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Dhoni makes debut in hockey India league

India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes a debut in the hockey India league (HIL) with his franchise Ranchi Rays, which is co-owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited.

Billiards: Pankaj Advani emerges World champion

Pankaj Advani, the 29-year old from Bangalore, set a record of sorts when he defeated Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the final of the World billiards championship (points format) at Leeds on Saturday.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap in French Open quarters

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap continued his giant-killing spree, stunning World No 9 Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-18 in the pre-quarters of the French Open Super Series while Saina Nehwal also advanced to the quarterfinals at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin at Paris.

Schumacher will need years to recover, says doctor

A French doctor treating stricken former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said Thursday that the German ace was making progress, but will need years to recover.

Terry Walsh takes U-turn, to stay on as India's hockey coach

A day after his resignation as chief coach caused an upheaval in Indian hockey and triggered a blame game between sports administrators, Terry Walsh was persuaded to continue on Wednesday on a promise of a vastly better contract.

Blow to indian hockey as coach Walsh quits

Terry Walsh resigned as India's field hockey coach on Tuesday, less than three weeks after guiding the team to the Asian Games title, which earned them a direct entry to the 2016 Olympics.

Timeline: How the high-profile Pistorius case unfolded

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentine's Day last year. Here's a timeline of how the case unfolded.

Oscar Pistorius: From Blade Runner to jailbird

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for killing girlfriend

A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

India retain Sultan of Johor Cup hockey title

Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh's brace helped the Indian Under-21 hockey team successfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup title by defeating Great Britain 2-1 in the final in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Sunday.

Bangalore: Marathon runners take wrong turn, take bus to finish line

A marathon ended in farce in Bangalore after the pilot car overshot a turn, forcing the top three runners to take a long detour before abandoning the race -- and taking a bus to the finish line.

Fernando Alonso leaving Ferrari: Luca di Montezemolo

Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team's ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday.

Pistorius offered cash after killing Steenkamp: Prosecutor

Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because they did not want 'blood money', a prosecutor said on Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete.

For Mary Kom, toys come before toying with rivals

On the eve of Mary Kom's Asian Games gold medal bout against Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova, the gloves were off, as she was busy playing the doting mother. Her seven-year-old twin sons had demanded a toy turtle and a Spiderman costume.

Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asian Games campaign

MC Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India in Delhi.
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