- Jul 28, 2015 21:22 IST
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.
- Jul 27, 2015 10:49 IST
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.
- Jul 27, 2015 09:40 IST
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.
- Jul 26, 2015 13:26 IST
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.
- Jul 25, 2015 19:01 IST
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.
- Jul 24, 2015 20:24 IST
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.
- Jul 21, 2015 23:24 IST
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.
- Jul 20, 2015 19:32 IST
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.
- Jul 20, 2015 16:34 IST
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.
- Jul 18, 2015 01:04 IST
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.
- Jul 16, 2015 19:38 IST
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.
- Jul 15, 2015 00:43 IST
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.
- Jul 14, 2015 01:15 IST
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.
- Jul 12, 2015 18:20 IST
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.
- Jul 08, 2015 08:59 IST
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.