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Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore GP, takes F1 title lead

Lewis Hamilton took the lead in the Formula One drivers' championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, leapfrogging his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg who had to retire early with a mechanical failure.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award after winning court battle

Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the sports ministry has finally accepted his nomination.

Deepika Kumari seeks to bury London ghosts with Asiad medal

The unpleasant memories of 2012 Olympics still fresh in her minds, Indian archery's blue-eyed girl Deepika Kumari is desperate to bury the ghosts of London with a medal-winning display in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon.

F1 teams warned against coded messages

Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

After Glasgow bronze, 'injured' Dipa Karmakar aims for gold at Incheon

Good things come in small packages, they say, and when these packages are studded with gold medallions, they are even more prized. Such is the story of Dipa Karmakar, barely 5 feet tall, who has created a sensation in Indian gymnastics.

AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation.

India end campaign without any medal in Wrestling World Championship

Indian wrestlers drew a blank in the FILA World Championship as they ended their campaign with a listless show on the final day of the competition with three of them crashing out in the initial rounds of their respective Greco-Roman bouts in Tashkent on Sunday.

Young Indian shuttler Prannoy reigns supreme at Indonesian Masters

Young Indian shuttler H S Prannoy clinched the maiden title of his career after winning the USD 1,25,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold, following his straight-game victory over local favourite Firman Abdul Kholik in the finals at Palembong, Indonesia on Sunday.

Asian Games: On the lookout for another happy outing

The afterglow of gold could last long. Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa are certainly not complaining. A historic gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games has helped squash emerge from the shadow of its racquet brethren - tennis and badminton.

'Upset' Dipika could pull out of Asian Games

Upset with the 'manipulative' Asian Games singles draw, India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal is 'seriously considering' pulling out of the upcoming Incheon Games and possibly handing another setback to the country's medals tally.

Top-three finish is a fair goal to have

What’s it like to drive an electric race car? Well, the first 30 seconds are eerie to be honest. The lack of car sound and just the wind noise makes it a bit strange — sort of driving a simulator on mute, writes Karun Chandok.

Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rhinos quit

Champions of the first edition and third in the second of the HIL, Ranchi Rhino's owners have decided to pull the plug unless the current arrangement between the team owners and Hockey India is reviewed.

We can win medals in every category at Asiad: Dipika Pallikal

Fresh from her exploits in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where she got a gold in the women's doubles with Joshana Chinappa, squash ace Dipika Pallikal is confident that the Indian team can win medals in each of the four categories at the Sep 19-Oct 4 Incheon Asian Games.

Asian Games: Indian hockey players looking to make a mark

While a medal of any hue will inject life in women’s hockey, for the men, who won bronze in 2010, nothing short of gold will do, as it will offer a direct entry to the 2016 Olympics. The task’s tough but not impossible as the Men in Blue are on a high after the silver at Glasgow.

Judgement day for 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Thursday to face judgement over the killing of his model girlfriend, ending a six-month trial that turned the amputee's private life into a global spectacle.
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