- Jul 29, 2015 16:04 IST
Rivalry between two Odisha sprinters — Sarbani Nanda and Dutee Chand is expected to gain more credence now and that could see them achieve the Rio Olympic Games qualification mark of 23:20 seconds in the women’s 200m. Both Chand and Nanda have clocked below 24secs in the past and this has raised hopes.
- Jul 29, 2015 12:52 IST
With only about a year to go for the Rio Olympics, Hockey India selector Harbinder Singh has raised concerns about the performance of the men’s team. According to Harbinder, topmost on the list of concerns is India’s inability to convert penalty-corners. "It’s not even moderate at the moment. If this area is overlooked, it would further reduce our average goals per match," Harbinder said.
- Jul 28, 2015 21:22 IST
The Indian women's recurve archery team has qualified for Rio Olympics 2016, bringing in good news from the sport after some unwanted spotlight. Archers Deepika Kumari, Rimil Buriuly and Laxmi Rani Majhi survived anxious moments before getting past Germans in the Round of 16 at the World Chmpionships at Copenhagen on Tuesday. The win ensured they advanced to the quarterfinals, which was the pre-requisite to qualify for the Olympics.
- Jul 28, 2015 16:28 IST
India will field its largest, strongest contingent at the World Badminton Championships in Indonesia, providing them their best chance of winning medals at the prestigious tournament next month.
- Jul 28, 2015 15:04 IST
India has realised that with the right marketing and attractive packaging even a traditional drink such as jal jeera (cumin-flavoured water) could be profit making. The organisers of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) are hoping they can pull off a similar trick with the launch of the dressed-up version of the age-old sport.
- Jul 28, 2015 13:59 IST
In a landmark judgement that could have far-reaching implications, the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) cleared Indian sprinter Dutee Chand to compete in national and international athletics events.
- Jul 27, 2015 13:37 IST
India's Anirban Lahiri repeated his 2014 performance to produce an excellent finish, a six-under 64, and end outright fifth at the Omega European Masters on Sunday.
- Jul 27, 2015 12:28 IST
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to send Abhinav Bindra's candidature for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) athletes’ commission elections, scheduled to take place during the 2016 Rio Games. But the IOA forgot to make Bindra’s nomination eligible — the shooter has to be a part of the country’s athletes’ commission and his name should be endorsed by the body.
- Jul 27, 2015 10:49 IST
After winning his second Tour de France title on Sunday, Britain's Chris Froome said he felt 'incredible' after winning a competition that has seen him accused of cheating, spat upon, and doused with urine.
- Jul 27, 2015 09:40 IST
Vijender Singh is one of the few sportspersons to have made the country proud at the Olympics and World Championships. But his recent decision to turn professional hasn’t gone down well with the authorities. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken suo moto action over the boxer signing a contract with a UK-based company without informing his department (Haryana Police) and the state government.
- Jul 26, 2015 20:04 IST
Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany won a dramatic, action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time on Sunday, while Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg blew his chances of catching teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' championship when he punctured a tire near the end.
- Jul 26, 2015 19:50 IST
Standing in a closed circle 15 minutes before the start of the race, arms across backs and shoulders to include each man and Bianchi's family, the drivers laid their own helmets on the ground.
- Jul 26, 2015 17:18 IST
Late French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi's family arrived at the Hungarian Grand Prix circuit on Sunday as the Formula One fraternity prepared for a silent tribute to the late Manor Marussia team driver.
- Jul 26, 2015 13:26 IST
Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran back-to-back times of 9.87 seconds in the 100m at the London Diamond League on Friday to mark an emphatic return from injury and a poor performance in the recent New York Diamond League 200m meet, insisting he is still king of the sprinters.
- Jul 25, 2015 20:43 IST
Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team's British driver Lewis Hamilton raised a fist in celebration and enjoyed a special triumph on Saturday as he grabbed his fifth consecutive pole position and his ninth in 10 races this season.