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  • CWG 2014: Jitu Rai breaks Games record to enter 50m men's pistol finals 23 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian shooter Jitu Rai broke the Commonwealth Games record to march into the 50-metre men's pistol finals while compatriot Gurpal Singh also qualified, finishing sixth, at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre on Monday. Rai, 27, amassed 562 points and finished top of the standings, a sizeable 15 points ahead of...
  • Quick Quiz: How well do you know Dhanush? 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    As Dhanush turns a year older, we bring you a string of question on the star. If Dhanush is your favourite star, answering these questions on his films and popular songs, wouldn't be all that difficult. ...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Every expecting parent in our country should be aware of stem cell banking 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    Chennai: Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Sunday reiterated the importance of stem cell banking by mothers and the situation that led to her decision to go in for stem cell banking for her daughter. "The decision to bank umbilical cord cell had to be taken at a time when...
  • Liverpool pull out of Loic Remy deal after failed medical: reports 15 hours 2 minutes ago

    Liverpool have pulled out of signing France international striker Loic Remy from promoted Queens Park Rangers, according to media reports in England and the United States where Liverpool are on tour. Remy, 27, flew to Boston last week to join up with the Liverpool squad and undergo a medical examination but...
  • 3rd Test: Ballance, Cook defy India on day one, England 247/2 16 hours 20 minutes ago

    Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of 247 for 2 at stumps on day one of the third Test at...
  • Brett Lee impressed with fearless young Indian cricketers 17 hours 18 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former Australian speedster Brett Lee on Sunday said he was impressed with the fearless attitude of the Indian youngsters in the ongoing Test series against England. "I have been really impressed with the new Indian side. They are playing fearless cricket and that happens only when you get new people...
  • Sourav Ganguly elected as CAB joint secretary 19 hours 12 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday began a new innings as a cricket administrator - with his unanimous election to the joint secretary's post at the Cricket Association of Bengal's 83rd annual general meeting here. Ganguly's advent in a new avatar was welcomed by cricket administrators and the playing...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix amid high drama 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    Budapest: Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull overtook Ferrari's Fernando Alonso near the end of the race to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career. Lewis Hamilton, who started from pit lane after his engine caught on fire during qualifying,...
  • Pablo Andujar beats Juan Monaco to win Swiss Open title 20 hours 34 minutes ago

    Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years on Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. It was the 71st-ranked Andujar's third career title, all on clay courts. He also won at Casablanca, Morocco, in 2011 and 2012. Andujar got the...
  • Tommy Robredo reaches final of Croatia Open 20 hours 44 minutes ago

    Defending champion Tommy Robredo reached the final of the Croatia Open, defeating third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6 (10), 6-3 on Sunday. The second-seeded Spaniard will face Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas in the final after Cuevas upset top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal. Heavy rains on Saturday...
  • ICC urges Dhoni, Cook not to 'undermine' judicial process 20 hours 59 minutes ago

    Southampton: The International Cricket Council (ICC) took strong exception to the critical comments made by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his England counterpart Alastair Cook on the James Anderson- Ravindra Jadeja altercation and urged both the captains to respect the judicial process. On the eve of the third Test, Dhoni...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka on top against South Africa on curtailed Day 4 20 hours 4 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath picked up an early wicket to put South Africa under pressure as the visitors finished day four on 38/1, needing another 331 runs to win the second Test. Opening the bowling, the left-arm spinner had opener Alviro Petersen caught by Kithruwan Vithanage without scoring with the...
  • CWG 2014: Shreyasi wins silver in women's double trap 21 hours 56 minutes ago

    Galsgow: Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh clinched the silver medal in women's double trap event at the 20th Commonwealth Games here, swelling the shooting team's overall tally to an impressive seven medals. The 22-year-old Delhi girl shot 76 in the finals to ensure the second-best podium finish at the Barry Buddon Shooting...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women paddlers miss out on bronze 22 hours 6 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian women paddlers lost their 2014 Commonwealth Games team bronze medal match to Australia 1-3 at the Scotstoun Table Tennis Centre on Sunday. After taking a 2-1 lead, 2010 silver medallists India lost the next two ties - doubles and singles - to return home empty-handed. India's Shamini Kumaresan lost the...
  • Real Madrid kick off pre-season with loss to Inter Milan 23 hours 2 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid's pre-season got off on a losing note as they were worsted in a penalty shoot-out against Italian side Inter Milan in a friendly played in California. With key players for both sides still to return to action following World Cup duties this summer, both coaches on Saturday fielded...
  • Elena Svitolina beats Bojana Jovanovski to win Baku Cup title 23 hours 12 minutes ago

    Elena Svitolina of Ukraine successfully defended her title at the Baku Cup, defeating 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final on Sunday 6-1, 7-6 (2). The second-seeded Svitolina broke Jovanovski twice to capture the opening set in 22 minutes, then saved all three break points she faced in the...
  • CWG 2014: Ashish Kumar to lead Indian charge in Gymnastics Yesterday

    Glasgow: A silver-medallist from the previous edition, Ashish Kumar would once again be India's biggest hope for a podium finish in gymnastics when the artistic routines begin on Monday at the Commonwealth Games. Ashish, who won a silver in the floor exercises and bronze in the vault event of the 2010...
  • CWG 2014: Canadian gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko wins 5 golds Yesterday

    A 17-year-old Canadian who also holds Russian citizenship has won five of the six gold medals in rhythmic gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games. Vancouver-born Patricia Bezzoubenko, based in Thornhill, Ontario, near Toronto, but who trains regularly with the Russian gymnastics team in Moscow, won the individual all-around title and the team...
  • CWG 2014: Usain Bolt clear of foot injury, ready for Glasgow Games Yesterday

    Almost immediately after Usain Bolt landed in Scotland, the level of hero worship afforded to him demonstrated just how important the sprint star's participation is to the Commonwealth Games. The Jamaican has never raced before at the Commonwealths, and his slow recovery from a foot injury had put this appearance in...
  • Elina Svitolina, Bojana Jovanovski in Baku Cup final Yesterday

    Defending champion Elina Svitolina advanced to the Baku Cup final after beating Francesca Schiavone of Italy 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday. The Ukrainian looked in trouble in the final set after wasting a 3-1 lead to trail Schiavone 4-3. But she won the final three games. The second-seeded Svitolina, who saved eight...
  • Never heard Mel Gibson say anything anti-Semitic, says friend Terry Hayes Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Mel Gibson isn't an anti-Semite, says his long-time friend Terry Hayes. The screenwriter, who wrote "Payback" for the Hollywood star, has defended Gibson who has been accused of making racist comments on several occasions, reports contactmusic.com. Terry told a newspaper: ''We all have to take responsibility...
  • Pablo Andujar, Juan Monaco advance to Swiss Open final Yesterday

    Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced on Saturday to the Swiss Open title match. Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semi-final at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena. Argentina's Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 6-3, 7-6 (4)...
  • Dominant Vincenzo Nibali set to be crowned in Paris Yesterday

    Having dominated on all terrains, Vincenzo Nibali is set to win the Tour de France after avoiding any late dramas on Saturday in the penultimate stage, a 54-km time trial from Bergerac won by Tony Martin. Italian Nibali finished fourth in the stage, nearly two minutes slower than the dominant German...
  • Jim Furyk leads by three as local hopes fade at Canadian Open Yesterday

    American Jim Furyk moved closer to ending a personal winless streak of nearly four years when he earned a three-shot lead after the third round at the Canadian Open in Montreal on Saturday. But a much longer national drought is likely to continue after Canadian hope Graham DeLaet three-putted the final...
  • John Isner in Atlanta final for fourth time in five years Yesterday

    Top seed John Isner has continued his love affair with the Atlanta Open by powering his way into the final for the fourth time in five years on Saturday. The American will meet Israeli Dudi Sela on the hardcourt in Atlanta on Sunday, after dominating on serve to beat compatriot Jack...
  • CWG 2014: Australia dominate in the velodrome with double gold Yesterday

    Annette Edmondson and Scott Sunderland won gold for Australia at the Chris Hoy Velodrome on Saturday but England were left subdued after four of their Olympic gold medallists failed to get on the podium. The 22-year-old Edmondson claimed victory in the women's 10km scratch race with a time of 12 minutes...
  • Guru Dutt's son Arun Dutt passes away Yesterday

    Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker Guru Dutt's son Arun Dutt has died in Pune due to health reasons, a family member said Sunday. He was 58. Arun Dutt's daughter Gouri Dutt said he died Saturday afternoon. "My father passed away yesterday (Saturday) afternoon in Pune. He was suffering from multiple complications but the major...
  • Helen Mirren found Facebook 'intrusive', 'scary'; deleted her profile after a day of signing up Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Actress Helen Mirren has branded all social media "distasteful" and says she deleted her Facebook profile after just a day of signing up. The "Hundred-Foot Journey" actress, who is married to director Taylor Hackford, believes websites like Twitter can be useful for marketing and as a political "tool", but...