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Uber Cup: India lose to Japan, settle for Bronze

After assuring themselves of a historic bronze in the Uber Cup on Thursday and raising further hopes with a 2-0 lead over Japan in the semi-finals on Friday, India went down 2-3 to end their run in the world team event.

Mary Kom fails to make cut for Glasgow CWG

London Olympics bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom’s hopes for a comeback were shattered on Friday after she lost her bout in the selection trials for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The 31-year-old went down to Pinki Jangra (24) in the finals of the 51kg category at National Institute of Sports, Patiala. The five-time world champion was out of action for a year and a half owing to the birth of her third child.

Donald Sterling hands control of LA Clippers to wife

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, banned from the NBA for racist remarks, has handed controlling interest in his team to his wife, the co-owner, and she is negotiating with the league to sell the club, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Friday.

China defend crown, win 13th Uber Cup title

World number one Li Xuerui and all England champion Shixian Wang led badminton powerhouse China to their 13th Uber cup title as they defeated five-time champions Japan 3-1 in the finals of the prestigious tournament in New Delhi on Saturday.

Only I know how hard I've practiced these four weeks: Saina Nehwal

Candid speak: India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal talks to Hindustan Times about the Chinese dominance, her rivalry with Sindhu and why it is difficult for one player to dominate the game for long.

Blake, Jamaicans steal show at World Relays

Yohan Blake and a speedy Jamaican 4x200 metres relay team did not need Usain Bolt to add to the island nation's collection of world records on Saturday.

Rosberg trumps ‘one-eyed’ Hamilton

Nico Rosberg turned his controversial pole position on Saturday into a faultless victory on Sunday when his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton lost both his vision and his lead in the drivers’ championship.

Thomas Cup: Japan beats Malaysia for maiden title

Japan clinched its maiden Thomas Cup badminton title, beating Malaysia 3-2 in a hard-fought final. Takuma Ueda's win over Daren Liew sealed the win for Japan, which had made the final for the first time.

Days after split from tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, mixed emotions for McIlroy at fairytale win

"How the hell did it happen?" 25-year-old Northern Irishman says after win at Wentworth caps off roller-coaster week. "I can't explain it," he tells reporters after a closing 66 earns him a fairytale one-stroke win over Ireland's Shane Lowry.

Pistorius trial to resume after brutal cross-examination

Oscar Pistorius's murder trial resumes Monday after a two-week break, with the defence expected to call another round of expert witnesses after the prosecution tore apart the athlete's testimony.

Anushka Burman set to be one of India's youngest women players

When her father died after a severe bout of dengue less than two years ago Anushka was playing the BTA ranking meet at the Bengal Tennis Association Complex in Kolkata. She showed up the next day, won the match and made it to the last four of the tournament.

NBA: Clippers owner banned for life over racist talk

The US basketball league on Tuesday banned a team owner whose racist remarks had set off a national firestorm even as the president weighed in on it from his Asia tour.

NBA sets wheels turning for Clippers’ sale

Several luminaries from sports and show business, Oprah Winfrey among them, signaled an interest in buying the Los Angeles Clippers as the NBA set a first meeting to weigh removing Donald Sterling as owner over racist remarks attributed to him.

Tyson Gay returns Olympic medal following ban

US sprint star Tyson Gay has received a one-year doping ban from the US Anti-Doping Association (USADA) and returned his 2012 London Olympics silver medal to the US Olympic Committee.

Obama, sports figures slam NBA team owner’s ‘don’t bring black guests’ remark

US president Barack Obama on Sunday joined leading sports figures in condemning racist remarks allegedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the NBA’s top basketball teams.
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