Soccer


Dyche’s method is behind the madness of Burnley’s rise up the Premier League table

BURNLEY’S unlikely rise to fourth place in the English Premier League is this season’s ‘Cinderella’ story but the stereotype of the mill town Lancashire club led by a gruff ‘old-school’ manager disguises ...

December 14, 2017, Thursday


Iniesta wants China-bound Mascherano to stay put

BARCELONA captain Andres Iniesta has not given up hope Javier Mascherano will stay at the club amid reports the Argentine is on the verge of moving to the Chinese Super League in January. Mascherano, ...

December 14, 2017, Thursday


Japan, South Korea set up East Asia final

China defender Fu Huan (right) battles for the ball with Japan forward Shoma Doi during their match at the East Asian Championship in Tokyo yesterday. Japan won 2-1 to advance to the final, where it will take on South Korea, which edged North Korea 1-0 earlier in the day. — AFP...

December 13, 2017, Wednesday


Pep defends City celebrations after Manchester derby win

PEP Guardiola has defended Manchester City’s celebrations after the English Premier League leader beat fierce rival Manchester United at Old Trafford, saying they were “definitely not” over the top. United ...

December 13, 2017, Wednesday


Pereira wants to go one better than AVB at SIPG

Shanghai SIPG’s newly appointed manager Vitor Pereira hopes to go one better than his predecessor, saying that he wants to bring the club a “well deserved” title next season....

December 13, 2017, Wednesday


Australia looks to Scolari

AUSTRALIA has approached World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari about leading it to the 2018 tournament in Russia, the former Brazil and Portugal boss has said. Scolari, who recently ended a two-and-a-half ...

December 13, 2017, Wednesday


FA seeks answers over Old Trafford bust-up after derby

PLAYERS and coaches of Manchester United and Manchester City were involved in a melee near the dressing rooms after their English Premier League match, sparking an investigation by the Football Association ...

December 12, 2017, Tuesday


Real faces ominous PSG test in UCL last 16

HOLDER Real Madrid will have to overcome a sizable obstacle when the UEFA Champions League resumes in February after yesterday’s draw pitted the 12-time winner against Paris Saint-Germain. Bidding for ...

December 12, 2017, Tuesday


Ex-Portugal coach Bento named Chongqing manager

CHINESE Super League side Chongqing Lifan yesterday unveiled former Portugal coach Paulo Bento as its new manager, nine months after he was sacked by Greek side Olympiakos. A tough-tackling defensive ...

December 12, 2017, Tuesday


Giroud rescues a point for Arsenal

Second-half substitute Olivier Giroud rescued Arsenal with a late equalizer in a 1-1 English Premier League draw at St Mary’s yesterday after Southampton had looked like holding on for all three point...

December 11, 2017, Monday




 

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