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Mandeep Antil says HIL has improved standard of Indian hockey. | File Photo
Delighted Mandeep looking to fire waveriders all the way to crown

At 28, most players know whether they have what it takes for one last comeback into the national squad.

24 Jan 2017

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik (File|AFP)
Pro Wrestling League: Sakshi Malik along with eight wrestlers remain unbeaten

The event saw 10 wrestlers face defeats by Points Difference while 15 were victims of Technical Superiority. 

23 Jan 2017

In this Monday, March 16, 2015 file photo, Alfons Hoermann, President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation DOSB makes a statement to the media. | AP
Germany's top Olympic official proposes Russia ban

Alfons Hoermann demanded bans on Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the 2020 summer games in Tokyo.

23 Jan 2017

India's premier woman shuttler Saina Nehwal. | AP
Vimal expects Saina to soar higher after Malaysia comeback

It was just before her comeback at the China Open last November. Saina Nehwal had hinted that her career might come to a premature end, due to recurring injuries.

23 Jan 2017

Adam Tukhaev
Ukrainian Tukhaev posts fifth consecutive victory to emerge sole leader

Ukraine Grandmaster Adam Tukhaev (5.0) moved into sole lead after the fifth round of the 9th Chennai Open Grandmaster Chess tournament.

23 Jan 2017

India's Bombayla Devi Laishram releases her arrow during the women's team archery competition at the Sambadrome venue during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. | AP
Asia Cup archery derailed by federation complications

The Archery Association of India (AAI) still derecognised due to its failure to accept the Sports Code (age and tenure rules).

23 Jan 2017

Aravind KP feels racing in foreign events will prepare him better for Dakar. | EPS
Early Dakar exit notwithstanding, Aravind raring for more

The fact that Indian auto companies and people are taking notice of the Dakar Rally is good news for the sport.

23 Jan 2017

Saina Nehwal (File | AP)
Saina Nehwal wins Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold

Up against 18-year-old Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong, the top-seeded London Olympics bronze-medallist triumphed 22-20 22-20 in a 46-minute clash

22 Jan 2017

HIL 2017: Last-gasp goal helps Mumbai hold Ranchi

Mumbai earned a 3-3 draw with Ranchi in the opening encounter of the 2017 HIL at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai.

22 Jan 2017

Rupinderpal Singh (R) | AP
Rupinderpal Singh upbeat in defence of reputation

Over the previous seasons of the Hockey India League, the most consistent team has perhaps been Delhi Waveriders.

22 Jan 2017

Seven who played in the Olympic final between Belgium and Argentina will be in one franchise or another.  (File|PTI)
HIL-side view of Indian hockey

Given the World Cup is around the corner, more foreign players have signed up, hoping to get used to the conditions.

22 Jan 2017

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, second left, reacts as he is is shown a yellow card by referee Viktor Kassai  at the Champions League group C soccer match between Manchester City and Barcelona.(AP)
Times are changing in football

Managers have to be careful with decisions because of the limited changes (three). Van Basten hopes to change that.

22 Jan 2017

L Sarita Devi | PTI
Amateur to pro: Iron-willed Sarita turning over new leaf with Bedo bout

 For a person who was considered too benign to enter the boxing ring, L Sarita Devi has come a long way. 

21 Jan 2017

Junior champs seek limelight as HIL 5 hits road

Hosts Dabang Mumbai will take on defending champions Ranchi Rays, coached by Harendra, in the opening match.

21 Jan 2017

Satwik Sairaj (front)
New kid Satwik gets Gopichand pat

National head coach P Gopichand has shown a lot of faith in Satwik and considers him the future of doubles badminton in India.

21 Jan 2017

Amateur to pro: Sarita Devi turning over a new leaf

With undiminished purpose, Sarita Devi is ready to join the rigours of professional boxing.

21 Jan 2017

Junior champs in focus as Hockey India League 5 hits road

Hosts Dabang Mumbai will take on defending champions Ranchi Rays in the opening match.

21 Jan 2017

Saina Nehwal (File | AP)
Saina advance to Malaysia Masters semis, Jayaram loses

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina dished out a dominating show to edge past eighth seed Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani

20 Jan 2017

OP Jaisha (File Photo | EPS)
Jaisha wants to train with veteran NRI coach Hargobind

Hargobind was the national athletics coach a decade ago when well-known long distance runners were fetching medals for the country.

19 Jan 2017

After being placed above 100, CS Santosh bounced back to the 47th spot
Second Dakar finish in three years gives Santosh confidence for future challenges

CS Santosh has once again made the finish line at the Dakar Rally. An overall 47th place in the 2017 edition may not sound all that great.

19 Jan 2017

PV Sindhu in action (Photo | PTI)
Team spirit and more behind smashing return for Chennai Smashers

“Namma thalaivarukku puratchi kalaignarukku pinnaala naanga iruppom. Avar sonnaale senju mudippom.” (Our leader, the revolutionary artiste. We will be behind him.

19 Jan 2017