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Jayaram opens with big upset

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a stunning victory over higher-ranked Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong, while Parupalli Kashyap survived a scare in the opening round of the men’s singles competition in the 2013 BWF World Championships here on Monday.

Blues’ Rooney bid rejected

Manchester United have rejected a second bid from Premier League rivals Chelsea for unsettled England forward Wayne Rooney, United confirmed on Monday.

Del Potro triumphs at Citi Open

Top-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina overcame a shaky opening set to defeat big-serving American John Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday and win the $1.3 million Citi Open, underscoring his status as a major threat at the upcoming U.S. Open.

Somdev loses ‘friendly’ encounter to Isner

Somdev Devvarman bowed out of the Washington Open after going down in straight sets to eighth seeded American John Isner in the third round here. The unseeded Indian lost 5-7, 5-7 to his “good friend” in what was their first encounter on the circuit.

No stopping Lochte


Ryan Lochte claimed his second gold medal in Barcelona with a victory in 200-metre backstroke, beating reigning Olympic champion and teammate Tyler Clary at the swimming world championships on Friday.
The winning time was 1 minute, 53.79 seconds. The silver went to Poland’s Radoslaw Kawecki, while Clary settled for bronze.

Three cheers for Lochte


American Ryan Lochte won a third consecutive world title in the men’s 200 metres individual medley in Barcelona on Thursday.

Wake up BCCI, tweets Modi

Former IPL comissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday asked the BCCI members to not blindly support president N. Srinivasan and vice president Arun Jaitley.

‘RTI will apply to BCCI’

The BCCI will have to come under the ambit of Right to Information Act if it wants to use ‘India’ as its national team’s name, Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the committee constituted to draft the S

Hamilton breaks Mercedes duck


Lewis Hamilton ended weeks of expectation and frustration on Sunday when he finally won his first race for Mercedes by claiming a dominant text-book triumph in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

It was one of my lucky days, says centurion

Dhawan was named the Man of the Match for his efforts with the bat and the left-handed opener thanked his luck and he further added that the wicket was not easy to bat on. Dhawan registered his third ODI ton.

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