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April 2012

Morkel inspires incredible Delhi win

New Delhi: Ajinkya Rahane's superb 84-run knock went in vain as Delhi Daredevils pulled off a dramatic one-run win against Rajasthan Royals to open up a three-point lead at the top of the Indian Premier League, here on Sunday. Chasing a…

All-round MI beat Chargers at home

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians survived a fiery pace bowling spell from Dale Steyn (2/10) as they beat bottom-placed Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match here on Sunday Chasing a small target of 101 for a win…

‘Only KKR belongs to Kolkata’

KOLKATA: Jubilant after leading his side to a facile triumph over Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir is now plotting revenge over Pune Warriors -- the side led by one of Kolkata's favourite sons Sourav…

Real sight title after rout of Sevilla

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo struck his 43rd league goal of the campaign to set Real Madrid on their way to a 3-0 home win over Sevilla on Sunday that put them within a whisker of a first La Liga title in four years. It was a much-needed…

Stoner ends Spanish MotoGP jinx

JEREZ (Spain): Australia's defending world champion Casey Stoner won the Spanish MotoGP on Sunday for his first win in the race. The Honda rider beat home Spain's 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha while another Spaniard Dani…

Torres hits hat-trick as Chelsea maul QPR

LONDON: Fernando Torres hit his first Chelsea hat-trick as the Blues stepped up their bid for a top four finish with a 6-1 demolition of west London rivals QPR on Sunday. Torres has endured a mostly miserable 15 months since his British…

Nadal wins 7th Barcelona title

BARCELONA: Rafael Nadal became the first player in the open era to win two tournaments seven times when he fought off tenacious Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6, 7-5 to win a thrilling Barcelona Open final on Sunday. In a repeat of last…

Murdochs face tough week over scandal

LONDON: Rupert Murdoch's tetchy and uncompromising appearance at a British inquiry into phone hacking could come back to haunt him this week when politicians give their verdict on the scandal at his defunct News of the World newspaper.…

Afghan Taliban reject safe passage offer

Islamabad: The Afghan Taliban have dismissed an offer from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US to arrange safe passage for militants willing to engage in peace talks as an attempt to "create schisms" in their ranks, claiming that such efforts…