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  • IPTL: Manila Mavericks sign off with 30-15 win over Singapore Slammers 5 days ago

    Dubai: Manila Maverics wrapped up their IPTL campaign in style, winning all five matches in their 30-15 victory over Singapore Slammers, here on Saturday. Mark Philippoussis had a tough Legends' Singles match in which he prevailed 6-5 over Patrick Rafter. Philipp Kohlschreiber then thrashed Tomas Berdych 6-2 in the Men's Singles to...
  • Indian Aces beat Manila Mavericks 28-23 in IPTL's UAE leg 6 days ago

    Dubai: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna continued their good form as Indian Aces dished out yet another dominating performance, beating Manila Mavericks 28-23 in the UAE leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) here on Friday. This was the second successive win for Indian Aces, who now have consolidated their...
  • IPTL and 'traditional' tennis can co-exist: Carlos Moya 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The innovative rules and format of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) may have struck a chord with the Asian fans, generally starved of top-level action, but former World No.1 Carlos Moya believes the 'traditional' sport will stick to its conventional rules, though the inaugural tournament will 'co-exist'...
  • Philippines: Manila braces for storm, as Hagupit leaves 27 dead December 9, 2014

    Dolores: Typhoon Hagupit weakened to a tropical storm as it churned close to the Philippine capital on Monday, after killing 27 people on the eastern island of Samar island where it flattened homes, toppled trees and cut power and communications. Manila shut down as Hagupit, which means "lash" in Filipino, took...
  • UAE Royals, Manila Mavericks win on IPTL India leg's final day December 9, 2014

    World No.1 Novak Djokovic and No.2 Roger Federer produced some of their best tennis to enthrall their Delhi fans on Monday as UAE Royals defeated Indian Aces 29-22 in the final match of the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). In a match worthy of a Grand Slam...
  • Manila Mavericks down UAE Royals 27-24 in IPTL December 7, 2014

    Manila Mavericks defeated United Arab Emirates (UAE) Royals 27-24 in an International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) match at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Arena here Sunday. Manila Mavericks got an early lead with Mark Philippoussis winning against UAE Royals' Goran Ivanisevic 6-3. Royals reduced the margin in the next match, with Marin Cilic...
  • Typhoon howls through Philippines, more than 1 million flee December 7, 2014

    Manila: A powerful, slow-moving typhoon pounded through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power lines and cut off communications to areas still scarred by a super-storm just over a year ago. Typhoon Hagupit did not appear to have wreaked devastation on the same scale as...
  • Indian Aces win thriller in IPTL's promising India leg debut December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The India leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got a promising response from the fans on the opening day when Indian Aces edged out Manila Mavericks 26-25 in a late night thriller. The UAE Royals thumped Singapore Slammers 29-16 in an one-sided affair before Indian Aces came...
  • IPTL: New league offers a new look for tennis December 6, 2014

    There's no rest for Roger. Back near the top of the rankings, and fresh from his long-awaited Davis Cup triumph with Switzerland, Roger Federer is getting ready for the International Premier Tennis League that gets under way on Friday. Joining Federer in the franchise-based, short-format competition will be the top-ranked players...
  • IPTL: Hectic scheduling gives players little time to explore December 5, 2014

    Some of the world's top tennis names have arrived in Delhi for the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) but the hectic scheduling of the inaugural event has put on hold their plans of exploring India and its diverse culture. Barring a few big names, current and former...
  • India should be proud of IPTL: Carlos Moya December 5, 2014

    The Spaniard, who is part of the Manila Mavericks team, is in Delhi for the India leg of the International Premier Tennis League.ague. ...
  • Indian Aces lose 20-25 to Manila Mavericks in IPTL December 4, 2014

    Singapore: Indian Aces suffered their second successive loss in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League as they went down fighting 20-25 to Manila Mavericks in the last match of the Singapore leg on Thursday. In an encounter that saw the lead change hands three times in the first three sets, Manila...
  • Tomas Berdych inspires Singapore to first IPTL win December 3, 2014

    The Singapore Slammers took their first International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) victory at the fifth time of asking when Tomas Berdych led the home side to a thrilling 24-23 victory over the previously unbeaten Indian Aces on Wednesday. The Slammers started the four-city mixed team tournament with four straight defeats but...
  • IPTL: Andy Murray outlines marriage plans as Manila Mavericks lose again November 30, 2014

    British number one Andy Murray hopes to marry Kim Sears next year after the former Wimbledon champion announced their engagement last week after nine years together. "We have a plan to get married next year, that's the plan but no dates were set yet," Murray told reporters in Manila on Sunday,...
  • Indian Aces continue fine run in International Premier Tennis League November 29, 2014

    Manila: Indian Aces continued their winning run as they beat Manila Mavericks 24-15 on the second day of the much talked about International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) on Saturday. Having started their campaign by defeating Singapore Slammers, Indian aces on Saturday strengthened their position by outplaying star-studded Mavericks side. Opting to serve...
  • Tamil Nadu: Rebel Congress leader GK Vasan revives Tamil Manila Congress November 28, 2014

    Trichy: Rebel Congress leader and former union minister GK Vasan on Friday evening revived his father's Tamil Manila Congress after quitting the Congress earlier in November. The rebel leader revived the party in the state 18 years after his father launched it in protest against the then Prime Minister PV Narasimha...
  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows November 23, 2014

    Manila, Philippines: Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise. Just days before the Philippines marked Sunday's anniversary of the carnage with prayers and calls to end impunity, another...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh seeks revival in Manila Masters November 19, 2014

    Manila: Struggling to revive the form which made him India's top golfer, seasoned pro Jeev Milkha Singh has pinned his hopes of a turnaround on the USD one million Resorts World Manila Masters which tees off on Thursday. From being a top-50 player in the world, the two-time Asian Tour number...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vasan deals body blow to 'sinking ship' Congress, quits in disgust November 3, 2014

    Chennai: The most pleasing face of the Congress from Tamil Nadu has quit the party in disgust. G K Vasan, former union minister and the son of Congress stalwart G K Moopanar has announced in Chennai that he is no longer with the Congress. In a hurriedly convened press meet...
  • GK Vasan quits Congress, to relaunch Tamil Manila Congress November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Former union minister GK Vasan on Monday to quit the Congress party and will relaunch his father GK Moopanar's outfit Tamil Manila Congress. Addressing a press conference, Vasan told his supporters that a new path will be set. "There should be no factions. On the path of Kamaraj and Moopnar...
  • Asian legend Jeev Milkha Singh eyes winning debut at Manila November 3, 2014

    Manila: Indian golf legend Jeev Milkha Singh is looking forward to a winning debut at the USD 1 million Resorts World Manila Masters later this month when he returns to a country which holds fond memories for him. The 42-year-old Singh has committed to the full-field Asian Tour tournament at the...
  • GK Vasan hits out at Congress, says Working Committee acting against TNCC November 1, 2014

    Chennai: Former union minister GK Vasan on Saturday hit out at the Congress party saying that the party's Working Committee was acting against the interests of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee. Vasan is reportedly unhappy with the party leadership and sources said that he is likely to quit the party. While vasan...
  • 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...
  • Budget carrier AirAsia plans flights in India soon May 23, 2014

    Manila: Asia's leading budget carrier, AirAsia, is hoping to begin operations in India in two to three months, the airline's CEO said on Friday. The carrier this month won court approval to operate in India after delays because of domestic airlines' opposition. AirAsia India will begin flying with two planes, Tony...
  • Rajkummar Rao worked as a labourer for Hansal Mehta's 'City Lights' May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Rajkummar Rao chose to work as a labourer for a day to prepare for his role of a commoner in his upcoming film 'City Lights'. The 29yearold actor decided to step into the shoes of a poor man to experience the struggles he undergoes to make his ends...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: 'City Lights' will connect people to their feelings, even more than 'Aashiqui' did May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who had directed the cult romantic musical drama 'Aashiqui' in 1990 and then produced its super hit sequel 'Aashiqui 2' last year, says Hansal Mehta's 'City Lights' is not only at par with his movies, but "far more relevant to today's India". Bhatt is presenting 'City Lights'...
  • Bhupathi's IPTL opener moved to Manila May 10, 2014

    Manila: Manila will host the first leg of the newly launched International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which has attracted many top players of the ATP and WTA Tour to compete in the team competition. "Bringing world class tennis to new audience's has always been one of the objectives of the IPTL...
  • National Awardwinning director Hansal Mehta unveils 26minute footage of his latest film 'City Lights' May 5, 2014

    Mumbai: National Awardwinning director Hansal Mehta has readied his next film titled 'City Lights' and he unveiled a 26minute footage of the movie at an event here attended by Mahesh Bhatt, who is backing the film, and the cast. Fox Star Studio presents 'City Lights', an Indian adaptation of British film...
  • National Awardwinning actor Rajkummar Rao says 'City Lights' has been the most challenging film of his career May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: National Awardwinning actor Rajkummar Rao looked comfortable in the scorching Delhi heat on Friday, as he walked into the plush conference room at the Le Meridian on Raisina Road. Dressed in brown chinos, orange loafers and a sheer whiteandpaleblue blazer, Rao's smile was warm, and his walk brisk. In...