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Japan’s Seto stars in Super Series

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st January 2015

Japan’s Seto stars in Super Series PERTH:  Japanese swimmer Daiya Seto again upstaged American star Ryan Lochte on the second and final day of the Aquatic Super Series in Perth on Saturday. Seto, 20, is best known for his short-course exploits, but made it four wins for the event when he beat Lochte, the world record holder in the event,  in...


Italy’s Fognini-Bolelli win Australian men’s doubles

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st January 2015

Italy’s Fognini-Bolelli win Australian men’s doubles MELBOURNE: Italian pair Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini won their first Grand Slam doubles title on Saturday when they beat the French challenge of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the Australian Open final. The unseeded Italians, who were in their ninth Grand Slam as a team,  battled to a 6-4, 6-4 win in 1hr...


Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st January 2015

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open MELBOURNE: Top seed Serena Williams clinched her 19th grand slam title with a 6-3 7-6(5) victory over Maria Sharapova in the final of the Australian Open on Saturday. It was Williams’ sixth title at Melbourne Park and it moved her into a tie with fellow American Helen Wills Moody in third on the all-time list...


Tiger Woods shoots career worst 82

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st January 2015

Tiger Woods shoots career worst 82 SCOTTSDALE, United States: Former world number  one Tiger Woods fired his worst score as a professional, an 11 over par 82, to miss the cut at the US PGA Phoenix Open on Friday. Woods stood last at 13-over 155 for the tournament, his first tour event since last August after recovering from a back injury....


Tiger Woods shoots career worst 82 to miss cut

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st January 2015

Tiger Woods shoots career worst 82 to miss cut SCOTTSDALE, United States: Former world number one Tiger Woods fired his worst score as a professional, an 11-over par 82, to miss the cut at the US PGA Phoenix Open on Friday. Woods stood last at 13-over 155 for the tournament, his first tour event since last August after recovering from a back injury, and...


Murray beats Berdych to reach Australian Open final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th January 2015

Murray beats Berdych to reach Australian Open final MELBOURNE: Britain’s Andy Murray overcame a blistering start from Tomas Berdych to advance to his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7(6) 6-0 6-3 7-5 victory on Thursday. Murray will play either top seed Novak Djokovic or defending champion Stan Wawrinka, who meet in their semi-final on Friday, for the title....


US teen Keys says she’s ready for the big time

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 29th January 2015

US teen Keys says she’s ready for the big time MELBOURNE: American teenager Madison Keys said she was hungry for more Grand Slam success Thursday after a breakthrough Australian Open when she pushed top seed Serena Williams in the semi finals. The big hitting 19 year-old has already been tipped as a future Grand Slam champion by Williams and lived up to the hype in...


Serena through to set up Sharapova final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th January 2015

Serena through to set up Sharapova final MELBOURNE: Top seed Serena Williams outgunned fellow American Madison Keys in a semi final slugfest Thursday to set up a dream Australian Open final against Russian arch rival Maria Sharapova. The 18-time Grand Slam champion downed the unseeded Keys 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 after the gallant 19 year-old saved eight match points to advance to her...


Jahangir Khan’s record for longest squash match broken after 32 years

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th January 2015

Jahangir Khan’s record for longest squash match broken after 32 years ISLAMABAD: 24-year-old Leo Au, the World No.33 from Hong Kong, broke the record for the longest professional squash match ever recorded en-route to claiming the ninth PSA World Tour title of his career at the Holtrand Gas City Pro-Am 2015 in Canada. Au lifted the trophy following a tough 85-minute battle against Malaysian Muhd Asyraf...


Keys strikes blow to lock in semi spot

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th January 2015

Keys strikes blow to lock in semi spot MELBOURNE: Rising American teenager Madison Keys struck a blow for generation next when she defeated childhood idol Venus Williams on Wednesday to make the Australian Open semi finals. The unseeded 19 year old overcame an injury scare to down the 18th seed in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 roller coaster to set up a final four...


Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium to be ready in June

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium to be ready in June ISLAMABAD: Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh on Tuesday said the hockey stadium at the Muslim School ground, Saidpur Road in Rawalpindi named after him would be completed in June to host international tournaments. An astro-turf and a pavilion-building would be constructed at the stadium, which would help revive the national game, besides evincing interest among the youth...


Yachting: Chinese team make history at Volvo Ocean Race

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Yachting: Chinese team make history at Volvo Ocean Race SANYA: A Chinese sailing team led by a French captain took the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday, crossing the finish line in home waters to make history as the event’s first Chinese stage winners. Charles Caudrelier and his Dongfeng Race Team arrived in Sanya on the southern Chinese island of Hainan,...


Burgess could benefit from England injury crisis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Burgess could benefit from England injury crisis LONDON: Rugby League convert Sam Burgess could see his bid to gain a place in England’s World Cup squad given a boost by the injury crisis engulfing Stuart Lancaster’s back division just weeks before the Six Nations starts. Now at English Premiership side Bath, where he has been played at center, Burgess is set to...


South Korean star Park in doping shock

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

South Korean star Park in doping shock SEOUL: South Korean Olympic swimming star and national icon Park Tae Hwan fought to clear his name on Tuesday as he reeled from the shock news that he failed a doping test. The four-time Olympic medalist blamed an injection given by a hospital for the result, the second high-profile Asian swimming case in recent months...


Sharapova teaches Bouchard lesson to set up Russian semi

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Sharapova teaches Bouchard lesson to set up Russian semi MELBOURNE: The experienced Maria Sharapova slapped down young pretender Eugenie Bouchard Tuesday, dominating the ambitious Canadian to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final with dark horse Ekaterina Makarova. The world number two, who could claim the top ranking from arch rival Serena Williams if she wins the title, showed her intent by breaking the...


Halep blames stress for Open surrender

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Halep blames stress for Open surrender MELBOURNE: Third seed Simona Halep blamed stress for her quarter-final humiliation in the Australian Open quarter-finals on Tuesday, admitting she failed to cope on the big stage. The Romanian hoisted the white flag on Rod Laver Arena as her renowned fighting qualities deserted her, allowing Russian 10th seed Ekaterina Makarova to romp home 6-4, 6-0....


Bouchard regretful as Slam chance goes begging

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Bouchard regretful as Slam chance goes begging MELBOURNE: Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard admitted she was full of regrets on Tuesday after blowing the chance to make a Grand Slam statement against second seed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open. The 20-year-old, hyped as the rising star of a new generation destined for glory at the majors, was seeded seventh at Melbourne...


Fighting Serena stays alive as Azarenka heads home

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th January 2015

Fighting Serena stays alive as Azarenka heads home MELBOURNE: Serena Williams displayed all her fighting qualities to grind down the dangerous Garbine Muguruza and stay alive at the Australian Open Monday, but two-time champion Victoria Azarenka was bundled out. The world number one battled back from a set down in a tense centre court match against the 24th seeded Spaniard to win 2-6,...


Defending champion Wawrinka into Open quarters

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th January 2015

Defending champion Wawrinka into Open quarters MELBOURNE: Defending champion Stan Wawrinka won a thrilling fourth set tiebreaker to down Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and book a place in the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday. The Swiss fourth seed prevailed 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10/8) and will play either Japan’s Kei Nishikori or Spain’s David Ferrer in the last eight....


Torn rotator cuff could end Kobe’s season

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th January 2015

Torn rotator cuff could end Kobe’s season LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant will have the weekend to ponder treatment options for what doctors confirmed Friday was a torn rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder. Bryant suffered the injury Wednesday in a game at New Orleans and an MRI exam Thursday revealed the injury, its findings backed after...


Australian Open results

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th January 2015

Australian Open results MELBOURNE: Results from day six of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Saturday Women’s singles. Results from day six of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Saturday: 3rd round Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x6) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA x30) 6-0, 7-5 Garbine Muguruza (ESP x24) bt Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 Venus Williams...


Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium to be ready in June

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd January 2015

Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium to be ready in June ISLAMABAD: Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh on Friday said his Stadium at the Muslim School Ground, Saidpur Road at Rawalpindi will be on the go to host international tournaments in June this year after completition. Talking to APP, Shahnaz said an astro-turf and a pavilion-building will be constructed there making the stadium all set for the game...


Birmingham, Alabama to host 2021 World Games

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd January 2015

Birmingham, Alabama to host 2021 World Games LAUSANNE: The 2021 World Games will be hosted by Birmingham, Alabama, the International World Games Association confirmed on Thursday. The town of just over one million inhabitants beat competition from Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia to become the second US city to host after Santa Clara, California organised the inaugural edition in 1981. “It’s a...


Pakistan moves back in the top ten of FIH Rankings

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd January 2015

Pakistan moves back in the top ten of FIH Rankings ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday moved back into the top ten of the latest FIH World Rankings released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). These include points awarded following the completion of the Hockey World League Round One, the 2014 Champions Trophy and the Champions Challenge events, says a press release issued here. In the FIH...


Solo’s husband arrested on drink-driving charge

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st January 2015

Solo’s husband arrested on drink-driving charge LOS ANGELES: Former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens, the husband of US women’s soccer star Hope Solo, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, police said Tuesday. Police in Manhattan Beach, California said the 35-year-old Stevens was arrested in the early hours Monday after he was pulled over for driving without his headlights on....


Tennis: Sixth seed Murray into Open third round

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st January 2015

Tennis: Sixth seed Murray into Open third round MELBOURNE: British sixth seed Andy Murray cruised into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over local hope Marinko Matosevic on Wednesday. Murray had few problems in carving out a 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 win in 1hr 42min on Margaret Court Arena and will next face either Joao Sousa or 32nd...


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