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  • Twitter reaction: Mayweather wins fight, Pacquiao wins hearts 03-05-2015 03:50 PM

    Floyd Mayweather Jr cemented his place among the pantheon of boxing greats by improving to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in a fight that lived up to its immense hype and price tag. Mayweather weathered an early assault from the Filipino southpaw before winning the...
  • As it happened: Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao 03-05-2015 08:08 AM

    For Live Updates, Scroll down to the bottom of the page) It's the richest fight ever, with staggering paydays and ticket prices to match. For one night, at least, boxing will be back center stage, with the world waiting to see what unfolds. And the big question is this: Can...
  • Mayweather vs Pacquaio: Eight things that might decide the winner 02-05-2015 02:07 PM

    The most exciting and perhaps the most awaited Saturday in the history of professional boxing is here. The world will turn its eyes to Las Vegas where between the ropes will take place perhaps the 'Fight of the Century' - Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. The MGM Grand in Las...
  • Mayweather vs Pacquiao: 7 out-of-the-ring facts about the two fighters 02-05-2015 10:58 AM

    The world is hours away now from one of the most anticipated fights inside a square ring surrounded by ropes, as Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather face off in what is being dubbed as the 'Fight of the Century'. The fight for the WBC title will take place at the...
  • Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Mike Tyson feels Mayweather is 'delusional' 01-05-2015 05:15 PM

    Controversy can't be far away when Floyd Mayweather Jr is the centre of attraction, and days before his money-raking 'Fight of the Century' against Filipino challenger Manny Pacquiao, he has said something thar ruffled the feathers of another boxing great Mike Tyson. Responding to Mayweather's belief that he's the greatest...
  • Mayweather vs Pacquiao: 3000 emerald studs on the WBC belt 01-05-2015 02:28 PM

    The winner of Saturday's 'Fight of the Century' between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be the pround owner of a specially designed World Boxing Council (WBC) belt ornated with about 3000 emerald studs. The belt was unveiled at the last pre-match press conference at the MGM Grand in Las...
  • Manny Pacquiao profile: The 'Pac Man' packs a punch 01-05-2015 10:41 AM

    The 'hero' and the 'idol' of Philippines, Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, well known as Manny Pacquiao, became world famous for winning boxing titles with his charismatic performances. But that tells you little about his remarkable rise from abject poverty to the pinnacle of professional boxing. Pacquiao, born on December 17, 1978,...
  • Floyd Mayweather profile: a self-confessed money-spinning fighter 01-05-2015 08:58 AM

    "Money isn't everything, money is the only thing:" Floyd Mayweather never steps back from admitting that. It may leave a bad taste if you are sports fan, may even make you hate him. A criminal charge for domestic abuse may raise your hate-metre against the American, but a 47-0 record...
  • Eye on Olympics but focus on 2015, says India hockey coach 29-04-2015 06:14 PM

    "We want to improve on our finishing but can't take Japan lightly," says Paul van Ass. ...
  • Finishing, earning PCs prime focus against Japan: Sardar Singh 29-04-2015 06:11 PM

    India host Japan for a three-Test hockey series from May 2 in run-up to the World League in Belgium later this year. ...
  • India will go for a medal at Rio Olympics: hockey star Manpreet Singh 28-04-2015 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: With all the problems that have been plaguing Indian hockey for the past few decades, new India coach Paul van Ass has a lot on his plate; but after a medal-winning (bronze medal-winning start to his stint at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup), the Dutchman seems to have garnered...
  • India not to bid for 2024 Olympic Games, says IOC Chief Thomas Bach 27-04-2015 07:24 PM

    The President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach on Monday said that India have not bid for 2024 Olympic Games as Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not propose it. Mr. Bach and Prime Minister Modi noted with concern, the rising trend of conflict, civil war and terrorism around...
  • Indian hockey needs to prioritise goal-keeping: Sreejesh 26-04-2015 08:23 AM

    Known as one of the best hockey goal-keepers in the world, Sreejesh Ravindran has come up the ranks like a mountaineer trying to seize the summit of a mountain. The young goal-keeper has often come to the rescue of the Indian team and was behind the team's success in the...
  • PCI wants Tomar out of it, requests government to lift suspension 23-04-2015 04:56 PM

    Just after the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) was suspended by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for an indefinite period over infighting within the body, the executive members of the committee have raised various questions targeted at PCI's suspended president Rajesh Tomar rather than thinking about the athletes and Paralympic...
  • Iconic Indian women athletes Saina and Sania reach the top, show the way to others 17-04-2015 04:28 PM

    For most of the women in international sports, their struggle starts after they enter the arena. But for sportswomen in India, a rare breed dominated by their 'more accomplished' male counterparts, the battle starts even before they come out of their mother's womb. Women all over the world enjoy a...
  • International Paralympic committee derecognises Indian body due to infighting 17-04-2015 01:11 PM

    Paralympic Committee of India was derecognised by the International Paralympic committee on Friday due to infighting in the organistation, CNN-IBN has learnt. The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad. Following the ban, the Paralympic Committee of India has...
  • Indian shooters barred from boarding flight, spend sleepless night in Bangkok 16-04-2015 02:54 PM

    In a bizarre incident, Jet Airways didn't allow Indian shooters Anjali Bhagwat and Heena Sidhu to board their flight from Bangkok to Mumbai because of firearms in their luggage, The Times of India has reported. The two shooters were in transit on their return home from the ISSF World Cup...
  • Put myopia aside, celebrate Sania Mirza's grand feat 13-04-2015 05:53 PM

    It's no mean feat. To summit, your most valuable asset is the power to succeed. And Sania, despite seeing roadblocks of every nature and size during her ascent, has hoisted the Tricolour on top. Time to shed the myopia and recognise her unmatched success. Sania is a deserving World No....
  • I believed I can be No. 1, want to thank those who didn't: Sania Mirza 13-04-2015 01:21 PM

    Sania Mirza never thought she can't be number one. On Sunday, that belief turned to reality. And Sania didn't forget to thank those who pushed her to achieve her goal - the detractors. On a pedestal no Indian woman tennis player had the privilege to stand on, the new world...
  • Hockey: India claim Sultan Azlan Shah bronze beating South Korea on penalties 12-04-2015 05:39 PM

    India continued their dominance over South Korea and claimed a podium finish at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia with a 4-1 win on penalties in the bronze-medal playoff. After the regulation period ended in a 2-2 draw identical to the result of the league phase encounter between the...
  • As it happened: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, India vs South Korea, bronze medal playoff 12-04-2015 03:14 PM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 11-04-2015 01:14 PM

    Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday. The Azlan Shah Cup was not only...
  • As it happened: India vs Canada, Azlan Shah hockey 09-04-2015 01:25 PM

    For updates, scroll down to bottom of the page Still winless after three outings, a demoralised India would be desperate to get their Azlan Shah Cup hockey campaign back on track with a positive result against a spirited Canadian outfit. India have drawn their first match against Korea while losing...
  • As it happened: India concede 2-3 defeat to Malaysia in dying minutes 08-04-2015 05:20 PM

    For updates, scroll down to bottom of the page Still winless after two outings, a demoralised India would be desperate to get their Azlan Shah Cup hockey campaign back on track with a positive result against a spirited Malaysia. Under new chief coach Paul van Ass, India are still searching...
  • Sim Bhullar becomes first Indian-origin player to feature in NBA 08-04-2015 12:56 PM

    Wednesday was a historic day for Sim Bhullar who became the only player of Indian origia to feature in the high-profile National Basketball Association (NBA) league. Bhullar made his debut for the Sacramento Kings with 16.1 seconds remaining on the clock against Minnesota Timberwolves. However, Bhullar wasn't among the scorers...
  • SAI issues notice to PCI over filthy conditions for para athletes 07-04-2015 01:21 PM

    Sports Authority of India on Tuesday issued a notice to Para Olympic Committee over filthy conditions for Para athletes saying PCI not equipped to hold such events. SAI also casted serious doubts on committee's ability to organise the Para Olympic Games of 2015. The PCI has suspended president Rajesh Tomar...
  • Ice hockey association appeals for donations to take part in a tournament 07-04-2015 12:11 PM

    In a country obsessed with cricket, it is not surprising to see the other sports not getting enough recognition and facing a lack of funds. The latest of the victims is the sport of ice hockey. The Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) on Sunday appealed to supporters on social...
  • As it happened: Azlan Shah Cup, India vs New Zealand 06-04-2015 03:19 PM

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page) India on Sunday drew 2-2 with Korea to make a satisfactory start to their campaign in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, in what was Dutchman Paul van Ass' first match as the team's chief coach. India took the...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win Miami Open title 06-04-2015 09:03 AM

    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in straight sets to win the Miami Open women's doubles title. It was their second title in a row. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair overcame a sluggish start to take the title with a 7-5, 6-1...
  • As it happened: Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey, India vs Korea 05-04-2015 03:40 PM

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page) Already assured of a place in the Rio Olympics, Asian Games champions India will start their preparations for the mega-event with the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament where they would face Korea in their opening match on Sunday. Given...