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Salvi replaces Aaron in Delhi Daredevils squad


September 21st, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Mumbai bowler Aavishkar Salvi replaced Varun Aaron at Delhi Daredevils after the Jharkhand pacer was advised he will need to have a tonsillectomy which will ... Read more...

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Alexis adds to Barca injury woes


September 14th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 14 (IANS) FC Barcelona said that Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez will miss Saturday's La Liga away game against Getafe.Alexis returned from playing two World Cup qualifying matches ... Read more...

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Iniesta out for two weeks


September 13th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 13 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss his team's Champions League opener against Spartak Moscow next Wednesday due to an injury which may keep him out of ... Read more...

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UEFA embargo for Malaga and Atletico Madrid


September 12th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) European soccer body UEFA has announced an embargo on Spanish clubs Atletico Madrid and Malaga while it investigates their debts towards employees, with other clubs and ... Read more...

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Zenit can win Champions League in two years: Malafeev


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg are capable of lifting the Champions League within two years, the Russian champions' goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev said.Zenit's greatest achievement to date ... Read more...

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Knee injury sidelines Phil Jones for up to eight weeks


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury in training, the team said.England ... Read more...

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Trinidad wants Bravo, Pollard, Narine for CLT20


September 7th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Sep 7 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago's sports minister Anil Roberts says the government went to great lengths to ensure the trio of Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and ... Read more...

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Ex-Liverpool striker Sinama-Pongolle joins Rostov


September 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Liverpool forward Florent Sinama-Pongolle has signed a two-year contract with Russian Premier League side FC Rostov.In August, the 27-year-old striker left Sporting Lisbon by mutual ... Read more...

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Spartak owner envies Zenit’s Hulk, Witsel deals


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow can only watch and envy the lavish transfer spending of their rivals Zenit St. Petersburg after the Russian champions bought Hulk and Axel ... Read more...

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Bertrand signs long-term contract with Chelsea


September 5th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defender Ryan Bertrand has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the London side said on its website Wednesday.The left back joined the Chelsea academy ... Read more...

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Anzhi draw Liverpool, Udinese in Europa League


September 1st, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Europa League group stage draw has pitted Anzhi Makhachkala with English side Liverpool, Italians Udinese and Young Boys of Switzerland.The Group A campaign, which ... Read more...

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Defoe extends contract with Tottenham till 2015


August 31st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) England striker Jermain Defoe has signed a new deal with Tottenham Hotspur that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2015, the club said ... Read more...

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Brazilian goalkeeper Cesar signs with QPR


August 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Brazil international goalkeeper Julio Cesar has reportedly signed a four-year contract with English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers (QPR).The 32-year-old's move to ... Read more...

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Turkish hackers attack Spartak site


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkish hackers have attacked the Spartak Moscow website after the football team beat Turkey's Fenerbahce in the Champions League, the club said Thursday.Spartak beat Fenerbahce ... Read more...

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Dynamo Kiev beat Monchengladbach in Champions League playoff


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) Dynamo Kiev came from behind to beat their German hosts Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in the first leg of UEFA Champions League playoff.Playing after 16 years in ... Read more...

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Keisuke Honda would turn down Lazio


August 18th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda put an end to speculation linking him with Lazio football club, saying that he would not accept an offer from ... Read more...

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Zenit coach confirms interest in Nani


August 18th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football champions Zenit St. Petersburg are interested in buying Manchester United midfielder Nani, Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti said."The news about Nani is true," Spalletti ... Read more...

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‘Chennai Express’ shooting date not advanced, says SRK


August 6th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has rubbished reports that he got the shooting dates for Rohit Shetty's "Chennai Express" advanced to September so that he could ... Read more...

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Kiev to face Feyenoord in Champions League qualifying


July 20th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev will take on Dutch side Feyenoord in the highest-profile tie of the third qualifying round of the Champions League after the draw ... Read more...

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Ledley King retires from football


July 19th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Knee problems have forced Tottenham Hotspur and England defender Ledley King to retire at the age of 31.King joined Tottenham as a 14-year-old and spent ... Read more...

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Capello ‘confident’ of Russia’s 2014 chances


July 18th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello, expected to be unveiled as Russia coach in the coming days, has revealed he is confident in his ability to guide the ... Read more...

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Mostovoi ready to assist Capello


July 18th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Russia midfielder Alexander Mostovoi Wednesday said he would eagerly accept an offer to become Fabio Capello's assistant coach at the national team.Capello, expected ... Read more...

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Russian Premier League slips to 53rd slot


July 17th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League's calendar change has seen it slip 42 places to 53rd in the annual rankings of the world's strongest football championships, the ... Read more...

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Eto’o asks UEFA to reconsider Anzhi ban


July 16th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o has urged UEFA to reconsider the ban it placed on the club to hold Europa League matches in Dagestan.Eto'o argued ... Read more...

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Drogba arrives in China to rousing reception


July 14th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 14 (IANS) Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba arrived here Saturday to a rousing welcome from Chinese fans and insisted it was not money but the challenge in an ... Read more...

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Sneijder’s agent, Inter rubbish Anzhi rumours


July 13th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder's agent has joined the club in denying reports that the Dutch international may move to Russian Premier League big-spenders ... Read more...

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Bayern’s Tymoshchuk considering his options


July 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bayern Munich midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk said Sunday that he is considering offers from a range of European clubs, including from Russia.The 33-year-old Ukrainian has ... Read more...

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Van Gaal to coach Dutch national team


July 7th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, July 7 (IANS) The Dutch football association KNVB has appointed Louis van Gaal as the new head coach of the Netherlands national team.Van Gaal succeeds Bert van ... Read more...

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Ex-Russia coach backs liberal foreigners limit


July 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Russia coach Valery Gazzaev feels increasing the number of foreign players allowed on the pitch to seven, plays into the hands of the Russian ... Read more...

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Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre extends contract


July 5th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 5 (IANS) Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre has extended his contract with the Bundesliga football club until 2015."I was in talks with the board and the management for a ... Read more...

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Kalou, Bosingwa leave Chelsea


July 1st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Salomon Kalou and Jose Bosingwa left Chelsea as free agents Sunday after their contracts expired.Both ended their time at the club on a high, ... Read more...

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CSKA coach leaps to Arshavin’s defence


June 29th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky said the Russian team and captain Andrei Arshavin in particular, do not deserve the harsh criticism they received following ... Read more...

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Courtois returns to Atletico Madrid on loan


June 28th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) Spanish club Atletico Madrid have confirmed a deal with Chelsea to keep young goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on loan for another season.Courtois spent last season with Atletico ... Read more...

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South Africa set to host Champions League T20


June 26th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) South Africa is set to host the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) tournament later in the year."South Africa will host CLT20 this ... Read more...

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Schweinsteiger may miss Euro semifinal


June 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 24 (IANS) German midfielder Batsian Schweinsteiger said Sunday that he could miss Thursday's Euro 2012 semifinal due to a recurring ankle injury.Germany, who thrashed Greece 4-2 in ... Read more...

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