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April 30, 2010
Vikas, Shiva qualify for Youth Olympics
Asian champion Vikas Krishan (60kg) and Shiva Thapa (54kg) assured themselves of not just a medal but also a berth in the Youth Olympic Games after qualifying for the semi-finals of the World Youth Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday.
April 29, 2010
India win two bronze in World Jr badminton
Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and H S Prannoy won two bronze medals in the recently-concluded Junior World Badminton Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. There was more good news for India, as Parneeth, Prannoy, among the boys, and PV Sindhu, girls, qualified for the Youth Olympic Games, to be held at Singapore in August.
April 28, 2010
Asian Chess: Abhijeet beats Gopal
Former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta give out an impeccable performance to beat compatriot and his BPCL team-mate G N Gopal and jumped to joint lead after the seventh round of the Asian continental chess championship in Subic Bay, Philippines on Wednesday.
April 27, 2010
Woods' wife in talks with lawyers for divorce
Golfer Tiger Woods' estranged wife Elin is holding "round the clock" discussions with lawyers regarding her divorce, which could cost Woods anywhere between $500 million to $600 million.
April 26, 2010
First look: Chaos reigns at Sania-Shoaib reception
Uninvited guests and security mismanagement marred Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik's reception in Sialkot, forcing the hassled newly-weds to leave the function before it was over.
April 24, 2010
Bhullar, Kapur make cut in Korea
Shiv Kapur (73) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (75) on Saturday made the cut despite returning over-par cards in the second round of the weather-hit Ex-Olympic champion Lavrova killed in crash
Former Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Natalia Lavrova died in a car accident on Friday, the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation said.
April 23, 2010
Armstrong's team-mate Li Fuyu fails doping test
Chinese rider Li Fuyu of Lance Armstrong's RadioShack team has been provisionally suspended for failing a doping test, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Thursday. Olympic champ Meritt fails dope test
Olympic and world 400 metres champion LaShawn Merritt has failed three doping tests for a banned substance and accepted a provisional suspension, his lawyer said on Thursday. Samaranch given state-like funeral in Barcelona
Juan Antonio Samaranch was given a send-off resembling a state funeral in his native Barcelona on Thursday, a day after the former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president died at the age of 89.
April 22, 2010
Woods to compete in Players C'ship, AT&T National
Tiger Woods will play in the May 6 to May 9 Players Championship in Florida and the July 1-4 AT&T National in Pennsylvania, the American World No 1 said on Wednesday.
April 21, 2010
Factfile: Former IOC chief Samaranch
Factbox on former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died on Wednesday at the age of 89. Former IOC president Samaranch passes away
Juan Antonio Samaranch, the 89-year-old former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has died, the IOC said on Wednesday. 'The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was deeply saddened to learn today of the death of Juan Antonio Samaranch,' read a statement from the IOC. Police told to register case against Shoaib-Sania
Even as newly-wed couple Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza plan to leave for Pakistan, Hyderabad court directed the Banjara Hills police to register a case against the duo and 12 others for allegedly hurting the sentiments of Muslims. Colarado Rockies president found dead in hotel
Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor was found dead in his Salt Lake City hotel room on Tuesday, the team said.
April 20, 2010
London Marathon organisers to airlift top Kenyans
Olympic gold medallist Sammy Wanjiru's hopes of defending his London Marathon title have been boosted by the news that race organisers have arranged for a private plane to pick him up from Kenya, he said on Tuesday. Bolt to run first 100m of season in South Korea
Triple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt will get an early look at the 2011 world championships site when he runs a 100 metres at Daegu, South Korea on May 19, his manager and organisers said on Monday.
April 19, 2010
'Delhi Commonwealth Games will be safe'
Organisers of this year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi have promised tight security during the October event after bomb blasts in Bangalore at the weekend raised safety concerns. At least 10 people were wounded when two bombs exploded on Saturday outside a packed cricket stadium in Bangalore, increasing fears about further terrorist attacks in the country. Venezuelan boxing champ commits suicide
Champion Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero hanged himself early on Monday from the bars of a prison cell where he had been detained for killing his wife, police said. Valero -- who had held the World Boxing Council lightweight title until recently before going for alcohol rehabilitation -- was found in his cell with some signs of life but did not survive, said police chief Wilmer Flores Trosel. 'We will organise the best Games ever'
Tarlochan Singh, Indian Member of Parliament and chairman of the media committee of India's Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee, was in Toronto to receive the Queen's Baton. Canada passes the Commonwealth Games baton
Canada's sporting legends and upcoming prospects were in attendance when this year's Commonwealth Games' Queen's Baton arrived in Toronto last week. Narang wins bronze at World Cup
Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang won a bronze in 10 meter air rifle event at the World Cup in Beijing. Krishna Poonia wins bronze in SAC Relays
Ace Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia won a bronze medal at the 52nd Annual Mt SAC Relays tournament in Portland, USA. 'Bangalore bomb blasts no direct threat to CWG'
The low intensity bomb blasts before an IPL match in Bangalore that injured at least 15 people was not a direct threat to the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in New Delhi later this year, Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite said. Lin Dan wins Asian badminton men's singles title
Triple World Champion Lin Dan of China enthralled the audience with a superb display of stroke-play to notch up his first Asian Badminton Champion title, while compatriot Xuerui Li won the title in the women's singles at the Siri Fort stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.
April 18, 2010
Japanese MotoGP postponed due to volcano
The Japanese round of the MotoGP world championship at Motegi next weekend has been called off due to air travel problems caused by the cloud of volcanic ash in Europe. Circuit officials said the race has been postponed and said details of alternative dates would be announced from the start of the week. NZ Olympic Committee alarmed by Bangalore blasts
Saturday's blasts in Bangalore have triggered a security alarm for New Zealand's Olympic Committee, which is taking the incident seriously before finalising the contingent for the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
April 17, 2010
Asian Badminton: Saina crashes out
Top seed Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Asian Badminton Championship after losing her semi-final match against Chinese qualifier Xuerui Li, bringing down the curtains on the Indian challenge at the event in New Delhi on Saturday. Dipika wins Indian Challenger title
Dipika Pallikal Defeated Emma Beddoes of England 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6 to win the WISPA Indian Challenger squash tournament at Calcutta Racket Club squash courts on Saturday. AC Green launches NBA Challenge in Mumbai
NBA legend AC Green launched the Mahindra-NBA Challenge in Mumbai on Saturday.
April 16, 2010
Indian Challengers: Dipika enters final
Saurav Ghosal failed to build on a bright start and went down fighting against third seeded Mohamed El Shorbagy of Egypt in the semi-finals of the five-star PSA Indian Challenger at the Calcutta Racket Club courts on Friday. Saina in Asian badminton semis
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was the lone bright spot for India, entering the semi-finals of the Asian Badminton Championships in Delhi even as all other Indians crashed out in the quarter-finals on Friday. Tarapore qualifies for Asian Games
Veteran sailor and Arjuna awardee Farokh Tarapore and team-mates Balraj, S S Yadav, Atool Sinha and Trunal Helegaonkar won the selection trials for the 16th Asian Games, to be held in Guangzhou, China, in November. Tarapore will thus represent the country for the eighth consecutive time at the Asian Games since his debut in 1982, an unprecedented feat in any other discipline. Asian Badminton: Aditi crashes out
India had a disappointing day at the Asian Badminton Championships as Aditi Mutatkar crashed out of the women's singles and Rupesh Kumar-Sanave Thomas bowed out of the men's doubles, in Delhi, on Friday. WC-bound shooter misses flight after visa hassles
Commonwealth Games gold medalist shooter Pemba Tamang was stopped by immigration officials in Mumbai from boarding a flight to Beijing as his passport had the 'invalid' stapled visa, which China issues to the Indians from Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. Indian Challenger: Ghosal humbles World No 13
Indian hope Saurav Ghosal scripted the biggest win of his career when he upstaged world no 13 and reigning champion Adrian Grant to sail into the semi-final of the Indian Challenger squash tournament in Kolkata on Thursday. Third Asian Billiards title for Pankaj Advani
Pankaj Advani completed a hat-trick of titles at the Asian Billiards championship after edging past Singapore's Peter Gilchrist 6-5 in the closely fought final in Indore on Thursday.
April 15, 2010
Asian Badminton: Kashyap goes down fighting
India's challenge in the men's singles ended with the defeat of P Kashyap but gritty Aditi Mutatkar made her maiden quarter-finals of the Asian Badminton Championship after notching up a thrilling win in New Delhi on Thursday. Bindra's gold voted top Indian sporting feat
The gold medal fetched by rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the country's first-ever individual yellow metal in the Games long history, has been chosen by All Sports magazine as the greatest Indian sporting achievement of all time.
April 14, 2010
Advani to face Gilchrist in Asian Billiards final
Defending champion Pankaj Advani came one step closer towards registering a hat-trick of titles, beating Myanmar's Kyaw Oo 5-3 in the semi-finals of the Asian Billiards championship in Indore, on Wednesday. Advani will face Singapore's Peter Gilchrist, whom he had beaten in the final in Pune last year, in the best-of-11-frames final on Thursday. Djokovic coasts into third round
Top seed Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France's Florent Serra on Wednesday. Serbian Djokovic will next face Stanislas Wawrinka, seeded 13th, for a place in the quarter-finals after the Swiss beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 6-1, 6-4.
April 13, 2010
Asian Billiards: Narrow victory for Advani, Sethi
Pankaj Advani began his title defence with a narrow 3-2 victory over Surya Suwannasinh of Thailand on the second day of Asian Billiards Championships on Monday.
April 12, 2010
Asian Badminton: Gayatri, Thulashi crash out
Indian shuttlers Gayatri Vartak and PC Tulashi failed to make it to the main draw of the Asian Badminton Championship after losing their respective matches at the qualifying round of the prestigious event being staged at the Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday. Rossi starts the season with a win
Valentino Rossi began the defence of his MotoGP world title with victory in the floodlit Qatar Grand Prix in Doha on Sunday after Australian Casey Stoner crashed out early on. The Italian took the lead on the sixth of 22 laps when Stoner, who had started on pole position and was chasing his fourth successive Qatar win, fell while holding a two second advantage. Medal-winning Diwakar fights emotional barriers
He had lost the motivation to compete and the death of his father last year had nearly convinced Diwakar Prasad to give up boxing. Sania to wed Shoaib today: Spokesperson
Sania Mirza's spokesperson said that the Indian tennis star will marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik today, Monday April 12. Mouth-watering menu for Sania's wedding
A mouth-watering menu awaits the guests at the reception of the high-profile marriage between Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik at a Hyderabad hotel on April 15. Mickelson wins US Masters, Woods 4th
Phil Mickelson birdied four of the last seven holes to win his fourth major title, and a third Green Jacket, by three shots at the US Masters on Sunday.
April 11, 2010
Isinbayeva to take break from pole vault
Russia's two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva on Saturday announced that she is taking an indefinite break from the sport, following her poor performance in last month's World Indoor Championships in Qatar. Westwood holds off Mickelson; Woods lurks
Britain's Lee Westwood maintained ice-cool composure while fending off an electrifying back-nine charge by Phil Mickelson to take a one-shot lead after Saturday's third round of the US Masters. While Tiger Woods clawed his way back into contention after losing his cool early on, Westwood fired a four-under-par 68 in glorious spring sunshine at Augusta National to post a 12-under total of 204.
April 10, 2010
'Saina faces tricky draw in Asian Championships'
Saina Nehwal faces a tricky draw in the Asian Badminton Championships as most of the shuttlers she is likely to play against have defeated her in the past, feels national coach Pullela Gopichand. 'All India Police tourney should be scrapped'
Controversies and flouting of rules marred the just-concluded All India Police Boxing Tournament, prompting some of India's top pugilists to call for the scrapping of the departmental event. Tiger on tail of leaders Poulter and Westwood
Tiger Woods returned to familiar territory in typically gritty fashion at the US Masters on Friday, surging ominously into contention with two back-nine birdies in the second round at Augusta National. The four-times champion, whose troubled private life appears to have had no effect on his golf, will go into Saturday's third round headed only by British pacesetters Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood.
April 09, 2010
Churchill Alemao served show cause notice by AIFF
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has served a show cause notice on Churchill Alemao, patron of Goan football club Churchill Brothers, for his recent comments against match officials and referred him to the disciplinary committee. Sania-Shoaib nikaah not today
After over a week's drama, which ended in Shoaib divorcing Ayesha Siddiqui, the Hyderabad girl he denied ever marrying, Sania's family sprung a surprise by advancing the nikaah (marriage ceremony) to Friday evening, though no official announcement was made. However, it is now learnt that the nikaah will not take place on Friday, after all. C'wealth boxing champ accuses judges of cheating
The stunning defeat of Commonwealth champion and Asian silver medallist Jai Bhagwan (60kg) has kicked up a storm at the All India Police Boxing Tournament as the judges have been accused of 'cheating'. Hewitt overcomes Somdev challenge
Somdev Devvarman fought his heart out but eventually ran out of steam against former world number one Lleyton Hewitt who overcame the gritty Indian 1-6, 6-0, 7-6 (2) the second round of the US Men's Clay Courts Sania Mirza to marry Shoaib Malik today
In yet another surprising twist to the Sania Mirza-Shoaib Malik affair, the Indian tennis star has decided to marry the Pakistani cricketer on Friday, April 9 instead of the previously decided date of April 15. Woods makes rousing return at US Masters
It was a rousing return to happier times for Tiger Woods on Thursday as the disgraced world number one rode the support of cheering fans to surge into contention in the US Masters first round.
April 08, 2010
Suspended CWG official Darbari reinstated
Suspended Commonwealth Games official T S Darbari, who was asked to proceed on indefinite leave in February, was reinstated on Thursday despite instructions from the Prime Minister's Office. Following allegations of his involvement in smuggling activities, his passport and credit cards were seized by Income Tax authorities after an inquiry. However, suddenly the Commonwealth Games secretariat issued orders to reinstate him. SC examines if OCs can represent India
The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to examine whether Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) have any right to represent India in international sporting events. Woods failed as role model, says Payne
Scandal-hit Tiger Woods has failed to live up to expectations as a role model, Augusta National Golf Club chairman Billy Payne said on Wednesday. When Bayern Munich dented English hopes
With Manchester United crashing out of the Champions League on Wednesday night, it is the first time in seven years that the competition will not feature an English club in the last four.
April 06, 2010
Advani gears up to defend Asian Billiards title
Ace cueist Pankaj Advani is confident of defending his title in the Asian Billiards Championship beginning in Indore on Tuesday but reckons it would be far from a cakewalk because of the unpredictability of the 100-up format. Obama "high and outside" with baseball first pitch
US President Barack Obama opened the 2010 Major League Baseball season on Monday with a ceremonial first pitch that even the athletic commander-in-chief acknowledged was a little bit off target. Wearing the red jacket of the Washington Nationals, but a black cap from his beloved hometown Chicago White Sox, the rangy left-hander threw the Opening Day first pitch before the Nationals played the Philadelphia Phillies. Youth Games: Iran girls' soccer team suspended
The Iranian girls' soccer team have been kicked out of this year's first Youth Olympics because of a FIFA ban on playing in Islamic head scarves. Woods reiterates commitment to family
Tiger Woods was guarded about the state of his marriage on Monday but reaffirmed his commitment to his family as he prepared to end a five-month self-imposed exile from golf at the Masters. I lied and deceived a lot of people: Woods
Tiger Woods took full responsibility on Monday for the marital infidelities which have led to his startling fall from grace and admitted he had lied and deceived a lot of people. 'Shoaib's passport only taken for verification'
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, facing a cheating case in Hyderabad, may not be able to leave the country soon as his passport is required by the police for verification following a criminal complaint by Ayesha Siddiqui, who claims to be his wife. Woods touched by Augusta National reception
Scandal-hit Tiger Woods said he was blown away by the reception he received from fans at Augusta National Monday ahead of his highly anticipated return to competition at this week's US Masters.
April 05, 2010
'We'll file case against Shoaib within three days'
The Pakistani lawyer hired by Shoaib Malik's alleged wife Ayesha Siddiqui on Monday said that he has solid evidence to nail Malik and they will file a case within three days. Malik's passport seized, told not to leave country
Police on Monday seized the passport of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik as they questioned him in the wake of a complaint of cheating lodged by the father of a local girl Ayesha Siddiqui claiming that she was married to him. Pakistan govt to extend all assistance to Malik
Pakistan on Monday said it will extend all assistance to former cricket captain Shoaib Malik, who has been slapped with cheating and harassment charges in India days ahead of his planned wedding to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. Shoaib tells police he was tricked into marriage
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on Monday said he had been tricked into marriage with local girl Ayesha Siddiqui when he was questioned by police in the wake of a complaint of cheating by her father against him. Shoaib approaches Prabhakar's lawyer to fight case
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who has been accused by an Indian woman of marrying and dumping her without a formal divorce, has approached a criminal lawyer who had fought a case for former Indian all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar. Tiger turns up early for practice at Augusta
Tiger Woods sprang a surprise at Augusta National on Sunday when he turned up without notice to play the back nine at the US Masters venue with his good friend and long-time mentor Mark O'Meara. Ayesha's family appoints Pak lawyer to sue Shoaib
A Pakistan-based lawyer hired by Ayesha Siddiqui, the Indian girl claiming to be Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik's wife, will file a case against the cricketer, accused of dumping her without a formal divorce. Police quiz Shoaib at Sania's residence
Police on Monday reached the residence of tennis star Sania Mirza apparently to question Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in the wake of a cheating case lodged against him by the father of Ayesha, the Hyderabad girl who claims to be his wife.
April 02, 2010
Sania's heart not Indian, says Thackeray
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Friday flayed tennis star Sania Mirza for her decision to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, saying "had Sania's heart been Indian, it wouldn't have beaten for a Pakistani."
April 01, 2010
Only five lifters tested positive, not 25: IWF
The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on Thursday rubbished "reports in international media" that 25 lifters had tested positive during the Senior National Weightlifting Championships in Udaipur, saying actually five flunked dope tests there. Charles at Commonwealth Games inaugural
Britain's Prince Charles will attend the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Narain Karthikeyan impressive in his NASCAR debut
After making his mark in the Formula One circuit, Narain Karthikeyan, now has added yet another notch to the racing belt. Focus key to Wood's success at Augusta: Caddie
Tiger Woods' caddie Steve Williams thinks that focus is key for the World No.1 to succeed on his return during Augusta Masters after a scandalous four months break.
March 31, 2010
Ghei in second place at SAIL Open
Gaurav Ghei rolled back the years and brought home a sparkling five-under 67 to grab the second place while pre-tournament favourite Jyoti Randhawa also hurled himself in title contention as 32 Indian golfers made the halfway cut in the US $300,000 SAIL Open. wede rookie Richard Karlberg's strong second round of three-under 69 kept him atop the leaderboard at 10-under 134. 5 lifters test positive at Udaipur Sr Nationals
Four days after handing life bans to three lifters for their second dope offences, the Indian Weightlifting Federation on Wednesday said five lifters tested positive for banned drugs during the Senior National Championships in Udaipur in February. IWF secretary Sahadev Yadav said the Punjab unit is banned for two years, as two out of the five lifters who tested positive belong to the state. Suchde, Sandhu in top 100 in squash rankings
Riding on some fine performances in the season opening events, India's Siddharth Suchde and Harinder Pal Sandhu have entered the top 100 of the World Squash rankings for the first time on Wednesday. 'Tiger only plays events he believes he can win'
As Tiger Woods prepares for a comeback at next week's Augusta Masters, his caddie Steve Williams is hoping that spectators at the course would behave themselves and not taunt the embattled golfer about the sex scandal that triggered his fall from grace. Manavjit clinches 2 medals at Asian Clay shooting
Former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu combined with Mansher Singh and Birendeep Singh to clinch the men's trap team gold but settled for silver in the individual event of the Asian Clay Shooting Championship in Bangkok on Wednesday. Semenya announces return to competition
World 800 metres champion Caster Semenya plans to compete this season even though the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has yet to resolve her gender verification case. Pakistan excited about Sania-Shoaib marriage
Surprise has given way to jubilation and Pakistan is now eagerly looking forward to its former cricket captain Shoaib Malik's marriage with Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza next month. Delhi CWG will be first class: Fennell
The pace of preparations for this year's Commonwealth Games had him worried till a few days ago but CGF chief Mike Fennell has had a change of heart now and says everything in the Delhi event would be 'first class'. Australia bids to host 2018 Commonwealth Games
Australia have confirmed they will bid to host their fifth Commonwealth Games in 2018, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) said on Wednesday.
March 30, 2010
My marriage not a political statement: Sania
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Tuesday, announced that she will marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in Hyderabad on April 15, but made it clear that the marriage of an Indian and a Pakistani sports star is not a "political statement". Semenya won't compete until test results are out
Caster Semenya, the 800 metres world champion, will not return to competitive athletics until her gender verification case has been resolved, Athletics South Africa (ASA) announced on Tuesday. 13 Indian Kabaddi players fail dope test
India has suspended 13 Kabaddi players for doping and ordered more tests on others, just days ahead of a tournament being dubbed the World Kabaddi Cup. First Look: My best is yet to come, warns Bolt
Olympic and World Champion Usain Bolt, who has set his sights on the 300m record, has said his best is yet to come.
March 29, 2010
'We hope to win medals in all disciplines at CWG'
Sportsman-turned-sports administrator Raja Randhir Singh, who is secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association and Olympic Council of Asia, and also an International Olympic Committee member, speaks to Onkar Singh about India's preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
March 27, 2010
IWF hands life ban on three lifters
Cracking the whip on dope offenders, Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on Saturday handed life bans on three lifters, including 2006 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Vicky Bhatta (56 kg), for their second dope offences. IOC to rule on drug-tainted US relay gold in April
The fate of a doping-tainted US Olympic relay gold medal is expected to be sealed next month at an International Olympic Committee meeting in Dubai, the IOC said on Friday. The women's 4x400 metres relay team could be stripped of their Athens 2004 Olympics gold medal after relay alternate Crystal Cox was handed a four-year ban earlier this year for using banned substances between 2001 and 2004.
March 26, 2010
NRAI row motivated me: Bindra
Olympic shooting star Abhinav Bindra on Thursday said that the recent controversy involving the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has motivated him to perform even better.
March 25, 2010
Ajith Kumar to drive in F2 European season 2010
Tamil cinema star Ajith Kumar will test his skills in the Formula 2 European season this year, becoming the third Indian after Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiva Sureshwaran to join the 2010 F2 grid. Boxing going IPL way; Fight Nights to launch
Vijender Singh revealed that the country is set to witness a big revolution in boxing with the introduction the Fight Nights, a franchise based competition similar to Indian Premier League. 'The expenses for CWG about Rs 10k crore'
Laying to rest speculation that the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010 budget has overshot, CWG Director General V K Verma on Wednesday said that the entire estimated cost of the Games was Rs 10,000 crore.
March 23, 2010
Delhi govt bows to Togadia's CWG threat
Following the threat held out by Praveen Togadia, international general secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad that he would lead massive demonstrations if the Delhi government decided to serve beef to the foreign nationals taking part in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, Sheila Dixit's government has bowed to Togadia. I've done some pretty bad things in my life: Woods
ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi interviewed the world's number one golfer Tiger Woods in Windermere, Florida, on Sunday.
March 22, 2010
I was living a life of a lie: Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods has admitted that he "was living a life of a lie" in his first TV interview after the exposure of his sexcapades. Terry risks UEFA punishment after slating referees
Chelsea captain John Terry has criticised the standard of UEFA's elite referees following his side's elimination from the Champions League by Inter Milan last week.
March 21, 2010
NZ happy with Delhi Games security
New Zealand chef-de-mission for 2010 Commonwealth Games Dave Currie on Sunday gave a thumbs-up to the security arrangements for the October 3-14 mega-event in Delhi.
March 19, 2010
Indian archers pocket four gold at Asian GP
India had a rich haul of four gold, two silver and two bronze medals on the third day of the four-day second Asian archery Grand Prix at Bangkok on Thursday.
March 18, 2010
'Athletes view CWG as preparation for Olympics'
England are planning to send a huge contingent of more than 500 athletes for the October New Delhi Commonwealth Games as they view it as a developmental stepping stone to Olympics. Saina moves up to 5th in world rankings
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal touched a new high on Thursday as she zoomed into the top-five of the world rankings at a career-best fifth spot following her stupendous show in the All England Badminton Championships earlier this month. I'm lucky to win one gold medal: Bubka
Legendary pole vaulter Sergey Bubka reckons the 6.14m mark he set way back in 1994 still remains uneclipsed because his successors are not technically equipped enough. Indian challenge ends in Super Series badminton
With both their singles and doubles challengers crashing out in the opening round itself, India's campaign came to a disappointing end in the Swiss Open Super Series badminton tournament in St Jakobshalle, Switzerland. Vijender leads Indian charge at C'wealth Boxing
World number one Vijender Singh (75kg) fought through a bleeding nose to clinch his first international gold medal in two years as Indian pugilists made a clean sweep in the finals to win the overall team title at the fifth Commonwealth Boxing Championships in New Delhi.
March 17, 2010
Barring exceptional case, no sharing Khel Ratna
The Rajiv Khel Ratna, India's highest sports honour, will not be shared in future, except in the case of Olympic medal winners, the Sports Ministry said on Wednesday.
March 16, 2010
Tiger Woods announces comeback at April Masters
The world's No. 1 golfer, Tiger Woods, who had withdrawn from the game after details of his adulterous affairs surfaced late last year, will return to professional golf at the US Masters in Augusta, Georgia, in early April, he said in a statement. Pak national games postponed
Pakistan's annual National Games, scheduled to be held in Peshawar this month, have been postponed because of security concerns, the country's National Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.
March 15, 2010
Some judges cheat, admits AIBA technical delegate
An improved system of scoring notwithstanding, cheating by judges is still a reality in international boxing, concedes AIBA Referees and Judges Commission secretary Pat McCrory.
March 14, 2010
Wei, Rasmussen lift All England badminton title
World No 1 Lee Chong Wei secured his first All England title on Sunday with a 21-19, 21-19 victory over unseeded Japanese Kenichi Tago. Rasmussen beats Saina to enter final
Denmark's Tine Rasmussen reached the final of the women's singles at the All England Badminton Championships for the third year in succession after edging past gallant Indian seventh seed Saina Nehwal 21-19, 21-17.
March 13, 2010
Commonwealth Boxing: Vijender enters semis
Olympic and World Championship bronze medallist Vijender Singh out-classed his rival to ensure himself of at least a bronze along with two other compatriots on a second successive day of dominance for Indian boxers in the fifth Commonwealth Championships in New Delhi on Saturday. Saina storms into semis of All England
Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to reach the semi-finals of the All England Super Series badminton championship when she defeated German Juliane Schenk in straight games in the quarter-finals in London.
March 12, 2010
Paramjeet assured of C'wealth boxing c'ship medal
India were assured of a medal without even landing a punch as Paramjeet Samota got a bye into the super heavyweight (+91kg) category, while Jai Bhagwan didn't have to slog too hard either before advancing to the lightweight (60kg) quarter-finals on the opening day of the fifth Commonwealth Boxing Championships in Delhi on Friday. A lot of work still pending, says CGF president
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Michael Fennell is concerned about the pace of work at three Games' facilities but is largely satisfied with the capital's preparedness for the October 3-14 mega event.
March 11, 2010
Chennai Open: Ghoshal-Dipika win mixed doubles
Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Palikal did India proud by winning the Mixed Doubles title in the Chennai Open Squash tournament on Thursday. Two golds for India in Asian Youth Boxing C'ship
Vikas Krishnan (60kg) and Naveen Kumar (81kg) fetched gold medals, while three others settled for silver as the Indian boxing team finished runners-up at the Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Tehran, Iran. Marion Jones to play in WNBA
Disgraced Olympic sprinter Marion Jones signed a contract on Wednesday to play with the WNBA's Tulsa Shock in a bid to revive her athletic career.
March 10, 2010
Bolt named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt was tonight named as the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the second consecutive time in a glittering function at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Five Indians in Asian Youth Boxing finals
On a mixed day for Indian boxers, five of the nine in action advanced to the finals of the Asian Youth Championships in Tehran, Iran.
March 09, 2010
Sania Mirza's 'brother from another mother'
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza posted this picture on her Twitter page. NRAI to consider international scores from now
Stung by the criticism of its selection policies, the National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) has revamped the criteria, agreeing to consider international scores of shooters in some cases.
March 08, 2010
Nine pugilists in Asian C'ship boxing semis
Indian boxers came good on Sunday as they advanced to the semi-finals of the Asian Youth Boxing Championship in Tehran, Iran.
March 06, 2010
I-League: Shillong Lajong stun East Bengal
Title favourites East Bengal's nightmare in the return leg of the I-League continued as they lost to Shillong Lajong FC 0-1 in a 15th round encounter in Shillong on Saturday.
March 05, 2010
Manavjit traps gold in Mexico World Cup
World champion marksman Manavjit Singh Sandhu lived upto his top billing and clinched the trap gold in the ISSF World Cup at Acapulco, Mexico.
March 04, 2010
'Arrangements in place to thwart terror threats'
The Sports Ministry on Thursday asserted that participating countries in this year's Commonwealth Games have not raised any security concerns about travelling to India and 'elaborate arrangements' have been made to thwart any terror threat.
March 03, 2010
Pallikal beats Blake in WISPA Chennai Open
Indian ace Dipika Palikal on Wednesday spanked second seed Aisling Blake of Ireland 3-0 in the final qualifying match to set up a clash with World No 1 and top seed Nicol David in the main draw of the WISPA Chennai Open starting on Thursday.
March 02, 2010
Advani hopes to bring more laurels to the nation
Fresh from a two-month break, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani is eyeing a good start in the new season with the Six-Red National Championships to be held in Bangalore from March 7-16.
March 01, 2010
Korean scare for champions Germany at World Cup
Defending champions Germany showed their never-say-die attitude as they made a remarkable comeback from a two-goal deficit to hold an impressive South Korea 2-2 in a thrilling hockey World Cup match at Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Monday. Resillient NZ pip gritty Canada
A resilient New Zealand twice came back from behind to beat a fighting Canada 3-2 in a Pool A opening match of the hockey World Cup at Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Monday.
February 28, 2010
India finish fourth in Uber Cup
Saina Nehwal and Trupti Murgunde won their respective singles matches but India still could not get past formidable Japan and settled for the fourth place in the Uber Cup Asia Zone qualifiers in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Sunday.
February 27, 2010
Uber Cup: Indian men shuttlers finish 3rd
Indian men's team edged past Japan to settle for the third place in Thomas Cup qualifiers, while the women shuttlers remained in the hunt for a place in the Uber Cup main draw despite losing the qualifying semi-finals in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Saturday. Jordan agrees to purchase Charlotte Bobcats
Hall of Famer Michael Jordan has agreed to buy a controlling interest in the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, majority owner Bob Johnson said on Saturday. Johnson said further details would come from the NBA. Owners of the NBA's 29 other franchises must approve the sale. Indian shooters end on a high
Gurpreet Singh and Shweta Chaudhary added a couple of more gold medals as Indian shooters swept the final day of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships to finish on top of the tally with a whopping 49 medals at the Karni Singh Range in New Delhi, on Saturday. India ended the event with 23 gold, 17 silver and 9 bronze medals and after adding the consolation badges given to the third shooter in a team event, the hosts' tally swelled to 74. Riesch sister act spoiled by tears
Maria Riesch could have been excused for indulging in wild celebrations after outshining Lindsey Vonn by capturing a second Olympic Alpine skiing gold medal on Friday. The modest German, however, refrained from yelling and jumping up and down too much in the finish area after braving awful conditions to claim the final women's event, the slalom.
February 26, 2010
India in Uber Cup Asian Zone semis
India rode on Sayali Gokhale's stunning victory to enter the semi-finals of the Uber Cup Asia Zone qualifier, but it was curtains for them in the Thomas Cup in Nakornratchasima, Thailand, on Friday. Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal set the ball rolling, but it was Sayali who was India's star performer as she won a crucial match to give India a 3-2 victory over Chinese Taipei 3-2 and enter the last four stage. Samaresh gets 2 more gold at C'Wealth shooting
Samaresh Jung shot down two more gold medals while Gagan Narang and Joydeep Karmakar combined to shatter a meet record as the Indians continued to rule the roost in the Commonwealth Championships in New Delhi on Friday Americans support Woods's inclusion in Oly team
Tiger Woods' image may be tarnished after admitting to marital infidelities, but most Americans would support him representing the country on a US Olympic golf team.
February 25, 2010
Soumyajit finds place in Kuwait Open main draw
Indian youngster Soumyajit Ghosh has cleared the qualification round of the Kuwait Open and joined compatriot, Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal in the main draw of the pro tour table tennis Championships in Kuwait City. Discus world champion ready to skip C'wealth Games
Australia's discus world champion Dani Samuels will give the Commonwealth Games a miss if security risks become too high but Olympic silver medallist hurdler Sally McLellan said he would travel to India come what may.
February 24, 2010
Manavjit sets new Commonwealth Games record
Manavjit Singh Sandhu bettered the Commonwealth Games record in the individual trap event as Indian shooters won all the three gold medals on offer on the seventh day of the Commonwealth Championships in Delhi on Wednesday. India beat Thailand in Thomas Cup thriller
Chetan Anand lost his singles match but India still rolled over hosts Thailand and topped their group after Arvind Bhat and RMV Gurusaidutt won their respective matches in the Thomas Cup (Asia Zone) qualifiers in Nakornratchasima on Wednesday. India, who won 3-2, had earlier stream-rolled Sri Lanka and Combodia in the tournament. Pak hockey coach unhappy with security in Delhi
The security being given to them in Delhi has done little to inspire confidence in the Pakistani hockey team and coach Shahid Ali Khan is unhappy with safety arrangements for his players in the World Cup starting on Sunday.
February 23, 2010
Olympic star tells parents not to travel to Delhi
Welsh swimmer David Davies is so worried about the security in Delhi that the Olympic silver medallist has asked his parents not to travel to India to watch him compete in the Commonwealth Games later this year. Apprehensive about potential terror attacks during the October 3-14 Games, Davies said he himself would try to make his Indian sojourn as short as possible. India drubbed by Japan in Uber Cup
Saina Nehwal's win was the lone consolation for the Indian eves, who were outplayed 1-4 by formidable Japan in their second league encounter of the Uber Cup (Asia Zone) badminton tournament in Nakornratchasima, Thailand on Tuesday. Canadian ice dancers clinch gold at Olympics
Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir had roaring home fans leaping to their feet after ending 34 years of European domination to win the Olympic ice dance gold medal on Monday.
February 22, 2010
Indian dominance continues, meet record for Jung
Gagan Narang added a third gold to his tally, while Samaresh Jung clinched his second as Indian shooters continued to reign supreme shattering three meet records at the Karni Singh range on the fifth day of the Commonwealth Championships in New Delhi. India begin well in Thomas and Uber Cup
Saina Nehwal and Chetan Anand led the charge as India got off to a flying start in the Thomas and Uber Cup Asian Zone qualifiers, with both the men's and women's teams notching contrasting victories over Sri Lanka and Hong Kong respectively, in NakhonRatchasima, Thailand, on Monday. Ian Poulter wins Match Play Championship
Ian Poulter broke his American duck when he outplayed fellow Briton Paul Casey 4&2 to win the Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain on Sunday.
February 21, 2010
Jung strikes gold at Commonwealth C'ship
Samaresh Jung remained true to his nickname 'Goldfinger' and notched up one of India's three gold medals today as the country's shooters continued their dominance at the top of the table by taking their medal count to 17 on day four of the Commonwealth Championships in New Delhi. Indians not invited for Pak cycling event
Indians were not invited for the Tour de Pakistan race in response to the humiliating treatment meted out to Pakistani cricketers at the Indian Premier League auction last month, national cycling federation said on Sunday.
February 20, 2010
Gagan, Anisa bag gold at C'wealth meet
Gagan Narang struck gold for the second time as Indian shooters rounded off another fantastic day, breaking one meet record and notching up four gold, two silver and a bronze medal to remain at the top of the table in the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in New Delhi. 'Hockey team demanded Rs 5 cr for charity match'
Indian hockey has been rocked by yet another controversy with organisers of a charity event on Saturday claiming that the players demanded Rs 5 crore to feature in the matches, an allegation the national team members denied. Poulter ends Jeev's dream run in World Match Play
Jeev Milkha Singh's dream run in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship finally came to an end with a defeat against Englishman Ian Poulter at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Tucson. Qatar Open: Sharath loses, Indian challenge ends
Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal became a second-round casualty as Indian challenge in the Pro Tour Qatar Open table tennis championships came to an end in Doha.
February 19, 2010
Tiger Woods sets no date for return to competition
Superstar golfer Tiger Woods publicly apologized on Friday for his infidelity to his wife, Elin, saying he was 'deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behaviour'. Indian marksmen bag two gold at C'wealth meet
Gagan Narang and P T Raghunath set a new meet record in the 10m air rifle team event as Indian shooters dominated the proceedings, winning two gold, a silver and bronze on the opening day of the Commonwealth Championships in Delhi on Friday. India's second gold came in the 25m pistol team event when Anisa Sayyed and Annuraj Singh notched up the top spot with a score of 1147. Pak gives thumbs up to security arrangements
Pakistan security agencies on Friday gave thumbs up to the security arrangements made for the World Cup hockey tournament in New Delhi beginning February 28. CAS rejects Pechstein appeal
Five-times Olympic speed skating champion Claudia Pechstein's dreams of a sixth Winter Games were snuffed out for good on Thursday when the German's appeal to be allowed to skate in Vancouver was thrown out. Qatar Open: Sharath, Poulomi in main draw
Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal and new woman national champion Poulomi Ghatak were among four Indian paddlers who have qualified for the main draw of Pro Tour Qatar Open in Doha. Vancouver visit inspires Phelps
A flying visit to the Winter Olympics has provided Michael Phelps with fresh inspiration to stay ahead of his younger rivals in the build-up to the 2012 Summer Games in London. Australia satisfied with India's security measures
Australia Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has expressed satisfaction with the security measures for foreign athletes during this year's sporting events in India in the wake of the recent terror threat by a militant group. Jeev ousts Kuchar in Match Play Championship
Indian pro Jeev Milkha Singh continued his dream run in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, ousting two-time PGA Tour winner Matt Kuchar to breeze into the third round of the $8.5 million elite golf tournament in Tucson.
February 18, 2010
Jeev stuns Harrington in WGA-Accenture Match Play
Armed with a hot putter, Jeev Milkha Singh made a sensational debut as a PGA Tour member, eliminating three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington in the opening round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson, Arizona. Woods to issue public statement after scandal
Tiger Woods, the superstar golfer who took an indefinite break from the game in December after admitting marital infidelity, will make a public statement on Friday to discuss his playing future.
February 17, 2010
NZ, Aus hockey teams to reasses WC security
New Zealand and Australia will reassess the security measures put in place for the forthcoming hockey World Cup in India in the wake of the reported terror threats issued to foreign teams during the 12-team quadrennial event. Indian skier disappoints at Winter Olympics
India's disappointing performance in the Winter Olympic Games continued with Armyman Tashi Lundup finishing a distant 83rd in the men's 15km Free Cross-country Skiing event in Vancouver. 'Australia committed to Delhi Games'
The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has defied the new terror threats issued to foreign players during this year's sporting events in India and said the nation remains committed to sending a team for the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Winter Olympians fully funded: Sports Ministry
From bearing the expenses of their ceremonial clothing to daily allowances of $50 per day, the sports ministry on Tuesday said it has spent around Rs 7.4 lakh on the eight-member Indian contingent at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
February 16, 2010
First black Olympic pair captivate audience
Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur of France on Monday became the first black couple to compete in Olympic pairs skating, electrifying the crowd at the Pacific Coliseum with an acrobatic free skate programme. Commonwealth boxing: Canada, NZ to participate
Canada, along with 17 other countries, have confirmed their participation in the sixth Commonwealth Boxing Championship, to be held in New Delhi from March 10 to 18. International arrest warrant issued against Landis
A French judge has issued an international arrest warrant against American rider Floyd Landis for suspected hacking into an anti-doping laboratory computer, French anti-doping agency head Pierre Bordry said on Monday.
February 15, 2010
Gupta must resign: Keshavan
The row over uniforms in India's Winter Olympics contingent has intensified with luger Shiva Keshavan seeking chef-de-mission R K Gupta's resignation and threatening to open a 'can of worms' on his return. Athletes lose early chance over blood levels
Two Olympic athletes lost chances of early golds when they were prevented from competing after blood tests at the Winter Games returned high haemoglobin levels. Indian Winter Olympians divided over uniform issue
Trouble is brewing in the Indian camp at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with majority of the contingent denying luger Shiva Keshavan's claim that the team didn't have coordinated uniform for the opening ceremony and rejecting the money raised by the Indian diaspora. AFI suspends 15 state units
The Athletics Federation of India on Sunday suspended as many as 15 of its units for not holding state meets and not following the AFI calendar.
February 14, 2010
AFI to introduce surprise dope checks
Seeking to make track and field dope free, Athletics Federation of India on Sunday decided to prepare its own 'whereabouts' information and collect samples from suspected athletes anytime and from anywhere in the country. Dodt wins Avantha Masters; Gangjee tied 14th
Rahil Gangjee came agonizingly close to winning the Avantha Masters before tumbling down the leaderboard and finishing tied 14th in the elite US $2.1 million tri-sanctioned event in Gurgaon on Sunday. Australia's Andrew Dodt's (274) final round of four-under 68 earned him his maiden European Tour title. The 24-year-old Asian Tour regular finished one shot ahead of England's Richard Finch. Swiss Ammann soars to first gold
Swiss Simon Ammann won the first gold medal of the Winter Olympics, taking advantage of a poor performance by his Austrian rivals to claim the individual normal hill ski jumping title on Saturday. It was the third Olympic gold for the diminutive 28-year-old Ammann, dubbed Harry Potter because of his owlish looks, who won both individual titles at the 2002 Games but flopped in 2006. Bolt opens season with quick 400 metres
Triple world and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt opened his season with a meet record 45.86 seconds for 400 metres at the Camperdown Classic on Saturday. Gangjee in contention for first Asian Tour title
Rahil Gangjee put himself in contention for his first Asian Tour title in six years, grabbing a share of the lead after a flawless three-under 69 in the penultimate round of the tri-sanctioned Avantha Masters Golf Tournament in Gurgaon on Saturday. Gangjee, whose last Asian Tour triumph came in the Volkswagen Masters-China in 2004, took his three-day total to 11-under 205 for a six-way tie at the top.
February 13, 2010
Winter Olympics: Indian team in mismatched uniform
How could Indian athletes be sent to participate in the Winter Olympic that opened in Vancouver with mismatched uniforms. Luge death darkens mood at Winter Games
A Georgian luger died in a horrific crash on a training run on Friday, casting a shadow as Vancouver opened the Winter Games with a daredevil snowboarder, an aboriginal welcome, and Wayne Gretzky lighting the cauldron. IOA welcomes inclusion of cricket in Olympic Games
The Indian Olympic Association on Saturday hailed the inclusion of cricket in the "Olympic family" and hoped the game will make its debut in the 2020 Games.
February 12, 2010
Jeev, Bhullar miss the cut
Rahil Gangjee stayed in the top 10, but the Avantha Masters golf tournament witnessed an Indian mayhem of sorts as pre-tournament favourites Jeev Milkha Singh and Gaganjeet Bhullar, along with 22 compatriots, bit dust on a rain-interrupted day in Gurgaon, on Friday. Opening ceremony secrecy breached
The traditional shroud of secrecy around Olympic opening ceremonies has some gaping holes in this age of digital downloads and social networking. 'More than 30 athletes banned from Games'
More than 30 athletes who have violated anti-doping rules will not be at the Vancouver Olympics, proving the fight against doping is ensuring cleaner Games, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday. Athlete tests positive at Games, escapes ban
An unnamed female athlete has tested positive for a "light stimulant" and has been reprimanded as she took the substance before the official Olympic period, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.
February 11, 2010
Siem takes Day 1 honours in Avantha Masters
Germany's Marcel Siem took the opening honours at the inaugural Avantha Masters by posting an eight-under-par 64 for a single shot lead over Chinese Taipei's Chan Yih-shin on Thursday. Indian origin model in <i>Sports Ilustrated</i>
Sonia Dara, a Harvard University student, has become the first Indian-American model to be featured in 'Sports Illustrated's' swimsuit issue. Vijender retains top spot in AIBA rankings
Olympic and World Championship bronze medallist Vijender Singh held on to the top spot in the middlewight category in the latest International Boxing Association (AIBA) rankings. Indian luger Keshavan keen for top-20 finish
A stress fracture in his back threatened to come in the way but fit-again Indian luger Shiva Keshavan is all set to represent the country for the fourth time in the Winter Olympics this weekend, hoping to finish at least inside the top-20 in Vancouver. Figure-skater realises dream of competitor's batch
A wide-eyed Mark Ladwig realised his dream of competing in a Winter Games after his leap from volunteer to competitor status. Skipper of Swiss curling team robbed off equipment
Switzerland's women's curling team fell victim to a thief with a taste for the sport's uniforms and sliding shoes, returning to their van after a match late on Tuesday to find their skipper's gear pilfered. Chances of terror threat low at Winter Games
The threat of a terror attack remains low for the Vancouver Winter Olympics with only a small contingent of demonstrators expected, the head of security for the Games said on Wednesday. New IOC president to be picked in 2013
The new International Olympic Committee president will be elected in Buenos Aires after the Argentine capital on Wednesday beat Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur for the right to host the 2013 IOC session. Critics question claims of 'Green' Winter Games
Sites for Vancouver's Winter Olympics boast low-flow toilets that use rainwater to flush, energy efficient grass-clad roofs and separate bins for compostable waste, setting them on course to meet ambitious environmental targets, organisers said on Wednesday.
February 10, 2010
Jeev seeks inspiration from fatherhood
An inspired Jeev Milkha Singh, who recently welcomed the arrival of his newborn son, returns to home soil for this week's inaugural Avantha Masters, promising to put Indian golf firmly on the world map. The two-time Asian Tour number one celebrated the birth of his first child a fortnight ago and believes his son will give him the added motivation when he plays in front of a partisan crowd that's expected to gather at the DLF Golf and Country Club from February 11 to 14.
February 09, 2010
SAG: India end campaign with 175 medals
India asserted its regional sporting supremacy with a medal haul of 175, including 90 gold, as the 11th South Asian Games drew to a close at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday. Swedish Open: Pallikal loses to Naude in semifinal
Indian Dipika Pallikal's dream run in the Swedish Squash Open came to an end as she lost to Annelize Naude of Netherlands in straight frames in the semi-final in Linkoping. Kalmadi promises cash incentives for SAG stars
Impressed with Indian athletes overwhelming performance at the 11th South Asian Games Dhaka, IOA president Suresh Kalmadi has promised cash incentives for the star performers of the country.
February 08, 2010
South Asian Games: India's medal tally soars
India dished out their best performance on Monday grabbing 42 medals, including 21 gold, to end the penultimate day with a total haul of 170 medals in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka. India boxing trio win gold at South Asian Games
India's boxing trio of Chhote Lal, Suranjoy Singh and Amandeep Singh further swelled country's medal tally on the penultimate day when each of them clinched gold in their respective categories at the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka, on Monday. Chhote Lal bagged gold in 57kg category, while Suranjoy and Amandeep won in 51kg and 48kg categories, respectively. Top shooters should be exempted from trials: Jung
The special exemption from trials given to Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra should be extended to other top shooters as well, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Samresh Jung has demanded. Bhullar eyes Order of Merit crown
Having made a flying start to the new season, rising Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar has now set his sights on challenging for the prestigious Asian Tour Order of Merit crown.
February 07, 2010
Indian athletes bag 3 gold at South Asian Games
Bibin Mathew clinched the top honours in 400 metres event as Indian athletes picked three gold, five silver and four bronze medals on the second day of their campaign in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka on Sunday. Bhullar lifts Asian Tour International crown
Rising golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar began his new year with a bang, lifting the season-opening Asian Tour International with a sensational final round of eight-under 64 in Bangkok on Sunday. Ghosal out of Swedish Open
Ace Indian squash player Saurav Ghoshal went down fighting to defending champion Nick Matthews of England in the first round of the $60,000 Swedish Open in Linkoping, Sweden.
February 06, 2010
South Asian Games: Gold rush continues for India
Swimmers led the gold rush as India bagged a rich haul of 33 medals, including 17 yellow metals, to leave other countries far behind on the ninth day of the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka on Saturday.
February 05, 2010
South Asian Games: Indian dominance continues
Shooters and swimmers hogged the limelight by sharing the spoils as India clinched eight out of 10 gold medals at stake on the eighth day to consolidate their dominance at the top with 67 medals in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka on Friday. Chowrasia makes cut, Jeev slips in Dubai
Jeev Milkha Singh slid off the lead to the 10th place after a modest level-par 72 while Shiv Kapur and SSP Chowrasia squeezed themselves inside the cut line after the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai on Friday. Bindra equals Beijing gold effort in Netherlands
Ace Indian marksman Abhinav Bindra has equalled his Beijing Olympics qualification score for the third time after the 2008 mega-event, the latest at a International Shooting Competition in Netherlands.
February 04, 2010
Jeev in joint-lead at Dubai
Jeev Milkha Singh brought home a sparkling four-under 68 to grab his slice of the six-way opening round lead in the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai on Thursday. South Asian Games: India rule roost with 12 gold
Shuttlers, shooters, kabaddi and volleyball teams reigned supreme as India bagged 12 gold out of the 13 on offer to continue their dominance with 55 medals at the end of the seventh day of the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka on Thursday. Indian shuttlers rule the roost in SAF Games
Indian shuttlers bagged five gold and five silver medals today to end their campaign on a high in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka. Admit in public you messed up, Watson urges Woods
Tiger Woods needs to show some humility and appear in public to admit he "messed up" by cheating on his wife, eight times major winner Tom Watson said on Wednesday. The world number one has taken an indefinite break from the sport after admitting in December on his website that he had been unfaithful to his wife.
February 03, 2010
SAG: Indian shooters clinch nine medals
Continuing with their blazing form, Indian shooters had a rich haul of five gold, three silver and one bronze medal on the sixth day in the 11th South Asian Games on Wednesday. Sports Minister too meddlesome: Malhotra
Senior sports administrator V K Malhotra on Wednesday lashed out at M S Gill, saying the "meddlesome rent-a-quote" Sports Minister was out to usurp the autonomy of the National Sports Federations (NSF). Advani flays Padma Shri awards selection process
World billiards champion Pankaj Advani says cue sports can contemplate changing the dress code and also add a few other things to make an attractive discipline like the Indian Premier League. Tiger Woods back for Masters in April?
Traders are betting there is a better than even chance that top golfer Tiger Woods, embroiled in an adultery scandal, will play in a PGA Tour event before the end of April, according to online market InTrade.
February 02, 2010
South Asian Games: India rule roost with 8 medals
India added four gold, two silver and two bronze to their swelling medal kitty to rule the roost at the end of day five in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka on Tuesday. Vijender wins silver at invitational tourney
Olympic hero Vijender Singh broke the bronze jinx and fetched one of India's two silvers at the two-day Champion of Champions invitational boxing tournament in Guangzhou, China on Tuesday.