Semifinal

  • Bouchard powers past Halep to Wimbledon final 03-07-2014 09:49 PM

    London: Powerful Canadian Eugenie Bouchard overcame match-point jitters to claim an eventful 7-6(5), 6-2 victory over Romania's Simona Halep 7-6(5), 6-2 at Wimbledon on Thursday and reach a grand slam final for the first time. The 20-year-old from Montreal harried and chased third seed Halep from the baseline, producing a...
  • Djokovic beats Gulbis to enter French Open final 06-06-2014 07:25 PM

    Paris: Novak Djokovic worked his way back into the French Open final, taking care of Ernests Gulbis and his big serve 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday on the first sunny day of this year's tournament. The second-seeded Serb was able to control the pace of the match on Court...
  • I won't change philosophy, says beaten Guardiola 30-04-2014 10:18 AM

    Munich: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola still believes in possession-based football and cannot alter his feelings about the way the game should be played, he said after the Champions League holders were hammered by Real Madrid on Tuesday. The former Barcelona boss was forced to defend his philosophy, already under...
  • Bayern look to count on home advantage for Real Madrid clash in Champions League 29-04-2014 09:45 AM

    Bayern Munich seem to be going through a bumpy ride right in the crucial part of the season. Dominant until a few weeks ago, Pep Guardiola's team has been less-than-convincing in some recent matches. In the Champions League, Real Madrid take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of the...
  • Chelsea have Champions League advantage, Simeone concedes 23-04-2014 10:23 AM

    Madrid: Chelsea have the upper hand ahead of next week's Champions League semi-final, second leg after holding Atletico Madrid to a frustrating 0-0 draw in Tuesday's first leg, Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. Through to the last four of Europe's elite club competition for the first time in 40 years,...
  • Real's Bale a doubt for Bayern game with illness: reports 23-04-2014 09:17 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale could miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Bayern Munich due to illness, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. Bale, who has been suffering from flu, trained with the rest of the squad earlier on Tuesday but had not been able to...
  • Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in Champions League semifinal 23-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich renew their storied European rivalry in the Champions League on Wednesday, with the Bundesliga champion dominating their history. The first-leg semifinal at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium marks the 20th time the clubs will meet in the continent's top competition, and marks Bayern coach Pep...
  • Atletico Madrid look to deny Chelsea, Mourinho final 22-04-2014 08:46 AM

    Madrid: Jose Mourinho finds himself in the Champions League semifinals again, although Atletico Madrid hope to make sure he fails to progress from this stage for the fourth season in a row. Mourinho's Chelsea play at Atletico's Vicente Calderon Stadium on Tuesday with their domestic title hopes floundering following a...
  • India to face South Africa in World Twenty20 semi-finals 01-04-2014 12:12 AM

    India, who are the first team to enter the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, will face South Africa in the second semi-final on April 4 after the Group 1 games concluded on Monday. SA finished second in Group 1 after Sri Lanka leapfogged them on net run...
  • Duleep Trophy semis: Abhimanyu Mithun put South in command vs Central 11-10-2013 12:40 PM

    Chennai: An incisive spell of seam bowling by Karnataka's Abhimanyu Mithun helped South Zone reduce Central Zone to 123 for 5 on a rain-curtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final on Thursday. Only 50.2 overs of play was possible on the day with Uttar Pradesh's beefy left-hander Mukul Dagar...
  • Duleep Trophy semis: North Zone make cautious start against East 11-10-2013 12:32 PM

    Kochi: North Zone openers Jiwanjot Singh and Unmukt Chand made a cautious start as they reached 33 for no loss against East Zone with only 17 overs of play possible on a rain-curtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final here on Thursday. North Zone skipper Harbhajan Singh opted to...
  • Bartoli crushes Flipkens to reach Wimbledon final 04-07-2013 06:56 PM

    London: Marion Bartoli wasted little time in advancing to her second Wimbledon final, dancing and grunting her way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday. The 15th-seeded Frenchwoman jumped ahead 3-0 in the first set and broke early in the second for another 3-0 lead. Flipkens, a...
  • Spain must cope with mounting distractions 26-06-2013 09:56 AM

    Fortaleza: Spain will have to beat Italy in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup, and deal with a few distractions, too. The World Cup winners answered almost as many questions on Tuesday about a robbery in their team hotel last week - and denied it was linked to late-night partying...
  • Uruguay ready themselves for decisive Brazil test 25-06-2013 09:57 AM

    Recife: Uruguay's last match at the Confederations Cup was pretty easy. The next one will be anything but. The Uruguayans easily beat Tahiti 8-0 on Sunday to finish second in Group B and reach the semi-finals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Their reward is a match against the hosts...
  • Uruguay up against full-strength Brazil in the semis 25-06-2013 09:27 AM

    Belo Horizonte: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will have all of his top players available for the Confederations Cup semi-final against South American rival Uruguay on Wednesday. The Brazilian federation said on Monday that defender David Luiz and defensive midfielder Paulinho will recover from injuries in time for the decisive...
  • US qualifier Jamie Hampton into Eastbourne semifinals 20-06-2013 10:47 PM

    Eastbourne: Qualifier Jamie Hampton became the first American since Jennifer Capriati in 2003 to reach the Eastbourne semifinals after rallying past Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Thursday. Hampton couldn't capitalize on any of her seven break points in the first set. Safarova broke to...
  • 'India should beat Sri Lanka to reach Champions Trophy final' 19-06-2013 08:14 PM

    CNN-IBN's cricket expert Maninder Singh previews the second Champions Trophy semifinal between India and Sri Lanka on Thursday. ...
  • Nadal, Ferrer make up all-Spanish final at Roland Garros 07-06-2013 11:44 PM

    Paris: Rafael Nadal won an epic semifinal against Novak Djokovic at the French Open to remain the King of Clay - for another couple of days, at least. The seven-time champion twice let a lead slip away in the fourth set Friday, then came from behind in the fifth to...
  • 'Missed chances killed the second leg' 01-05-2013 08:43 PM

    CNN-IBN's football expert Novy Kapadia reviews the Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night. ...
  • Dortmund will not get stage fright at Real, Klopp says 29-04-2013 11:29 PM

    Madrid: There is no danger Borussia Dortmund will suffer from stage fright in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg at Spanish giants Real Madrid, coach Juergen Klopp said on Monday. The Bundesliga side have a healthy 4-1 lead for the clash at Real's Bernabeu arena following their stunning victory in...
  • Two wins in a day put Nadal into Barcelona semis 27-04-2013 12:37 AM

    Barcelona: Rafa Nadal moved closer to an eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years on Friday when he breezed through two matches to set up a semi-final against Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic. Chasing a fourth title of the year after returning from a seven-month injury layoff in February, Nadal...