Sport Balla - Curated Sport News http://www.sportballa.com/latest_stories en Sania-Cara enter WTA Finals summit clash http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170660/sania-cara-enter-wta-finals-summit-clash Singapore, Oct 25 (IANS) Indo-Zimbabwean women's doubles tennis combine Sania Mirza and Cara Black came back from three match points down to defeat Czech-Slovenian pair of Kveta Peschke and...]]> Singapore Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:26:04 +0000 ians 170660 at http://www.sportballa.com Williams to compete against Halep in final http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170652/williams-compete-against-halep-final Singapore, Oct 25 (IANS) After three sets of fierce competition with good friend Caroline Wozniacki, top seed Serena Williams managed to qualify for the WTA Championships final to be held Sunday....]]> Singapore Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:54:04 +0000 ians 170652 at http://www.sportballa.com Bremen fire coach Dutt http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170651/bremen-fire-coach-dutt Berlin, Oct 25 (IANS) Bundesliga football club Werder Bremen fired their coach Robin Dutt Saturday following the team's nine-game winless start to the season. Bremen's 0-1 defeat at home to...]]> Germany Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:52:05 +0000 ians 170651 at http://www.sportballa.com Winning start by Advani in World billiards http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170650/winning-start-advani-world-billiards Leeds, Oct 25 (IANS) Fresh from winning the points format title, Pankaj Advani began his campaign in the timed format of the World Billiards Championship with a workmanlike 701-510 win over fellow...]]> Sports United Kingdom News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:44:04 +0000 ians 170650 at http://www.sportballa.com Hend pulls two clear of Lahiri at Macau Open http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170636/hend-pulls-two-clear-lahiri-macau-open Macau, Oct 25 (IANS) Defending champion Scott Hend of Australia raced two shots clear of India's Anirban Lahiri after battling to a four-under-par 67 in the third round of the Venetian Macau Open...]]> France Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:06:04 +0000 ians 170636 at http://www.sportballa.com Peter Lim completes purchase of Valencia football club http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170627/peter-lim-completes-purchase-valencia-football-club Madrid, Oct 25 (IANS) Singapore businessman Peter Lim has completed the purchase of Spanish BBVA Primera Liga football club Valencia. The deal was signed late Friday night to end a torturous 10...]]> Spain Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:34:05 +0000 ians 170627 at http://www.sportballa.com Harden leads Rockets past Spurs in pre-season finale http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170625/harden-leads-rockets-past-spurs-pre-season-finale Houston, Oct 25 (IANS) James Harden scored 25 points to lead the Houston Rockets past the San Antonio Spurs 96-87 in their last pre-season game at the Toyota Center here. The Rockets Friday night...]]> Sports United Kingdom News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:30:04 +0000 ians 170625 at http://www.sportballa.com Cologne worsens Bremen's situation in Bundesliga http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170624/cologne-worsens-bremens-situation-bundesliga Berlin, Oct 25 (IANS) Bremen remain at the bottom of the table as they lost 0-1 to Cologne in the opener of the Bundesliga's ninth round. Cologne's substitute Anthony Ujah scored the winner to...]]> Germany Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:28:06 +0000 ians 170624 at http://www.sportballa.com Carter in Windies A squad for Sri Lanka series http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170618/carter-windies-squad-sri-lanka-series St. John's (Antigua), Oct 25 (IANS/CMC) Left-handed stroke-maker Jonathan Carter is among four players called up for the West Indies A team's three-match one-day tour of Sri Lanka starting next...]]> Canada Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:10:05 +0000 ians 170618 at http://www.sportballa.com 'Windies walk-out a collapse of governance' http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170617/windies-walk-out-collapse-governance Kingston (Jamaica), Oct 25 (IANS/CMC) Former Jamaican prime minister P.J. Patterson has described the West Indies' walk-out of the India tour as "humiliation" and says it has exposed "a total...]]> Sports United Kingdom News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:06:13 +0000 ians 170617 at http://www.sportballa.com Malaysian shuttler's B sample to be tested in November http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170614/malaysian-shuttlers-b-sample-be-tested-november Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25 (IANS) The B sample of a top Malaysian badminton player whose A sample had tested positive for dexamethasone, will be tested Nov 4 or 5, the country's leading newspaper The...]]> Malaysia Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:48:18 +0000 ians 170614 at http://www.sportballa.com Coric shocks Nadal to reach Swiss Open semis http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170611/coric-shocks-nadal-reach-swiss-open-semis Basel, Oct 25 (IANS) Borna Coric stunned Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal to reach the Swiss Indoors semifinals. The 17-year-old Croatian showed superb form by beating the second seed 6-2, 7-6 (4...]]> Switzerland Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:26:11 +0000 ians 170611 at http://www.sportballa.com Saina ousted from French Open quarters http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170609/saina-ousted-french-open-quarters Paris, Oct 25 (IANS) The Indian challenge came to an end at the $275,000 French Open Super Series when the country's top shuttler Saina Nehwal lost her women's singles quarterfinal to Shixian Wang...]]> France Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:12:07 +0000 ians 170609 at http://www.sportballa.com Decision to abandon tour needs explanation: Ganga http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170604/decision-abandon-tour-needs-explanation-ganga Port of Spain, Oct 25 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies skipper Daren Ganga maintains the controversy surrounding the national cricket side is primarily a players issue, and says the team's decision to...]]> Sports United States News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:36:08 +0000 ians 170604 at http://www.sportballa.com Samuels opts out as players retain lawyers for battle ahead http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170597/samuels-opts-out-players-retain-lawyers-battle-ahead Port of Spain, Oct 25 (IANS/CMC) West Indies players who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective...]]> Sports United States News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:42:11 +0000 ians 170597 at http://www.sportballa.com Coaches cautious over plans ahead of 'Classico' http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170592/coaches-cautious-over-plans-ahead-classico Madrid, Oct 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was giving no clues over whether or not striker Luis Suarez would make his debut for the club in Saturday's 'Classico' away to Real Madrid....]]> Spain Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:08:05 +0000 ians 170592 at http://www.sportballa.com Romario withdraws club presidency bid http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170585/romario-withdraws-club-presidency-bid Rio De Janeiro, Oct 25 (IANS) Brazil football legend Romario has withdrawn his bid for the presidency of Rio de Janeiro club America. The 48-year-old former Barcelona striker had been the sole...]]> Brazil Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:16:20 +0000 ians 170585 at http://www.sportballa.com Sporting Lisbon demand replay of Shalke match http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170578/sporting-lisbon-demand-replay-shalke-match Lisbon, Oct 25 (IANS) Portuguese football club Sporting Clube de Portugal has asked European football body UEFA for a replay of its Champions' League match with Germany's Schalke 04 due to alleged...]]> Portugal Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:50:04 +0000 ians 170578 at http://www.sportballa.com PGA president fired for slur at Poulter http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170569/pga-president-fired-slur-poulter Palm Beach Gardens (United States), Oct 25 (IANS) Ted Bishop has been ousted as president of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America after he called Ian Poulter a "lil girl" on Twitter...]]> Sports United States News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:06:04 +0000 ians 170569 at http://www.sportballa.com Nadal to defend Rio Open title http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170567/nadal-defend-rio-open-title Rio de Janeiro, Oct 25 (IANS) Former world No.1 Rafael Nadal has confirmed that he will defend his title at next year's Rio Open tennis. Tournament organisers made the announcement Friday, when...]]> Brazil Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:50:05 +0000 ians 170567 at http://www.sportballa.com Man United, Arsenal eye Brazil defender http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170565/man-united-arsenal-eye-brazil-defender Rio de Janeiro, Oct 25 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United and Arsenal are eyeing Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes. Fernandes' club CSKA Moscow is understood to have...]]> Brazil Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:44:05 +0000 ians 170565 at http://www.sportballa.com Nadal to skip Paris Masters http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170564/nadal-skip-paris-masters Paris, Oct 25 (IANS) French Open winner Rafael Nadal will be missing the Paris Masters 2014, the French Tennis Federation announced here. "Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Masters...]]> France Sports News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:36:07 +0000 ians 170564 at http://www.sportballa.com Armstrong barred from non-competitive race http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170561/armstrong-barred-non-competitive-race Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) American cyclist Lance Armstrong has been barred from participating in a non-competition event sanctioned by USA Cycling. The Gran Fondo Hincapie, which is named after...]]> Sports United States News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:52:04 +0000 ians 170561 at http://www.sportballa.com Shuttler Kashyap loses in French Open quarters http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170520/shuttler-kashyap-loses-french-open-quarters Paris, Oct 24 (IANS) After ousting top-10 competitors in the first two rounds, Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap had to bite the dust as he lost his men's singles quarter-final to China's Zhengming...]]> France Sports News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:46:08 +0000 ians 170520 at http://www.sportballa.com Advani clinches World billiards title http://www.sportballa.com/2014/10/170517/advani-clinches-world-billiards-title Leeds, Oct 24 (IANS) Displaying sublime touch, Pankaj Advani crowned himself World billiards champion for the 10th time when he overcame Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the points format (150-up) final here...]]> Sports United Kingdom News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:40:05 +0000 ians 170517 at http://www.sportballa.com