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Djokovic crowned king of Melbourne Park
Melbourne: As Andy Murray smashed a return into the net late on Sunday, Novak Djokovic wrote his name into the history books, becoming the first men's tennis player to win five Australian Open titles in the Open era.It's a record shared by three players at the US Open and just behind Roger Federer and Pete Sampras at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal's incredible nine French Open...
Mixed doubles: Paes-Hingis pair wins title   
Melbourne: Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis beat the French-Canadian team of Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor in straight sets to clinch the Australian Open mixed doubles crown.Paes, contesting his 25th season on the ATP World Tour, and Hingis defeated defending champions Mladenovic and Nestor 6-4, 6-3 in the final that lasted an hour and two minutes.Paes...
Serena beats Sharapova to win title   31 January, 2015
Melbourne: American star Serena Williams held off a determined Maria Sharapova of Russia to win her sixth Australian Open title and the 19th Grand Slam title of her career, separating herself from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for the second-most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era.The No. 1-seeded Williams recorded a straight sets 6-3, 7-6(5) victory over the No. 2-seeded Sharapova.Going...
Not surprised at India's ouster: Bailey   31 January, 2015
Perth: Australian captain George Bailey is not surprised that India did not qualify for the tri-series final and said that concentrating on Test cricket before heading into the ODI event might have been the reason for their below-par showing. India failed to win any of their matches against Australia and England, finally going down to the Eoin Morgan-led side by three wickets yesterday in the...
Dwayne Bravo quits Test cricket   31 January, 2015
Port of Spain (Trinidad): West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from Test cricket, after four years in the wilderness and just weeks after being sacked from the One-Day International (ODI) squad.The 31-year-old has played 40 Tests but had not suited up for the West Indies since December 2010, when the West Indies toured Sri Lanka, reported CMC.He was recently axed as...
Haryana leads gold rush on opening day   01 February, 2015
Clarke denies rift with teammates   31 January, 2015
Djokovic books final date with Murray   30 January, 2015
India loses to England, fails to reach final   30 January, 2015
Modi wishes athletes for 35th National Games   31 January, 2015
Van Ass, Thornton to coach Indian hockey teams   30 January, 2015
Injured Vijender Singh pulls out   30 January, 2015
Mixed doubles: Paes, Hingis storm into final   30 January, 2015
Kerala gears up for 35th National Games   30 January, 2015
Jaitley urged not to back Srinivasan   29 January, 2015
Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England   30 January, 2015
England captain Morgan set to play in IPL   29 January, 2015
2016 World T20 in India in March-April   29 January, 2015
Banned cricketer Amir allowed to play again   29 January, 2015
Rahane stands out as India bowled out for 200   30 January, 2015
Ronaldo suspended for two matches   29 January, 2015
Serena battles past Keys to make final   29 January, 2015
Portugal welcomes Figo's decision   29 January, 2015
WICB proposes 'cricketing solutions'   29 January, 2015
Djokovic to face Wawrinka in semis   28 January, 2015
Sania-Bruno pair enters semifinals   28 January, 2015
Fired-up Serena to face Keys in semis   28 January, 2015
World Cup blow for WI as Narine pulls out   28 January, 2015
Wawrinka powers into semifinals   28 January, 2015
Qualifier postponed by a day due to rain   27 May, 2014
Chandy promises jobs to medallists from Kerala   28 January, 2015
Neymar vows to help Brazil win 2016 Olympic gold   28 January, 2015
Murray teaches Kyrgios a lesson   27 January, 2015
Shiv Kapur qualifies for US Open   27 May, 2014
Barcelona president insists no sale for Messi   27 January, 2015
Super sting   24 January, 2015
We need to look in the mirror: Duminy   26 May, 2014
Brilliant Berdych ousts Nadal in style   27 January, 2015
Sharapova blows away Bouchard to march into semis   27 January, 2015
Paes, Sania in mixed doubles quarters   26 January, 2015
Ex-Argentina star Riquelme retires   26 January, 2015
Ribery blasts 'political' FIFA Ballon d'Or   24 January, 2015
Van Gaal has massive task: Scholes   22 May, 2014
BCCI issues fresh ultimatum for damages to WICB   24 January, 2015
IPL snub to Pak players dented India's image: Afridi   24 May, 2014
SC bars Srinivasan from contesting BCCI polls   22 January, 2015
Srinivisan keeps mum post-SC verdict   22 January, 2015
'Run Kerala Run' creates history   20 January, 2015
An honourable misconduct   19 January, 2015
Chucks and balances   19 January, 2015
Court of appeal   19 January, 2015
Lloyd upset with Gayle’s comments   14 January, 2015
'Bravo, Pollard omission no victimisation'   13 January, 2015
Straight drive   10 January, 2015
Kerala CM rebuffs graft allegations   07 January, 2015
Give us our daily ball game!   03 January, 2015
Test drive   29 December, 2014
'Hosting National Games in Kerala a challenge'   24 December, 2014
The brand maker   22 December, 2014
I am a self-professed candy lover!   13 December, 2014
Court and bowled   16 December, 2014
Upside of the Downs   06 December, 2014
Weeping boxer   06 December, 2014
ICC announces match officials for 2015 WC   02 December, 2014
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