• Mon, Jan 23, 2017
  • Top seeds Murray, Kerber ousted from Australian Open

    Updated: Jan, 22, 201711:15 PM

    Andy Murray’s hopes of finally getting his hands on the Australian Open title were ended for another year when the top seed and world number one was tied up in knots and flung out of the fourth round...
    Top seeds Murray, Kerber ousted from Australian Open
    With reigning champion Novak Djokovic having been knocked out in the second round, a Grand Slam will head into the second week without its top two men’s seeds for the first time since the 2004 French Open. German Zverev, in the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the first time after a career ravaged by injury, flummoxed his contemporary with his unorthodox serve-volley game and broke the Wimbledon and Olympic champion eight times over the contest. The world number 50 was helped by a below-par performance from Murray but thoroughly deserved his 7-5 5-7 6-2 6-4 victory over three and a half hours on Rod Laver Arena, which earned him a quarter-final meeting with Roger Federer. “He deserved to win because he played great when he was down and also in the important moments,” said Briton Murray. “(He) kept coming up with great shots, there’s not...
  • Finally, England defeat India Finally, England defeat India
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201711:10 PM

    India’s gen-next cricketers Kedar Jadhav (90 of 75 balls) and Hardik Pandya (56 of 43 balls and 3/49) sizzled with a 104-run partnership for the sixth wicket but it wasn’t enough as India fell short...

  • Venus books quarterfinal berth Venus books quarterfinal berth
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201711:06 PM

    Venus Williams was not prepared to even countenance the suggestion she could potentially meet younger sister Serena in the Australian Open final after she advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3 7-5...

  • Wawrinka, Federer book last-eight spots Wawrinka, Federer book last-eight spots
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201711:04 PM

    Stan Wawrinka’s hopes of a second Australian Open title were delivered a huge boost on January 22 as he fended off Andreas Seppi 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 7-6(4) to reach the quarter-finals only minutes after top...

  • Chapecoense survivors lift trophy Chapecoense survivors lift trophy
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201711:01 PM

    The three surviving players of the air crash two months ago that killed 19 members of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer club lifted the Copa Sudamericana trophy on January 21 in honor of their dead...

  • Record-breaking Bryan brothers quit Davis cup Record-breaking Bryan brothers quit Davis cup
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201710:57 PM

    Bob and Mike Bryan announced their retirement from the Davis Cup on January 22 after a 14-year stint that made them the United States’ most successful doubles team in the competition.

  • Eden names stand after Ganguly; Dhoni feted Eden names stand after Ganguly; Dhoni feted
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201710:55 PM

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly finally joined the list of elite cricketers who have stands dedicated after them when the eastern block of the Eden Gardens here was etched in his name.

  • Able Administrator Able Administrator
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201707:30 AM

    Damal Villivalam Sundar is a familiar face in Chennai sports circles. He has managed many a sport in different positions but his best ought to be the current one: vice-president of the World chess...

  • Praggnanandhaa eyes world record Praggnanandhaa eyes world record
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201707:00 AM

    Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu is only 12 but chess pundits all over the world anticipate a landmark achievement from the Chennai lad.

  • Velavan’s win, the biggest in Indian junior squash: Cyrus Velavan’s win, the biggest in Indian junior squash: Cyrus
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201706:45 AM

    He might not be the best known city’s squash player, but Velavan Senthilkumar is the toast of Indian squash right now. The youngster reached a landmark in the sport when he won the U-19 British Junior...