Yuki Bhambri wins 1st doubles title of 2015 season
Yuki Bhambri wins 1st doubles title of 2015 season

Indian Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri clinched his first doubles title of the season with partner Adrian Menendez-Maceiras, following a nerve-wracking win in the rain-hit final of the ATP Challenger event, here on Saturday.

Yuki Bhambri advances to quarters of Karshi Challenger, Saketh Myneni ousted
Yuki Bhambri advances to quarters of Karshi Challenger, Saketh Myneni ousted

Yuki Bhambri fought off early resistance from Laurynas Grigelis to move to the singles quarterfinals of the ATP Karshi Challenger even as Saketh Myneni was ousted after a second-round defeat here on Wednesday.

Yuki Bhambri wins Karshi ITF Futures trophy
Yuki Bhambri wins Karshi ITF Futures trophy

Yuki Bhambri clinched the USD 15,000 ITF Futures tournament here on Saturday with a straight-set win over Dzmitry Zhyrmont and ensured that he will get entry into the French Open qualifying event.

Japan`s baby-faced assassins rout Uzbekistan
Japan`s baby-faced assassins rout Uzbekistan

Goal-hungry Japan floored Uzbekistan 5-1 with an explosive performance in a friendly on Tuesday, with young guns Takashi Usami and Gaku Shibasaki pointing to a bright future for the Blue Samurai.

Uzbekistan's election sees turnout at 91 per cent

Uzbekistan's election commission said 91 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in today's presidential election, where victory by longtime authoritarian leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion.

Uzbekistan declares polls set to re-elect strongman Karimov valid

 Uzbekistan on Sunday declared its presidential ballot valid after more than the required third of voters turned out in an election that 77-year-old strongman incumbent President Islam Karimov is almost certain to win.

India seek redemption in AFC Under-23 Championship
India seek redemption in AFC Under-23 Championship

Following their 0-2 loss to Uzbekistan in their Group E opening match of the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Under-23 Championship, the Indian team will hope to turn the tide against Syria here on Sunday.

India seek first win in AFC U-23 Championship
India seek first win in AFC U-23 Championship

Smarting from their 0-2 loss to Uzbekistan in their Group E opening match of the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Under-23 Championship, the Indian team will seek redemption against Syria here on Sunday.

Indian squad leaves for AFC U-23 Championship
Indian squad leaves for AFC U-23 Championship

A 23-member squad under head coach Savio Medeira left for Dhaka on to compete in the AFC U-23 Championship, which serves as the preliminary phase of the 2016 Olympic Qualifiers in Rio.

Uzbekistan`s aging leader dances ahead of presidential vote

Post-Soviet Uzbekistan`s strongman President Islam Karimov danced off rumours that ill-health might derail his imminent re-election bid Saturday during a state celebration of the Nowruz holiday marking the beginning of spring.

South Korea's Cha to make farewell appearance

South Korea defender Cha Du-ri will make one last appearance for the side to mark his retirement from international football in a friendly against New Zealand at the end of the month.

Man accused in IS group plot was about to quit job: Employer

The employer of one of three men charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group says the suspect was about to quit his restaurant job.

Uzbekistan launches `morality` crackdown on Internet cafes

 Authorities in Uzbekistan tightened control over Internet cafes in the capital Tashkent on Wednesday in a bid to stem the impact of "violent and immoral" web content and video games on children.

Uzbek woman killed by her Afghan friend

A 35-year-old Uzbekistan woman was stabbed to death allegedly by her Afghanistani boyfriend at her home in south Delhi's Kalkaji area in the wee hours of Saturday, police said on Sunday.

Asian Cup: Iran, Iraq seek calm passage to semi-finals
Asian Cup: Iran, Iraq seek calm passage to semi-finals

Bitter rivals Iran and Iraq square off in a potentially explosive Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra on Friday with the coaches of both teams urging players to keep their emotions in check.

Thousands from ex-Soviet Central Asia `fighting for Islamic State`

Up to four thousand people from Muslim former Soviet Central Asian countries are believed to have joined Islamic State jihadists, a report published on Tuesday said.

Asian Cup: Uzbeks oust Saudis, China make best start ever
Asian Cup: Uzbeks oust Saudis, China make best start ever

A late double strike rescued Uzbekistan`s Asian Cup campaign and ousted three-time champions Saudi Arabia Sunday as Sun Ke`s brace enhanced China`s growing reputation.

Asian Cup: Clinical South Korea stun wasteful Australia
Asian Cup: Clinical South Korea stun wasteful Australia

A razor-sharp finish from rookie striker Lee Jeong-Hyeop in the first half gave South Korea a 1-0 win over Australia on Saturday, ensuring they topped their Asian Cup group.

Pak court declares Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah 'proclaimed offender'

Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah and the outfit's former spokesman Shahidullah Shahid were on Thursday declared "proclaimed offenders" by a court here in connection with last year's deadly assault on Karachi airport.

Asian Cup: Red letter day for China, North Korea exit
Asian Cup: Red letter day for China, North Korea exit

Super-sub Sun Ke fired China into the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday as North Korea crashed out and Jordan fumed over a botched dope test that left a player ill.