Saina Nehwal, badminton's new world number one, trounced her Thai challenger, Ratchanok Intanon, to win the India Open women's singles on home turf on Sunday as another local favourite, Kidambi Srikanth, made it a double delight for the India by clinching the men's title in the tournament held in New Delhi. He beat Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in a closely fought 55-minute encounter.
Sebastian Vettel stunned Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which set the Formula One season alight.
Japanese teenager Yoshihide Kiryu, the World junior bronze medallist, has clocked a wind-assisted 9.87-second victory at the Texas Relays athletics tournament in Austin, becoming the fastest Asian sprinter under any conditions.
When the new rankings are released on Thursday, the 25-year-old Saina Nehwal will become the first Indian woman shuttler to hold the coveted World No. 1 spot, breaking the Chinese stronghold on the rank since December 2010.
Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton rankings, on Saturday said she had contemplated 'quitting badminton' after last year's World Championships.
Peerless Lewis Hamilton waited out a torrential downpour before snatching pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix in a wet and wild qualifying session on Saturday.
Malli Mastan Babu, an ace mountaineer who had climbed the Seven Summits in 172 days, has gone missing during a solo expedition in the Andes.
The legendary Balbir Singh Senior, member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Hockey India Awards here in Delhi.
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday created history by becoming the first Indian woman to be ranked World No.1.
Five-time world champion Lin Dan suffered a shocking loss against eighth seed Tommy Sugiarto, while leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth entered the semifinals of the $275,000 India Open Superseries in Delhi on Friday.
There was a choice to cheer for RMV Gurusaidutt, former world champion Ratchanok Intanon or a bit later, HS Prannoy, who got rid off top seed Jan O Jorgensen in the previous round.
Lewis Hamilton found a new way to demonstrate Mercedes' domination of Formula One by sitting out two thirds of Friday's practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix and yet was still the fastest.
A two-year-old girl groomed from birth to be an archery champion after the tragic death of her older siblings set a new national record on Tuesday, according to the India Book of Records.
To streamline the functioning of national sports federations (NSF) in the country, the sports ministry had been issuing directives for good governance and transparency over the past couple of months.
The absence of Germany from this year's Formula One calendar, confirmed on Friday, would have been utterly unthinkable a decade ago.