CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Tiger Woods commits to next month's Players Championship Yesterday

    Tiger Woods will make his next competitive start at next month's Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the former world number one said on Friday. For Woods, who returned to competitive golf earlier this month at the Masters after taking two months off to retool his game, it marks a...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu ousted from Asia Championships Yesterday

    Wuhan: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarter-final losses of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu on Friday. World No.1 Saina lost to Chinese Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai in three tough games, and eighth seed Sindhu went down to reigning Olympic...
  • Sports ministry issues new guidelines to federations for conduct of events 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of poor management of National Para Athletics championships, the Sports Ministry has instructed all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to draw the calendar of their events well in advance for the smooth and efficient hosting of the tournaments. "The primary responsibility for organising the events rests...
  • Saina, Sindhu win; Kashyap loses in Badminton Asia Championships 3 days ago

    Wuhan: World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while PV Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Thursday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina, who got a bye and a walkover in...
  • Parupalli Kashyap enters pre-quarters of Badminton Asia Championships 4 days ago

    Wuhan, China: India's Parupalli Kashyap played one of the longest matches of his career as he roared into the pre-quarterfinals with a gruelling three-game win over Chinese Taipei's Jen Hao Hsu at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. In a men's singles contest that lasted for more than an-hour-and-a-half,...
  • PV Sindhu makes winning return in Badminton Asia Championships 4 days ago

    Wuhan, China: Two-time World Championship bronze medal winning shuttler PV Sindhu made a winning return to the circuit when she easily beat Uzbekistan's Anait Khurshudyan to progress to the women's singles third round at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. The eighth seeded Sindhu has been out of action since...
  • Hashim Amla signs up for Derbyshire stint 4 days ago

    South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla will join Derbyshire next month for three T20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship matches, the English club announced on Tuesday. Amla, 31, will replace Martin Guptill, who has been called up for New Zealand's Test series against England. "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to...
  • Indian women hold top seed Ukraine in world team chess championship 4 days ago

    Aided by an excellent victory by Padmini Rout against former world champion Anna Ushenina, the Indian women played out a draw with top seed Ukrainian women in the third round of world women's team chess championship in China. It was the clinical approach by Padmini that stole the limelight on another...
  • Parupalli Kashyap enters Round 2 of Badminton Asia Championships 5 days ago

    Wuhan: Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles second round with a straight games victory at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Tuesday. Kashyap defeated old rival Zi Liang Derek Wong 21-17, 21-13 in 39 minutes to take a 5-2 lead in career meetings over the Singaporean and enter...
  • Saina, Kashyap lead Indian challenge at Badminton Asia Championship 5 days ago

    Wuhan: A rejuvenated Saina Nehwal and ace men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship, which gets underway at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Tuesday. Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who had skipped the Singapore Open Super Series to recharge her batteries after...
  • Lancashire batsman hits triple century in a one-dayer with 27 sixes 6 days ago

    London: A 21-year-old English batsman on Lancashire's books made history on Sunday by scoring 350 in a club match. Liam Livingstone's stunning innings was the centrepiece of Nantwich's mammoth 579 for seven in just 45 overs during their National Club Championship clash at home to fellow north-west side Caldy. Livingstone's runs came...
  • National Senior Athletics Championship from Apr 30 6 days ago

    Mangaluru: The 19th National Senior Athletic Championship for the Federation Cup would be held at the Mangala stadium from April 30 to May 4. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would inaugurate the event, which is being held in Karnataka the first time. District Minister-in-charge Ramanath Rai and Minister of Sports and Youth Empowerment K...
  • Star wrestler Sushil Kumar sets sights on World Championships 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his sights on the prestigious World Championships in the United States in September to start his preparations for next year's Rio Games in right earnest. Sushil, who will skip next month's Asian Championships in Doha, on Sunday said that he would...
  • WFI selected 48 grapplers for international championships 6 days ago

    Hisar: Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has selected 48 grapplers, including 16 women, to represent the country at the senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Doha from May 5-10 and the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in Toronto from June 5-7. The tournaments will include both freestyle and grecoroman categories. According to a WFI spokesman...
  • Narain Karthikeyan scorches to maiden podium finish in Japan 6 days ago

    Suzuka: Top Indian racing driver Narain Karthikeyan overcame a sluggish start to finish third in the season opener of the Japan-based Super Formula Championship on Sunday, sealing his first ever podium in the fastest single seater series outside Formula 1. Karthikeyan, starting from second on the grid, lost three places on...
  • Anirban Lahiri shoots 66 in 3rd round in PGA Tour event 1 week ago

    South Carolina: Anirban Lahiri played his best round ever in the United States with a flawless five-under 66 that included three birdies and superb eagle in the third round of in Heritage on PGA Tour Golf Championship, here today. Lahiri, starting the day at even par for 36 holes, moved to...
  • Indian men bank on P Harikrishna in World Team Chess championship April 18, 2015

    Grandmaster P Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship. Harikrishna, the lone Indian in the top fifty of world ranking besides Viswanathan Anand, along with Krishnan Sasikiran has a task cut out. SP...
  • Indian women seek glory in World Team Chess Championship April 18, 2015

    Chengdu: Led by world number three Koneru Humpy, the Indian women's team will look for an unprecedented medal haul when it competes in the World Team Chess Championship that gets underway in Chengdu. Humpy, who was ousted in the quarter-finals of the world women championship recently, will be the mainstay while...
  • News 360: Minor girl recounts her horrifying story of alleged sexual exploitation by Naxals April 17, 2015

    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 April 17, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Sayantan Das best Indian in Dubai International Open chess April 15, 2015

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das finished on a high defeating Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in the ninth and final round and earned the distinction of being the best placed Indian in the Dubai International Open chess tournament. Despite his heroic performance that found him in the main prize list, Das, could...
  • Dhruv Sitwala stuns Pankaj Advani to claim Asian Billiards title April 13, 2015

    Beijing: Rising Mumbai cueist Dhruv Sitwala stunned multiple world champion Pankaj Advani to win the ACBS Asian Billiards Championship and pocket his first international title ON Monday. Indian cuiests dominated the event, which had three world champions Advani, C Praprut and Peter Gilchrist in the fray, as defending champion Sourav Kothari...
  • Jack Sock sinks Querrey in Houston for maiden title April 13, 2015

    American Jack Sock won his first ATP singles title defeating compatriot Sam Querrey 7-6(9) 7-6(2) in the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston on Sunday. The 22-year-old Sock, playing in his first ATP final, saved three set points in the first set tie-break which came after a...
  • Sam Querrey, Jack Sock reach Clay Court final April 12, 2015

    Houston: Sam Querrey and Jack Sock set up the first all-American final in a dozen years in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The eighth-seeded Querrey dominated on his crushing serve in the rain-interrupted third set Saturday to upset defending champion Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Sock knocked off...
  • Fernando Verdasco in US Clay Court Championship semis, Lopez out April 11, 2015

    Houston: Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-3 on a stormy Friday to reach the semi-finals in the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, will face eighth-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States. Querrey beat top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-4, 6-1 in the...
  • 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...
  • Fernando Verdasco advances to round 3 of US Clay Court Championship April 10, 2015

    Houston: Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat 18-year-old Hyeon Chung 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Thursday in the second round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, survived stiff early resistance from Chung, then broke the South Korean player in the fifth game of the second set and...
  • Feliciano Lopez advances to US Men's Clay Court Championships quarters April 9, 2015

    Houston: Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez capitalized on Sam Groth's frequently errant serving Wednesday night to easily advance 6-3, 6-3 into the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. The 34-year-old Spaniard, who's at a career high No. 12 in the ATP World Tour rankings, broke Groth three times. Although the powerful...
  • Janko Tipsarevic outlasts Guilherme Clezar at US clay court championships April 8, 2015

    Houston: Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia made a triumphant return to the ATP Tour by outlasting qualifier Guilherme Clezar 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7) on Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. Tipsarevic had to save two match points in the tiebreaker, one of them with Clezar serving,...
  • Somdev fails to qualify for US Clay Court championship main draw April 7, 2015

    Houston: Stumbling at the final hurdle, Somdev Devvarman lost the third qualifying round of the Fayez Sarofim and Co. US Men's Clay Court Championship to Guilherme Clezar. Somdev fought hard before losing 4-6, 4-6 to his Brazilian opponent, ranked 15 places below him at 186, in the Qualifiers of the USD...