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Fedex at full steam, Hewitt falls


New York, Aug. 31: Sania Mirza won her fourth match on the trot to cruise to the second round of US Open but it was an early exit for Somdev Devvarman, who lost his opening round in the men’s singles

Schiavone, Oudin breeze through

New York, Aug. 30: Italy’s Francesca Schiavone eased into the second round of the US Open with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Japan’s Ayumi Morita on Monday.

French Open champion Schiavone, who had previous

Sydney Test too fixed

London/ Melbourne, Aug. 30: Bookie Mazhar Majeed, who was arrested by the London Metropolitan Police, has revealed that the betting syndicate made £830,000 from the controversial Test early this year

ICC awaits probe, tour to go on

London/New Delhi, Aug. 30: Pakistan set off on Monday for the next leg of their tour of England despite increasing pressure to call it off amid damaging allegations that top players were caught up in

Rumours hit Chinese Central Bank

Beijing, Aug. 31: China on Tuesday denied rumours that the country’s central bank governor Mr Zhou Xiaochuan had fled after the bank posted huge bond losses, a report said.

Several Chinese websites r

Bad day at Worlds

Paris, Aug. 27: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a straight-game defeat at the hands of sixth seed Chinese Shixian Wang in the women’s singles quarterfinals to crash out of the World Badminto

Chetan out, Jwala-Diju breeze into third round

Paris, Aug. 24: Top Indian shuttler Chetan Anand crashed out of the World Badminton Championships with a disappointing straight-game defeat against a lowly-ranked opponent in the men’s singles first r

Saina in pre-quarterfinals

Paris, Aug. 25: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal survived a scare before prevailing over unseeded Chinese Taipei’s Hsian Huan Chen in a thrilling three-game match to reach the pre-quarterfinals of Wor

Safina advances to next round

Montreal, Aug. 17: Kaia Kenepi of Estonia defeated 14th seed and World No. 18 Shahar Peer of Israel 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Rogers Cup held in Montreal.

Dinara Safina enjoyed a cakewalk as

SLC to gift golden plaque to Murali

Pune, July 20: One of the "special and surprise" gifts to Test retiring bowler, Muthiah Muralidharan will be a very precious gold plaque by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), it is learnt. According to highly p

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