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  • Juventus beaten 2-1 by Torino in derby marred by violence Yesterday

    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 former...
  • Fed Cup Round-up: Williams overcomes Errani; Petkovic cuts Russia's lead April 19, 2015

    Top-ranked Serena Williams had to fight back from a set down and figure out how to deal with strong winds before overcoming Italy's Sara Errani 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a Fed Cup playoff Sunday, giving the United States a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. While Williams held a massive...
  • Rusty Andrea Pirlo still makes the difference for Juventus April 15, 2015

    Turin: Even at 35 and playing his first game in seven weeks, Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo made the difference in their 1-0 win over Monaco on Tuesday. Coach Massimiliano Allegri took a calculated risk by thrusting the bearded midfielder into the Champions League quarter-final first leg tie for his comeback after...
  • Ernests Gulbis loses in 1st round at Monte Carlo Masters April 13, 2015

    Monaco: Ernests Gulbis was eliminated from the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday in the first round, losing to Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-1, 6-0. The 13th-seeded Latvian, a semifinalist at last year's French Open, hit a flurry of unforced errors against the 52nd-ranked Haider-Maurer. Gulbis has lost in the opening round in seven of...
  • Lufthansa doctors recommended continued treatment for Germanwings co-pilot: Report April 12, 2015

    Frankfurt: Doctors at Lufthansa had recommended that pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps, be given psychological treatment after he suffered a bout of depression, a German newspaper reported. Citing documents found by Germany's air transport authority, the Bild am Sonntag said the...
  • Andrea Petkovic improves to 10-0 at Family Circle Cup April 10, 2015

    Charleston: Defending champion Andrea Petkovic kept up her perfect run at the Family Circle, improving to 10-0 and advancing to the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over American Madison Brengle on Thursday. The third-seeded Petkovic is the highest-ranked player left after No. 1 seed Eugenie Bouchard lost Wednesday night only...
  • Defending Champ Andrea Petkovic Advances at Family Circle April 8, 2015

    Charleston: Defending champion Andrea Petkovic opened play at the Family Circle Cup with a 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Chanelle Scheepers on Tuesday. Petkovic, seeded third, lost the opening set 6-1 before taking 12 of the next 15 games to advance. Others moving on were fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber, sixth-seeded Jelana...
  • German aviation watchdog did not know crash pilot's medical history April 6, 2015

    Berlin: The German aviation authority did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's medical background prior to the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people, it said on Sunday, raising more questions over medical oversight of pilots. Lubitz, believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a mountain in the French Alps, broke...
  • France halts search for bodies at Germanwings crash site April 5, 2015

    Marseille: French investigators have ended their search for bodies in the Alps where a Germanwings passenger jet crashed last month, killing all 150 people on board, a local official said on Saturday. Prosecutors believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the Airbus A320 jet into the mountainside during a flight from...
  • Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down April 4, 2015

    Paris: The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France's BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the co-pilot before completing its own analysis, but...
  • Carla Suarez Navarro downs Andrea Petkovic to reach Miami Open final April 3, 2015

    Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro scored a clinical 6-3, 6-3 upset of German ninth seed Andrea Petkovic on Thursday to reach the final of the Miami Open. The victory marked a day of firsts for Navarro who advanced to her maiden final in a premier-level event and will make her top-10 debut...
  • Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide methods, cockpit door security: prosecutors April 2, 2015

    Berlin: The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have researched suicide methods and cockpit door security in the days before he flew the plane into the French Alps, killing 150 people, German prosecutors said on Thursday. Duesseldorf prosecutors said investigators found a tablet computer at co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's apartment in...
  • Venus Williams falls to Carla Suarez Navarro, Andrea Petkovic into Miami semis April 1, 2015

    Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro came back from a dreadful first set to defeat three-times Miami Open champion Venus Williams 0-6, 6-1, 7-5 at Key Biscayne on Tuesday and set up a semi-final clash with Germany's ninth seed Andrea Petkovic. Petkovic booked her place in the last four after a 6-4, 6-2...
  • Germanwings co-pilot suffered from suicidal tendencies: German prosecutor March 31, 2015

    A German prosecutor claims Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered from suicidal tendencies at some point before his aviation career. A European government official said that a doctor declared that Lubitz was unfit to work on the day of the crash, in part because he complained of vision problems. ...
  • Indian pilots may be subjected to psychometric tests March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Pilots of Indian air carriers may now be subjected to mid-term psychometric tests to ensure that they are mentally fit to fly, following the deliberate crashing of German airliner by the co-pilot last week. Nine commercial airlines in India employ well over 3,000 pilots who are subjected to...
  • 'Valiyavan' review: A half-annulled comedy and an unconvincing plot makes the film boring March 28, 2015

    Film: Valiyavan Cast: Jai, Andrea Jeremiah, Bala Saravanan, Azhagam Perumal, Anupama Kumar Director: M. Saravanan 'Valiyavan'... oh boy, a dull drivel from the word go. You are watching a movie whose opening credits appear on a black screen, if you are instantly reminded of a Woody Allen movie, stop your imagination right there. Andrea,...
  • Germanwings Airbus A320: Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded March 27, 2015

    Germany: German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone...
  • Andreas Seppi to face Andrei Golubev in Davis Cup March 5, 2015

    Andreas Seppi will face Andrei Golubev in the first round of the Davis Cup when Italy take on Kazakhstan. With Fabio Fognini slated to play only in the doubles, Seppi will play Goubev in the second singles match. Simone Bolelli will play Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening match. In Saturday's doubles, Fognini...
  • Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo out for three weeks - reports February 26, 2015

    Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo will be out for three weeks after suffering a right calf muscle strain, Sky Sports Italia reported on Thursday. The 35-year-old went off injured in the 37th minute of Juve's 2-1 Champions League last 16, first leg victory over Borussia Dortmund in Turin on Tuesday. Pirlo will miss...
  • Andrea Petkovic, Jelena Jankovic advance to second round of Qatar Open February 25, 2015

    Doha: Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 win over Belgian qualifier Kirsten Flipkens on Tuesday. Flipkens, who beat Petkovic in the second round at New Haven last August, showed a good touch in the first set - only to...
  • Champions League: Pirlo sees chance for Juve to make the step up February 24, 2015

    Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo hopes this could be the season they finally re-establish themselves on the European stage as he dreams of winning the Champions League again before he retires. Juve's maestro has been helping steer them towards a fourth successive Italian title, yet the gulf between a fading Serie A...
  • Juventus beat Atalanta 2-1, extend lead to 10 points February 21, 2015

    Turin: Juventus extended their Serie A lead to 10 points after coming from behind to beat relegation-threatened Atalanta 2-1 on Friday. Giuliano Migliaccio put Atalanta ahead in the 25th minute, before two goals in quick succession from Fernando Llorente and Andrea Pirlo gave Juve a half-time lead. Migliacco scored with a header...
  • Andrea Petkovic wins Diamond Games with walkover February 15, 2015

    Belgium: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany won the Diamond Games without hitting a ball when fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain pulled out of Sunday's final with a neck injury. "I really like Carla, she's a great person and always friendly and positive, and she has a tremendous amount of talent,"...
  • Petkovic, Navarro reach semis at Diamond Games February 14, 2015

    Antwerp, Belgium: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany advanced to the Diamond Games semi-finals on Friday after beating sixth-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (2), 6-0 in a scrappy match featuring 11 breaks of serve. Both players dropped serve four times each in a wobbly first set, but Petkovic tightened up her game...
  • Andrea Petkovic saves 8 match points in Diamond Games February 12, 2015

    Antwerp: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic fought off eight match points to reach the quarter-finals of the Diamond Games tournament with a 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over local favorite Belgian Alison Van Uytvank on Wednesday. In a marathon that lasted three hours and 20 minutes, the 103rd-ranked Van Uytvank came close...
  • Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' to release on April 2; Eros International bags theatrical rights February 11, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain" will hit the theatres April 2. Eros International has bagged the theatrical rights of the film along with its Telugu dubbed version. "We are extremely proud to associate with Eros, the most powerful and successful name in contemporary Indian cinema to co-produce our...
  • Garcia-Lopez beats Seppi to win Zagreb Indoors final February 8, 2015

    Zagreb: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain defeated Andreas Seppi of Italy 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Sunday in the final of the Zagreb Indoors for his fourth career ATP title. The third-seeded Garcia-Lopez rallied from 4-1 down in the first-set tiebreaker, winning six straight points to clinch the set. Seppi earned the first break...
  • Andreas Seppi, Garcia-Lopez in Zagreb Indoors semi-finals February 6, 2015

    Zagreb: Andreas Seppi rallied to defeat Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6) on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Zagreb Indoors. The fifth-seeded Italian, who upset Roger Federer in the third round of the Australian Open, served for the match at 6-5, but won only one point. Berankis...
  • Paul Pogba will never return to Manchester United: Andrea Pirlo January 28, 2015

    Turin: Veteran Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo believes Manchester United would be wasting their time in trying to re-sign team-mate Paul Pogba. The 21-year-old left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2012 after growing frustrated with a lack of first-team appearances under Alex Ferguson. He has since developed into one of the best midfielders...
  • Nick Kyrgios joins Rafael Nadal in Australian Open quarter-finals January 25, 2015

    Melbourne: Now he's no longer just the kid who upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, he's also the teenager who beat the guy who beat Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Nick Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point to beat Andreas Seppi 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6...