Melbourne: Indian stars Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won their respective matches to enter the the pre-quarterfinals of the men's doubles category at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Friday.
Published 19-Jan-2018 15:43 IST
Melbourne: Friday's torturously hot conditions at the Australian Open here have raised serious questions about player safety and whether the event should be moved to a different time of year, outside the summer season. Described as "difficult to watch" by television commentators, French woman AlizeMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 12:48 IST
Mumbai: The sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi league will begin from October 19 with a duration of 13 weeks -- the same as the preceding season, it was announced on Thursday.
Published 18-Jan-2018 16:30 IST
Sydney: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced on Thursday that the prestigious season ending WTA finals tournament will move from Singapore to Shenzhen for at least the next 10 years.
Published 18-Jan-2018 16:03 IST
Wijk aan Zee: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Wei Yi of China in the fifth round of Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.
Published 18-Jan-2018 15:51 IST
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil football legend Pele has led a chorus of tributes for compatriot Ronaldinho, whose retirement from the game prompted an outpouring of emotion and goodwill messages on the social media. Ronaldinho's brother and agent, Roberto Assis, confirmed the 37-year-old's decision onMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 15:42 IST
Tauranga: After suffering a 4-5 defeat against hosts New Zealand, Belgium came up with a clinical performance to beat India 2-0 in the second match of the Four Nations Invitational hockey Tournament at the Blake Park here on Thursday.
Published 18-Jan-2018 15:37 IST
Melbourne: Former world No.1s and ex-Australian Open champions Maria Sharapova of Russia and Angelique Kerber of Germany on Thursday eased past Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova and Croatia's Donna Vekic respectively to set up an intriguing match in the third round of the Australian Open. The 2008More
Published 18-Jan-2018 14:12 IST
New Delhi: Acting on I-League club Minerva FC's report against a match-fixing attempt, the All India Football Federation on Thursday stressed on its zero-tolerance policy on corruption, saying it would leave no stone unturned to "protect the integrity" of the sport. AIFF's integrity officer JavedMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 14:00 IST
Melbourne: Veteran Leander Paes and fellow Indian Purav Raja defeated N. Basilashvili and A. Haider-Maurer in straight sets in the first round of the men's doubles competition at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Thursday. The Indian combination did not face too much trouble from theirMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 12:09 IST
Seoul: South Korea is all set to conduct defence drills on Thursday around PyeongChang county, site of the upcoming Winter Olympics, following a thaw in inter-Korean relations after months of heightened tension on the Korean peninsula. Around 2,000 soldiers of the South Korean armed forces,More
Published 18-Jan-2018 11:30 IST
Bengaluru: Golfers Zubaer Ahmed CAT (0-18) and Prabhu Srirampura CAT (19-24) qualified for the National finals of the Mercedes Trophy, it was announced on Wednesday. Zubaer carded a nett score of 70.4 and Prabhu carded a nett score of 72.4 to grab the qualifications spots here.
Published 17-Jan-2018 18:02 IST
Tauranga (New Zealand): India got off to a winning start in the double-leg Four Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament, notching a comfortable 6-0 win against Japan at the Blake Park here on Wednesday. Rupinder Pal Singh (7th minute), Vivek Sagar Prasad (12th, 28th), Dilpreet Singh (35th, 45th) andMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 13:44 IST
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil World Cup winner and two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has officially retired from football, more than two years after playing his last competitive match. The 37-year-old's brother and agent Roberto Assis, confirmed the decision on Tuesday, reports Xinhua newsMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 12:54 IST
Karachi: Pakistan is hopeful that the two exhibition hockey matches involving an International XI side and Pakistan XI will help in reviving the sport in the troubled nation. Netherlands' legendary penalty-corner specialist Paul Litjens and former player Rob Lathouwers were the first foreign playersMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 12:33 IST
United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that he will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Published 17-Jan-2018 09:36 IST
New Delhi: Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles has become the latest entrant in the string of big personalities speaking about their horrifying experiences of sexual harassment they faced in their careers. Biles, who won team, all-around, vault and floor exercise gold medals at Rio 2016, hasMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 13:08 IST
Melbourne: Russian tennis star and five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova kicked off her Australian Open campaign on a winning note as she motored past Germany's Tatjana Maria in straight sets in the opening match of the tournament here on Tuesday. The former world number one bounced backMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 12:55 IST
Melbourne: Switzerland's Belinda Bencic upset fifth seed Venus Williams in the first round of the women's singles competition at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Monday.
Published 15-Jan-2018 12:55 IST
Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) stadium on Sunday after it was renovated for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games. The ceremony was held prior to a friendly football match between Indonesia and Iceland in the stadium, reports Xinhua news agency.
Published 15-Jan-2018 07:45 IST

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