Qualifier Aljaz Bedene from Slovakia defied the ATP rankings and reputation to knock out second seeded and World No.14 Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals of the Aircel Chennai Open here Thursday.
Liverpool`s Kolo Toure and fellow 33-year-old defender Didier Zokora were recalled to the Ivory Coast squad on Friday for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
Rafael Nadal crashed out of the China Open Friday, tiring at the end of a gruelling three-set quarter-final against qualifier Martin Klizan, while reigning women`s champion Serena Williams withdrew injured.
Southampton`s new powerhouse striker Graziano Pelle has hit the Premier League running and is full of confidence after four goals in five competitive matches propelled him to the fringes of the Italian squad, Saints boss Ronald Koeman told reporters.
An angry Guus Hiddink said the Dutch need to learn a lesson from the last-minute loss to the Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier during which the coach surprisingly stuck to a formation unpopular with his team.
Director Kurt Sutter, whose television series `Sons of Anarchy` did not score any nomination in any major category of this year`s Primetime Emmy Awards, said the award show has never been a valid qualifier of talent.
After sealing a place in the second qualifier with a comfortable seven-wicket win, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday heaped praise on his bowlers for putting up a good show on a wicket that was favourable to batting.
The new Formula One era started with few visible signs of a new world order arriving. On Saturday, the 2014 Australian Grand Prix qualifier witnessed the quadruple champion Sebastian Vettel struggling and finished a disappointing thirteenth on the grid. The prodigious German latter conceded that the Red Bull Racing`s new chassis RB10 lacked `drivability`.