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US judge rules against Lance Armstrong

A US judge has refused to dismiss the government's lawsuit against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and associates for alleged doping and use of banned performance-enhancing techniques.

Anand holds Carlsen, slips to joint fourth

Viswanathan Anand maintained his composure and played out an easy draw against the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth and final round of classical section at the Zurich Chess challenge here.

Michael Schumacher to turn 45 while in coma in French hospital

The Formula One legend is to turn 45 today while lying comatose in a hospital, even as his doctors and family were tight-lipped about his condition. He has been hospitalised since Sunday after slamming his head against a rock while skiing in the French Alps.

Bobby Aloysius, Gurmeet Kaur bag silver medals

Bobby Aloysius and Gurmeet Kaur provided the silver lining for India on the opening day of the Afro-Asian Games athletics event.

Anju to lead team at Athens

The world number four in the long jump, Anju Bobby George, will carry the Indian flag in the opening ceremony of Olympic Games.

Athens marathon attacker joins long list

A man dressed in a kilt and beret who disrupted the men's marathon on Sunday joins a long list of cranks, celebrities and unsung heroes who make the race one of the great spectacles of the Olympics.

Anju George flies high, but hockey team flops again

While Anju qualified for the long jump final at Athens, in hockey, Indian men lost to Pakistan.

Anju Bobby George's kin, well-wishers in gloom

The natives of star athlete Anju Bobby Geroge's hometown were a disappointed lot after the India's best effort failed to fetch a medal in the long jump final at Athens.

Athletes should be held responsible, says Dutt

The sports minister said severe punishment should be meted out to offending athletes but their coaches should not be held responsible.

Indian athletes win 11 medals in Asian GP

Maha Singh maintained his gold winning performances at the Grand Prix circuit by winning gold in the men's long jump with a 7.55 m throw.

100m champ Gatlin facing life ban

Justin Gatlin, the joint holder of the world 100m record, said that he had failed the drug test in Kansas in April.

Gatlin accepts eight-year ban for failed dope test

The American joint world record holder over 100 metres had been facing a lifetime ban from the sport after testing positive for a banned anabolic drug, possibly testosterone, at a Kansas City meeting on April 22.

Gatlin has 'no idea' about the banned substance

The sprinter restated his plan to appeal the 8-year ban from track he received earlier this week after accepting he tested positive for doping.

Anju's freefall in world rankings continues

Long jumper Anju Bobby George experienced a huge fall of 21 places in world rankings to be at No 35 on the latest IAAF charts.
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