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  • Former Wimbledon champ Jana Novotna passes away

    Prague: Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna passed away at her home in the Czech Republic on Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Novotna won the 1998 women's singles at Wimbledon, beating Nathalie Tauziat in the final, to then become the oldest first-time Grand...

  • Nadal thrashes Kyrgios, wins 2nd China Open title

    Beijing: 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 times to win the match afte...

  • Caroline Garcia stuns Halep at China Open final

    Beijing: French tennis player Caroline Garcia on Sunday defeated Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) at the China Open final to earn her second title within eight days.Hours after securing the top spot on the WTA, Halep paid for the unforced errors she made in the important moments of a match that ...

  • Hockey: Six new players included for Europe tour

    New Delhi: As many as six youngsters have been included in the 18-member Indian mens team for the tour of Belgium and Netherlands that is slated to begin from August 9. Apart from goalkeeper Suraj Karkera, junior World Cup stars Varun Kumar, Dipsan Tirkey, Nilakanta Sharma, Gurjant Singh and Ar...

  • Ramanathan's win over Thiem a great achievement: Jaidip Mukherjea

    Kolkata: Former Davis Cup winner and India's non-playing captain Jaidip Mukherjea on Wednesday lavished praise on India's top singles player Ramkumar Ramanathan, saying his victory over world No 8 Dominic Thiem is a great achievement. Ramanathan, ranked 222nd, on Tuesday pulled off a straight s...

  • Shuttler Prannoy stuns defending champion to enter Indonesia Open quarters

    Jakarta: Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy stunned defending champion Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to enter the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament here on Thursday.The unseeded Prannoy outplayed top seed Wei 21-10, 21-18 in a match which lasted around 40 minutes, r...

  • Singapore win turning point for my career: Sai Praneeth

    By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad: B. Sai Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career.He won the Singapore Open on Sunday by defeating Kadambi Srikanth,...

  • Good performance will automatically improve ranking: Sindhu

    By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad: India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu is focusing on coming championships and aims to give her best to achieve her ultimate goal -- becoming World No. 1.After winning the Indian Open Superseries early this month, she was almost there, with a career-best ranking of Wor...

  • Sindhu storms into Olympics final

    Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2016-08-18 22:36 Indian shuttler PV Sindhu in action during her women's singles badminton match against China's Wang Yihan at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 17, 2016Rio de Janeiro: India's P.V. Sindhu thumped Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the f...

  • Jayaram back in top 20 shuttlers; Srikanth, Saina, Sindhu static

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-07-14 19:39 Kuala Lumpur: Promising shuttler Ajay Jayaram's semi-final finish at the recently-concluded US Open Grand Prix Gold helped him rise two places to be back in top 20 in men's singles of the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released...

  • Not my last Wimbledon: Federer

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-07-09 13:49 London: Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer, who crashed out of Wimbledon losing to Milos Raonic, has said he has no plans just yet of retiring.It was the first time Federer had lost in a Wimbledon semi-final and after the 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 def...

  • Post Champions Trophy silver, hockey team focus on Rio

    Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-07-05 17:01 New Delhi: Fresh from the Champions Trophy silver, Indian hockey team goalkeeper P.R Sreejesh on Tuesday said the team is now all geared up for producing another brilliant show at Rio.Sreejesh, who captained the side in the Champions Trophy said...