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  • Looking to win more titles in 2015; coach kids: Saina Nehwal 14 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A successful 2014 behind her, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal is now looking for an "even better" outing in the coming year with her eyes trained on 2016 Rio Olympics, besides getting ready to try her hand in coaching. "2014 has been a very good year for me. I...
  • Arjun Atwal credits family, Tiger Woods for resurgence Yesterday

    Singapore: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal credited his friendship with Tiger Woods and the strong family support for restoring his former glory after he won the Dubai Open on Sunday. Victory at the inaugural $500,000 Asian Tour event was especially sweet for the 41-year-old as it has been four years since his...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi to pair with Myneni in Chennai Open 2 days ago

    Chennai: Former Davis Cupper and multiple Grand Slam winner Mahesh Bhupathi will partner Saketh Myneni while Sriram Balaji will pair up with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan as both combinations received wild card entries for the doubles draw in the 2015 ATP-Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from Jan 5...
  • Bhupathi, Saketh, Jeevan & Balaji given wild card in Chennai Open 2 days ago

    Chennai: India's top tennis players Mahesh Bhupathi, Saketh Myneni, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji have been granted wild card entries into the doubles draw of Chennai Open, organisers said on Monday. Other than offering fans an opportunity to watch top Indian players, the 20th edition of the event will present an...
  • Arjun Atwal wins Dubai Open to end four-year title drought 3 days ago

    Dubai: Arjun Atwal held his nerve to hole an up-and-down for a birdie on the 72nd hole and end a four-year title drought as he won the inaugural USD 500,000 Dubai Open at the Els Club on Sunday. Atwal won his first and only title on the PGA Tour for his...
  • 'PK' surpasses Rs.25 crore mark on opening day, becomes the second highest non-holiday opening after 'Dhoom: 3' 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan did it last winter with 'Dhoom: 3' and now with 'PK', the versatile actor once again seems to be setting the box office on fire. His latest release, which is riding high on word of mouth, has minted over Rs.25 crore in the domestic market on its...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar joint 10th, Shiv Kapur tied 24th in Dubai Open 6 days ago

    Dubai: Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar scored three-under 69 to take joint 10th position after the first round of the $500,000 Dubai Open as Australian rookie Kalem Richardson stormed into a one-shot lead with a six-under 66 at the par-72 Els Club Dubai course here on Thursday. The 26-year-old Bhullar birdied the...
  • Janko Tipsarevic withdraws from 2015 Chennai Open 6 days ago

    Former Chennai Open champion Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic on Thursday withdrew from the tournament as he is yet to recover fully from a foot injury he suffered earlier this year, a statement from the organisers said. The former World No.8, recovering from a foot surgery, was set to make his return to...
  • David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri to headline Dubai Open December 12, 2014

    Dubai: Asian Tour's top-three players American David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri of India and Thailand's Prom Meesawat, will headline the inaugural Dubai Open next week alongside 30 other Tour champions and four former Order of Merit winners. The $500,000 tournament will make its debut at The Els Club Dubai from Dec 18...
  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • I always enjoyed coming to India: Marin Cilic December 8, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic said that he always enjoyed coming to India and this is not the first time he made it to the country, previous occasions being in Chennai mostly. ...
  • I was never encouraged to get into commercial sex: Shweta Basu Prasad speaks out in an open letter to the media after getting clean chit from court December 8, 2014

    Shweta Basu Prasad speaks up in an open letter to the media over the entire prostitution case that she was falsely accused of. The 'Makdee' star was arrested in August on charges of prostitution from a Hyderabad hotel. Earlier reports had suggested that Prasad had admitted to be a part of...
  • Watch: CNBC TV18 turns 15, NSE opening bell rung from its newsroom December 8, 2014

    It's a historic day for CNBC-TV18 which completed 15 years this weekend. In order to commemorate this occasion, the opening bell of the National Stock Exchange was rung at the CNBC-TV18 newsroom in Mumbai. This is the first time that the opening bell was rung outside the exchanges. ...
  • Golf: Jyoti Randhawa impresses as Anirban Lahiri stumbles in Indonesia Open December 7, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa produced a brilliant fourth and final round to finish tied seventh while compatriot Anirban Lahiri had a difficult outing and had to be content with a tied 15th place at the $750,000 BANK BRI Indonesia Open on Sunday. David Lipsky of the US extended his Order...
  • Anirban Lahiri shoots second straight 66, moves into top-10 in Jakarta December 6, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded a superb five-under 66 to move to tied sixth in the weather-interrupted BANK BRI Indonesia Open before the third round was abandoned on Saturday. Lahiri, who shot 66 in the second round also, moved to seven-under 206, the same as David Lipsky, whom he is...
  • Rafael Nadal trains after wrist injury December 6, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has returned to training and has set his sights on the tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Doha to try and prove his fitness ahead of the Australian Open in January. "I began to train two days ago and yesterday, I played tennis for the first...
  • Golf: Anirban Lahiri tied 6th, Chowrasia joint 11th in Indonesia Open December 6, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and S.S.P. Chowrasia finished tied sixth and joint 11th as Ireland's Padraig Harrington held a commanding five-shot lead at the weather-interrupted $750,000 BANK BRI Indonesia Open before the third round was abandoned Saturday. Lahiri sizzled with a five-under 66 - same as David Lipsky of the...
  • Jyoti Randhawa tied 22nd, Anirban Lahiri joint 28th in Indonesia Open December 5, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Anirban Lahiri finished tied 22nd and 28th after a rain-curtailed second round of the $750,000 BANK BRI Indonesia Open at the par-72 Damai Indah Golf, PIK Course here Friday. While the 2002 Asian Tour No.1 Randhawa scored four-under 68 to take his total to 139,...
  • Chris Gayle 'injured' for SA tour, but fit to play T20s December 4, 2014

    Cape Town: West Indies opener Chris Gayle will continue to play for South African franchise Highveld Lions in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League, despite pulling out of the Test tour starting later this month. Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana confirmed that Gayle would suit up for Sunday's semi-final against Knights, and if...
  • Macau Open champion PV Sindhu returns home December 2, 2014

    PV Sindhu's good run in Macau Open continues as she went past 91st-ranked Kim Hyo Min of Korea, 21-12 21-17 in the summit clash that lasted 45 minutes at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion. ...
  • Hope to continue good run next year: PV Sindhu December 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Expressing happiness over defending the Macau Open, ace shuttler P V Sindhu on Tuesday hoped to keep the momentum going and continue the successful run in the new year. "I am happy for having won the Macau Open, at the end of the year. Overall, I have done well (this...
  • Golf: Gaganjeet Bhullar ready to defend title at Indonesia Open December 2, 2014

    Jakarta: After a ligament injury sidelined him for two months, a fit-again Gaganjeet Bhullar will be back in action as he defends his title at the Bank BRI Indonesia Open which gets underway on Thursday. Bhullar was in a cast for 21 days after tearing a ligament in his left wrist...
  • Australian Open tweaks heat policy for 2015 December 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Open organisers have tweaked their 'Extreme Heat Policy' for next year's tournament after being accused of forcing players to perform in "inhumane" conditions during a heatwave in January. Despite water bottles melting, ballboys collapsing and players vomiting and passing out when temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)...
  • Happy to end season on a high: PV Sindhu November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: After successfully defending her title at the Macau Open, India's teen sensation PV Sindhu said she is happy to win her first title of the year and end the season on a high. Two-time World Championship bronze medallist, Sindhu outplayed Kim Hyo Min of Korea 21-12, 21-17 in the...
  • Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu wins second successive Macau Open November 30, 2014

    Macau: Two-time World Championship bronze medallist P V Sindhu lifted her first title of the season by successfully defending the USD 120,000 Macau Grand Prix Gold trophy after seeing off Kim Hyo Min of Korea in the women's singles finals, here today. World No. 11 Sindhu prevailed over 91st-ranked, Kim 21-12...
  • Golf: Spectacular Spieth walks away with Australian Open November 30, 2014

    Rising American talent Jordan Spieth shot the round of his life for an eight-under-par 63 as his rivals laboured in the Sydney wind to claim his second professional title by six strokes at the Australian Open on Sunday. The Texan, who shared second place on his US Masters debut in April,...
  • Jordan Spieth among 3rd-round leaders at Australian Open November 30, 2014

    Sydney: American Jordan Spieth was one of few players to master a wind-swept course at the Australian Open on Saturday, shooting a 2-under 69 to move into a three-way share of the lead. Adam Scott stayed close while defending champion Rory McIlroy dropped five shots in two holes and shot 76. Spieth,...
  • I believed I could beat Lin Dan: Kidambi Srikanth November 29, 2014

    Having created history by defeating Lin Dan of China in his own backyard at the China Open Super Series Premier, K Srikanth said he always believed in his abilities. ...
  • Rory Mcllroy still alive in Sydney despite mid-round collapse November 29, 2014

    Rory Mcllroy suffered a spectacular two-hole meltdown in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday but he was not quite ready to give up on his title defence after windy conditions kept his rivals in check. The world number one plummeted down the leaderboard when he dropped a combined...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in Macau Open final, Prannoy ousted November 29, 2014

    Macau: Indian woman shuttler PV Sindhu is one win away from defending her $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold singles title while youngster HS Prannoy faltered in the men's semi-final at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion on Saturday. While two-time World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu registered a comprehensive 21-14, 21-15...