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  • Defending champ Serena Williams reaches quarter-finals of US Open 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straight-set win into the US Open quarter-finals. Williams is gunning for her third US Open title in a row but for the moment...
  • US Open 2014: Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances 6 hours 32 minutes ago

    New York: The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the US Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough. Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C)...
  • What to watch on day eight of the 2014 US Open Yesterday

    With Maria Sharapova's loss at the US Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match on Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to...
  • Men march on at US Open but more upsets in women's draw Yesterday

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced safely to the next round of the U.S. Open on Saturday but the women's draw saw yet another big upset as Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was sent packing by a 145th-ranked qualifier. Third-seed Kvitova fell victim to 21-year-old Serbian Aleksandra Krunic, leaving...
  • Sharapova, Serena storm into US Open fourth round 2 days ago

    New York: Maria Sharapova reached the US Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help. Avoiding the sort of surprise that saw half of the top eight seeded women lose already, No. 5...
  • Venus Williams, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber ousted at US Open 3 days ago

    Shock waves hit the US Open on Friday as veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni spearheaded a series of stunning third-round surprises that claimed two of the top women's seeds and seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams. Lucic-Baroni ousted second seed Simona Halep, Italy's Sara Errani posted her first career win over Williams and...
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' review: Bland, unimaginative, this film needn't have been made 2 days ago

    Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner Director: Jonathan Liebesman The question you'll likely ponder after watching the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is this: Who exactly is it meant for? The 30-something-year-olds who might be nostalgic about reconnecting with characters from their youth? Or kids themselves, unfamiliar...
  • What to watch on day five of the 2014 US Open 4 days ago

    Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the US Open for the first time since 2010 - and at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011. To do so, the 19th-seeded Williams will need to beat 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy in Arthur Ashe...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus Williams 4 days ago

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will take centre stage at the US Open on Friday but Flushing Meadows is slowly turning into a Williams family affair with the sisters eager to add to their grand slam collections. With seven US Open singles titles between them, Venus and Serena have both set...
  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic sail through US Open winds 4 days ago

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the US Open. Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first service game before the two-time defending champion found her...
  • Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round; Sharapova, Venus win at US Open 4 days ago

    New York: Eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic is out of the US Open. Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round on Thursday. Ivanovic had 47 match wins coming into Flushing Meadows, the most of any...
  • What to watch on day four at US Open 2014 5 days ago

    New York: American teen Catherine Bellis returns to action at the US Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996. The 15-year-old Californian, ranked 1,208th and playing not only in her first Grand Slam main draw but also her first...
  • Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take US Open spotlight 5 days ago

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take centre stage at the US Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam. Always a crowd favourite at Flushing Meadows, Williams will have to share some of cheers as she goes against fellow American Vania...
  • Venus Williams in US Open 3rd round 5 days ago

    New York: Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the US Open for the first time since 2010, a year before she announced she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The 19th-seeded Williams, at 34 the oldest woman left in the draw, did not need to...
  • Serena Williams beats American teen at US Open 6 days ago

    New York: Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive US Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend on Tuesday night. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams made only eight unforced errors and needed less than an hour to get past Townsend, an 18-year-old...
  • Murray, Venus grind out wins at steamy US Open 1 week ago

    New York: Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favourites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the US Open on Monday. Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off cramps to beat Dutchman Robin Haase in four painful sets,...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Billy Crystal pays a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams 1 week ago

    Reuters: With a lump in his throat and a somber tremble in his voice, actor Billy Crystal paid a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, two weeks after the comedian died in an apparent suicide. Crystal, a longtime friend of Williams who rose to fame...
  • Red Bull's Ricciardo beats Rosberg to win Belgian Grand Prix 2014 August 24, 2014

    Spa: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo beat Nico Rosberg to win an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Rosberg extended his championship lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in acrimonious circumstances. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas was third. The increasingly strained relations at Mercedes look set to get even worse after Rosberg...
  • US Open 2014: Serena Williams chasing major title No. 18 August 24, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it out loud: Coming into the US Open, her next goal is matching two...
  • Valtteri Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice August 23, 2014

    Belgium: Valtteri Bottas ended Mercedes' run of fastest laps with the top time for Williams in a damp final Belgian Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Finn clocked a time of one minute 49.465 seconds, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo second and 0.268 slower for champions Red Bull. Mercedes had finished one-two in...
  • US Open 2014: What to watch at year's last Grand Slam August 23, 2014

    Heading into the US Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a growing sense - or hope, maybe - among the best of the rest...
  • Serena to face Townsend in US Open 1st round, tough draw for Djokovic August 23, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the US Open. The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles. And at age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major tournament. Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0 to win ODI series August 21, 2014

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • Actor Robin Williams cremated privately, ashes scattered in San Francisco bay August 21, 2014

    Actor and comedian Robin Williams has been laid to rest and and his ashes scattered in San Francisco bay. The document, issued yesterday in Marin County where he died, states Williams' cause of death as "pending investigation", reported TMZ. It also states that 'Mrs Doubtfire' star's funeral took place at Monte's...
  • Photo: Fabulous hand-drawn picture of Robin Williams pops up on wall, suspected to have been painted by elusive and famous street artist Banksy August 21, 2014

    Users on Reddit were surprised when a piece of art, surprisingly similar to elusive street artist Banksy's style, popped up on their feed. The hand-drawn, black and white picture of Robin Williams is a clear tribute to the legendary comedian and actor. Williams was sober but suffering from the early stages...
  • Billy Crystal to pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at Emmys August 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year, Emmy executive producer Don Mischer said in a statement...
  • Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open August 20, 2014

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight US Open title. The US Tennis Association followed this week's WTA rankings in announcing the seedings on Wednesday. French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month. She has never advanced past the...
  • Lewis Hamilton hopes to play his cards right at Belgian GP August 20, 2014

    Spa-Francorchamps: Lewis Hamilton says his Formula One title duel with Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg is like a game of poker but the dominant duo may not hold all the aces in Belgium this weekend. Resurgent Williams have the same engine as the Mercedes works team and both Valtteri...
  • A viral video that claimed it was Robin Williams' iPhone footage captured before his suicide was a hoax August 19, 2014

    New York: Late actor-comedian Robin Williams' last goodbye video has turned out to be a hoax. "Robin Williams Says Goodbye with his iPhone Video Before Suicide", was a popular video that went viral across social media last week. Several users clicked on the link that asked them to "Share" first. The link...