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Ferrari F1 team starts new era without Luca di Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo's resignation as Ferrari chairman on Wednesday severs a historic link with the team's late founder Enzo and marks the end of an era for Formula One's most successful and glamorous team.

Injured Jwala Gutta pulls out of Asian Games

Ace Indian women's doubles player Jwala Gutta has pulled out of the prestigious Asian Games after sustaining a sprain in the right knee ahead of the multi-sport event in Incheon, Korea.

Asian Games: Gold glitters for India despite turmoil

India are seeking a record Asian Games medal haul despite a chaotic build-up with their jumbo squad slashed at the last minute, their boxers under a cloud and with top athletes either injured or opting out.

IOA unhappy at drastic pruning down of Asiad contingent

The Indian Olympic Association on Tuessday termed the government's decision not to allow officials of the IOA and the NSFs to travel to South Korea for the Asian Games at their own cost as interference to their autonomy.

Asian Games: Gun-toting Zen master Abhinav Bindra seeks glory

His impressive record notwithstanding, the uncertainties of modern sport leave Abhinav Bindra no guarantee of a first Asian Games gold in Incheon this month.

Asian Games: Mum's the word for India's Poovamma

Poovamma, the country's leading 400m runner, reveals that her mother, Jaji, is a great source of inspiration as she prepares for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Shooter Jitu Rai qualifies for Rio Olympics after winning silver in World C'ships

Lucknow boy Jitu Rai on Tuesday became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medal-finish at the 51st Shooting World Championships in Granada, Spain.

Schumacher moved home from hospital for further care: family

Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his treatment at home after a devastating ski accident in December, his family said on Tuesday.

On PM's order, 265 dropped from jumbo Asiad team

A jumbo 944-member contingent proposed for the upcoming Incheon Asian Games in South Korea has been pruned to 679 following guidelines issued by the prime minister’s office (PMO).

Govt clears 679-member Indian contingent for Asiad

Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government on Tuesday cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4.

This 12-toed Indian athlete knows where the shoe pinches

Pursuing a largely unrewarding Olympic sport in a cricket-obsessed country requires adjustments but heptathlete Swapna Barman has taken it to a new level - squeezing six toes in each shoe designed for five.

Suspended for illegal action, Saeed Ajmal 'hopes' to play in World Cup

Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on Tuesday said that he was ready to fight his way back and represent the country in next year's ICC World Cup. Saeed Ajmal's bowling action found illegal, suspended

NFL player punches wife in an elevator, loses $4m after CCTV video releases

Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. Watch video

Stalemate adds to IOA's woes ahead of Asian Games

The IOA, on Saturday, was supposed to register the Indian contingent with the Incheon Asian Games' organising committee, but had to postpone the process as the prime minister's office (PMO) had not cleared the disciplines for the continental event.

Formula One: Hamilton puts pressure on Rosberg with Italy win

Lewis Hamilton battled back from an agonisingly slow start to win the Italian Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday and slash team mate Nico Rosberg's Formula One championship lead to 22 points.
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