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15 January, 2019 12:37 PM Australian Open: Kei Nishikori reaches second round after Kamil Majchrzak retires

Japan`s Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after Polish wild card Kamil Majchrzak retired due to cramping during their first round at Melbourne Park. Nishikori won the contest against Majchrzak 3-6, 6-7(6), 6-0, 6-2, 3-0. The Japanese, who came to Melbourne fresh off a win in Brisbane, was taken by surprise by Majchrzak 55

14 January, 2019 10:19 PM Pro Wrestling League: Mumbai Maharathi beat holders Punjab Royals in opener

Vinesh Phogat and Bajranj Punia shone as Mumbai Maharathi beat defending champions NCR Punjab Royals 4-3 in the first match of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 at KD Jadhav Indoor stadium in New Delhi on Monday. It was Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh who clinched the tie for the Mumbai team by winning the sixth bout of the evening to give her team an unassailable 58

14 January, 2019 1:52 PM Brave Andy Murray bows out of Australian Open in first round

Andy Murray`s hopes of a fairytale swansong at the Australian Open were crushed in the first round on Monday as Roberto Bautista Agut held off a thrilling fightback from the ailing Briton to claim a 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(4) 6-2 epic win. Though locked in a losing battle with his troublesome right hip, the former world number one whipped the Melbourne Arena 45

14 January, 2019 4:54 AM Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Register First Round Victories

Rafael Nadal is bidding to become the first man in the Open era, and only third in history along with Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, to win each Grand Slam on two or more occasions. The Spanish second seed is bidding to become the first man in the Open era, and only third in history along with Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, to win each Grand Slam on two or more occasions 53

11 January, 2019 1:48 PM I-League: Real Kashmir play out goalless draw against Aizawl FC

With the result, Real Kashmir FC have drawn level on points with second-placed Churchill Brothers, but are behind on goal difference. High flying league debutants Real Kashmir could not continue their winning run against former champion Aizawl FC as both sides failed to find the back of the net at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Mizoram on Friday. With the result 37

9 January, 2019 8:24 AM Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore launches '5 Minute Aur' challenge

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore played table tennis with both hands and spoke at the same time while launching a '5MinuteAur' challenge as part of the Khelo India movement. Rathore, an Olympic silver medallist in shooting, urged India's leading athletes and actors to share their childhood stories when they would ask their parents to let them play for that five extra 19

7 January, 2019 2:57 AM Simona Halep to begin 2019 season without coach

Simona Halep will be without a coach for the first few months of the 2019 season after Australian Darren Cahill left her team due to "family reasons", the world number one has confirmed. Halep, who is gearing up for the Australian Open by playing in this week`s Sydney International, has worked with the former Australia Davis Cup captain since 2016 and said she would 52

30 December, 2018 10:12 AM Novak Djokovic Wins Fourth Mubadala Title; Equals Rafael Nadal's Record

"I'm a bit tired. We weren't expecting to play two hours and 30 minutes just before the start of the season," said Djokovic who is aiming for a possible seventh Australian Open title next month. The Wimbledon and US Open champion sets his eyes on Qatar Open that starts on Monday where he will take on Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur in his tournament opener 44

29 December, 2018 7:00 PM Awadhe Warriors' Beiwen Zhang stuns PV Sindhu in PBL4

World No. 10 Beiwen Zhang stunned Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu in the women's singles event as Awadhe Warriors took an unassailable 4-0 lead over Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) match at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad on Friday. In a high-profile encounter between the two top 10 women's singles players, Sindhu squandered 54

29 December, 2018 5:06 PM PBL 4: Ivanov-Shetty, Kjaersfeldt guide Pune 7 Aces to first win

The Pune charge was led by Russia's Vladimir Ivanov and Denmark's Line Kjaersfeldt -- each of whom brought home a couple of wins to help the Season 4 debutants get their first ever victory. Pune 7 Aces started their home leg with a 4-3 win over two-time runners-up Mumbai Rockets in a riveting tie that went down to the wire at the Premier Badminton League 40