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Govt clears 679-member Indian contingent for Asiad

Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government on Tuesday cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4.

Asian Games: Gun-toting Zen master Abhinav Bindra seeks glory

His impressive record notwithstanding, the uncertainties of modern sport leave Abhinav Bindra no guarantee of a first Asian Games gold in Incheon this month.

Asian Games: Mum's the word for India's Poovamma

Poovamma, the country's leading 400m runner, reveals that her mother, Jaji, is a great source of inspiration as she prepares for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

NFL player punches wife in an elevator, loses $4m after CCTV video releases

Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. Watch video

This 12-toed Indian athlete knows where the shoe pinches

Pursuing a largely unrewarding Olympic sport in a cricket-obsessed country requires adjustments but heptathlete Swapna Barman has taken it to a new level - squeezing six toes in each shoe designed for five.

Stalemate adds to IOA's woes ahead of Asian Games

The IOA, on Saturday, was supposed to register the Indian contingent with the Incheon Asian Games' organising committee, but had to postpone the process as the prime minister's office (PMO) had not cleared the disciplines for the continental event.

Formula One: Hamilton puts pressure on Rosberg with Italy win

Lewis Hamilton battled back from an agonisingly slow start to win the Italian Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday and slash team mate Nico Rosberg's Formula One championship lead to 22 points.

India field unchanged hockey squad for Asian Games

India on Thursday named an unchangedside for the men's hockey competition at the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea as the selectors reposed faith on the 16-member squad that won the silver medal in this year's CWG.

Bachchan Jr-owned Jaipur Pink Panthers win Pro-Kabaddi title

Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the all-important final to emerge triumphant in the inaugural Star Sports Pro-Kabaddi League at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

Hamilton breaks Rosberg's hold on pole position

Lewis Hamilton broke Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's recent stranglehold on pole position by qualifying ahead of the championship leader at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday - although the rivalry between the pair remains as heated as ever.

Rakesh wins India's longest swimming competition

Rakesh Biswas came first in the country's longest swimming competition in the river Bhagirathi in Baharamour on Sunday. Local boy, Biswas took 11 hours, 23 minutes and 29 seconds to swim 81 km in freestyle from Ahiron to Baharampur in Murshidabad district.

Shuttler Prannoy reaches Vietnam Open final

Indian shuttler H S Prannoy has marched into the men's singles final of the $50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix after a tough semifinal battle at the Tan Binh Sports Center in Ho Chi Minh City.

'Showman' Bolt wows Bangalore crowd, but with cricket bat

Bolt will play a seven-a-side exhibition match against a team which will have some of India's top cricketers. The four-over match will be played with Team Bolt comprising his best friend Nugent Walker Junior and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh among others.

Gopichand still my coach, says Saina after row

Saina Nehwal’s decision to shift to Bangalore to train under former India coach Vimal Kumar is temporary and purely aimed at infusing freshness in her game ahead of the Asian Games, her father said on Tuesday. 

From Dance India Dance stage to Mascot of a Kabaddi league

The raiders of Tigers, which eventually won the match, were star at the event. But there was another star too, Mangesh Mondal, the man inside the mascot attire. For Mangesh, who was among the top 10 contestants of Dance India Dance, it is a tough job.
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