‘It's a race I have enjoyed but it's always very long’ ‘If it plays in your favour then you take it and if it works against you, it's quite annoying but that's the nature of a street circuit’ ‘It's just heat and stale air. In Malaysia there's a bit of circulation, even though it's hot you get a bit of a breeze but here, no’ IMAGE: Grid girls hold a flag before the start of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit. Photograph: Tim Chong/Reuters. ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Kirsten Flipkens led India Aces to a tight one-point win over defending champions Singapore Slammers with her decisive victory over Kiki Bertens in the do-or-die women's singles clash in IPTL, in Tokyo on Saturday. With scores level 2-2 after four one-set matches, it all depended on Kirsten and she did not disappoint the last year's finalists, edging past Kiki 6-5 via shoot out. It was second consecutive win for Indian Aces this IPTL season. The contest was tight from the beginning with former ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
IMAGE: Sania Mirza with the WTA World No 1 Trophy on Sunday. Photograph: Sania Mirza/Instagram India woman’s tennis ace, Sania Mirza continues to hold on to her be world number one ranking in doubles, thanks to her consistent performance. Despite being ousted from the WTA Finals doubles semi-final in Singapore, -- defending champions Sania and Martina Hingis had lost to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina on Saturday – the Hyderabadi retained her top ranking for the second year ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: India’s Parupalli Kashyap. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images. A fit-again P Kashyap of India resumed his journey in international badminton by notching up a comfortable win, while H S Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram also advanced to the second round of Indonesia Grand Prix Gold in Balikpapan, Indonesia on Wednesday. Kashyap, whose Rio Olympics dream was derailed by a series of injuries, spanked Nathaniel Ernestan Sulistyo of Indonesia 21-6 21-8 to sail into the second round, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Indian women's hockey team lifted its maiden Asian Champions Trophy title with a thrilling 2-1 win over China in the final, in Singapore on Saturday. Deepika slotted the winner through a rebound from a penalty corner in the 60th minute to give the Indians a memorable victory. Deep Grace Ekka give India the early lead, converting a penalty corner in the 13th minute, before China equalised in the 44th through a field goal from Zhong Mengling. The welcome result for the Indian women's team ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
IMAGE: Sam Allardyce. Photograph: Carl Recine Livepic/Reuters Sam Allardyce was sacked as England manager on Tuesday having behaved "inappropriately" when seeking a lucrative sideline role while talking to undercover reporters, bringing a crushing end to his dream job after one match and 67 days in charge. The 61-year-old's fall from grace was swift after he was summoned to a meeting with new FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn to discuss overnight revelations from an ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A mix of interesting events, coupled with big, shocking results, in the sporting world, grabbed headlines last week. From Manchester United being stunned by Watford to lose their third consecutive Premier League match to Nico Rosberg taking the World Championship lead from Mercedes teammate and rival Lewis Hamilton by clinching the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday. Also, the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were brought to a close inside a packed Maracana Stadium on Sunday evening, not before we ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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