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  • Dany Welbeck treble gives Arsenal 4-1 win over Galatasaray 02-10-2014 02:24 AM

    London: Danny Welbeck scored his first career hat-trick as Arsenal overpowered Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday and survived with 10 men for the last half-hour after goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off. Welbeck, who was allowed to leave Manchester United last month after his striking qualities were...
  • Karim Benzema's late goal helps Real Madrid win 2-1 at Ludogorets 02-10-2014 02:15 AM

    Sofia: Real Madrid needed a 77th minute goal from substitute Karim Benzema to win 2-1 at Champions League newcomer Ludogorets on Wednesday, after Cristiano Ronaldo missed one penalty before making amends with a second spot kick. Unfazed by the star-studded visitors in its first home game in Europe's top-tier competition,...
  • BCCI should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin 01-10-2014 09:36 PM

    Mumbai: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Wednesday said that BCCI should think of appointing young Virat Kohli as the Test captain after India's drubbing in the longest format in the recently concluded series in England. The 51-year-old came down heavily on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said,"You don't survive...
  • Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams rematch set at China Open 01-10-2014 04:46 PM

    Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. The third-seeded Czech defeated Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2 beneath the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday in Beijing. Williams advanced...
  • A new app that teaches preschoolers basic computer coding 01-10-2014 04:34 PM

    Cambridge: This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned to read can use...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Ivan Dodig to advance at Japan Open 01-10-2014 04:29 PM

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Nishikori faced only one break point in 10 service games and progressed to a match against Donald Young of the United States in the second round....
  • What is PayPal's first solo move? 01-10-2014 03:16 PM

    New York: PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing...
  • Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader in flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day 01-10-2014 12:24 PM

    Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day. The protesters, upset that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying refused to meet them, threatened to expand their demonstrations unless he resigns and the Chinese leadership agrees...
  • US Government confirms first case of Ebola 01-10-2014 10:59 AM

    Dallas: The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US was confirmed on Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at...
  • Windows 10: Seeks to offer the familiarity of Windows 7 with the benefits of Windows 8 01-10-2014 10:30 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10 software, which it...
  • Mexican man in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of Harry Potter memorabilia was named the world's largest 01-10-2014 08:56 AM

    Mexico City: A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection...
  • 100-foot-tall grain silos in Buffalo is being turned into the world's largest beer can for a beer ad 01-10-2014 08:53 AM

    Buffalo, NY: A cluster of 100-foot-tall grain silos in Buffalo is being turned into the world's largest six-pack. Crews are installing rolls of vinyl wrap spelling out Labatt Blue on six silos at the former GLF grain mill operation near the city's Lake Erie waterfront, home to several long-defunct grain...
  • Cat, dog, lasers, and principal! They all came together for this boy's yearbook portrait that went viral on the internet 01-10-2014 08:38 AM

    Schenectady, NY: A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog - and lasers. They all came together in teenager Draven Rodriguez's senior portrait, which ended up with him holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Schenectady High School principal Diane Wilkinson holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne. The 16-year-old...
  • Atletico out to prove they have firepower to challenge in Europe 01-10-2014 05:48 AM

    Atletico Madrid's Champions League game at home to Juventus on Wednesday will be a chance for the Spanish champions to prove they have the firepower to challenge in Europe again this season. Diego Costa, top scorer for Atletico last term when they reached the final of the continent's elite club...
  • Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open 01-10-2014 05:35 AM

    Beijing: It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. There were also tears. Plenty of tears. Li Na received a touching send-off at the China Open on Tuesday, more...
  • Rafael Nadal dominates in return at China Open 01-10-2014 05:32 AM

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open...
  • Champions League: Matic header gives Chelsea 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon 01-10-2014 03:06 AM

    Lisbon: Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea their first Champions League win of the season with a first-half goal securing a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. A Cesc Fabregas free kick from the left in the 34th minute floated over the Sporting defense to the back post, where Matic sent...
  • Champions League: Totti breaks record, earns Roma 1-1 draw with Manchester City 01-10-2014 02:52 AM

    Francesco Totti became the oldest scorer in the Champions League's 22-year history by netting a deft equaliser for Roma in a 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Tuesday. The former Italy forward, who turned 38 on Saturday, lifted a fine finish into the corner in the 23rd minute to cancel...
  • Champions League: David Luiz scores as PSG shock Barcelona 3-2 01-10-2014 02:33 AM

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain set this season's Champions League alight on Tuesday with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Lionel Messi's Barcelona in Group F. David Luiz and midfielder Marco Verratti scored their first goals for PSG as the French club produced its best performance of the season to defeat a Barcelona...
  • Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 in Champions League 30-09-2014 11:28 PM

    Moscow: Thomas Mueller fired Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win away over CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium on Tuesday in the Champions League. Mueller put Bayern ahead from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute, after Mario Goetze was fouled by CSKA's Mario Fernandes as he dribbled into the...
  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has broken rib 30-09-2014 09:12 PM

    Manchester: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera broke a rib in the 2-1 win against West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday. United couldn't say on Tuesday how long Herrera will be out. The injury forced Herrara, an offseason signing from Athletic Bilbao, to be substituted in the 74th minute. He...
  • Vernon Philander returns for South Africa's New Zealand, Australia tours 30-09-2014 04:00 PM

    Durban: Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month. All-rounder Philander replaces seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in the 15-man touring party as selectors assess...
  • Younis Khan will not be disciplined by Pakistan 30-09-2014 03:31 PM

    Islamabad: Disgruntled batsman Younis Khan will not be penalized by the Pakistan Cricket Board for criticizing the selectors after being dropped from the one-day international series against Australia. "For the moment, we will not take any disciplinary action against him, and hope he will settle down now," PCB chairman Shaharyar...
  • Maria Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open 30-09-2014 01:24 PM

    Beijing: Five-time major winner Maria Sharapova moved into the third round of the China Open with ease on Tuesday, while Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska late-season slump continued with another early loss. The fourth-seeded Sharapova saved seven of nine break points she faced in a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ukrainian Elina Svitolina,...
  • Ibrahimovic to miss PSG's match against Barcelona 30-09-2014 11:38 AM

    Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the match against Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain must find a way to cope without him. Ibrahimovic, the French league's top scorer over the past two seasons, has been ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League match with a left heel injury. He missed the last...
  • Messi continues to develop in Barcelona's attack 30-09-2014 11:08 AM

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain have even more reason to fear Barcelona star Lionel Messi when the teams meet in the Champions League on Tuesday. Messi finds himself in an unusual position of being out-scored by a Barcelona team-mate. But although he is getting fewer goals than Neymar, Messi's overall game continues...
  • Manchester United exploring friendlies during season 30-09-2014 10:50 AM

    London: Manchester United are looking at playing lucrative friendlies overseas to fill the midweek void left by the absence of European football this season and the early League Cup exit. The record 20-time English champions have forecast a 10 per cent drop in revenue in 2014-15 after they failed to...
  • Windows 9: Microsoft expected to give an early look at next Windows on September 30 30-09-2014 10:48 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won't be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial...
  • Udinese beat Parma 4-2 to move third in Serie A 30-09-2014 10:25 AM

    Milan: Antonio Di Natale scored twice as Udinese beat struggling Parma 4-2 to move third in the Serie A standings on Monday. Palermo also remained mired at the bottom of the table after Filip Djordjevic's hat-trick helped consign Giuseppe Iachini's side to a 4-0 loss at home to Lazio. Parma...
  • Champions League: Bayern hold edge over CSKA as City eye comeback 30-09-2014 09:57 AM

    Frankfurt, (Germany): Group E of the Champions League features two teams that need to recover from defeats in opening matches. CSKA Moscow host four-time champion Bayern Munich after losing 5-1 at Roma. Manchester City lost 1-0 at Bayern and are now at home to Roma. Here are some things to...