Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday that he was 'shocked and outraged' after learning Sikh members of the national basketball team were not allowed to wear turbans on court at the recent Asia Cup.
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Wednesday has asked the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take up the issue of Indian basketball players being barred from 'patkas', a head covering in place of a turban, at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in China.
In the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, starting from July 23, the unbelievable has come true – for the first time since 1983, no women player from Jharkhand is part of the national squad.
A silver medalist in the 2013 Kanyakumari sub-junior national wrestling championship, Rakhi can be seen every day at Kishoreganj with her father, selling handia (local alcoholic beverage) to eke out a living. She is an undergraduate student at the Marwari College.
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg coasted to his first home German Grand Prix win at Hockenheim on Sunday to extend his lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers championship.
Nico Rosberg said the satisfaction of claiming his first home German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday was diminished by teammate Lewis Hamilton's horror crash.
Former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed at more than 250 kilometres per hour during Saturday's first qualifying session for the German Grand Prix.
Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday.
Vincenzo Nibali put the hammer down on the Tour de France when the Italian snatched a solo win in the 13th stage in a mountaintop finish as Australian Richie Porte blew up in the heat on Friday.
Lewis Hamilton denied Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg the satisfaction of lapping fastest at his home German Grand Prix on Friday.
The Odisha Government on Friday said that it will take up with the Centre the case of athlete Dutee Chand being dropped from the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the ground of high androgen level.
Susie Wolff showed she could mix it with the men and be a fast lady of Formula One on Friday but whether she can break down more barriers remains a question with no easy answer.
Pakistani athletes heaved a sigh of relief after the Lahore High Court on Friday allowed them to take part in the Commonwealth Games, which begin next week in Glasgow, Scotland.
Dipika Pallikal had long back taken the chill pill for the fever that forced her out of the the home Commonwealth Games and fours years on, India's top squash player is looking ahead to the Games in Glasgow, where she is aiming for medals in all three categories.
Commonwealth Games women's singles badminton champion Saina Nehwal has pulled out of next week's Glasgow Games due to lack of fitness and failure to recover sufficiently from blisters on her feet.