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Chen Long, Lin Dan to compete at Australian Open
Sydney, May 3 : The Chinese duo of World No.1 Chen Long and No.3 Lin Dan will battle it out against other top shuttlers from 28 countries at the upcoming Australian Badminton Open next month, to make their final preparations for the Rio Olympics in August.

Khawaja frontrunner to replace injured Pietersen in Pune Supergiants
London, Apr.26 : 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
Melbourne, Apr. 15 : Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden believes that his contemporary David Warner has the potential to become his country's greatest ever opening batsman.

Khawaja, Burns named in Cricket Australia contract list
Johannesburg, April.1 : 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.

Federer calls for doping crackdown post Sharapova controversy
London, Mar 25 : 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
London, Mar.15 : 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
Melbourne, Mar 14 : 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.

Kristina Mladenovic rips into 'cheater' Sharapova over drug violation
Melbourne, Mar 14 : 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
Johannesburg, Mar 12 : 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.

Sharapova denies receiving warnings about anti-doping rules change
Johannesburg, Mar 12 : 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.

Sharapova denies receiving warnings about anti-doping rules change
Johannesburg, Mar 12 : 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.

Murray calls for Sharapova's suspension post failed drug test
Melbourne, Mar.11 : World number two Andy Murray believes that Maria Sharapova deserves to be suspended for failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open.

Serena lauds Sharapova's 'courage' for admitting failed drug test
Johannesburg, Mar 08 : World number one Serena Williams has praised Maria Sharapova for 'showing a lot of courage' in admitting that she failed a drug test at this year's Australian Open.

Porsche becomes latest sponsor to sever ties with Sharapova
Johannesburg, Mar 08 : German car manufacturers Porsche has joined the chorus of sponsors to sever ties with Maria Sharapova after the Russian tennis star admitted that she failed a drug test at this year's Australian Open.

Sharapova admits failing dope test, loses plum sponsors
New York, March 8 : Maria Sharapova on Tuesday sent the tennis fraternity into a spin by announcing that she failed a dope test at the Australian Open and was provisionally suspended -- she thereafter lost two of her plum sponsors while a third suspended promotions with her.

Tennis Australia "shocked" by Sharapova's failure in drug test
Melbourne, March 8 : Tennis Australia on Tuesday expressed "surprise" that 2008 Australian Open champion and five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova failed a drug test during the 2016 Australian Open.

Meldonium drug boosts endurance levels in healthy people: Experts
New Delhi, March 8 : As the news about Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova admitting to take a banned drug meldonium which led to her failing a drug test at the Australian Open in January shook the world, health experts say that the drug - commonly given to heart patients - can increase oxygen ...

Tag Heuer not to renew contract with dope tainted Sharapova
Geneva, March 8 : Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer said on Tuesday it won't renew its association with Maria Sharapova, after the Russian tennis star said she had failed a drug test during the Australian Open. Their association began in 2004.

Tennis community stunned by Sharapova's positive drug Test
London, Mar. 8 : Former World number one Maria Sharapova received a flurry of reactions after she was provisionally suspended for failing a drug test at the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova provisionally suspended after failing drug test
New Delhi, Mar. 8 : Former world number one Tennis champion Maria Sharapova has revealed she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open following which she has been provisionally suspended.

Nike severs ties with Sharapova after failed Oz Open drug test
Melbourne, March.8 : Sports brand Nike has suspended its relationship with former world number one Maria Sharapova after the Russian player failed a drug test at the Australian Open that eventually resulted in her provisional suspension.

Nike severs ties with Sharapova after failed Oz Open drug test
Melbourne, March.8 : Sports brand Nike has suspended its relationship with former world number one Maria Sharapova after the Russian player failed a drug test at the Australian Open that eventually resulted in her provisional suspension.

Maria Sharapova provisionally suspended after failing drug test
New Delhi, Mar. 8 : Former world number one Tennis champion Maria Sharapova has revealed she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open following which she has been provisionally suspended.

Maria Sharapova confirms she failed drug test, faces suspension
Los Angeles, Mar 8 : In a shocking revelation, Russian Tennis icon Maria Sharapova on Monday said she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open.

Failed drugs test at Australian Open, reveals Sharapova
New York, March 8 : In a startling revelation Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova on Monday said she failed a drug test at the Australian Open.

Kerber longs for reunion with missing Australian Open trophy
Johannesburg, Feb.15 : Angelique Kerber, who recently won the Australian Open, has revealed that she has lost track of her maiden Grand Slam title and that she is eagerly waiting to get hold of the coveted trophy at her hometown in Germany.

Maria Sharapova to miss Qatar Open
Doha, Feb 10 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova was forced to withdraw from Qatar Open as she is yet to recover from the forearm injury she sustained at the Australian Open, the organisers announced on Wednesday.

Khawaja recalled to Australian XI for second ODI
Wellington, Feb 5 : Australian opening batsman Usman Khawaja has been recalled to the One-Day International side for the second cricket game against New Zealand here on Saturday.

Mirza keen to continue impeccable form post Oz Open triumph
Hyderabad, Feb.1 : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Monday expressed happiness after claiming her maiden Australian Open women's double title, saying that it is a 'dream' start to her season.

Djokovic vows to keep going despite Oz Open title
Melbourne, Feb.1 : World number one Novak Djokovic has vowed to continue his uphill struggle and maintain standards despite clinching his record-equalling sixth Australian Open title.

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