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Indian motorsports girl Alisha Abdullah set to enter international arena

Indian motorsports poster girl Alisha Abdullah is all set to accelerate into the international arena in Thailand with the Toyota Vios Cup – a street race approved by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. Alisha will be up against women racers from Singapore, China, Philippines, England, Japan, and Malaysia. The races will be held in Bira

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Saina wins Australian Open

Indian top shuttler Saina Nehwal drubbed Spain’s Carolina Marin to clinch the women’s singles title of the Australian Badminton Open, her first Super Series title in over a year-and-a-half and her second crown of the year. The Olympic bronze medallist, seeded sixth in the competition, came out with a splendid showing against the Spaniard to

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World’s first kabaddi league launched in India

Kabaddi is set for a major facelift with the launch of World Kabaddi League, a venture of the Punjab government. The league is all set for inauguration in mid-June at Thyagaraj Sports Complex. The league follows the Formula 1 touring sports format and will be played across four continents starting from August to December. The

Girisha bags silver medal at Paralympics

London: India’s para-athlete Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda gave the country its first medal, a silver, at the Paralympic Games here by finishing second in the Men’s High Jump F42. The 24-year-old from Karnataka, who has impairment in his left leg, gave his best shot to sail over a height of 1.74m using the scissors technique in

Olympics: Wrestler Sushil Kumar secures silver

London: Wrestler Sushil Kumar’s silver Sunday made him the first individual athlete from India to win back-to-back medals at the Olympics and ensured the country’s sixth medal at the London Games, its best ever performance in the sporting extravaganza. Sushil ran out of steam against Japanese Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the men’s 66kg freestyle final, losing

I have nothing left to prove: Usain Bolt

London: In a show of his sprint dominance to sports fans around the world, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 metres here Thursday to claim being “a legend” who has got “nothing left to prove”. Bolt did what he promised he would do. He won the race in a commanding

Mary Kom takes bronze in Olympic boxing

London: India’s M.C. Mary Kom had to settle for the bronze as she went down fighting in her 51 kg semifinal bout to Britain’s Nicola Adams at the Olympics here Wednesday. Buoyed by the presence of British Prime Minister David Cameron and star professional boxer Amir Khan, second-seed Nicola put on a flawless performance beating

Sally Pearson powers to 100m hurdle gold

London: World champion Sally Pearson powered to Olympic gold in the women’s 100m hurdles final Tuesday, setting a new Olympic record in the process. The Australian exploded out of the blocks but had to fend off a late challenge from defending champion Dawn Harper of the US to clock 12.35 seconds. Harper took the silver

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