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Sindhu stands out as Indian sports takes a beating (2013 in Retrospect)

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New Delhi -- For Indian sport, 2013 was a year of controversies and low-key performances, the country's image globally taking a beating with the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by the apex body of world sport. Amid the gloom, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu provided some cheer.

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12/26/13
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Sachin Tendulkar bids adieu, awarded Bharat Ratna

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Mumbai, Nov 16 -- Sachin Tendulkar ended his fairytale cricket reign in style at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday , hours after which he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.


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11/16/13
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Life comes full circle for Sachin Tendulkar

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Mumbai, Nov 15 -- Exactly 24 years to date, Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan, and perhaps he walked off with the bat in hand for one last time Friday in his farewell Test -- but not before playing a scintillating knock that the packed Wankhede Stadium will always remember.

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11/15/13
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India all set with farewell gift to Tendulkar

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Mumbai, Nov 15 -- Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test is fast turning out to be a no-contest. India need seven wickets to wrap up the series and the West Indies have to score 270 runs more to avoid an innings defeat at the Wankhede Stadium here.

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11/15/13
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My autobiography for next generation: Ashok Amritraj

New Delhi -- He was a tennis ace. He is a prolific filmmaker. And now Ashok Amritraj has turned author with "Advantage Hollywood". The multi-tasker describes his autobiography as an "immigrant's journey" that focuses on his "growing up years in Chennai", "making it in the White Man's world" and says the book is for the new generation.

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09/12/13
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I’m going after 41 now, 42, and then 43: Leander

New York, Sep 9 -- Despite being the oldest man to win the US Open men's doubles tennis title at 40, India's Leander Paes is showing no signs of slowing down.

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09/09/13
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Paes-Stepanek win men’s doubles at US Open

New York, Sep 9 -- India's Leander Paes won his eighth Grand Slam doubles title, second with his Czech partner Radek Stepanek, literally outplaying Austrian Alexander Peya and Brazil's Bruno Soares 6-1, 6-3 in the US Open final here at Flushing Meadows Sunday.

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09/09/13
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India’s Leander Paes in US Open men’s doubles finals with his parter Radek Stepanek

New York, Sep 8 -- India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek, the losing finalists last year here, will have a chance to redeem themeselves when they take on second seeds Austrian Alexander Peya and Brazil's Bruno Soares in the men's doubles final at the US Open here Sunday.

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09/08/13
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Rohan Bopanna is now India’s highest ranked doubles player

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New Delhi -- Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna Monday reached a career-high fifth on the ATP World Tour doubles rankings, following his semifinal appearance at Wimbledon.

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07/11/13
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IPL saga: India’s gladiator games

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By Biswajit Choudhury

The nature and scale of the crisis engulfing Indian cricket, the country's passion and also described as its only secular religion, makes one cast the mind back to the origin of games as a spectacle - to ancient Rome and the massive Colosseum, its rear stands still standing high in the heart of the eternal city.

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06/18/13
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