Halep, Kei Nishikori reaches 2nd round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, January 15: World number one Simona Halep battled through to the Australian Open second round Tuesday with a come-from-behind win over Kaia Kanepi to stay in the tournament. The Romanian had to dig deep against the woman who defeated…

India lose 0-1 to Bahrain, crash out of AFC Asian Cup

SHARJAH, January 15: India suffered a heartbreak as they conceded an injury time goal through a penalty to lose 0-1 to Bahrain and crash out of the showpiece Asian Cup under dramatic circumstances here on Monday. India were on the…

Arunachal women’s team all out for 14 in U-23 match

NEW DELHI, January 15: The Arunachal Pradesh women’s U-23 side faced embarrassment on Tuesday as it was bowled out for only 14 runs in a Twenty20 match against Himachal Pradesh here. Himachal completed the victory formality with all 10 wickets…

KKTAGSA 38th sports meet underway at Pfutsero

Pfutsero, January 14: A four day long 38th sports meet of Khezha-Kuzha Tephe Area Games & Sports Association (KKTAGSA) got underway here today at Pfutsero Sports Complex. Gracing the inaugural function as guest speaker, minister for planning &coordination and land…

Selection trials for State Sports Academy

Dimapur, January 14: The Department of Youth Resources and sports has informed that selection trials for State Sports Academy (football/boys) in the age category of U-14 and U-17 which was to be held from January 16-18 has been postponed to…

Kvitova, Wozniacki through to 2nd round

MELBOURNE, January 14: Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova strolled into the Australian Open second round with a straight sets win over Magdelena Rybarikova of Slovakia on Monday. The Czech eighth seed struggled with her serve early in the match before…

Federer, Sharapova serves up dominant 1st round win

MELBOURNE, January 14: Ageless Roger Federer warmed up for a run at a record seventh Australian Open title on Monday by breezing past Uzbek Denis Istomin to book a spot in the second round. The 37-year-old Swiss master made light…

India look to get even with Australia in spite of MS Dhoni concern

ADELAIDE, January 14: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s inability to set the pace during middle overs will remain a major cause of concern when India take on Australia in a do-or-die second ODI on Tuesday in their bid to keep the three-match…

Olivier stars as South Africa whitewash Pakistan in test series

JOHANNESBURG, January 14: Duanne Olivier sparked a Pakistan collapse as South Africa completed a series clean sweep with a 107-run win on the fourth day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday. Starting the day…

Sound of silence as Qatar hit North Korea for six

AFC Asian Cup AL-AIN (United Arab Emirates), January 13: Qatar’s Almoez Ali scored four goals in a 6-0 AFC Asian Cup rout of North Korea on Sunday in the eery atmosphere of a near-empty Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in the…