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Asafa Powell handed 18-month doping ban

Former 100m world record-holder Asafa Powell was handed an 18-month suspension on Thursday for his positive test for a banned stimulant.

Kabaddi to get IPL-style treatment

Kabaddi in the country is headed for a dash of glamour, may be some fame and much needed money. If all goes to the plan, we could soon see the country's top Kabaddi players go under the hammer in an IPL-style auction, and even experience IPL-style after-parties.

Marquez grabs pole for Grand Prix of the Americas

Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez stormed to pole position for the second straight year at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday, as the Spaniard continued his early season domination of the series.

Of course, cricket is always first: PV Sindhu

Badminton player PV Sindhu says, "Of course cricket is always first but now even badminton is coming up. Especially after the Indian Badminton League last year, the sport is getting good recognition and I hope it gets better and better."

Pallikal packs off Perry to enter Texas open final

Dipika Pallikal marched into the biggest final of her career after getting past higher-ranked Madeline Perry from Ireland in the USD 50,000 Texas Open at the Downtown Club in Houston.

Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokeswoman

Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident.

Indian judokas strike gold at South Asian Championships

Indian judokas dominated andnotched up an impressive haul of 10 gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the seventh South Asia Judo Championships held in Kathmandu.

Michael Phelps may return to swim in 2016 Olympics

The swimmer's longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps is entered in three events - the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly.

Sania dispels rumours of differences with Shoaib Malik

The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player clarified that reports about her marriage being on the rocks were incorrect.

Malaysian GP to hold minute's silence for MH370 victims

Drivers will wear helmet stickers reading "Pray for MH370" and the Malay-language "Doa Untuk MH370", and cars will also carry messages of support after 239 people were presumed killed in the missing jet.

F1: Rosberg continues to set the bar high, leads in practice

Mercedes confirmed it is the team to beat at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix by setting the fastest times in both of Friday’s practice sessions, although its rivals are closer than expected.

Lewis Hamilton on pole for Malaysian Grand Prix

The pole was the 33rd of Hamilton's career, equalling the British record set by the late Jim Clark in the 1960s, and was secured in a time of one minute 59.431 seconds.

Anand to challenge Carlsen for world title

Five-times world champion Viswanathan Anand proved all his critics wrong and won the Candidates Chess tournament after settling for a draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the 13th and penultimate round on Saturday.

Pistorius murder trial adjourned until April 7

The murder trail of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Friday until April 7, when the South African Paralympic and Olympic track star is expected to take the stand in his own defence in a high-stakes bid to prove his innocence and avoid life in prison.

Come on, let's go race trucking

With the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship, the Federation of Motor Sport Clubs of India (FMSCI) and manufacturers Tata Motors hope to bring about a change in perception, and make trucking glamorous.
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