• Rajat Chauhan World Archery Silver medallist
    Aug 01, 2015 23:57 IST

    World championships: Archer Rajat Chauhan bags a historic silver

    Rajat Chauhan created history by becoming the first Indian senior level archer to clinch an individual medal at the World Championships as he bagged a silver at the Copenhagen meet on Saturday

  • NBA first game in Africa
    Aug 01, 2015 22:10 IST

    Basketball: Team World wins first NBA match in Africa

    National Basketball Association (NBA) stars played in Africa for the first time on Saturday and a stirring final-quarter comeback gave Team World a 101-97 victory over Team Africa in Johannesburg.

  • Winter Olympics Beijing 2022
    Jul 31, 2015 18:42 IST

    Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics; IOC in no mood for risks

    Beijing mayor Wang Anshun heralded "a remarkable day for Beijing and for the Olympic movement" on Friday after the Chinese capital won the right to host the 2022 Winter Games. The city beat Kazakhstan's Almaty 44-40 in a vote among International Olympic Committee members in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Archer Mangal Singh Champia
    Jul 30, 2015 22:36 IST

    Archer Mangal Champia earns India individual Olympic berth

    Mangal Singh Champia earned India an individual Olympic quota berth, while Rajat Chauhan and Laxmirani Majhi remained in the gold and bronze medal hunt in the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen on Thursday.

  • 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.