• Uefa president Michel Platini of France
    Jul 30, 2015 10:17 IST

    Platini stands for Fifa president, receives English FA backing

    The former France captain, the Uefa president since 2007 and a Fifa executive committee member since 2002, has written to the 209 member associations of Fifa, who each hold one vote in the presidential election, to inform them of his decision.

  • Jul 29, 2015 19:38 IST

    Kohli, Pujara fail as Australia A bowl out India A for 135

    The first day of the second and final four-day first class cricket match against Australia A turned out to be dismal for India A, who were bowled out for 135 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. At stumps, Australia A were batting at 43 for no loss with openers Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja unbeaten on 24 and 13.

  • Haroon Lorgat
    Jul 29, 2015 16:37 IST

    No more differences with BCCI: Cricket South Africa's Lorgat

    While South Africa gear up for their longest ever tour to India that will stretch to two-and-a-half months, they are also banking on India’s return series that should be held in early 2018. A full series in the African country is finally on the anvil as relations between the two boards seem to be getting better.

  • 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.

  • Saurav Ganguly
    Jul 25, 2015 19:33 IST

    Happy about players' acquittal: Ganguly on IPL spot-fixing verdict

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Saturday he was happy for the acquittal of the three cricketers by a Delhi court of spot fixing charges and insisted that the Board should not have a problem with the order.

  • 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.

  • Former India cricketer S Sreesanth
    Jul 25, 2015 18:17 IST

    After fixing acquittal, Sreesanth keen to play for India again

    After being cleared of all charges of spot fixing by a Delhi court on Saturday, former India pacer S Sreesanth and two others, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan found it tough to control their emotions and said they were desperate to make a comeback to the game after two years of ignominy.

  • Dale Steyn
    Jul 25, 2015 16:31 IST

    South Africa's Dale Steyn plays football with Bangladeshi kids

    Although the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a draw after rain washed out play on Friday and Saturday, Proteas pacer Dale Steyn made the most of the incessant downpour, joining some locals outside his hotel in Chittagong for a game of football.

  • 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.

  • Shekar Naik, the captain of the national blind cricket team
    Jul 24, 2015 20:17 IST

    World Cup winning blind cricket captain who earns just Rs 15K/month

    While Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become an icon in India and the country’s richest sportsperson , very few have heard about Shekar Naik, the captain of the national blind cricket team. His earnings? A mere 15,000 per month.

  • Maria Sharapova
    Jul 24, 2015 19:29 IST

    Break point: Sharapova splits with boyfriend Dimitrov

    Russian five-times Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has split with Bulgarian boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov after a nearly three-year relationship.

  • Pragyan Ojha
    Jul 24, 2015 18:26 IST

    Ojha five-for gives India A 154-run lead over Australia A

    Bowling with a remodelled action, Pragyan Ojha picked up an impressive five-wicket haul as India A bowled out Australia A for 268 before extending their lead to 154 runs by the end of the third day's play in the first unofficial cricket Test, in Chennai on Friday.