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HindustanTimes Wed,03 Sep 2014

Sport

'Showman' Bolt wows Bangalore crowd, but with cricket bat

lightning pose
Bolt will play a seven-a-side exhibition match against a team which will have some of India's top cricketers. The four-over match will be played with Team Bolt comprising his best friend Nugent Walker Junior and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh among others.

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.
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Shikhar Dhawan Ajinkya Rahane
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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)

Schweinsteiger named Germany captain

Bastian Schweinsteiger, germany
Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was on Tuesday named the new captain of Germany by manager Joachim Loew.

Transfers: Manchester United top deadline-day big spenders

Danny Welbeck
Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds ($249 million).

Manchester United target Falcao leads Europe transfer frenzy

Radamel Falcao
Manchester United swooped from nowhere on Monday to make striker Radamel Falcao the surprise big signing on the last day of Europe's record-breaking summer transfer window.

Messi ruled out of Argentina's friendly against Germany

Argentina's national football team player
Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Wednesday's international friendly against World Cup winners Germany with a right-leg injury.

Liverpool register 3-0 victory; Leicester hold Arsenal 1-1

Steven Gerrard, Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge
Brendan Rodgers marked his 100th game in charge by watching Liverpool produce an irresistible performance as they beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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.
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US Open: Sania in mixed doubles semis, Paes out

Leander Paes and sania mirza
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza stormed into the mixed doubles semi-finals besides reaching the doubles quarter-finals, but compatriot Leander Paes exited the US Open with unexpected defeats in both his events.

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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'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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