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  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 22 hours 10 minutes ago

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. In a cost-saving measure, the Indian government...
  • Triple jumpers Maheshwary, Mayookha cleared for Asiad Yesterday

    Patiala: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday said triple jumpers Mayookha Johny (women's) and Renjith Maheshwary (men's) have been cleared for the Incheon Asian Games, starting on Friday. However, the men's 4x400 metres relay team were dropped due to poor form during the trials held at the National Institute...
  • AFI clears women's relay teams for Asiad 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday announced that the women's relay teams in both 4x100m and 4x400m were cleared for the Asian Games starting on Friday but there would be re-trials for triple jumpers Mayookha Johnny, Renjith Maheshwary and men's 4x400 relay team. However, it looks tough...
  • Neymar nets double as Barcelona win against Athletic Bilbao 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Neymar came on as a substitute to score twice from passes by Lionel Messi and give Barcelona a 2-0 win at home over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Saturday. Neymar again started on Barcelona's bench and had to watch Munir El Haddadi create Barcelona's best chances until he...
  • Two years for me were really painful: Pinki Pramanik 6 days ago

    It was a big victory for Pinki Pramanik after the Calcutta High Court dropped all charges against the Asian Games gold medallist. ...
  • Messi, Neymar fit for Barcelona's La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao 1 week ago

    Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar are fit for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao, with manager Luis Enrique saying on Friday that he has an almost complete squad to choose from. Messi has been recuperating from an adductor muscle injury, while Neymar missed Barca's season-opening win at...
  • Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail verdict to be delivered today September 11, 2014

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail will come to an end on Thursday. The judge is expected to deliver her verdict on the case. If Oscar is found guilty of the charge of premeditated murder, he could be jailed for 25 years. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of Indian athletes September 10, 2014

    Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from 19 September to 4 October. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Youth Affairs...
  • Wait on Asian Games list continues, India misses crucial meeting September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for government clearance of the country's contingent at the upcoming Asian Games continued on Monday with the sports ministry yet to get directions from the Prime Minister's Office, leading to India missing out on the scheduled Delegates Registration Meeting in Incheon. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had...
  • Usain Bolt's father stopped him from becoming a cricketer September 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said on Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead. Bolt, the world's fastest man, could have followed in the footsteps of Jamaican speedsters Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh, who struck...
  • Better facilities can fetch India more medals, says Sushil Kumar September 2, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Tuesday said if the budding wrestlers are provided better facilities, especially in villages, India could end up winning more medals than China in top international events. "Had the government ever thought of promoting sport of wrestling in villages, India could have won more gold...
  • My records not meant to be broken, says Usain Bolt September 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Laughing off questions on potential challengers, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt turned on the charm offensive on his maiden trip to India, throwing humility out of the window to declare that his records are pretty much out of reach. Bolt will play a seven-a-side exhibition match against a team which...
  • Bolt to take on Yuvraj Singh in cricket battle September 2, 2014

    Usain Bolt and Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a seven-a-side exhibition cricket match as part of Puma's promotional activity. ...
  • Champions League: Athletic Bilbao oust shambolic Napoli, Arsenal qualify again August 28, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit. Arsenal qualified for a 17th successive season with a nervy 1-0 win at home...
  • Usain Bolt to make maiden India visit August 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his maiden visit to India early next month, not to race but to compete in a cricket face-off against India discard Yuvraj Singh here. Both the Puma ambassadors are coming together for the event on September 2, organised by the sportswear giants at...
  • National shooter tortured, kept in captivity by husband for not converting August 24, 2014

    Ranchi: In a shocking incident, national shooter Tara Sahdev has alleged that her husband assaulted her several times after she refused to convert. Sahdev alleged that her husband Rakibul Hasab kept her in forced captivity for one month during which she was starved and tortured, brutally assaulted and allegedly bitten...
  • Usain Bolt breaks 10 seconds under roof in Warsaw August 24, 2014

    Warsaw: Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100 metres race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 9.98 seconds into a slight breeze at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in front of...
  • Malaga beat Bilbao 1-0 to kick off Spanish league August 24, 2014

    Barcelona: Malaga held on to beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 to kick off the Spanish league on Saturday after new coach Javi Gracia's winning debut was almost spoiled by two of his players earning red cards in a wild finale. Gracia's first victory with Malaga was followed by positive starts for Valencia...
  • Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's athletics team for Asian Games August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56-member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month's Asian Games in South Korea. 110m hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya, who won gold in the just-concluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with...
  • I need more races, says Usain Bolt August 18, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100-metre race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The six-time Olympic champion clocked 10.06 seconds to beat Britain's Mark Lewis Francis (10.42) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44) on the Copacabana beach track, Xinhua reported. "I had a...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities' August 12, 2014

    Johannesburg: Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting. After 41 days of testimony and drama in the Pretoria High Court, Pistorius's freedom hangs...
  • Syringes recovered from the rooms of Indian athletes at CWG 2014: report August 12, 2014

    India's campaign at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has followed an embarrassing news that the authorities at the Games Village recovered needles and syringes from the rooms of Indian athletes, a report in the Times of India has revealed. According to the report, the housekeeping staff at the...
  • Mo Farah returns for European championships after scare August 12, 2014

    Zurich: Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah returns to action at this week's European athletics championships where the high jump showdown between world champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia should also dominate. Farah is expected to run in Wednesday's 10,000 metres and the 5,000 metres...
  • Manoharan, Mahaveer among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing's Jose Jacob and wrestling's Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cup-winning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh on Monday. According to sources in the sports ministry, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa and judo's...
  • CWG 2014: Triple jumper Arpinder Singh clinches bronze August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Arpinder Singh signed off India's show in athletics by winning the men's triple jump bronze at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. South Africa's Khotso Mokoena won the gold with a season best performance of 17.2 metres while the silver went to Nigeria's Tosin Oke, who also earned a season best...
  • CWG 2014: Nijel Amos wins 800m gold to shock Olympic champion David Rudisha August 1, 2014

    Botswana's Nijel Amos produced a stunning late surge to land the 800 metres gold medal and shock Olympic champion David Rudisha at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Amos, who took silver behind Rudisha at London 2012, looked to be boxed in as the Kenyan led on the final straight but found...
  • CWG 2014: Gowda, Yogeshwar happy after winning gold August 1, 2014

    Vikas Gowda put up a stunning show to win gold in discuss throw while Yogeshwar Dutt also stormed into wrestling final to win the gold medal. ...
  • CWG 2014: Discus-thrower Vikas Gowda, high-jumper Sahana into the finals July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Two Indians, including medal prospect Vikas Gowda, made it to the final rounds while Tintu Luka qualified for the semifinals of the athletics competitions at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Discus thrower Gowda just made a single attempt, clearing the distance of 64.32m to top the qualification round at the...