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  • FIFA bans former AIFF Gen Secy Colaco on bribery charges Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former All India Football Federation General Secretary Alberto Colaco was on Thursday banned by FIFA for three years from any activity related to the game for taking a bribe in a controversial election of an executive committee member of the world body in 2009. Colaco was handed the ban...
  • Kidambi Srikanth jumps to 8th spot in badminton rankings Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Leading Indian male singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to the eighth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. The 21-year-old recently entered the semi-final in the Hong Kong Open, which helped him rise two places as comptriot Parupalli Kashyap also rose a...
  • Eyeing U-17 WC, AIFF to hold first U-15 tourney next year 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Aiming to prepare a strong squad for the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, the All India Football Federation on Monday said that the inaugural edition of the proposed AIFF U-15 tournament for I-League clubs will be held next year. The first tournament will be a 16-team event, where besides...
  • This one's for the boys, says gracious Roger Federer 5 days ago

    Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention towards his Switzerland team-mates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday. Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 win over the hosts, but the 17-times...
  • Federer beats Gasquet to clinch 1st Davis Cup title for Switzerland 5 days ago

    Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland their first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in...
  • Davis Cup final is still all about Roger Federer 5 days ago

    It could have been Stan Wawrinka's moment, but the Davis Cup final is all about Roger Federer after all. Wawrinka has hit top form again in the wake of a convincing display at the ATP World Tour Finals, giving Switzerland the first point against France on Friday and offering another strong...
  • Switzerland take 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup final 6 days ago

    Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Federer and Wawrinka did not concede a single break and dominated the key points to withstand their opponent's charge in the second...
  • US Senate committee confirms Indian-American as federal judge 6 days ago

    Washington: A key Congressional committee has confirmed the nomination of an Indian-American counsel to the key post of US District Court judge for Washington, DC. India-born Amit Privardhan Mehta had been nominated to the post by US President Barack Obama in August. His nomination was confirmed on Friday by the Senate...
  • Beaten Roger Federer consoled by shaking 'ghost' off his back 6 days ago

    Despite his defeat by Gael Monfils in Friday's second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer found something to smile about as the Swiss got "a ghost" off his back. The 17-times grand slam champion, who lost 6-1 6-4 6-3 as France drew level 1-1 following Stan Wawrinka's opening...
  • Davis Cup: Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer as France draw level 6 days ago

    France: Gael Monfils rose to the occasion as he upset Roger Federer 6-1 6-4 6-3 to help France level the Davis Cup final with Switzerland 1-1 on Friday. After Stan Wawrinka had given the Swiss a 1-0 lead by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-2, Monfils was at his best...
  • Nigeria: At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack 1 week ago

    Maiduguri: At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses have said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region. The attack happened in the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area of Borno state on Wednesday, the caretaker...
  • IPTL: Mahesh Bhupathi unconcerned over Roger Federer's injury November 20, 2014

    Singapore: The head of the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) shrugged off concerns over Roger Federer's fitness on Thursday as the Swiss star battles a back injury. Founder and managing director Mahesh Bhupathi said he had received reassurances from Federer's camp as the clock ticks down to the innovative tournament's...
  • Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final November 20, 2014

    Despite his bad back, Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils on Friday in the second singles match when Switzerland faces France in the Davis Cup final. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the best-of-five series on clay against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was doubtful for the final...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic...
  • IPTL: Excited to be in Roger Federer's team, says Sania Mirza November 19, 2014

    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Wednesday said she is excited to be part of same team as Swiss veteran Roger Federer in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). "I am really excited. It is great for tennis in India and Asia. I am really excited to play in same...
  • Roger Federer's back is key in Davis Cup final November 19, 2014

    Roger Federer was at the top of his game in London last week, sweeping past opponents as if his age were not an issue. A back injury over the weekend changed everything, casting serious doubts over his chances of winning the Davis Cup, or even playing against France in the...
  • Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka play down London row November 19, 2014

    With the Davis Cup final against France looming, Roger Federer and his Swiss team-mate Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday played down talk of an internal row, sparked by the pair's fiery clash at the ATP World Tour Finals last week. During their semi-final encounter in London, which Federer won 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(6)...
  • Roger Federer skips Davis Cup training with back problems November 18, 2014

    France: Swiss Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems. Federer, however, was hopeful, although not exactly optimistic, he could be ready for Friday's first singles. "It's...
  • Djokovic wins ATP year-ender after Federer pulls out November 16, 2014

    A mouthwatering finale to the season ended before it even began on Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out prior to the ATP World Tour Final showdown with Novak Djokovic. The 33-year-old Swiss, who spent nearly three hours late on Saturday beating compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in a gruelling semi-final,...
  • Roger Federer hangs tough to set up Djokovic showdown November 16, 2014

    Six-times champion Roger Federer survived a late-night Swiss semi-final thriller against Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday to set up an ATP World Tour Finals showdown against Novak Djokovic. After a week of one-sided group stage action at London's O2 Arena, the season-ender burst to life with world number one Djokovic battling past...
  • Stan Wawrinka ready to take on Roger Federer and the crowd who love him November 15, 2014

    London: Stan Wawrinka believes he can overcome not just a great friend and supreme champion in top form but also a crowd willing him to be beaten by their beloved Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour finals on Saturday. Wawrinka and Federer will team up next week for Switzerland in...
  • Greek matches suspended after referees official attacked November 15, 2014

    Matches in Greece's professional soccer leagues have been suspended indefinitely after a referees' committee official was admitted to hospital following a violent attack, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) announced on Friday. Police said that 45-year-old Christoforos Zografos, assistant director of the Central Refereeing Committee (KED), was beaten with wooden clubs in...
  • Novak Djokovic trounces Tomas Berdych at ATP Finals, seals No.1 spot November 14, 2014

    Novak Djokovic added another processional victory to the lengthening list at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of subdued Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday. The world number one was virtually guaranteed a semi-final berth before walking on court at the O2 Arena, but made doubly sure by...
  • Roger Federer happy Andy Murray avoided 'double bagel' November 14, 2014

    Roger Federer was two points away from beating one of his fiercest rivals without dropping a solitary game but said he was happy not to beat Andy Murray 6-0, 6-0 on Thursday. The Swiss great was leading 6-0, 5-0 and 30-0 on the hapless Murray's serve when he missed a routine...
  • India not bidding for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India has pulled out of mounting a bid for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups, according to All India Football Federation officials. A decision on the host city of the 2015 and 2016 editions of Club World Cup will be taken in Morocco next month. Morocco has hosted the...
  • FIFA to release statement on World Cup probe November 13, 2014

    Zurcih: FIFA says its ethics committee chairman will release a statement on Thursday on the investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. FIFA says ethics chief Hans-Joachim Eckert will issue a statement at 0900 GMT following an investigation by prosecutor Michael Garcia into the process that led...
  • Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic as Roger Federer records second win November 12, 2014

    London: Local hero Andy Murray kept alive his chance of entering the semi-finals from Group B by beating Milos Raonic while second seed Roger Federer recorded his second victory with a defeat of fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena here. Fifth seed Murray,...
  • Evergreen Federer still defying Old Father Time November 12, 2014

    Blessed with tennis genius, a multi-lingual father of two sets of twins, Roger Federer has plenty going for him, but on top of that he appears to be defying the ageing process. At 33, the age when most sportsmen and women, particularly those practising individual sports requiring speed, strength, stamina and...
  • France, Switzerland unchanged for Davis Cup final November 11, 2014

    France and Switzerland have announced unchanged teams for the Davis Cup final next week at Lille. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, and Richard Gasquet were re-selected by France, while Gilles Simon, France's third highest-ranked player, was put on standby as a replacement. Switzerland captain Severin Luthi picked the same side for...
  • Roger Federer tames Kei Nishikori at ATP Tour Finals November 11, 2014

    Roger Federer produced another masterly display to beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 and move a step closer to the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday. The six-times former champion was at his imperious best to subdue the 24-year-old U.S. Open runner-up and will reach the last four...