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After Glasgow bronze, 'injured' Dipa Karmakar aims for gold at Incheon

Good things come in small packages, they say, and when these packages are studded with gold medallions, they are even more prized. Such is the story of Dipa Karmakar, barely 5 feet tall, who has created a sensation in Indian gymnastics.

AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation.

India end campaign without any medal in Wrestling World Championship

Indian wrestlers drew a blank in the FILA World Championship as they ended their campaign with a listless show on the final day of the competition with three of them crashing out in the initial rounds of their respective Greco-Roman bouts in Tashkent on Sunday.

Asian Games: On the lookout for another happy outing

The afterglow of gold could last long. Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa are certainly not complaining. A historic gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games has helped squash emerge from the shadow of its racquet brethren - tennis and badminton.

Asian Games: Burden of expectation on young shooters

The likes of Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang and Manavjit Singh will be expected to win medals, but expectations will also be high from the young crop after their superlative performance at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

In pics: Oscar Pistorius on Judgment Day

Judge Thokozile Masipa cleared Oscar Pistorius of the murder charges and said he was found not guilty of murder of his girlfriend. Here are some images capturing the Blade Runner's mood in the court.

Judgement day for 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Thursday to face judgement over the killing of his model girlfriend, ending a six-month trial that turned the amputee's private life into a global spectacle.

Asian Games: Jwala's pullout leaves Ashwini searching for partner

A knee injury has forced Jwala Gutta to pull out of the Asian Games. The 31-year-old, one half of the 2011 world badminton championship bronze medallist pair, suffered a sprain and has been advised complete rest for 10-14 days.

Ferrari F1 team starts new era without Luca di Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo's resignation as Ferrari chairman on Wednesday severs a historic link with the team's late founder Enzo and marks the end of an era for Formula One's most successful and glamorous team.

Asian Games: Gun-toting Zen master Abhinav Bindra seeks glory

His impressive record notwithstanding, the uncertainties of modern sport leave Abhinav Bindra no guarantee of a first Asian Games gold in Incheon this month.

Asian Games: Mum's the word for India's Poovamma

Poovamma, the country's leading 400m runner, reveals that her mother, Jaji, is a great source of inspiration as she prepares for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Shooter Jitu Rai qualifies for Rio Olympics after winning silver in World C'ships

Lucknow boy Jitu Rai on Tuesday became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medal-finish at the 51st Shooting World Championships in Granada, Spain.

Schumacher moved home from hospital for further care: family

Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his treatment at home after a devastating ski accident in December, his family said on Tuesday.

On PM's order, 265 dropped from jumbo Asiad team

A jumbo 944-member contingent proposed for the upcoming Incheon Asian Games in South Korea has been pruned to 679 following guidelines issued by the prime minister’s office (PMO).

Govt clears 679-member Indian contingent for Asiad

Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government on Tuesday cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4.
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