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  • Golf: Jimmy Walker leads hometown Texas Open 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    San Antonio: Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth, shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday in his hometown Texas Open. Walker, who lives 35 minutes away from TPC San Antonio, is looking for his fifth title in two tour seasons. He had a 9-under 207 total after...
  • Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    Key Biscayne: Serena Williams punctuated points on Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion...
  • Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches, says Vimal Kumar 13 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A series of losses against top shuttlers had left Saina Nehwal in tears but the Indian ace showed tremendous drive and hunger to achieve the World No.1 status, former national coach Vimal Kumar said on Saturday. The two-time former national champion, who has been training Saina ever since her...
  • Thought of quitting badminton after last year's World Championships: Saina Nehwal 14 hours 4 minutes ago

    Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships. Saina reaffirmed her status as the country's most consistent performer in the international circuit by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number...
  • Happy to be World No. 1, says Saina Nehwal 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    "Its really special that I managed to become World No 1 in India. Its also a great achievement," says elated Saina. ...
  • Saina Nehwal enters maiden India Open final 16 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday reached her maiden women's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Super series by defeating Japan's Yui Hashimoto in straight games at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Assured of becoming World No.1 on Thursday when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) releases its...
  • Kidambi Srikanth enters maiden India Open final 16 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth eased into the men's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Superseries at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Saturday. The World No.4 defeated China's Xue Song 21-16, 21-13 in 42 minutes to enter the summit clash where he will take on Danish...
  • Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to attain World No.1 ranking 19 hours 3 minutes ago

    Saina Nehwal on Saturday became the first Indian woman player to attain such a rare feat of becoming the World No 1 player after Carolina Marin lost her match to Ratchanok Intanon in the second semi-final of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament at the Siri Fort sports complex...
  • I will be No.1 if fate allows, says Saina Nehwal 20 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has said she will be ranked World No.1 if this is in her destiny. The Hyderabadi is ranked No.2 in the world and has a very good chance to overtake China's Li Xuerui and become the highest ranked player in the world. "I want to...
  • Golf: Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open Yesterday

    San Antonio: Jimmy Walker enjoyed a neighborly stroll at TPC San Antonio after a 35-minute drive from his suburban home. Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event. He won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January after winning three...
  • Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray advance in Miami Open Yesterday

    Key Biscayne: Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros - Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's US Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams' second-round match...
  • Golf: Charley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open Yesterday

    San Antonia: Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday. After wind gusts threatening 40 mph pummeled the morning starters, Hoffman faced steady 15 mph wind in the afternoon at TPC San Antonio. He had...
  • Juan Martin del Potro refuses to be downhearted after comeback loss 2 days ago

    Argentine Juan Martin del Potro's latest comeback from injury ended in defeat to Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the Miami Open on Thursday. Del Potro, the former world number four and US Open winner in 2009, has fallen to 616th in the world rankings after a wrist injury wrecked his 2014 season....
  • Maria Sharapova suffers shock loss at Miami Open 2 days ago

    Miami: Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6(4), 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open on Thursday. Sharapova trailed 3-0 in the second set but battled back to 4-3 down before her serve was broken again by the 21-year-old who broke...
  • Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki ease into third round in Miami 2 days ago

    Venus Williams eased into the third round of the Miami Open with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Poland's Urszula Radwanska on Thursday while Caroline Wozniacki also progressed. Williams has been away from competition for almost a month but she needed just 66 minutes to beat the younger sister of 2012...
  • Prannoy upsets top seed Jorgensen, Kashyap loses in India Open 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy created the biggest upset of the Yonex Sunrise India Open when he outplayed top seed and tournament favorite Jan O Jorgensen to advance into the quarter-finals here on Thursday. At a high-octane match played at the Siri Fort stadium, World No.17 Prannoy played some...
  • Victoria Azarenka advances to second round of Miami Open 3 days ago

    Key Biscayne: Two-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round on Wednesday, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1, 6-3. The 36th-ranked Azarenka, the 2009 and 2011 winner from Belarus, is playing in Miami for the first time since 2012. She missed the 2013 tournament with a right...
  • Serena Williams hopes to manage pain while 'going for it' in Miami Open 3 days ago

    Miami: Serena Williams practiced on Wednesday for the first time since a knee injury forced her to withdraw before her BNP Paribas Open semi-final last week but has not lowered her expectations for the Miami Open. Williams, who as the top seed in Miami earned a first-round bye, is scheduled to...
  • Saina Nehwal and co advance, Sameer Verma stuns world no.9 at India Open 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth and P Kashyap reached the second round while young Sameer Verma created the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the USD 275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament here today. World No. 2 Saina brushed aside young...
  • CiCi Bellis earns 6-2, 6-2 win at Miami Open 4 days ago

    Key Biscayne: CiCi Bellis defeated Indy de Vroome of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 for her second career WTA main draw match win on Tuesday at the Miami Open. The 15-year-old Bellis defeated the 227th-ranked De Vroome in one of 12 women's main draw matches played on the opening day. The 211th-ranked...
  • Rafael Nadal hopes to be ready for Miami despite ankle injury 4 days ago

    Rafael Nadal is confident he will be ready to compete in this week's Miami Open despite turning his ankle in practice, the second seeded Spaniard said on Tuesday. Nadal spent over an hour practicing on Tuesday and later admitted he was still in pain from twisting his ankle a day earlier...
  • 'Open Humans Network' seeks to open-source your body 4 days ago

    New York: People eager to share personal information beyond what's on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data. The 'Open Humans Network' aims to make more health-related data available for scientists...
  • World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. For years, Saina has...
  • Sania Mirza is now world number three in doubles 6 days ago

    Sania Mirza jumped to her career-best rank of three in the doubles, following her stupendous title win at the BNP Paribas Open with Swiss great Martina Hingis. Sania now sits at number three with 6885 points, behind Italians Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, who share the top spot with 7640 points...
  • Simona Halep battles back to claim Indian Wells crown 6 days ago

    Indian Wells: Simona Halep won the BNP Paribas title with a 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over former world number one Jelena Jankovic in a pulsating final at Indian Wells on Sunday. Serbian Jankovic was serving for the title at 5-4 in the second set but world number three Halep won the...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title 6 days ago

    Indian Wells, California: Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win BNP Paribas Open title 6 days ago

    Indian Wells: Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have completed a dream first tournament together, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open women's doubles title. The No.1 seeds, Hingis and Mirza didn't even lose more than four games in any set all fortnight. After cruising through...
  • Djokovic crushes Murray, faces Federer in Indian Wells final 1 week ago

    World number one Novak Djokovic crushed Britain's Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering final against number two Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open. Federer defeated Canada's Milos Raonic 7-5 6-4 to reach his 40th ATP Masters 1000 final and earn a repeat of last year's...
  • Golf: SSP Chowrasia shoots 73 in rain-hit Madeira Open 1 week ago

    Madeira: SSP Chowrasia shot a one-over 73 in the rain-hit Madeira Islands Open in Portugal and was lying 50th in an event that first reduced to 54 holes and then with the first round still not complete on Saturday, it was further reduced to 36 holes. Chowrasia, who has limited starts...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches Indian Wells semi-finals via walkover March 21, 2015

    Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday when opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew because of a back injury. Tomic's withdrawal was announced about five hours before he was to play Djokovic, a three-time champion at Indian Wells who has won his first three matches...