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Disappointment for Nishikori, but Asia on the rise

Agencies, New York Tokyo’s morning rush-hour will probably have flowed a little smoother than usual on Tuesday as millions delayed their journeys to find a TV beaming a 24-year-old wielding a tennis racket on a patch of concrete in a suburb...

Banned Ajmal vows to return with clean action

Agencies, Karachi Banned Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has vowed to correct his illegal bowling action and return to cricket before next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned the...

Williams beats Wozniacki for 18th grand slam title

Agencies, New York World number one Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title, overpowering Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to capture her sixth US Open crown. The world number one, shut out in the first three majors of the year, ended a year...

India’s gun-toting Zen master Abhinav Bindra seeks Asian glory

Agencies, New Delhi His impressive record notwithstanding, the uncertainties of modern sport leave Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra no guarantee of a first Asian Games gold in Incheon this month. What can be assured is that the bespectacled 31-year-old...
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Dhyan Chand should perhaps have received Bharat Ratna first: Milkha

Agencies, New Delhi Legendary athlete Milkha Singh expressed satisfaction and happiness at the Home Ministry’s  decision to recommend hockey great late Major Dhyan Chand  for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in  the country....

Puneri Paltan of Pune Blue-Red and Patna Pirates Green-Yellow players in action during Pro Kabaddi league match in Patna

Puneri Paltan of Pune Blue-Red and Patna Pirates Green-Yellow players in action during Pro Kabaddi league match in Patna on Thursday night

Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova ousted in Montreal

Agencies, Montreal Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and French Open winner Maria Sharapova suffered third round shock exits while top seed Serena Williams avoided the upset bug Thursday at the WTA Montreal hard court tournament. Russian Ekaterina...
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Serena Williams reaches Montreal quarterfinals

Agencies, Montreal Serena Williams waited out a brief rain delay before beating Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup. Having won her fourth title of the season last week in Stanford,...