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23-Oct-2017 Madrid

Kristina Mladenovic joins Top 10 WTA rankings

Romanian Simona Halep maintained the top spot of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday as Kristina Mladenovic of France joined the top-10 list.The 26-year-old Romanian star was followed by Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza.Czech Karolina...

23-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues at top of ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, maintained the top spot, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer, reports...

23-Oct-2017 Washington

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 US Grand Prix

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel led the opening five laps of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, but it was Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who went on to dominate the race, winning by 10 seconds with a time of one hour 33 minutes and 50.991 seconds.Vettel's teammate...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Virat Kohli rues poor batting by India

India skipper Virat Kohli rued that the hosts fell 30 to 40 runs short following a six-wicket loss to New Zealand in the first One-Day International here on Sunday.The Indian batsmen struggled against the Kiwi bowlers and could only manage a total of 280/8...

22-Oct-2017 Odense (Denmark)

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth wins Denmark Open title

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Superseries title of the season as he crushed South Korean Lee Hyun II to win the men's singles title of the Denmark Open here on Sunday.Eighth seed Srikanth cantered to a 21-10, 21-5 win in just 25 minutes...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Kane Williamson praises teammates after New Zealand win

New Zealand captain Williamson heaped praise on his team after a comprehensive victory in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.Needing 281 runs to win, New Zealand rode on a 200-run stand for the fourth wicket by Tom Latham and Ross Taylor...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Tom Latham, Ross Taylor guide Kiwis to victory

New Zealand rode on brilliant knocks from Tom Latham and Ross Taylor to a comprehensive six-wicket victory over India in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.The duo contributed a 200-run stand for the fourth wicket...

22-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Hockey: India beat Malaysia to win Asia Cup for 3rd time

India underlined their continental supremacy as they overcame a fighting Malaysia 2-1 in the final here on Sunday to win the Asia Cup hockey championship for the third time.Ramandeep Singh (3rd minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th) scored for the 2014 Asian Games...

21-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Virat Kohli clarifies decision on keeping Ashwin, Jadeja out

India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday explained the reasons behind the decision to 'rest' top spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the limited overs squads, saying it's important to understand their workload and also create a stronger pool to...

21-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India rout Pakistan 4-0 to enter Asia Cup hockey final

India entered the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship after a thumping 4-0 win over arch-foes Pakistan in their final second-round clash here on Saturday.After the teams were deadlocked goalless at the half-time, India ran rampage with goals from Satbir...

21-Oct-2017 Mumbai

In-form India face New Zealand in first ODI

On a roll after consecutive series wins against Sri Lanka and Australia, a confident India will aim to hunt New Zealand when they face-off in the opener of the three-match One-day International (ODI) series at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.The Virat...

20-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Would like to continue where we left vs Australia : Rohit Sharma

India batsman Rohit Sharma on Friday stressed that the team has clear intentions to continue the good form as they face New Zealand in the first of the three-match One-Day Internationals (ODIs) here on Sunday.India hammered Australia in the five-match ODI...

18-Oct-2017 Odense (Denmark)

Saina Nehwal, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Denmark Open

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the second round, while B. Sai Praneeth and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were eliminated in the opening round of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Wednesday.Hyderabadi Saina,...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Sports gave me confidence, independence: Mithali Raj

India's inspirational women's cricket captain Mithali Raj feels that child marriage can be dealt with by introducing girls to sports which, she says, gave her huge confidence and made her a strong and independent woman."Society needs to liberate from the clutches...

15-Oct-2017 Shanghai (China)

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal , snatches Shanghai Masters title

Roger Federer defeated World No.1 Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title here on Sunday.Second-seed Federer took 71 minutes to claim a 6-4, 6-3 victory over the Spaniard, who made errors and looked physically exhausted, reports Efe."It was a...

15-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Asia Cup hockey

India defeated Pakistan 3-1 to top Pool A of the Asia Cup at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.Chinglensana Singh (17th minute), Ramandeep Singh (43rd minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (45th) scored for India. For Pakistan, Ali Shan scored...

13-Oct-2017 Shanghai

Rafael Nadal sets up Cilic semi-final in Shanghai

Top seed Rafael Nadal kept his hopes for the tennis season's seventh title alive here in the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters, defeating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in a high-quality 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 game on Friday to set up a semi-final clash against Croatian...

13-Oct-2017 Auckland

ICC announces Test league, ODI league

With an aim to bring context and meaning to bilateral cricket, a nine-team Test cricket league and a 13-team One-Day International league will start in 2019 and 2020, respectively, it was announced on Friday.The Test series league will see nine teams play...

12-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

India aim to clinch T20I series against Australia

After receiving an eight-wicket thrashing in the second Twenty20 International (T20I), India will aim for a better show when they take on Australia in their third and final cricket match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.Left-arm speedster...

12-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

Ashish Nehra announces he will retire on November 1

Veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Thursday said he will call an end to his cricket career after the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on November 1."I have spoken to the team management and the selection...

11-Oct-2017 Jaipur

Bengaluru Bulls beat Dabang Delhi 35-32 in PKL tie

In the clash of bottom-placed teams, it was Bengaluru Bulls who came out on top as they beat Dabang Delhi 35-32 in the fifth Pro Kabaddi Season here on Wednesday.Rohit Kumar (12 points) and Ajay Kumar (10 points) led the Bengaluru Bulls charge as they combined...

11-Oct-2017 Guwahati

Actor Rajkummar Rao has said he is nervous about romancing the "

Australia's cricket squad suffered a scare after a stone was thrown at their bus on its return to a city hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here.The incident took place on Tuesday night after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20...

09-Oct-2017 Madrid

Simona Halep snatches top spot in WTA rankings

Simona Halep snatched first place in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday after she qualified for the China Open final.The 26-year-old Romanian player reached the top spot for the first time in her career, putting an end to the four-week...

09-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot on the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, while Belgian David Goffin entered the Top 10 list.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, maintained the...

08-Oct-2017 Beijing, China

Rafael Nadal thrashes Kyrgios, wins 2nd China Open title

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal on Sunday got the better of Australian Nick Kyrgios and beat him 6-2, 6-1 to clinch the China Open title for the second time in his career.Nadal, world No.1, saved all four break points he faced and broke Kyrgios's serve several...

08-Oct-2017 New Delhi

We won't disappoint India, against Colombia : Suresh Singh

India Under-17 football team midfielder Suresh Singh Wangjam on Sunday said the hosts are ready to take on Colombia in the next group-stage fixure on Monday and they won't dissapoint the nation."We are all set for the Colombia game and we'll give our everything....

07-Oct-2017 Ranchi

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli guide India to 9 wickets victory

India rode on opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli's brilliant knock to score 49/1 (D/L method) against Australia in the rain-marred match to register a nine wicket victory in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket match at the JSCA International...

06-Oct-2017 Beijing

Sania Mirza -Peng Shuai advance to China Open semis

Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Peng Shuai entered the semi-finals of the China Open tennis championships here on Friday.The third-seeded India-China duo of Sania and Peng defeated fifth seeds Czech pair of Barbara Strýcová and Katerina Siniaková 4-6,...

06-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Prashant Chopra' s double ton for HP lights up Day 1 of Ranji 2017-18

Himachal Pradesh opener Prashant Chopra cracked an unbeaten 271 while veteran Paras Dogra remained undefeated on 99 to help the hill state reach a mammoth 459/2 against Punjab on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 Group D match at the Himachal Pradesh...

05-Oct-2017 Beijing

Rafael Nadal eases into China Open quarters

Spanish World No.1 Rafael Nadal knocked out Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-3, 6-3 here on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the China Open.The 31-year-old broke Khachanov in the fourth game and raced to 4-1 lead to take control of the court in the first...

04-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Other sports also getting popular in India : Vijender Singh

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Wednesday said even though cricket was quite popular in India, other sports were also getting popular rapidly in the country.Vijender, the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight...

04-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Ashish Nehra's fitness at par with Kohli : Virender Sehwag

Former India opener Virender Sehwag says he was not surprised with veteran fast bowler Ashish Nehra's inclusion in the India squad for the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Australia, starting from October 7 in Ranchi.Nehra's inclusion...

03-Oct-2017 New Delhi

IPL contracts prevented Australians from sledging : Virender Sehwag

Former star opener Virender Sehwag on Tuesday said that the Australian players were scared of sledging Virat Kohli and the other Indian players during the recently concluded One-Day International (ODI) series due to the possibility of losing out on their lucrative...

02-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, led the standings ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer, while Britain's...

02-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Nehra, Karthik, Dhawan included in India T20I squad against Australia

Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra and batsman Dinesh Karthik along with opener Shikhar Dhawan have been included in the India squad for the three-match Twenty20 International (T20) against Australia."The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named the Indian Cricket...

01-Oct-2017 Nagpur

We deserved to lose series : Steven Smith

 Australia captain Steven Smith on Sunday conceded that his team deserved to be defeated 1-4 in the One-Day International (ODI) series against India and will need to get consistent performances from the next series onwards.In the fifth and final ODI at the Vidarbha...

01-Oct-2017 Nagpur

India beat Australia in 5th ODI to end series on winning note

Rohit Sharma struck a century as India beat Australia by seven wickets in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground here on Sunday to end the five-match series on a winning note.India have thus won the series...

29-Sep-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

My ball hitting Sachin's wicket is the best sound : Brett Lee

One of the fastest bowlers in the world at his peak, former Australian pacer Brett Lee said here on Friday that the best sound that he wished to hear was his ball hitting the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar.Lee was speaking to young children who suffer from...

28-Sep-2017 Bangalore

Smith pleased with all-round display in 4th ODI win over India

Australia captain Steve Smith wore a smiling face as his side, riding on success from both batsmen and bowlers, beat India by 21 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Thursday."Nice to be on this side. Nice to get a win in. (David)...

28-Sep-2017 Bangalore

Australia beat India in 4th ODI

Australia dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 21 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday.The hosts, who had already won the five-match series, now have a 3-1 lead.Electing to bat, Australia produced a challenging total of...

28-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan 's extraordinary meeting' with P.V. Sindhu on KBC

India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu will be seen on the hot seat of popular game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC). Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he had an extraordinary meeting with her.Amitabh, who called it "an honour and a moment of great pride" to be in...

27-Sep-2017 Bangalore

We are going for 5-0 vs Australia : Yuzvendra Chahal

India cricket team leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Wednesday said the hosts will be targeting a 5-0 whitewash of Australia after taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match One Day International (ODI) series.India will play Australia in the fourth ODI...

27-Sep-2017 Bangalore

India aim for record in 4th ODI vs Australia

Skipper Virat Kohli will aim to surpass predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record winning run as captain when India take on Australia in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday.Kohli equalled former skipper Mahendra...

26-Sep-2017 Mumbai

I'm not insecure, but possessive: Sania Mirza

 Indian star Sania Mirza says that when it comes to her personal life, she is not insecure about her relationships but is possessive about them.Sania, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, spoke about her personal life with actress Neha Dhupia...

26-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Sachin Tendulkar , Aditya Thackeray sweep Bandra, PM praises

Cricket maestro Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray and others picked up brooms to sweep parts of Bandra here on Tuesday, earning praise directly from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The move follows a recent appeal by Modi to prominent...

25-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Endorsements are good to break monotony: Harmanpreet Kaur

Indian women's cricket team's star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur tried a catwalk on the fashion ramp for a change. She says it's good to try different things besides sports at times, including endorsements to break the monotony.Harmanpreet had walked the ramp...

24-Sep-2017 Indore

Virat Kohli equals Dhoni's record winning run

India skipper Virat Kohli equalled his previous incumbent Mahendra Singh Dhoni's run of nine consecutive wins after the series clinching five-wicket win over Australia in the third One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.India rode on a superb batting performance...

24-Sep-2017 Indore

Hardik Pandya was fabulous : Steven Smith

Australia skipper Steven Smith heaped praise on Hardik Pandya for his brilliant knock in the third One-Day International (ODI) which helped India to a five-wicket win and an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Pandya produced a power-packed knock lower...

24-Sep-2017 Indore

India beat Australia to win ODI series

India rode on a strong batting performance to defeat Australia by five wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) and clinch the five-match series at the Holkar Stadium here on Sunday.The win also saw India leapfrog South Africa and Australia to the...

23-Sep-2017 Indore

It's good Australians are not picking Kuldeep, Chahal : Ajinkya Rahane

India opener Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday praised spin pair Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav and said it is good that Australian batsmen are not picking them.Australian batsmen struggled to pick the duo as in the first ODI in Chennai, chinaman Kuldeep returned...

22-Sep-2017 Tokyo

Pranaav-Sikki reach semis; Srikanth, Prannoy lose in Japan Open

India's mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy reached the semi-finals, while the men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy fell in the quarter-finals of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries here on Friday.Pranaav-Sikki...

21-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Batters making poor decisions under pressure : Steven Smith

A dejected Australian skipper Steven Smith blamed his batsmen for making poor decisions in crunch situations after the visitors went down to India by 50 runs in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.Australia now trail 0-2 in the five-game series."Batters...

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