ATHLETICS

  • Injury free season priority for Usain Bolt Yesterday

    Usain Bolt declared himself virtually unbeatable on Friday but downplayed expectations for 2015, saying his main priority was staying injury free ahead of next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Jamaican world record holder missed most of 2014 with injury and American rival Justin Gatlin went unbeaten in the sprints. But Bolt...
  • News 360: Minor girl recounts her horrifying story of alleged sexual exploitation by Naxals Yesterday

    A 13-year-old girl, who was a Maoist child soldier, from Jharkhand has revealed the alleged horrors she and other minor girls suffered at the hands of the ultras. An exclusive interrogation video exposes how Maoists use women and children as human shields. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Usain Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Michael Johnson 4 days ago

    Shanghai: Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson on Tuesday backed multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt to defend his titles in 100m and 200m events at the World Championship, to be held in Beijing from August 22 to 30. "Bolt is still the favourite to win at the World Championship...
  • Usain Bolt keen on Justin Gatlin showdown any time 1 week ago

    Usain Bolt kicked off his campaign to win sprint honours at Beijing's World Championships later this year on Saturday and said he would be willing to face American rival Justin Gatlin at any time. Gatlin dominated 2014 with world leading and career best times of 9.77 and 19.68 seconds over the...
  • AFI to mull over lucrative franchise-based league April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved...
  • Athletics Federation of India to mull over lucrative franchise-based league April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved...
  • Aritz Aduriz's late goal gives Athletic Bilbao 1-1 draw with Valencia April 10, 2015

    Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz scored in the last minute to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to 10-man Valencia in the Spanish league on Thursday. The striker tapped in a shot that had come off the post as his team pushed for an equalizer following the dismissal of Valencia's Nicolas...
  • Usain Bolt to compete in next month's World Relays April 8, 2015

    Usain Bolt will compete in next month's IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association said on Tuesday. The May 2-3 competition, which will be held in Nassau, is the newest addition to the IAAF's global events and will feature over 600 athletes in five relay disciplines and...
  • Filthy toilets, dormitories with no beds for para athletes in India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India has suspended president Rajesh Tomar after the recent National Para-Athletics championship sparked a row due to lack of basic facilities - including drinking water and food - at the hostels for the athletes. The decision was taken at the meeting of the executive...
  • La Liga: Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao to stay in hunt for 4th place April 4, 2015

    Barcelona: Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 at home on Saturday to stay in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Spanish league. Aleix Vidal headed a long pass over onrushing goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz before slotting the ball into the open net for the third-minute lead. Carlos Bacca then finished off a...
  • Camp Nou to host Barcelona's Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao March 26, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona will have home advantage for its Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao after Spain's football federation voted on Wednesday for the Camp Nou as the venue. Both finalists had originally asked to play the May 30 decider at Real Madrid's 81,000-seater Bernabeu stadium. However, the venue for Copa...
  • Paralympic Committee forms probe panel March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Monday constituted a three-member enquiry committee to investigate the reasons for gross mismanagement at the ongoing 15th National Para-Athletics Championships. In a shocking case of official apathy, differently-abled sportspersons participating in...
  • Paralympians use rooms without toilets, forced to sleep on floor at national event March 23, 2015

    Ghaziabad: The three-day National Para Athletic Championship which concluded on Sunday has been labelled a national shame. The participants were forced to use filthy toilets which doubled up as bathrooms and dormitories with no beds. There was a sheer lack of basic disabled friendly infrastructure in the National Para Athletics...
  • Sports Ministry shocked at apathy towards para-athletes March 22, 2015

    The Sports Ministry expressed shock and concern at the apathy shown by the 15th National Para-Athletic Championship organisers wherein the participants have been denied proper accommodation at the event. ...
  • Para-athletes face official apathy, Sports Ministry promises action March 22, 2015

    Taking a strong view of the shocking incident of differently-abled sportspersons taking part in a national event being put up at unfurnished and unhygienic accommodations, Indian Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday sought a report from the organisers and promised to take action within 24 hours. Sonowal said he has asked...
  • Usain Bolt cruises to win in 400 metres race March 15, 2015

    Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt cruised to victory in his first individual race of the season, clocking 46.37 seconds over 400 metres at the GC Foster Classic in Kingston on Saturday. Bolt, the world record holder at 100 and 200 metres, used the race as part of his build-up for...
  • Real Madrid lose 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao, put La Liga lead in jeopardy March 8, 2015

    Barcelona: Spanish league leader Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, stumbling for a second straight week. Aritz Aduriz rose to head in the only goal in the 26th minute, and strike partner Inaki Williams outshone Madrid's star-studded attack led by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Ballon d'Or holder was left...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyers to challenge appeal ruling February 24, 2015

    South Africa: Oscar Pistorius' lawyers will challenge a judge's decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want the Olympic runner convicted of murder. Lawyer Brian Webber said on Tuesday in a statement that Pistorius' defense team has applied for permission to argue against Judge Thokozile...
  • Messi nets one, plays part in four more as Barcelona beat Bilbao 5-2 February 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a decisive 5-2 away victory over Athletic Bilbao Sunday, bringing his team to within just a point of Real Madrid, which is at the top of the La Liga standings. It took the four-time World Player of the year just 15 minutes to get Barca...
  • Artists benefit more from National Games: PT Usha February 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As yet another National Games progresses amid organisational lapses and controversies, legendary sprint queen PT Usha feels that the event has transformed into a carnival in which artists benefit more than sportspersons. Though the Games has helped improve the sports infrastructure at the grassroot level, Usha felt the event would...
  • India's greatest ever athlete Milkha Singh in search of new Milkha January 22, 2015

    Milkha Singh came on board in search of the fastest Indian, an intiative designed to scout, develope and hone young athletes with an eye on the future. ...
  • Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in Copa del Rey quarter-finals January 21, 2015

    Barcelona: A matchup worthy of the final will knock out Barcelona or Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona host Atletico on Wednesday in the opening leg, less than two weeks after Lionel Messi ended a scoring drought for a 3-1 win in the league. That broke...
  • Sacked after 2011 dope scandal, Yuri may return as coach January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ukrainian track and field coach Yuri Ogrodonik, who was sacked by the government after the doping scandal in 2011, is likely to return to the country to prepare Indian athletes for 2016 Rio Olympics after his name was cleared "in principle" by the sports ministry recently. Ogrodonik's contract was...
  • Obsession over an Olympic medal not helping India: Advani January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Indian cue sports star Pankaj Advani on Thursday remarked Olympic achievement has become national "obsession" and urged the athletes to change their perception to excel in their respective disciplines. "Our country is starved of Olympic medals and the government announces ridiculous incentives for an Olympic medal. I think our country...
  • Athletic Bilbao beat Celta 4-2, Malaga top Levante 2-0 in Copa del Rey January 7, 2015

    Barcelona: Striker Aritz Aduriz scored two goals and set up another to help Athletic Bilbao beat Celta Vigo 4-2 in the Copa del Rey's round of 16 on Tuesday. Malaga also seized control of its tie against Levante with a 2-0 victory at home thanks to brilliant goals by Juan Pablo...
  • Yearender: Swimming, athletics endure dope tainted year 2014 December 25, 2014

    Beijing: The fight against doping went into its climax in the second half of the year when top names from track and field, swimming and badminton fell from grace. The anti-doping in the first half of 2014, however, had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed...
  • David Moyes wants more improvement from Real Sociedad players December 15, 2014

    David Moyes has seen signs of progress at Real Sociedad since he took over last month, but believes that there is still a lot of room for improvement. Moyes was denied victory in his first Basque derby on Sunday when Sociedad let slip an early lead and drew 1-1 at home...
  • Pretoria judge allows prosecutors to appeal Pistorius verdict December 10, 2014

    Pretoria: A South African judge, on Wednesday, granted prosecutors the right to appeal against the acquittal of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius from murder charges. Pistorius was jailed for five years in October for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The double-amputee athlete claimed in his defence that he accidentally shot Steenkamp thinking...
  • Benat Etxebarria guides Athletic Bilbao to 2-1 win at Getafe November 29, 2014

    Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria set up one goal before adding a second from a late free kick to secure a 2-1 win at Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday. Etxebarria found Mikel San Jose to glance in his corner kick in the 36th minute as the two connected...