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Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul: Grounded despite Glasgow high

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 lose 7-101 to Pakistan in Australian football match

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

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 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

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

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.

Athletes from Ebola-hit nations barred from some Youth Olympics events

Athletes from Ebola-hit countries in west Africa have been barred from competing in some sports in the Youth Olympics that open in China at the weekend, the IOC and Chinese organisers said on Friday.

Boxer Manoj Kumar likely to be added to list of Arjuna Award winners

Amid growing voices of disgruntlement from players and federations following the announcement of the 15 names for this year's Arjuna awards, the sports ministry has decided to reconsider adding a few more to the list.

BCCI recommends Dhoni for Padma Bhushan, Kohli for Padma Shri

The BCCI has recommended captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name for the prestigious Padma Bhushan and batting mainstay Virat Kohli for the Padma Shri.

No Khel Ratna this year, Arjuna Award for Ashwin

No sportsperson has been named for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna while 15, including cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, were on Tuesday recommended for the Arjuna Award.

I feel disrespected by ad-hoc body's behaviour: Mary Kom

Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom is still smarting about the last-minute postponement of the Asian Games trials, alleging that the ad-hoc body members have "disrespected her achievements" by not bothering to inform her about their decision.

Kabaddi finds its home in foreign bases

It takes a brave man, or very smart marketing people, to go global with a sport that is intrinsically local. Some feel the World Kabaddi League, now set for its second stop in expatriate-dominated Birmingham, would have made a splash if it had started at home in Punjab.

Love blossoms for Sardar Singh on Facebook, marriage has to wait for Rio

It took time and patience for the one-liners like, 'Sardar Singh you are a great player, I like you,' to have an impact. But love did win in the end for India the hockey captain and Ashpal Kaur, a former England under-19 hockey player.

McIlroy wins PGA in thrilling show on soggy turf

McIlroy closed with a 3-under 68 and became only the fourth player in the last century of golf to win four majors at 25 or younger. The others were Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones, three of the game's greatest players.

Chess Olympiad: Indian men beat Qatar, women humble Holland

The Indian men came up withtheir third victory on the trot defeating Qatar 3-1 while the women humbled Holland 3.5-0.5 in the seventh round of 41st Chess Olympiad at Tromso on Sunday.
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