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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

Sport

Commonwealth Games 2014: Navjot, Shushila win silver medals for India in judo

Indian judokas Navjot Chana and Shushila Likmabam had to be contend with a silver medal each after they failed to clear the final hurdle in the men's 60kg and women's 48kg events, respectively, on the opening day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.

German GP: Mercedes' Rosberg savours home pole but rues Hamilton crash

Nico Rosberg said the satisfaction of claiming his first home German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday was diminished by teammate Lewis Hamilton's horror crash.

Bolt, Farah headline cast at Glasgow Games

Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday.

Saina Nehwal pulls out of Glasgow with fitness issue

Commonwealth Games women's singles badminton champion Saina Nehwal has pulled out of next week's Glasgow Games due to lack of fitness and failure to recover sufficiently from blisters on her feet.

Emotional Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in TV interview

Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality.

Sim Bhullar becomes first Indian-origin player to join NBA

Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian origin to be a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he signed a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US.

Mercedes' Hamilton wins British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires

Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix on Sunday and slashed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season.

Mercedes' Rosberg snatches pole at British Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix with a late fastest lap in the final seconds of a dramatic and shock-filled qualifying session on Saturday.

Sachin, not out

Following your desire is pleasing and leads to the liberty of expression. HT presents a man with enormous aptitude, love and passion for art as well as for Sachin -- 'Sanjay Chakravorty', an art director working in Gurgaon. Watch the video to check out his madness and love for Sachin!

Red Sox win World Series title at Fenway Park

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons, clinching at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918. There hasn't been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.

Top 10 sports moments of 2012

As another year passes by, the for Indian and International sports has left fans and sportspersons with bittersweet memories. From the cricket greats who retired to Lance Armstrong's banishment and London Olympics, the top ten sporting moments that were more than just flashes in the pan in 2012, follows.

Some quirky sporting moments of 2012

All too often, sport has an unfortunate tendency to become too deadly serious for its own good, but occasionally a touch of humour or an unlikely tale rears its head and offers a timely antidote to the run-of-the-mill diet of results and match reports. Here are a few examples that caught the imagination this year:

We don't want age and tenure rules, can even go to SC: IOA

Indian Olympic Association today termed the government's directive to adhere to age and tenure guidelines in its upcoming elections as "illegal" and "unconstitutional" and said that it could even move the Supreme Court if its case in Delhi High Court goes against it.

Building world beaters

A record haul at the recently concluded Olympics showed just how much prowess the country has made in sport. There’s still a long way to go, though. Fortunately, even the rest of the world seems to be doing their bit for Indian sport.

Smash hit

Squash player Dipika Pallikal is one of the few athletes from a non-Olympic sport to receive an Arjuna Award in the capital today.
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