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  • Rafael Nadal to play new Stuttgart grass event 2 days ago

    Berlin: World number five Rafael Nadal will begin his grasscourt campaign at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart after the event switched surfaces to green turf for the first time this year. The June 6-14 tournament replaces the former red clay event that ran until 2014 and will be staged the week...
  • Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal to play at Mauritius Open 2 days ago

    Mauritius: Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal will lead the charge at the inaugural Mauritius Open which tees off at the Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius on May 7. to 10. Big-hitting Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat will also take part in the four-day tournament along with four other former Asian...
  • Sayantan Das best Indian in Dubai International Open chess 4 days ago

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das finished on a high defeating Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in the ninth and final round and earned the distinction of being the best placed Indian in the Dubai International Open chess tournament. Despite his heroic performance that found him in the main prize list, Das, could...
  • French Open prize money goes up to 28 million euros 4 days ago

    Paris: Prize money at the French Open will rise to 28 million euros ($29.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros from last year. The men's and women's champions will receive 1.8 million euros ($1.9 million) each, 150,000 euros more than 2014, and losing finalists will receive 900,000 euros,...
  • Top seed Elina Svitolina wins opener at Claro Open 4 days ago

    Bogota: Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won her opening match at the Claro Open Colsanitas on Monday, beating Louisa Chirico of the United States 6-2, 6-1 in less than an hour. Svitolina said she had prepared for the high altitude in Bogota by spending two weeks training there before the clay-court...
  • Chess: Sayantan Das beats Mihajlo Stojanovic in Dubai International Open 5 days ago

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das closed in on his Grandmaster norm, defeating Serbian Mihajlo Stojanovic in the seventh round of Dubai International Open chess tournament at the Dubai Chess and Culture club. Das has now taken his tally to a very respectable five points out of a possible seven, and given...
  • Anna Karolina Schmiedlova claims first WTA title 6 days ago

    Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova claimed her first WTA title and deprived Camila Giorgi her own milestone with a 6-4 6-3 victory in the Katowice Open final on Sunday. Italian Giorgi had upset home favourite and top seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi-finals and was favourite for Sunday's showpiece but the third...
  • Project Maelstrom that aims to develop truly open Internet enters beta 6 days ago

    New Delhi: What started off as a way to overhaul the way web content is published, accessed, and consumed across the Web has now entered its beta phase. Project Maelstrom is aimed at developing technology that is based on the core vision of a distributed web, similar to the way...
  • Japanes Kento Momota wins Singapore Open men's singles title 6 days ago

    Singapore: Japanese Kento Momota was crowned champion in the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries badminton men's singles event on Sunday, winning his first Superseries final. The Japanese World No.10 beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun (No. 13) 21-17, 16-21, 21-15 in a match that lasted almost 80 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This...
  • Camila Giorgi beats Agnieszka Radwanska to reach Katowice Open final 1 week ago

    Katowice: Camila Giorgi upset home favorite Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 Saturday in the semi-finals of the Katowice Open. Giorgi saved all three break points she faced and won the last five games of the match, clinching the victory with a forehand winner. The third-seeded Giorgi is looking for her first WTA title...
  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in Singapore Open semis 1 week ago

    Singapore: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap lost 22-20, 11-21, 14-21 to Hong Kong's Hu Yun in the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries men's singles semi-finals on Saturday. World No.15 Kashyap lost in 58 minutes to Yun at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. With this win, World No.13 Yun took a 3-1 lead in career...
  • Tennis: Yuki Bhambri wins Karshi ITF Futures trophy 1 week ago

    Karshi: Yuki Bhambri clinched the USD 15,000 ITF Futures tournament on Saturday with a straight-set win over Dzmitry Zhyrmont and ensured that he will get entry into the French Open qualifying event. The 22-year-old Yuki, seeded second, overcame his Belarusian third seed rival 6-2, 6-4 in the final and pocketed 27...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap enters Singapore Open semis April 10, 2015

    Singapore: Indian ace Parupalli Kashyap continued his impressive form, advancing to the semi-finals of Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament but young H S Prannoy was left ruing his luck as a foot injury saw him concede his quarter-final match on Friday. Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap brushed aside France's Brice Leverdez...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska defeats An-Sophie Mestach at Katowice Open April 10, 2015

    Katowice: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Belgian An-Sophie Mestach 6-3, 6-1 at the Katowice Open on Thursday. Radwanska will face Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals on Friday. Earlier, Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia defeated fifth-seeded Kaia Kanepi 6-1, 6-2, and is now set to face Camila Giorgi. Eighth-seeded Anna...
  • Elizaveta Kulichkova defeats Kaia Kanepi at Katowice Open April 9, 2015

    Katowice: Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia defeated fifth-seeded Kaia Kanepi 6-1, 6-2 at the Katowice Open on Thursday, and is now set to face Camila Giorgi in the quarter-final. Eighth-seeded Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia defeated Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, and plays her next match against Alize Cornet...
  • Sania-Hingis enter Charleston WTA doubles quarter-finals April 9, 2015

    Charleston: Fresh from their second straight title triumph in the Miami Open earlier this week, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis entered the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Charleston WTA event. The top-seeded duo battled past the Rodionova sisters of Australia, Anastasia and Arina, 6-7, 6-3,...
  • Parupalli Kashyap, Prannoy enter Singapore Open quarters April 9, 2015

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy notched up superb victories to enter the men's singles quarter-finals at the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries on Thursday. The experienced Kashyap came up with a brilliant performance to oust fourth-seeded South Korean Son Wan Ho. The Commonwealth Games champion took 46 minutes to...
  • Alize Cornet defeats Polona Hercog to reach quarters at Katowice Open April 9, 2015

    Alize Cornet defeats Polona Hercog to reach quarters at Katowice Open Katowice: Second-seeded Alize Cornet rallied from a set down to beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 and advance to the quarter-finals of the Katowice Open on Wednesday. Third-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy, last year's runner-up, beat Polish qualifier Magda Linette...
  • Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Singapore Open April 8, 2015

    Singapore: Top Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and H.S. Prannoy notched up victories to progress to the men's singles second round at the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries on Wednesday. A little later women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also advanced to the second round, beating South Koreans...
  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa reach 2nd round of Singapore Open Super Series April 8, 2015

    Singapore: Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and young HS Prannoy registered contrasting wins in the men's singles to enter the second round of the Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament on Wednesday. Kashyap, who won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January this year, brushed aside Korea's Lee Hyun Il...
  • Parupalli Kashyap, Prannoy advance in Singapore Open April 8, 2015

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy notched up straight games victories to progress to the men's singles second round at the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries on Wednesday. A little later women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also advanced to the second round beating South Koreans Go Ah...
  • IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony: Saif Ali Khan fumbles, Shahid Kapoor breaks the stage; why the event was one big flop show April 8, 2015

    Agreed, it's a hard job to host the opening ceremony of an event which is as crucial as the Indian Premiere League. And it only gets harder when it comes to convincing the audiences about the selection of actor Saif Ali Khan as the host. Saif, who made his debut...
  • IPL opening ceremony: Shahid Kapoor bangs his bike and almost tumbles while staging his performance April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Shahid Kapoor is certainly an amazing performer and he recently showed it at the IPL 7 opening ceremony at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. But the actor met with a minor accident while staging his performance. He almost had a tumble as he banged his bike and broke the...
  • IPL 8: Twitterati lauds Hrithik Roshan's flawless dance moves the only saving grace of the opening ceremony April 7, 2015

    The consensus about IPL 2015 opening ceremony seemed to be boring, disappointing and way too messy. But amidst all the chaos that we witnessed - Saif Ali Khan fumbling, Shahid Kapoor tripping - Hrithik Roshan quite clearly had a good time and that's the most important thing about the star-studded...
  • Bollywood stars dazzle at IPL 8 Opening Ceremony April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirit of 'City of Joy' as a dazzling Bollywood-style opening ceremony kick started the eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket after a one and a half hour delay at the decked-up Salt Lake stadium here on Tuesday. The event was a little...
  • IPL 2015 opening ceremony updates: Playing Milkha Singh was the most memorable experience for me, says Farhan Akhtar April 7, 2015

    The opening ceremony of IPL 8 will open in a few moments from now. From the celebrities performing at the event to the teams they will be rooting for, we get you all the updates from the star-studded affair. ...
  • As it happened: IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony April 7, 2015

    (For Live Updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is all set for a frenzy evening with top Bollywood stars set to perform at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium. Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Anushka Sharma arrived on Monday in Kolkata. Hrithik, Anushka...
  • Guru, Praneeth, Tarun-Sikki reach Singapore Open main draw April 7, 2015

    Singapore: Commonwealth Games bronze medalist RMV Gurusaidutt and young B Sai Praneeth advanced to the main draw of Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament after notching up contrasting wins in the men's singles qualifiers, on Tuesday. Gurusaidutt outsmarted Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana 18-21 21-18 21-18 in the first round and then tamed...