Paes-Hingis gift PM autographed racquets

IANS New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Tennis legends Leander Paes and Martina Hingis presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi autographed racquets with which they won the Australian Open mixed doubles title on February 1.

  • North Korea plans to attend University … Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea plans to send a team to this year's University Games in South Korea, organizers said Thursday.

  • Top-seeded Ivanovic advances to Monterrey … Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-2.

  • Djokovic and Serbia back in Davis Cup … Associated Press - 23 hours ago
    Djokovic and Serbia back in Davis Cup …

    LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic is back for the Davis Cup, making Serbia the favorite.

  • Ex Wimbledon champ Bartoli hints at … ANI - Wed 4 Mar, 2015

    Wellington, Mar 04 (ANI): Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has hinted towards a possible comeback on Tuesday after retiring from the professional tennis less than two years ago.

  • Serena Williams retains top spot in … ANI - Wed 4 Mar, 2015

    Johannesburg, Mar 04 (ANI): American tennis ace Serena Williams has maintained her number one spot in an unchanged top 10 in women's tennis world rankings that were released on Monday by the WTA.

  • AFP Sports Schedule for Wednesday, March … AFP - Wed 4 Mar, 2015

    Paris, March 4, 2015 (AFP) - AFP sports schedule for Wednesday, March 4:

  • Sport lacks future 'star', says … Reuters - Wed 4 Mar, 2015
    Sport lacks future 'star', says …

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - A stark warning about the future direction of the men's game was issued on Tuesday by two of badminton’s recent greats on the eve of the All-England Championships. As the world’s best prepared for this season's first Premier Superseries, with China seeded to win four of the five titles, Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat, the 2004 Olympic champion, said the game was “only about Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at the moment.” That long-lasting rivalry, however, will not continue in Birmingham, as Malaysia’s Lee is still suspended indefinitely for failing a doping test at last August’s world championships. Lee, who won silver medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, remains confident he can clear his name when a Badminton World Federation panel conducts a hearing into the case. After (Lee) Chong Wei and Lin leave, who else is there?

  • Chance for Indians to qualify for French … IANS - Tue 3 Mar, 2015

    New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The French Tennis Federation (FFT), the organisers of the lone clay-court major, the French Open, also known as Roland Garros, and the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Tuesday launched Rendez-Vous à Roland-Garros in India. The initiative is aimed at boosting the development of junior tennis in India. Rendez-Vous à Roland-Garros is a junior red clay tournament which offers a wildcard for the 2015 junior French Open.

  • Tweet fuels talk of Bartoli return Reuters - Tue 3 Mar, 2015
    Tweet fuels talk of Bartoli return

    Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli sparked speculation on Tuesday of a return from retirement less than two years after bowing out of professional tennis. Should I?" Bartoli said. "Marion Bartoli has just turned 30.

  • Bartoli fuels speculation on possible … Associated Press - Tue 3 Mar, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has fuelled speculation of a possible comeback by asking her fans on social media if it would be a good idea.

  • 'Recovering' Juan Martin Del … ANI - Tue 3 Mar, 2015

    Wellington, Mar 03 (ANI): Argentina tennis ace Juan Martin Del Potro is confident of a full comeback very soon, following his brief Sydney return in January. Del Potro said that he is not going drop his arms or surrender because of an injury, adding that if his hand responds well, he would come back as soon as possible but insisted that that depends exclusively on his hand, and it would decide his return, Stuff.co.nz reported. Del Potro claimed that it's very hard to live with injuries, adding that he would have trouble getting up some days. Del Potro said that his ultimately premature comeback in Sydney in January, when he still felt pain with his two-handed backhand, had helped his confidence immensely.

  • AFP Sports Schedule for Tuesday, March … AFP - Tue 3 Mar, 2015

    Paris, March 3, 2015 (AFP) - AFP sports schedule for Tuesday:

  • Toronto Police: men built mystery tunnel … Associated Press - Tue 3 Mar, 2015
    Toronto Police: men built mystery tunnel …

    TORONTO (AP) — Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave.

  • Del Potro sees comeback by late Mar … Reuters - Tue 3 Mar, 2015
    Del Potro sees comeback by late Mar …

    By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Former world number four Juan Martin Del Potro, having drawn confidence from his brief Sydney return in January, said on Monday he was confident of a full comeback “very soon”. If my hand responds well, I’ll come back as soon as possible but that depends exclusively on my hand, it will decide my return,” Del Potro told a packed news conference. “I’m in full recovery, I’m going faster than the time frame the doctor set for me as a goal and that has me enthused and that’s why I believe my return will be very soon,” he said at a sponsorship presentation in Buenos Aires. The 26-year-old, who missed most of the 2010 season after surgery on his right wrist, also confirmed an improved relationship with the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) and a return to his country’s Davis Cup team.

  • 'Naty' Revuelta, who had daughter … Associated Press - Tue 3 Mar, 2015

    HAVANA (AP) — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89.

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