Latest News - Deccan Chronicle en Pankaj Advani forced to pick snooker or billiards Mumbai: He was forced to skip the World Billiards Championship last year owing to a gruelling pro-snooker circuit and Pankaj Advani, the Indian cue sports artist is once again in an unpleasant situation to choose between billiards and snooker. Yet to play any event in the pro-circuit this year, sports Snooker Billiards Pankaj Advani TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:54:11 +0530 TODO In-form McIlroy chases fourth title, PGA history Paramus (USA): Top-ranked Rory McIlroy tries to become only the fifth player in PGA history to win four consecutive starts when the season-ending US tour playoffs begin with The Barclays. The 25-year-old won last mont’s British Open and followed with his first World Golf Championships title at sports Golf Rory McIlroy TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:31:07 +0530 TODO Caroline Wozniacki crashes out of Connecticut Open New Haven (USA): Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday and reach the quarterfinals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open.The Italian saw off the former World No.1 in 78 minutes to book a last-eight date with Spain sports tennis Connecticut Open TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:19:46 +0530 TODO Chris Jordan will go with the flow London: England pacer Chris Jordan, who ran through the Indian middle-order in the fifth and final Test with a spell of 4/18, said he is not in a hurry to change his unconventional run-up. According to Ian Botham, Jordan needs to do adjust his style to hit the 90mph-plus mark regularly. “I’m not sports Cricket Chris Jordan TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:50 +0530 TODO Goa State to derecognise cricket body Panaji: Goa government will initiate a  process to withdraw the recognition given to Goa Cricket  Association (GCA) that was embroiled in controversy after the  infamous 2001 ticketgate scam, the sports minister said. State sports minister Ramesh Tawadkar told the Assembly  on Thursday that the sports Cricket Goa Cricket Association TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:51:28 +0530 TODO Matt Prior plots return to the side Singapore: Matt Prior has dismissed suggestions his England career is over and has targeted April’s series in the West Indies for his return from a long-standing Achilles problem. The wicketkeeper will undergo surgery next month on the injury which has dogged him for two years and flared up in the sports Cricket Matt Prior TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:37:05 +0530 TODO Mario Balotelli on brink of shock Liverpool move Rome: Mario Balotelli is on the brink of a shock move to Liverpool, media in England and Italy reported on Thursday, two weeks after Reds boss Brendan Rodgers ruled out a bid for the controversial striker. According to Sky Italia, AC Milan have agreed to let the 24-year-old move to Anfield and a TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:26:26 +0530 TODO KTR to lead the way for city in 5-kilometre run Hyderabad: Over 7,000 runners have already registered and the number is expected to cross the 10,000-mark for the fourth edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, to be be held in the city on Sunday. The marathon will feature three categories  full marathon (42.2 km), half marathon (21.1 km) and a sports Marathon Airtel Hyderabad marathon TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:17:40 +0530 TODO French are top picks in the ISL draft Mumbai: French professional defenders Bernard Mendy and Gregory Arnolin were the hot picks in the international players central draft pool held here on Thursday. Mendy went to new entrants Chennai while Arnolin was picked by the Goa franchise.  Both players who have represented Paris Saint-Germain football Indian Super League (ISL) French Players TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:00:46 +0530 TODO India coach confident of gold medal New Delhi: In a month’s time, the traditional sport of hockey  played over a period of 70 minutes and two halves  will witness many firsts. The upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, will be the first international tournament where the teams will play under the new format of 60 minutes, and sports hockey Asian Games Indian hockey team TO DO Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:44:19 +0530 TODO Novak Djokovic still favourite for US Open, says John McEnroe New York: Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's US Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe.    Federer, who reigned supreme at Flushing Meadows with five consecutive titles from 2004, won the Cincinnati Novak Djokovic Roger Federer US Open sports TO DO Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:48:45 +0530 TODO Serena Williams swaps tennis racket with mike, does karaoke New York: Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open. The top-ranked athlete performed "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" on Wednesday night at Arena in New York City. She danced and swayed her hips in a mini dress as she sang the tennis Serena Williams US Open TO DO Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:45:12 +0530 TODO Working on my loopholes, medals not on mind right now, says Lajja Gauswami New Delhi: Her plan to make a camouflaged entry into her native state Gujarat was put to rest when a crowd flocked in hordes to greet Lajja Gauswami at the airport and the Commonwealth Games medallist, in hindsight, is only "happy" about the "positive" developments around shooting.Lajja, an ISSF sports Lajja Gauswami Shooting Commonwealth Games 2014 TO DO Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:13:36 +0530 TODO 'Eager' Button admits there is 'no better place' than Belgium for F1 to resume London: McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that he is raring to get back on the track after the long summer break and admits that there is no place better than Belgium for the championship to resume. Jenson is bidding to get McLaren back on track at one of his favourite tracks in Belgium on motorsports F1 Jenson Button Belgian GP TO DO Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:55:20 +0530 TODO Getting sporty with the Ice Bucket Challenge Mumbai: The Ice Bucket Challenge is becoming quite a rage across the world with who's who belonging to various spheres taking up the challenge to raise awareness and funds to fight against the ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The initiave was undertaken by ALS Foundation and then it spread across sports Sania Mirza Ice Bucket challenge Novak Djokovic TO DO Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:16:41 +0530 TODO