Sports

  • Soumyajit, Shamini clinch PSPB inter unit Table Tennis titles
    4:11 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh of BPCL and K. Shamini of IOCL clinched the men’s and women’s titles respectively after hard-fought final seven-game battles at the 34th APSPB Inter Unit Table Tennis Tournament. In the women’s single final, Shamini edged past title favourite and Arjuna Awardee Mouma Das

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  • Chennai Open tennis: Wawrinka leads way into semis
    4:05 PM

    Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) World No.4 and top seed Stan Wawrinka stayed on course to defend his singles title with a 6-2, 7-6(4) win over Gilles Muller and set up a semi-final clash with Belgian David Goffin in the ATP Aircel Chennai Open here Friday. Fourth seeded Goffin, among the

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  • China feel positive pressure in Asian Cup football
    2:11 PM

    Brisbane, Jan 9 (IANS) China football team head coach Alain Perrin believes pressure is good for his team ahead its Asian Cup opener against Saudi Arabia. “To take part in this continental’s showpiece event I do feel some pressure, I can compare it to the situation when I won the

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  • Australia thrash Kuwait 4-1 in Asian Cup football opener
    12:26 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 9 (IANS) Hosts Australia survived an early scare to open their Asian Cup campaign in grand style following a 4-1 victory over Kuwait here Friday. A boisterous home crowd of 25,231 had been silenced when Ali Hussain Fadhel gave underdogs Kuwait a surprise lead early in the match,

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  • South Korea vow to end Asian Cup football title drought
    11:53 AM

    Canberra, Jan 9 (IANS) The South Korean football team has its sights on the elusive Asian Cup title, captain Ki Sung Yueng said here Friday. “It’s a shame. We have participated in the most (Asian Cups) but never won. It’s weird,” Ki Sung, who currently plays for English Premier League

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  • Iran defender Beikzadeh out of Asian Cup football
    2:15 PM

    Canberra, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran suffered a blow on the eve of the Asian Cup when defender Hashem Beikzadeh was ruled out with a broken hand. Coach Carlos Queiroz said the loss of the 30-year-old, who sustained the injury in training Wednesday, had caused “big damage” to Iran’s plans, reports

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  • Australia eye success in Asian Cup football (Preview)
    7:51 AM

    Melbourne, Jan 8 (IANS) As Asia converges on Australian shores for the 2015 Asian Cup starting Friday, the pressure of expectancy weighs heavily on the Socceroos. Favourites for the first Asian Cup in Australia, Ange Postecoglou’s side will be forced to defeat the likes of defending champions Japan and rising

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  • Simona Halep reaches Shenzhen Open tennis quarters
    2:57 PM

    Shenzhen (China), Jan 7 (IANS) Top seed Simona Halep had an easy victory over Natalia Vikhlyantseva of Russia to reach the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open here Wednesday. Vikhlyantseva, the 17-year-old wild card holder defeated Anna-lena Friedsam of Germany in the first round, but the gap between World No.584 and

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  • Cameroon’s Song retires from international football
    1:13 PM

    London, Jan 7 (IANS) Cameroon and West Ham midfielder Alex Song has retired from international football after his exclusion from his country’s Africa Cup of Nations squad. Song announced on photo-sharing online platform Instagram Tuesday: “I have taken the decision to retire from International football.” “Since the World Cup in

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  • Ghana to play two pre-AFCON football friendlies
    8:13 AM

    Accra, Jan 7 (IANS) Ghana’s Black Stars side has lined up two friendly matches as preparation continues for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football in Equatorial Guinea later this month. The team is currently in Seville, Spain, to fine-tune ahead of the tournament and will first play Portuguese

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  • Ghana U-23 football team to play Egypt in friendly
    8:07 AM

    Accra, Jan 7 (IANS) Ghana have called up a 16-man squad into their men’s football Olympic team to prepare for a two-game international friendly against Egypt next week. The Black Meteors will use the games to prepare for impending All Africa and Olympic Games qualifying campaigns this year, reports Xinhua.

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  • Errani heads Rio Open women’s tennis draw
    6:03 AM

    Rio de Janeiro, Jan 7 (IANS) Next month’s Rio Open women’s tennis tournament will boast 17 of the world’s top 100 players. The WTA event will be played on clay at the Brazilian Jockey Club Feb 16-22, reports Xinhua. World No.14 Sara Errani of Italy is the top-ranked player in

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