• Indian women's recurve archery
    Jul 28, 2015 21:22 IST

    Indian women's archery team qualifies for Rio Olympics

    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.

  • Britain's Christopher 'Chris' Froome, center, celebrates
    Jul 27, 2015 10:49 IST

    Britain's Froome defies critics to win 2nd Tour de France

    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.

  • Vijender Singh
    Jul 27, 2015 09:40 IST

    Let me compete, will make India proud: Vijender on turning pro

    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.

  • Usain Bolt of Jamaica
    Jul 26, 2015 13:26 IST

    Bolt returns to form with 100m win at London Diamond League

    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.

  • Roelant Oltmans
    Jul 25, 2015 19:01 IST

    Roelant Oltmans appointed India's hockey coach till Rio Olympics

    Roelant Oltmans of the Netherlands, the High Performance Director of Indian hockey, was on Saturday appointed coach of the Indian hockey team, replacing Paul van Ass, who was unceremoniously sacked after a bitter spat with Hockey India President Narinder Batra.

  • vijender singh, pro boxing
    Jul 24, 2015 20:24 IST

    Turning pro: Court issues fresh notice to boxer Vijender Singh

    The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday issued a fresh notice to boxer Vijender Singh on his joining professional boxing league. Earlier this month, Vijender had played down the objections raised by his employers, Haryana Police, after he turned pro and said the matter would be resolved amicably soon.

  • lightning pose
    Jul 21, 2015 23:24 IST

    Usain Bolt sacrifices fast food to prolong career

    Jamaican track star Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, has admitted to sacrificing fast food in a bid to extend his stellar sprinting career. In an interview with the IAAF Inside Athletics programme released on Tuesday, Bolt said curbing off-track activities as the years rolled by had been easy compared to having to watch his diet.

  • Paul van Ass
    Jul 20, 2015 19:32 IST

    No word from Hockey India on Van Ass sacking: sports ministry

    Sports Ministry officials on Monday said they were yet to receive any form of communication on Indian men's hockey team coach Paul van Ass, who claims to have been sacked by Hockey India. "We have received no communication from Hockey India on this," sports secretary Ajit Sharan said when asked about Van Ass.

  • Paul van Ass, India's men's national field hockey team coach
    Jul 20, 2015 16:34 IST

    Hockey India has fired me: Men's team coach van Ass on skipping camp

    Indian men's field hockey team chief coach Paul van Ass on Monday claimed that he has been fired by Hockey India following his alleged public altercation with federation president Narinder Batra.

  • Anirban Lahiri
    Jul 18, 2015 01:04 IST

    Golf: Anirban Lahiri stays in contention at Open

    India's Anirban Lahiri continued his impressive run when he fired a flawless two-under-par 70 to ease into contention after the second round of The Open on Friday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader could be the surprise package at St Andrews as he aims to upstage some of golf's biggest names after returning with a two-day total of five-under-par 139.

  • Genesis Rodriguez Gomez
    Jul 16, 2015 19:38 IST

    Woman weightlifter faints during lift, comes back to win silver

    Spectators at the Pan Am Games in Ontario witnessed a miraculous escape and an impressive comeback when a woman weightlifter fainted during a lift, but came back to win silver.

  • Vijender Singh
    Jul 15, 2015 00:43 IST

    Difficult tasks give me pleasure, says boxing star Vijender

    India's star boxer Vijender Singh is gearing up for his professional debut in September. He lets on that his wife was not convinced initially about the move.

  • Italian cyclist Ivan Basso
    Jul 14, 2015 01:15 IST

    Italian Basso pulls out of Tour de France due to testicular cancer

    Former Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso withdrew from the Tour de France on Monday after revealing he has testicular cancer. "Unfortunately I have a bad announcement to give to you guys," the 37-year-old Italian told a news conference on the first rest day of this year's Tour.

  • Ashwini Akkunji
    Jul 12, 2015 18:20 IST

    Many Indian athletes not signed up for NADA's new monitoring scheme

    For the highs India's track and field athletes have achieved in the international arena in the last few years, they have also endured the shame of doping. The women's 4x400m relay team triumphed in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games only for the runners to be caught in the doping net.

  • Archery
    Jul 08, 2015 08:59 IST

    Busy ‘sightseeing’, archers miss medal match

    India men’s compound archery team forfeited its bronze medal play-off against Italy in the World University Games, 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea. The team of Gurwinder Singh, Kanwalpreet Singh and Aman did not even turn up for the match on Tuesday.