HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014


Shuttler Srikanth bows out of Hong Kong Super Series

India's campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 event in Hong Kong on Saturday.

'Illegal parts' send Red Bull to back of grid for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull were excluded from qualifying and relegated to the back of the grid for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for using illegal cars, race stewards said on Saturday.

Guye Adola, Florence Kiplagat win Delhi Half Marathon

Ethiopian runner Guye Adola demolished the course record to emerge triumphant in the international elite men's category, while Florence Kiplagat led a Kenyan one-two finish in the women's event of the Delhi Half Marathon in the city on Sunday.

Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita Devi's husband, coach

Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games in South Korea.

Fernando Alonso leaves Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel replaces him

Sebastian Vettel will have a chance to emulate his childhood hero Michael Schumacher when he drives for Ferrari next season, leaving his predecessor Fernando Alonso's future away from the Italian team unclear.

F1: Jules Bianchi brought out of artificial coma, back in France

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has been brought out of an artificial coma and arrived back in France on Wednesday, nearly seven weeks after his near-fatal crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Indian Grand Prix set to return in 2016: Bernie, Jaypee

The Indian Grand Prix is expected to return in 2016 as a 'fruitful' meeting between Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and race promoters has prepared the ground for the comeback of the high-profile event.

World Chess Championship: Pressure on Anand to push for victory against Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand may be digging into some excellent pizzas, pastas and some exotic sushi along with Russian food during his stay in Sochi, but down by a point with just four games to go, the five-time world champion is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen.

Time not ideal for a change in Indian hockey

In the last four years, the Indian men's hockey team has seen several changes in their training as well as playing style, courtesy the frequent changes of foreign coaches.

Poverty, priorities holding Indian sports back

Like in politics, dynastic rule also exists in India’s sport administration. This has to do with the way the rules were framed decades ago and the strong resistance towards any attempt at reforms, writes Kapil Dev.

Terry Walsh fiasco not the right preparation for Indian hockey team

The confusion in the Indian hockey camp ahead of the men's Champions Trophy beginning December 4, in Bhubaneswar, does not augur well for the sport which is clawing back at the global level.

World Chess Championship: Anand vs Carlsen marathon game 7 ends in draw

Game 7 is by far the best tactical game of this World Championship. The game went on for 6 1/2 hours and ended in a draw after 122 moves, just two moves short of the longest World Cup chess game.

Honey Singh's kabaddi team Yo Yo Tigers suspended

The team owned by rapper Honey Singh in the World Kabaddi League (WKL) was suspended from the rest of the tournament as the singer reportedly did not pay the players their due.

World Chess Championship: Carlsen beware, Vishy has tasted blood

Even Magnus Carlsen's most ardent followers would agree that Viswanathan Anand has won the first psychological battle in the World Chess Championship clash hands down.

Incheon draw in squash manipulated, insists Dipika Pallikal

The 'manipulated' Incheon Asian Games singles draw in squash to ensure India a medal continues to haunt India's top woman player, Dipika Pallikal, who has once again brought the issue to the fore by asking the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to ensure such a thing doesn't happen again.
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