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Sep 11, 2014

Games-India’s rising hopes tempered by off-field bickering

MUMBAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) – India are convinced they can improve on their Asian Games medals tally from Guangzhou but financial concerns and other controversies off the field may dampen their aspirations for Incheon later this month.

Cricket-obsessed India seldom tastes success in other sports on the world stage but the quadrennial multi-sports event should be the perfect stage for its athletes to gain recognition.

Sep 5, 2014

Standoff over India’s Asian Games delegation rumbles on

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has recommended slashing the country’s proposed Asian Games delegation by a third and sending only medal hopefuls to South Korea’s Incheon later this month.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Games.

Sep 4, 2014

Former England midfielder Reid follows crowd to new Indian league

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Former England midfielder Peter Reid became the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) after he was named manager of the Mumbai franchise on Thursday.

During his playing career, the defensive midfielder represented a host of English Premier League clubs and has also managed Manchester City, Sunderland and the England under-21 team.

Sep 4, 2014

Ex England midfielder Reid follows crowd to new Indian league

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Former England midfielder Peter Reid became the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) after he was named manager of the Mumbai franchise on Thursday.

During his playing career, the defensive midfielder represented a host of English Premier League clubs and has also managed Manchester City, Sunderland and the England under-21 team.

Sep 4, 2014

Soccer-Ex England midfielder Reid follows crowd to new Indian league

MUMBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Former England midfielder Peter Reid became the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) after he was named manager of the Mumbai franchise on Thursday.

During his playing career, the defensive midfielder represented a host of English Premier League clubs and has also managed Manchester City, Sunderland and the England under-21 team.

Sep 4, 2014

Athletes in dark as India weighs size of Asian Games delegation

MUMBAI (Reuters) – A large number of Indian athletes are in the dark about their participation at the Asian Games as the country’s sports officials debate sending only medal hopefuls to Incheon.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Games, but the national sports authority wants it cut back for fear the country might be embarrassed on the world stage.

Sep 4, 2014

Games-Athletes in dark as India weighs size of Asian Games delegation

MUMBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – A large number of Indian athletes are in the dark about their participation at the Asian Games as the country’s sports officials debate sending only medal hopefuls to Incheon.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Games, but the national sports authority wants it cut back for fear the country might be embarrassed on the world stage.

Sep 3, 2014

Devvarman not to defend Asian Games tennis gold

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s top singles player Somdev Devvarman has opted not to defend his tennis gold medals at this month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, as he wants to concentrate playing on the ATP Tour after sliding down the rankings.

Devvarman, who won singles and men’s doubles gold at the 2010 Guangzhou Games in China, has slipped to 143 in the rankings after a spate of poor results and wants to improve his position by playing on the circuit.

Sep 3, 2014

India’s Devvarman not to defend Asian Games tennis gold

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s top singles player Somdev Devvarman has opted not to defend his tennis gold medals at this month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, as he wants to concentrate playing on the ATP Tour after sliding down the rankings.

Devvarman, who won singles and men’s doubles gold at the 2010 Guangzhou Games in China, has slipped to 143 in the rankings after a spate of poor results and wants to improve his position by playing on the circuit.

Sep 3, 2014

Games-India’s Devvarman not to defend Asian Games tennis gold

MUMBAI, Sept 3 (Reuters) – India’s top singles player Somdev Devvarman has opted not to defend his tennis gold medals at this month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, as he wants to concentrate playing on the ATP Tour after sliding down the rankings.

Devvarman, who won singles and men’s doubles gold at the 2010 Guangzhou Games in China, has slipped to 143 in the rankings after a spate of poor results and wants to improve his position by playing on the circuit.