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Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation. AIBA president CK Wu issued a statement on Tuesday saying the new entity, Boxing India, has been unanimously approved for provisional membership.
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Watching dramatic sporting competitions in person provides a rush far better than any gained from seeing the events on the small screen, Canada's star athletes said Monday as they urged fans to start reserving tickets to next year's Pan Am Games. "These are sports that TV sometimes kind of numbs us as to how fast, how high, how quick, how agile these sports really are," said Olympic medal-winning cyclist Curt Harnett, leader of Team Canada in the Games.
The recruiting frenzy of mid-summer is behind them, but the job does not stop for new Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff. "These guys are working, working, working," said Frank Knight, the coach at Moreau Catholic High in Hayward.
London: When Louis van Gaal took over as manager of Manchester United there was an intense focus on his promised new formation but the Premier League club's rapid recruitment of big names means a dogmatic approach from the Dutchman is unlikely. Van Gaal exceeded expectations at the World Cup, leading the Netherlands to the semifinals with a system that featured three central defenders.
It was a case that captured the world - with millions tuning in to watch the dramatic courtroom events unfold on their television screens. A sports star at the height of his celebrity was accused of killing his partner in a violent frenzy.
14, 2014. With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded.
With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. "It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B-team to go play in the World Cup," forward Kenneth Faried said.
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they can win Switzerland's first Davis Cup trophy in the competition's 114-year history.
14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.
Anthony Joshua continued his perfect start to the professional ranks by stopping Konstantin Airich in three rounds at the Manchester Arena. The Olympic super heavyweight champion sent the experienced Kazah crashing to the canvas twice in the third round to claim his eighth straight knockout in as many fights.
Sir Bradley Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain as Holland's Dylan van Baarle clung to his overall lead ahead of the concluding criterium race in Westminster. Van Baarle had a 19-second advantage ahead of the first of two stages on the eighth and final day after soaring into the yellow jersey on Saturday's seventh stage to Brighton.
Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko added the Continental Cup high jump title to his European and world crowns Saturday with a clearance of 2.37m, some distance off the 21-year-old world record of 2.45m held by Cuban legend Javier Sotomayor. Despite warm conditions but with an atmosphere deadened by a poorly-attended event, Bondarenko tried three times to clear 2.43m but failed on all attempts.
THE ribbons were cut, the gates opened and thousands poured into Mayflower Park to get their first glimpse of this year's PSP Southampton Boat Show. Crowds gathered to watch as Matt Baker left the sofa of The One Show to help Olympic sailor Iain Percy OBE sail tall ship Phoenix into the marina, launching the 46th incarnation of the annual show.
No games have been close in the final minutes, and only one was even competitive entering the final period. This depleted team that was supposed to be vulnerable has instead been invincible.
On Sept. 13, 1814, during the War of 1812, British naval forces began bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore but were driven back by American defenders in a battle that lasted until the following morning.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:57 pm
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