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Sports Shorts: Olympic champ Phelps suspended for six months
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Sports Shorts: Olympic champ Phelps suspended for six months

Michael Phelps of the United States. Photograph: Sean Kilpatrick / AP Photo / The Canadian Press/File photo American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, will also not be allowed to represent the United States at the 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships in Russia next ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago

Andy Murray may miss next Olympics if Scotland votes for Independence

On September 18, Scotland will decide if it wants complete Independence from the United Kingdom. If the country opts for a "yes" vote, as the trend currently suggests, tennis star Andy Murray and other top athletes may forfeit the opportunity to compete in ...
 DNA1 month ago

Motorola Solutions : rsquo; MOTOTRBO digital radio network lets sailing enthusiasts race safely at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships

Delivers clear communication between event organisers on land and sea during first qualification regatta for Rio 2016 Olympics Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that the Santander 2014 ISAF Olympic World ...
 4 Traders1 month ago
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Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur

  Martina Navratilova (left) with Serena Williams. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images Multiple Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers".Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev was swiftly banned for a year and fined $25,000 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) after making the comments on local television ...
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WTA bans Russia tennis chief for questioning gender of Williams sisters

The president of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 and banned from the women's tour for a year after referring to Serena and Venus Williams as "the Williams brothers" on a television chat show last week. Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) chief executive Stacy Allaster said the comments were "insulting, demeaning and have absolutely no place on our sport". Allaster added: "Mr. Tarpischev’s statements questioning their genders tarnish our great game ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago
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Courage beyond Compare: Beating disability to become champions

  Book cover: Courage beyond Compare. Courage Beyond Compare, as the name suggests, is all about Indian paralympic sports stars who despite physical disability battled the odds to become world class, champion athletes. Written by former India badminton player Sanjay Sharma and his daughter Medini, a former international tennis player and television sports producer, the book provides a microscopic view of the lives of sportsmen like the great Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi; the talented, ...
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In Pix: Asia's golden age of sport

SISTAR perform during the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images The 17th Asian Games came to a close on Saturday, bringing an end to two weeks of intense competition, drama and controversy that shone a light on the best and worst of a region that will host the world's biggest events for the next decade. Asian Games: India return with lesser medals but hockey gold brings joy Medals tally: 2014 Asian Games Complete coverage: 2014 ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Did boxer Sarita really show lack of sportsmanship? Tell us!

India's Sarita Devi at the podium after refusing to accept the bronze medal. Photograph: PTI Indian boxer L Sarita Devi's refusal to accept her bronze medal on the podium went against the values of sportsmanship, Asian Games organisers said on Thursday, adding they were reviewing the incident and could take action against her. Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over the South Korean fighter who had beaten ...
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How basketball's hijab ban controversy has escalated

Iran's Aghaei Hajiagha Soraya, right, shakes hands after losing to India's Saina Nehwal in the women's singles badminton match at Gyeyang Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters Banned by basketball's governing body and a source of controversy at the Asian Games, hijabs were worn freely at the archery tournament in Incheon on Friday as athletes struggled to comprehend how a headscarf could cause such an uproar. Complete coverage: 2014 Asian Games ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Spotted! Sania Mirza checks in at Asian Games village!

Sania Mirza spotted at Asian Games village. Photograph: PTI Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza was spotted in the 17th Asian Games village in Incheon on Wednesday. Complete coverage: 2014 Asian Games Mirza has agreed to play in the upcoming Asian Games, two days after All India Tennis Association announced that they would allow top players to miss the Incheon event, keeping in mind their requirements on the professional circuit. Sania’s decision means that the Hyderabadi has put on line 900 ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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