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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Sport

World C'ship: Sindhu loses in semis, to get bronze

PV Sindhu
India's PV Sindhu had to be content with the bronze as Spaniard Carolina Marin proved the better shuttler on the day, winning the women's singles semi-final in straight games at the World Badminton Championship in Copenhagen.

Controversy-marred Arjuna awards bestowed by President

Arjuna Award
Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were presented on Friday by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi in a ceremony which was severely short on star power.
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Ambati Rayudu Alastair Cook
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Alastair Cook (R) shakes hands with Ambati Rayudu (L) at the end of the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. (AFP Photo)

EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City, Manchester United held

Sergio Aguero
Stoke condemned defending champions Manchester City to their first defeat of the EPL season with a shock 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Meanwhile, Manchester United drew 0-0 at Burnley.

EPL: Chelsea beat Everton in thriller at Goodison Park

Jose Mourinho
Diego Costa scored twice as Chelsea continued their winning start to the Premier League season with a remarkable 6-3 victory over Everton in a thrilling clash on Saturday.

AC Milan agree Fernando Torres loan with Chelsea

Fernando Torres
AC Milan agreed a two-year loan deal with Chelsea for misfit striker Fernando Torres but the Spaniard has yet to agree terms and decide to end his London nightmare.

Ronaldo named European Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists' poll ahead of German Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben.

Champions League draw: Real draw Liverpool, Barca get PSG

UEFA Champions League trophy
Champions Real Madrid will play Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona are in the same group as big-spending PSG as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday.

Wayne Rooney gets nod as England captain

Wayne Rooney
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will take over from Steven Gerrard as England captain, manager Roy Hodgson announced during a press conference at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.
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Kvitova joins US Open fallen, Djokovic, Murray cruise

Divij Sharan
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova became the fifth top 10 seed to exit the US Open in the first week when she was knocked out by Serbian world number 145 Aleksandra Krunic.

World C'ship: Sindhu loses in semis, to get bronze

PV Sindhu
India's PV Sindhu had to be content with the bronze as Spaniard Carolina Marin proved the better shuttler on the day, winning the women's singles semi-final in straight games at the World Badminton Championship in Copenhagen.

Controversy-marred Arjuna awards bestowed by President

Arjuna Award
Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were presented on Friday by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi in a ceremony which was severely short on star power.

STRAIGHT UP
'Chalta hai' comes in way of 'achche din'

Arjuna Award
Where sports awards in India are concerned, the sad truth is most of our achievers become part of the same filth they had to overcome, writes HT national sports editor Sukhwant Basra.

World Championship: PV Sindhu assured of bronze, Saina Nehwal out

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu assured herself of a second consecutive bronze medal at the World Championship but it was curtains for star shuttler Saina Nehwal after she suffered a straight-game loss in the women's singles quarter-finals in Copenhagen.

Mahindra to disband racing team; focus on supplying bikes

Casey Stoner
Homegrown auto major Mahindragroup will disband its two-wheeler racing team from the 2015 Moto3 season to focus on supplying its bikes to other teams.
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