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India make changes for one-day series against Australia

Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are among the players left out of India’s squad for the three-match one-day series against Australia. Leading batsman Tendulkar, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, fast bowler Zaheer Khan and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha are being rested. Batsmen Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir and paceman Ishant Sharma are undergoing […]

Andy Murray beats Bai Yan in round two in Shanghai

Andy Murray eased into round three of the Shanghai Masters with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Chinese wildcard Bai Yan. Yan, ranked 465, stunned world number 30 Radek Stepanek in round one but Murray, who was given a first-round bye, proved far too strong. Next up for the British world […]

Rafael Nadal beats Stanislas Wawrinka in Shanghai

World number one Rafael Nadal beat Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of the Shanghai Masters. The Spaniard was given a good workout by Wawrinka, ranked 21 in the world, but never looked in any danger. Nadal will meet Jurgen Melzer next, after the Austrian overcame […]

Euro 2012 qualifiers: England boss Capello upbeat

Manager Fabio Capello vowed to battle on despite watching England being held to a disappointing goalless Euro 2012 qualifying draw by Montenegro. The Italian’s side enjoyed most of the possession at Wembley but created few chances against a staunch defence. It means England remain second in Group G, three points […]

Rio Ferdinand returns as England captain at Wembley

Rio Ferdinand has been confirmed as England’s captain for the Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro at Wembley. The Manchester United defender reclaims the armband from Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard, the stand-in during Ferdinand’s injury-related absence. Meanwhile, Sunderland striker Darren Bent has been ruled out with a groin injury picked up […]

India beat England on penalties to reach hockey final

India reached their first Commonwealth Games men’s hockey amid ecstatic scenes in Delhi, beating England on penalties. The hosts surrendered a 1-0 lead on the stroke of half-time when Ashley Jackson scored his first penalty corners. Two more set-pieves saw Jackson and Simon Mantell put England 3-1 up but the […]

Krishna Poonia wins historic discus gold for India

Krishna Poonia became the first Indian woman to win athletics gold at a Commonwealth Games as she led a home medals clean sweep in the discus. She is only the second Indian to win a Games track and field title, after Milka Singh in the 1958 440-yard race. “I dedicate […]

Rain forces postponement of China Open finals

The men’s and women’s finals at the China Open had to be postponed until Monday after heavy rain in Beijing. World number two and defending champion Novak Djokovic was leading Spain’s David Ferrer 3-1 in the first set when play was called off for the day. The men’s final had […]