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  • Shiv Kapur finishes disappointing 52nd, Kiradech wins in Shenzhen 5 days ago

    Shenzhen: Shiv Kapur tumbled down the leaderboard with a final round of four-over 76 that had two bogeys and one double bogey and no birdies to finish tied 52nd at the Shenzhen International golf tournament, on Sunday. Kapur, who had a great start this week with a 67, finished at one-over...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vachier-Lagrave in Shamkir Chess tournament 6 days ago

    Shamkir (Azerbaijan): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his second straight draw in the Shamkir Chess tournament, signing peace with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France quite easily with black pieces in the second round here today. After letting reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway off the hook in the first...
  • Viswanathan Anand lets Carlsen off the hook, settles for draw 1 week ago

    Shamkir: Viswanthan Anand let a golden opportunity slip as he let reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw with the Norwegian in the first round of 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament on Friday. Capitalising on an unforced error by Carlsen, five-time World Champion Anand...
  • Anirban Lahiri let down by triple bogey, tied 78th after Round 1 1 week ago

    South Carolina: Anirban Lahiri put all that he had learnt at the Masters to good use by getting to the 18th tee in one-under for the round, before running into a back-breaking triple bogey in the first round of the RBC Heritage tournament on Friday. Lahiri carded two-over 73 and was...
  • Shiv Kapur makes cut, placed tied 29th after end of day 2 1 week ago

    Shenzhen: Shiv Kapur slipped from a top-10 position to remain tied 29th over the last four holes at the Shenzhen International golf tournament on Friday. Having made the cut, Kapur will have the chance to make amends over the weekend. Kapur shot 69 in the first round and carded 74 in...
  • Carolina Marin targeting world no.1 ranking at India Open March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The World No. 1 ranking is on her mind but reigning World and All England Champion Carolina Marin said she will have to fight her way through some tough matches before she reaches the summit clash of the India Super Series badminton tournament. "Every tournament is important for me....
  • Surya Ganguly wins Grandmasters chess title March 24, 2015

    Kolkata: City-based GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly outwitted Cuban GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez in a battle of nerves to win the second International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here today. Surya, who was in the lead with Nigel Short and Lu Shanglei, opened up the kingside in a Sicilian defense and his two...
  • Sharath Kamal retains 6th position in Asian Cup TT March 14, 2015

    Jaipur: Sharath Kamal settled for a creditable sixth spot after going down against South Korean Kim Minseok in a thriller at the 28th Asian Cup table tennis tournament on Saturday. 49th-ranked Sharath lost the 5th-6th play-off match 11-8 2-11 17-15 7-11 11-9 9-11 10-12 but won many fans courtesy his...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka downs Tomas Berdych to win Rotterdam title February 15, 2015

    London: Stanislas Wawrinka claimed his first indoor silverware when he beat defending champion Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the ABN-AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday. The Swiss gradually turned a heavyweight duel between the top-10 rivals his way after losing the first set and marched on to...
  • Tomas Berdych easily beats Gilles Simon to reach final in World Tennis Tournament February 15, 2015

    Rotterdam: Defending champion Tomas Berdych dispatched Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-1 to line up Stanislas Wawrinka in the World Tennis Tournament final on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Wawrinka beat second-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7). Berdych will bid for his 11th career ATP title, and Wawrinka his ninth. Wawrinka...
  • Berdych beats Simon to meet Wawrinka in Dutch final February 15, 2015

    Roterdam: Defending champion Tomas Berdych dispatched Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-1 to line up Stanislas Wawrinka in the World Tennis Tournament final on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Wawrinka beat second-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7). Berdych will bid for his 11th career ATP title, and Wawrinka his ninth. Wawrinka...
  • Andy Murray beaten by Gilles Simon in Rotterdam February 13, 2015

    London: Top seed Andy Murray slumped out of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on Friday after being outplayed 6-4 6-2 in the quarter-finals by Frenchman Gilles Simon. Murray, playing in his first tournament since losing his fourth Australian Open final, was unusually profligate, committing numerous unforced errors from his usually...
  • Andy Murray advances to quarterfinals in Rotterdam February 12, 2015

    Rotterdam: Top-seeded Andy Murray advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Thursday with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Vasek Pospisil. The Australian Open runner-up, who faces eighth-seeded Gilles Simon in the next round, fought back from a break of serve in the second set and won...
  • Andy Murray eases into 2nd round of World Tennis Tournament February 11, 2015

    Netherlands: Top-seeded Andy Murray made a solid start to his Rotterdam campaign with a 6-3, 6-2 win over French qualifier Nicolas Mahut on Wednesday. The Australian Open runner-up, who played his first match since losing to Novak Djokovic in Melbourne, saved five of the six break points he faced. Murray had a...
  • Milos Raonic prevails in tight three-setter in World Tennis Tournament February 11, 2015

    Rotterdam: Second-seeded Milos Raonic was made to work for a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5 victory over qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov and a place in the second round of the World Tennis Tournament on Tuesday. Coming off an Australian Open quarterfinals loss, Raonic hit 19 aces to rally past the 23-year-old Russian in...
  • Grigor Dimitrov beats angry Paul-Henri Mathieu in World Tennis Tournament February 10, 2015

    Rotterdam, Netherlands: Fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria saved two match points against an irate Paul-Henri Mathieu, beating the French qualifier 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Monday to reach the second round of World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. The 11th-ranked Dimitrov looked to be on his way out at 5-4 down in...
  • Critics wrote me off, says Parupalli Kashyap January 26, 2015

    After launching the new season with an emphatic title win at the just-concluded Syed Modi International tournament, India's top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap said he needed this victory to silence his critics. The 2012 champion, Kashyap clinched his second men's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold on Sunday after...
  • CA should work to get Indian players for Big Bash: Allan Border January 17, 2015

    Keen to see Indian players in the Big Bash Twenty20 Tournament, former Australian captain Allan Border said Cricket Australia should approach BCCI for this as it would enhance the tournament's stature. "The Big Bash League is a fabulous product, but it would be great to see a sprinkling of Indian players...
  • Murray stretched by Lopez in first match of new season January 2, 2015

    Andy Murray had a new look and there were a few early signs of a new game style as he kicked off his season with a surprisingly hard-fought victory over Spain's Feliciano Lopez in the Mubadala World Tennis Tournament. With the all black kit of his suppliers Under Armour making its...
  • Ramnath Bhuvanesh, Rathnakaran record upset wins in Chennai chess January 1, 2015

    Chennai: Indian International Masters Ramnath Bhuvanesh and Rathnakaran stunned higher-rated Grandmasters to move into shared lead with 3.0 points after the third round of the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament, here on Thursday. Top seed Grandmaster Ivan Popov of Russia (2.5) was held to a draw by GM Norm...
  • Victoria Azarenka under pressure to retain Grand Slam seeding December 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka is in danger of going unseeded at next year's first Grand Slam tournament if she takes an early loss in her comeback at the Brisbane International. Azarenka has not played since early September and managed just nine tournaments this year due to a left foot...
  • Saurav Ganguly to pitch for hockey, inaugurate Beighton on November 24 November 20, 2014

    Kolkata: After football, former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be seen promoting hockey when he will inaugurate the main round of the 119th All India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament on November 24. "We are grateful to Ganguly... He has confirmed to inaugurate the quarterfinal league. It's a big boost for the...
  • China Open winners Saina and Srikanth eye Hong Kong titles November 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Fresh from their sensational title triumphs in China, India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth will now train their guns on the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers in Kowloon on Tuesday. Saina and Srikanth created history on Sunday by winning...
  • 'Let's go dahntahn!' Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com's ugliest accent tournament October 21, 2014

    Pittsburgh: Pittsburghers talk funny. The city has "won" Gawker.com's ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist - Scranton - in a reader's poll with more than 54 percent of the vote. The gossipy news site set up a tournament bracket pitting what it deemed the 16 ugliest city accents in the United...
  • Golfer Anriban Lahiri finishes tied fourth at TPC September 14, 2014

    Taipei: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri could only manage a tied fourth place finish while compatriot Rashid Khan, four shots further back, finished tied in sixth position with three others at Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) on Sunday. Lahiri on Saturday put himself in a perfect position to challenge for a second...
  • Anirban Lahiri one shot behind leader Filipino Miguel in Taipei September 13, 2014

    Taipei: Anirban Lahiri put himself into a perfect position to challenge for a second title this year when he moved into tied second place and just one shot off the leader after three rounds in the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) on Saturday. Lahiri carded a fourunder 68 to move to...
  • Anirban Lahiri sitting joint third at Tournament Players Championship September 12, 2014

    Taipei: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri shot a sixunder par 66 (139) on Friday to sit joint third after round two of the $500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC). Lien Lusen led the local charge following a 71 to sit in third on 138 while Indian star Anirban Lahiri (66), Sweden's Daniel...
  • Rahil Gangjee top Indian after first round at 11th in Taipei September 11, 2014

    Taipei: Rahil Gangjee, whose sole win on the Asian Tour came exactly 10 years ago, was the best Indian at the end of the first round as he carded a twounder 70 to be tied 11th at the USD 500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) today. Among the other Indians, Rashid...
  • Jammu floods: 26 Pakistani women golfers stranded in the valley September 10, 2014

    Among the rescued flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir are Pakistani women golfers who had come for a tournament. 26 people from the group are still stranded in the valley. ...
  • Sri Lanka Under15 cricket team leaves Chennai due to security reasons August 4, 2014

    Chennai: With antiSri Lanka sentiments running very high in Tamil Nadu, the Under15 cricket team with 16 members from the island country has been asked to leave Chennai due to security reasons. The team had reached Chennai on Sunday night from Colombo to take part in the JM Haroon Cricket tournament....