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  • Kevin Pietersen becomes fastest to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey 27-04-2015 10:43 AM

    London: Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex's New Zealand allrounder Jesse Ryder in the Second Division of the County Championship on Sunday. Pietersen, in his 17th innings at this level for Surrey, needed only two balls at...
  • Thomas Bach's visit will boost Indian sports, says OCA secretary 27-04-2015 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official. Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh made the comments ahead of Bach's arrival later Sunday...
  • 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 biggest changes in the military shooter saga 27-04-2015 07:16 AM

    Santa Monica: "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is enlisting a few new recruits. The third installment in Treyarch's popular military shooter saga is adding the option to play cooperatively with other gamers in the plot-driven campaign. The developer is also ditching traditional avatar customization in its multiplayer mode, instead...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid win 4-2 thriller at Celta Vigo to stay in title hunt 27-04-2015 02:28 AM

    Javier Hernandez scored twice as Real Madrid fought back for a thrilling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday to keep the pressure on Spanish league leader Barcelona. Four days after Hernandez's late goal put Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, the Mexico striker struck a brace to help an...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Pablo Andujar to defend Barcelona Open title 26-04-2015 10:38 PM

    Spain: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori successfully defended his title at the Barcelona Open by beating Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday's final. The fifth-ranked Japanese fought back from early breaks in both sets to claim his second clay-court title in as many years at the Real Club de Tenis. Nishikori...
  • EPL: Chelsea close in on title after goalless draw against Arsenal 26-04-2015 10:28 PM

    London: Chelsea's pursuit of the Premier League trophy will go into May after the runaway leaders drew 0-0 at Arsenal on Sunday with a cautious, ultra-defensive display. By protecting a 10-point lead over Manchester City and Arsenal, Chelsea can secure their first title in five years by beating Leicester on...
  • Juventus beaten 2-1 by Torino in derby marred by violence 26-04-2015 10:08 PM

    Rome: Juventus was prevented from clinching a fourth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 loss at Torino on Sunday in a derby marred by fan violence. After Andrea Pirlo put Juventus ahead with a free kick 35 minutes in, fellow Italy international Matteo Darmian equalized just before halftime and...
  • Garcia-Lopez wins Nastase Tiriac Trophy 26-04-2015 09:12 PM

    Bucharest: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez has won the Nastase Tiriac Trophy final, beating Jiri Vesely 7-6 (5), 7-6 (11) Sunday on his sixth match point. The fifth-seeded Spaniard took a 3-0 lead in the first set before his Czech opponent rallied, with Garcia-Lopez needing to save two set points to force the...
  • Angelique Kerber upsets Caroline Wozniacki to win Porsche Grand Prix 26-04-2015 09:07 PM

    Germany: Home favorite Angelique Kerber rallied to upset Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix for her second straight title on Sunday. After losing the opening set, Kerber twice broke the fourth-seeded Dane in the second. Wozniacki saved three match points at 6-5 in...
  • Malaga held 1-1 by Deportivo at home in La Liga 26-04-2015 04:47 PM

    Barcelona: Malaga was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Deportivo La Coruna Sunday as both failed to end winless streaks in the Spanish league. Forward Nordin Amrabat scored from outside the area to give Malaga the lead two minutes after halftime. But Oriol Riera headed in Lucas Perez's...
  • Wu Ashun wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title 26-04-2015 02:02 PM

    Shanghai: Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell by one stroke to capture the Volvo China Open on Sunday. The 29-year-old Wu, who plays primarily on the Japan Tour, was the steadiest player during the final...
  • Nearly 17 million watched Bruce Jenner's interview 26-04-2015 11:42 AM

    New York: Former Olympian Bruce Jenner reached an audience of just under 17 million people for his declaration in an ABC News interview that he identifies as a woman. The Nielsen company said Saturday 16.9 million viewers watched the interview on ABC's "20/20" newscast Friday night. The audience was the...
  • Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake 26-04-2015 08:22 AM

    Kathmandu: Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a...
  • Manchester City beat Aston Vila 3-2 to move to second place in EPL 25-04-2015 11:54 PM

    Manchester: Fernandinho volleyed in an 89th-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-2 to cement a place in the English Premier League's top four for the soon-to-be-deposed champions. Sergio Aguero pounced on an early mistake by goalkeeper Brad Guzan to give City a third-minute lead, and Aleksandar Kolarov made...
  • Sunderland draw to drop into Premier League relegation zone 25-04-2015 10:25 PM

    England: Sunderland failed to take advantage of scoring after 59 seconds by drawing 1-1 at Stoke to drop into the Premier League's relegation zone on Saturday. Connor Wickham pounced on an error by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to put Sunderland ahead inside the first minute at Britannia Stadium. Stoke equalized...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi score in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol 25-04-2015 10:10 PM

    Lionel Messi helped to set up Neymar's opener before scoring one himself to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Luis Suarez, the third member of Barcelona's star-studded attack, played a part in both goals against Barcelona's cross-town...
  • Liverpool's Champions League hopes take another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Brom 25-04-2015 09:57 PM

    Liverpool's chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard played in his 500th Premier League match but it ended in disappointment, with Jordon Ibe coming closest to snatching victory for...
  • Guillermo Garcia-Lopez vs Jiri Vesely in Nastase Tiriac Trophy final 25-04-2015 09:56 PM

    Romania: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain and Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic will play for their second ATP title of the year in the Nastase Tiriac Trophy, where they will meet for the first time on tour. Sunday's finale was set up when Garcia-Lopez lost his serve only once in...
  • Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to reach Porsche Grand Prix final 25-04-2015 09:12 PM

    Germany: Caroline Wozniacki reached the Porsche Grand Prix final with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 win over second-seeded Simona Halep on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Dane needed almost three hours to prevail, winning four games in a row in the third set to go 5-1 ahead. After missing three match points and...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Martin Klizan to return to Barcelona Open final 25-04-2015 07:04 PM

    Spain: Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday. The top-seeded Japanese will face either third-seeded David Ferrer or Pablo Andujar in Sunday's final. Klizan had won their only previous match at last year's French...
  • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis 25-04-2015 04:21 PM

    United Nations: Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues. Syria's ambassador said simply...
  • Kardashian family to watch Bruce Jenner's interview together 25-04-2015 04:17 PM

    New York: Kim Kardashian says her family plans to watch Bruce Jenner's Friday night TV interview as they do most things, which is together. Kardashian told reporters in New York at Friday's Variety Power of Women event - where she was being honored along with Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn...
  • FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show 25-04-2015 04:12 PM

    Pittsburgh: A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said. Sigismond Segbefia, of Silver Spring, Maryland, faces multiple charges, including wire fraud,...
  • Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images 25-04-2015 04:06 PM

    Albuquerque: When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media. But everyone agreed on one thing: Despite growing awareness, outdated Native American stereotypes in Hollywood remain. And more Native Americans are voicing...
  • Google paid chairman Eric Schmidt $109 million pay package in 2014 25-04-2015 03:04 PM

    San Francisco: Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Most of the compensation consisted of stock valued at $100 million. It was the largest stock package that Schmidt has received since 2011 when Google awarded him a bundle valued...
  • Hudson Swafford, Boo Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard 25-04-2015 10:25 AM

    Avondale: Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him. Tied for the Zurich Classic lead after a 6-under 66 on Friday in the suspended second round, the 2011 Georgia graduate was eager to meet some college friends from New Orleans and take...
  • La Liga: Bilbao push Cordoba closer to relegation with 1-0 win 25-04-2015 09:10 AM

    Cordoba: Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria scored with a deflected shot to secure a 1-0 win at last-place Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Cordoba's 15th straight game without a win left them eight points from safety before the rest of the teams play this round. Etxebarria's shot went...
  • Nishikori, Ferrer advance to Barcelona Open semi-finals 25-04-2015 09:02 AM

    Barcelona: Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (5) as he stayed on course for a fifth final appearance at the tournament. After...
  • Halep, Wozniacki to meet in Porsche Grand Prix semifinals 25-04-2015 08:58 AM

    Stuttgart: Simona Halep of Romania and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will meet in the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix after winning their respective quarterfinals on Friday. The second-seeded Halep needed 81 minutes to defeat Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4, while the fourth-seeded Wozniacki had little trouble in defeating...
  • World War II-era bomb found in US college campus, detonated by military 25-04-2015 07:28 AM

    Wrightstown: The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound (225-kilogram) World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college. The unexploded ordnance was taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It had been discovered during excavation for a...