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‘Liverpool not blind to defensive issues’

  UNDATED LIVERPOOL are fully aware they have to improve defensively but they must strike a balance between tightening up at the back and playing their natural attacking game, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has said. The Belgian is part of a defence ..

Anand finishes joint eighth in St Louis Rapid

  FORMER world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a disappointing final round loss against Sergey Karjakin of Russia to finish joint eighth in the St Louis Rapid Chess tournament in St Louis on Thursday. After raising visions of a good finish, lu..

Messi and Ronaldo duel to be world’s best again

  LONDON, CRISTIANO Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will again be duelling for the title of world’s best footballer after their names once again headed the shortlist on Thursday for The Best FIFA Men’s Player. The pair, who have dominated t..

India edge Holland to clinch series

  AMSTERDAM, GURJANT Singh and Mandeep Singh scored a goal apiece as a resolute Indian men’s hockey team overcame world No 4 Netherlands 2-1 in an exciting encounter here.Led by Manpreet Singh, the team featured nine players from the junior..

Kang claims AFI told him to drop out of World C’ships

  NEW DELHI, JAVELIN thrower Davinder Singh Kang has claimed that Athletics Federation of India asked him to drop out of the recently-concluded World Championships as he was facing doping charges but the AFI dismissed it as a non issue, saying it..

Five drugs found in Woods’ system after arrest

  TIGER Woods had five drugs, including the opioid painkiller hydrocodone, in his system when he was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a toxicology report. A urine test revealed four other medications along ..

Bolt exit leaves vacuum to fill

  USAIN Bolt’s retirement leaves a huge vacuum to fill but athletics is moving in the right direction in rebranding itself after scandals that seriously damaged its image, according to sports marketing experts. At one point, following serio..

Zverev upsets Federer for Rogers title

  MONTREAL, ALEXANDER Zverev’s hot streak is still alive. Roger Federer’s win streak is over.The German beat Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final for his 10th consecutive victory. The 20-year-old Zverev, the winner last week in W..

Ronaldo handed five-match ban for ref push

  MADRID, CRISTIANO Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona.The World Player..

Greatness limps into sunset

  LONDON, Usain limps off with an injury; Mo fails in his quest for a fourth 5,000m world title, finishes with silver THE World Athletics Championships just can’t stop popping up surprises even as Jamaican great Usain Bolt and local hero M..

Alli and Davies give Spurs 2-0 win

  undated TOTTENHAM Hotspur got their Premier League campaign on track with a clinical 2-0 win at 10-man Newcastle United on Sunday after Dele Alli scored one goal and helped create the other at St James’s Park. Having eased back into the ..

Federer reaches Rogers Cup final

  MONTREAL, ROGER Federer continued his longest winning streak in five years by reaching the Rogers Cup final.The second-seeded Federer used a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands to reach his sixth final of the year ..

Queen Schippers retains 200m crown

LONDON, Aug 12, (AFP), DUTCH sprinter Dafne Schippers held on to retain her world 200m title on Friday as the United States had another night to savour at the London Stadium and two experienced campaigners claimed more gold. Schippers, who won bron..

Lalit Modi quits administration

NEW DELHI, Aug 12, (PTI), LALIT Modi on Saturday resigned as President of the Nagaur District Association, marking an end to his presence in the Rajasthan Cricket body, which was banned by the BCCI for allowing the tainted administrator in its fold..

DHAWAN FIRES, MIDDLE ORDER MISFIRES

PALLEKELE, Aug 12, (PTI), SHIKHAR Dhawan continued his golden run but a rare flop show from the famed middle-order saw Sri Lanka restrict India to 329 for 6 here on the first day of third cricket Test.Courtesy Dhawan’s (119) sixth Test hundre..

Kang enters javelin final

  LONDON, UNHERALDED javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang pipped a more-fancied Neeraj Chopra to become the first Indian to qualify for a final in this edition of the World Athletics Championship.Kang’s participation in the World Championshi..

Lahiri fights back, tied-33rd alongside Spieth and McIlroy

CHARLOTTE (USA), INDIAN golfer Anirban Lahiri repaired a shaky start with a composed finish to card a modest one-over 72 for a share of the 33rd spot on the opening day of the 99th PGA Championships here. He struck two birdies in the last three holes ..

Nadal upset by Shapovalov

  MONTREAL, CANADIAN teenager Denis Shapovalov shocked top seeded Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Montreal Masters tournament, spoiling the Spaniard’s chances of returning to world number one. The 18-year-old Shapovalov..

‘Heartbroken’ Makwala in final

  LONDON, BOTSWANA’S Isaac Makwala admitted to being heartbroken and fuelled by anger as he ran two rounds of the 200 metres—one on his own—to reach the final at the world championships.The 30-year-old had been given the go-ahea..

Marquez, Mexico hero accused of cartel ties

  MEXICO CITY, MEXICO and former FC Barcelona star Rafael Marquez is dubbed ‘The Boss’ for his leadership of the national football team—but now the United States has branded him a drug criminal. No other Mexican player has won m..

Sindhu, Saina get byes in first round

  NEW DELHI, OLYMPIC silver medallist PV Sindhu and former World No 1 Saina Nehwal received first-round byes at the World Championship starting in Glasgow, Scotland from August 21.Two-time bronze medallist PV Sindhu will open her campaign against..

Niekerk coasts, Frenchman Bosse’s 800m

  LONDON, SOUTH African star Wayde van Niekerk is halfway to his target of the 400 metres and 200m world double after easing to victory in the former in London. The 25-year-old’s task of landing both eased considerably with main rival Isaa..

Amid high hopes, Chopra begins campaign

  LONDON, FAST-RISING javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will have the weight of expectations on him when he begins his World Athletics Championship campaign on Thursday, aiming to infuse some life into India’s listless performance in the mega-e..

Sindhu, Srikanth get top 10 seedings

  NEW DELHI, OLYMPIC silver medallist PV Sindhu and World No. 8 Kidambi Srikanth have been given the fourth and eighth seedings respectively in the BWF World Badminton Championship, which will get under way in Glasgow on August 21. Two-time bron..

Errani denies using banned substance

  MADRID, ITALY’S Sara Errani, who was suspended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for two months after she failed a drug test, said she never took any banned substances.“I never took, in my life and during my career, any p..

Malignaggi slams ‘scumbag’ McGregor

  LOS ANGELES, FORMER boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi says he has no regrets about quitting Conor McGregor’s training camp, describing the mixed martial arts fighter as a “scumbag” who surrounds himself with “a bunch of yes..

Crowd jeers Gatlin at medal ceremony

  LONDON, NEWLY-CROWNED world 100m champion Justin Gatlin had to endure more insult as he was booed yet again by the crowd at the Olympic stadium during the medal ceremony while Usain Bolt received massive cheers despite his third place finish. ..

Italy’s Errani banned after taking mother’s cancer drug by mistake

  ROME, ITALIAN player Sara Errani has been suspended for two months after a hearing concluded she accidentally took her mother’s medication for breast cancer, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) confirmed on Monday.The 30-year-old fo..

Narwal confident of Patna retaining title

  By Paritosh Pramanik, NAGPUR, HIS replies were short, quick and crisp, just like his raids. Pardeep Narwal, celebrated raider of the Patna Pirates, is a simple 20-year-old ‘man’ from Haryana, who is spearheading his franchisee in t..

Jolt for Bolt

  LONDON, No hooray in Usain’s last hurrah! winner Gatlin booed THE immortalised Usain Bolt left the scene a mortal after all.When the world was about to exhaust its stock of superlatives of all manner to adorn the Jamaican sprint king, at..

Vijender offers to return title, wants peace with China

  MUMBAI, IN AN act of great gesture, Vijender Singh has offered to return his WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title to Chinese Zulpikar Maimaitiali in lieu of peace at the Indo-China border. Vijender, a double champion in pro boxing, has urged ..

Nirmala qualifies for 400m semis

  LONDON, QUARTER-miler Nirmala Sheoran’s semi-final qualification in the women’s 400m was the saving grace in yet another disappointing day for India. In the men’s marathon, T Gopi finished a poor 28th while Siddhanth Thingalay..

Vijender retains Asia Pacific, wins Oriental

MUMBAI, Aug 5, (PTI), THE legend of Vijender Singh continued to grow as the Indian boxing star outslugged his Chinese opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali in a close bout to retain the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title here on Saturday. It was dou..

‘The second new ball will be important’

COLOMBO, Aug 5, (PTI), WITH the pitch showing no signs of aiding the bowlers, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is pinning his hopes on the second new ball to give India breakthroughs on the fourth day of the second Test against Sri Lanka. “I t..

Jekyll and Hyde show

COLOMBO, Aug 5, (PTI) THE resilient Sri Lankan pair of Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis displayed their best batting performance to keep India at bay after a first innings debacle guiding the hosts to 209 for 2 here on the third day of the secon..

Bhambri in quarters

    NEW DELHI, YUKI Bhambri has extended his good run at the ATP Citi Open by entering the singles quarter-finals with a come-from-behind win over Argentina’s Guido Pella in Washington DC, USA. Ranked 200, Bhambri eked out a 6-7(5), ..

Anand held by Svidler

  ST. LOUIS, FIVE-TIME world champion Viswanthan Anand played out another draw with Peter Svidler of Russia in the second round of the Sinquefield Cup here.Playing black for the first time in the tournament, Anand was up against an English openin..

Wawrinka to miss US Open

  PARIS, REIGNING US Open champion Stan Wawrinka will miss his title defence to have knee surgery and will sit out the rest of the year, the world number four announced on Friday.The three-time Grand Slam champion had already pulled out of the up..

Bolt wants to go out ‘unbeatable’

  LONDON, USAIN Bolt is confident he can produce one more magical Midas touch when he seeks to defend his 100m title at the World Championships.In eight individual finals at the past four worlds (as well as in four 4x100m relay finals), Bolt has ..

Farah bids for final double golden fanfare

  LONDON, Mo Farah will like another athletics superstar Usain Bolt bring the curtain down on his track career at the world championships with he hopes a final double golden flourish.The 34-year-old Somalia-born Briton—who will switch his f..

Neeraj lone hope for India

  SPRINT King Usain Bolt’s retirement will mark the end of an era in athletics but no momentous beginning is expected for the Indians when they compete in the IAAF World Championships beginning here from Friday.  The 25 Indian athletes..

Bolt raring for final show

  LONDON, Star athlete confident about chances in IAAF World Championships JAMAICA’S Usain Bolt said he was pretty confident about his chances in the upcoming IAAF World Championships, which will be his last competition before retiring. A..

Neymar’s record PSG move imminent

  BARCELONA, Barcelona confirm departure of the star striker NEYMAR could be presented as a Paris Saint-Germain player as early as this weekend for a world record fee as Barcelona admitted defeat in convincing the Brazilian to stay at the Camp N..

Golfer Aditi ready for Women’s British Open

  KINGBARNS (UK), INDIAN golfer Aditi Ashok will play her fourth successive Major of the year when she tees up at the Women’s British Open. The 19-year-old, who qualified for the LPGA only at the start of the year, played the first three Ma..

Vijender eyeing another knock-out punch

  NEW DELHI, AN IMPRESSIVE seven knock-outs out of eight bouts under his belt, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh said he is aiming for another “early finish” when he faces WBO Oriental super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali o..

McIlroy fires long-time caddie

  CARY (North Carolina), RORY McIlroy has sacked his long-time caddie JP Fitzgerald, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, ending a partnership that took the Northern Irishman to four major titles and the top of the world rank..

Ronaldo leaves Spain court after testimony

  MADRID, PORTUGAL forward Cristiano Ronaldo left a court near the Spanish capital on Monday after giving a 90-minute testimony in response to a state prosecution accusation that he has defrauded the tax office of 14 million euros ($16.42m).The R..

Pique lifts Barcelona as El Clasico lives up to hype

  MIAMI, GERARD Pique delivered Barcelona’s match winner over Real Madrid as El Clasico Miami lived up to the hype.The Spanish international steered in a Neymar free-kick in the 50th minute to seal a 3-2 win for the Catalan giants in front ..

I was not expecting to qualify for world meet: Sameer

  NEW DELHI, HANDED a direct entry at the World Championships, rising Indian shuttler Sameer Verma says he was not expecting to qualify for the tournament but now wants to make it count by returning with a medal from the prestigious tournament. ..

Shreya, Swaroop win medals in shooting

  NEW DELHI, SHREYA Agrawal and para-shooter Swaroop Unhalkar affixed their stamp of class in the national shooting arena as both returned with individual medals in their respective categories in the ongoing Kumar Surendra Singh (KSS) Memorial sh..

Kohli, Mukund tighten noose

GALLE, July 28, (PTI), INDIA closed in on a big win as their domination went uncontested for the third successive day in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka here.Virat Kohli (76 batting) and Abhinav Mukund (81) put on 133 runs for the third wi..

Telugu Titans beat Tamil Thalaivas

HYDERABAD, July 28, (PTI), Telugu Titans beat debutants Tamil Thalaivas 32-27 in the opening match of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at a cpacity Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad on Friday. Captain Rahul Chaudhari started the early onslaught and ..

Focussed on present, not thinking about past or future: Mukund

                        GALLE, July 28, (PTI) IT took him six years to make a comeback to the Indian Test team and his spot as an opener is still not guaranteed but Abhinav Muku..

Passion for game grew during suspension, says Sharapova

  UNDATED MARIA Sharapova’s love for tennis has only grown stronger during her 15-month doping ban, the five-times Grand Slam winner has said as she continues her comeback from the suspension.The 30-year-old returned at the Stuttgart Open i..

India thump Fiji, enter SF

  By Mukund Dhus, BENGALURU, AS WAS expected, India easily trounced Fiji 93-51 to enter semi-finals of the B Division of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Basketball Championship in progress at Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, on Thursday. Shirin L..

Season 5 of PKL starts today in Hyderabad

  HYDERABAD, THE fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League is all set to enthral the lovers of the game as it begins here on Friday.The inaugural match of the tournament would be held at the Gachibowli stadium between the Rahul Chaudhari-led Telugu ..

‘We may just be closer to women’s IPL’

  MUMBAI, IT WASN’T much of a possibility a couple of years back but India captain Mithali Raj said a women’s Indian Premier League is closer to reality after her team’s brilliant World Cup campaign. Asked if she expects a wome..

Djokovic out for season with elbow injury

  BELGRADE, TWELVE-TIME Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury, he announced on Wednesday.The 30-year-old Serb was forced to retire from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych earlier t..

Lahiri seeks to make amends at Canadian Open

  ONTARIO (Canada), INDIA’S Anirban Lahiri will look to shrug off the disappointment of missing the cut at The British Open last week when he tees up at the RBC Canadian Open golf tournament here on Thursday. The 30-year-old Indian, who ha..

Mithali expects equal respect, financial gains post WC show

  LONDON, INDIA captain Mithali Raj reckons that reaching the World Cup final is a game-changer for women’s cricket and their success would translate into respect which their male counterparts enjoy apart from huge financial gains.“We..

‘I’m staying at Real’

  MADRID, ENDING weeks of speculation about his future, Cristiano Ronaldo has told a Spanish newspaper he is staying put at Real Madrid to plunder more silverware.“To win important trophies with my club and the personal honours last season ..

Peaty sets 50m breaststroke record

  BUDAPEST, BRITON Adam Peaty smashed his own world record in the men’s 50 meters breaststroke while Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and American Katie Ledecky set out their stalls to become the leading female swimmer at the world championsh..

Man United down Real Madrid on penalties

  SANTA CLARA (California), MANCHESTER United defeated Real Madrid in an ugly penalty shoot-out on Sunday with seven players failing to convert from the spot after their International Champions Cup match ended 1-1 in Northern California. United,..

Jamaica stun Mexico

  LOS ANGELES, Book Gold Cup final with USA KEMAR Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match.The 24-year-old fullback for Major League Soccer&rsquo..

Rooney can lead Everton to new level: Koeman

  UNDATED EVERTON manager Ronald Koeman says their new signing Wayne Rooney has already made a huge impact on the squad and believes the England captain’s experience could lead the Merseyside club to new heights.Rooney, who is the record sc..

Kashyap meets Prannoy in final

  ANAHEIM (California), THE Indian juggernaut in men’s badminton continued to roll on with former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap set up title date with HS Prannoy at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold here.After li..

Near perfect Froome claims fourth Tour title

  PARIS, CHRIS Froome put on a near-perfect performance to claim his fourth Tour de France and move within one title of cycling’s greatest on Sunday as Team Sky tightened their grip on the classic race. The Briton suffered a few hiccups bu..

India begin with convincing win

  By Mukund Dhus, BENGALURU,  Beat Uzbekistan 92-76 in their tournament opener HOSTS India, ranked 40th in the world, beat 58th ranked Uzbekistan 92-76 in their B division match of the FIBA Asia Women’s Basketball Cup that got under ..

Bolt on right path to world 100m defence

  MONACO, JAMAICAN sprinting legend Usain Bolt insists he is on the right path as he targets the defence of his 100m crown at next month’s world championships in London.In his swansong season, the 30-year-old has struggled to light up the t..

Kashyap, Prannoy, Manu-Sumeeth in SF

  ANAHEIM (US), COMMONWEALTH Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy entered the semi-finals of the men’s singles competition of the US Open Grand Prix Gold here on Saturday.On a comeback trail, Kashyap reached his first semi-finals..

Grace shatters major record, Johnson makes move

SOUTHPORT (England), SOUTH Africa’s Branden Grace shot a blistering round of 62, the lowest ever in a men’s major championship, as the players made hay in benign conditions at the British Open on Saturday.Grace, the world number 35, picked ..

Mithali sounds warning for England

DERBY, July 21, (PTI), INDIA skipper Mithali Raj has sounded a warning shot to England ahead of Sunday’s summit clash in the ICC Women’s World Cup, saying the hosts should expect a tough contest from her ever-improving and gritty team. ..

Kuldeep stand-out bowler, Rahul makes solid return

COLOMBO, July 21, (PTI), INDIAN spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja ran through the Sri Lanka Board’s President XI (SLBP) batting before opener KL Rahul made a solid return from injury on the opening day of the two-day warm-up tie, her..

‘I wanted to prove myself’

DERBY, July 21, (PTI) HARMANPREET Kaur did not get enough batting time in the run up to her blistering knock in the ICC Women’s World Cup semi-final and the Indian power-hitter said she wanted to prove her worth when the opportunity arrived. ..

Kashyap ousts top seed Lee

ANAHEIM (USA), July 20, (PTI), COMMONWEALTH Games champion Parupalli Kashyap knocked out top seed Lee Hyun Il of Korea in the men’s singles opening round of the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here. On a comeback trail after reco..

Pietersen eyes SA return

LONDON, July 20, (AFP), KEVIN Pietersen has said that he has not ruled out resurrecting his international career with his native South Africa even though he’ll be pushing 40 when he requalifies.The 37-year-old batsman will become eligible to ..

Shikhar or Abhinav should not feel burden of pressure: Kohli

                            COLOMBO, July 20, (PTI), WHETHER it’s Shikhar Dhawan or Abhinav Mukund, whoever opens alongside KL Rahul in the first Test against..

‘Will be exceptional if we beat Aussies’

  DERBY, IT WILL be nothing short of exceptional if India upstage Australia, feels captain Mithali Raj, who reckons her team will have the “home advantage” here on Thursday.“We’ve played a lot of the group stage here, four..

Neeraj to take part in Monaco Diamond League

  NEW DELHI, TOP Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will make his second Diamond League Meetings appearance when he takes the field in Monaco on Friday, in the lead up to next month’s World Championships in London.The 19-year-old Chopra h..

Shot-putter Manpreet fails dope test

  NEW DELHI, ASIAN champion shot-putter Manpreet Kaur has been caught in the dope net after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a massive embarrassment for the country which might lose the gold medal clinched by her earlier this month. Kaur..

Sameer back in action at US Open

  ANAHEIM (US),  BACK in action after recovering from an injury, Sameer Verma will look to putting the best foot forward when he competes at the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament which begins here from Wednesday. Sameer, who had r..

‘I like everything about Lukaku’

  LOS ANGELES,  MANCHESTER United manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday said he likes everything which new signing Romelu Lukaku does, adding that the winner he scored against Real Salt City in his football club’s 2-1 win did not matter muc..

Indian golfers Lahiri, Kapurto feature in British Open

  NEW DELHI, ACE Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur will be seen in action when the 146th edition of the sport’s oldest tournament, the British Open, starts at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in England. The telecast rights for the ..

‘Don’t laugh! I never dreamed I’d be Wimbledon legend’

  LONDON, ROGER Federer admitted that he never thought he’d be a record eight-time Wimbledon champion and would even have laughed if he was told he’d win two majors in 2017.The Swiss star, who will turn 36 in three weeks’ time, ..

Retire the talk, celebrate the legend

  TRADITIONS can thrive easily, even in the rat-race of commerce. Holding on its own tenet, following its own faith scrupulously, a culture can be firmly defining even in the age of redefining of traditions. The Wimbledon has stood tall as the pre..

McGrath lavishes praise on Thampi

CHENNAI, FAST bowling may be hard work in India but it’s good to see talented youngsters like Basil Thampi emerging in recent times, legendary Australia cricketer Glenn McGrath said.“The Indian attack has very good bowlers now and the emerg..

Mithali closes in on top spot in ODI rankings

  DUBAI, STAR Indian woman cricketer Mithali Raj remained at second spot but closed in on Meg Lanning at top of the ICC batting chart following her purple patch at the ongoing World Cup in UK. Mithali, who helped India disposed of New Zealand to..

Windies recall Roach for England tour

  UNDATED FAST bowler Kemar Roach has been recalled to the West Indies squad for their three-Test tour of England starting next month, the selection panel said on Saturday.Roach, who has not played a Test for 18 months, was chosen after displayin..

Hamilton reigns at Silverstone to cut Vettel lead

  SILVERSTONE (UK), LEWIS Hamilton swept to his fourth consecutive victory at the British Grand Prix on Sunday to move within a single point of world championship leader Sebastian Vettel.In a dramatic race packed with incident, Vettel suffered a ..

Roger, a step away from immortality

  LONDON, FIVE years after his last Wimbledon triumph, Roger Federer can capture a record eighth All England Club title on Sunday and become the tournament’s oldest men’s champion of the modern era.With his 36th birthday fast approach..

Ibra could stay with United: Mourinho

  UNDATED ZLATAN Ibrahimovic could be offered a new deal by Manchester United, the Premier League club’s manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday ahead of a friendly with Los Angeles Galaxy. Speaking at a news conference on the eve of their fi..

SC questions Srini, Shah’s presence in BCCI’s SGM

NEW DELHI, July 14, (PTI) THE Supreme Court questioned controversial former cricket administrators N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah for attending a recent meeting of the BCCI, asking how could persons disqualified by it be part of any deliberation of..

After 11 attempts Cilic reaches final

London, July 14, (AFP), Croatia’s Marin Cilic reached his first Wimbledon final at the 11th attempt on Friday with a 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 win over America’s Sam Querrey. The seventh-seeded Croatian, who was US Open champion in ..

You guessed it right!

Federer outclasses Berdych to storm into 11th final LONDON, July 14, (Agencies), ROGER Federer’s relentless pursuit of an eighth Wimbledon title continued as he beat stubborn Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(4), 7-6(4), 6-4 to reach the final for the..

Bopanna advances, Sania loses in doubles

  WIMBLEDON, INDIAN stars Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza encountered contrasting fortunes in their respective mixed doubles matches at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Bopanna and his Canadian patner Gabriela Dabrowski defeated the Croatian pair ..

Roger shines bright in twilight zone

  LONDON, ROGER Federer insists he is only slightly surprised to find himself tantalisingly within touching distance of a record eighth Wimbledon title despite his 36th birthday fast approaching.The Swiss star reached the Wimbledon semi-finals fo..

Harikrishna stuns Aronian to climb to top spot

  INDIAN Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna dished out a stellar performance to beat world No. 4 Levon Aronian of Armenia in the sixth round to climb to the top of the leaderboard at the Geneva FIDE Grand Prix chess tournament. With this win, Harikri..

Indian women enter quarters

  JOHANNESBURG, A GRITTY Indian Women Hockey team scored a 1-0 win against Chile to make the knockout stage here at the Women’ Hockey World League Semi-finals on Wednesday.Preeti’s 38th minute goal ensured India earned their first win..

MSN to be part of Barca’s US tour

  BARCELONA, SPANISH football giants FC Barcelona’s trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez will be part of the team’s United States tour for the International Champions Cup, the tournament organisers announced.The Catalan giants..

Ronaldinho to visit Mumbai on Friday

  FORMER FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho will visit India on Friday and explore his future with Premier Futsal, a variation of football played indoors. The World Cup-winning Brazilian football great, a Ballon d’Or winner, will be in..