updated 1:27 AM UTC, Sep 8, 2016

Yogeshwar wants Kudukhov's kin to retain Olympic silver

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:28
New Delhi: Yogeshwar Dutt has made a sporting gesture, and said on Wednesday that he wants wrestler Besik Kudukhov's family to retain the 2012 London Olympics silver of which the Russian was stripped after testing positive for banned substances.Yogeshwar had…

Men marathoners happy with facilities during Rio race

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:16
New Delhi: India's men marathoners T. Gopi and Kheta Ram have asserted that the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) provided them the required water and energy drinks during their event on August 21 at the Rio Olympics, unlike the claims…

Men marathoners happy with facilities during Rio race

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:16
New Delhi: India's men marathoners T. Gopi and Kheta Ram have asserted that the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) provided them the required water and energy drinks during their event on August 21 at the Rio Olympics, unlike the claims…

Indian women's chess team confident of Olympiad medal

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:11
Chennai: The fifth-seeded Indian women's chess team, spearheaded by World No.5 Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli, is confident of putting up a good show at the upcoming World Chess Olympiad at the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, its members say.With an average…

Two refugee athletes to compete at Rio Paralympics

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:12
Rio de Janeiro: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that two refugee athletes will compete as part of an independent team at the Rio Paralympic Games, starting from September 7 here.Syrian-born Greece based swimmer Ibrahim Al Hussein and Iranian…

Wawrinka, Ferrer, Halep advance at US Open

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:07
New York: Spanish players Stan Wawrinka, David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez were among the winners in the men's first-round matches at the US Open in Flushing Meadow here.The third-seed Wawrinka, who reached the semi-finals last year, defeated Spaniard Fernando Verdasco…

Ronaldinho releases Paralympics musical tribute

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:05
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's football great Ronaldinho has shown his musical talents by unveiling a music video that pays tribute to the world's Paralympic athletes.Clips of the song entitled "I'm from the world, a winner" have already been seen more…

Rooney defends decision on corners during Euro Cup

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:58
London: England football team skipper Wayne Rooney has defended his decision to relieve Harry Kane from taking corners during the 2016 Euro Cup in defiance of former manager Roy Hodgson's strategy.According to Hodgson's strategy, Kane was to take corners for…

Serena Williams storms through US Open first round

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:51
New York: Top seeded tennis player Serena Williams outplayed unseeded Russian player Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open here.Williams hit 12 aces with only one double-fault in the 63 minutes it took for her…

ISL: NorthEast United appoint Francisco Bruto Da Costa as assistant coach

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:44
Guwahati: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC on Wednesday announced the appointment of Francisco Bruto Da Costa as clubs assistant coach for the forthcoming third edition of tournament.Francisco Bruto Da Costa joins the franchise with over 14 years…