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  • Top-seeded John Isner wins 2nd straight Atlanta title July 28, 2014

    Atlanta: Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successfully defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Serving for the match, the 6-foot-10 Isner fell behind 30-0 before Sela sent a backhand into the net, and then watched...
  • John Isner in Atlanta final for fourth time in five years July 27, 2014

    Top seed John Isner has continued his love affair with the Atlanta Open by powering his way into the final for the fourth time in five years on Saturday. The American will meet Israeli Dudi Sela on the hardcourt in Atlanta on Sunday, after dominating on serve to beat compatriot Jack...
  • John Isner downs Aussie battler to reach Atlanta semi-finals July 26, 2014

    Top seed John Isner has forged ahead into the semi-finals at the Atlanta Open after disposing of Australian eighth seed Marinko Matosevic in straight sets on Friday. The towering defending champion was broken in the first game of the match but responded well to claim the contest 7-6 6-4, blasting 17...
  • John Isner survives Ginepri test as seeds fall in Atlanta July 25, 2014

    Top seed American John Isner saved two match points before edging compatriot Robby Ginepri 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the second round of the Atlanta Open on Thursday. The defending champion was set for an early exit when down 4-5 and 15-40 in the deciding third set but leant on his...
  • Vasek Pospisil advances to Atlanta Open quarter-finals July 24, 2014

    Atlanta: Fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarter-finals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. "I'm fairly relaxed, and I was feeling the ball well this morning," Pospisil said. "When I'm feeling the ball well, I don't panic." In other second-round matches, Slovakia's Lukas Lacko beat...
  • Jack Sock advances in Atlanta Open July 23, 2014

    Jack Sock beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Tuesday. Sock and partner Vasek Popisil won the doubles title at Wimbledon earlier this month, upsetting the top-ranked team of Mike and Bob Bryan in the finals. The 21-year-old Sock said doubles success on the...
  • Querrey edges doubles partner Johnson in Atlanta opener July 22, 2014

    Sam Querrey put aside his partnership with doubles team-mate Steve Johnson to start his Atlanta Open with a 7-6, 7-5 win on Monday. The two Americans will play doubles at the tournament and drew each other in singles for the first time in their careers. The big-serving Querrey struck 20 aces...
  • Atalanta fans hurl bananas at AC Milan players during a Serie A match May 12, 2014

    Milan: Atalanta fans hurled bananas at AC Milan's Guinean defender Kevin Constant on Sunday in the latest racist storm to hit European football. Two bananas were thrown at Constant and near Nigel de Jong near the end of Milan's 2-1 defeat at Atalanta. The insult came two weeks after a banana...
  • Outkast goes back to 1990s hip hop at Coachella reunion April 13, 2014

    Reuters: Hip hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip hop with them to the stage. Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the anticipated...
  • Second-place Roma beat Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A April 13, 2014

    Milan: Roma kept up the pressure on Serie A leader Juventus with a comfortable 3-1 win against Atalanta on Saturday which saw the capital side equal the club record number of victories in a season. Rodrigo Taddei, Adem Ljajic and Gervinho scored to help Roma to their 24th league win of...
  • US Rapper and reality TV star Benzino shot, injured during his mother's funeral March 31, 2014

    Boston: Reality television star and rapper Benzino was shot and wounded, allegedly by his nephew, during the funeral procession for his mother outside Boston, authorities said on Sunday. Benzino, star of the VH1 show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," was driving in the procession on Route 3 on Saturday when he...
  • US rapper and reality show star Benzino shot and wounded during mother's funeral procession March 31, 2014

    Reuters: Reality television star and rapper Benzino was shot and wounded, allegedly by his nephew, during the funeral procession for his mother outside Boston, authorities said on Sunday. Benzino, star of the VH1 show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," was driving in the procession on Route 3 on Saturday when he...
  • Deadly US ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot, strands thousands January 30, 2014

    Atlanta: A rare ice storm turned Atlanta into a slippery mess on Wednesday, stranding thousands for hours on frozen roadways and raising questions about how city leaders prepared for and handled the cold snap that slammed the US South. The storm, which has killed at least seven people, on Tuesday swept...
  • Suspect detained after shots fired at Atlanta-area school August 21, 2013

    An adult male was in custody after a gunman fired multiple shots at an Atlanta-area elementary school on Tuesday, police said. There were no reports of injuries in the incident at the McNair Discovery Learning Academy, said DeKalb Police Department spokeswoman Mekka Parish. Parish described the suspect as a white male...
  • John Isner wins Atlanta Open July 29, 2013

    Atlanta: Top-seeded John Isner won the Atlanta Open on Sunday, beating second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2) in the tallest final in ATP history. The 6-foot-10 (2.08-meter) Isner, who lost in the Atlanta final in 2010 and '11 to fellow American Mardy Fish, won his...
  • Isner, Anderson advance to Atlanta final July 28, 2013

    Atlanta: Top-seeded John Isner of the United States and second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa set up what Atlanta Open officials say will be the "tallest" final in ATP Tour history. The 6-foot-10 (2.08-meter) Isner beat Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Saturday, and the 6-foot 8 (2.03-meter) Anderson topped...
  • John Isner advances to Atlanta semi-finals July 27, 2013

    Atlanta: Top-seeded John Isner advanced to his fourth straight Atlanta Open semi-final on Friday, beating James Blake 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5). Isner will face seventh-seeded Lleyton Hewitt, the Australian who overcame a disastrous start to beat third seed Ivan Dodig 1-6, 6-3, 6-0. In the night quarterfinals, second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South...
  • Top-seeded John Isner struggles but advances to Atlanta quarters July 26, 2013

    Atlanta: Top-seeded John Isner escaped with a hard-fought three-set win over 19-year-old wild-card entry Christian Harrison at the Atlanta Open on Thursday, making an unconvincing advance to the quarter-finals. Isner is ranked No. 22 in the world while Harrison is No. 373 and was playing just his second ATP main...
  • Mardy Fish falls in Atlanta, Lleyton Hewitt in quarters July 25, 2013

    Atlanta: Mardy Fish took a hit in his gradual return to full-time tennis, falling 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Michael Russell on Wednesday at the Atlanta Open. It was only Fish's fourth match since the US Open in September when he withdrew before a fourth-round match because of an irregular heartbeat. Ranked...
  • Hewitt wins opener at rain-delayed Atlanta event July 24, 2013

    Atlanta: Lleyton Hewitt began warming up on Tuesday for the hard courts of the US Open with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Eduoard Roger-Vasselin in the first round of a rain-soaked Atlanta Open. The seventh-seeded Hewitt, who was runner-up two weeks ago on grass in Newport, Rhode Island, was one...
  • United States: Tornadoes hit central states May 20, 2013

    Washington: Tornadoes tore through three central American states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa with baseball-sized hail and wind blasts ripping roofs off homes and turning trees to matchsticks, as severe weather swept the region. A large "violent and extremely dangerous" tornado was spotted on Sunday night on the southwest side of...
  • Gunman who held firefighters hostage in his Atlanta home killed April 11, 2013

    Atlanta: A gunman who held four Georgia firefighters hostage on Wednesday, demanding his utilities and cell phone service be restored, was killed after an exchange of gunfire with authorities who moved in to free the captives, police said. An officer was wounded and the firefighters, taken hostage after responding to...
  • Paternity suit dropped against basketball legend Michael Jordan March 19, 2013

    Atlanta: An Atlanta woman who says basketball legend Michael Jordan is the father of her 16-year-old son has dropped her paternity suit against him. Pamela Smith, 48, filed a paternity suit against Jordan last month seeking child support. Jordan denies he is the father of the child and has also...
  • Mario Balotelli scores twice as AC Milan beat Palermo 2-0 March 17, 2013

    Milan: Napoli kept their slim Serie A title hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Atalanta on Sunday, while AC Milan maintained their challenge for second by beating struggling Palermo 2-0, with both goals coming from Mario Balotelli. Goran Pandev scored the winner for Napoli nine minutes from time after...
  • Man in Atlanta killed wife, 2 young sons; hangs self February 7, 2013

    Atlanta: Police in metro Atlanta say a 52-year-old man killed his two sons and wife and hanged himself in their apartment. The bodies of Shivinder Singh Grover, his wife, 47-year-old Damanjit Kaur Grover, and their two sons, 5-year-old Gurtej Singh Grover and 12-year-old Sartaj Singh Grover, were found on Monday in...
  • US: 116-yr-old woman, listed as 'world's oldest' dies December 5, 2012

    Monroe: The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person died on Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. Besse Cooper died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, according to her son Sidney Cooper. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Cooper said his mother had been...
  • Inter's 10-game winning run ends at Atlanta November 12, 2012

    Milan: Inter Milan's 10-game winning run in all competitions was ended Sunday with a 3-2 loss at Atalanta in Serie A. After ending Juventus' 49-game unbeaten run in Serie A last weekend, Inter have slipped four points behind the leaders and defending champions. They is also only a point ahead of...
  • Atlanta: Democrat volunteers make 15,000 calls to voters per day November 6, 2012

    CNN-IBN's Parikshit Luthra reports from the Democrat office in Atlanta. Volunteers at the office make calls to voters to get them to come out and vote. ...
  • US: Indian Americans want an economy-friendly president November 2, 2012

    Atlanta: There are 3.2 million Indians Americans in the US and this makes them an important vote bank in the US Presidential elections. CNN-IBN caught up with some of them. Krishna Polinini runs a grocery store in Atlanta. Bharat groceries, situated in one of the suburban regions, is almost equivalent to...
  • Kannada Review: 'Rambo' is a complete entertainer September 9, 2012

    'Rambo' is the 100th film of popular comedian Sharan, who has jointly produced the film with Atlanta Nagendra, a NRI who made a successful film like 'Joke Falls' earlier. Srinath makes his debut as a director with 'Rambo', which is a neat and highly enjoyable film. With well written dialogues, some superb...