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Kalmadi hits back at Gill, sports ministry

May 3: The Indian Olympic Association on Monday came out strongly against the sports ministry’s guidelines limiting the tenures of chiefs and office-bearers of National Sports Federations, terming the move “draconian” and lacking “foresight” with the Commonwealth Games just five months away.

East Bengal eye crucial derby win

May 3: East Bengal will look to put a string a bad results behind them when they lock horns with Chirag United at the Salt Lake Stadium on Tuesday.
For East Bengal, their recent outings barring the game against Mumbai FC have been disappointing. H

Saina to lead India’s charge

May 3: World number 5 Saina Nehwal will lead India’s charge at the BWF Thomas and Uber Cup finals in Kuala Lumpur from May 9 to 16.

Vikas wins gold, Shiva gets silver

New Delhi, May 3: Vikas Krishan (60kg) notched up his second successive international gold, while Shiva Thapa (54kg) settled for a silver as India rounded off their world youth boxing championship campaign with two medals in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Monday.

Higgins pledges to fight match-fixing allegations

Higgins pledges to fight match-fixing allegations
London, May 3: World snooker supremo Barry Hearn vowed on Monday that anyone found guilty of match-fixing would be dealt with severely and swiftly, after world number one John Higgins was suspended over bribery claims.

Pallikal, Ghosal crash out in semifinals


May 3: World champion Nicol David, handed Dipika Pallikal a 23-minute squash lesson in the women’s semi-finals of the 15th Asian Squash Championship here on Monday.

Ronaldo’s head wins it by a nose


May 3: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals, including a late headed winner, as Real Madrid twice came from behind to beat Osasuna 3-2 on Sunday and cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to just one point.
Real got off to the worst possible start as a poor back pass by Raul Albiol allowed in Carlos Aranda to give Osasuna the lead.

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