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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.

Glasgow CWG: Young team ready to deliver, feels women hockey team coach

With a well balanced unit at his disposal, India women hockey team’s chief coach Neil Hawgood is confident that his young team will deliver their best result at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

McIlroy and Woods steal show on Day One

Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show midway through the opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday.

Woods back at The Open, sets sights on victory

Tiger Woods returns to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs at Hoylake this week, as he attempts, in the 143rd British Open, to resurrect a career blighted by injury.

SAI: Dutee can't compete in women's category at Glasgow

Dutee Chand, one of the country's top teenage female sprinters, will not be eligible to compete in the women's category due to excess androgen (hyperandrogenism) in her body, according to a statement issued by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Gallopin wins 11th stage of the Tour de France

Two days after wearing the yellow jersey on Bastille Day, Frenchman Tony Gallopin won the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday. The 26-year-old escaped from a depleted peloton on a fast descent in the last 10km of the 187.5km run from Besancon to Oyonnax.

Indian coaches barred from ringside at Commonwealth games

India's boxing coaches at the Glasgow Games have been barred from occupying ringside seats due to the country's termination from the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Formula One: Rosberg signs new Mercedes deal

Nico Rosberg, locked in a titanic duel with teammate Lewis Hamilton for this year's drivers' title, on Wednesday signed a new "multi-year" contract with Mercedes, the German F1 team announced.

Pistorius family blames 'loneliness' for his nightclub brawl

Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius' visit to a nightclub while on a charge of murdering his girlfriend was "unwise", his family admitted after the sprinter was involved in a drunken brawl.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games: Lack of preparation no issue for athletics coach

Not ideal: Short on practice, elite Indian athletes head to the Commonwealth Games with hopes of podium finishes. Will the lack of preparedness hamper them in Glasgow? Chief coach, Bahadur Singh, doesn't think so.

Athletics team for Glasgow CWG pruned down to 33

AFI has decided to prune down the number of track and field participants in the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games from the original 41 to 33, leaving out controversial triple jumper Renjith Maheswary and the 4x100m relay team.

India stun continental giants China in Asian basketball

India, ranked 11th in the continent and 61st in the world, stunned favourites China 65-58 in a Group A game of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup basketball championship for a historic first-ever triumph over the world's 12th-ranked nation at Wuhan.

Sharapova controversy over Sachin really stupid, says Jwala Gutta

Indian badminton's glamour girl Jwala Gutta on Sunday rubbished the controversy surrounding Maria Sharapova, saying that the tennis great should not be criticised for not knowing Sachin Tendulkar since cricket was a game played in a few countries.

Emotional Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in TV interview

Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality.

LeBron James exits Miami for Cleveland Cavaliers homecoming

NBA superstar LeBron James made an emotional return Friday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, departing the Miami team where he became a world-famous champion to seek similar success with his hometown club.
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