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  • Madonna gives fans an early x-mas gift; releases six new songs 4 days ago

    London: Pop star Madonna released six tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart' over one night after demos of the songs were leaked earlier this week. She says this her "early Christmas gift" for her fans. The singer's album is due to release in March, reports mirror.co.uk. The 56-year-old took to Twitter,...
  • Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take ITF annual honours 1 week ago

    London: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The annual award takes in performances on the regular Tour and grand slams. Wimbledon champion Djokovic takes the men's prize for the fourth time having won seven titles this season and the year-end top...
  • Royal heir Prince George's footwear, sweater the latest fashion product December 17, 2014

    Prince George became a trendsetter as whatever he wore sold like hot cakes. Shoppers were swept off their feet by his shoes which were manufactured by Start Rite England. Sales of the unisex navy blue leather shoe with a buckle skyrocketed last week. ...
  • Robin Williams' suicide most searched for on Google in 2014 December 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. The reaction to Williams' death in August topped Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising search requests. It beat notable events such as the World Cup, the...
  • Is Robbie Williams thinking of quitting music? December 10, 2014

    London: Singer Robbie Williams says he will give up his music career to become a mechanic. The 40-year-old pop star said he has grown tired of making music now and wants to have a "proper job", reported Contactmusic. "To be quite honest with you I'm getting a little bit bored of...
  • Snapshot: Prince William, wife Kate Middleton meet Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z at NBA game December 9, 2014

    New York: Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton met star couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z here. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were here Monday for the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Beyonce and Jay Z were seated just across the way, reports eonline.com. Prince...
  • Prince William, princess Kate begin 3-day visit in US December 8, 2014

    New York: Britain's Prince William and Princess Kate arrived in New York City on Sunday, the royal couple's first official visit to the US and their first experience with the Big Apple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's black Cadillac Escalade pulled up in front of the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan...
  • West Indies will come out swinging against South Africa, warns Assistant coach Williams December 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: With pundits already writing off the West Indies' chances against World No.1 Test team South Africa, assistant coach Stuart Williams has warned that the Caribbean side will not simply roll over and play dead. The West Indies languish at number eight in the Test team rankings and have been given...
  • Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell lead Grammys with six nods each December 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: British soul-pop artist Sam Smith, R&B star Beyonce and singer-producer Pharrell Williams led artists with six Grammy nominations each, including nods for the top prize of Album of the Year, the Recording Academy said Friday. Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour,' Beyonce's self-titled album and Pharrell's 'Girl' joined rocker Beck's...
  • Pharrell Williams not nervous about Grammy nominations December 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pharrell Williams says he's not nervous about Friday's Grammy nominations, but he's definitely excited to see how it plays out. Williams' mega hit "Happy" was released before Grammy eligibility, but the song's live version could nab nominations for record of the year and best pop solo performance. At an event...
  • Why India eagerly awaits the IPTL December 3, 2014

    Tennis may not be a best-selling sport in India, but it's not devoid of fans. People of all ages want to see a Roger Federer or Serena Williams unleashing their skills on the tennis court. However, lack of ATP and WTA events in the country keep fans and budding tennis...
  • Serena Williams enjoys IPTL but ends up on losing side November 30, 2014

    Manila: Serena Williams made a much-awaited appearance at the franchise-based International Premier Tennis League on Sunday but could not lift Singapore Slammers as the team succumbed to a third straight defeat in the first leg. Williams says she had "a lot of fun" and loves the team atmosphere in the $1...
  • Will.i.am finds old taste in new music November 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am seems to be bored with the current state of music, and he's planning to "energise" his batteries to bring something fresh. The singer feels that the records that are hitting the charts sound similar to the music that was released over 10 years...
  • Formula One: Williams appoint Susie Wolff as test driver November 28, 2014

    Susie Wolff will take part in two grand prix practice sessions next season in a new role of official test driver for Williams, the Formula One team said on Friday. Wolff, the British wife of Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, has been development driver for the team for the past three...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams to start 2015 in New Zealand November 26, 2014

    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 November 26, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 19, 2014

    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...