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Khawaja eyeing improved show after `horrendous` fielding  Jun 17, 9:02 pm
Melbourne, June 17 (ANI): Australian opener Usman Khawaja has admitted that he made 'horrendous' fielding efforts in his side's loss to the West Indies in the Caribbean tri-series but vowed to put up a sharper performance in the field when they take on the hosts and South Africa in Barbados in their bid to book a place in the final.
Murray insists Sharapova had no `valid excuse` for failing drug test  Jun 15, 5:16 pm
London, June 15 (ANI): Maintaining his hardline stance on Maria Sharapova's conviction, British tennis maestro Andy Murray has said that the Russian star had no `valid excuse` for failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open.
China's Tai Ying biggest threat to me at Rio, says Saina Nehwal  Jun 14, 8:33 pm
Hyderabad, June 14 (ANI): London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal, who recently clinched her second Australian Open title, believes Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying is going to be her biggest threat at the Rio Olympics.
Badminton Association of India congratulates Nehwal post second Australian Open title   Jun 12, 6:00 pm
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday congratulated ace shuttler Saina Nehwal after she clinched her second Australian Open Super Series title by defeating China's Sun Yu in the women's singles event in Sydney.
Saina Nehwal overcomes Sun Yu to clinch second Australian Open title  Jun 12, 2:42 pm
Sydney, June 12 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal produced a spirited fight back as she outclassed China's Sun Yu to clinch her maiden title of the season at the Australian Open Super Series here on Sunday.
Australian Open: Saina Nehwal to battle China's Yu Sun in final today  Jun 12, 8:48 am
Sydney, June 12 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will look to win her first title of 2016 today when she will take on China's Yu Sun in the final of the Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament in Sydney.
Saina Nehwal storms into Australian Open finals   Jun 11, 1:23 pm
Sydney, June 11 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal produced a rich vein of form as she marched into her first final of the season after hammering China's Wang Yihan in the women's singles event of the Australian Open Super Series here on Saturday.
Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth reach Australian Open semis  Jun 10, 2:22 pm
Sydney, June.10 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal produced a determined performance as she advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open Super Series with a hard-fought win over Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in the women's singles event here on Friday.
Saina Nehwal romps into Australian Open quarters  Jun 9, 4:38 pm
Sydney, June 9 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal produced yet another dominant performance as she eased past Malaysia's Jin Wei Goh in straight sets to race into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday.
Nike to continue sponsoring Sharapova despite two-year doping ban  Jun 9, 10:19 am
Melbourne, June.9 (ANI): Maria Sharapova has received an unexpected boost when sportswear giant Nike declared that it 'will continue to partner' with the beleaguered Russian tennis star despite her two-year suspension for failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova suspended for two years over drug violation  Jun 8, 9:56 pm
London, June 8 (ANI): Embattled Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years for failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed.
Saina Nehwal eases into Australian Open second round   Jun 8, 2:06 pm
Sydney, June.8 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal eased past local favourite Joy Lai in straight sets to advance to the second round of the Australian Open Super Series here on Wednesday.
Russian tennis head backtracks on Sharapova's retirement claims  May 20, 10:03 am
Johannesburg, May 20 (ANI): Few hours after expressing his doubt over suspended star Maria Sharapova's career, Russian Tennis Federation chief Shamil Tarpishchev has backtracked by saying he did not mean to suggest that the Russian's failed doping test could spell the end of her career.
Khawaja frontrunner to replace injured Pietersen in Pune Supergiants   Apr 26, 5:07 pm
London, Apr.26 (ANI): Australian opener Usman Khawaja is among the frontrunners to replace injured Kevin Pietersen in the Indian Premier League franchise Rising Pune Supergiants squad.
Hayden believes Warner can be Australia's best ever opener   Apr 15, 1:33 pm
Melbourne, Apr. 15 (ANI): Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden believes that his contemporary David Warner has the potential to become his country's greatest ever opening batsman.
Sharapova still faces hearing despite WADA's new stance on meldonium  Apr 14, 5:32 pm
Wellington, Apr.14 (ANI): Former world number one Maria Sharapova will have to face hearing for failing drug test in January despite the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced fresh rules for athletes who tested positive for the banned substance before March 1.
Murray survives Herbert scare to reach third round of Monte Carlo Masters  Apr 12, 9:36 pm
Monte Carlos, Apr.12 (ANI): World number two Andy Murray kicked off his clay-court season on a winning note as he saw off battling Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France to reach the third round of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Tuesday.
Khawaja, Burns named in Cricket Australia contract list  Apr 1, 4:24 pm
Johannesburg, April.1 (ANI): Australian openers Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns are among seven new players to be included in the list of central contract for 2016-17 after the retirement of a number of key players.
Sharapova doping hearing likely to be held in June  Mar 31, 12:24 pm
Johanneburg, Mar.31 (ANI): Former World number one Maria Sharapova is expected to face a disciplinary hearing over a drug violation in June.
Djokovic survives Thiem scare to reach Miami Open quarters  Mar 30, 9:42 am
Miami, USA, Mar.30 (ANI): World number one and two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic continued his dominant run as he saw off battling Dominic Thiem of Austria in straight sets to storm into the quarterfinals of the Miami Open on Wednesday.
Djokovic routs Sousa to storm into Miami Open last-16  Mar 28, 12:39 pm
Johannesburg, Mar.28 (ANI): World number one Novak Djokovic remained on course to clinch this year's Miami Open title as he hammered 38th-ranked Joao Sousa in straight sets to race into the pre-quarterfinals of the tournament.
Federer calls for doping crackdown post Sharapova controversy  Mar 25, 4:48 pm
London, Mar 25 (ANI): World number three Roger Federer has called on tennis bosses to conduct more anti-doping tests in the wake of Russian star Maria Sharapova failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open.
UN debars Sharapova as goodwill ambassador over drug violation  Mar 15, 6:28 pm
London, Mar.15 (ANI): The UN Development Programme, which works to eradicate poverty and inequality, has suspended Maria Sharapova as their goodwill ambassador after the Russian tennis star failed a drug test at this year's Australian Open that eventually resulted in her provisional suspension.
Kristina Mladenovic rips into `cheater` Sharapova over drug violation  Mar 14, 12:05 pm
Melbourne, Mar 14 (ANI): French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic has launched a blistering tirade on Maria Sharapova, saying that the beleaguered Russian is being viewed as a 'cheater' after she tested positive for a banned drug at this year's Australian Open.
Sharapova denies receiving warnings about anti-doping rules change  Mar 12, 12:50 pm
Johannesburg, Mar 12 (ANI): Former world number one Maria Sharapova dismissed suggestions that she was warned five times about changes to tennis anti-doping rules before testing positive for a banned drug at this year's Australian Open.