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HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014

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Pankaj Advani clinches World Billiards title, bags 3 Grand Doubles

India's most celebrated cueist Pankaj Advani clinched the World Billiards Championship (time format) title to bag a record 12th world crown and also complete a rare 'Grand Double' post his third win in both the long and short formats in the same year.

Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee

The country's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, has been elected chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation's (ISSF) Athletes Committee, becoming the first Indian to receive the honour.

South African boxer dies after being knocked out

A South African female professional boxer has died following a knockout punch two weeks ago that put her in a coma, the sports and recreation department said on Tuesday.

Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius judgement

South African prosecutors said on Monday they would appeal the verdict and five-year jail term handed down to fallen track star Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend last year.

Sarita Devi apologises, Boxing India to appeal against suspension

Boxing India president Sandeep Jajodia on Monday said that AIBA should consider Sarita Devi's unconditional apology and her impeccable past disciplinary record and revoke the decision.

India retain Sultan of Johor Cup hockey title

Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh's brace helped the Indian Under-21 hockey team successfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup title by defeating Great Britain 2-1 in the final in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Sunday.

Fernando Alonso leaving Ferrari: Luca di Montezemolo

Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team's ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday.

Pistorius offered cash after killing Steenkamp: Prosecutor

Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because they did not want 'blood money', a prosecutor said on Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete.

Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asian Games campaign

MC Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India in Delhi.

For Mary Kom, mother's touch before the punches

It was toys first for 'Super Mom' MC Mary Kom before she toyed with her opponent in the Asian Games final at Incheon.

Court hears Oscar Pistorius has 'genuine remorse'

Oscar Pistorius' therapist told a sentencing hearing on Monday that the star sprinter suffered genuine remorse after shooting dead his girlfriend, as lawyers fought to keep him out of jail.

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.
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