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Nadal, Murray, Sharapova march on

Agencies, Melbourne Former champions Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova charged into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday, as the guardians of the tennis establishment crushed the grand slam dreams of upstart challengers. Nadal withstood...

Villa beat Bournemouth to enter FA Cup last 16

Agencies, London West Ham and Aston Villa restored order by winning through to the last 16 of the FA Cup on Sunday as they avoided becoming the latest Premier League clubs to be knocked out by lower league opposition. Both sides kicked-off...

Sanath Jayasuriya unhappy with SL’s WC preparations

Agencies, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya, is unimpressed with the progress of the national team ahead of the 2015 World Cup that starts next month. Sri Lanka have lost the ongoing seven-ODI series against New Zealand...

UAE stun holders Japan on penalties to reach semifinal

Agencies, Sydney United Arab Emirates produced one of the greatest Asian Cup upsets to send champions Japan tumbling out of the tournament 5-4 on penalties after extra time failed to break a 1-1 deadlock in their quarter-final on Friday. Shinji...

Iraq edge Iran in a classic, enter semis

Canberra: Iraq beat Iran 7-6 on penalties to reach the semifinals of the Asian Cup on Friday after the two Middle Eastern rivals played out one of the most extraordinary matches in the tournament’s history. With police heavily patrolling...

Skipper Smith guides Aussies into final

Agencies, Hobart Steven Smith maintained his purple patch to hit a brilliant unbeaten 102 to secure Australia’s three-wicket victory against England in a high-scoring tri-series match at Hobart on Friday. Brad Haddin also chipped in with...

Sania enjoys easy win, Paes battles through

Agencies, Melbourne Sania Mirza and Leander Paes made it a pleasant Wednesday for Indian tennis fans, winning their respective opening round doubles matches in the Australian Open here. The Indo-South African pair of Leander Paes and Raven...

Vettel could be the perfect man for Ferrari: Surtees

London: Sebastian Vettel could be just the man to revive Ferrari’s Formula One fortunes because both need to recover their lost lustre after a dismal year, the team’s 1964 world champion John Surtees said on Tuesday. Quadruple world champion...