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Ferguson hopes Newcastle beat Man City to give Man U initiative in PL title race

Ferguson hopes Newcastle beat Man City to give Man U initiative in PL title raceLondon, May 4 : Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping Newcastle United beat title rivals Manchester City at the Sports Direct Arena, which would tilt the Premier League title race in his club's favor if they beat Swansea City at Old Trafford.

Ferguson also admitted that unless Newcastle can avoid defeat against Manchester City on Sunday, United would have blown a golden opportunity to win their 13th Premier League title.

Ferguson is confident that lot is still at stake for Newcastle to play for, as they are still fighting for an automatic qualification for the Champions League, and striker Papiss Cisse's amazing scoring hot streak could prove decisive in their game against City.

"They have a tough game. They have to win at Newcastle - that's the challenge for them. We will be aware of what is going on because everyone will be watching it, hoping it works for us. Newcastle is a very difficult place to go and they are playing well," The Daily Express quoted Ferguson, as saying.

"They (Newcastle) are fighting for a top-four position and have a chance. They are a point behind Arsenal and have the same number of points as Tottenham with two games left," he added.

"Newcastle lost, incredibly, to Wigan by four goals and then galvanised themselves to go and win 2-0 at Chelsea. Winning at Chelsea is a very difficult job. We hadn't done it for eight years, so their form is good and it will not be an easy game for City," he said. (ANI)

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

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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 »

ICC Rankings: Amla among top three Test batsmen in world

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India's ODI team selection for England series on August 7

India ODI teamMumbai: The Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against England, scheduled after the conclusion of the ongoing five-Test rubber, would be picked here on August 7 by the national selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil.  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 »