HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014


Ferrari keep up the noise against new-look F1

Formula One's new look makes no sense and is tantamount to self-harm, the head of the Italian Olympic Committee has said in comments highlighted by Ferrari as supportive of their own criticism.

Indian judokas strike gold at South Asian Championships

Indian judokas dominated andnotched up an impressive haul of 10 gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the seventh South Asia Judo Championships held in Kathmandu.

Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokeswoman

Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident.

Pallikal packs off Perry to enter Texas open final

Dipika Pallikal marched into the biggest final of her career after getting past higher-ranked Madeline Perry from Ireland in the USD 50,000 Texas Open at the Downtown Club in Houston.

Marquez grabs pole for Grand Prix of the Americas

Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez stormed to pole position for the second straight year at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday, as the Spaniard continued his early season domination of the series.

Kabaddi to get IPL-style treatment

Kabaddi in the country is headed for a dash of glamour, may be some fame and much needed money. If all goes to the plan, we could soon see the country's top Kabaddi players go under the hammer in an IPL-style auction, and even experience IPL-style after-parties.

Asafa Powell handed 18-month doping ban

Former 100m world record-holder Asafa Powell was handed an 18-month suspension on Thursday for his positive test for a banned stimulant.

Oscar Pistorius admits 'no reason' to fire shots

Under pummelling cross-examination, Oscar Pistorius admitted on Thursday that he had "no reason" to fire the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp, as prosecutors began to zero in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his account.

Saina ousted from Singapore Open

Failing yet again to perform to expected standards, India's top women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a first round loss at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series in Singapore on Wednesday.

Sania dispels rumours of differences with Shoaib Malik

The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player clarified that reports about her marriage being on the rocks were incorrect.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Hamilton edges past Rosberg in desert thriller

Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after a thrilling wheel-to-wheel duel, taking him level with the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio with a 24th career victory.

Stop press! Don't write his chess obit, Viswanathan Anand is back

Anand has shown that he may be long in the tooth but strong enough to better seven Candidates and set up a re-match with world champion Magnus Carlsen. From his home in Chennai, Anand spoke to HT over the phone.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Rosberg continues Mercedes' dominance, clinches pole

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday with teammate Lewis Hamilton ensuring a Mercedes front row lockout, further loosening struggling Sebastien Vettel's grip on his world title.

Rehabilitating Tiger Woods could miss US Open, say surgeons

Tiger Woods could be sidelined from competitive golf for at least three months after undergoing back surgery, casting doubt over his participation in the June 12-15 US Open, say several leading sports surgeons.

Different setting but no change in Saina’s luck

It was a familiar opponent, someone she’d never beaten. The odds were stacked heavily against her but there was that slim hope — of an upset at home. But that was not to be.
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