Rodgers demands solid defence

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers wants to see an all-round improvement in his side’s defending when they face Hull City in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday.


West Ham claim shock win over Man City, Saints leap to 2nd

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:53

LONDON: Manchester City’s bid to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday.

Suarez laments ‘bittersweet’ debut defeat

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:42

MADRID: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez described his return to action from a four-month ban for biting as bittersweet after the Catalans suffered their first league defeat of the season 3-1 away to Real Madrid on Saturday.

Classy PSG make Bordeaux pay penalty

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:37

PARIS: Two penalties by Lucas Moura and a clever chip by Ezequiel Lavezzi helped champions Paris Saint Germain beat Bordeaux 3-0 in Ligue 1 on Saturday and put pressure on leaders Marseille.

Roma held to a scoreless draw by Sampdoria

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:30

MILAN: Serie A title challengers Roma dropped two precious points in a scoreless draw away to high-flying Sampdoria that could see Juventus restore their three-point gap at the top of the table.

Sampdoria coach Mihajlovic rebuffs Inter link

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:21

MILAN: Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has played down suggestions he could take over at troubled Inter Milan, where the Serbian finished his playing career in 2006.

Real Madrid outclass Barca in El Clasico

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:06

MADRID: Luis Suarez’s Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema.

Fight for survival

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:05

ITALIAN football will soon be dying if it does not overcome its deep-rooted structural problems, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli (pic) said on Friday.

Pakistan edge closer to victory

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:05

DUBAI: Pakistan took a huge step towards victory in the first Test by taking four key Australian wickets after hundreds from Younis Khan and Ahmed Shehzad put them in the driving seat in Dubai yesterday.

Advantage Wanderers

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:05

SYDNEY: Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers beat Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal 1-0 to take the early advantage in the two-leg AFC Champions League final yesterday.

Brief relief

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:04

CATERHAM have been told they can miss the next two Formula One grands prix while seeking a buyer after the team went into administration on Friday.

Murray edges Ferrer to reach final

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:04

VALENCIA: Andy Murray took a huge step towards sealing his place in the ATP World Tour finals as he beat top seed David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 to reach the Valencia Open final yesterday.

Dortmund’s crisis deepens

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:04

Borussia Dortmund’s horror run of Bundesliga results continued yesterday as they lost 1-0 at home to 10-man Hanover 96 to drop to 15th after a fourth straight defeat.

Nadal calls time out

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:04

RAFAEL Nadal suffered a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) loss in the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors to teenager Borna Coric on Friday and then shut down his season to undergo appendix surgery.

Simona joins Serena for title showdown

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:04

SINGAPORE: Simona Halep crushed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 yesterday to join Serena Williams in the championship decider at the WTA Finals.

Black time for Wallabies

By Aziz Hassan - Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:04

DIVINE intervention could have been behind last weekend’s result that was celebrated by the All Blacks and a cause for heartbreak for the Wallabies.

‘Rabona’ all in the past for Pochettino

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:04

LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino will demand his Tottenham Hotspur side forget about Erik Lamela’s stunning Europa League goal and attempt to revive their Premier League campaign when Newcastle United visit White Hart Lane today.

Infamous incident remembered

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:04

ARSENE Wenger often says he has no time to look back because he is so focused on the future but he spent a minute reminiscing on Friday on the 10th anniversary of the defeat to Manchester United that ended Arsenal’s famous 49-match unbeaten run.

Now the real work begins for United

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:03

BY the end of the weekend, Manchester United could find themselves 13 points behind leaders Chelsea on the English Premier League table with Louis van Gaal further outshone by his one-time Barcelona assistant, Jose Mourinho.

Jose a self-made man, insists Louis

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:03

MANCHESTER: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho deserves all the credit for his emergence as one of the leading coaches in world football, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said as he prepares for the pair's meeting at Old Trafford today.

Friends reunited

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:03

JOSE Mourinho and Louis van Gaal insist their friendship will survive whatever happens when Chelsea look to cement their position on top of the Premier League with a statement victory at Manchester United today.