Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) There is a lot riding on the upcoming India-Australia cricket series since it will help the selectors identify the next generation of players, Rahul Dravid, the team's mainstay till his retirement last yeaer, said at the Jaipur Literature Festival Saturday. "Each series is significant like the series with England. But like India, Australia too has lost a lot of big players
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Victoria Azarenka retained her Australian Open title Saturday defeating an injury-afflicted Li Na in a dramatic women's singles final at the Melbourne Park here. Azarenka won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and retains the World No.1 ranking as a result, when defeat would have seen Serena Williams take the top spot. The match was stopped three times, twice when sixth seed Li rolled her ankle and took medical timeouts, and once for a fireworks display
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) Victoria Azarenka of Belarus won the women's singles title at the Australian Open defeating China's Li Na here Saturday. Azarenka came from behind to post a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory, giving her a second Grand Slam title
Gros Islet (St. Lucia), Jan 26 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says Ottis Gibson will be offered a second contract as head coach of the West Indies team when his term expires in March. The WICB says the decision to retain his services and team manager Richie Richardson was arrived at during a meeting of directors in St.
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Batting great Rahul Dravid tried to be perfect in everything he did, both on and off the field. The 16 years he played international cricket, he played with dignity and humility; a gentleman cricketer to the core. On Friday, he was named among the awardees of the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, on the eve of Republic Day.
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) South Australian Kane Richardson was withdrawn from the Prime Minister's XI squad that takes on West Indies in a practise game here Monday.
Dharamsala, Jan 26 (IANS) A sunny Saturday warmed up the hearts of cricket lovers a day ahead of the fifth and final one-day international (ODI) between India and England in this abode of the Dalai Lama. "What a warm winter morning!" Jack Smith, an England fan, told IANS here
New York, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) The revival of the musical "Evita", which brought pop superstar Ricky Martin back to the Broadway stage, will ring down the curtain for the last time next Saturday.
Here they were the two shining baldpates of cricket batting yet again for the entertainment industry! Australian Andrew Symonds and Sri Lankas Sanath Jayasuriya, whom you have already seen fielding ticklish queries in television reality shows, were this time in Mumbai to promote the third edition of the star-studded Celebrity Cricket League
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid and London Olympics bronze medalist boxer M.C. Mary Kom were Friday named for the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award while six other sportspersons were been named in the list of Padma Shri awardees. London Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar, bronze medal winning wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, para athlete Hosanagara Nagarajegowda Girisha, boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh, mountaineer Premlata Agrawal, and rower Bajrang Lal Takhar were chosen for the Padma Shri Awards