Nico Rosberg outpaced Mercedes team-mate and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton to clock the fastest time in Friday's floodlit second free practice session for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.
Usain Bolt has a few goals left before he retires: He wants to break his own 200-metre world record and do it by running under 19 seconds. He set the record of 19.19 seconds in 2009, and also set the 100 record of 9.58 the same year.
Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand is taking on reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first round of Shamkir Chess, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov.
Regular season heroes will rise and fall, rivalries will be renewed and the dark horses will get their chance when the National Basketball Association playoffs begin this weekend.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for an indefinite period following 'individual conflicts at the national level between different groups and persons'.
Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony will miss the playoffs for the second straight year, and Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade are also out. So is Russell Westbrook, the first scoring champion to miss the playoffs since Tracy McGrady in 2004.
Acting on HT's report, dated April 10, which highlighted how Asian Games silver medallist Khushbir Kaur's family was living in pathetic conditions, the Amritsar Development Authority identified an HIG (high income group) flat in the Ranjit Avenue locality for the athlete.
Michael Phelps won the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Pro Series meeting on Thursday, a first step on the road to redemption and, he hopes, Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Acting on HT’s report, dated April 10, which highlighted how Asian Games silver medallist Khushbir Kaur’s family was living in pathetic conditions, the Khalsa College governing council released Rs 5 lakh on Wednesday for the construction of their house.
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued on Thursday.
World number one tennis star Novak Djokovic and Ethiopian athlete Genzebe Dibaba were named Laureus sportsman and woman of the year Wednesday at an event in Shanghai.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist weightlifter Geeta Rani's confirmatory 'B' sample test has also returned positive for a banned substance and she is set to end her career in ignominy as she faces the prospect of a lengthy ban from the sport.
Shooters Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat and Heena Sidhu had to spend a sleepless Tuesday night outside Bangkok airport on their way back home from Busan, South Korea.
The fight is expected to shatter records for total revenue with Mayweather earning about $120 million (more than Rs 740 crore), while Pacquiao could receive about $80 million (nearly Rs 500 crore).
World number 11 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, who was targeted last year by a Malaysian man, said it would be naive to think that all badminton matches were clean.