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January 2014

Bad light halts Somdev’s Davis Cup match

Indore, Jan 31 (IANS) The Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup second singles match here Friday between India's Somdev Devvarman and Ti Chen of Chinese Taipei had to be suspended due to bad light.Somdev, who has beaten his 284th ranked opponent on both occasions they have met earlier, was stretched to his limit with the match going into a five-setter. The Ti Chen-Devvarman match was tied 6-7, 7-6, 1-6, 6-2, 7-7 when play was suspended.

Sindhu seals deal with Li Ning

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) World No.10 shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has entered into a two-year deal with Chinese sports equipment manufacturer Li Ning as her two-year-old Yonex contract expired Friday.As reported earlier by IANS, the World Championship bronze medallist has inked the lucrative deal with Li Ning after deciding not to renew her contract with Japanese giant Yonex and she will be seen in her new gear Saturday at the All India Senior Ranking Tournament in Kochi. "Sindhu has seen the racquets and she…

Santosh Trophy: Punjab edge past Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Eight-time champions Punjab scraped past Himachal Pradesh 2-1 in a North Zone Group B match of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy at the Ambedkar Stadium here Friday.Left-back Aftabvir Singh scored the winner moments before the final whistle turning in Harpreet Singh’s cross. Minutes earlier, Himachal’s Chandan Kumar had cancelled out Sandip Singh’s opening goal. A goalkeeping gaffe in the 90th minute helped Chandan Kumar make amends for his 66th minute miss as he…

Injury setback for Atletico as Luis out for six weeks

Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS) Spanish football club Atletico Madrid have suffered a serious setback after it was confirmed that international defender Felipe Luis will be out of action for around six weeks owing to a muscle tear.The Brazil international had to be carried off the pitch during his side's 2-1 win away to Athletic Club Bilbao Wednesday and was later seen abandoning the ground on crutches, reports Xinhua. He has now undergone tests in Madrid which have confirmed the extent of the injury. The six-week absence…

Hussey, Wright among BBL player of tournament finalists

Melbourne, Jan 31 (IANS) Australia's veteran cricketer Michael Hussey and English all-rounder Luke Wright are among the players named Friday for the Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) Player of the Tournament award.The eight shortlisted cricketers are: Jackson Bird (Melbourne Stars), Ben Dunk (Hobart Hurricanes), John Hastings (Melbourne Stars), Moises Henriques (Sydney Sixers), Brad Hodge (Melbourne Stars), Mike Hussey (Sydney Thunder), Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat), Luke Wright (Melbourne Stars). The award will be given…
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