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Ferguson eyes double joy on New Year’s eve

 Ferguson eyes double joy on New Year’s eveLondon, Dec 27 : Sir Alex Ferguson will celebrate his 70th birthday on New Year's Eve with a wish to see Manchester United at the top of the English Premier League table. United will host Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford on January 1 and have a strong possibility of becoming league leaders on New Year's Day since present day leaders Manchester City are going to play a day later, The Sun reports.

 Ferguson admitted he will be happy if United are at the top of the league table on New Year's Eve "It''s a long season. If we''re top of the league or joint top with City on New Year''s Day I''ll be happy," said Ferguson Manchester United leveled points with league leaders Manchester City after they comprehensively beat Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford while City dropped two points after drawing away against West Brom at Hawthorns.

 Manchester United won 5-0 with the help of a Dimitar Berbatov hat trick and goals from Ji Sung Park and Antonio Valencia while no goal was scored in City's game against West Brom. United has now scored ten goals in their last two matches and they now trail Manchester City only on goal difference with both teams accumulating 45 points each They also hold the joint best defensive record this season along with Liverpool, conceding only 14 goals in eighteen Premier league matches. (ANI)

Barcelona star Neymar says he's close to '100 per cent' fitness ahead of new season

Barcelona star Neymar says he's close to '100 per cent' fitness ahead of new seasonTokyo, Aug. 1 - Brazil and Barcelona football star Neymar has insisted he will be fully fit for the start of the new season.  Read more »

Suarez could train with Barcelona in two weeks after CAS hearing date is set

Luis SuarezLondon, Aug. 1 - Uruguay and Barcelona football star Luis Suarez is hoping to train with his new club in a fortnight's time after his appeal against his ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini will be  Read more »

Anderson, Jadeja found not guilty of breaching ICC code of conduct

James AndersonLondon, Aug 02 - Veteran England pacer James Anderson and Indian all rounder Ravindra Jadeja have been found not guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council ( ICC) code of conduct.  Read more »

ICC Rankings: Amla among top three Test batsmen in world

Hashim-AmlaDubai, Aug 1 : The latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen shows South Africa's Hashim Amla returning to the top three, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews achieving a career-best ranking and Ian Bell  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »