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November 17, 2015

Bopanna-Mergea beat Murray-Peers at ATP Tour Finals

London, Nov 17: India's Rohan Bopanna and Romanian Florin Mergea defeated the British-Australian pairing of Jamie Murray and John Peers in straight sets in their men's doubles second match of the round robin encounter at the ATP World Tour Finals here on Tuesday.The eighth-seeded pair needed just one hour and 15 minutes to beat the fourth-seeded Murray-Peers 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the Group Ashe/Smith at The O2 Arena here. Bopanna-Mergea won 12 out of 15 first serve points in the opening set followed by a break point…

ISL: FC Goa thrash Mumbai City 7-0 to maintain top spot

Fatorda (Goa), Nov 17: FC Goa continued their dream run in the Indian Super League (ISL) second season as the hosts crushed hapless Mumbai City FC 7-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.Thongkhosiem Haokip and MacPherlin Dudu scored a hat-trick each while Reinaldo netted in the dying minutes of the game to help the side enter the record books as they registered the biggest margin of victory in an ISL match. With this win, the home side held on to the top position in the points table with 18 points from 10…

Government-appointed panel calls for suspension of DDCA

New Delhi, Nov 17: The three-member committee set up by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to probe alleged financial irregularities by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has advised the BCCI to suspend the body and appoint a panel of professional cricketers to run the game in the capital.The committee, which submitted its report on Tuesday, pointed out several instances of financial mismanagement in the DDCA and recommended that sports bodies should be brought under the purview of the Right to Information Act…

Indian cyclists confident ahead of Track Asia Cup

New Delhi, Nov 17: The second edition of the Track Asia Cup is all set to start at the Indoor Cycling Velodrome at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.The 20-member Indian team is fully prepared for the three-day event. Tsunami survivor Deborah will lead India's challenge in the tournament and is confident of a winning start in front of the home crowd. She will start her campaign with the Time Trial and Team Spirit events while she will also take part in Keirin and Sprint. The 20-year-old, who recently…

Don’t want to live in fear before Davis Cup final: Murray

London, Nov 17: World No.2 tennis player Andy Murray said on Tuesday he doesn't want to be in a state of fear each time he gets on to the court ahead of the Davis Cup final match between Great Britain and hosts Belgium to be held in Ghent from November 27 to 29.Ghent is a city 35 miles from Molenbeek, the municipality in Belgium's capital city Brussels, which is at the focus of a manhunt for one of the suspects involved in the Paris terror attacks. "I don't want to live in fear each time I step on a…
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