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Pattaya Open tennis;Sania enters singles quarter-final

Sania Mirza of India scored a 6-4, 7-5 win in a 99-minute duel over Anne Keothavong, the British No. 2 player, to enter the women’s singles quarter-final of the Pattaya Open tennis championship on Thursday, according to information received here. It may be recalled here …

Novak Djokovic won for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

Novak Djokovic won for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

  Novak Djokovic won for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year The dominant forces in tennis and football were honoured on Monday, with Novak Djokovic winning the top individual prize and Barcelona capturing the team trophy at the 2012 Laureus Sports Awards.The top-ranked Djokovic …

Sehwag plans to retain his style of batsmanship

Virender Sehwag is likely to be back in the Indian eleven for the ODI against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday. And he plans to retain his style of batsmanship. He said here on Tuesday, “My method of playing is to show a little respect to …

Yuvraj has been diagnosed with cancer

World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh is trying to relive his role. The crucial difference is, now he is fighting for his life and not for sporting glory. Diagnosed with lung cancer, he is undergoing treatment in the United States, with the tumour reportedly showing signs …

Top-order batting let the side down: Dhoni

Top-order batting let the side down: Dhoni

India’s string of defeats away from home continues. The sidehas now lost eight Tests, three ODIs and two twenty20 games beginning with the tour of England last year.After yet another setback here on Wednesday, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the top-order batting let the …

New Zealand beat Zimbabwe

New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 90 runs at the University Oval in Dunedin on Friday in the first of three one-day internationals. Scores: New Zealand 248 (M. Guptill 70; S. Masakazda 4-46) v Zimbabwe 158 (B. Taylor 58; R. Nicol 4-19)

If India team keeps losing like this, changes are inevitable: Ganguly

If India team keeps losing like this, changes are inevitable: Ganguly

    New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly has come down heavily on the Indian cricket team after it suffered a 0-4 whitewash in the Test series in Australia, demanding sweeping changes in the current set-up. “If the team keeps losing like this, changes are …

Lara was better than Tendulkar and Ponting: Australian captain

Melbourne: West Indian batting legend Brian Lara’s knowledge of how to amass big scores at rapid rate without putting his wicket at risk makes him a “superior” batsman of his era than Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, writes former Australian captain Ian Chappell. Chappell said …

Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open

Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open

Defending champion Novak Djokovic battled past Rafael Nadal in an epic, five-set Australian Open final which clocked in at 5hr, 53min — the longest title match in Grand Slam history — here on Sunday. Djokovic fought back from losing the first set to take a …

Victoria Azarenka won her first grand slam title

Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka won her first grand slam title and became the new world number one when she thrashed a disappointing Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final Saturday. The third-seeded Belarusian overpowered the 2008 champion to win 6-3, 6-0 in 82 minutes to lift …

BCCI promised to take corrective measures

An under—pressure BCCI on Saturday promised “corrective measures” after the Indian cricket team was humbled 0—4 by Australia in the Test series, but refused to comment on the future of the struggling senior players, saying that remains in the hands of selectors. India lost the …

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are to meet for semi finals

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are to meet for semi finals

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are to meet on Thursday for only the second time at the Australian Open when the pair of tennis elites clash in the semifinals. Nadal leads their series 17-9 with Federer claiming their last match at the year-end finals in …

I won’t be retiring at the end of Adelaide Test: Ponting

Adelaide: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting Tuesday sent out a strong message to his detractors with his 41st Test century and said he won’t be retiring after the Adelaide Test. The 37-year-old, during his unbeaten 137, his sixth at the Adelaide Oval, became the third …

There was no lack of motivation and the team was focussed on winning: Gautam Gambhir

There was no lack of motivation and the team was focussed on winning: Gautam Gambhir

  Adelaide: Indian openier Gautam Gambhir said Sunday that there was no lack of motivation and the team was focussed on winning the fourth and final Test starting here Tuesday even though Australia holds a 3-0 lead in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. “Every Test is …

India fightback to hold SA to a 3-3 draw in hockey

India again staged a fightback to hold South Africa to a 3-3 draw in the fifth and final match of the hockey Test series at the National Stadium here on Sunday. The draw helped the host win the series 3-1. South Africa took a 3-0 …