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20 January, 2018 5:10 AM Australian Open: Simona Halep Survives Marathon to Join Karolina Pliskova in Last 16

World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the Australian Open Saturday where she joined Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia. With the temperatures a manageable 26 Celsius (79 Farenheit) at Melbourne Park after two days of oven-like conditions, the Romanian looked out for the count against 33

19 January, 2018 5:06 PM National basketball championship: Himachal Pradesh eases past Sikkim

Kerala starts slowly, finishes strongly Himachal Pradesh always looked in control, securing scores of 22-13, 23-6, 10-9 and 15-6 in the four quarters for an easy 70-34 win versus Sikkim in the men’s Level II, Group C match of the senior National basketball championship at the Nehru indoor stadium here on Friday. In the first women’s contest of the day, Maharashtra 12

17 January, 2018 5:00 PM Praneeth and Ashwini-Sikki advance

Sai Praneeth and the women’s doubles combination of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Praneeth got the better of Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-13, 21-13 in a 44-minute contest. Ashwini and Sikki took only 25 minutes to ease past Germany’s 22

15 January, 2018 2:04 AM In First Big Political Step, Kamal Haasan To Tour Tamil Nadu From Jan 26

Kamal Haasan plans to meet people during his tour to encourage people of Tamil Nadu to expose corrupt officials in the state Weeks after his much-awaited foray into politics, actor Kamal Haasan is all set to kick-start his debut tour across Tamil Nadu from January 26, he declared. Mr Haasan, who stepped into politics after accusing the E Palaniswami 37

12 January, 2018 5:39 PM Pro Wrestling League: Haryana Hammers Beat Delhi Sultans For Second Consecutive Win

Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sun Yanan of China steered last year's finalists Haryana Hammers to a comfortable 5-2 victory over Delhi Sultans. Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sun Yanan of China steered last year's finalists Haryana Hammers to a comfortable 5-2 victory over Delhi Sultans in the Pro Wrestling League 3 on Friday. Yanan, taking on Maroi Mezien 30

12 January, 2018 8:39 AM Australia vs England Tests: MCG gets official ICC warning for 'poor' Ashes pitch

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has received an official warning after the pitch for the fourth Ashes Test was rated 'poor' by the International Cricket Council (ICC) earlier this month. The track drew criticism from both teams after the drawn clash between Australia and England saw only 24 wickets fall over five days, the only stalemate in a series 37

11 January, 2018 4:52 PM ATP Sydney International: Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin go down fighting in semis

India's Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who joined forces for the 2018 season, fought their hearts out before losing the semifinal of the ATP Sydney International to world number one team of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo on Thursday. India's Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who joined forces for the 2018 season, fought their hearts 23

11 January, 2018 11:41 AM Victorious Ziaur Rahman takes lead after spate of draws

On the top board, third seed Abhijeet Gupta, the strongest Indian in the field, was held to a draw by Deepan Chakkravarthy. Bangladesh’s seasoned Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman emerged as the surprise leader after four rounds following a spate of draws involving other overnight leaders in the Delhi International Open chess tournament in New Delhi on Thursday 15

11 January, 2018 8:52 AM Samajwadi Party to go alone in UP in 2019 general elections, may contest on Amethi-Raebareli seats

NEW DELHI: After facing a crushing defeat in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections last year and in recently concluded civic polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has begun preparing to regain lost ground ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha election in 2019. The party has decided to focus entirely on the general elections and has started to chalk out their future 41

10 January, 2018 11:51 AM Breaking into the male bastion

Girls give boys a tough fight in mimicry competition As Athmana Manoj, the youngest contestant in the high school mimicry competition, gave her male counterparts a run for their money at Vivekodayam Higher Secondary School here, it was symptomatic of changing times. Athmana won not just hearts but comfortably bagged the ‘A’ grade. Binsha Ashraf, Sreelekha 38