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Tennis: Speed king Murray storms into US Open quarter-finals

New York: Second seed and 2012 champion Andy Murray crushed Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to reach a sixth US Open quarter-final Monday, clocking up a personal fast serve record in the process. The 29-year-old reigning Wimbledon and Olympic champion stormed to an impressive seventh win in 10 meetings against the 22nd-seeded Dimitrov. From the moment Murray broke for ... Read More »

German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger in tears as he plays final international match

Frankfurt :Bastian Schweinsteiger captained Germany for the last time in a 2-0 friendly victory over Finland, receiving an emotional send-off to cap a 12-year international career that included the 2014 World Cup title. Schweinsteiger burst into tears as he was honored before kickoff and was cheered nearly every time he touched the ball. The 32-year-old midfielder decided to quit the ... Read More »

US open: Djokovic into third round, opponent ruled out due to injury

New York :Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a major for the 33rd successive time without hitting a ball when his scheduled opponent pulled out with an injury. World number one Djokovic was handed a walkover when Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic withdrew from their second round encounter suffering an inflammation of the left forearm. Vesely’s ... Read More »

BCCI to hold off on US-based ‘mini IPL’ plans for now: Anurag Thakur

Fort Lauderhill: BCCI president Anurag Thakur has said the cricket board has put on hold plans of hosting a ‘mini IPL’ in the USA, with T20 Internationals being seen as the preferred platform to reach out to the American market. The main hurdle, according to Thakur, was the time zone difference. “I think we must understand the time difference. IPL ... Read More »

Ashwin slips to 3rd, Rahane 8th in ICC Test rankings

Dubai: Off-spinner R Ashwin dropped a rung to 3rd but remained the highest-placed Indian bowler, while Ajinkya Rahane remained static at 8th in the batsmen’s list of the latest Icc Test rankings issued today. Rahane was the lone Indian in the top-10 of batting charts but among the bowlers, Ravindra Jadejawas there at 8th to give Ashwin company in the ... Read More »

Mirza-Strycova kick off US Open campaign with thumping win

New York: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova kicked off their US Open women’s doubles campaign with a thumping win in the opening round at Flushing Meadows here. The seventh-seeded Indo-Czech defeated unseeded American duo of Jada Myii Hart and Ena Shibahara 6-3, 6-2 in a contest that lasted one hour and nine minutes at ... Read More »

Chanderpaul continues to protest his expulsion, says not `properly honoured` for yeoman service

Jamaica [West Indies]: Former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has continued to protest his premature axing from the national squad, insisting that he has given his yeoman service to the country but was not honoured in return. “A lot of times I went back home to Guyana injured from tours that I’ve been on for West Indies and go back ... Read More »

Paes, Mirza, Bopanna win at US Open

New York: Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna began their US Open campaign on a sound note, winning their respective opening round matches at Flushing Meadows here. Bopanna kicked off India’s day with a sweat-inducing 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win with his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen over 16th seeds Radek Stepanek and Nenad Zimonjic in the ... Read More »

‘Mini IPL’ in USA plans put on hold, says Thakur

Lauderhill (US): Bcci president Anurag Thakur has said the Cricket Board has put on hold plans of hosting a ‘mini IPL’ in the USA, with T20 Internationals being seen as the preferred platform to reach out to the American market. The main hurdle, according to Thakur, was the time zone difference. “I think we must understand the time difference. Ipl ... Read More »

US: 7-year-old finds gold medal in trash, returns back to Olympic winner

Atlanta: Joe Jacobi, an Olympic champion is thanking a 7-year-old Atlanta girl who found his gold medal in a pile of trash weeks after it got stolen. Joe Jacobi won the medal in men’s canoe double slalom at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. He says it was stolen when somebody broke into his car in June. Weeks later, Chloe Smith ... Read More »

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