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  • Davis Cup to remain annual event - ITF chief 17 hours 33 minutes ago

    Dubai: The Davis Cup will remain an annual tournament despite persistent complaints from some players that it over-burdens an already-crowded 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 17 hours 52 minutes ago

    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 re-trials 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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 6-2 6-3 7-6 (4) in just...
  • Switzerland lead Italy 2-1 in Davis Cup semifinal 3 days ago

    Geneva: Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years. Without Federer, who was rested, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had their lead cut to 2-1 in the semifinal. The...
  • Putting country first, Dipika Pallikal decides to play at Asian Games 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's highest-ranked squash player Dipika Pallikal has decided to put the controversy over the dubious Asian Games draw behind and confirmed her participation for the upcoming Incheon edition, saying "she has always put country first and it is no different this time". World No.12 Pallikal had considered pulling out...
  • Roger Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semi-final 3 days ago

    Geneva: Roger Federer has been given the day off as Switzerland seeks to seal its place in the Davis Cup final by winning Saturday's doubles. The Swiss team, leading Italy 2-0 after Friday's singles, has named Stan Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli to play Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. Federer had been provisionally...
  • AITA removes Karti Chidambaram from Vice-President's post 3 days ago

    Bangalore: The internal politics in the All India Tennis Association (AITA) got messier as the parent body on Thrusday removed its Vice-President Karti Chidambaram citing conflict of interest while the aggrieved official has decided to move court to challenge his expulsion. The AITA held its AGM in the city and apart...
  • Federer, Wawrinka win as Switzerland lead Italy 2-0 in Davis Cup 4 days ago

    Geneva: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straight-sets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76th-ranked Simone Bolelli 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 without dropping serve to delight a crowd of more than...
  • India announce 10-member table tennis squad 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A 10-member table tennis team spearheaded by Sharath Kamal will be representing India at the Incheon Asian Games beginning September 19. The team were selected on the basis of the players national and international ranking, besides keeping in mind the current form of the individual players after the Inter-Institutional...
  • Roger Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge 6 days ago

    Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup - a trophy still missing from his collection. The former top-ranked player leads Switzerland against Italy in Geneva this weekend as his country bids to reach the...
  • Cilic, one slam wonder or the next big thing? September 9, 2014

    New York: Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat. The final was a strange and unfamiliar...
  • US Open: Nishikori, Cilic seek glory in unlikely final September 8, 2014

    New York: History, redemption and glory will be on the line when Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic battle for the US Open men's title on Monday. It will be the first time since the Australian Open final in 2005 that a men's grand slam final will not feature at...
  • US Open: Top-seeded Djokovic, Federer stunned in semifinals September 7, 2014

    New York: Instead of Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer for the US Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises on Saturday. First, Japan's Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship...
  • US Open: Cilic topples Federer to reach maiden Grand Slam final September 7, 2014

    Croatia's Marin Cilic used every bit of his 6-feet-6 (1.98-meter) frame to deliver stinging serves and flat groundstrokes during a quick-as-can-be 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 upset victory over Roger Federer in the second men's semifinal at the US Open to enter in his first Grand Slam final ever. "It's fairly simple, I...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer aim for title showdown at US Open September 6, 2014

    New York: Seven years after their first grand slam final meeting, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stand on the verge of a third showdown at the highest level. Top-seeded Djokovic will face Japan's Kei Nishikori and Federer, the number two seed, will play Marin Cilic of Croatia in Saturday's semi-finals. In 2007,...
  • Federer saves two match points, reaches US Open semifinal September 5, 2014

    New York: Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 Thursday night and reach the US Open semifinals for the first time since 2011. Frustrated by Monfils' unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind,...
  • What to watch on day eleven of the 2014 US Open September 4, 2014

    Roger Federer got a kick out of the notion that Gael Monfils is looking forward to the day when he will be able to tell his children that he played against the 17-time major champion. "Is that a good thing? I don't know," Federer said, sitting with his arms crossed and...
  • Roger Federer hopes to see off maturing Gael Monfils and reach US Open semis September 4, 2014

    Roger Federer will have to forget his long-standing admiration for Gael Monfils on Thursday when the two go head-to-head with a berth in the US Open semi-finals on the line. Federer owns a 6-2 lifetime record versus Monfils, most recently a three-set win at last month's US Open tune-up event in...
  • Roger Federer marches on, youth movement stalls at US Open September 3, 2014

    Roger Federer rolled into the quarter-finals of the US Open for the 10th time in 11 years on Tuesday, while experience finally got the better of youth at the year's final grand slam. Five-times champion Federer powered his way past Spain's Roberto Bautista 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 the 33-year-old raising his record...
  • Roger Federer beats Roberto Bautista to reach US Open quarters September 3, 2014

    Second seed Roger Federer powered to a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista on Tuesday, charging into the quarter-finals of the US Open for the 10th time in 11 years. The 26-year-old Spaniard was handed the unenviable task of trying to upset the 17-time grand slam winner on Arthur Ashe...
  • What to watch on day nine of the 2014 US Open September 2, 2014

    A year ago at the US Open, Belinda Bencic was ranked 331st and playing in the junior tournament, where she lost in the quarter-finals. Still only 17, she will be participating in the women's quarter-finals on Tuesday, playing 39th-ranked Peng Shuai of China. "It's insane," was the way Bencic put it. Bencic has...
  • AIFF discriminating against I-League, say Mohun Bagan September 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing the All India Football Federation (AIFF) of adopting a "discriminatory attitude" towards I-League, Mohun Bagan on Monday said they would demand an increase in the number of foreigners to be at par with the Indian Super League (ISL). According to I-League rules, the clubs are allowed to register four...
  • Manpreet Singh adjudged Asian Hockey Federation Junior Men's Player of the Year September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian midfielder Manpreet Singh was named the Junior Men's Player of the Year by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) at its Congress held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The 22-year-old has played 103 international matches and captained India in the 2013 Junior World Cup. He also led his side...
  • Roger Federer to play Brisbane International in January September 1, 2014

    Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The...
  • US Open 2014: Roger Federer roars into fourth round after rain delay September 1, 2014

    Grand slam king Roger Federer came back with renewed vigor after a weather delay to rout Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6, 6-1 6-1, 6-1 and charge into the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. The 42nd-ranked Granollers surprisingly led the second-seeded Swiss 5-2 when lightning and heavy rains suspended their...
  • What to watch on day seven of the 2014 US Open August 31, 2014

    New York: In a US Open women's tournament filled with surprises, Maria Sharapova heads into the fourth round as the only major champion in her half of the bracket. Sharapova owns five major titles, including at Flushing Meadows in 2006 and at the French Open in June, and the other seven...
  • Roger Federer beats Sam Groth to reach the third round at US Open August 30, 2014

    New York: Roger Federer produced one particularly brilliant backhand lob that he celebrated by wagging a finger overhead during a straight-set second-round victory at the US Open. The second-seeded Federer beat 104th-ranked Sam Groth of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 Friday, improving to 24-1 for his career in night matches held in...
  • FIBA delays decision to lift ban on turbans August 29, 2014

    Washington: The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has decided to delay the review of its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, drawing sharp reactions from top American lawmakers and Sikh bodies which described it as "outdated". "Every day FIBA delays is another day that Sikhs can't play. Allowing Sikhs...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus Williams August 29, 2014

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will take centre stage at the US Open on Friday but Flushing Meadows is slowly turning into a Williams family affair with the sisters eager to add to their grand slam collections. With seven US Open singles titles between them, Venus and Serena have both set...