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  • Australian Open: Serena thrashes Cibulkova to set up Keys semi-final 39 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Serena Williams moved one step closer to her 19th Grand Slam title by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes on Wednesday to advance to the Australian Open semi-finals. The No. 1-ranked Williams displayed her immense power, reeling off heavy returns that included 58 winners compared to 38 from...
  • Javed Akhtar: Translating Rabindranath Tagore not easy 44 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Having penned more than 1,500 songs, lyricist Javed Akhtar has said that it was not easy for him to translate Tagore songs in Hindi. The celebrated poet-writer has translated eight songs of Rabindranath Tagore to Hindi, which are featured in an album. "I have a lot of experience in writing to...
  • Sri Lanka bank on Sangakkara-Jayawardene hit show at World Cup 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for two successive heartbreaks. The missing link in the enduring partnership between the two 37-year-olds that started at the turn of the...
  • AR Rahman enthrals audiences at Vadodara cultural festival 56 minutes ago

    Vadodara: Noted musician AR Rahman enthralled the audience with his music and popular songs at the closing of the four-day Vadodara International Art and Culture Festival 'Vadfest' here. Rahman sang a couple of his own numbers like 'Dil Se' and concluded the three-and-half hour musical show last night with the rendition...
  • Keys overcomes injury to beat Venus to reach Australian Open semi-finals 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Melbourne: American teenager Madison Keys overcame a left thigh injury to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Wednesday, ensuring there would be no Williams sisters semi-final. The 19-year-old Keys will play either Serena Williams or last year's finalist, Dominika Cibulkova, in Thursday's semifinal. The Williams sisters...
  • Red Bull flat out as first F1 test looms 10 hours 29 minutes ago

    Former champions Red Bull are rushing to get their new Formula One car ready for Sunday's first pre-season test in Spain but there is still plenty of work to be done, team principal Christian Horner said on Tuesday. "Not yet," he replied when asked whether the new RB 11 was ready...
  • Daniel Ricciardo gets into top gear for F1 title battle 10 hours 33 minutes ago

    Daniel Ricciardo reckons he can take one title off Lewis Hamilton this year -- and mount a proper crack at the Briton's Formula One crown as well -- after being best of the rest to Mercedes in 2014. The smiling Australian is set to appear on the popular Top Gear television...
  • Samuel Eto'o completes transfer to Sampdoria from Everton 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    Everton said striker Samuel Eto'o has completed a transfer to Serie A club Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 33-year-old Eto'o joined Everton on a free transfer last August, and scored four times in 20 appearances before moving back to Italy, where he used to play for Inter Milan. Everton manager Roberto...
  • News 360: Guard against religious strife, says Barack Obama 11 hours 21 minutes ago

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday wound up his three-day trip with a strong pitch for religious tolerance, cautioning that India will succeed so long as it was not "splintered along the lines of religious faith". ...
  • Royal Wahingdoh FC stun Bharat FC 2-1 in I-League 11 hours 23 minutes ago

    Pune: Fleet-footed Royal Wahingdoh FC cemented their place at the top of the table after stunning home side Bharat FC 2-1 in the Hero I-League at the Balewadi Sports Complex Stadium, here today. Lagging 0-1 after Kris Bright's 14th minute goal, Royal Wahingdoh scored through Kim Yeong-Song (59th) and Seityasen Singh...
  • Narine pulls the trigger before World Cup, withdraws from West Indies squad 12 hours 46 minutes ago

    West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has decided to pull out of the country's squad for the next month's World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand. This comes as a big blow for the West Indian team as Narine was an integral part of the Windies attack and...
  • Dempo blank Sporting 3-0 in I-League 13 hours 35 minutes ago

    Margao: Dempo FC scored a fluent 3-0 win over 10-man Sporting Clube de Goa to earn their first win in the third round of the Hero I-League, played at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, here today. With today's win, Dempo have collected 5 points from 3 matches. While Sporting Clube de Goa, who...
  • South Africa rest AB de Villiers for final West Indies ODI 14 hours 28 minutes ago

    Hashim Amla returns to captain the Castle Lager Proteas for the fifth Momentum One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. AB de Villiers has been rested for the match, while Quinton de Kock makes a return to the line-up after a speedy recovery...
  • Mumbai cricket waiting for fresh harvest 15 hours 23 minutes ago

    Last week, Tamil Nadu beat Mumbai by an innings and 44 runs in Chennai in a Ranji Trophy match. A watershed moment. True, Tamil Nadu aren't stragglers (though they haven't been top rung in recent times either), but Mumbai - no, they don't lose so big, not by an innings, not...
  • World Cup 2015: Introducing the four qualifiers 15 hours 34 minutes ago

    It's no secret that I am very passionate about Associate cricket and that will never change, no matter who I'm working with. There needs to be continuous development of our great game and the strengthening of the Associate nations is key to this. The best Associate teams need the global...
  • Confident Ranchi Rays aim to post win against Dabang Mumbai 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    Ranchi: High on confidence after holding the defending champions Delhi Waveriders to a 2-2 draw in their last encounter, Ranchi Rays will look to go for an outright win when they take on Dabang Mumbai in their Hockey India League match, on Thursday. A win here will help the Rays (7...
  • The phone call that turned around Maria Sharapova's Australian Open 16 hours 12 minutes ago

    One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open. That call came early on in the tournament when the No. 2-ranked player came very, very close to losing in the second round to a lowly ranked qualifier. That...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch apologises for 'coloured' remark 16 hours 33 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who was criticised for using racist term "coloured" to address black actors on a talk show, has issued an apology for his controversial remark. "I'm devastated to have caused offence by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my...
  • HIL played a big part in Indian hockey's resurgence: Jamie Dwyer 16 hours 47 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Legendary Australian striker Jamie Dwyer feels Hockey India League (HIL) has played a "big part" in the resurgence of the game in India, a country which has a rich history of eight Olympic gold medals. "The HIL has played a big part in the recent improvement of the Indian team....
  • 'Foolish to write off India in World Cup' 16 hours 57 minutes ago

    Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott feels it would be foolish to write off defending champions India ahead of next month's Cricket World Cup despite their pedestrian showing in the ongoing tour of Australia. Allott, who rose to fame by ending as the joint-leading wicket-taker of the 1999 World Cup,...
  • Andy Murray beats local hope Nick Kyrgios in 3 sets at Australian Open 17 hours 49 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Testing wind conditions could not blunt Andy Murray's clinical win over local hope Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open on Tuesday as the Briton set up a semi-final with Tomas Berdych with a 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory. The sixth seed put the hype surrounding Kyrgios's second grand slam quarter-final...
  • Steven Smith marks spectacular season with Allan Border Medal 18 hours 8 minutes ago

    Sydney: Steve Smith swept Australia's annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, winning three prizes including the Allan Border Medal for the Player of the Year. The middle-order batsman, who captained Australia to victory in the test series against India when regular skipper Michael Clarke was injured, also won the test and one-day...
  • Thankful to Barack Obama for acknowledging me: Mary Kom 18 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pleasantly surprised after Barack Obama took her name while talking about Indian achievers, celebrated Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom said on Tuesday that it felt proud to be acknowledged by the US President. Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third and final...
  • If it were 1995, I would cheat again: Lance Armstrong 19 hours 16 minutes ago

    London: Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he should be forgiven after suffering a lot of public humiliation for doping and lying, but defended his conduct, insisting he would do it again. Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life by...
  • Pakistan suffer back-to-back losses to start NZ tour 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    Christchurch: Despite Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal showing some batting form ahead of next month's World Cup, Pakistan suffered back-to-back losses to a President's XI at the start of their New Zealand tour. Misbah scored 107 and Akmal 68 as Pakistan lost Monday's match by six wickets at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval....
  • Rafa Nadal disappointed but bows out content with comeback 20 hours 46 minutes ago

    Melbourne: A fourth-round thrashing of big-serving South African Kevin Anderson had given Rafa Nadal hope he might be back to his best, but the Spaniard's limited preparations came back to haunt him against Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The rangy Czech played majestically to reach his second semi-final...
  • Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson shares interesting tricks to get tight abs 21 hours 28 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: In search of a foolproof method to tighten your abs? Learn the right moves. Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson has shared details of moves that can help one in getting a tight tummy, reports eonline.com: * Lower ab leg tuck and split: Lie on your back with hands behind your head...
  • Dream come true to join Real Madrid: Lucas Silva 21 hours 53 minutes ago

    Madrid: Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva, who was presented as a Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium by club chairman Florentino Perez, said it was his dream come true. Lucas posed with club directors at the event on Monday holding his new shirt with the number 16. "I am very happy...
  • Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi 22 hours 5 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva has attributed a part of his good form this season to a strong relationship with Argentine star player and Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi. "When you are good friends and have a good relationship off the pitch, everything flows. My friendship with Leo is very strong...
  • Middlesbrough handed FA Cup trip to holders Arsenal 22 hours 31 minutes ago

    London: Middlesbrough were rewarded for beating Manchester City with a trip to FA Cup holders Arsenal while Chelsea's conquerors Bradford City host Sunderland or Fulham after the fifth round draw on Monday. Third tier Bradford and Championship (second tier) Middlesbrough overcame the odds to register two of the biggest FA Cup...