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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014

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Hopes high from Indian shuttlers at Commonwealth Games

PV Sindhu
With defending champion Saina Nehwal skipping the 20th Commonwealth Games, India will be pinning their hopes on P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa to repeat their success in badminton that they achieved four years ago at home.

Ishant's fiery spell grounds England as India win Lord’s Test after 28 years

Ishant Sharma
India beat England by 95 runs to win the second Test at Lord's on Monday and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Ishant's new bowling action worked | PM Modi hails win
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Ajinkya Rahane
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Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his century with team-mate Mohammed Shami during the second Test against England at Lord's cricket ground in London. (Reuters Photo)

Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

Dunga
New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

Newcastle lead the Premier League jet-setters

Speed
By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.

Beckham visits United as Van Gaal debut nears

Speed
Former Manchester United star David Beckham visited his former English club on Tuesday on the eve of new Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal's debut match against another of Beckham's clubs.

New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning

Dunga
Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instil "organisation and planning" in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time.

James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

James Rodriguez Colombia

A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

England captain Gerrard retires from international soccer

Steven Gerrard England Liverpool
England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, England's Football Association said on Monday.
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Wimbledon doubles champion Sock advances at Atlanta Open

Denis Istomin

Rising US talent Jack Sock eased past Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 but Uzbek Denis Istomin put a dent in the large home field in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

F1: Rosberg coasts to first German Grand Prix win

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg coasted to his first home German Grand Prix win at Hockenheim on Sunday to extend his lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers championship.

To make ends meet, budding wrestler sells liquor

Rakhi

A silver medalist in the 2013 Kanyakumari sub-junior national wrestling championship, Rakhi can be seen every day at Kishoreganj with her father, selling handia (local alcoholic beverage) to eke out a living. She is an undergraduate student at the Marwari College.

German GP: Mercedes' Rosberg savours home pole but rues Hamilton crash

Nico Rosberg Mercedes F1 Formula One
Nico Rosberg said the satisfaction of claiming his first home German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday was diminished by teammate Lewis Hamilton's horror crash.

Mercedes' Hamilton involved in serious crash in qualifying for German GP

Lewis Hamilton crash
Former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed at more than 250 kilometres per hour during Saturday's first qualifying session for the German Grand Prix.

Bolt, Farah headline cast at Glasgow Games

lightning pose
Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday.
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