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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

Sport

Emotional Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in TV interview

Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality.

Sim Bhullar becomes first Indian-origin player to join NBA

Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian origin to be a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he signed a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US.

Mercedes' Hamilton wins British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires

Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix on Sunday and slashed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season.

Mercedes' Rosberg snatches pole at British Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix with a late fastest lap in the final seconds of a dramatic and shock-filled qualifying session on Saturday.

Sachin, not out

Following your desire is pleasing and leads to the liberty of expression. HT presents a man with enormous aptitude, love and passion for art as well as for Sachin -- 'Sanjay Chakravorty', an art director working in Gurgaon. Watch the video to check out his madness and love for Sachin!

Red Sox win World Series title at Fenway Park

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons, clinching at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918. There hasn't been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.

Top 10 sports moments of 2012

As another year passes by, the for Indian and International sports has left fans and sportspersons with bittersweet memories. From the cricket greats who retired to Lance Armstrong's banishment and London Olympics, the top ten sporting moments that were more than just flashes in the pan in 2012, follows.

Some quirky sporting moments of 2012

All too often, sport has an unfortunate tendency to become too deadly serious for its own good, but occasionally a touch of humour or an unlikely tale rears its head and offers a timely antidote to the run-of-the-mill diet of results and match reports. Here are a few examples that caught the imagination this year:

We don't want age and tenure rules, can even go to SC: IOA

Indian Olympic Association today termed the government's directive to adhere to age and tenure guidelines in its upcoming elections as "illegal" and "unconstitutional" and said that it could even move the Supreme Court if its case in Delhi High Court goes against it.

Building world beaters

A record haul at the recently concluded Olympics showed just how much prowess the country has made in sport. There’s still a long way to go, though. Fortunately, even the rest of the world seems to be doing their bit for Indian sport.

Smash hit

Squash player Dipika Pallikal is one of the few athletes from a non-Olympic sport to receive an Arjuna Award in the capital today.

India’s golden girls at the Olympics

Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate the power of the Indian woman. As India’s Olympic contingent strives to win laurels at the 2012 London Games, all eyes will be on the women who could be putting India on the podium.

The glorious champs

Ayaz Memon looks back at the athletes who brought India fame with their excellent performances in the past Olympics.

Home-grown heroes

Here is talking about our very own home-grown heroes, who will be the torch-bearers for India in the forthhcoming London Olympics.

The guide to your fix

It’s a choc-a-block year for sports lovers as a plethora of events is sure to keep you glued to the tube.
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