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  • Serena tops WTA rankings, Sania maintains 5th place in doubles Yesterday

    New Delhi: American star Serena Williams continued to occupy top spot in the singles WTA rankings while former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki climbed two places to 13th. India's Sania Mirza maintained her career-high fifth place ranking in the doubles. Sania, who turned pro in 2003 and overcame a career-threatening wrist injury...
  • Valtteri Bottas is now Formula One's fastest Finn 2 days ago

    Valtteri Bottas is rapidly laying claim to be Formula One's fastest Finn after again eclipsing Kimi Raikkonen on his way to a third successive podium appearance for Williams on Sunday. The 24-year-old's impressive second place, from the front row of the German Grand Prix grid, was his team's 300th podium finish...
  • Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix 3 days ago

    Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. "It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become...
  • 1st ODI: Sean Williams stars as Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets 5 days ago

    A quick-fire 70 at more than a run a ball from Sean Williams lifted Zimbabwe to a comfortable six-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first one day international at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday. Williams, who blasted eight fours and a six off his 65 balls, fell just before...
  • Serena Williams heads women's field for US Open 1 week ago

    World number one Serena Williams, coming off a surprise third round loss at Wimbledon, heads the women's field for the US Open, which starts in New York in late August. Players from 36 countries are represented, the US Tennis Association announced on Wednesday, with two-time defending champion Williams heading an 11-strong...
  • Watch: Hiro and his powerless robot fight crime in the trailer of 'Big Hero 6' 1 week ago

    After releasing a string of sneak peeks into its much-anticipated film 'Big Hero 6', Walt Disney Pictures has now released its first full look. 'Big Hero 6', which has been inspired by the Marvel comics by the same name, revolves around the story of Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) and his...
  • UK's top diplomat William Hague resigns as Cameron shuffles pack July 15, 2014

    London: British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced his surprise resignation on Monday night ahead of a closely-fought national election next May as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top government jobs. Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years and a former leader of Cameron's...
  • US rapper Will.i.am bags his 10th number one single on the British charts July 14, 2014

    London: US rapper Will.i.am secured his 10th number one in the British singles charts on Sunday, going straight in at the top spot with 'It's My Birthday', the Official Charts Company said. Will.i.am, whose track features 17-year-old US singer Cody Wise, earned his first UK chart topper in 2003 as part...
  • Namaste London: In conversation with UK Foreign Secretary July 12, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhonsle, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague talks about India-UK ties. ...
  • Johnson shares lead with McGirt at John Deere Classic July 12, 2014

    Former Masters champion Zach Johnson shot a four-under 67 to share a one-stroke lead with William McGirt after the second round of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois on Friday. Johnson, 2007 winner at Augusta, and McGirt were 12-under for a total of 130, a stroke ahead of fellow Americans...
  • US Open singles champions to get record 3 million dollars July 9, 2014

    White Plains: The 2014 US Open men's and women's singles champions will earn a record $3 million apiece this year. The US Tennis Association also announced on Wednesday that the total purse for the tournament will be $38.3 million, an increase of 11.7 per cent from $34.3 million last year. The...
  • Claire Williams celebrates after memorable British Grand Prix July 7, 2014

    Silverstone: Claire Williams admitted she had to pinch herself. One year on from enduring a low point in a miserable season after taking the job as deputy principal in her father's Formula One racing team, Williams was at the center of a post-race party Sunday at the British Grand Prix. Finnish driver...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton wins crash-hit British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires July 6, 2014

    Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton won a crash-hit British Grand Prix on Sunday to cut Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's lead in the drivers' championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first non-finish of the season. Hamilton, the 2008 champion, started sixth on the grid. The British driver leapt...
  • UK Foreign minister on two-day visit from Monday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In its first engagement with the new government, UK's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague will embark on a two-day visit to India from Monday to hold talks with top leadership on key areas including trade and defence. Hague will come along with UK Chancellor of the...
  • BJP leader Trivendra files nomination from Doiwala seat for bypolls July 5, 2014

    BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat was among four candidates who filed their nomination papers on Friday for the Doiwala assembly seat where a bypoll is slated for July 21. Rawat was accompanied by by Pradesh BJP president Tirath Singh Rawat and former chief minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank as he filed his...
  • Swansea captain Ashley Williams signs new four-year contract July 4, 2014

    Swansea City captain Ashley Williams has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at the Welsh side until 2018, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 29-year-old defender, who also captains Wales, had been linked with a move away from the Liberty Stadium but will remain at the...
  • Susie Wolff brought to halt by engine failure at British Grand Prix July 4, 2014

    Silverstone: Susie Wolff became the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One race weekend on Friday but her involvement in British Grand Prix practice lasted barely 20 minutes. On a bad morning for Williams, who finished third and fourth in Austria the weekend before last,...
  • Ed Sheeran scores first No 1 album on US Billboard chart July 3, 2014

    Reuters: British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's scored his first top album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday as "x" easily lapped the competition selling 210,000 copies, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. "x" is the 23-year-old's second album and sales have been helped by the success of the single...
  • Robin Williams pursues ongoing 12-step treatment July 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Robin Williams is reconnecting with the 12-step program during a brief stay at a Minnesota facility. A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old actor-comedian says Williams planned the visit as a respite to recharge after more than 18 straight months of work. Publicist Mara Buxbaum said Williams is "taking the opportunity to...
  • Ladakh International Film Festival 2014: 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' sweeps awards; Anurag Kashyap, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra skip the closing ceremony July 2, 2014

    Leh: With Iranian, Korean and several competent Indian films being pitted against each other at Ladakh International Film Festival, which concluded recently, one was both surprised and happy to watch 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' by young Mumbai-based Bhargav Saikai and Sharma sweep top awards. Directed by Ram Ramesh Sharma, 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz...
  • Serena Williams stops after three games in doubles July 1, 2014

    London: Serena Williams pulled out of her Wimbledon doubles match with sister Venus after only three games on Tuesday. Serena, who lost in singles on Saturday, was checked by medical staff before the doubles match even began. Sitting in her sideline chair, Serena covered her face with her hands. Eventually, the match...
  • Force India in race for 3rd-place with Ferrari, says Robert Fernley June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Force India are in good shape to fight Formula 1 giants Ferrari for third place in the team standings, said deputy team boss Robert Fernley on their battle against the Italian manufacturer operating on a much higher budget. According to the 2013 figures, Ferrari and Red Bull spent in...
  • Lionel Richie gets Lifetime Achievement award June 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Lionel Richie bagged the Lifetime Achievement award at the BET Awards. Pharrell Williams introduced the tribute to Richie, which included clips of the singer's career. Afterward, John Legend sang a medley of Richie's 'Hello' and 'Still', reported Billboard magazine. Then R&B singer Richie, 67, performed 'Brick House', 'The...
  • Rick Ross arrested after concert in North Carolina June 30, 2014

    Greensboro: Rapper Rick Ross has been released after his arrest following a North Carolina concert. Greensboro Police Department spokeswoman Susan Danielsen says that Ross was taken into custody Friday night after the SuperJam concert. She says a court had issued an order for his arrest because he failed to appear in...
  • Serena Williams loses in third round at Wimbledon June 29, 2014

    London: Five-time champion Serena Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday. It's Williams' earliest exit at the All England Club since 2005, when she also was beaten in the third round. "I don't know how I did it," Cornet...
  • Nadal rallies against Rosol to avenge 2012 Wimbledon upset June 26, 2014

    London: Rafael Nadal was one point away from falling behind by two sets before rallying Thursday to beat Lukas Rosol, the Czech player who knocked him out at Wimbledon in the same round and on the same court two years ago. The top-ranked Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion, raised his game...
  • British foreign secretary in Baghdad for talks June 26, 2014

    Baghdad: British Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived in Iraq's capital Baghdad in a surprise visit on Thursday for talks with Iraqi leaders, media reported. Hague is expected to meet top Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, to discuss bilateral ties and the political and security developments in the country, Xinhua...
  • Serena Williams eases into Wimbledon 2nd round June 25, 2014

    London: Five-time champion Serena Williams made light work of Anna Tatishvili, beating the fellow American 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Williams, who lost in the second round at the French Open, hit 31 winners and had 16 aces. The 32-year-old Williams has never lost in the...
  • Venus Williams reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon June 23, 2014

    London: Five-time champion Venus Williams won her first singles match at Wimbledon since 2011 with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain. The former World No. 1 lost in the first round in 2012 and missed last year's tournament because of a back injury. The 30th-seeded Williams had a...
  • Prince William lands part-time job as an air ambulance pilot June 22, 2014

    London: Britain's Prince William is to take on a part-time job as an air ambulance pilot and he is likely to live in a mansion on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk rather than his London home. An announcement about his new 40,000 pounds-a-year career will be made within days ending...