Athlete

  • Struggling Barcelona to face Athletic Bilbao without Neymar and Alba 18-04-2014 11:45 AM

    Barcelona's defeat in the King's Cup final means La Liga is their only chance of major silverware and anything other than a home win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday would almost certainly end their dwindling title hopes. The 2-1 reverse to Real Madrid at Valencia's Mestalla stadium on Wednesday capped...
  • Athletic Bilbao beat Malaga 3-0 to stay 4th in La Liga 15-04-2014 08:28 AM

    Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz scored goals at the start of each half to help the Basque club beat Malaga 3-0 on Monday, strengthening their hold on Spain's final Champions League berth. Bilbao dominated the one-sided match at their New San Mames Stadium, with Malaga never able to counter the...
  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell 11-04-2014 09:17 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican Asafa Powell has described as "unfair and patently unjust" an 18-month drugs ban handed to him by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, and says he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following the judgment on Thursday by the three-member disciplinary panel, the sprint star took to...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping 10-04-2014 09:08 PM

    Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, tested positive for the stimulant oxilophrine at last year's national championships and the ban has...
  • Arsenal need another quality FA Cup performance, says Wenger 10-04-2014 07:00 PM

    London: Arsenal must continue their fine form in the FA Cup if they are to beat current holders Wigan Athletic in the semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday, manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday. Arsenal have reached the last four for a record-equalling 27th time after impressive wins over Tottenham Hotspur,...
  • I took Reeva's life: Oscar Pistorius tells South African court 09-04-2014 05:11 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius told a South African court on Wednesday that his girlfriend died in his arms, blood pouring from her body, as he tried to revive her after shooting her by mistake. Facing questioning from prosecutor Gerrie Nel for the first time in his murder trial, Pistorius admitted killing...
  • Jamaican sprinter Simpson handed 18-month doping ban 09-04-2014 10:10 AM

    Athens Olympics relay champion Sherone Simpson has been suspended for 18 months after testing positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine during last June's Jamaican trials. Simpson was the second Jamaican athlete to be handed a doping ban on Tuesday as Olympic discus thrower Allison Randall was suspended for two years...
  • Fraser-Pryce targeting third straight 100m Olympic gold 08-04-2014 04:36 PM

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is aiming at Rio 2016 to become the first female sprinter to win 100 metres gold at three straight Olympics, her coach Stephen Francis has said. The pint-sized Jamaican captured the gold in Beijing in 2008 - her breakout year - and followed up by...
  • Bilbao beat Levante to stay fourth in La Liga 08-04-2014 09:28 AM

    Valencia: Striker Aritz Aduriz scored two goals to help Athletic Bilbao win 2-1 at Levante on Monday, strengthening the Basque side's hold on fourth place in the Spanish league. Bilbao's second victory in their last six games restored their six-point advantage over fifth-place Sevilla as they cling to the last...
  • La Liga: Sevilla thump Espanyol to trim gap to Bilbao 07-04-2014 09:14 AM

    Madrid: Sevilla kept up the pressure on Athletic Bilbao in the battle for Spain's fourth Champions League spot when Kevin Gameiro struck twice in a 4-1 win at home to mid-table Espanyol on Sunday. The victory for fifth-placed Sevilla at a festive Sanchez Pizjuan trimmed the gap to Bilbao to...
  • Anju and Bobby George got reward for their efforts 05-04-2014 09:32 AM

    Milkha Singh and PT Usha are some of the pioneers of athletics in our country. They strove hard in 200 and 400 metres and created a niche for themselves in these events. Try as they did, they couldn't reach the then prevailing levels of excellence. Lack of modern equipment, training...
  • Thirteen footballers arrested in England in match-fixing probe 03-04-2014 09:50 PM

    London: Seven more footballers from Football League clubs in the north west of England have been arrested following a spot-fixing investigation by British authorities, taking the number suspected to 13. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Thursday seven new arrests had been made as well as the re-arrest of...
  • IAAF ratifies Anju Bobby George's top finish in 2005 World Athletics Final 01-04-2014 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: Star Indian long jumper Anju Bobby George has officially become the gold medal winner at the World Athletics Final held at Monte Carlo in 2005 after the International Association of Athletics Federation ratified the result. The IAAF upgraded Anju to the top place in the IAAF World Athletics...
  • Atletico's title credentials to face test against Bilbao 29-03-2014 08:41 AM

    Barcelona: Spanish league leader Atletico Madrid can see the finish line, but its difficult run-in begins when it travels to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. In the most exciting season finale in years, Atletico lead Barcelona by one point and Real Madrid by three with eight games to go. Barcelona visit...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: 'You are a very special person,' one of Steenkamp's messages read 25-03-2014 05:07 PM

    Pretoria: The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday sought to show at the athlete's murder trial that he had a loving relationship with the girlfriend he killed, referring to telephone messages in which they exchanged warm compliments and said they missed each other. The testimony contrasted with several messages...
  • Athletic compound Getafe's misery with 1-0 win 23-03-2014 08:41 AM

    Madrid: Athletic Bilbao provisionally stretched their fourth-place advantage while compounding Getafe's miserable run with a 1-0 victory in the Spanish league on Saturday. Markel Susaeta curled home from a well-designed set-piece for the 40th-minute winner at San Mames to see Bilbao move nine points clear of Real Sociedad in the...
  • Wheelchair-bound 'Veer' Deepa Malik a hotelier and sports enthusiast 22-03-2014 04:02 PM

    New Delhi: A hotelier, a rally car driver, a record breaking swimmer, Deepa Malik handles all these roles with ease. But what makes her special is the fact that she does it all from her wheel chair. She may have lost her limbs but not her will to live and...
  • Champion athlete Colin Jackson in India to support a cause 19-03-2014 11:08 PM

    The former 110m hurdles Olympic and world champion is in India for 'Wings of Life' run to raise funds and awareness for spinal cord injuries. ...
  • Champions League hopefuls Bilbao held at Villarreal in La Liga 18-03-2014 08:24 AM

    Madrid: Athletic Bilbao missed a chance to tighten their grip on Spain's fourth Champions League qualification place when they had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw at 10-man Villarreal in La Liga on Monday. Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo saved Aritz Aduriz's 40th-minute penalty at the Madrigal before...
  • Firearms expert tells of Oscar Pistorius' love for guns 17-03-2014 06:13 PM

    Pretoria: Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius said he drew his gun and went into "combat mode" after hearing the noise of a possible intruder at home, which turned out to be a laundry machine, a South African guns expert testified Monday at the athlete's murder trial. Sean...
  • Sports Ministry clears foreign training stints of athletes 13-03-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Top Indian track and field athletes, including medal prospects Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia, have been cleared by the Sports Ministry for foreign training stints as part of the preparation for the Commonwealth and Asian Games later this year. Poonia, along with his husband and coach Virender, has...
  • Roberto Martinez and Ben Watson inspiration behind Manchester City upset: Uwe Rosler 10-03-2014 04:58 PM

    Former manager Roberto Martinez and FA Cup final hero Ben Watson were the inspiration behind Wigan Athletic's quarter-final upset win over English Premier League aristocrats Manchester City, victorious manager Uwe Rosler said. The holders were given little hope of repeating their 1-0 final win over City in May, masterminded by...
  • Manchester City lose to Wigan Athletic, crash out of FA Cup 09-03-2014 11:39 PM

    London: Second-tier Wigan stunned Manchester City for the second straight year in the FA Cup, beating the Premier League giants 2-1 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals and stay on course to retain the trophy. Seven days after winning the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium, City were looking to...
  • FA Cup holders Wigan look to shock Manchester City again 08-03-2014 09:03 AM

    London: An immediate return to the Premier League remains Wigan Athletic's priority but the FA Cup holders are determined to repeat last year's shock final win over Manchester City when they meet in Sunday's last-eight clash (1605 GMT). Wigan stunned hot favourites City 1-0 at Wembley with Ben Watson's late...
  • Manchester City focused on Wigan, not Barcelona: Manuel Pellegrini 07-03-2014 10:23 PM

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said there was no danger of his side letting their minds wander to next week's Champions League showdown with Barcelona as they gear up for an FA Cup rematch with holders Wigan. City host the Championship side in the last eight on Sunday before...
  • Oscar Pistorius' ex-girlfriend says he fired from car 07-03-2014 06:41 PM

    A seething Oscar Pistorius fired his pistol out of a car's open sun-roof after an argument with a police officer, ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor told a court on Friday, the fifth day of his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Testifying in the Pretoria High Court, she described how the...
  • Witness feared Pistorius might kill himself after shooting girlfriend 06-03-2014 11:11 PM

    One of the first people on the scene after Oscar Pistorius shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told a court on Thursday he feared the Olympic and Paralympic star, now on trial for murder, might kill himself with the same gun. Testifying on the fourth day of the trial, neighbour Johan Stipp...
  • Judge in Oscar Pistorius case warns media over leaked photo 04-03-2014 07:39 PM

    The judge in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius warned the media to behave on Tuesday after a local television station leaked a photo of the state's first witness, who had asked that her image not be broadcast. The warning was one several dramatic moments in...
  • Aritz Aduriz nets three in Athletic Bilbao's 4-0 rout of Granada 01-03-2014 11:45 AM

    Spain: Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz scored a hat trick to lead a 4-0 rout of 10-man Granada at home Friday, as the Basque side strengthened their hold on Spain's last Champions League berth for next season. Aduriz headed home Markel Susaeta's cross in the sixth minute to open the...
  • 116-year old UP man finishes 200 metre race in 46.74 secs, wins gold 26-02-2014 08:15 PM

    Dharampal Gujjar, a 116-year-old athlete from Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday cleared 200 metres in 46.74 seconds at the 35th National Masters Athletic Championship. Born on October 6, 1897, Gujjar was the only athlete in this category, as others were younger to him. Hailing from Gudha village in Meerut District, Gujjar,...