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Sania shows stamina, advances in 2 events

New York: Sania Mirza fought through a gruelling schedule to enter the last 16 of women’s doubles and quarterfinals of mixed doubles by winning both her respective second-round matches on an all-win day for Indians in the US Open here. Sania first teamed up Zimbabwean Cara Back in women’s doubles to beat the French-Romanian combine of Caroline Garcia and Monica Niculescu 6-1 6-2. The [Full Article...]

Murray advances to fourth round

Faces Tsonga next NEW YORK: Andy Murray had his stamina and patience tested at Louis Armstrong Stadium in a third-round battle against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, but came through in good shape. Hit with cramp during his first-round win, Murray double-faulted to send the match to a fourth set but then swiftly took care of business in a 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2 win. “He played [Full Article...]

‘India giving England ODI lessons’

Former England skipper Alec Stewart said the hosts must learn from India how to move forward with the game London: Exasperated at England’s consecutive defeats, former captain Alec Stewart said the hosts must learn from India how to play One-day cricket. India have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series with convincing victories at Cardiff and Nottingham. “India look a completely different team [Full Article...]

Don’t care what anyone says: Cook

London: Captain Alastair Cook has defended England’s approach against spin after they lost the third ODI in Nottingham by six wickets allowing India to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. England were, at one stage, comfortably placed at 82 for no loss but were finally shot out for 227 runs at Trent Bridge, Saturday. They lost six wickets to spin as off-spinner [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe marks remarkable win over Australia in 31 years

Harare: Elton Chigumbura hit an unbeaten half-century as Zimbabwe recorded a famous three-wicket victory over No. 1-ranked Australia in a one-day triangular series match in Harare on Sunday for only their second win over their opponents in 31 years. Chigumbura finished on 52 not out and shared an unbroken stand of 55 with Prosper Utseya as Zimbabwe chased down a target of 210 to [Full Article...]

New boys have brought in fresh energy in ODIs: Rahane

Nottingham: Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said that the new players who have joined the ODI squad, have brought in fresh energy and helped in turning around India’s fortunes in the ongoing one-day series against England. After their shambolic show in the five-Test series which they lost 1-3, India are leading the five-match ODI series 2-0 after the first game was washed out due to [Full Article...]

Shuttlers Carolina, Chen clinch World titles

Copenhagen: China’s Chen Long and Spain’s Carolina Marin surprised their opponents in their respective finals to clinch the men’s and women’s singles titles of the World Badminton Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Sunday. The jinx continued for World No.1 Lee Chong Wei at the sport’s most prestigious event as the Malaysian top seed faltered to Chinese second seed Chen 19-21, 19-21 in [Full Article...]

BSF Inter Battalion Athletic Meet concludes

TURA: The Border Security Force (BSF) Inter Battalion Frontier Level Athletic meet concluded at MP Stadium, Tura on Saturday in which Madan Singh Rathore, PPMG, PMG, PMG (Bar), DIG BSF, Tura was the Chief Guest. The four day athletic meet which began on August 27 at MP Stadium, Tura under the overall supervision of 132 Bn BSF concluded on Saturday after an impressive closing [Full Article...]