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  • Indian umpires close to being in elite panel again, says Simon Taufel April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: India may not have had an umpire in the ICC elite panel for more than a decade but celebrated Australian Simon Taufel feels officials from the country are close to making the exclusive group again thanks to the Cricket Board's efforts. Taufel, the winner of ICC's best umpire award...
  • BCCI to hold two-day workshop for IPL match officials April 3, 2015

    Mumbai: A total of 26 match officials (both umpires and referees) will participate in a two-day workshop organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) here on Saturday and Sunday, for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) starting in Kolkata on Wednesday. The umpires and match officials workshop...
  • Zayn Malik says he worries he's let fans down by leaving 1D March 28, 2015

    London: Zayn Malik says he worries that he's let One Direction fans down by leaving the world-conquering boy band, but couldn't carry on in a role that made him unhappy. Malik quit the group this week, saying he wanted "to be a normal 22-year-old." He had earlier pulled out of One...
  • Davis Cup: Mikhail Kukushkin beats Andreas Seppi to force decider March 8, 2015

    Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan's Davis Cup first-round match with Italy is heading to a deciding fifth rubber Sunday after Kazakh No. 1 Mikhail Kukushkin beat Andreas Seppi in straight sets to level the tie at 2-2. Following a lengthy first-set tiebreak, Kukushkin had all the momentum as he won 7-6 (8), 6-0, 6-4. Later...
  • Davis Cup: Italy beat Kazakhstan in doubles for 2-1 lead March 7, 2015

    Moscow: Italy's Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli defeated the Kazakh duo of Andrei Golubev and Alexander Nedovesov in doubles on Saturday to give their team a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup first round meeting. Fognini and Bolelli, who was a replacement for the originally nominated Paolo Lorenzi, lost a marathon...
  • Simon beats Monfils to win 12th career title at Open 13 February 23, 2015

    Marseille: Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon claimed his 12th career title after coming out on top of a tense three-set battle with fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils in the Open 13 final on Sunday. Simon withstood 11 aces from Monfils and five breaks of serve before he proved the strongest in the tiebreak to...
  • Top-seeded Milos Raonic upset by Italy's Simone Bolelli in Open 13 February 20, 2015

    Marseille: Top-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada was knocked out of the Open 13 in his first match on Thursday after a shock 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) second-round loss to Simone Bolelli, who recorded the biggest win of his career. Raonic, who had a first-round bye, hit 21 aces to Bolelli's seven...
  • Tomas Berdych easily beats Gilles Simon to reach final in World Tennis Tournament February 15, 2015

    Rotterdam: Defending champion Tomas Berdych dispatched Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-1 to line up Stanislas Wawrinka in the World Tennis Tournament final on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Wawrinka beat second-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7). Berdych will bid for his 11th career ATP title, and Wawrinka his ninth. Wawrinka...
  • Andy Murray beaten by Gilles Simon in Rotterdam February 13, 2015

    London: Top seed Andy Murray slumped out of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on Friday after being outplayed 6-4 6-2 in the quarter-finals by Frenchman Gilles Simon. Murray, playing in his first tournament since losing his fourth Australian Open final, was unusually profligate, committing numerous unforced errors from his usually...
  • Legendary US newsman Bob Simon killed in car crash February 12, 2015

    Washington: Bob Simon, an award-winning war reporter and longtime correspondent for the "60 Minutes" news show, has died in a car accident. He was 73. CBS News, which produces "60 Minutes," did not immediately provide additional details on the Wednesday's crash but paid tribute to Simon and his five-decade-long career. Based in...
  • 'Wild Card' review: It gets you in trouble with disappointment February 7, 2015

    Director: Simon West Cast: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido I can't remember the last time I saw an actor look so bored on screen as Jason Statham in Wild Card. There's resignation in his tired eyes, his one-liners are delivered without punch, and there are just way too many scenes of...
  • HIL: Child scores twice as Delhi Waveriders outclass Dabang Mumbai 3-1 February 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Defending champions Delhi Waveriders rode roughshod over a struggling Dabang Mumbai and notched up a convincing 3-1 win in their Hockey India League encounter at the Mahindra Stadium on Thursday. The visiting team got their first two goals of the match through New Zealander Simon Child, in the 5th and...
  • Gilles Simon advances to quarter-finals in Montpellier February 5, 2015

    Montpellier: Second-seeded Gilles Simon advanced to the quarter-finals of the Open Sud de France by defeating fellow Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday. Simon broke his opponent five times and will next face big-serving Jerzy Janowicz of Poland. "I'm happy with the way I played and to have won in straight...
  • HIL: Delhi Waveriders beat Dabang Mumbai, register first win February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Title holders Delhi Waveriders registered their first victory of the season, following a 3-1 win over debutants Dabang Mumbai in a league match of the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League, here on Sunday. The Waveriders scored a goal each in the first, second and fourth quarter...
  • Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli win Men's Doubles at Australian Open January 31, 2015

    Melbourne: Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam Men's Doubles title in more than 50 years after beating French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday. The last Italians to win a men's doubles title...
  • ICC announce umpires and referees for World Cup January 30, 2015

    Dubai: Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires for the World Cup opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on February 14 as ICC Friday announced the umpire and match referees for the pool stage of the mega cricket event. S Ravi and Simon Fry will be the...
  • Roger Federer overcomes sore hand to advance at Australian Open January 21, 2015

    Melbourne: The mystery affliction that affected a finger, or fingers, on Roger Federer's right hand had still not been solved more than an hour after he seen off a spirited performance from Italian journeyman Simone Bolelli at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Swiss had just been blasted off the...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa on course to victory against West Indies January 5, 2015

    Cape Town: Simon Harmer and Dale Steyn shared seven wickets to negate a lengthy rain delay and set South Africa up for victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Newlands on Monday. Harmer took 4 for 82 and claimed the key wicket of top-scorer Marlon Samuels...
  • Adele flashes ring post split rumours January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer Adele, who recently denied rumours that her relationship with boyfriend Simon Konecki was on the rocks, was spotted wearing a ring back on her finger as she returned here from London. The 26-year-old was pictured with her two-year-old son Angelo at LAX Airport here Saturday, reports dailymail.co.uk. However, Konecki...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa-West Indies share honours on Day 1 January 2, 2015

    Cape Town: Leon Johnson and Denesh Ramdin hit half-centuries as the West Indies proved the equal of South Africa on day one of the third and final Test at Newlands on Friday. The West Indies were prone to devastating batting collapses in the first two Tests, but made a steady 276-6...
  • Liverpool want Guillermo Ochoa as No.1 goalkeeper December 31, 2014

    London: Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar believes his former club has identified Mexican stopper Guillermo Ochoa as a possible replacement for Simon Mignolet. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said the Belgium international would be sidelined for an 'indefinite' period after dropping him for the match at Manchester United a fortnight ago, reports...
  • Simon and I are very much together: Adele on break-up rumours December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Grammy-winning singer Adele has denied reports that she and her longtime partner Simon Konecki have been living apart from some time. The 'Someone Like You' hitmaker, who took to Twitter for the first time in almost three months, said the couple are very much together. "Just wanted to wish everyone...
  • Adele, Simon Konecki part ways? December 29, 2014

    London: Singer Adele is reportedly living apart from her partner Simon Konecki, fuelling rumours that the couple has split. According to a source, Konecki, the father of their son Angelo, has reportedly returned to his 'bachelor pad', reports femalefirst.co.uk. "Simon is back at his bachelor pad. It doesn't bode well for the...
  • HIL: Akashdeep excited to play with Sardar, Simon again December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After playing a vital role in India's campaign in 17th Asian Games and Champions Trophy, Akashdeep Singh is now hoping to produce another steller performance for Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League (HIL) starting next month. The young striker, who idolises India skipper Sardar Singh, said he is...
  • Delhi's duo Jason Wilson and Simon Child ready to defend HIL title December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the new season of Hockey India League (HIL), Delhi Waveriders' striker duo of Australian Jason Wilson and New Zealand's Simon Child said on Tuesday that they would look to score the maximum number of goals to help their team defend the title. In the previous season,...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 December 12, 2014

    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 December 11, 2014

    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...