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Pros and cons of the nation of leagues

In a Utopian world, all the leagues, envisaged by the promoters and bought by the franchises, would make profits and players would be laughing their way to the bank. But the real world is different.

Could retire after 2017 world championships, says Bolt after winning gold in Glasgow

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday.

Jayalalithaa announces Rs. 50 lakh each for Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa

Lauding the performance of Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, who won the squash doubles gold at the Commonwealth Games, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced a cash award of Rs. 50 lakh each to the winners.

Pistorius back in court for final arguments

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is due back in the dock on Thursday for the final phase of his dramatic murder trial before the judge hands down a verdict.

CWG 2014 Day 9: India win 3 silvers and 2 bronzes; 5 more medals assured

India won three silvers and two bronzes on Day 9 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow while at least another five silvers were assured as four boxers and the women's squash duo made it to the finals.

Parupalli Kashyap clinches CWG badminton singles gold for India

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap etched his name in gold in the record books after winning his first major championship by clinching the yellow metal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday.

Hockey: India's Sardar Singh suspended for CWG semi-final

In a huge jolt to the India men's hockey team's chances in the Commonwealth Games, captain Sardar Singh has been suspended for the semi-final match against New Zealand on Saturday following his second dangerous offence in the tournament.

CWG Day 8: Gowda wins discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita shine

The Indian contingent at Glasgow won three golds on Thursday, thanks to wrestlers Babita Kumari and Yogeshwar Dutt and discus thrower Vikas Gowda at the Commonwealth Games.

Usain Bolt upset over report he criticised Glasgow Games

Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games. A day after mingling with British royalty at the Glasgow athletes' village, Bolt scrambled on Wednesday to deny that he made derogatory comments about the so-called 'Friendly Games'.

Glasgow CWG: Indian women annihilate T&T 14-0 in hockey

A dominant Indian women's hockey team annihilated hapless Trinidad and Tobago by a whopping 14-0 margin in its third game of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday.

Indian boxers Vijender, Devendro, Jangra reach CWG quarters

Indian boxers Vijender Singh, Devendro Laishram and Mandeep Jangra proceeded to the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories in Glasgow on Monday.

Too cute to play volleyball? Kazakh player becomes new internet sensation

It took just a few days for Sabina Altynbekova, an under-19 female volleyball player from Kazakhstan, to hit stardom. The sportswoman has pocketed more than 200,000 subscribers in her Instagram account in a short time.

Nibali becomes first Italian to win Tour de France since 1998

When Vincenzo Nibali pulled on the race winner's yellow jersey on the podium beneath the Arc du Triomphe on the Champs Elysees in Paris, he became the first Italian since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Tour de France.

Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Hungarian GP, Alonso 2nd

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, overtaking Ferrari's Fernando Alonso near the end of the race. Lewis Hamilton, who started from pit lane after crashing during qualifying, was third, holding off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who started from pole position.

CWG 2014: Glasgow goes gaga as Usain Bolt touches down

Almost immediately after Usain Bolt landed in Scotland, the level of hero worship afforded to him demonstrated just how important the sprint star's participation is to the Commonwealth Games.
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