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Novak Djokovic says his right wrist injury is "better than it first seemed" and he will try to return at next month's Madrid Masters. The right-handed Djokovic says in a statement on Tuesday that he's been "assured" by doctors that he will be ready for clay-court tournaments in Madrid and Rome, followed by the French Open, which starts on May 25. Djokovic has won six major singles championships ...
Colombo: Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Tuesday that it decided to refer the "unsubstantiated statements" of the players to the disciplinary committee "for their views and recommendations."Sangakkara ...
Colombo: Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Tuesday that it decided to refer the "unsubstantiated statements" of the players to the disciplinary committee "for their views and recommendations."Sangakkara ...
Sharjah: Shabnam Singh, mother of Yuvraj Singh, on Tuesday said his son hates to bat under pressure and relishes playing in a side which enjoys cricket and are relaxed."He is very happy to be picked up for RCB because cricket is all about enjoying and that`s what the Royal Challengers Bangalore stand for. All the boys are really chilled out and that`s where he wants to be because Yuvi hates to bat ...
Gareth Bale raced away to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light of the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win a riveting King's Cup final on Wednesday.Wales winger Bale, who joined Real for a world record fee in the close season, galloped down the left wing into the penalty area in the 85th minute at Valencia's Mestalla stadium and slipped ...
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a laboured 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday as the FA Cup finalists maintained their push for a Champions League place by moving back into the top four.Germany international Podolski equalised before the break and capped a fine display with the third goal, after Olivier Giroud had put Arsenal in front 10 minutes into the second half, as Arsene Wenger's ...
​Mumbai: Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday declared his availability for India's Davis Cup World Group play-off match at home against Serbia later in the year, saying that doubles rubber could be crucial against a strong opposition."I am always available. I know the captain's (Anand Amritraj) talk about the same just like coach (Zeeshan Ali) has. I think it is important because the doubles ...
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has dismissed reports that her marriage with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is in trouble.The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player, who was on a private visit to Sialkot, the hometown of her in-laws, clarified that reports about her marriage being on the rocks were incorrect."Our ...
Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors' championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team's history.The McLaren discard's third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his former employers into third place overall.The only other time the Silverstone-based team ...
​Seven-times Formula 1 motor racing world champion Michael Schumacher, who suffered serious head injuries in a December skiing accident, is making progress and showing signs of waking from an artificial coma, his agent said on Friday."Michael is making progress on his way. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening," Sabine Kehm said in a statement.Schumacher, 45, slammed his head on a rock ...
New Delhi: India is likely to come back to the Olympic fold later this month as the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Sunday elected a new body, with N.Ramachandran as its president in a free and fair elections on the guidelines of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). World Squash Federation (WSF) chief Ramachandran, brother of BCCI boss Narayanaswami Srinvasan, was elected unopposed while Kho ...
The opening of the Winter Olympics was supposed to be a triumph for Vladimir Putin that ended months of criticism of the Russian president over gay rights and talk of corruption surrounding the Games.But a technical glitch and the choice of an athlete who tweeted what was widely seen as a racist photo of U.S. President Barack Obama to light the Olympic flame meant it ended up stoking controversy.Efforts ...
Chennai: Five-time World Chess champion Viswanathan Anand Wednesday promised a couple of surprises in his team of seconds when he faces defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship later this year.Anand at a press briefing here after arriving from Russia, where he won the Candidates Tournament, said he was mulling to re-jig his team of seconds, or players who help a champion player ...
​Taking a practical decision, Indian ace Viswanathan Anand let Russia’s Dmitry Andreikin off the hook as he settled for a draw to maintain his full-point lead in the Candidates Chess tournament here.It turned out to be an exciting day for Anand who had things running for him once again. The five-time World Champion benefitted from results on other boards to maintain his lead with just two ...
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