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Belgian GP: Ricciardo wins at Spa after title rivals collide

Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday while Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton provided the drama of the day by colliding on the second lap.

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.

Saina Nehwal storms into third round of World Badminton Championship, Kashyap bows out

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women's singles at Copenhagen on Wednesday.

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.

Don’t make Arjuna a yearly quota waiting to be filled

When it comes to Arjuna Awards, nowadays, and particularly this year, I see a lot of athletes getting premature recognition while some have been completely ignored. There has to be some parity in the process, writes Dola Banerjee.

We want to see our villages in India: Pakistani kabaddi players

Amid the growing tension over incidents of cross-border firing, a Pakistani contingent crossed the Wagah border to play kabaddi matches scheduled in New Delhi on Sunday.

Lack of transparency and accountability leading to controversies

The sports ministry may have instituted committees to shortlist candidates for the Arjunas, the Khel Ratnas and the Dronacharyas, but it hasn't incorporated a mechanism to ensure the committee members do their job in a thorough and professional manner writes Vijender Singh

Bolt breaks 10 seconds under roof in Warsaw

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100 metres race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday.

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.

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.

Phelps 4th in first final back at international meet

Michael Phelps placed fourth in his first international final since coming out of retirement, with Cameron McEvoy upstaging the most decorated swimmer of all time to take the 100-meter freestyle title at the Pan Pacific championships.

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.

Assess value of a medal, don't make our athletes beg for awards

Isn't this rather sad? A player lives with the dream of playing for the country. Then he or she works hard to win a medal for it. But even after winning a medal for India, they have to prove they deserve to be selected for an award. Former India hockey team captain Dilip Tirkey shares his views.

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.

Hockey India secy calls Kapil Dev 'opportunist'

Disgruntled Hockey India secretary Narinder Batra on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend Kapil Dev, who headed the Arjuna Awards selection committee, calling him an opportunist.
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