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Saina enters India Open semis; Sindhu ousted

Saturday, 02 April 2016 10:47
New Delhi: India's premier badminton star Saina Nehwal orchestrated a fight back to beat Sung Ji Hyun in the quarter-finals, but compatriot P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the $300,000 India Open Superseries at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on…

Yao Ming elected into Basketball Hall of Fame

Friday, 01 April 2016 13:47
New York: It is reported that former NBA star Yao Ming has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.The official announcement will be made on Monday in Houston where the Chinese star played for the Houston Rockets for nine…

Forwards need to be more clinical: Hockey captain Sardar

Thursday, 31 March 2016 17:52
Bengaluru: India's men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh on Thursday said they are working on being more effective and clinical in the opponent's circle, ahead of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh from April 6-16.The…

Boxer Thapa qualifies for Rio Olympics

Thursday, 31 March 2016 17:37
Qian'an (China): Shiva Thapa became the first Indian boxer to qualify for the Rio Olympics when he entered the final of the men's bantamweight (56kg) category at the Asia/Oceania qualifying tournament here on Thursday.Shiva, the top seed in his weight…

Saina, Sindhu advance in Indian Open badminton

Thursday, 31 March 2016 10:57
New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu started their campaigns with spectacular wins in the women singles while the mixed doubles pair of Manu Attri and Ashwini Ponnappa also entered the pre-quarterfinals of the India Open World Badminton Super Series…

Mary Kom conferred honorary Doctor of Letters degree

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:54
Shillong: Five-time world boxing champion and Olympic medallist M.C. Mary Kom and the UPSC's first woman chairperson Rose Millian Bathew Kharbuli were on Tuesday conferred honorary Doctor of Letters degrees by the North Eastern Hill University here in Meghalaya.Human Resource…

India given deadline relief by AIBA

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 10:22
New Delhi: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Monday gave India partial relief by extending the deadline for the formation of a new national federation from March 31 to May 14.India could be barred from the 2016 Rio Olympics should…

Indian women's hockey team undaunted ahead of Hawke's Bay Cup

Monday, 28 March 2016 15:47
New Delhi: Following confident and notable performances at the South Asian Games (SAG) and the South African tour, the Indian women's hockey team launch their campaign in the Hawke's Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand, on April 2.There will be…

Bulgaria's triple jumper tests positive for Meldonium

Monday, 28 March 2016 14:07
Sofia: Bulgaria's triple jumper Gabriela Petrova tested positive for the banned drug Meldonium.The 23-year-old European indoor triple jump silver medallist had taken the substance in 2015 while it was not yet listed as a banned substance by World Anti-Doping Agency…

Over 2,200 booked for unruly behaviour during Holi in Manipur

Monday, 28 March 2016 11:12
Imphal: Over 2,200 people were booked and fines amounting to more than Rs.2 lakh were imposed for unruly behaviour during Holi which was celebrated for nearly five days in Manipur, police said on Sunday.During the festival which began on Wednesday,…