Pune FC blank Churchill Brothers 3-0 in Durand Cup
Pune FC blank Churchill Brothers 3-0 in Durand Cup

A dominant Pune FC scored a thumping 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers in a Group D quarter-final league match of the 127th Durand Cup football tournament here on Friday.

Ballon d'Or 2014: Where are all the English players?

FIFA announced its shortlist for the 2014 Ballon d'Or awards on Tuesday. The award is football's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars. Like always, the 23-man list in contention for one of world football's most coveted prize raised a furore.

Borussia Dortmund determined to bounce back at Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund determined to bounce back at Bayern Munich

Germany international Kevin Grosskreutz insists Borussia Dortmund can bounce back from their Bundesliga nightmare -- starting with Saturday`s clash at league leaders Bayern Munich.

Barcelona target Clasico bounceback on Luis Suarez`s home debut
Barcelona target Clasico bounceback on Luis Suarez`s home debut

Luis Suarez will make his competitive home debut as La Liga leaders Barcelona look to put the disappointment of their defeat to Real Madrid last weekend behind them against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Liverpool ready to hit peak form, says Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool ready to hit peak form, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his players are finally starting to gel on the pitch ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle at St James`s Park on Saturday.

Getting Mario Balotelli to fire is Brendan Rodgers' biggest challenge

After the summer departure of Liverpool's talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona, manager Brendan Rodgers had a mighty task in his hands to fill up the void left by their star forward. In came Southampton's Rickie Lambert and AC Milan's Mario Balotelli.

Former Real forward Raul joins New York Cosmos
Former Real forward Raul joins New York Cosmos

Former Real Madrid and Spain forward Raul has joined New York Cosmos for the 2015 season on a "multi-year" contract pending a medical, the North American Soccer League (NASL) club said on Thursday.

Sevilla, Valencia face stiff test of credentials
Sevilla, Valencia face stiff test of credentials

Atletico Madrid proved last season that with an inspirational coach, a group of committed players and an enthusiastic support, it is possible to get the better of wealthy Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga.

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund
Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with relations between the German heavyweights seemingly at an all-time low.

West Ham sweat on Sakho fitness as Andy Carroll returns
West Ham sweat on Sakho fitness as Andy Carroll returns

West Ham United`s in-form striker Diafra Sakho is "touch and go" to face Stoke City at the weekend, but the flying Hammers will be boosted by Andy Carroll`s return to training, manager Sam Allardyce said on Thursday.

Saints boss happy with fixture glut
Saints boss happy with fixture glut

Southampton head up to Hull City for a Premier League clash on Saturday with manager Ronald Koeman embracing rather than bemoaning his high-flying side`s busy schedule.

Burnley down but not out, says boss Sean ​Dyche
Burnley down but not out, says boss Sean ​Dyche

Rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table and without a win in their first nine matches, Burnley may be down but they are certainly not out, according to manager Sean Dyche.

Kerala Blasters down FC Pune City 2-1, register first ISL win
Kerala Blasters down FC Pune City 2-1, register first ISL win

Overcoming a one-goal deficit, Kerala Blasters FC edged past FC Pune City 2-1 to register their first win in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium, here on Thursday.

Kerala Blasters down FC Pune City 2-1, register first ISL win
Kerala Blasters down FC Pune City 2-1, register first ISL win

Overcoming a one-goal deficit, Kerala Blasters FC edged past FC Pune City 2-1 to register their first win in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium, here on Thursday.

Bayern hot-shot Arjen Robben set to face Dortmund
Bayern hot-shot Arjen Robben set to face Dortmund

Dutch star Arjen Robben is set to return for Bayern Munich in Saturday`s Bundesliga showdown against Borussia Dortmund after battling a leg injury.

Brendan Rodgers plays down Mario Balotelli concerns
Brendan Rodgers plays down Mario Balotelli concerns

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday he had "no concern" about Mario Balotelli`s on-field conduct following two incidents involving the striker during the League Cup win over Swansea City.

Serie A: AS Roma level top as Juventus beaten
Serie A: AS Roma level top as Juventus beaten

An injury-time goal from Genoa midfielder Luca Antonini handed Juventus their first defeat of the season Wednesday when a 2-0 win for Roma allowed the title challengers to pull level at the top of Italy`s Serie A.

Newcastle dealt Spurs trip in League Cup
Newcastle dealt Spurs trip in League Cup

Newcastle United were handed an all-Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup quarter-finals after dumping holders Manchester City out of the competition on Wednesday.

South Africa police deny arrest in Senzo Meyiwa killing
South Africa police deny arrest in Senzo Meyiwa killing

South African police on Thursday denied making an arrest in connection with the murder of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during a robbery at his pop-star girlfriend`s home.

Joyous memorial for slain South African football captain
Joyous memorial for slain South African football captain

Thousands of South Africans jammed into a Johannesburg sports stadium Thursday to celebrate the life of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa, whose murder during a robbery has stunned the nation.