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HindustanTimes Sun,24 Aug 2014

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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.

Lochte edges Phelps in encouraging 200m medley duel

Michael Phelps departed the US Swimming Championships without a title after a runner-up finish to Ryan Lochte in the 200m medley on Sunday, but with renewed resolve to return to the pinnacle of the sport.

NASCAR champ Stewart kills dirt-track driver, no charges pending

Veteran NASCAR champion Tony Stewart retreated from competition on Sunday after he struck and killed an aggrieved young driver walking on a dirt track in a low-stakes race, in an incident highlighting the risks and bravado around car racing.

Indian women's recurve team wins gold in Archery World Cup

Deepika Kumari-led women archers clinched the recurve team gold after routing Mexico 6-0 in the final as India returned with five medals in the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland on Sunday.

Sushil, Yogeshwar pick Asian Games over World Championships

Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games.

Why India can never be a sporting power

Most administration posts are ‘honorary’ in nature and since good people won’t work for free, this system rakes in sundry flotsam that have time to waste pretending to act as custodians of sport.

Jakarta set to be named 2018 Asian Games hosts - reports

Jakarta is set to be named as the new host city for the 2018 Asian Games after Vietnam withdrew earlier this year from hosting the multi-sports event, according to local media reports.

Boxing India to hold elections on Sept 11

Boxing India on Friday said it will conduct fresh elections on September 11 after being directed by the world governing body AIBA.

India open tally with silver in archery World Cup

Indian compound mixed pair of Abhishek Verma and Puvasha Shende opened their account by clinching the silver medal at the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland.
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