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HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014

Sport

$1 million for the 'toughest race on earth'

Mountain bikers tempted by the $1 million in prize money up for grabs in a new South African endurance race are given a warning before they sign up: 'This could change your life, or end it.'

Usain Bolt upset over report he criticised Glasgow Games

Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games. A day after mingling with British royalty at the Glasgow athletes' village, Bolt scrambled on Wednesday to deny that he made derogatory comments about the so-called 'Friendly Games'.

CWG Day 8: Gowda wins discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita shine

The Indian contingent at Glasgow won three golds on Thursday, thanks to wrestlers Babita Kumari and Yogeshwar Dutt and discus thrower Vikas Gowda at the Commonwealth Games.

CWG 2014: Glasgow goes gaga as Usain Bolt touches down

Almost immediately after Usain Bolt landed in Scotland, the level of hero worship afforded to him demonstrated just how important the sprint star's participation is to the Commonwealth Games.

CWG 2014: Indian shooters rule the ranges with 2 gold, 3 silver

Indian shooters continued to fire up the ranges as Apurvi Chandila and Rahi Sarnobat clinched individual golds while compatriots Ayonika Paul, Prakash Nanjappa and Anisa Sayyed got silvers on day three of competitions at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday.

F1: Rosberg not ecstatic on pole for Hungarian GP after Hamilton fire

Nico Rosberg had mixed feelings again on Saturday when he claimed his sixth pole of the season for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix after Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's car burst into flames on his opening lap.

CWG 2014: Pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins gold, Anisa Sayyed silver

Rahi Sarnobat won gold and Anisa Sayyed silver to take India's medal haul from shooting on Saturday to five after clinching the top two spots in the women's 25-metre pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Glasgow.

Rajwinder Kaur shines in mixed day for Indian judo in CWG 2014

It was a mixed day for Indian judokas as Rajwinder Kaur clinched the bronze while Jina Devi Chongtha, Sahil Pathania and Pariskhit Kumar missed the medal by a whisker in the Commonwealth Games being held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on Saturday.

F1: Hamilton fastest in Hungarian Grand Prix practice

Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he intended to continue, leading both of Friday's free practice sessions with championship-leading Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg behind.

Indian women beat Canada 4-2 to make impressive start in CWG 2014

The Indian women's hockey team got off to a rollicking start as they comfortably beat Canada 4-2 in their opening Group A match at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.

CWG 2014: Bindra guns down gold after 16-yr-old Malaika's silver showing

Abhinav Bindra stole the limelight by clinching a gold medal while unheralded teenager Malaika Goel bagged a silver as shooters added two more medals to India's kitty on the second day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games. ‘The Secret’ to Malaika Goel's success story revealed

India's young lifter Santoshi Matsa gets bronze in CWG 2014

India's good show in the weightlifting arena continued as young Andhra Pradesh girl Santoshi Matsa grabbed the bronze medal in the women's 53 kg category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.

'The Secret' to teenager Malaika Goel's success story

For air pistol shooter Malaika Goel, who at 16 years 9 months became one of the country's youngest Commonwealth Games medallists, the secret to her success is the documentary 'The Secret'.

Why badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'hurt'

It has been two years since Saina Nehwal became the first Indian shuttler to win an Olympic medal (bronze). However, she is yet to receive the cash award promised by the then Andhra Pradesh government, which has left the Hyderabad player 'hurt'.

CWG 2014: Weightlifters Sanjita, Sukhen win gold as India bags 7 medals on Day 1

Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions at Glasgow.
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