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Shooting World Cup: Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra Disappoint in Finals

Shooting World Cup: Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra Disappoint in Finals

Bindra eventually finished sixth in the event after having shot a solid 627.4 in qualifying to make the final in fourth position.

Sergio Perez gets another podium place for Force India in Baku

Sergio Perez gets another podium place for Force India in Baku

It is first time that Force India has celebrated two podium places in a single Formula One season.

Abhinav Bindra appeals to 'powers that be' to 'fix' Indian boxing mess

Abhinav Bindra appeals to 'powers that be' to 'fix' Indian boxing mess

Indian boxing is currently run by an ad-hoc committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg cruises to victory in Azerbaijan

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg cruises to victory in Azerbaijan

With the victory, the German driver has increased his championship lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to 24 points.

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg on pole in Baku as Lewis Hamilton crashes

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg on pole in Baku as Lewis Hamilton crashes

Hamilton was quickest in all three practice sessions but the world champion had an error-strewn qualifying culminating in him crashing his Mercedes in Q3.

Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

However, Gaurav Bidhuri (52kg) and Mandeep Jangra (69kg) lost lost their respective bouts.

2016 Rio Olympics: Nine-member Indian boxing team leaves for qualifiers in Baku

2016 Rio Olympics: Nine-member Indian boxing team leaves for qualifiers in Baku

Only one Indian boxer — Shiva Thapa (56kg) — has qualified for the Olympics so far.

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

The finalists in the light-flyweight and flyweight divisions will qualify for the Olympics, while the top-five will get Rio berths in the remaining eight weight divisions.

32 workers die after fire on Azeri oil platform

SOCAR said on Friday that the fire on a platform in Azerbaijan`s Guneshli oil field had started after a gas pipeline on the platform was damaged in heavy wind. 

Azerbaijan prez cements power in boycotted parliamentary polls

The Central Election Commission said Aliyev's Yeni (New) Azerbaijan party took at least 69 seats in the country's 125-seat parliament.

Indian Grandmasters P Harikrishna and S P Sethuraman in 2nd round of World Cup

Indian Grandmasters P Harikrishna and S P Sethuraman in 2nd round of World Cup

Indian Grandmasters P Harikrishna and S P Sethuraman made it to the round of sixty-four, winning their mini-matches against Max Illingworth of Australia and Sanan Sjugirov of Russia respectively in the first round, here.

Toronto, Baku mull 2024 Games bids as deadline looms

Toronto, Baku mull 2024 Games bids as deadline looms

Toronto and Baku are still mulling over whether to join the race to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games with the deadline for bids looming next week.

Azerbaijan jails top journalist for seven and a half years: Lawyer

Azerbaijan on Tuesday sentenced award-winning investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in jail on corruption charges she denounced as trumped-up, her lawyer said.

Toro Rosso boss says F1 right to go to Azerbaijan

Toro Rosso boss says F1 right to go to Azerbaijan

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has defended Formula One`s decision to race in Azerbaijan next year while brushing off concerns about media freedom and the country`s human rights record.

Ambitious Baku impresses but European Games future remains uncertain

Ambitious Baku impresses but European Games future remains uncertain

The curtain fell on the inaugural European Games on Sunday with the status of Baku as a capable host of a major sporting event enhanced but with a shadow hanging over the future of the continental competition.

Bus incident prompts extra safety measures at European Games

Bus incident prompts extra safety measures at European Games

The incident that saw three Austrian synchronised swimmers injured, one seriously, after being hit by a bus on the eve of the opening of the inaugural European Games in Baku has led to new safety measures being implemented, Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg said Sunday.

Spectacular ceremony cost over double that of London Olympics

Spectacular ceremony cost over double that of London Olympics

The lavish and impressive opening ceremony of the inaugural European Games cost 100 million manat ($95m, 85m euros), revealed Azerbaijan Sports Minister Azad Rahimov on Saturday.

European Games: Patriotic Azeri crowd fail to heed Simon Clegg plea

European Games: Patriotic Azeri crowd fail to heed Simon Clegg plea

Armenia`s 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Greco-Roman wrestler Roman Amoyan left the Baku arena bloodied, beaten and with the Azerbaijan crowd -- his country`s bitter enemies -- booing and giving him the thumbs down sign on Saturday after his 59 kilogramme bronze medal play-off.

European Games: Swiss Jolanda Neff rides into history

European Games: Swiss Jolanda Neff rides into history

Switzerland`s women`s mountain bike world champion Jolanda Neff wrote herself a little chapter of sporting history on Saturday when she became the first ever European Games gold medalist in Baku.

European Games: Government, not organisers, responsible for barring media, say officials

European Games: Government, not organisers, responsible for barring media, say officials

The final say on whether foreign journalists attended the inaugural European Games in Baku lay with the Azerbaijan Government and not with the organisers, officials said on Saturday.