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  • 100-ball cricket done to fit TV schedules: Graeme Swann

    London: Not agreeing with England Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves that the proposed 100-ball format is being mulled as cricket doesn't appeal to a younger audience, former England spinner Graeme Swann said on Monday that it is just a way to fit the TV schedules."It will be exactly the...

  • Italian Open: Svitolina rules Rome once again

    Rome: Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina on Sunday overpowered Romania's Simona Halep in the Italian Open final, successfully defending the title and beating the top seed 6-0, 6-4. Svitolina, world No. 4, needed 67 minutes to defeat the current world No. 1, to earn the 12th career...

  • Shanghai to host Formula 1's 1,000th race next year

    London: China will host Formula One's 1,000th championship race next year, reported Reuters. Shanghai won the honour by beating Britain's Silverstone - the other contender - whose fickle April weather went against it.Formula 1's managing director Sean Bratches said that Formula One...

  • Zverev wins maiden Madrid Open title

    Madrid: Alexander Zverev of Germany has claimed the 2018 Madrid Open title for the first time after beating Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-4 in the final. Zverev, ranked No. 3 in the world, needed one hour and 18 minutes to win his third Masters 1000 trophy on Sunday, reports Efe.The...

  • Lewis Hamilton wins incident-filled Spanish GP

    Barcelona: British driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, his second victory in a row after winning the Azerbaijan GP. Hamilton clocked in with a time of one hour, 35 minutes and 29.972 seconds at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, over 20...

  • Kvitova overcomes Bertens, clinches third Madrid Open title

    Madrid: Czech Petra Kvitova defeated Kiki Bertens 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3 in a hard-fought battle to win the Madrid Open for a record third time. Kvitova pushed herself to the limit over two hours and 52 minutes of play on Saturday to overcome the Dutchwoman, who used an assortment of...

  • Nadal breaks McEnroe's set record in Madrid Open

    Madrid: Spanish world No. 1 Rafael Nadal defeated Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in a hard-fought baseline battle here to advance to the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open. With his 21st consecutive straight-set victory on clay dating back to last year's French Open, Nadal also set...

  • When I am with family, I try to completely switch off from cricket: Kohli

    New Delhi, May 11: From the time he was dating actress Anushka Sharma to his wedding in Italy and even now -- months after the two tied the knot -- prying paparazzi and public scrutiny of Virat Kohli's life has not stopped. India's cricket captain and the icon of the country's youth says it can get...

  • No change at the top: Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

    Madrid: Spain's Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,770 points while Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov jumped to the fourth spot.Nadal kept his place atop the rankings after winning the...

  • Spanish GP: It's two in a row for Marc Marquez

    Jerez (Spain): Spanish rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) on Sunday won the Spanish Grand Prix, held at the Jerez Angel Nieto circuit, becoming the new MotoGP season's overall leader.On his way to a second straight victory this season, Marquez beat one of his main rivals for the title,...

  • Beckham, Ronaldo send Ferguson get-well messages

    London: Manchester United former players including David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo sent best wishes messages on Sunday to Alex Ferguson who remains in intensive care after after undergoing brain surgery. The legendary Scottish former trainer of Manchester United, which he managed...

  • Coming back to tennis is priority: Sania Mirza

    New Delhi: After a career-pausing break and motherhood, will Sania Mirza bounce back to the tennis court for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? It's a long way off, feels the former doubles World No.1 who says resuming her game is a priority as soon as the pregnancy is done. She wants to set an example that...