Fri, Jul 28, 2017 | updated 07:15 PM IST

Djokovic, Murray march into Shanghai Open quarters

Updated: Oct 13, 2016 18:04 IST      
Djokovic, Murray march into Shanghai Open quarters

Shanghai [China], Oct.13 (ANI): World number one Novak Djokovic remained on course for his fourth Shanghai Rolex Masters crown as he defeated Canada's Vasek Pospisil in straight sets to storm into the quarter-finals of the tournament here on Thursday.

The Serbian, who was back in action for the first time since losing the US Open final to Stan Wawrinka, registered a 6-4, 6-4 win over Pospisil in the third round contest that lasted one hour and 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, second-seed Andy Murray also booked his place in the last eight after clinching a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lucas Pouille of France in the pre-quarterfinals.

Djokovic will next lock horns with Mischa Zverev while Murray will take on either sixth seed Gael Monfils or No. 11 seed David Goffin.

Murray, who has picked up five titles this year, is battling Djokovic to finish year-end as No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. (ANI)

Mukund, Kohli strengthen India's position in Galle Test

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 18:50 IST     

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 28 (ANI): Brilliant half centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and opener Abhinav Mukund have taken India into a commanding position in the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka on Friday.

Full Story >>

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 28 (ANI): Fifteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal has said he is fully upbeat to battle against his arch-rival and Swiss maestro Roger Federer in the race to end the year on numero uno spot.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra),[India] July 28 (ANI): The Maharashtra Government has announced a cash reward of Rs. 50 lakh for each player of the Indian women's cricket team for their stellar performance throughout the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): In the wake of Pakistani Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as country's Prime Minister on Friday, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Senior has insisted that the development will not affect the functioning of the sport's body.

Full Story >>

SC seeks BCCI's reply over e-auction of IPL media rights

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:20 IST     

Mumbai [India], July 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday sought a detailed response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over a plea seeking e-auction of media rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

Full Story >>

Mohammad Amir dismisses `ridiculous` retirement rumours

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:20 IST     

Melbourne [Australia], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has dismissed rumours about his retirement from Test cricket.

Full Story >>

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 28 (ANI): Australian opener David Warner, who has always been outspoken to keep a 20-year revenue-sharing arrangement in place, has once again issued a verbal volley against Cricket Australia for wrongly blaming players for not resolving the bitter pay dispute between the country's cricket board and Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA).

Full Story >>

Manpreet Singh to lead India in tour of Belgium, Netherlands

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 13:16 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Manpreet Singh will lead the 18-member Indian men's hockey team while Chinglensana Singh will be his deputy for the upcoming Europe Tour of Belgium and Netherlands, beginning on August 9 in Boom.

Full Story >>

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 28 (ANI): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's dreams of bringing her career back on track following her 15-month doping suspension received a major boost, as she has received another wild card entry into the Cincinnati WTA tournament.

Full Story >>

Waqar was a `total failure` as head coach: Kamran Akmal

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 11:51 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has lashed out at former head coach Waqar Younis for causing a lot of damage to the country's cricket and failing to guide the national side to success during his two separate stints as the head coach.

Full Story >>

Ajay Singh strikes bronze in Asian Youth Weightlifting

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 10:12 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], July 28 (ANI): India's Ajay Singh has clinched the bronze medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships to take his country's tally to three medals in Kathmandu last evening.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the players and officials of the Indian women's cricket team that recently participated in the ICC Women's World Cup and brought laurels to the country.

Full Story >>

London [UK], July 27 (ANI): South Africa came out with an exemplary performance as they restricted England to 149-4 at Tea on opening day of the third Test being played at The Oval on Thursday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and former sprint queen P.T. Usha have been named in the 12-member committee to pick this year's Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees.

Full Story >>

I don't need any extra motivation: Pujara

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:49 IST      By: Aakash Kumar

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): When it comes to Test cricket, the one batsman that Team India looks upto is Cheteshwar Pujara.

Full Story >>

PKL Season 5 trophy unveiled with 12 captains

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 18:31 IST     

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 27 (ANI): The thrill of electrifying raids and dynamic tackles is just a day away, and the captains of all 12 Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) teams came together to launch the Season 5 of the league.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Anurag Thakur, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has hailed the exemplary performance of the Indian women's cricket team in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup, saying the team despite being unable to clinch the coveted trophy, won the hearts of 1.25 crore Indians.

Full Story >>

India tighten screws over Sri Lanka in Galle Test

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:47 IST     

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): India extended its dominance over Sri Lanka on the second day of the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka being played at the Galle International Stadium.

Full Story >>

PV Sindhu appointed as Group-I officer in Andhra Pradesh

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:14 IST     

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 27 (ANI): Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu was on Thursday issued an appointment letter for the post of Group-I officer here in Hyderabad.

Full Story >>

London/Melbourne [UK/Australia], July 27 (ANI): Women will feature at the honours board of The Lord's after the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) approved the decision to introduce an ODI honours boards for both men's and women's cricketers.

Full Story >>