• Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart 3 hoursNow

    Stuttgart: Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. Ivanovic, the world No. 12 and former French Open winner, needed just one hour to beat the 24-year-old Berliner. It left three of the six...
  • Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches quarters 5 hours 57 minutes ago

    Bucharest: Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday. The Czech saved seven of the eight break points he faced on the clay at BNR Arenas. Rosol moved the defense of his first ATP title...
  • David Moyes breaks silence after Manchester United sacking 8 hours 44 minutes ago

    Manchester: Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after being fired as manager of Manchester United after less than a season in charge. "To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I...
  • South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher 9 hours 9 minutes ago

    Jindo (South Korea): The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high...
  • Ryan Giggs to be assisted by former teammates at Manchester United 10 hours 11 minutes ago

    Manchester: Ryan Giggs will be assisted by former teammates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville during his spell as interim manager of Manchester United following the dismissal of David Moyes. Neville was already the first-team coach under Moyes, while Butt had been working with United's Under-19s and Under-21s as...
  • FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal 11 hours 29 minutes ago

    Zurich: Barcelona have been cleared to sign new players this off-season after FIFA froze the club's one-year transfer embargo while the sanction is appealed. FIFA said on Wednesday its appeal panel "considered that the appeal lodged by the club is to be granted suspensive effect." Panel chairman Larry Mussenden took...
  • Andreas Seppi and Nicolas Mahut make early exits in Bucharest 16 hours 27 minutes ago

    Bucharest: Sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi was knocked out of the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, along with seventh-seeded Nicolas Mahut. Carlos Berlocq of Argentina ousted Italy's Seppi 6-0, 2-6, 7-6 (4) on the outdoor clay at the BNR Arenas, while qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu defeated Mahut 6-3, 6-1...
  • Rafael Nadal to face fellow Spaniard at Barcelona Open 16 hours 38 minutes ago

    Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round. Ramos beat Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to set up Wednesday's second-round match against the defending champion...
  • Maria Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart 16 hours 53 minutes ago

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed three hours, 24 minutes for her 100th clay victory, three days after her 27th birthday. Sharapova, who is bidding to win the tournament for...
  • New Zeakand's Jesse Ryder to play for Essex 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket says it will not oppose batsman Jesse Ryder's move to English county side Essex, even though he is currently barred from international selection because of off-field misbehavior. Ryder is expected to join Essex in May and will play for the division two county in all formats...
  • Cries of anguish as South Korea ferry toll reaches 130 17 hours 58 minutes ago

    Jindo: For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin. The families who line up here to view the decomposing bodies have not known for nearly a week whether they should grieve or not. Now...
  • Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in Champions League semifinal 18 hours 17 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich renew their storied European rivalry in the Champions League on Wednesday, with the Bundesliga champion dominating their history. The first-leg semifinal at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium marks the 20th time the clubs will meet in the continent's top competition, and marks Bayern coach Pep...
  • Atletico Madrid held to a goalless draw at home by Chelsea in Champions League semis Yesterday

    Madrid: Chelsea's defensive game plan proved too much for Atletico Madrid as they played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho's ultra-defensive tactics worked at the Vicente Calderon Stadium despite the early exit of goalkeeper Petr Cech to injury in...
  • Djokovic plays down injury fears, back for Madrid Yesterday

    Novak Djokovic has played down fears he will miss this year's French Open, saying the wrist injury he sustained at the Monte Carlo Masters last week is not as serious as first feared. The Serb, second in the world rankings behind Rafael Nadal, said on his website that he hoped...