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Shiva Keshavan wins silver in Asian Luge Championships

Keshavan, who has participated in five Winter Olympics, clocked 49.934 seconds to cover the 1,326 metre long ice track in the men's luge competition at the Spiral Olympic Sliding Centre in Nagano.

Atwal ends four-year title drought, wins Dubai Open

Arjun Atwal ended a four-year title drought by winning the inaugural Dubai Open by one stroke on Sunday after South Korean teenager Wang Jeung-hun bogeyed the final hole.

Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia, ‘stable’

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for three decades, was in stable condition after being hospitalised with a 'mild' case of pneumonia, his spokesperson said.

My appetite for chess has recovered: Anand

Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm.

There’s more to off-road biking than just the bike

Off-road riding is one of the most physically demanding sports and the Dakar just takes it a few notches higher, writes Sukhwant Basra.

My best is yet to come, says Viswanathan Anand

Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014.

Michael Phelps gets suspended sentence for DUI

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was given a one-year suspended sentence and 18 months probation after his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, a judge said on Friday.

Different results, same outcome for Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth

Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semi-finals while Kidambi Srikanth reached the last-four stage despite losing his last men's singles round robin match at the BWF World Super Series Finals in Dubai on Friday.

Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside.

Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Chess Classic

Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round. The victory confirms Anand's presence in elite chess for some time.

Germany beat Pakistan 2-0 to lift Champions Trophy

Playing attacking shots from the beginning, Germany earned a penalty corner in the first minute of the match. However, they failed to convert. At the end of the first quarter, both the teams were tied goalless.

Pak hockey players remove shirt, make obscene gestures at crowd after win

Pakistani players celebrated their victory by hurling indecent and obscene gestures towards the crowd and Indian media and were promptly rebuked by coach Shahnaz Shiekh.

Chess: Anand holds Nakamura in third round of London Chess Classic

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic.

2 Pak hockey players banned for obscene gestures

The International Hockey Federation handed on Sunday a one-game ban to two Pakistan players and reprimanded another for their obscene behaviour towards the crowd and media after winning the Champions Trophy semi-final against India.

Sarita finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal

Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday finally received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon under controversial circumstances with the Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta presenting it to her.
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