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Nibali becomes first Italian to win Tour de France since 1998

When Vincenzo Nibali pulled on the race winner's yellow jersey on the podium beneath the Arc du Triomphe on the Champs Elysees in Paris, he became the first Italian since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Tour de France.

Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Hungarian GP, Alonso 2nd

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, overtaking Ferrari's Fernando Alonso near the end of the race. Lewis Hamilton, who started from pit lane after crashing during qualifying, was third, holding off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who started from pole position.

Mumbai overwhelm Jaipur in Pro Kabaddi opener

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday pledged his support to Kabaddi and said he was amazed to see the agility and speed of the players on the inaugural day of the Kabaddi league.

F1: Rosberg not ecstatic on pole for Hungarian GP after Hamilton fire

Nico Rosberg had mixed feelings again on Saturday when he claimed his sixth pole of the season for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix after Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's car burst into flames on his opening lap.

FIBA to review ban on headgear in basketball games

Trying to douse the hurt sentiments of Sikh and Muslim players, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is ready to review its rule which prevents cagers from wearing headgear for religious reasons.

Hamilton's Mercedes catches fire in qualifying

Lewis Hamilton's run of bad luck continued on Saturday when the Mercedes driver's hopes of a Hungarian Grand Prix pole position went up in flames as his car caught fire in the first phase of qualifying.

F1: Hamilton fastest in Hungarian Grand Prix practice

Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he intended to continue, leading both of Friday's free practice sessions with championship-leading Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg behind.

Why badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'hurt'

It has been two years since Saina Nehwal became the first Indian shuttler to win an Olympic medal (bronze). However, she is yet to receive the cash award promised by the then Andhra Pradesh government, which has left the Hyderabad player 'hurt'.

Sports minister 'shocked and outraged' over turban row in basketball

Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday that he was 'shocked and outraged' after learning Sikh members of the national basketball team were not allowed to wear turbans on court at the recent Asia Cup.

Sports minister asks IOC to intervene in 'patka' row

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Wednesday has asked the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take up the issue of Indian basketball players being barred from 'patkas', a head covering in place of a turban, at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in China.

Marriage ends hockey dreams of veteran women players from Jharkhand

In the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, starting from July 23, the unbelievable has come true – for the first time since 1983, no women player from Jharkhand is part of the national squad.

To make ends meet, budding wrestler sells liquor

A silver medalist in the 2013 Kanyakumari sub-junior national wrestling championship, Rakhi can be seen every day at Kishoreganj with her father, selling handia (local alcoholic beverage) to eke out a living. She is an undergraduate student at the Marwari College.

F1: Rosberg coasts to first German Grand Prix win

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg coasted to his first home German Grand Prix win at Hockenheim on Sunday to extend his lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers championship.

German GP: Mercedes' Rosberg savours home pole but rues Hamilton crash

Nico Rosberg said the satisfaction of claiming his first home German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday was diminished by teammate Lewis Hamilton's horror crash.

Mercedes' Hamilton involved in serious crash in qualifying for German GP

Former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed at more than 250 kilometres per hour during Saturday's first qualifying session for the German Grand Prix.
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