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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

Sports

Different results, same outcome for Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth

Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semi-finals while Kidambi Srikanth reached the last-four stage despite losing his last men's singles round robin match at the BWF World Super Series Finals in Dubai on Friday.

Michael Phelps gets suspended sentence for DUI

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was given a one-year suspended sentence and 18 months probation after his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, a judge said on Friday.

My best is yet to come, says Viswanathan Anand

Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014.

Wrote to AIBA to save Sarita's career: Sachin

Retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said today the whole idea behind his writing a letter to world boxing body AIBA was to save woman boxer L Sarita Devi's career from ending abruptly after the Asian Games controversy in Incheon.

Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Chess Classic

Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round. The victory confirms Anand's presence in elite chess for some time.

2 Pak hockey players banned for obscene gestures

The International Hockey Federation handed on Sunday a one-game ban to two Pakistan players and reprimanded another for their obscene behaviour towards the crowd and media after winning the Champions Trophy semi-final against India.

Formula One: Vettel lives childhood dream at Ferrari

Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel says he is living a boyhood dream after completing his first weekend at Maranello as a Ferrari driver.

Hockey: Hot Bhubaneswar a concern for European teams in Champions Trophy

Winter has set in but the relatively high temperatures prevalent in Bhubaneswar, especially in the day time, have become a major concern for the European teams participating in the FIH Champions Trophy which will start from Saturday.

Squash: Depleted India blanked by Asian rivals in opener at Women's World Team Championship

India, in absence of their top squash player Dipika Pallikal, were outplayed by Hong Kong 0-3 in their opening match of the WSF Women's World Team Championship in Canada.

PV Sindhu beats Kim Hyo Min 21-12 21-17; defends Macau Open title

Two-time World Championship bronze medallist PV Sindhu lifted her first title of the season by successfully defending the US $120,000 Macau Grand Prix Gold trophy after seeing off Kim Hyo Min of Korea in the women's singles finals at Macau on Sunday.

China's teen sensation Yan Bingtao pockets World Snooker title

China's 14-year-old cue sport sensation Yan Bingtao became the youngest player to pocket the IBSF World Snooker title after edging past Pakistan's Muhammad Sajjad 8-7 in a thrilling final in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Formula One: Susie Wolff named Williams test driver

Female racing driver Susie Wolff has been appointed as the official test pilot for Williams, the Formula One team announced on Friday.

World Snooker Championship: China's 14-year-old topples Pankaj Advani

China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao on Friday scripted a sensational upset as he sent 12-time world title holder Pankaj Advani packing with a 6-4 victory in the quarter-finals of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru.

F1: Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, claims world title

Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers' world championship and became the first British multiple champion for 46 years when he won Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Double top for Lewis Hamilton

Grand Prix greats come from all sorts of backgrounds but few started life with the odds stacked against them quite as heavily as Lewis Hamilton.
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