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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.

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.

'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.

Mahindra to disband racing team; focus on supplying bikes

Homegrown auto major Mahindragroup will disband its two-wheeler racing team from the 2015 Moto3 season to focus on supplying its bikes to other teams.

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball turban ban

The FIBA decision comes ahead of the Saturday start of FIBA Basketball World Cup amid an outcry over an incident involving two Sikh players who were told by referees to remove their turbans if they were to play in FIBA's Asia Cup.

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.

Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-year-old challenges world's fastest man

Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the Jamaican flyer - plans to wait another five years for his dream race and was happy to reveal his secret weapon: his daughter's tangerine jam.

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.

World Badminton Championship: Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters

One of India's best hopes PV Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen on  Wednesday.

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
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