Sports

Petkovic wins WTA Tournament of Champions

Andrea Petkovic of Germany won the WTA Garanti Koza Tournament of Champions here after beating Flavia Pennetta of Italy 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.

WRT scores first win at World Challenge 2014

The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, represented by the race car drivers Cesar Ramos and Laurens Vanthoor, took its first Main Race win of the season

San Lorenzo defeat Boca Juniors in Argentine tournament

San Lorenzo won their fourth consecutive match by defeating Boca Juniors in the 14th matchday of Argentina’s Transicion football tournament.

Hamilton takes victory in Texas to extend championship

Lewis Hamilton snatched victory at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, to reel off his fifth straight win, tenth of the season, and extend his lead at the top of the Formula One drivers standings.

Central stun South by nine runs, win Duleep Trophy

Central Zone staged a dramatic comeback to stun South Zone by nine runs to clinch the Duleep Trophy crown at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Sunday.

Bayern beat Dortmund, Wolfsburg crush Stuttgart

Bayern Munich reaped a 2-1 comeback win over Dortmund while Ivan Perisic’s brace helped Wolfsburg to crush Stuttgart 4-0 in the 10th round of Bundesliga.

Need to improve running technique: Arpinder Singh

Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medal winning Indian triple-jumper Arpinder Singh Sunday said he is focusing on improving his running technique that affected his performance at the 17th Asian games in Incheon.

Nishikori down, Raonic through to final against Djokovic

Top-rated Asian player Kei Nishikori lost to World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-final of the Paris Masters, while Canadian sensation Milos Raonic continued his stunning run by booking his place in the final against the Serb.

Fred, Conca raise Fluminense top-four hopes

Fred and Dario Conca got their names on the scoresheet as Fluminense defeated Goias 2-0 in a Brazil’s Serie A championship football match.

Gill, Musa top in Rally de Bengal

Gaurav Gill and co-driver Musa Sherif of Team Mahindra Adventure and in a XUV 500, scripted their 20th win together as they shrugged off a 16.6 second overnight deficit to annex the Overall title in the Rally de Bengal

Gear up for tennis: CTL team co-owner Ajay Devgan

Bollywood actor-producer Ajay Devgn, who is the co-owner of the Delhi franchisee of the Champions Tennis League (CTL), says everyone should be ready for a lot of tennis this month.

Deep to lead Indian junior women’s hockey team

Defender Deep Grace Ekka will lead the junior Indian women’s hockey team to New Zealand for a six-match Test series Nov 5-13.

European Games opens ticketing sign-up page

Baku 2015 European Games opened a sign-up page on its website to allow fans to register their interest in purchasing tickets for next summer’s event.

Brazil’s teenage archer dreams of Olympic glory

Olympic medal prospect Marcus D’ Almeida hopes this week’s Brazilian Archery Championships can kickstart his quest for gold at the Rio 2016 Games.

Federer, Murray ousted from Paris Masters

World No.2 Roger Federer was stunned at the BNP Paribas Masters quarterfinals here by Canada’s sole representative in ATP rankings top 10

Schalke beat Augsburg 1-0 in German Bundesliga

Schalke’s Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar secured his side the third win on home soil with a 1-0 win over Augsburg to open the 10th round of the German Bundesliga.

North Korea, South Korea to play football match

The South Korean government has given its approval to a visit from under-15 soccer players from North Korea to play in an international tournament, in a bid to reduce tension and strengthen bilateral ties.

New Zealand PM invites Indian cricket fans to 2015 World Cup

With 100 days to go before the commencement of the 2015 ICC World Cup, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Friday invited Indian cricket fans to visit his country during the Feb 14-March 29 event

Hend confident of retaining Chiangmai Golf Classic title

Long-hitting Scott Hend hopes to continue his fantastic form when he defends his title at the $750,000 Chiangmai Golf Classic from Nov 13 to 16.

President congratulates Pankaj Advani

President Pranab Mukherjee Friday congratulated cueist Pankaj Advani on winning his 12th world title in World Billiards Championship in Leeds, Britain.

Soria named coach of Bolivian national team

The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) has named Mauricio Soria as coach of the national football team for the 2014-2018 period

’Form CARICOM panel to solve Windies contract dispute’

Caribbean island St. Vincent’s Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has advocated the assembling of a three-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) panel to help resolve the ongoing contract dispute in West Indies cricket.

Sachin revisits memories of meeting Bradman

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne were so daunted by the prospect of meeting Austalian cricketing legend Donald Bradman for his 90th birthday that they could not decide who should speak first

Bayern, Leverkusen advance; Frankfurt out of German Cup

Ten-man Bayer Leverkusen avoided an upset against fourth division Magdeburg, winning on penalties, while holders Bayern Munich eliminated Hamburg 3-1 and Borussia Monchengladbach defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the German Cup football tournament.

’No Kolkata, no ISL’ for Shah Rukh Khan

While Bollywood biggies may flaunt their newfound status as football team owners, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has revealed how he refused to be a part of the Indian Super League (ISL) for not being able to lay hands on the team from his beloved Kolkata.

Flamengo take control of Copa do Brasil semi-final

Defending champions Flamengo took a big step towards reaching the final of the Copa do Brasil football competition after winning their semi-final first leg against Atletico Mineiro 2-0 here.

Federer, Murray move into Paris Masters last 16

Roger Federer stayed on course for the year-end No.1 battle with Novak Djokovic after rallying past Jeremy Chardy to advance to the BNP Paribas Masters round of 16 here

Advani: first ever player to bag triple double

Pankaj Advani outplayed England’s Robert Hall 1928-893 in the final of the IBSF World Billiards championship (timed format) here Wednesday night to complete a grand double

Brazilian women’s cycling champions suspended for doping

Brazilian women’s road race cycling champions, Marcia Fernandes Silva and Nayara Gomes Ramos, have been suspended for doping.

Easy King’s Cup win for Real Madrid

Reigning champions Real Madrid moved a step closer to the last 16 of the King’s Cup, thanks to a comfortable 4-1 first leg away win against Barcelona-based club, Cornella.

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