HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014


Real Madrid and Spain legend Raul joins New York Cosmos

Spanish striker Raul, Real Madrid's all-time leading goal-scorer, has signed for the New York Cosmos, the club announced on Thursday.

ISL: Kerala Blasters FC down FC Pune City, register first win

Overcoming a one-goal deficit, Kerala Blasters FC edged past FC Pune City 2-1 to register their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune on Thursday.

'No Kolkata, no ISL' for Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan has revealed how he refused to be a part of the Indian Super League (ISL) for not being able to lay hands on the team from his beloved Kolkata.

Atletico de Kolkata's Luis Garcia fit to play against Chennaiyin FC

Atletico de Kolkata's star recruit Luis Garcia will be available for their crucial Indian Super League away fixture against Chennaiyin FC, the team management said on Thursday.

ISL: NorthEast find ‘home’ in the Capital

New Delhi's sizeable number of students from north-eastern states like Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, on Wednesday, were out in the stands in large numbers.

After dispute, AIFF says player contract with Chennaiyin FC invalid

Away from all the choreographed glitz, the 15-match-old Indian Super League (ISL) and its franchise Chennaiyin FC have found themselves in a tricky situation with a dispute over a contract offered to one overseas player.

ISL getting corporate India to play football

For long, football in India has struggled to get sponsors. Lack of visibility owing to poor television coverage and poorer attendance are among the reasons cited.

ISL: Anelka makes nightmarish comeback, Chennai thump Mumbai

Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka suffered a heavy defeat in India after his return to action Tuesday following a five-match ban for an anti-semitic gesture known as a 'quenelle'.

Real Madrid to appeal Zidane suspension for coaching

Real Madrid will appeal a three-month suspension slapped on assistant B team coach Zinedine Zidane for not having the correct licence, the club said on Monday.

Six German players in Ballon d'Or 23-man list

Six members of the Germany squad that won the World Cup were included among the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award Tuesday, joining Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar on the 23-man short list.

In land of cricket, Indian football league makes a mark on Twitter, Facebook

For long, cricket has swamped all other sports in India but the tide maybe slowly turning for football, with the newly launched Indian Super League (ISL) totting up quite a following on social media.

ISL: Mumbai City FC on edge as Anelka's return in doubt

The troubles for Mumbai City FC seem to be never-ending in the Indian Super League. After a spate of injuries in the squad, the franchise was banking on star player Nicolas Anelka to return from his ban.

SA footballer Senzo Meyiwa shot dead while trying to save girlfriend

South Africa's soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg on Sunday in what local media reported as a botched robbery.

ISL: Trezeguet fires as Pune beat Goa 2-0 to record maiden win

A striker always remains a striker iswhat David Trezeguet showed when he rolled back all those years with an opportunistic strike to help FC Pune City register their maiden win beating FC Goa by 2-0 in the Hero Indian Super League.

ISL: Dias rules as Dynamos win at home

The 30-year-old used the right flank to rule the pitch, and effectively blew away the Chennaiyin FC backline with his laser-guided crosses. That Chennaiyin’s three-man central defence comprised illustrious names like Mikael Silvestre and Bernard Mendy hardly mattered to him.
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