WORLD CHAMPIONS

  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Djokovic, Serena run away with top ITF awards December 11, 2012

    London: Serbia's Novak Djokovic has beaten Andy Murray to the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) annual men's World Champion award with American Serena Williams taking the women's prize for a third time. Djokovic, who ended a second successive year on top of the ATP rankings, successfully defended his Australian Open title, reached...
  • Humpy shocked by Zhukova in world women's chess c'ship November 14, 2012

    Khanty Mansiysk: Toprated Grandmaster Koneru Humpy suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Natalia Zhukova of Ukraine in the first game of the second round of world women's chess championship here on Wednesdat. It turned out to be a bad day in office for the highest rated girl in the...
  • US air guitarist Howard crowned world champion August 27, 2012

    American Justin Howard, alias Nordic Thunder, was crowned world champion air guitar player in the northern Finnish city of Oulu, narrowly ahead of his compatriot Matt Burns, or Airistotle. Howard, looking like a Viking warrior in his leather tunic, gave an energetic performance that including sliding across the stage bare legged,...
  • Mary Kom sets her sights on London 2012 gold July 11, 2012

    Fivetime world champion boxer MC Mary Kom desperately wants to break the Olympic jinx. ...
  • Djokovic, Kvitova chosen ITF World Champions December 15, 2011

    London: Novak Djokovic capped an incredible season with the ITF World Champion award on Tuesday, becoming the first player other than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to win since 2003. Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic won the women's award, while American twins Bob and Mike Bryan were picked in doubles...
  • UP to felicitate Raina, Chawla for WC victory April 3, 2011

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday announced to felicitate Indian cricketers Suresh Raina and Piyush Chawla with Kanshiram International Sports award after the team's historic victory in the World Cup on Saturday night. "By helping the Indian team in reaching the final match and making...
  • President 'mesmerised' with Team India's win April 3, 2011

    Mumbai: President Pratibha Patil on Sunday said watching the thrilling final of Cricket World Cup was a 'mesmerising' experience and lauded the 'tenacity and hard work' of the Men in Blue. "Team India played with utmost patience, dexterity and displayed superb skills, both with bat and...
  • Pak PM congratulates India for World Cup win April 3, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has congratulated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Indian cricket team's victory in the cricket World Cup and expressed the hope that sports links between the two countries will be "fully restored in the near future". In a message...
  • WC: Dikshit announces Rs 1 cr for Delhi boys April 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday announced an award of Rs 2 crore for Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni and Rs 1 crore each for four Delhi players after their historic victory in the World Cup. "The Chief Minister has decided to honour the Indian captain...
  • World champion Kiwi cyclist pulls out of CWG September 24, 2010

    Melbourne: Former world champion road cyclist Greg Henderson on Friday became the first selected New Zealand athlete to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games, saying there are "too many risks" in going to Delhi for the troubled event. Henderson, who was left shaken after seeing pictures showing "filthy" conditions at the Games...
  • Federer and Serena named ITF World Champion December 23, 2009

    London: Roger Federer and Serena Williams were named 2009 ITF World Champions on Tuesday after capturing four Grand Slam singles titles between them in 2009. It is the fifth time Switzerland's world No.1 Federer has won the ITF award, based on performances at grand slam events, Tour events, Davis Cup and...
  • Anand held again, slips to fifth spot March 3, 2009

    Linares: World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Levon Aronian of Armenia and slipped to fifth spot in the ninth round of Magistral Ciudad De Linares Chess tournament here. Having lost to Aronian from a position of strength with white pieces, Anand could do little as black and the...
  • Hamilton thanks family, fans and his team for F1 win November 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Two days after the extraordinary climax to the Formula One season, McLarenMercedes' Lewis Hamilton has described realising his lifetime ambition of becoming a world champion as "just amazing". "It's the coolest thing to be able to say you're world champion but I continuously always think about the people that...
  • Being world champion is a dream come true: Anand October 1, 2007

    New Delhi: After a gap of nearly seven years Viswanathan Anand is the World Champion once again. Anand drew his last game against Peter Leko of Hungary before he was crowned the world champion and won the $390,000 title in Mexico City. His performance at the tournament was calculated and consistent and...
  • Thai prisoner KOs her way to freedom June 14, 2007

    Bangkok: A young Thai woman, imprisoned for dealing drugs, is instead dealing "blows" as she boxes to get out of jail. Her hands may look delicate but these are the fists of a champion. Siriporn Taweeksuk is being released from prison early literally fighting her way to freedom. She's...
  • Exboxing world champ dies in crash May 8, 2007

    London: Former WBC and WBO lightweight champion Diego Corrales has died after a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas, US media reported on Tuesday. The 29yearold American, who also won a world title at superfeatherweight, was reported to have collided with a car at high speed 10 miles west of Las...
  • Boxing champ KO'd by Sania November 9, 2006

    New Delhi: Twotime world champion M C Marykom was awarded the Padmashree in the same year as tennis sensation Sania Mirza but the boxer hardly gets a mention among the contributors to Indian sports and that remains her biggest grouse. "It really feels bad that people talk about Sania Mirza...