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Sania Mirza-Cara Black loses BNP Paribas final

Sania Mirza-Cara Black loses BNP Paribas final

Indian Wells (California), March 16 (IANS) India’s Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black went down to top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China in the women’s doubles final of the BNP Paribas Open tennis here. Hseih and Peng maintained their perfect record in the finals, improving to an 11-0 mark […]

Not used to throwing my hat anywhere: Sourav on coaching

Not used to throwing my hat anywhere: Sourav on coaching

Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly asserted Saturday that the expertise of former greats can be utilised for developing the current cricket team even as he refused to “throw in my hat for the job”. “When you have players like Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble, their services can always be sought. But […]

Attitude makes a fast bowler: Waqar Younis

Attitude makes a fast bowler: Waqar Younis

Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Roped in to train upcoming pacers from West Bengal, Pakistani legend Waqar Younis said Saturday it’s the attitude rather than the pitch that makes a fast bowler. “In this part of the world you don’t get fast tracks but we, especially Pakistan, have been producing some great pacers over the years. So […]

Windies ready for World T20 title defence: Sammy

Windies ready for World T20 title defence: Sammy

Bridgetown (Barbados), March 15 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy believes that the West Indies team that will defend the World Twenty20 cricket title in Bangladesh later this month is much better equipped than the one which lifted the trophy two years ago in Sri Lanka. Speaking here Friday hours before the squad’s departure, Sammy said his charges […]

Saina, Sindhu enter Swiss Open quarters

Saina, Sindhu enter Swiss Open quarters

Basel, March 14 (IANS) Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu had contrasting victories to progress to the women’s singles quarterfinals at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here Thursday. French World No.42 Sashina Vignes Waran was no match for the sixth seeded Indian as Saina came out on top 21-7, […]

India, Windies favourites at World T20: Michael Vaughan

India, Windies favourites at World T20: Michael Vaughan

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan has picked India and defending champions West Indies to win the World Twenty20 beginning in Bangladesh March 16. “I am going for India or West Indies… Both have power and plenty of good spin options… But it’s always worth a tipple on Pakistan at WCs,” tweeted […]

Sodhi’s priorities: Defending Asiad title, securing Rio spot

Sodhi’s priorities: Defending Asiad title, securing Rio spot

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India’s top double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi has a clear cut goal for 2014 — He wants to defend his Asian Games title and do enough at the World Championships to secure a qualifying spot for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Besides the two tournaments, Sodhi has four World Cup meets and […]

Sharmila takes Day 1 honours in Women’s Pro Golf Tour

Sharmila takes Day 1 honours in Women’s Pro Golf Tour

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Sharmila Nicollet returned to form taking one shot lead over Vani Kapoor and Ankita Tiwana to lead after Round 1 of the fourth leg of the Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC) here Tuesday. Sharmila, the youngest Indian to qualify for the Ladies European Tour (LET), has […]

International cricket: It’s all about money, money, money

International cricket: It’s all about money, money, money

A major offshoot of India unexpectedly winning the 1983 World Cup was that the Indian board was emboldened enough to take on the might of England and Australia and end their hegemony over world cricket once and for all. The then president of the Indian cricket board, Narendra Kumar Prasadrao Salve, better known by his […]

Kapil Dev, Bishan Singh Bedi pledge to donate organs

Kapil Dev, Bishan Singh Bedi pledge to donate organs

New Delhi, Feb 1  Cricketers Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh Bedi have pledged to donate their organs at USICON 2014, an event organised at the Airport Authority of India officers club here Friday. The event was organised by the Delhi Urological Society to create awareness about organ donation. Their slogan “Har jan ko amar banana […]

New Zealand beat West Indies in first T20

New Zealand beat West Indies in first T20

Auckland, Jan 11  New Zealand defeated the West Indies by 81 runs to take the lead in the two-match Twenty20 International here Saturday. An unbeaten 85-run sixth-wicket stand between Brendon McCullum and Luke Ronchi paved the way for the victory. Brief scores New Zealand innings: 189/5 (20 Overs). Brendon McCullum 60 not out, Luke Ronchi […]

Australia regain Ashes

Australia regain Ashes

Perth, Dec 17 Ben Stokes’ maiden ton only managed to delay the inevitable as Australia regained the Ashes — which they had lost in 2009 — with a 150-run win over England on the final day of their third cricket Test here Tuesday. In reply to Australia’s second innings score of 369 for six declared, […]

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