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  • Karolina Pliskova beats Varvara Lepchenko to win Korea Open 25 minutes ago

    Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open. Pliskova stormed out to a 4-0 lead in the third set at Olympic Park Tennis Center and held on for the second WTA title of...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Cape Cobras opt to bat against Hobart Hurricanes 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After losing their star allrounder Jean-Paul Duminy, an injury-hit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Sunday. Both the teams have lost their first games in Group...
  • India fined for last-minute pullouts at Asiad 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian Olympic Association has been fined USD 10,000 for withdrawing teams from the Asian Games at a late stage, but All India Tennis Association chief Anil Khanna is hopeful that the penalty would be withdrawn. Interestingly, the Indian contingent's chef de mission and Athletics Federation of India President Adille...
  • Injured Shane Watson out of Pakistan Test series 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Australia allrounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury. The injury-prone Watson was recovering from an ankle he sprained in training which forced him out of last month's tri one-day series in Zimbabwe when...
  • I'm very satisfied with my tennis career, says Li Na 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, said Sunday she had "no regrets" about her decision to retire over long time issues with knee injuries. "I'm very satisfied with my tennis career," the 32-year-old Li, a former French and Australian...
  • Dipika Pallikal, Saurav Ghosal confirm squash medals for India in Asiad 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Incheon: Dipika Pallikal assured India of a maiden women's singles squash medal in the Asian Games, while top seed Saurav Ghosal confirmed his third successive podium finish in men's singles after the two reached the semi-finals of their respective events here on Sunday. Ghosal defeated Pakistan's Iqbal Nasir 11-6, 9-11, 11-2,...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha lauds Deepika Padukone 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    Cyrus Broacha lauds actress Deepika Padukone for standing up against a leading newspaper for publishing a story with a titillating headline to describe an almost year-old footage of hers in a plunging neckline. ...
  • My mother yet to know I won Asian Games gold: Jitu Rai 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    Incheon: A day after clinching the 50m pistol gold in the ongoing Asian Games, Jitu Rai said he has not spoken to his mother for the last one month since he took part in the Shooting World Championship in Granada, Spain, where he picked up a silver. "I have not spoken...
  • Asian Games 2014: Park against Sun set to light up pool, South Korea top table 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    South Korean sharpshooters snatched two early golds to put the hosts top of the Asian Games medals table on Sunday, but the highlight of the second day's action will come later in the pool when China's Sun Yang takes on local hero Park Tae-hwan in the 200 metres freestyle final. Sun,...
  • CLT20: David Miller praises Akshar Patel for coming good 4 hours 11 minutes ago

    Mohali: Man-of-the-match David Miller credited young bowler Akshar Patel for coming good when the team needed it the most, saying that the tailender's knock enabled Kings XI Punjab to defeat Barbados Tridents in the Champions League T20 match. Chasing 175 for victory, Miller smashed a 34-ball 46 under pressure, but it...
  • Asian Games 2014: India blank Nepal 3-0 in men's tennis to reach quarter-finals 5 hours 5 minutes ago

    Incheon: India blanked Nepal 3-0 to sail into the quarter-finals of men's tennis team event in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday. Yuki Bhambri did not drop a game en route to a crushing straight sets 6-0, 6-0 win over Jeetendra Pariyar to seal the issue in India's favour, after...
  • At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports 5 hours 36 minutes ago

    On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw...
  • David Goffin, Joao Sousa reach Moselle Open final 5 hours 51 minutes ago

    Sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal rallied to win 7-6 (6), 6-2 against second-seeded Gael Monfils and reach the Moselle Open final, where he faces eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium. Goffin, who eliminated top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarters, beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the other semi-final on...
  • Liverpool struggling to cope with extra demands 6 hours 2 minutes ago

    Coping with tricky Premier League fixtures a few days after Champions League exertions is a knack Liverpool must learn quickly if this campaign does not become a second-rate sequel to last season's thriller. On the evidence of a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday they have some way to...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open 6 hours 44 minutes ago

    Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open. In a match that featured two former World No. 1s, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the second-set tiebreaker with a...
  • Afghan cricketers begin three-week tour of Australia 6 hours 51 minutes ago

    Afghanistan's fledging cricket team began a three-week tour of Australia on Sunday to help it prepare for its first appearance at next year's 50-over World Cup tournament. Ranked 11th in the one-day international form of the game, the results of matches against teams from Western Australia and Canberra in Australia and...
  • ICC ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj retains top spot in batting 7 hours 3 minutes ago

    Dubai: India's Mithali Raj maintained her position atop the women batters while Jhulan Goswami dropped a place to fourth among the bowlers in the latest One-Day International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday. Mithali retained her spot with 735 points while her compatriot Harmanpreet Kaur also...
  • Ravindra Jadeja row went too far: James Anderson 7 hours 7 minutes ago

    London: Reflecting on his infamous altercation with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, England pace spearhead James Anderson said the matter that brought a great deal of stress to him "went too far" and could have been dealt with on the day of the incident itself. "I felt it went too far...
  • West Ham stun Liverpool 3-1 at Upton Park 10 hours 57 minutes ago

    London: Liverpool's English Premier League challenge received another early blow as an impressive West Ham beat last season's runner-up 3-1 on Saturday. Liverpool were heavily favored to win at West Ham, but suffered successive league defeats for the first time since December. "We made a really slow start and before we knew...
  • CLT20: Miller, Patel script Punjab's 4-wicket win over Tridents 16 hours 20 minutes ago

    Mohali: David Miller smashed a 34-ball 46* under pressure and Parvinder Awana scalped three wickets as Kings XI Punjab notched up a four-wicket victory over Barbados Tridents in the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday. Put into bat, Barbados posted a challenging 174 for six, riding on twin half-centuries by Dilshan Munaweera...
  • Mohammad Hafeez backs Shahid Afridi as Twenty20 captain 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez has come out in support of the appointment of Shahid Afridi as the national T20 captain. The former national T20 captain, who is presently leading the Lahore Lions team in the Champions League in India, said he had no regrets over the appointment of Afridi. "When I...
  • Ozil, Welbeck seal Arsenal's 3-0 win over Aston Villa 17 hours 11 minutes ago

    London: Arsenal scored three goals in a four-minute span to beat Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday and halt the host's good start to the Premier League season. Mesut Ozil answered critics by scoring the first goal in the 32nd minute and then setting up Danny Welbeck two minutes later for the...
  • Ronaldo nets thrice as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo 8-2 10 hours 16 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 to emphatically end their two-game losing skid in the Spanish league on Saturday. After Madrid romped, defending champion Atletico Madrid slipped to a 2-2 draw with Celta...
  • Kranjcar's free kick gives QPR draw against Stoke in Premier League 19 hours 6 minutes ago

    London: Niko Kranjcar curled in a late free kick as Queens Park Rangers twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday. Mame Biram Diouf headed Stoke in front from close range in the 11th minute after Peter Crouch held off defender Rio Ferdinand to...
  • Force India struggle in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    Singapore: Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez experienced a tough qualifying in the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, setting 13th and 15th fastest times at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Saturday. Both Hulkenberg and Perez failed to make Q3 with times of 1:47.308 and 1:47.575 respectively. The Silverstone squad...
  • BCCI-RCA impasse continues as meeting deferred 19 hours 33 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The BCCI's disciplinary committee meeting with the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) officials failed to break the deadlock after the objections raised by a top official of the suspended association regarding composition of the disciplinary committee. "It has been deferred because they have raised certain objections. We will go through them...
  • Hamilton beats Rosberg to take dramatic Singapore Grand Prix pole 19 hours 37 minutes ago

    Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix by out-qualifying his Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg by a mere seven thousandths of a second on Saturday. Hamilton claimed his sixth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute 45.681 seconds, and it could prove crucial...
  • Cricket Association of Bihar moves Bombay High Court for review of BCCI rules 22 hours 33 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Cricket Association of Bihar has filed a PIL in Bombay High Court seeking appointment of an independent Governance Review Committee to review the rules and regulations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleged that in recent times Cricket Board (BCCI) has...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final Singapore Grand Prix practice 22 hours 58 minutes ago

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo second. The pace of the Ferraris and Red Bulls suggested they could challenge the Mercedes drivers - who have taken all but one pole position this season -...