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Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson bullish over title hopes
London, April 20 (BNA) -- Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insisted minimal damage had been done to his side's title push despite their 0-0 draw at Newcastle. The Red Devils were not at their best as they missed the chance to go nine points clear of second-placed Arsenal and 11 clear of Chelsea in third, BBC reported. But Ferguson said: "We are in a better position than we were on Saturday. "We have played one less game and are in the same position we were with Arsenal with five games left."
2011/04/20 More
Guardiola: "We’ll try to be brave and daring"
Madrid, April 20 (BNA) -- In the cup final, Guardiola is not planning to change the approach he has faithfully stood by since taking over as manager. He considers the opportunity to play the final against Madrid to be "a gift". The FC Barcelona manager knows that Real Madrid can play many different ways, and therefore doesn’t think last Saturday’s match will necessarily serve as a guide for Wednesday’s cup final. "We have spoken about what they did and what we suspect they’ll do" he said, adding that he feels the best method for Bar a is "to improve in order to generate more play and more goalscoring chances".
2011/04/20 More
Bahrain ready to host the CIK-FIA 'U18' World Championship & Academy Trophy
Manama, April 19 (BNA) -- The three-round calendar of the second edition of the CIK-FIA "U18" World Championship and Academy Trophy includes a final in Bahrain. It will be a big first as there has never been a CIK-FIA Championship, especially of world status, held in a Middle Eastern country. Bahrain thus confirms its leadership regarding major competitions as it was also the first in that region to organise a Formula One Grand Prix (2004).
2011/04/19 More
Verdict on Rio Ferdinand and Mario Balotelli's spat goes to extra time
London, April 19 (BNA) -- The Football Association is awaiting further footage of the confrontation between Rio Ferdinand and Mario Balotelli before deciding whether Manchester United and Manchester City will face disciplinary action over the fractious end to Saturday's FA Cup semi-final. It has been confirmed that Paul Scholes is to miss United's next three matches as a result of his dismissal at Wembley.
2011/04/19 More
Bale wins PFA player for the year award
London, April 18 (BNA) -- Tottenham’s Gareth Bale has been voted player of the year by the Professional Footballers’ Association. The 21-year-old has scored 11 goals in 36 games for Spurs this season, BBC reported. Bale, who is the fourth Welshman to win after Ian Rush, Mark Hughes and Ryan Giggs, said: "It is a honour really when you look at the names that have won it before and it just makes you go ‘wow’ really." The young player of the year award went to Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere.
2011/04/18 More
Monte Carlo Masters 2011: Rafael Nadal wins the Seventh Title
Madrid, April 18 (BNA) -- Rafael Nadal finally returned to get the trophy of Monte Carlo Masters after beating his compatriot, David Ferrer 6-4,7-5 in the final. This victory is the seventh victory of Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters in a row. Facing the king of clay court Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer tried to give maximum resistance, but he was not able to reduce the dominance of world number one.
2011/04/18 More
Jose Mourinho's relationship with Spanish media sours as Real Madrid prepare for next cl?sico confrontation
London, April 18 (BNA) -- Digesting the 1-1 draw with Barcelona, an hors d’oeuvre in an unparalleled four-part helping of El Cl?sico, the irascible Portuguese stared down his inquisitors with a curled lip of contempt.
2011/04/18 More
Big point at the Bernab u (1-1)
Madrid, April 17 (BNA) -- FC Barcelona have taken a point from their trip to the Santiago Bernab u and maintain their eight-point lead on Madrid with just 18 left to play for. Messi and Ronaldo scored the goals, both from the penalty spot. The first cl?sico of the series of four has ended in a draw, which included two penalties, one red card and plenty of tension in game that leaves FC Barcelona in a wonderful position in the league table. It was an intense game from the kick off, with the two teams employing very different game plans: while Guardiola sent out his strongest attacking formation with Puyol back in the side but unable to complete the 90 minutes through injury, Mourinho’s plan was more about breaking down the Bar a machine, with ?zil on the bench and Pepe running the midfield.
2011/04/17 More
Sir Alex: Reds must recover
London, April 17 (BNA) -- Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged his players to start another winning streak after the 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to City. The Reds were beaten by Yaya Toure's goal and any hopes of a comeback receded when Paul Scholes was dismissed with 18 minutes remaining. Sir Alex felt his team paid the price for a 'sloppy' start to the second half but appreciates the need to focus on getting three points from a tough trip to Tyneside in a few days' time. "It's a major game on Tuesday up at Newcastle," he told MUTV. "It doesn't matter when you play, you know you've got to recover and get on a winning streak again.
2011/04/17 More
HM King Hamad Attends Endurance Race
Manama, April 15. (BNA) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today attended the Junior and senior 120-kilometre Endurance Horseride Championship of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander.
2011/04/15 More