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Sardar Singh hopes for a good beginning in action-packed year

New Delhi, January 8: Aiming for top-five finish in the Hero Hockey World League, India captain Sardar Singh on Wednesday said his team is prepared for the tough challenge despite being young and inexperienced. "We are a young team and still learning. We have prepared well for the tournament. We have a tough challenge ahead of us. Hopefully the boys...

Mattek-Sands upsets top seed Radwanska in Sydney

Sydney, January 7: American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands dumped top seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska out of the Sydney International on Tuesday. Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US serves the ball during her second round match against Roberta Vinci of Italy on July 31, 2013 in Carlsbad, California. Mattek-Sands, ranked 48, upset the world number five 7-5, 6-2 in just over 90...

Bopanna-Qureshi works hard to score first win of 2014 season

Sydney, January 7:  Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi recorded their first win after re-joining forces as they overcame a spirited challenge from Jean-Julien Roger and Horia Tecau in the first round of the ATP Apia International, here today. The third seeded Indo-Pak pair recorded a hard-fought 7-6(5) 6-7(2) 10-3 win over the unseeded Dutch-Romanian team in one hour and 41...

Mahendra Singh Dhoni keen to continue as skipper in all three formats

New Delhi, January 7: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not averse to the idea of continuing as the skipper of the the Indian cricket team in all the three formats, saying it would be unfair to burden a new player with the mantle of captaincy with just one year left for the World Cup. "I think, it's a point of no...

Academies way to go for Indian football: Fowler

New Delhi, January 6: Liverpool FC legend Robbie Fowler feels that setting up of academies is the way to go for Indian football to raise its profile and says his former club is willing to help the country in this regard. "You need talent to raise profile of the game and that can come from academies. We have a plan...

Sania Mirza, Cara Black begin 2014 season with tame defeat

Sydney, January 6: Sania Mirza and Cara Black began their 2014 campaign with a shock first round defeat against wild card pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajlaat Tomljanovic at the WTA Apia International, here today. The third seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair suffered a tame 3-6 2-6 defeat in under an hour contest against the Australian-Croatian combination. Sania and Cara, who ended the...

Just to blame Sehwag for Delhi’s ouster not fair: Gambhir

New Delhi, January 6: Putting his weight behind the embattled Virender Sehwag, senior opener and Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir said it is unfair to solely blame the swashbuckler’s poor form for the team’s early ouster from the Ranji Trophy. Sehwag’s wretched form with the bat has been a talking point this Ranji season in which he has scored 234 runs...

More pain to come for shattered England, says Andy Flower

Sydney, January 6:  Coach Andy Flower warned on Monday there was more pain to come in the wake of England's Ashes series meltdown in Australia. Australia completed a 5-0 clean sweep on Sunday, routing the hapless tourists for 166 off just 31.4 overs to carry off a 281-run victory in three days in the Sydney Test. Such was the magnitude...

Stanislas Wawrinka clinches his second Chennai Open title

Chennai , January 5: Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka lifted his fifth ATP World Tour title and second Chennai Open trophy after a convincing straight sets win over Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the final on Sunday. The world number eight, who won a title here in 2011, scored a dominating 7-5 6-2 win in the summit clash, which lasted one hour and...

Eusebio, the ‘Black Panther’ who lit up 1966 football World Cup

Lisbon, January 5: Known as the "Black Panther" or simply "The King", football legend Eusebio, who has died aged 71, reigned over Portuguese football in the 1960s, bringing glory to both his club Benfica and his country. The top scorer in the 1966 World Cup and considered one of the best footballers of all time, Eusebio da Silva Ferreira died...

Alastair Cook says he is ‘right man’ to rebuild shattered England

Sydney, January 5: Captain Alastair Cook said Sunday he knows what it takes to rebuild shattered England from the rubble of their 5-0 Ashes series humiliation against Australia. The abject tourists collapsed all out for 166 off just 31.4 overs and in 147 minutes to go down by a whopping 281 runs to the dominant Australians in the final...

The Ashes: Aussies ready for South Africa challenge, says Clarke

Sydney, January 5: Aussies ready for South Africa challenge, says ClarkeSydney: Michael Clarke said Australia will take the greatest bowling attack in world cricket to South Africa next month in a bid to challenge the number one Test side, after securing a 5-0 Ashes whitewash over England on Sunday. Australia climbed above England and Pakistan from fifth to third on...

Satya Prakash and Sudha Singh win Kolkata Marathon titles

Kolkata, January 5: Satya Prakash from Services and Sudha Singh from Railways emerged champions in the men's and women's section respectively as about 12,000 people competed in different events of the Kolkata Marathon, here today. Watched by West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly and other celebrities, the race was also organised to raise fund...

Paes takes a break from national duty

New Delhi , January 4:Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes will not be seen on national duty this year after getting the AITA's nod to take a break for spending more time with his family. The decision means that the 40-year-old player will not be available for the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Chinese Taipei later this month, the ties...