Harinder Pal Sandhu, Ravi Dixit make quarter-finals of JSW Challenger Squash Circuit
Harinder Pal Sandhu, Ravi Dixit make quarter-finals of JSW Challenger Squash Circuit

Asian Games gold medalist Harinder Pal Sandhu defeated qualifier Benjamin Coates 11-1, 11-5, 11-5, to enter the quarter-finals of the JSW Challenger Squash Circuit tournament here Thursday.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu enter Denmark Open quarters
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu enter Denmark Open quarters

Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu earned straight-game wins to advance to the women's singles quarter-finals of the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier here Thursday.

Marin Cilic through to Kremlin Cup quarter-finals
Marin Cilic through to Kremlin Cup quarter-finals

US Open champion Marin Cilic was made to work hard before he earned a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over 128th-ranked Russian journeyman Evgeny Donskoy to reach the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday.

Top-seed Angelique Kerber reaches Pan Pacific quarters
Top-seed Angelique Kerber reaches Pan Pacific quarters

Top-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat Ukraine`s Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the $1 million Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Bagel blitz as Agnieszka Radwanska down Chanelle Scheepers in Seoul
Bagel blitz as Agnieszka Radwanska down Chanelle Scheepers in Seoul

Top seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska handed out a humiliating 6-0, 6-0 beating to Chanelle Scheepers on Wednesday to reach the WTA Korea Open quarter-finals.

Lucie Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic in Tokyo
Lucie Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic in Tokyo

Seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova battled back to beat wild card Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Pan Pacific quarter-finals, spoiling the Swiss teenager`s upward momentum this year.

Fourth seed David Ferrer out of US Open
Fourth seed David Ferrer out of US Open

Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer was knocked out of the US Open by French 26th seed Gilles Simon in the third round on Sunday.

Sara Errani outlasts Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to reach US Open last eight
Sara Errani outlasts Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to reach US Open last eight

Sara Errani`s softly-softly approach paid off Sunday as she booked her US Open quarter-final berth with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 victory over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Serena Williams closing in on first Cincinnati title

World number one Serena Williams continued her march towards a first Western and Southern Open title, easing into the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati tournament with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of 13th seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta on Thursday.

Spain gain a place in FIFA rankings

Spain move up one place to seventh alongside Brazil in the latest FIFA world rankings in the only movement in the top 10.

Somdev Devvarman ousted from Aptos Challenger event

Somdev Devvarman went down fighting against world number 54 Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarter-finals of the USD 100,000 ATP Challenger event here.

Varvara Lepchenko shocks Agnieszka Radwanska in Stanford

Unseeded Varvara Lepchenko toppled second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford.

Vasek Pospisil, Jack Sock advance to ATP Atlanta quarters

Canadian fourth seed Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock, who combined to win the Wimbledon doubles title, advanced to the ATP Atlanta Open quarter-finals with straight-set victories Wednesday.

Caroline Wozniacki books Istanbul quarter-final berth

Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the quarter-finals of TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup after beating Italian Karin Knapp 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday. The former World number one from Denmark will play Karolina Pliskova for a place in the semi-final.

FIFA World Cup: Costa Rica seek inspiration from Santos and Pele

Surprise World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica sought inspiration from Pele on Wednesday as they prepared for their World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands.

Colombia, Costa Rica seek to join Bitter Sweet club

Colombia and Costa Rica will be trying to break into - and quickly escape from - an exclusive group of World Cup semi-finalists which could be known as the Bitter Sweet club.

Messi test for Belgium as last eight looms

Four-time footballer of the year Lionel Messi`s misfiring Argentina and Belgium completed the line-up for the World Cup quarter-finals and will face each other in a repeat of the 1986 World Cup semi-final.

Safarova first player through to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Lucie Safarova became the first player to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday when she walloped 175th ranked qualifier Tereza Smitkova 6-0 6-2 in an all-Czech showdown.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Germany vs Algeria - Preview

Germany coach Joachim Loew insists the settling of a 32-year-old World Cup score should not be a motivator for Algeria in Monday`s last 16 clash at Brazil 2014.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Huntelaar penalty gives Dutch last-gasp 2-1 win

A stoppage time penalty from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave the Netherlands a dramatic 2-1 victory over Mexico in the second round of the World Cup on Sunday minutes after the Mexicans had seemed certain to reach the quarter-finals. With two minutes to play Mexico were leading 1-0 but Wesley Sneijder pulled the Dutch level with a fierce drive, seemingly forcing the match into extra time.