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CWG Day 8: Gowda wins discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita shine

The Indian contingent at Glasgow won three golds on Thursday, thanks to wrestlers Babita Kumari and Yogeshwar Dutt and discus thrower Vikas Gowda at the Commonwealth Games.

$1 million for the 'toughest race on earth'

Mountain bikers tempted by the $1 million in prize money up for grabs in a new South African endurance race are given a warning before they sign up: 'This could change your life, or end it.'

Usain Bolt upset over report he criticised Glasgow Games

Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games. A day after mingling with British royalty at the Glasgow athletes' village, Bolt scrambled on Wednesday to deny that he made derogatory comments about the so-called 'Friendly Games'.

Glasgow CWG: Indian women annihilate T&T 14-0 in hockey

A dominant Indian women's hockey team annihilated hapless Trinidad and Tobago by a whopping 14-0 margin in its third game of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday.

Indian boxers Vijender, Devendro, Jangra reach CWG quarters

Indian boxers Vijender Singh, Devendro Laishram and Mandeep Jangra proceeded to the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories in Glasgow on Monday.

Too cute to play volleyball? Kazakh player becomes new internet sensation

It took just a few days for Sabina Altynbekova, an under-19 female volleyball player from Kazakhstan, to hit stardom. The sportswoman has pocketed more than 200,000 subscribers in her Instagram account in a short time.

Nibali becomes first Italian to win Tour de France since 1998

When Vincenzo Nibali pulled on the race winner's yellow jersey on the podium beneath the Arc du Triomphe on the Champs Elysees in Paris, he became the first Italian since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Tour de France.

Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Hungarian GP, Alonso 2nd

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, overtaking Ferrari's Fernando Alonso near the end of the race. Lewis Hamilton, who started from pit lane after crashing during qualifying, was third, holding off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who started from pole position.

CWG 2014: Glasgow goes gaga as Usain Bolt touches down

Almost immediately after Usain Bolt landed in Scotland, the level of hero worship afforded to him demonstrated just how important the sprint star's participation is to the Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow CWG: Indian women's TT team falters in bronze play-off

The Indian women's table tennis team, runners-up in Delhi four years ago, failed to win a medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after losing the bronze play-off to Australia at the Scotstoun Sports Campus in Glasgow on Sunday.

Mumbai overwhelm Jaipur in Pro Kabaddi opener

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday pledged his support to Kabaddi and said he was amazed to see the agility and speed of the players on the inaugural day of the Kabaddi league.

CWG 2014: Indian shooters rule the ranges with 2 gold, 3 silver

Indian shooters continued to fire up the ranges as Apurvi Chandila and Rahi Sarnobat clinched individual golds while compatriots Ayonika Paul, Prakash Nanjappa and Anisa Sayyed got silvers on day three of competitions at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday.

F1: Rosberg not ecstatic on pole for Hungarian GP after Hamilton fire

Nico Rosberg had mixed feelings again on Saturday when he claimed his sixth pole of the season for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix after Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's car burst into flames on his opening lap.

CWG 2014: Pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins gold, Anisa Sayyed silver

Rahi Sarnobat won gold and Anisa Sayyed silver to take India's medal haul from shooting on Saturday to five after clinching the top two spots in the women's 25-metre pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Glasgow.

Rajwinder Kaur shines in mixed day for Indian judo in CWG 2014

It was a mixed day for Indian judokas as Rajwinder Kaur clinched the bronze while Jina Devi Chongtha, Sahil Pathania and Pariskhit Kumar missed the medal by a whisker in the Commonwealth Games being held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on Saturday.
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