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  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 6 days ago

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Australia beat Argentina 4-2 to secure semi-final place 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: World champions and holders Australia finally got their mojo back and defeated Argentina 4-2 to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. After a not-so-impressive outing where they won one, lost one and drew one game, the Kookaburras got...
  • Ralph Baer, the 'Father of Video Games,' dies at 92 December 9, 2014

    Manchester, New Hampshire, USA: Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to Pong and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92. Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home Saturday,...
  • David Beckham to launch his own fashion line with Simon Fuller December 4, 2014

    London: Former footballer David Beckham is set to launch his own fashion line with his business partner Simon Fuller. He is teaming up with Fuller to release the collection with Global Brands, a spin-off company of Li & Fung, which distributes for luxury labels including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, reports...
  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' review: The movie feels surprisingly underwhelming November 28, 2014

    Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J Smith Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights Despite their sidekick status in the three Madagascar movies the quartet of wisecracking penguins became such stars by virtue of their comic antics, it was only a matter of time before some smart-alec studio executive came up with the...
  • Simon Mignolet still a weak link for Liverpool, says Bruce Grobbelaar November 26, 2014

    Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet must take some of the blame for their indifferent start to the season, according to Anfield great Bruce Grobbelaar. Last season's Premier League runners-up have since sold top scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona and clearly miss the goals scored by the prolific frontman and injury-hit Daniel Sturridge. But...
  • Champions League: Liverpool on brink of exit; Real Madrid play Basel November 26, 2014

    Liverpool: Wins have not come easy for Liverpool this season, neither at home in England or in the Champions League. But a win on Wednesday in Bulgaria against Ludogorets is exactly what the five-time European champions need to ensure they still have a chance to advance to the second round. Both Liverpool...
  • Simon Cowell's son new drummer for One Direction! November 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: TV mogul Simon Cowell has joked on social media that his son should be the new drummer of English Boy band, One Direction. The 55-year-old, who welcomed his first child in February with partner Lauren Silverman, has shared a video of his son Eric hitting a drum, on his...
  • Fernando Verdasco beats Gilles Simon to reach 3rd round in Paris October 28, 2014

    Paris: Fernando Verdasco advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters by beating 15th-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 Tuesday. Verdasco, a former top-10 player from Spain, broke Simon on match point when the Frenchman sent a forehand long. In the first round, Tommy Robredo of Spain beat Vasek Pospisil of...
  • UK man pulls 14 cars over 18 feet to break world record October 26, 2014

    London: A UK man has smashed the world record for 'most cars pulled by one man' by dragging 14 cars over a distance of 18 feet and two inches. Simon Plant, 42, of Findern, South Derbyshire, pulled a rope attached to 14 Ford Fiestas, weighing 20 tonnes combined, at Motorpoint...
  • Ailing Rafa Nadal eases into Swiss Indoors second round October 21, 2014

    Rafa Nadal did not appear to be affected by his appendicitis problems as he charged into the second round of the Swiss Indoors with a no nonsense 6-2 6-2 win over Simone Bolelli on Monday. The Spanish second seed has been taking antibiotics to delay the need for surgery and was...
  • Serie A: Juventus draw 1-1 at Sassuolo, Roma win 3-0 October 19, 2014

    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...
  • I'm the only iconic bachelor left in the entire world; thanks George Clooney for that: Simon Cowell October 14, 2014

    London: Music mogul Simon Cowell is rejoicing the wedding of actor George Clooney with Amal Alamuddin for a whole different reason. He says Clooney's marriage has made him the "world's most eligible bachelor". The 55-year-old star gave himself the label during an interview with Hello! Magazine, reports dailymail.co.uk. "I'm the only iconic...
  • Roger Federer beats Gilles Simon to win the Shanghai Masters October 12, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer defeated France's Gilles Simon 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) to capture his fourth title of the year at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The Swiss star nearly exited the tournament in his opening match when he had to save five match points against Leonardo Mayer. But he rebounded from...
  • Gilles Simon advances to Shanghai Masters final October 11, 2014

    Gilles Simon of France reached his first Masters-level final in six years by defeating Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-2, 7-6 (1) in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday. Simon served with great efficiency against Lopez, winning all but two points on his first serve and never facing a break...
  • Gilles Simon shocks again by downing Tomas Berdych in Shanghai Masters October 10, 2014

    Shanghai: Unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon moved into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday after ousting sixth seed Tomas Berdych in three sets, leaving the Czech sweating about his place at the ATP World Tour finals. Simon, ranked 29th in the world, earned a 7-6(4) 4-6 6-0 win after a...
  • Gilles Simon loses in first round of Shenzhen Open September 23, 2014

    Shenzhen: Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon of France lost in the first round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday, falling to Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-4, 6-2. Sixth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia managed to advance, beating Chinese qualifier Bowen Ouyang 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, while No. 7 Vasek Pospisil of Canada beat Teymuraz Gabashvili...
  • Simon Xie: Meet Jack Ma's unassuming lieutenant at Alibaba September 15, 2014

    Beijing: Inside Alibaba, where cofounders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the softspoken executive who for years kept his same cramped office, unfashionable clothes and the selfeffacing demeanor of a metalworker's son. But for investors in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's potentially record initial public offering, Simon Xie,...
  • Federer, Wawrinka win as Switzerland lead Italy 20 in Davis Cup September 12, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straightsets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76thranked Simone Bolelli 76 (5), 64, 64 without dropping serve to delight a crowd of more than...
  • Juventus fighting injuries ahead of Udinese battle in Serie A September 12, 2014

    Rome: This weekend in Serie A, threetime defending Serie A champions Juventus have injury problems for their match against Udinese, Roma warm up for their return to the Champions League at promoted Empoli and AC Milan visit Parma. However, it's Simone Zaza who is the talk of Italy after leading the...
  • US Open 2014: Simon delivers first men's upset with win over Ferrer September 1, 2014

    New York: Frenchman Gilles Simon delivered the first big surprise in the men's draw at the US Open, taking down fourth seed David Ferrer of Spain 63 36 61 63 to move into the fourth round on a sweltering Sunday at Flushing Meadows. With the loss Ferrer earned the dubious distinction...
  • Gilles Simon upsets 4thseeded David Ferrer at US Open August 31, 2014

    New York: Fourthseeded David Ferrer became the first top10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the US Open, losing to Gilles Simon 63, 36, 61, 63 in the third round on Sunday. Simon, seeded 26th, confounded Ferrer with a variety of shots that kept him out of sync. Ferrer...
  • IBM Simon: The world's first smartphone turns 20 August 16, 2014

    London: The first ever smartphone a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone has turned 20 on Saturday. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994. At around 23 cm long and weighing half...
  • Veteran JMM leader Simon Marandi joins BJP August 10, 2014

    Three former ministers and an exMLA joined the BJP along with their followers here in Ranchi on Sunday. JMM's Simon Marandi, JD(U)'s Gopal Krishna Patar and Dulal Bhuyan of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) were embraced by former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda, exAssembly speaker CP Singh and several other BJP...
  • ICC takes initiative to develop umpires' communication skills August 6, 2014

    With increasing involvement of third umpire in making correct decisions, the ICC wants to start an uniform programme for all member countries, including India, to develop their communication skills by taking help from the British Council. The ICC's Umpire Performance and Training Manager, Simon Taufel, had sought the help of the...
  • Should Bollywood's CharmerinChief stick to films? Why Shah Rukh Khan can't crack TV game shows August 4, 2014

    Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Salman Khan have proved that hosting a television show isn't as effortless as it appears. Agreed, the ability to connect with the viewers, and to take interest in what might appear tedious to many are some of the qualities that a host ought to...
  • CWG 2014: India set up hockey final with Australia after edging NZ 32 in semis August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India came from two goals down to edge out New Zealand 32 in the hockey semifinals of the 20th Commonwealth Games on Saturday and set up a repeat final of the 2010 edition with holders Australia. Trailing 02 in the 18th minute, India were revived by strikes from skipper Rupinder...
  • Five things to know about EnglandIndia second Test at Lord's July 16, 2014

    London: A lifeless pitch at Trent Bridge ensured the first Test between England and India was drawn, despite some remarkable individual performances. To end their first streak in 21 years of nine straight Tests without a win, England have recalled leftarm spinner Simon Kerrigan, less than a year after a...