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Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel |AP
Sebastian Vettel retains tradition, names his 2017 Ferrari F1 car Gina

The 29-year-old driver always gives his F1 car a female name, and this year his 2017 Ferrari will be known as Gina.

22 Mar 2017

Lawyer Richard McLaren, investigator and report author for the world anti-doping agency , speaks on his findings on Russian State-Sponsored doping systems during the opening day of 2017 world anti-doping agency annual symposium, at Swiss Tech Convention Center, Lausanne, (File | AP)
Three Russian athletes disqualified from 2012 Olympics for doping

Hammer throwers Maria Bespalova and Gulfiya Khanafeeva, and triple jumper Viktoria Valyukevich were all disqualified.

22 Mar 2017

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22 Mar 2017

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, March 2, 2017. | AP
Formula One: Five talking points ahead of 2017 season

The new Formula One season begins with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.

22 Mar 2017

IOC President Thomas Bach. | AP
Paris Olympic bid team tells IOC it doesn't want 2028 Games

With only Paris and Los Angeles left as 2024 bidders, IOC President Thomas Bach has raised the prospect of one city being awarded 2024.

22 Mar 2017

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.  | AP
Hamilton looks for fast start to new season

Lewis Hamilton will look to put his stamp on the new Formula One season at this week's Australian Grand Prix, as he seeks to regain the world title.

22 Mar 2017

McLaren Mercedes’ Jenson Button drives during the F1 Canadian GP in Montreal. | AP File Photo
All change as new owners steer F1 into fast lane

Formula One ventures into the unknown zone of a long-awaited revamped and high-speed era under new American ownership this weekend.

21 Mar 2017

HS Prannoy is one among those shuttlers who have been bogged down by injuries
Lack of planning leading to fewer returns on the men’s side?

Kashyap, Srikanth and HS Prannoy have all been bogged down with injury-related problems.

21 Mar 2017

Beware the end of March: Treasurer says IOA will cease to exist

The fight within the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has been brewing for a while and there is enough indication that all is not well.

21 Mar 2017

Vijender Singh (File|AFP)
No opponent coming through, Vijender Singh next bout postponed

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh's next bout scheduled on April 1 has been postponed as his promoters are struggling to find an opponent for him.

20 Mar 2017

2008 Beijing Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra. (File|AP)
Government designates 12 Olympians as National Observers

According to the statement the National Observers would be playing a key role in implementation of action plans for Mission Olympics 2020, 2024 and 2028.

20 Mar 2017

Mahaveer Raghunathan (Photo | facebook.com/mahaveerracing)
Mahaveer Ragunathan gets test drive offers from Formula One teams but lacks money

Chennai racer Mahaveer Ragunathan says he has got test drive offers from Formula One teams but the funds crunch is not helping his cause.

20 Mar 2017

Federation Cup National Basketball Championship to begin from March 22

Eight teams each from men and women will vie for the title in the 31st Federation Cup National Basket Ball Championship beginning here from Mar 22.

20 Mar 2017

International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates speaks during a joint press conference of the IOC coordination commission in Tokyo (File Photo | AP)
Gold medalist Danni Roche to challenge IOC Vice President John Coates in elections

Nobody has run against Coates, head of the IOC's Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020 Games, since he was elected president of the Australian Olympic Committee in 1990.

20 Mar 2017

In this file photo dated Thursday, March 2, 2017, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain. | AP
All eyes on Max Verstappen as new F1 season gets underway

The Red Bull driver has already made Formula One history as the youngest to win a race and the youngest to qualify on the front row of the grid.

20 Mar 2017

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain has his tyres changed during a Formula One pre-season testing session. (File photo | AP)
Lewis Hamilton's F1 title bid might prove harder without Rosberg

With Rosberg gone, a key factor this season — starting Sunday with the Australian Grand Prix — will be how three-time champion Hamilton gets on with his new teammate.

20 Mar 2017

Anyone who raced with Ashwin will say he was one of the best drivers

Everyone knew that about him and when you were fighting with him, you knew that losing was not an option for him.

19 Mar 2017

Open to overseas test post Indian double

Uncertain future to beating elites in the world of golf, Chawrasia has grafted his way up.

19 Mar 2017

Use computers, don’t become dependent: Viswanathan Anand

The five-time world champion also spoke about psychological warfare.

19 Mar 2017

Viswanathan Anand interacts with kids during the Velammal-Vishy’s Master Class workshop/D Sampathkumar

Grand masterclass for young masters
 

Five-time world champion Anand gets candid on teaching kids the game, progress of Indian chess stars and the future with the advent of technology.

19 Mar 2017

Ashwin Sundar along with his F4 racecar.
Anyone who raced with Ashwin will say he was one of the best drivers, recollects racer Aditya Patel

Ashwin's former teammate shares fond memories of his friend.

18 Mar 2017