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  • World Cup Exclusive: Five-time World Cup winners Australia lift trophy at the Melbourne Federation Square Yesterday

    Australia lifted their fifth World Cup title, crushing traditional rivals New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans greet world champions Australia at the Federation Square Yesterday

    Thousands of cricket fans have flooded Federation Square in Melbourne to celebrate Australia's World Cup victory. ...
  • Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win at the Federation Square Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final. Captain Michael Clarke carried the World Cup trophy and, as the players mounted the stage in front of thousands of fans at open-air Federation...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Pakistan fan shouts 'Sachin, Sachin' at MCG Yesterday

    Even Pakistan fans forget their bitter rivalry with India when it comes to shouting 'Sachin, Sachin' and similar scenes were seen outside the MCG after the World Cup final. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India, Pakistan, Australia fans burst in celebrations Yesterday

    Fans from Australia, India and Pakistan joined hands and danced to the beats of dhol outside the MCG to celebrate Australia's victory against New Zealand in the World Cup final. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Pakistan fans dance to 'mauka mauka' at MCG Yesterday

    Despite of their team's loss in the quarter-finals, Pakistan fans were found dancing outside the MCG after the final of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Two tennis players suspended for match-fixing violation 5 days ago

    London: Two lower-ranked tennis players have been suspended and fined for violating the sport's match-fixing rules. The International Tennis Federation's anti-corruption unit said on Wednesday that 30-year-old Italian player Walter Trusendi and 25-year-old Frenchman Elie Rousset were sanctioned for their activity at an unidentified tournament in 2014. It says both admitted violating...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title March 23, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert...
  • Djokovic crushes Murray, faces Federer in Indian Wells final March 22, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic crushed Britain's Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering final against number two Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open. Federer defeated Canada's Milos Raonic 7-5 6-4 to reach his 40th ATP Masters 1000 final and earn a repeat of last year's...
  • Regional parties to face workers ire over Coal Bill: Worker Union March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A workers' union on Saturday said regional parties in coal producing states will have to "bear the brunt of coal workers and public for supporting" the Coal Bill, which has been passed by Parliament. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 which forms part of NDA government's reforms agenda,...
  • Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in Indian Wells semis March 21, 2015

    Big-serving Milos Raonic fought back from a set down to upset Rafa Nadal 4-6 7-6(10) 7-5 in a pulsating quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. The 24-year-old Canadian's first win over Nadal in six meetings earned him a place in Saturday's semi-finals where he will face Roger Federer, who...
  • India's record foreign exchange war chest set for Federal rate hike test March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Chastened by a tumble in the rupee in 2013 at the prospect of tighter US monetary policy, India has built up record foreign exchange reserves of nearly $340 billion to insulate the economy from capital flight as the United States prepares to lift interest rates. Reserve Bank of India Governor...
  • India ready to deal with any foreign fund outflows: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan March 19, 2015

    US Federal Reserve had signalled that it is not averse to a rate hike if there is improvement in the US job market and inflation. The Federal Reserve has kept its key short-term rate near zero since late 2008 to bolster the economy. Meanwhile, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said...
  • Nadal, Federer join Murray in Indian Wells quarters March 19, 2015

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, joining Britain's Andy Murray in the last eight, though Japan's Kei Nishikori crashed out. Federer dispatched American Jack Sock in a 6-3 6-2 victory while Nadal beat Gilles Simon 6-2 6-4. Nadal captured his opening...
  • American tennis player Wayne Odesnik banned for 15 years after 2nd doping violation March 18, 2015

    American player Wayne Odesnik has been banned for 15 years after a second doping violation, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Wednesday. The 29-year-old, who was sanctioned for two years in 2010 for possession of human growth hormone, was found to have taken prohibited substances, including an anabolic steroid, after...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal advance at Indian Wells March 18, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Roger Federer earned a modicum of revenge against Andreas Seppi in a 6-3, 6-4 triumph that advanced the four-time champion to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday. Federer lost to the Italian at the Australian Open in January but allowed no such repeat as...
  • PM Modi's brother attacks Centre for failing to live upto peoples' expectations March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's younger brother Prahlad on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying it has "failed" to live up to peoples' expectations and lacked will to resolve their problems. Prahlad participated at a protest here at the Jantar Mantar organised by the...
  • Change at top of FIFA is 'important' for football, says Michel Platini March 16, 2015

    Nyon: UEFA President Michel Platini says change at FIFA is "important for football." Platini, a FIFA vice president, says it needs "new ideas, a new program" as longtime leader Sepp Blatter seeks a fifth term on May 29. UEFA supports all three Blatter opponents: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Luis Figo...
  • India better prepared for external financial shocks: IMF March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: India is better positioned to cope with external financial shocks than most emerging market economies, International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde was quoted saying on Monday, just ahead of a of a crunch meeting of the US Federal Reserve. The Fed is expected to signal an increase in its...
  • Federer, Nadal easily advance; Stan Wawrinka goes out at Indian Wells March 16, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Four-time Indian Wells winner Roger Federer needed 10 more minutes than Williams to dispatch Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-2 in the men's second round. Federer hit a 122-mph ace to set up match point and blasted a forehand winner to end it, leaving him two shy of 50...
  • Spain out of top 10 in FIFA rankings for 1st time since 2007 March 12, 2015

    Barcelona: Spain's fall from the top of the soccer rankings took an even more humbling turn on Thursday when the team dropped out of the top 10. The Spanish spent almost six full years at No. 1, winning the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships. But the...
  • IPL-style cue sport league to be launched by BSFI March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Billiards and Snooker Federation of India on Thursday announced that it will launch an IPL-style franchise-based cue sport league featuring Indian and foreign players between June and August. Each match in the Cue Slam, featuring eight franchise-based cities which are yet to be identified, will have a billiards, a snooker...
  • I am playing best tennis of my career, says Roger Federer March 12, 2015

    Though Roger Federer has not won a grand slam singles title since he claimed the Wimbledon crown in 2012, the Swiss master believes he is playing some of the best tennis of his career at the age of 33. He outclassed his long-time rival, Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic, with...
  • Another Wimbledon title is Roger Federer's goal March 10, 2015

    Roger Federer is proud of all his grand slam singles titles, but if the Swiss master could add just one more to his record men's haul of 17 it would be at Wimbledon. "It would be my favourite choice if I had a choice right now," Federer, 33, told reporters on...
  • Switzerland's Davis Cup reign ends swiftly March 9, 2015

    London: Switzerland's reign as Davis Cup holders was swiftly ended when they paid the inevitable price for fielding a second-string team and lost 3-2 to Belgium in the first round in Liege on Sunday. Just over three months since Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka drove them to an historic title in...
  • Davis Cup: Henri Laaksonen gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Belgium March 6, 2015

    Belgium: Henri Laaksonen rallied from two sets down to beat Ruben Bemelmans and give defending champion Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday. The 344th-ranked Laaksonen, playing in the team event for the first time since 2013, won 1-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4,...
  • Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to defend his Dubai title February 28, 2015

    Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday, the Swiss veteran's awesome serving bringing down the world number one. Federer went into the match with a 19-17 winning record against Djokovic although the Serb beat him in last year's Wimbledon final. The 33-year-old made...
  • Roger Federer trounces teenager Borna Coric in Dubai semi-finals February 27, 2015

    Roger Federer trounced Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-2 6-1 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a potential final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic. Federer may have failed to win a grand slam title since triumphing at Wimbledon in 2012 but he remains a formidable competitor as...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic win; Andy Murray out of Dubai Open February 27, 2015

    Dubai: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Turkey's Marsel Ilhan 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships while Swiss ace Roger Federer needed only one set (6-1) against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who retired before the second set started here. However, the surprise of Thursday was Andy Murray's...