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May 14, 2015

Sania enters Rome Masters semis; Paes, Bopanna ousted

Rome, May 14: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza did well to enter the women's doubles semi-finals but her compatriots Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna had to bite the dust as both lost their respective men's doubles second round matches at the Rome Masters here on Thursday.World No.1 Sania reached the last four partnering Swiss ace Martina Hingis, with a straight sets win in the quarterfinal on the outdoor clay courts of Foro Italico. The top-two ranked players in the world accounted for the German-Spanish combine of…

Mumbai Indians post 171/4 against Kolkata

Mumbai, May 14: Mumbai Indians posted a total of 171/4 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.For Mumbai, Hardik Pandya was the top scorer with 61 off 31 balls, while Shakib Al Hasan (2/22) was the pick of the bowlers for Kolkata.

Athletics: Kogo to lead African charge in World 10k run

Bengaluru, May 14: A clutch of East African athletes are set to dominate the TCS World 10K run here on Sunday with Olympic bronze medallist Micah Kogo from Kenya heading the elite men's field.Also in the fray are long distance and marathon runners Kenyan Japhet Korir, Belaynesh Oljira, Mamitu Daska and Aselefech Mergia Medessa from Ethiopia, all of whom have competed at the best cross country championships and track and road marathons across the globe. Besides Kogo, the line-up also includes fellow Kenyans, 2010…

England’s Alex Hales replaces injured Corey Anderson

Mumbai, May 14: Mumbai Indians have called up England batsman Alex Hales to replace injured New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson for the remaining matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).According to a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release, Hales will be available for selection for Mumbai Indians' last league game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, subject to the completion of contractual paperwork formalities. The 26-year-old Hales has represented England in 33 Twenty20…

Knights opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians

Mumbai, May 14: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to bowl against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.Knight Riders have made two changes in their playing 11 as Morne Morkel and Shakib Al Hasan come in for Brad Hogg and Johan Botha. For Mumbai Indians, Vinay Kumar replaced Jasprit Bumrah. The teams: Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron…
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