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In between the tragedies of the accidental demise of Phillip Hughes and the passing away of Australia's best known cricketer after Sir Don Bradman, the one and only Richie Benaud, the Australians not only beat India in the Test series but also went on to regain the ICC World Cup in a most emphatic manner. What that shows is how strong the Australian system is and how competitive it is. When Michael ...
Pune: After tonking his way to a match winning 66 from just 36 balls, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell says it would be a good idea to have a speed-gun on his bat. The defending champions were in the rut at 60 for five, but the hard-hitting batsman, alongside Yusuf Pathan (28 not out) took the game away from the Kings and carried his side to victory. Asked at the post-match ...
In between the tragedies of the accidental demise of Phillip Hughes and the passing away of Australia's best known cricketer after Sir Don Bradman, the one and only Richie Benaud, the Australians not only beat India in the Test series but also went on to regain the ICC World Cup in a most emphatic manner. What that shows is how strong the Australian system is and how competitive it is. When Michael ...
Pune: After tonking his way to a match winning 66 from just 36 balls, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell says it would be a good idea to have a speed-gun on his bat. The defending champions were in the rut at 60 for five, but the hard-hitting batsman, alongside Yusuf Pathan (28 not out) took the game away from the Kings and carried his side to victory. Asked at the post-match ...
Dhaka: The Indian Under-23 football team here on Monday survived a fire scare when smoke was spotted coming out from the rear side of the team bus. The team was on its way back to the team hotel from the Monday morning recovery session when the smell of something burning pervaded the bus and smoke was spotted from the rear side of the vehicle, according to an All India Football Federation (AIFF) release ...
Cairo: At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in clashes between police and Egyptian soccer fans who were trying to force their way into a stadium here for a match, in one of the deadliest game-related incidents in the soccer-crazy country.The Ministry of Interior said the incident took place outside the Air Defence Stadium in Cairo ahead of a match between Egyptian Premier League ...
Former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik said on Tuesday, he was proud his wife Sania Mirza had become the world's top-ranked doubles tennis player, adding it was an honour for both countries. The 28-year-old Mirza became the first Indian woman to achieve the feat after winning the Charleston title on Sunday while partnering with Swiss star Martina Hingis. "I am extremely proud and overwhelmed ...

Sania Mirza crowned World No.1

2015-04-13 14:00:00

Sania Mirza officially became the first Indian woman tennis player to be ranked world number one in doubles after WTA unveiled its latest list. The Indian ace has risen three rungs in the charts with 7660 points to dethrone Italy's Sara Errani (7640 points) The jump follows her stupendous title win at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis in Charleston. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss ...
Defending champions Arsenal reached a record 19th FA Cup final on Saturday night with a 2-1 win over Reading in extra-time, thanks to double strikes from Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez put the Premier League side ahead in the 39th minute with a close-range finish from Mesut Ozil's pass before Gareth McCleary levelled the score for Reading shortly after the break. The Chilean added a second as his stunning ...
Chelsea moved to the brink of reclaiming the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over a resurgent Manchester United side on Saturday night at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard put Chelsea ahead in the 38th minute with a clinical finish from a well-worked Oscar's pass. Although the defeat brought an end to United's six-game winning streak, Louis van Gaal's men displayed a spirited performance as Wayne ...
Rio de Janeiro: Fans can begin registering for tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics in November with prices starting at less than $20, officials said.The most expensive tickets are for the opening ceremony, where the best seats will be available for almost $2,000, reports Xinhua.Track and field, basketball and indoor volleyball have the highest single-session prices at about $515.The price is about ...
Bucharest: Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be successful, just as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said.In Bucharest for the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee, the IOC president said that they are expecting an excellent Olympics in Rio, an Olympics full of enthusiasm and joy of life from Brazil."Everyone is working ...
Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round.Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and he was duly assisted by Adams who fought it out instead of going for a dull draw with white pieces.The ...
Magnus Carlsen retained the title of world champion with something to spare by winning game 11 of the match versus Viswanathan Anand. That win gave the Norwegian Grandmaster an unassailable lead of 6.5-4.5 and therefore, Game 12 will not be played.It was a tragicomic end to the match as Anand ruined a good position by being over-optimistic. The  game started quietly with yet another Berlin Defence ...
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