HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014


Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend's death after divisive trial

Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court on Monday to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man.

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinches Dutch Open title to bag maiden Grand Prix

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram on Sunday notched up the biggest triumph of his career by clinching USD 50,000 Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament in Almere, Netherlands.

F1: Hamilton wins inaugural Russian GP, Mercedes take constructors' crown

Lewis Hamilton reeled off his fourth consecutive victory to extend his lead in the Formula One drivers' title race and secure Mercedes' maiden triumph in the constructors' championship on Sunday when he won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in emphatic fashion.

Japanese swimmer banned for theft at Asian Games

The head of Japan's delegation to the Asian Games is to receive a severe reprimand by the country's Olympic committee (JOC) in the wake of swimmer Naoya Tomita's fine and ban for stealing a camera in South Korea.

F1: Extent of Jules Bianchi injury could be unknown for weeks

It could be weeks before doctors know how badly damaged Jules Bianchi's brain is after his sickening crash in the Japanese Grand Prix, a specialist warned on Wednesday.

F1: Jules Bianchi in 'serious but stable condition'

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in 'serious but stable condition' following emergency surgery for a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix, the FIA said on Monday.

Jules Bianchi unconscious after accident at Japanese GP

Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has been taken to hospital and is unconscious following a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix. The race was red-flagged with nine laps to go after Bianchi went off at Turn 7, where Sauber's Adrian Sutil had crashed earlier.

Hamilton wins crash-marred Japan Grand Prix race

Britain's Lewis Hamilton won a wet and sombre Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his Formula One lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to 10 points with four races remaining.

India end Asian Games with reduced medal tally, but still lots to cheer

The medal count went down but Indian sports still had lots to celebrate with the men's hockey team coming good after a long time to strike gold even as the legend of MC Mary Kom got bigger in a mixed Asian Games campaign for the country's athletes in Incheon.

Rosberg holds off Mercedes teammate Hamilton for Japanese GP pole

Nico Rosberg seized pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of teammate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who completed a front-row lockout for Mercedes in qualifying on Saturday.

F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel to leave Red Bull, set to join Ferrari

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is leaving Red Bull at the end of the season and is set to join Ferrari, the Formula One team said on Saturday.

Last hurrah: India end Asiad campaign with kabaddi golds

India’s most certain gold medal came at the very end, but the men’s kabaddi final was hardly a cakewalk. The team had to use all of its skill and experience to overcome a battling Iran 27-25 to clinch its seventh gold in a row in the event.

Asian Games: Wang Yihan wears out Saina Nehwal again

The Indian shuttle express seems to have hit a wall. Saina Nehwal may have left the Gopi Chand academy to train with Vimal Kumar, but that didn't show in an improved game as she lost to Chinese former world champion Wang Yihan 18-21, 21-9, 21-7 in the quarter-finals in Incheon on Friday.

Asian Games: Wayward Indian shooters forced to settle for silver

In a precision sport like shooting, gold medals becoming silver and silver turning to baser metal is quite common. Problem is it is happening with India more often than any other country.

Asian Games: Sandeep Sejwal wins rare medal for India in pool

Sandeep Sejwal won a rare swimming medal for India at the Asian Games on Friday, with his coach insisting that better facilities at home would have fetched him the gold.
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