Semifinal

  • Bouchard powers past Halep to Wimbledon final July 3, 2014

    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 series...
  • Djokovic beats Gulbis to enter French Open final June 6, 2014

    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 Philippe...
  • I won't change philosophy, says beaten Guardiola April 30, 2014

    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 fire...
  • Bayern look to count on home advantage for Real Madrid clash in Champions League April 29, 2014

    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 semifinals...
  • Chelsea have Champions League advantage, Simeone concedes April 23, 2014

    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, La...
  • Real's Bale a doubt for Bayern game with illness: reports April 23, 2014

    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 join...
  • Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in Champions League semifinal April 23, 2014

    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 Guardiola's...
  • Atletico Madrid look to deny Chelsea, Mourinho final April 22, 2014

    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 2-1...
  • India to face South Africa in World Twenty20 semi-finals April 1, 2014

    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 rate...
  • Duleep Trophy semis: Abhimanyu Mithun put South in command vs Central October 11, 2013

    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 scoring...
  • Duleep Trophy semis: North Zone make cautious start against East October 11, 2013

    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 bat...
  • Bartoli crushes Flipkens to reach Wimbledon final July 4, 2013

    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 June 26, 2013

    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 June 25, 2013

    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 June 25, 2013

    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 June 20, 2013

    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 lead...
  • 'India should beat Sri Lanka to reach Champions Trophy final' June 19, 2013

    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 June 8, 2013

    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' May 1, 2013

    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 April 29, 2013

    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 last...
  • Two wins in a day put Nadal into Barcelona semis April 27, 2013

    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 recovered...
  • 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 quarter-final victory over Gilles Simon on Wednesday to advance to a semi-final against David Ferrer at the Sony Open in Miami. The 34-year-old 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 semi-final of the Hockey India League, where two goals each by Mandeep Singh and Nick Wilson gave the hosts a comfortable 4-2 win. The game, locked 2-2 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 semi-finals 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,...
  • Djokovic thrashes Ferrer to enter Australian Open final January 24, 2013

    Melbourne: Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic advanced to his third consecutive Australian Open final with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win over No. 4-seeded David Ferrer in the semi-finals on Thursday. Top-ranked Djokovic was in dominating form, hitting 30 crisp winners in the 1-hour, 29-minute match. He is aiming to be the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Services vs Mumbai, Day 6: as it happened January 21, 2013

    Mumbai dismissed Services for 240 on Day 6 to take a 214-run first innings lead that took them through to the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra....
  • Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Saurashtra storm into the final January 20, 2013

    Rajkot: Riding on a splendid bowling performance led by off-spinner Vishal Joshi, Saurashtra on Sunday thrashed Punjab by 229 runs to enter the Ranji Trophy final for the first time in 75 years. Saurashtra scored 477 in the first innings and took a vital 178-run lead over Punjab by dismissing...