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  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap upsets world No 4; easy win for Saina in French Open Yesterday

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-11 21-18 in the first round of men's singles, while Saina Nehwal registered an easy victory to enter the second round of women's singles in the French Open Super Series here. However, it was...
  • Shuttlers Ashwini-Ivanov in main draw of French Open Super Series Yesterday

    Paris: India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her Russian partner Vladimir Ivanov qualified for the main draw of the mixed doubles event at the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series on Tuesday. Ashwini and Ivanov first defeated local pair of Vincent Espen and Manon Krieger 21-9 21-7 in 20 minutes before getting a...
  • Genoa held to controversial 1-1 draw by Empoli in Serie A Yesterday

    Geneo: Genoa were held to a controversial 1-1 draw by visiting Empoli on Monday in the first match since the port city was hit by devastating floods. Genoa went ahead with a goal from Andrea Bertolacci 14 minutes in and Lorenzo Tonelli equalized with his arm in the 77th following a...
  • Saina Nehwal to spearhead Indian challenge at French Open Super Series 2 days ago

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the first round of women's singles while compatriot P V Sindhu,...
  • Parnell out for South Africa but De Villiers backs depth 2 days ago

    Allrounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Parnell is the only major injury concern for the Proteas, who are likely to select Vernon...
  • Serie A: Inter Milan fight back to draw 2-2 against Napoli 3 days ago

    Milan: Inter Milan came back twice to rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Napoli in Serie A on Sunday, while AC Milan climbed into fourth after securing a 3-1 victory at Hellas Verona thanks to a brace from Keisuke Honda. The match at San Siro sparked into life late on...
  • Spectacular Rafael Marques own goal sets up AC Milan win 3 days ago

    A spectacular own goal by Brazilian defender Rafael Marques, followed by a Keisuke Honda brace gave AC Milan a 3-1 win at Verona in Serie A on Sunday. Marques, facing his own goal, was under no pressure when he tried to hoof away Ignazio Abete's cross but completely miskicked and instead...
  • Arturo Vidal denies report he has been fined by Juventus 4 days ago

    Arturo Vidal has denied reports that he has been fined by Juventus for indiscipline, describing them as "ill-intentioned", and said he is fully committed to the Serie A champions. The Chile midfielder, who underwent keyhole surgery on his right knee one month before playing at the World Cup, has struggled for...
  • Vettori in New Zealand squad for South Africa ODIs 4 days ago

    Wellington: Former captain Daniel Vettori has been included in New Zealand's 14-man squad to play the first of three one-day internationals against South Africa on Tuesday. The 35-year-old left-arm spinner played the most recent of his 275 one-dayers for New Zealand against England in June last year. He has since been...
  • Serie A: Juventus draw 1-1 at Sassuolo, Roma win 3-0 4 days ago

    Milan: Defending champion Juventus dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by bottom club Sassuolo on Saturday and saw their lead at the top of the Serie A table cut to one point ahead of Roma. Sassuolo took a shock lead in...
  • Four Indian shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal, advance in Denmark Open 6 days ago

    Odense: On a fruitful day for the Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu stormed into the women's singles quarter-finals while two men's players also secured places in the last-eight stage of the Denmark Open Super Series Badminton event, here on Thursday. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina made short work of...
  • Mohammad Hafeez recovers from hand injury 1 week ago

    Islamabad: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has fully recovered from a hand injury and is fit for next week's first Test against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this month, Hafeez missed the one-off Twenty20 and the three one-day internationals against Australia after injuring his left hand during a practice match at...
  • Rookie spinner in Pakistan's preliminary squad for Australia Tests October 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday named uncapped legspinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shah, 28, was one of the leading wicket-takers in the domestic season last year, with...
  • Mixed doubles pair of Ponnappa-Ivanov out of Denmark Open October 15, 2014

    Odense (Denmark): The Indo-Russian mixed doubles badminton pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Vladimir Ivanov were knocked out in the first round of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier here on Wednesday. Ponnappa-Ivanov lost 18-21, 18-21 in 30 minutes to Hong Kong pair Yun Lung Chan and Ying Suet Tse at the...
  • Fit-again Michael Clarke hopes Australia carry momentum October 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Fit-again Australian captain Michael Clarke said on Tuesday that he hopes his team can carry the momentum of its Twenty20 and one-day wins over Pakistan into the two-match Test series starting next week. Australia routed Pakistan 3-0 in the one-day series which finished on Sunday and also won the...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to undergo fitness test for Australia series October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will know on Tuesday if he can make the Test series against Australia after undergoing a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy. According to the chief medical and health officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Hafeez has resumed batting in the nets with the...
  • Pakistan lose Wahab Riaz for Test series against Australia October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan continued to lose key players through injury in their series against Australia with paceman Wahab Riaz on Monday ruled out of the two Test series. The 29-year-old left-arm paceman hurt his knee during the second one-day international against Australia in Dubai on Friday and after an MRI has...
  • Saina seeded 5th, Sindhu 8th in French Open Super Series October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian female shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded fifth, while her compatriot PV Sindhu is seeded eighth at the French Open Super Series to be held in Paris from October 21 to 26. Apart from being the country's only two shuttlers in the women's singles event, Saina and...
  • Saina Nehwal seeded 7th at Denmark Open October 9, 2014

    Odense: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been seeded seventh in the women's singles main draw of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, to be played October 14-19. Saina, who won here in 2012, is the only seeded Indian in the $600,000 tournament which will be played at the Odense Sports...
  • Manchester United warned off Roma's Kevin Strootman October 9, 2014

    Manchester United can give up hope of signing AS Roma's Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman in the next transfer window, the Italian club's owner told the BBC on Wednesday. United, managed by Strootman's former national coach Louis van Gaal, have been strongly linked with the player who is still recuperating after suffering...
  • India-West Indies series in doubt: reports October 8, 2014

    Huge dispute between West Indies players and WICB over player contracts has erupted on the eve of the first ODI against India, which is scheduled to be held in Kochi later today. West Indies players claim their fees have been slashed by 75% by their board and that can lead...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Roma 3-2 in fiery clash October 6, 2014

    Juventus beat Roma 3-2 in a fiery clash to take sole lead of the Serie A on Sunday as the capital side dropped their first points of the season. Leonardo Bonucci scored the winner four minutes from time with a screamer into the bottom left corner from just outside the area,...
  • Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli out for another month October 5, 2014

    Turin: Juventus and Italy defender Andrea Barzagli will be sidelined for another month after seeing a specialist on his injured right foot. Barzagli underwent surgery in July but has struggled since returning to training and is still in persistent pain. On Sunday, Juventus says Barzagli saw a specialist and a scan revealed...
  • Honda leads AC Milan to 2-0 win over Chievo in Serie A October 5, 2014

    Keisuke Honda scored his fourth goal in six matches as AC Milan ended a three-game winless streak in Serie A with a 2-0 victory over visiting Chievo Verona on Saturday. Sulley Muntari celebrated his 250th match in Serie A by giving Milan the lead in the 55th minute with a looping...
  • Verona beat Cagliari to move provisionally 4th in Serie A October 4, 2014

    Rome: Hellas Verona scored late for a 1-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday that moved the northeastern club into provisional fourth place in Serie A. Greece midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis found the target in the 89th minute at Verona's Bentegodi stadium with a long, powerful shot from beyond the area that was...
  • Roma visit Juventus in top-of-the-table Serie A clash October 4, 2014

    The moods of Roma and Juventus couldn't be more different ahead of their top-of-the-table clash this weekend. Roma are euphoric following a hard-earned 1-1 draw at Manchester City in the Champions League while Juventus are despondent after conceding a late goal in a 1-0 loss at Atletico Madrid. But both sides bring...
  • West Indies have the ability to beat India: Richie Richardson October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies cricket manager Richie Richardson on said he is well aware that India would look to bounce back from their forgettable England tour but believes in his side's ability and looks forward to beat the hosts. "When you are a top team and you lose, you just can't wait...
  • Chris Gayle expects to recover in time for Tests in India September 30, 2014

    Kingston: Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle believes he will overcome injury in time for the three-Test series in India which starts next month. The attacking left-hander was not considered for selection for the second Test against Bangladesh earlier this month or the one-day series in India starting next week, because...
  • Udinese beat Parma 4-2 to move third in Serie A September 30, 2014

    Milan: Antonio Di Natale scored twice as Udinese beat struggling Parma 4-2 to move third in the Serie A standings on Monday. Palermo also remained mired at the bottom of the table after Filip Djordjevic's hat-trick helped consign Giuseppe Iachini's side to a 4-0 loss at home to Lazio. Parma took the...