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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

Sports

Debacle warrants answers from Dhoni: Stephen Fleming

Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said India's disastrous performance in England had posed some tough questions to the skipper.

My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian team, newly appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of coach Duncan Fletcher.

Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016.

It's official, no Arjuna award for boxer Manoj Kumar

Putting an end to speculations,the sports ministry on Thursday stuck to the original list of Arjuna awards winners, thereby dashing boxer Manoj Kumar's hopes of getting the sporting honour.

BCCI now has a 'Yes Man' in Ravi Shastri

I write this more in anger than thoughtful calmness. Without mincing words and getting right to the heart of the matter, I must say that Ravi Shastri has been rewarded for totally aligning himself with BCCI's honchos.

Skipper MS Dhoni should reassess himself

It was a disappointing end to the series with another huge margin of defeat at The Oval. What started with a fabulous win at Lord's culminated into a sad end, writes Sourav Ganguly.

Fletcher sidelined as Shastri is ODI in-charge for Team India

Bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny have been given a break. The BCCI has decided to appoint B Arun and former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar as assistant coaches. Vote: What is affecting India's overseas Test performance?

Siddhanth equals national record, books Asiad ticket

Hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya, representing ONGC, secured his berth for the Asian Games by equaling his own national record in the 110m hurdles on the concluding day of the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships at Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala, on Tuesday.

Saket, Krishan take top honours in cycling

Saket Malhotra of GJP School, Sector 20, won the men’s 50km mass start race in the Chandigarh Road Cycling Races held at Dhanas Lake circuit on Sunday. The event was organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association in both junior and senior categories.

Will the next Team India captain please stand up?

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's fortunes are in the doldrums after another series defeat away from home. The Indian team put up an embarrassing show in the last three Tests to be crushed 3-1 by hosts England. Vote: Yet another Test defeat abroad: is it time for MS Dhoni to be replaced as captain?

Cricket's travel sickness: Team India not the only one plagued

'Tigers at home, pussycats abroad', has long been a charge levelled against India's cricketers. It is one that will be repeated after their 3-1 defeat against England in a five-match Test series. Read: Will the next Team India captain please stand up?

5th Test: England rout India at The Oval to seal emphatic series win

England inflicted yet another humiliating defeat upon India as they won the fifth and final Test at The Oval in London by an innings and 244 runs on Sunday to complete a 3-1 series win.

I too deserve Bharat Ratna, hope to get it in lifetime: Balbir

With Major Dhyan Chand's namefinally being nominated for the Bharat Ratna, another hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr feels going by his achievements he too deserves the country's highest civilian award and hopes to get the recognition in his lifetime.

Anjum aiming for the bull’s-eye

Anjum Moudgil, one of the country’s most promising rifle shooters, is less than a month away from facing one of the biggest challenges of her career so far. The Chandigarh girl has been selected in the Indian squad for the ISSF World Championship to be held at Granada, Spain, from September 6.

Five CFA trainees in fray for U-17 World Cup team

Five trainees of the state-run Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) have been selected to the national camp for the FIFA under-17 World Cup that will be hosted by India in the year 2017.

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