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April 16, 2018
Sports Shorts: Johnson beats Sandgren to defend Houston title
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
PHOTOS: The BEST moments of India's eventful CWG campaign
The sheer diversity of medal winners was a heartwarming aspect of the Games for India. There were medals from squash, although not gold, there were nine medals from boxing, 12 from wrestling, 16 from shooting and nine from weightlifting.
April 15, 2018
Haryana's CWG medal winners set for big bonanza!
The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal winners, hailing from Haryana, will get Rs 1.5 crore from the state government.
Manika to the 'four'; India emerge as top TT nation for first time
Manika Batra's sensational run at the Commonwealth Games culminated with a fourth medal in as many events while India emerged as the best table tennis nation with a record eight medals including three gold medals.
Spectacular IMAGES from the closing ceremony of CWG
Spectacular IMAGES from the closing ceremony
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Last Day of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
CWG are well-captured and here we document all the action from the LAST DAY, in pictures...
'CWG restored Australia's reputation after ball-tampering low'
The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have restored Australia's global sporting reputation that had taken a hit during the recent ball-tampering scandal, Games Organising Committee Chairman Peter Beattie said.
India ends CWG campaign with 66 medals
With Saina Nehwal's gold medal women's badminton singles India finished third on the medals tally at the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Sunday.
Hawkins collapse overshadows CWG men's marathon
The final day of the Commonwealth Games was marred when Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins was left without medical attention on the marathon course after collapsing in brutal heat during the last event of the athletics programme.
How Saina fought off pressure to clinch CWG gold...
Saina Nehwal said she has no regrets about 'standing up for her father' in the athletes village accommodation controversy
'Commonwealth gold is right next to my Olympic bronze'
Saina Nehwal has the last laugh after all the nigles and the unsavoury controversy involving her father's accreditation at the Commonwealth Games.
Defending champs Pallikal-Chinappa settle for women's doubles silver
India ended their Commonwealth Games campaign in squash with two silver medals after Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa went down fighting in the women's doubles final, in Gold Coast, on Sunday.
Batra-Gnanasekaran win TT mixed bronze
Manika Batra's sensational run at the Commonwealth Games fetched her another medal on Sunday.
Chong Wei stuns Srikanth for men's singles gold
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei staged a magnificent recovery to beat world No 1 Kidambi Srikanth of India 19-21, 21-14, 21-14 and win the men's singles badminton final at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.
Aggressive Saina clinches women's singles gold in CWG
Saina Nehwal's aggression and intensity quite literally wilted P V sindhu as she picked up the women's singles Commonwealth Games gold medal with exhilarating triumph in the final, in Gold Coast, on Sunday.
Satwik-Chirag win historic men's badminton doubles silver at CWG
Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty claimed India's first ever medal in men's doubles after settling for a silver at the 21st Commonwealth Games' badminton competition, in Gold Coast, on Sunday.
April 14, 2018
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 10 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Games are well-captured and here we document all the action from Day 10, in pictures...
Gaurav, Vikas claim gold; boxers fetch best ever medal haul at CWG
Men joined the gold quest through Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) as the team rejoiced its best ever medal haul at the mega-event on Saturday.
Jamaica sprinters fail to fire as England rule Gold Coast relays
Yohan Blake had to settle for a second bronze and Elaine Thompson a single silver as Jamaica's vaunted sprinters failed to fire in the relays on the final day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
CWG: NZ's Nyika, women's hockey team crash hosts' party
Heavyweight boxer David Nyika did more than just win his second Commonwealth Games gold medal on Saturday. He shut the parochial Australian crowd up.
Mary Kom to be India's flagbearer at CWG closing ceremony
Indian boxing legend M C Mary Kom, who claimed a gold medal on debut at the Commonwealth Games, will be India's flagbearer at the event's closing ceremony, in Gold Coast, on Sunday.
CWG Squash: Ghosal-Pallikal settle for silver in mixed doubles
Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal settled for silver medal in the mixed doubles squash event of the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Saturday, becoming the first Indian pair to achieve the feat in the sporting extravaganza.
Sensational Manika Batra wins historic singles gold in TT
Manika Batra, on Saturday, won a first ever women's singles table tennis gold for India at the CWG
The secret of boxing icon Mary Kom's success...
Almost every medal that is there to be taken is in her kitty but M C Mary Kom says she still trains like a maniac, the latest result of the regimen being a gold on debut at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday.
Singapore para-athlete barred after failing pre-Games doping test
Singaporean para-athlete Mohammad Khairi Bin Ishak has been barred from competing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after failing a doping test prior to the multi-sports event beginning, the Singapore team said on Saturday.
Neeraj wins historic javelin throw gold at CWG, heartbreak in other events
Neeraj Chopra, on Saturday, became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, with a season's best effort of 86.47m in the final, in Gold Coast.
At Augusta, the Masters show the way forward for golf
'There was a universal feeling that not much is known about amateur and professional golf in India, and also how golf is developing in what is going to be a very big economy in just a few years.'
It's Saina vs Sindhu final; Srikanth to meet Wei
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and newly-crowned world No 1 Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the final in women's and men's singles badminton respectively at the 21st Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
Sanjeev Rajput claims gold in 50m rifle 3 positions
Sanjeev Rajput won the gold medal in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event with a games record at the 21st Commonwealth Games
Vinesh, Sumit claim gold; Sakshi settles for bronze on last day of CWG wrestling
There was no stopping the gold rush in wrestling as two more were added to the tally by Vinesh Phogat (50kg) and Sumit (125kg) but Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik (62kg) had to be content with a third-place finish in the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Saturday.
Magnificent Mary claims gold on CWG debut
The legend of M C Mary Kom (48kg) grew larger as she added the Commonwealth Games gold to her packed medal cabinet, thrashing Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final, in Gold Coast, on Saturday.
India Shining at CWG, 8 gold medals claimed on bumper day
From the boxing ring to the shooting range to the athletics arena, it was India shining on the penultimate day of the 21st Commonwealth Games where the country claimed its biggest single-day haul of the ongoing edition, ensnaring eight gold medals across five disciplines.
April 13, 2018
CWG: Fame and shame On Day 9 as needle pricks India amidst medal rush
There was ecstasy and agony in equal measure for the Indian contingent on Friday.
CWG: AFI constitutes inquiry committee to probe athletes' ouster
The names of AFI's Chief Mefical Officer Arun Mendiratta and national chief coach Bahadur Singh, who has not gone to Gold Coast, are being considered for the panel.
Indian badminton juggernaut continues at CWG
Indian shuttlers continued their impressive show with top stars P V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth progressing to the semifinals of their respective events in the 21st Commonwealth Games' badminton competition, in Gold Coast, on Friday.
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 9 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Things are heating up at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast
CWG squash: Pallikal-Ghosal cruise into finals
The Indian duo of Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal stormed to the final of the squash mixed doubles event of the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast on Friday.
Manika Batra-Mouma Das win maiden women's doubles silver for India
Manika Batra and Mouma Das fought hard before going down against defending champions Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu to settle for a silver medal in the women's doubles, a first ever for India in the Commonwealth Games.
Routine shooting gold in bag, Anish worries about maths exam
Inside the shooting range, his confidence rivals a seasoned campaigner but the moment Anish Bhanwala steps out of it, he becomes the average 15-year-old worried about his maths exam. It's just that he now happens to be India's youngest Commonwealth Games gold-medallist.
Bajrang leads Indian wrestlers' charge; silver for Khatri, Dhanda
A dominant Bajrang Punia overpowered his opponents with remarkable ease to claim gold medal in the men's freestyle 65 kg event at the 21st Commonwealth Games on Friday.
Lifter Vikas cleared after being told to give dope test before heading home
Vikas Thakur, who claimed a bronze medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, was searched and dope-tested on the day of his departure from the event on unexplained suspicions.
5 Indians in boxing finals, 3 settle for bronze
Asian Games medallists Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) were among the five Indian boxers who entered the finals, on Friday, while three others settled for bronze medals in what is turning out to be India's best ever performance inside the ring at the Commonwealth Games.
India to appeal against CGF decision to ban two athletes
The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games will appeal against the Commonwealth Games Federation court's decision to oust two of the country's athletes for violating the no needle policy in the Gold Coast.
At 15, Anish Bhanwala is India's youngest C'wealth Games gold medallist
Anish Bhanwala made history on Friday, becoming the country's youngest gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.
Neeraj Chopra qualifies for javelin final with first attempt
ndia's young javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the final of his event at the Commonwealth Games, clearing the qualifying mark in just his first throw to finish second in his group. Joining Chopra in the men's javelin thrown final was Vipin Kasana.
CWG Updates: Manika Batra-Mouma Das take home silver
India's Manika Batra and Mouma Das lost 3-0 to Tianwei Feng and Mengyu Yu of Singapore in the women's sinlges final.
Tejaswini wins 50m Rifle 3 Positions gold, Moudgil silver
India Tejaswini Sawant won her first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, emerging tops in the 50 metres Rifle 3 Positions event, on Friday. Anjum Moudgil took the silver in the event.
Salzburg stun Lazio as Marseille, Arsenal, Atletico reach Europa semis
Salzburg forced Lazio into a second-half capitulation as the Italians crashed out in the Europa League quarter-finals after losing 4-1 but Olympique de Marseille staged a thrilling fightback to see off visitors Leipzig 5-2 on Thursday. Arsenal also reached the semi-finals after recovering from a wobble to draw 2-2 at CSKA Moscow and progress 6-3 on aggregate, while favourites Atletico Madrid reached the last four after losing 1-0 at Sporting to go through 2-1 over the two legs.
Indian athletes Babu, Thodi banned for breach of 'no-needles' policy
Indian triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi have been banned from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and ordered to return home after breaches of the 'no-needles' policy, the Commonwealth Games Federation said on Friday.
Golden boy Rahul brings joy for drought-prone Beed
The Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler's journey started in 2005 from a little known tehsil in Beed district called Patoda.
CWG 2018: Check out India's schedule on Day 9
Check out India's schedule on Day 9 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday.
April 12, 2018
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 8 of 2018 CWG
India had a golden on Day 8 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games
India to lose Olympic weightlifting spots in doping clampdown
Five nations, including Russia, whose doping records have risked weightlifting's place on the Olympic schedule have been limited to just two athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Games by the sport's governing body, according to a document seen by Reuters.
CWG champion Sushil doesn't want to 'hold on to grudges'
That was a phase, this is also a phase -- was philosophical Sushil Kumar's first reaction as he celebrated his third successive gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the build-up to which was marred by a selection controversy and questions over his fitness.
Dangal repeat as Mahavir Phogat misses daughter's medal bout
There was no disgruntled coach to lock him out as shown in the Bollywood blockbuster movie Dangal but Mahavir Phogat still missed watching daughter Babita Phogat's silver-winning campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday after he could not lay his hands on tickets to get inside the venue.
CWG squash: Pallikal-Ghosal advance to semis, Chinappa-Sandhu crash out
The fifth seeded pair, who had a shaky pre-quarterfinal match against a Malaysian duo, was in terrific touch in the quarterfinal match against third seed Tesni Evans and Peter Creed of Wales.
Gold Coast Diary: Bolt happy to spur on others by his example
A relay gold medallist at the 2014 Commonwealths in Glasgow, the Jamaican said he was busier than ever after last year's retirement and focused, in the sporting arena at least, entirely on his nascent career as a footballer.
India's Srikanth is the new World No 1
Legendary Prakash Padukone was revered as the world number one player during his hey days before the modern day computerised ranking system was introduced.
Gambhir, Sania, Jwala voice their opinions on Kathua, Unnao rapes
'Indian consciousness was raped in Unnao and then in Kathua'
CWG: Grapplers Sushil, Aware strike gold, Babita takes silver
Sushil took a minute and 20 seconds to defeat Johannes Botha of South Africa on technical superiority to claim his third successive gold medal at the Games.
CWG: Shuttlers Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth ease into quarters
On the eighth day of CWG 2018, the 22-year-old from Hyderabad made everything look so easy as she clinched a comfortable 21-15, 21-9 win over Wendy Chen in a one-sided last-16 clash of the women's singles event that lasted 34 minutes at the Carrara Sports Arena.
Doping probe keeps three locals away, no Gold Coast positive tests
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) chief David Sharpe said a preventative task force funded to the tune of millions of dollars by the Australian government had conducted tests on 2,600 local athletes and 500 from overseas.
Sawant adds silver to India's kitty in 50m rifle prone
Tejaswini shot 102.1, 102.4, 103.3, 102.8, 103.7, 104.6 for a cumulative score of 618.9 over six series to claim her sixth CWG medal.
Punia wins silver, Dhillon bronze in discus throw
Discus throwers Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon opened India's medal hunt in athletics at the 21st Commonwealth Games, clinching a silver and bronze respectively on Thursday.
CWG: Sushil, Aware lead India's medal surge on Day 8
Manika Batra cruised to the semi-finals of the women's singles even as experienced paddler Mouma Das ended her campaign in the Commonwealth Games table tennis event.
April 11, 2018
'Starc Contrast': Cricket is not high-jumper Brandon's sport
The 24-year-old, younger brother of Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc, achieved a personal best of 2.32m to win the high jump gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
CWG 2018: Check out India's schedule on Day 8
Check out India's schedule on Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, on Thursday.
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 7 of 2018 CWG
Check out the BEST Images from Day 7 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Diary: Athletes urged to respect visas
Organisers have urged athletes in Australia for the Commonwealth Games to respect the terms of their entry visas after Cameroon reported that a third of their team had gone missing on Wednesday.
High jumper Tejaswin Shankar finishes sixth
Indian high jumper Tejaswin Shankar finished sixth in his CWG debut.
It's the milestone medal of my career: Shreyasi
Shooter Shreyasi Singh entered the 2010 Commonwealth Games shattered and with grief, gloom for company following the sudden demise of her father.
CWG: Australians win synchro diving gold amid technical issues
Georgia Sheehan and Esther Qin jumped from fourth to first with their final effort in a women's three-metre springbroad synchronised diving competition beset by technical difficulties with the electronic scoring system on Wednesday.
Gold Rush expected as wrestlers begin campaign on CWG Day 8
The wrestlers will be in action at the same venue, where the weightlifters signed off a phenomenal campaign
Mittal bags bronze as shooters continue good run
Ankur Mittal added to the Indian shooting contingent's medal rush by winning a bronze in the men's double trap event of the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Brisbane, on Wednesday.
Boxer Vikas Krishan to turn professional
One of India's most decorated amateur boxers, Vikas Krishan revealed on Wednesday that he will turn professional by the end of this year, putting into action a plan he originally wanted to implement after the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Shreyasi claims GOLD to swell India's medals tally
Shreyasi Singh held her nerve and produced some excellent shooting to win the women's double trap gold medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Wednesday.
Indians dominate on another good day at CWG
India dominated the range and the ring as Shreyasi Singh's double trap gold shored up the medal tally while the entire men's Indian boxing contingent made the semi-finals to be assured of podium finishes in an unprecedented performance on Day 7 of the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast on Wednesday.
Mitharval wins 50m Pistol bronze; Jitu fails
Om Prakash Mitharval won his second medal at the Commonwealth Games, settling for bronze in the 50 metres Pistol event on Wednesday. Australia's Daniel Repacholi won the gold medal with a Games record score of 227.2, while Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh (220.5) the took silver.
Mary Kom in final; 3 men in semis as boxers continue march at CWG
Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom entered the final in the 48 kg classs at the Commonwealth Games, beating Sri Lanka's Anusha Dilrukshi , on Wednesday.
April 10, 2018
Semenya glides to 1,500m Commonwealth gold
South African flag-bearer Caster Semenya powered to the 1,500 metres title at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, keeping her bid for a golden double at the Gold Coast intact.
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 6 of 2018 Commonwealth Games
The events on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5 of the Games were well captured and here we document all the action from Day 6, in pictures...
Para-powerlifter Chaudhary wins bronze at CWG
Para-powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary won India's first medal in Para-sports at the Commonwealth Games, claiming a bronze medal in the men's heavyweight final, in Gold Coast, on Tuesday.
CWG 2018: Check out India's schedule on Day 7
Check out India's schedule on Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, on Wednesday.
Here's how Campbell gamble paid off
Bronte Campbell repaid the faith in her by Australia's selectors as she chased down Canada's Taylor Ruck in the final leg of the 4x100 metres medley relay to ensure the home nation won their eighth successive Commonwealth Games title on Tuesday.
Gold Coast Diary: Night in 'Sin City' sees boxer banned from bars
Northern Ireland boxer Sean McComb has been fined and banned from the Gold Coast's nightclub districts for the rest of the Commonwealth Games after being involved in an altercation with bouncers at a local bar.
5 Indians in boxing semis, assured of medals at debut CWG
Veteran Manoj Kumar (69kg) assured himself the second Commonwealth Games medal of his career as four Indian boxers entered the semi-finals of the mega-event with contrasting victories in the quarter-finals, in Gold Coast, on Tuesday.
CWG: Bond marks successful transition from boat to bike
Double Olympic rowing champion Hamish Bond has reinforced his successful transition to cycling by claiming a bronze medal in the individual time trial at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.
Sidhu smashes CWG record for India's third shooting gold
Heena Sidhu gave India its third gold medal in shooting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, leaving a host of seasoned campaigners in the shade in the women's 25 metres pistol event on Tuesday.
The secret of Indian lifters' golden run is out...
Over 500 dope tests every year in the last four years, specialised diet and nutritional supplements only from Germany -- these are the ingredients that went into the Indian weightlifters' sensational haul of five gold medals at the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast.
CWG: Indian women's hockey team enters semis; Hima in 400m final
Captain Rani Rampal's clinical strike helped India beat South Africa 1-0 to seal their place in the semi-finals of the women's hockey event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, on Tuesday.
Narang, Chain flop in 50m rifle prone
India's leading marksmen Gagan Narang and Chain Singh failed to live up to expectations and were eliminated in the final of the 50 metres rifle prone event at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.
April 09, 2018
Sports Shorts: Pistorius's bid to appeal murder sentence turned down
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
Sindhu fit for singles competition at CWG, says Gopichand
Top shuttler P V Sindhu has recovered to be fit for the singles event of the ongoing Commonwealth Games, national coach Pullela Gopichand said.
CWG: Le Clos, Van der Burgh lead South Africa's golden haul
Chad le Clos completed a sweep of butterfly titles at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Monday to cap a three-gold performance for South Africa on a penultimate day of the swimming programme that produced several upsets.
CWG 2018: Check out India's schedule on Day 6
Check out India's schedule on Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 5 of 2018 Commonwealth Games
The events on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 of the Games were well captured and here we document all the action from Day 5, in pictures...
How India fared on Day 5 of CWG 2018
A summary of India's results on Day 5 of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
Simbine upsets Blake to win 100 metres gold
India claim maiden CWG badminton mixed team gold
The Indian mixed badminton team claimed its maiden Commonwealth Games gold medal, thrashing three-time defending champions Malaysia in the final, in Gold Coast.
CWG: Australia's Titmus wins women's 800m freestyle
Ariarne Titmus assumed the mantle as the best long-distance freestyle swimmer in the Commonwealth when she won the women's 800m title at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on Monday.
I had unflinching belief in my ability to fight back: Jitu Rai
Jitu Rai says he believed unflinchingly, unquestionably in his ability to stage a comeback and win the men's 10m air pistol gold
CWG: Transgender weightlifter Hubbard pulls out with injury
Laurel Hubbard withdrew midway through the Commonwealth Games tournament PIX: Trudeau attends emotional vigil for Canada bus crash victims
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined religious and community leaders at an emotional vigil on Sunday night to honor the 15 members of a junior ice hockey team killed in a bus crash that shocked the hockey-loving nation.
'Captain America' Reed swaps cap for Green Jacket
Patrick Reed fought off furious back-nine challenges from Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to record a one-shot victory at the US Masters on Sunday, trading in his 'Captain America' cap for a Green Jacket.
Kaushik, Solanki in boxing quarters of CWG
The debutant duo of Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) advanced to the quarterfinals, continuing Indian boxers' fine preliminary run at the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Monday.
Mehuli wins silver in 10m air rifle; Chandela bronze
Young Mehuli Ghosh settled for the silver medal after forcing a shoot-off in the women's 10m air rifle event with a perfect final shot of 10.9 while Apurvi Chandela secured bronze in the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Monday.
India seal second table tennis gold
India have won the men's table tennis gold beating Nigeria 3-0 in the final
CWG updates: Shuttlers, paddlers add to India's gold rush
Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective singles matches, while Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa triumphed in the mixed doubles to help India outclass Malaysia in the final and clinch the gold medal in the Mixed Team badminton gold medal match at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Jitu Rai wins 10m Air Pistol gold, Mitharval bronze
Mitharwal, Jitu Rai qualify for 10m Air Pistol final
Weightlifter Pardeep misses gold after gallant fight
Pardeep Singh came agonizingly close to winning gold, but eventually settled for silver in the men's 105 kg weightlifting competition after a close contest with Samoa's Sanele Mao at the Commonwelth Games on Monday morning.
April 08, 2018
CWG: Gymnasts Pranati, Rakesh disappoint
India's gymnast Pranati Nayak failed to qualify for the women's vault finals after finishing last in the event at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday.
CWG PHOTOS: Punam, Manu and Manika lead India's golden charge
Women formed the core of India's stupendous day four at the 21st Commonwealth Games where a 16-year-old Manu Bhaker delivered a record-shattering shooting gold medal and the table tennis team shocked fancied defending champions Singapore to clinch the top honours for the first time in the event.
Manika Batra leads India to historic table tennis gold at CWG
Manika Batra inspired India to a historic gold medal with her stunning singles victories, fashioning an unthinkable 3-1 victory over four-time gold medallists Singapore in the final of the women's team event at the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Sunday.
CWG Athletics: Tejinder in shot put final; Anas makes 400m semis
Earlier in the morning, race walkers Khushbir Kaur and Manish Singh finished creditable fourth and sixth respectively in the 20km race.
CWG 2018: Check out India's schedule on Day 5
Check out India's schedule on Day 5 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, on Monday.
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 3 of 2018 Commonwealth Games
Things are heating up at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast as the rush for medals gets more intense on an action-packed Day 4 on Sunday.
England basketballers' engagement a slam dunk
It was a good day for England's basketballers at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday but a truly special one for two of them.
With best wishes from Bolt, Blake qualifies fastest for 100 final
Jamaica's former world champion Yohan Blake sailed into the final of the 100 metres at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, living up to his top billing on the opening day of the athletics at the Gold Coast.
'Happy I won with a qualification record also'
After letting her pistol do all the talking, Manu Bhaker spoke little, but enough to express her joy at winning the 10 metres Air pistol gold at the Commonwealth Games.
Vikas Thakur adds bronze to CWG weightlifting haul
Vikas Thakur added a shade of bronze to Indian weightlifters' golden run at the Commonwealth Games, claiming the third position in the 94kg category by equalling his personal best in Gold Coast on Sunday.
India's shuttlers in Mixed Team final
India's shuttlers suffered a mild hiccup before making it to the Mixed Team badminton final at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. After an easy passage to the semi-finals, they were checked in their stride by Singapore before winning the first semi-final 3-1.
Mary Kom assured of medal, Vikas enters quarters at CWG
Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom (48kg) assured herself of a medal on debut at the Commonwealth Games by advancing to the semi-finals in Gold Coast on Sunday.
Ravi Kumar bags bronze in men's 10m air rifle
Indian shooter Ravi Kumar won the bronze medal in the men's 10m air rifle event at the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Sunday.
CWG Updates: Indian women seal historic table tennis gold!
The Indian women's table tennis team won gold
16-year-old Manu Bhaker wins 10m pistol
India's 16-year-old shooting sensation Manu Bhaker comfortably won gold in the women's 10 metres air pistol event as Heena Sidhu staged a remarkable recovery to secure silver at the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Sunday.
Race for Green jacket hots up at Augusta Masters
Tiger Woods appears to be unmatchable in appeal, even when he does not play well as at this year's Masters.
Punam Yadav gives India another weightlifting gold
India's weightlifting juggernaut continued to roll at the Commonwealth Games, with Punam Yadav adding a fifth gold medal to the tally after winning the 69 kg category for women on Sunday.
Rawat, Irfan disappoint in men's 20 km walk
Australia's Dane Bird-Smith won the gold with a Games' record time of 1.19.34 seconds. In a keen contest, he was just four seconds ahead of England's Tom Bosworth. Kenya's Samuel Ireri Gathimba was third in 1.19.51 seconds.
April 07, 2018
Shubhankar Sharma exits from Augusta Masters
Shubhankar Sharma exited at the halfway stage of his maiden Masters, but insists he has learnt enough to come back and make a mark in the future. Playing way better than the first day, Sharma did a good job despite the strong breeze that made things difficult on Friday at the Augusta National Golf Club.
PIX: EXCITING Moments from Day 3 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
The events on Day 1 and Day 2 of the Games were well captured and here we document all the action from Day 3, in pictures...
Boxers continue unbeaten run at CWG
L Sarita Devi (60kg) and Manoj Kumar (59kg) advanced to the quarterfinals along with Commonwealth Games debutant Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg), in Gold Coast, on Saturday.
Indian lifters overcame pain to lord the CWG arena
Indian weightlifters remained leaps ahead of their Commonwealth Games competitors, taking their gold medal tally to four
On Day 4 at CWG, shooters set to take centre stage
The focus is firmly trained on teen sensation Manu Bhaker as the fancied Indian shooting team eyes a head start at the 21st Commonwealth Games
Winners at CWG: Peaty defends 100m breaststroke title
Peaty had swum a Commonwealth Games record 58.59 on Friday but appeared to be content to just win the race rather than challenge his own world record of 57.13 that he set at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
RV Rahul adds 4th gold to India's weightlifting haul at CWG
Venkat Rahul Ragala became the fourth Indian weightlifter to claim a gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, coming out trumps in a tense contest, in Gold Coast, on Saturday.
Etoundi grabs painful bronze, four years after 'Glasgow kiss'
The Australian weightlifter said his bicep had fallen down to his elbow only a week before the Gold Coast competition and he felt a 'click' when trying to lift 168kg on the clean and jerk.
CWG 2018: Check out India's schedule on Day 4
Check out India's schedule on Day 4 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, on Sunday.
CWG: World champion Glaetzer eliminated after 'nightmare' blunder
World champion Matthew Glaetzer, favourite to win the men's sprint gold at the Commonwealth Games, crashed out of the preliminary rounds on Saturday after an 'embarrassing' tactical blunder against Malaysian rank outsider Muhammad Sahrom.
Indian paddlers sail into the semi-finals at CWG
Indian paddlers continued their impressive run as they outshone Malaysia to cruise into the semifinals of both men's and women' team events on day three of competitions in the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
India at CWG: Lifters add two more gold, lackluster hockey team draws
A summary of Indian athletes' showing at the Commonwealth Games on Day 3.
Gymnast Yogeshwar finishes 14th in all-round event
Indian gymnast Yogeshwar Singh finished 14th among 18 competitors in the men's individual all round event final in the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
How Sivalingam battled pain to snatch another C'wealth gold
Defending champion Sathish Sivalingam (77kg) claimed India's third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday, emerging triumphant despite having given up podium hopes after his injured thighs made even routine things like sitting painful.
CWG: Srikanth leads India to badminton team event semis
India's shuttlers made it to the mixed team semi-finals after a resounding 3-0 victory over Mauritus at the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Saturday.
Sivalingam gives India third weightlifting gold
Sathish Kumar Sivalingam gave India its third gold medal from weightlifting, winning the men's 77 kg class, in Gold Coast on Saturday.
April 06, 2018
Sharma faces tough challenge to make cut at Augusta Masters
With the cut expected to fall around 5-over, Sharma would require a couple of birdies and play the back under par to stay on in the tournament.
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 2 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Here are some highlights -- in pictures -- from Day 2 of the events at Gold Coast...
CWG: Le Clos bid for medal record falls short, this time
Le Clos, however, was only able to clinch gold in the 50m butterfly in the first final of second day's programme and faded over the last leg to finish seventh in the 200m freestyle. South Africa finished sixth in the 4x100m relay.
India at CWG: Lifters' medal haul continues; shuttlers, boxers unbeaten
The Indian weightlifting juggernaut continued at the Commonwealth Games, with Sanjita Chanu and Deepak Lather adding a gold and bronze to the team's tally, and the shuttlers and boxers staying unbeaten on the second day, in Gold Coast, on Friday.
Gymnasts at CWG: Reddy fails but two others qualify for final round
Aruna Reddy failed to qualify for the final round but a 'lucky' Pranati Nayak made the cut in vault event of the women's artistic gymnastics in the Commonwealth Games on Friday.
This swimmer won 200m freestyle after heart surgery
Kyle Chalmers capped a remarkable return from heart surgery to lead home an Australian one-two finish in the men's 200m freestyle final
PM Modi hails weightlifters Sanjita Chanu, Lather
Narendra Modi on Friday heaped praises on weightlifters Sanjita Chanu and Deepak Lather after the two made the country proud by clinching gold and bronze, respectively, at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
CWG PIX, Day 2: Sanjita's gold, Lather's bronze ensure great outing for India
Indian weightlifting had two contrasting medallists to celebrate on Day 2 of the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Friday.
India blank Scotland to enter mixed team quarters in badminton
India blanked Scotland 5-0 to enter the quarterfinals of the badminton mixed team event, displaying tremendous form en route to their third successive clean sweep at the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Friday.
Gold Coast Diary: Mauritius delegate charged with sexual assault
An athlete at the Commonwealth Games is in a 'serious' condition at a Gold Coast hospital after contracting malaria, organisers said on Friday.
Lather youngest Indian weightlifter to win medal at CWG
Teenager Deepak Lather, on Friday, became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal, clinching a bronze in the men's 69kg category.
Tanwar, Phangal in CWG boxing quarters
The Indian boxer defeated Tanzania's Haruna Mhando by a unanimous verdict.
Rough day for Shubhankar at Augusta Masters
Rough day for Shubhankar at Augusta Masters
Probably, god was not with me today: Sanjita Chanu
Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu expressed missed emotions after winning her second successive Commonwealth Games gold medal, in Gold Coast, on Friday.
Chinappa advances to quarters as Pallikal, Malhotra exit
Joshna Chinappa beat Australia's Tamika Saxby in straight sets in squash
Sanjita Chanu gives India second weightlifting gold
Sanjita Chanu gave India its second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, winning the women's 53 kg weightlifting event, at Gold Coast, on Friday morning.
April 05, 2018
Mirabai Chanu: A big dreamer with humble beginnings
Born to a poor family in Nongpok Kakching village about 20 kilometres from the capital Imphal, the youngest among six siblings, Mirabai would go to collect firewood from a nearby hill with her brother Saikhom Sanatomba Meitei, who is four years her elder.
Sports Shorts: France's Pouille threatens to boycott new-look Davis Cup
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
PHOTOS: EXCITING Moments from Day 1 of the Commonwealth Games
Day 1 witnessed a lot of action across events at Gold Coast. Here are some highlights -- in pictures -- from the opening day's events...
CWG: Horton ends Australia's long wait for 400 freestyle champion
The 21-year-old had to chase down James Guy and Jack McLoughlin to win the title, pulling ahead in the final 100 metres to edge out compatriot McLoughlin and the Englishman to touch in three minutes, 43.76.
CWG: Indian paddlers have it easy on Day 1
The men's team got the better of Northern Ireland and Trinidad and Tobago thrashing them both 3-0 while the women's team defeated Sri Lanka and Wales 3-0, 3-1 respectively.
CWG 2018: Check out India's schedule on Day 2
Check out India's schedule on Day 2 of Commonwealth Games.
Medal Table: 2018 Commonwealth Games
Medals tally of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
CWG: Chanu, Gururaja give India a dream start on Day 1
A record-smashing Mirabai Chanu and a perseverant P Gururaja claimed gold and silver respectively as weightlifters lived up to to the pre-event hype and delivered opening day medals for India at the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, on Thursday.
'Gutted' Pearson withdraws in blow to CWG 2018
A Commonwealth Games already blighted by high-profile withdrawals suffered a hammer blow on Thursday, when the hosts' top track champion Sally Pearson was forced to pull out with a serious Achilles injury.
No physio, no problem for Indian lifters!
India's weightlifters delivered the medals on Thursday, but the system seems to have let them down at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
Tiger is on the prowl, folks!
'All is forgiven dear Tiger, wear your red shirt on day four and come back home to the Winner's Circle now.'
India whip Sri Lanka, Pakistan in badminton team event
India's shuttlers, as expected, made a good start at the Commonwealth Games. They proved a class above Sri Lanka in a preliminary round mixed team event match, in Gold Coast, on Thursday. Spearheaded by Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth in singles, India won 5-0.
Record-breaking Chanu wins India's first gold medal at CWG
World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won India's first gold medal on Day 1 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday.
Son of a truck driver, Gururaja recalls tough journey to medal
Weightlifter Gururaja Poojary said he hasn't done too badly for himself as he reflected on the silver medal around his neck that opened India's medal count in the 21st Commonwealth Games.
PHOTOS: Lifter Gururaja wins India's first medal at CWG 2018
Weightlifter Gururaja Poojary opened India's medal tally on the first day of competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games, claiming silver in the men's 56kg category, on Thursday.
April 04, 2018
Sports Shorts: Honda replaces Toro Rosso engine parts for Bahrain GP
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
India at CWG: Badminton, hockey, squash players take field on Day 1
India badminton team have been accorded the top seed this time and are clubbed with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Scotland in Group A.
CWG: Sexual assault complaint casts pall over Mauritius team
The Mauritian sports ministry confirmed on Wednesday that chef de mission Kaysee Teeroovengadum had stepped down from his role at the April 4-15 Games after it was alleged he had sexually assaulted women's javelin thrower Jessika Selma Rosun.
PHOTOS: Protestors, delays and rain backdrop as CWG opened
Aborigines inhabited Australia more than 50,000 years before the First Fleet sailed into Botany Bay near Sydney in 1788 after the country had been declared 'terra nullius', or unoccupied.
CWG Opening Ceremony PIX: PV Sindhu leads Indian contingent
Here are some photographs from the Opening Ceremony:
Shubhankar enjoys adulation but 'returning' Tiger is big buzz
India's latest golfing sensation Shubhankar Sharma, a special invitee to the Masters, is already attracting a lot of attention and he is loving it.
First medal of CWG goes to Aussie boxer without a punch thrown
Australian boxer Taylah Robertson has secured the first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games -- nine days before her first bout.
CWG 2018: Check out India's schedule on Day 1
Check out India's schedule on Day 1 of Commonwealth Games.
CWG: Chanu carries India's hopes on Day 1
Also seen in action for India will be the shuttlers, boxers, the women's hockey team and the table tennis players among others.
How many medals will these Indians win at the CWG?
India has huge expectations from these champions.
April 03, 2018
Problem resolved! Saina Nehwal's father gets access into Games village
Saina Nehwal can heave a sigh of relief after her father Harvir Singh's accreditation issue was resolved
Mary Kom needs just one win to clinch CWG medal
The celebrated MC Mary Kom needs to win just one bout to secure herself a medal, while Vikas Krishan got a bye into the men's pre-quarterfinals as Indian boxers were handed reasonably good draws in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Best sports action from the month gone by...
Rediff.com gives you a quick flashback, in pictures of the month gone by...
Sports Shorts: Koreas target unified march at Asian Games
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Sindhu, Srikanth get top seeding at CWG
P V Sindhu and K Srikanth have been given the top billing in the respective women's and men's singles badminton competitions of the Commonwealth Games
India hope to shift spotlight on medals at humdrum CWG
Indian contingent would be aiming to make it all good with strong medal-winning performances when the acutely-low-on-buzz Commonwealth Games start
Ball tampering scandal casts a shadow on CWG
Australian cricket's ball-tampering scandal is a massive talking point at the Commonwealth Games with even tough-talking immigration officers concerned about the country's image.
Indian shuttlers have a reason to cheer at CWG
Badminton's new service rule won't be used at CWG
Needle controversy: Doctor escapes with reprimand, India breathes easy at CWG
In a massive reprieve to the Indian Commonwealth Games contingent, the doctor of the country's boxing team Amol Patil was on Tuesday let off with a reprimand in the syringe controversy as he was found guilty of not disposing needles safely after injecting vitamins to a fatigued boxer.
Watch out for these Indians at the Commonwealth Games
Rediff.com's Norma Godinho and Laxmi Negi glance at the athletes and disciplines likely to win medals for India at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
April 02, 2018
Her father denied access into Games village, Saina hits out
Saina Nehwal has claimed that her father Harvir's name has been removed from the Indian team official's list for the Commonwealth Games, leaving her frustrated just before the start of the mega event.
All you must know about Gold Coast CWG
Facts on the Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia's Gold Coast:
Controversy aside, exuberant flag hoisting at CWG village by India
The Indian athletes seemed unruffled by the syringe controversy that has cast a shadow on their Commonwealth Games build-up as they enthusiastically took part in the flag-hoisting ceremony at the athletes village, on Monday.
Watch out for these athletes at Commonwealth Games!
Athletes to watch at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games:
Indian boxers cleared of doping charges at CWG
In a huge relief for India's Commonwealth Games contingent, its boxers were cleared of any doping violation, but they remained under the scanner for breaching the Games' strict 'no needle' policy.
April 01, 2018
Sports Shorts: Kerala win Santosh Trophy after 13 seasons!
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday.
Sindhu hopes to be fit in time for CWG
P V Sindhu hoped to regain peak fitness before the start of individual events and assured India will return with multiple medals.
March 31, 2018
CWG: India deny any wrongdoing after syringes found in compound
India vehemently denied any wrongdoing after syringes were found near their athletes' accommodation at the Commonwealth Games Village in Gold Coast on Saturday even as the authorities are ascertaining if the matter requires thorough probe.
North Korea will take part in next two Olympics: IOC
North Korea will take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Saturday after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.
Children of another dangal
'Dangal gives people the impression that Geeta and Babita Phogat's rise to fame as wrestlers is a one-off phenomenon.'
March 30, 2018
Sports Shorts: Disappointing starts for Shubhankar, Aditi
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
Gymnast Pranati looks to emulate Dipa at CWG
Turning 23 on the day of the preliminary round, Pranati will look to make the finals and emulate Dipa Karmakar, who won a historic bronze in Glasgow four years ago.
March 29, 2018
Sports Shorts: Murray to play in grass-court tournament in June
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
March 28, 2018
CWG 2018: Indian contingent arrives in Gold Coast
About 200 members of the Indian contingent and officials participating in the Commonwealth Games beginning next week arrived in Gold Coast, on Wednesday.
Fit-again Saina hopes to repeat 2010 CWG success at Gold Coast
Memories of a path-breaking gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games are still fresh in her mind as Saina Nehwal embarks on a quest to regain the title at the Gold Coast Games starting next week.
Football friendlies: Spain hit Argentina for six as Isco grabs hat-trick
It will have made uneasy viewing for coach Jorge Sampaoli and emphasised more than ever how reliant his side are on their talisman Messi, who has been struggling with a muscle problem.
ISSF Junior World Cup: Muskan wins gold as India pip China to go top
The 16-year-old Indian bested China's Qin Sihang and Thailand's Kanyakorn Hirunphoem, who respectively took silver and bronze in the pistol event, the tournament's final day.
March 27, 2018
Sindhu suffers injury scare ahead of CWG
P V Sindhu, on Tuesday, suffered an injury scare but there is no immediate threat to her participation in the Commonwealth Games starting next month.
'Why the obsession with foreign coaches?'
Indian boxing's national observer Akhil Kumar sees nothing wrong in leaving out national chief coaches from the Commonwealth Games contingent but what irks him is the higher pay and greater importance given to the foreigners in the support staff.
Sports Shorts: Bhaker-Anmol win air pistol mixed gold
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
March 26, 2018
Sports Shorts: Anish wins India's 3rd individual gold in Jr. World Cup
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
Pallikal expects to defend CWG squash doubles gold despite no coach
The acrimonious exit of foreign coach Achraf El Karargui days before the Commonwealth Games has affected the team's preparations but medal hopefuls Pallikal, Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal remain optimistic of their chances in all three events -- singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
India at CWG: It's shooting and nothing else for Heena Sidhu
Least affected by the recent controversies around her, India's pistol ace Heena Sidhu's primary target is the World Championship
NBA's Kings and Celtics protest police shootings of unarmed black men
The squads of both teams took part in the pre-game show of support for civil rights activists denouncing last Sunday's shooting death of Stephon Clark and the killing of numerous other African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement in recent years.
What Indian shuttlers need to worry about at CWG
It is the surprise element of the unheralded shutters, who could pose a bigger threat to his medal aspirations at next month's Commonwealth Games.
India at CWG: With less competition on offer, Mirabai set to win gold
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will start as overwhelming favourite to clinch the top prize in women's 48kg category at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next month.
March 24, 2018
Srini faction raises 10-point objections, Secy Amitabh skips meeting
While notable participants among 22 state units were acting president CK Khanna (Delhi), cornered treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry (Haryana) and current CAB president Sourav Ganguly (joining on tele-conference), the acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary (Jharkhand) chose to skip the informal gathering keeping a distance from the revolters.
We have a chance to win TT team gold at CWG: Amalraj
The Chennai paddler feels that it's about time that he changes colour of the medal to gold during the upcoming edition in Gold Coast.
Sports Shorts: Advani retains Asian Billiards title
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Sindhu named India's flag-bearer for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
The opening ceremony will be held on April 4.
Golden girl Manu lead India's charge at Jr. Shooting World Cup
Pistol sensation Manu Bhaker continued her terrific run of form, again claiming the individual as well as the team gold medal, while Gaurav Rana bagged a silver, as Indian shooters set the stage ablaze in the ISSF Junior World Cup, in Sydney, on Saturday.
Soumyajit suspended over rape allegation; dropped from CWG squad
India's table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh has been provisionally suspended by his country's governing body after an 18-year-old woman filed a rape allegation against him with the police.
March 23, 2018
Sports Shorts: Queen Elizabeth to start London Marathon
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
World No.1 Johnson crashes out; McIlroy bounces back
Defending champion Dustin Johnson failed to advance to the knockout phase of the WGC-Dell Match Play after suffering a second straight defeat in Texas on Thursday.
March 22, 2018
India at CWG: IOA bats for parents of Sindhu, Saina to accompany them
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narendra Batra feels Sports Ministry should allow the parents of star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal to accompany them at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Facebook data concern at Commonwealth Games
According to AFP, the local Gold Coast council is offering a service up to 10 times normal speed after laying new fibre cables to coincide with the multi-sport event next month, which is contested between nations that are members of the Commonwealth.
Hungrier, stronger, paddler Sathiyan confident of gold at CWG
The 25-year-old, who shot to fame by becoming the second Indian to win an ITTF event -- the Belgium Open in 2016, is a strong medal hope in the Gold Coast Games starting April 4. He has also won a gold in the ITTF Challenge -- Spanish Open last year in the men's singles category.
Junior ISSF World Cup: India's Elavenil wins gold, bronze for Babuta
'I would like to dedicate this win to my parents and thank Gagan Sir and my coaches at GFG who have been working continuously behind me to make a shooter capable of winning titles at the world stage'
Paddler claims innocence over rape charge, but CWG suspension likely
A complaint has been lodged at the Barasat women's police station in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, where the 24-year-old Arjuna awardee has been booked under the IPC sections for rape, criminal conspiracy, causing miscarriage without the woman's consent and cheating, the police said.
Armed with changes in technique, Sakshi hopeful of CWG gold
The Rio bronze-winner has tweaked her leg defence on the insistence of her coach Kuldeep Singh Malik, something that has already got her a gold in the Commonwealth Championships in December last year.
March 21, 2018
Satwik, Chirag eye history and medal at debut CWG
At 17 and 20 respectively, Satwik and Chirag form a formidable pair that has proved its mettle in international badminton, often punching above their weight, only to fall short of podium finishes.
India at CWG: Gymnast Patra eyes medal for better life
The 26-year-old artistic gymnast was included in India's CWG squad after he filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court when his name was initially omitted owing to a tussle between the Gymnastics federation and the Indian Olympic Association.
Sports Shorts: CWG participation of two Indian jumpers uncertain
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
Tainted but celebrated Seema eyes perfect end to CWG career
Seema Punia would once again be one of India's strongest bets for a medal when she hurls the discus one last time at the Commonwealth Games next month.
Soorma: The magic and miracle of Sandeep Singh
He was blessed with celestial ability, a once-in-a-generation player destined to pull India out of its hockey inertia and lay down for it a new, exciting, path of greatness.
March 20, 2018
Sports Shorts: Tendulkar against fake helmet makers
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
PHOTOS: Srikanth, Somdev receive Padma awards
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave away prestigious Padma awards to 89 winners at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
For Sushil, CWG first step towards unfulfilled Olympic dream
India's most decorated wrestler Sushil Kumar, considers next month's Commonwealth Games the first step towards accomplishing his 'unfulfilled' dream of winning an OIympic gold medal.
Will Indian shooting's youth brigade shine at CWG?
The abundance of talent is complemented by a confident approach which the likes of Manu Bhaker, Mehuli Ghosh, Anish Bhanwala and Anjum Moudgil will display at the Games.
Inspiring moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Winter Games
Inspiring moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Winter Games
March 19, 2018
Sports Shorts: Khade wins gold at Singapore Swimming C'ships
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
Sports Shorts: Shi beats Lin Dan to win All England Badminton final
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
March 18, 2018
Just 2-3 points made a huge difference in the end: Sindhu
In a nail-biting semi-final, fourth seed Sindhu went down fighting 21-19, 19-21, 18-21 to Yamaguchi after battling for an hour and 19 minutes on Saturday.
Sindhu goes down fighting in All England semis
Sindhu goes down fighting in All England semisSindhu goes down fighting in All England semis
March 17, 2018
Prannoy's campaign ends in agony at All England
Star Indian shuttler H S Prannoy produced a gallant fight before going down narrowly to China's Huang Yuxiang in the men singles quarter-finals of the All England Championship in Birmingham.
Shubhankar's one big dream for 2019...
The Indian golfing sensation has firmly set his eyes on making the International team which will face a Tiger Woods-led United States team in the Presidents Cup next year.
I have been working on my mental game: Sindhu
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu says losing close matches from advantageous position dealt a blow to her confidence and she is looking to overcome it by working on the mental aspect of her game.
March 16, 2018
Sindhu enters All England semis after thrilling win over Okuhara
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu edged past Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to advance to the semi-finals of the All England Championship, in Birmingham, on Friday.
Did 'ridiculous umpiring' cost Srikanth the match?
Star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was disappointed after being called for a series of what he termed "ridiculous" service faults during his pre-quarterfinal match against China's Huang Yuxiang at the All England Championship.
March 15, 2018
All England Championship: Sindhu reaches quarters
PV Sindhu reaches third round of the prestigious All England Championship
Neymar photo sparks internet stir
Brazilian football star Neymar shared a photograph of himself smiling in a wheelchair on Twitter that is causing quite a stir.
March 14, 2018
All England: Sindhu, Srikanth survive scare but Saina crashes out
PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced into the second round while Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth made first-round exits at the All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham on Wednesday.
March 13, 2018
Mourinho hits back at De Boer over Rashford comments
De Boer, who lasted only 77 days as Crystal Palace manager after losing his first four league games in charge with no goals scored, said in an interview on BT Sport that it was "a pity" Mourinho was Rashford's manager because he was not getting enough chances.
Sports Shorts: 'Minerva hasn't pulled out yet, but doing so will bring game into disrepute'
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
March 12, 2018
Historic! India top medals tally at ISSF World Cup
Two-time Olympic champion Vincent Hancock of the USA won the men's skeet competition, the concluding event of the year's first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.
Sports Shorts: Casey wins Valspar as Woods finishes one stroke behind
Woods, who finished one stroke behind Casey, lamented a "couple of putts here and there" that could have led to his 80th PGA Tour victory.
India's Manasi Joshi wins 3 medals at Para Badminton International
In the tournament played in Mallorca, she narrowly beat Thailand's Darunee Henpraiwan 12-21, 21-17, 21-19 to win the title.
PM to inaugurate Mary Kom's academy
'The foundation is grateful to both central and state government for establishment of these sports facilities after many years of struggle since its inception in 2006'
March 11, 2018
ISSF World Cup: Akhil Sheoran adds another gold to India's tally
Young Akhil Sheoran clinched the gold medal in men's 50m rifle 3 position with plenty to spare as India continued their superlative run at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.
March 10, 2018
AFI names 31-member athletics team for Gold Coast CWG
Four 20km race walkers -- two men and two women -- have already been named from the separate national championships held in New Delhi in February.
Hero Indian Open: Shubhankar cards 72 to share lead after day 3
While other Indians in the fray went over par, the 21-year-old from Chandigarh sank five birdies, including one at the 18th, against three bogeys and a double bogey at the 17th, to share the lead with English golfer Matt Wallace, who carded two-under 70 to total 209.
Sports Shorts: India beat Ireland 4-1 to finish 5th in Azlan Shah Cup
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Struggling Sharapova splits with coach
The news comes after Sharapova, who said the decision to end their four-year partnership was "mutually agreed", was beaten by 44th-ranked Naomi Osaka in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in California on Wednesday.
March 09, 2018
Super Shubhankar sets course record at Indian Open
Rising Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma shattered the course record at the challenging DLF Golf course with a sensational eight-under 64 to surge to second place after the unfinished second round at the US$ 1,750,000 Hero Indian Open, in Gurgaon, on Friday.
Sports Shorts: Sharath stuns World No. 7 Niwa at Qatar Open
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
ISSF World Cup: Anjum wins silver, India top tally with 8 medals
India thus remained on top of the medals tally with eight medals, while China is in second with two gold, two silver, one bronze.
'Ladies First': Story of Deepika's journey from Ranchi to Rio
The International Women's Day could not have been more special for Indian archer Deepika Kumari as a documentary on her life 'Ladies First' -- was released for worldwide streaming on Thursday.
March 08, 2018
Another special invite for India's golf hero Shubhankar!
Shubhankar Sharma continues to live a dream as four-time major champion and former world no 1 Rory Mcllroy has extended an invitation to him for a practice round at the Augusta National Golf Club before the Masters begins in April.
Sports Shorts: Yuki beats Ramkumar to qualify for Indian Wells
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
PHOTOS: Meet the first ever 'Boxer Barbie'!
The Nicola Adams doll -- the first ever 'Boxer Barbie' -- is the athlete in miniature, complete with boxing gloves, sports gear emblazoned with her trademark 'Lioness' nickname, and her distinctive cropped hairstyle.
March 07, 2018
Sports Shorts: India maul Malaysia to stay afloat in Azlan Shah Cup
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
The 'fearless' Indian golfer who has a 'flawless game'
Shiv Kapur joined the chorus in showering praise on young Shubhankar Sharma, describing him as an 'exceptional talent' with maturity beyond his age.
March 06, 2018
India's golf sensation accepts Masters invite
Shubhankar Sharma, fresh off an impressive outing in his PGA Tour debut that made the golfing world take notice, has accepted an invitation to compete in next month's US Masters, the tournament said on Tuesday.
Should Sania Mirza disassociate from 'misleading' advertorial?
A green body has urged tennis star Sania Mirza to disassociate herself from a 'misleading' advertorial by an organisation representing the poultry industry.
She is talented, young and India's new shooting sensation
Manu Baker won two gold medals in as many days on a World Cup debut
Sports Shorts: India out of final race after loss to Australia
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Shooting star Manu's rise from the boxing ring to a golden double
For someone who took to shooting just a little over two years ago, winning two gold medals at a global event of this magnitude would easily qualify as some achievement.
Norovirus threat ahead of CWG. What is it?
Norovirus is known as the 'winter vomiting bug'.
Gold finger: Teenager Manu's sensational run at ISSF WC continues
The teenager could be the youngest ever to win senior World Cup gold medals for India though the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) could not confirm.
March 05, 2018
Che Bella! Wimbledon champ Muguruza scorches red carpet at the Oscars!
US Olympian skier Lindsay Vonn also walked the red carpet, but her choice of outfit was open to debate on social media.
Shubhankar shows potential despite faltering at final hurdle
The 21-year-old Indian's performance at the World Golf Championships has made the golfing world sit up and take notice.
Sports Shorts: Paes returns to top 50 in rankings
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
Shubhankar fumbles at the end to finish tied 9th at World Golf
Overnight leader Shubhankar Sharma struggled with his putts on the decisive final day to fall short of scripting history but the rapidly-rising Indian managed a creditable tied ninth finish at the US$ 10 million World Golf Championships.
Oscar gongs for NBA star Bryant, Russia dope documentary film
The sports field saw two special mentions at the 90th Oscar Awards on Sunday night.
ISSF WC: Teenager Bhaker shoots gold, Ravi Kumar takes bronze
Bhaker beat a two-time World Cup Finals winner and the host country's Alejandra Zavala, with a 10.8 in the last shot of the 24 shot final, to come out on top with a score of 237.5.
Rathore: 'Corporates are ready to invest in sports but...'
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says the corporate sector is very much willing to support development of sports and athletes in India but it needs to be given the assurance that the money is going in right hands.
March 04, 2018
Roger Bannister: First man to run a mile in under 4 minutes dies at 88
British athlete Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, has died aged 88, British media reported on Sunday, citing a statement from his family.
Shooting World Cup: Rizvi wins gold; bronze for Jitu, Mehuli
The Meerut-based Rizvi shot a world record 242.3 in the 10m air pistol event's final to beat reigning Olympic champion Christian Reitz of Germany (239.7) to win the top prize.
Shubhankar on brink of history at World Golf Championships
The 21-year-old, playing in his maiden PGA Tour event and first World Golf Championships tournament, remained the man to beat after a two-under-par 69 at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.
When Mickelson dismissed Shubhankar as member of the media!
Phil Mickelson dismissed Shubhankar Sharma as a member of the media at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Saturday, but the veteran American will not mistake the Indian when they play together in the final threesome on Sunday.
March 03, 2018
Asian Wrestling C'ships: Bajrang, Vinod win bronze
Defending champion Bajrang Punia settled for a bronze in men's 65kg freestyle as Indian grapplers bagged two medals on the penultimate day of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships
Sports Shorts: India lose to Argentina in Azlan Shah opener
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
India pip Pakistan to win Snooker Team World Cup
The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra staged a remarkable recovery to pip Pakistan in the final of the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup.
Sharma upstages big names to take halfway lead in Mexico
India's Shubhankar Sharma surprised a few people, but not himself, as he upstaged the biggest names in golf for a two-shot halfway lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Friday.
March 02, 2018
SHOCKING! Every runner in 400m heat disqualified at World Indoors
It is the first time every athlete has been disqualified from a heat at a major championships.
Navjot first woman wrestler to win gold at Asian Championships
India's Vinesh Phogat had to be contend with a silver medal in the Asian Wrestling Championship after losing 2-3 to China's a Chun Lei in the summit clash of the women's 50kg freestyle event in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Will India's golf sensation Shubhankar qualify for US Masters?
Already twice a winner this season on the European Tour, the 21-year-old proved himself equally at home among the most elite of company at the World Golf Championships.
Dream debut for Shubhankar at World Golf Championships
The 21-year-old Indian golfer fired a sizzling six-under 65 to grab the tied second place after the opening round in Mexico City.
March 01, 2018
Sports Shorts: BFC knock Kerala Blasters out of ISL
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
Exclusive! Edberg: 'Roger just has to enjoy it'
Armed with a warm smile, the Swede shares his thoughts about Federer, Becker and modern-day tennis.
February 28, 2018
My dream is to become World No 1: Sindhu
Ace shuttler PV Sindhu, on Wednesday, said her dream is to become World No 1 and she is trying to reach the numero uno spot.
IOC lifts doping ban on Russia, reinstates membership
"The Russian Olympic Committee has had its rights fully restored," said Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee, in comments broadcast on state TV.
Sports Shorts: FC Goa move closer to semi-final spot
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
PIX: Meet Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games' pointy-eared mascots
Chosen by schoolchildren across Japan and announced before a gymnasium of cheering pupils in Tokyo, the as yet unnamed blue character will be the mascot for the Olympics and the pink cherry blossom-inspired one for the Paralympics.
Javelin thrower Kang flunks dope test, faces 4-year ban
Top Indian javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang has been suspended provisionally by the world athletics governing body after he returned positive for a steroid in an out-of-competition test last week.
PHOTOS: Grand double for Federer at Laureus Awards
Tennis legend Roger Federer became the most decorated winner in the history of Laureus World Sports Awards after he won twin honours, his sixth, which includes the Sportsman and Comeback titles at the 18th edition of the prestigious awards ceremony, in Monaco.
February 27, 2018
Gopichand slams badminton's proposed new rule changes
The Badminton World Federation's proposal to reduce on-court coaching and tweak the scoring system has left international coaches a confused lot with the likes of Pullela Gopichand and Kenneth Jonassen questioning the very logic of such a move.
Norway grounded even after Winter Olympic Games super success
Aksel Lund Svindal became the first Norwegian to win the Olympic men's downhill, the blue riband event of the Alpine skiing programme, and Norway took gold in biathlon, ski jumping, speed skating and freestyle skiing.
February 26, 2018
I deserve more respect for scoring record: Lukaku
The Belgian international has scored 13 league goals this season, four in the Champions League and four in the FA Cup, but has been criticised for not being effective against the bigger teams in England.
Sports Shorts: Ramkumar achieves career-best rank, Yuki drops
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
It's a wrap for Winter Olympics!
Olympic officials have showered praise on South Korea's Winter Games organisers for staging a successful event against the odds, but they have also left it with a warning: don't leave any white elephants behind.
When Winking Queen Priya Varrier met legendary Sachin Tendulkar
Priya Prakash Varrier had a fan moment when she met the legendary Sachin Tendulkar
February 25, 2018
Indian shutler Sameer lifts Swiss Open title
The 23-year-old from Madhya Pradesh showed great anticipation and technique and added power to his smashes to bamboozle Jorgensen 21-15, 21-13 in a lop-sided contest.
Sports Shorts: Amit strikes gold; Mary gets silver at Strandja Memorial
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Yuvraj, Kapil to grace Laureus World Sports Awards
While Kapil is an academy member of the Laureus World Sports Awards along with Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh, Yuvraj has been invited in role of an ambassador.
Winter Olympics PIX: South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'
Spectacular IMAGES from the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea Winter Olympics: Russians sing banned anthem after claiming gold
At their medal ceremony, the players team sang the Russian anthem over the sound of the Olympic anthem at the Gangneung Hockey Centre despite being barred from having their flag raised or anthem played. Tendulkar, Sehwag, Sindhu mourn demise of Sridevi
'It is hard to digest that Sridevi is no more'
Russia barred from flying flag at Winter Games closing
The International Olympic Committee dashed Russian athletes' hopes of marching behind their national flag at the Winter Games on Sunday, deciding against immediately lifting Russia's Olympic suspension after fresh doping violations
February 24, 2018
Kashyap wins Austrian Open, Sameer in Swiss Open final
India's men shuttlers had a great day in office with reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap winning the Austrian Open Championship in Vienna while young Sameer Verma made it to the summit clash of the Swiss Open.
Sports Shorts: Nita Ambani presents medals at Winter Olympics
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Hockey time for Canadian PM Trudeau
Trudeau, along with his wife Sophie Gregoire, presented Canada's ice hockey jerseys to the budding Indian girls team during the event at the Canadian High Commission.
Historic! Aruna wins bronze at Gymnastics World Cup
Aruna Budda Reddy today created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup as she clinched a bronze in the women's vault event in Melbourne.
Will Russia get permission to fly flag at Winter Olympics?
Russia has appealed to Olympic authorities to restore its Olympic status and allow its athletes to march with the national flag on Sunday at the Winter Games closing ceremony, but it could be waiting until the last minute for a decision.
Winter Olympics Sidelights: The first 5G Olympics? Not quite
The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology -- but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.
Russian bobsledder admits anti-doping violation; athletes fear
A despondent mood swept through Russian athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Saturday, their hopes of being able to fly the Russian flag at the closing ceremony deflated by a second positive doping test.
Day 15: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Ester Ledecka became the first person in Winter Olympics history to capture gold medals in unrelated events after the Czech won the snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday to go with her stunning Alpine skiing super-G gold.
At 15, Zagitova's skills belie her youth
Olympic gold medallist Alina Zagitova might be 15 but the depth of her figure skating career stretches far beyond her years.
Sameer Verma in Swiss Open semis; Kashyap in Austrian Open final
Sameer Verma advanced to the semi-finals of the US $150,000 Swiss Open with an easy victory over former world No. 2 Kento Momota of Japan, in Basel, on Saturday.
Sports Shorts: Kasatkina stuns Muguruza, meets Svitolina in final
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
February 23, 2018
Sports Shorts: Sharmila lone Indian to make cut in Australian Ladies Classic
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
Kim's cheer squad 'charm offensive'
They cheer, dance and sing in perfect unison. But these are not your ordinary cheerleaders.
What is Ivanka Trump doing at Winter Olympics?
Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea on Friday to attend closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games
Russian Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug, the Russian bobsleigh federation said in a statement on Friday.
Day 14: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games.
Sports Shorts: Jury finds USTA mostly liable for Bouchard fall
The jury deliberated for less than an hour before ruling in Bouchard's favour in the lawsuit against the USTA.
February 22, 2018
Russian bronze medallist curler found guilty of doping, says CAS
CAS said that the Olympic Athletes from Russia mixed doubles curling team, who won bronze at the Games, had been disqualified from the competition.
Sports Shorts: Saina meets Tai Tzu in All England opener
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday
February 21, 2018
Sports Shorts: Paes-Raja lose in Round 1 at Delray Beach
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday.
No medals but plenty of cheers for North Korean athletes
North Korea will not be the only nation leaving the Pyeongchang Olympics without a medal, but they are one of the few minnows of winter sports to have earned rousing cheers wherever they go.
Hearing yet to be set in Russian medallist doping case
A hearing in the case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, has yet to be scheduled, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.
Sidelights: South Koreans furious after speed skaters hang team mate out to dry
Two South Korean speed skaters are facing growing calls for them to be banned from the national team after they appeared to blame a team mate for their failure to reach the semi-finals of the women's team pursuit at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Dating app is heating up at Winter Olympics
The most popular athletes on Tinder at the Olympics in Pyeongchang are male bobsledders and female snowboarders, the dating app said.
Day 12: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope 'like a Samurai' to win the women's downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing.
February 20, 2018
Russian medallist denies doping after positive test
Russian Olympic medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky has denied taking a banned substance in a suspected doping case that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Games and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain its full Olympic status.
Srikanth eyes No.1 ranking; wants 21-point format to stay
Kidambi Srikanth is against any drastic changes in the scoring system being contemplated by the world body.
'I glue my dress to my skin'
Olympic ice dancers are taking extra precautions to ensure their costumes get attention for all the right reasons, using tape and glue to guarantee they stay covered up as they glide around the ice.
Want to change Olympic medal colour: Sindhu
PV Sindhu, on Tuesday, said she wants to change the colour of her Olympic medal from silver to gold at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Day 11: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record into the bargain.
Another athlete fails dope test at Winter Olympics
Slovenia men's ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended for the remainder of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday.
Avoiding wardrobe malfunction a priority for this pair
A pair of Turkish ice dancers on Tuesday said they take care to ensure their relatively conservative costumes are firmly in place when they compete but maintained it was not due to any pressure from their government.
February 19, 2018
Winter Olympics Sidelights: We tied? Chaos after Canada-Germany dead-heat
Knowing that it had been a tie an overjoyed Friedrich and Margis had rushed over to Kripps and Kopacz to celebrate as they finished their final run.
Day 10: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Day 11: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at Winter Olympics
French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis on Monday was hit by a wardrobe malfunction
Bemused curlers ask 'why would anyone dope in our sport?'
Winter Games' least taxing and physically demanding sports feel it necessary to use performance-enhancing drugs
Bizarre! Fergie sexes up National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game
Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game Sunday didn't win over many fans.
Winter Olympics: Doping case launched against Russian athlete
The court said no hearing date had been fixed yet and no further information would be provided for the moment.
Sports Shorts: Coleman breaks world record in 60 metres
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday
February 18, 2018
Russian medallist suspected of doping
Russian medallist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance
Sports Shorts: Manavaditya Rathore wins silver
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday
Winter Olympics Sidelights: Olympic brand mints money like never before
Sponsors say their customers simply don't care that much.
Day 10: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Majestic Marcel Hirscher won his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games after leaving a field of rivals trailing in his wake with another technical masterclass in the giant slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on Sunday.
How Saina and Sindhu helped Prannoy...
Star shuttler H S Prannoy has credited top women shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal for the positive change in mindset of other players while facing tougher opponents.
February 17, 2018
Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics
The weather was a bone-chilling, minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit).
Winter Olympics: Czech shredder Ledecka stuns Alpine world with gold
The 22-year-old was ranked 43rd in the World Cup standings in Super-G and was thought to have a better chance of gold in the snowboarding events she will also contest in Pyeongchang, an unprecedented doubling up.
Sports Shorts: Woods misses cut at Riviera after eight bogeys
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday.
February 16, 2018
India's Winter Olympics campaign over
India's Jagdish Singh, on Friday, finished a dismal 103rd in the men's 15-km free cross-country skiing race at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Sports Shorts: Danica ready for her final Daytona 500 start
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday
Winter Olympics sidelights: Two Swiss freestyle skiers contract norovirus
Two Swiss freestyle skiers have contracted the norovirus, the Swiss team said on Friday, becoming the first confirmed cases among athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Day 8: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Yun Sung-bin rocketed to the men's skeleton gold on Friday and become the first athlete outside Europe or North America to win an Olympic sliding medal after dominating the event at the Pyeongchang Games.
How much is a North Korean athlete worth?
North Korean have proven to be priceless when measured in diplomatic currency at South Korea's Winter Games
February 15, 2018
Sports Shorts: Chennainyin FC scores hard-fought win over FC Goa
A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday.
When North Korean pair charmed the South...
North Korean pair Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik ended their Olympic adventure winning over the home crowd's hearts.
Have you met the Federer of the slopes?
Svindal became not just the oldest man to win an Alpine Olympic gold but also one of the most popular
Winter Olympics sidelights: Deadly Mexican uniforms bring team to life
The suits, which depict red flowers and blue diamonds on top of enormous skulls in a homage to the Mexican holiday, at first stoked controversy among committee members.
Djoko, Wozniacki put out romantic Valentine's Day wishes
And taking time out to show their love for their beloveds were tennis stars.
Champions League: Orange is the new Red as Liverpool run riot in Porto
The strip made a memorable debut in the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League group stage, marking Liverpool's biggest ever away win in European competition.
Day 7: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Several events were postponed or rescheduled, including Nordic combined, biathlon and Alpine skiing, and more than 60 tents were damaged by winds with a speed of seven metres per second as organisers warned of flying debris.
Sports Shorts: Golfer Haas involved in car crash with actor Luke Wilson
Haas, a six-time PGA Tour winner, was scheduled to play in the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades that begins Thursday, but will withdraw to recover at his home in Greenville, South Carolina, his manager said.
February 14, 2018
Dutch musicians strike K-pop chord with fans
The musicians from the Netherlands entertaining fans at the Gangneung Oval are nearly as fond of K-pop as they are of Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer.
Day 6: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
North Korean pair given warm welcome on Pyeongchang debut
Sports Shorts: ATP investigate 'racial prejudice' claims by Young
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
Kabaddi player accuses family of pressurising her into marriage
Preeti, originally a resident of Mahavati village of Panipat is currently residing in Rohtak to pursue her Bachelor of Arts (BA) from VaishCollege in Rohtak, while her family has been living in Karnal since four years.
Winter Olympics sidelights: Finland's knitting passion is latest yarn
The Finns started using the unique method of stress relief at the Sochi Games, where they knitted a scarf. Two years later at the Rio Olympics they added to it.
Loved up US figure skaters show how it's done on Valentine's Day
'We're just feeding off each other and reminding each other how lucky we are to be here. It's keeping us humble and happy'
Winter OIympics PIX: US snowboarder White stamps legacy with third gold
White needed a big performance to overhaul Japan's Ayumu Hirano and duly delivered with a spectacular display to earn a score of 97.75. His victory means the United States have won all four snowboarding golds awarded at the Games.
February 13, 2018
Pix: Inside a 'Penis Park' in South Korea
The country now has several 'penis parks', so many that Haesindang markets itself as the 'only one on the east coast'.
BIG BLOW! Dipa Karmakar ruled out of CWG
Dipa Karmakar has been forced out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games owing to the career-threatening knee injury
Winter Olympics sidelights: No official complaints about high winds
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has refuted claims that athletes' complaints had been ignored in the build-up to the controversial women's snowboard slopestyle Olympic final on Monday.
Day 5: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Chloe Kim blew away the competition to win the women's snowboard halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday, the American teenager finishing well clear of China's Liu Jiayu and compatriot Arielle Gold.
February 12, 2018
Day 4: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Ireen Wust of the Netherlands claimed a record 10th Olympic speed skating medal when she surged to gold in the women's 1,500 metres at the Gangneung Oval on Monday.
Fashion on show at Winter Olympics!
Furry hats, thick puffer coats and neck warmers are a necessity, but can be stylish too.
Sports Shorts: Basic clinches maiden title in Sofia
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
Winter Olympics sidelights: Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Games
The virus had broken out in the lead-up to the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang last Friday and led to some 1,200 security staff being quarantined. Organisers had to call in military personnel to replace them.
US skier at Winter Olympics keeping flag flying for LGBT community
The 26-year-old told Reuters on Sunday he was excited about representing the United States as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at the ongoing Games in South Korea.
February 11, 2018
Winter Olympics sidelights: Cyber attack shuts official site
The cyber attack affected the internet-connected televisions at the media centres and also shut down the official Winter Olympics website for around 20 minutes.
India luger Keshavan ends career with 34th-place finish
The effort put him at 30th in the third heat among 40 competitors and 34th overall after three rounds. Since Keshavan finished outside the top 20 after three runs, he did not get to compete in the fourth and final run -- the medal round.
This Olympic ski coach's life story akin to a Bollywood flick
US Olympic medallist Dawson was born in South Korea's Busan where, at the age of three, he was separated from his mother in a bustling marketplace.
Pune man is first Asian to swim across Ocean Seven
More becomes only the ninth person in the world to complete the marathon swim
Sports Shorts: Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor sent to prison
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Day 3: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Medvedeva sets world record, Canada lead team event
February 10, 2018
Sports Shorts: Sharmila first Indian to qualify for China LPGA Tour
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Indians at Winter Olympics: Keshavan 34th after two rounds
Keshavan is among 40 sliders competing in the men's singles luge event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018.
Winter Olympics sidelights: Don't mention nukes
South Koreans learn how to talk to the enemy
More revelations of sexual abuse allegations in sports
Austrian Ski Federation to investigate new claims
Day 2: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Sweden's Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday after powering away from the field to secure victory in the women's 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon.
February 09, 2018
Tonga's flag bearer goes shirtless again at Winter Olympics
When the North Korean athletes took over, it became a more austere affair.
Asian C'ships: Indian men & women end campaign
The Indian women's team went down to Indonesia 1-3 for its second loss in the Badminton Asia Team Championships in, Alor Setar, on Friday.
PIX: Diplomacy under microscope at Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colourful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea
Luger Shiva Keshavan carries flag for India one last time
A teenage Keshavan shot down the luge track on a borrowed sled at Nagano in 1998 and at the age of 36, he will compete in his sixth consecutive Games at the Olympic Sliding Centre.
Now US Olympic swimmer accuses ex-coach of sexual abuse
Ariana Kukors, who represented the United States in the 2012 Olympic Games, said Sean Hutchison, then a coach for USA Swimming's national team, began "grooming" her for a sexual relationship when she was 13.
Sports Shorts: Top seed Wawrinka labours to three-set victory in Sofia
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
The Russians had appealed their exclusion from the Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the doping scandal from the 2014 Sochi Games.
February 08, 2018
PIX: Ice, Ice baby! Winter Olympics is here, it's the coldest one yet!
And while the mercury hits its lowest, South Korea's Jang Hye-Ji launched the Games on Thursday by sliding the first mixed doubles curling stone in Olympic history down the ice, before about 2,500 spectators at Gangneung Curling Centre, AFP reported.
Russia says coach mistreated by Canadian, fears Games prejudice
Russia is banned from competing for their country due to an alleged state-backed doping scheme, but the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has allowed it to send so-called neutral athletes who have no history of drugs-cheating.
North Korean orchestra serenades South Koreans amid protest
The Samjiyon Band's performance comes a day before South Korea opens its first Winter Olympics, amid a thaw in ties with North Korea highlighted by the first visit by its leader Kim Jong Un's sister, who is set to arrive on Friday.
Winter Olympics sidelights: Norway and its 'eggstraordinary' menu
After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway's team at this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu
Indian flag hoisted at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Village
Luger Shiva Keshavan, Indian contingent's chef-de-mission Harjinder Singh and the mayor of the Games Village were present during the brief ceremony.
Slam-machine Federer looking to make history in Rotterdam
Federer, who has agreed to play in the Dutch hardcourt event for the first time since 2015, currently sits on the second spot in the world rankings.
Whistleblowers should not go public, says WADA
WADA is at the heart of the biggest doping scandal in years after three Russian whistleblowers went to the media and exposed a massive systematic doping scheme in the country across many sports and involving more than 1,000 athletes.
Asia C'ship: Sindhu wins but India lose to Japan
Indian women shuttlers advanced to the Badminton Asia Team Championship quarter-finals despite a 1-4 loss to Japan in which P V Sindhu notched the country's only win Alor Setar, Malaysia, on Thursday.
Sindhu, Shastri, Geeta pose with sanitary pad
The first one from sports fraternity to join the challenge was PV Sindhu.
February 07, 2018
Pyeongchang on track to be coldest Olympics in decades
Brutally cold conditions in Pyeongchang are warping skis and forcing some athletes to toss them out after training runs, an Alpine skiing course worker told Reuters on Wednesday.
Why this para-athlete is threatening to commit suicide
Sakina Khatun, who has not been included in the Indian contingent to represent the country at Commonwealth Games 2018 in the Gold Coast
PETA brings anti-fur protest to Winter Olympics
"Unfortunately fur is being worn by many Koreans," said Fruno on Tuesday, adding that China, the host of the 2022 Winter Games, is one of the world's largest fur exporters.
February 06, 2018
Sports Shorts: Nadal targets return at Mexico Open
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
This star of ice lied out of love but resets her goals
In 2015 Carolina Kostner was handed a 16-month ban for allegedly assisting her former boyfriend
Asia C'ship: India men & women teams start on winning note
Sindhu leads India to 3-2 win over Hong Kong in Asia badminton Team Championship
February 05, 2018
Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor gets up to 125 more years in prison for abuse
Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison on Monday for molesting young female gymnasts, capping weeks of horrifying testimony from nearly 200 victims about his decades of abuse.
Athletes and fans shiver at Winter Games
Sub-zero temperatures could be a real issue for visitors in Pyeongchang for this month's Winter Olympics, but while Games fans shivered, athletes on Monday welcomed the cold.
Keshavan aims for last hurrah in Winter Olympics
Shiva Keshavan wants to overcome a recent injury and end his international career with a flourish during the Pyeongchang Games, starting this week.
Super Bowl PIX: Families take centre-stage after Eagles stun Patriots
For the Eagles, who previously lost title games in 1981 and 2005, the win capped a remarkable late-season charge that most observers considered unthinkable when starting quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending injury in December.
Super-achievers Bumrah, Harmanpreet, Sidhu in Forbes 30 Under 30 list
Team India's Jasprit Bumrah, India women's cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur and shooter Heena Sindhu have exceeded expectations to make the cut.
February 04, 2018
Sindhu fails to defend India Open title
Loses to American Zhang in tight final
Tough times ahead for boxing?
Boxing could be knocked out of the next Olympic Games if the International Olympic Committee is not satisfied problems with the sport's finances and governance are sorted out, IOC President Thomas Bach warned on Sunday.
Shubhankar Sharma captures Malaysia title
India's Shubhankar Sharma roared back from a four-stroke deficit to claim a remarkable two-shot win at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia for his second European Tour title on Sunday.
Sports Shorts: Kvitova outplays Mladenovic to lift title
A summary of sports events and sports persons who made news on Sunday.
February 03, 2018
India Open: Sindhu storms into final, Pranaav-Sikki lose
Defending champion P V Sindhu stood just one step away from retaining her title after defeating Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon in a lop-sided semi-final at the $ 350,000 India Open Super 500 tournament in New Delhi on Saturday.
The farmer's son and India's big boxing hope
Manish Kaushik has announced his arrival on the senior scene in grand fashion.
February 02, 2018
Victims' father charges at ex-USA Gymnastics doctor in court
He was nearly within striking distance of Nassar before court guards tackled him roughly to the ground in front of his shocked daughters.
Luger Keshavan to vie for medal in his 6th Winter Olympics
The 36-year-old Keshavan, the country's best known Winter Olympian, will be taking part in his sixth Games since his debut at Nagano in Japan in 1998. Since then he has represented the country in the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.
In pictures: When Kohli, Saina, Kournikova burnt the runway!
From Sania Mirza to Virat Kohli, even the likes of Virender Sehwag has shown that swagger on the runway.
India Open: Sindhu in semis; erroneous Saina goes down tamely
The biggest upset of the day was produced by Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi, who knocked out Olympic champion and last year's finalist Carolina Marin 21-12, 21-19, in a 48-minute clash.
Sports Shorts: Paes-Salisbury in Dallas Challenger semis
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
February 01, 2018
India Open: Mary Kom, Basumatary, Borgohain win gold
M C Mary Kom struck gold in the women's competition but India's men were denied a complete sweep by traditional powerhouses Cuba and Uzbekistan on an exciting final day of the India Open boxing tournament, in Delhi, on Thursday.
Kashyap, Sameer in last 8 of India Open
Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa notched thrilling victories to enter the quarter-finals of the India Open Super 500 World Tour badminton tournament in Delhi on Thursday.
Good news for athletes! Sports Budget hiked by 258 cr
The sports ministry, on Thursday, received a hike of Rs 258.2 crore in the union budget for 2018-19, presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament
Bhutia walks the ramp but calls Beckham most fashionable
Bhaichung said he is proud to represent Sikkim at the 13th edition of Sustainable Fashion Day.
Sindhu's defeats can't be termed as failures: Gopichand
He is known to be a demanding coach but Pullela Gopichand is of the opinion that Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu's odd defeats can't be termed as her failure, not even by a single per cent.
Sports Shorts: CAS overturns doping bans on 28 Russian athletes
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
January 31, 2018
WATCH: NBA cheerleaders dance to 'Ghoomar', video goes viral
The NBA posted a video of the dance on its Facebook page on Tuesday and it went viral.
Sports Shorts: No more grid girls at Formula One races
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
India Open: Mary Kom in final, Shiva upstaged in semis
MC Mary Kom advanced to the final but Shiva Thapa settled for a bronze medal after an upset semi-final loss in the India Open boxing tournament for men and women in New Delhi on Wednesday.
India Open: Prannoy forced to play with foot corns; Saina, Sindhu win
H S Prannoy lost in the opening round even as compatriots Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu entered the second round of the $ 350,000 India Open Super 500 tournament, in New Delhi on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: PV Sindhu spotted with Deepika Padukone!
After riding high on the success of her latest movie Padmaavat, actress Deepika Padukone was seen in New Delhi on Tuesday night at the felicitation ceremony of her father and Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone.
January 30, 2018
India Open boxing: Shiva, Mary Kom make semis
M C Mary Kom (51kg) and Shiva Thapa (60kg) were among the prominent names assured of medals as the host nation continued to dominate the ring in the US $100,000 India Open boxing tournament for men and women, in Delhi, on Tuesday.
January 29, 2018
Grandmaster Gujrathi wins Tata Steel Challengers
Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi won Tata Steel Chess Challengers 2018, at Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands, on Sunday. The victory ensured him qualification for the Tata Steel Masters 2019, where leading chess players from across the world, including World champion Magnus Carlsen, will take part.
Sumit, Sarjubala assured medals, Shiva in quarters
Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan (91kg) and World silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi (51kg) are among four Indian boxers assured of medals after scoring facile victories in the inaugural India Open, for men and women, in Delhi on Monday.
January 28, 2018
Saina falls yet again to Tai Tzu
Saina Nehwal suffered her seventh straight defeat to world No 1 and old nemesis Tai Tzu Ying, going down in the summit clash of the $ 350,000 Indonesia Masters in Jakarta on Sunday.
January 27, 2018
Indonesia Masters: Sensational Saina enters final
Saina Nehwal made a perfect start to the new season, reaching the women's singles final of the $ 350,000 Indonesia Masters with a thrilling straight-game win over world no 4 Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand in Jakarta, on Saturday.
Sports Shorts: Delhi lifts Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in style
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
January 26, 2018
Indonesia Masters: Saina sinks Sindhu to sail into semis
Former World No 1 Saina Nehwal asserted her supremacy over Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu with a straight game victory to enter the semi-finals of the USD 350,000 Indonesia Masters, in Jakarta on Friday.
'Stench' of Nassar scandal will dog USA Gymnastics for years
The scandal stemming from longtime USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse of young female athletes could take a financial toll on the sports federation for years, sponsorship executives said.
January 25, 2018
Padma Bhushan gong for Dhoni, Advani
Besides the duo, 2017 World Weightlifting Champion in the 48kg category, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and former Asian Games gold medallist tennis player Somdev Devvarman were conferred with the Padma Shri award.
Sports Shorts: Mourinho extends contract at Man United till 2020
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
Saina, Sindhu to face-off in Indonesia Masters quarters
Young men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty too entered the quarter-finals after getting past Chinese Taipei's Liao Min Chun and Su Ching Heng 21-17, 21-16 in the second round.
Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 175 years for sexual abuse
Disgraced long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced on Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young female gymnasts, following days of wrenching testimony from about 160 of his victims, including Olympic medallists.
Sports Shorts: Saina, Sindhu enter second round in Indonesia
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
January 24, 2018
Anand plays out easy draw with Carlsen
World rapid champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with world No 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ninth round of the Tata Steel Masters in Wijk Aan Zee, the Netherlands. Settling for his sixth draw in nine games, Anand took his tally to five points and remains joint-sixth in the 14 players, 13-round tournament.
Sports Shorts: Serena to play Fed Cup tie vs Netherlands
A summary of sports events and sportspersons, who made news on Tuesday.
January 22, 2018
Ronaldo's 'mirror' act invites jokes and sympathy on Twitter
Seeing the cut on the phone cam, his pretty face damaged, the Portuguese forward's expression said it all.
January 21, 2018
Sports Shorts: FC Goa edge out Kerala Blasters
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Double delight for Ethiopia but elite runners slam Mumbai marathon
The elite women runners of the Tata Mumbai Marathon slammed the event organisers, saying there were too many casual runners on the course and that the Metro construction work was also a hindrance.
January 20, 2018
North Korea to send 22 athletes for Winter Olympics in South Korea
The IOC said in a statement that the North and South have agreed to march under a single flag at the opening ceremony and would field a united team in the women's ice hockey.
January 19, 2018
Sports Shorts: Shubhankar makes cut in Abu Dhabi
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
January 18, 2018
Sports Shorts: Bengaluru whip Mumbai to top ISL table
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
January 17, 2018
Koreas to form unified ice hockey team, march together in Olympics
The two Koreas agreed during rare talks on Wednesday to form a combined women's ice hockey team to take part in next month's Winter Olympics in the South.
Nadal says lower-ranked players need more money
Nadal's comments follow media reports this week that Novak Djokovic, the president of the Players' Council, had urged players to unionise at a pre-Australian Open meeting and revolt over the way the revenues from the four grand slams are distributed.
Victim of ex-USA gymnastics doctor says abuse led to dad's suicide
Kyle Stephens, pausing to compose herself during Nassar's sentencing hearing in a courtroom in Lansing, Michigan, on Tuesday, said the doctor, a family friend, began molesting her when she was 6 years old and her parents did not believe her when she told them.
January 16, 2018
Sports Shorts: Mumbai to host Man United legend Saha on Jan 20
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Federer receives twin nominations for 2018 Laureus Awards
Regarded as the Oscar of sports, the nominations for 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards were finalised following a ballot by the world's sports media.
This Olympic champs says she too was sexually abused
Simone Biles said on Monday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.
January 15, 2018
Winter Oly: Govt helps skier Himanshu Thakur get Iranian visa
The 24-year-old, who finished 72nd in the giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics four years ago, needs a score of 140 points or below in five races to qualify for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang from February 9 to 29.
January 14, 2018
Sports Shorts: Madappa earns full playing rights on Asian Tour
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
With Oly qualification on line, skier seeks government help
Himanshu, who finished 72nd in the giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics four years ago, needs a score of 140 points or below in five races to qualify for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang from February 9 to 29.
Anand edges past Matlakov in Tata Steel opener
Coming into the event after his title-win at the World Rapid Championship, Anand came up with some fine manoeuvres before dodging the checkmate attempt by the Russian.
January 13, 2018
Sports Shorts: Nelson secures win for Chennaiyin FC
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
January 11, 2018
Sports shorts: Koreas could parade together at Winter Olympics
The two countries, technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended with a truce, agreed on Tuesday that North Korea would send a large delegation across the border to next month's Games.
Check out golf hero Shubhankar's 'Major' plans for 2018
Realising that a 'taxing' calendar can drain you completely, rising Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma is now focussing on improving his mental toughness ahead of the new season, during which he is set to make his Major debut.
January 10, 2018
Sports Shorts: Yuki, Ramkumar advance in Australian Open qualifiers
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
Straight out of the movies! Canoeist spikes rival's drink...
A Japanese sprint canoeist is facing a life ban after admitting to spiking a rival's drink with an anabolic steroid to scuttle his Olympic dreams, the Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday.
After medal, skier Aanchal hopes govt ends apathy towards winter sports
'I just want to say that we too are fighting, working hard, day in and day out for India'
Skier Aanchal brings India first-ever medal, applauded by PM
The 21-year-old clinched bronze in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) -- skiing's international governing body -- at the Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey.
January 09, 2018
Pro Wrestling League: No Sushil, no crowd
The season three of the Pro Wrestling League got off to a lukewarm start with a modest crowd turnout and top draw Sushil Kumar not making his tournament debut after the opposition blocked the 74kg category.
Sports Shorts: Ahmedabad secure last-four spot in PBL
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
North Korea to send athletes, cheer squad to Winter Olympics: South Korea
South Korea proposed that athletes from the two Koreas march together at the Games' opening ceremony and other joint activities between the two nations during the Winter Olympics.
January 08, 2018
What to expect from Sport in 2018
Can 2018 top its predecessor in Sporting Glory?
Sushil personally instigated his supporters against me: Rana
Asked about the bout Rana alleged it was Sushil's strategy to claim he had been bitten in order to take rest during the bout.
January 07, 2018
World champ Saksham among 5 powerlifters killed in road accident
According to Delhi Police, the incident occurred at around 3 am on Sunday.
Sports Shorts: Ruthless Marin sends Saina packing
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Sindhu stars as Chennai bounce back to beat Ahmedabad
India's ace shuttler P V Sindhu did the star turn, winning two matches as Chennai Smashers outclassed Ahmedabad Smash Masters 2-1 in the Premier Badminton League in Chennai, on Saturday.
January 06, 2018
North Korea likely to participate in Winter Olympics in South Korea
North Korea's representative at the International Olympic Committee said the country expects to send a figure skating pair to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month.
January 05, 2018
Sports Shorts: Saina keeps Awadhe Warriors stay afloat
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
January 04, 2018
Costa back with a bang as Atletico thrash Lleida in King's Cup
Costa turned Juanfran's low cross into the net in the 69th minute for Atletico's third goal in the first leg of the last 16 tie against third division Lleida but immediately limped to the sidelines. He did return to the pitch, however, and completed the game despite bleeding from his knee.
January 03, 2018
Sports Shorts: David James returns as Kerala Blasters coach
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
Sports Shorts: Prannoy sends Srikanth packing
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
January 02, 2018
PHOTOS: What an exciting, long weekend of sports it was...
We begin the New Year with 10 pictures that mirrored the exciting happenings of the last 48 hours.
January 01, 2018
Axelsen guides Bengaluru Blasters to win in PBL
World champion Viktor Axelsen staved off a strong challenge from World No 5 Korean Son Wan Ho as Bengaluru Blasters blanked Mumbai Rockets 6-(-1) in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in Lucknow on Monday.
Virushka, Saina, Sehwag wish fans a Happy New Year!
With the hope that 2018 will be a prosperous and peaceful year, our favourite sports personalities took to their social media handles to wish their fans a very `Happy New Year`.
New shooters shine, seniors maintain status quo
The ranges are bursting at the seams with young talent and Indian shooting's present state could be a harbinger of hope for a perfect future.
What a year to remember for Indian golf!
New stars emerged on the horizon in Shubhankar Sharma and Ajeetesh Sandhu even as familiar faces strengthened their stranglehold by picking up their own set of titles in a season of new highs for Indian golf.
December 31, 2017
Emotional Rana vows to beat Sushil for cancer-stricken mother
An emotional Parveen Rana on Sunday vowed to beat his fierce rival Sushil Kumar in the upcoming Pro Wrestling League for his cancer-stricken mother, who he claimed was deeply hurt to learn about the out-of-the-ring attack on him by the Olympic medallist's followers.
Kapur ends 2017 on a high with third title of the year
India's Shiv Kapur produced a dramatic turnaround in the closing stages to win the Royal Cup and end the year on a high note by claiming his third Asian Tour title of 2017 in Pattaya.
I need more time to get to full fitness: Saina
Recovering from an ankle injury, star India shuttler Saina Nehwal said she will look to get back to her full fitness during the three weeks break after the India Open next month.
December 30, 2017
That's a wrap! Kohli rules in 2017 while Anand turns back the clock
Looking back, the Indians had rubbed their hands in delight at the variety of marquee events at home the sporting calendar of 2017 offered, and they now look forward, with optimism and anticipation, to a challenging 2018.
Sports Shorts: Sakshi Malik to headline India's challenge at 2018 CWG
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Rear view: Photos of sporting moments that made 2017 special - Part 2
As the countdown to 2018 starts, it's time to rewind those moments in sport that stood out this year.
FIR against wrestler Sushil Kumar, supporters for brawl
Kumar and his supporters have booked under IPC section 341 (wrongful restraint) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), the latter attracting an imprisonment of up to one year or a monetary fine of Rs 1,000 or both, police officials said.
December 29, 2017
Sports Shorts: Mumbai rout Delhi in ill-tempered game
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
Sushil qualifies for CWG, but not without drama
Double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar and five other male wrestlers on Friday qualified for next year's Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Australia.
This Sports Minister will use taxpayers' money judiciously
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, on Friday, said genuine medal prospects will not face any problem in getting financial support from the government but also emphasised on the need to use the taxpayers' money judiciously.
Athletics enters post-Bolt era, but nothing changes for India
The world braced up to a post-Bolt era but for India there was no momentous change as the country's athletes did nothing for the global audience to take note of.
December 28, 2017
When sports stars got hitched...
Virushka's wedding was, of course, the biggest Indiansports shaadi of the year, but other athletes too tied the knot this year.
December 27, 2017
VOTE: India's Sportsperson of 2017
Srikanth or Sindhu? Advani or Kohli?
Rear view: Photos of sporting moments that made 2017 special - Part 1
Rediff.com gives you a throwback to an eventful 2017, in pictures.
December 26, 2017
Why Sindhu is unhappy with change in badminton service rules
Olympic and World Championship silver medallist P V Sindhu feels the experimental service law in badminton could have come at a better time.
Sushil's Phoenix-like rise exposes Indian wrestling's sorry tale
The 34-year-old two-time Olympic medallist proved that class is permanent, and that the youngsters still have a long way to go, at least in his weight category -- the men's 74kg freestyle.
December 25, 2017
What a match! Ashwini Ponnappa finds her mixed doubles partner
Indian Badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa on Sunday got married to businessman and model Karan Medappa at a ceremony in Karnataka's Coorg.
PHOTOS: Serena, Aussie cricket stars celebrate Christmas
Tennis legend Serena Williams spent her first Christmas with her 3-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia.
2017, a year of revival for Indian boxing
Medals galore at most tournaments they gloved up for and an administrative recovery that heldout promise of a better future -- there were loads to celebrate in Indian boxing this year, during which quite a few punched above their weight.
Looking forward to play with Tiger Woods: Sharma
India's rising golf star Shubhankar Sharma is excited at the prospect of playing with his 'idol' Tiger Woods at the next year's Open Championship.
December 24, 2017
I am ready to fight for Commonwealth, World title: Vijender
Following his 10th straight win on the pro circuit, Indian boxing's poster boy Vijender Singh has set his eyes next on winning the Commonwealth and World Championship title.
December 23, 2017
Sports Shorts: Warriors shock defending champions Smashers in PBL opener
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
10-on-trot: Vijender retains twin titles, remains unbeaten
Vijender Singh belatedly went into the offensive to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles with an unanimous verdict over African champion Ernest Amuzu here tonight, continuing his unbeaten run in the pro circuit.
Here's what measures India will take if shooting is scrapped...
Olympic Association is yet to get an official confirmation about shooting being scrapped from the programme of 2022 Commonwealth Games but said it will
December 22, 2017
Bindra quits Observer, TOP posts citing 'conflict of interest'
Abhinav Bindra resigned from the twin posts of National Observer for shooting and chairman of the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Committee to avoid any potential conflict of interest as he is also involved in private projects.
December 21, 2017
Confirmed! Birmingham to host 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham has been chosen as the host venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, organisers announced on Thursday with the Midlands city being the only bidder.
Chanu's golden touch in dope-free 2017 for Indian lifters
Mirabai Chanu was the historic success story of Indian weightlifting in a blemish-free 2017 in which the sport managed to stay clear of the dope scandals that have destroyed its credibility in the past.
December 20, 2017
Sports Shorts: Man jailed for racially charged attack on Sterling
The Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court heard that the attacker, Karl Anderson, had 25 convictions for 37 offences, including football-related violence, the BBC reported. The 29-year-old will pay a 100 pound ($134) fine.
When Virat didn't need a mask
Virat Kohli batted continuously for over a day in Delhi and showed no signs of fatigue caused by the pollution, marvels Dhruv Munjal.
December 19, 2017
Enrique Iglesias-Anna Kournika are parents to twins!
Kournikova,36, who has been with Iglesias 42, for over 15 years, gave birth to twins Nicholas and Lucy in Miami, People magazine reported on Tuesday.
Gopichand concedes scheduling issues but says no alternative
The debate on scheduling kicked off after the legendary Prakash Padukone recently observed that the Indian players were "definitely playing more tournaments than required".
Football Briefs: Atletico report Barcelona over Griezmann approach
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field
Sports Shorts: Pistorius to appeal increased sentence
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
World 100m champion Gatlin in new doping scandal
World 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin said on Tuesday he is "shocked and surprised" at doping allegations made against his coach Dennis Mitchell, like Gatlin a convicted doper, but added that he sacked him as soon as he heard about the issue.
December 18, 2017
Griezmann apologises for blackface photo
Earlier, Griezmann posted a picture of himself on Twitter, captioned, "80's Party,'' where he donned a Harlem Globetrotters-like uniform, with a black painted body and an afro-style wig, goal.com reported.
I'll knock Ernest out in early rounds: Vijender
Vijender Singh is eyeing another knockout win during his double title defence against African Champion Ghana's Ernest Amuzu in Jaipur on December 23.
December 17, 2017
Sushil Kumar, Sakshi win gold at Commonwealth Wrestling
Sushil Kumar made a glorious return to the international arena by clinching a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling
Dubai Super Series: Sindhu loses at final hurdle
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu suffered another heart-wrenching defeat against World No 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan to finish as runner-up at the Dubai Super Series Final in Dubai on Sunday.
December 16, 2017
Dubai Super Series Finals: Sindhu storms into title round
World No. 3 Sindhu beat World No 8 Chen, 21-15, 21-18 in a 58-minute contest at the Sheikh Hamdan Indoor Stadium in Dubai.
SAI-Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre inaugurated
The centre was inaugurated by Prakash Padukone and Rahul Dravid, with Paralympic gold medallists Murlikant Petkar and Devendra Jhajharia present as Guests of Honour.
December 15, 2017
Dubai Finals: Sindhu hammers Yamaguchi, Srikanth loses again
World No. 3 Sindhu thrashed Yamaguchi 21-9, 21-13 in just 36 minutes to top Group A in women's singles at the Sheikh Hamdan Indoor Stadium. This was her last group stage match.
'I will leave Vijender beaten and broken'
With just a week to go for mega double title defence fight, African champion Ernest Amuzu threatened to stop India's boxing sensation Vijender Singh and end his unbeaten run in the pro circuit.
What's in a number?
The BCCI has retired the No 10 jersey in Tendulkar's honour.
December 14, 2017
Indian football round-up: Bengaluru FC fight back to down Pune 3-1
Venezuelan Miku (64th minute and 78th) and skipper Sunil Chhetri (95th) starred for Bengaluru at the Balewadi Sports Complex as the side registered their fourth win this season to cement their place the top of points table.
Modern athletes lack hunger, reckons legendary Mike Powell
"There have always been good young talents out there but they don't have the same type of expectation and hunger that I had when I was competing," the legendary American athlete said.
Dubai Super Series Final: Sindhu in semis; Srikanth knocked out
The reigning Olympic silver medallist took just 36 minutes to record her 2nd win in the competition.
Sports Shorts: Sushil to make international return at CWG C'ship
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
Hockey chief Batra elected IOA President unopposed
The 59-year-old Batra is one of the few sports administrators to head a national Olympic committee while heading an important international sports federation.
Not Federer, not Ronaldo. Who is the highest-paid athlete of all time?
The 54-year-old has a whopping $1.7 billion in the bank, thanks to his long time endorsement relationships with Beverage company Gatorade, clothing brand Hanes, American Sportswear giant Nike and playing card manufacturer Upper Deck.
December 13, 2017
Sindhu wins, Srikanth sinks in Dubai Super Series Final opener
P V Sindhu made a positive start to her campaign in women's singles but Kidambi Srikanth suffered a straight game loss on the opening day of the $ 1 million Dubai Super Series Final, in Dubai on Wednesday.
Will not rush things for world title: Vijender
Just over two years old in the professional circuit, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh says he is quite content with the two belts he has won so far and will not rush things in his quest for a world title next year.
December 12, 2017
Sports Shorts: India men's hockey team ends year on 6th
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
December 11, 2017
Delhi footballer drowns to death in Aus, Sports Ministry orders probe
Nitisha Negi, was one of the five Indian footballers who were swept away by a huge wave on Sunday when they ventured into the seawaters after the completion of the Games.
Super Sindhu hoping to end season on a high!
It was another good year for PV Sindhu, who won the India Open Super Series and Korea Open Super Series titles, besides bagging the silver at Glasgow World Championship and finishing as runners-up at Hong Kong Open last month.
Sharma holds nerve to claim maiden tour win at Joburg Open
The 21-year-old Sharma led for the final two rounds after a scintillating 61 on Friday and had 11 holes to complete after lightning, rain and hail forced the event into an extra day.
December 10, 2017
How India plans to prepare medal winners for 2024, 2028 Olympics
Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday said the government will launch a 'Khelo India' programme at a cost of Rs 1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
Sharma closes in on Joburg Open title on rain-hit day
India's Shubhankar Sharma remained on course for his maiden European Tour victory as lightning, rain and hail forced the Joburg Open into a Monday finish.
Heena, Jitu win medals at Asian Championship
Pistol aces Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu bagged a bronze each to continue India's medal charge at the 10th Asian Championship 10m Rifle/Pistol in Wako City.
Sports Shorts: Corominas hat-trick sinks Kerala Blasters
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday.
December 09, 2017
From zero to hero: World champion Chanu's amazing comeback!
Newly-crowned weightlifting world champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu says she thought of quitting the sport after receiving flak for her failure to win a medal at the Rio Olympics.
Want to join the WWE? Listen to The Great Khali
'Olympic wrestling is like an old Nokia phone.'
December 08, 2017
Indian sports set for major overhaul under sports minister Rathore
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Friday announced a cash award of Rs 6.70 lakh for all the gold medal winners at the recently concluded Youth Women's World Boxing Championships in Guwahati.
Sports Shorts: Aditi moves up to tied-4th in Dubai
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
Indian sportsman pleads guilty to abusing minor in US
Hussain will now be deported as his visa expired in August.
December 07, 2017
Sports Shorts: India face Olympic champs Argentina in HWL semis
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
December 06, 2017
Sports Shorts: Sushil Kumar resigns as National Sports Observer
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
'Phenomenal year for Indian badminton'
National badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand, on Wednesday expressed happiness at the performance this year of Indian shuttlers and termed Kidambi Srikanth's feat of winning four Super Series titles as 'phenomenal'.
'India can produce 100 Usain Bolts'
Sports Ministry to introduce 'transparent' National Sports Code
Russia banned from 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of bans for the country's athletes in recent months.
December 05, 2017
One of the greatest moments in Usain Bolt's career...
Multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has described the unveiling of his statue in front of Kingston's National Stadium as one of the greatest moments of his career.
Will Tiger 2.0 be as good as the previous version?
Let's not expect miracles in 2018 from a man nearly 10 years removed from his most recent major championship victory, and four-plus years from any victory.
December 04, 2017
Sports Shorts: Vijender to defend title against African Champion
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
A STUNNING sporting weekend in PICS
Some highlights from this action-packed weekend we give to in this beautiful package...
Smiling Tiger eyes 'bright future' after good showing in Bahamas
Tiger Woods proved he could be competitive again after playing some of the best golf of his comeback with a final-round four-under 68 to tie for ninth at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
December 03, 2017
Sports Shorts: Sereno strike helps Chennaiyin beat FC Pune City; Atwal loses
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
December 02, 2017
Sports Shorts: NorthEast United beat Delhi Dynamos; Atwal leads
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Tiger tied for fifth at Hero World Challenge
Tiger Woods got off to a fast start and fired a four-under par 68 despite a pair of bogeys on the back nine as his comeback continued at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Friday.
December 01, 2017
Sports Shorts: Jamshedpur play another goal-less draw in ISL 4
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
Consistency department: Work in progress for Prannoy
H S Prannoy, feels a high ranking would help players avoid meeting top shuttlers in early rounds, while conceding that the primary focus should be on winning big events.
Race of a lifetime for tribal kids in Singapore
Five tribal youngsters from Maharashtra's Dhule district will run the Singapore Marathon this Sunday.
Why Mary Kom quit as boxing's national observer
Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom has resigned as the national observer for Indian boxing after Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position.
PHOTOS: Tiger dazzles in long-awaited return from injury
The former world number one appeared pain free at the Albany course on the island of New Providence where he mixed five birdies with two bogeys for a three-under-par 69.
Missing her sister's wedding didn't go in vain
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu says the triumph did not just lessen the pain of her Olympic failure but also ensured that missing her elder sister's wedding was not for nothing.
November 30, 2017
Asian Archery: India wins 3 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze
Indian archers produced an impressive performance, grabbing three gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Championships in Dhaka on Thursday.
Sports Shorts: US team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to sexual conduct
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
India is proud of Mirabai Chanu: PM Modi
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, hailed Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's gold-medal winning effort at the Weightlifting World Championship in Anaheim, USA.
Indian Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bags gold at World Championships
Chanu, who is employed with the Indian Railways, lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the women's 48kg, setting a new national record in the process.
November 29, 2017
Sania, Mithali on why women athletes are tougher
Sania Mirza, Mithali Raj and Pullela Gopichand, on Wednesday, sent out a strong message on encouraging women players and developing
Sports Shorts: Serena uncertain of making comeback at Aus Open
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
November 28, 2017
Sports Shorts: FIFA unveils Yashin-themed poster for 2018 FIFA WCup
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Prakash Padukone on how to increase pool of quality shuttlers
'If we have one dedicated coach to train 50-100 coaches who can go back and coach their wards, that will be a very good move'
November 27, 2017
Indian Sports Honours: Srikanth, Sindhu take home big awards
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu was the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category, a statement read.
Sports Shorts: Advani secures IBSF World Snooker C'ship title
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
November 26, 2017
India must not host Olympics unless we can win 40 gold medals: Bindra
'We need to invest in our youth, we need to invest on our athletes, that should be the priority and then when we are in a position to realistically win at least 40 gold medals in the Olympic Games. For me personally that would be the right moment to host an Olympic Games'
Sports Shorts: Chawrasia falters, Ormsby grabs Hong Kong title
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Sindhu's gallant fight ends in agony in Hong Kong Open
P V Sindhu's gallant fight ended in agony as she suffered a second successive loss to World no. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei at the summit clash of the Hong Kong Super Series on Sunday.
November 25, 2017
Sindhu overpowers Intanon to enter Hong Kong Super Series final
She will meet World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying for the title on Sunday.
Sports Shorts: Chawrasia maintains slender lead in Hong Kong
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
November 24, 2017
SAI to be renamed, 'authority' has no place in sports: Rathore
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will be renamed and restructured to make it more "lean and professional" with the government aiming to bring down its strength by 50 per cent by 2022, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Friday.
Sindhu enters semis of Hong Kong Open
India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu entered the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open Super Series after posting a straight-game win over Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.
Golf: Chawrasia extends lead in Hong Kong
India golfer SSP Chawrasia forged a two-shot lead at the Hong Kong Open on Friday, overcoming buffeting winds to card a four-under-par 66 in the second round at Fanling.
Pistorius murder sentence doubled to 13 years
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient".
He is India's answer to Cool Runnings...
Shiva Keshavan has often been described as India's answer to Cool Runnings, befitting as it was the film of Jamaica's unlikely bobsleigh team which played a role in inspiring his own unique story.
November 23, 2017
Sports Shorts: Chawrasia grabs Hong Kong lead
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
Sindhu sails into Hong Kong Open quarters, Saina exits
Second seed PV Sindhu sailed into the women's singles quarter-finals with a comfortable win over Japan's Aya Ohori in the Hong Kong Open Superseries, in Hong Kong on Thursday.
November 22, 2017
Why Trump is calling this sportsman's father 'ungrateful fool'
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an 'ungrateful fool' in a series of early-morning tweets.
Sports Shorts: US Olympic champ Douglas says doctor sexually abused her
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
Hong Kong Open: Saina, Sindhu, Prannoy enter 2nd round; Kashyap, Sourabh ousted
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina staved off a spirited challenge from World No 44 Mette Poulsen of Denmark 21-19, 23-21 in a 46-minute match.
November 21, 2017
Sports Shorts: Yuki makes winning start; 5 Indians boxers in quarters
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Vijender set to face Commonwealth champion Fielding
British and Commonwealth Super middleweight Champion Rocky Fielding has been ordered to defend his newly-acquired super-middleweight title against Indian superstar Vijender Singh as per the latest Commonwealth Boxing Council bulletin.
First Look: India football captain Chhetri's sangeet ceremony
After the big fat super wedding of tennis ace Serena Williams to billionaire Alexis Ohanian last week, India football captain Sunil Chhetri will take the plunge on December 4.
November 20, 2017
La Liga: Barcelona to appeal Suarez, Pique yellow cards
Marcelino dismissed but Valencia keep pressure on Barcelona
Should have left UCLA players in jail in China: Trump
Trump's comments on Twitter came the day after LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo Ball, downplayed Trump's involvement in the three athletes' release.
November 19, 2017
Ethopians brave smog to clinch Delhi Half Marathon races
Current woman world athlete of the year Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia clinched gold in her debut race while compatriot Berhanu Legese won the men's event in the Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi on Sunday.
November 18, 2017
Controversy brews for this Olympic medallist once again
Sushil Kumar on Saturday brushed aside the hat-tricks of walkovers en-route his gold at National Wrestling championship, stating that the situation was beyond his control.
Ethiopia's Olympic champion Ayana loves Bollywood movies!
She can't quite recollect the names of either the films or the actors but Ethiopia's World and Olympic 10,000m champion runner Almaz Ayana says Bollywood movies are her favourite indulgence whenever she gets some time to herself.
November 17, 2017
Sports Shorts: Wrestler Sandeep Yadav banned for four years
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
Sindhu suffers shock defeat in China Open quarters
P V Sindhu's title defence lay in tatters after suffering a shock straight-game loss to hitherto unknown Chinese Gao Fangjie in the quarter-finals of the China Super Series Premier in Fuzhou.
November 16, 2017
BWF rankings: Prannoy breaks into top-10
US Open champion Prannoy, who had reached a career-best World No 11 ranking last week, improved a place further to grab the 10th spot. He has been rewarded for his consistent performance this season where he reached the semi-finals at the Indonesia Open and French Open.
Sports Shorts: Czech police end probe into Kvitova stabbing case
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
China Open: Sindhu enters quarters; Saina, Prannoy crash out
Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy crashed out in the second round of the China Open Super Series after suffering straight game defeats in their respective events.
November 15, 2017
PIX: Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah receives knighthood
The four-time Olympic champion, who was honoured for his services to athletics by the Queen on Tuesday, described the moment as "incredible".
Shoaib Malik sends wife Sania a special birthday message
Sania also received warm birthday greetings from other cricketers and Bollywood celebrities.
China Open badminton: Saina, Sindhu, Prannoy advance to second round
While Saina made short work of USA's Beiwan Zhang, second seed Sindhu had to dig deep to get the better of Japanese Sayaka Sato.
Sports Shorts: Bronze for Advani in long-up format at World Billiards
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
November 14, 2017
Sports Shorts: India hold Myanmar in Asian Cup
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
November 13, 2017
This ex-NBA player throws b'day bash worth $1m for daughter
You might have heard of celebrities throwing extravagant parties, but this bash from a basketball legend will leave you dumfound.
Freeze Frame: A Super Sports weekend, in pictures
Rediff.com gives you a peek into these action-packed moments from the weekend, frozen in time...
Sports shorts: Croatia, Switzerland seal World Cup spots
Croatia clinched a place in next year's World Cup finals on Sunday after holding Greece to a goalless draw at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Athens to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory in their playoff tie.
November 12, 2017
PHOTOS: Anushka-Virat up style quotient at Indian Sports Honours
Rediff.com gives you a glimpse of the stars that lit up the night at the awards ceremony...
Sports Shorts: Cuest Advani wins 17th world title
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
November 11, 2017
Golf: Randhawa shares lead in Manila, Lahiri in top-10 in Mexico
India's Anirban Lahiri gave himself a good shot at another top-10 finish with a steady two-under 69 at the OHL Classic golf tournament.
November 09, 2017
Sehwag in NADA's Appeals Panel, dope tainted Kunjarani in ADDP
Sehwag and Lamba, who played 76 first-class matches for Delhi between 1967 and 1981, are in the six-member panel headed by retired judge R V Easwar.
WATCH: After Asian gold what is Mary Kom's next target!
Fresh from her fifth Asian Championships gold medal, Indian boxing star M C Mary Kom said her fit body helps her feel invincible despite close to two decades in a contact sport.
When will Indian doubles players become world beaters?
Seasoned shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa is impressed with the progress made by India's doubles players on the Pro circuit but says they will take some time to develop into world beaters.
Sports Shorts: Paes-Raja reach quarters, Sharan out
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
November 08, 2017
Elated at your accomplishment: PM Modi to Mary Kom
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, congratulated boxer M C Mary Kom for clinching a historic fifth gold medal at the Asian women's Boxing Championships in Vietnam.
Saina beats Sindhu in final; Prannoy shocks World No. 2 Srikanth
H S Prannoy outwitted World No 2 and title favourite Kidambi Srikanth in a thrilling final to win the men's singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship, in Nagpur on Wednesday.
Every medal I have won is a story of a difficult struggle: Mary Kom
Every medal is a story of struggle, says the indomitable M C Mary Kom, who considers her fifth Asian Championship gold medal special as it came despite the many roles she has had to play outside the ring in the past one year.
Magnificent Mary claims historic fifth gold at Asian Championships
M C Mary Kom notched up her fifth gold medal at the Asian Women's Boxing Championships, winning a fiercely-contested summit clash in the 48kg category in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Wednesday.
UCLA basketball players arrested in China
Three UCLA men's basketball players were arrested in China for shoplifting on Tuesday, a day ahead of US President Donald Trump's first official visit there, according to several media reports.
November 07, 2017
IOA executive council overrules president, shifts AGM venue
Ramachandran's support in the council has been reduced to a few members and if some are to be believed he can be removed from his post before or during the AGM on December 14.
Indian boxers pack a punch at Asian Championships
Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom remained on course for a fifth gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships after she advanced to the final of the event on Tuesday.
November 06, 2017
Sports Shorts: ATP apologises for Next Gen 'sexist' draw ceremony
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
November 05, 2017
Sports Shorts: Silver and bronze for India in Commonwealth shooting
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Shiv Kapur wins first Asian Tour title
India's Shiv Kapur won the Panasonic Open by three strokes on Sunday to win his first Asian Tour title at home and second of the year.
Asian boxing: Sarita, Sonia enter semis, assured of medals
L Sarita Devi (64kg) and Sonia Lather (57kg) advanced to the semifinals and assured themselves of medals at the Asian women's Boxing Championships.
November 04, 2017
Aditi survives scare to win Abu Dhabi Open golf
Young Indian golfer Aditi Ashok made a triumphant return to the Ladies European Tour by clinching the Fatima Bin Mubarak Ladies Open after surviving a few anxious moments in the closing stages.
Sindhu slams Indigo for rude behaviour, airline rejects claims
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu on Saturday accused an Indigo ground staff of misbehaving with her while travelling from Hyderabad to Mumbai, even as the airline rejected the celebrated shuttler's allegations.
Mary Kom leads India's charge at Asian Boxing Championships
Mary Kom defeated Chinese Taipei's Meng-Chieh Pin in a split verdict in the quarter-finals to make the last four stage of the light flyweight (48kg) category.
Satnam still harbours the NBA dream
Satnam Singh may have endured a tough time with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA, but he isn't ready to give up just yet.
French laboratory suspended from anti-doping activities
France's main anti-doping laboratory, already under a provisional ban, has been suspended from carrying out anti-doping activities for up to six months because of analytical issues, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Friday.
November 03, 2017
Wozniacki celebrates her engagement to NBA star
Caroline Wozniacki is again engaged to another athlete!
Commonwealth shooting: Yet another clean sweep for India
Indian shooters Prakash Nanjappa, Amanpreet Singh and Jitu Rai made a clean sweep in the 50m pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships
November 02, 2017
Does he have it in him to eclipse Ronaldo?
I'll eclipse Ronaldo as highest paid athlete: McGregor
Srikanth rises to career-best World No. 2 ranking
India ace Kidambi Srikanth was rewarded for his sensational run this season as he grabbed a career-best ranking of World No. 2 after jumping two places in the latest BWF ranking released on Thursday.
Mary Kom in quarters of Asian Boxing Championship
The 34-year-old, who is a five-time world champion besides being an Olympic bronze-medallist, beat local favourite Diem Thi Trinh Kieu in a split verdict in the opening round of the light flyweight (48kg) category.
Narang wins silver, Annu Raj clinches bronze
Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men's 50m rifle prone event of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane.
November 01, 2017
Sports Shorts: India assured of medal at Asian Boxing
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
Padma Shri for badminton's new superstar Srikanth?
Kidambi Srikanth, whose stature has grown immensely following a phenomenal 2017, was nominated for the prestigious Padma Shri award by former Sports Minister Vijay Goel.
Commonwealth Shooting: Pooja, Rizvi bag gold as India dominate
Indian pistol shooters, on Wednesday, pulled off a clean sweep in the 10m air pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship with Shahzar Rizvi, Omkar Singh and Jitu Rai winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.
October 31, 2017
I am not scared of playing longer matches: Srikanth
India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth believes the days of domination of Lin Dan or Lee Chong Wei are over and the tournaments are more wide open than ever.
Commonwealth shooting: Sidhu strikes gold, Deepak wins bronze
Heena Sidhu clinched the 10m air pistol gold medal to give India a perfect start at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane on Tuesday.
First Asian city to host Gay Games
Hong Kong will host the 2022 Gay Games, fighting off bids from cities in the United States and Mexico to become the first Asian city to stage the sports and cultural event.
Sports Shorts: Tiger Woods set to return; Farah splits with coach
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Close shave for archer; arrow pierces neck
A 14-year-old archer from Sports Authority of India (Bolpur) had a close shave after an arrow pierced through the right side of her neck during a practice session on Monday.
October 30, 2017
Sports shorts: Nadal virtually assured year-end top ranking
A hoped-for fight to the finish for the year-end number one ranking at next month's ATP World Tour Finals in London will likely be a coronation for Rafael Nadal, who is virtually guaranteed ending 2017 top of the pile.
Not losing sleep over chasing No 1 ranking: Srikanth
Kidambi Srikanth might be inching towards the coveted World No 1 ranking after his record-equalling Super Series win in Paris but he says he does not want to lose sleep over chasing it.
NFL's Houston Texans kneel during anthem after owner's 'inmates' remark
Houston Texans team knelt in protest as the national anthem was played for Sunday's game in Seattle, an apparent rebuke of team owner Bob McNair for his remark about "inmates running the prison."
October 29, 2017
Srikanth whips Nishimoto to win French Open
Kidambi Srikanth continued his good run as he routed Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the final to clinch the French Open Super Series title on Sunday.
October 28, 2017
French Open: Srikanth beats Prannoy, Yamaguchi blows away Sindhu
PV Sindhu had a below-par outing as Japan's Akene Yamaguchi beat the World Championship silver medallist 21-14, 21-9 in a thoroughly one-sided semi-final of the French Open Super Series, in Paris, on Saturday.
Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving in Florida
Tiger Woods on Friday pleaded guilty in a Florida court to reckless driving and entered a programme for first-time offenders, avoiding a conviction on the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) last spring.
Srikanth, Prannoy to clash in French Open semis
Three Indians will feature in the semi-finals of the French Open Super Series badminton tournament after Kidambi Srikanth, H S Prannoy and P V Sindhu won their quarter-final matches in Paris on Friday.
October 27, 2017
Sindhu sails into maiden semi-final of French Open; Sai Praneeth exits
H S Prannoy had things his way as he beat Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in straight games to progress to the men's singles quarter-finals at the French Open Super Series badminton tournament, in Paris, on Friday.
October 26, 2017
Sports Shorts: Sindhu wins, Saina suffers loss; Off day for shooters
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
October 25, 2017
Sports Shorts: AFC wants one league in India; Prannoy makes winning start
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
Boxer says he was racially abused
British boxer Anthony Ogogo has said he was racially abused by a fellow Norwich City fan while cheering the team on in Tuesday's 2-1 League Cup loss at Arsenal.
October 23, 2017
Srikkanth: I don't want to do anything fancy
'I have to be more consistent in the coming months,' Kidambi Srikanth, who won the Indonesia Super Series Premier and the Australia Super Series earlier this year and the Denmark Open on Sunday, tells Amit Kumar Das in Odense, Denmark.
'Mary Kom' packs a punch in Assam's mobile theatre arena
This year, Abahan Theatre's marquee play is based on the Olympic boxing medallist Mary Kom. Written by Abhijit Bhattacharya, popular Assamese actor Prastuti Parashar portrays the role of the champion pugilist from Manipur in the play.
EPL PICS: Kane scores twice as Tottenham crush Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur brutally exposed Liverpool's defensive frailties as Harry Kane plundered two more goals in his side's 4-1 romp at Wembley on Sunday.
October 22, 2017
Srikanth wins Denmark Open, completes 'Super' hat-trick
India ace Kidmabi Srikanth clinched his third Super Series Premier title with a dominating straight-game victory over Korean veteran Lee Hyun II in a lop-sided final of the US $750,000 Denmark Open, in Odense, on Sunday.
U-17 World Cup PIX: Brazil rally to down Germany; Spain trounce Iran
European champions Spain produced a quality exhibition of tiki-taka as they decimated Iran 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi, on Sunday.
Sports shorts: Bhullar wins Macao Open, Indian archers bag silver
India's golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar romped home to a three-shot victory at the Macao Open to bag his eighth Asian Tour title in Macau on Sunday.
October 21, 2017
Srikanth sails into Denmark Super Series final
The 25-year-old Indian, who clinched the Indonesia Open and Australian Open this year, besides reaching the final of the Singapore Open, defeated Wong 21-18, 21-17 at the Odense Sports Park.
Sports Shorts: FC Barcelona to offer Messi lifetime deal
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
October 20, 2017
Denmark Open: Srikanth stuns World No 1 Axelsen; Saina, Prannoy exit
It was day of mixed results for India at the US$750,000 Denmark Open Super Series in in Odense on Friday, as Kidambi Srikanth fought back brilliantly to shock World No 1 Victor Axelsen and enter the semis after Saina Nehwal crashed out of the event following her quarter-final loss to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.
Sports Shorts: Guess which is the 'dirtiest' Premier League team
Everton have been handed the dubious distinction of being the 'dirtiest' Premier League team after a study on the all-time cards and fouls by www.dirtyteams.co.uk.
Prannoy stuns Chong Wei; Saina, Srikanth too in last 8 at Denmark
H S Prannoy scored his second successive victory over three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei, while Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also registered contrasting wins to advance to the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, in Odense, on Thursday.
October 19, 2017
When Jwala was left amused, and Sachin sent a thoughtful Diwali message
And sharing their warm greetings on Diwali were our sports stars, who took to social media to wish their fans on the auspicious occasion.
'World C'ship taught me a lesson... to work on my stamina!'
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal says the Glasgow World Championship made her realise that she needs to work harder on her stamina and beat tougher players to regain her place among badminton's top-10.
Denmark Open: Saina shocks Marin, Sindhu loses to Yufei
Glasgow World Championship bronze medallist Saina got the better of two-time World champion Marin 22-20, 21-18 and in the process avenged her second round defeat to the Spanish ace at the Japan Open.
October 18, 2017
Denmark Open: Prannoy advances, Sikki tears into umpires
World No. 15 Prannoy recovered from a 6-11 deficit in the second game, to oust local player Emil Holst 21-18, 21-19 in a hard-fought match. It was his third win over the Danish shuttler.
Sports Shorts: Indian archery coach suspended for alleged misconduct
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
Usain Bolt to put Hamilton under starter's orders
The eight-times Olympic gold-medallist sprinter has been enlisted to send the field off for the pre-race formation lap at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
October 17, 2017
Sports Shorts: Sharapova loses to Rybarikova in Kremlin Cup return
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Tiger Woods cleared by doctors to return to golf: report
The 41-year-old American has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries.
October 16, 2017
Sports Shorts: Schumacher's ex-manager wants the truth about his health
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
October 15, 2017
India's first Olympic swimmer passes away
Shamsher, 87, is survived by three daughters and two sons.
October 14, 2017
PHOTOS: When WWE champion met the 'God of Cricket'
Current World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion Jinder Mahal visited India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his son Arjun Tendulkar at their home in Mumbai to personally invite them to the WWE LIVE event which will be held in New Delhi at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in December.
October 13, 2017
Under-17 World Cup: Germany beat Guinea, reach round of 16
Jan-Fiete Arp (8th minute), Nicolas Kuehn (62nd) and Sahverdi Cetin (90+2) netted for the winners, while Ibrahima Soumah got the lone goal for Guinea in the 26th minute in the final Group C match at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium.
Sports Shorts: 'Ready for Asian Boxing Championship'
Mary was back in her preferred 48kg category as she overcame the challenge from younger competitors to make it to the Indian team for the marquee continental event, which is to be held from November 2 to November 11 in the Ho Chi Minh City.
October 12, 2017
Sports shorts: First female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 World Cup
Esther Staubli is set to become the first female referee to officiate a match at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017.
October 11, 2017
Under-17 WC: 'We are ready to fight it out against Ghana'
History-maker Jeakson Singh, who will be remembered as the one who scored India's first goal in any FIFA World Cup, says the team is "ready to fight it out" in its final group game of the U-17 World Cup against Ghana, in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Expect another spirited show as India brace for Ghana challenge
Anwar Ali, at the heart of India's defence, will once again play a pivotal role in the match
October 10, 2017
Sports shorts: Two wins for Yuki in Tashkent Challenger
Yuki Bhambri advanced to the singles second round of the ATP Tashkent Open and reached the doubles quarter-finals, partnering compatriot Divij Sharan, following an upset victory over the top seeds on Tuesday.
October 09, 2017
Sports Shorts: Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth retained at PBL Auction
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
US Vice Prez exits NFL game after players kneel during anthem
When the national anthem was played before the start of the game, some 49ers knelt while some Colts, their arms locked, wore black T-shirts with the words "We Will" on the front and "Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity" on the back.
October 08, 2017
Sindhu, Marin star attractions at PBL auction
World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and Chinese Taipei's No 1 shuttler Tai Tzu Ying will be up for grabs when the high-profile Players' Auction for the lucrative Premier Badminton League gets underway in Hyderabad on Monday.
Back after injury, Gurusaidutt wins Bulgarian International
Playing an international tournament after almost a year, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt clinched the men's singles title at the Bulgarian International Future Series tournament on Sunday. Gurusaidutt, who was out of action since the US Open in July 2016 due to an injury, defeated Muhammed Ali Kurt 21-17, 21-16 in 35 minutes.
October 07, 2017
IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over vote-buying allegations
Brazil's national Olympic committee (COB) and its head Carlos Nuzman were provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee on Friday, a day after the 75-year-old was arrested in Rio de Janeiro in connection with a corruption investigation.
October 05, 2017
Brazil police arrest Olympic chief in vote-buying scandal
Brazilian police arrested on Thursday the head of the national Olympics committee, who is accused of conspiring to bribe members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 games.
October 04, 2017
Sports Shorts: 3 Indians to officiate hockey events at 2018 CWG
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
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October 03, 2017
Why this athlete is still hurting over Khel Ratna snub
Rio Paralympcs silver medallist remains upset over being ignored for Khel Ratna this year and feels exception should have been made by the awards committee, like it had done in 2016.
Sports Shorts: World No 1 Nadal unmoved in ATP rankings
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
'You cannot deny someone a well-deserved award'
An angry Satyanarayana Shimoga questions why he has been denied the Dronacharya award.
October 02, 2017
Sports Shorts: Muguruza, Stephens make early exits at China Open
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
Sports Shorts: Dunne wins British Masters
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
October 01, 2017
NFL players MUST toe the line: Trump
President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that it was "very important" that players stand during the national anthem, following an ongoing controversy over athletes and others kneeling in protest.
September 30, 2017
Sports Shorts: David ends Pallikal's run
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Disqualified and excluded, Lahiri's President's Cup woes continue
Anirban Lahiri had an afternoon to forget as he and his International team mates were left humbled by a rampaging United States who grabbed a commanding 8-2 lead on Friday in the Presidents Cup.
September 29, 2017
US Sikh student ejected from soccer game for wearing turban
Officials from the Marple-NewtownSchool District said the incident occurred on Tuesday when the high school student was playing against the Conestoga High team.
Sports Shorts: Ramos criticises Pique over political stance
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
September 28, 2017
Latest on Trump-NFL anthem row: Team owners 'afraid of their players'
President Donald Trump said he believes that owners of National Football League teams are afraid of their players, his latest criticism of NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem at games to protest racial disparities in the country.
Sports Shorts: 12-year-old stuns British GM; Lakshmanan completes double
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
CAPTURED! An 'extraordinary' meeting of legends
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will be seen on the hot seat of popular game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC).
Pallikal to meet Nicol David in San Francisco Open semis
India's world No. 21 Dipika Pallikal beat the United States' Olivia Blatchford 13-11, 11-6, 11-9 in 35 minutes to enter the women's semi-finals in the San Francisco Open squash tournament, a PSA World Tour event.
Woods admits he may never return to competition
The American former world number one won the last of his 14 major titles in 2008 and the 41-year-old has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries.
September 27, 2017
Sports Shorts: Gujrathi jumps to joint lead, Anand draws
It took Gujrathi 40 moves to outwit Benjamin and now he shares the lead with six others. The fourth Indian to cross the 2700 ELO rating barrier, Gujrathi will face American Grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman in the fifth round.
September 26, 2017
Trump calls for ban on kneeling during anthem
Trump ramped up his fight with the National Football League on Tuesday, calling on the popular league to ban players from kneeling in protest at games while the US national anthem is played.
China has lost out on seeing this 'Miracle Mom from Chandigarh'
China has lost an opportunity to witness something inspirational by denying visa to the 101-year old sprinter Man Kaur, who wanted to compete at the Asian Masters Athletics Championships, says her son Gurdev Singh.
Sports Shorts: Hamilton not chasing Schumacher's F1 title record
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
This Sports Minister won't tolerate misgovernance
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, on Tuesday, issued a stern warning to National Sports Federations (NSFs), saying there would be zero tolerance for misgovernance.
Sports Ministry likely to reconsider Davinder exclusion from TOPS
'There is bound to be a strong and concrete reason behind his exclusion despite qualifying for the final of the World Championships'
There is no stop to the national anthem controversy in the US...
Trump trying to divide us, cries NBA star LeBron James even as Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests
#SwachhBharat: Tendulkar teams with Thackeray Jr in clean-up drive
The duo, along with a few volunteers, and sweepers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, joined forces to clean up parts of Bandra Fort in Western Mumbai.
September 25, 2017
Sports Shorts: Indians win five medals in Asian Indoors
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
Trump slams NFL, 'so proud' of NASCAR
US President Donald Trump praised fans of NASCAR racing on Monday morning after he triggered protests on football fields across the country with criticism of NFL and other athletes who kneel during the national anthem as unpatriotic.
PHOTOS: NFL players defy Trump; link arms in solidarity
NFL players, owners defy Trump on anthem protests as feud ramps up
Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan
A two-time bronze medallist at the World Championships, Sindhu has risen rapidly up the rankings since becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal, at the Rio Games last year.
September 24, 2017
Heroic Rossi finishes fifth with broken leg
Defending champion Marc Marquez won the Aragon MotoGP on Sunday to take a 16-point lead in the world championship standings.
Kipchoge misses record in rainy Berlin triumph
Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge staved off a surprise challenge from Ethiopian debutant Guye Adola to win an enthralling Berlin marathon on Sunday, but missed out on his bid to set a new world record.
SPOTTED! Prince Harry's girlfriend at Invictus Games
Prince Harry launched the third Invictus Games, in Toronto, for disabled or wounded soldiers and veterans as he made his first public appearance with his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.
LeBron calls Trump a bum
President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit.
Sports Shorts: Wozniacki finally wins title after 7 attempts this year
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
September 23, 2017
Pranaav-Sikki beaten in Japan Open semis
Pranaav and Sikki, who won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title in Lucknow earlier this year, squandered the advantage of winning the opening
September 22, 2017
Sports Shorts: Holders ATK play Kerala Blasters in ISL 4 opener
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
Japan Open: Srikanth, Prannoy crash out; Pranaav-Sikki in semis
With this victory, Axelsen enjoys a 3-2 head-to-head lead over Srikanth in five meetings, having won the last three duels.
France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security not assured
France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France's sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions.
September 21, 2017
Sindhu jumps to second spot in BWF rankings
This is the second time in her career, after April 6 this year that Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu has occupied the second spot on the leaderboard.
Saina, Sindhu crash out of Japan Open
P V Sindhu suffered a straight-game loss to world champion Nozomi Okuhara to crash out but Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy advanced to the quarterfinals of the $ 325,000 Japan Open Super Series, in Tokyo, on Thursday.
September 20, 2017
Indians continue to impress at Asian Indoor
Indians win 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze at Asian Indoor Games
This MotoGP champ will try to race with a broken leg
Yamaha's Valentino Rossi will try to make a race return in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his leg in an off-road training accident, if MotoGP doctors give him the green light.
A pathway from schools to Olympics: Rathore's grand plan for Indian sports
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday said the Khelo India initiative, which focussed on infrastructure development till now, will look to ensure all-round growth in its revamped form.
Kohli set to tee off with Goenka
Virat Kohli, Sanjiv Goenka to raise funds for celebrity golf tournament
Sports Shorts: Muguruza crushes Puig in Tokyo; WFI want foreign coach
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
Sindhu, Saina and Srikanth advance at Japan Open
Newly-crowned Korea Open champion P V Sindhu dished out another splendid performance edging past Japan's Minatsu Mitani for the second time in as many weeks to reach the second round of the women's singles at the Japan Open Super Series, in Tokyo, on Wednesday.
September 19, 2017
Chitra, Lakshmanan strike gold at Asian Indoor
India's impressive show in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games continued as their athletes added two gold and one bronze on the fourth day of
South Africa's court to hear state's appeal against Pistorius in November
The state will argue that six years in jail is too lenient a sentence for the murder by Pistorius of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend, in 2013.
Sports shorts: India women beat Belgium junior men's team
Britain's world number three Andy Murray stressed the importance of gender equality in tennis, saying the work ethic required to succeed is the same for both men and women.
Record-breaker! Around the world on a cycle in 78 days...
A British endurance cyclist has smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle, riding 18,000 miles (29,000km) in under 80 days.
Rossi set for stunning return after double leg fracture
Italian great Valentino Rossi has not ruled out a return to MotoGP in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his right leg, after getting back on a bike for some test laps on Monday.
No room for Australia, New Zealand in Asian Games: OCA chief
OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said the Asian Games is already too big.
September 17, 2017
A victory like none other: Tendulkar on Sindhu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday, congratulated star India shuttler P V Sindhu for winning the Korea Open Super Series title in Seoul.
REVENGE was not on my mind: Sindhu
P V Sindhu on Sunday said the heart-breaking World Championship final loss was not on her mind when she was plotting the downfall of Japan's Nozomi Okuhara en-route to her Korea Open title in Seoul.
Congratulate PV Sindhu on her triumph!
Indian badminton's golden girl P V Sindhu continued her golden run as she triumphed at the Korea Open on Sunday.
Sindhu settles score with Okuhara, wins Korea Open
Rio Olympics and World Championship silver medallist P V Sindhu stood one step away from winning the Korea Open Super Series, in Seoul, on Saturday.
September 16, 2017
Sindhu inches closer to Korea Super Series glory
P V Sindhu progressed to the final of the women's singles event at the US$600,000 Korea Open Super Series, at the SK Handball Stadium in Seoul on Saturday.
PHOTOS: World Cup fever hits Goa
The FIFA Under-17 World Cup Trophy arrived in Goa -- the land of beaches -- on Friday after mesmerising Mumbai last week.
September 15, 2017
Korea Super Series: Sindhu moves into semis, Sameer ousted
Sindhu, who had won the silver at the World Championship last month, recovered from a mid-game slump to stave off the challenge from World No. 19 Minatsu Mitani of Japan 21-19, 16-21, 21-10 in a match that lasted 63 minutes.
Shuttlers Sameer, Praneeth rise in BWF rankings
Ajay Jayaram, who skipped the ongoing Korea Open, slipped a place to be at 17th.
September 14, 2017
Sports Shorts: Mary Kom shocked; Miranda enters quarters
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
When Varun Dhawan met soccer legend Ronaldinho!
Varun posted a picture of himself with the former Barcelona playmaker on Twitter.
Mixed day for Indian shuttlers in Korea Super Series
Sindhu, Sameer progress to quarters, Kashyap ousted
It's official! Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles gets 2028
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital.
September 13, 2017
Rafael Nadal reveals strong political views on Catalonia
'I don't understand Spain without Catalonia. I don't want to understand or see it'
September 12, 2017
Meet the five-year-old archery prodigy from Vijaywada
Shivani, who hails from Vijaywada created the first record on Sunday by firing 103 arrows from a distance of 10 metres in just 11 minutes and 19 seconds with a compounding bow and Indian arrows.
September 11, 2017
Sports Shorts: Indian challenge ends in World chess
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
September 10, 2017
Sports Shorts: India shuttlers win big at Ukraine international
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
September 09, 2017
Wasteful Real Madrid held at home by Levante
La Liga champions Real Madrid dropped points at home for the second game running when they drew 1-1 with Levante on Saturday, with Gareth Bale squandering a series of chances and Marcelo getting sent off late on.
Sports Shorts: Lifter Pardeep books berth for 2018 Commonwealth Games
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
US Open: Rojer makes political point in doubles triumph with Tecau
The 12th seeded Rojer and Tecau, who rallied from a set down to upset top seeded Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the semi-finals, needed just 86 minutes on a sunny Arthur Ashe Stadium court to add the US Open championship to the Wimbledon title they won in 2015.
US Open: What brought DelPo's downfall against Nadal
'When you don't have that confidence to play three, four hours with a good backhand against Rafa, is just matter of time to get down your game'
September 08, 2017
Sports Shorts: Anand bows out of World Cup; Joshna in final
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
Sunny Leone is co-owner of Premier Futsal team
Premier Futsal announced actress Sunny Leone as the co-owner and brand ambassador of the Kochi-based franchise Kerala Cobras.
Saina teaches Shraddha badminton!
The Bollywood star takes tips from the athlete she will play in Amole Gupte's biopic.
September 07, 2017
Sports Shorts: Ruthvika, Lakshya enter quarters; Joshna in semis
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
After Arjuna, TT ace Amalraj targets top 100
'I am very happy to get national recognition of my long and hard work.'
Centenarian Man Kaur sets sights on winning Laureus award
Centenarian sprinter Man Kaur, who has featured among the nominees for the prestigious 'Laureus World Best Sporting Moment of the Year 2017' Award, has sought the support of countrymen and sports enthusiasts around the world to vote for here in a global online poll.
September 06, 2017
New sports minister Rathore gets cracking with stadium visit
Administrators will have to become more receptive to the athletes' needs -- this was Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's message to officials during a surprise visit to check Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium's preparations for the upcoming Under-17 FIFA World Cup
Saina can excel under any coach, says Vimal Kumar
Vimal Kumar said he will miss working with Saina Nehwal but stressed it is important to support the Indian ace in her pursuit to excel at the highest level.
September 05, 2017
Sports shorts: Mittal wins silver at World Shotgun Championship
India's Ankur Mittal won silver medal in the men's double trap event at the ongoing ISSF World Shotgun Championship, in Moscow, on Tuesday.
We have buried our past differences, Saina on coach Gopichand
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal wants to qualify for the Dubai World Superseries Finals after resuming her partnership with long-time mentor and chief coach Pullela Gopichand.
September 04, 2017
Here's why Sindhu loves to hate her coach Gopichand
Silver medallist at Olympics and World Championship, Indian shuttler P V Sindhu has turned film producer to pay tribute to her coach Pullela Gopichand through a digital film on Teachers' Day on Tuesday.
Saina Nehwal returns to Gopichand Academy
Saina Nehwal has once again resumed her partnership with long-time mentor and former coach Pullela Gopichand and would be starting her training at his academy in Hyderabad after recovering from a thigh strain.
September 03, 2017
Sports Shorts: Anand wins, Harikrishna shocked; Kynan finishes sixth
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Will shooters benefit from Rathore's rise to sports minister?
The National Rifle Association of India on Sunday welcomed the appointment of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore as sports minister, saying the Olympics silver medallist would "add immense value to the development and growth of sports".
Archery World Cup: Deepika makes first round exit
Four-time silver medallist Deepika Kumari was beaten by Tan Ya-ting in straight sets to make an embarrassing first round exit from the Archery World Cup Final in Rome on Sunday.
September 02, 2017
MotoGP: Rossi leaves hospital after surgery on broken leg
Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi left hospital on Saturday morning, one night after surgery for a broken leg which looks set to end his title chances this year.
September 01, 2017
Sports Shorts: Kynan raises medal hopes; Pacquiao withdraws
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
Here's the secret formula to sporting success
Improving performances across a range of activities, including sport, might be as simple as applying an established but little known psychological theory, according to a recent study.
Badminton Ranking: Sindhu remains steady at No 4, Saina, Srikanth climb up the ladder
Saina Nehwal, who won a bronze at the World Championship, jumped four rungs to be placed at the 12th spot, while Kidambi Srikanth also improved two positions in the latest BWF World ranking.
August 31, 2017
Bidhuri settles for bronze in World boxing
Wildcard entrant Gaurav Bidhuri's remarkable run at the World Boxing Championships ended with a bronze medal on Thursday after he lost his semifinal clash to American Duke Ragan in Hamburg.
Decoding India's wrestling debacle at Worlds
Veteran wrestler Geeta Phogat feels 'lack of training' is the reason behind India's poor show at the recently-concluded World Championships, which she terms as the 'toughest competition' to win a medal.
August 29, 2017
Sports Shorts: Gaurav assures India of medal at World Championship
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Maximum dope cheats in athletics
Over 30 per cent of athletes who competed at the 2011 world championships admitted to having used banned substances in the past, according to a World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned study released on Tuesday.
PIX: Sardar Singh, Jhajharia, bask in Khel Ratna glory
Devendra Jhajharia, on Tuesday became the first para athlete to receive India's highest sporting honour -- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- along with hockey star Sardar Singh, who has endured trying times off the field in the last one year.
Gopi says players need to get used to scheduling
"Sometimes, these small things affect a long match where you need extra energy," Gopichand said on Tuesday.
After World C'ships silver Sindhu aware of challenges that lay ahead
'Nobody is getting an easy point anywhere. It is just that you have to fight for each point'
PIX: Venus Williams leads American charge at US Open
With the American men experiencing their longest US Open title drought in the Open era, Venus Williams led the American charge into round two on Monday with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win over Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia.
PM Modi has special message on National Sports Day
Modi said India is blessed with immense sporting talent, and to harness this potential, a portal was launched by the Sports Ministry.
August 28, 2017
Sports Shorts: Gaurav in quarters, Shiva bows out of Worlds
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Why Indian wrestlers returned empty-handed from World Championships
The Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh blamed the organisers for the country's dismal show at the World Championships, saying the lack of facilities in Paris resulted in wrestlers losing out on 15 days of training ahead of the mega-event.
When Marin's mom waited for Sindhu's mother
Being hounded by eager selfie seekers is something that top level sportspersons are used to but Saina Nehwal's father and PV Sindhu's mother had a surprise 'fan' waiting for them outside the World Badminton Championship venue.
Did late night match affect Saina's performance?
Lack of adequate time to recover after a late night match affected Saina Nehwal's performance in the semi-finals, feels her coach Vimal Kumar, who called for perfect scheduling of matches in big ticket events such as World Championship and Olympics.
Here's why Sindhu is 'upset' after epic final
An 'upset' PV Sindhu says a historic gold medal at the World Badminton Championships slipped through her hands in the dying moments of the thrilling final against Nozomi Okuhara.
August 27, 2017
PM Modi, Sehwag hail Sindhu after epic World Championship final
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in hailing PV Sindhu's awe-inspiring performance at the World Championship, where she ended a silver-medallist after losing a breathtaking final.
Badminton Worlds: Sindhu fights till last serve, wins silver
PV Sindhu's gallant effort to become India's first ever World Champion ended in a heart-wrenching defeat against Nozomi Okuhara in an epic final, in Glasgow, on Sunday.
Sports should become a part of our lives: PM Modi tells India's youth
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the youth to sweat it out on the play fields instead of spending time in playing computer games, saying 'playing field is more important than play station'.
PHOTOS: Ruthless Mayweather silences McGregor to register 50th win
A ruthless Floyd Mayweather scored a 10th round technical knockout over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor on Saturday, the American cementing his legacy as an all-time boxing great with his 50th win in as many fights.
Sindhu in World Championship final, gold within reach
With this win, she also became the only second Indian to reach the finals of World Championship after Saina.
August 26, 2017
Saina crashes out of World Championship, brings home bronze
Saina, who had won a silver medal two years ago at Jakarta, gave everything in a battle of attrition but Okuhara's never-say-die attitude helped her to outmanoeuvre the Indian in an energy-sapping sem-ifinal clash at the Emirates Arena.
Sports Shorts: Vettel to stay with Ferrari till 2020
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
I should not have gone to Rio Olympics: Saina
'I didn't know I had a major injury. The belief of my parents and coach helped me get back'
World Championships: Saina in semi-final, India assured another bronze
The London Olympics bronze medallist will next play seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, who knocked out two-time defending champion Spain's Carolina Marin 21-18, 14-21, 21-15 in the other quarter-final.
August 25, 2017
Sports Shorts: Villa makes surprise return to Spain squad
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
Withdraw Dronacharya recommendation of Kataria: Ministry
It has been reported that Kataria, nominated by the selection panel for his contribution in kabaddi, is a joint secretary of the Wushu Association of India and the kabaddi players and coaches have expressed surprise over his selection.
Wrestling Worlds: Sandeep loses out on bronze-medal round
India remained medal-less on the fifth and penultimate day of the competition.
Diamond League PIX: Farah wins final race after rival trio collide
World champion Muktar Edris, who beat Farah at the World Championships in London two weeks ago, was among the trio left sprawled on the track in the Briton's wake as Farah dived over the line.
Zurich Diamond League: Neeraj withdraws after suffering groin injury
The 19-year-old Indian junior world record holder did not attempt his fifth and final throws due to the injury and his first round effort of 83.80m fetched him a seventh place finish in a strong eight-man field in Zurich on Thursday.
World C'ships: Sindhu assures India a medal; Srikanth knocked out
The 22-year-old, who has won a bronze at the 2013 and 2014 editions, disposed off Sun Yu 21-14, 21-9 in 39 minutes at the Emirates Arena.
August 24, 2017
Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth enter quarters at World Championship
PV Sindhu survived a scare against Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi before prevailing 19-21, 23-21, 21-17 in a thrilling singles match that lasted an hour and 27 minutes.
Olympic medallist Sakshi crashes out of World Championship
Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik crashed out in the first round while compatriot Vinesh Phogat's campaign also ended in a whimper as Indian grapplers continued with dismal show at World Wrestling Championship.
Check out India's best bets at World Boxing Championship
Shiva Thapa and Vikas Krishan will be among India's best bets to better both the colour and number of medals at the 19th World Boxing Championships, starting in Hamburg on Friday.
Badminton Worlds: Jayaram wins; Sameer, Rituparna bow out
Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram disposed off Netherland's Mark Caljouw in straight games to advance to the pre-quarterfinals but it was curtains for Sameer Verma and Rituparna Das at the World Championship in Glasgow.
Meet India's rising stars of athletics
Sanjivani Jadhav, one of the rising stars of Indian athletics, clinched the silver medal in the women's 10,000 metres at the 29th World University Games
August 23, 2017
Sports shorts: Yuki, Prajnesh crash out of US Open qualifiers
India's big hope Yuki Bhambri crashed out of the US Open men's singles qualifiers with a three-set defeat to Japanese Go Soeda while Prajnesh Gunneswaran also suffered a tame defeat in New York.
Saina, Srikanth, Praneeth enter last 16 at World Championship
The 27-year-old London Olympics bronze medallist hard broke a sweat as she cruised past her Swiss opponent 21-11, 21-12 in just 33 minutes at the Emirates Arena.
'Track and Field not grown in last 10 years, focus was only on Bolt'
Carl Lewis minces no words and is scathing in his opinion on giving all attention to recently-retired Usain Bolt
World badminton C'ships: Lee stunned by 'fearless' Frenchman Leverdez
Leverdez, the world number 31, scored only his second win over Lee in nine matches and said playing without fear helped him in the 75-minute contest at the Emirates Arena.
Exclusive! 'I am not a criminal'
'What can I do if god made me the way I am?'
August 22, 2017
World Wrestling: Gyanender misses out on bronze medal
Gyanender narrowly missed out on a bronze medal play-off berth as Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers finished their campaign without a medal at the World Wrestling Championships in Paris, on Tuesday.
'Arjuna award devalued, made cheap'
Former recipients of the Arjuna award on Tuesday lamented that its dignity has been lowered and the government is now 'throwing' the honour away.
Badminton Worlds: Sindhu, Praneeth, Pranaav-Sikki win
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles competition after defeating Korea's Kim Hyo Min in the second round of the World Championship in Glasgow on Tuesday.
Sports Shorts: Vijender predicts more medals at Worlds
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday.
Abhinav Bindra on how India can win 30, 40 medals
'10,000 athletes compete at an Olympic Games, only 300 go back with a gold medal.'
August 21, 2017
Badminton Worlds: Srikanth, Sameer advance to second round
The eighth seeded Indian, who won the Indonesia Super Series Premier and Australian Super series Open in June, defeated Russia's Sergey Sirant 21-13 21-12 in less than 30 minutes. The World No. 8 will take on France's Lucas Corvee tomorrow.
Sports Shorts: Harika bounces back after three draws
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
Badminton Worlds: I want to change the medal colour, says Sindhu
Spearheading India's challenge at the World Championships, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu says she is in good form and vowed to better the colour of her past two bronze medals.
Farah wins his farewell track race in Britain
Mo Farah brought down the curtain on his peerless track career in Britain by winning his farewell race on home soil on an emotional afternoon at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting on Sunday.
August 20, 2017
Sports Shorts: Paes teams up with Raja; Harika shares spoils
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday.
Badminton Worlds: Srikanth, Sindhu start quest for elusive gold
Kidambi Srikanth and two-time bronze medallist P V Sindhu will headline a 21-member Indian contingent as they gun for the elusive gold medal at the World Badminton Championships starting in Glasgow on Monday.
August 19, 2017
I have been wrongly denied Dronacharya Award: Satyanarayana
Satyanarayana, who has coached Rio Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu, has been dropped from the list of this year's Dronacharya awardees due to a criminal case pending against him before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Saket in Delhi.
Coach dropped from Dronacharya list; Bopanna snubbed again
The Sports Ministry dropped para-sports coach Satyanarayana from the list of this year's Dronacharya awardees due to a criminal case pending against him, but made no changes to the names recommended for the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards.
August 18, 2017
Sports Shorts: Aus cyclist Perkins to represent Russia at 2020 Olympics
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
'Can a Vijender or a Sushil now compete in swimming or gymnastics?'
Infuriated over Khel Ratna snub Paralympian Deepa Malik gets Haryana CM backing
August 17, 2017
REVEALED! Bolt on what went wrong in his final race...
Usain Bolt delivered a rebuke those who questioned whether he really suffered an injury in his farewell race at the World Athletics Championships by revealing details of his hamstring tear on Thursday.
Can Saina regain lost glory at World Championship?
The first Indian woman to clinch a silver medal at the World Championship in the 2015 edition at Jakarta, Saina has been struggling ever since, limping out of the Olympics last year with a knee injury.
Sports Shorts: 16-year-old Lakshya wins Bulgaria Open badminton title
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
Pistorius allowed out of prison for grandmother's funeral
"He applied for compassionate leave which was considered and approval was granted. He left this morning and he was back around 1:20 pm," spokesman for the Department of Correctional Services Singabakho Nxumalo said.
August 16, 2017
Kang claims AFI told him to drop out of World C'ships
He was not handed a provisional suspension as it was not mandatory under WADA rules.
August 15, 2017
Sports Shorts: Lacklustre day for Anand; Kasparov returns to competition
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
August 14, 2017
CAPTURED! Moments that made World Championships memorable
There was plenty of other Track & Field action that demanded our attention and we've given them their due. So scroll down to view some of the best images that went into making this World Championships a memorable one...
World Athletics PIX: US reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica
Olympic champions the United States reclaimed their women's 4x400m relay world title as Jamaica suffered more injury heartbreak in the World Championships final on Sunday.*
Sports Shorts: Disappointing finish to PGA Championships for Lahiri; Thomas win
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday.
August 13, 2017
World C'ships: Race walker Diniz becomes oldest world champion at 39
A round-up of all the results from the 16th World Athletic Championships in London
Mairaj-Rashmmi bag gold at Asian Shotgun C'ship
The Indian duo edged the Chinese pair of Liu Jiangchi and Gao Jianmei 28-27 in the gold-medal match.
PHOTOS World Athletics: Pearson roars to world 100m hurdles gold
Australia's Sally Pearson completed one of the great sporting comebacks when she overcame two years of injury agony to win the world 100 metres hurdles title at the age of 30.
What caused Bolt's injury in his farewell race
Usain Bolt's Jamaican team mates complained that a 45-minute wait in the call room before the race had hampered their preparations.
World Athletics: Kang finishes poor 12th in javelin throw final
Indian javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang finished 12th at the World Championships in London on Saturday.
First gold for Russian neutrals as Lasitskene retains high jump title
Maria Lasitskene became the first Russian to win a gold medal at the World Championships in London after successfully defending her high jump title on Saturday.
Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race
Mo Farah's aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his very last major track race on Saturday as he lost his world 5,000 meters title to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris.
August 12, 2017
Shocking! Bolt pulls up injured in his last race
Usain Bolt's final appearance on the track ended in agony on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4x100 metres relay as Britain stunned the United States to win a shock gold medal.
NBA star Durant aplogises to India for '20 years behind' comment
The 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player claimed that he only spoke about his imagination of India and what he actually saw after landing in New Delhi.
End of an era: Legend Bolt set for final race
It will be the end of an era for athletics on Saturday when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men's 4x100 metres relay at the World Championships.
World Athletics PHOTOS: Golden hat-trick for Poland's Fajdek
The bespectacled, tattooed 28-year-old, whose world championship triumphs have gone hand in hand with Olympic calamities, completed a hammer double for Poland after Anita Wlodarczyk's equally conclusive triumph in the women's event.
This NBA star has nothing nice to say about India
Kevin Durant said that India is still 20 years behind in terms of experience and knowledge.
August 11, 2017
Sports Shorts: Anand in joint lead; Maheshwari bags bronze
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
Bolt's farewell race: Will he be 'Unbeatable. Unstoppable'?
Usain St Leo Bolt can still have his final sporting wish granted.
No coach with him, Kang turns to 'friend' competitor for tips
In the absence of a coach, Indian javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang was forced to take tips from a competitor 'friend' from Sri Lanka during his qualification round at the World Championships in London.
World Championships PHOTOS: Carter earns shock 400m hurdles win
A round-up of all the results from the 16th World Athletic Championships in London
The new season of EPL kicks off tonight and aren't we excited!
Following is a match by match look at the English Premier League's season-opening weekend fixtures:
World Athletics: Kang qualifies for javelin throw final, Neeraj fails
'It (injury) will be all right after tomorrow's rest. I want to give my best in the final round on August 12 and win a medal for the country'
August 10, 2017
Sports Shorts: Anand jumps to joint lead
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
IAAF chief understands Dutee's plight, but level-playing field needed
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) chief Sebastian Coe empathises with the plight of Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, whose career has been hit by the controversial 'gender testing' issue, but insists it needs to create a "level-playing field" for all athletes.
When sportsmen and the drug mafia made for strange bedfellows
Rediff.com lists those sportsmen who have been accused of 'sleeping with the enemy'
National-level wrestler dies of electrocution at Jharkhand stadium
According to reports, Vishal Kumar Verma was pumping out water that had collected near the state wrestling body office -- inside the stadium -- when he was electrocuted, reports said.
Produnova queen Dipa eyes Handspring 540 gold at 2018 CWG
'She already knows two vaults and now I am teaching her a third one. She can perform any two but which two, that we have not decided. The basic training (for Handspring 540) has begun and after two months she will start performing'
World Championships PHOTOS: 'Pinch me!' demands hurdles champ Warholm
A round-up of all the results from the 16th World Athletic Championships in London
Farah advances in 5,000 metre for final assault on track gold
Even with three stitches in his spiked left leg and suffering from a bruised left knee, the legacy of his turbulent 10,000 metres triumph on Friday, Britain's endurance maestro had the quality and nous to qualify easily for Saturday's final.
Meet Deputy Collector P V Sindhu
Now that Sindhu has joined the revenue service in the AP government, there are chances of her being inducted into the Indian Administrative Service seven or eight years down the line.
India's Lakshmanan fails to qualify for 5000m final but has no regrets...
'I could not do that because it was a bit tight at the home stretch. But at least I could run better than my personal best'
World Athletics: Why Botswana's Makwala ran solo in 200m
Botswana's sprinter Isaac Makwala ran solo to qualify for the men's 200m semi-finals in a rare sight at the World Athletics Championships in London on Wednesday after he recovered from a bout of gastroenteritis caused by norovirus, which had kept him quarantined for 48 hours.
August 09, 2017
Sports Shorts: I-League may have 4 new clubs from next season
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
World Athletics C'ships: Watch out for Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra will have the weight of expectations on him when he begins his World Athletics Championship campaign on Thursday.
GST on sports goods: Shooters concerned
Apprehensions following the imposition of GST on sports equipment has forced the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) to 'approach' the finance ministry and take up the cudgels on behalf of a very concerned shooting community.
Fresh controversy strikes World Athletics C'ships
Botswana's Isaac Makwala was refused entry to the London Stadium on Tuesday after earlier being withdrawn from the night's 400 metres final at the World Championships after falling victim to an outbreak of sickness that has hit scores of competitors.
Wayde van Niekerk: He's the champ!
Wayde van Niekerk retained his world 400 metres title in dominant fashion on Tuesday as he stormed to victory in 43.98 seconds but there was almost as much interest in the empty lane alongside him where Botswana's Isaac Makwala should have been.
August 08, 2017
Semenya feels sorry for Dutee, tells her to focus on training
The Olympic champion in women's 800m, feels sorry for Dutee Chand since the Indian, just like her, is facing a gender test row.
Stomach bug hits host of athletes at World Athletics C'ships
According to IAAF medics I am apparently suffering from food poisoning which has affected several other athletes in the athletes' hotel, Botswana's Isaac Makwala wrote on his Facebook page.
World C'ships PIX: McLeod wins hurdles; Rojas puts Venezuela on map
A round-up of all the results from the 16th World Athletic Championships in London
Last Hurrah: Bolt sore but will run in 4x100 metres qualifying
'Physically I am alright, there is a little bit of pain, but nothing a massage can't cure, I'm taking it easy," Bolt said of his condition two days after finishing third despite clocking his season's best-equalling 9.95 seconds in the 100m final'
India at World C'ships: Nirmala finishes among the bottom in 400m semis
Nirmala Sheoran produced a forgettable performance in the women's 400m semi-finals to finish among the bottom trio as India's disappointing show in the World Athletics Championships continued on the fourth day on Monday.
August 07, 2017
Gatlin's father flays London crowd for booing son
'The people booing need to read the reports. He has never committed a crime'
Paralympian Deepa Malik 'shocked' over Khel Ratna snub
Last Thursday, the awards selection committee of Khel Ratna recommended para athlete and Rio Paralympics gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia for the prestigious award for 2017.
Bolt says 'Gatlin deserves to be here' after more jeers on podium
The 35-year-old Gatlin, who has served two suspensions for doping offences, ruined retiring Usain Bolt's fairytale farewell on Saturday by beating the Jamaican sprint superstar in a highly anticipated 100m final.
PHOTOS, World C'ships: Bowie snatches 100m gold; Walsh takes shot gold
A round-up of all the results from the 17th World Athletic Championships in London
Australia's 'Golden Girl' Betty Cuthbert dies
Cuthbert won the 100m and 200m double as a teenager at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and returned after a brief retirement to claim the 400m title in Tokyo eight years later in the final race of her career.
August 06, 2017
'Gatlin win not the perfect script'
Justin Gatlin's win in the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships was "not the perfect script", IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Sunday.
All you need to know about the man who beat Bolt
Factbox on American Justin Gatlin who won the 100 metres gold at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday at the age of 35.
He's a character, he's funny, he's loveable: Gatlin on Bolt
Reaction to Gatlin's win and Bolt's surprise defeat:
World C'ships: Manyonga claims long jump gold; Discus gold for Gudzius
A round-up of results from the Athletics World Championships in London on Saturday
PIX: Gatlin bows down to 'The Greatest" Bolt
Gatlin bowed to Bolt before the pair hugged it out.
PHOTOS: Bogeyman Gatlin booed as Bolt's saintliness shines
In the history of sport, you were forced to ponder, had there ever been a champion more universally unloved than Gatlin, the twice doping offender who by winning world 100 metres gold on Saturday had ruined one of sport's great fairytale farewells.
Why Vijender wants to return the belt to China
'I want to give this title to the people of China because it is all about peace, it is all about India-China friendship.'
Farewell race: Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title
Usain Bolt was beaten into bronze medal position by Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman who won gold and silver respectively in the World Championships 100 metres final.
Sports shorts: Anand holds Carlsen; Atwal makes cut
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
August 05, 2017
Singh is King! Vijender wins WBO Asia Pacific, Oriental titles
Vijender also snatched the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title from the Chinese, who is nine years younger to him. Olympians Akhil, Jitender start pro-careers with knock-outs
Akhil Kumar made a perfect start to his professional career with a technical knock-out of Australia's Ty Gilchrist in the junior welterweight category at the 'Battleground Asia' in Mumbai on Saturday.
World Athletics: Indians disappoint as Dutee crashes out
India began their campaign in the World Athletics Championships on a disappointing note with sprinter Dutee Chand and quartermiler Muhammed Anas Yahiya crashing out in the first round heats in London on Saturday.
World Championships: Bolt takes centre stage in 100 metres gold bid
The Jamaican will need to start better than in Friday's heats but remains hot favourite to triumph at London Stadium in his final individual race.
Tennis round-up: Bhambri's campaign ends at Citi Open
The Indian qualifier, who savoured his best ever performance on the ATP World Tour, went down fighting 4-6, 6-4, 3-6 against the world number 45 from South Africa in the quarter-finals played on Friday.
Worlds: Farah maintains domination with epic 10,000m win in last run
With 55,000 of his home fans roaring their support at the London Stadium, the 34-year-old Briton sprinted away with his 10th consecutive gold medal in a global track final, a dazzling sequence that ranks among the greatest feats in sport.
World C'ships: Bolt digs in to advance to 100m semis after poor start
The Jamaican is seeking his fourth gold in the event - he has won the 100m at every world championships since 2009 apart from 2011 in Daegu when he was disqualified for a false start.
August 04, 2017
Sports Shorts: Joshna and Dipika get bronze medal
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
What makes Vijender the favourite against China's Zulpikar
'Vijender is a power puncher, he is a smart boxer as well.'
Farewell race: 'Not at his best' but Bolt has plans in place
Usain Bolt says he thinks he will need to produce a time similar to the one that earned him gold at the Rio 2016 Games to win Saturday's 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London.
August 03, 2017
Who can stop Bolt and Van Niekerk?
Andre De Grasse's withdrawal through injury has only boosted the chances of Usain Bolt and Wayde Van Niekerk stamping themselves as the headline acts of the World Athletics Championships that start in London on Friday.
Sports Shorts: Harikrishna finishes third; Klitschko announces retirement
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
Need for policy to promote women sportspersons
A demand was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that the sports ministry should formulate a special policy to promote women sportspersons in the country as they are performing well and could win many Olympic medals.
Paralympian Jhajharia, Sardar Singh recommended for Khel Ratna
The 36-year-old Jhajharia, who is the first Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals, was the first choice of the awards selection committee.
Bolt's main rival out of World Championships with injury
The Canadian was expected to be Bolt's main rival for his 100 metres crown in the Jamaican's farewell championship but he suffered a hamstring strain in training on Monday and will miss the rest of the season.
What a career Usain Bolt has had!
The Greatest Sprinter of all time bids farewell to the track this week.
August 02, 2017
Vijender ready for 'India vs China' fight
'There is more responsibility because it is India versus China and right now the situation is bad.'
Keep calm as Bolt prepares for final races
Usain Bolt is confident he will not be overwhelmed by emotion at the World Athletic Championships in London on Saturday and has his sights set firmly on signing off with victory.
Sports Shorts: Harikrishna holds on to tied first spot
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
Superstar Bolt ready to race, and really ready to retire
Although he thrives on the pressure of the big race, Usain Bolt says he is looking forward to watching the next one from the sidelines.
August 01, 2017
Sports Shorts: Prannoy, Kashyap win; Harikrishna holds Navara
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Despite the doubters, Mo Farah bows out as the best
Whether or not he triumphs at the world championships in London, Mo Farah will depart as undoubtedly Britain's greatest track and field athlete and right in the mix for the title of the country's greatest performer in any sport.
July 31, 2017
Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics
Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics Games after reaching a deal with Olympic organizers, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source close to the negotiation.
Sports shorts: Harikrishna defeats Hou Yifan; Heena, Bhaker shine
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday '
Beware China! Vijender ready to deliver knockout punch...
Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh said he is aiming for another "early finish" when he faces WBO Oriental super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali of China in Mumbai on Saturday.
Bolt departure great for rivals, bad for athletics
Usain Bolt's rivals will, for once, be glad to see the back of a man who has dominated global sprinting for the last decade but the sport of athletics will be far less enthusiastic about bidding a final farewell to the charismatic Jamaican.
Will he be the next sprinting superstar after Usain Bolt?
Cape Town-born Van Niekerk is the reigning 400m world champion and he broke Michael Johnson's 17-year-old world record to win Olympic Gold in Rio de Janeiro last year.
Rahul, Manu-Sumeeth clinch titles at Lagos Open
Fourth-seeded Rahul surpassed compatriot Karan Rajan Rajarajan 21-15, 21-13 in the summit clash to lay claim to the title at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday.
Jwala Gutta shuts down troll after he calls her mother anti-Modi
India's badminton doubles specialist and newly-appointed coach Jwala Gutta is known for being feisty. Not one to take things lying down, the Arjuna Awardee ripped apart a Twitter troll who called her mother anti-Modi.
PHOTOS: 11 records for US as Dressel matches Phelps at Swimming Worlds
Dressel had already won three individual golds and three relay titles in Budapest and Sunday's addition allowed him to match his compatriot Phelps's tally from the 2007 championships in Melbourne.
The secret of Federer and Nadal's success...
'We are all members of a tennis paradise that this year improbably promises to last forever -- and we owe it in no small part to the two champions' parents,' notes Rahul Jacob.
July 30, 2017
No World C'ships for Chitra after IAAF rejects AFI's request
The AFI had on Saturday requested the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to consider Chitra's case after Sports Minister Vijay Goel asked the national federation to honour the Kerala High Court directive.
Sports Shorts: Shiva, Manoj strike gold at Czech boxing tourney
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Selection row: Sudha ready for Worlds, but AFI has a problem...
But her name surprisingly figured among the Indian participants in the entry list issued by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) late on Saturday.
July 29, 2017
AFI urges IAAF to consider Chitra's entry after govt steps in
Kerala CM seeks wild card entry for Chitra at Worlds
Dutee to participate at World C'ships after CAS nod
In her 'gender case' before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, the world's top sports tribunal has suspended IAAF's Hyperandrogenism Policy, under which the AFI suspended Dutee from competitions in 2014.
Sports Shorts: India pip Kazakhstan to win FIBA Women's Asia Cup
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Sports Min advises AFI to honour Kerala HC directive on Chitra
The Kerala High Court, had on Friday, directed the central government to ensure participation of Chitra in the World Athletics Championships in London next month.
July 28, 2017
Could Bolt reverse retirement decision?
The great Jamaican, who has won eight Olympic and 11 world championship gold medals, is planning to quit the track after competing in the 100m and 4x100m relay in the global event in London.
Dutee likely to participate in World C'ships
Dutee, who missed the original entry standard of 11.26 seconds, got an invite from the IAAF as the target number of 56 athletes for women's 100m event was yet to be reached for the August 4-13 World Championships in London.
Chitra case: We are yet to be heard by HC, says AFI
'Our lawyers expect to present argument in the case on Monday and they (the lawyers) will deal with the matter accordingly'
Include Chitra in World Athletics Championships: HC to Centre
The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the central government to ensure participation of P U Chitra in the World Athletics Championships in London next month.
Govt considers helping sprinter Chand in her case
This issue was raised in the Lok Sabha by BJD member Bhartruhari Mahtab who said Chand has the potential to win a gold medal in Olympics and government must help her in the case.
Sports Shorts: Four Indian shuttlers in top 20 of BWF Rankings
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
July 27, 2017
Sports Shorts: Shiva Thapa in final, five others in semis
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
July 26, 2017
Why Asian Champ Chitra was excluded from World championships squad
Former national champion PT Usha on Wednesday clarified that Kerala athlete P U Chitra was not included in the team for the World championships as she did not meet the qualifying mark set by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Sports Shorts: Hamilton can equal pole record; ISL gets AFC nod
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
July 25, 2017
Sports Shorts: Harikrishna holds Vaganian in 1st round of Biel Chess
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
SHOCKING! Khashaba Jadhav's 1952 Olympic medal up for auction...
The family of Khashaba Jadhav, who won India's first individual Olympic medal, has put it up for auction to garner funds for building a wrestling academy named after him.
July 24, 2017
Sports Shorts: Tomic boasts of 'amazing' achievements; Spieth wins
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
Prannoy clinches US Open title
HS Prannoy notched up a thrilling three-game win over Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap in an all-Indian final to clinch the $ 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold in Anaheim, California.
July 23, 2017
Sports Shorts: Froome claims fourth Tour title
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday.
Mary Kom denies deriding remarks against fellow boxers
Olympic bronze-medallist and five-time world champion M C Mary Kom on Sunday denied reports that she made disparaging remarks against fellow male boxers like Shiva Thapa and Manoj Kumar during a meeting of the national observers in New Delhi.
How shuttler Kashyap made comeback after career-threatening injury
Enduring the worst injury phase of his career, Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap says he had doubts if he would be able to play again after dislocating his right shoulder at the Premier Badminton League in January.
World Para Athletics: Silver for Sharad, bronze for Bhati in high jump
Sharad and Bhati participated in the T-42 category of men's high jump event.
July 22, 2017
Sports Shorts: Kashyap, Prannoy reach semis at US Open
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday.
Bolt breaks 10 seconds for first time this season
Usain Bolt ran under 10 seconds for the first time this year as he narrowly won the 100 metres at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.
July 21, 2017
Sports Shorts: Clijsters, Roddick to be inducted into Hall of Fame
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Frisday.
July 20, 2017
Tendulkar on kabaddi and encouraging kids to take up sport
"It is important for people to stay healthy and there is no better way than taking up some sporting activity," he said at a function here to unveil the jersey of "Chennai Thalaivas" which is making its debut in Pro Kabaddi League this season.
NBA MVP Durant heads to India to promote league
Durant, named Most Valuable Player in this year's NBA Finals, will be in New Delhi next Thursday to open two new basketball courts, funded by his charity foundation, and coach the country's top prospects at the NBA Academy India.
Sports Shorts: Manpreet suspended for doping; Kashyap knocks out top seed
Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap knocked out top seed Lee Hyun Il of Korea in the men's singles opening round of the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Anaheim, United States.
July 19, 2017
All the president's fault! Day blames Trump for late arrival
Australian golfer Jason Day on Wednesday offered an unusual excuse for arriving later than planned for practice at the British Open -- it was US President Donald Trump's fault.
Asian champion shot-putter Manpreet fails dope test
Asian champion shot-putter Manpreet Kaur has been caught in the dope net after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a massive embarrassment for the country which might lose the gold meda clinched by her earlier this month.
July 18, 2017
Roger Federer and Me, by Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin: 'When Roger plays cricket, he likes to play as me'
India's 2020 Olympic campaign has a new champion
'Athletes get Rs 600 daily for their diet.'
July 17, 2017
World Para Athletics: Amit Kumar wins silver
India's Amit Kumar Saroha clinched a silver in men's club throw F51 competition in World Para Athletics Championships in London on Monday.
PHOTOS: Anti-Trump protests staged at US Women's Open golf
There had been calls for moving the tournament, which was awarded to Trump National in 2012 long before he officially entered politics, by women's groups angered by his campaign rhetoric and behavior they found to be misogynistic.
Tour de France: Froome survives French coup attempt to retain lead
Dutchman Bauke Mollema, the strongest and smartest of the breakaway riders, who had three top 10 finishes on the Tour, won the 189.5-km stage from Laissac-Severac L'Eglise but the action was elsewhere.
July 16, 2017
Sports Shorts: Double point finish for Force India at British GP
Sahara Force India enjoyed a double points finish at the 'home' British Grand Prix with Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez finishing eight and ninth to collect six points for the team, in Silverstone, on Sunday.
July 15, 2017
Tour de France: Froome regains control as Matthews wins stage 14
The defending champion came seventh, one second behind stage winner Michael Matthews of Australia as Aru, who started the day with the yellow jersey on his shoulders, lost 25 seconds to the Briton in the final effort, a 600-metre climb at an average gradient of 9.6 per cent.
Athletics Nationals: Lakshmanan wins gold in 5000m; New records made
The 27-year old Lakshmanan, who bagged a gold medal at the recently concluded Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, has already qualified for the World Championships to be held in London next month.
Putin bars dopers from Kremlin grants
The payment of Kremlin grants will cease the month after anti-doping authorities find an athlete, coach or sports specialist guilty of involvement in the use of performance- enhancing drugs, Putin's decree said.
Sports Shorts: Ramkumar makes Winnetka Challenger final
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
World Para Athletics Championships: Gurjar wins javelin gold
In the absence of Paralympic gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar, who had been disqualified from his event in Rio 2016 due to technical reasons, found redemption and took home the gold medal and the tag of world champion with a personal best throw of 60.36m.
July 14, 2017
Tour de France: Froome survives danger as Sky execute perfect plan, Barguil wins
Chris Froome remains in contention for a fourth Tour de France title after Team Sky put the pressure on their rivals with a perfectly executed plan in Friday's 13th stage, won on Bastille Day by France's Warren Barguil.
July 13, 2017
Tour de France: Bold Bardet wins stage as Froome surrenders yellow to Aru
Frenchman Romain Bardet timed his final effort perfectly to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, setting up a thrilling second half of the three-week race as defending champion Chris Froome showed a rare sign of weakness.
I don't have to prove anything to anyone: Vijender
His first fight of the year could fetch Vijender Singh his second title but the Indian boxing star says save for minor tweaks in technique, he isn't making any special preparations for the showdown with China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali next month.
Felled Djokovic considers break after 18 painful months
The three-time champion retired hurt from his quarter-final against Tomas Berdych after he had lost the opening set and was down a break in the second.
July 12, 2017
Tour de France: Boiling-hot Kittel claims fifth stage win
German Marcel Kittel was once again a cut above as he claimed his fifth victory in this year's Tour de France, winning the 11th stage in emphatic style on Wednesday.
PCI washes its hands off apathy towards blind para-swimmer
The Paralympic Committee of India on Wednesday washed its hands off the reported incident of a blind para-swimmer being left to fend for herself in Berlin, saying the sanctioned amount could not be distributed due to the non-availability of court-appointed committee chairman.
Tour de France: Kittel snatches fourth stage win, Froome stays in yellow
German Marcel Kittel claimed his fourth victory in this year's Tour de France when he powered to an impressive Stage 10 win in a bunch sprint on Tuesday as Briton Chris Froome retained the overall lead.
July 11, 2017
IOC approves awarding both 2024, 2028 Games in September
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday voted in favour of awarding hosting rights for the 2024 and 2028 summer Olympics at the same session in September, pending agreements with Paris and Los Angeles.
July 10, 2017
Meet the youngest Ladies European Tour winner and more...
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
How Asian Athletics proved historic for India
The absence of top stars took some sheen away but India's record-breaking medal haul and a maiden top-of-the-table finish made the just-concluded 22nd Asian Athletics Championship here a memorable one.
July 09, 2017
Sports Shorts: Ajax's Nouri out of danger after collapsing on pitch
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
July 08, 2017
Tour de France: Calmejane defeats cramp to win stage, Froome stays in control
Lilian Calmejane rode fought off a bout of cramp to claim a dramatic solo win in the eighth stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, as the overall favourites stayed quiet on the eve of a punishing day in the Jura mountains.
Sports Shorts: Harikrishna holds Adams in Geneva FIDE GP
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday.
Asian Athletics Day 3: Sudha clinches gold in 3000m steeplechase
Sudha Singh clinched a gold in women's 3000m steeplechase event to swell India's medal tally on the third and penultimate day at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar on Saturday.
Tour de France: Kittel wins dramatic sprint as Froome retains yellow jersey
The seventh stage of the Tour de France burst into life at the finish on Friday as Marcel Kittel claimed his third victory in this year's edition, pipping Edvald Boasson Hagen to the line in the final sprint.
July 07, 2017
Asian Athletics Day 2: India athletes bag four golds amid drama
India continued its fine run at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships, winning four gold medals so far on a rain-hit second day of the competition
'Sportsperson of the Year' award goes to...
Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu was bestowed with the Sportsperson of the Year award during the 'Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year' Charity Gala Awards on Thursday night.
Sachin settles for silver at Asian youth boxing
India thus finished the tournament with a silver and five bronze medals, gold eluding the country for a second successive edition.
Indian decathlete fails dope test at Asian Athletics meet
Jagtar's urine sample 'A', collected during the Federation Cup National Championships in Patiala last month by the NADA, has returned positive for meldonium and he has been put under provisional suspension.
Asian Athletics: Lakshmanan, Manpreet win gold medals on Day 1
Shot putter Manpreet Kaur and long distance runner G Lakshmanan grabbed gold medals on a remarkable opening day for India at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships as the hosts won seven medals to sit atop the medal tally, in Bhubaneswar, on Thursday.
July 06, 2017
Why this TT star won't pose for Playboy again?
Germany's Olympic silver-winning paddler Petrissa Solja wants the focus to be firmly on her game as she gears up for the Ultimate Table Tennis in India next week.
New coach Jwala Gutta wants to improve doubles
Women's doubles coach Jwala Gutta said she would use her new role to bring the focus on them.
July 05, 2017
Sports Minister throws weight behind Dutee Chand
Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday threw his weight behind beleaguered athlete Dutee Chand, saying they stand with the sprinter and will strongly pursue her case.
'Super Coach' Gopichand on what can further propel Indian badminton
'I think for the next generation to come up, we need to put a system in place which actually identifies and nurtures talent. We have grown exponentially but there is lot more which needs to be done'
India golfer Shiv Kapur qualifies for British Open
Kapur, who is currently placed 305 in the world rankings, holds the Indian record for the best finish at the US Open thanks to his tied 23rd place at the 2014 edition.
World champion Sagan kicked out of Tour de France
Slovakian Peter Sagan elbowed Mark Cavendish off balance as the Briton was trying to force his way between him and the safety barrier, and Cavendish was sent crashing heavily.
July 04, 2017
Here's why badminton players need Sushma Swaraj's help
Top shuttlers, including Parupalli Kashyap and H S Prannoy, are waiting for their passports to fly out of the country.
24 hours before Asian meet, fresh trouble for Dutee Chand in gender row
Case to be re-opened, IAAF to return to CAS
July 03, 2017
Sports Shorts: Chennaiyin FC appoint Englishman Gregory as Head Coach
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday
July 02, 2017
Froome survives Tour de France early crash
Chris Froome got a brutal reminder of the unpredictable nature of the Tour de France when he crashed to the ground in Sunday's second stage, recovering to finish with torn shorts as German Marcel Kittel powered to victory at the end of a huge sprint.
Filipinos, social media stunned by Pacquiao defeat
Manny Pacquiao's camp today slammed the officials after the Filipino great lost his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title in a controversial unanimous
Neeraj Chopra finishes 5th in Diamond League
Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra finished at a respectable fifth position in a 10-man elite field after producing a best effort of 84.67m at the prestigious Diamond League in Paris on Sunday.
Jeff Horn stuns Manny Pacquiao to win WBO welterweight world title
Australia's Jeff Horn stunned Filipino Manny Pacquiao in a bloody Brisbane battle to claim a unanimous 12-round decision and win the WBO world welterweight title in front of 50,000 fans at Lang Park on Sunday.
July 01, 2017
Tour de France: Froome makes instant impact as Thomas wins opener
Reigning champion Chris Froome wasted no time flexing his muscles at the Tour de France as he powered to sixth place in a treacherous opening time trial won superbly by Team Sky colleague Geraint Thomas on Saturday.
Women's PGA: Aditi tied-12th alongside Lydia Ko, Michelle Wi
Aditi Ashok is in a great position to launch her challenge over the weekend at the KPMG Women's PGA Championships.
June 30, 2017
Sports Ministry wants to make doping a criminal offence
Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Friday said the government has strengthened its resolve to make doping a criminal offence in order to instill fear in the minds of sportsperson who indulge in such practices.
Aditi Ashok off to a great start at Women's PGA
Aditi Ashok got off to a great start with a two-under 69, which put her in tied 11th place in the 2017 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the second Major of the year for women, in Illinois.
Will Bolt retire in style?
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt believes his German doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt will fix the retiring world record holder's back problems in time for the August world championships in London.
Sports Shorts: Juventus confirm Alves exit amid Man City speculation
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
June 29, 2017
Ministry rejects conflict of interest charge against Sushil
Rejecting allegations of conflict of interest against Sushil Kumar, the Sports Ministry on Thursday defended the star grappler's appointment as a national observer for wrestling.
Srikanth storms into top-10 of world rankings
Riding on his back-to-back Super Series triumphs, India's ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth broke back into the top-10 at eighth in the latest world rankings.
Check out the main contenders at this year's Tour de France
A look at the main Tour de France contenders ahead of Saturday's first stage, a 14-km individual time trial in Duesseldorf:
June 28, 2017
Narsingh questions Sushil's appointment as national observer
uspended wrestler Narsingh Yadav objected to Sushil Kumar's appointment as a national observer, raising conflict of interest allegations in a letter to the Sports Ministry.
PHOTOS: Bold and bare -- athletes take centre stage in nude shoots
Here is a list of athletes, some of who just turned up the heat while some created ripples with their bold photos. Scroll down to find out who these athletes are...
FIFA set to shift India's U-17 World Cup games from Mumbai to Delhi
FIFA is set to shift India's Under-17 World Cup matches from Mumbai to Delhi as the apex soccer body has taken the host government's request 'very seriously'.
June 27, 2017
Can Vijender defeat this Chinese boxer?
'Boxing is a sport and sometimes one punch can make a difference.'
Srikanth speaks on his return from Aus Open Super Series title triumph
Srikanth credits Gopichand for all recent success - the two back-to-back Super Series titles and says, 'My focus is on World Championships, not thinking of rankings'
Delhi Golf Club denies entry to Meghalaya woman for 'looking like maid'
Tailin Lyngdoh is a Governess to Health Advisor in Assam Government, Dr. Nivedita Barthakur who was also invited for lunch at the Delhi Golf Club by a member.
June 26, 2017
Aditi Ashok records career-best finish on LPGA tour
Leading Indian golfer Aditi Ashok secured a career-best tied 25th finish in LPGA's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in Arkansas.
Army doctor from Maharashtra pedals to history in US
Eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes after setting out from California, Srinivas Gokulnath created history by becoming the first Indian to complete what is considered to be the toughest cycle race in the world -- the 4,900-km Race Across America (RAAM) in the solo category.
June 25, 2017
Ankush claims gold, Devendro gets silver at Mongolia tourney
The fast-rising Ankush Dahiya (60kg) clinched a gold while the experienced L Devendro Singh (52kg) settled for a silver medal on the final day of the
PM Modi, Sachin lauds Australian Open winner Srikanth
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, among others, lavished praise on Kidami Srikanth for claiming the Australian Open title with a stunning win over reigning Olympic and world champion Chen Long.
Srikanth set to receive a swanky TUV300 from Anand Mahindra
Noted industrialist and diversified business conglomerate Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra on Sunday said he would 'personally' hand over a TUV300 to shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the Australian Open Super Series title.
Srikanth overcomes stomach bug to win his 2nd successive title
'Since I arrived in Sydney I have gastroenteritis and have had diarrhoea, so I have not been at my best physical condition'
Congratulate Kidambi Srikanth!
Join us in congratulating Srikanth on his wonderful achievement.
Super Srikanth lifts Australian Open Super Series
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth notched up his second successive Super Series title with a stunning straight-game triumph over reigning Olympic and world champion Chen Long in the Australian Open summit clash in Sydney on Sunday.
June 24, 2017
Devendro, Ankush in final of Mongolian boxing tourney
Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (52kg) advanced to the final along with the young Ankush Dahiya (60kg) on another mixed day for Indian boxers at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia on Saturday.
Ageless Gatlin beats the youngsters in US 100m final
Gatlin stormed to the lead in the final 20 metres and defeated favoured youngster Christian Coleman in the 100 metres final at the US nationals/world championships trials on Friday.
Srikanth reaches final of Australia Super Series
Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth's dream season just got better as the India made it to his third successive Super Series final beating Yuqi Shi 21-10 21-14 at the Australian Open, in Sydney on Saturday.
June 23, 2017
How 'Goldfinger' Narang plans to produce Olympic champions
The selected shooters would be mentored by top international coaches and receive training at state-of-the-art facilities, including sports science support, for a full year.
Mary Kom bows out in quarter-finals
The 34-year-old, a five-time World champion and an Olympic bronze-medallist, struggled to connect clean punches against her taller rival and was even warned once for excessive bending.
Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful NBA Draft
The first seven picks of the draft entered as college freshman and 18-year-old Frenchman Frank Ntilikina was taken by the New York Knicks with the eighth choice.
Srikanth in semis; Saina, Sindhu bow out of Australia Open
Kidambi Srikanth continued his fine form to enter the men's singles semi-finals but Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu bowed out of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament in Sydney, on Friday.
June 22, 2017
Sport Shorts: Bolt to race in Monaco; Devendro in semis
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
WBO sanctions Vijender title's bout against Zulpikar in August
World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has sanctioned WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title between Vijender Singh and China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali in first week of August in Mumbai.
Australian Open: Srikanth to face Praneeth in quarter-final
After losing the first game, the 24-year-old Indian rebounded strongly to clinch a 15-21, 21-13, 21-13 win over Wan Ho in a gruelling second-round clash that lasted almost an hour.
June 21, 2017
Sports Shorts: Pope Francis gets jersey from US football Hall of Famers
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
I have moved closer to wrestling after marriage: Sakshi
Sakshi, who married to fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian post the Games, settled for silver in the women's 60kg class in the continental championship held in the national capital this year.
Woman accuses co-athlete of rape at Bhopal's SAI centre
The woman who lodged the complaint in Rohtak Mahila Thana recently, which was later transferred to Ratibad police station, stated that she and the accused used to live in the SAI academy after they got the admission in 2013, according to police.
Srikanth, Saina, Sindhu advance at Australian Open
India's shuttlers enjoyed a mixed day at the Australian Open Super Series as Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth progressed to the second round but four others were knocked out in the first round itself, in Sydney, on Wednesday.
Olympian Bindra's tweet directed at Kohli?
The tweet came after Anil Kumble's resignation from the post of India's Head Coach earlier in the day.
June 20, 2017
Tendulkar welcomes 'Tamil Thalaivas' to Pro Kabaddi League
The Chennai franchise which is set to make it's debut in the fifth season of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), has been named 'Tamil Thalaivas'.
Tiger Woods receiving 'professional help'
Tiger Woods said on Monday he is receiving "professional help" to manage his use of the medications he takes to relieve back pain and insomnia following his arrest for driving while intoxicated last month.
June 19, 2017
Will Vijender become Asian King of Boxing?
Vijender Singh's proposed double title fight against Oriental Super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali is back on track for an August showdown.
Major change as Brooks Koepka wins US Open
The winds of change were blowing at the U.S. Open on Sunday as Brooks Koepka sailed to a four-stroke victory at Erin Hills, making it the seventh consecutive major that has crowned a first-time winner.
June 18, 2017
Indian wrestlers bag three medals at Jr Asian C'ships
On the last day of the competition, Sharvan bagged the yellow metal in men's 60kg freestyle category, beating Yones Aliakbar Emamichoghaei of Iran 9-2 in the final.
Congratulations pour in for Indonesia Open champ Srikanth
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth after he clinched his second Super Series Premier title by lifting the Indonesia Open men's singles trophy in Jakarta.
Indonesia title much-needed boost ahead of World C'ship: Srikanth
'I think it was a fantastic game for me. I started off really well in the first game but he was playing well in the second game, leading 11-6 at the break and fighting it out. But overall, I think my game was going great, my attack was going well for me'
Super Srikanth clinches Indonesia Open title
World No.22 Srikanth beat the Japanese qualifier 21-11, 21-19 in a 37-minute clash of the $1,000,000 event.
US Open Golf: Fowler back in the thick of action
Fowler birdied the 14th, 15th and 16th holes to lift himself to 10 under par, two strokes off the pace at a generous ErinHills layout that has been softened by rain.
June 17, 2017
Indonesia Open: Srikanth enters final, Prannoy's fight ends in agony
Indian shuttler K Srikanth dished out a gritty performance to stun world No.1 Korean Son Wan Ho to reach the finals of the $ 1,000,000 Indonesia Super Series Premier in Jakarta on Sunday.
US Open: Crowded leaderboard but world top three miss cut
Paul Casey rode a rollercoaster to a four-way share of second-round lead at the U.S. Open on Friday but it was the end of the line for the world's three top-ranked players.
June 16, 2017
McDonald's ends Olympics sponsorship deal early
US fast-food giant McDonald's Corp has ended its 41-year-long Olympic Games sponsorship deal three years early, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
When Prannoy played one of the best matches of his career
India's H S Prannoy described his stunning win over Olympic champion Chen Long as one of the best of his career and credited his better fitness.
IOA hints India may bid for 2032 Olympic Games
The Indian Olympic Association president Narayanswami Ramachandran on Friday claimed that the government has agreed to consider the possibility of India bidding for the hosting rights of the 2032 Olympic Games.
Prannoy stuns Olympic champ Chen Long, Srikanth also enters semis
Indian shuttler H S Prannoy continued his giant-killing spree to stun World and Olympic Champion Chen Long of China to enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Super Series Premier along with Kidambi Srikanth, in Jakarta, on Friday.
Huge drama at Oslo Diamond League!
World champion Dafne Schippers was involved in a bizarre women's 200 metres at the Oslo Diamond League meeting on Thursday when the Dutchwoman false-started, was allowed to race and won, was then disqualified and finally reinstated.
June 15, 2017
Shooter Heena slams chief pistol coach
'I did work with him for few a days because my Federation asked me, saying 'just give him a chance and see if it works for you'. But it was sort of miserable. I don't want to work with him. I don't find him competent enough'
Indonesia Open: Prannoy stuns Lee; Saina, Sindhu ousted
H S Prannoy stunned World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games to storm into the men's singles quarterfinals but India suffered huge setback in women's event with both Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu crashing out of the Indonesia Super Series Premier in Jakarta on Thursday.
June 14, 2017
Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Indonesia Open
Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy advanced to the second round of the men's singles competition at the US$ 1,000,000 Indonesia Super Series Premier in Jakarta, on Wednesday.
'UTT league will benefit the sport of table tennis in India'
World men's No.7 Wong Chun Ting of Hong Kong believes that the Ultimate Table Tennis league, which will begin from July 13, will benefit the sport in India.
Baba Ramdev wrestles with Olympic champ Sushil
Ramdev took to his official Twitter handle to share the pictures of him performing yoga with the wrestlers.
June 13, 2017
Brazil thrash Australia 4-0 in Confederations warm-up
Australia got off to a terrible start when centre back Bailey Wright gave away possession with the second pass of the game, allowing Diego Souza to hammer home a low shot to groans from most of the 49,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Mixed day for Indian shuttlers at Indonesia Open
Sindhu, Saina advance to 2nd round; Reddy-Ponnappa out
All you need to know about NBA champion Golden State Warriors
Profile of the Golden State Warriors, who beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday to win their second NBA championship in three seasons.
Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title
The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 on Monday to win their second NBA championship in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the playoffs.
June 12, 2017
Jordan Olympic shoes sell for record $190,373
The Converse shoes were said to be used by the NBA legend in the gold medal game against Spain in the 1984 Olympics, according to ESPN.
Para-athlete accuses for cruelty, Railways clarify
International para-athlete turned social worker Suvarna Raj on Sunday alleged that she was allotted an upper berth on a Nagpur-Delhi train even though she is physically handicapped.
Shooting WC: Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu bag gold in mixed team event
Ace shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu brought joy to the Indian squad competing at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rife/Pistol stage at Gabala, Azerbaijan, when they clinched gold in the 10m mixed team air pistol event by beating Russia 7-6 in the finals on Monday.
June 11, 2017
'Greatest' Bolt to leave unmatched legacy
Usain Bolt is without question the greatest ever track athlete and the Jamaican's involvement in athletics after his retirement will be paramount to ensure its relevance to a younger generation, according to Sebastian Coe.
Fireworks in Jamaica as Bolt wins final 100 metres race on home soil
Usain Bolt recovered from a moderate start to win his final 100 metres on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on Saturday.
June 10, 2017
First Formula E win for India's Mahindra team
Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist won the first of two Berlin ePrix races on Saturday to hand India's Mahindra team a maiden victory in the Formula E electric series.
Archery: India return with a bronze from World Cup Stage II
Having lost the men's and women's team events in the morning session, Verma and Dahal were India's only hope to sign off with a medal and the duo did not disappoint.
June 09, 2017
Sports Shorts: Kane looks to 'role model' Ronaldo; Raonic parts ways with coach
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
Not so fast young man, Bolt cautions De Grasse
Usain Bolt has cautioned Canadian young gun Andre De Grasse to temper his expectations of dethroning him at the world championships in London in August.
June 07, 2017
Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand?
The Sports Ministry has written to the Prime Minister's Office, requesting Bharat Ratna for the late Dhyan Chand in what can considered be its latest push to bestow the hockey legend with India's highest civilian honour.
June 06, 2017
Paralympian probed in connection with man's death
However, the athlete was allowed to go after the enquiry on Sunday.
June 04, 2017
Praneeth wins Thailand Grand Prix Gold title
Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth lifted his maiden Grand Prix gold title by posting a come-from-behind victory over Indonesian Jonatan Christie in the
June 03, 2017
Sports Shorts: Federer to make comeback in Stuttgart on June 14
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Saina bows out, Praneeth advances to final in Thailand
It was a day of mixed results for India as B Sai Praneeth sailed into the final with a straight-game win but Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal's campaign ended in the semi-final of the $120000 Thailand Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Bangkok on Saturday.
June 02, 2017
DRI arrests national-level shooter for smuggling guns, wildlife
Bishnoi is alleged to be the kingpin of a global syndicate involved in smuggling of fire arms and wildlife.
Thailand Grand Prix: Saina, Sai Praneeth advance to semis
Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth sailed into the semi-finals of the of the $ 120000 Thailand Grand Prix Gold after registering a straight-game win over local player Kantaphon Wangcharoen in Bangkok on Friday.
June 01, 2017
Mouma-Manika create history at World TT Championships
Manika Batra and Mouma Das made history by becoming the first Indian pair to reach the quarter-finals of the World Table Tennis Championships in Dusseldorf, on Thursday.
Sports Shorts: NBA star LeBron James's home vandalized with racial slur
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
This mother of teenagers conquered Everest 5 times
'When I am at the top I always feel I am blessed and closer to god.'
May 31, 2017
Saina, Praneeth register easy wins at Thailand Open
Title-contenders Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth advanced to prequarter-finals of the Thailand Open after notching up straight-game wins in the women's and men's singles competition respectively.
Historic first for India as Aditi, Sharmila tee up at LPGA
This week's ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey will mark a historic moment for Indian women's golf as Aditi Ashok and Sharmila Nicollet will be teeing up at the event for the first time ever.
Isinbayeva quits as Russian anti-doping chief
Isinbayeva was under pressure to quit as head of RUSADA's supervisory council after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) called for her removal, one of four steps it said were necessary for RUSADA to retrieve its right to oversee the testing of Russian athletes.
Sports Shorts: Mahrez says wants to leave Leicester; 'Woods needs help'
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
May 30, 2017
How money speaks more than medals
If you don't have power in a game you are masters of, the world will walk all over you, notes Shekhar Gupta.
Sports Shorts: City chairman on Aguero's future at the club
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Woods 'asleep at the wheel' of stopped car before DUI arrest: Police
Woods had "extremely slow and slurred speech" after being awoken by a Jupiter police officer, who found the golfer's car stopped in the right lane of the roadway and still running, the report said.
May 29, 2017
Golfer Tiger Woods arrested in Florida
Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested in South Florida on Monday morning on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to media reports.
Boxing queen Mary Kom all set to return to action
Out of competitive action for over a year, five-time world champion M C Mary Kom will return to the ring in an invitational tournament to be held in Mongolia next month.
May 28, 2017
Sarita, Pinki return to amateur boxing after apologizing
The two boxers, who had signed up with the Indian Boxing Council (IBC), will be re-joining the national camp after submitting letters of apology to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) for abruptly leaving the amateur circuit.
India's Bhavani Devi strikes gold at World Cup Fencing C'ship
In the final, she beat Sarah Jane Hampson of Great Britain 15-13 on points.
Arsenal down 10-man Chelsea to lift FA Cup
Arsenal denied Chelsea the double with a 2-1 victory in an enthralling FA Cup final.
May 27, 2017
Rohit fails dope test, to be stripped off Asian youth medal
Young javelin thrower Rohit Yadav is set to be stripped of the silver medal that he won at the Asian Youth Athletics championship after he tested positive
How kabaddi challenges cricket's might
Kabaddi may now be behind only cricket in the popularity stakes.
May 26, 2017
Sports Shorts: Rooney decided on United future; Rossi recovering
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
India bow out of Sudirman Cup after losing to China
India's campaign at the Sudirman Cup ended after they went down 0-3 against top seed and 10-time champions China in the quarter-finals of the mixed team championship in Gold Coast.
May 25, 2017
Sports Shorts: Rooney left out of England team for World Cup qualifier
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
Indian athlete suspended after meldonium found in room
The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) carried out a search at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala last month and seized containers of the substance from the athlete's room, its director general Navin Agarwal told Reuters by telephone.
May 24, 2017
Mohun Bagan say won't submit ISL bid document
The former I-League champions collected the Invitation To Bid document on the last day and Thursday is the submission deadline.
Frenchman Cottalorda to coach Indian women boxers
The 41-year-old, who is a member of the European Boxing Confederation's coaches commission, will be joining the boxers in the first week of June.
Sindhu elected as member of BWF Atheletes' commission
The 21-year-old Indian topped the ballot with 129 votes as she led a trio of women onto the BWF Athletes' Commission.
Sudirman Cup: India shuttlers qualify for knockout stage
The Indian badminton team sealed a place in the knockout stage of the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship, despite Indonesia pulling off a stunning 3-2 victory over Denmark in the last match of the Group 1D in Gold Coast, Australia, on Wednesday.
Barcelona star Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
May 23, 2017
Rs 47 crore spent in Pro Kabaddi auction
The Pro Kabaddi player auction netted a consolidated price of Rs 46.99 crore for 227 players selected over two days of intense bidding between 12 franchises.
No, no never! That's what Sakshi said about Bollywood
Sakshi made it clear that she has no plans of entering Bollywood.
Former MotoGP champion Hayden dies after cycling accident
Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden died five days after the American was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, his Honda World Superbike team said.
May 22, 2017
World Cup: Shocking! Ace shooter Jitu fails to qualify for final
Ace shooter Jitu Rai failed to make it to the final of the men's 10m Air Pistol at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup (Rifle/Pistol), in Munich, on Monday.
Moscow FIDE: Harikrishna finishes tied 10th
Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna ended his campaign at Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a draw against GM Teimour Radjabov.
'Pakistani players not welcome for Pro Kabaddi League'
The government made it clear that it will not allow Pakistani players to compete in the Pro Kabaddi League, slated for next month, unless the neighbouring country stops 'sponsoring terrorism'.
May 21, 2017
Djokovic names Agassi as coach
Novak Djokovic confirmed he will be coached by Andre Agassi at the French Open after being humbled by German youngster Alexander Zverev in the final of the Italian Open on Sunday.
Chess Roundup: Harikrishna wins against Ian; Vaishali wins gold
Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna beat Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in his eighth round tie in the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow.
Veteran Gatlin claims 100 metres victory at Japan Golden Prix
Veteran American sprinter Justin Gatlin fended off the challenge of a host of Japanese hopes when he won the men's 100 metres at the Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki on Sunday, crossing the line first in 10.28 seconds.
How can unfit doctors treat athletes: Mary Kom on IOA row
In the wake of the ongoing enquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against two doctors who were sent by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to the Rio Olympics, Indian boxer and Rajya Sabah Member of Parliament Mary Kom on Sunday said that those who are not qualified should not be sent for competitions.
May 20, 2017
Sports Shorts: Harikrishna holds Tomashevsky in FIDE Moscow GP
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Errant boxer Vikas deposes before BFI disciplinary committee
'I have been told by the committee members that I should now join back training and start preparing for the World Championships. I think the committee members are empathetic towards whatever happened'
World Cup Archery: Indian men win gold in Compound Team event
Competing as a team for the first time, India defeated 10th seeded Colombia's Camilo Cardona, Daniel Munoz and Jose Carlos Ospina 226-221 in a one-sided final this morning.
May 19, 2017
Nepotism? CBI launch probe into 2 undeserving medicos in Rio contingent
It is alleged that Dr Pawandeep Singh and R S Negi did not have requisite qualification and experience but were sent with the Indian contingent for the 2016 Rio Games.
Moscow chess: GM Harikrishna goes down fighting to Gelfland
Coming into the day at the back of a splendid win and a day's rest, the World No. 16 Indian, playing with black pieces, could not maintain his momentum and despite giving a tough fight in a game that lasted for 52 moves, failed to avert his second loss of the campaign.
Archery World Cup: Indian compound team enter final
India's compound men's archery team advanced to the final of the season's first World Cup, in Shanghai, on Friday.
WADA could bar Russia from Olympics
Russia could be banned from participating in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if proposed changes to the World Anti-Doping Agency Code announced on Thursday are fast-tracked.
The 12-year-old goalie who will represent India
Sujal Kahar is all set to represent India at the Football for Friendship tournament in Russia.
May 18, 2017
Former MotoGP champion Hayden in intensive care after accident
Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden spent a second day in intensive care on Thursday after colliding with a car while cycling in eastern Italy.
Mallya to remain India's top representative in FIA
Vijay Mallya remains India's top representative in world motorsport body FIA at a time when he is facing extradition to India over charges of unpaid debts and money laundering.
Sports Shorts: Juventus win Coppa Italia; Monaco claim Ligue 1
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
May 17, 2017
Former MotoGP champion Hayden hit by car in Italy
Media reports said the "Kentucky Kid", who won the MotoGP championship on a Honda in 2006, is in a serious condition.
Sports Shorts: Boost for Real Madrid as Nacho's suspension lifted
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
May 16, 2017
Sports Shorts: Cavani named best Ligue 1 player
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
AP govt amends Act to appoint Olympian PV Sindhu as Group-1 officer
Certain provisions in the Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Appointments to Public Services and Rationalisation of Staff Pattern and Pay Structure) Act, 1994, prevented the appointment of the badminton player as any recruitment in public service should only be through the AP Public Service Commission, selection committee or employment exchange.
Drug cheat Ben Johnson ad draws anger
A disgraced athlete ero returns... to much dismay.
May 15, 2017
Mohd Anas smashes national record, qualifies for World C'ships
The 22-year-old Anas clocked 45.32 sec under hot and humid conditions at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. He also qualified for the World Championships to be held in London in August. The entry standard for the World Championships stands at 45.50secs.
May 14, 2017
Asian C'ships: Grappler Sumit takes silver as India end with 10 medals
After conceding a point, the Indian grappler was quick to pull back two points by overpowering his opponent and throwing him out of the mat.
India claim 2 medals at World Para Athletics Grand Prix
Ramudri Someshwara Rao won a gold medal in the 200m race and Hokato Sema bagged a bronze in shot put.
Chess: Harika settles for a draw in Rd 4 in Malmo
World No. 10 Indian, playing with black pieces, had to be at her defensive best to avoid conceding the game.
May 13, 2017
Sports Shorts: Pique illness leaves Barca short-staffed
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday
Asian Wrestling: Punia bags India's first gold
Bajrang Punia (men's 65kg) posted an impressive victory on the penultimate day of the Asian Wrestling Championship on Saturday.
May 12, 2017
Sakshi settles for silver at Asian Championships
Star grappler Sakshi Malik bagged a silver medal for India in the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championship after losing to Japan's Risako Kawai in women's 60kg category in New Delhi, on Friday.
Sports Shorts: Under-fire Sharapova gets Navratilova backing
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
Wrestlers Sakshi, Vinesh, Divya in gold medal round of Asian C'ship
Competing for the first time in women's 60kg category after jumping up the weight division from 58kg, Sakshi hardly broke a sweat en route to the final.
After football Sachin Tendulkar pads up for Pro Kabaddi
The cricket icon is a co-owner of the Chennai franchise, one of the new teams added to the sport league
May 11, 2017
Sindhu rested for Thailand Open, Saina to play the three big series
India will be sending full teams for the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold (May 30-June 4), Indonesia Open Super Series (June 12-18) and Australian Open Super Series (June 20-25).
Asian Wrestling: Anil, Jyoti bag bronze for India on Day 2
Anil Kumar also faced a similar fate during the quarter-finals of 85kg, going down to Japan's Atsushi Matsumoto 0-7, but was fortunate to enter the bronze medal round after the Japanese grappler ensured a place in the gold medal round.
Vijender terminates agreement with Queensberry Promotions
WBO Super Middleweight Asia Pacific champion Vijender Singh, who has been unbeaten in the professional circuit, has decided to terminate his agreement with Queensberry Promotions with immediate effect.
Sports Shorts: Dortmund's Bartra returns to training after bus attack
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
May 10, 2017
Asian Wrestling C'ship: Harpreet bags bronze
Harpreet bagged his second successive bronze medal at the Asian Championship after defeating Junjie Na of China 3-2.
Sports Shorts: Totti declines to confirm retirement at end of season
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
Honeymoon over for golf star McIlroy
After a five-week layoff that saw him wed American Erica Stoll in an Irish castle, soak up the sun on a Caribbean honeymoon and strike a new multi-million dollar equipment deal, Rory McIlroy is keen to start a new chapter in his life at The Players in Florida this week.
Why did Vikas Krishan pull out of the Asian Championships?
Why did Vikas Krishan give his opponent a walkover in an Asian Championship semi-final?
May 09, 2017
Bindra lashes out at NRAI after shooters stranded at airport
Bindra said that the official team manager left the athletes "to fend for themselves".
Want to become an NBA star? Here is your chance...
'This initiative is not about finding more sponsors or marketing partners. It's about developing elite basketball prospects'
Tour de France champ unhurt after hit-and-run case
The 31-year-old three-time winner of the world's biggest bike race, tweeted a picture of the twisted remains of his "totaled" training bike, saying he had been deliberately knocked off by the driver.
Why panels like Lodha are needed for all National Sports Federation
India's greatest ever Olympian Sushil Kumar strongly feels that panels similar to one headed by Justice RM Lodha to clean up the Board of Control for Cricket in India mess, is required to bring in more accountability and transparency in functioning of National Sports Federations (NSF).
Vikas won't be allowed to compete in World Series of Boxing
Indian boxer Vikas Krishan, who forfeited his semi-final bout in the Asian Championships, won't be allowed to compete in the World Series of Boxing and will have to explain his no-show to a disciplinary committee of the national federation.
Fit-again Kashyap racing against time for CWG qualification
After missing out on Rio Olympics last year due to a knee surgery, a fit-again Parupalli Kashyap is racing against time to regain his place in the Indian team and defend his title at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
May 08, 2017
Leander Paes, Rhea Pillai fail to resolve dispute
The Supreme Court, on Monday, said it cannot force ace tennis player Leander Paes and his estranged live-in partner Rhea Pillai to arrive at a settlement in a maintenance case.
Sports Shorts: Maradona head coach of UAE's Al-Fujairah
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday.
May 07, 2017
Kavinder, Manoj, Satish qualify for World Championships
Third seed Satish Kumar (+91kg) and sixth seed Manoj Kumar (69kg) were among the three Indian boxers who qualified for the World Championships after winning their respective box-offs at the Asian Championships in Tashkent, on Sunday.
May 06, 2017
Olympians oppose new athletics world record proposals
A proposal for new world record ratification rules that could have a retroactive effect faced opposition from the World Olympians Associations (WOA) on Friday, who said it would cast suspicion on all past performances.
Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva, Sumit settle for silver
Fourth seed Shiva Thapa (60kg) became the first Indian boxer to clinch three consecutive Asian Championships medals, while Sumit Sangwan (91kg) notched up his maiden podium finish as both boxers settled for silver medals at the continental showpiece, in Tashkent, on Saturday.
Kipchoge runs fastest marathon but...
Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon on Saturday, crossing the line at the Monza Formula One track in two hours and 25 seconds but missing out on an ambitious attempt to break the two-hour barrier.
May 05, 2017
BFI to seek answers from Vikas over Asian C'ship walkover
However, the Indian did not report for weigh-in on Friday morning.
BAI finally gives shuttlers prize money for 2014 Commonwealth Games!
Saina was awarded a cheque of Rs 25 lakhs for her title-winning performance at the Australia Super Series in 2016, besides becoming the first Indian to become the World No. 1 and reaching the finals at All England champion in 2015.
Asian Championship: Shiva in final, Vikas settles for bronze
Fourth seed Shiva Thapa (60kg) stunned Olympic bronze-medallist and top seed Dorjnyambuug Otgondalai of Mongolia to enter the Asian Boxing Championships final, in Tashkent, on Friday.
May 04, 2017
Pakistan says India should not be given international sporting events
The National assembly's Standing Committee on Sports in Pakistan observed that in recent months, India had been trying to isolate Pakistani sportspersons by depriving them a chance to compete in international events.
May 03, 2017
Vikas, Shiva in semis, qualify for World C'ships
Top seed Vikas Krishan (75kg) and fourth seed Shiva Thapa (60kg) were among the four Indian boxers who qualified for the World Championships and assured themselves of medals by advancing to the Asian Championships semi-finals, in Tashkent, on Wednesday.
Sports Shorts: Maradona to visit Kolkata for a 2-day trip in September
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday
'India can't have sporting ties with terrorism-sponsoring Pakistan'
'Terrorism and sports can't go along and Pakistan should understand that'
India denies visa to Pakistan wrestlers for Asian Championship
The Pakistan Wrestling Federation on Tuesday claimed that its national team has been denied visa by the Indian High Commission for the upcoming Asian Championship scheduled to be held in New Delhi from May 10-14.
Trickster Ronaldo puts Real on verge of Champions League final
The Portuguese forward put his team on the verge of their third final in four years and took his tally to 103 goals in the competition as he helped Madrid vanquish their neighbours at the Santiago Bernabeu.
May 02, 2017
Asian Boxing C'ships: Shiva, Sumit enter quarters
Shiva, a World Championships bronze-medallist and a two-time medallist at the Asian meet, edged past Kyrgyzstan's Omurbek Malabekov in a split verdict to make the last-eight stage, where he will face Chinese Taipei's Chu-En Lai in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Sports Shorts: Europe calls for new record ratification laws
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
The Indian runner who made history in Boston
'I ran with the Indian flag throughout and, believe me, it is a fantastic feeling.'
Italians and racism in sport: UN hails Pescara's Muntari for walk-off
Muntari said he had complained that parts of the crowd, including a group of children, had hurled racist insults at him from the start of his Italian team's game at Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday.
First Look! Mommy-to-be Serena rocks the red carpet at Met Gala
The mother-to-be showed off her baby bump in a flowing green gown as she entered with fiancé Alexis Ohanian.
May 01, 2017
After Saina, biopic on PV Sindhu
Ace shuttler PV Sindhu, the first Indian woman to bag a silver medal at the Olympics, is the latest athlete whose story is set to be portrayed at the big screen.
Asian Boxing Championship: Vikas, Gaurav advance to quarters
Top seed Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) advanced to the quarter-finals, giving India a good start at the Asian Boxing Championships in Tashkent on Monday.
April 30, 2017
Chinappa beats Pallikal to win historic Asian Squash title
Joshna Chinappa held off a fighting Dipika Pallikal 13-15, 12-10, 11-13, 11-4, 11-4 in 78 minutes to win her biggest title till date.
Sensational victory! Anthony Joshua knocks out Wladimir Klitschko
Anthony Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing annals by stopping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Bindra on how India can emerge as a sporting nation
The Indian shooters fired a blank at the Rio 2016 Olympics with Abhinav Bindra missing the medal by a whisker but the 2008 Beijing Olympic champion said he has high hopes for Tokyo.
April 29, 2017
Asian Squash: It's Joshna vs Dipika in summit clash
The two Indian women made the final of the tournament with contrasting victories on Saturday
April 28, 2017
Advani loses in Asian Snooker summit clash
India's top cueist Pankaj Advani lost to China's Lv Haotian in the summit clash of Asian Snooker Championship in Doha on Friday, as he failed in his bid to win the continental double of billiards and snooker titles in the same year.
Sindhu knocked out of Badminton Asia Championships
Sindhu, seeded fourth in the tournament, lost 21-15, 14-21, 22-24 against her eighth-seeded Chinese opponent in the quarter-final contest that lasted one hour and 17 minutes.
Ghosal, Chinappa sails into Asian Squash C'ships semis
The experienced Ghosal, seeded second in the tournament and ranked 30th in the world, needed just 43 minutes to thrash the 10th-seeded Malhotra. Ghosal kept his rival on the run with an array of shots and dominated the proceedings.
Weightlifter Sushila Panwar fails dope test
After Panwar's 'A' sample was found positive, the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) suspended her provisionally.
Sports Shorts: Mallya optimistic; Rooney hopeful of future
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday
April 27, 2017
'Vinod Khanna ji, Om Shanti!'
Sports fraternity pays homage to legend Vinod Khanna
Government mulls jail term for doping under new law
Sports Minister Vijay Goel said he fears that doping may fast spread to the junior level and it needs to be curbed by creating fear in the minds of athletes.
Sindhu sails into quarter-finals with another easy win
The Rio Games silver winner easily notched up a 21-14, 21-15 win over unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori in the second round match that lasted just 40 minutes.
Sports Shorts: Dortmund stun Bayern; PSG sweep aside Monaco
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday.
April 26, 2017
Nita Ambani made member of IOC's prestigious Olympic Channel
India's first woman International Olympic Committee member Nita Ambani has made it to two important commissions of the global sports governing body, including the prestigious Olympic channel.
Asia Championships: Sindhu wins, Saina bows out
PV Sindhu cruised into the second round but compatriot Saina Nehwal bowed out fighting in the Badminton Asia Championships.
Sports Shorts: Ennis-Hill not expecting apology; F1 to ditch 'halo' protection
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
Check out who is set to play Saina Nehwal in biopic...
Shraddha Kapoor is all set to essay Saina Nehwal in a biopic based on the badminton champion's life that will be directed by Amole Gupte and produced by Bhushan Kumar.
Another face-off: Pak criticises India for 'non-sporting approach'
Blaming India for their pull out from the Asian Squash Championships, Pakistan have lodged a complaint with the World and Asian squash bodies, alleging that the hosts deliberately delayed visas to their team.
April 25, 2017
Sports Shorts: EB's Ali suffers heart attack; Harikrishna loses
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Barcelona Open: Evans, Edmund through, home favourite Robredo loses
Edmund sailed through in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 against world number 70 Jeremy Chardy and will face fourth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria.
April 24, 2017
Vijender Singh won't participate in Amir Khan's pro-league
Vijender, who is promoted by IOS Boxing Promotions, is the reigning WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight champion and is expected to defend his title for a second time next month after the IPL.
This inspirational 100-year old was just short of Bolt's record mark!
With a jaunty victory dance, 101- year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday, the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete's remarkable late-blooming career.
April 23, 2017
Bekele hampered by shoes in London defeat
Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele partly blamed his state-of-the-art Nike shoes for his failure to win the London Marathon on Sunday.
Yogeshwar Dutt's search for grand swansong continues
In the twilight of his career and prone to injuries like never before, ace Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is still eager to continue and insists that the thought of retirement has not even crossed his mind yet.
This boxer in fighting in hijab
Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab.
Sad that India is No. 3 in doping: Mary Kom
Five-time boxing World champion M C Mary Kom on Saturday said it is very disappointing that India ranks number 3 in doping and urged the government and Sports Authority of India (SAI) to do more to curb the menace.
April 21, 2017
Sports Shorts: Tiger undergoes back surgery; Former England defender Ehiogu dies
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
A glimpse into the mind of Tiger Woods
'The ball barely made it to the hole, giving rise to a heady exhilaration and bemusement that only Woods' adroitness could -- and perhaps still does -- invoke.'
Can you guess which athletes rocked the Time most influential list?
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named to Time Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people, which was announced Thursday.
Here's why this Rio Olympic champion is BANNED
Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Brianna Rollins was handed a one-year suspension for failing to properly file whereabouts information for out-of-competition testing, the US Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday.
Sports Shorts: Olympic high jumper Mason dies in motorbike crash
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
April 20, 2017
Rankings: Sindhu back in top three, Praneeth achieves career-best 22
Earlier this month, Sindhu had attained her career-best world number two ranking after clinching her maiden India Open Super Series title.
Farah injection before 2014 London Marathon was not recorded - doctor
British teenager has both legs amputated after F4 crash
The 17-year-old, who smashed at speed into the back of another car that had halted on the track, was trapped in the wreckage for more than 90 minutes before being extricated and flown to hospital.
April 19, 2017
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in jail cell
Former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in the jail cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, just days after being acquitted of a second murder charge.
Sports Shorts: Bayern keeper breaks foot; Djokovic survives shock
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
April 18, 2017
This runner won despite stopping to return a rival's water bottle
Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat produced a Kenyan sweep at the Boston Marathon, winning the men's and women's races on Monday by conquering the race's hilly final miles to establish their dominance.
April 17, 2017
BEST Sports PHOTOS of the Week!
From Shraddha Kapoor gyrating at the opening ceremony of an IPL match to breathtaking moves on the soccer field, here are Images that made memorable sporting moments
Sports Shorts: Sainz given three-place grid penalty for Russian GP
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Olympians Malik, Karmakar in Forbes' list of young super achievers
India has 53 achievers on the list, second only to China which has 76 honorees.
April 16, 2017
Anyone misbehaving with our soldiers should be shot: Yogeshwar
Yogeshwar Dutt on Sunday said that anyone who goes against the country and misbehaves with our soldiers should be shot dead.
Coach Gopichand points out how Praneeth can continue winning
Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand, on Sunday, said his ward B Sai Praneeth needs to be consistent and hoped the win at Singapore Open will take his
Praneeth beats Srikanth to clinch maiden Super Series title
April 15, 2017
Singapore Open: It's Srikanth vs Praneeth in final
For the first time in the history of badminton, two Indians will clash in a Super Series final with Kidambi Srikanth taking on B Sai Praneeth at the
April 14, 2017
Singapore Superseries: Marin ousts Sindhu in quarters
Indian Ace shuttler PV Sindhu suffered a crushing defeat against World No 3 Carolina Marin in the quarter-finals of the of the Singapore Open Superseries tournament on Friday.
April 13, 2017
Squash round-up: Joshna ousted in quarters at World C'ships
Chinappa lost 6-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8, 3-11 to Camille in a 70-minute marathon tussle on Wednesday.
Olympians Sakshi, Karmakar receive Padma honours
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and discus thrower Vikas Gowda were the other sport spersons to receive the honour on Thursday.
April 12, 2017
PM Modi leads tributes to BAI chief Das Gupta after demise
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes that poured in for Badminton Association of India president Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta, who passed away in Lucknow after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.
World champ Shubenkov of Russia cleared to compete as neutrals
The sport's governing body said on Tuesday that the seven had all met the "exceptional eligibility criteria" after satisfying the board that they have been training in an environment that passes the necessary anti-doping requirements.
Sindhu advances to Round 2 of Singapore Open
The fifth seeded Indian will face Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani next.
April 10, 2017
Rankings: Grapplers Sakshi, Sandeep break into top-10
In the men's freestyle category, Sandeep Tomar also broke into the top-10, reaching the seventh position in men's 57kg.
Saina withdraws from Singapore Open
London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has pulled out of the US$350,000 Singapore Super Series to spend more time in training to improve her game ahead of the hectic international circuit.
US Masters: Garcia beats Rose to claim Green Jacket
Spain's Sergio Garcia ended nearly two decades of major disappointment when he beat England's Justin Rose in a playoff to win the US Masters on Sunday, donning the Green Jacket on what would have been the 60th birthday of his hero, the late Seve Ballesteros.
April 09, 2017
Augusta Masters: Rose, Garcia lead as Spieth lurks
Rose, the 2013 US Open champion, conjured up seven birdies, including two at the last two holes, in a day's best round of 67.
April 08, 2017
Snoop Dogg on a mission in Augusta to make golf cool
Rapper Snoop Dogg this week said that while the US Masters may be the most prestigious tournament in golf, it suffers from a coolness deficit, something he plans to change when he brings his brand of "hip hop flavor" to the staid tournament.
April 07, 2017
Olympic marathon champion fails drugs test
Jemima Sumgong, who last year became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic gold in the marathon, has tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test carried out by the IAAF, the sport's governing body said on Thursday.
World No. 1 Johnson pulls out of US Masters
World number one Dustin Johnson pulled out of the US Masters in Augusta on Thursday after sustaining a back injury in a freak fall.
April 05, 2017
Malaysia Open: Sindhu, Saina crash out in first round
India's top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, on Wednesday, suffered shocking first-round exits from the Malaysia Open Super Series in Kuching.
Is India ready for a Poker Sports League?
Come May, the Deltin Royale, which boasts of the country's largest poker room, will play host to India's first Poker Sports League.
Here's why McIlroy will think twice before golfing with Trump again
Rory McIlroy received plenty of criticism for golfing with US President Donald Trump this year and on Tuesday the Northern Irishman said he would "think twice" before accepting a second invitation.
April 04, 2017
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar has knee surgery, to miss Asian C'ships
Karmakar underwent an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery in Mumbai and will not participate in the Thailand meet scheduled from May 18.
Sports Shots: Barca star Rafinha set to miss crucial month
A summary of sports stories from across the globe
An honest letter to Tiger Woods
Change your game. You should play with a new game of shorter drives and enter tournaments where length off the tees is not so critical, writes Siddharth Shriram in a note to the golfing great.
Russian hackers compromised athletes' medical records says IAAF
TUEs are issued by sports federations and national anti-doping organizations to allow athletes to take certain banned substances for verified medical needs.
Mother Nature ready to throw everything at Augusta Masters
For the first time in 11 years, opening practice at the Masters was suspended and the merchandise shop can expect a run on umbrellas with more rain forecast for later in the week.
Ahead of Masters, Golf has a new controversy over rules
World number eight Rickie Fowler and reigning PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker are the latest to criticise the controversial rule a day after American Lexi Thompson lost the year's first LPGA major after a surprising penalty.
April 03, 2017
Top-ranked Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy three to beat at US Masters
Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are the three clear favourites for the year's first major championship.
IOC denies covering up 2008 Olympic doping cases
The IOC said it had not detected any significant abuse of clenbuterol after finding "very low levels" of the banned substance during re-testing of samples from the Beijing Olympics.
Olympic medallist Sakshi ties the knot with fellow wrestler Satyawart
The two had got engaged in October last year and according to reports, they had agreed upon the wedding before Malik had left for Rio to compete in the Olympics.
April 02, 2017
Here's what Sindhu said after beating Marin
Newly-crowned India Open Super Series champion PV Sindhu feels that winning the hard-fought first game against Carolina Marin proved to be crucial in the final outcome of the match.
Congratulate PV Sindhu!
In front of her home crowd, Sindhu beat the Rio champion in straight games.
Super Sindhu conquers Marin to win her maiden India Open title
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu beat Olympic and world champion Carolina Marin in the Indian Open final, in New Delhi, on Sunday.
Gopichand promises more Sainas and Sindhus before Tokyo Olympics
Gopichand, who shaped Sindhu and Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal among others, believes it will take some time for the next big star to emerge.
April 01, 2017
India Open: Sindhu enters final, sets up title date with Marin
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu set up a mouth-watering summit clash with Rio Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin after a hard-fought win over World No 4 Korean Sung Ji Hyun in the semi-finals of the India Super Series, in New Delhi, on Saturday.
Here's why things did not work out between Sushil and WWE
Sushil Kumar will not be joining the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after its vice-President Canyon Ceman revealed that things did not work out with him.
March 31, 2017
Sindhu trumps Saina to enter India Open semis
PV Sindhu fought back in the 2nd game to down compatriot Saina Nehwal 21-16, 22-20 and book a berth in the Yonex-Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on Friday.
March 30, 2017
Padma honours for Kohli, Dipa Malik among other sports stars
Images of the Padma Shri conferred on sports stars on Thursday
India Open: Sindhu to meet Saina in quarters
The Hong Kong Open finalist, Sameer reached the quarter-finals with a shocking 21-17, 21-15 win in a 40-minute match.
IOC disqualifies four Russians from London Olympics over doping
The IOC said all four -- Victoria Valyukevich, a triple jumper who was eighth in the women's competition, hammer throwers Gulfiya Khanafeeva and Mariia Bespalova, and weightlifter Khadzhimurat Akkaev, who did not compete due to a back injury, had tested positive for anabolic steroid turinabol.
Ready for bigger kabaddi extravaganza?
The Pro Kabaddi League will now have 12 teams, over 130 matches and 13 weeks of competition.
March 29, 2017
India Open: Saina, Sindhu, Sameer sail into second round
Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal made a resounding start to their women's singles campaign but it was Sameer Verma who hogged the limelight with a stunning straight-game win over Korean Son Wan Ho in men's event in the opening round of the India Super Series in New Delhi on Wednesday.
A belated Olympic medal for India's Anju Bobby George?
According to reports, Anju (finished 5th) along with fellow long jumpers, Australia's Bronwyn Thompson (4th) and England's Jade Johnson (6th), have urged a probe into the long jump event at the Athens Olympics.
March 28, 2017
Europa League could be United's best route to Champions League: Fergie
'Jose's been a bit unlucky because they've been absolutely brilliant in most of their home games and drawn (seven of) them. If they had got the wins they would be challenging for the league, no doubt about that'
March 27, 2017
Who will shine at Indian Open? Saina or Sindhu
Olympic medallists Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu will be the cynosure of all eyes when the seventh India Super Series badminton tournament gets underway
Hamilton expects a close season, a 'best v best' duel with Vettel
Lewis Hamilton lost a battle but regained a rival after Sebastian Vettel won Sunday's Australian season-opener for Ferrari.
BEST Sports Photos of the Week!
Rediff.com brings you some pictures that summarise the happenings in the sporting world in the week that was.
Mary Kom not willing to retire yet, eyes comeback at Asian Championship
Five-time world champion and London Olympics bronze-medallist woman boxer MC Mary Kom is eyeing a comeback to the ring at this year's Asian championship in Vietnam before deciding her future course of action.
March 23, 2017
Chetan Chauhan bats for cleanliness
Chetan Chauhan - once India's opening batsman, is now sports minister in Uttar Pradesh's government headed by Yogi Adityanath.
Shotgun WC: Ankur Mittal wins double trap gold in record-equalling feat
Mittal ended with 75 points out of possible 80 in the six-man final to win India's first medal in the competition while Willet managed 73.
March 22, 2017
Jamaican duo charged with anti-doping rule violation
Commonwealth Games 400 meters hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer and world championship relay medallist Riker Hylton have been charged with breaching anti-doping rules, Jamaican athletics officials confirmed on Tuesday.
Nadia Comăneci is such an inspiration!
Nadia Comăneci made a superstar entry at the Times of India Sporting Awards.
March 21, 2017
India won't bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games, says IOA
India will not bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games since it's too late to make a proposal when so many nations are already in contention, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narayanswami Ramachandran clarified.
PHOTOS: Stars descend in all their glory at Sports Awards night
Rediff.com gives you a glimpse of the personalities that graced the event:
Dismal show by India in men's trap event at WC Shotgun
The Indian trio of Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai and Birendeep Sodhi could not make it through to the six-man final round of the competition, failing in the qualification round.
March 18, 2017
Former racing champion Ashwin Sundar dies in mishap
Former national racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha died in a mishap at MRC Nagar in Chennai, on Saturday.
March 17, 2017
Olympian Bindra reveals he suffered from neurological condition in 2014
Bindra, who won a gold medal in 10m Air Rifle event in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was speaking at a session at the India Today Conclave 2017 in Mumbai.
Lip-smacking Champions League quarters: Barca draw Juve
Barcelona were pitted against Italian champions Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final draw made on Friday to set up a repeat of the 2015 final which the Spanish side won 3-1.
Birthday girl Saina pledges Rs 6 lacs to families of slain CRPF jawans
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has decided to donate Rs 6 lacs -- Rs 50,000 each -- to the families of the 12 Central Reserve Police Force jawans killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh last week.
March 16, 2017
Kashmiri kickboxing champion slams govt for lack of facilities
Tajamul Islam, the eight-year-old world kickboxing champion from Bandipora district, has hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government for not providing proper training facilities and equipment for her and other sportspersons from her district.
Swiss Open: Prannoy advances to quarterfinals
Defending champion H S Prannoy eked out a thrilling win over China's Qiao Bin to advance to the quarterfinals of the $120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament, in Basel on Thursday.
Badminton champ Jwala Gutta now part of SAI governing body
The 14-time national champion said she is looking forward to play her role in the development of sports in the country.
March 13, 2017
Kohli, Karmakar, Clarke greet fans on Holi!
Among the cricketers, Australia's David Warner, Steve Smith and West Indies' Chris Gayle also wished the fans on Instagram.
WADA is just 'fox guarding hen house'
Speaking to Reuters during a WADA meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tygart said as long as sports bodies were represented on WADA, the anti-doping organisation could not deliver on its promise to crack down on cheats.
CAS tribunal upholds lifetime ban on Russian doping doctor
Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) still has significant work to do to get its suspension lifted, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Monday.
March 12, 2017
Chawrasia defends Indian Open title
SSP Chawrasia clinched his fourth European Tour title on Sunday when he won the Indian Open for the second successive year with a seven-shot victory over Malaysia's Gavin Green.
March 11, 2017
Bopanna-Cuevas knocked out by Djokovic-Troicki
Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas yet again failed to click as a team, losing the closely-fought opening round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters to Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki, in Indian Wells
Saina, Sindhu fail as India return empty handed from All England
Saina Nehwal crashed out of the All England Championship after her gallant fight against World No. 3 Korean Sung Ji Hyun ended with a narrow 20-22, 20-22 loss in the women's singles quarter-finals of the Super Series Premier event in Birmingham.
March 10, 2017
All England Championship: Sindhu crashes out
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu failed to overcome World No 1 and top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei and crashed out of the All England Championship.
Infantino defends referee for awarding Barca questionable penalty
After losing 4-0 in the first leg in France, Barcelona scored three times in the last seven minutes to win a thrilling last 16 home game 6-1 on Wednesday and march into the quarter-finals.
March 09, 2017
Sindhu, Saina storm into quarters of All England
Ace Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal on Thursday stormed into the quarter-finals of the All England Open Badminton Championships after their straight-game victories over their respective opponents in the women's singles event in Birmingham.
Sports Shorts: Fraser-Pryce announces pregnancy, to miss world champs
The two-times Olympic 100m gold medallist and three-times world 100m champion said she will return to competition in 2018.
All England C'ships: Saina sails into second round
Eight seeded Saina defetaed Okuhara 21-15, 21-14 late last night to improve her head-to-head record to 6-1 against her Japanese opponent.
March 08, 2017
Pacquiao vs Amir Khan bout shelved
Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao's proposed fight against Britain's former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has been postponed, according to the Filipino's promoter, Bob Arum.
All England Championships: Sindhu sails into second round
PV Sindhu dominated from start to finish and smashed her way into the second round of the prestigious All England Badminton
These women have scaled the fence in Kabul
In Kabul's national sports stadium, two young women fencers take guard, their faces covered with protective wire masks as they stand off warily, foils circling before they thrust at their opponent.
March 06, 2017
STUNNING Sports photos of the weekend!
There is never a dull moment in the sporting world and this weekend was no different.
March 05, 2017
PHOTOS: Underdog Bellew stuns Haye in heavyweight clash
Underdog Tony Bellew stopped former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye in the 11th round of their thrilling clash at London's O2 Arena.
March 04, 2017
Rio medallist Sakshi hits out at Haryana government
Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, on Saturday, claimed that she has not yet received the incentives promised to her by the Haryana government.
March 03, 2017
Did vote-buying help Rio secure 2016 Olympic hosting rights?
IOC ethics committee looks into Rio payment claims
ISSF WC: Indo-US pair claims bronze, hosts end on a high
The duo of Hayden Stewart and triple Olympic champion and skeet legend Kimberly Rhode of the USA won the top prize in the event defeating Argentine siblings Federico and Melisa Gill 29-26 in the gold-medal match.
Kashmiri sportsman held in US for sexually abusing minor
Indian sportsman has been arrested here on charges of sexually abusing a minor girl, days after he arrived in the US from Kashmir for a snowshoe competition.
March 02, 2017
Despite criticism, NRAI says mixed gender events will benefit India
'An example is mixed pair test event over here in air pistol (which Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won). So we have the best chance of picking up an extra medal in the two air events. That's why I believe it is in our interest, this change. I am not worried about it'
March 01, 2017
Budapest withdraws bid to host 2024 Olympic Games
Budapest ended its bid to host the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday, citing a lack of unity after a political movement opposing the move collected more than a quarter of a million signatures to force a referendum on the issue.
Shooter Jitu gets going when the going gets tough
Jitu Rai on Wednesday said he 'enjoys' fighting his way back from difficult situations.
Shooting World Cup: Jitu Rai clinches gold, Amanpreet bags silver in 50m-pistol
Jitu Rai, on Wednesday, continued his imperious form in the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup as he won gold in the 50m-pistol event at Karni Singh Shooting Range, in New Delhi.
Russia never had state-sponsored doping: Putin
Russia has never had a state-sponsored doping programme, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, after the association of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) called for a temporary blanket ban on Russia from international sport.
Swimming legend Phelps demands anti-doping reform
Michael Phelps urged US lawmakers on Tuesday to push for a reform of the global anti-doping effort in sport after a career in which the Olympic great said he was never confident he was competing against clean athletes.
February 28, 2017
Shooting World Cup: Bronze for Jitu Rai in Air Pistol event
This is Rai's second medal having claimed the top prize in 10m air pistol mixed event with Heena Sidhu on Monday.
February 27, 2017
Shooting WC: Mittal bags silver; Jitu-Heena triumph in mixed event
There was some cheer for India after two barren days as the duo of Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu triumphed in the 10 metre mixed team air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup.
February 26, 2017
Mo Farah coach used prohibited drug infusions, says newspaper
Alberto Salazar, the coach of Britain's Olympic champion Mo Farah, has been accused of using prohibited infusions of supplements to improve the performance of his runners, the Sunday Times reported citing a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) report.
Shooting World Cup: Poor finish costs Rajput a medal
A poor transition from prone to the standing series cost Sanjeev Rajput dear as he finished fifth in the 50 metres rifle 3 positions event.
Get ready for super fight! Pacquiao vs Amir Khan
Britain's Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan is likely to drop back to welterweight to fight Manny Pacquiao, who holds the WBO title at the weight.
February 24, 2017
Shooting World Cup: Ghatkar wins bronze, Deepak finishes 5th
Pooja Ghatkar overcame technical issues to clinch the women's 10m air rifle bronze medal as hosts India opened their account on a positive note in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in New Delhi.
Vijender's opponent develops cold feet at the last minute
Indian boxing star Vijender Singh's scheduled opponent for his next fight, China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali, on Friday, backed out.
February 23, 2017
Federation wants mixed gender shooting events for Tokyo Games
The International Shooting Sport Federation plans to introduce mixed events in air pistol, air rifle and trap for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to help achieve the IOC's goal of 50 percent female participation in the Olympics Games
Hungary to withdraw Budapest's 2024 Olympic bid
Mayor Istvan Tarlos had suggested the city might quit the race after local opponents of the bid last week submitted a quarter of a million signatures.
February 21, 2017
I am innocent, says rape-accused Olympian Rajput
India's ace rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput has finally broken his silence on an allegation of rape against him and said he has been falsely implicated in a case which has shaken his world.
When President Trump played golf with Rory McIlroy
World number three Rory McIlroy, eyeing a comeback next week from injury, continued his tune-up with a round with US President Donald Trump in south Florida on Sunday, it was reported.
February 19, 2017
Farah bows out indoors with European record
Mo Farah ended his indoor career with a new European record, winning the 5,000 metres at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday in a time of 13 minutes 09.16 seconds.
February 18, 2017
Mo Farah says Birmingham will be his last indoor race
Mo Farah will end his indoor running career with a 5,000 metres at Saturday's Birmingham grand prix, the British Olympic champion said on Friday.
February 17, 2017
Badminton Rankings: Sindhu rises to career-best World No 5
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu continued to reach new heights as she became the second Indian woman to break into the top 5 in the latest BWF World Rankings.
Budapest could consider withdrawing 2024 Olympic bid, says mayor
Hungarian political movement Momentum has collected over 200,000 signatures in its campaign, which could be sufficient to force a referendum, daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet reported.
Taj Mahal visit on NBA superstar Kevin Durant's bucket list
NBA superstar Kevin Durant will be visiting India later this year, aiming to support Indian basketball and see the Taj Mahal, which has been on his bucket
February 16, 2017
China's Zulpikar stands in line of Vijender's second title
Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be in contention for a second belt when he takes on China's WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali.
Jamaican sprinter Carter files CAS appeal
Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
AOC backs Hackett even as he alleges 'angry' brother beat him
Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has posted a photo of himself on social media with cuts and bruises to his face and accused his brother of assault, a day after the triple Olympic champion was arrested for a disturbance at his family home.
February 15, 2017
Olympic swimming great Hackett arrested after 'breakdown'
'He's been receiving treatment from a doctor. He's big and powerful when he's not happy. We decided he needed some treatment but there was no way he was going to go and get treatment this morning, so we called the police.'
PHOTOS: Bolt wins top honour at Laureus for record-equalling 4th time!
Images from the Laureus World Awards held in Monaco on Tuesday
I have no reason to stay in athletics, says Bolt
'I've just done everything I wanted to do in the sport'
February 14, 2017
US wrestler in Mexico channels hatred of Trump in the ring
The anger is all in the fun of the sport of "lucha libre," which pits rule-breaking bad guys, or "rudos," against noble "tecnicos," he said. After the match, fans line up to get photos with the blond wrestler and have him sign autographs for their kids.
Laureus honour for Olympic 2016 refugee team
A refugee team that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics with 10 athletes from countries including Syria and South Sudan was named on Monday as winner of a Laureus Award for sporting inspiration.
US lawsuit seeking $100 million from Lance Armstrong heads to trial
The US Justice Department has accused Armstrong of defrauding the government by accepting millions of dollars in sponsorship money from the US Postal Service (USPS).
February 13, 2017
What's age got to do if you are a champion?
A staggering number of athletes across sports seem to have found their best game in their 30s, 40s.
February 12, 2017
US plays wrong version of German anthem
German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany's national anthem during a Federation Cup tie in Hawaii.
Arjun-Shlok win men's doubles title in Iran
Arjun Madathil Ramachandran and Ramchandran Shlok notched up the men's doubles title at the 26th Iran Fajr Badminton Tournament.
Mary Kom juggles boxing and Parliament
Mary Kom says being an active boxer and a Parliamentarian at the same time is no laughing matter as the twin jobs are exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure.
Caster Semenya not thrilled about upgrade
Caster Semenya is not excited about the prospect of having her 2012 Olympic and 2011 world championships silver medals upgraded to gold in the wake of Mariya Savinova-Farnosova doping ban, the coach of the South African 800 metres athlete said on Sunday.
February 11, 2017
Bolt fires 'All-Stars' to Nitro Series win
Usain Bolt fired his team of international 'All Stars' to victory in the inaugural Nitro Athletics Series in Melbourne on Saturday, capping the glitzy event with a dominant win in the 4x100m relay to pip hosts Australia in the final standings.
February 10, 2017
Under Armour-sponsored athletes oppose CEO's pro-Trump comments
Professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland, and wrestler turned-actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson joined National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry in opposing comments made by the chief executive of their sponsor Under Armour supporting US President Donald Trump.
Tiger Woods drops out of two PGA Tour events due to back spasms
Tiger Woods will not compete in two scheduled upcoming PGA Tour events due to nagging back spasms that forced him to pull out of an event in Dubai last week, the former world number one said on Friday.
'Cultural' change needed in Russia to lift ban: Coe
Russia still needs to demonstrate a "cultural shift" in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Friday.
Glory and shame in Track and Field
The 23-year-old world champion crossed the line in the Ras al-Khaimah half marathon three seconds quicker than the mark set by fellow Kenyan Florence Kiplagat in Barcelona two years ago, although the new record remains subject to ratification.
February 09, 2017
Here's an idea to boost India's prospects in Olympics...
Sports Ministry has formulated a multi-pronged strategy which includes a portal for promising sportspersons, top level committee to select promising players and a task force to prepare a comprehensive action plan.
Tiger Woods admits: 'I don't think I will ever feel great'
Tiger Woods has accepted that he will 'never feel great' again after suffering a number of back and knee injuries in recent years.
February 08, 2017
Change in Olympic events will hit shooting's ecosystem: Narang
Unlike some of India's top pistol shooters, Gagan Narang is not 'deeply saddened' but ready to embrace change in Olympic events.
Dibaba runs fastest ever women's 2,000 metres
Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba ran the fastest ever women's 2,000 metres at the indoor Miting Internacional de Catalunya meeting in Sabadell, Spain on Tuesday.
Harper-Nelson banned after not checking medication properly
Beijing Olympics 100 metres hurdles champion Dawn Harper-Nelson has been banned for three months after she tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Tuesday.
Japan chief questioned over Tokyo bid payment, claims report
Tokyo prosecutors have questioned the president of the Japan Olympic Committee over controversial payments made to a Singaporean consulting firm during the bidding for the 2020 Summer Games, Kyodo News agency reported on Wednesday.
February 07, 2017
Russia set to miss world championships as doping ban continues
Russian track and field athletes look certain to miss out on this year's world championships after an IAAF task force recommended on Monday that the country's ban should run until November.
February 06, 2017
PHOTOS: Lady Gaga soars over Super Bowl stage
Standing atop the roof of Houston's NRG Stadium with drones illuminating an American flag in the night sky behind her, Lady Gaga kicked off her Super Bowl halftime set on Sunday by singing "God Bless America" as a subtle message of inclusion and unity in a deeply divided United States.
February 05, 2017
Ranchi Asian Athletics winners to qualify for World C'Ships
The winners of various events at the Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Ranchi from June 1 to 4 will automatically qualify for the World Championships in London in August, the world body IAAF has said.
Asian Junior Squash: Indian boys clinch gold!
The Indian boys had won the title for the second time, having won in 2011 after defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in Colombo.
Iran will issue visas for US wrestlers
Bahram Ghasemi, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued a telegram message on Sunday noting that visas would be issued for the Americans partly because of the decision by a US federal judge to "halt the execution of discriminatory restrictions against the entrance of Iranian citizens to America", IRNA reported.
February 04, 2017
PHOTOS: Bolt sprinkles star-dust as athletics goes Hollywood
The Nitro Series promised to make athletics a show and the sport's ultimate show-man Usain Bolt capped its first meeting in Melbourne on Saturday by propelling his team of international "All-Stars" to a crowd-pleasing win in the 4x100 metres relay.
Thwarted machete attack clouds Paris 2024 Olympics bid
Questions about staging a safe and secure Olympics in France were raised on Friday after the Paris 2024 bid suffered an untimely setback when a French soldier wounded a man armed with a machete as he tried to enter the Louvre museum.
Golfer Aditi finishes sixth after rough final day
Nevertheless, the 18-year-old Indian showed that she is one of the star players in the women's circuit, as it was her eighth top-10 in last nine starts, including two victories.
Yogeshwar Dutt, the man who wrestles and tweets
In his most recent gesture, Yogeshwar Dutt refused dowry and took just Rs 1 as shagun for his wedding.
February 03, 2017
Here's a list of cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics
The three cities bidding for the 2024 summer Olympics submitted on Friday the third and last part of their bid books to the International Olympic Committee which will pick the winner in September.
PHOTOS: Saurav Ghosal gets hitched
Diya, 30, tied the knot with Dipika's friend and squash champion Saurav Ghosal.
February 02, 2017
Bolt confirms he won't return for 2018 Commonwealth Games
Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt has no plans to extend his career beyond this year's world championships in London and has ruled out a return to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Brilliant! Tokyo follows in Rio's footsteps, to make special medals
20 Olympic medals to be made from 'recycled' mobiles
February 01, 2017
Russia lose London Games 4x400m women's relay medal over doping
Russia was stripped of their women's 4 x 400m relay silver medal from the London 2012 Olympics after Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive for drugs in the re-testing of her sample, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
Substantial hike for India's sports budget
The Sports Ministry budget on Wednesday got a substantial hike of Rs 350 crore in the union budget for 2017-18, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament.
Life goes on for 'disappointed' Bolt after losing medal
Sprinting great Usain Bolt is refusing to dwell on the disappointment of losing his Beijing Olympics 4x100 metres gold medal after his Jamaican team mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned stimulant.
Trump ban fallout: 2 Kashmir athletes denied US visa
Two snowshoers from Kashmir have alleged they have been denied visa to the United States of America due to "current (US) policy" even as the American Embassy in New Delhi maintained that Indians are not affected by the recent executive order of President Donald Trump.
January 31, 2017
A streaker, Federer and others who made news in the last 24 hours!
The last 24 hours have been a follow-through to that and other sporting events across the world. Rediff.com brings you five Best Sports Photos of all the action that sum up memorable events of the last 24 hours.
Poverty-stricken Asian Games gold medallist boxer gets SAI aid
Dingko Singh, who made Manipur proud by clinching a gold medal in boxing at the 1998 Asian Games is fighting for his survival as he is going toe-to-toe with bile-duct cancer.
USOC say foreign athletes not affected by Trump travel ban
The US Olympic Committee said on Monday they were told by the US government that President Donald Trump's ban on visitors from some Muslim-majority countries should not impact athletes travelling to the United States for international events.
January 30, 2017
India names former gold medallist Bindra in Olympics task force
India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was named on a panel entrusted with the task of preparing the blueprint for the country's success at the next three Games, the sports ministry said on Monday.
Paralympics gold medals Jhajharia finds a 'fan' in Bindra
India's only para-athlete to win two Paralympics gold medals, Devendra Jhajharia is overwhelmed to have found a 'fan' in country's Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, which he feels would motivated him to go for his second yellow metal at the upcoming World Championships.
Is the current system making athletes beg for awards?
India's leading table tennis player Sharath Kamal, who was ignored for Padma Shri, feels the existing awards application system makes the athletes beg for the honour.
Here's what Oly champ Mo Farah had to say on Trump's travel ban
Sir Mo Farah took aim at United States President Donald Trump's new executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries -- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Somalia - has upended the lives of many families across the world.
January 29, 2017
Sarita wins on pro debut; Pinki, Poon make winning starts
Celebrated Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi comfortably outpunched Zsofia Bedo of Hungary to make a winning start to her professional career in the IBC Fight Night at the at the Khuman Lampak Stadium, in Imphal on Sunday.
Sindhu, Sameer win Syed Modi Grand Prix titles
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and National champion Sameer Verma began the new season on a resounding note by winning the women's and men's singles crowns respectively at the USD 120,000 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Lucknow on Sunday.
Russian whistleblower Stepanova makes slow return
Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova made a sluggish return to international indoor athletics, finishing last in an 800 metres at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday.
Football returns to battle-scarred Aleppo after five-year absence
Some semblance of normality returned to battle-scarred Aleppo for a few hours on Saturday as local soccer clubs Al Ittihad and Horiyah met in the first derby in the city for five years.
January 28, 2017
Syed Modi GP: Sindhu in final, Srikanth stunned
Defending men's champion Kidambi Srikanth suffered a shock defeat but Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu did not face any trouble as she sailed into the women's singles final with a straight-game victory on an exciting day in Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Lucknow on Saturday.
Serena Williams, the Greatest Of All Time
A quick guide into the life of Serena Williams, the GOAT - The Greatest of All Time!
5 players who wowed us at the Australian Open
5 exceptional players who surprised us at Melbourne.
January 27, 2017
When Olympic champion Mo Farah delivered on his promise
Four-time Olympic champion distance runner Mo Farah has revealed that the promise he made to his two kids of bringing back a gold medal each for them from Rio Olympics gave him extra motivation to win both the 5,000 and 10,000m races.
The good, bad and ugly part of Tiger's first PGA Tour in 17 months
Tiger Woods produced the good, the bad and the ugly in his first PGA Tour start in 17 months on Thursday while Olympic champion Justin Rose set the early pace in the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open.
Bolt and Jamaica team-mates ordered to return relay medals
Usain Bolt and his Jamaican team mates who won the 4 x 100m relay at the 2008 Beijing Games have been told by the country's Olympic Association to return their gold medals following Nesta Carter's failed drug test.
January 26, 2017
Syed Modi GP: Sindhu, Srikanth sail into quarters
Star India shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth notched up comfortable victories but it was young Mumbai player Harsheel Dani who hogged the limelight at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold when he stunned H S Prannoy in straight games to storm into the quarter-finals in Lucknow on Thursday.
What more should I do? Advani after Padma Bhushan snub
Hurt at missing out on Padma Bhushan award for the second year in a row, 16-time world champion cueist Pankaj Advani says he does not know what he needs to do more to receive the coveted civilian honour.
January 25, 2017
Bolt stripped of Beijing gold after relay teammate tests positive
Carter was found to have taken the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.
Eight sportspersons to get Padma Shri honour
Rio Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik, Virat Kohli are in the list
Aus Open PHOTOS: Nadal to face Dimitrov in semis; Serena sets up Lucic-Baroni reunion
Images from all the action on Day 9 at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Wednesday
January 23, 2017
Indians at Australian Open: Paes-Hingis ease into quarters
Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis sailed into the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles event at the Australian Open with straight sets win over Australian duo Matt Reid and Casey Dellacqua, in Melbourne on Monday.
January 22, 2017
Saina Nehwal lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal notched up her first title after a career-threatening injury by claiming the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold with a hard-fought victory in the summit clash in Sarawak, Malaysia, on Sunday.
January 21, 2017
Back in form! Saina storms into Malaysia Masters final
India's Saina Nehwal produced a dominating performance to notch up a straight-game victory over Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin and storm into the final of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold.
January 20, 2017
Malaysia Masters: Saina advances to semis, Jayaram loses
Former World No 1 Saina Nehwal stayed on course for the women's singles title at the season-opening Malaysia Masters after she advanced to the semi-finals of the $US 120,000 Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Sarawak, Malaysia.
January 19, 2017
Will football without offside rule be a possibility?
FIFA technical director Marco van Basten would like to see how football works without offside and limit the number of fouls a player can commit during a game.
Saina, Jayaram reach Malaysia Masters quarters
Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram continued their good run and reached the quarterfinals of the season-opening Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold in Sarawak on Thursday.
Baba Ramdev takes on Olympic medallist in 'dangal'
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday showed his wrestling prowess as he defeated 2008 Beijing Olympic silver medalist Andrey Stadnik in a promotional bout of the 2017 Pro Wrestling League in New Delhi.
January 17, 2017
Gambhir, Kaif spring to 'Dangal' actress's defence
'To me whole @zairawasim episode smells of sexual bias. Can someone say d same thing 2 @aamir_khan @BeingSalmanKhan @iamsrk?' tweeted Gambhir.
Sakshi's next target: Win Olympic medal in Tokyo; equal Sushil's record
The 24-year-old admitted that life has completely transformed after the Olympic medal in Rio and it feels good when people recognise her.
January 15, 2017
PHOTOS: Simbu, Kitur emerge winners at Mumbai Marathon
Tanzania's Alphonce Simbu won the men's elite full marathon event while Kenya's Bornes Kitur bagged the women's title at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in Mumbai, on Sunday.
Chennai edge past Mumbai to win Premier Badminton League title
Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk produced a superb comeback against Ajay Jayaram in the deciding fifth rubber to help Chennai Smashers edge out Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in a thrilling final to clinch the Premier Badminton League season 2 title.
January 14, 2017
Inspiring! This Marathoner wants you to break free
Partially paralysed but with unbreakable will power and determination, Nihad Panju has beaten the odds to become a fitness freak and is all set to run his 4th Mumbai Marathon on Sunday.
January 13, 2017
Sports Ministry revokes IOA suspension
The Sports Ministry on Friday lifted the suspension on the Indian Olympic Association with immediate effect after it removed the corruption-tainted duo of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents following widespread outrage.
China faces one-year ban after trio stripped of Beijing golds
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it had disqualified weightlifting gold medallists Cao Lei (75kg), Chen Xiexia (48 kg) and Liu Chunhong (69kg) from the Beijing Games after they tested positive for prohibited substances.
January 12, 2017
Murray joins Bolt, Ronaldo in running for Laureus award
The contest for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award promises to be one of the most competitive ever with the likes of Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andy Murray vying for top honours.
January 10, 2017
Want to work hard to stay No 1: Marin
She might have won almost all big events in a short span of her international career but Olympic champion and World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain says she is still hungry for titles.
Jwala expresses desire to join BAI to change fate of doubles players
'I want to join the association in the administration, may be as an advisor to address the plaguing issues of Indian doubles'
IOA drops Kalmadi, Chautala; to regain Sports Ministry's recognition
Facing a severe backlash for appointing scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents, the Indian Olympic Association has been forced to revoke its controversial decision.
Why Tiger Woods texts McIlroy at 4am
World number two Rory McIlroy has said he still resents the Olympic Games for forcing him to choose between Britain and Ireland and revealed that Tiger Woods sends him texts in the early hours.
January 09, 2017
Fit-again Geeta Phogat ready to Dangal in Pro Wrestling League
After days of speculation on her fitness, former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Geeta Phogat was on Monday declared fit to take part in the Pro Wrestling League.
Bungle in Dangal: Babita out of PWL, Geeta doubtful
The Pro Wrestling League's star quotient took a massive hit on Sunday after one of the Phogat sisters, who are in the limelight following a blockbuster biopic on their struggle, was ruled out of the ongoing season.
January 08, 2017
PBL: Delhi Acers beat Chennai Smashers to register first win
Defending champions Delhi Acers defeated Chennai Smashers 5-2 to register their first win of the Premier Badminton Premier Season 2 at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium, in Bengaluru on Sunday.
January 07, 2017
PBL: Marin sees off Ponnappa as Hyderabad beat Bengaluru
Rio Olympics gold medallist Carolina Marin won her trump game after facing some anxious moments against Ashwini Ponnappa as Hyderabad Hunters defeated Bengaluru Smashers 4-3 in a sea-saw Premier Badminton League contest in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Agut to face Medvedev in Chennai Open final
Second seed and world number 14 Roberto Bautista Agut outclassed Benoit Paire in a lop-sided semi-final to set up the singles title clash of the ATP Chennai Open with young Daniil Medvedev, who rallied to reach his maiden ATP final, in Chennai on Saturday.
Gasquet inspires France to second Hopman Cup title
Kristina Mladenovic and Richard Gasquet beat Coco Vandeweghe and Jack Sock of the United States on Saturday to win France's second Hopman Cup title in Perth.
Indian sweep medals at U-19 British Junior Open squash
It turned out to be a dream tournament for India as the boys the medals, winning a gold, silver and bronze, in the U-19 category in the prestigious British Junior Open.
Sania ends 91-week reign as World No 1 despite Brisbane title
Her doubles partner, Bethanie-Mattek Sands now wears the 'Miss World No.1 crown'
January 03, 2017
'Sports code must give primacy to athletes'
In the backdrop of the developments surrounding cricket in India, sixteen-time world champion in cuesports Pankaj Advani feels that any sports code would only yield results if athletes and measures to support them are given primacy.
'Performance in 2016 was steady, will look to build on'
India chess ace Vishwanathan Anand said his performance in 2016 was steady and will look to build on it in the present year.
My movements are still sluggish: Saina
Back in action after recovering from a knee injury, star shuttler Saina Nehwal says she needs good match practice to be at her best in the prestigious All England Championship in March.
Ethiopia's star marathon duo ready to conquer Mumbai
The 26-year-old Abshero, a former world junior cross country champion, would be looking to make a big impact on his first trip to India with a personal best time of two hours, four minutes and 23 seconds, the best among those who have entered the race.
January 02, 2017
PBL: Saina loses to Marin but Awadhe rout Hyderabad 5-0
Saina Nehwal lost to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin but her side Awadhe Warriors still beat Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League encounter at the Gachibowli indoor stadium in Hyderabad on Monday.
Telangana Govt allots plot to Olympic silver medallist Sindhu
The land is located in Shaikpet village of Hyderabad district.
January 01, 2017
PBL: Olympic champ Marin beats Sindhu as Hyderabad pip Chennai
Olympic champion Carolina Marin kicked-off the second edition of Premier Badminton League, on Sunday, in style winning a closely contested encounter against PV Sindhu guiding Hyderabad Hunters to 4-3 win over Chennai Smashers.
Tendulkar, Sehwag, Sania wish fans a Happy New Year!
With the hope that 2017 will be a prosperous and peaceful year, Indian sports personalities took to Twitter to wish their fans a Happy New Year.
December 31, 2016
Ronda Rousey's effort to reclaim her title ends in failure
Ronda Rousey's effort to reclaim her UFC bantamweight title ended in spectacular failure as champion Amanda Nunes stopped her after just 48 seconds of the first round of their title fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Friday.
You can call him Sir Andy Murray from now on...
Olympic athletes, Posh Spice and Andy Murray honoured in Queen's New Year List.
Bindra backs IOA suspension in 'age of good governance, ethics'
"Change in Indian sport will only happen if mandated. A law is necessary in India. A good step by @IndiaSports & @vijaygoelbjp to suspend IOA," he further tweeted.
2016 Rewind: India's women shine bright; Kohli enjoys dream run
An Olympic campaign saved by the fortitude of three women, a cricket team that rediscovered itself under a bold and zealous Virat Kohli -- Indian sports in 2016 was a dramatic mix of highs and lows wherein athletes mostly raised the bar but administrators found new ways to embarrass the country.
Another year of utter disappointment for Indian athletics
An overview of India's underwhelming performance in athletics
December 30, 2016
IOA refuses to comment on Sports Ministry's suspension
Majority of the Indian Olympic Association's top brass was unreachable after the Sports Ministry decided to suspend the national Olympic body for appointing the scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as its life-presidents.
Sindhu vs Marin battle to kick-off PBL's new season
A keen contest is on the cards when world's top woman shuttler Carolina Marin crosses swords with India's PV Sindhu in the inaugural match of Premier Badminton League between Hyderabad Hunters and Chennai Smashers on Sunday.
Government suspends IOA for appointing Kalmadi, Chautala
Cracking the whip on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Sports Ministry on Friday suspended the Olympic body till the time it reverses the decision to appoint the scam tainted duo of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala its Life Presidents.
Batra quits as IOA vice-president in protest over Kalmadi, Chautala
Senior functionary Narinder Batra on Friday resigned as the associate vice-president of the Indian Olympic Association as a mark of protest against the IOA for not taking back its decision to appoint scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as honorary life presidents.
FLASHBACK! BEST Sports Photos from 2016 - Part 3
As we prepare to cruise into the New Year, Rediff.com gives you a glance back, through photos, into all the sporting moments that made the last 12 months memorable.
Why Geeta's coach Sondhi is unhappy with Aamir Khan
Former Indian wrestling coach P R Sondhi has conveyed his 'displeasure' to film star Aamir Khan for allegedly demeaning the character of wrestling coach in the recently-released Bollywood movie Dangal.
VOTE! The best Indian sportsperson of 2016
As the year 2016 draws to a close, vote for the best Indian sportsperson of the year.
December 29, 2016
Friday deadline for IOA to reply to Ministry's show-cause notice
The Indian Olympic Association has been given time till Friday to reply to the show-cause notice issued by Sports Ministry which has threatened derecognition of the sports body if it does not reverse its decision to appoint scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as Life Presidents.
Chautala offers to resign if IOC disapproves his elevation
Abhay Singh Chautala on Thursday offered to relinquish the life presidency of the Indian Olympic Association, but only if the International Olympic Committee has reservations about his elevation to the position.
IOA to consult IOC over Sports Ministry's show-cause notice
The Indian Olympic Association will not abide by Sports Ministry's direction to reply to the show-cause notice by Friday on the controversial elevation of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents as it will first consult its parent international body.
'IOA have violated their own constitution'
Sports Minister Goel hits out at IOA chief N Ramachandran for making Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala life presidents
FLASHBACK! BEST Sports Photos from 2016 - Part 2
As we prepare to cruise into the New Year, Rediff.com gives you a glance back, through photos, into all the sporting moments that made the last 12 months memorable.
Woods youngest among Forbes' top-20 wealthiest American celebs
Golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and former NBA player Michael Jordan are among the 20 wealthiest American celebrities, Forbes reported on Wednesday.
Kalmadi, Chautala appointments gets political tone
'The biggest question is why members of parliament and senior party functionaries of the BJP still supporting Suresh Kalamadi when they were opposing him for opposing the Congress Party'
Former world number one Ivanovic retires at age 29
The Serb has been out with injury since August and dropped to 63 in the world rankings, having won just 15 matches in 2016 -- the most recent in June.
December 28, 2016
'Uncle Mahavir was 10 times stricter than <em>hanikarak bapu</em> Aamir'
Olympian Vinesh Phogat says, albeit in a lighter vein, that uncle Mahavir Singh Phogat was '10 times stricter' than the hanikarak bapu Aamir Khan portrays in 'Dangal', a movie based on the life of the well-known coach and his proteges.
Sports ministry issues show-cause to IOA, threatens derecognition
The Sports Ministry on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to the Indian Olympic Association, threatening to derecognise the body if it does not reverse its decision to appoint scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as Life Presidents.
Russia's anti-doping body says did not admit to dope conspiracy
Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA said on Wednesday that comments made by its director general about sports doping has been distorted and taken out of context, the TASS news agency reported.
Kalmadi backs off, Chautala defiant; Ministry furious with IOA
"He has taken the decision to step aside. He had no idea that the IOA was going to do this yesterday and has declined any post till his name is clear," Kalmadi's lawyer Hitesh Jain told a TV channel.
Calls grow for Kalmadi, Chautala's ouster from IOA
Former Sports Minister Ajay Maken termed IOA's decision 'sad and painful', and urged the ministry to take act against the move.
Chautala hits back at Goel, says he has failed as Sports Minister
Tainted former IOA President Abhay Singh Chautala lashed out at Vijay Goel for criticising his appointment as Life President of the national Olympic body, saying the Sports Minister should first focus on his job as he has failed to fulfil his responsibilities.
This Kashmiri boxer wants to emulate Mary Kom
Taking inspiration from Indian Olympic boxer Mary Kom, a budding Kashmiri pugilist is breaking all stereotypes in the state.
Russian officials acknowledge doping conspiracy: NYT
Russian anti-doping officials have for the first time acknowledged a massive doping conspiracy in their country that has rocked world sport, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
'Appointments of Kalmadi, Chautala as IOA life members unacceptable'
The Government on Tuesday expressed shock at the appointments of Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam accused Suresh Kalmadi and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala as life presidents of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
December 27, 2016
CWG scam-accused Suresh Kalmadi appointed Life President of IOA
Commonwealth Games corruption scandal tainted Suresh Kalmadi was on Tuesday made the Life President of Indian Olympic Association in its Annual General Body Meeting in New Delhi.
Pressure nothing compared to growing up rigours: Geeta Phogat
Geeta Phogat might be feeling the pressure of making a comeback at the upcoming Pro Wrestling League after a long injury lay-off but the celebrated grappler said it is nothing compared to the "tough training" she and her siblings went through during their formative days.
Sindhu feels more responsibility after Rio silver
Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu admitted that there is more responsibility on her shoulders post the Rio Games as everyone now wants her to achieve more laurels for the country.
FLASHBACK! BEST Sports Photos from 2016 - Part 1
As we prepare to cruise into the New Year, Rediff.com gives you a glance back, through photos, into all the sporting moments that made the last 12 months memorable.
December 26, 2016
Dangal's real-life hanikarak bapu: Mahavir Singh Phogat
The man who inspired Dangal tells Saurabh Duggal how the quest for an Olympic gold began.
December 25, 2016
PM lauds cricketers, junior hockey team in 'Mann Ki Baat'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the national cricket team and the junior hockey side for their recent successes, saying that their performances have done done the country proud.
Sindhu's historic medal; Saina's heartbreak in 2016
P V Sindhu cemented her position as a dominant force on the world stage with an Olympic silver medal while Saina Nehwal continued to battle with injuries in a year, which saw Indian badminton take giant strides at the global platform.
December 24, 2016
Consistent Advani continues to rule the green baize in 2016
Pankaj Advani has won a staggering eight world titles in the last three years and he continues to go about his business unassumingly, as if he is expected to lap up the trophies every season.
Olympic debacle makes it a forgettable year for Indian archers
Archery was one discipline which generated a lot of hype in the run-up to the Olympics and the let-down was one of the big blows to India's hit-and-miss overall campaign of one silver and one bronze medal show in Rio 2016.
December 23, 2016
Kvitova determined to play again after knife attack
Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said on Friday she would do everything she could to return to tennis after suffering a hand injury in a knife attack that will keep her out of the sport for at least six months.
Chawrasia's allegations are false, rubbish: IOA
The Indian Olympic Association reacted with shock at the allegations made by one of the country's top golfers SSP Chawrasia, who had lashed out at the national Olympic body and Sports Ministry for the shoddy the treatment meted out to him and others during the Rio Olympics.
Sindhu is capable of reaching World No 1: Padukone
Former All England champion Prakash Padukone tipped PV Sindhu to be the world number one in the near future, but Saina Nehwal's coach Vimal Kumar was of the view that both the Olympic medallists could dominate world badminton in the next 5-7 years.
Need 2 National camps in a foreign country every year: Sakshi
With her sights firmly set for the 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Games, Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik feels that quality preparation can only happen if there are at least two extended camps in foreign countries every year.
Dipa Karmakar and the watershed year for Indian gymnastics
She embodied the Olympic spirit despite missing out on a coveted podium finish and while she was at it, Dipa Karmakar gave Indian gymnastics some unprecedented moments of glory in what can be called a watershed year for the sport.
Keshavan storms to gold medal at Asian Championship
Despite a crash in training that hampered his preparation, India's five-time Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan put in a dominating performance to clinch the gold medal at the Asian Luge Championship in Nagano.
'Dangal will add to the momentum of women's wrestling'
'Sakshi's medal will do to women's wrestling what Sushil's 2008 Olympic medal did to wrestling in general.'
Sakshi saves Indian wrestling blushes in controversial 2016
A bitter court battle, followed by an embarrassing dope scandal, before some redemption through an Olympic medal -- Indian wrestling in 2016 mirrored the script of a Bollywood potboiler in which Sakshi Malik emerged as the new star on the horizon.
December 22, 2016
It has been a fantastic year, says Sindhu
Describing the year that's coming to an end as "fantastic" for her personally, Rio Olympic Games silver medal-winning shuttler Pusarla V Sindhu said she was now targeting the no.1 world ranking among women after reaching a career-best six at present.
'IOA, ministry treated us like servants at Rio Olympics'
Top Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia has lashed out at the Indian Olympic Association and Sports ministry for not yet receiving the full amount of promised Rs 30 lakh earmarked as preparatory money for the Rio Olympics.
Teen golf sensation Aditi Ashok makes waves in breakthrough year
Eighteen-year-old Aditi Ashok was the brightest star on the country's golfing circuit this year and was fittingly named the Ladies European Tour's Rookie of the Year for becoming the first Indian to win two back-to-back titles in her first year on the tour.
December 21, 2016
Great year for Sindhu, but she can do even better: Gopichand
Hailing Pusarla V Sindhu's excellent show right through 2016 that saw her becoming the first and only Indian shuttler to win a silver medal in the Olympic Games, chief national coach P Gopichand said his lanky ward is capable of scaling greater heights.
AIBA honours Mary Kom, Vikas Krishnan
The legendary M C Mary Kom and former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan shone bright at the International Boxing Association's 70th anniversary gala in Montreux, Switzerland, picking up different awards for their performances.
I'm underrated because I'm a woman, says Serena Williams
Former world number one Serena Williams believes the only reason she is not in the conversation for being 'greatest tennis player of all time' is simply because she is a woman.
What it takes to be a Dangal wrestler
'Some of the good wrestlers are making really good money.'
December 19, 2016
Premier Badminton League season 2 from Jan 1-14
The 2nd season of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) has been scheduled to be held from January 1-14, 2017 with Hyderabad hosting the opening games and Delhi the finale.
Sarita turns professional but wants to continue in amateur too
In a first for women's boxing in India, former world champion and Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi has decided to turn professional but will not give up on the amateur circuit either if the Boxing Federation of India allows her.
December 18, 2016
Check out champion Vijender's plans for 2017
After successfully defending the WBO Asia-Pacific title India's boxing star Vijender Singh will next be on the prowl for a new belt and could possibly be challenging for the Commonwealth or the Oriental crown in the next couple of months.
December 17, 2016
Vijender KOs Cheka to retain Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title
Vijender Singh knocked out Tanzanian Francis Cheka inside 3 rounds to defended his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title on Saturday.
World Super Series Final: Sindhu ousted in semi-finals
Rio Olympic Silver medallist P V Sindhu's brilliant run at the BWF World Super Series Final came to an end after she suffered a narrow defeat against World No 5 Korean Sung Ji-Hyun in the women's singles semi-finals, in Dubai on Saturday.
Why Vijender will be wary of Cheka tonight
Against the more seasoned Francis Cheka, Vijender Singh faces a tricky battle that he is favoured to win.
December 16, 2016
Super Series Final: Sindhu avenges Olympic loss to Marin, makes semis
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu avenged her heart-breaking loss at the Rio Games to two-time World Champion Carolina Marin with a thrilling straight-game victory in a do-or-die, women's singles Group B contest and sealed her place at the semi-finals of the BWF World Super Series Finals in Dubai on Friday.
Will Vijender defend his WBO middleweight title on Saturday?
Confident but not complacent ahead of his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title defence this Saturday, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh has been working with a strength coach -- John Joyce -- to prepare for the face-off against former world champion Francis Cheka.
December 15, 2016
Second loss for Sindhu at World Super Series Final
World No 2 Carolina Marin of Spain also figures in her same group and Sindhu will have task cut out when she faces the Spaniard on Friday.
How Sindhu changed into the 'Dragon Slayer'
Once labelled mild and fragile, P V Sindhu has undergone an astounding transformation at Pullela Gopichand Academy - a mix and match of different exercises, on-court training and yoga that make up Sindhu's days, most of which begin with her starting practice at 4:15 am -- that is helping her slay the world's best, writes Nikita Puri
December 14, 2016
Sindhu wins opening match at World Super Series Final
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu made a winning start to her maiden campaign at the prestigious BWF World Super Series Final, defeating higher-ranked Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in an entertaining opening women's singles Group B match in Dubai on Thursday.
Vijender's Olympic bronze medal is nothing: Cheka
India's boxing sensation Vijender Singh will defend his WBO Asia Pacific title against Tanzanian Francis Cheka, who has lost all his bouts away from home.
December 13, 2016
Murray, Kerber named ITF players of the year
Briton Andy Murray and Germany's Angelique Kerber were named ITF World Champions on Tuesday, capping stellar years for the men's and women's world number ones.
Sindhu eyes maiden BWF Super Series Final crown
In sizzling form after clinching the China Open and finishing runners-up at Hong Kong, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu will look to sign off the year with another crown when she competes in the season-ending World Superseries Finals starting in Dubai from Wednesday.
No stopping Advani as he wins 11th World Billiards title
Pankaj Advani beat Peter Gilchrist 6-3 in the final to claim his 16th world title overall.
December 12, 2016
I want to continue for another 3-4 years: Mary Kom
MC Mary Kom pulled no punches as the celebrated Indian boxer announced her intention to stretch her career by another "three-four" years and while the 2018 Asian and Commonwealth Games remain her "main focus", Tokyo Olympics, she said, is also not out of the radar yet.
Advani to meet Gilchrist in World Billiards final
Ten-time World champion Pankaj Advani, on Monday, decimated Myanmar's Aung Htay 5-0 to storm into the finals of the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Bengaluru.
December 11, 2016
Saina says she was not fully fit in Hong Kong and Macau
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has been on a comeback trail after undergoing a surgery on her right knee, said that she was not fully fit in her last two tournaments but played in them as she wanted to test herself against top players in that physical condition.
December 10, 2016
Advani in pre-quarters of 150-Up World Billiards Championship
Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani blanked Sasan Lashkari 3-0 to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the 150-Up format in the IBSF World Billiards Championship, in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Korea Open: Kashyap knocked out in semis
Indian shuttler P Kashyap's good run at the Korea Open came to an end after he suffered a narrow defeat against top seed Son Wan Ho in the semi-finals of the Grand Prix Gold tournament in Jeju, Korea, on Saturday.
China's Chen banned for two years for doping at Rio
Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has been banned for two years after failing a drug test at the Rio Olympics, the sport's governing body (FINA) said.
December 09, 2016
Real's Ronaldo, Modric, Benzema rested for Deportivo game
Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in Real Madrid's game against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday after the prolific Portuguese forward was left out of the squad on Friday.
Kashyap fights back to march into Korea Open semi-finals
Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap advanced to the semi-finals of the Korea Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after edging past Korea's Jeon Hyeok Jin in a three-game thriller in Jeju, Korea on Friday.
Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from conspiracy to conceal doping
'We are now able to confirm a cover up that dates back until at least 2011 and continued after the Sochi Olympic Games. It was a cover up that evolved from uncontrolled chaos to an institutionalised and disciplined medal-winning conspiracy'
Mary moves back to 48kg light flyweight division
The fire back in her belly after overcoming the Rio Olympic heartbreak, celebrated Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom has decided to go back to the light flyweight 48kg division amid speculation that it is among the two categories that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is pushing for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
December 07, 2016
Ethics Board extends IAAF officials' suspension
Three senior athletics officials have had their provisional suspension from the sport extended by the IAAF's Ethics Board as it continues its investigation into their alleged involvement in a suspected cover-up of Russian doping cases.
Play stopped at Ladies European Tour event after caddie dies
The first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament was suspended on Wednesday 7after the death of a caddie on the course, the Ladies European Tour said in a statement.
IBSF World Billiards: Kothari upsets Advani, Gilchrist in semis
December 06, 2016
Korea Masters: Kashyap moves into second round bye
India's Parupalli Kashyap reached the second round of the men's singles competition at the $120,000 Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold in Jiju, Korea on Tuesday.
Federer, Serena skip IPTL due to 'economic climate'
International Premier Tennis League founder Mahesh Bhupathi, one of India's most successful doubles player, confirmed the absence of the two star players.
December 05, 2016
Parikh shocks former champion Gilchrist at World Billiards
In the first upset of the tournament, India's Siddharth Parikh on Monday shocked multiple-time World champion Peter Gilchrist in a closely fought battle 500-483 at the 2016 IBSF World Billiards Championship in the 500 long-up format.
Another high for India's golf sensation Aditi
India's golfer Aditi Ashok scripted another piece of history in her fast-rising career by clinching partial playing rights on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour with a tied 24th finish in the Qualifying Tournament in Florida.
'Ronaldo doesn't have the brilliance of Messi'
Former Real Madrid and England manager gives a clear explanation to the Messi vs Ronaldo debate
December 04, 2016
Woods starts fast again, struggles at finish in Hero event
For a third day in a row, Tiger Woods treated his fans to a rousing start in his much anticipated return to competition but lost momentum over the closing stretch at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Saturday.
December 03, 2016
IAAF overwhelmingly passes sweeping reforms
A sweeping reform package that changes how the scandal-hit governing body of world athletics operates was overwhelmingly passed at a special Congress on Saturday.
World Squash C'ship: Indian women blank Canada, finish 9th
India defeated Canada 2-0 to finish ninth in the World Women's Team Squash Championship in Paris on Saturday.
Rio Olympic champions Bolt and Ayana win IAAF awards
Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana were crowned as the IAAF's athletes of the year on Friday.
Sindhu achieves career-best rank of 7, Saina back in top 10
Rio Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu jumped two places to achieve her career-best ranking of seven, while Saina Nehwal was also back in the top 10, in the latest BWF World Ranking.
December 02, 2016
India's campaign in Macau ends as Saina, Sai crash out
Top seed Saina Nehwal and her compatriot B Sai Praneeth crashed out of their respective quarter-final matches to draw curtains on India's challenge at the the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Friday.
December 01, 2016
'Some way to go before Saina aspires to win big tournaments again'
Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has recovered from a serious knee injury sustained during the Rio Olympics in August and is back on the international circuit, is still not at her physical best and needs more time to reach that high level, feels her coach Vimal Kumar.
Saina, Praneeth enter Macau Open quarters
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal survived an early scare from Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine to book her place in the quarter-finals of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.
Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team ran out of fuel
The plane that crashed in Colombia virtually wiping out an entire Brazilian football team was running out of fuel, had no electrical power, and was preparing for an emergency landing, according to the pilot's final words.
November 30, 2016
Saina battles into the second round of Macau Open
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday fought hard to defeat Indonesia's Hanna Ramadini and enter the second round in the women's singles event of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament.
6-yr-old Kashmiri boy clinches gold at Asian Karate C'ship
Days after eight-year-old Tajamul Islam scripted history by becoming the first player ever from the sub-junior category to win a gold medal at the World Kickboxing Championship, another Kashmiri boy has made the country proud.
Possible for Saina to get back to the top, says Padukone
Asked about Saina Nehwal, whose 2012 London Games bronze medal winning show was a path breaker for Indian women's badminton, Padukone is confident that the 26-year-old former World number one will be regain her best form.
November 28, 2016
With Dubai Super Series in focus Sindhu pulls out of Macau Open
Saina Nehwal will lead India's charge in the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament which begins in Macau on Tuesday after three-time champion P V Sindhu pulled out of the event to prepare herself for the Dubai Super Series Finals.
Demonetisation fallout: Pro Wrestling League 2 postponed
Demonetisation has hit Indian sports as well with the second edition of Pro Wrestling League (PWL) being postponed from its original scheduled start of December 15.
Nothing comes easy in boxing: Vijender Singh
Vijender Singh will defend his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title against Francis Cheka in New Delhi on December 17.
India lose to Egypt in World Women's Team squash opener
India witnessed a disappointing start to its campaign at the World Women's Team Squash Championship as they were crushed 0-3 by top seed and title-favourite Egypt in their opening Pool A league match, in Paris on Monday.
World Snooker: Advani storms into quarters
Defending his 2015 title, Advani stayed on course with identical victories in the last-32 and the Round of 16 matches. The ace cueist overcame Pakistan's Babar Masih and then Keen Hoo Moh of Malaysia with 5-3 scorelines.
November 27, 2016
Soccer legend Maradona mourns 'second father' Castro
For soccer great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was "a second father."
Sindhu, Verma lose in final of Hong Kong Super Series
India's hopes of winning twin titles in the Hong Kong Open Super Series were dashed on Sunday when Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu and national champion Sameer Verma lost their respective final clashes in contrasting fashion in Hong Kong.
November 26, 2016
Shuttlers Pranaav-Sikki reach Scottish Open final
Top seeds, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy are just one step away from notching up their second Grand Prix title of the season as the duo reached the finals of $55,000 Scottish Open, in Glasgow on Saturday.
Maradona pays tribute to 'friend, wisest man of all' late Fidel Castro
Former Argentina football captain Diego Maradona has paid his respects to his Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who died on Friday night.
Aditi Ashok on a roll, wins inaugural Qatar Ladies Open
Indian teen golfer Aditi Ashok shot a final round of three-under 69 on a weather-hit last day to notch up her second successive victory on the Ladies European Tour at the inaugural Qatar Ladies Open in Doha on Saturday.
Super day for Indians Verma and Sindhu at Hong Kong Super Series
Sameer Verma stunned World No. 3 Jorgensen to enter the final, while Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu brushed aside local shuttler Cheung Ngan Yi's challenge to make the title round, her second final seven days.
Sachin strikes gold at Youth World Boxing Championships
World Junior bronze-medallist Sachin Singh (49kg) became only the third Indian boxer ever to strike gold at the AIBA Youth World Championships with a stunning unanimous victory over Cuban national champion Jorge Grinan in the summit clash at St Peterburg, Russia, on Saturday.
November 25, 2016
Ilyin stripped of Beijing, London weightlifting golds for doping
Kazak weightlifter Ilya Ilyin has been stripped of the gold medals he won at the Beijing and London Olympic Games after failing doping tests in re-analysis of samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.
Aditi in joint lead at Qatar; closes in on second title in row
Aditi Ashok put herself in line for a second straight title as she moved into shared lead at the end of the third round of the Qatar Ladies Open, in Doha on Friday.
Mary Kom set to receive 'Legends Award'
Celebrated Indian boxer M C Mary Kom is all set to add another honour to her glittering career when she receives the 'Legends Award' from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on its 70th anniversary on December 20.
World Youth C'ships: Sachin in final, India assured of silver
Indian boxer Sachin Singh (49kg) advanced to the AIBA Youth World Championship finals after notching up an impressive victory in the last-four stage in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday.
HK Super Series: Sindhu fights way into semis, Saina knocked out
Rio Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu entered the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Super Series after posting a hard-fought victory over Singapore's Xiaoyu Liang even as Saina Nehwal bowed of the competition on Friday, ending all hopes of a Saina-Sindhu semi-final battle.
Sindhu topples Saina in BWF world rankings
PV Sindhu jumped two places to grab the ninth spot, while former World No. 1 Saina, who is on a comeback trail after recovering from a serious injury, slipped five places to 11th spot.
November 24, 2016
Saina, Sindhu enter quarters of Hong Kong Open
Newly-crowned China Open champion P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal entered the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition at the Hong Kong Open Super Series tournament on a fruitful day for Indian shuttlers in Kowloon.
November 23, 2016
Saina, Sindhu enter second round in Hong Kong Open
On a comeback trail, Saina Nehwal made a resounding start to her campaign at the Hong Kong Super Series, advancing to the second round of women's singles with a hard-fought win over Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk.
November 22, 2016
NBA to launch training academy in NCR next year
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has planned to launch NBA AcademyIndia, an elite basketball training centre in the National Capital Region (NCR), next April for the top men and women prospects from across the country.
379 Indian sports persons failed dope tests in last 4 years
sportspersons returned positive in 2013 while the number of dope offenders in 2014 and 2015 were 95 and 120 respectively.
November 21, 2016
Zaripova stripped of London Olympic steeplechase gold medal
Zaripova, who tested positive for turinabol, was among 12 athletes, including seven medallists, who were disqualified from their events following re-testing of samples, the IOC said.
Youth Boxing World C'ships: Sachin punches his way to pre-quarters
Asian Championships quarter-finalist Sachin (49kg) advanced to the pre-quarters of World Youth Boxing Championships with a comprehensive second-round victory in St. Petersburg, Russia on Monday.
It's a star-studded evening as wrestlers Geeta Phogat-Pawan Kumar wed
The stars descended at the wedding ceremony of Olympian wrestlers Geeta Phogat and fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar on Sunday.
Bhullar pips Jeev to win Indonesia Open
Jeev Milkha Singh of India, a two-time Asian Tour number one, threatened briefly before settling for tied second place, his best result since 2012, after making bogey on the 17th hole to finish on 72.
November 20, 2016
Reedie re-elected for a second term as WADA president
Reedie, 75, has been involved with WADA since its foundation in 1999 and was elected its third president in 2013.
Dream come true, says Sindhu after emulating Saina
Ecstatic after clinching her maiden Super Series Premier title at China Open, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu said she was left speechless with emotions as she has finally realised a long-time dream.
Congratulate India's golden girl PV Sindhu on her triumph!
Congratulate Indian badminton's golden girl P V Sindhu who continued her golden run in 2016 as she triumphed at the China Open to win her maiden Super Series title
Sindhu triumphs in China to claim maiden Super Series title
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu clinched her maiden Super Series Premier title after edging out Sun Yu of China in the finals of the China Open badminton tournament in Fuzhou on Sunday.
November 19, 2016
World Youth Boxing C'ships: Sachin in round 2
Asian quarter-finalist Sachin (49kg) scored an emphatic victory over Mexico's Gustavo Antonio Alvarez to enter second round of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia on Saturday.
Jeev takes lead at Indonesia Open
Jeev Milkha Singh produced a bogey-free round of 66 to take an outright lead into the final round of the Bank BRI-JCB Indonesia Open on Saturday.
Sindhu rallies to reach China Open final
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu is just one step away from clinching her maiden Super Series Premier title having reached the final of the China Open after registering a come-from-behind win over Korea Sung Ji Hyun at the $700,000 tournament in Fuzhou, China, on Saturday.
Bolt's 100m record will be easier to break than 200m: Asafa
Out of the two world records held by track superstar Usain Bolt, his 100m dash timing of 9.58 seconds stands more likely to be broken than the 200m mark of 19.19secs, his fellow Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell said on Friday.
November 18, 2016
Pope Francis, Schweinsteiger win prizes at BAMBI Awards
Germany soccer coach, Joachim Loew, was recognised with an "Integration" award and former skipper Bastian Schweinsteiger a honorary service accolade at the BAMBI Awards in Berlin on Thursday.
Indians off to mixed start at Youth Boxing World C'ships
Asian silver-medallist Ashish (64kg) was through to the second round but Srinivas (69kg) was ousted following an opening-round defeat as India's campaign at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships got off to a mixed start in St Pteresburg, Russia on Friday.
Guardiola defends Rooney over late-night socialising
Pep Guardiola became the latest high-profile Premier League manager to defend Wayne Rooney on Friday after the England captain apologised following the release of pictures of him socialising in the early hours while on international duty.
Sindhu quells Bingjiao challenge to reach China Open semi-final
Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu advanced to the semi-finals of the China Open after defeating local favourite He Bingjiao in straight games at the $700,000 Super Series Premier event, in Fuzhou, China, on Friday.
November 17, 2016
Sindhu survives scare to enter quarters of China Open
Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the quarter-finals after registering thrilling three-game wins over their respective opponents in the second round of the China Super Series Premier, in Fuzhou, on Thursday.
Sprinter Dharambir handed eight-year ban for doping
Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh, who was barred from representing the country in the Rio Olympics at the last minute for failing a dope test, has been slapped an eight-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency.
November 16, 2016
China Super Series: Saina 'satisfied' despite first round loss
Saina Nehwal's comeback may have ended with a gruelling opening round loss at the China Super Series Premier in Fuzhou but the London Olympics bronze medallist said she was satisfied with the way she played.
Indian badminton manager from Arunachal denied visa by China
'When I checked with the Chinese Embassy about the status of my visa application, I was told by embassy officials that since I belong to Arunachal Pradesh, an approval from Beijing is required'
Saina loses in comeback match, Sindhu through at China Open
Making a comeback after a three-month injury lay-off, Saina Nehwal struggled to make an impression as she went down to Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in the first round of the China Open Super Series.
November 15, 2016
Los Angeles 2024 bid plays down concerns after Trump win
Los Angeles, bidding to host the summer Games for a third time after 1932 and 1984, was seen as the front-runner in the race with Paris and Budapest until Trump's election this month.
Demonetisation fallout: Pune International Marathon postponed
In the wake of Centre's decision to demonetise currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500, the organisers of the Pune International Marathon (PIM) have postponed the run and has been rescheduled for January 2017.
Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom backs government's demonetisation move
Olympic bronze-medallist boxer and Rajya Sabha MP M C Mary Kom supported the government's decision to demonetise 500 and 1000 rupee notes, saying the move will stall the juggernaut of corruption.
November 14, 2016
Pistorius moved to different prison to aid rehabilitation
South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has been moved to a prison better suited to his rehabilitation while serving a six year jail term for murdering his girlfriend, a prison service spokesman said on Monday.
Vijender's next pro bout will be anything but easy
Ex-world champ Cheka 'ready to put Vijender in his place'
November 13, 2016
Teen golfer Aditi Ashok scripts historic Women's Indian Open victory
Teen golf sensation Aditi Ashok scripted history as she became the first Indian woman to win a Ladies European Tour title by clinching the Hero Women's Indian Open in Gurgaon on Sunday.
November 11, 2016
World Cup qualifiers: Wales' Ramsey could start against Serbia
Aaron Ramsey, a player that Wales manager Chris Coleman believes has the talent to represent any international side, will start Saturday's World Cup Group D qualifier against Serbia in Cardiff.
Pacquiao's WBO welterweight bout in graft spotlight
The Philippines' anti-graft agency has initiated an inquiry into whether the police chief broke the law by visiting the United States last week to watch boxer Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight victory, a spokeswoman said on Friday.
November 10, 2016
I should not think that I have to win every match: PV Sindhu
Rio Games silver medalist P V Sindhu says her performance at the Olympics has helped her to deal with failures and she realises now that she needs to work harder to win medals at big-ticket events like the World Championship and All England.
November 09, 2016
Long distance runner Ayana named alongside Bolt for IAAF awards
Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF's World Athlete of the Year awards on Wednesday after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics.
PBL: Marin tops price list, Saina unsold at player auction
Olympic champion, Spain's Carolina Marin turned out to be the costliest buy of the second edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL), while Kidambi Srikanth fetched the highest amount by an Indian at the players' auction, in New Delhi on Wednesday.
November 08, 2016
Marin, Sindhu & Saina to go under hammer for PBL 2
Top shuttlers, including Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain and Rio silver medallists P V Sindhu, will be for grabs when the high-profile Players' Auction for the lucrative Premier Badminton League (PBL) gets underway in New Delhi on Wednesday.
November 05, 2016
Historic! India women's hockey team clinch maiden Asian Champions Trophy
The Indian women's hockey team lifted its maiden Asian Champions Trophy title with a thrilling 2-1 win over China in the final, in Singapore on Saturday.
Gold for grapplers Tomar, Satyawart, Ritu Phogat at Singapore event
Rio Olympian Sandeep Tomar, Amit Dhankar and Satyawart Kadian have bagged gold medals in their respective men's freestyle categories at the Commonwealth Wrestling championships in Singapore.
Bindra-led panel to monitor two national camps: NRAI
In a departure from regular practice, the National Rifle Association of India, which is aiming to restore sanctity of national camps, will let the Abhinav Bindra-led Rio Games Review Panel to supervise two of the four technical national camps slated early next year.
November 04, 2016
India to host 2020 Asian Beach Games subject to govt approval
India is set to host the sixth edition of Asian Beach Games in 2020 in Maharashtra subject to government approval, the Indian Olympic association said on Friday after its executive council meeting in Chennai.
November 03, 2016
Govt gives World Cup winning Kabaddi players Rs 10 lakh each
Acknowledging their World Cup winning feat, the Sports Ministry on Thursday announced a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh each for the members of the Indian Kabaddi team, led by Anup Kumar.
What is the FIFA poppy row all about?
England and Scotland are planning to defy a FIFA ban on players wearing poppies during their World Cup qualifier on November 11, their Football Associations said on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Cubs end 108 year title drought to win World Series Baseball
The Chicago Cubs shed themselves of the "Curse of the Billy Goat" and ended a 108-year wait for a World Series title by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings on Wednesday in a thrilling Game Seven classic.
November 02, 2016
Somewhere in my heart I feel, it's end of my career: Saina
Making a comeback after undergoing a knee surgery, top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says that she sometimes feels her badminton career could come to an end due to the injuries she has suffered.
Ministry issues directive with aim to boost medal tally at 2020 Games
In a bid to ensure that medal prospects for the 2020 Olympics get sustained help for the next four years, the Sports Ministry has directed the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to identify potential medallists by the end of this month.
Shuttler Pratul Joshi wins maiden Bahrain International Challenge
Young Indian shuttler Pratul Joshi clinched his maiden international title by notching up a hard-fought win over Aditya Joshi in the $17,500 Bahrain International Challenge badminton final at Segayya in Bahrain.
PHOTOS: How your favourite sports stars celebrated Halloween
As the world celebrated Halloween on Monday, our favourite tennis stars and footballers didn't want to be left behind in all the celebrations.
Bitburger Open GP: Easy opening round wins for Verma brothers
India's Verma brothers -- Sourabh and Sameer -- advanced to the second round of the men's singles competition of the $120,000 Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Saarbrucken, Germany.
November 01, 2016
No funding for National Sports Federations who don't register
The Sports Ministry has made it mandatory for all the National Sports Federation (NSFs) to register themselves with NGO-PS Portal to receive grants.
October 31, 2016
Dipika suffers shock defeat in Wadi Dagla Open
India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal Karthik was stunned by qualifier Mariam Metwally of Egypt in the first round of the Wadi Dagla Open, a PSA world tour event, in Cairo on Monday.
India's Palpreet Singh picked in NBA D-League Draft
Palpreet Singh, winner of the ACG-NBA Jump National Finals, India's first national basketball talent search program, was selected 11th in the fourth Round of the NBA D-League Draft held in New York.
Sania stays atop rankings; Prajnesh sees big leap
India woman's tennis ace, Sania Mirza continues to hold on to her be world number one ranking in doubles, thanks to her consistent performance.
October 30, 2016
India has infrastructure, but not enough coaches: Saina Nehwal
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said India has adequate infrastructure for badminton but don't have enough coaches and academies.
October 29, 2016
Shooter Heena Sidhu pulls out of Iran event due to hijab rule
India's pistol shooter Heena Sidhu pulled out of the Asian Airgun Shooting Championship in Iran due to the compulsory hijab rule for all women athletes.
October 28, 2016
BFI gets Sports Ministry recognition as boxing parent body
In a massive fillip to the recently-formed Boxing Federation of India, the Sports Ministry has granted recognition to the body which was voted to office last month.
World Squash C'ship: Saurav Ghosal advances to second round
India's national champion Saurav Ghosal defeated Adrian Waller of England in the opening round to set up a clash against second seed Gregory Gaultier of France in the PSA men's world squash championship in Cairo on Friday.
Early exits for Sindhu, Prannoy at French Open
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu suffered another second round defeat when she went down fighting against He Bingjiao of China in the women's singles competition at the $300,000 French Open Super Series badminton tournament in Paris on Friday.
Pakistan team preparing for Junior World Cup In India
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Friday said the training of its team for the Junior World Cup in the Indian city of Lucknow is in full swing, even as it awaited clearance from the government.
Olympic legend Michael Phelps is secretly married
Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps, unbeknownst to the world, competed at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil as a married man, having quietly wed his fiancée, former Miss California Nicole Johnson, weeks earlier, court records made public on Thursday showed.
October 27, 2016
Marriage prep likely to keep Yogeshwar out of Pro Wrestling 2
With Sushil Kumar's chances of participating in the second season of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) next to nil, another star India wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is also likely to opt out of the upcoming event taking the sheen away from the tournament.
Resolution passed to transfer sports to Concurrent List: Goel
In a significant but tricky move, Sports Minister Vijay Goel has said that a resolution has been passed to transfer sports from the State List of the Indian Constitution to the Concurrent List in a meeting of the National Sports Federations called by the government in New Delhi.
Three Kazakh weightlifters stripped of gold medals from 2012 Olympics
Three Kazakh weightlifters have been stripped of the gold medals they won at the 2012 London Olympics after failing doping tests, the International Olympic Committee said.
October 25, 2016
Will play China Open after consulting Matthews: Saina
Back to training after going through a rigorous rehabilitation process, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal said she is working hard to make a return at the China Super Series Premier but will take a call only after consulting her physio Heath Matthews.
No Olympic medal upgrade for wrestler Yogeshwar
Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's chances of the London Olympics medal being upgraded from bronze to silver is all but over but Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) claimed it was unaware of the development.
October 24, 2016
Liverpool have no defensive problems, claims Klopp
'I think 70-80 percent of the goals we have conceded are from set pieces. But they are all different and we are still working on it and we defended against Manchester United brilliantly'
PV Sindhu looks to bounce back at French Open
Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu will look to shrug off the disappointment of last week's second round exit at Denmark Open and eye her maiden Super Series women's singles title when she competes at the French Open this week.
October 23, 2016
Guardiola equals his worst record as manager as City draw
Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League on goal difference after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Lahiri finishes third as Thomas wins CIMB Classic title
Anirban Lahiri was searching for a maiden PGA Tour win at the TPC Kuala Lumpur course but the five-shot swing after he lodged his tee shot in a tree left the Indian with too much to do and he had to settle for a tie for third, four strokes back.
October 22, 2016
PM Modi leads accolades as India celebrate Kabaddi WC triumph
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the accolades for the Indian kabaddi team after it triumphed in the 2016 World Cup, its third in a row, on the back of a memorable second-half fightback against Iran, in Ahmedabad, on Saturday.
India maintain dominance, win Kabaddi WC for 3rd straight time!
India triumphed in the Kabaddi World Cup for a third straight time as they staged a remarkable fightback to overcome a tough Iran 38-29 in the
Lahiri continues blazing form in pursuit of maiden PGA Tour title
Anirban Lahiri moved into position to record a first PGA Tour victory when the Indian fired an exquisite third round seven-under 65 at the TPC Kuala Lumpur course to storm four shots clear of the field at the CIMB Classic on Saturday.
October 21, 2016
Kabaddi WC: India crush Thailand to enter final
India streamrolled a hapless Thailand 73-20 to storm into the final of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, in Ahmedabad, on Friday.
Ministry blames coach for Jaisha's water fiasco at Rio Olympics
The Sports Ministry inquiry committee, which was probing long-distance runner O P Jaisha's complaint of not being provided water during the Rio Olympics marathon event, has blamed her coach Nikolai Snesarev for the fiasco.
October 20, 2016
Sindhu loses in 2nd round as India's campaign ends
Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu suffered a narrow loss against Sayaka Sato of Japan in the women's singles to draw curtains on India's campaign at the Denmark Super Series in Odense, on Thursday.
Champions League PIX: Bayern crush PSV; PSG down Basel
Images from the UEFA Champions League matches played on Wednesday
Kabaddi WC: Bangladesh smash Argentina 67 -26
With nothing but pride at stake, Bangladesh crushed Argentina 67 -26 in the last match of group A in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup 2016.
Sindhu enters second round at Denmark Open
Rio Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu made a resounding start to her campaign at the Denmark Open, defeating China's He Bingjiao in straight games in the women's singles event of the $700,000 Premier Super Series badminton event in Odense.
October 19, 2016
Bolt up against Farah for IAAF World Athletes of Year award
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who is set to retire after the World Championships in London next year, has been shortlisted for the 2016 IAAF World Athletes of the Year award.
Start of 'acche din' for Indian boxing?
Entrusted with the task of undoing four years of damage, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president Ajay Singh says the bickering that has ruined the sport is not very difficult to control and he is confident of bringing in a professional approach in the set-up with his corporate experience.
Manjrekar's attempt to troll Sania on Twitter backfired... and how!
Sanjay Manjrekar loves to court controversy. Or so it seems. After taking a dig at the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Twitter on Tuesday, the former India batsman took a swipe at tennis ace Sania Mirza.
Saina returns to training after knee surgery
India badminton player Saina Nehwal thanked her team of physios as she returned to the court for a training session on Tuesday.
October 18, 2016
Kabaddi World Cup: India enter semis with huge win vs England
India confirmed their place in the semi finals with a thumping 69-18 win over England in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
CBI registers case over wrestler Narsingh Yadav's dope test
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case in the doping scandal involving international wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was barred from participating in the Rio Olympics after banned substances were found in his urine samples.
Champions League: Napoli eye last 16 place and small slice of history
Napoli could become the first team in Champions League history to qualify from their group after only three games on Wednesday, providing welcome relief from their recent troubles.
Thuram criticises FIFA for ending anti-racism project
French World Cup winner Lilian Thuram has criticised FIFA's decision to dissolve its anti-racism task force, telling Reuters he found the decision "shocking".
Here's your chance to support these champs
Milkha Singh is supporting the Indian Wheelchair Basketball team's crowdfunding campaign to travel to Thailand for the Asia Oceania championship.
Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC's Athletes' Commission
In a rare honour for an Indian sportsperson, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission.
Iran stunned by minnows Poland in Kabaddi World Cup
Iran's unbeaten streak in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup came to a grinding halt after they were stunned by minnows Polland 25-41 in their league clash at the TransStadia in Ahmedabad on Monday.
South Korea to host some 2020 Olympics events, claim media
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is looking into hosting rowing and canoe/kayak sprint events for the 2020 Summer Games in South Korea if agreement cannot be reached to keep the enue for the races in Tokyo, Japanese media said on Tuesday.
This Indian Navyman ran the toughest marathon on earth
Not everyone completes the Badwater Marathon.
October 17, 2016
Three charged after death of sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter
Authorities in Kentucky have charged three men, including a father and son, in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter outside a restaurant over the weekend, police said.
World Games: Wrestlers bag four medals
Indian grapplers clinched four medals, including a gold, at the just-concluded sixth edition of the Tifsa World Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
PV Sindhu to return to court in Denmark after Rio success
Expectations will be sky-high when Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu returns to international circuit this week, spearheading the Indian campaign at Denmark Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament starting in Odense from Tuesday.
Kabaddi World Cup: Iran edge past Japan to go top of table
Iran survived an early scare as they edged past Japan 38-34 to record their fourth successive win of the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup at the iconic 'The Arena by TransStadia' stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
October 16, 2016
Dutch Open: Shuttler Jayaram loses in final
Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram failed to notched up his third straight title in the Dutch Open badminton tournament as he went down fighting in the summit clash, in Almere, Netherlands, on Sunday.
US sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter shot dead
US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter has been killed in a shooting in the US state of Kentucky.
Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik gets engaged
Rio Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik got engaged to fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian in Rohtak on Sunday.
Title retained, boxer Neeraj set to break into WBC rankings
Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat is all set to break into the WBC's world rankings after retaining his welterweight Asia title by outpunching Australian Ben Kite in New Delhi.
Sourabh clinches Chinese Taipei title
On a comeback trail after recovering from a series of injuries, Sourabh Varma clinched the men's singles title at the Chinese Taipei Open
October 15, 2016
Kabaddi World Cup: India thrash Argentina
India cruised to a comfortable win over Argentina as their raiders flexed their muscle to notch a record 54 point margin win.
Will Sushil Kumar be new WWE sensation?
India's double-Olympic medal winning wrestler Sushil Kumar, on Saturday, conceded that he has met top officials of the WWE but ruled out any immediate move to professional wrestling.
Respect government stance on Indo-Pak ties: Bindra
Sport and politics should not be mixed in an ideal world but in reality it can't happen in certain cases, feels champion shooter Abhinav Bindra amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of Uri terror attack.
Chinese Taipei Grand Prix: Sourabh storms into final
Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma stormed into his third successive summit clash after notching up a straight-game victory over local favourite and top seed Hsu Jen Hao in the men's singles semifinals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix badminton tournament, in Taipei City, on Saturday.
Kabaddi World Cup: England hammer Argentina 68-28; Poland thrash USA
A terrific raiding performance by England saw them record a comfortable 68-28 win over Argentina in the Group A clash of the Kabaddi World Cup at the The Arena by TransStadia` in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Sri Sri signs on Sindhu to endorse health drink
This is only the second endorsement in the baba-led space by a celebrity after wrestler Sushil Kumar featured in an ad last year for Patanjali Ghee.
Top seed Jayaram marches into Dutch Open semis
Defending champion Ajay Jayaram continued his dominant run at the Dutch Open, reaching the semi-finals of the men's singles competition of the $55,000 Grand Prix tournament in Almere, Netherlands.
October 14, 2016
Dutch Open: Pranaav-Sikki reach semis
Indian combo of Pranaav Cherry Chopra and Sikki Reddy continued their rampaging run as they reached the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Dutch Open Grand Prix, in Almere, Netherlands, on Friday.
Will this be Bolt's last race in Jamaica?
Jamaica's Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will run his last race on home soil at next year's Racers Grand Prix, he said on Friday.
Chinese Taipei Grand Prix: Shuttler Sourabh makes semis
Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma is one step away from making his third successive final as he entered the men's singles semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix following a hard-fought win over Japan's Kento Horiuchi, in Taipei City, on Friday.
Series of felicitation programs has not distracted Sindhu
Set to return to the international circuit at Denmark Open, India ace shuttler P V Sindhu, on Friday, said winning the silver medal at Rio Olympics has given her a lot of confidence and she would look to play without any pressure in the upcoming events.
October 13, 2016
Jayaram makes last eight at Dutch Open
Defending champion Ajay jayaram reached the quarter-finals of the Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament after notching up an easy straight game win over Norway's Marius Myhre in the men's singles competition, in Almere, Netherlands, on Thursday.
Mairaj finishes 4th at Shotgun World Cup Final
India's Mairaj Ahmad Khan finished 4th at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final in Rome on Thursday losing a shoot-off against Egypt's Azmy Mehelba in the skeet event.
'Devastated' skier Johaug returns positive test
Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug says she is 'devasted' after her country's skiing federation confirmed the 28-year-old had returned a positive test for a banned substance found in sunburn cream on Thursday.
British Board of Control suspends Fury's licence
The association overseeing professional boxing in Britain suspended heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury's licence on Thursday.
Dipa Karmakar to return BMW, take another car
India's trailblazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar on Thursday denied reports that she was returning the BMW car presented to her by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for her historic performance at the Rio Olympic Games.
Paracyclist Mehta left bleeding after mistreatment at Bengaluru airport
As if the 'psychological hurt' was not enough, Indian paracyclist Aditya Mehta was also left bleeding after being forced to remove his prosthetic limb as part of a security check at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru, on Thursday.
October 12, 2016
Jayaram, Kashyap enter 2nd round of Dutch Open
India's Ajay Jayaram, Parupalli Kashyap and Lakhanee Sarang entered the second round of the men's singles event of the Yonex Dutch Open badminton tournament in Almere on Wednesday.
India hoopster Amjyot Gill signs up for NBA D-League
India's most talented international basketball player Amjyot Singh Gill is all set to soar higher. After dominating in the Asian circuit over the last two years, the power forward from Chandigarh has signed the standard NBA Development League player contract making him eligible to get drafted into the D-League.
Kabaddi WC 2016: India record first win after crushing Bangladesh 57-20
India produced a dominant team performance as they eased past Bangladesh 57-20 in a must-win crucial Group A clash of the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup here at the Arena by TranStadia on Tuesday.
Karmakar mulls returning BMW presented by Tendulkar
It looks like Dipa Karmakar, India's Olympic gymnast has a new problem on her hands and it has nothing to do with gymnastics-related infrastructure or the sport at all.
Johnson named PGA Tour Player of the Year
American Dustin Johnson was named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year on Tuesday after a sensational 2015-16 season in which he celebrated his breakthrough victory in a major championship.
Russian Olympic chief Zhukov to resign
Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov intends step down as head of the national Olympic Committee to focus on parliamentary work, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.
October 11, 2016
Doping: Russian Lysenko stripped of 2012 Olympic hammer gold medal
The double world champion, who now competes under the name Beloborodova, had already been banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for doping earlier this year.
Rome withdraws from bid to host 2024 Olympics
Italy's Olympic Committee has officially withdrawn its bid to stage the 2024 Games in Rome after the city council voted to oppose the project, committee chief Giovanni Malago said on Tuesday.
October 10, 2016
PHOTOS: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt gets engaged
London Olympics medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, got engaged to Sheetal Sharma in a private ceremony.
We represent country, armed forces protect nation, says Tendulkar
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, on Monday, launched the Marathi version of the book 'Four Miles to Freedom - Escape from a Pakistani POW camp' penned by Faith
Tiger Woods still 'the man'
As Tiger Woods prepares for his PGA Tour return at this week's Safeway Open, the big question is whether he will be able to recapture his previous greatness.
Olympic medallist first mocks Islam then apologises for offensive video
Double Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith has apologised for a leaked video in which he and fellow gymnast Luke Carson appeared to mock Islam.
PHOTOS: Saina Nehwal visits Film Nagar Temple
On a recovery path after her recent knee surgery, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal visited the Film Nagar Temple in Hyderabad.
October 08, 2016
Indian shuttlers advance to Russia Open finals
Indian shuttlers Ruthvika Shivani Gadde and Siril Verma continued their impressive run to storm into the finals of women's and men's singles events at the Russian Open Grand Prix here on Saturday.
Jitu finishes 6th in 10m air pistol in ISSF World Cup
Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai finished sixth in the men's 10m air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final in Bologna, Italy, on Saturday.
Sporting leaders back proposals to give more powers to WADA
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants to give more power to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in the fight against drug-cheating by athletes, it said on Saturday.
October 07, 2016
Kabaddi World Cup: Korea stun favourites India
Korea's Jang Kun Lee produced a remarkable comeback as they beat favourites India 34-32.
Woods set to return to PGA Tour next week
Tiger Woods will make his long-awaited return to competitive golf at next week's Safeway Open in Napa, California, the PGA Tour said on Friday.
Russia Open: Ruthvika, Siril, Pranaav-Sikki enter semis
Indian shuttlers Ruthvika Shivani Gadde and Siril Verma notched up contrasting
Sakshi steers clear of 'allowing Pak players' controversy
Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik, on Friday, said athletes have the right to compete against fellow rivals anywhere in the world.
October 06, 2016
India aim to keep kabaddi World Cup trophy in the country
The Kabaddi World Cup is all set to begin, in Ahmedabad, on Friday, with organisers and players of competing countries expressing confidence of taking the game to new heights of popularity across the globe.
Russian Chicherova stripped of 2008 Olympics high jump medal
Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova was officially stripped of her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal after she tested positive for banned substances in re-tests of samples, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.
Jitu Rai shoots silver at World Cup
Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai shrugged off the disappointment of a poor Olympic campaign by clinching a silver medal in the 50m pistol event of the ISSF World Cup final, in Bologna, on Thursday.
WADA urges athletes to check accuracy of hacked data
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday that some of the athlete data leaked by a Russian cyber espionage group has been changed from its initial form, and has asked "affected parties" for feedback on any inaccuracies.
AIBA sidelines referees and judges used at Rio, pending investigation
Boxing body AIBA has sidelined all 36 referees and judges used at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics until an investigation has been concluded, it said on Thursday.
Is Fury dragging boxing 'through the mud'?
Wladimir Klitschko has accused world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury of throwing boxing into disrepute after the Briton twice called off a fight against the Ukrainian, briefly retired from the sport and admitted to substance abuse.
Paralympian Deepa Malik told to 'chill' on flight, airline says sorry later
Malik, who was travelling on Vistara's Mumbai-Delhi flight UK 902 on Tuesday when the incident happened, also complained to the airlines about "poor handling" of wheelchair-bound passengers by the airline staff.
October 05, 2016
How NRAI plans to revive Indian shooting after Rio debacle
Criticised for lack of planning, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) decided to accept the recommendations of Abhinav Bindra-led review committee, which looked into Indian shooters' flop show in Rio Olympics, in 'toto' and said it will form a separate panel to ensure the implementation of the suggestions.
October 03, 2016
PHOTOS: Tendulkar felicitates Indian Paralympics medal winners
Four Indian Paralympics medal winners at the Rio Games last month -- Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik and Varun Singh Bhati -- were on Monday felicitated by a host of personalities, including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Newly fashioned US team end Ryder losing streak
A more team-oriented US Ryder Cup squad took care of business on Sunday, completing a 17-11 thumping of Europe to snap a losing streak and validate changes in their approach to golf's top team competition.
October 02, 2016
EPL PHOTOS: Tottenham score shock win over City; United held at Stoke
Manchester United were denied by a spirited Stoke City performance as Joe Allen pounced late to secure the visitors their first point at Old Trafford since 1989 in a deserved 1-1 Premier League draw.
Indian golfer Bhullar ends long wait with win in Korea
Ganganjeet Bhullar ended a long trophy drought with a one-stroke victory at the Shinhan Donghae Open in South Korea on Sunday for his sixth title on the Asian Tour.
October 01, 2016
India must narrow focus to boost medal hopes in Tokyo: Padukone
After bringing home just two medals from the Rio Olympics, India needs to be realistic in its preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Games and should narrow its focus to a handful of sports, says former All England badminton champion Prakash Padukone.
Heavyweight world champion Fury 'tests positive for cocaine'
Heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury has tested positive for cocaine, ESPN reported on Friday citing a leaked letter sent by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA).
Scottish boxer dies after suffering severe bleeding in bout
Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died in hospital after the 25-year-old suffered serious injuries in a welterweight bout in Glasgow on Thursday.
September 30, 2016
Badminton Ranking: Saina climbs up to 5th, Sindhu 8th; Srikanth enters top 10
In women's singles, both Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu climbed up the ladder despite not playing in any recent tournaments.
September 29, 2016
Boxing icon Pacquiao admits drug use as a teen
Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel 'Manny' Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months.
Korea Open: Jayaram reaches quarters
Ajay Jayaram emerged as the lone survivor at the Korea Open after nothing up a convincing straight-game win over China's Huang Yuxiang to advance to the quarter-finals of men's singles of the Super Series event, in Seoul, on Thursday.
Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash awards for Rio Paralympians
The government has announced cash awards of Rs. 90 lakhs for Rio Paralympics 2016 medal winners.
September 28, 2016
Doping: WADA defends TUE system after leaked data
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday defended the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) system after some athletes' confidential medical data was leaked by a group of Russian hackers, shedding light on potential abuse.
Pole vault star Isninbayeva to stand for Russian athletics presidency
Twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will stand in the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) presidential election this year, she said on Wednesday.
Boxing Federation of India announces nationals
The newly elected President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) Ajay Singh, on Wednesday, announced that senior men's and women's nationals will be held
India's Palpreet Singh signs NBA Development League contract
Palpreet Singh, the winner of India's first national basketball talent search program, has signed the NBA Development League contract.
Tal Memorial Chess: Anand crushes Mamedyarov, jumps in joint lead
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defences of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan to jump to joint lead after the end of the second round of 10th Tal Memorial Chess tournament in Moscow.
Saina's recovery on track, eyes comeback in November
Her recovery from a knee injury going on smoothly, India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal is hoping to return to the courts by the end of next month.
September 27, 2016
Punjab invites Pakistan to participate in World Kabaddi cup
Amid growing tension between India and Pakistan following Uri terror attack, Punjab has invited Pakistan along with other countries to participate in the 6th World Kabaddi Cup starting from November.
WWE star 'The Great Khali' shares his dream
After creating waves on the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) circuit in the US, Dalip Singh Rana, also known as "The Great Khali" on Tuesday said his aim is to take the WWE kind of wrestling to every city in India.
10 BEST Sports Photos of the Week!
The start to the 13 Tests long season could not have been better for India. A convincing win in their 500th Test over New Zealand with spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja weaving their magic on a turning track to hand India a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series.
Finally, light at the end of the tunnel for Indian boxing...
he days of turmoil in Indian boxing are over and the newly-elected federation will be welcomed into international fold this year itself, said International Boxing Association (AIBA) vice-president Edgar Tanner expressing confidence that the country's administrative revival will stand the test of time.
September 26, 2016
OP Jaisha water row: 'Report will be ready by next week'
Sports Minister Vijay Goel, on Monday, said that the report on the allegations made by marathon runner O P Jaisha that she was not properly looked after by the Indian officials during the Rio Olympics would be ready by next week.
Will boxer Fury be stripped of all his titles?
Tyson Fury will be stripped of his world heavyweight titles, UK's leading boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has said while casting doubts over his return to the ring.
Baseball world mourns death of Miami Marlins star Fernandez
Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball and a hero to Miami's Cuban community, was killed in a boating crash early on Sunday in Florida, the US Coast Guard said. He was 24 years old.
American football player in Canada killed in shooting
An American player in the Canadian Football League (CFL) was killed in an early morning shooting outside a nightclub in the western city of Calgary, the gaming body said on Sunday.
Olympians punished in 1968 get redemption with White House invite
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the two African-American athletes sent home from the 1968 Olympic Games for their raised-fist protest on the medal podium, will receive a long-awaited moment of redemption at a US team event at the White House this week.
Obama, Woods remember Palmer as 'pioneer' in golf
Golfing great Arnold Palmer died on Sunday, aged 87. His death left the golfing fraternity in mourning. Tributes flow...
Golfing great Arnold Palmer dies at 87
Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans known as "Arnie's Army" and helped propel the game just as television was coming of age, died on Sunday at age 87, the US Golf Association and golf media reported.
September 25, 2016
Berlin marathon: Bekele wins in near record time
Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on a new world record when he out-sprinted Kenya's Wilson Kipsang to win the Berlin marathon in the second fastest race of all time on Sunday.
Boxing elections: Singh elected BFI president, Kowli back as secretary
Expected to end four years of administrative turmoil in Indian boxing, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) was elected to office with businessman Ajay Singh winning the Presidential poll by an overwhelming margin.
September 24, 2016
Here's how you can contribute towards India's Olympic performance
The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) has invited suggestions from all stakeholders and general public for improving performance of India in Olympics and other mega sports events.
Services, Railways fume at being left out of boxing polls
Livid at being ignored for elections to put together a new federation on Sunday, two of Indian boxing's biggest stakeholders -- Railways and Services Sports Control Board -- have lodged a protest with the Sports Ministry.
Now, Indian golfers adopt anti-doping rules
Indian golfers will now come under the ambit of international anti-doping rules as the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) which marks 10 years of its inception, on Saturday, took the initial steps in implementing the international doping guidelines.
September 23, 2016
After Rio Paralympics gold, Jhajharia aims for treble in Tokyo
The gold medal in men's javelin throw F46 category in the Rio Paralympics made Devendra Jhajharia the most successful Indian para athlete ever but he is in no mood to stop here and is eyeing for a treble in the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Paralympic medal winners to be recommended for Padma awards
In a bid to give increased recognition to their achievements, the medallists from the Rio Paralympics will be recommended for the Padma awards this year by the Sports Ministry.
Japan Open: Srikanth loses in quarters
India's challenge at the Japan Super Series came to a grinding halt when shuttler Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the tournament after suffering a defeat in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event here on Friday.
How India can win 50 Olympic medals in 2024
The NITI Aayog has big plans for Indian sport.
Messi injury a worry for Barca and Argentina
The rest of Barcelona's squad will have to do "a little bit more" to make up for the absence of five-times World Player of the Year Lionel Messi for the next three weeks, according to captain Andres Iniesta.
September 22, 2016
PM Modi delighted to meet Rio Paralympians
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met the Indian athletes who took part in the Rio Paralympic Games, including the four medallists, and applauded them for making the country proud with their achievements.
Indian shooters finish second in Junior World Cup
Lakshaya and Kismat Chopra along with Manavaditya Singh Rathore on Thursday bagged the team bronze in the Men's Trap event as India ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup with a total of 24 medals to grab the second place in the overall standings.
Srikanth advances to quarterfinals of Japan Open
Rio Olympics quarterfinalist K Srikanth emerged as the lone survivor at the Japan Open after he reached the last eight stage of the men's singles competition at the Super Series event in Tokyo on Thursday.
Serie A: Juve go top, Napoli frustrated at Genoa
Champions Juventus returned to the top of Serie A with a 4-0 home rout of Cagliari on Wednesday, while former leaders Napoli dropped to second after being held to a goalless draw at Genoa.
New mayor kills off Rome's 2024 Olympics bid
Rome's new mayor, Virginia Raggi, pulled the plug on the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying staging the summer games would bury the Italian capital under mountains of debt and tonnes of cement.
Mongolian coaches banned for three years for Rio strip
Two Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped off in protest at the judging at last month's Rio Olympics have been suspended for three years, the sport's international federation said on Wednesday.
September 21, 2016
Cuba volleyball players found guilty of rape in Finland
Five volleyball players from the Cuban national team were found guilty on Tuesday of aggravated rape of a woman while they were in Finland in July for a World League tournament prior to the Rio Olympics.
Japan Open: Shuttlers Jayaram, Prannoy, Srikanth make second round
It was a mixed day for Indian shuttlers at the Japan Super Series as Ajay Jayaram, H S Prannoy and K Srikanth fought their way to the second round of the men's singles competition in Tokyo on Wednesday.
'This celebrity status is only because of my medal'
The Rio Olympics bronze medalist shared the stage with Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha during the Whisper 'Like a Girl' campaign.
September 20, 2016
Jitu, Sanjeev, Mairaj to represent India in ISSF WC Finals
Ace shooters Jitu Rai, Sanjeev Rajput and Mairaj Ahmad Khan will represent India at the season ending ISSF World Cup Finals to be held in the cities of Bologna and Rome in Italy next month.
Kashyap to face Srikanth in opening round at Japan Open
Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap advanced to the main draw of the men's singles competition of Japan Super Series after registering twin victories in the two rounds of the qualifiers in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Nadal, Farah speak out after hackers leak more WADA records
Tennis World No 5 Rafael Nadal and Olympic champion Mo Farah have spoken in defence after Russian cyber espionage group Fancy Bears leaked their medical data on Monday.
WADA leaks: Russian hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal
Documents relating to Farah, and published on the fancybear.net website, showed that the distance runner had no active Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) at the time of the Olympics.
September 19, 2016
Coach Nandi reveals how he got the best out of gymnast Dipa
Dipa Karmakar's coach Bishweshwar Nandi never used corporal punishment over his ward during a career spanning more than 15 years, but he used to attack the the star gymnast "psychologically" to stir up her emotions, that resulted in a historic fourth place finish in Rio.
Cycling: Data leak boosts Froome, puts Wiggins in spotlight
Chris Froome's credibility as triple Tour de France champion has only been boosted by the hacking of his private medical information, according to a South African physiologist who carried out tests on the Briton last year.
ISSF Junior World Cup: Indian shooters continue medal-winning spree
Indian shooters got off to a positive start on day one of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun), clinching seven medals, including three golds, at Gabala in Azerbaijan on Sunday.
10 BEST Sports Photos of the Week!
A mix of interesting events, coupled with big, shocking results, in the sporting world, grabbed headlines last week.
Mapping the 2016 Paralympics: How countries fared at the Games in Rio
The Rediff Labs team analysed the data from Rio 2016 Paralympic Games' official website and created the above map with a total number of medals won by each country.
Why seeing Nadal makes me happy and sad
'And that was what I missed the most when I saw Nadal play in Delhi, the banter with my mom, because she's gone and I won't get to share that moment with her.'
September 18, 2016
Will wait 30 mins for you but win us a medal in Tokyo: Big B to Dipa
Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who finished a historic fourth in Rio Olympics vault, aspires to beat reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles of US in Tokyo Games four years later.
Tiger Woods is by far the best golfer, says Kapil Dev
An avid golfer himself, cricket great Kapil Dev on Sunday said Tiger Woods is by far the best golfer who continues to inspire millions to the sport.
Basketball: India beat Chinese Taipei to finish 7th in Asia Challenge
The Indian men's basketball team upstaged Chinese Taipei 80-68 in a classification match to finish seventh in the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 in Tehrah on Sunday.
ISSF's Junior World Cup: Indian shooter grabs gold
Young Indian shooter Subhankar Pramanick clinched the gold medal in 50-metre rifle prone event at the ISSF Junior World Cup for pistol, rifle and
Belgian Open: Shuttler Sourabh falls at final hurdle
Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma fell at the final hurdle as he lost to Lucas Corvee of France in straight sets in the summit clash of the Belgian International badminton tournament in Leuven.
Paralympics tragedy: Iranian cyclist death casts pall over Games
Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after crashing in the C4-5 event at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, the first such death at the Games since they began in 1960, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said.
September 17, 2016
Basketball: India lose to Japan 66-77, to play for 7th spot
Indian hoopsters lost their fifth place classification match against Japan 66-77 in the FIBA Asia Challenge Basketball Championship in Tehran on Saturday.
Australian rower Brennan 'beyond disappointed' by WADA data hack
Australian Olympic champion rower Kim Brennan has spoken of her deep disappointment that her integrity as a clean athlete has been called into question over a shot of adrenaline administered in a medical emergency.
When coach Nandi channelised Dipa's temper to her advantage
Star gymnast Dipa Karmakar's coach Bisweshwar Nandi has dismissed the notion that it would have been better had the medalists and other top performers at the Rio Games been given financial before their sojourn to Brazil.
September 16, 2016
India finish 2nd with 8 medals on final day of Track Asia Cup
India ended their campaign in the Track Asia Cup at second position by bagging eight medals, including two gold, on the final day of the competition at the Cycling Velodrome in IG Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.
Amit Saroha misses a bronze in Rio Paralympics
India's Amit Kumar Saroha missed the bronze medal by a whisker in the men's F51 club throw competition at the Rio Paralympic Games on Friday.
Putin says WADA leaks raise a lot of questions
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) records leaked by hackers raised a lot of questions with healthy athletes seemingly taking banned substances, TASS news agency reported.
Russia doping: McLaren says final report still several months away
The final version of a report which has already revealed a system of state-sponsored doping in Russia is still several months away, its author Richard McLaren said on Friday.
CBI takes charge of wrestler Narsingh's dope case
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said that the CBI has started its probe into the doping scandal of dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav after the PMO referred his case to the investigation agency.
Dhoni sheds light on how India can win medals at Olympics
Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that a combination of proper infrastructure and guidance along with passion can help India in becoming a 'sporting nation'.
Belgian Open: Shuttler Sourabh makes semis
Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma reached the semi-finals of the Belgian International Challenge after an easy victory over Kieran Merrilees of Scotland in the men's singles competition in Leuven, Belgium, on Friday.
Paralympics medalists Deepa Malik asks Sachin Tendulkar to meet her
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on Deepa Malik, who created history by becoming the first-ever Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics.
September 15, 2016
South Africa to appeal Pistorius murder sentence again
South African state prosecutors will approach the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to challenge Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence after failing with a similar bid at a lower court, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Thursday.
AFC U-16 C'ship: UAE scrape past India in opener; Iran beat Saudi
India began their campaign AFC U-16 football championships campaign on a disappointing note, losing 2-3 to United Arab Emirates at the Nehru Stadium in Margao on Thursday.
Froome has 'no issue' with exemption leak in WADA hack
Triple Tour de France champion Chris Froome says he has "no issue" with his private medical records being leaked in a cyber attack by Russian hackers on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Kiev to host 2018 Champions League final
Kiev's Olympic stadium will host the final of the 2018 Champions League, the first final of Europe's top club competition to be held in Ukraine, UEFA said on Thursday.
Davis Cup: Ramanathan faces Nadal challenge in opening singles
Rafael Nadal to play against Ram Kumar Ramanathan on the first day of their Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in New Delhi on Friday.
Hackers release another batch of athlete data?
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential data earlier this week.
Racing driver Zanardi wins gold, 15 years after losing legs
Former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi won his third Paralympic gold medal on Wednesday, a day before the 15th anniversary of the Champ Car crash that cost the Italian both legs and nearly his life.
September 14, 2016