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  • Australian Open: Kei Nishikori reaches second round after Kamil Majchrzak retires

    15 January, 2019 12:37 PM 133

    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

  • Pro Wrestling League: Mumbai Maharathi beat holders Punjab Royals in opener

    14 January, 2019 10:19 PM 122

    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

  • Brave Andy Murray bows out of Australian Open in first round

    14 January, 2019 1:52 PM 90

    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

  • Australian Open 2019: Caroline Wozniacki through to second round with comfortable win

    14 January, 2019 1:52 PM 136

    Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki launched her title defence at the 2019 Australian Open with a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win against Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round at Melbourne Park on Monday. The third-seeded Dane broke Van Uytvanck once in each set and kept down her unforced errors to win the baseline battle in an hour and 33 minutes

  • Goa Ranji Trophy cricketer Rajesh Ghodge dies of heart attack at 47

    13 January, 2019 3:38 PM 62

    The incident took place at around 3 pm. Panaji: Former Goa Ranji player Rajesh Ghodge died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack during a local-level match in Margao town of the state. He was 44. "He was at the non-striker end when he collapsed. He was immediately shifted to a hospital," a senior member of the Margao Cricket Club which had organised

  • Iran beat Vietnam 2-0, secure AFC Asian Cup last-16 spot

    12 January, 2019 5:39 PM 76

    With their second group stage victory, Iran are now standing at the top of the group with six points, securing their berth in the knockout stage.   Iran defeated Vietnam 2-0 in their second Group D contest of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup at the Al Nahyan Stadium in the United Arab Emirates capital on Saturday. With their second group stage victory, Iran are now standing

  • MS Dhoni becomes fifth Indian to reach 10,000-run mark in ODIs

    12 January, 2019 12:09 PM 80

    The 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman achieved the milestone during his side's opening ODI of the ongoing three-match series against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SGG).  Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday added yet another feather on his cap by becoming the fifth cricketer of the country to secure the 10,000-run mark in One-Day

  • EPL: Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini returns to Sampdoria

    12 January, 2019 2:14 AM 117

    Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini has completed a permanent move to his former club Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on their website on Friday. The 27-year-old Italian, who joined Saints in January, 2017 from Napoli for a reported 14 million pounds ($18 million), has returned to seventh-placed Samp, where he played

  • Lockie Ferguson's double strike helps New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in lone T20

    11 January, 2019 1:48 PM 60

    Sri Lanka now head into Australia for two Tests, while New Zealand begin preparations for a limited-overs tour to India, starting on January 23. Lockie Ferguson captured two wickets in one over, including that of the dangerous Thisara Perera, as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs in their only Twenty20 match at Eden Park on Friday. Perera, whose innings

  • I-League: Real Kashmir play out goalless draw against Aizawl FC

    11 January, 2019 1:48 PM 60

    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