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Golfer Jeev qualifies for fifth US Open appearance

Friday, 10 June 2016 16:51
Sentosa (Singapore): Veteran Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh will make his fifth appearance at the US Open next week after Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee withdrew due to personal reasons.Jeev, a two-time Asian Tour number one and captain for Team Asia in…

Japan's Momota kicked off Rio squad for illegal gambling

Thursday, 09 June 2016 15:29
Tokyo: World No. 2 shuttler Kento Momota was axed by Japan's badminton team for the Rio Olympics after he gambled at an illegal casino, according to local officials.The 21-year-old, having admitted visiting a casino six times and gambling away around…

Rio-bound shooter Heena's training costs hiked to Rs 1 crore

Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:38
New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Wednesday hiked the financial assistance for Rio-bound shooter Heena Sidhu from Rs 75 lakh to Rs one crore under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme for training and other support till the quadrennial extravaganza.The…

Saina, Srikanth advance; Sindhu bows out of Australian Open

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 16:53
Sydney: Indian stars Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth registered comprehensive wins to advance to the second round, while P.V. Sindhu suffered an opening round upset at the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Superseries here on Wednesday.Apart from Srikanth, World No.37 Sameer…

Lucknow to host junior men's hockey World Cup in December

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 16:14
New Delhi: Sixteen countries will clash in the men's junior World Cup in Lucknow from December 8 to 18, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Tuesday.Besides hosts India, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, England, Germany, Japan, South Korea,…

Stephen Curry out of Rio Olympics

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 14:26
Rio de Janeiro: Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics citing injury concerns.The 28-year-old said he wanted to focus on recovering form ankle and knee complaints which have affected him this season,…

Delhi HC dismisses Sushil Kumar's plea for trials for Rio Olympics

Monday, 06 June 2016 11:48
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed two-time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar's plea seeking selection trials in the 74 kg freestyle category for Rio Olympics, saying that "last minute challenge to selection can disturb the mental preparation…

Indian hockey eves lose 1-2 to Japan

Saturday, 04 June 2016 17:33
Darwin: India lost 1-2 to Japan in the bronze medal play-off match in the four-nation invitational women's hockey tournament here on Saturday.Vandana Katariya gave India a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute but Japan equalised in the very next minute…

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali no more

Saturday, 04 June 2016 12:57
Los Angeles: Legendary former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who had been hospitalised following respiratory problems, has passed away, a family spokesman said."After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74," family…

Golfer Lahiri tied 44th after first round of Memorial Championship

Friday, 03 June 2016 16:53
Dublin (Ohio): Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri failed to repeat his sixth place finish at the Colonial last week as he ended joint 44th after the first round of the Memorial Golf Championship, held at the Muirfield Village here.Lahiri, who…