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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

Sport

Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul: Grounded despite Glasgow high

Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul
For a shooter, adulation can be a double-edged sword as the sport demands the highest degree of focus and mental strength, perhaps more than any other discipline.

India win gold, silver in World Team Billiards

Pankaj Advani beat defending champion Mark Russel
It was a win-win situation for India on the occasion of Independence Day as the Pankaj Advani-led India B secured a gold while India A bagged a silver in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship in Glasgow.
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Indian players
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Indian players watch the presentation of the trophy to England after the Test match and series on the third day of the fifth Test against England at The Oval. (AFP Photo)

India have a Yes Man, now can well stop playing Tests abroad

I write this more in anger than thoughtful calmness. Without mincing words and getting right to the heart of the matter, I must say that Ravi Shastri has been rewarded for totally aligning himself with the cricket establishment of the country.
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Modric extends contract with Real Madrid

Luka Modric
Spanish football giants Real Madrid confirmed that the club had reached an agreement with Croatian international midfielder Luka Modric to extend his contract until the end of June 2018.

Pakistan expose India’s lack of experience, win friendly 2-0

U-23 football
The inexperience of the Indian team was on full display as the team slumped to a 0-2 loss to the much-lower ranked Pakistani side in the second of the two friendlies played at the Bangalore Football stadium.

Arsenal soccer schools come to Kerala

Arsenal
Sportico Ventures, a Kochi-based grassroot football development startup, has teamed up with the India On Track (IOT), the official partners of Arsenal Football Club, to bring the Arsenal soccer schools to Kerala.

Barcelona appeal transfer ban after FIFA snub

A representational image of FIFA world cup

Barcelona announced on Wednesday they will appeal to sports' highest court after FIFA refused to overturn a transfer ban, a decision the club described as an "affront" to its famed youth academy.

Will never bite again, pledges Barcelona's Luis Suarez

Giorgio Chiellini, Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

Coach underplays India's dependence on Sunil Chhetri

India win Nehru Cup
India's preparations for the Incheon Asian Games has been on now for over a month, and in this duration they have played four competitive matches. There's generally been only one name on the scoreboard - Sunil Chhetri.
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Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Federer second

Novak Djokovic
Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

India lose 7-101 to Pakistan in Australian football match

AFC Asian Cup
India were humiliated 101-7 by Pakistan in a first-ever meeting of Australian Football League (AFL) teams of both countries in a friendly-match called 'Dosti Cup'.

Controversies galore, Arjuna Awards panel seldom hits target plumb

Arjuna Award
By belittling sportspersons to pander to influence instead of achievement, the Arjuna committees have done great disservice to the sporting community over the years, writes Sukhwant Basra.

Sim Bhullar first Indian descent player picked by NBA

Sim Bhullar
Sim Bhullar on Friday became the first player of Indian descent picked by an NBA team when he was signed by Sacramento Kings, which is owned by an Indian-American.

Solid play, strategic planning key to India's success at Chess Olympiad

Vishwanathan Anand
Solid play and strategic planning were key to India's success at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Norway, said team members. For the first time, India won three medals - a gold, silver and bronze.

India win gold, silver in World Team Billiards

Pankaj Advani beat defending champion Mark Russel
It was a win-win situation for India on the occasion of Independence Day as the Pankaj Advani-led India B secured a gold while India A bagged a silver in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship in Glasgow.
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