25 Indian-Americans among 49 spelling bee semifinalists

As many as 25 Indian-Americans have made it to the list of 49 semi-finalists of the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, in yet another indication of their continued dominance in the prestigious annual contest.

Roger Federer beats Stan Wawrinka to seal Novak Djokovic final
Roger Federer beats Stan Wawrinka to seal Novak Djokovic final

Swiss Roger Federer beat countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2 in the Italian Open semi-final to set up his third final of the year against Serbian rival Novak Djokovic.

Players slam courtside holes at Italian Open
Players slam courtside holes at Italian Open

Serbian Novak Djokovic was among three Italian Open finalists to hit out at organisers after a "dangerous" semi-final win in which he escaped twisting his ankle in holes that appeared on court.

Morata bittersweet after returning to haunt Real
Morata bittersweet after returning to haunt Real

Real Madrid have splashed out millions of euros on forwards in recent years but one of their former youth players, deemed surplus to requirements, shattered their Champions League dream on Wednesday.

Sky`s the limit for Juve, scream Italian media
Sky`s the limit for Juve, scream Italian media

The `Sky is the Limit` for Juventus against Barcelona in the Champions League final in Berlin, screamed the Italian sports press a day after the Turin giants swept aside defending champions Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale boos sum up a lost season for Real Madrid
Gareth Bale boos sum up a lost season for Real Madrid

At the end of a difficult second season Gareth Bale had ample opportunity to prove himself Real Madrid`s Champions League hero just as he had 12 month ago in winning a 10th European Cup in Lisbon.

Allegri builds on Conte's strong base to see Juventus rise further
Allegri builds on Conte's strong base to see Juventus rise further

Fans and pundits alike would have dismissed the possibility of Juventus reaching the final of the UEFA Champions League, but the Italian champions showed why belief plays an important role in achieving targets. All the hard work that was put in by former manager Antonio Conte who made sure the club reached newer heights of success and that was further emphasized by current boss Massimiliano Allegri.

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid ​vs Juventus - As it happened...
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid ​vs Juventus - As it happened...

Juventus booked a Berlin date with Barcelona next month for the UEFA Champions League title after beating Real Madrid 3-2 on aggregate. The Madrid leg ended in a 1-1 draw after Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half penalty was equalized by former Madrid player Alvaro Morata.

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid vs Juventus - Factfile
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid vs Juventus - Factfile

Factfile on Real Madrid and Juventus ahead of the Champions League semi-final, second leg between the clubs in Madrid on Wednesday (Juventus lead 2-1):

Toni Kroos set to be fit for Real Madrid's Juventus clash
Toni Kroos set to be fit for Real Madrid's Juventus clash

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is expected to be fit for his side`s crunch Champions League semi-final, second leg against Juventus on Wednesday after fears over a hip injury were allayed on Sunday.

Ten-man Bayern Munich suffer fourth straight defeat
Ten-man Bayern Munich suffer fourth straight defeat

Ten-man Bayern Munich suffered a morale-sapping fourth straight defeat by losing 1-0 to Augsburg on Saturday ahead of their mission-impossible Champions League semi-final, second-leg against Barcelona.

Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze apologises for sharing joke with Barcelona keeper
Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze apologises for sharing joke with Barcelona keeper

Bayern Munich striker Mario Gotze has apologised for his behaviour after his German club’s 0-3 loss to Barcelona in the first leg of the European Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou Stadium in the Spanish city.

Pep Guardiola hails Bayern Munich's "super season" despite Barcelona loss
Pep Guardiola hails Bayern Munich's "super season" despite Barcelona loss

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola shrugged off criticism following their 3-0 loss to Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final, first leg this week, saying the German champions had played an outstanding season.

Return leg complicated but will fight hard: Pep Guardiola
Return leg complicated but will fight hard: Pep Guardiola

German football club Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola believes the 0-3 loss at Camp Nou against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final has made their return leg more complicated where his side will face an uphill task in overhauling the deficit.

Maria Sharapova battles past Caroline Wozniacki into Madrid semis
Maria Sharapova battles past Caroline Wozniacki into Madrid semis

Maria Sharapova remained on course for consecutive Madrid Open titles when she recovered from dropping the second set to beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-1 3-6 6-3 on Thursday and book a spot in the semi-finals.

Champions League semi-final: Lionel Messi nets double as Barca romp past Bayern
Champions League semi-final: Lionel Messi nets double as Barca romp past Bayern

Barcelona`s Lionel Messi struck twice and set up Neymar in the final 13 minutes as Pep Guardiola`s return to the Camp Nou as Bayern Munich coach ended in a 3-0 defeat in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final.

UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final 1st leg: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – As it happened...
UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final 1st leg: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – As it happened...

Barcelona-Bayern Munich tie is probably over after an unstoppable Lionel Messi scored twice in a space of three minutes. Chasing an away goal, Bayern pushed hard in the dying minutes, allowing Neymar to score the third. Interestingly, Barca trailed in the possession game though, to Pep Guardiola's Bavarians. The return-leg is on May 14 at the Allianze Arena. And Bayern will hope to repeat their quarter-final outing against Porto to keep their continental hopes alive.

2015 UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – Preview
2015 UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – Preview

This is the match-up everyone is waiting for. German champions Bayern Munich will play Barcelona in the second semi-final of the 2015 UEFA Champions League at Camp Nou. It also marks the return of former Barca manager Pep Guardiola at Barcelona after leaving the Catalans in 2012.

UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – Factfile
UEFA Champions League, 2nd semi-final: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – Factfile

Factfile on Barcelona and Bayern Munich ahead of the Champions League semi-final, first-leg, tie on Wednesday

Champions League: Alvaro Morata, Carlos Tevez strike as Juventus hang on to stun Real Madrid
Champions League: Alvaro Morata, Carlos Tevez strike as Juventus hang on to stun Real Madrid

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez smashed home a second-half penalty as the hosts stunned holders Real Madrid with a 2-1 win in an absorbing Champions League semi-final, first leg on Tuesday.