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Top-three finish is a fair goal to have

What’s it like to drive an electric race car? Well, the first 30 seconds are eerie to be honest. The lack of car sound and just the wind noise makes it a bit strange — sort of driving a simulator on mute, writes Karun Chandok.

'Negligent' Pistorius found not guilty of murdering girlfriend

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Thursday, a shock decision that left the South African celebrity athlete sobbing with emotion in the dock.

Villain or victim: Who is the real Oscar Pistorius?

Oscar Pistorius — a champion athlete or a dangerously volatile man? Both versions of South Africa's Paralympic hero were pored over during his six-month trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius found not guilty of murder

Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case was not delivered so simply. Judge Thokozile Masipa took hours to read out and explain parts of her judgment. And of course, she is still not finished.

Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rhinos quit

Champions of the first edition and third in the second of the HIL, Ranchi Rhino's owners have decided to pull the plug unless the current arrangement between the team owners and Hockey India is reviewed.

Asian Games: Indian hockey players looking to make a mark

While a medal of any hue will inject life in women’s hockey, for the men, who won bronze in 2010, nothing short of gold will do, as it will offer a direct entry to the 2016 Olympics. The task’s tough but not impossible as the Men in Blue are on a high after the silver at Glasgow.

We can win medals in every category at Asiad: Dipika Pallikal

Fresh from her exploits in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where she got a gold in the women's doubles with Joshana Chinappa, squash ace Dipika Pallikal is confident that the Indian team can win medals in each of the four categories at the Sep 19-Oct 4 Incheon Asian Games.

Ferrari F1 team starts new era without Luca di Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo's resignation as Ferrari chairman on Wednesday severs a historic link with the team's late founder Enzo and marks the end of an era for Formula One's most successful and glamorous team.

Asian Games: Jwala's pullout leaves Ashwini searching for partner

A knee injury has forced Jwala Gutta to pull out of the Asian Games. The 31-year-old, one half of the 2011 world badminton championship bronze medallist pair, suffered a sprain and has been advised complete rest for 10-14 days.

Judgement day for 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Thursday to face judgement over the killing of his model girlfriend, ending a six-month trial that turned the amputee's private life into a global spectacle.

IOA unhappy at drastic pruning down of Asiad contingent

The Indian Olympic Association on Tuessday termed the government's decision not to allow officials of the IOA and the NSFs to travel to South Korea for the Asian Games at their own cost as interference to their autonomy.

Asian Games: Gold glitters for India despite turmoil

India are seeking a record Asian Games medal haul despite a chaotic build-up with their jumbo squad slashed at the last minute, their boxers under a cloud and with top athletes either injured or opting out.

Injured Jwala Gutta pulls out of Asian Games

Ace Indian women's doubles player Jwala Gutta has pulled out of the prestigious Asian Games after sustaining a sprain in the right knee ahead of the multi-sport event in Incheon, Korea.

On PM's order, 265 dropped from jumbo Asiad team

A jumbo 944-member contingent proposed for the upcoming Incheon Asian Games in South Korea has been pruned to 679 following guidelines issued by the prime minister’s office (PMO).

Shooter Jitu Rai qualifies for Rio Olympics after winning silver in World C'ships

Lucknow boy Jitu Rai on Tuesday became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medal-finish at the 51st Shooting World Championships in Granada, Spain.
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