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Paes and Raja lose in pre-quarters of Aus Open

MELBOURNE: Veteran Leander Paes and Purav Raja on Sunday suffered a straight-set defeat at the hands of the Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the pre-quarterfinals to bow out of the Australian Open here. The unseeded Indians were beaten 1-6, 2-6 by their 11th seeded opponents in a contest that lasted one hour and nine minutes ... Read More »

Four Nations Hockey: India lose 1-2 to Belgium in final encounter

TAURANGA: India went down fighting to Belgium 1-2 in a thrilling final match of the first leg of the Four Nations Invitational tournament at the Blake Park here on Sunday. Tom Boon (4th minute) and Sebastien Dockier (36th) found the target for Belgium while Mandeep Singh (19th) was India’s lone goal-scorer. ALSO READ: India go down 0-2 to Belgium Belgium ... Read More »

Mumbai Marathon: Deksisa, Gobena make it a double delight for Ethiopia

MUMBAI: Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena made it a double delight for Ethiopia in the USD 405,000 Tata Mumbai Marathon here on Sunday by clinching the respective men’s and women’s races. The 22-year-old Deksisa broke away from the rest of the field at the 35-km mark and kept his nose ahead for the remainder of the 42.195-km men’s event to ... Read More »

Cilic brings up 100 as he makes Australian Open quarters

MELBOURNE: Croatia’s Marin Cilic won his 100th Grand Slam match as he mastered Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in four sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday. The former US Open champion won the big points in putting away the 10th seed 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/0), 7-6 (7/3) in 3hr 27min on Margaret Court Arena. He ... Read More »

Interview: Shawn Michaels talks about Undertaker’s legacy and more

NEW DELHI: Shawn Michaels is a once in a generation superstar and the one that had probably captured the imagination of the wrestling fans across the globe the most. From his iconic barbershop break-up of the Rockers to the outwardly craziness with the DX, The Heart Break kid ruled Monday Night RAW. Not to mention the many memorable matches Mr. ... Read More »

Wozniacki gallops into Melbourne quarter-finals

MELBOURNE: Second seed Caroline Wozniacki needed only a shade over an hour to book a quarter-final spot at the Australian Open as she thrashed Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-0 on Sunday. The Dane dropped a mere six points in the second set as she overwhelmed her 19th-seeded opponent to reach the last eight here for the first time since 2012. ... Read More »

Breaking the world record the easy part for Christian Coleman

Setting a potential 60 metres world record of 6.37 seconds turned out to be just part of the challenge for American Christian Coleman. With no drug testing at the meeting in South Carolina on Friday, Coleman drove towards Atlanta, Georgia, two hours away, to meet testers at a road side stop, provide a required sample and fill out paperwork as ... Read More »

‘Around 200’ Russians to compete in Pyeongchang Olympics

MOSCOW: Around 200 “clean” Russians will take part in the upcoming Winter Games, even though their country is suspended, the deputy prime minister responsible for sport, Vitaly Mutko, said on Saturday. On Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel responsible for deciding which Russian athletes will be spared the ban on their country for state-sponsored doping and allowed to compete ... Read More »

La Liga: Real Madrid out of top four as Villarreal win

MADRID: Villarreal moved above Real Madrid and into the top four after a 2-1 win over Levante that saw them leapfrog the struggling champions and pile more pressure on Real coach Zinedine Zidane. A 26th-minute penalty from Manu Trigueros and Real youth product Denis Cheryshev’s first league goal in nearly two years saw Javier Calleja’s side, who beat Real at ... Read More »