HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


India wary of poor Asiad hockey final record against Pakistan

India Pakistan Hockey

Two-time champions India will be wary of their poor 1-7 record in the Asian Games final against holders and record eight-time winners Pakistan, when the two sides face-off in the mother of all clashes in the men's hockey final at the Seonhak Stadium at Incheon on Thursday.

There was no one to lend me $100 to lodge protest, says boxer Sarita Devi

Sarita Devi boxing Asian Games 2014
Boxer Mary Kom won a gold in Incheon, but Sarita Devi gave away her bronze medal to her South Korean opponent, saying, 'This is for you and all Korea, because you only deserve a bronze.' Mary Kom wins historic gold | Poll: Do you support Sarita Devi for refusing medal
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Shikhar Dhawan Ajinkya Rahane
Shikhar Dhawan (L) celebrates with Ajinkya Rahane after scoring his half-century during the fourth ODI between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham. (AP Photo)

Happy dressing room key to our winning streak: Gambhir

Success can be weird. When you don’t get it, it breeds anxiety. When you get it, you are on a high. When it stays in your corner, you are insecure thinking that it will desert you. We are in a similar mental space these days, writes Gautam Gambhir.
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Brazil women clinch sixth Copa America

Brazilian women soccer
Brazil clinched their sixth women's Copa America title after a 0-0 draw with Colombia in the final football match of the tournament.

Messi reaches 400 goals, Neymar hits hat-trick

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi grabbed his 400th career goal while Neymar smashed a hat-trick as Barcelona stormed back to the top of La Liga with a 6-0 thrashing of Granada.

Chelsea preserve EPL lead, United and City also win

Diego Costa Chelsea
Premier League leaders Chelsea conserved their three-point advantage by beating Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday, while Wayne Rooney was sent off as Manchester United edged West Ham.

More injury concerns for Arsenal ahead of big week

Arsene Wenger
Arsenal face an injury crisis as they approach two crucial fixtures over the next week following the loss of three more players in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Tottenham on Saturday.

EPL: Liverpool held by last-gasp Everton in Merseyside derby

Steven Gerrard
Phil Jagielka was Everton's unlikely hero as the England defender bagged his first club goal since April 2013 from a fierce 25-yard effort to salvage a 1-1 draw in Saturday's Merseyside derby at Anfield.

I am powerless to stop Spain selecting Costa: Mourinho

Diego Costa Chelsea
It is not often that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declares that he is a 'nobody' but he did on Friday when he said he was powerless to stop Spain calling up Diego Costa for international duty despite the striker's injury problems.
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Djokovic, Sharapova win in China, as Wozniacki falls

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic continued his 100% record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

Olympic US swimming champion Phelps arrested for drunken driving

Michael Phelps
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said.

India face Pakistan in Asian Games men's hockey final

Tushar Khandker,Sardar Singh
Two-time champions India will be facing arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan in the mouthwatering title-clash of the Asian Games men's hockey final slated for Thursday.

Vikas Gowda wins Asian Games discus throw silver

Vikas Gowda
Vikas Gowda won India's ninth medal from athletics at the 17th Asian Games, claiming silver in the men's discus throw final at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Tuesday.

Asiad: Dodgy judging knocks out Sarita, Devendro

Sarita Devi Asian Games 2014
Two Indian gold contenders - L Sarita Devi and L Devendro Singh - were delivered the knockout blow by judges in the boxing arena on Tuesday that saw dubious scoring in favour of home boxers.

Former world record holder Schipper hangs up goggles

Jessica Schipper

The 27-year-old, who held the 200 metres butterfly world record for two years from 2006-08 and again in 2009 before being eclipsed by current holder Liu Zige of China, became a mother after the London Olympics.

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