Punjab Warriors beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in close HIL match
Punjab Warriors beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in close HIL match

 Punjab Warriors continued their fine form and defeated Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in a keenly-contested league match to register their second consecutive win of the third Hockey India League, here on Monday.

No Champions league, no problem: Inter chief
No Champions league, no problem: Inter chief

 Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has played down the prospect of missing out on Champions League riches and believes the struggling Serie A giants should strive to flourish on their reputation as a global brand.

Life easy next to Lionel Messi, says Neymar
Life easy next to Lionel Messi, says Neymar

 Brazilian star Neymar has given four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi the credit for his upturn in form during his second season with Barcelona.

Real Madrid collaborating with FIFA transfer inquest
Real Madrid collaborating with FIFA transfer inquest

 Real Madrid director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno has insisted the European champions will collaborate with FIFA over any investigation into their recruiting of players under the age of 18.

Jose Mourinho puts FA Cup shock behind him
Jose Mourinho puts FA Cup shock behind him

 Jose Mourinho insisted Monday that Chelsea`s stunning FA Cup exit at the hands of fourth-tier Bradford City had been consigned to history as far as he was concerned.

QPR to give youth a chance, says chairman Tony Fernandes
QPR to give youth a chance, says chairman Tony Fernandes

 Queens Park Rangers will change from a buying club to a developing organisation by promoting young talent through their academy, said chairman Tony Fernandes.

Transfer talk won't distract Dortmund, says Mats Hummels
Transfer talk won't distract Dortmund, says Mats Hummels

 Borussia Dortmund`s battle to avoid relegation will not be derailed by constant transfer talk regarding top players leaving the Bundesliga club, defender Mats Hummels said on Monday.

Frank Lampard, John Terry turned my career around: Didier Drogba
Frank Lampard, John Terry turned my career around: Didier Drogba

 Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge.

Gabriel Paulista granted work permit, to sign for Arsenal soon
Gabriel Paulista granted work permit, to sign for Arsenal soon

Premier League giants Arsenal who had reached an agreement with Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista, will see the player join the club very soon. Paulista who was having a problem in being issued a work permit, has been granted the same and can now sign for the club. According to reports the permit has been granted on Monday.

Chelsea's 'Special One' Jose Mourinho turns 52!
Chelsea's 'Special One' Jose Mourinho turns 52!

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho grew a year older on Monday. The Portuguese turned 52 years old and will hope to continue a beautiful season with Chelsea. The 'Special One' who has been successful here with the Blues, is eyeing his first trophy in his second spell since re-joining the club in 2013.

Real Madrid breach 100-goal mark with half season remaining
Real Madrid breach 100-goal mark with half season remaining

The season is only half-way but Real Madrid have already notched up 100-goal mark. Helping Los Blancos achieve the milestone are their famed BBC trio of (Gerath) Bale, (Karim) Benzema and Cristiano (Ronaldo).

Martin Odegaard says money played no role in Real Madrid choice
Martin Odegaard says money played no role in Real Madrid choice

Norwegian football prodigy Martin Odegaard said Monday he joined Spanish giants Real Madrid for sporting reasons and not for the money.

South Korea beat Iraq 2-0 to reach Asian Cup final
South Korea beat Iraq 2-0 to reach Asian Cup final

South Korea moved a step closer to burying their 55-year Asian Cup hoodoo when they grabbed a goal in each half to beat Iraq 2-0 on Monday and set up a final against Australia or United Arab Emirates.

AC Milan job leaves club icon Filippo​ Inzaghi on the brink
AC Milan job leaves club icon Filippo​ Inzaghi on the brink

The AC Milan coaching future of the club`s former iconic striker Filippo Inzaghi is hanging in the balance after the struggling Italian A giants sunk to a historic low in Serie A at the weekend.

Wilfried Bony will be wasted at Man City: Swansea chief
Wilfried Bony will be wasted at Man City: Swansea chief

Swansea City AFC director John van Zweden Monday said former striker Wilfried Bony will be wasted at new side Manchester City, as he will just sit on the bench.

Bayern's Pep Guardiola in no rush for contract extension
Bayern's Pep Guardiola in no rush for contract extension

German champions Bayern Munich have repeatedly signalled their desire for a contract extension with coach Pep Guardiola but the Spaniard seems in no rush to sign a deal past 2016.

Hosts in safety dilemma after reaching Nations Cup knockouts
Hosts in safety dilemma after reaching Nations Cup knockouts

Qualification of hosts Equatorial Guinea for the knockout phase of the African Nations Cup has created a potential safety dilemma for the Confederation of African Football and local organisers.

Former Argentina international Riquelme retires from football
Former Argentina international Riquelme retires from football

Former Argentina midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has called time on his football career at the age of 36.

Didier Drogba not finished yet, says Chealsea manager Jose Mourinho
Didier Drogba not finished yet, says Chealsea manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists there is more to come from Didier Drogba at Chelsea as the striker says he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season.

Roberto Mancini still eyeing Champions League despite "cruel" loss
Roberto Mancini still eyeing Champions League despite "cruel" loss

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini still believes his side can qualify for the Champions League next season even after their shock 1-0 home defeat against Torino on Sunday which he described as "cruel".