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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

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Dhoni makes debut in hockey India league

India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes a debut in the hockey India league (HIL) with his franchise Ranchi Rays, which is co-owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited.

Billiards: Pankaj Advani emerges World champion

Pankaj Advani, the 29-year old from Bangalore, set a record of sorts when he defeated Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the final of the World billiards championship (points format) at Leeds on Saturday.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap in French Open quarters

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap continued his giant-killing spree, stunning World No 9 Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-18 in the pre-quarters of the French Open Super Series while Saina Nehwal also advanced to the quarterfinals at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin at Paris.

Sarita Devi suspended over Asian Games row

An international boxing body has provisionally suspended Indian boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the presentation ceremony at the recently held Asian Games in Incheon.

Blow to indian hockey as coach Walsh quits

Terry Walsh resigned as India's field hockey coach on Tuesday, less than three weeks after guiding the team to the Asian Games title, which earned them a direct entry to the 2016 Olympics.

Pistorius sentenced to jail: All you need to know about the verdict

How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? Will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again? Some key questions are answered here.

Terry Walsh takes U-turn, to stay on as India's hockey coach

A day after his resignation as chief coach caused an upheaval in Indian hockey and triggered a blame game between sports administrators, Terry Walsh was persuaded to continue on Wednesday on a promise of a vastly better contract.

Schumacher will need years to recover, says doctor

A French doctor treating stricken former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said Thursday that the German ace was making progress, but will need years to recover.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for killing girlfriend

A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Oscar Pistorius: From Blade Runner to jailbird

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

Timeline: How the high-profile Pistorius case unfolded

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentine's Day last year. Here's a timeline of how the case unfolded.

Bangalore: Marathon runners take wrong turn, take bus to finish line

A marathon ended in farce in Bangalore after the pilot car overshot a turn, forcing the top three runners to take a long detour before abandoning the race -- and taking a bus to the finish line.

India retain Sultan of Johor Cup hockey title

Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh's brace helped the Indian Under-21 hockey team successfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup title by defeating Great Britain 2-1 in the final in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Sunday.

PT Usha accepts Modi's invite to get Gujarat athletes up and running

India’s most successful sprinter, PT Usha, is set to take on a marathon mission to scout and groom sporting talent in Gujarat, in response to a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  Usha says the invite from Modi came last year when he was Gujarat’s CM.

Pistorius offered cash after killing Steenkamp: Prosecutor

Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because they did not want 'blood money', a prosecutor said on Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete.
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