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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

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Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-year-old challenges world's fastest man

Golden Bolt
Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the Jamaican flyer - plans to wait another five years for his dream race and was happy to reveal his secret weapon: his daughter's tangerine jam.

World Badminton Championship: Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters

PV Sindhu
One of India's best hopes PV Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen on  Wednesday.
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Suresh Raina
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Suresh Raina celebrates getting to his century during the second ODI match between England and India in Cardiff, Wales. (AP Photo)

Sanchez strike carries 10-man Arsenal through

Fernandinho
Alexis Sanchez's first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.

Mourinho issues in the past, says Everton's new signing Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o said on Wednesday that there was no bad blood between him and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after completing his move to Everton.

Manchester United humbled in League Cup by 3rd tier MK Dons

Manchester
The record 20-time English champions timidly capitulated to MK Dons, losing 4-0 to the third-tier club in the second round of the League Cup.

Manchester United confirm British record deal for Di Maria

Chile's Arturo
Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($98 million, 75 million euros), the English Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

England's Frank Lampard quits internationals

Frank Lampard
England's Frank Lampard has retired from international football after winning 106 caps. The midfielder scored 29 goals for his country and captained the team in their last group match against Costa Rica at this year's World Cup in Brazil.

EPL: Manchester City ominous after cruising past Liverpool

Manuel Pellegrini
A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season on Monday.
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US Open 2014: Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova came through the way she so often does in the crucible of a third set, beating 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the US Open.

Belgian GP: Ricciardo wins at Spa after title rivals collide

Daniel Ricciardo
Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday while Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton provided the drama of the day by colliding on the second lap.

Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games

Mary Kom
Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion MC Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra to make the 13-member Indian boxing contingent for the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon.

Saina Nehwal storms into third round of World Badminton Championship, Kashyap bows out

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London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women's singles at Copenhagen on Wednesday.

Boxer Vijender Singh out of Asian Games with injury

Boxer Vijender Singh
Leading Indian boxer Vijender Singh will be unable to defend his Asian Games middleweight title after a hand injury ruled him out of next month's event, the Olympic medallist said on Tuesday.

Don’t make Arjuna a yearly quota waiting to be filled

Arjuna Award
When it comes to Arjuna Awards, nowadays, and particularly this year, I see a lot of athletes getting premature recognition while some have been completely ignored. There has to be some parity in the process, writes Dola Banerjee.
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