Grand parade in Buenos Aires for Dakar hopefuls

The 37th Dakar Rally gets underway with 406 vehicles facing a 9,000km odyssey through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia and with competitors ranging from 18 years of age to 73. Duration: 01:15 Jan 4, 2015

Somdev Devvarman to face Taiwan's Yen - Hsun Lu in Chennai Open first round

Chennai, Jan 04 (ANI): Tennis player Somdev Devvarman is set to compete against Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu in the first round of singles matches in the upcoming ATP Aircel Chennai Open tournament. Devvarman said that Yen would be a tough competitor. Yen became the first Taiwanese player to break into the ATP top 100 in 2004. Other big names in the tournament include Stan Warwinka, Feliciano Lopez and Leander Paes. Director of Aircel Chennai Open 2015, Tom Annear, said that the competition was a balance of veterans and newcomers. The Chennai Open is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour 250 series. The 2015 edition will be the ATP's 20th. The tournament consists of 40 tournaments with 250 rankings points to win for the matches' singles champions. Jan 4, 2015

Boxer Sarita Devi confident of winning gold in 2016 Olympics

Guwahati, Jan 04 (ANI): Boxer Sarita Devi, who has been banned for one year by the world governing body AIBA for her petulant behaviour at the Asian Games, exuded confidence and said she would win gold medal in 2016 Rio Olympics. While addressing a news conference in Assam, Devi said she would make her country proud in 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She added the controversy made her mentally strong. Furious after losing her semi-final to local favourite Park Ji-na in the women's lightweight division in Incheon in October last year, Sarita refused to accept her bronze medal, prompting AIBA to suspend her indefinitely. Jan 4, 2015