HindustanTimes Tue,25 Nov 2014


Powell ready to lay down an Olympic marker

The 25-year-old laid down a marker by recording a season's best of 9.88seconds on Tuesday to defeat fellow Jamaican and world record holder Usain Bolt.

Environmentalists slam giant screens

A scheme to broadcast the Olympics on huge TV screens in cities across UK was slammed by environmental experts.

I am ashamed, says Ronaldo

Brazil striker Ronaldo says he's sorry, embarrassed and ashamed about his highly publicised encounter a week ago with three cross-dressing prostitutes, calling it the biggest mistake of his life.
Ronaldo's girlfriend deserts him!

Heartache no barrier to Henin success

At the beginning of 2008 she will pass the mark of 100 weeks as world number one and looks set to hold that spot for some time.

Ronaldo needs to win titles to underline his ability

Kaka and Ronaldinho have something Ronaldo doesn't: Champions League winners medals.

Beyond my wildest dreams, says victor Chowrasia

The wheel turned a full circle for Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia, a modest greenskeeper's son, who turned professional 10 years ago.

Canada determined to hear anthem in Vancouver

In 1976 Canada became the only country to stage a Summer Games and not celebrate a victory; 12 years later at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary there was again no gold for the home team.

FIA to launch anti-racism campaign at Spanish GP

The move by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) follows abuse directed at McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, the sport's first black driver, by Spanish spectators at a recent test in Barcelona.

Earnhardt Jr. takes centre stage at Daytona 500

Earnhardt has never won the "The Great American Race" but, having left DEI, the team founded by his late father, at the end of last season he is confident that he can break his duck with the sport's dominant team.

Wenger and Giggs' Champions League centuries prove a draw

Arsenal were held 0-0 at home by holders AC Milan while United grabbed a late goal through Carlos Tevez to draw 1-1 with six-time French champions Lyon in France.

Jaspal Bhatti's Club conducts "auctioning of players"

In his usual satirical way, Jaspal Bhatti's 'Nonsense Club' on Saturday organised a mock auction of hockey, football and kabaddi players and other atheletes to "corporatise and industralise" the rest of sports on the pattern of cricket.

Cheats and tragedy mark gloomy 2007 in North America

There were few achievements to celebrate during a gloomy 2007 that saw disgraced sprint queen Marion Jones return five Olympic medals and Tour de France champion Floyd Landis stripped of his title.

Role model Kaka a fitting Ballon d'Or winner

Not especially quick and dribbling skills as Ronaldo or the same box of tricks as Ronaldinho, Kaka is simply a more effective all-round player than anyone else.

Lost in Transition

The attempted suicide by athlete Santhi Soundararajan, stripped of her Asian Games silver after failing a 'sex test' has brought attention back to transitioned athletes, writes Ajai Masand.


The 21st century descendants of Eklavya continue to get a cold shoulder from the modern day Dronacharyas, reports Abhijeet Kulkarni.
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