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  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams to start 2015 in New Zealand 16 hours 4 minutes ago

    Wellington: Former top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams will open their 2015 tennis seasons at the ASB Classic in Auckland from Jan. 5. The No. 1-ranked doubles combination of Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani will also start the new season at the hard court tournament in New Zealand. Errani is ranked...
  • Meghalaya's most wanted militant arrested from Tamil Nadu 18 hours 51 minutes ago

    Shillong: A most wanted ANCA militant, who escaped from police lock-up about three months ago, was arrested along with his aide in Tamil Nadu, police said on Wednesday. William A Sangma, a self-styled commander of the Achik National Cooperative Army (ANCA), and his accomplice Alas R Sangma were arrested from Chinakkarai...
  • Pune still in contention for a place in CTL final 3 days ago

    Pune: Pune Marathas kept their hopes of making the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) alive with a comfortable 26-20 win over Bangalore Raptors in a South Zone match on Sunday. Thomas Enqvist made a bright start for Bangalore by beating Pat Cash 6-3 in the legends singles. Pune then won...
  • India have a good tradition in tennis, says Venus Williams 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams feels that the success of Vijay Amritraj, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza at the international stage proves that India have a "good tradition" in the sport. Citing examples of some of the great Indian tennis stars, Venus said she expects the tradition to continue...
  • CTL: Bangalore Raptors ahead after three games against Pune Marathas 6 days ago

    Bangalore: Impressive wins by Thomas Enqvist and the mixed doubles pair of Venus Williams and Feliciano Lopez helped Bangalore Raptors take a 15-12 lead over Pune Marathas in their Champions Tennis League tie here on Thursday. After losing the first two matches, Pune kept their hopes alive as Agnieszka Radwanka, currently...
  • I made her run: Alize Cornet on how she managed to beat Serena Williams 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Popular in the tennis circuit after taming Serena Williams thrice this year, Frenchwoman Alize Cornet says the key to conquering the world number one lies in countering her man-like serves with exhausting rallies. Serena, winner of 18 singles Grand Slam titles, lost only nine matches in the 2014 season...
  • Bhindi Masala is Venus Williams' favourite food 1 week ago

    Many tennis lovers around the world are all well versed with the multiple Grand Slam winner Venus Williams' powerful baseline smashes, but many wouldn't know about her love for Indian food. It won't be a stretch to say that Venus does harbour a penchant for food after she revealed to tennis...
  • Martina Hingis serves past Venus Williams to take Hyderabad Aces ahead November 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Showing glimpses of the past, former World No.1 Martina Hingis served past Venus Williams to give Hyderabad Aces the lead against Bangalore Raptors in the ongoing Champions Tennis League (CTL) at the Lal Bahadur Stadium, here on Monday. With the five-set battle tied at 1-1, Hingis turned on the heat...
  • Champions Tennis League kicks off as India to witness new genre of tennis November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A new brand of tennis will make its debut in the country as international stars along with India's top players will come together to compete in the inaugural Champions Tennis League, where matches will be a one-set affair in an exciting format. The Vijay Amritraj conceptualised league will kick...
  • Youngsters can gain knowledge from legends during CTL: Somdev November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Being in the august company of names such as Venus Williams and Pat Cash, among others, during the Champions Tennis League will be a great opportunity for Indian youngsters to learn and take their game to the next level, says the country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman. Somdev will...
  • Nico Rosberg holds off Lewis Hamilton to win the Brazilian GP November 9, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Nico Rosberg fended off a strong charge by Lewis Hamilton to win the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, closing in on his Mercedes team-mate in the Formula One title race. The German cut his points-deficit to 17 but Hamilton will keep the upper hand going into the season-ending race...
  • Felipe Massa looking to put pressure on Mercedes' duo November 9, 2014

    A strong qualifying run has left Felipe Massa optimistic he can get in the middle of the Mercedes battle for the Formula One title. Massa will start third at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, behind pole winner Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the only two drivers still vying for the...
  • Kelly Rowland will be an amazing mom; she's always been great with children: Michele Williams November 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: Destiny's Child alum Michele Williams has revealed that Kelly Rowland will be a doting mother. Rowland welcomed her first child Titan Jewell Weatherspoon, with husband Tim Weatherspoon on November 4, reported E!Online. "Kelly's going to be an amazing mom. She's always been great with children. She loves babysitting, she...
  • 'Big Hero 6' review: You'll be chuckling throughout, and 95 minutes will fly by November 7, 2014

    Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr, Génesis Rodríguez, TJ Miller, Daniel Henney, Maya Rudolph Director: Don Hall and Chris Williams It's virtually impossible to resist the charm of 'Big Hero 6', the new film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, at whose center is the touching relationship between...
  • Netherlands recall Jetro Willems, add Georginio Wijnaldum to squad November 7, 2014

    Amsterdam: Jetro Willems returned to the Netherlands squad after a year's absence on Friday as coach Guus Hiddink named 23 players for next week's Mexico friendly and Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia. Hiddink left PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum out of his preliminary 27-man squad last week but he was also...
  • Controversies, progressive themes or 'cop out'? What makes Kamal Haasan the greatest artiste of our times November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: It was the year 1990, when this writer first saw critically-acclaimed actor Kamal Haasan on the big screen. It was in a crowded theatre in Maharashtra, this 4-year-old had watched 'Appu Raja' with her parents. I don't remember a lot, nor did I understand much of that film; only...
  • Robin Williams' film 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas' re-cut to pay tribute to the late actor November 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: One of Robin Williams' last film "A Merry Friggin' Christmas" has been re-cut to make it a 'fitting tribute' to the late actor-comedian. While talking to New York Daily News newspaper, film's director Tristram Shapeero said that he has changed the planned ending in order to honour the screen...
  • Rosberg edges Hamilton for pole at United States Grand Prix November 2, 2014

    Austin: Nico Rosberg earned a chance to tighten the Formula One championship duel with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by winning the pole position Saturday for the US Grand Prix, while the race faced a threat of a boycott by as many as three teams that are struggling financially. Rosberg edged Hamilton...
  • Rap's Suge Knight, comedian Katt Williams arrested in robbery case October 30, 2014

    (Reuters) - Hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a camera from a celebrity photographer in Beverly Hills last month, the Los Angeles County District attorney said on Wednesday. Knight, 49, and Williams, 43, were each charged with one count of...
  • It's a boy for singer Robbie Williams October 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Robbie Williams' wife Ayda Field has given birth to a baby boy. The child was born Monday here and Williams posted a video message on his official YouTube account praising his wife after the birth of the their second child, reports dailymail.co.uk. The couple has two-year-old daughter Theodora...
  • Robin Williams' son pays tribute to him at a Baseball series October 27, 2014

    London: Robin Williams's son Zak paid homage to him at the World Series baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals when he threw the ceremonial first pitch to actor Billy Crystal. The 'Mrs Doubtfire' star, who died of an apparent suicide at his home in Paradise...
  • Serena Williams beats Simona Halep to win WTA Finals title October 26, 2014

    The lead-up to Sunday's championship match at the WTA Finals suggested Serena Williams would face a major challenge to beat Simona Halep, but then, the No. 1-ranked player has made a career out of performing at her best when it matters most. She did it again in Singapore, dispatching Halep 6-3,...
  • Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in three-set thriller to reach WTA final October 25, 2014

    Serena Williams regained her composure after smashing her racquet and being on the brink of defeat to beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Saturday and reach the title match at the WTA Finals. The best of friends off the court, the pair slugged it out like two prizefighters for...
  • Ivanovic bows out despite beating Halep at WTA Finals October 24, 2014

    Serbia's Ana Ivanovic just missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the season-ending WTA Finals despite beating Simona Halep in the final group match on Friday. Under the rules of the round-robin competition, Ivanovic needed to win in straight sets to leapfrog Serena Williams in the group standings and...
  • Serena Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking October 24, 2014

    Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. Needing to win in straight sets to stand any chance of advancing to the...
  • Serena Williams beats Eugenie Bouchard at WTA Finals October 24, 2014

    Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defence remain in the balance. Williams was humbled by Simona Halep the previous day, when the 18-time Grand Slam champion won only two games. She turned...
  • Serena Williams thrashed by Simona Halep at WTA Finals October 22, 2014

    World number one Serena Williams suffered one of the heaviest defeats of her long and illustrious career as she was humbled 6-0, 6-2 by Romanian Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday. The 18-times grand slam winner won only nine points in the opening set as her game deserted her...
  • Serena Williams beats Ana Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener October 21, 2014

    Singapore: A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16-straight wins at the season-ending championships by beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in Monday's tournament opener, shaking...
  • Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff to compete in Race of Champions October 20, 2014

    London: The Race Of Champions is to feature its first female competitor as Williams F1 development driver Susie Wolff has signed up for the 2014 edition at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Originally from Oban in Scotland, Wolff spent seven years racing in Germany's DTM touring car...
  • Martina Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur October 20, 2014

    Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers". Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev was swiftly banned for a year and fined $25,000 by the Women's Tennis...