Playoffs

  • Portugal face Sweden in World Cup playoff 21-10-2013 06:38 PM

    Zurich: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal must beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden in a playoff to advance to the World Cup in Brazil. The two were drawn to face each other on Monday in a two-leg series scheduled for November 15 and 19. Also, France will play Ukraine, with the return...
  • Nigeria beat Ethiopia 2-1 in World Cup playoffs 13-10-2013 11:23 PM

    Ethiopia: Emmanuel Emenike converted a 90th-minute penalty for his second goal to lead Nigeria to a 2-1 win in Ethiopia in Africa's World Cup playoffs on Sunday and put the continental champion in a strong position to reach the tournament in Brazil next year. Emenike canceled out Behailu Assefa's opener...
  • Who will play whom at African World Cup playoffs 16-09-2013 10:23 PM

    Cairo: A look at the World Cup playoffs which will decide which five African teams qualify for next year's tournament in Brazil (first legs to be played October 11-15, second legs November 15-19): GHANA vs. EGYPT Ghana was Africa's best performer at the last World Cup, beating current Egypt coach...
  • Brazil get score back to 2-1 in Davis Cup playoff 14-09-2013 11:20 PM

    Ulm, Germany: Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares gave Brazil hope of remaining in the Davis Cup World Group with victory in their doubles match over Germany's Daniel Brands and Martin Emmrich on Saturday. Melo and Soares defeated the German pair 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to leave the five-match series poised 2-1...
  • Australia's Scott wins Barclays in tight finish 26-08-2013 09:45 AM

    Jersey City: Masters champion Adam Scott of Australia won The Barclays after a nail-biting finish, claiming the title on Sunday by one stroke over four rivals in the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. Early finisher Scott posted a five-under-par 66 at Liberty National for an 11-under-par total of 273...
  • Stadler finishes long day in the lead at Barclays 23-08-2013 08:54 AM

    New Jersey: Kevin Stadler teed off just after breakfast and finished right before dinner. It took him nearly 11 hours to complete a 7-under 64 at Liberty National, his lowest score on the PGA Tour since the first week of February. And he still isn't guaranteed to be the first-round...
  • Woods hopes to regain hot hand as Barclays resumes 23-08-2013 08:38 AM

    New Jersey: Tiger Woods could not pick up where he left off and settled for a par that ended his birdie surge after the weather-hit Barclays tournament resumed on Thursday after a nearly four-hour delay. Woods had birdied three in a row to stand three under par through seven holes,...
  • Arsenal outclass Fenerbahce 3-0 in Champions League playoff 22-08-2013 08:23 AM

    Berne: Arsenal, aiming for a 16th successive group stage appearance, outclassed Fenerbahce 3-0 in Istanbul to take control of their Champions League playoff tie as the five home teams failed to muster a win between them in Wednesday's first-leg matches. Schalke 04 were held 1-1 at home by Greek side...
  • High stakes for Arsenal, Fenerbahce in Champions League 20-08-2013 01:32 AM

    Geneva: Even by Champions League standards, the stakes are dramatically high for Fenerbahce and Arsenal in the first leg of the playoff round on Wednesday. Arsenal seem to be in turmoil after a Premier League opening day loss fuelled fans' fury at the cash-rich club's failure to sign big-name offseason...
  • Arsenal draw Fenerbahce in Champions League playoffs 09-08-2013 04:10 PM

    Nyon, Switzerland: Arsenal were drawn to play Fenerbahce in the Champions League playoffs as they seek a 16th straight season in the lucrative group stage. However, a pending match-fixing case involving Fenerbahce at sport's highest court means the Turkish club could be expelled even if it wins. Seven-time winners AC...
  • We can sneak into the playoffs: Morne Morkel 02-05-2013 06:07 PM

    Far-fetched it may sound but two successive wins in the ongoing IPL 6, following a string of defeats, have opened up a window of opportunity for Delhi Daredevils to "sneak into the playoffs through the back door", feels pace spearhead Morne Morkel. "Now we are playing winning cricket and entertaining...
  • Sehwag, Taylor fit for playoff: Simons 21-05-2012 08:25 PM

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  • IPL 5: the playoff permutations 16-05-2012 12:02 PM

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  • IPL getting hotter with mid-table war 09-05-2012 09:10 AM

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  • 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...
  • Polo team geared up for WC playoffs 09-02-2007 09:53 PM

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