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Narendra Modi congratulates athletes for CWG success during Mann Ki Baat, wishes nation on Buddha Purnima
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Narendra Modi congratulates athletes for CWG success during Mann Ki Baat, wishes nation on Buddha Purnima

A day after returning from China, Modi addressed the nation through the monthly Mann Ki Baat radio address on Sunday, touching upon a myriad topics

Hockey India announces PR Sreejesh, Rani Rampal as captains of respective Indian hockey teams for 2018
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Hockey India announces PR Sreejesh, Rani Rampal as captains of respective Indian hockey teams for 2018

Sreejesh returns to the leadership role after coming back from an injury break while Rampal continues in her position for all the tournaments this year.

Joshna Chinappa's campaign at El Gouna International PSA World Series squash ends with quarters loss
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Joshna Chinappa's campaign at El Gouna International PSA World Series squash ends with quarters loss

The 16th seeded Chinappa, after beating eight-time world champion Nicol David, went down against Massaro in straight games.

Haryana cancels Commonwealth Games 2018 award function after medallists threaten boycott over proposed prize money cut
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Haryana cancels Commonwealth Games 2018 award function after medallists threaten boycott over proposed prize money cut

"Everyone is aware that Haryana gives highest award money. What we had said is that we will deduct the prize money that they get from their employer, in case of any, from the total reward money," state sports minister Anil Vij explained.

Indian boxers' training trip to US' Michael Johnson Centre called off due to visa trouble
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Indian boxers' training trip to US' Michael Johnson Centre called off due to visa trouble

The boxers were originally scheduled to travel in December to prepare for the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. However, that too did not work out because of visa issues.

IOA president Narinder Batra says calls for boycotting CWG 2022 over absence of shooting events 'bit too extreme'
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IOA president Narinder Batra says calls for boycotting CWG 2022 over absence of shooting events 'bit too extreme'

Batra said, "We will certainly pick up the issue of shooting not being there in the 2022 CWG but it does not start or end with not participating. A nation boycotting, I think ... a bit too extreme."

Commonwealth Games 2018 table tennis star Manika Batra to work more on her fitness 'to beat the top players'
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Commonwealth Games 2018 table tennis star Manika Batra to work more on her fitness 'to beat the top players'

"Well, I would need to work more on my fitness as the sport is very fast and it is required to beat the top players. I need to be little more fitter and need to be faster than what I am right now," Batra said.

Commonwealth Games 2018: How rampant Indian paddlers created history and set new benchmark in Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018: How rampant Indian paddlers created history and set new benchmark in Gold Coast

While all the talk was about matching Delhi heroics, the Indian paddlers went one step ahead and set a new benchmark in Gold Coast.

How does Neeraj Chopra know what's good for him: AFI chief hits out at javelin thrower for training in Germany
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How does Neeraj Chopra know what's good for him: AFI chief hits out at javelin thrower for training in Germany

Neeraj Chopra achieved the medal under German coach Werner Daniels, but it looks like the association might come to an end due to Athletics Federation of India.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra's self-belief, execution skills propelled her to new heights in Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra's self-belief, execution skills propelled her to new heights in Gold Coast

The eleven days in Gold Coast have been like a dream for Manika Batra and her stellar performances have captivated the sporting world

Commonwealth Games 2018: Gaurav Solanki reaps golden harvest of father's sacrifices at Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Gaurav Solanki reaps golden harvest of father's sacrifices at Gold Coast

Boxer Gaurav Solanki won a gold medal for India at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the 52kg weight class. This is his story.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Super Saina Nehwal ensures gold number 26 for India, gives fans a memorable CWG finale
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Super Saina Nehwal ensures gold number 26 for India, gives fans a memorable CWG finale

Saina's gold enhanced India's gold collection to 26, which is a creditable tally, featuring more gold than silver or bronze medals, and is the country's best showing for a Commonwealth Games held outside India.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra throws 86.47m, proves Indian track and field has bright future ahead
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra throws 86.47m, proves Indian track and field has bright future ahead

Indian athletics has remained devoid of superstars since PT Usha's exit. So Neeraj Chopra's exploits at the Under-20 World Championship in 2016 captured the imagination of the nation.

Commonwealth Games 2018: MC Mary Kom to be India's flag-bearer in closing ceremony
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Commonwealth Games 2018: MC Mary Kom to be India's flag-bearer in closing ceremony

Mary Kom, the five-time world champion, who is also an Olympic bronze-medallist, claimed her maiden CWG gold after beating Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the light flyweight (48kg) final.

Commonwealth Games 2018: HS Prannoy loses badminton men's singles bronze medal match to Rajiv Ouseph
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Commonwealth Games 2018: HS Prannoy loses badminton men's singles bronze medal match to Rajiv Ouseph

The World No 11 Prannoy started on a positive note, winning the first game 21-17 at the Carrara Sports Arena.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat puts Rio disappointment behind with gold-winning effort
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat puts Rio disappointment behind with gold-winning effort

Vinesh had grown up watching her family defy traditions, and her cousins reach new highs in the sport. But she bettered their mark on Saturday by winning her second successive gold at the Games.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian men's hockey team loses bronze medal playoff to England
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian men's hockey team loses bronze medal playoff to England

Sam Ward's penalty corner conversion led to England's first goal in the sixth minute. But India restored parity 20 minutes later with a successful penalty corner conversion from Varun Kumar.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestler Sushil Kumar’s golden treble a tribute to his resilience, age-defying reflexes
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestler Sushil Kumar’s golden treble a tribute to his resilience, age-defying reflexes

Simply put, Sushil has the reflexes and energy of a teenager, and the muscle mass and power of a thoroughbred.

Commonwealth Games 2018: AFI sets up inquiry panel to probe Indian athletes' ouster for violating 'no needle' policy
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Commonwealth Games 2018: AFI sets up inquiry panel to probe Indian athletes' ouster for violating 'no needle' policy

Race walker KT Irfan and triple jumper V Rakesh Babu were ordered to return home from the ongoing Commonwealth Games after they failed to explain the presence of needles in their bedroom at the Games Village.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik enter boxing finals
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik enter boxing finals

Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik notched up contrasting victories to enter the finals but teenager Naman Tanwar took bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games boxing competition