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  • Jack Sock sinks Querrey in Houston for maiden title April 13, 2015

    American Jack Sock won his first ATP singles title defeating compatriot Sam Querrey 7-6(9) 7-6(2) in the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston on Sunday. The 22-year-old Sock, playing in his first ATP final, saved three set points in the first set tie-break which came after a...
  • Sam Querrey, Jack Sock reach Clay Court final April 12, 2015

    Houston: Sam Querrey and Jack Sock set up the first all-American final in a dozen years in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The eighth-seeded Querrey dominated on his crushing serve in the rain-interrupted third set Saturday to upset defending champion Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Sock knocked off...
  • Fernando Verdasco in US Clay Court Championship semis, Lopez out April 11, 2015

    Houston: Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-3 on a stormy Friday to reach the semi-finals in the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, will face eighth-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States. Querrey beat top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-4, 6-1 in the...
  • Fernando Verdasco advances to round 3 of US Clay Court Championship April 10, 2015

    Houston: Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat 18-year-old Hyeon Chung 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Thursday in the second round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, survived stiff early resistance from Chung, then broke the South Korean player in the fifth game of the second set and...
  • Feliciano Lopez advances to US Men's Clay Court Championships quarters April 9, 2015

    Houston: Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez capitalized on Sam Groth's frequently errant serving Wednesday night to easily advance 6-3, 6-3 into the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. The 34-year-old Spaniard, who's at a career high No. 12 in the ATP World Tour rankings, broke Groth three times. Although the powerful...
  • Janko Tipsarevic outlasts Guilherme Clezar at US clay court championships April 8, 2015

    Houston: Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia made a triumphant return to the ATP Tour by outlasting qualifier Guilherme Clezar 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7) on Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. Tipsarevic had to save two match points in the tiebreaker, one of them with Clezar serving,...
  • Somdev fails to qualify for US Clay Court championship main draw April 7, 2015

    Houston: Stumbling at the final hurdle, Somdev Devvarman lost the third qualifying round of the Fayez Sarofim and Co. US Men's Clay Court Championship to Guilherme Clezar. Somdev fought hard before losing 4-6, 4-6 to his Brazilian opponent, ranked 15 places below him at 186, in the Qualifiers of the USD...
  • Somdev Devvarman in qualifying finals of US Clay Court championship April 6, 2015

    Houston: India's Somdev Devvarman is one win away from making the singles main draw of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. US Men's Clay Court Championship following a straight sets win over American Robby Ginepri. Unseeded Somdev battled past Ginepri 7-6(6), 6-3 in the second round of the Qualifiers of the USD...
  • Hollywood minute: Comedy Central's roast of Justin Bieber April 1, 2015

    We are talking about the Justin Bieber celebrity roast and a look at the man who will host the daily show next. Correspondent Trevor Noah has been named successor to Jon Stewart. ...
  • End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum March 28, 2015

    Washington: Don Draper is making his exit with 'Mad Men' this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution. Jon Hamm, who plays Draper on the AMC drama about a New York ad agency, joined cast members and show creator Matthew Weiner at...
  • 'Two and a Half Men' wraps up a dozen years of comedy February 20, 2015

    New York: Charlie Harper lives - at least, he lived until the final moments of Thursday's series finale of 'Two and a Half Men'. If you don't want to know what happened next, stop reading now. A baby grand piano fell on the millionaire playboy as he made a momentous return to...
  • All Men Must Dine: Fans can now eat at the 'Game of Thrones' pop-up restaurant in London February 5, 2015

    London: Fans of the popular TV series "Game of Thrones" can dine like the show's characters at a pop-up restaurant themed around a meeting of the Small Council. The All Men Must Dine experience, which will take place at boutique hotel Andaz in Liverpool Street here, has been organised to mark...
  • Dibakar Banerjee: Banning 'Baby' is sad and foolish January 24, 2015

    Kolkata: In the wake of Pakistan banning Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Baby', filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee says such incidents in India and Pakistan are "sad". Banerjee also said both neighbours will end up paying a "heavy price" if these incidents continue. "I can't comment on the film. I haven't seen it. I can't comment if...
  • Listen to women more, don't be macho, Pope tells men January 18, 2015

    Manila: Pope Francis said on Sunday men should listen to women's ideas more and not be male chauvinists. The Argentine pope made impromptu remarks during a youth rally at a co-ed Catholic university in the Philippine capital, Manila, after he noted that four of the five people who addressed him on...
  • Indian men, women win World Cup Kabaddi titles December 20, 2014

    The Indian men's team continued their winning streak by clinching the fifth Kabaddi World Cup title, while the women's side bagged the crown for the fourth consecutive time, here on Saturday. At a grand finale held at Guru Gobind Singh Multipurpose Stadium, the Indian men's team defeated Pakistan 45-42 for the...
  • Ashton Kutcher hints at Charlie Sheen's comeback for the 'Two and a Half Men' finale December 16, 2014

    Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher might just have let slip the biggest cameo casting of the year as he hinted at Charlie Sheen's comeback for the 'Two and Half men' finale. He was speaking to Ellen DeGeneres. ...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy Semi-final December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar hasn't seen anything as big as this - India vs Pakistan in one of the elite international hockey tournaments - FIH Men's Champions Trophy. PREVIEW: India have never been in a Champions Trophy final, and a win on Saturday will not only assure them a second medal in the tournament's...
  • China gives men a chance to experience pain of childbirth December 11, 2014

    A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners. For the simulations, pads attached to a device are placed above the abdomen, giving electric shocks that induce pain. ...
  • As it happened: India vs Netherlands, Champions Trophy December 9, 2014

    The hosts would hope to get an upset win over the Dutch under their belt before the all-important quarter-finals. Preview: Their morale low after two consecutive losses, Indian men's hockey team will have to plug the holes and produce a miracle performance to tame World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands in...
  • Ryan Reynolds to star in 'X-Men' spin-off 'Deadpool'? December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Ryan Reynolds has hinted that he will be starring in the upcoming 'Deadpool' movie. 20th Century Fox announced earlier this year that an X-Men spin-off movie based around mercenary Deadpool will hit cinemas in 2016. Reynolds, 38, previously played Deadpool's alter-ego Wade Wilson in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', and rumours...
  • US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations December 3, 2014

    Washington: A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings. Current US law bars any man who has had sex with a man even once since 1977...
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme to return for 'Kickboxer' remake December 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor-martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme, who is known for his action in 1989 film 'Kickboxer', is in final negotiations to return for its remake. John Stockwell will be directing the movie. It will feature 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Dave Bautista and 'X Men: Days of Futue Past' actor...
  • Oscar Isaac to be the villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' November 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Oscar Isaac has been confirmed as the titular villain in Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The movie is the latest X-Men installment and Bryan Singer is returning to the director's chair. The actor is best known for his roles in the Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and for 'Drive'. He is...
  • Hockey: Mandeep Singh left out of India's 18-man Champions Trophy squad November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Young forward Mandeep Singh was the notable omission from India's 18-man squad for the Champions Trophy announced by Hockey India on Monday. Mandeep was among the three men left out of the squad that toured for the bilateral series in Australia, which India won. Midfielder Satbir Singh and defender...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha November 23, 2014

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Boracha takes on IPL spot-fixing, jeeyo parsi campaign, International Men's day. He also speaks to a cricket expert. ...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha's take on International Men's Day November 23, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha's take on how men around India celebrate International Men's Day! ...
  • Labour-intensive: China hospital gives men chance to experience pain of childbirth November 23, 2014

    Jinan, China: A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners. Free sessions are held twice a week at Aima maternity hospital in Shandong province and about 100 men have signed up...
  • A day for men, too much to ask? November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: We have a day for everyone - Children's Day, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Girl Child Day, Veterinary Day, Family Day, Friendship Day, Teachers Day, International Women's Day to the extent even an Animal Welfare Day and most of these are celebrated with much fanfare. But tell someone about...
  • Is engaging men crucial on issues of violence against women? November 11, 2014

    A study done by the United Nations has produced some alarming results. Six out of 10 Indian men have admitted to having perpetrated violence against their wives or partners. ...
  • 6 out of 10 men admit to having perpetrated violence against wives, partners: UN November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A study done by the United Nations has produced some alarming results. Six out of 10 Indian men have admitted to having perpetrated violence against their wives or partners. The study goes on to say that men who experienced discrimination as children or faced financial stress are more likely...