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Meticulous planning key to success in Olympics, says Poonia

New Delhi, July 8: Winning a medal in the Olympics is a "lifetime dream" for India's top discus thrower Krishna Poonia, who is "meticulously planning" her every move to brighten her podium chances in London.

Fully aware of the pressure associated...

Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon title by beating Polish first-timer

London, July 8: Serena Williams was crowned Wimbledon champion for the fifth time on Saturday as the American subdued a brave fightback from Polish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska to win 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in a dramatic final. Serena, who pockets a cheque for £1.15 milllion ($1.78 million), is the first woman over 30 to win Wimbledon...

Dubai to host Pakistan-Australia T20 series

Pakistan on Thursday finally announced a limited over series schedule against Australia, delaying the matches to late in the evening to avoid the heat in the United Arab Emirates, the cricket board said.

Pakistan had to search for the venue for...

I'll play with anyone for my country: Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza had caused a serious stir in the country with her media release on June 28, 2012, claiming she had been used as bait by the All India Tennis Association in dealing with the feud involving players Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.

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Yuvraj Singh nominated for Arjuna, Dravid for Khel Ratna

New Delhi, July 7: The Cricket Board has decided to recommend recently retired stalwart Rahul Dravid for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Yuvraj Singh, the player of the World Cup, for the Arjuna Award.

"We will be forwarding the names of Rahul...

Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 31: A celebration of his career

New Delhi, July 7: From humble beginnings to becoming an icon, Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his now 31 years, has achieved the pinnacle of sporting success with charisma as well as dedication. While some have questioned his on-field methods, there is no iota of doubt in what he has achieved for himself, his team and for his...

Indian archers seem poised for medals at Olympics

Like in the 2004 Athens Games, Indian archers will be competing in all the medal events in the Olympics - the men's individual, women's individual, men's team and women's team - this time around in London. While the women's recurve team members Laishram Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari and Chekrovolu Swuro earned their berths...

India, Pakistan may play cricket at neutral venue

New Delhi, July 7: India and Pakistan will work on a money-sharing agreement to facilitate resumption of cricketing ties at a neutral venue, government sources confirmed to TOI. The development seems to be one of the biggest takeaways from the foreign secretary-level talks this week, which otherwise failed to...

Captaincy alone didn't win us the World Cup: Sehwag

Noida, July 6: In an apparent dig at MS Dhoni, swashbuckling batsman Virender Sehwag said that India won the 2011 World Cup because of a good team and a captain is as good as his team.

Asked what has been Dhoni's...

Syringes banned in Olympic Village to stop doping

Bangalore, July 6: India's national sports federations have been informed about the rule. Surprise checks of baggage and players' rooms may be carried out at the Games Village. The British anti-doping authorities are working with the customs to stop performance-enhancing drugs from entering the country. Checks will likely begin...