CUP

  • Arsenal return to FA Cup final with 2-1 win over Reading 4 hours 58 minutes ago

    London: Alexis Sanchez sent Arsenal back into the FA Cup final, scoring his second goal of the semifinal in extra time Saturday to secure a 2-1 win over Reading at Wembley. Sanchez decided the game for the defending champions in the 105th minute thanks to a goalkeeping blunder, as he cut...
  • India beat Philippines, enter Fed Cup Group I 7 hours 39 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: The Sania Mirza-led Indian women's tennis team came out with a gritty performance to beat Philippines 2-1 in the Fed Cup Group II Asia/Oceania promotional playoff final here on Saturday night to enter Group I, where they will play in 2016. In the all-important playoff, India won the first singles...
  • Serena Williams beats Camila Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy 11 hours 51 minutes ago

    Italy: Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Neither player broke serve in a highly competitive first set, which...
  • Fed Cup: Svetlana Kuznetsova gives Russia 1-0 lead over Germany 11 hours 57 minutes ago

    Sochi: Svetlana Kuznetsova gave Russia a 1-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup World Group semi-finals Saturday, beating Julia Goerges in straight sets. Kuznetsova won 6-4, 6-4, taking advantage of erratic play by Goerges, who landed just 53 percent of her first serves and made 45 unforced errors against 27...
  • Hockey: India women go down 0-3 to US in Hawke's Bay Cup 16 hours 57 minutes ago

    Hastings: The Indian women's hockey team were once again drubbed by the US, losing 0-3 in the 5-8 position classification match of the Hawke's Bay Cup on Saturday. The US capitalised on their opportunities to bag a second win over India in the tournament, having beaten the Asian side 4-2 earlier...
  • Aaron Ramsey not giving up on Arsenal double hopes just yet 18 hours 50 minutes ago

    The prospect of Arsenal winning an FA Cup and Premier League double may be remote but, while it is still mathematically possible, midfielder Aaron Ramsey is not giving up hope. Ramsey secured a place in the club's history books when he scored the winner in last season's 3-2 FA Cup final...
  • Anti-gravity iPhone 6 case now comes to Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge 21 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The incredible gravity defying case for the Apple iPhone 6 is now being extended to include Samsung S6 and S6 Edge phones. The Zero G case, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, sticks to tables or even vertical surfaces as it is made of a material that replicates suction cup...
  • Rafael Nadal to play new Stuttgart grass event 2 days ago

    Berlin: World number five Rafael Nadal will begin his grasscourt campaign at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart after the event switched surfaces to green turf for the first time this year. The June 6-14 tournament replaces the former red clay event that ran until 2014 and will be staged the week...
  • India record second consecutive win in Fed Cup 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Prarthana Thombare yet again scored an impressive win but Ankita Raina had to work hard as India defeated Malaysia 2-0 in the Asia/Oceania Group II matches in the Fed Cup 2015, here on Thursday night. Prarthana trounced Yus Syalin Nabila Binti Yusri 6-1 6-0 in the first singles match to...
  • Martina Hingis back in Fed Cup after half a lifetime away 2 days ago

    The last time Martina Hingis appeared in the Fed Cup for Switzerland she was a 17-year-old four-times grand slam champion with the world at her feet. Half a lifetime later, aged 34, she returns to the team competition this weekend in a World Group playoff tie in Poland having re-launched her...
  • Money forced me to quit Zimbabwe and play county: Brendan Taylor 2 days ago

    Nottingham: Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has said his decision to retire from international cricket and play for English county Nottinghamshire was primarily because of financial benefits. Taylor reportedly earned around 250 Australian dollars before tax for his World Cup efforts. In contrast, established county cricketers could expect to earn between...
  • Arsenal won't be caught napping by Reading, says Arsene Wenger 2 days ago

    London: Holders Arsenal are unlikely to start slowly against Championship side Reading in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday having learned the lessons from a year ago at the same stage against Wigan Athletic. Like Reading, Wigan were also in the second tier having been relegated from the Premier...
  • This new iPhone 6 case is anti-gravity 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A new case for Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus does more than just protecting the precious Apple smartphones from accidental drops. It can defy gravity! The Zero G case, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, sticks to tables or even vertical surfaces as it is made of a...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India women lose 1-4 to New Zealand 2 days ago

    Hastings: The New Zealand women's hockey team thrashed India 4-1 in the Hawke's Bay Cup quarter-final at the Hastings Sports Park on Thursday. It was India who drew first blood as they successfully converted a penalty corner but the 'Black Sticks' struck back as they went on to score four goals. Six...
  • Asia Cup may cater to both T20s and ODIs 2 days ago

    The 2016 edition of the Asia Cup will be a Twenty20 affair, making it the first time the event will not be a 50-over contest. According to a report in cricket.com.au, in a proposed revamp of the tournament, the Asia Cup will now be in the same format as the World...
  • India thrash Pakistan 2-0 in Fed Cup 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombare trounced their rivals in the singles matches as India blanked Pakistan 2-0 in their opening tie in the Asia/Oceania Group II of the Fed Cup here on Wednesday. Prarthana trounced Sara Mansoor 6-1 6-0 in the first singles match of the day and then Ankita,...
  • Indian Shooter Chain Singh misses World Cup finals by a point 3 days ago

    Changwon: India's rifle troika of Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Chain Singh and Sanjeev Rajput, who survived their respective elimination rounds on Tuesday, failed to make it to the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals on Wednesday at the shooting World Cup (Rifle/Pistol). The closest to the final berth was Chain Singh,...
  • Indian Ice Hockey team all set to compete in Kuwait 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian ice hockey team is finally on its way to Kuwait for the Challenge Cup Division 1, after a wave of supporters came forward to crowd-fund their campaign. The Division I event, that will be held from April 18-24, will have six teams including hosts Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore,...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India hockey women confident against New Zealand 3 days ago

    Hastings: Following a strong performance against World No.2 Australia, the Indian women's hockey team is all geared up for their quarter-final clash against hosts New Zealand in the Hawke's Bay Cup on Thursday. India started a on poor note, losing to China and the US. But they came back well to...
  • India's men hockey coach wants to rope in a psychologist 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Conceding late goals by a fragile backline has been Indian's men hockey team's perennial bane which new chief coach Paul van Ass wants to eradicate by roping in a full-time psychologist for Sardar Singh and Co. In the recently-concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, India conceded...
  • India remain No. 2 in ODI rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: The Indian team have retained their second position in the one-day internationals rankings list after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded World Cup. With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia, who have garnered 122 rating points to their credit. India are followed by South Africa...
  • Struggling Mumbai Indians miss Tendulkar, their most consistent batsman ever 3 days ago

    Sachin Tendulkar is not strongly associated with the shortest form of the game. He played just one T20I match in his career - in 2006 against South Africa; it was India's debut T20I match as well. For the record, he made 10 but thanks to two Dineshs (Karthik and Mongia)...
  • Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding 3 days ago

    Shanghai: West Indian legend Michael Holding has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game. "I was very impressed with Indian fast bowlers, especially Mohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami. It was surprising to...
  • Hope more youngsters take up sports as career: Sania Mirza 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Back in the country after a third successive WTA title triumph which catapulted her to the top of world doubles rankings, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza hopes that her feat would inspire youngsters to take up the sport as a career. "It's an amazing feeling. It's great to come back...
  • Virat Kohli needs to learn from Dhoni: Steve Waugh 3 days ago

    Shanghai: Australia's World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his emotions in check and mature as a captain. Kohli took over the reigns of Test captaincy from Dhoni, who announced his shock retirement from the longest format post the...
  • Sharapova pulls out of Fed Cup semi-final with leg injury 4 days ago

    Maria Sharapova has pulled out of Russia's Fed Cup semi-final against Germany in Sochi this weekend with a leg injury, the Russian Tennis Federation said on Tuesday. "I was really looking forward to playing in Sochi and taking part in the Fed Cup," the world number two told the Russian...
  • Serena Williams could be asked to play three matches in two days 4 days ago

    Rome: Serena Williams has been virtually unbeatable this year. The top-ranked player could face quite a challenge this weekend, though, when she may have to play three matches in two days before a hostile crowd on slow red clay against Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. "I think she's...
  • AFC Cup: East Bengal hammer three goals past Baliester 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Avenging their away defeat, East Bengal cruised to an emphatic 3-0 win at home against Balestier Khalsa in a 2015 AFC Cup Group F encounter at the Saltlake stadium here on Tuesday. After defender Baldeep Singh broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute, Balestier's Nurullah Hussein put the ball into...
  • Venus Williams to miss Fed Cup playoff in Italy 4 days ago

    Italy: Venus Williams has withdrawn from the United States team for this weekend's Fed Cup playoff in Italy because of a personal matter. The United States Tennis Association says Williams will be replaced by 57th-ranked Lauren Davis. The American team is led by top-ranked Serena Williams and also includes No. 45 Alison...
  • India handed tough draw for 2018 FIFA qualifiers 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian football team has been drawn in a tough group alongside top Asian nation Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Guam for the second phase of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The draw took place on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur. Iran is the top-ranked team in the Asian...