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Jules Bianchi out of coma, back in France

Jules Bianchi out of coma, back in France

NICE: Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has been brought out of an artificial coma and arrived back in France on Wednesday nearly seven weeks after his near-fatal crash at the Japanese Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Frenchman’s family said in a statement that the Marussia driver was still listed as “critical” and that he could remain […]

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should NOT win Ballon d’Or, says Louis van Gaal – a German World Cup winner should

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should NOT win Ballon d’Or, says Louis van Gaal – a German World Cup winner should

The Barcelona and Real Madrid stars are favourites to win the award, but the Manchester United manager feels one of Germany’s World Cup winners should receive the honour Louis van Gaal is expecting either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or but feels one of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad would merit the […]

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli involved in big fight

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli involved in big fight

Team India’s Director Ravi Shastri organized a big party after India’s thumping win over Sri Lanka. Ravi Shastri, who was very happy with Team India’s performance in the ODI series, said, “This is a very big win and I want to celebrate it with the boys. I am fed up of acting sober in the […]

Messi v Ronaldo fails to inspire

Messi v Ronaldo fails to inspire

It was billed as the battle of the two finest footballers on the planet but the clash at Old Trafford barely rose above the ordinary. Outside the ground, the merchandisers sold half-and-half scarves. Not of the teams taking part but of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. It did not matter who else was there. Around […]

Messi hints at Barcelona exit?

Messi hints at Barcelona exit?

Lionel Messi has dropped the biggest hint yet that he could leave Barcelona, admitting that while he has always intended to retire at Camp Nou, “sometimes things don’t work out as you plan”. Since making his senior debut in October 2004, Messi has established himself as one of the greatest footballers of all time, winning […]

Portugal – Argentina Preview: Messi and Ronaldo go head to head

Portugal – Argentina Preview: Messi and Ronaldo go head to head

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo clash again as Portugal meet Argentina on neutral ground on Tuesday. Manchester’s Old Trafford will host the fixture, meaning a return to the city for former United star Ronaldo, which is highly anticipated despite its friendly status. The two Primera Division stars are among the favourites – as they have […]

Ronaldo probably the best I ever played with: Zidane

Ronaldo probably the best I ever played with: Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has hailed fellow Goal Hall of Fame inductee Ronaldo as “probably the best player I ever played with”. The Brazil legend is the fifth player to be unveiled in the inaugural Hall of Fame chosen by Goal readers – joining Pele, Diego Maradona, Ferenc Puskas and Zidane himself. Zidane played with Ronaldo at […]

Pele stable after kidney stone operation

Pele stable after kidney stone operation

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian soccer legend Pele was in a stable condition Thursday following surgery for kidney stones, the Sao Paulo hospital treating him said. “He underwent surgery this morning to remove kidney stones and for now is clinically stable and recovering,” read a statement from the Albert Einstein clinic, signed by Dr. Fabio Nasri. […]

Rohit Sharma Creates History, Slams Record 264 to Become Highest ODI Scorer

Rohit Sharma Creates History, Slams Record 264 to Become Highest ODI Scorer

Rohit Sharma created history, becoming the first man ever to smash two double centuries in ODIs. Rohit got his second double ton vs Sri Lanka in Eden Gardens on Thursday. His first (209) came against Australia in Bangalore on November 3, 2013. Rohit also surpassed Virender Sehwag’s 219 to become the highest-scorer in ODIs. Rohit […]

Biting it’s harmless, says Suarez

Biting it’s harmless, says Suarez

Luis Suarez has defended his history of biting players in matches by insisting it is “relatively harmless”. The forward received a four-month ban from competitive football for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup and only made his debut for new club Barcelona late last month. The lengthy Fifa ban was because of his history […]

Ronaldo: I don’t call Messi names

Ronaldo: I don’t call Messi names

The Real Madrid star has been accused of using several nasty nicknames for the Barcelona man in a new book, but has moved quickly to rubbish the allegations Cristiano Ronaldo has firmly denied calling Barcelona Lionel Messi several offensive names inside the Real Madrid dressing room. In a new book by Spanish football expert Guillem […]