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Mourinho blames Man United players for Europa League defeat

Istanbul: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has blamed his players for their defeat against Fenerbahce in a Europa League group match here, saying the former European champions deserved to lose. Mourinho said his team had treated Thursday’s group tie as a summer friendly and as a result they were beaten 1-2 by Fenerbahce here. Fenerbahce

India eye wins against China, Malaysia to top league stage

Kuantan (Malaysia): On a high after their morale-boosting win over arch-rivals Pakistan, India now eye wins against China and hosts Malaysia on successive days to finish on top of the round-robin league stage of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament, here. India will play lowly China tomorrow before squaring up against the home team

Chandigarh Volleyball league set to start on Oct 14

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Volleyball Association (CVA) entered into a 10 years contract with Republic of Sports (ROS League Pvt Ltd), a sport IPR Company to conduct Pro Volley League Chandigarh (PVL- Chandigarh) in Chandigarh starting October 2016. Chandigarh Volleyball Association (CVA) has awarded the long-term rights of its Pro Volleyball League- Chandigarh (PVL- Chandigarh) to Delhi

Chelsea, Liverpool stay on course in English League Cup

Manchester: With no European competitions clogging up their schedules, Chelsea and Liverpool are placing more importance on the English League Cup than usual this season. They both advanced to the last 16 on Tuesday but took different routes. Chelsea came from two goals behind at Premier League champion Leicester, taking an end-to-end game to extra

Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 in Permier League

London: An energized Liverpool defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, a home loss that exposed some weaknesses in the London side. The Blues, who had to come from behind last weekend to secure a 2-2 draw with Swansea, seemed at least a step slow against the visitors throughout the first half on Friday, reports Efe.

Iniesta warns Celtic ahead of Champions League tie

Barcelona: Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has warned their Champions League opponents Celtic not to be fooled by their shock home loss to Alaves and insisted that they will get it right against the Scottish champions. While Celtic were rampaging past Rangers in the Scottish Premier League, the Spanish giants were toiling to a 1-2 Nou

Moga’s Harmanpreet Kaur first Indian cricketer woman to play Big Bash

Chandigarh: A native of Moga in Punjab, Harmanpreet Kaur has become the first Indian woman cricketer to be signed by a foreign T20 franchise, Sydney Thunder, for the second edition of the women’s Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia, to be played next December-January. The 27-year-old batswoman and medium-fast bowler got the nod from the

US win FINA women water polo world league super final

Shanghai: Defending champions United States showed why they were the best of the best when they defeated Spain 13-9 to lift the trophy at the 2016 FINA women’s water polo world league super final here, while Australia trounced hosts China 11-3 for the bronze medal. Courtney Mathewson of the US was named the most valuable

Russia to bid for hosting Champions League final after 2020

Moscow: Russia intends to host the Champions League final after 2020, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who heads the country’s football union, has said. The ast time Russia hosted the Champions League final was in 2008 when Manchester United won the trophy at the Luzhniki sports arena in Moscow, reports Tass. “There is little probability before

Rafa gives Toons survival hope: Shearer

Newcastle: Manager Rafael Benitez has given Newcastle United a lifeline in the English Premier League (EPL) but he should have been brought in earlier, former club forward Alan Shearer said. Benitez took over in March and has now helped his team move two points clear of the relegation zone after a 1-1 draw against Manchester