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  • Shiv Kapur 26th after third round of Scottish Open 13-07-2014 07:00 PM

    India's Shiv Kapur bounced back to form with a three-under-par 68 to take a share of 26th place in the penultimate round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Kapur fired five birdies against two bogeys at Royal Aberdeen for a three-day total of one-under-par 212 to stay nine shots...
  • Cuevas, Sousa to meet in Swedish Open final 13-07-2014 01:20 PM

    Bastad, Sweden: Pablo Cuevas advanced to the Swedish Open final by defeating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Saturday. The 28-year-old Uruguayan, who has fought a serious knee injury for the past three years, trailed 5-1 in the tie-breaker before rallying to take the first set at the...
  • Three-way lead in Scotland as McIlroy struggles 12-07-2014 11:07 AM

    Ricardo Gonzalez, Kristoffer Broberg and Marc Warren were in a three-way tie for the lead at the halfway stage of the Scottish Open on Friday, while Rory McIlroy suffered a second round meltdown a day after shooting a course record at Royal Aberdeen. Northern Ireland's McIlroy went seven-under on Thursday,...
  • Colin Montgomerie keeps lead at US Senior Open 12-07-2014 10:26 AM

    Colin Montgomerie shot an even-par 71 on his way to a one-stroke lead after the second round at the US Senior Open in steamy Oklahoma on Friday. The Scot bounced back from a poor start at Oak Tree National in Edmond to sit on a six-under total of 136, one...
  • Simona Halep in semifinals of Bucharest Open 12-07-2014 10:20 AM

    Bucharest: Top-seeded Simona Halep defeated Spain's Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-1 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals of the BRD Bucharest Open. Halep will play fellow Romanian Monica Niculescu on Saturday. The unseeded Niculescu upset eighth-seeded Polona Hercog of Slovenia in a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) victory. The other semi-final...
  • Anirban Lahiri ready to step up at Open Championship 11-07-2014 01:49 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian star Anirban Lahiri believes he will arrive for his second Open Championship appearance next week as a much more accomplished golfer than he was before at his major debut two years ago. The current Asian Tour number one earned a starting place at Royal Liverpool as one...
  • Ferrer leads 3 Spaniards into Swedish quarters 11-07-2014 12:00 PM

    Top seed David Ferrer led a trio of Spaniards into the Swedish Open quarter-finals by defeating Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-4, 6-0 on Thursday. Ferrer, who received a first-round bye, is bidding to win his third Bastad title following wins in 2007 and 2012. He next meets defending champion Carlos...
  • Rory McIlroy takes early lead at Scottish Open 10-07-2014 11:34 PM

    Rory McIlroy rolled in six birdies in seven holes around the turn and shot a 7-under 64 for a one-stroke lead midway through a low-scoring first round of the Scottish Open on Thursday. Refreshed after a two-week break, the No. 8-ranked McIlroy tamed windy conditions in northern Scotland to show...
  • I did not praise Narendra Modi. I was misquoted, my words were manipulated: Open letter from actor-playwright Girish Karnad 10-07-2014 03:19 PM

    A report in a leading newspaper claimed that the Jnanpith award-winning director and playwright Girish Karnad "praised the good work" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Karnad, known to be a severe Modi critic, condemned the article and issued a clarification, saying that he was misquoted by the newspaper. Here is...
  • Renzo Olivo stuns Tommy Robredo to reach Bastad quarters 10-07-2014 10:48 AM

    Bastad: Argentine qualifier Renzo Olivo, ranked 282, ousted second seed Tommy Robredo of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-3 to reach the Swedish Open quarter-finals on Wednesday. Olivo had never won in an ATP main draw until he beat Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round. The Bastad champion in 2006 and 2008,...
  • US Open singles champions to get record 3 million dollars 09-07-2014 09:48 PM

    White Plains: The 2014 US Open men's and women's singles champions will earn a record $3 million apiece this year. The US Tennis Association also announced on Wednesday that the total purse for the tournament will be $38.3 million, an increase of 11.7 per cent from $34.3 million last year....
  • Pablo Cuevas knocks Jeremy Chardy out of Swedish Open 09-07-2014 11:04 AM

    Bastad: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay won for just the fourth time this year when he ousted sixth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France 6-2, 6-2 in under an hour in the first round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday. Chardy was coming off a fourth-round appearance at Wimbledon. Another player to end...
  • Sousa through after only one game at Swedish Open 08-07-2014 02:58 PM

    Pere Riba retired after only one game at the Swedish Open on Monday, allowing fifth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal to advance to the second round of the clay-court tournament. The Spaniard won the game before retiring with a neck strain at Bastad Tennis Stadium. Also in the first round, Italy's...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes tied 18th, McDowell wins as Stadler collapses 07-07-2014 10:21 AM

    Versailles: With miserable weather making things difficult for late finishers, Graeme McDowell (67) played a brilliant round to defend his title successfully at the Alstom Open de France even as India's Shiv Kapur finished tied 18th. Overnight leader, Kevin Stadler collapsed to a 76 on a wet and windy final...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes inside top-30 at Open de France 06-07-2014 06:08 PM

    Versailles (France): Shiv Kapur rounded off a modest week with a one-under 70 to finish inside top-30 at the Alstom Open de France on Sunday. Kapur, the lone Indian to make the cut this week, ended the tournament at four-over 288. Jeev Milkha Singh and Gaganjeet Bhullar had earlier missed...
  • Kapur lone Indian to make the cut at Alstom Open; Jeev, Bhullar miss out 05-07-2014 05:16 PM

    Versailles: Shiv Kapur suffered two late bogeys in the second round, but was still the only Indian to make the cut at the Alstom French Open. Kapur, who recently finished 23rd at the US Open, followed up his first round 73 with a two-under 69 in second round to get...
  • Fred Couples withdraws from US Senior Open 04-07-2014 11:36 AM

    Edmond,Okla: Fred Couples withdrew from the US Senior Open on Thursday because of a back injury, and Craig Stadler and Graham Marsh also pulled out of the event next week at Oak Tree National. Couples, second in the 2010 tournament, was replaced by John Harris, the first alternate from the...
  • Badminton: Anand Pawar bows out of Canada Open Grand Prix 03-07-2014 03:45 PM

    Vancouver: India's campaign ended at the Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament as Anand Pawar crashed out of the men's singles event after going down to Kuei Chun Shih of Chinese Taipei in a keenly contested pre-quarterfinal match, here. The fourth seeded Indian fought well before losing 22-24, 21-17, 15-21...
  • Shuttler Anand Pawar in third round of Canada Open 02-07-2014 12:47 PM

    Vancouver: India's Anand Pawar reached the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the Canada Open Grand Prix tournament with a straight-game win over local shuttler Bobby Milroy. The Indian thrashed the qualifier 21-12, 21-11 yesterday to set up a clash with Chinese Taipei's Kuei Chun Shih. The fourth seed had defeated Korea's...
  • Fabrizio Zanotti wins BMW International Open in playoff 30-06-2014 11:23 AM

    COLOGNE (Germany): Fabrizio Zanotti won a four-way playoff to take the BMW International Open title on Sunday and become the first player from Paraguay to win on the European Tour. "This is huge. I think everybody in Paraguay is going to be so happy," Zanotti said after winning his first...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar finishes 33rd at BMW International 29-06-2014 06:11 PM

    Koln(Germany): India's Gaganjeet Bhulllar finished tied 33rd after a modest two-under 70 in the fourth and final round of the BMW International Open golf tournament. It was Bhullar's best finish by far in his maiden season on the European Tour. Bhullar, who had a three-under 69 with a bogey on...
  • Google executives visit Cuba for first time to promote open Internet 29-06-2014 01:43 PM

    Miami: A team of top Google executives is visiting Cuba to promote open Internet access, according to a dissident blogger who says she met the group in Havana. The team, led by Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, met with Cuban officials as well as independent people in the technology and digital...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin to win Australian Open Super Series title 29-06-2014 11:21 AM

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal clinched the Australian Open Super Series women's single title in style with a straight-game victory over World Number 11 Carolina Marin of Spain on Sunday. The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Marin 21-18, 21-11 in the women's singles summit clash, which...
  • Saina beats top seed Shixian to enter Australian Open Super Series final 28-06-2014 11:10 AM

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stands just a win away from clinching her second title of the year after she stunned world number two and top seed Chinese Shixian Wang in a gruelling three-game semi-final contest of the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series on Saturday. Sixth-seeded Saina prevailed...
  • Golf: Fine start for Bhullar , Lahiri at BMW International 27-06-2014 06:13 PM

    Koln (Germany): Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar made a welcome return to form, putting himself in a good position through the middle of the second round of the BMW International Open. Bhullar, who opened with a round of five-under 67 on the first day to be tied 10th, added a second...
  • Saina in semis, Sindhu out of Australian Open 27-06-2014 01:23 PM

    Sydney: While India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal marched into the women's singles semi-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu had to bite the dust as her campaign came to an end in the quarter-finals of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series here on Friday. Sixth seed Saina needed only 47 minutes...
  • Sensex ends flat, Nifty above 7500; TCS, Sun Pharma up 4 pc 27-06-2014 09:46 AM

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks closed flat amid consolidation on the first day of July series after one percent fall in last session of previous series. Healthcare, technology and fast moving consumer goods stocks supported the market whereas auto, metals, capital goods and select banks saw selling pressure. The Sensex rose 37.25...
  • Two robbers arrested, five escape 26-06-2014 07:47 PM

    Two dacoity were caught while committing dacoity in Chatra village of Dumka district, police said on Thursday. A group of dacoits barged into the house a grocery shop owner, Kanhailal Sheel late night on Wednesday and started committing dacoity after taking his family members hostage at gun point, said Deputy...
  • Indian pairs qualify for Australian Open main draw 24-06-2014 02:37 PM

    Sydney: Two Indian mixed doubles pairs qualified for the main draw of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series by beating their opponents at the States Sports Centre on Tuesday. While Akshay Dewalkar and Pradnya Gadre needed only 19 minutes to oust local pair Simon Wing Hang Leung and Tiffany...
  • Saina looking to make a mark at Australian open 23-06-2014 04:20 PM

    Sydney: After a quarterfinal exit last week, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will now look to better her performance when she leads the Indian challenge in the USD 750,000 Star Australian Badminton Open. The 23-year-old Indian has been struggling for the last one-and-a-half year with just one title to show in...