Soccer: Cahill joins Indian Super League side Jamshedpur

Soccer: Cahill joins Indian Super League side Jamshedpur

September 1 (Reuters): Australia’s record goal scorer Tim Cahill has joined Indian Super League (ISL) side Jamshedpur FC, the 38-year-old striker announced on Saturday.   Cahill struggled for playing time at club level last year and left A-League side Melbourne City in December to return to Millwall — where he first came to prominence 20 […]

Soccer: Pique says Man United’s Pogba would be welcome at Barca

Soccer: Pique says Man United’s Pogba would be welcome at Barca

MADRID, August 27 (Reuters): Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said Paul Pogba would be welcome at the Nou Camp if the France World Cup winner ends up leaving Manchester United.   The midfielder reportedly has a tense relationship with United coach Jose Mourinho and has been linked to the Spanish champions.   “We would be happy […]

Soccer: La Liga investigate Valladolid pitch after Barca farce

Soccer: La Liga investigate Valladolid pitch after Barca farce

Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho in action with Real Valladolid’s Javi Moyano. (REUTERS)   MADRID, August 26 (Reuters): La Liga have opened an investigation into the pitch at Real Valladolid’s Jose Zorrilla stadium following their 1-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday.   The pitch, which began to tear up during the warm up, was only laid on […]

Soccer: Man City held at Wolves, Arsenal off the mark under Emery

Soccer: Man City held at Wolves, Arsenal off the mark under Emery

Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte scores their first goal on August 25 (Reuters)   LONDON, August 25 (Reuters): Manchester City’s perfect start to their Premier League title defence was ended with a 1-1 draw at newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday while Arsenal earned the first win under Unai Emery, a 3-1 victory over West Ham United. […]

Soccer: Atletico suffer Vitolo injury blow

Soccer: Atletico suffer Vitolo injury blow

MADRID, August 21 (Reuters): Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo is set to miss between two and four weeks after suffering a knee sprain during his team’s 1-1 La Liga draw at Valencia on Monday.   “Vitolo finished the game which we played at Mestalla against Valencia with pain in his left knee,” Atletico said in a […]

Soccer: Deeney inspires Watford to 3-1 win at Burnley

Soccer: Deeney inspires Watford to 3-1 win at Burnley

Watford’s Will Hughes celebrates scoring their third goal with Troy Deeney on August 19. (REUTERS)   BURNLEY, England, August 19 (Reuters): Watford made it two wins out of two and ended their run of poor away form in impressive fashion as early second half strikes from captain Troy Deeney and Will Hughes gave them a […]

Soccer: Kane ends August drought as Spurs secure second win

Soccer: Kane ends August drought as Spurs secure second win

Tottenham’s Lucas Moura in action with Fulham’s Tom Cairney. (Reuters Photo) LONDON, August 18 (Reuters): Tottenham Hotspur ended a week in which they apologised to supporters for further delay in their move back to White Hart Lane by continuing to flourish at their second home of Wembley where they beat Fulham 3-1 in the Premier […]

Soccer: Ronaldo exit no excuse for Madrid – Casemiro

Soccer: Ronaldo exit no excuse for Madrid – Casemiro

TALLINN, August 16 (Reuters): Real Madrid cannot use the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo as an excuse for underachieving this season, midfielder Casemiro said after losing the UEFA Super Cup 4-2 to Atletico Madrid in Real’s first competitive game since their talisman joined Juventus.   “Of course we miss Cristiano, but that’s in the past now,” […]

Manchester City’s Silva retires from Spain duty

Manchester City’s Silva retires from Spain duty

MADRID, AUGUST 14 (Reuters): Spanish midfielder David Silva has joined compatriots Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique in retiring from international football.   The 32-year-old Manchester City playmaker won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012, a key player during Spain’s golden era.   Silva scored 35 goals in 125 […]

Barca lift Spanish Super Cup after late penalty save

Barca lift Spanish Super Cup after late penalty save

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi lifts the trophy as he celebrates winning the Spanish Super Cup with team mates. (Reuters Photo)   TANGIER, August 13 (Reuters): Barcelona lifted the Spanish Super Cup for a record extending 13th time by coming from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Sunday thanks to a stunning strike from France winger Ousmane […]

As you were in return of Premier League

As you were in return of Premier League

LONDON, August 13 (Reuters): There will be no seismic shifts in the balance of the world’s richest football competition if the first weekend of the new Premier League season is anything to go by.   Last season’s top five all won, most of them comfortably; none of the three promoted sides managed a victory and […]