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Van Gaal confident Di Maria will flourish MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says British record signing Angel Di Maria should be given more time to justify his price tag and be judged on his success at Old Trafford.Di Maria joined United for £59.7m from Real Madrid last summer as part of United's re-building plans under van Gaal.But after an encouraging start to his career in British football, the Argentina international, 27, has struggled to find his best form in a United side, which despite occupying a top-four place in the Premier League has also stuttered at times.Di Maria was substituted at half-time during United's unconvincing 2-0 win over Sunderland last Saturday and looked a frustrated figure.His home near Manchester was the subject of an attempted burglary in January which also unsettled the player and his family.Van Gaal admits that all players need time to find their feet and says it's too early to judge Di ...

Pacquiao down to work for 'fight of my life' LOS ANGELES: Manny Pacquiao called his boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather "the fight of my life" as he got down to work pounding the streets and gym in Los Angeles. The eight-division world champion cranked into serious preparations for the May 2 fight after flying in for his training camp from his native Philippines. "I will prepare hard for this fight to give the boxing fans the kind of entertainment they want. This is what ...
Terry to get new Chelsea deal: Mourinho COBHAM: Chelsea captain John Terry will be awarded a contract extension to keep him at the club beyond this season, manager Jose Mourinho revealed on Tuesday.Terry's current 12-month deal expires at the end of the campaign, but Mourinho says the 34-year-old centre-back's form this season persuaded the club to offer him a new deal."What I can guarantee is he will be a Chelsea player next season," Mourinho told a press conference at the club's training ...
Wozniacki survives first round in Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki atoned for a first-round exit last year by cruising past China's Wang Yafan on Tuesday at the WTA Malaysian Open.For the second straight year, Wozniacki opened the tournament against an unseeded Chinese challenger who had to go through qualifying to make the tournament, but the outcome was different this time.The Danish world number five dropped just four points in defeating Wang 6-3, 6-1. A year ago she was bundled out ...
Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix LONDON: Spain's Fernando Alonso will not race in next week's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors' advice after a heavy crash in testing, his McLaren team said on Tuesday."Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two McLaren-Honda cars will therefore be driven in Australia by Fernando's team-mate Jenson Button and the team's test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen," the team said in a statement.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Ice hockey: NHL results and standings WASHINGTON: National Hockey League results and standings after Monday's games:Chicago 5, Carolina 2San Jose 4, Montreal 0NY Rangers 4, Nashville 1Standings (pl w l ot gf ga pts)Eastern ConferenceAtlantic Division1. Montreal 63 41 17 5 171 139 872. Tampa Bay 64 38 20 6 210 171 823. Detroit 61 35 15 11 180 159 814. Boston 62 31 22 9 165 161 715. Florida 63 28 22 13 154 178 696. Ottawa 60 27 23 ...
AFC Champions League result BEIJING: Result from the AFC Champions League on Tuesday:Group EShandong Luneng FC (CHN) 1 (Yang Xu 61) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (KOR) 4 (Edu 21, Han 71, Lee Jae-Sung 75, Leonardo 90+3)Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...


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