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Double top for Lewis Hamilton

Grand Prix greats come from all sorts of backgrounds but few started life with the odds stacked against them quite as heavily as Lewis Hamilton.

F1: Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, claims world title

Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers' world championship and became the first British multiple champion for 46 years when he won Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

World Chess Championship: Carlsen retains title, Anand vows return

In the eleventh game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand playing with black pieces lost to Magnus Carlsen. With this win Carlsen successfully defended his World Champion title. 

F1: Fernando Alonso anger at Ferrari 'lack of motivation' blast

Fernando Alonso on Saturday hit back at suggestions from Ferrari team chief Marco Mattiacci that he had lacked motivation and commitment.

Hamilton, Rosberg set for F1 title duel in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton targets the 2014 Formula One world title on Sunday despite starting the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix behind pole-sitting teammate Nico Rosberg, the only man who can deny him a second championship.

India's Sarjubala, Saweety enter finals of World Boxing Championships

Indian boxers Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Saweety (81kg) continued their prolific form to enter the Women's World Boxing Championships with thumping wins on Sunday and assure themselves of at least a silver each in Jeju, South Korea.

Shuttler Srikanth bows out of Hong Kong Super Series

India's campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 event in Hong Kong on Saturday.

'Illegal parts' send Red Bull to back of grid for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull were excluded from qualifying and relegated to the back of the grid for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for using illegal cars, race stewards said on Saturday.

Guye Adola, Florence Kiplagat win Delhi Half Marathon

Ethiopian runner Guye Adola demolished the course record to emerge triumphant in the international elite men's category, while Florence Kiplagat led a Kenyan one-two finish in the women's event of the Delhi Half Marathon in the city on Sunday.

A race to reach the starting point

Dogged by faulty training methods, Indian marathon runners cut a sorry figure when pitted against international rivals.

Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to pole position

Nico Rosberg beat title favourite Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the decisive Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday as the dominant Mercedes team mates locked out the front row in qualifying.

World Chess Championship: Anand faces must-win situation against Carlsen

Trailing by a full point with just two games remaining, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand would desperately need a victory to stay afloat against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match on Sunday. Last game

Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita Devi's husband, coach

Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games in South Korea.

Saina Nehwal bows out of Hong Kong Super Series

India's campaign in the women's singles of the $350,000 Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was stunned by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals in Hong Kong on Friday.

Michael Schumacher communicating with wife by blinking

Critically injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is communicating with his wife only by blinking, former racing driver Philippe Streiff has said.
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