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  • Kenya coach suspended for spitting at match official 15 hours 30 minutes ago

    Nairobi: Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slapped a one-year suspension on Kenya's head coach Adel Amrouche for his undisciplined behaviour against a match official. In a letter to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Monday, the continental football governing body Secretary General Hicham El Amrani said Amrouche was suspended after being...
  • FIFA lifts Nigeria Football Federation suspension 4 days ago

    Zurich: FIFA has lifted Nigeria's suspension from international competition after the country's football leaders were reinstated. After Nigeria's second-round elimination at the World Cup, the country's government issued a legal order for the sports ministry to appoint new federation leaders. FIFA rules protect its 209 member federations from influence by third...
  • Sports federations in India put an age-limit cap on office-bearers 6 days ago

    New Delhi: As many as 47 out of 54 sports federations in the country have amended their constitution setting 70 years as the age limit for all office bearers, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said during Question Hour, "Out of the 54 National Sports Federations...
  • News 360: Centre says price checks in place; Opposition stages walk out July 7, 2014

    Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. ...
  • Novak Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon July 7, 2014

    London: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, while runner-up Roger Federer has moved up one spot to No. 3. In all, there were eight changes in the top 10 on Monday, a day after Djokovic beat Federer in five sets for his...
  • 'Big 4' under no threat from generation next: Roger Federer July 7, 2014

    London: Roger Federer insists he expects to challenge for Grand Slam titles for years to come despite his Wimbledon heartache because there is no serious threat from the next generation. Federer fell agonisingly short of a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday as the Swiss star was beaten 6-7 (7/9),...
  • This win means a lot to me, says Novak Djokovic July 7, 2014

    Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4. ...
  • Wimbledon: Boris Becker tops Stefan Edberg again, this time as coach July 7, 2014

    London: Just as he did so often during their playing days, Boris Becker came out on top against Stefan Edberg. This time, though, they were not out there on the grass at Wimbledon, serving-and-volleying the way they did in the old days. Instead, they were sitting up in the players' guest...
  • Djokovic beats Federer in five-set thriller to win second Wimbledon title July 6, 2014

    Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets on Sunday. Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead, and a match point, in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 Centre Court...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Federer eyes record eighth title at the All England Club July 6, 2014

    Old rivalries will be renewed on and off the court in the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday when Roger Federer, bidding for a record eighth title, takes on top seed Novak Djokovic. While two of the game's most recognisable figures meet on Centre Court, their 'super coaches' will be pitted against...
  • Young guns won't be firing blanks for long, says Milos Raonic July 5, 2014

    London: Milos Raonic is confident that the new crop of young players who have made Wimbledon sit up and take notice are closing the gap on their elders and betters despite falling short at the business end of the championships. After young gun Grigor Dimitrov succumbed to top seed Novak Djokovic...
  • Federer beats Raonic to set up Wimbledon final with Djokovic July 5, 2014

    London: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals on Friday at the All England Club. Federer, chasing his record eighth Wimbledon championship, swept past Canada's Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his 25th Grand Slam...
  • Wimbledon: All-white clothing rule 'too strict', says Federer July 3, 2014

    London: Roger Federer says Wimbledon's tighter enforcement of its all-white clothing policy for players is "too strict." There have been complaints this year from some players over the more stringent regulations that include undergarments, the amount of colored trim on shirts and shorts and headbands and wristbands. Seven-time champion Federer, who was...
  • Milos Raonic lines up Wimbledon semi-final with Federer July 3, 2014

    London: Milos Raonic is the first Canadian in more than a century to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon. That was the easy part - now he gets to face seven-time champion Roger Federer. Raonic defeated wild-card entry Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday, finishing with his...
  • Federer beats Wawrinka in Wimbledon quarterfinal July 3, 2014

    London: Seven-time champion Roger Federer advanced to his 35th Grand Slam semifinal with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 win on Wednesday over fellow Swiss player and Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka. Federer's first-set loss was the first he'd dropped this tournament in five matches, and also marked the first time...
  • Roger Federer looking good for his eighth Wimbledon title July 2, 2014

    London: Roger Federer's nearly perfect serving carried him back to the Wimbledon quarter-finals. He'll try to continue his bid for a record eighth championship at the All England Club by beating his friend and countryman Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday. Federer won all 54 service games through his first four matches in the...
  • Wawrinka sets up all-Swiss showdown with Federer July 1, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka set up a mouth-watering Wimbledon quarter-final showdown with fellow Swiss Roger Federer after edging past 19th seed Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5), 7-6(7), 6-3 on Tuesday. The fifth seed had complained about his punishing schedule before the match but was efficiency itself as he won the pivotal...
  • Federer eases into Wimbledon quarters July 1, 2014

    London: Seven-time champion Roger Federer returned to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with a clinical 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Tommy Robredo of Spain on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Federer looked in complete control and saved the only break point he faced in the final game of the match with a forehand volley....
  • Roger Federer easily reaches Wimbledon's fourth round June 29, 2014

    London: Seven-time champion Roger Federer got back to the second week at Wimbledon after last year's early exit, beating 35th-ranked Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday. Playing with the roof shut at Centre Court on a rainy day, the fourth-seeded Federer saved the only two break points he...
  • Roger Federer easily advances to Wimbledon third round June 27, 2014

    London: Roger Federer erased memories of his second-round exit last year, beating qualifier Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the third round at Wimbledon. The seven-time Wimbledon champion had 25 aces - including three in the final game - in a match that finished under the roof on...
  • Roger Federer at his best in Wimbledon opener; Tsonga, Wawrinka progress as well June 24, 2014

    London: The man with the most major titles in tennis came up against the player with the second-worst record in Grand Slam history. So it was no surprise that Roger Federer strolled to a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 victory on Tuesday over Paolo Lorenzi, a one-sided encounter that gave the Swiss star...
  • Roger Federer notches 1st-round win at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    London: Roger Federer defeated Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday to begin his quest for a record eighth Wimbledon title. Lorenzi still has not won a Grand Slam match in 13 appearances at majors. Only Juan-Antonio Marin of Costa Rica has a worse record - no wins in...
  • Federer, Nadal eager to put 2013 behind at Wimbledon June 22, 2014

    London: Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal - and sometimes both - appeared in all 10 Wimbledon finals from 2003-12, combining to claim nine of those titles. Neither made it that far in 2013. Not even close. Federer lost his second match at the All England Club. Nadal exited in the first...
  • Saina drops to World No.9 in singles rankings June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal's decision to skip the Japan Open Super Series has cost her a place in the latest women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. The 24-year-old Saina sits at World No.9 and is only one position above compatriot PV Sindhu,...
  • Indian wrestlers move HC for WFI derecognition for not holding trials June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Three wrestlers on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking derecognition of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) alleging violation of sports code by not holding trials for selecting players for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The petition was mentioned before a vacation bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and...
  • Centre worried over law and order in Uttar Pradesh: Kalraj Mishra June 18, 2014

    The Centre was worried over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh which had turned from "bad to worse" and awaiting the Governor's report on the issue, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said on Tuesday. "Uttar Pradesh Government is elected in accordance with the Constitutional norms and so is the government...
  • Shooting: Ayonika Paul bags bronze at ISSF World Cup June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Aynonika Paul clinched her maiden international medal as a senior shooter by settling for a bronze in the 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia. Continuing her excellent run of form this season, the 21-year-old Ayonika finished third in the qualification round with...
  • Roger Federer beats Falla for 7th Gerry Weber Open title June 15, 2014

    Halle: Roger Federer won the Gerry Weber open for the seventh time by defeating Alejandro Falla 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in the final on Sunday. Federer fired five aces and saved three of the five break points he faced to win in 1 hour, 28 minutes. It was the 32-year-old's 14th...
  • Roger Federer reaches 7th Halle final, to take on Falla June 14, 2014

    Halle: Six-time champion Roger Federer will play Alejandro Falla in the final of the Gerry Weber Open after they won their semi-finals on Saturday. Federer fired 10 aces and defeated fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (4) as he improved his record here to 45-5. Nishikori rallied to force the second set to...
  • Roger Federer through to Halle semis after Lu pulls out June 14, 2014

    Roger Federer progressed to the semi-finals of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open without playing after Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan pulled out of their quarter-final with back problems on Friday. Federer, who began his preparations for Wimbledon by defeating Portugal's Joao Sousa on Thursday, compensated by playing an exhibition against Christopher Kas,...