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Ghosal reaches semis, Dipika crashes out in squash event

India's star squash player Saurav Ghosal notched up a hard-fought 3-2 win over New Zealand's Campbell Grayson to enter the semifinals of men's singles but it was curtains for Dipika Pallikal in the women's single event at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday.

FIBA to review ban on headgear in basketball games

Trying to douse the hurt sentiments of Sikh and Muslim players, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is ready to review its rule which prevents cagers from wearing headgear for religious reasons.

CWG 2014: Bindra guns down gold after 16-yr-old Malaika's silver showing

Abhinav Bindra stole the limelight by clinching a gold medal while unheralded teenager Malaika Goel bagged a silver as shooters added two more medals to India's kitty on the second day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games. ‘The Secret’ to Malaika Goel's success story revealed

Hamilton's Mercedes catches fire in qualifying

Lewis Hamilton's run of bad luck continued on Saturday when the Mercedes driver's hopes of a Hungarian Grand Prix pole position went up in flames as his car caught fire in the first phase of qualifying.

F1: Hamilton fastest in Hungarian Grand Prix practice

Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he intended to continue, leading both of Friday's free practice sessions with championship-leading Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg behind.

'The Secret' to teenager Malaika Goel's success story

For air pistol shooter Malaika Goel, who at 16 years 9 months became one of the country's youngest Commonwealth Games medallists, the secret to her success is the documentary 'The Secret'.

Why badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'hurt'

It has been two years since Saina Nehwal became the first Indian shuttler to win an Olympic medal (bronze). However, she is yet to receive the cash award promised by the then Andhra Pradesh government, which has left the Hyderabad player 'hurt'.

India's young lifter Santoshi Matsa gets bronze in CWG 2014

India's good show in the weightlifting arena continued as young Andhra Pradesh girl Santoshi Matsa grabbed the bronze medal in the women's 53 kg category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.

Glasgow CWG: Indian men off to winning start, beat Wales 3-1

A far from impressive India had totoil hard to register a 3-1 win over a lowly Wales in their opening Pool A match in the men's hockey competition of the 20th Commonwealth Games at the National Hockey Centre, in Glasgow on Friday.

Sania appointed brand ambassador of Telangana

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was on Tuesday appointed 'Brand Ambassador' of Telangana.

CWG 2014: Weightlifters Sanjita, Sukhen win gold as India bags 7 medals on Day 1

Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions at Glasgow.

Commonwealth Games 2014: Navjot, Shushila win silver medals for India in judo

Indian judokas Navjot Chana and Shushila Likmabam had to be contend with a silver medal each after they failed to clear the final hurdle in the men's 60kg and women's 48kg events, respectively, on the opening day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.

Indian women beat Canada 4-2 to make impressive start in CWG 2014

The Indian women's hockey team got off to a rollicking start as they comfortably beat Canada 4-2 in their opening Group A match at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.

Hopes high from Indian shuttlers at Commonwealth Games

With defending champion Saina Nehwal skipping the 20th Commonwealth Games, India will be pinning their hopes on P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa to repeat their success in badminton that they achieved four years ago at home.

Glasgow CWG: Bindra looks to start off with a bang in shooting

Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and world number one in women's 10-metre air pistol, Heena Sidhu, are expected to set the tone for the strong Indian shooting team, which begins its campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.
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