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Dec 19, 2014

Hughes tragedy overshadows eventful year

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Phillip Hughes’s tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.

Australian Hughes died at a Sydney hospital on Nov. 27, two days after being hit on the head by a bouncer three days before his 26th birthday.

Dec 19, 2014

Yearender: Hughes tragedy overshadows eventful year

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Phillip Hughes’s tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.

Australian Hughes died at a Sydney hospital on Nov. 27, two days after being hit on the head by a bouncer three days before his 26th birthday.

Dec 19, 2014

Cricket-Hughes tragedy overshadows eventful year

NEW DELHI, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Phillip Hughes’s tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.

Australian Hughes died at a Sydney hospital on Nov. 27, two days after being hit on the head by a bouncer three days before his 26th birthday.

Dec 19, 2014

Cricket-Hughes tragedy overshadows eventful year

NEW DELHI, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Phillip Hughes’s tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.

Australian Hughes died at a Sydney hospital on Nov. 27, two days after being hit on the head by a bouncer three days before his 26th birthday.

Dec 17, 2014

India’s Sarita handed one-year ban for petulant display

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has been banned for one year by the world governing body AIBA for her petulant behaviour at the Asian Games in October, Boxing India (BI) said on Wednesday.

Furious after losing her semi-final to local favourite Park Ji-na in the women’s lightweight division in Incheon, Sarita refused to accept her bronze medal, prompting the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) to suspend her indefinitely.

Dec 17, 2014

Boxer Sarita Devi handed one-year ban for petulant display

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Boxer L Sarita Devi has been banned for one year by the world governing body AIBA for her petulant behaviour at the Asian Games in October, Boxing India (BI) said on Wednesday.

Furious after losing her semi-final to local favourite Park Ji-na in the women’s lightweight division in Incheon, Sarita refused to accept her bronze medal, prompting the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) to suspend her indefinitely.

Dec 17, 2014

Boxing-India’s Sarita handed one-year ban for petulant display

NEW DELHI, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has been banned for one year by the world governing body AIBA for her petulant behaviour at the Asian Games in October, Boxing India (BI) said on Wednesday.

Furious after losing her semi-final to local favourite Park Ji-na in the women’s lightweight division in Incheon, Sarita refused to accept her bronze medal, prompting the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) to suspend her indefinitely.

Dec 9, 2014

New crop threatens ‘Big Four’ hegemony, says Djokovic

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men’s grand slam club, the “Big Four” hegemony over the game’s top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic.

World number one Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray have shared 36 of the last 39 grand slam titles.

Dec 9, 2014

Tennis-New crop threatens ‘Big Four’ hegemony, says Djokovic

NEW DELHI, Dec 9 (Reuters) – With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men’s grand slam club, the “Big Four” hegemony over the game’s top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic.

World number one Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray have shared 36 of the last 39 grand slam titles.

Dec 8, 2014

Sampras rules out immediate American resurgence

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The sorry state of American men’s tennis will continue for some time with no real talent on the horizon, said Pete Sampras who dominated the game in the 1990s with fellow American Andre Agassi.

No American has won a men’s grand slam singles title since Andy Roddick triumphed at the 2003 U.S. Open and only five of them feature in the top 100 with John Isner highest at 19th.