SEMI FINALS

  • ISL: FC Goa coach Zico lambasts referee for denying penalty 3 days ago

    Margao: Slamming referee Ravshan Iramatov for denying his side a penalty, baffled FC Goa coach Zico had questioned the wisdom of putting the controversial Uzbekistani at the helm of the crucial Indian Super League (ISL) second leg semi-final play-off match against Atletico de Kolkata. Zico said he failed to understand why...
  • Chelsea stand in way of Atletico's first Champions League final April 30, 2014

    London: It's not only illness that has exhausted Jose Mourinho. Defending the virtues of employing defensive tactics once again is wearing out the Chelsea manager. However much Liverpool and Atletico Madrid were frustrated by Mourinho's welldisciplined methods to stifle them in the last week, they kept Chelsea on track to trophies...
  • Srikanth goes down fighting to Lee Chong Wei in Singapore Open semis April 12, 2014

    Singapore: India's rising shuttler Kidambi Srikanth went down in the men's singles semi-finals but not before giving a tough fight to Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series here on Saturday. Despite putting up a strong showing against the top seed, the World No.25 Indian...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: Fallah rips apart Bengal; Maharashtra in control January 18, 2014

    Indore: Leftarm seamer Samad Fallah exposed the poor technique of Bengal's batsmen with some incisive swing bowling to put Maharashtra in the driver's seat on the first day of their Ranji Trophy semifinal here on Saturday. Fallah wrecked havoc with the new ball claiming seven for 58 in 16.4 overs as...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: Rain washes off PunjabKarnataka day one's play January 18, 2014

    Mohali: The opening day of the Ranji Trophy semifinal between Punjab and Karnataka was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain. Rain continued to lash the PCA stadium and even when it stopped, the ground conditions were not suitable for play. The two captains could not even walk...
  • England upbeat about facing New Zealand in world league semis January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: An unbeaten England are confident and upbeat about their semifinal clash against New Zealand at the Hockey World League Final here on Friday. The Englishmen were seen working hard in a practice session at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Thursday, after which coach Bobby Crutchley spoke to...
  • Sachin enjoying his cricket: John Wright October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright on Friday said batting great Sachin Tendulkar is enjoying his cricket. "Sachin is just enjoying his cricket. He is excited to be in the Champions League Twenty20 semifinal. He likes playing on these occasions," said the 59yearold Wright, on the eve of the...
  • It was good to get Sachin Tendulkar's wicket early: Justin Langer October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer was on Wednesday effusive in his praise for "starstudded" Mumbai Indians and said the presence of matchwinners proved to be the difference between the two teams in the Champions League Twenty20 match. Riding on Rohit Sharma's blistering 51 not out and Dwayne Smith's 23ball...
  • Rohit Sharma hopes Tendulkar plays a matchwinning knock in semis October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is not at all worried about Sachin Tendulkar's ongoing bad patch in the Champions League Twenty20 and wants the senior batsman to deliver a winning knock in their likely semifinal clash against Chennai Super Kings. "It's not a worry for us because we all...
  • Duleep Trophy semifinals to be held in Kochi September 27, 2013

    Kochi: The semifinals and final of Duleep Trophy cricket tournament will be held here next month, Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) officials said on Friday. "It's expected that hosting of Duleep Trophy matches will accelerate the decision for making Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium a Test venue too," KCA President TC Mathew told...
  • Canada win epic doubles to take 2-1 lead over Serbia September 15, 2013

    Belgrade: Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil subdued Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-7 (6), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8 in a rip-roaring doubles on Saturday to give Canada a 2-1 lead against 2010 winners Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final. Games went with serve in the final set until the tiring...
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6: Anil Kapoor, Ranbir unite at the dance floor September 5, 2013

    Mumbai: The Kapoors - Rishi, Neetu and their son Ranbir, and actor Anil Kapoor - took the celebrity quotient on the semi-final weekend episodes dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6' to a new high. Anil visited the show to promote his upcoming action-thriller '24', which is also his debut TV...
  • India vs Malaysia, 2013 Asia Cup hockey semi-final: as it happened August 30, 2013

    With Pakistan losing their semi-final and India winning theirs 2-0 against Malaysia, the 1975 world champions have stepped closer to a 2014 World Cup berth. "It's the most crucial match for us in recent times." India captain Sardar Singh had said on the match eve, precisely putting India's Asia Cup semi-final...
  • As it happened: PV Sindhu in World Badminton Championship semis August 10, 2013

    13:39 PV Sindhu has to settle with a Bronze medal at BWF World Championships 2013 as he loses her semifinal match against Thailand's Ratchanok 1021, 1321. 13:36 Good drop point by Thai. Sindhu has no answer to her. She would have hoped to give better fight than this. 1117. 13:33 Sindhu...
  • Brazilians plan protest before semifinal against Uruguay June 26, 2013

    Belo Horizonte: About 100,000 people are expected to join a protest on Wednesday to demand better public services and to complain about the cost of the World Cup before Brazil plays Uruguay in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup. Local officials have declared a holiday in Belo Horizonte and authorities...
  • India or South Africa will lift the ICC Champions Trophy: James Alter June 18, 2013

    India takes on Sri Lanka, and England and South Africa will battle it out in the Champions Trophy semifinals. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the teams and what is expected? James Alter, editor, Cricketnext.com, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Hi Jamie! Let me, for...
  • England see off New Zealand by 10 runs to reach CT semis June 17, 2013

    Cardiff: England put a balltampering row behind them to book their place in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy with a 10run win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday. New Zealand, chasing 170 for victory in a match reduced by rain to 24 overs per side, were held by the...
  • 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...
  • Nadal beats Ferrer to set up Rome semis with Berdych May 18, 2013

    Rome: Czech Tomas Berdych snapped a run of 11 consecutive defeats by world number one Novak Djokovic to reach the semifinals of the Rome Masters before Rafa Nadal was stretched to the limit against David Ferrer on Friday. Berdych clawed his way back from a 62 52 deficit to stun the...
  • Dortmund beat Real 43 on aggregate to reach Champions League final May 1, 2013

    Madrid: Borussia Dortmund survived a stirring Real Madrid fightback to book their place in the Champions League final on Tuesday when they conceded two late goals to lose 20 at the Bernabeu but went through 43 on aggregate. Real looked down and out before substitute Karim Benzema scored from close range...
  • Gomez set to start against Barca in Champs League April 23, 2013

    Munich: Mario Gomez has been waiting patiently for his opportunity. It may come in one of the biggest games of the season. Gomez is expected to return to Bayern Munich's starting lineup against Barcelona for the first leg of Champions League semifinals on Tuesday after spending most of the season...
  • City beat Chelsea 21 to set up FA Cup final with Wigan April 14, 2013

    London: Manchester City reached the FA Cup final by beating defending champions Chelsea 21 in a freeflowing game at Wembley on Sunday to maintain their only remaining hope for a trophy this season. City dominated much of the first hour and went 20 up through goals by Samir Nasri and Sergio...
  • BarcaBayern, RealDortmund in Champions League semis April 12, 2013

    Nyon: It's Spain vs. Germany twice over in the Champions League semifinals. Barcelona play Bayern Munich in a clash of teams ranked by UEFA as the two best in Europe. Bayern hosts the first leg. Real Madrid face Borussia Dortmund in a repeat of their 1998 semifinal, when the Spanish side...
  • ChelseaBasel, FenerbahceBenfica in Europa League semis April 12, 2013

    Nyon: European champions Chelsea will play Basel in the Europa League semifinals, with the firstleg match in Switzerland. Fenerbahce will face Benfica, with the opening leg played in Turkey, after UEFA made the pairings on Friday. Chelsea aim to complete an unlikely double by lifting the secondtier trophy as the reigning...
  • Haas reaches Miami semis with easy win over Simon March 28, 2013

    Miami: Veteran Tommy Haas backed up his upset of world number one Novak Djokovic with a quarterfinal victory over Gilles Simon on Wednesday to advance to a semifinal against David Ferrer at the Sony Open in Miami. The 34yearold Haas, who beat Djokovic on Tuesday, produced a strong encore performance in...
  • Wigan Athletic stun Everton to make it to FA Cup semi-finals March 9, 2013

    London: Wigan Athletic scored three times in four wild minutes on Saturday to stun Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park and reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time in the club's 81-year history. The visitors, facing another relegation battle in the Premier League and underdogs in this...
  • Saina Nehwal knocked out of All England Championship semis March 9, 2013

    Birmingham: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's dream of winning her maiden All England Championship went up in smoke as the Indian suffered a straight-game defeat to world number eight Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand in the semi-finals of the women's singles competition here on Saturday. The world number three Indian went down...
  • Assam see off Kerala to set up Vijay Hazare Trophy final with Delhi March 2, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Assam rode on Gokul Sharma's all-round display to continue their fairytale campaign in this year's Vijay Hazare Trophy as they defeated Kerala by five wickets to enter the final of the domestic ODI championship here Saturday. After his three-wicket haul with the ball, Gokul (51) scored an unbeaten half-century to...
  • Mandeep, Wilson take Ranchi Rhinos to HIL final February 9, 2013

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rhinos proved a bit too hot for Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semifinal of the Hockey India League, where two goals each by Mandeep Singh and Nick Wilson gave the hosts a comfortable 42 win. The game, locked 22 until the 64th minute, was played at a fast...
  • Tickets for Hockey India League semis, final sold out February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The inaugural Hockey India League (HIL) seems to be a huge hit with citizens of Ranchi as tickets for the semifinals and final, to be held in the Jharkhand capital on February 9 and 10, have already been sold out, the organisers said. The Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi,...