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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Sport

World Badminton C'ship: PV Sindhu loses in semis, settles for bronze

India's PV Sindhu had to be content with the bronze as Spaniard Carolina Marin proved the better shuttler on the day, winning the women's singles semi-final in straight games at the World Badminton Championship in Copenhagen.

'Chalta hai' comes in way of 'achche din'

Where sports awards in India are concerned, the sad truth is most of our achievers become part of the same filth they had to overcome, writes HT national sports editor Sukhwant Basra.

Controversy-marred Arjuna awards bestowed by President

Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were presented on Friday by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi in a ceremony which was severely short on star power.

World Championship: PV Sindhu assured of bronze, Saina Nehwal out

PV Sindhu assured herself of a second consecutive bronze medal at the World Championship but it was curtains for star shuttler Saina Nehwal after she suffered a straight-game loss in the women's singles quarter-finals in Copenhagen.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu reach World Championship quarters

India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark on Thursday.

Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games

Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion MC Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra to make the 13-member Indian boxing contingent for the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon.

Boxer Vijender Singh out of Asian Games with injury

Leading Indian boxer Vijender Singh will be unable to defend his Asian Games middleweight title after a hand injury ruled him out of next month's event, the Olympic medallist said on Tuesday.

Turban row: campaign challenges ban on headgear in basketball

A 50-year-old Delhi-based businessman is at the heart of what has gradually snowballed into a global campaign challenging a ban on headgear - especially turbans - during international basketball matches.

Tony Stewart to miss another NASCAR race

Tony Stewart will sit out Saturday's NASCAR race in Bristol, Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's missed since his car struck and killed a fellow driver in a dirt-track race.

India win gold, silver in World Team Billiards

It was a win-win situation for India on the occasion of Independence Day as the Pankaj Advani-led India B secured a gold while India A bagged a silver in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship in Glasgow.

Solid play, strategic planning key to India's success at Chess Olympiad

Solid play and strategic planning were key to India's success at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Norway, said team members. For the first time, India won three medals - a gold, silver and bronze.

Sim Bhullar first Indian descent player picked by NBA

Sim Bhullar on Friday became the first player of Indian descent picked by an NBA team when he was signed by Sacramento Kings, which is owned by an Indian-American.

Boxer Manoj Kumar likely to be added to list of Arjuna Award winners

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.

BCCI recommends Dhoni for Padma Bhushan, Kohli for Padma Shri

The BCCI has recommended captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name for the prestigious Padma Bhushan and batting mainstay Virat Kohli for the Padma Shri.

Indian women's recurve team wins gold in Archery World Cup

Deepika Kumari-led women archers clinched the recurve team gold after routing Mexico 6-0 in the final as India returned with five medals in the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland on Sunday.
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