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Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | AP | NEW YORK

Beats Djokovic to win 2nd US Open title, 13th Slam With the 55th and last swing on the longest of many long points in the U.S. Open final, Rafael Nadal pushed a backhand into the net to get broken by Novak Djokovic. It could have been the beginning of the end for...

Singles

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | Pioneer

Expect more medals: sushil New Delhi: Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar feels the massive reprieve to wrestling will motivate the Indian grapplers in the upcoming World Championships and they will return from Budapest with more medals. “I spoke to the wrestlers there (Budapest) yesterday and they are very ecstatic. The mood...

I’m mentally stronger now: Shikhar

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

Last few months have been full of success for Shikhar Dhawan. Since his scintillating 187 in his only Test against Australia earlier this year, the Delhi lad has been charting new highs consistently. Be it his back-to-back centuries in Champions Trophy in England or his record 248-run knock against South Africa...

Lifeline for Viru, Gauti, Zak

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | PTI | Visakhapatnam

Troika named in India ‘A’ team for four-match series, Yuvi makes OD cut Out-of-favour players Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Gautam Gambhir were today handed a lifeline for staging a comeback to the national team as they were included in the India ‘A’ squad for two four-day games against visiting West...

India in familiar territory

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | PTI | Kathmandu

Six-time SAFF champions take on Afghanistan in tournament final Having notched up a morale-boosting semifinal victory against Maldives, defending champions Indian team will try to maintain their supremacy in the SAFF Football Championship when they take on a tough Afghanistan in the summit clash here on Wednesday. On paper, Afghans are a...

Euro powers look to seal 2014 berth

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | AP | Manchester

Italy, Germany and the Netherlands can seal their places at the 2014 World Cup in the latest round of European qualifiers on Tuesday while England will boost their hopes of joining them by avoiding defeat in Ukraine. All of the continent’s heavyweight teams have risen to the top of their groups...

Singles

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | Pioneer

India enter SAFF final with 1-0 win Kathmandu: Young stopper Arnab Mondal scored his maiden international goal as defending champions India beat Maldives 1-0 to enter the final of the SAFF Football Championship for the ninth time here on Monday. The win, which Wim Koevermans' boys achieved without their skipper Sunil...

Back problem could rule Starc out of Ashes

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | AP | MELBOURNE

Mitchell Starc has become the latest young Australian fast bowler to be sidelined with a stress fracture of the lower back, an injury that puts him in doubt for the start of the Ashes series against England. Cricket Australia issued a statement Monday saying Starc would be unavailable for a prolonged...

At 31, Williams turns 17

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | AP | NEW YORK

Serena Williams’ serve was shaky. Her hard-hitting opponent, Victoria Azarenka, was presenting problems, and so was the gusting wind. A couple of foot-fault calls added to the angst. As a jittery Williams headed to the sideline after dropping a set for the first time in the tournament, she threw her racket,...

Age is just a number to look at and smile: Paes

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | PTI | New York

The oldest tennis player to win a Grand Slam with the US Open men’s doubles trophy, Indian veteran Leander Paes said age is just a number for him, something that he just “looks at and smiles”. The 40-year-old partnered Czech Radek Stepanek to win the US Open 2013 men’s doubles title,...


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21 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Dejected over refusal of non-payment of loan installment for bike by his father, a 22-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging with the ceiling at his Sankracharya Nagar residence under Bajaria police station area on Thursday. Police said that the deceased Shubham Malviya was found hanging with the ceiling and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead...

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