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Veteran Leander Paes wants to retire on top

Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal.

Top seed Stosur crashes out in first round of Guangzhou WTA

Four of the top five seeds including number one pick Samantha Stosur crashed out of the $500,000 WTA Guangzhou Open in the first round, as the former US Open champion's poor run of form continued.

Champions League: Gerrard rescues Liverpool as Arsenal suffer

Steven Gerrard was Liverpool's hero with a stoppage-time penalty as the Reds marked their return to the Champions League with a win on Tuesday, while Arsenal endured a torrid evening against Borussia Dortmund.

MI crash out of CLT20 as Northern, Lions make the cut

Defending champions Mumbai Indians paid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand in the final qualifying round match at Raipur on Tuesday.

Never liked being called White Pele: Zico

On a Tuesday morning the sun and the rain took turns to make their presence felt, Zico spoke to HT about the present, past and future of Brazilian football.

F1 teams warned against coded messages

Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

Liverpool return sets Champions League battle underway

Liverpool's return to European action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid's shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the Champions League title on Tuesday.

After Glasgow bronze, 'injured' Dipa Karmakar aims for gold at Incheon

Good things come in small packages, they say, and when these packages are studded with gold medallions, they are even more prized. Such is the story of Dipa Karmakar, barely 5 feet tall, who has created a sensation in Indian gymnastics.

Afridi named Pak T20 captain till 2016

Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.

AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation.

For J-K cricketer Parvez Rasool, this productive bat was worth taking a risk

A lot has been lost in the surging waters of the Jhelum but Parvez Rasool, the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play for India, managed to save a prized possession, his cricket bat.

Nicolas Anelka signs for Mumbai in Indian Super League

Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka has sought to relaunch his career by signing on Monday to play for Mumbai City in the nascent Indian Super League.

Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out

Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil.

Champions League: Shinji-mania in Dortmund before Arsenal tie

Borussia Dortmund are hoping attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who returned after two years at Manchester United, can help lift the German team past Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday despite a growing injury list.

Yuki falls tamely, India lose to Serbia in Davis Cup playoff

Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles on Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia.
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