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  • Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo out for three weeks - reports 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Roger Federer out of Australian Open, beaten by Andreas Seppi January 23, 2015

    Melbourne: For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won't be featuring in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday in the third round by Andreas Seppi. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had never lost to Seppi in 10 previous meetings,...
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer to release on Pongal January 12, 2015

    Chennai: The much awaited trailer of Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy drama 'Uttama Villain' will be unveiled Jan 14 on the festive occasion of Pongal. Directed by Ramesh Arvind, the film also stars Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar and Parvathy Nair in lead roles. "Curious to know your reaction to #UttamaVillain trailer releasing Jan...
  • Tomas Berdych to play Ferrer in Qatar Open final January 10, 2015

    Doha: Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic beat Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-3 on Friday to set up a Qatar Open final against fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain. Berdych hasn't dropped his serve in four matches this week, winning all 34 service games played. "It's four very good matches which I'm happy with,"...
  • Andrea Pirlo voted Serie A player of the year December 16, 2014

    Milan: Juventus and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has been voted best player of the 2013-14 season in Serie A. Pirlo was selected by his fellow players as well as coaches and journalists, and the results were revealed at a ceremony in Milan Monday night. The 35-year-old Pirlo was one of seven Juventus...
  • Juventus snatch 2-1 win over Torino, Roma beat Inter Milan in Italy December 1, 2014

    Milan: Andrea Pirlo scored deep into stoppage time as 10-man Juventus snatched a 2-1 win over Torino in a derby match on Sunday, while Roma kept pace with the league leaders with a 4-2 win over Inter Milan. "I followed the move, (Arturo) Vidal did well to see me, and I...
  • Andrea Petkovic wins Tournament of Champions final November 3, 2014

    Sofia: Fourth-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany rallied to defeat third-seeded Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in the final of the season-ending Tournament of Champions, clinching her third WTA title of the year. Pennetta started aggressively and the Italian broke Petkovic's serve three times to win the opening set in...
  • Pirlo key for Juventus as they look to progress in Champions League November 3, 2014

    Andrea Pirlo is finally getting into his elegant stride for Juventus, just in time for the match which is likely to determine whether or not they progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League. After successive 1-0 defeats away to Atletico Madrid and Olympiakos in Group A, Serie A leaders...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Empoli 2-0 to move three points clear November 2, 2014

    Defending champion Juventus took advantage of Roma's loss at Napoli to move three points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win at Empoli on Saturday. Andrea Pirlo broke the deadlock with a trademark free kick on the hour mark and Alvaro Morata sealed the result on the...
  • Italian football in danger of dying, says Juventus president October 25, 2014

    Italian football will soon be dying if it does not overcome its deep-rooted structural problems, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said on Friday. "We are in progressive decline," he told a shareholders' meeting in Turin. "Italian football will soon be dying if it is unable to face up to a double challenge: on...
  • David Ferrer beats Seppi to advance at Valencia Open October 23, 2014

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday. The Spaniard's consistent first-serve accuracy and powerful forehand returns proved too strong for his Italian opponent. Ferrer will play countryman Fernando Verdasco next. Earlier, Pablo Andujar caused the...
  • Andrea Petkovic loses in first round in Luxembourg October 15, 2014

    Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany exited the Luxembourg Open in the first round on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-2 to Pauline Parmentier. The 78th-ranked Frenchwoman posted her first victory on the main Tour over Petkovic after breaking her five times. Having taken a 3-1 lead, Petkovic lost 11 of the next 14 games...
  • Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli out for another month October 5, 2014

    Turin: Juventus and Italy defender Andrea Barzagli will be sidelined for another month after seeing a specialist on his injured right foot. Barzagli underwent surgery in July but has struggled since returning to training and is still in persistent pain. On Sunday, Juventus says Barzagli saw a specialist and a scan revealed...
  • Tommy Robredo beats Andreas Seppi to reach semis of Shenzhen Open September 26, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain outlasted eighth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 to reach the Shenzhen Open semi-finals on Friday. Robredo hit 19 aces in the 2-hour, 36-minute quarter-final at Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center. He awaits either qualifier Viktor Troicki of Serbia or sixth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia. Second-seeded Andy...
  • Andreas Seppi retires at Moselle Open September 16, 2014

    Metz: Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain. Sijsling, ranked 74th in the world, was leading 60, 41 when his Italian opponent called it quits after just 39 minutes on court. In a match pitting together...
  • Andrea Pirlo out a month with bruised hip August 28, 2014

    Turin: Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo will miss the first month of the Serie A season because of a bruised right hip. Pirlo was injured in a preseason match and Juventus says a medical exam revealed a pulled tendon that requires 30 days to heal. Threetime defending champion Juventus opens the Italian league...
  • BopannaQureshi suffer firstround defeat in US Open August 27, 2014

    New York: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam Qureshi suffered a first round defeat in the men's doubles of the US Open tennis here at the Flushing Meadows. Bopanna and Qureshi, who were seeded 13th, went down 67 (1012), 64, 67 (57) to the unseeded Italian pair of Daniele...
  • Serena Williams beats Petkovic in Stanford semifinal August 3, 2014

    Stanford: Serena Williams has put to rest any lingering concerns about her scary departure from Wimbledon with a strong showing in her hardcourt opener. Williams reached her fourth final of the season by taking the last eight games to beat Andrea Petkovic 75, 60 on Saturday in the Bank of the...