'Hattrick' hero Costa ready to win physical brawls with sturdy defenders
'Hattrick' hero Costa ready to win physical brawls with sturdy defenders

Chelsea's ace striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals in his first four games at the club, is ready to win physical battles with sturdy Premier League defenders.

U.S. keeper Tim Howard to take year off from international duty

U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo top online searches during FIFA World Cup

He may not have been able to deliver the World Cup to Argentina but Lionel Messi topped the google search results for forwards during the just-concluded event in Brazil along with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Goalkeeper Howard refreshes World Cup record

Despite conceding two goals in the extra time, 35-year-old veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard from the United States was chosen the best player of the knockout match which Belgium won 2-1 and advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals

Obama congratulates US football team on their WC performance

US President Barack Obama has commended the National Football team for their performance and making the country proud in the World Cup tournament in Brazil, the White House has said.

American goalie Tim Howard named US Secretary of Defense!

US goalkeeper Tim Howard, who pulled off a record-setting 16 saves in a 1-2 World Cup loss against Belgium, was momentarily named Secretary of Defense on Wikipedia as an enthusiastic fan edited the Wikipedia entry.

Goal-keeper`s World Cup: Best of shot-stoppers in Brazil

The 2014 FIFA World Cup, so far, has witnessed some of great saves and luckily, some goalies have earned and respect and admiration from fans and foes alike.

Klinsmann reality check for euphoric US

Jurgen Klinsmann welcomed the euphoria around the United States` World Cup performances Wednesday but he warned the team is still a work in progress.

FIFA World Cup: Goalkeepers earn `respect`

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Robin van Persie make the headlines, but the World Cup`s real heroes have been goalkeepers like Tim Howard, Guillermo Ochoa and Julio Cesar who throw themselves into the line of fire.

Belgium overcome American resistance to reach quarters

Extra time goals from Kevin e Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sent Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals for first time in 28 years with a 2-1 win over the United States on Tuesday.

Lukaku changed the game: Howard

United States goalkeeper Tim Howard said Everton team-mate Romelu Lukaku proved decisive as the Americans` fairytale World Cup run came to an end against Belgium in the last 16 here Tuesday.

Howard among top 5 keepers in world: Klinsmann

US manager Jurgen Klinsmann is still sizing up much of his World Cup talent, but he has no doubts about goalkeeper Tim Howard.

Tim Howard signs new deal with Everton

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard signed a contract extension on Thursday which will keep him at the Premier League club until 2018.

Luckless Brown helps Everton into top four

Everton extended their winning run to seven as they climbed into the Premier League`s top four courtesy of a 1-0 victory away to Sunderland on Saturday.

Ukraine see off United States in Cyprus friendly

Casting aside trouble at home, Ukraine comfortably beat the United States 2-0 on Wednesday in a friendly held in Cyprus against the backdrop of turmoil at home and tensions with Russia.

Mannone was outstanding, says Sunderland boss Poyet

The Black Cats goalkeeper was in superb form for the 1-0 win at Everton on Boxing Day, making a string of saves to give the bottom-placed club more hope of Premier League survival

Martinez pleased with Everton despite shock Sunderland loss

Tim Howard`s red card and a Ki Sung-Yueng penalty proved costly for the Toffees, but the Goodison Park manager feels his side will come away stronger after dominating the game

EPL: Everton beat Newcastle 2-1

Papiss Cisse had struck in the second minute for the Magpies, who ultimately looked toothless in attack, with Demba Ba on the verge of completing a £7 million move to Chelsea.

Tim Howard becomes 4th goalkeeper to score in EPL

Everton`s Tim Howard connected from about 100 yards to became just the fourth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League.