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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.

Rakesh wins India's longest swimming competition

Rakesh Biswas came first in the country's longest swimming competition in the river Bhagirathi in Baharamour on Sunday. Local boy, Biswas took 11 hours, 23 minutes and 29 seconds to swim 81 km in freestyle from Ahiron to Baharampur in Murshidabad district.

Hamilton breaks Rosberg's hold on pole position

Lewis Hamilton broke Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's recent stranglehold on pole position by qualifying ahead of the championship leader at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday - although the rivalry between the pair remains as heated as ever.

Shuttler Prannoy reaches Vietnam Open final

Indian shuttler H S Prannoy has marched into the men's singles final of the $50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix after a tough semifinal battle at the Tan Binh Sports Center in Ho Chi Minh City.

'Showman' Bolt wows Bangalore crowd, but with cricket bat

Bolt will play a seven-a-side exhibition match against a team which will have some of India's top cricketers. The four-over match will be played with Team Bolt comprising his best friend Nugent Walker Junior and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh among others.

Bachchan Jr-owned Jaipur Pink Panthers win Pro-Kabaddi title

Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the all-important final to emerge triumphant in the inaugural Star Sports Pro-Kabaddi League at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

World C'ship: Sindhu loses in semis, to get bronze

India's PV Sindhu had to be content with the bronze as Spaniard Carolina Marin proved the better shuttler on the day, winning the women's singles semi-final in straight games at the World Badminton Championship in Copenhagen.

'Chalta hai' comes in way of 'achche din'

Where sports awards in India are concerned, the sad truth is most of our achievers become part of the same filth they had to overcome, writes HT national sports editor Sukhwant Basra.

Controversy-marred Arjuna awards bestowed by President

Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were presented on Friday by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi in a ceremony which was severely short on star power.

World Championship: PV Sindhu assured of bronze, Saina Nehwal out

PV Sindhu assured herself of a second consecutive bronze medal at the World Championship but it was curtains for star shuttler Saina Nehwal after she suffered a straight-game loss in the women's singles quarter-finals in Copenhagen.

Mahindra to disband racing team; focus on supplying bikes

Homegrown auto major Mahindragroup will disband its two-wheeler racing team from the 2015 Moto3 season to focus on supplying its bikes to other teams.

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball turban ban

The FIBA decision comes ahead of the Saturday start of FIBA Basketball World Cup amid an outcry over an incident involving two Sikh players who were told by referees to remove their turbans if they were to play in FIBA's Asia Cup.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu reach World Championship quarters

India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark on Thursday.

Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-year-old challenges world's fastest man

Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the Jamaican flyer - plans to wait another five years for his dream race and was happy to reveal his secret weapon: his daughter's tangerine jam.

World Badminton Championship: Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters

One of India's best hopes PV Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen on  Wednesday.
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