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India end campaign without any medal in Wrestling World Championship

Indian wrestlers drew a blank in the FILA World Championship as they ended their campaign with a listless show on the final day of the competition with three of them crashing out in the initial rounds of their respective Greco-Roman bouts in Tashkent on Sunday.

Reigning IPL champions KKR keen on good CLT20 showing

Reigning Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to justify their 'reputation' with a good showing in the sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

Van Gaal hails first win as 'new start'

When the season started, Manchester United's supposed new dawn under Louis van Gaal was obscured by dark clouds. WIth their breezy 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers, the sun seems to be breaking out for them.

Real Atletico Madrid stand up

Despite having to watch from the stands due to a touchline ban, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone got his tactics spot on again as his side claimed another win at city rivals Real Madrid on Saturday.

Rejuvenated Red Devils light up Theatre of Dreams with goal spree

Radamel Falcao made his debut as Manchester United belatedly kick-started their season with a breezy 4-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Sunday.

Davis Cup: Federer win sets up Switzerland vs France final

Roger Federer reached the first Davis Cup final of his career with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) win over Fabio Fognini in the first of the semi-final's reverse singles. France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup final.

Somdev floats, India come alive

From a team that was staring down the barrel after a 2-0 drubbing on Day 1, the Indian challenge was pushed to a high after Somdev Devvarman pulled off a courageous 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Dusan Lajovic.

Mumbai stay in contention with huge win

Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20.

Wright on Ajmal ban: Interesting to see what happens

Very few people have seen subcontinent cricket as closely as former India coach John Wright. And it was during the fag end of his stint, in March 2005, that Harbhajan Singh was reported for a suspected action while bowling his doosra.

Young Indian shuttler Prannoy reigns supreme at Indonesian Masters

Young Indian shuttler H S Prannoy clinched the maiden title of his career after winning the USD 1,25,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold, following his straight-game victory over local favourite Firman Abdul Kholik in the finals at Palembong, Indonesia on Sunday.

Asian Games: On the lookout for another happy outing

The afterglow of gold could last long. Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa are certainly not complaining. A historic gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games has helped squash emerge from the shadow of its racquet brethren - tennis and badminton.

Northern Knights cruise to win in CLT20 qualifier

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson showed his prowess in the shortest format as his innings powered Northern Knights to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka's Southern Express in a rain-curtailed opening game of the Champions League T20 in Raipur.

India's sports science is still in Stone Age

The one thing that is confirmed in life is death. In sports, it's injury. The trick is to minimise injuries by being better prepared, writes sports-exercise and musculoskeletal medicine specialist Dr Rajat Chauhan.

Dilshan pulls out of CLT20 due to personal reasons

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Tillekaratne Dilshan became the latest high-profile player to pull out of the Champions League T20, where he was supposed to play for Sri Lankan side Southern Express.

Again, it is that man Leander Paes for India

Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes came back from two sets down to beat Ilija Bozoljac and Nenand Zimonjic in the doubles match and narrowed Serbia's lead to 2-1 in the Davis Cup play-off in Bangalore.
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