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Australian Open: Djokovic battles past Medvedev to reach quarters round
Tennis | January 21, 2019 10:11:41 PM IST
World number one Novak Djokovic entered the quarter-final round of the ongoing Australian Open after edging past Daniil Medvedev of Russia in their round of 16 clash of the mens singles event here at the Rod Laver Arena on Monday. ... read..


Iran's Dejagah backs coach Queiroz amid recent controversy
Tehran | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Iran national football team skipper, Ashkan Dejagah, said that it is the time to support Iran's football coach Carlos Queiroz. ... read..


Bara's Dembele sidelined for 2 weeks due to injury
Barcelona | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
FC Barcelona on Monday announced that its France forward Ousmane Dembele has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle that would sideline him for about 15 days. ... read..


Tomiyasu's header sends Japan into Asian Cup quarterfinals
Sharjah | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Defender Takehiro Tomiyasu on Monday scored Japan's 1-0 winner over Saudi Arabia in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup last-16 encounter held at the Sharjah Stadium here, leading his side to make it through to the quarterfinals. ... read..


HC seeks CBI response on wrestler Narsingh Yadav's plea
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up the CBI and asked the probe agency to file response on wrestler Narsingh Yadav's plea seeking to expedite investigation into his complaint related to doping filed ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics. ... read..


Rallyist Aravind sets eyes on Dakar 2020
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
After his successful completion of Dakar 2019, Sherco TVS Rally Factory teams Aravind KP has already set his sights on the next edition of the rally and is gearing up to improve his performance. ... read..


Shuttler Sindhu star attraction at Indonesia Masters (Preview)
Jakarta | Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu will be the star attraction while Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their impressive run when they start their campaign at the Indonesia Masters, starting with the qualifiers here on Tuesday. ... read..


PWL-4: Delhi look to stop Haryana's winning spree (Preview)
Ludhiana | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
All eyes will be on Sakshi Malik's 62 kg category clash with Tayana Omelchenko of Azerbaijan when Delhi Sultans take on Haryana Hammers on Tuesday in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 currently underway at the Municipal Corporation Indoor Stadium he ... read..


We need to delve deep into the head-shaving incident: Gurbux
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
Former hockey Olympian Gurbux Singh on Monday expressed shock at the incident where junior players were allegedly asked to shave their heads after a loss, saying there is urgent need to go deep into the matter and examine who is at fault as it is a "bad a ... read..


Kohli is the best one-day player, quite easily: Taylor
Napier | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Ahead of the five-ODI rubber against India, starting here Wednesday, former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor on Monday praised touring captain Virat Kohli as the best 'one-day player' while cautioning his side against solely focussing on the leader as the ... read..


Sakshi aims to silence critics (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:10 PM IST
After her first win over Navjot Kaur in the Pro Wrestling League Season 4 on Friday, Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik is looking to silence her critics through her performances in every competition she takes features in from here onwards. ... read..


Williams outlasts Halep in epic battle in Australian Open
Melbourne | Monday, 2019 8:45:10 PM IST
Serena Williams of the US advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Monday after a hard-fought 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Romanian world No 1 Simona Halep. ... read..


Court raps CBI for probe in wrestler Narsingh Yadav case
Others | January 21, 2019 6:12:22 PM IST
Delhi High Court on Monday came down heavily on the CBI for delay in investigation case of wrestler Narsingh Yadavwho was caught in a doping controversy, ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. ... read..


Ross Taylor labels Virat Kohli as best player, warns NZ of Indian openers
Cricket | January 21, 2019 6:12:12 PM IST
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor labelled Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the best one-day player, but warned his side that the visiting batting order is littered with excellent openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. ... read..


England look to retain third position in Windies series
Cricket | January 21, 2019 6:12:01 PM IST
England will have to win their upcoming three-match series against West Indies in order to retain their third position in the ICC Test team rankings. ... read..


Australian Open: Serena outclasses Halep to seal quarters berth
Tennis | January 21, 2019 6:11:39 PM IST
Twenty-three times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams entered the quarter-final round of the ongoing Australian Open after surpassing world number one Simona Halep in their pre-quarters clash of the womens singles event here at the Rod Laver Arena on Mo ... read..


Rashford can emulate Rooney, Ronaldo feels Solskjaer
Manchester | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Manchester United interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Marcus Rashford can emulate the efforts of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo at the club. ... read..


Mexico defender Salcedo completes Tigres move
Mexico City | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Mexican international centre-back Carlos Salcedo has left Eintracht Frankfurt to join Tigres UANL, the Liga MX club said. ... read..


Manchester City tops Huddersfield 3-0
Huddersfield | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Premier League defending champion Manchester City rolled to a 3-0 win over last-place Huddersfield, continuing to chase leader Liverpool. ... read..


Raonic defeats Zverev in Australian Open
Melbourne | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Canada's Milos Raonic, seeded 16th, defeated fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-1, 6-1, 7-6(5) in two hours at the Australian Open here on Monday. ... read..


Argentine defender Maidana joins Deportivo Toluca
Mexico City | Monday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Former Argentine international centre-back Jonatan Maidana has joined Mexico's Deportivo Toluca after parting ways with Copa Libertadores champions River Plate. ... read..


Kurtis Patterson added to Aussie Test squad for SL series
Cricket | January 21, 2019 2:41:54 PM IST
Kurtis Patterson has been added to the Australian squad for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka. ... read..


James Anderson praises Stuart Broad for his new bowling action
Cricket | January 21, 2019 2:41:49 PM IST
England pacer James Anderson showered rich praises on fellow countryman Stuart Broad for his new bowling action ahead of Test series against West Indies, beginning on January 23. ... read..


Naomi Osaka advances to her first Australian Open quarterfinal
Tennis | January 21, 2019 2:41:35 PM IST
Japanese tennis rising star Naomi Osaka advanced her first Australian Open quarterfinal after defeating Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in womens singles event at the Rod Laver Arena on Monday. ... read..


Pliskova beats Muguruza, enters Australian Open quarters
Melbourne | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic played her best tennis to beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and move into the last eight of the Australian Open here on Monday. ... read..


Focus only on Olympic medal: Bajrang (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Having slowly emerged from shadow of star wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, two-time World Championships medallist Bajarang Punia has now set his sights on the biggest prize in the world of sports and is confident on finishing on the podium at th ... read..


Messi outshines Dembele in 3-1 Barcelona win over Leganes
Barcelona | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
What started as the first big night for Ousmane Dembele with Barcelona turned into another shining exhibition by Leo Messi, who was only half hour in the game but time enough for him to power the team to a 3-1 win over Leganes. ... read..


3-member committee to probe Bengal U-19 hockey squad's tonsuring
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
A three-member committee will be formed by the Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) to investigate the matter of Under-19 Bengal hockey squad players being asked to shave their heads following a defeat in a junior level match. ... read..


Osaka, Svitolina cruise into Australian Open quarters
Melbourne | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina on Monday cruised into the quarter finals of the Australian Open beating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova (13) and Madison Keys (17) of the US respectively. ... read..


Athletic Club plays to 1-1 draw against Villarreal in La Liga
Vila-real (Spain) | Monday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Athletic Club squandered an early lead and settled for a 1-1 draw against host Villarreal in La Liga action. ... read..


This is how WBBL helped Ashleigh Barty beat Maria Sharapova
Dubai [UAE] | January 21, 2019 10:11:31 AM IST
Australia tennis player Ashleigh Barty, who reached the quarterfinals of ongoing Australian Open, once turned her hands to cricket and represented Brisbane Heat in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) season. ... read..


Frances Tiafoe 'excited' for Nadal challenge after historic Australian open win
Melbourne [Australia] | January 20, 2019 8:11:33 PM IST
American tennis player Frances Tiafoe, who made it to his maiden quarter-final round in the Australia Open, is really "excited" for his next clash which is against world number two Rafael Nadal. ... read..


Khelo India Youth Games: TN, Kerala dominate volleyball competition
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 20, 2019 8:11:32 PM IST
Tamil Nadu and Kerala won three medals each and dominated the volleyball competition as the two teams from southern India shared the spoils in the Under-21 category on the final day of the Khelo India Youth Games at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Compl ... read..


PWL: All eyes on Vinesh-Vanesa clash as Mumbai meet UP (Preview)
Ludhiana | Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Mumbai Maharathi will take on UP Dangal in their third tie of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 at the Municipal Corporation Indoor Stadium here on Monday. ... read..


Federer suffers shocking ouster from Australian Open
Melbourne [Australia] | January 20, 2019 7:11:31 PM IST
In a major upset, defending champion Roger Federer bowed out of the ongoing Australian Open after being stunned by Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas in the pre-quarters round of the men's singles event here at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. ... read..


Frances Mackay returns to Kiwis squad for India T20 series
London [UK] | January 20, 2019 6:41:31 PM IST
New Zealand top-order batswoman Frances Mackay has made a comeback to the national T20I side as they announced a 13-member squad for their upcoming three-match T20I series against India. ... read..


Nadal compliments Berdych, bats for equal prize money
Melbourne | Sunday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Spain's Rafael Nadal on Sunday complimented Tomas Berdych, whom he defeated earlier in the day to make it to his 11th quarterfinal at the Australian Open, and said he was in favour of equal prize money for men and women tennis players, at a post-match pre ... read..


Agut storms into maiden Australian Open quarterfinal
Melbourne | Sunday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Roberto Bautista Agut stormed into his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal on Sunday after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic in a five-set battle at the ongoing Australian Open. ... read..


Injured Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of Australia series
London [UK] | January 20, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of their upcoming two-match Test series against Australia owing to a hamstring injury. ... read..


Dortmund downs Leipzig 0-1, stays on top of Bundesliga
Berlin | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Germany's Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund won 1-0 at RB Leipzig with a solitary goal from Belgium's Axel Witsel to maintain a six-point lead over Bayern Munich and a nine-point lead over third-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach. ... read..


Tiafoe edges past Dimitrov into Australian Open quarters
Melbourne | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Unseeded Frances Tiafoe celebrated his 21st birthday by booking his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open here on Sunday after routing Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov. ... read..


Barty storms past Sharapova into Australian Open quarters
Melbourne | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Australia's Ashleigh Barty defeated Russia's Maria Sharapova here on Sunday to make it into the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career at the Australian Open. ... read..


Club America defeat Pachuca 3-0 in Clausura Tournament
Mexico | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Club America, the defending champions of the Clausura Tournament, defeated Pachuca 3-0 at the Azteca Stadium. ... read..


Arsenal power past crosstown rival Chelsea 2-0
London | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Arsenal came out with an aggressive game plan and executed it to perfection in a 2-0 victory here over bitter London rival Chelsea in Premier League. ... read..


Collins stuns Kerber to breeze into Australian Open quarterfinals
Melbourne | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Unseeded Danielle Collins pulled off the biggest upset so far at the Australian Open women's draw on Sunday after she routed former champion Angelique Kerber to make it to her maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal. ... read..


Spanish coach an advantage against Muguruza, says Pliskova
Melbourne | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova said that having Spaniard Conchita Martinez as her coach gives her an advantage over Garbine Muguruza in the Australian Open round of 16. ... read..


Finch feels he was 'weak link' in Aussie squad thrashed by India
Dubai [UAE] | January 20, 2019 4:11:33 PM IST
Australia's white-ball skipper Aaron Finch admitted that he was a "weak link" in the team that suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of India in their recently-concluded ODI series. ... read..


Indian women's football coach confident ahead of Hong Kong friendly
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 4:11:33 PM IST
Indian women's football team coach Maymol Rockey is confident of the squad's success ahead of their first friendly match against Hong Kong. Rockey said that the match is a "space to test permutations and combinations in the team". ... read..


Nadal powers past Berdych into Australian Open quarterfinals
Melbourne | Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Rafael Nadal pounded former Australian Open semi-finalist Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-1, 7-6(4) on Sunday to book his place in the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 11th time. ... read..


Australian Open: Nadal storms into quarter finals
Melbourne [Australia] | January 20, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
World number two Rafael Nadal entered the quarter-final round of the ongoing Australian Open after streaking past Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in the men's singles event here on Sunday. ... read..


Mumbai Marathon 2019: Runners hit streets
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 20, 2019 8:11:32 AM IST
Runners, amateurs and veterans have started running on the busiest roads of Mumbai to compete and complete India's biggest and prestigious Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019. ... read..


Our conditions will pose challenge to Mithali Raj and company: Kiwi skipper Amy Satterthwaite
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 8:11:30 AM IST
The wickets in New Zealand will be a "different challenge" for India, Kiwi skipper Amy Satterthwaite said ahead of the limited-overs series, beginning on January 24. ... read..


Roma claims hard-fought 3-2 win over Torino in Serie A
Rome | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
AS Roma earned a 3-2 win over visiting Torino in a Serie A contest held at Stadio Olimpico here on Saturday. ... read..


Adidas unveils official match ball for 2019-20 Champions League final
Madrid | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Adidas on Saturday revealed the official match ball for the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League final, which is scheduled to be held at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. ... read..


Halep tops Venus, to face Serena in Australian Open round-16
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Top seed Simona Halep of Romania on Saturday kept her bid for her second Grand Slam title alive as she brushed aside veteran Venus Williams of the United States 6-2, 6-3 to book a place in the Australian Open round of 16. ... read..


Ashima Duggal win Divas on Wheels rally
Coorg | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Fast-improving rallyists Ashima Duggal and navigator Amrita Shergill rode on their opening days advantage to capture the challenging Divas on Wheels all-womens car rally here on Saturday. ... read..


Indian, international athletes gear up for Tata Mumbai Marathon
Mumbai | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The worlds finest distance runners are geared up for the 16th edition of the prestigious Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019, which will be flagged off here on Sunday. ... read..


I-League: Real Kashmir record comfortable victory against Lajong
Shillong | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Real Kashmir FC notched up a comfortable solitary-goal-victory over bottom-placed Shillong Lajong at the JN stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


PWL-4: Haryana Hammers edge past MP Yodha
Ludhiana | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The 2018 World U23 Championships silver medallist Haryana Hammers Ravi Kumar defeated the experienced Sandeep Tomar of MP Yodha in the mens 57kg category 10-1 to give his team their second win in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 currently underway ... read..


Rahane, Bawne to lead India A against England Lions
Mumbai | Saturday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
The BCCI's All-India Senior Selection Committee on Saturday appointed Ajinkya Rahane and Ankit Bawne as captains of the two India A one-day squads which will face England Lions in a five one-day match series, slated to begin from January 23 in Thiruvanant ... read..


Chaurasia stuns third seed Chaiyarin in ITF Juniors
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Credit Chaiyarin of Thailand, seeded third in the qualifying draw and belonging to the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) team, went down against India's Yash Chaurasia by a marathon 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (6) in the qualifying round of the ITF Juniors here on Saturday ... read..


Zverev advances to the 4th round of Australian Open
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Germany's Alexander Zverev (4) defeated Australia's Alex Bolt in straight sets on Saturday to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open. ... read..


Sarfraz Ahmed wants to focus on identifying strength ahead of the World Cup
Dubai [UAE] | January 19, 2019 8:11:38 PM IST
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Saturday said that they will be experimenting with different combinations during the five-match ODIs against South Africa as they aim to strike a right balance ahead of the 2019 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. ... read..


I-League: Minerva Punjab hold Gokulam Kerala 1-1
Panchkula (Haryana) [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:37 PM IST
Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC scored a late equaliser to draw the I-League encounter against Gokulam Kerala FC 1-1 here at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula. ... read..


Saurashtra join Vidarbha in semis after record chase in Ranji Trophy history
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:35 PM IST
The semi-final fixture of the Ranji Trophy 2018/19 season was completed on Saturday after Vidarbha and Saurashtra pulled off victories over Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


Muguruza slams past Bacsinszky into Australian Open round 4
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Former world number one Garbine Muguruza defeated Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets here on Saturday to reach round four of the Australian Open for the fourth time. ... read..


I-League: Minerva Punjab share spoils with Gokulam Kerala
Panchkula (Haryana) | Saturday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Minerva Punjab FC fans witnessed a nail-biting finish as the home side snatched a draw from a near-definite loss, scoring an equaliser in the final minute of their I-League game against Gokulam Kerala here on Saturday. ... read..


Malaysia Masters: India's campaign ends after Saina's SF loss to Marin
Kuala Lumpur | Saturday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
India's campaign in the Malaysia Masters 2019 ended after London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal went down in straight games 16-21, 13-21 to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain, in the women's singles semi-finals here on Sturday. ... read..


Vinesh elated at being nominated for prestigious Laureus award (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
A career-threatening knee injury in the Rio Olympics saw a teary-eyed Vinesh Phogat being strechered out of the ring but two years later, the Haryana wrestler bounced back with a gold each at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the Jakarta Asian Games b ... read..


Djokovic slams into fourth round of Australian Open
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Top-seed Novak Djokovic decimated Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov in a third-round showdown here on Saturday at the Australian Open. ... read..


Keys breezes past Mertens into round 4 of Australian Open
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Madison Keys defeated 2018 semi-finalist Elise Mertens on Saturday to advance to the round of 16 in the Australian Open. ... read..


All-rounder's spot for World Cup remains a concern, says South Africa captain Faf du Plessis
Dubai [UAE] | January 19, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has said that the team is more or less sorted for the upcoming 2019 World Cup, but the all-rounder's spot remains a concern. ... read..


Halep stuns Venus, sets up Australian Open pre-quarters with Serena
Melbourne [Australia] | January 19, 2019 6:41:31 PM IST
World number one Simona Halep stunned seven-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one Venus Williams of the United States in the ongoing Australian Open to enter the pre-quarters round of women's singles event on Saturday. ... read..


Nadal laments lack of young Spanish players
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Spain's Rafael Nadal (2), after defeating Australia's Alex De Minaur (27) in the third round of the Australian Open here, said that tennis has skipped a few generations in Spain and it is probable that it will not be so successful in the coming years. ... read..


Sydney Sixers to host Brisbane Heat for WBBL final
Sydney [Australia] | January 19, 2019 4:41:34 PM IST
Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat will lock horns in the final of the Women Big Bash League (WBBL) after conquering respective tightly contested semi-finals at the Drummoyne Oval on Saturday. ... read..


Osaka slams past Hsieh into round 4 of Australian Open
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan outlasted upset artist Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei to reach the last 16 of the 2019 Australian Open on Saturday. ... read..


Australian Open: Svitolina beats Zhang to enter last 16
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina defeated former quarterfinalist Zhang Shuai of China to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Saturday. ... read..


Sevastova through to round of 16 at Australian Open
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Anastasija Sevastova booked herself a spot in the second week of a Grand Slam for the fifth time in her career on Saturday after routing China's Wang Qiang in straight sets at the Australian Open. ... read..


Hazlewood ruled out, uncapped Richardson called up for SL Tests
Dubai [UAE] | January 19, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
The Australian vice-captain Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka due to a back injury. ... read..


Medvedev edges past Goffin into round 4 of Australian Open
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Russia's Daniil Medvedev defeated Belgium's David Goffin 6-2,7-6(3),6-3 in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday. ... read..


Nishikori enters last 16 in Australian Open
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Japan's Kei Nishikori defeated Portugal's Joao Sousa in straight sets on Saturday to book his place in the fourth round of the Australian Open. ... read..


Serena advances to last 16 in Australian Open
Melbourne | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Serena Williams used the 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska's inexperience to her advantage as she overpowered the Ukrainian to make it to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. ... read..


In the name of Kabaddi, Punjab youth stay back in Canada
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
Traditionally a tough, rural sport practised by 'pehlwans' in villages across the length and breadth of India, kabaddi has been flying high in recent years due to the money and glamour brought in by the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). ... read..


#MeToo educated both women and men about responsibilities towards society: Sindhu
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 19, 2019 7:11:40 AM IST
Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Friday said that the recent wake of the #MeToo has brought in a lot of change in the people's mindsets and has educated both women and men about their responsibilities towards the society. ... read..


Benzema to make Real Madrid squad vs Sevilla, says coach
Madrid | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Real Madrid's coach Santiago Solari on Friday confirmed French forward Karim Benzema is set be on the team's lineup of possible players for the upcoming La Liga encounter against Sevilla despite a fracture on his right hand's pinky finger. ... read..


Birthday girl Kerber storms past Birrell into Australian Open last-16
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
A ruthless Angelique Kerber of Germany on Friday lost just a game on her way to routing Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell 6-1, 6-0 in the third round of the 2019 Australian Open. ... read..


Atletico's Simeone positive despite Spanish Cup elimination
Madrid | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone said Friday that his football club's elimination from the Copa del Rey had been a hard experience but the loss had pushed it to play well in upcoming matches. ... read..


TVS rider Aravind finishes 2019 Dakar Rally at 37th spot
Lima | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Sherco TVS Rally Factory teams Aravind KP has successfully completed the 2019 edition of Dakar 2019 at the 37th spot. making him the only Indian to finish the gruesome rally. ... read..


Khelo India: Tamil Nadu, West Bengal girls on top in volleyball
Pune | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu and West Bengal swapped favours in the semi-finals of the girls volleyball competition of the Khelo India Youth Games here on Friday. ... read..


Khelo India: Punjab, Tamil Nadu dominate in basketball
Pune | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Punjab and Tamil Nadu made it to three finals each and will be out to claim bragging rights as the powerhouses of basketball at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here on Satuday. ... read..


KIYG: Haryana boxers make big surge with eight golds
Pune | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Boxers Ankit Narwal, Vanshaj and Preeti Dahiya played a key role for Haryana who reaped as many as eight gold, eight silver and 15 bronze medals from boxing in the Boys' Under-17 and Girls Under-17 categories at the at the Khelo India Youth Games (KISG) h ... read..


Dhoni best-suited for No. 5 batting position: Kohli
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 9:41:33 PM IST
Number 5 is the "best-suited" batting position for M S Dhoni, Indian captain Virat Kohli said on Friday while hailing the former skipper's utmost commitment even though "people say a lot of things". ... read..


Batting at No. 5 is best suited for Dhoni: Kohli
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 9:11:42 PM IST
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said that he personally felt that batting at number five is the best-suited spot for MS Dhoni as he can finish off the game. ... read..


I-League: Colado strike lifts East Bengal against Indian Arrows
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Jamie Santos Colados strike in the second half was enough to fetch East Bengal a hard fought 1-0 win against spirited Indian Arrows in their I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) here on Friday. ... read..


Rallyist Ashima takes Day 1 lead in Divas on Wheels
Chikmagalur (Karnataka) | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Seasoned rallyist Ashima Duggal held her nerve to streak into the lead of the all-womens 'Divas on Wheels' rally at the end of the first leg here on Friday. ... read..


Happy to bat at any number: Dhoni
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
With just a handful of ODIs to be played ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the No.4 slot in the Indian batting order is still up for grabs and with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni staking a strong claim with a hat-trick of half-centuries against Aus ... read..


Want to become youngest World Chess Champion, also beat Anand: Gukesh
Chennai | Friday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
The World's second youngest chess Grand Master (GM) D. Gukesh said on Friday that he aspires to fefeat five-time World champion GM Viswanathan Anand - and also to become the youngest World chess champion. ... read..


Tendulkar joins Anil Kapoor to announce 'Selection Day' new season
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar engaged in a Twitter conversation with actor Anil Kapoor to announce the second season of "Selection Day". ... read..


Chile holds Bolivia in South American U-20 football
Santiago de Chile | Friday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
The Chilean and Bolivian national football teams debuted at the South American U-20 Championship here with a 1-1 draw. ... read..


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