• Sat, Jan 20, 2018
  • Top seed Simona Halep back from brink in epic third-round clash against Lauren Davis

    Updated: Jan, 20, 201803:57 PM

    Courageous unseeded American Davis lost a middle toenail on her left foot and had to be treated twice by the physio as she threw everything at Halep in a third set that alone lasted 2 hour 22 minute.
    Top seed Simona Halep back from brink in epic third-round clash against Lauren Davis
    Top seed Simona Halep saved three match points to come back from the brink in an epic third-round Australian Open encounter 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 Saturday against Lauren Davis.Courageous unseeded American Davis lost a middle toenail on her left foot and had to be treated twice by the physio as she threw everything at Halep in a third set that alone lasted 2hr 22min.Halep three times stumbled when serving for the match and came under constant pressure as the world number 75 would not lie down, hitting 52 winners to all parts of the court.The Romanian world number one, suffering with ankle problems, finally managed to serve out at the fourth time of asking after three hours and 44 minutes of incredible action that brought a standing ovation from Rod Laver Arena. I never played a third set so long. I'm almost dead, said the Romanian. My muscles...
  • Dhoni bats for Ashwin’s role in CSK Dhoni bats for Ashwin’s role in CSK
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201806:00 AM

    Dhoni, however, added that the franchise would not be able to use RTM cards for Ashwin and instead, they would be used to select other proven CSK performers.

  • ‘Balaji to be the bowling coach’ ‘Balaji to be the bowling coach’
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201802:00 AM

    KS Viswanathan, the CEO of Chennai Super Kings, was delighted at the return of the Chennai outfit to the Indian Premier League after a gap of two years. “I am extremely happy that Chennai Super Kings...

  • Tamil Nadu men register three wins on the trot Tamil Nadu men register three wins on the trot
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201801:58 AM

    Tamil Nadu men secured their third win on the trot as they defeated Punjab 88-74 in a Group B encounter in the 68th Senior Basketball Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on...

  • Chennai girl Saranya holds Ukrainian Grandmaster Chennai girl Saranya holds Ukrainian Grandmaster
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201801:56 AM

    City girl J Saranya held Grandmaster Yuri Solodovnichenko of Ukraine to a draw in the second round of the 10th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament for the N Mahalingam Trophy here...

  • We want clean sweep against India: Rabada We want clean sweep against India: Rabada
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201801:49 AM

    Five days before the final Test on a pitch that bore an excessively green tinge, pacer Kagiso Rabada said South Africa is gunning for a whitewash of India, having trampled the visitor in the first two...

  • Ruthless Nadal storms past Dzumhur Ruthless Nadal storms past Dzumhur
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201805:30 PM

    Top seed Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a bludgeoning 6-1 6-3 6-1 defeat of Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur on Friday.

  • Long way before India becomes fast-bowling nation: Akhtar Long way before India becomes fast-bowling nation: Akhtar
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201804:25 PM

    The Indian pace attack has been talked up of late and to be fair, they have done a decent job in South Africa. But Shoaib Akhtar sees it only as the beginning and says there is still a long way to go...

  • Dimitrov tames Rublev to reach last 16 Dimitrov tames Rublev to reach last 16
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201804:14 PM

    Third seed Grigor Dimitrov survived a tricky test in fierce heat against feisty young Russian Andrey Rublev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.

  • Physically extraordinary Djokovic is battle ready, says Agassi Physically extraordinary Djokovic is battle ready, says Agassi
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201804:02 PM

    Novak Djokovic is “physically extraordinary” and can emulate Roger Federer by winning the Australian Open in his first tournament for six months, mentor Andre Agassi said on Friday.