Alessandro Del Piero might be back in playing XI in next game: Coach
Alessandro Del Piero might be back in playing XI in next game: Coach

Alessandro Del Piero, who was not part of Delhi Dynamos' 4-1 hammering of Mumbai City FC owing to a stomach bug, could be back for the side's next ISL game against Atletico de Kolkata, said coach Harm Van Veldhoven.

South African eves beat India to clinch ODI series 2-1
South African eves beat India to clinch ODI series 2-1

Nadine Moodley's dogged half-century and Mignon Du Preez's 46-run knock, helped South African women beat their India counterparts by four wickets to clinch the three-match ODI series by 2-1 margin, here on Friday.

Robin van Persie will need to fight for Manchester United place, says Louis van Gaal
Robin van Persie will need to fight for Manchester United place, says Louis van Gaal

The pressure is certainly on Robin van Persie. The Netherlands star is living through a barren patch for Manchester United. And compounding his worries is the recent comment from the club manager Louis van Gaal that the Dutch captain will need to fight for his place.

Brendan Rodgers hopes Liverpool can feed off adversity
Brendan Rodgers hopes Liverpool can feed off adversity

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his faltering players to use their disappointing start to the season as a catalyst for a revival in fortunes.

Phillip Hughes' death has had deep impact on my son: Steve Waugh
Phillip Hughes' death has had deep impact on my son: Steve Waugh

He has rarely shown emotion on the field but former Australian captain Steve Waugh was emotional as he spoke about his teenager son Austin breaking down after hearing the news of Phillip Hughes' death.

Steve Waugh says Phillip Hughes was 'destined' for greatness
Steve Waugh says Phillip Hughes was 'destined' for greatness

Former Australian Test captain Steve Waugh has revealed that the late Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was destined for greatness as he was always eager to develop his skills and increase his knowledge on cricket.

Anil Kumble extends condolences to Phillip Hughes' family
Anil Kumble extends condolences to Phillip Hughes' family

Former Indian skipper Anil Kumble on Friday extended his sympathies and condolences to the family of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who passed away after being struck by a cricket ball on November 25.

Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL tie
Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL tie

The much-awaited inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got off to a flying start with the Indian Aces notching an impressive 26-16 first victory against the Singapore Slammers at the Mall of Asia Arena here Friday.

Chelsea will get even better, warns Jose Mourinho
Chelsea will get even better, warns Jose Mourinho

Chelsea may already be six points clear at the Premier League summit, but manager Jose Mourinho warned on Friday that there is even more to come from his in-form side.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson admits playing was tough after Phillip Hughes tragedy
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson admits playing was tough after Phillip Hughes tragedy

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson Friday admitted his players were struggling in grief over the passing of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, saying they discussed not playing the match at all.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe: Rahim, Mahmudullah make it 4-0 for hosts
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe: Rahim, Mahmudullah make it 4-0 for hosts

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah each struck a fifty to set up a 21-run win for Bangladesh over Zimbabwe in the fourth one-day international in Dhaka on Friday.

Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo in line for Manchester United returns
Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo in line for Manchester United returns

Radamel Falcao and Marcos Rojo could both return from injury for Manchester United`s home game against Hull City on Saturday, manager Louis van Gaal revealed on Friday.

Laurent Blanc surprised by `excessive` Brandao jail term
Laurent Blanc surprised by `excessive` Brandao jail term

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc said Friday he considered the one-month jail term imposed on Bastia striker Brandao for headbutting Thiago Motta as "disproportionate".

Sergio Aguero can be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: Manuel Pellegrini
Sergio Aguero can be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: Manuel Pellegrini

Sergio Aguero is one of the top five players in the world and the Manchester City striker has the potential to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

Tottenham Hotspur charged by UEFA over pitch invasions
Tottenham Hotspur charged by UEFA over pitch invasions

Tottenham Hotspur have been charged by UEFA after their Europa League game against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday was suspended for several minutes following three separate pitch invasions which appeared to be part of an online prank.

ISL: Revenge match for Atletico de Kolkata, FC Pune City need full points
ISL: Revenge match for Atletico de Kolkata, FC Pune City need full points

Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) would be all keyed up to avenge the earlier loss to FC Pune City and log full points to move closer to a semi-final berth while the hosts would hope for an encore and keep their chances alive for the play-offs in what could be a thrilling Indian Super League (ISL) game here Saturday.

Astana Continental team suspended, manager sacked: Official
Astana Continental team suspended, manager sacked: Official

The second division Continental team Astana has been suspended from competition and its manager, Dmitri Sedoun, has been sacked following a third positive doping case, the Kazakhstan Cycling Federation announced Friday.

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali `not leaving` embattled Astana
Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali `not leaving` embattled Astana

Reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali insisted he will not quit the embattled cycling team Astana following the doping positives of two teammates and three from the suspended Astana Continental outfit.

Ireland rugby great Jack Kyle dies aged 88
Ireland rugby great Jack Kyle dies aged 88

Former Ireland rugby great Jack Kyle has died at the age of 88, his family announced on Friday.

Ana Ivanovic says `hard to imagine` faster future for game
Ana Ivanovic says `hard to imagine` faster future for game

Ana Ivanovic demolished Daniela Hantuchova in a dominating International Premier Tennis League debut on Friday, but said it was "hard to imagine" the game evolving to adopt the much faster format.