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Dec 18, 2013

Yearender – When cricket lost its favourite son, and some sheen

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A teary-eyed Sachin Tendulkar ended his cricketing journey in glorious Mumbai sunshine and as the sport bade farewell to its favourite son, the dark side of the “gentleman’s game” was once again exposed.

Cricket’s greatest bilateral rivalry saw England win the first round of the Ashes at home before landing in Australia to be ruthlessly dismantled by Michael Clarke’s men who scripted a dramatic turnaround to reclaim the famed terracota urn in style.

Dec 18, 2013

Cricket-When the game lost its favourite son, and some sheen

NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (Reuters) – A teary-eyed Sachin Tendulkar ended his cricketing journey in glorious Mumbai sunshine and as the sport bade farewell to its favourite son, the dark side of the “gentleman’s game” was once again exposed.

Cricket’s greatest bilateral rivalry saw England win the first round of the Ashes at home before landing in Australia to be ruthlessly dismantled by Michael Clarke’s men who scripted a dramatic turnaround to reclaim the famed terracota urn in style.

Dec 18, 2013

Cricket-When the game lost its favourite son, and some sheen

NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (Reuters) – A teary-eyed Sachin Tendulkar ended his cricketing journey in glorious Mumbai sunshine and as the sport bade farewell to its favourite son, the dark side of the “gentleman’s game” was once again exposed.

Cricket’s greatest bilateral rivalry saw England win the first round of the Ashes at home before landing in Australia to be ruthlessly dismantled by Michael Clarke’s men who scripted a dramatic turnaround to reclaim the famed terracota urn in style.

Dec 8, 2013

India finally fall in line to get Olympic ban overturned

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The defiant Indian Olympic Association (IOA) finally slammed its door on corrupt officials on Sunday in a precariously late act of compliance to get the country’s Olympic ban overturned.

The IOA remains suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.

Dec 8, 2013

Olympic-India finally fall in line to get Olympic ban overturned

NEW DELHI, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The defiant Indian Olympic Association (IOA) finally slammed its door on corrupt officials on Sunday in a precariously late act of compliance to get the country’s Olympic ban overturned.

The IOA remains suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.

Nov 28, 2013

Motor racing-Chandhok aims for Mahindra Formula E drive

NEW DELHI, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Mahindra Racing will enter the new Formula E electric racing series next year with ex-Formula One racer Karun Chandhok set to drive for what will be the only Indian team on the grid.

The $16.2 billion Mumbai-based Mahindra Group said on Thursday it had signed an agreement with Formula E Holdings to join the series starting in China in September, with races in 10 leading cities including Berlin.

Nov 28, 2013

Mahindra Racing joins Formula E

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Mahindra Racing will join the new Formula E electric racing series starting next year as the eighth, and only Indian, team, the Mumbai-based Mahindra Group said on Thursday.

The $16.2-billion multinational group said it had signed an agreement with Formula E Holdings to join the series starting in China in September, with races in 10 leading cities including Berlin.

Nov 28, 2013

India’s Mahindra Racing joins Formula E

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Mahindra Racing will join the new Formula E electric racing series starting next year as the eighth, and only Indian, team, the Mumbai-based Mahindra Group said on Thursday.

The $16.2-billion multinational group said it had signed an agreement with Formula E Holdings to join the series starting in China in September, with races in 10 leading cities including Berlin.

Nov 28, 2013

Motor racing-India’s Mahindra Racing joins Formula E

NEW DELHI, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Mahindra Racing will join the new Formula E electric racing series starting next year as the eighth, and only Indian, team, the Mumbai-based Mahindra Group said on Thursday.

The $16.2-billion multinational group said it had signed an agreement with Formula E Holdings to join the series starting in China in September, with races in 10 leading cities including Berlin.

Nov 18, 2013

Bell out to sound Ashes death knell for Australia

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Ian Bell has come a long way since notorious sledger Shane Warne first likened him to the red-haired nerd from the comedy film American Pie, and with Australia facing the prospect of a fourth successive Ashes defeat it is the England batsman who could be having the last laugh.

Bell’s early susceptibility to spin bowling at one stage threatened to derail his career and leave him in the bin marked “unfulfilled potential”, and Warne could not resist having a dig during England’s ill-fated 2006-7 Ashes tour.