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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

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Terrific Tai tames Saina Nehwal in semifinals in World Super Series

Indian ace Indian Saina Nehwal's invincible run came to a shocking halt after Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying handed her a heart-breaking three-game loss in the semifinals of the BWF World Super Series Final badminton tournament in Dubai on Saturday.

My best is yet to come, says Viswanathan Anand

Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014.

Michael Phelps gets suspended sentence for DUI

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was given a one-year suspended sentence and 18 months probation after his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, a judge said on Friday.

Different results, same outcome for Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth

Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semi-finals while Kidambi Srikanth reached the last-four stage despite losing his last men's singles round robin match at the BWF World Super Series Finals in Dubai on Friday.

Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside.

Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Chess Classic

Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round. The victory confirms Anand's presence in elite chess for some time.

2 Pak hockey players banned for obscene gestures

The International Hockey Federation handed on Sunday a one-game ban to two Pakistan players and reprimanded another for their obscene behaviour towards the crowd and media after winning the Champions Trophy semi-final against India.

Pak hockey players remove shirt, make obscene gestures at crowd after win

Pakistani players celebrated their victory by hurling indecent and obscene gestures towards the crowd and Indian media and were promptly rebuked by coach Shahnaz Shiekh.

Chess: Anand holds Nakamura in third round of London Chess Classic

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic.

Mumbai boy Rishab Shah wins Singapore Open U-12 chess title

India's Rishab Shah won the U-12 event at the Singapore Open Chess Championships beating upcoming talents from countries like Australia, China, England, Hong Kong and the United States.

Sarita finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal

Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday finally received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon under controversial circumstances with the Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta presenting it to her.

Next Vishy Anand? Dev Shah wins world schools chess title

The youngest Indian to become a rated chess player, seven-year-old Dev Shah, has become the world champion in the Under-7 category in the World Schools Chess Championships that concluded at Juiz de Fora in Brazil on December 4.

Hockey: Hot Bhubaneswar a concern for European teams in Champions Trophy

Winter has set in but the relatively high temperatures prevalent in Bhubaneswar, especially in the day time, have become a major concern for the European teams participating in the FIH Champions Trophy which will start from Saturday.

Squash: Depleted India blanked by Asian rivals in opener at Women's World Team Championship

India, in absence of their top squash player Dipika Pallikal, were outplayed by Hong Kong 0-3 in their opening match of the WSF Women's World Team Championship in Canada.

Formula One: Vettel lives childhood dream at Ferrari

Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel says he is living a boyhood dream after completing his first weekend at Maranello as a Ferrari driver.
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