SERIES

  • Saina Nehwal and co advance, Sameer Verma stuns world no.9 at India Open 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth and P Kashyap reached the second round while young Sameer Verma created the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the USD 275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament here today. World No. 2 Saina brushed aside young...
  • Windies announce squad for training camp ahead of England Test series 2 days ago

    St. John's(Antigua): Four uncapped players have been included in a 20- man West Indies squad for a training camp in Antigua ahead of the home Test series against England starting next month. The uncapped quartet is Carlos Brathwaite, fellow fast bowler Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich and fellow wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope, reports...
  • Carolina Marin targeting world no.1 ranking at India Open 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The World No. 1 ranking is on her mind but reigning World and All England Champion Carolina Marin said she will have to fight her way through some tough matches before she reaches the summit clash of the India Super Series badminton tournament. "Every tournament is important for me....
  • World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. For years, Saina has...
  • Juventus down Genoa to maintain 14-point lead in Serie A 4 days ago

    Rome: Carlos Tevez scored the sole goal to help Juventus beat Genoa 1-0 and extend their 14-point advantage over Roma in Italian Serie A on Sunday. The second placed Roma also snatched a 1-0 victory at Cesena to avoid being taken over by third placed Lazio, who are just one point...
  • In-form Carlos Tevez leads Juventus to 1-0 victory over Genoa 4 days ago

    Juventus striker Carlos Tevez scored a magnificent first-half goal, and later missed a penalty, as the runaway Serie A leaders won 1-0 win at home to mid-table Genoa on Sunday. Juve's third straight victory by the same scoreline puts them 17 points clear with 10 games left before second-placed AS Roma...
  • AC Milan beat Cagliari 3-1 for 1st win in four Serie A matches 5 days ago

    Milan: AC Milan beat relegation-threatened Cagliari 3-1 to end a run of three matches without a victory in Serie A on Saturday. However, there were few fans present to witness the victory, with the Milan 'ultras' calling a strike to protest poor results, leaving the stands mainly empty apart from...
  • Chris Gayle ruled out of England Test series due to back problem 5 days ago

    West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of the home Test series against England next month in order to allow a back injury to settle down but he has ruled out retiring from internationals. The 35-year-old top-scored for his side with 61 in their World Cup quarter-final defeat...
  • Rematch between Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin in the offing 1 week ago

    A rematch of the All England final between India's Saina Nehwal and world champion Carolina Marin is on the cards with the two stars given first and second seeding in the India Open Super Series to be played from March 24. Saina and Marin have already faced-off in two summit clashes...
  • Juventus midfielder Pogba out for at least two months: reports 1 week ago

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will be out for at least eight weeks because of a hamstring injury, Sky Sports Italia reported on Thursday. The French international went off in the 26th minute of Wednesday's 3-0 Champions League last-16 second leg victory over Borussia Dortmund, a win that took Juve through 5-1...
  • Serie A club Parma declared bankrupt by Italian court March 19, 2015

    Italy: Crisis-hit Serie A club Parma were declared bankrupt by an Italian court on Thursday with debts of more than 200 million euros ($220 million). The hearing in Parma was uncontested and lasted only 10 minutes in front of judge Pietro Rogato. Parma's new owner and president, Giampietro Manenti, was not present...
  • Serie A: Late Fiorentina goals sink AC Milan, Roma lose at home March 17, 2015

    Fiorentina piled on the misery for AC Milan by scoring twice in the last 10 minutes as they came from behind to win 2-1 and put more pressure on Filippo Inzaghi's team on Monday. Second-placed AS Roma's dismal form continued with a 2-0 loss at home to Sampdoria, keeping them 14...
  • Serie A: Luca Toni double for Verona sinks Napoli March 16, 2015

    Veteran forward Luca Toni scored twice to hand modest Verona a 2-0 win over Napoli which increased the pressure on coach Rafael Benitez in Serie A on Sunday. Bottom-of-the-table Parma's troubles continued as they lost 4-1 at Sassuolo, playing the last half hour with 10 men, while Chievo eased their relegation...
  • Serie A: Alvaro Morata strike inches Juventus closer to title March 15, 2015

    Rome: Juventus substitute Alvaro Morata only needed ten minutes and one superb strike in Palermo on Saturday to fire the champions to a 1-0 win, a 14-point lead in Serie A and another step closer to a seemingly inevitable 31st Scudetto. Juve's first triumph away from home in over two months...
  • Serie A: Lazio and Napoli looking to close in on second-placed Roma March 14, 2015

    Milan: It was not so long ago that Roma was aiming to catch Juventus at the top of the Serie A table. Now Rudi Garcia's men are looking over their shoulders as Lazio and Napoli threaten to take over second spot. Napoli missed the chance to close the gap to Roma...
  • I am not hell bent on directing 'Dabangg 3': Arbaaz Khan March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan today said he may or may not return to the director's chair for 'Dabangg 3'. The producer had earlier taken to Twitter to announce he would direct 'Dabangg 3' but clarified today that he is open to the idea of handing over the directorial duties to...
  • Financial fair play question mark over Roberto Mancini's transfer plans March 10, 2015

    Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini would like to sign Yaya Toure but has admitted that UEFA's financial fair play rules have left a question mark over his plans for next season. Mancini said he had given the squad a new mentality since taking over in November for his second stint at...
  • Serie A: Paul Pogba goal sends Juventus 11 points clear March 10, 2015

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba scored a sublime goal to break Sassuolo's determined resistance and give his side a 1-0 win which sent them 11 points clear at the top of Serie A and closer to a fourth successive title on Monday. Veteran striker Miroslav Klose helped himself to two goals as...
  • Gianfranco Zola fired by Cagliari after 10 games March 9, 2015

    Gianfranco Zola was fired as coach of relegation-threatened Cagliari after 10 Serie A games and less than three months in charge on Monday. "Cagliari announce that Gianfranco Zola and his staff have been relieved of the technical leadership of the first team," the Sardinian club said in a statement. "It was a...
  • Badminton: Lin Dan to make India Super Series debut March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China is all set to make his debut at the fifth edition of the Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series badminton tournament, scheduled to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here from March 24 to 29. Lin Dan would be making...
  • Serie A: Roma draw 0-0 at Chievo, Mattiello breaks his leg March 8, 2015

    Milan: Roma were held to a 0-0 draw on Sunday at Chievo Verona as the capital side's title hopes took another blow in a Serie A match which was marked by horrific injury to youngster Federico Mattiello. The 19-year-old Mattiello, who is on loan at Chievo from Juventus, was stretchered off...
  • AC Milan's troubles continue, Samuel Eto'o breaks Sampdoria duck March 8, 2015

    Milan: AC Milan's troubles continued when they conceded an equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time and were held 2-2 by modest visitors Verona in Serie A on Saturday. Former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o opened his Sampdoria account with a stunning strike in a 2-0 home win over Cagliari which...
  • Filippo Inzaghi refuses to blame injuries for AC Milan's troubles March 6, 2015

    AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi does not want to blame a perennial injury crisis for his team's indifferent form, he said on Friday. Midfielders Nigel de Jong and Riccardo Montolivo have joined half a dozen other players on the injury list for Saturday's Serie A match against Verona, which is seen...
  • Familiar tale at AC Milan as Filippo Inzaghi battles for survival March 5, 2015

    Milan: Filippo Inzaghi's future as AC Milan coach has been thrown into doubt and Saturday's match at home to Verona is being billed as his last chance to keep his first senior coaching job. In what has become a familiar routine, once-mighty Milan's season has turned into a story of crisis,...
  • Manolo Gabbiadini goal keeps Napoli-Lazio semi-final in the balance March 5, 2015

    Napoli's Manolo Gabbiadini netted a precious second-half equaliser to earn a 1-1 away draw at Lazio in the first leg of their Italian Cup semi-final on Wednesday. It was the 23-year-old's fourth goal in all competitions since joining Napoli in the January transfer window and cancelled out Miroslav Klose's first-half strike...
  • Massimiliano Allegri angry after Juventus let Roma off the hook March 3, 2015

    Rome: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri left the Stadio Olimpico pitch in angry mood after seeing his team squander a one-goal lead against 10 men in their 1-1 draw at AS Roma on Monday. Juventus were poised to open up a 12-point lead over their opponents at the top of Serie A...
  • Ten-man Roma salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus in Serie A March 3, 2015

    Rome: Ten-man Roma scored a late equalizer to salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus on Monday and keep alive their faint Serie A title hopes. Former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita headed in following a free kick in the 78th minute at the Stadio Olimpico after Carlos Tevez had given Juventus the...
  • Serie A: Napoli lose 1-0 at Torino as Lazio close in on third spot March 2, 2015

    Milan: Napoli missed the chance to move level with second-placed Roma as they lost 1-0 at Torino in Serie A on Sunday, while Lazio closed in on third place with the race for the final Champions League spot gathering pace. Kamil Glik scored to boost Torino's chances of qualifying for Europe...
  • Serie A: Lazio beat Sassuolo 3-0 to keep up the pressure on Napoli March 1, 2015

    Milan: Lazio kept up the pressure on third-placed Napoli with a comfortable 3-0 win at Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday as the race for the final Champions League spot gathered pace. Goals from Felipe Anderson, Miroslav Klose and Marco Parolo helped Lazio record their third successive win and move two...
  • AC Milan fail again to win two in a row in Serie A March 1, 2015

    Verona: AC Milan was held to a goalless draw at relegation-threatened Chievo Verona in Serie A on Saturday as it once again failed to win consecutive matches. Filippo Inzaghi's team doesn't have two successive victories since October, and remained ninth ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures. Chievo earned a valuable...