TOUR

  • Rafael Nadal not certain of playing at London finale 6 days ago

    London: Rafael Nadal says he could miss the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals next month because of appendicitis. The injury-plagued Spaniard, who has only recently returned from a wrist problem, is on antibiotics and hoping to delay surgery for appendicitis until the end of the season. However, with the eight-man London showpiece...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka qualifies for ATP World Tour Finals October 12, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has become the fourth player to qualify for the end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals, the ATP said in a statement on Sunday. The 29-year-old Swiss has enjoyed a career-best season in 2014, winning his maiden grand slam title, and he has accumulated enough points to...
  • EPL: Manchester City strike late to beat Aston Villa 2-0 October 5, 2014

    Birmingham: Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero produced late moments of brilliance to earn Manchester City a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, keeping the champions in touch with Premier League leader Chelsea. Toure dribbled to the edge of the penalty area in the 82nd minute and curled a left-footed shot...
  • Liverpool must learn from defensive mistakes, says Toure September 25, 2014

    Liverpool must learn lessons from their recent defensive mistakes and use Saturday's Merseyside derby against Everton to re-boot their title challenge, according to defender Kolo Toure. Three defeats in five games during which they have conceded eight goals have left Liverpool in 11th place, seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea, but...
  • 20 girl students from Jammu on an educational tour across north India September 21, 2014

    Jammu: Army sent a group of 20 girl students and two teachers of border areas of Jammu district on an 10day educationalcummotivational tour across north India under "Operation Sadbhavana". The tour was flagged off by General Officer Commanding (GOC), Crossed Swords Division from Akhnoor area of Jammu, defence spokesman said....
  • Chhota Bheem meets his young fans, talks to them about India's rich heritage September 20, 2014

    There is no denying the fact that Chhota Bheem is a hit with the children. Kids adore him, appreciate him and just want to watch as many times they can. That's why when he visited the capital recently, the kids couldn't contain their excitement. Children were excited to see their...
  • Anirban Lahiri stays ahead in Malaysia September 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri continued his flying form by firing a fourunderpar 68 to maintain a twoshot lead at the halfway stage of the Asian Tour's Selangor Masters on Friday. The 27yearold, who fired 10 birdies in his impressive opening round, dropped just one shot for a 10under 132...
  • Chinese President Jinping meets Manmohan Singh, Sonia on 3rd day of his India tour September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: On the third and final day of Chinese's President Xi Jinping's India visit, he met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the national capital on Friday. Jinping also met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders. He met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan too. "The meeting took place at...
  • Late eagle lifts McIlroy into tie for lead at Tour Championship September 14, 2014

    Rory McIlroy spectacularly eagled the parfive 15th to join Billy Horschel in a tie for the lead in the Tour Championship on Saturday and set up a thrilling conclusion to the 201314 PGA Tour season. With the FedExCup playoff title and a bonus jackpot of $10 million on the line...
  • Andhra Pradesh panel on new capital to tour Asian nations to study models September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: After completing tours in the country, members of a special committee set up by the Andhra Pradesh Government to study various models for building the new capital of the State, will visit Singapore, Malaysia and China as part of their assignment. The panel, headed by Municipal Administration and Urban Development...
  • An inform Horschel two ahead at Tour Championship September 13, 2014

    Atlanta: Billy Horschel, seeking a second consecutive PGA Tour victory, birdied three of the last eight holes to move two strokes clear of the chasing pack in the Tour Championship second round on Friday. The American, ranked second in the FedExCup standings coming into this week, fired a second successive fourunderpar...
  • Kirk stays in control of Tour Championship with opening 66 September 12, 2014

    Atlanta: FedExCup points leader Chris Kirk maintained control of the seasonlong race for playoff honours as he surged into a share of the lead in Thursday's opening round of the elite Tour Championship. Kirk, who took over at the top of the standings with his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship...
  • Kashmir floods wash away tourist bookings September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The devastating floods in Kashmir are expected to hit the state's tourism hard, a top tourism industry official said. With domestic tourists' numbers to Kashmir Valley expected to cross two crore this year, a top tourism industry official on Thursday said the floods in peak travel season will impact the...
  • As it happened: Indians vs Middlesex, Tour match at Lord's August 22, 2014

    Middlesex innings: Karn Sharma took three wickets to end the Middlesex chase, handing the Indians a 95run victory. End of 36 overs: Middlesex lost two quick wickets inside the gap of 2 overs to struggle at 119 for 8. End of 28 overs: Offspinner R Ashwin struck to sent Simpson back for 19....
  • Resurgent Federer books ATP World Tour Finals berth August 18, 2014

    A resurgent Roger Federer has qualified for a record 13th consecutive ATP World Tour Finals in comfortable fashion, in marked contrast to 2013 when he squeezed in the week before the endofseason tournament in London. Federer, 33, claimed his sixth Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati on Sunday with victory...
  • Miley Cyrus does it again! She finds a new twerking partner in singer Lily Allen August 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: After her famous twerking during her Bangerz tour, singer Miley Cyrus did it again in Nashville, Tennessee. The former "Hannah Montana" star took her controversial Bangerz tour to her hometown and she thrilled fans by performing singer Lily Allen's hit "Not Fair" with the pop star, reports contactmusic.com. The two...
  • Tour operators fight before Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik in Varanasi August 2, 2014

    A brawl broke out at a hotel in Varanasi on Saturday between tour operators from New Delhi and a local group in the presence of Union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik. The incident took place at Hotel Rivatas in the temple town over some concessions and other issues being demanded by...
  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France 2014 July 28, 2014

    Paris: Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29yearold Sicilian, who called himself "a flagbearer...
  • Dominant Vincenzo Nibali set to be crowned in Paris July 27, 2014

    Having dominated on all terrains, Vincenzo Nibali is set to win the Tour de France after avoiding any late dramas on Saturday in the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial from Bergerac won by Tony Martin. Italian Nibali finished fourth in the stage, nearly two minutes slower than the dominant German...
  • Manchester United add Hernandez for US tour July 20, 2014

    Carson, California: Manchester United have added Javier Hernandez to their squad for the team's preseason tour of the US. Relegated to the bench for much of last season, Chicharito will join the Red Devils before their friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday in Pasadena, the team's first match under...
  • I'm staying for the fans, says City's Yaya Toure July 18, 2014

    Yaya Toure has no intention of leaving Premier League champions Manchester City and is looking forward to the new season with them, he said on Friday. "The fans have always been good to me, they've always been good to my family," Toure told Sky Sports television. "I want to stay. I will...
  • Naman Ojha puts India A in command Down Under July 7, 2014

    Brisbane: A splendid unbeaten double century from Naman Ojha put India A in a commanding position against Australia A on Day 2 of their first fourday match at the Allan Border Field here on Monday. Wicketkeeperbatsman Ojha guided his team to 475 for 9 declared with an innings of 219 not...
  • World Cup 2014: Nobody cares Ivory Coast exit because they are African, says Toure July 2, 2014

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure believes nobody cared about the Elephants being knocked out of the World Cup due to refereeing mistakes because they are African. "I desperately wanted the referee to spot Samaras's simulation," he wrote in his weekly column in France Football, referring to Ivory Coast's 21 defeat by...
  • Tour match: Indian bowlers struggle against Derbyshire on Day 1 July 2, 2014

    Derbyshire: India yet again produced a listless bowling performance as Derbyshire piled up 326 for 5 at stumps of the first day of their second tour game ahead of fivematch Test series against England, here on Tuesday. Billy Godleman (67 not out of 159 balls, 8x4s) and 17yearold Harvey Hossein (53...
  • Tourism Ministry launches mobile app for exploring cities June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The selfguided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...