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Basketballers turban row: Sports minister 'shocked and outraged'

The union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said  on Wednesday  he was "shocked and outraged" after learning Sikh members of the national basketball team were not allowed to wear turbans on court at the recent Asia Cup.

Sports minister asks IOC to intervene in 'patka' row

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Wednesday has asked the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take up the issue of Indian basketball players being barred from 'patkas', a head covering in place of a turban, at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in China.

Marriage ends hockey dreams of veteran women players from Jharkhand

In the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, starting from July 23, the unbelievable has come true – for the first time since 1983, no women player from Jharkhand is part of the national squad.

To make ends meet, budding wrestler sells liquor

A silver medalist in the 2013 Kanyakumari sub-junior national wrestling championship, Rakhi can be seen every day at Kishoreganj with her father, selling handia (local alcoholic beverage) to eke out a living. She is an undergraduate student at the Marwari College.

F1: Rosberg coasts to first German Grand Prix win

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg coasted to his first home German Grand Prix win at Hockenheim on Sunday to extend his lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers championship.

German GP: Mercedes' Rosberg savours home pole but rues Hamilton crash

Nico Rosberg said the satisfaction of claiming his first home German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday was diminished by teammate Lewis Hamilton's horror crash.

Mercedes' Hamilton involved in serious crash in qualifying for German GP

Former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed at more than 250 kilometres per hour during Saturday's first qualifying session for the German Grand Prix.

Bolt, Farah headline cast at Glasgow Games

Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday.

Tour de France: Nibali stamps his authority, triumphs in Stage 13

Vincenzo Nibali put the hammer down on the Tour de France when the Italian snatched a solo win in the 13th stage in a mountaintop finish as Australian Richie Porte blew up in the heat on Friday.

Hamilton dominates free practice session in Rosberg's home race

Lewis Hamilton denied Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg the satisfaction of lapping fastest at his home German Grand Prix on Friday.

I am shattered, want to play again: Dutee Chand

The Odisha Government on Friday said that it will take up with the Centre the case of athlete Dutee Chand being dropped from the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the ground of high androgen level.

Wolff shows she can be a fast lady of F1

Susie Wolff showed she could mix it with the men and be a fast lady of Formula One on Friday but whether she can break down more barriers remains a question with no easy answer.

Pakistan athletes allowed to compete in CWG by Lahore court

Pakistani athletes heaved a sigh of relief after the Lahore High Court on Friday allowed them to take part in the Commonwealth Games, which begin next week in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pallikal leaves painful past behind for long awaited CWG debut

Dipika Pallikal had long back taken the chill pill for the fever that forced her out of the the home Commonwealth Games and fours years on, India's top squash player is looking ahead to the Games in Glasgow, where she is aiming for medals in all three categories.

Saina Nehwal pulls out of Glasgow with fitness issue

Commonwealth Games women's singles badminton champion Saina Nehwal has pulled out of next week's Glasgow Games due to lack of fitness and failure to recover sufficiently from blisters on her feet.
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