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  • Tommy Robredo beats Andreas Seppi to reach semis of Shenzhen Open 6 days ago

    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...
  • Andrea Petkovic beats Venus Williams at Stanford August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Eighthseeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former topranked player 61, 36, 75 in the quarterfinals on Friday. Following a shaky start, the 25thranked Williams picked up her game in the second set and appeared poised to take over the...
  • Andrea Petkovic through, Samantha Stosur out at Stanford July 29, 2014

    Germany's Andrea Petkovic reached the second round of the Bank of the West Classic with a 61, 64 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 July 25, 2014

    Croatia: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixthseeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 63, 61 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarterfinals in seven years. Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior US Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 76 (4), 63...
  • 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 prequarters 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 prequarterfinals of the mixed doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships on Monday. The seventh seeded IndoCzech 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 35yearold 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 21, meet Costa Rica in Round of 16 June 25, 2014

    Fortaleza: Georgios Samaras scored an injurytime penalty to put Greece into the second round of the World Cup with a 21 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 21 June 15, 2014

    Manaus: Mario Balotelli scored with a secondhalf header on Saturday to give Italy a 21 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: Newlook 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 twoyear deal to stay at Juventus June 11, 2014

    Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has signed a new twoyear 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 35yearold 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 62, 76 (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 semifinals June 4, 2014

    Paris: Andrea Petkovic and Simona Halep completed the French Open semifinal pairings with straightset wins Wednesday, and one of them will be in a Grand Slam final for the first time. Petkovic, a 28thseeded German, beat 2012 French Open runnerup Sara Errani of Italy 62, 62. The fourthseeded Halep defeated 2009...
  • Petkovic advances to French Open quarterfinals June 2, 2014

    Paris: Andrea Petkovic overcame an inconsistent serve and unseeded Kiki Bertens to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open with a 16, 62, 75 victory on Monday. The 28thseeded 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 prequarters 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 IndoSlovak pair fought hard for a 76 (5) 75...
  • 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 titlewinning campaign with a perfect home record, while a railing collapse during Osasuna's game in the Spanish league...
  • Juventus break 100points barrier with Cagliari win May 18, 2014

    Champions Juventus became the first team to break the 100points barrier in Serie A when they beat Cagliari 30 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 75, 61 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 31 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 31 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 semifinals at BMW Open May 2, 2014

    Munich: Defending champion Tommy Haas reached the semifinals of the BMW Open by defeating Andreas Seppi 63, 36, 63 on Friday. The 36yearold Haas converted three of his seven break points to beat the seventhseeded Italian in under two hours. He will face Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan, who defeated Denis Istomin...