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Austrian Mayer wins men’s downhill at Olympics

Rosa Khutor (Russia), Feb 9 (IANS) Austrian Matthias Mayer won the Olympic men's downhill gold at the Winter Olympics here Sunday.The 23-year-old, also a super-G expert, clocked a winning time of two minutes and 6.23 seconds and…

Angelic curls, side sweep hairdos for V-Day

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Angelic curls, commonly known as soft curls, is a hit for Valentine’s Day. Hairdos like braids and one side sweep are popular too, says an expert.Makeover expert Aashmeen Munjaal explains how to get the trendy…

Blazers edge Wolves

Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) The Portland Trail Blazers edged the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-110 in the NBA under the leadership of All-Star power forward DeMarcus Aldridge.Aldridge took home 26 points, nine rebounds and three assists…

Mills’ 32 points carry Spurs over Bobcats

Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Patty Mills scored a season-high 32 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs past the Charlotte Bobcats 104-100 in the NBA.Tim Duncan got 16 points and 13 rebounds, finishing his 22nd double-double in the season while…

Benitez praises Higuain making difference

Rome, Feb 9 (IANS) Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez praised Gonzalo Higuain for making the difference in his side's 3-1 win over AC Milan at home.Higuain scored a brace after the break Saturday to seal the win for Napoli, their first in…

Rio to host second NBA match in October

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 9 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro will host its second NBA exhibition match in October.NBA's managing director in Brazil Arnon de Mello said the teams and match date will be confirmed next month, reports Xinhua. "We…

Bundesliga results

Berlin, Feb 9 (IANS) Following are Saturday's results of Germany's elite football league Bundesliga:VfL Wolfsburg 3 beat Mainz05 0 Werder Bremen 1 lost to Borussia Dortmund 5 Nuremberg 0 lost to Bayern Munich 2 Freiburg 1 drew…

Olympic figure skating team event results

Sochi, Feb 9 (IANS) The following are the results of the pairs free skating of figure skating team event held at the Winter Olympics here Saturday:1. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (Russia) 135.09 points 2. Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan…

American cyclist Phinney wins inaugural Dubai Tour

Dubai, Feb 9 (IANS) The fourth and final stage of the inaugural Dubai Tour saw German cyclist Marcel Kittel on Giant-Shimano bringing home a hattrick while American Taylor Phinney for BMC Racing sealed his overall victory.Phinney said…

Olympic team ice short dance results

Sochi, Feb 9 (IANS) The following are the results of the team ice short dance event held at the Winter Olympics here Saturday:1. Meryl Davis/Charlie White (United States) 75.98 points 2. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (Canada) 72.98 3. Ekaterina…

Chinese tourists top spenders in Singapore

Singapore, Feb 9: Singapore welcomed 1.24 million Chinese visitors, a record number, in the first half of the last year, a rise of 27 percent rise from the same period the previous year, authorities said.For the first time, the Chinese…

Jitendra Singh assures help to Mumbai logjam

Mumbai, Feb 9: Following an assurance by union Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh, residents in old and crumbling buildings in Mumbai's north-western suburbs see a ray of hope for their redevelopment proposals stuck due to the…

Arshad addicted to online shopping

Mumbai, Feb 9 : Actor Arshad Warsi says he is an online shopping addict as he ordered 12 pairs of shoes from a shopping portal."I am 100 percent convinced that I am a net shopping addict. I just received my order of 12 pairs of shoes…

BJP to study Telangana bill

Hyderabad, Feb 9: The BJP will make a detailed study of the Telangana bill before taking a decision on supporting it in parliament, party leader M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Naidu told reporters in Nellore that some clarity…

Priyanka off to Delhi to promote ‘Gunday’

Mumbai, Feb 9 : Actress Priyanka Chopra, along with her "Gunday" co-stars Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, is all set to take Delhi by storm. The trio is visiting the capital to promote their film."Delhi bound... Let's go take…

Vishal Krishna’s next a bilingual

Chennai, Feb 9 : Several Tamil films of Vishal Krishna Reddy have been dubbed in Telugu over the years, but for the first time the actor has teamed up with director Hari Gopalakrishnan for his yet-to-be-titled Tamil-Telugu…

Andrea composes a single for ‘Taramani’

Chennai, Feb 9 : Singer-actress Andrea Jeremiah, who works predominantly in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries, has for the first time composed a single, titled "Soul of Taramani", for upcoming Tamil romantic-drama…

Martin wants to move to England

Los Angeles, Feb 9 : Singer Chris Martin is looking to move his base back to England.The Coldplay frontman is reportedly looking to move back to his native place with his entire family, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "Chris has told…

Clint Eastwood saves choking victim

London, Feb 9 : Actor-director Clint Eastwood saved a man from choking to death by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre on him.The 83-year-old jumped into action and performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on Steve John, the executive director of…

My sons are going to be ladykillers: Beckham

Los Angeles, Feb 9 : Former football star David Beckham is confident that his sons will be very charming for the ladies.The 38-year-old feels that his three sons are good looking and will be "ladykillers", reports…

Miley Cyrus’ image is great, feels Lily Allen

Los Angeles, Feb 9 : Singer Lily Allen doesn't have a problem with stars like Miley Cyrus dressing provocatively because the latter is in complete control of her image.The “Hard Out Here” hitmaker believes stars like the…

When ‘King Kong’ scared Freeman

Los Angeles, Feb 9 : Actor Morgan Freeman admits to being terrified of monster-adventure film "King Kong" when he first saw it.The actor said that the film was the first movie which he saw and it scared the "daylights"…

Top five healthy snacks to munch on

New Delhi, Feb 9: Soon after lunch, your alertness goes for a toss and you reach out for a cup of coffee. Leave that aside and consume sin-free food items like raw vegetables with hummus, oatmeal and organic nut bars.Geeta Bector, marketing…

Police arrest Yasin Malik in Srinagar

Srinagar, Feb 9: Separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested on Sunday as he was taking out a protest march on the first anniversary of December 2001 Indian Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging.Malik, chairman of the Jammu…

India lose first Test by 40 runs

Auckland, Feb 9 (IANS) India lost the first cricket Test against New Zealand by 40 runs after being bowled out for 366 in their second innings on day four at the Eden Park here Sunday.Poor shot selection and some bad umpiring decisions cost…

India inch towards target, lose Kohli and Dhawan

Auckland, Feb 9 (IANS) India inched closer towards an unlikely win against New Zealand but lost three crucial wickets and were 270 for five at tea, still needing 137 runs to win on day four of the first cricket Test here Sunday.India, who…

India 270 for five at tea

Auckland, Feb 9 (IANS) India were 270 for five, needing 137 more runs to win, at tea on day four of the first Test against New Zealand here Sunday.Poor shot selection, combined with some fiery bowling from Kiwi pacer Neil Wagner, saw India…

Kohli, Dhawan lead India’s charge

Auckland, Feb 9 (IANS) An unbeaten 84-run partnership between Virat Kohli (55) and Shilkar Dhawan (81) took India to 180 for two at lunch in their second innings, putting them back in to contention on day four of the first Test against New…

India 180/2 at lunch, need 227 more runs

Auckland, Feb 9 (IANS) India were 180 for two, requiring 227 more runs for victory, at lunch on day four of the first Test against New Zealand here Sunday.India, who started the day at 87 for one, lost Cheteshwar Pujara early (23). However,…

HIL: Punjab Warriors punish Mumbai Magicians

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat Dabur Mumbai Magicians 4-1 to consolidate their second position in the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here Saturday.Punjab Warriors have scored 23 points from six…

Putin satisfied with Olympics opening ceremony

Sochi (Russia), Feb 9 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin is pleased with the Olympic opening ceremony held in Sochi, the president's spokesperson said Saturday.Putin invited the show's organisers and participants to his Sochi…

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