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  • Andrea Petkovic through, Samantha Stosur out at Stanford 2 days ago

    Germany's Andrea Petkovic reached the second round of the Bank of the West Classic with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Croatia's Alja Tomljanovic on Monday and also benefited from the elimination of an experienced potential opponent in the next round. Petkovic dropped serve twice but produced six breaks of her own...
  • Qualifier Pablo Cuevas upsets Andreas Seppi in Umag 2nd round 6 days ago

    Croatia: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarter-finals in seven years. Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior US Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-3...
  • Conte stuns Juventus with shock resignation July 16, 2014

    Turin: Antonio Conte, who coached Juventus to three successive Italian league titles, has stunned Serie A by resigning two months after signing a deal for this season. "I need to announce the decision to mutually terminate my contract with Juventus, which tied us together for this season," Conte told the Juventus...
  • Rohan Bopanna, Andrea Hlavackova move to mixed doubles pre-quarters July 2, 2014

    London: Rohan Bopanna and Andrea Hlavackova saved all three break chances they faced against British team of Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae to progress to the pre-quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships on Monday. The seventh seeded Indo-Czech team brushed aside the spirited challenge of unseeded British...
  • World Cup 2014: Defender Andrea Barzagli to miss start of Juve's season July 2, 2014

    Rome: Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli, a World Cup winner with Italy in Germany in 2006, will be sidelined for three months after undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon and ankle. "Under the supervision of Juventus doctor Fabrizio Tencone the defender was operated on by Professor Sakari Orava in Turku, Finland," the...
  • World Cup 2014: I will remain available for Italy, says Pirlo June 26, 2014

    Milan: Italy's midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo says he may go back on his decision to retire from international football. The 35-year-old Pirlo, who plays for Juventus, said before the World Cup that he would quit international football after the tournament in Brazil. However, on the airplane back to Italy following a disappointing...
  • World Cup 2014: Greece upset Ivory Coast 2-1, meet Costa Rica in Round of 16 June 25, 2014

    Fortaleza: Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to put Greece into the second round of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast on Tuesday. Samaras was adjudged to have been tripped in the area by substitute Giovanni Sio, and calmly slotted in the spot kick for a win...
  • As it happened: Italy vs Uruguay and Costa Rica vs England, World Cup 2014 June 24, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from both the Group D matches as Italy look to shackle Suarez in Uruguay showdown whereas England seek atonement against Costa Rica. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Italy must find a way to shut down Uruguay striker Luis Suarez when the teams clash at the...
  • World Cup 2014: Balotelli winner helps Italy edge past England 2-1 June 15, 2014

    Manaus: Mario Balotelli scored with a second-half header on Saturday to give Italy a 2-1 win over England at the World Cup. The Italy striker was left free by his marker Gary Cahill and nodded a cross from Antonio Candreva past goalkeeper Joe Hart in the 50th minute. Claudio Marchisio scored first...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, England vs Italy June 15, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the second Group D match between England and Italy at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. (Scroll down for the Live blog) The tactical approaches of England and Italy's wily coaches Roy Hodgson and Cesare Prandelli will come under the microscope with the oppressive atmosphere of...
  • World Cup 2014: New-look England face Italy test June 14, 2014

    The tactical approaches of England and Italy's wily coaches Roy Hodgson and Cesare Prandelli will come under the microscope with the oppressive atmosphere of the Amazon rainforest providing the backdrop for a Group D clash on Saturday. The contrasting qualities of youth and experience will compete to tame Manaus's punishing jungle...
  • Italy can repeat 2006 World Cup glory, says Pirlo June 12, 2014

    Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo is hoping to end his international career by winning a second World Cup and believes the Azzurri are capable of repeating their success from 2006. "We can win the World Cup. I always play to win and I won't be satisfied by just getting out of the...
  • Andrea Pirlo signs new two-year deal to stay at Juventus June 11, 2014

    Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has signed a new two-year deal with Juventus which will keep him at the Serie A champions until 2016, the club said on Wednesday. Since leaving AC Milan in 2011, the 35-year-old midfielder has inspired Juventus to three successive Serie A titles and his performance has been...
  • Simona Halep advances to French Open final June 5, 2014

    Paris: Simona Halep of Romania advanced to her first Grand Slam final, beating Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Thursday. Halep will face Maria Sharapova in Saturday's final. Halep, seeded fourth at the French Open, has been steadily improving at major tournaments. She reached the fourth round at last year's...
  • Andrea Petkovic, Simona Halep reach French Open semi-finals June 4, 2014

    Paris: Andrea Petkovic and Simona Halep completed the French Open semi-final pairings with straight-set wins Wednesday, and one of them will be in a Grand Slam final for the first time. Petkovic, a 28th-seeded German, beat 2012 French Open runner-up Sara Errani of Italy 6-2, 6-2. The fourth-seeded Halep defeated 2009...
  • Petkovic advances to French Open quarter-finals June 2, 2014

    Paris: Andrea Petkovic overcame an inconsistent serve and unseeded Kiki Bertens to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open with a 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory on Monday. The 28th-seeded German was broken three times in the first set, once in the second and three more times in the third. But she...
  • Bopanna, Katarina advance to French Open pre-quarters May 30, 2014

    Paris: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Slovakian partner Katarina Srebotnik faced stiff resistance from Marc Lopez and Andrea Hlavackova before prevailing in a tense first round contest in the mixed doubles event of the French Open, here on Friday. The second seeded Indo-Slovak pair fought hard for a 7-6 (5) 7-5...
  • Juventus finish with win; Osasuna relegated May 19, 2014

    The football leagues in Spain and Italy both wrapped up their seasons on Sunday, with some relegation places and spots in European competitions still to be decided. Juventus made sure to finish their title-winning campaign with a perfect home record, while a railing collapse during Osasuna's game in the Spanish league...
  • Juventus break 100-points barrier with Cagliari win May 18, 2014

    Champions Juventus became the first team to break the 100-points barrier in Serie A when they beat Cagliari 3-0 in their final league game of the season on Sunday. Juventus, who won all 19 of their home matches, completed their campaign with 102 points after winning 33, drawing three and losing...
  • Snapshot: Vinod Kambli gets married, again, to wife Andrea Hewitt in a traditional church ceremony attended by his son May 5, 2014

    Former cricketer Vinod Kambli got married to his wife Andrea Hewitt in a small and traditional ceremony at Bandra's St Peter's Church on Saturday. The couple had already had a court marriage few years ago and have a son. During the ceremony, Kambli's son Jesus Christiano was seen accompanying the...
  • Sara Errani beats Andrea Petkovic in first round at Madrid Open May 4, 2014

    Sara Errani of Italy beat Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-1 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Saturday, avenging a loss to the German in the same stage four years ago. Errani advanced to play countrywoman Francesca Schiavone or Russia's Elena Vesnina. Errani placed 87 percent of her first serves in,...
  • EPL: Weimann scores two as Villa beat Hull 3-1 May 3, 2014

    Birmingham: Andreas Weimann scored a priceless brace against Hull to all but guarantee Aston Villa's English Premier League place for another season with a 3-1 victory on Saturday. Weimann, without a goal in 12 matches dating to January, delivered just when his side needed it most with a pair of headers...
  • Title holder Tommy Haas reaches semi-finals at BMW Open May 2, 2014

    Munich: Defending champion Tommy Haas reached the semi-finals of the BMW Open by defeating Andreas Seppi 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday. The 36-year-old Haas converted three of his seven break points to beat the seventh-seeded Italian in under two hours. He will face Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan, who defeated Denis Istomin...
  • Andreas Seppi and Nicolas Mahut make early exits in Bucharest April 23, 2014

    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 in...
  • Germany to play Czech Republic in Fed Cup final April 21, 2014

    Germany will take on the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final after both countries wrapped up their semi-final victories by winning the first reverse singles on Sunday. Germany's Angelique Kerber overcame Sam Stosur in three sets and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-5 as both countries...
  • Germany storm into Fed Cup final April 20, 2014

    Brisbane: Germany sealed their place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur in three sets on Sunday. Kerber overcame a slow start to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 and put Germany into their first Fed Cup final since 1992, when...
  • Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters April 17, 2014

    Monaco: Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in just 47 minutes. Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal also had little trouble reaching the last eight, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer shook off a...
  • Rafael Nadal battles wardrobe malfunction in Monte Carlo April 17, 2014

    Rafael Nadal is battling a wardrobe malfunction that has forced him to alter his serving routine at this week's Monte Carlo Masters. When he has failed with his first serve, Nadal has had to ask for another ball rather than plucking one from his shorts, because he has been experiencing problems...
  • Nadal and Federer breeze into last eight of Monte Carlo April 17, 2014

    Monaco: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer demonstrated their superior class on clay as they eased into the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. Claycourt wizard Nadal barely broke a sweat in his 6-1, 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi while fourth seed Federer recovered from a break in the...