HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014


Sardar Singh to lead India for Oz tour

Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9. Post bagging gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the tour of Australia is being organised as part of preparation for the upcoming FIH Champions Trophy 2014, to be held in Bhubaneswar December 6-14.

Deepa overcomes pain to fulfill Asiad dream

Inspirational anecdotes usually draw on incidents where extraordinary courage and resilience tame greatest of challenges and pain. Deepa’s story treads a similar course.

West Indies abandon tour over pay row, Sri Lanka step in

West Indies cricket plunged to a new low on Friday after the regional board’s payment dispute with its players spun out of control, resulting in the tour being abruptly called off.

4th ODI, Dharamsala: Virat Kohli stars as India beat West Indies by 59 runs

Virat Kohli struck a rollicking 127 as India fashioned a 59-run win over the West Indies in Dharamsala on Friday, effectively sealing the ODI series 2-1 after the visitors dramatically pulled out from the remainder of the tour over an acrimonious pay dispute with their board.

Form on the mend, Virat brushes aside criticism

'I have been scoring consistently for the past five years in all three formats, but if you fail to score in a few games people start saying that I am due for a big score,' said Virat Kohli.

Seaming track evens duel in the hills

The venue for the fourth one-dayer is famous for its fickle weather. Sunshine and rain go hand in hand in the hill stations nestled in the Dhauladhar range.

Pistorius offered cash after killing Steenkamp: Prosecutor

Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because they did not want 'blood money', a prosecutor said on Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete.

For Mary Kom, mother's touch before the punches

It was toys first for 'Super Mom' MC Mary Kom before she toyed with her opponent in the Asian Games final at Incheon.

Surjit,Ashu log wins in inter-school boxing

Surjit Singh of Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Dhanas, defeated Sanjay Singh of Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 32, in the 54kg event of the boys’ under-19 age-group category in the UT inter-school boxing tournament at SD Public School-32 on Monday.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu teams dominate in Youth National Basketball

The boys and girls teams of Kerala and Tamil Nadu put up fine performances to set up the title clash in their respective categories in the 31st Youth National Basketball Championship, being played at the Sector-42 sports complex, on Monday.

West Indies elect to bowl against India

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and elected to field against India in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Friday.

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinches Dutch Open title to bag maiden Grand Prix

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram on Sunday notched up the biggest triumph of his career by clinching USD 50,000 Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament in Almere, Netherlands.

F1: Hamilton wins inaugural Russian GP, Mercedes take constructors' crown

Lewis Hamilton reeled off his fourth consecutive victory to extend his lead in the Formula One drivers' title race and secure Mercedes' maiden triumph in the constructors' championship on Sunday when he won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in emphatic fashion.

SAS Nagar resident takes top spot at 16th Raid de Himalaya

Mohali resident Amartej Buwal has bagged the top spot at the 16th Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya that concluded in Manali on Friday. He covered around 2,200 km over six days in his Maruti Gypsy. Buwal topped the Raid Xtreme (4X4) event with a time score of 10:35: 41 (ten hours, 35 minutes and 41 seconds).

Nine-time champion crashes out of 16th Raid de Himalaya

The fifth day of the 16th Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya, one of the world’s toughest off-road motor rallies that took off from here on October 5, turned out to be unlucky for the legendary nine time winner, Suresh Rana from Manali, as he crashed out.
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