lazio vs Fiorentina 2:0 Highlights

Italian Serie A: SS Lazio vs AC Fiorentina 2:0. Match highlights."

Hercules vs Barcelona 0:3 Highlights

Spain, Liga BBVA: Hercules Alicante vs FC Barcelona 0:3. Highlights."

Catania vs Milan 0.2 Highlights

Italian Serie A: Catania Calcio vs AC Milan 0:2. Match highlights."

Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund 0:3 Highlights

Saturday, January 29, 2011

German Bundesliga: VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund 0:3. Match highlights."

Aston Villa vs Blackburn 3:1 Highlights

English FA CUp: Aston Villa FC vs Blackburn Rovers 3:1. Highlights."

Nurnberg vs HSV 2:0 Highlights

German Bundesliga: FC Nurnberg vs Hamburger SV 2:0. Match highlights."

Birmingham vs Coventry 3:2 Highlights

English FA Cup: Birmingham City vs Coventry City 3:2. Highlights."

Werder Bremen vs Bayern 1:3 Highlights

German Bundesliga: Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich 1:3. Match highlights."

Chaplow vs Manchester United (1:0)

English FA Cup: Southampton FC vs Manchester United. Richard Chaplow's goal (1:0)."

Sevilla vs Real Madrid 0:1 Highlights

Spain, Copa del rey: Sevilla FC vs Real Madrid 0:1. Match highlights."

Napoli vs Inter Penalty Shoot Out

Coppa Italia: SSC Napoli vs Inter Milan 0:0. Penalty shoot out."

Birmingham vs West Ham 3:1 Highlights

Emglish Carling Cup: Birmingham City vs West Ham United 3:1. Highlights."

Everton FC vs Chelsea FC, FA Cup

English FA Cup: Everton FC vs Chelsea FC 1:1. Match highlights

Buffon and Cassano set for Italy return

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to regain his place in the Italy team for the friendly against Germany on Feb. 9.

Monaco sign Diarra from Real Madrid

Real Madrid have agreed to sell Mali midfielder Mahamadou Diarra to struggling French first division side Monaco, the Spanish club said on Thursday.

West Ham sign Ba from Hoffenheim

West Ham have signed Senegalese striker Demba Ba from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim, the Premier League club confirmed.

FIFA gives extra World Cup bonus

FIFA is giving each football nation an extra $300,000 as a share of profits from the 2010 World Cup.

'Ukraine Euro 2012 role in jeopardy'

UEFA warned that Ukraine's role as joint host of the Euro 2012 finals was in jeopardy as a dispute emerged over government interference in the running of Ukrainian football.

Tottenham receive offer for Kranjcar

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp confirmed the club had received an offer from Werder Bremen for Niko Kranjcar but said he was keen to hang on to the Croatian midfielder.

AIFF website hacked by Pak supporters

Hackers supporting the jehadis in Pakistan have again damaged an Indian website, this time the All India Football Federation.

German FA chief nominated for FIFA

UEFA nominated German football federation chairman Theo Zwanziger to replace outgoing FIFA executive committee member Franz Beckenbauer.

Tottenham eye bigger challenges

It's a measure of the progress Tottenham have made over the last two years that they head into their FA Cup fourth round meeting with Fulham on Sunday with priorities lying elsewhere.

Qatar will host 2022 World Cup alone

The 2022 World Cup should not be spread beyond Qatar to neighboring countries but Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed bin Hammam said.

I League: Churchill hold EB 2-2

Kayne Vincent struck twice to help Churchill Brothers hold East Bengal 2-2 in a thrilling Round 12 I-League match at Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday.

Saviola named best player in Portugal

Benfica's Javier Saviola has been named the best player of the 2009-10 Portuguese league season by a sports newspaper.

Ballack back as Leverkusen cut gap

Michael Ballack made his first start since September as his Bayer Leverkusen side defeated Hanover 2-0 to cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Dortmund.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Cavenaghi set for Brazil loan move

French football giants Bordeaux are preparing to loan out their Argentina international striker Fernando Cavenaghi to Internacional Porto Alegre, the Brazilian side revealed.

I-League: East Bengal beat HAL 1-0

A controversial goal from Penn Orji helped East Bengal beat Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Bangalore by a solitary goal in a round 11 I-League match.

I-League: Viva rally to hold Chirag 1-1

Hosts Viva Kerala came from behind to hold Chirag United to a 1-1 draw in an I-League match on Saturday.

Benitez lost Inter dressing room: Eto'o

Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o revealed that his former Inter Milan coach Rafael Benitez was sacked after losing part of the dressing room.

Gomez hat-trick fires Bayern third

Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez hit a hat-trick as the defending champions went third in the Bundesliga with a 5-1 win over Kaiserslautern.

Spurs boss 'mugged' on Madrid trip

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp's scouting mission to Madrid this week proved costlier, as he had money and credit cards stolen by pickpockets.

Sao Paulo sign ex-Brazil player Rivaldo

Sao Paulo says it has signed former Brazil and Barcelona playmaker Rivaldo until the end of the year.

Inter beaten for first time under Leonardo

Inter Milan suffered their first defeat in six games under new coach Leonardo when the Serie A champions lost 3-1 at in-form Udinese on Sunday.

FIFA, Russia sign pact on 2018 WC

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Russian sports officials have signed a formal declaration awarding the 2018 World Cup to Russia.

Football pundits dropped in sexism row

A pair of British television football pundits caught up in a sexism row have been dropped from covering Monday's Premier League game between Bolton and Chelsea.

Dortmund's young guns good for Ballack

The race for the Bundesliga title is already over as Borussia Dortmund show little sign of loosening their stranglehold on the league, according to Ballack.

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Statue outside Oxford United's ground daubed in pink paint

A £25,000 sculpture of an ox that stands outside Oxford United's football ground is vandalised and covered in bright pink paint.

Sacked Grainger hits out at Leeds

Former Leeds United women's boss Gemma Grainger breaks her silence on events surrounding her shock sacking as the club's manager, claiming she did not leave by mutual consent.

Jones warning to Bothroyd suitors

Dave Jones warns striker Jay Bothroyd will not be sold on the cheap as their top-scorer is crucial to Cardiff City's promotion push.

Makoun included in Villa squad

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's game between Wigan and Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Carrick doubtful for Man Utd

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's game between Blackpool and Manchester United in the Premier League.

West Ham agree loan deal, says Ba

Striker Demba Ba says Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim and West Ham agree he can join the Hammers on loan until the end of the season.

Newcastle calm on Carroll injury

Newcastle maintain striker Andy Carroll will only be out injured for another "two to three weeks", despite reports claiming he will be sidelined for two months.

Bolton v Chelsea

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's game between Bolton and Chelsea in the Premier League.

Babel staying put, says Dalglish

Ryan Babel will remain at Liverpool for the time being, manager Kenny Dalglish confirms.

Blackpool star Adam asks to leave

Blackpool skipper Charlie Adam hands in a transfer request.

Olympic Stadium decision on hold

A decision on the future use of the Olympic Stadium, scheduled for Friday, is postponed.

Brentford v Exeter City

Monday, January 17, 2011

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern area final, first leg between Brentford and Exeter.

Howe confirmed as Burnley manager

Eddie Howe is confirmed as the new manager of Burnley on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Hooiveld set for Copenhagen loan

Jos Hooiveld is expected to join Copenhagen on loan after the defender fell out of favour with Celtic.

Gers' Miller in Bursaspor talks

Kenny Miller's agent holds talks with Turkish champions Bursaspor about a possible transfer from Rangers for the striker.

Striker Cummings impresses Villa

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier is impressed with Colorado Rapids striker Omar Cummings during his trial spell.

Villa restoring belief - Houllier

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier says the belief is returning to his players after they came from behind to draw the second-city derby at Birmingham.

Babel set for FA Twitter hearing

Liverpool striker Ryan Babel is due to attend a personal FA hearing on Monday after admitting a charge of improper conduct over a Twitter post concerning referee Howard Webb.

Hutchings joins Jewell at Ipswich

Ipswich Town confirm Chris Hutchings will become the club's assistant manager to boss Paul Jewell.

Bruce sorry for Harper incident

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce apologises to Newcastle's Steve Harper after a home fan reportedly pushes the goalkeeper at the Stadium of Light.

Dalglish yet to discuss targets

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says he has not spoken the club's owners about bringing players into the club during the January transfer window.

We are title outsiders - Redknapp

Manager Harry Redknapp says Tottenham are now "outsiders" for the Premier League title after their 0-0 draw with unbeaten leaders Manchester United.

SPL clubs agree on top-10 format

The 12 Scottish Premier League clubs reach a broad agreement for a 10-team top league and a second tier of 12 teams.

Sunderland's Bent asks for move

Sunderland confirm that Darren Bent has handed in a written transfer request amid reports linking the striker with Aston Villa.

Buffon helps Juventus ease into last 8

Gianluigi Buffon made his comeback after seven months out as Juventus moved into the Coppa Italia quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Catania.

Ex-World Cup ref admits drug smuggling

Former World Cup referee Byron Moreno pleaded guilty Thursday to heroin smuggling charges, the US attorney's office said.

Klose agent reveals Real interest

Real Madrid have approached Miroslav Klose and are interested in luring the veteran Bayern striker to Spain to replace injured Higuain, his agent said.

East Bengal held to draw by Chirag

Table toppers East Bengal were held to a goalless draw by a spirited Chirag United in a ninth round I-League clash at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Friday.

CL game named in match-fixing trial

The Champions League was dragged into the Europe-wide betting scandal after a group stage match was named in the trial of six men accused of match-fixing.

I-League: Churchill blank HAL 3-0

Churchill Brothers scored a convincing 3-0 win over HAL in the ninth round I-League match at the Nehru Stadium on Friday.

Kraft move could be risky, says Kahn

Former Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn said the decision to hand Thomas Kraft a Bundesliga debut against Wolfsburg on Sat could be a risky move.

I-League: Mumbai FC draw with AIFF XI

A last minute strike by Nigerian Ezeh Henry saw Mumbai FC escape with a 1-1 draw against AIFF XI in the ninth round of the I-League football on Saturday.

I-League: Chidi brace sinks Salgaocar

Edeh Chidi scored a brace as Mohun Bagan scored a comfortable 3-1 win over Salgaocar Sports Club to register their third win in the I-League at Nehru Stadium.

Chung replaces Temarii as OFC prez

OCF acting president David Chung will replace the banned Reynald Temarii in the post permanently and has pledged his region's support for the re-election of FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Dempo rally to beat Pune FC 2-1

After trailing by a goal in the first half, Dempo SC Goa fought back in the second half to defeat Pune FC 2-1 in the ninth round I-league match, played at Nehru stadium on Sunday.

Title rivals stay in hunt in Serie A

Lazio, Roma and Juventus all snatched late winners to keep their Serie A title hopes alive on a day of late drama on Sunday.

Chirag to face Mumbai FC in I-League

With both their star strikers ruled out, a depleted Chirag United will face a stiff test when they take on Mumbai FC in a round 10 I-League match at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan.

Real keen to bring back Van Nistelrooy

Ruud Van Nistelrooy, 34, left Real for Hamburg a year ago after three and a half successful years in Madrid, in which he scored 61 goals in 93 games.

Gouramangi is AIFF Player of the Year

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thanks to his consistent performance with the national team, India stopper Gouramangi Singh was on Tuesday declared the AIFF Player of the Year 2010.

'Higuain may be out for four months'

Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain could be out of action for four months following surgery and may not return to full fitness for a year, a Spanish newspaper said Wednesday.

Birmingham sign Bentley on loan

Birmingham City have signed David Bentley on loan from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season, it was announced.

Sepp Blatter calls Rogge to apologise

FIFA President Sepp Blatter apologised to IOC President Jacques Rogge for criticizing the Olympic body and saying it handles its finances "like a housewife".

Temarii to challenge FIFA suspension

Reynald Temarii, the former president of the Oceania Football Confederation, is confident of overturning his 12-month suspension.

Sevilla rallies to draw 3-3 at Villarreal

Alexis Ruano scored in the 88th minute as defending champion Sevilla rallied for a 3-3 draw at Villarreal in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals.

Ronaldinho welcomed at Flamengo

Fans wearing Ronaldinho masks and sporting the team's No. 10 jersey packed the team's training stadium to see the two-time world player of the year.

Payback time for EB against Chirag

East Bengal will do well to remember that they still have to erase one spot from their otherwise picture-perfect journey in the season so far.

India drop to 144th in FIFA rankings

India dropped two places to 144th in the latest FIFA rankings, two days after the 0-4 drubbing handed to them by Australia in their Asian Cup opener in Doha.

FIFA's Prince Ali urges unity in Asia

After a bitter election battle, the newest FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein of Jordan says it is time to put aside rivalries and work to unite Asian football.

Banned FIFA officials formally appeal

Two FIFA executive committee members have formally appealed against suspensions imposed on them last year over allegations they offered to sell their votes.

Buffon helps Juventus ease into last 8

Gianluigi Buffon made his comeback after seven months out as Juventus moved into the Coppa Italia quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Catania.

Ex-World Cup ref admits drug smuggling

Former World Cup referee Byron Moreno pleaded guilty Thursday to heroin smuggling charges, the US attorney's office said.

Klose agent reveals Real interest

Real Madrid have approached Miroslav Klose and are interested in luring the veteran Bayern striker to Spain to replace injured Higuain, his agent said.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa 3:3 Highlights

Sunday, January 02, 2011

English Premier League:Chelsea vs Aston Villa 3:3 Highlights

I-League: Pune FC beat Salgaocar 1-0

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Pune FC defeated Salgaocar by a solitary goal to taste their first success in the I-league at Nehru Stadium.

JCT beat Viva Kerala 1-0 in I-League

Rattled by a spate of defeats, JCT somewhat restored their campaign with a 1-0 win, their maiden of the league, over Viva Kerala in a sixth round I-League match.

Bagan scrapes to a 2-0 win in I-League

Mohun Bagan scored a 2-0 win over Mumbai FC in a I-League match at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan, but not before being tested by the inexperienced side.

Malaysia mark Cup win with holiday

Malaysians celebrated their first win at a regional tournament in more than two decades, prompting the prime minister to declare a public holiday.

AFE fails to alter La Liga schedule

The Spanish players' union failed in its bid to get the schedule for Sunday's five La Liga matches changed after a court decided it was unable to resolve the case.

Atletico complete signing of Elias

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Elias from Corinthians, the La Liga club said on Thursday.

Joshimar gets a point for Chirag

A late goal by Joshimar Da Silva Martins helped Chirag United hold defending champions Dempo to a 1-1 draw in a sixth round encounter of the I-League, played at Nehru Stadium.

NZ honour All Whites after WC fairytale

National football coach Ricki Herbert and captain Ryan Nelsen received New Year's Honours after New Zealand defied expectations at the World Cup in South Africa.

Former Argentina captain Ayala retires

Former Argentina captain Roberto Ayala, his country's second most-capped player, has told his club that he is retiring, according to Argentine media reports.

Aston Villa's Guzan joins Hull on loan

American goalkeeper Brad Guzan has joined second-tier English side Hull on a one-month loan.

Andres named Latin America player

Argentina's Andres D'Alessandro has been named Latin American Player of the Year after his good show helped Internacional win the Libertadores Cup.

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