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  • India hope to get boxer Sarita Devi's suspension reversed 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    Boxing India is confident of L Sarita Devi's return to the ring before too long after the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) suspended the 29-year-old for her petulant display at the recent Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. Sarita was furious after losing her semi-final bout in women's lightweight division to local...
  • Federer opens Basel campaign in style, Nadal progresses 8 hours 17 minutes ago

    Roger Federer began his pursuit for a sixth Swiss Indoors Basel title with an explosive 47-minute 6-2 6-1 victory over Gilles Muller on Wednesday after Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-final with a 6-1 6-1 win against Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Top seed Federer hit 12 winners in a 24-minute first set and the...
  • Martina Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur 2 days ago

    Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers". Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev was swiftly banned for a year and fined $25,000 by the Women's Tennis...
  • Ticket sales for IPTL Delhi leg to begin soon 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The online ticket sales for the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Delhi leg to be held December 6-8, will begin post-Diwali weekend. The tickets will be sold in phases, with close to 6,000 tickets available across price categories ranging from Rs.3,240 to Rs. 49,680, an IPTL release said. The...
  • Incredibly excited for my India visit: Roger Federer 1 week ago

    Roger Federer is like a kid in a candy shop when he talks about his upcoming India visit. "I'm so incredibly excited to be going to India," he says laughing, his eyes lighting up. The 17-time Grand Slam champion will be in New Delhi from December 6 to 8 for Mahesh...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka qualifies for ATP World Tour Finals October 12, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has become the fourth player to qualify for the end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals, the ATP said in a statement on Sunday. The 29-year-old Swiss has enjoyed a career-best season in 2014, winning his maiden grand slam title, and he has accumulated enough points to...
  • India may have to wait for automatic exchange of Swiss information October 12, 2014

    New Delhi/Berne: India may have to wait longer for joining "selected" countries with whom Switzerland plans to do automatic exchange of information on tax matters, even as Indian and Swiss officials will meet soon to iron out their bilateral arrangements on suspected tax evasion cases. Switzerland has started a process...
  • Roger Federer beats Gilles Simon to win the Shanghai Masters October 12, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer defeated France's Gilles Simon 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) to capture his fourth title of the year at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The Swiss star nearly exited the tournament in his opening match when he had to save five match points against Leonardo Mayer. But he rebounded from...
  • Federer tops Djokovic to reach Shanghai Masters final October 11, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic's juggernaut to a halt when a 6-4 6-4 victory in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday set up a final against unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon. The 33-year-old Swiss was in aggressive mood against his younger opponent, who was on a 28-match winning streak...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer set up Shanghai Masters semi-final October 10, 2014

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer set up a rematch of their Wimbledon final with convincing straight-set wins to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 to extend his winning streak in China to 28 matches, while Federer played a nearly flawless...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer reach quarters in Shanghai October 10, 2014

    Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided being the latest seed to lose at the upset-hit Shanghai Masters, rallying to defeat No. 85-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the third round Thursday. Roger Federer also advanced to the quarter-finals with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut, a night...
  • Shuttler Srikanth Kidambi drops to World No.23 October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Rising Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has dropped a place to No.23 in the latest men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. However, recently crowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap has jumped a spot to No.27. There has been no change for Indian women's singles stars...
  • Hong Kong government 'calls off student talks' October 9, 2014

    Hong Kong: The Hong Kong government has called off talks with the Federation of Students scheduled for Friday. The cancellation was in response to recent remarks made by student representatives which "undermined the basis for a constructive dialogue", Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said at a press briefing, South China...
  • Photos: World's best tennis players Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic feel dwarfed as they stand next to NBA star Yao Ming October 9, 2014

    It was a day when the biggest tennis players in the world were dwarfed by a towering presence. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met China's former NBA star Yao Ming at the Shanghai Masters tournament.While Roger Federer stands 6ft 1in tall, Novak Djokovic is slightly taller at 6ft 2in. However,...
  • Roger Federer wins thriller at Shanghai Masters October 9, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer saved five match points and rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third-set tiebreaker before finally beating Leonardo Mayer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7) in a thrilling second-round match at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. Rafael Nadal, meanwhile, lost to fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (6) only days...
  • UEFA bans FIGC president for 6 months for racism October 8, 2014

    UEFA banned Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio for six months on Tuesday following a racist comment during his election campaign. Tavecchio, a long-standing executive in Italian football, was elected president in August despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy. "Mr....
  • 'El Clasico' at risk if Catalonia becomes independent October 8, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish football federation (RFEF) president Javier Tebas on Tuesday said that in the hypothetical case of the region of Catalonia becoming independent from Spain, FC Barcelona and Espanyol would not be able to continuing playing football in La Liga. Tebas' words add a new dimension to the ongoing debate over...
  • Roger Federer asks fans on Twitter to Photoshop him around India, gets a virtual tour of the country through hilarious photos! September 24, 2014

    The Mahesh Bhupathi-backed International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has roped in Swiss legend Roger Federer after fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal dropped out citing health reasons. Federer confirmed to the news on Twitter and posted: 'India, here I come! Looking forward to playing two matches in Delhi on December 7th...
  • Uncle Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain September 23, 2014

    Toni Nadal has given a lukewarm response to the decision by the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to appoint former women's Tour player Gala Leon as Spain's new Davis Cup captain. The RFET handed the 40yearold Leon responsibility for the country's Davis Cup team following Carlos Moya's decision to step aside last...
  • France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup September 22, 2014

    France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition. The final will be held at the 27,000capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from November 2123, under a retractable roof. France is third on...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 22, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 22, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey from Times Square, US. ...
  • News 360: Mangalyaan's engine successfully testfired, Mars mission goes into final lap September 22, 2014

    The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the red planet's atmosphere on September 24. ...
  • Happy to replace Nadal with Federer: Mahesh Bhupathi September 22, 2014

    Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi said Roger Federer's inclusion in the Indian franchise of the IPTL is a big bonanza for all the Indian fans. ...
  • Roger Federer to play in Mahesh Bhupathibacked IPTL September 22, 2014

    The Mahesh Bhupathibacked International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has roped in Swiss legend Roger Federer after fourteentime Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal dropped out citing health reasons. Federer, one of the finest tennis players the world has produced, has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles and will team up with...
  • US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players September 18, 2014

    Washington: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years. "We are deeply disappointed with the...
  • Davis Cup to remain annual event ITF chief September 16, 2014

    Dubai: The Davis Cup will remain an annual tournament despite persistent complaints from some players that it overburdens an alreadycrowded schedule, the head of the sport's governing body said on Tuesday. Roger Federer was roared on by a capacity 18,000 crowd on Sunday as he helped Switzerland beat Italy to reach...
  • AFI clears women's relay teams for Asiad September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday announced that the women's relay teams in both 4x100m and 4x400m were cleared for the Asian Games starting on Friday but there would be retrials for triple jumpers Mayookha Johnny, Renjith Maheshwary and men's 4x400 relay team. However, it looks tough...
  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out September 15, 2014

    Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil. Less than a week after winning the US Open, Cilic snatched the crucial fifth rubber of Croatia's World Group playoff...
  • Roger Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final September 14, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Italy's Fabio Fognini in Geneva on Sunday. Roared on by a capacity crowd in the Palexpo Arena, Federer dismantled world number 17 Fognini 62 63 76 (4) in just...