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Golfer Rory McIlroy (File photo | AP)
Rory McIlroy relishes chance to play alongside Tiger Woods

McIlroy is bracing for the bustle that comes with a Tiger Woods pairing, but said the chance to play with a golfer he still considers a hero is worth it.

15 Feb 2018

Austria's twin 2026 Olympic bid needs 'support of the population'

The mayors last month announced they were planning a twin bid to stage the Games, but said they were not considering a referendum after people in the state of Tyrol voted against Innsbruck.

14 Feb 2018

Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar (File| AP)
Opted out of Commonwealth Games to avoid injury: Dipa Karmakar

Karmakar had to undergo an Anterior Cruciate Ligament surgery in April last year and has been out of action since then.

14 Feb 2018

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas | AP
Valtteri Bottas keen to extend Lewis Hamilton partnership at Mercedes

In 2016, Bottas had signed a one-year deal to replace Rosberg as Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes for the 2017 season.

14 Feb 2018

Indian women hockey team (File | PTI)
Focus on speed and agility at Indian women's hockey team camp

Hockey India today announced a 34-member squad for the women's national camp beginning Friday.

14 Feb 2018

14-time major champion Tiger Woods (File | AP)
Tiger Woods aims to reverse Riviera fortunes

Golf ace Tiger Woods finds a lot of things to love about Riviera Country Club, but his record here isn't one of them.

14 Feb 2018

For representational purposes
Malaysian badminton pair probed for match-fixing

Two Malaysian badminton players are being investigated for suspected match-fixing by the sport's governing body and could be banned for life if found guilty.

14 Feb 2018

American swimming superstar Michael Phelps (File | AP)
Michael Phelps overjoyed to announce new baby

Phelps and his wife, Nicole, announced on Tuesday night the birth of Beckett Phelps, saying he was born on Monday.

14 Feb 2018

14-time major champion Tiger Woods (File | AP)
Tiger Woods to play with Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas in Riviera return

Tiger Woods continues his comeback this week at Riviera Country Club, where he'll be paired with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.

14 Feb 2018

Gold-medal snowboarder Shaun White dismisses sex claims as 'gossip'

White, who reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement last year with Lena Zawaideh, former drummer in his band Bad Things, was asked whether the claims had tarnished his legacy.

14 Feb 2018

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei (File | AP)
Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei denies featuring in viral sex video

There had been speculation on social media in recent days that Lee featured in the video, which showed a naked man and woman together.

14 Feb 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018 chiefs red-faced after ticket gaffe

Some 14,000 tickets for the showpiece event were printed with Thursday, April 4, when April 4 -- the day for the ceremony, is a Wednesday.

14 Feb 2018

Formula One chief Chase Carey (File | AP)
Formula One to remain glamorous without grid girls, vows CEO Chase Carey

In late January, the management of F1 announced its decision to shelve the tradition of models lining up on the starting grids.

14 Feb 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (File | AP)
South Korea approves fund to support North Korea's Olympic bills

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday pledged efforts to continue the reconciliation with its arch-rival South Korea, as relations between the two countries have warmed rapidly over the last few

14 Feb 2018

The CWG will be the third major event Dipa will miss after the Rio Olympics
Dipa to miss CWG, sets sights on Asian Games

One of the most heartwarming moments of the Rio Olympics was when Dipa Karmakar successfully executed a Produnova, landed on her feet, flashed a wide smile and went to hug her coach. Dipa did not win

14 Feb 2018

Shiv Kapur
Golfer Shiv Kapur sets sights on 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Hailing the phenomenal rise of Subhankar Sharma, Kapur said it would be a tough fight to claim a berth in India's golf contingent for the Games.

13 Feb 2018

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar with coach  Bisweswar Nandi | File | PTI
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar ruled out of Commonwealth Games

The gymnast has been ruled out owing to the career-threatening knee injury she picked up last year, her coach Bisweshwar Nandi said on Tuesday.

13 Feb 2018

Statue of Liberty cleared for USA hockey helmets

USA Hockey confirmed the images would remain on the helmets of goaltenders Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby for Tuesday's faceoff against the Olympic Athletes from Russia at Kwandong Hockey Centre.

13 Feb 2018

IOC wants Statue of Liberty image off US goalie masks: Report

IOC guidelines on authorized identification say no item can have national anthem words or lyrics, motivation words, political messaging or slogans related to national identity.

13 Feb 2018

Winter Olympics 2018: Gold for Kim, Hirscher as doping case rocks Pyeongchang Games

Seventeen-year-old Kim snatched a stunning gold medal in the women's halfpipe snowboarding, while Hirscher's long hunt for an Olympic title finally ended.

13 Feb 2018

IOC chief Thomas Bach (Photo | AP)
Bach for Nobel peace prize? No 'formal discussion' says IOC

IOC chief Thomas Bach after helping broker North Korea's attendance, is scheduled to visit North Korea after the Games, where their athletes marched together with South Korea at the opening ceremony.

13 Feb 2018