7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018

Djokovic out to make most of his moment

Miami: Novak Djokovic, entering the 141st week of his career at number one in the world and fresh off a milestone fifth Miami Masters title, just wants to keep up the pace as long as he can.

"I'm trying to enjoy the moment and also utilize this time of my career. I'm feeling confident and physically fit," Djokovic said Sunday after a gritty three-set triumph over Andy Murray in the Miami final.

"I'm trying to use that. That's what I'm thinking about right now," added the 2...ReadMore


LONDON: Crystal Palace left Manchester City's hopes of retaining their Premier League title in tatters after beating Manuel Pellegrini's side 2-1 at Selhurst Park last night.

Ronaldo revives Messi duel

BARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo's devastating five-goal performance on Sunday has rekindled his ongoing duel with rival Lionel Messi to see which star ends the season as the Spanish league's top scorer.

Leonard stars in Spurs win

SAN ANTONIO: Kawhi Leonard matched his career-high with 26 points and set a career-high with seven steals as the San Antonio Spurs rolled past Golden State 107-92 on Sunday, ending the Warriors' 12-game winning streak while extending their own to seven straight.

Mumbai Indians face bowling questions in IPL

MUMBAI: The cricket world's eyes turn to the IPL this week, as the 2015 edition of world's most glamorous T20 league gets underway with the Mumbai Indians, winners of the 2013 Indian Premier League championship, taking on the defending 2014 titlists, the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Holmes prevails in playoff

Houston: J.B. Holmes fashioned an electrifying final round, then held on to win the Houston Open in a three-way playoff Sunday for a perfect final preparation for next week's Masters.

Bournemouth rally to top Championship

LONDON: The compelling English Championship season delivered more drama yesterday as Bournemouth returned to the top of the table, Blackpool were relegated and Wigan Athletic sacked their manager Malky Mackay.

Turkish league suspended after attack on team bus

ISTANBUL: The Turkish Super League has been suspended for a week in the wake of the attack on Fenerbahce's team bus, said the football federation following a meeting with the Sports Minister yesterday.

Cardinals blank Cubs on opening night

CHICAGO: Adam Wainwright threw six sharp innings to outpitch Jon Lester as the St. Louis Cardinals handed new Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon a 3-0 loss on Sunday in the Major League Baseball season opener.

Rodgers rubbishes Liverpool crisis talk

LONDON: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has defended his players amid media reports of an acrimonious squad meeting following the 4-1 loss at Arsenal at the weekend, their second Premier League defeat in a row.

Wigan sack manager Mackay

London: Championship strugglers Wigan sacked manager Malky Mackay yesterday after the club slumped to the brink of relegation.

Zaheer and Yuvraj eye India return

NEW DELHI: Hoping to make a comeback into the Indian team with stellar showings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), new Delhi Daredevils recruits Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan said that they will make their stint with the franchise count, to revive their international careers.

Bahrain ease past Kuwait

BAHRAIN national team defeated Kuwait 3-0 in the GCC Tennis Championship which began in Riyadh yesterday.

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