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Ian Thorpe's trip to rehab shows how sport's highs can lead to lows

Elite sportspeople dedicate themselves to being the best but once it's over and the buzz of winning is gone, the transition to regular life can be daunting and in some cases devastating.

Anand holds Carlsen, slips to joint fourth

Viswanathan Anand maintained his composure and played out an easy draw against the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth and final round of classical section at the Zurich Chess challenge here.

Olympic swimmimng champion Thorpe checks into alcohol rehab

Australian media reports say five-time Olympic champion swimmer Ian Thorpe has checked into a rehabilitation facility in Sydney while battling depression and alcohol abuse.

Haryana IAS officer’s daughter becomes national champ without being present

It is incredible but true. A senior Haryana IAS officer’s daughter has become the national skating hockey champion without attending selection trials and even the championship match.

Hockey: India open WC campaign against Belgium

India lost to Belgium in the 5th-6th place match at the recently-concluded Hockey World League Final in New Delhi. They will get a chance to avenge that defeat at the sport's biggest stage — the World Cup on May 31at The Hague, Netherlands.

Taking the sports quota route to pursue professional courses

Sports Authority of India (SAI) athletics coach, Om Parkash Sinhmar, arranged for a Haryana state-level certificate of merit to get his daughter, Anshu, a seat in an MTech course under the sports quota.

A day in the life of Dola and Rahul Banerjee: Nourished by a common ambition

Though they have their fair share of sibling rivalry and fights, archery is one of the things that the Olympian brother-sister duo never differ on. HT chats them up on their return from the Asian Indoor Archery in Singapore.

Rhinos beat UP Wizards in a thriller

The first home game of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey Indian League had the ingredients of a thriller, and even the 1-2 defeat against defending champions Ranchi Rhinos did little to dampen spirits.

Winter Olympics: No Sochi reprieve for banned India

India's three competitors at the Winter Olympics had their slender hopes of competing under the national flag in Sochi dashed on Sunday. The India Olympic Association (IOA) remains suspended from the Olympic movement until fresh elections take place on February 9.

Anand to renew rivalry with Carlsen in Zurich Chess Challenge

Viswanathan Anand tasted his first success in Classical Chess this year after defeating his former challenger Boris Gelfand in Zurich Chess Challenge. In the final Classical game now, Anand will meet Carlsen. Will Anand be the Cinderella Man of chess?

Tiger tells me to cut down on tournaments: Jeev Milkha Singh

Tiger Woods’ biggest contribution to golf is that he has taken its popularity to the next level, and which in turn has set the cash registers ringing. Jeev Milkha Singh writes.

Time to tee off with their miracle man Tiger Woods

During his days as an amateur, Anirban Lahiri made it a point to turn out in red and black on the final day (Friday in some cases, in our context) in case he was in contention.

Delhi: Tiger Woods tees off at golf club amid fanfare

Legendary golfer Tiger Woods teed off on Tuesday amid much fanfare during an exhibition match at a rather hushed-up private event in New Delhi at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC).

Don’t want to settle for how good I am right now, want to get better: Tiger Woods

Star golfer Tiger Woods on Tuesday played at the Delhi Golf Course and conquered the hearts of the thousands of visitors by greeting them. He spoke to HT about his life and what does success mean to him.

Tiger Woods all set to tee off in India for the first time

Tiger Woods is all set to tee off at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) during a rather hushed-up private event on Tuesday morning that, as per sources, involves a substantial appearance fee.
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