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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

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Wimbledon champion Kvitova reaches New Haven semis

Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Czech compatriot Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Ajmal to miss first 2 ODIs vs Sri Lanka for tests on action

Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.

Injured Isner pulls out of Winston-Salem

Two-time champion John Isner withdrew from the US Open tune-up event at Winston-Salem on Thursday with a left ankle injury. It wasn't yet clear if the injury would affect his appearance in the US Open, which starts on Monday.

Ronaldo fit for Real Madrid's Super Cup decider

Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.

Assess value of a medal, don't make our athletes beg for awards

Isn't this rather sad? A player lives with the dream of playing for the country. Then he or she works hard to win a medal for it. But even after winning a medal for India, they have to prove they deserve to be selected for an award. Former India hockey team captain Dilip Tirkey shares his views.

It's official, no Arjuna award for boxer Manoj Kumar

Putting an end to speculations,the sports ministry on Thursday stuck to the original list of Arjuna awards winners, thereby dashing boxer Manoj Kumar's hopes of getting the sporting honour.

Manchester United complete Marcos Rojo signing

Manchester United completed the 20 million euro signing of Argentina World Cup defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday with Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal hailing the 24-year-old as a 'gifted' player.

Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016.

Tony Stewart to miss another NASCAR race

Tony Stewart will sit out Saturday's NASCAR race in Bristol, Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's missed since his car struck and killed a fellow driver in a dirt-track race.

Four-time winner Wozniacki ousted at Connecticut Open

Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open.

Michael Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned ISL football team

Former Newcastle United and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League.

To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.

Barcelona to appeal to CAS against Fifa ban

Spanish football giant Barcelona confirmed that they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) after Fifa upheld its decision to ban the club from signing for the next two transfer windows for irregularities over the signing of underage players.

Modric extends contract with Real Madrid

Spanish football giants Real Madrid confirmed that the club had reached an agreement with Croatian international midfielder Luka Modric to extend his contract until the end of June 2018.

Dhoni currently the only option for India's Test team

Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his Test captaincy role - if he has the desire to continue - due to a sheer lack of alternative options to take on the job after yet another calamitous overseas tour.
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