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US Open: Azarenka, Williams showdown for women’s title


September 8th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus overcame a lacklustre opening set to beat third-seeded former champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, setting up ... Read more...

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US Open: Paes, Sania lose in mixed doubles


September 4th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 4 (IANS) It was a bad day for India at the US Open Monday as Leander Paes and Sania Mirza lost their respective mixed doubles quarterfinals of ... Read more...

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Bookies favour Manchester City to win EPL


August 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) The English Premier League (EPL) kicks off its 2012-13 edition Saturday and holders Manchester City start as the bookies favourite to retain their title.EPL Chief ... Read more...

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Blind Chess Olympiad: Britain, Spain top leaderboard


August 14th, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) International Master Colin Crouch scored a crucial win in the last game as Britain joined Spain at the top of the table with eight match points ... Read more...

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Djokovic wins Rogers Cup, eyes US Open


August 13th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Serbia's defending champion Novak Djokovic won the Rogers Cup for a third time, defeating Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2 in the men's singles final here.World ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul anxious to score


August 1st, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 1 (IANS/CMC) Veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul says he is anxious to improve his game when the West Indies face New Zealand in the second and final cricket Test ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka annihilate India to level series (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota, July 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka hammered India in the second One-day International here Tuesday to level the five-match series 1-1.The Indian batsmen, bundled out for 138 in 33.3 ... Read more...

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Neymar begs Ganso to stay at Santos


July 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Brazilian star Neymar has pleaded with national and club teammate Paulo Henrique Ganso to remain at Santos, local media reported.Ganso's agent Delcir Sonda ... Read more...

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1984 Olympics: India missed medal when it was for taking (Sports Special)


July 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Reckoned to be one of the best teams ever in the post-Independence era, the Indian squad for the 1984 Olympics glowed with talent and promise to an extent that nothing less ... Read more...

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It’s not all about me in West Indies, says Gayle


July 11th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St/ Kitts), July 11 (IANS/CMC) Talismanic opener Chris Gayle has pushed back on suggestions that his wicket is key to the West Indies fortunes in the One-Day International series against ... Read more...

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Bravo says West Indies must avoid clean sweep


June 20th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS/CMC) Vice-captain Dwayne Bravo says the West Indies' sole objective will be avoiding a clean sweep after the Caribbean side conceded the three-match One-Day International series with a ... Read more...

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Rooney to start for England’s final group match


June 19th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 19 (IANS) England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed at a pre-match press conference that striker Wayne Rooney will start at the final Euro 2012 group match against Ukraine.The ... Read more...

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UEFA proceeds English FA over fans’ pitch invasion


June 17th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the English Football Association (FA) over an attempt to invade the pitch after England's last game against Sweden.Danny Welbeck's ... Read more...

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Coach Advocaat proud of Russia despite Euro exit


June 17th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football coach Dick Advocaat is proud of his players despite the team being knocked out of Euro 2012 in his last game in charge, ... Read more...

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Greece too hard to break down: Russia coach


June 17th, 2012 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece were simply too hard for to break down in the crunch Euro 2012 match Saturday that saw Russia knocked out, Russia coach Dick Advocaat ... Read more...

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Portugal calm despite win-or-bust Denmark test


June 13th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Portugal have no reason for alarm despite realistically needing a win against Denmark, who beat the Netherlands in a shock opener, to remain at ... Read more...

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Zaragoza extends contract with coach Manolo Jimenez


June 5th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 5 (IANS) Spanish Primera Liga football club Zaragoza have extended the contract of coach Manolo Jimenez for three seasons.Jimenez's new contract comes as a reward for the incredible ... Read more...

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Century-maker Samuels gives it back to Anderson


May 26th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Nottingham (England), May 26 (IANS/CMC) Batsman Marlon Samuels did not hesitate to poke fun at England seamer James Anderson, following his superb Test century that helped rescue the West Indies on ... Read more...

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Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona vie in Copa del Rey final


May 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) The Spanish football season comes to an end Friday as Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona clash in the final of Copa del Rey in Atletico ... Read more...

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Napoli beat Juventus to win Italian Cup


May 21st, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Napoli football club claimed the Italian Cup after overcoming Serie A champions Juventus 2-0 Sunday.Napoli last captured a major trophy in 1990, when they won Serie ... Read more...

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Royal Challengers restrict Chargers to 132/7 in crunch game (Lead)


May 20th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Disciplined bowling by Royal Challengers Bangalore restricted Deccan Chargers to 132 for seven in 20 overs in their must-win match in the Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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Chelsea win Champions League for the first time


May 20th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, May 20 (IANS) Chelsea have for the first time won the Champions League, European soccer's premier club competition, managing to pip Bayern Munich in the penalty shootout 4-3 ... Read more...

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Negi maintain lead in Asian Chess


May 12th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), May 12 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Parimarjan Negi crushed the French Defense of Chinese GM Ding Liren in only 30 moves to keep his lead ... Read more...

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Three month ban for Granada’s Dani Benitez


May 10th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 10 (IANS) Granada winger Dani Benitez has been handed a three-month ban by the Spanish FA for his part in the scenes which marred the end of his ... Read more...

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Table toppers Daredevils and Knight Riders clash Monday (Preview)


May 6th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Sparks are bound to fly at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Monday when table toppers Delhi Daredevils clash with second-placed Kolkata Knight Riders in the ... Read more...

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Stakes high for Super Kings against Deccan Chargers


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 3 (IANS) Having finally tasted success after a string of five defeats, the Deccan Chargers would be keen to scalp another opponent when they face an equally ... Read more...

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Sehwag smashes fifth consecutive 50 in Daredevils’ comprehensive win (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 1 (IANS) Virender Sehwag smashed a recording-breaking fifth consecutive fifty to help Delhi Daredevils breeze past Rajasthan Royals by six wickets in the Indian Premier League here ... Read more...

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Guardiola to quit at the end of season


April 27th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Barcelona confirmed that Pep Guardiola will be stepping down as the manager of the club at the end of the season.Barcelona's assistant coach Tito Vilanova will ... Read more...

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Batsmen motivated to do well against Daredevils: Pollock


April 26th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Mumbai Indians mentor and coach Shaun Pollock Thursday backed his batsmen to do well against Delhi Daredevils, against whom they had suffered a humiliating ... Read more...

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Morkel to miss game


April 18th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) All-rounder Albie Morkel's absence coupled with a hamstring niggle to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opener Murali Vijay's poor form provide a none too good backdrop ... Read more...

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Lehmann hopes his bowlers will do well in death overs


April 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Deccan Chargers coach Darren Lehmann Wednesday admitted that poor bowling in the death overs had cost his team two wins in the Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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I hope to play again at the Eden: Dravid


April 14th, 2012 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid who has played several superlative knocks at the Eden Gardens Friday expressed a desire of turning out again at the hallowed ... Read more...

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Barca extend contracts of B-teamers Muniesa and Sanchez


April 5th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona announced that the club has extended the contracts of B-team players Marc Muniesa and Ilie Sanchez.Twenty-year-old Muniesa has been a regular with the B-team ... Read more...

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It’s been a mixed year for us: Dhoni


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that it has been a mixed season for the World Champions since winning the World Cup a year ago."We had ... Read more...

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Windies Cricket chief eyes success against Australia


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), April 2 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board chief Julian Hunte has hailed the recent showing of the regional side, following exciting ties in recent one-day and Twenty20 series ... Read more...

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