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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

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Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games

Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion MC Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra to make the 13-member Indian boxing contingent for the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon.

Boxer Vijender Singh out of Asian Games with injury

Leading Indian boxer Vijender Singh will be unable to defend his Asian Games middleweight title after a hand injury ruled him out of next month's event, the Olympic medallist said on Tuesday.

Turban row: campaign challenges ban on headgear in basketball

A 50-year-old Delhi-based businessman is at the heart of what has gradually snowballed into a global campaign challenging a ban on headgear - especially turbans - during international basketball matches.

Tony Stewart to miss another NASCAR race

Tony Stewart will sit out Saturday's NASCAR race in Bristol, Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's missed since his car struck and killed a fellow driver in a dirt-track race.

India win gold, silver in World Team Billiards

It was a win-win situation for India on the occasion of Independence Day as the Pankaj Advani-led India B secured a gold while India A bagged a silver in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship in Glasgow.

Solid play, strategic planning key to India's success at Chess Olympiad

Solid play and strategic planning were key to India's success at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Norway, said team members. For the first time, India won three medals - a gold, silver and bronze.

Sim Bhullar first Indian descent player picked by NBA

Sim Bhullar on Friday became the first player of Indian descent picked by an NBA team when he was signed by Sacramento Kings, which is owned by an Indian-American.

Boxer Manoj Kumar likely to be added to list of Arjuna Award winners

Amid growing voices of disgruntlement from players and federations following the announcement of the 15 names for this year's Arjuna awards, the sports ministry has decided to reconsider adding a few more to the list.

BCCI recommends Dhoni for Padma Bhushan, Kohli for Padma Shri

The BCCI has recommended captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name for the prestigious Padma Bhushan and batting mainstay Virat Kohli for the Padma Shri.

Indian women's recurve team wins gold in Archery World Cup

Deepika Kumari-led women archers clinched the recurve team gold after routing Mexico 6-0 in the final as India returned with five medals in the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland on Sunday.

Verdict in Oscar Pistorius trial scheduled for September 11

The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius said on Friday that she will give a verdict on September 11, ending a televised trial that stretched for five months and transfixed South Africans and others around the world.

Could retire after 2017 world championships, says Bolt after winning gold in Glasgow

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday.

Jayalalithaa announces Rs. 50 lakh each for Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa

Lauding the performance of Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, who won the squash doubles gold at the Commonwealth Games, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced a cash award of Rs. 50 lakh each to the winners.

CWG 2014: India celebrate Kashyap's historic gold, finish 5th

Parupalli Kashyap brought the curtains down on India's campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games to a thunderous applause, winning a historic gold in the men's singles badminton in Glasgow on Sunday, as the country earned a fifth-place finish with 64 medals, including 15 gold.

Parupalli Kashyap clinches CWG badminton singles gold for India

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap etched his name in gold in the record books after winning his first major championship by clinching the yellow metal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday.
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