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Petra Kvitova began her Wimbledon defence as she left off in last year's final with a brutal exhibition of power tennis, dismantling Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-1 6-0 in a 35-minute rout on Tuesday.The Czech second seed has form for leaving the Centre Court crowd feeling slightly short-changed after battering Eugenie Bouchard in 55 minutes to lift the Rosewater Dish trophy 12 months ago.Bertens was overwhelmed ...
The International Cricket Council (ICC) congratulated Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on their landmark decision to play a day-night Test in Adelaide from November 27 to December 1. "It's to be applauded. Day-night first class cricket has been trialled in a number of countries. Australia and New Zealand are taking the step now, quite a bold step, in staging a match, the first ...
The International Cricket Council (ICC) congratulated Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on their landmark decision to play a day-night Test in Adelaide from November 27 to December 1. "It's to be applauded. Day-night first class cricket has been trialled in a number of countries. Australia and New Zealand are taking the step now, quite a bold step, in staging a match, the first ...
Chennai: After being selected in the limited overs series against Zimbabwe, India batsman Murali Vijay said following couple a good run in Tests, he expected to be called up in the One-Day Internationals (ODI), and added that he would grab the opportunity with both hands that has come his way. "It is a happy feeling to make a comeback to ODIs. I have been batting well in Tests, so I just have to ...
KATHMANDU, June 28 (Reuters) - Nepal's embattled football chief Ganesh Thapa has reclaimed his role as president of the All Nepal Football Association, an official said on Sunday, despite a FIFA probe into allegations of graft on his watch that has not been made public. Thapa had voluntarily stepped down from his post following investigations by world soccer's governing body and the Nepalese government ...
By Joshua Franklin and Karolin Schaps ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland may tighten its anti-money laundering laws after a report by a government-appointed group found the country was still subject to financial crime. A report from Switzerland's interdepartmental group on combating money laundering and terrorism financing (CGMT) comes amid a corruption scandal surrounding Zurich-based FIFA, world ...
Petra Kvitova began her Wimbledon defence as she left off in last year's final with a brutal exhibition of power tennis, dismantling Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-1 6-0 in a 35-minute rout on Tuesday.The Czech second seed has form for leaving the Centre Court crowd feeling slightly short-changed after battering Eugenie Bouchard in 55 minutes to lift the Rosewater Dish trophy 12 months ago.Bertens was overwhelmed ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - German sportswear company Puma is selling the rights to the Swedish brand Tretorn that makes iconic tennis shoes to U.S. firm Authentic Brands Group (ABG) as part of a strategy to narrow the focus of its business. AGB, which owns a portfolio of fashion, celebrity and sports brands including skiwear firm Spyder and martial arts gear group Tapout, said it wanted to expand the Tretorn ...
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Former India skipper and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar on Tuesday hailed batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who was named Indian team's captain for the Zimbabwe series, as a consistent performer who has come of age, and said he will gain valuable experience in his new role. "It's good news. He will gain valuable experience leading India. I think he has come of age. It's an honour ...
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Former India cricketer Chandrakant Pandit was on Tuesday selected as the coach of Mumbai Ranji team as well as head coach of the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) indoor cricket academy. The MCA's Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) headed by MCA vice president, former India skipper, and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar appointed Pandit as the coach of Mumbai Ranji team ...
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 ...
Stavanger (Norway): Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a quick draw with Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to finish second in Norway chess tournament, part of the Grand Chess tour.The last round did not provide the expected fireworks as Topalov just decided to play it safe with his white pieces and followed an earlier game played between Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine and Magnus Carlsen. The ...
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 ...
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