Play Offs

  • Shakhter Karagandy stun Celtic in Champions League qualifier 20-08-2013 11:33 PM

    London: Kazakhstan champion Shakhter Karagandy closed in on a spot in the Champions League group stage for the first time on Tuesday by beating Scottish club Celtic 2-0 in the first leg of their playoff. Andrei Finonchenko put the hosts ahead after seizing on slack defending in the 12th minute,...
  • The men behind Sunrisers Hyderabad's rise in IPL 6 22-05-2013 08:59 AM

    CNN-IBN sports editor Gaurav Kalra speaks to three key members of the Hyderabad franchise - coach Tom Moody, bowling coach Waqar Younis and ambassador Kris Srikkanth - who played a big role in the team's play-off qualification. ...
  • Chennai have played smart cricket this season, says Fleming 21-05-2013 09:06 AM

    New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming Monday attributed the team's success in the ongoing edition of the IPL to playing "smart cricket" and called skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni the best finisher in international cricket at the moment. "We have been quite smart this edition of the IPL. We...
  • Ray Jennings pins hope on fit-again Zaheer Khan in play-offs 19-05-2013 03:44 PM

    Bangalore: Impressed with a fit-again Zaheer Khan's magnificent bowling show against Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Ray Jennings is hopeful that the veteran pacer will play a key role in the play-offs if the team sneaks into the next round. "The tough thing for me was to try...
  • No home advantage during play-offs, but Rohit has no worries 16-05-2013 02:33 PM

    Mumbai: His team will not get the home advantage in the IPL play-off stage, but Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is unfazed, insisting that his side is good enough to be a winner anywhere. 'We will be playing out now. Each and every game from now (is away from home)...
  • IPL 6 play-offs: KKR, RCB, KXIP and Hyderabad chase final spot 14-05-2013 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore's seven-wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab in Bangalore on Tuesday has confirmed the progression of three teams into the IPL play-offs - Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. The three teams are tied on 20 point which leaves three teams chasing the final...
  • Rookie Derek Ernst wins Quail Hollow in a playoff 06-05-2013 08:19 AM

    Charlotte: One phone call changed his plans. One shot changed a whole lot more for Derek Ernst. Six days after Ernst received a call that he was in the Wells Fargo Championship as the fourth alternate, the 22-year-old rookie found himself one shot out of the lead and 192 yards...
  • Pace bowlers have made CSK an even stronger team in 2013: James Alter 01-05-2013 05:06 PM

    How are the IPL 6 play-offs shaping up? Who are the players to watch out for as the league enters its decisive phase? Cricketnext and IBNLive sports editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the matter. Q. Don't you think KKR have been very unlucky this time?...
  • Spain beat Japan 4-0 in Fed Cup WG playoff 21-04-2013 08:03 PM

    Barcelona: Spain won a reverse singles match and a doubles match to beat Japan 4-0 in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday. Carla Suarez downed Ayumi Morita 6-3, 7-5 to give Spain an insurmountable 3-0 lead before doubles pair Anabel Medina and Lourdes Dominguez polished off Misaki Doi...
  • Youngsters do the job, help India stay in Group 1 15-09-2012 01:40 PM

    Chandigarh: Vishnu Vardhan scripted a clinical singles victory and then combined with Divij Sharan to win the heart-stopping doubles rubber as India's young guns lived up to the expectations by winning the Davis Cup Group 1 relegation play-off tie against New Zealand here on Saturday. Keeping their slate clean on...
  • Sehwag, Taylor fit for playoff: Simons 21-05-2012 08:25 PM

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  • West Ham edge Blackpool to win promotion to EPL 19-05-2012 08:00 PM

    London: West Ham striker Ricardo Vaz Te scored with three minutes remaining on Saturday to take his team into the English Premier League with a 2-1 win over Blackpool in the promotion play-off final. Vaz Te lifted the ball into the roof of the net from close range after a...
  • Blackpool progress to Championship play-off final 10-05-2012 11:40 AM

    Birmingham: Blackpool thwarted a late rally by Birmingham City in a Championship play-off on Wednesday, drawing 2-2 to clinch a 3-2 aggregate victory and set up a high-stakes final with West Ham United next week. Goals either side of half-time by Steven Dobbie and Matt Phillips put the visitors 2-0...
  • West Ham close in on Premier League return 08-05-2012 08:35 AM

    London: West Ham United edged closer to a Premier League return with a 3-0 home win over Cardiff City on Monday, completing a 5-0 semi-final aggregate triumph to ease into the Championship play-off final. Kevin Nolan and Ricardo Vaz Te scored in the first half and a late Nicky Maynard...
  • Blackpool ahead in Championship play-off semi-final 05-05-2012 11:17 AM

    London: Blackpool will take a slender lead into the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final after beating Birmingham City 1-0 with an own goal by Curtis Davies on Friday. Davies deflected a low shot from Tom Ince past his goalkeeper Colin Doyle a minute before half-time to give the...
  • Indian women miss out on bronze in four-nation event 16-04-2012 05:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team lost 1-2 to USA via a golden goal in the bronze medal play-off match to return empty-handed from the first leg of the four-nation tournament on Monday. Locked 1-1 at the end of the regulation time, India conceded a penalty stroke three minutes...
  • Oosthuizen wins Malaysian Open in play-off 15-04-2012 07:14 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Louis Oosthuizen shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the Malaysian Open, providing some consolation for losing the Masters in a play-off the previous week. The South African golfer finished with a total of 17-under 271, winning by three strokes from Scotland's Stephen Gallacher, who shot a...
  • Portugal to face Bosnia in Euro 2012 play-offs 13-10-2011 05:37 PM

    Krakow, Poland: Portugal must beat Bosnia-Herzegovina to reach the 2012 European Championships after UEFA conducted the play-offs draw on Thursday. Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates will travel to Bosnia for the first leg next month in what is a re-match of the countries' 2010 World Cup play-off, which Portugal won...
  • Somdev confident ahead of Davis Cup play-off 16-09-2011 01:39 AM

    Tokyo: India's No. 1 Somdev Devvarman is happy with the hot conditions in Tokyo for their Davis Cup World Group play-off against Japan, beginning Friday, and expects the team to regain its place in the elite World Group. India are forced to play in the play-offs yet again after they...