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  • Torino sign striker Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus 4 days ago

    Torino have signed Fabio Quagliarella from Italian champions Juventus, welcoming the striker back to his first club as they look to rebuild their attack following the sale of Ciro Immobile to Borussia Dortmund. "Juventus can today announce that Fabio Quagliarella has completed a permanent switch to Torino after a fee of...
  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam 4 days ago

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...
  • Italian tourist robbed of passport, cash in Jaipur; probe on July 2, 2014

    An Italian tourist was allegedly robbed of her handbag containing her passport, Rs 10,000 and 300 euros in cash on board a Rajasthan government-run bus, police said in Jaipur on Tuesday. The tourist, Sayana Pontogolio, had boarded the bus at Barmer on Sunday night. On Monday morning when she was about...
  • Italian diplomat faces child abuse charges in Philippines May 26, 2014

    Manila: A Philippine prosecutor said on Monday there was probable cause to charge a detained Italian diplomat for allegedly abusing three street children. Daniele Bosio, 46, was holidaying in Manila when he was arrested last month after a children's advocacy group told police they saw him acting inappropriately with three...
  • Italian court allows India to partially encash AgustaWestland bank guarantees May 24, 2014

    Lifting a freeze partially, an Italian court has allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth about Rs 1,818 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in a bank there in the VVIP chopper deal which has been scrapped because of bribery allegations. "The Milan court partially upheld the complaint lodged by the Indian Defence...
  • Italian football chief slams racist abuse of Mario Balotelli May 21, 2014

    Racist abuse directed at Mario Balotelli by a young fan outside Italy's training camp was "unacceptable", Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Giancarlo Abete said on Wednesday. The AC Milan striker was subjected to the abuse outside Italy's Coverciano training camp as the squad were put through their paces with manager Cesare...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win Italian Open title May 18, 2014

    Rome: Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory on Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time - then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia. Having also been beaten in Monte Carlo and Barcelona recently, it marked...
  • Serena Williams triumphs against injured Errani to win Italian Open May 18, 2014

    Rome: Serena Williams won her third Italian Open title, crushing local favourite Sara Errani 6-3 6-0 in Rome on Sunday. The world number one looked on top form against the 10th- seeded Errani, who was cheered on by a passionate home crowd but suffered a thigh injury towards the end...
  • Djokovic to meet Nadal in Rome final, Serena through May 18, 2014

    The Italian Open will get its dream men's final on Sunday after Rafael Nadal's routine cuffing of Grigor Dimitrov set up an enticing match with Novak Djokovic that could be a barometer for the French Open. Top seed Nadal has struggled through much of the tournament but was far too good...
  • Novak Djokovic survives Milos Raonic onslaught to reach Rome final May 17, 2014

    For the second match in succession Novak Djokovic survived an Italian Open dogfight on Saturday, this time beating big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 to reach the final. Djokovic, who won a sizzling quarter-final against Spain's David Ferrer, was subjected to an onslaught of power by Raonic but eventually got...
  • Sara Errani thrills home crowd by reaching Rome final May 17, 2014

    Rome: Sara Errani became the first home player to reach the Italian Open final in nearly 30 years with a 6-3, 7-5 win over sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic on Saturday. Using the vocal crowd support to her advantage, the 10th-seeded Errani fought back from a 4-2 deficit in the second set, while...
  • Nadal holds off strong Murray challenge in Rome May 17, 2014

    Rome: Rafael Nadal stormed back from a surprisingly poor opening set to edge Andy Murray 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday and secure a spot in the Italian Open semifinals. Murray jumped out to a 5-0 lead and won the first set in just 37 minutes with a dominant display, as the...
  • Novak Djokovic beats David Ferrer to reach Italian Open semifinals May 16, 2014

    Novak Djokovic is back on track after a right wrist injury sidelined him last week. The second-ranked Serb overcame a stiff challenge from David Ferrer before grinding out a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals. Djokovic double-faulted on his first match point but then won a...
  • Sara Errani beats Li Na to reach Rome semi-finals May 16, 2014

    Rome: Sara Errani took advantage of a supportive crowd to beat second-seeded Li Na 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Friday and reach the Italian Open semi-finals for the second consecutive year. The 10th-seeded Errani is attempting to become the first Italian woman to win the tournament since Raffaella Reggi took the title...
  • Rafael Nadal to play Andy Murray in Italian Open quarter-final May 16, 2014

    Rome: Rafael Nadal was pushed to three sets for the second consecutive match and lined up an Italian Open quarter-final with Andy Murray on Thursday. The top-ranked Nadal dropped behind a set and a break against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, then won 11 of the final 12 games to prevail 6-7...
  • Rohan Bopanna, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi knocked out of Rome Masters May 15, 2014

    Rome: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi yet again failed to go past the formidable team of Mike and Bob Bryan as they lost in straight sets to the American brothers in the second round of the ATP Rome Masters on Thursday. The unseeded Indo-Pak combination suffered a 5-7, 1-6 defeat against...
  • Tommy Haas upsets Stanislas Wawrinka at Italian Open May 15, 2014

    Rome: The seemingly ageless Tommy Haas upset third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 Thursday to reach the Italian Open quarter-finals. The oldest player in the draw at 36, Haas used his expertise to give Wawrinka trouble with heavy topspin on the red clay courts at the Foro Italico. Haas hadn't beaten a...
  • Federer suffers early defeat in Rome, Nadal survives May 15, 2014

    Rome: Roger Federer will be returning to his newborn twins earlier than expected after his Italian Open adventure ended with a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(6) second-round defeat by Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday. Federer had been hoping to get his claycourt form back in gear after skipping last week's Madrid Open to...
  • Andy Murray overcomes wind and Marcel Granollers in Rome May 14, 2014

    Rome: Andy Murray kept his focus amid swirling winds to beat Spanish opponent Marcel Granollers 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open. After taking control early in the first set, the Wimbledon champion closed the match with a break. While skies were sunny over the Foro Italico,...
  • Novak Djokovic returns from injury with win in Rome May 13, 2014

    Rome: Novak Djokovic marked his return from a right wrist injury by beating Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Italian Open on Tuesday. With both new coach Boris Becker and long-time adviser Marian Vajda on hand, Djokovic showed no signs of pain after withdrawing from...
  • Roger Federer won't change schedule as his family grows May 13, 2014

    Rome: Roger Federer's decision to return to tennis a week after the birth of his second set of twins has the full support of his wife Mirka. And don't expect his schedule to change much now that he has four kids. Speaking at the Italian Open on Tuesday, Federer says that...
  • Grigor Dimitrov overcomes sweaty hands to advance in Rome May 13, 2014

    Grigor Dimitrov overcame a slow start and sweaty hands to beat 45th-ranked Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Italian Open on Monday. The 14th-ranked Dimitrov, a Bulgarian who at 22 is the youngest player in the top 20, did not take well to the...
  • Serena waiting to see how injured thigh feels May 12, 2014

    Rome: Serena Williams isn't committing to playing in the Italian Open yet as she waits to see how her injured left thigh feels. The top-ranked Williams withdrew before her quarterfinal match at the Madrid Open last week. "I'm taking it a day at a time. We'll see as the week goes...
  • Andy Murray looking for long-term coaching solution May 12, 2014

    Rome: Andy Murray is taking his time finding a coaching replacement for the departed Ivan Lendl because he wants to find a long-term solution. The Wimbledon champion says while it would be "ideal" to have someone in place before the French Open - which starts in two weeks - he hasn't...
  • Novak Djokovic ready to return from wrist injury in Rome May 12, 2014

    Rome: Novak Djokovic has been pain-free for 10 days and is ready to return from the right wrist injury that forced him to withdraw from the Madrid Open a week ago. The second-ranked Serb has been practicing hard as he prepares for this week's Italian Open and the French Open, which...
  • Jurgen Melzer upsets 9th-seeded John Isner at Italian Open May 12, 2014

    Ninth-seeded John Isner was upset by 64th-ranked Jurgen Melzer 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open on Sunday, eliminating the lone American from the men's event. Also Sunday, 16th-seeded Tommy Robredo held off Juan Monaco of Argentina 7-6 (3), 6-4; and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany outlasted big-hitting...
  • Chaos reigns before Juventus celebrate league win at Roma May 8, 2014

    Juventus's clash with AS Roma was set to be Sunday night's Serie A showcase but neither club knows what time the match will start as the fallout from Saturday's Italian Cup final chaos continues. Antonio Conte's Juventus travel to the Italian capital flush with the success from their third straight league...
  • Napoli win fifth Italian Cup on violent Rome night May 4, 2014

    Rome: Napoli beat Fiorentina 3-1 to win their fifth Italian Cup on Saturday in a match that kicked off 45 minutes late after three fans were shot, one critically, in an incident near Rome's Olympic Stadium. A first half brace from Italy international Lorenzo Insigne and a late strike from Dries...
  • Juventus beat Sassuolo 3-1 to move closer to Serie A title April 29, 2014

    Juventus overcame an early setback, a rain-soaked pitch and feisty opponents to win 3-1 at relegation-threatened Sassuolo on Monday and stand on the brink of a third successive Serie A title. Simone Zaza gave Sassuolo a ninth-minute lead before Juventus levelled with a Carlos Tevez shot which deflected off Alessandro Longhi...
  • Shinde immature in discussing the Dawood matter in the media: Modi April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has finally broken his silence on India's most wanted man Dawood Ibrahim. In an exclusive interview with Sandesh News, he said that the issue of bringing back Dawood to India was not a matter to be discussed openly in the...