Seattle`s pitch imperfect angers Louis van Gaal
Seattle`s pitch imperfect angers Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal slammed the converted American football pitch his team was forced to play on Friday as they launched their US tour with a 1-0 win over Club America of Mexico. 

Getting perfect pitch possible for some adult musicians
Getting perfect pitch possible for some adult musicians

 There's good news for musicians. Psychologists at the University of Chicago have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch - and the effect last for months.

India vs South Africa: AB de Villiers fears pitch will blunt Proteas` pacemen
India vs South Africa: AB de Villiers fears pitch will blunt Proteas` pacemen

South Africa captain AB de Villiers believes the pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Sunday`s World Cup clash against defending champions India will not favour his fast bowlers, saying batsmen should revel on it.

How a change in pitch alters power equations

 Altering the pitch of your voice can fundamentally change the way you speak, says a study, suggesting that others are then able to pick up on these vocal cues to figure out who is actually in charge.

Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa
Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa

Fireworks can be expected when Australia meet South Africa in five one-day internationals over the next two weeks even if the focus for both sides will be putting in place the structures for World Cup success next year.

Ronaldinho abuse reveals soccer racism in Mexico
Ronaldinho abuse reveals soccer racism in Mexico

Mexican football got a boost in September when former Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldinho, a two-time FIFA player of the year, joined modest local club Queretaro.

Speak with deep, dynamic voice to scare others into submission

A team of vocal experts have suggested that a deep voice is the key to power, revealing that a deep, dynamic voice that varies widely in pitch scares others into submission.

Arsenal face fine as UEFA probe six clubs
Arsenal face fine as UEFA probe six clubs

Arsenal could be fined following crowd disturbances during their midweek Champions League clash with Galatasaray as European football`s governing body UEFA confirmed Friday disciplinary proceedings had been opened against six teams.

Pro-Palestinian fans `attack` Israeli players

A pre-season friendly between Maccabi Haifa and French side Lille had to be abandoned when a group of pro-Palestinian supporters invaded the pitch and attacked some of the Israeli players.

I have regained my rhythm, says Ishant

Having engineered a collapse with one of his best spells in recent times, lanky Indian speedster Ishant Sharma said that he feels like having got his rhythm back.

Pitch and selection headaches for Black Caps

New Zealand are mulling over the Queena`s Park Oval pitch here as they contemplate their final XI for the second Test against West Indies, starting Monday.

World Cup party begins with charming opening ceremony

The greatest show on the earth, the FIFA World Cup carnival, began with a coruscating opening ceremony, which encapsulated the colour, culture and nature of Brazil, hosting the big football party first time since 1950.

Man City will win title, Liverpool have made progress: Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Manchester City will win the Premier League title but said his side had made great strides this season despite conceding three late goals to draw 3-3 at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Maxi Lopez snaps at Icardi over kids` pictures

Sampdoria striker Maxi Lopez has called on Inter Milan counterpart Mauri Icardi to stop publishing photographs of his children.

Missile-throwing Basel fans halt Salzburg Europa game

Salzburg`s Europa League match at home to FC Basel was interrupted for 12 minutes on Thursday when fans of the visiting Swiss side threw objects on to the pitch.

Liverpool call for scarves to mark Hillsborough anniversary

Liverpool are calling on football fans from around the world to show their support for the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster by sending in club scarves.

Pitch curator promises high scoring 4th ODI

The curator has promised a high-scoring clash when India takes on West Indies in the fourth ODI at the Holkar Stadium here on Thursday.

Batting-friendly wicket prepared for 1st ODI

The venue for the first ODI between India and the West Indies will be tailor-made for batting with plenty of runs on offer, said curator Pankaj Patnaik.

Toughest Caribbean tracks I have played on: Dravid

Rahul Dravid says it has not been easy as he had to adjust to the most challenging West Indian tracks in his four visits.

Some matches have been held on sub-standard pitches: Hodge

Kochi Tuskers Kerala`s Australian batsman Brad Hodge was critical about some of the pitches that has been on offer during ongoing Indian Premier League.