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  • Serena Williams beats Ana Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    Singapore: A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16-straight wins at the season-ending championships by beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in Monday's tournament opener, shaking...
  • Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff to compete in Race of Champions 22 hours 21 minutes ago

    London: The Race Of Champions is to feature its first female competitor as Williams F1 development driver Susie Wolff has signed up for the 2014 edition at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Originally from Oban in Scotland, Wolff spent seven years racing in Germany's DTM touring car...
  • Martina Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur 23 hours 39 minutes ago

    Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers". Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev was swiftly banned for a year and fined $25,000 by the Women's Tennis...
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to face Begu in Kremlin Cup final 2 days ago

    Moscow: Sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat Katerina Siniakova in straight sets on Saturday to set up a Kremlin Cup final against Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania. Pavlyuchenkova dominated the Czech qualifier from start to finish, winning 6-2, 6-2 to reach her 10th career final on the WTA tour. Earlier, Begu battled to...
  • Serena Williams up against youth in WTA finals 3 days ago

    Singapore: Serena Williams will play two of the tour's young rising stars in the round-robin stage of this year's WTA finals in Singapore. The draw on Saturday placed the top-seeded Williams in the Red Group along with 23-year-old Simona Halep and 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard, along with the more experienced Ana Ivanovic. The...
  • Pirelli tyre choice for Brazilian Grand Prix unacceptable: Massa 1 week ago

    Brazilian driver Felipe Massa says Pirelli's choice of tyres for his home Formula One grand prix next month is "very dangerous". The Italian company announced last week it would be taking its two hardest compounds to Interlagos -- the hard and medium tyres -- due to the high energy demands of...
  • Mercedes driver Hamilton takes pole position for Russian GP 2014 October 11, 2014

    Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton earned his sixth pole of the season by beating Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by two-tenths of a second in Saturday's qualifying. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was faster than Hamilton in his last lap but then...
  • Watch: BBC's 'God Only Knows' cover by Elton John, One Direction, Pharrell Williams and other artistes is the most beautiful thing you'll see all day October 9, 2014

    Seventeen years after the BBC released world-wide hit cover of 'Perfect day', the network now presents a lovely cover of Beach Boys' hit number 'God only knows'. "The Beach Boys' masterpiece 'God Only Knows' remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music," says...
  • Nobel Prize for seeing how life works at molecular level October 8, 2014

    Stockholm/London: A German and two American scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells. US citizens Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the prize for using fluorescence to...
  • 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded for bringing optical microscopy into the nanodimesion October 8, 2014

    Stockholm: Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E Moerner was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for their path-breaking work in the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. While Betzig, Moerner are from the United States, Stefan W Hell is from Germany. The Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014,...
  • Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell, William E Moerner get Nobel Prize in Chemistry for super-resolved fluorescence microscopy October 8, 2014

    Washington: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 2014 has been awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell and William E Moerner for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. "Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement awarding...
  • Nadal stunned by Klizan in China, injured Serena out October 3, 2014

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal's return to action came to a shuddering halt on Friday when the Spaniard was beaten by Slovakia's Martin Klizan in a late-night quarter-final duel at the China Open. After world number one Novak Djokovic had continued his march through the draw to set up a mouth watering semi-final...
  • Djokovic despatches Dimitrov in Beijing, Williams withdraws October 3, 2014

    Bejing: World number one Novak Djokovic continued his march to a fifth China Open title by dismantling a flat Grigor Dimitrov in a one-sided quarter-final on Friday while women's top seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out through injury. American world number one Williams, who had reached the last...
  • Venus Williams out of China Open with viral illness October 2, 2014

    Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set....
  • I think Narine will get over this episode, says Windies' coach Williams October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies coach Stuart Williams said mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League Twenty20 match, will get over the episode in a positive manner. "We haven't actually spoken to Sunil as yet. Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong...
  • Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams rematch set at China Open October 1, 2014

    Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. The third-seeded Czech defeated Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2 beneath the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday in Beijing. Williams advanced on...
  • Serena and Cilic advance in China, Nadal loses in doubles September 29, 2014

    Serena Williams narrowly avoided a bagel against Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa, then won 13 of the next 15 games to pull out a 7-5, 6-2 victory Monday in the first round of the China Open. Williams looked lethargic and flat-footed at the start, pushing the ball back without much pace or...
  • Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance at China Open September 28, 2014

    Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame six double-faults to defeat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-1, while the 16th-seeded Williams came back from a 3-0 deficit in the opening set to defeat Britain's Heather Watson...
  • Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter to lead IPTL's Singapore franchise September 25, 2014

    Singapore: Heavyweights Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, and Patrick Rafter will represent Singapore Slammers for the home leg in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) to be held here December 2-4. In addition to current women 's world number one Williams and retired Agassi and Rafter, notable players include Tomas Berdych,...
  • Serena Williams out in second round at Wuhan Open September 23, 2014

    Top-ranked Serena Williams lost in the second round of the Wuhan Open, retiring after 11 games on Tuesday and dropping a third match to Alize Cornet this year. Williams, who won the US Open just over two weeks ago, was leading 6-5 when she asked for treatment beside the court. The...
  • Venus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open September 21, 2014

    Wuhan: Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season. Garcia, ranked 30 places below No. 18 Williams, won 64, 46, 76 (6) and...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, CLT20 Match 5 September 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After launching their campaign on a winning note, IPL finalists Kings XI Punjab will look to dish out another dominating performance when they face the formidable Barbados Tridents. The Kings XI came into the tournament on the back of a successful...
  • Seven young Iranians who danced on a rooftop to Pharrell Williams' hit 'Happy' given suspended jail sentences and 91 lashes each September 20, 2014

    Seven young Iranians featured dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" in a video that went viral on the Internet have been given suspended jail and lashing sentences, a lawyer said today. Recorded on a smartphone and uploaded multiple times on YouTube, the clip shows three unveiled girls dancing and singing to the...
  • Ricciardo targets podium ahead of improving Vettel in Singapore GP September 19, 2014

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula One podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago. "I guess I am expecting a podium. I think we have to aim for that if we want to stay in the title...
  • Williams can catch Red Bull, says Felipe Massa September 17, 2014

    Singapore: Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors' championship. Massa, who joined Williams at the start of the season after eight years with...
  • Barack Obama appoints IndiaAmerican to key administration post September 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has appointed another IndianAmerican to a key administration post as member of prestigious J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Obama announced Maneesh K Goyal's appointment and other key administration posts, the White House said in a statement. "These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout...
  • Prince William, Kate thrilled as they expect their 2nd child September 9, 2014

    Prince George is not going to be an only child for long, Prince William, Kate are expecting their second baby. William's younger brother, Prince Harry said that he could not wait for the little one to join their family. ...
  • Serena Williams not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles September 8, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams isn't sure if she's willing or able to reach 22 Grand Slam titles. Still, she knows her next goal is 19 after she won her 18th on Sunday at the US Open to match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. And should she get to 19, she figures...