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Jun 7, 2012

Goldfinger Bindra gunning for London encore

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A chubby child in the mid 1990s, Abhinav Bindra began by shattering beer bottles on the lawn. Before too long he had graduated to smashing ampoules with pellets from the air gun his father had given him on his birthday.

A decade or so later in Beijing, the bespectacled shooter would shatter a myth and win independent India’s first individual Olympic gold in the 10m air rifle event of the 2008 Games.

Jun 7, 2012

Olympics-Goldfinger Bindra gunning for London encore

NEW DELHI, June 7 (Reuters) – A chubby child in the mid
1990s, Abhinav Bindra began by shattering beer bottles on the
lawn. Before too long he had graduated to smashing ampoules with
pellets from the air gun his father had given him on his
birthday.

A decade or so later in Beijing, the bespectacled shooter
would shatter a myth and win independent India’s first
individual Olympic gold in the 10m air rifle event of the 2008
Games.

May 29, 2012

Krishna Poonia has medal to win and promise to keep

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia has no problem buying a T-shirt for her 10-year-old son Lakshya Raj, but the message he wants emblazoned on it gives her pause for thought.

Poonia threw 64.76 meters in an event in Hawaii earlier this month to break India’s national record but when she spoke to her son by telephone thousands of miles away in Jaipur, all she got was a stern reminder.

May 29, 2012

Olympics-Poonia has medal to win and promise to keep

NEW DELHI, May 29 (Reuters) – Indian discus thrower Krishna
Poonia has no problem buying a T-shirt for her 10-year-old son
Lakshya Raj, but the message he wants emblazoned on it gives her
pause for thought.

Poonia threw 64.76 meters in an event in Hawaii earlier this
month to break India’s national record but when she spoke to her
son by telephone thousands of miles away in the north Indian
city of Jaipur, all she got was a stern reminder.

May 18, 2012

Five-year ban for Shah Rukh Khan at Wankhede

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Bollywood actor and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan was banned on Friday from entering Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium for the next five years but the decision may not be cast in stone yet.

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vilasrao Deshmukh said Khan’s unapologetic behaviour after an altercation with MCA officials at the stadium on Wednesday had left the association with no other option but to ban him.

May 10, 2012

Blackburn’s woes will not deter Indian investors

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Bad experiences with Blackburn Rovers and Racing Santander will not deter Indian investors from buying European football clubs, experts say.

Poultry giant Venky’s became the first Indian owners of an English Premier League team following their 23-million-pound takeover of Blackburn in November 2010.

May 10, 2012

Blackburn’s woes will not deter Indian investors – experts

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Bad experiences with Blackburn Rovers and Racing Santander will not deter Indian investors from buying European soccer clubs, experts say.

Poultry giant Venky’s became the first Indian owners of an English Premier League team following their 23-million-pound takeover of Blackburn in November 2010.

May 10, 2012

Soccer-Blackburn’s woes will not deter Indian investors – experts

NEW DELHI, May 10 (Reuters) – Bad experiences with Blackburn
Rovers and Racing Santander will not deter Indian investors from
buying European soccer clubs, experts say.

Poultry giant Venky’s became the first Indian owners of an
English Premier League team following their 23-million-pound
($37-million) takeover of Blackburn in November 2010.

Apr 30, 2012

Malaysian Lee targets gold in London Olympics after Delhi defeat

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – World number one Lee Chong Wei suffered a shock defeat in the India Open final but he is determined to mark his final Olympic appearance by claiming a gold medal for Malaysia later this year.

Returning from a shoulder injury sustained in March, Lee lost to unseeded South Korean Wan Ho Shon 21-18 14-21 21-19 in Delhi on Sunday.

Apr 30, 2012

Malaysian Lee targets London gold after Delhi defeat

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – World number one Lee Chong Wei suffered a shock defeat in the India Open final but he is determined to mark his final Olympic appearance by claiming a gold medal for Malaysia later this year.

Returning from a shoulder injury sustained in March, Lee lost to unseeded South Korean Wan Ho Shon 21-18 14-21 21-19 in Delhi on Sunday.