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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Dec 2014

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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.

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.

China's teen sensation Yan Bingtao pockets World Snooker title

China's 14-year-old cue sport sensation Yan Bingtao became the youngest player to pocket the IBSF World Snooker title after edging past Pakistan's Muhammad Sajjad 8-7 in a thrilling final in Bengaluru on Saturday.

World Snooker Championship: China's 14-year-old topples Pankaj Advani

China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao on Friday scripted a sensational upset as he sent 12-time world title holder Pankaj Advani packing with a 6-4 victory in the quarter-finals of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru.

Force India finish sixth in 2014 F1 Constructors' Championship

Formula 1 team Force India ended their 2014 season in sixth position in the Constructors' Championship as drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg brought home 28 points from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which offered a double points finish in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Sarjubala, Saweety settle for silver at World Women's Boxing Championships

Indian pugilists S Sarjubala (48kg) and Saweety (81kg) faltered at the final hurdle to settle for silver medals, rounding off a decent campaign for the country in the 8th World Women's Boxing Championships in Jeju, South Korea on Monday.

India name 18-member squad for Champions Trophy hockey

Striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi failed to make the cut as Hockey India (HI) announced a 18-member squad, led by Sadar Singh, for the eight-nation Men's Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14.

Double top for Lewis Hamilton

Grand Prix greats come from all sorts of backgrounds but few started life with the odds stacked against them quite as heavily as Lewis Hamilton.

F1: Fernando Alonso anger at Ferrari 'lack of motivation' blast

Fernando Alonso on Saturday hit back at suggestions from Ferrari team chief Marco Mattiacci that he had lacked motivation and commitment.

Hamilton, Rosberg set for F1 title duel in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton targets the 2014 Formula One world title on Sunday despite starting the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix behind pole-sitting teammate Nico Rosberg, the only man who can deny him a second championship.

India's Sarjubala, Saweety enter finals of World Boxing Championships

Indian boxers Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Saweety (81kg) continued their prolific form to enter the Women's World Boxing Championships with thumping wins on Sunday and assure themselves of at least a silver each in Jeju, South Korea.

Shuttler Srikanth bows out of Hong Kong Super Series

India's campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 event in Hong Kong on Saturday.
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