HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014


Messi finds Angel in 118th min to give Argentina last-gasp win over Swiss

Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute into extra time to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and seal the South Americans a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Tuesday. Argentina deserved to win, says coach Alejandro Sabella

Sukhbir affirms to include Kabaddi in Olympics

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who also holds the sports portfolio, on Tuesday reiterated his resolve to include Kabaddi in Olympic curriculum inviting cooperation from neighbouring nations for accelerating the move in this regard.

Cristiano Ronaldo back in training with Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo who has been suffering with tendinosis around his left knee and an injury to his right thigh, trained with his Portugal team mates on Saturday for the first time since joining the World Cup squad 10 days ago

Navas, almost single-handedly, carries Costa Rica to quarters

When Costa Rica sealed their first berth in the World Cup quarter-finals, the celebrating Ticos sprinted straight for Keylor Navas and mobbed him in celebration.

Hunger for World Cup success rivals Ramadan

Germany's Mesut Ozil will not observe Ramadan when it starts on Sunday but many World Cup players who do follow the Muslim fasting month will be under strict medical surveillance.

Saina Nehwal: The Hyderabadi has all the qualities to remain on top

India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal added another feather to her crown, as she defeated Span’s Carolina Marin in the final to win the Australian Open Super Series on Sunday.
 From an age where she used to fiddle with racquets while her parents played badminton, to the stage of becoming a role model for other amateurs, we will have quick look at some inexplicable qualities which Saina possesses.

Top 5 goals of World Cup 2014 so far

As we finish off with the first phase of FIFA World Cup, and the qualified 16 prepare themselves for the knockout stage, let's take a quick look at the top five goals that became huge slices of history and reached the 'Hall of Fame' for the best world cup goals. Videos Inside

Brazil sweat on Neymar injury after win against Chile

Brazil were left to count the cost of Saturday's World Cup last-16 victory over victory as Neymar suffered a thigh knock and midfielder Luis Gustavo picked up a second yellow card.

HI owes explanation to hockey aficionados

Hockey India (HI) secretary-general Narinder Batra’s outburst that it would be difficult to send the team to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Asian Games at Incheon if the sports ministry didn’t release money to the ‘cash-strapped’ federation promptly, would have caught quite a few aficionados off-guard.

Disgraced Suarez begins to count financial cost

Disgraced Uruguay star Luis Suarez's pocket started to take a hit on Friday as a major sponsor terminated his contract with immediate effect for biting Italian opponent Giorgio Chiellini which also saw him expelled from the World Cup.

Fifa may as well throw Suarez into Guantanamo, says Maradona

Diego Maradona blasted Fifa's ban on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez as "criminal" and said world soccer's governing body might as well handcuff the striker and lock him up in Guantanamo prison.

Three hairstyles, one goal for World Player of the Year Ronaldo

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo finally found a style that was good luck for scoring. He gave Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana when he slammed home the ball with his left foot in the 80th minute.

Mueller's 9th career World Cup goal helps Germany win over US

Thomas Mueller's second-half goal saw Germany sail to a 1-0 victory over the United States in World Cup Group G on Thursday, a result that saw both teams progress to the knockout stage of the tournament. Portugal win over Ghana

India ninth in latest world hockey rankings

Eight-time Olympic champions India find itself in a lowly ninth position among men's teams in the recentlyreleased FIH World Hockey Rankings.

Neel, Abhinav cruise into semifinals

Neel Dhaliwal and Abhinav registered easy wins in their respective encounters to enter the boys’ under-12 singles semifinals of the Total Tennis Championship, being hosted by Swami Ram Tiratha School, Sector 59, on Wednesday.

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