HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014


Boxer Manoj likely in Arjuna awards list

Amid growing voices of disgruntlement from players and federations following the announcement of the 15 names for this year’s Arjuna awards, the sports ministry has decided to reconsider adding a few more to the list.

Mohit conquers Dakshin Dare, set sights on Raid de Himalaya

Having fully recovered from a right-thigh muscle tear, city-based biker Mohit Verma is making an inspirational comeback journey. Three months after the 24-year-old grabbed the top spot in the SJOBA Sub-Himalayan Rally, he won the overall championship in the two-wheeler category of the Dakshin Dare cross-country rally in Goa last week.

No suitable candidate for Khel Ratna

The Awards Committee, under the chairmanship of former India cricket skipper Kapil Dev, has not found any of the six players, who had applied for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, suitable for the country’s highest sporting honour. This is only the second time since the inception of the award in 1991-92 that there will be no Khel Ratna recipient when the honours are bestowed on outstanding sportspersons on August 29.

Milkha delighted with Dhyan Chand’s Bharat Ratna nomination

Athletics legend Milkha Singh said he was delighted by the union home ministry’s decision to recommend Bharat Ratna award to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

SGGSCPS-26 boys’ claim U-19 title

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School (SGGSCPS), Sector 26, boys’ clinched the under-19 title in the UT inter-school baseball tournament being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, on Tuesday. SGGSCPS defeated GMSSS-35 2-0 in the final. DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, defeated GMSSS-44 4-0 to clinch the third spot.  In the boys’ under-14 matches, GMSSS-35 lifted the title defeating Government Model High School, Sector 37, 6-1. In the third place match, GMSSS-15 defeated St Anne’s School, Sector 32, 3-0.

Spinners who could turn it around for India

All the 'usual' devils which trouble India on foreign soils have come out of the closet again. Take a look at the possible spin replacements that India could consider, especially in the overseas conditions.

Lucky Gavaskar escapes unhurt in a car crash

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar was lucky to escape unhurt in a car crash while travelling from Manchester to London on Sunday after the completion of the third Test between India and England.

Ashwin number one Test all-rounder in latest ICC rankings

R Ashwin became the number one Test all-rounder in ICC rankings following his fine show with the bat in the fourth cricket Test against England in Manchester.

Himachal to host first para-gliding World Cup in India

After hosting the para-glidingpre-World Cup successfully last year, Himachal Pradesh is now gearing up to host the 2015 para-gliding World Cup.

Dhoni 3 losses away from Fleming's away Test defeats record

MS Dhoni  is on the verge of equalling an ignominous record in possession of Stephen Fleming and Brian Lara — that of maximum number of away Test defeats while leading his country.

Pakistan's 'doosra king' Saeed Ajmal reported for suspect action

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, the world's top-ranked bowler in one-day cricket, has been reported for a suspect action, the world governing body said Monday, the second such incident in his career.

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina visits LoC

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina visited a forward post of the army in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday to boost the morale of the soldiers and acquaint himself with the hardships they face while protecting the country's border.

A women's wrestling revolution in Haryana

The dusty village of Balali in Haryana, hardly barely 10 km from the national capital, was not too long ago up in arms when three sisters from the Phogat family took to wrestling, saying it was against local tradition. Today, the village is mighty proud of the siblings who have brought about something of a social revolution in a state infamous for gender discrimination and honour killings.

Olympian fighting Parkinson's disease duped of Rs 2.65 cr

Once crossing hurdles used to be part of his daily schedule. But today, Olympian Jasbir Singh Ghuman, 67, cannot take even a step without somebody’s help. Moreover, he can’t even narrate his past laurels.

Rain plays spoilsport in Manchester as England take lead

England consolidated their position by taking a handy 85-run lead as they reached 237 for six before rain washed away nearly two sessions of play on the second day of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford in Manchester on Friday.
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