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Saina loses in final

World No. 4 Saina Nehwal of India showed flashes of brilliance which was not good enough as she missed her date with history as the World champion and World No. 1 Wang Yihan recorded a come-from-behind 18-21, 21-13, 21-13 win in the women’s singles final …

England’s James Willstrop takes top honours

James Willstrop of England earned it the hard way, as he broke down Gregory Gaultier of France with a solid performance and clinched the title in the $165,000 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters squash tournament here on Sunday. Though it was a worthy climax to the …

Djokovic and Petra Kvitova named ITF World Champions for 2011

Djokovic and Petra Kvitova named ITF World Champions for 2011

  Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic have been named ITF World Champions for 2011. Djokovic won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open in a stellar year in which took over as the top-ranked men’s player, finishing with a …

India must not get complacent in the Test series against Australia: Coach

Chennai: Indian cricket coach Duncan Fletcher has asserted that India must not get complacent in the Test series down under and should not read much into Australia’s inconsistent run in their recent series against New Zealand and South Africa. Fletcher, speaking at the pre-tour press …

Viswanathan Anand played out another draw with Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand played out another draw with Carlsen

London: World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out another draw, signing peace with Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the eighth and penultimate round of London Chess Classic here. On his 42nd birthday, the draw came easy for Anand as he remained on joint fifth spot, taking …

Tour of Australia will be a different ball game: Gautam Gambhir

Chennai: While expressing happiness over India’s 4-1 series win against the West Indies here, stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir has cautioned that the forthcoming tour of Australia would be a “different ball game” that will put to test both the technique and mental toughness of the …

India registered a 34-run win over WI

India registered a 34-run win over WI

Manoj Tiwary’s maiden ODI century scored over Kieron Pollard’s as India registered a 34-run win over the West Indies in the fifth and final ODI at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday. The victory gave India the series 4-1. The 26-year-old Tiwary (104, 126b, …

Tigres beat Santos Laguna to win Mexican title

MEXICO CITY: Tigres UANL came from a goal down to beat Santos Laguna 3-1 on Sunday and lift the Mexican league title for the first time in 29 years.The side from the northern city of Monterrey won the final 4-1 on aggregate following their 1-0 …

Rafael Nadal won fifth Davis Cup title

Rafael Nadal won fifth Davis Cup title

Rafael Nadal got the winning point as Spain won a fifth Davis Cup title here on Sunday. The World No. 2 beat Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro to give the host a 3-1 win, rallying from a set down to see off the 2009 US …

It feels extremely special to be selected for the last two ODIs against the WI: Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan has often flitted between the paths of delight and despair. A man, who was once labelled as the probable successor to Kapil Dev and also evoked praise from Wasim Akram, almost became a tale of ‘what-would-have-been’ after a loss of form and constant …

India beats West Indies by 1 wicket

Cuttack: India wriggled out of a precarious position to clinch a nerve-wrecking one-wicket victory over the West Indies in the first cricket one-dayer which turned out to be a low-scoring thriller here. After restricting the visitors to 211 for nine, India were tottering at 59 …

Liverpool beats Chelsea 2-0

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas criticised his side after a 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool in the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday and warned they must improve if they are not to avoid an early exit in the Champions League next week. The London side host …

Kambli’s allegations are irresponsible statements: Pawar

Kambli’s allegations are irresponsible statements: Pawar

New Delhi: International Cricket Council president Sharad Pawar has dismissed as “irresponsible” Vinod Kambli’s allegation that India’s 1996 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka could have been fixed. “I honestly feel that his allegations are irresponsible statements,” Pawar said.”If he was an honest and a …

India won world cup Kabaddi titles

Ludhiana: Hosts India lifted the winners title in the men’s and women’s section of the second World Cup Kabaddi tournament here. The India men team easily beat the Canada side 59-25 in the final match played at the Guru Nanak Dev stadium here late Sunday. …

It’s an honour to play with Sachin: V.V.S.Laxman

It’s an honour to play with Sachin: V.V.S.Laxman

Kolkata: India’s stylish batsman V.V.S. Laxman showered praise on cricketing genius Sachin Tendulkar, who completed 22 years in international cricket, saying it was an honour and privilege for him to play with the batting maestro. “Great!! I am sure he will cross many more years …