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  • Tiger Woods '50-50' for the Masters, says good friend Notah Begay 23 hours 9 minutes ago

    As speculation mounts over whether a shockingly out-of-sorts Tiger Woods will be able to compete at next month's Masters, his good friend Notah Begay III rates his chances of taking part in the year's opening major as "50-50". Woods, a former world number one whose ranking has plummeted to 96th, has...
  • Akshay Kumar to host 'MasterChef India 4' finale? 3 days ago

    Mumbai: If all goes as planned, Bollywood's 'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar will reportedly host the grand finale of TV reality show 'MasterChef India 4'. The actor judged the first season of the Indian adaptation of the internationally popular format as well. "The makers are in talks with the 47-year-old to join the finale...
  • Poulter, Westwood, Donald, Rose to host British Masters March 4, 2015

    Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Justin Rose are to take turns in hosting the British Masters, an event that will return to the European Tour calendar this season for the first time in seven years. The leading British quartet will help select the venue each season for the next...
  • Google, Mattel partner to launch the 75-year-old View-Master as a virtual reality headset; to be priced at $30 February 14, 2015

    New York: Mattel and Google are trying to bring the 75-year-old View-Master into the 21st century - with some help from smartphones and virtual reality technology. The original View-Masters gave people a chance to click through colourful photos by inserting reels into the viewing devices. Targeted at families, the updated View-Master has...
  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap wins Syed Modi title January 25, 2015

    India's third seed Parupalli Kashyap defeated top seed and compatriot Kidambi Srikanth to win the men's singles title of the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships on Sunday. The 2012 edition winner Kashyap beat compatriot and World No.5 Srikanth in two evenly contested games to come out on top 23-21, 23-21...
  • Saina Nehwal sees off Carloina Marin to defend Syed Modi crown January 25, 2015

    Lucknow: Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Sunday. World No. 3 Saina scraped past the seventh-ranked Spaniard 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in a see-saw battle lasting an hour and...
  • Shiv Kapur and Jeev tied 38th, Branden Grace wins Qatar Masters January 24, 2015

    Doha: Shiv Kapur and Jeev Milkha Singh finished in a tie for 38th place even as Branden Grace produced a stunning eagle on 16th and a closing birdie to grab the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament here on Saturday. Kapur, who was inside top-10 after the first day, shot one-over...
  • Syed Modi Masters: Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach finals; Sindhu ousted January 24, 2015

    It will not be a Saina Nehwal versus PV Sindhu final in the women's singles but the men's singles will be an all-Indian affair with P Kashyap and K Srikanth set to clash for the title at the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament. Defending champion Saina was now one...
  • Mumbai to host 'The Future of Fashion Forum' for fashion aspirants January 23, 2015

    Mumbai: 'The Future of Fashion Forum', a platform here, will give an overview of the industry to aspiring creative minds. Organised by Whistling Woods - Neeta Lulla School of Fashion (WWNL), the event will be held in Goregaon here on Saturday. National Award winning designer Neeta Lulla and filmmaker Subhash Ghai...
  • IPL-styled cue sports league announced January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Cue sports in India are set to follow in the footsteps of franchise-based tournaments, like the Indian Premier League and Indian Super League, after the Cue Masters League (CML) was announced here on Tuesday. Newly-elected International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) president P.V.K. Mohan said that CML would be a...
  • Badminton: PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram lose in Malaysia Masters January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian challenge came to an end as shuttlers PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram lost their respective semi-final matches at the season opening $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here Saturday. Second seed Sindhu, a winner here two years ago, faced a marathon battle against Japanese fourth seed Nozomi...
  • Sindhu, Jayaram reach semifinals of Malaysia GPG January 16, 2015

    Kuching: Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram notched up contrasting victories in the women's and men's singles competition respectively to reach the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold, here on Friday. Two-time World Championship bronze medallist, Sindhu defeated Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, seeded fifth, 23-21 21-9...
  • Anirban Lahiri voted 2014 Asian Tour Players' Player of the year January 12, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Anirban Lahiri has been voted the 2014 Players' Player of the Year for his successful exploits on the Asian Tour, where he won two titles and finished second on the Order of Merit. The talented Indian won his first title outside of India when he eagled the 72nd hole...
  • Chess: B Adhiban holds Bu Xiangzhi; Vladimir Kramnik shoots into lead at Qatar Masters December 4, 2014

    Doha: Indian Grandmaster B Adhiban held higher-ranked Bu Xiangzhi to a draw while Vladimir Kramnik of Russia put it across Salem Saleh of UAE to emerge as the sole leader in the Qatar Masters international Open Chess tournament. With his first draw in the tournament after two losses and five victories,...
  • Is Ragini Dwivedi set to replace Ramya in Vijaya Prasad's upcoming film 'Neer Dose'? December 3, 2014

    Reports are abuzz that actress Ragini Dwivedi is set to play the leading lady in Vijaya Prasad's upcoming film 'Neer Dose'. It was earlier reported that actor Jaggesh and actress Ramya would be the lead pair in the film. The actress had even started shooting for the film, but later backed...
  • Chess: Abhijeet Gupta holds Vachier Lagrave at Qatar Masters December 1, 2014

    Doha: Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta missed out on his chances but still got an easy draw against fourth seeded Frenchman Maxime Vachier Lagrave in the fifth round of the Qatar International Open Chess Tournament. Catching Lagrave in an unfamiliar territory, Gupta was not quite happy that he...
  • Chess: P Harikrishna crushes Bartosz Socko; Abhijeet Gupta held by Matthieu Cornette at Qatar Masters November 30, 2014

    Doha: P Harikrishna, the highest rated Indian in fray, crashed through the defences of Polish Grandmaster Bartosz Socko while Abhijeet Gupta played out a hard-fought draw with French Grandmaster Matthieu Cornette in the fourth round of Qatar Masters International Open Chess tournament. Losing the third round to Mikhailo Oleksienko of Ukraine,...
  • CTL: Mumbai Tennis Masters beat Punjab Marshalls to finish second in group November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Tennis Masters overcame Punjab Marshalls 29-20 in the inconsequential final North Zone round robin match of the Champions Tennis League at the Kalinga University Sports Complex on Monday. Delhi Dreams had already stormed into the final of the inaugural CTL by overcoming a spirited Mumbai 27-21 in the best-of-five...
  • Delhi Dreams beat Mumbai Tennis Masters in interesting CTL tie November 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Delhi Dreams took a commanding 2-1 lead over Mumbai Tennis Masters in the best-of-five tie between the two teams in the Champions Tennis League encounter at the Kalina University Sports Complex here on Sunday. Delhi, who went into the game with two wins and a loss under their belt, were...
  • Nick Cullen wins Australian Masters, Adam Scott bid falls short November 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian lefthander Nick Cullen shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the Australian Masters by one stroke over Adam Scott, ending Scott's attempt for a third consecutive victory in the tournament. Cullen, who had a four-round total of 9-under 279, saved par on the 18th after hitting his bunker...
  • Paul Spargo leads in Melbourne with Adam Scott primed to pounce November 22, 2014

    South Australian journeyman Paul Spargo will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Masters after shooting a one-under 71 on Saturday, with double defending champion Adam Scott lurking four strokes behind. World number two Scott rued a bogey-strewn front nine but made up ground with four birdies...
  • Surprise leader Michael Wright steals spotlight in Melbourne November 21, 2014

    Unheralded Queenslander Michael Wright broke clear of a logjam atop the Australian Masters leaderboard to take a two-shot lead after the second round on Friday, while double defending champion Adam Scott battled hard to keep in touch. Scott shot a four-under 68 on a glorious afternoon at Melbourne's Metropolitan Golf Club,...
  • CTL: Leander Paes-led Punjab Marshalls suffer second straight loss November 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: Mumbai Tennis Masters defeated Punjab Marshalls 27-21 in a group match of Champions Tennis League (CTL). The Marshalls had earlier lost their first match to Delhi Dreams. The Marshalls fell behind in the northern group as they lost to Mumbai on Thursday night. Delhi Dreams lead the group with 52 points while...
  • Adam Scott 'three-peat' bid off to slow start at Australian Masters November 20, 2014

    World number two Adam Scott gritted his teeth in foul conditions for golf on Thursday, scratching out a one-over 73 in the first round of the Australian Masters to be six strokes behind clubhouse leaders Michael Wright and Stephen Allan. Bidding for an unprecedented third successive title in the A$1 million...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh seeks revival in Manila Masters November 19, 2014

    Manila: Struggling to revive the form which made him India's top golfer, seasoned pro Jeev Milkha Singh has pinned his hopes of a turnaround on the USD one million Resorts World Manila Masters which tees off on Thursday. From being a top-50 player in the world, the two-time Asian Tour number...
  • Adam Scott begins defence of Australian Masters title November 19, 2014

    Adam Scott will attempt to win his third Australian Masters title in a row on yet another renowned Melbourne sand-belt course, and with a tryout caddie on his bag. Scott went close to winning Australian golf's so-called "Triple Crown" last year but Rory McIlroy's birdie on the 18th hole at the...
  • Delhi Dreams down Mumbai Tennis Masters to win second straight tie in CTL November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi extended their impressive start to the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL), winning their second consecutive tie against Mumbai Tennis Masters 27-19 in a group encounter at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) here on Tuesday. Delhi took an early lead as Juan Carlos Ferrero got the better of...
  • Novak Djokovic eyeing third consecutive title at Finals November 9, 2014

    London: Becoming a father has not affected Novak Djokovic's drive and motivation. The top-ranked Serb won his 20th Masters title in Paris last week in his first tournament since the birth of his baby boy, Stefan. Childcare duties have not lessened his desire to finish the year as the world's top-ranked...
  • Asian legend Jeev Milkha Singh eyes winning debut at Manila November 3, 2014

    Manila: Indian golf legend Jeev Milkha Singh is looking forward to a winning debut at the USD 1 million Resorts World Manila Masters later this month when he returns to a country which holds fond memories for him. The 42-year-old Singh has committed to the full-field Asian Tour tournament at the...
  • Djokovic sweeps past Raonic to win Paris Masters November 2, 2014

    Paris: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic easily defended his Paris Masters title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic on Sunday. Djokovic, who did not drop a set during the whole week, claimed the 20th Masters title of his career and won the indoor tournament for the third time, matching the tally...