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World number one Williams walloped by Halep
By Patrick Johnston

(Reuters) - Simona Halep handed an out of sorts Serena Williams the joint heaviest defeat of her long and illustrious career as the Romanian beat the world number one 6-0 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday.

As well as Halep played in moving her opponent back and around Singapore's purple Indoor hardcourt, the 33-year-old American only had herself to blame for the defeat after her serve fell apart and the errors flowed.

The loss ... Read More

INDIA GIRLS TOY WITH HAPLESS UAE COUNTERPARTS
By Debayan Mukherjee, AIFF Media Team

India 12 (Roja Devi – 24th, 59th, 74th, 90+2), Anushka Samuel – 71st, 77th, 82nd, 84th), Sushmita Bardhan – 3rd 57rd, Premi Chiru – 7th, Jabamani Tudu – 67th) beat UAE 0
DHAKA: A ruthless India U-16 Women’s National Team pulverized minnows United Arab Emirates (UAE) 12-0 in a contest that saw the ball cross UAE half only thrice in full ninety minutes.
Roja Devi and substitute Anushka Sharma grabbed four goals ... Read More
Mary Kom Takes Up Broom, Wins PM Modi's Praise
Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted his appreciation after champion boxer Mary Kom cleaned up a road in Manipur capital Imphal as part of his "Swachh Bharat" or Clean India mission.

"Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary Kom joining the Mission in Imphal. #MyCleanIndia," PM Modi tweeted.

The Olympic medalist was seen sweeping a street and hefting dirt this morning. She is part of the "chain" started by PM Modi when ... Read More
BHAICHUNG BHUTIA INDUCTED IN AFC’S HALL OF FAME
AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: Former Indian National Team Captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been inducted to the AFC’s Hall of Fame, a letter from Dato Alex Soosay, General Secretary, Asian Football Confederation, to All India Football Federation, confirmed.

“The AFC is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in Philippines on November 30 this year where a joint event will take place to celebrate the Anniversary as well as reward Asia’s finest at the AFC Annual Awards,” the letter read.

Dato ... Read More
INDIA GIRLS BREEZE PAST JORDAN 6-3
By Debayan Mukherjee, AIFF Media Team

India 6 (Anushka Samuel – 20th, 67th, Sushmita Bardhan – 22nd, Eva Panna – 25th, Jabamani Tudu – 87th, Roja Devi – 88th)
beat
Jordan 3 (Nour Mahmud – 11th, Jeeda Albaner – 53rd, Tasnim – 74th)
DHAKA: India’s Diwali was both sweet and sour as they breezed past Jordan in a freescoring 6-3 encounter but missed qualification by the skin of their teeth in their last Group B game of the AFC U-16 ... Read More
Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking after Sharapova loses
SINGAPORE

(Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals.

Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium, leaving her with only the slimmest mathematical chance of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot.

At the every least, ... Read More
Duleep Trophy semifinal: East strikes after Uthappa’s fortuitous century
For the better part of the opening day, it appeared like a contest between Karnataka and East Zone. After all, eight players – including four frontline batsmen – from the Ranji Trophy champion state are part of the playing eleven for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semifinal here.

As long as Robin Uthappa rode his luck to score 120, East Zone pace bowlers toiled to make the most of the conditions at the Bansi Lal ... Read More
Kvitova wins to end Sharapova's shot at No. 1
AFP
SINGAPORE: Maria Sharapova's hopes of becoming the year-end world number one went up in smoke on Tuesday when she crashed in straight sets to Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

The Russian superstar needed a win to have any chance of overtaking top-ranked Serena Williams but she blew up in spectacular fashion as Kvitova won 6-3, 6-2 in 75 minutes.

It was the second upset in quick succession at the season finale after Simona Halep ... Read More
Raina powers Chennai to an emphatic win
Source : PTI
Bangalore: Suresh Raina blazed his way to a 43-ball 90 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable 54-run win over Dolphins, keeping the Indian outfit's semifinal prospects alive in the Champions League Twenty20 here Monday.

The Super Kings notched up an imposing 242 for six and then saw off Dolphins' early onslaught to bowl them out for 188 in 20 overs.

Chasing a stiff target, Dolphins were cruising at 56 for two by the ... Read More
Duleep Trophy semifinal: East strikes after Uthappa’s fortuitous century
For the better part of the opening day, it appeared like a contest between Karnataka and East Zone. After all, eight players – including four frontline batsmen – from the Ranji Trophy champion state are part of the playing eleven for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semifinal here.

As long as Robin Uthappa rode his luck to score 120, East Zone pace bowlers toiled to make the most of the conditions at the Bansi Lal ... Read More
Serena Williams shocker changes nothing for Eugenie Bouchard
AFP
SINGAPORE: Eugenie Bouchard said she would go for broke against Serena Williams in a last-ditch bid to rescue her WTA Finals campaign after slumping to her second big defeat on Wednesday.

Bouchard, who went down 6-1, 6-3 to Ana Ivanovic in Red Group, said she would not change her approach despite the world number one's shock 6-0, 6-2 defeat to Simona Halep.

The two-time defending champion's heavy defeat sent shockwaves through the tournament, but Bouchard said ... Read More
ISL: Mendy's winner seals Chennaiyin FC's 2-1 win over Kerala Blasters
Team logosKerala Blasters will be eager to register their first win against Chennai in the ISL today

Chennaiyin FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 2-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday. Record-breaking Chennai | Koke Heroics | Atletico's Riot

Elano Blumer (14th minute) and Bernard Mendy (63rd) scored for the hosts while Iain Hume came up with the lone goal for Kerala Blasters in the 50th minute.

The Chennaiyin side went ... Read More
Walsh stays as India coach, to be given fresh contract
New Delhi, Oct 22, 2014, (PTI)
A day after his dramatic announcement to quit, India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh today withdrew his resignation.PTI File Photo

A day after his dramatic announcement to quit, India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh today withdrew his resignation after a meeting with top sports officials, who have assured the Australian that his concerns will be addressed in a fresh contract.

After a hectic meeting with the Sports Ministry and SAI officials, the ... Read More
INDIA RALLY TO BEAT BANGLADESH 2-1
By Debayan Mukherjee, AIFF Media Team

India 2 (Roja – 29th, 64th) beat Bangladesh 1 (Sanjida – 20th)
DHAKA: India came from a goal down to win 2-1 and in the process upset hosts Bangladesh’s applecart in a Group B encounter of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship China 2015 (Qualifiers) here at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday (October 19, 2014).
Riding high after two back to back wins against Jordan and UAE, the hosts were brought down ... Read More
Walsh Resigns as Hockey Head Coach Over 'Pay Dispute'
By PTI

NEW DELHI: India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh today sprang a surprise by resigning from his post because of a "pay dispute", barely three weeks after guiding the team to a historic gold medal in the Asian Games in Incheon.

The 60-year-old Australian, himself a noted Olympian, submitted his resignation in dramatic fashion, saying that he was finding it difficult to adjust to the decision making style of the sporting bureaucracy in the country.

"I hereby ... Read More



 
 
 
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