Today : Friday - Sep 19, 2014, 01:16am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Gulf News
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

Sports News » Football

Real Madrid blank Espanyol to keep lead in La Liga

Monday - Mar 05, 2012, 03:36pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Madrid - Real Madrid retained their 10 point lead at the top of the Spanish La Liga football with a comfortable 5-0 win at home against Espanyol.

Espanyol have traditionally been easy victims for Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring after 23 minutes Sunday.

Sami Khedira doubled the lead and Gonzalo Higuain made it 3-0 just after the break. Kaka added a fourth after 66 minutes and Higuain doubled his tally for the night with 12 minutes remaining.

The win sees Madrid maintain their advantage over FC Barcelona, who defeated Sporting Gijon Saturday.

Valencia remain in third place after a hard-fought win 1-0 in Granada. Sofiane Feghouli's first half strike giving Unai Emery's side all three points.

Meanwhile Athletic Club Bilbao move into fourth place after two Markel Susaeta goals gave them a 2-0 win at home to Real Sociedad, who were unlucky to see a Carlos Vela goal not given after TV replays showed the ball had clearly crossed the goalline.

Earlier in the day Villarreal squandered a lead to allow bottom of the table Zaragoza to defeat them 2-0. The visitors had opened the scoring in the first half through Hernan Martinucco, but failed to press home their advantage and paid for it as Luis Garcia and Abraham Minero grabbed late goals to give Zaragoza a surprise home win.


Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
FA cold-shoulders Mourinho for England manager's job (5th Mar, 2012)
Chelsea players detest interim manager Di Matteo even more than Villas-Boas (5th Mar, 2012)
Ferguson hails Man U's 'classy' win against Spurs (5th Mar, 2012)
Rhodri Giggs enjoys booze night out to forget cheating wife Natasha (5th Mar, 2012)
IFA Shield: Pune FC share honours with Pailan Arrows (5th Mar, 2012)
AC Milan interested in Internacional's Leandro Damiao (5th Mar, 2012)
Barca beat Gijon 3-1 without Messi (5th Mar, 2012)
Mourinho retains doubt over his future (5th Mar, 2012)
Disney to retool exhibit featuring obese villains after complaints (4th Mar, 2012)
Natasha Giggs slammed for ‘Mum Of the Year’ nomination (3rd Mar, 2012)
Man City wants to bring back Chelsea striker Sturridge to Etihad (3rd Mar, 2012)
United battles with Benfica over South America's top footballing prospect (3rd Mar, 2012)
Mancini targets Higuain in place of rebel Tevez (3rd Mar, 2012)
'Smoke bomb' goes off in Chelsea players' dressing room at club's training ground (3rd Mar, 2012)
FIFA concerned about Brazil's preparedness for 2014 World Cup (3rd Mar, 2012)
Ryan Giggs loses £1.5m damage claim over affair with Imogen Thomas (3rd Mar, 2012)
I won't quit Chelsea until Abramovich fires me: Villas-Boas (3rd Mar, 2012)
Ferdinand again bats for Redknapp as next England manager (3rd Mar, 2012)
Balotelli's 'strip' club adventures infuriate Mancini (3rd Mar, 2012)
Ferguson says there is no reason why Scholes shouldn't play on (3rd Mar, 2012)
City's David Silva reveals he's been playing regularly with ankle injury for four years (3rd Mar, 2012)
Villas-Boas says City's superior wealth is responsible for their better squad (3rd Mar, 2012)
Niersbach is new president of German Football Association (3rd Mar, 2012)
Trainer Steward says Wladimir Klitshcko better than Lewis in knocking out rivals with single punch (3rd Mar, 2012)
Spurs' Bale likely to be out for three weeks (2nd Mar, 2012)

Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use