HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014


Michael Phelps gets suspended sentence for DUI

Swimmer Michael
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was given a one-year suspended sentence and 18 months probation after his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, a judge said on Friday.

Saina Nehwal storms to semi-finals of Super Series Final in Dubai

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal continued her rampaging run to storm into the semi-finals of the BWF World Super Series Final, clinching a pulsating three-game thriller against Bae Yeon Ju of Korea in Dubai on Friday.
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Michael Clarke
Australia's Michael Clarke celebrates his century on the second day of the first Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval. (AFP Photo)

Atletico de Kolkata prevail over FC Goa; advance to final

Fikru Tefera of Atletico
Atletico de Kolkata got their act right in the nick of time to humble crowd favourites FC Goa 4-2 in tie-breaker and advance to the final of the inaugural Indian Super League football tourney.

Kerala Blasters trump Chennaiyin, book ISL final berth

Fikru Tefera of Atletico
Kerala Blasters struck the match-winner deep into the extra time in a thrilling second leg semi-final to book a berth for the summit clash of the inaugural Hero Indian Super League football tournament on 4-3 aggregate over Chennaiyin FC.

Ex-France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry announces retirement

Thierry Henry
Former World Cup winner and Arsenal's record goal-scorer Thierry Henry announced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday, bringing an end to his a glittering 20-year career.

EPL: Manchester United win to deepen Liverpool gloom

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie scored as Manchester United rubbed salt into Liverpool's wounds with a crushing 3-0 home victory in the Premier League on Sunday.

Evergreen Luca Toni delighted to hit 300-goal mark

Luca Toni
Luca Toni admitted his delight after hitting his 300th career goal in Hellas Verona's 2-1 win over Udinese that helped the former World Cup winner shade Antonio Di Natale in a 'battle of the veterans' in Italy's Serie A on Sunday.

European football roundup: Atletico Madrid suffer rare loss, Manchester United down Liverpool

Diego Simeone
Real Madrid were the big winners in Spain as their success at Almeria was followed by a Barcelona draw and a surprise Atletico Madrid defeat.
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Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave

Swiss Roger Federer
Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and US Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees
If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside.

Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Chess Classic

Viswanathan Anand
Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round. The victory confirms Anand's presence in elite chess for some time.

Germany beat Pakistan 2-0 to lift Champions Trophy

 Fireworks at duirng the inaugural of Hero Hockey India League in SAS Nagar on Saturday

Playing attacking shots from the beginning, Germany earned a penalty corner in the first minute of the match. However, they failed to convert. At the end of the first quarter, both the teams were tied goalless.

Pak hockey players remove shirt, make obscene gestures at crowd after win

Shakeep Butt

Pakistani players celebrated their victory by hurling indecent and obscene gestures towards the crowd and Indian media and were promptly rebuked by coach Shahnaz Shiekh.

Chess: Anand holds Nakamura in third round of London Chess Classic

Anand, carlsen, chess
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic.
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