Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday.
India were thumped 5-1 by Great Britain in the third place playoff at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semifinals at the Brasschaat Municipal Park in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton won his second successive British Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead in the championship standings over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita Poonia blocked six goal-bearing chances as India enhanced their chances of Olympic qualification with a 1-0 victory over Japan in the fifth-place playoff in the Hockey World League Semifinals on Saturday.
Formula One Drivers' Championship leader Lewis Hamilton produced another formidable performance in qualifying on Saturday to earn pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix, making it his eighth pole position in nine races this season.
India captain Sardar Singh said conceding two soft goals early in the semifinal against Belgium proved disastrous for India in the Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Stadium in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday.
India lost to hosts Belgium 0-4 in their Hockey World League (HWL) semi-Final match at the Brasschaat Municipal Park in Antwerp on Friday, the hosts thus booking their place in the final.
Young player Jasjit Singh Kular's fine show in the ongoing World League Semifinals has brought a village on the outskirts of Punjab's Jalandhar city back into the focus of the hockey fraternity.
The Indian hockey eves, ranked 13 in the world, prevailed 5-4 over world No 16 Italy in the shoot-out of the first play-off match for the fifth to eighth positions, after both the teams were locked at 1-1 at the end of the regulation 60 minutes.
Two-time Olympic medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar on Thursday opted out of the World Championships in Las Vegas after sustaining a right shoulder injury, thereby taking the sheen out of the upcoming selection trials, slated for July 6-7, for the event.
India were lifted by the two successive penalty corner conversions from Jasjit in the 48th and 55th minutes to avenge their loss to the Malaysians by a similar margin in the Azlan Shah Cup two months ago.
Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt's troubled season continued on Tuesday when he pulled out of the Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meetings due to a leg injury.
Vijender Singh's decision to turn professional might cause a few problems. Haryana police on Tuesday warned of action against Olympic bronze-medallist boxer if he failed to seek permission from the state government for the switch.
After turning professional. Indian boxing's poster boy Vijender Singh will no longer be able to represent India.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist pair of Ashwini and Jwala defeated the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek 21-19 21-16 to clinch the US$ 50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix tournament.