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No Khel Ratna this year, 15 selected for Arjuna Award

          Putting an end to speculations, the sports ministry on Thursday stuck to the original list of Arjuna awards winners, thereby dashing boxer Manoj Kumar’s hopes of getting the sporting honour. The controversial recommendation of boxer Jai Bhagwan for the prestigious Arjuna Award has been finalised after the Kapil Dev-led selection committee, which met again yesterday, decided ... Read More »

India suffers defeat in 2nd Football friendly match

India today suffered an embarrassing 0-2 defeat at the hands of a spirited Pakistan in the second football friendly to end the two-match series 1-1 here today. Wim Koeverman’s team, which won the first friendly 1-0 on August 17, today looked out of sorts. Pakistan were the better side in all departments of the game between the Asian Games-bound sides ... Read More »

Weightlifter Rahul wins silver medal in Youth Olympics

         Weightlifter Ragala Venkat Rahul today bagged India’s first medal in the second Youth Olympic Games by winning a silver in the men’s 77kg category in Nanjing, China. Rahul lifted 141 kg in snatch, followed by 175 kg in clean and jerk to finish with a total of 316 kg. This was his personal best performance in ... Read More »

India trounced again, misery completed

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          England trounced India once again inside three days in the final Test at The Oval and won the series 3-1. With this India has earned a dubious distinction by losing five consecutive overseas Test series — to England in 2011, to Australia in 2011-12, to South Africa in 2013-14, to New Zealand in 2013-14 and to England in 2014. ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu overall champion, Siddhant & Poovamma hog the limelight

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        Gutsy Tamil Nadu-athletes became the overall team champions in the recently concluded 18th Federation Cup Athletics championship at NIS Complex in Patiala. Also Siddhant Thingalaya and MR Poovamma were adjudged the ‘best athletes’ of the championships. Tamil Nadu collected 125 points to earn top distinction, while Kerala was second with 121 points and ONGC finsihed third with 120 points. ... Read More »

Men’s Team win historic bronze in Chess Olympiad

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         Backed by some gutsy performances on all four boards, the Indian men crushed Uzbekistan 3.5-0.5 to clinch a historic bronze medal in the 41st Chess Olympiad at Tomso, Norway, recently.          Parimarjan Negi scored over former FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov on the top board, SP Sethuraman ended his bad run by defeating Anton FIlippov while Krishnan Sasikiran lived ... Read More »

A meeky surrender by Indians at Manchester

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           India succumbed to one of her most humiliating defeats in Test Cricket on the third day at Manchester when Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were inflicted an innings and 54 runs defeat by Cook’s men. With this giganting victory England has taken an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series.             Indians ... Read More »

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