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Athlete Man Kaur. (File photo | AFP)
101-year-old Indian athlete Man Kaur denied Chinese visa to participate in Asian Championships

Kaur, who took up athletics eight years ago at the tender age of 93, was looking to compete in the 100m, 200m, shot put and javelin categories in the China Masters in Rugao.

3 hours ago

Niranjan Mukundan (Photo: Facebook)
Little more support from government could do wonders: Para-swimmer Niranjan Mukundan

After performing handsomely at last year's Rio games and other international competitions, para-athletes are still searching for fame and recognition.

4 hours ago

Newly-appointed women's hockey team coach Harendra Singh.(EPS)
Indian women's hockey team coach Harendra eyes on 2018 Asiad gold

Harendra, known for his taskmaster approach, said discipline and result-oriented performances will be his priority areas

4 hours ago

Formula One champion Fernando Alonso (File | AP)
Fernando Alonso says F1 racing at Sepang circuit to be more difficult

The two-time world champion on Monday explained that the straights in the Sepang circuit, where this weekend's race is to take place, required speed and power, reports Efe.

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South Korea says 2018 winter Olympic Games will be safe despite nuclear threat

French and Austrian officials last week raised the prospect of not sending athletes as US and North Korean leaders intensified their war of words.

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Swiss court rejects bid for urgent provisional control of AIBA by rivals of chief Wu Ching-Ko

An AIBA statement announced that the Lausanne court's verdict confirmed Wu as amateur boxing's president.

5 hours ago

Davinder Singh Kang (File)
Strong reasons behind javelin thrower Davinder's exclusion from TOPS: Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas

Davinder had expressed his disappointment over his exclusion from the TOPS list and had even considered moving to Italy.

5 hours ago

Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (File | PTI)
Misgovernance in NSFs won't be tolerated: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Rathore said from now on the ministry will only take policy decisions on sports, the execution of which will be left to professionals.

5 hours ago

Pooja Dhanda wins 58kg Bronze at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games defeating Maree Ramos(GUM) by fall. (Photo: Twitter via @OlympicPressOrg )
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games: India wins five more medal; currently placed in 12th spot

India added another gold, a silver and three bronze medals to their tally on the tenth day of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat.

8 hours ago

File photo a man walks past a Sign reading doping control, at the Laura biathlon and cross-country ski center, at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (File| AP)
Olympics: US athletes call for tougher sanctions over Russia fearing dope 'cheats'

Lowell Bailey and Susan Dunklee were outspoken as the World Anti-Doping Agency began a visit to evaluate Russian anti-doping efforts.

8 hours ago

Members of the Indian wushu contingent during a national camp. A 16-strong team is headed for the World Championships
Indian Wushu gang on mission to challenge world order

A16-member Indian team, with four coaches, will face their biggest challenge at the World Wushu Championships in Kazan from September 26 to October 4.

11 hours ago

PV Sindhu (Photo | AP)
Shuttler Sindhu thanks sports ministry for Padma Bhushan nomination

The 22-year-old Sindhu now joins former India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the second sportsperson to be nominated for the prestigious award this year.

25 Sep 2017

Viswanathan Anand | AFP file photo
Anand draws, Harika loses in Round 2 of IOM International Chess

Anand will face another German Lubbe Nikolas, while Harika will take on Swedish Grand Master Nils Grandelius in the third round.

25 Sep 2017

AIFF is doing terrific work over the years: India U-16 team head coach Bibiano Fernandes

India were held to a goalless draw by defending Asian champions Iraq in the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers yesterday.

25 Sep 2017

New Indian men's team coach Sjoerd Marijne. | AFP
Asia Cup will be a fresh start for me as well as team: Indian Hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne

For the 43-year-old Dutchman, this process is of huge significance as the team enters an important cycle with major tournaments coming up in the next 15 months.

25 Sep 2017

Sindhu's name has been recommended for the third highest civilian award. (Photo | AP)
Shuttler PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

The shuttler who has done the country proud with a series of wins on the world stage, the Olympic podium being the pinnacle, has been recommended for third highest civilian award.

25 Sep 2017

Double delight for paddler Vishwa in state ranking meet

D Vishwa of KTTC was in his element on Sunday as he bagged the grand double by winning the junior and sub-junior titles at the 7th state ranking table…

25 Sep 2017

MotoGP driver Jorge Lorenzo of Ducati, left, and Marc Marquez of Honda steer their motorbikes during a free practice 1 ahead of the San Marino Grand Prix. | AP
Marc Marquez wins Aragon MotoGP, Valentino Rossi fifth on return from injury 

Marc Marquez won the Aragon MotoGP on Sunday for his second straight victory, taking the outright championship lead with four races to go.

25 Sep 2017

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line to win the 44th Berlin marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. | AP
Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge wins Berlin Marathon

The Kenyan finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 32 seconds, missing out on the world record by 35 seconds in wet conditions.

25 Sep 2017

(Photo | Olympic press Twitter handle)
Indian shuttlers Vaishnavi clinch Belgian Open, Arjun-Shlok win in Ethiopia

Indian shuttler Vaishnavi Reddy notched up the women's singles U-19 title at the Belgian Junior Open after defeating top seed Vivien Sandorhazi in a three-game final at Herstal.

24 Sep 2017

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National Open Athletics begins tomorrow

The country's 57th National Open Athletics Championships 2017 will begin at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here tomorrow.

24 Sep 2017