• Jan 27, 2015 15:06 IST

    China's anti-graft unit tells sports to play fair, drop gold medal fever

    China's sports regulator has pledged to drop the nation's obsession with gold medals after the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog warned of the damaging extent of match-fixing and cheating in sports

  • South Korea's Park Tae-hwan holds his silver medal for the men's 400m freestyle final
    Jan 27, 2015 15:12 IST

    Swimming: South Korean star Park in doping shock

    South Korean Olympic swimming star and national icon Park Tae-Hwan fought to clear his name on Tuesday as he reeled from the shock news that he failed a doping test

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    Jan 25, 2015 20:09 IST

    Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap win Syed Modi titles

    Top seed Saina Nehwal came out with a stupendous performance to save two match points and then defeat reigning World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain to retain the women's singles title at the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships in Lucknow on Sunday.

  • superbowl
    Jan 19, 2015 16:19 IST

    Seahawks to meet Patriots in Super Bowl

    Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay and into a second straight Super Bowl.

  • Drivers compete
    Jan 15, 2015 00:09 IST

    No dope testing at Dakar Rally

    The winners in the world’s toughest motorsports event may well have been juiced up on more than adrenaline. The Dakar rally raid has not conducted any dope tests for the past three years. Organisers say checking for performance enhancers not their call.

  • CS Santosh Dakar Rally
    Jan 13, 2015 13:35 IST

    HT@Dakar: India's CS Santosh gets going in Chile

    CS Santosh made a spectacular comeback in the Dakar on Monday. The Indian biker had been in terrible shape the day before on account of the cold and wet conditions.

  • CS Santosh Dakar
    Jan 09, 2015 18:36 IST

    HT@TheDakar: Getting into the groove

    Indian challenger CS Santosh was placed 52 overall in the 37th Dakar after the end of Day 5 on Thursday. The day belonged to defending champion Marc Coma who seems to finally be shrugging off the cobwebs. He clocked 4:38:16 to seal the stage.

  • Jan 08, 2015 15:31 IST

    HT @ The Dakar: Santosh survives another bad crash

    CS Santosh came into the bivouac with blood streaming down his face. He had a nasty fall about 14 kms short of the stage end. Finally getting into his groove in the sandy section, Santosh was revelling in the ride when he lost control amidst some camel grass.

  • 2013 Dakar Rally
    Jan 08, 2015 02:08 IST

    HT@Dakar: ‘Injury not the reason for slide’

    The Dakar was struck by tragedy on Tuesday. Underlining the dangers of this event, 39-year-old Polish biker Michal Hernik was found dead at 206km of the special stage No 3. This was his first attempt at the Dakar.

  • CS Santosh Dakar
    Jan 07, 2015 01:13 IST

    HT@The Dakar: Santosh falls, but fights on

    Santosh was placed at 67 out of the 148 that started the day. He had managed to hit all the waypoints – these are must-hit points on the route failing which a rider can be disqualified – but he had slipped from his overnight standing of 50.

  • CS Santosh Dakar
    Jan 06, 2015 06:04 IST

    Dakar Rally: Santosh makes strong comeback

    CS Santosh staged a strong comeback from his start at 85th to finish Monday's stage 50th amongst the 160 bikers that started as the Indian registered a timing of seven hours and 16 minutes.

  • Saina Nehwal
    Jan 06, 2015 02:24 IST

    Padma Bhushan row: If Saina Nehwal, why not other Olympic medallists?

    Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal's public outburst was enough to move the sports ministry to recommend her name for the third-highest civilian award as a special case, three-and-a-half-months after the deadline for submitting nominations.

  • Saina Nehwal
    Jan 05, 2015 16:15 IST

    Padma row: Now, Saina gets 'special' treatment

    The star badminton player says she never demanded prestigious award, blames media for controversy and insists wrestler Sushil Kumar is a friend. 'My work is just to play for my country and win medals,' she says.

  • Saina Nehwal
    Jan 05, 2015 14:29 IST

    Saina Nehwal recommended for Padma Bhushan

    The sports ministry on Monday decided to recommend ace shuttler Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award but insisted that it did not receive her nomination from the Badminton Association of India within the stipulated deadline.

  • CS Santosh Dakar
    Jan 05, 2015 05:39 IST

    Dakar Rally: CS Santosh bracing up for longest stage

    Taking the advice of Dakar Rally veterans to heart, India's cross-country motorcycle racer CS Santosh got off to a cautious start on the first day, ending up in 86th position and more than 22 minutes off leader Sam Sunderland.