Rotterdam

  • Ordinary India eye miracle against Australia in FIH WL quarters June 18, 2013

    Rotterdam: An errorprone India need nothing short of a miracle to secure a direct berth in next year's hockey World Cup as they take on formidable Australia in the quarterfinals of the men's competition of the FIH World Round 3, here on Wednesday. Six top teams three each will...
  • As it happened: India v Netherlands, FIH Hockey World League June 15, 2013

    Indian defence once again buckled under pressure to conceded soft goals and go down 02 to a dominating Netherlands side. India proved to be no match to the Dutch team that was relentless in attack and scored early through Billy Bakker (2nd minute) and Jeroen Hertzberger (18th). The win took Netherlands to...
  • Patchy India need improved performance against Netherlands June 14, 2013

    Rotterdam: Held to a draw by lowerranked Ireland in their FIH World League Round 3 opener, the Indian men's hockey team will have to regroup quickly and come up with something special against formidable Netherlands in their next Pool B match here on Saturday. Ranked four places ahead of their rivals,...
  • As it happened: India vs Ireland, FIH Hockey World League June 13, 2013

    A spiriting Ireland outfit held India to a 44 draw in the opening match of the FIH Hockey World League Round 3, which also doubles up as the World Cup qualifier, at Rotterdam on Thursday. Rupinderpal Singh (40th and 65th) scored two goals for India off penalty corners, with Shivendra...
  • Indian hockey chasing World Cup dreams in Rotterdam June 12, 2013

    Competitive training in Europe, anticorruption education, experience of playing without seniors and fitness to match the best Indian men's hockey team couldn't have asked for better allround preparation to launch their quest to qualify for the 2014 FIH World Cup. The key to unlock the World Cup door lies with...
  • Indian women's hockey team leaves for a preparatory tour of Rotterdam April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: An 18member Indian women's hockey team Saturday left for Rotterdam to prepare itself for the FIH Hockey World League Round3 (semifinals) to be held from June 1323 this year. The Indian women will play five matches at Rotterdam, including one against Dutch national side and four against club teams,...
  • Federer, Del Potro on track for repeat Rotterdam final February 15, 2013

    Rotterdam: Roger Federer failed to match the accuracy of Cupid's arrow on Valentine's Day but still cruised past Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker 63 64 in the second round of the World Indoor Tournament on Thursday. Defending champion Federer only landed 42 per cent of his first serves during the first set...
  • Roger Federer storms into ABN AMRO World Round 2 February 14, 2013

    Rotterdam: Defending champion Roger Federer cruised into the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Wednesday by beating Grega Zemlja 63, 61. Federer, a twotime winner at the indoor hard court tournament, had taken a twoweek break after losing a grueling fiveset semifinal to Andy Murray at the...
  • Federer routs Del Potro to win Rotterdam title February 20, 2012

    Rotterdam: Roger Federer dismissed thirdseeded Juan Martin del Potro 61, 64 on Sunday to win the ABN Amro World Tennis for his first title of the year. The topseeded Federer jumped out to a 50 lead in the first set as Del Potro made an uncharacteristically errorprone start. The Argentine, who...
  • Federer eases into Rotterdam semifinals February 18, 2012

    Rotterdam: Roger Federer extended his perfect record against Jarkko Nieminen to 130 as he reached the semifinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis on Friday. The topseeded Federer did not face a single break point as he won 75, 76 (2) for a 13th straight win over Nieminen of Finland in...
  • Berdych advances, Baghdatis retires in Rotterdam February 17, 2012

    Rotterdam: Secondseeded Tomas Berdych advanced to the quarterfinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on Thursday when Marcos Baghdatis retired with a leg injury in the fourth game. Also, thirdseeded Juan Martin del Potro fired nine aces to advance with a 64, 75 win over Karol Beck of Slovakia. Baghdatis was...
  • Federer tops Mahut to advance at ABN Amro February 16, 2012

    Rotterdam: Topseeded Roger Federer easily beat Nicolas Mahut 64, 64 in the first round on Wednesday to sail straight into the quarterfinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament. Federer's secondround opponent Mikhail Youzhny withdrew with a foot injury, giving the Swiss star a place in the lasteight. The 16time Grand Slam...
  • Mathieu upsets Lopez in Rotterdam first round February 14, 2012

    Rotterdam, Netherlands: PaulHenri Mathieu fought back from a set down on Monday to upset fourthseeded Feliciano Lopez 46, 76 (5), 64 in the opening round of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament. Sixthseeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine also went out in the first round, losing 67 (4), 64, 62 to Lukasz...
  • No rift with Wawrinka, clarifies Federer February 14, 2012

    Rotterdam, Netherlands: Roger Federer says he was misunderstood and he did not blame Switzerland teammate Stanislas Wawrinka for their Davis Cup loss to the United States. In comments translated from French, Federer appeared to criticize Wawrinka's performances in the 50 firstround whitewash at the weekend. But speaking at a pretournament news conference...
  • Review: 'Contraband' not the best of the heists March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Over the years, Hollwood has had its share of thrilling smuggling heists. Contraband is not one of the better ones. At best, it is mildly exciting, but not the least bit thrilling. The film is a remake of the 2008 Icelandic film ReykjavikRotterdam, directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Contraband...
  • Umesh Kulkarni's bull run impresses int'l film fest January 31, 2008

    Mumbai: Valu, or bull in Marathi is what debutant director Umesh Kulkarni's film is all about. The story revolves around a wild bull and how villagers discover various problems in their life, from village politics to family tensions, as they struggle to catch the bull. The film, which released last...
  • Ash lawyer trashes cash connection December 12, 2006

    New Delhi: Just days after reports that Enforcement Directorate was probing actress Aishwarya Rais over the mysterious parcel containing Rs 50 lakh that she received via hawala channels, the actresss lawyer has denied all such rumours. Girish Kulkarni on Monday alleged that her client was being maligned. "My client absolutely...
  • Cash to Ash puts on ED alert June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai might need more divine blessings especially with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) now launching an investigation against her after customs officials in Mumbai had seized a shipment addressed to her that was found to contain a large sum of euros last week. The parcel ...