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The (Non) Mat Finish

Sporting facets have taken a backseat for a berth in the Rio Olympics.

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Has Sushil Kumar’s fabled career ended in the court?

WFI had anticipated an appeal, but they had not expected Sushil Kumar to knock on their doors once again.

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Before heading to Supreme Court, Sushil Kumar to approach WFI again

A single judge of the Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed Sushil Kumar’s plea for a trial with Narsingh Yadav.

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Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav: Judgment in case on Monday

In an indication of things to come, Justice Manmohan observed that ‘there is no statutory mandate’ in the sports code to hold trials.

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You benefitted from WFI no-trial policy, now challenging it: Delhi High Court to Sushil Kumar

Amit Sibal, appearing for Sushil Kumar, argued that Sports Code has to be followed by WFI and it prescribes trial for events like Olympics.

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Narsingh Yadav vs Sushil Kumar: SWOT analysis of the two pehelwans

Shivani Naik weighs into the debate by asking the experts to dissect the strengths and weaknesses of the two pehelwans — Narsingh and Sushil.

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Sushil Kumar-Narsingh Yadav conundrum: How other countries choose their grapplers

Trials are the norm in most top wrestling countries who regularly reap medals, and don’t blindly send grapplers who earn quotas.

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Sushil Kumar stays in the fight, barely

WFI opens door for discussion, then slams shut on Sushil Kumar’s hopes of featuring in Rio 2016 Olympics.

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If Sushil Kumar loses trial, people will know Narsingh Yadav is the best: Mahabali Satpal

Mahabali Satpal suggests the only way Narsingh Yadav can clear any doubts is by competing in a trial with Sushil Kumar.

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Delhi High Court bench asks WFI to meet Sushil Kumar

Delhi High Court issues notice to Sports Ministry, WFI, SAI and IOA asking them to respond to Sushil Kumar’s plea by May 27

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Sushil Kumar takes fight for Rio 2016 Olympics berth to High Court

Sushil Kumar’s plea states that under the Sports Code rules, a berth to compete in the Olympics belongs to the country and not a particular wrestler.

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Another setback for Sushil Kumar, name omitted from Rio 2016 Olympics preparatory camp

According to WFI, Sushil Kumar’s name has been ommitted as only the quota place earning wrestlers have been included.

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On the mat

Sushil versus Narsingh controversy is a reminder: Rules, not whims, must decide who goes to Rio.

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Sushil Kumar pleads for fair trial, feels best man should go to Rio Olympics

Sushil Kumar asked for his medals in the past to be forgotten and a fair trial be conducted between him and Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics.

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Sports Ministry not to interfere in Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav issue

Narsingh Yadav had won quota in 74kg category while Sushil Kumar has been upgraded (from 66kg) after a revamp of the weight categories.