IOA withdraws boycott call for 2022 Commonwealth Games over exclusion of shooting

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has withdrawn its threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over Shooting's exclusion. It also announced that the country will bid to host either the 2026 or the 2030 edition...

Karnataka all set for Women’s National Boxing Championship beginning today

The third edition of women's national boxing championships begins today, December 31, at the JSW Sports-owned Inspire Institute of Sport in Vijayanagara, Karnataka where country’s top boxers will be competing for top hounours. The tournament is scheduled till 6th of next month...

Viswanathan Anand ends year with bronze medal in World Blitz Championship

Viswanathan Anand gets blessed with another success as he bags the bronze medal in the World blitz chess championship at Riyadh. Just couple of days back, he won gold medal in the Rapid section. He defeated Maxim Vachier-Lagrave of France in the final round to take his tally to 14.5 points from 21 rounds. Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, with 14.5 points won the silver medal owing to a superior tie breaker score. Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the title scoring 16 points. , Vidit Gujrathi finis..

Sakshi Malik, Babita Kumari qualifies for 2018 Commonwealth games

Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik has qualified for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the 62kg category. The Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Australia between April 4 and 15, 2018...

Virat Kohli chosen for "Cricketer of the year" by BCCI

India Test captain Virat Kohli was on Thursday named 'Cricketer of the Year', award in the Board of Control for Cricket in India's annual honours to be given away on January 5 in Mumbai. ..

Schumacher 'fighting for life': doctor

Seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is "fighting for his life" after a ski accident in the French Alps, BBC reported early Tuesday. ..

Yuvraj out, Binny and Aaron in for New Zealand tour

India's cricket selectors Tuesday dropped Yuvraj Singh and picked rookie all-rounder Stuart Binny and pacer Varun Aaron in the 16-member ODI side for the tour to New Zealand starting Jan 19. ..

Stuart Binny surprised with maiden ODI call-up

Karnataka all-rounder Stuart Binny was Tuesday pleasantly surprised with his maiden call-up to the Indian ODI side for the tour to New Zealand starting Jan 19. ..

Kohli doubtful for second ODI

Indian batsman Virat Kohli was rendered a doubtful starter for the second ODI against Pakistan to be held in Kolkata on Thursday after he suffered a foot injury in the first match here...

Mithali Raj to lead Indian eves in 2013 World Cup

India on Monday named Mithali Raj as the captain of the 15-member women`s cricket squad for the World Cup to be played in India next month. ..

Kabbadi World Cup in Patna from March 1

Teams from 16 countries will participate in the first Kabbadi World Cup for women to be held in Patna from March 1 to 4. ..

With two golds and a silver, India ends brilliant campaign at Olympic Test Event for Boxing in Tokyo

India today ended its brilliant campaign at the Olympic Test Event for Boxing in Tokyo with two precious golds and a silver. Indian pugilists Shiva Thapa and Pooja Rani clinched gold while Ashish settled for a silver. ..

Ravinder earns first medal for India; clinches silver at World Wrestling Championship

Indian grappler Ravinder won a silver medal at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championship in Budapest after going down to Kyrgyzstan's Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov in the final. This was India's first medal at the 2019 edition and overall fifth silver at the Championships...

Conflict of Interest: BCCI ethics officer asks Rahul Dravid for further clarifications

BCCI ethics officer D.K. Jain has asked Indian cricket great Rahul Dravid to appear in person for the second time, on November 12, for further submissions and clarifications on the conflict of interest allegations levelled against him...

Indian women hockey team defeats China by 4-1 in Asia Cup; tops pool A

The Indian Women’s Hockey Team on Monday came up with an all-around performance to register a commanding 4-1 victory over China in their second Pool A match at the Women’s Asia Cup 2017 being held at Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium, Japan...

Heena Sidhu shines at Commonwealth Shooting Championships; bags gold

Indian shooter Heena Sidhu on Tuesday bagged the gold medal in the women's 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships, Brisbane. Notably, Heena Sidhu continued her good form and scored 240.8 points in the final and clinched the gold medal...

FIFA to feature Indian football giant East Bengal club in its weekly show

The century-old football club East Bengal has always attracted international limelight for various records. Kolkata, the host of recent FIFA U-17 final is the home ground of East Bengal. Since the successful hosting, some Football clubs of FIF has attracted the attention of FIFA officials. FIFA is going to make a documentary on this 97 years old club for its own channel...

Zaheer ignored for West Indies series, Jadeja rested

The Indian cricket selectors Thursday ignored bowlers Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh for the two-match Test series against the West Indies beginning Nov 6...

Indian driver Akhil Rabindra earns FIA Academy berth

After an intensive three days of tests and evaluations at the FIA Institute Asia-Pacific Selection Event hosted by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), India’s Akhil Rabindra won himself a place in the FIA Institute Young Drivers Excellence Academy. ..

Kohli can break Sachin's ODI record: Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels that the way Virat Kohli is batting, he can go on to break Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI hundreds...

Indian women beat Pakistan to lift Asia Cup

The Indian women's cricket team lifted the inaugural Asian Cricket Council's Twenty 20 Asia Cup after beating arch-rivals Pakistan by 18 runs in a low-scoring final here today...

Peter Gade quits badminton

Danish player Peter Gade has brought down the curtain on his prolific career happy in the knowledge badminton is in the hands of several promising young compatriots. ..

Indian athletes put up best show in Asian Games; bags 5 medals including two Gold on Day 12

Putting up the best show in Asian Games being held at Indonesian capital Indonesia, Indian athletes continue to script history. Notably, Jinson Johnson and the women relay team on Thursday bagged gold medal while men’s relay team clinched silver and Chitra Unnikrishnan won a bronze medal.Johnson bagged the gold medal with reaching at the finishing line in 3:44.72 minutes in the men's 1500 metres race. Also, Johnson became the first Indian in 56 years to win this event at the Asian Games, following ..

Odisha soon to set up ‘Sports City’ with an aim to become the ‘Sports Powerhouse’

To mark the National Sports day, Odisha government planning to set up ‘Sports City’ in Bhubaneswar with world-class infrastructure. Integrated sports complexes have also been planned to be established in major cities of Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Rourkela and Jeypore with an initial outlay of Rs 96 Crore under SWARNA scheme...

I want to do my best for my team; ready to play until 2023

Lasith Malinga..

Alex Hales bashes Pakistan bowlers with 171 runs to reach highest total for England in ODI

England crushed the Pakistan bowling during the third ODI to make the highest ever total score of in a 50 over match. England’s batsman Alex Hales decimated Pakistan’s bowling unit by smashing 171 from 122 balls to provide the platform for England to post the highest ever ODI total of 444 for 3 in its resounding 169-run win at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.England, which won the first two ODIs with relative ease as well, took a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series in Nottingham after Pakistan was bowled ..

India to begin second innings in trouble at 21-3 after taking a 111-run lead at final Test match

Building on a 111-run lead India were leading by 132 runs with seven wickets in hand in the second innings when play was called off in the last session of Day 3 due to rain. With India on 21 for three the series decider was hanging in balance at stumps on Sunday evening..

US Open begins: Serena eyes to create history at US Open; Sharapova pulls out over injury

As the US Open begins at the Flushing Meadows in New York from Monday, the world number 1 badmintons player, Serena Williams is all set to make history to win a Calendar Slams. US open is the fourth grand slams and Williams had won all other three grand slams of this year. ..

India eyes for victory on fifth day of last test match against SL; SL at stumps 67 for 3

With an end of the fourth day of game between India and Sri Lanka, on Tuesday it would be the judgment day for both teams, as it would be the last day of the last test match, which would either give India an opportunity to rise up in the test ranking of ICC or will be again a down fall...

Sania, Paes advance in US Open doubles event

Sania Mirza won both her women's and mixed doubles matches while Leander Paes was also victorious in his mixed doubles match as both Indians advanced to the next round of the US Open here...

Sacking Cook is not a realistic way: Stewart

Former captain Alec Stewart feels that sacking Alastair Cook as England's ODI skipper just a few months ahead of the 2015 World Cup won't be the right step and asked the players not to be overcautious and unadventurous...

Jumping up high, Sai Praneeth enters 'Top 20' in World Badminton Rankings

Shuttle-king of India B. Sai Praneeth has jumped four places to enter into the top 20 players in the latest World Badminton Rankings...

Upsetting news for cricket world! BCCI suspends Prithvi Shaw for doping violation

Cricket world is upset since yesterday as Indian Test opener Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) till November 15, 2019, for a doping violation. ..

Can't content with just One! Anjum Moudgil wins second gold in Sardar Sethi shooting competition

After the 10m rifle gold on Monday, World Championships silver medallist Anjum Moudgil won her second gold in the Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters Shooting Competition yesterday. ..

Saina Nehwal swiftly storms into pre-quarterfinals of World Badminton Championships

Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal swiftly stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championships which is being held in Nanjing, China. While Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth progressed to the Men's Singles second round. Saina Nehwal today came out aggressively in the badminton court and defeated Turkey's Aliye Demirbag by 21-17, 21-8 in her second match to set up a pre-quarterfinal clash with 2013 champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand. The Olympic medallist Indian had received ..

Don’t expect life to be a bed of roses, there will be challenges along the way

Ekta Bhyan..

‘Slum Daud’ concludes with 6000 youth and motivational message

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh and Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar on Sunday led the curtain raiser of the twelve edition of the Slum Daud. Six Thousands of youth from Delhi slums participated in the run which started from Jhandenwalan Devi Mandir and ended at Ajmal Khan Park. Each participant was awarded medal and certificates...

'Bull power’ of Captain Rohit Kumar leads Bengaluru to thrash Telugu Titans by 31-21

Debutant Bengaluru Bulls captain Rohit Kumar bagged 12 points out of 18 raids and led his team to register a commanding win over Telugu Titans. Notably, Bengaluru Bulls defeated Telugu Titans by 31-21 in the fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Gachibowli at Indoor Stadium on Sunday...

Czech boxing tournament: Indian boxers bag eight medals including 5 Gold

Continuing good run in the international sports arena, Indian boxers shined at 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem after bagging eight medals in different categories. Indian boxers packed a heavy punch in the championship which was held in the Czech Republic and clinched five gold, two silver and one bronze medal...

Citi Open: Ramkumar Ramanathan, Yuki Bhambri storms into main draw of tournament

India’s emerging Tennis players Ramkumar Ramanathan and Yuki Bhambri on Sunday entered into the men’s singles main draw of the Citi Open in Washington after winning their respective matches...

PM Modi flags off ‘Run for Rio’; encourages all the athletes of Indian contingent for Olympics 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the “Run for Rio” event in New Delhi to encourage all the athletes this time taking part into Rio Olympics. Flags off event took place in Major Dhyanchand stadium on Sunday. Thousands of people have joined the run to give their support and best wishes to all the athletes taking part in Rio Olympics...

Ashwin-powered bowling spark Indian team in 2nd test, bowls out West Indies at just 196

After getting lot of appreciation for the performance during the first test match against West Indies, Indian spinner R. Ashwin sparked again during the 2nd test at Kingston. The off-spinner took five wickets to bowl all out the host Caribbean at just 196 runs. India’s ascendancy in the West Indies continued as it took firm control of the proceedings at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Saturday. ..

With one of highest bids, Paytm bags title sponsorship rights of BCCI for 4 years

An online recharge website turned e-commerce, Paytm on Thursday bags the title sponsorship rights from BCCI International and Domestic matches auction by winning a bid for price of 203.28 crore, which would be paid till the terms gets end...

With 44 votes, Beijing elected to host Olympic Winter Games 2022

After staging Summer Olymipc Games in 2008, Beijing will become the first city to host both a summer and winter edition of the Olympic Games as, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday named Beijing, Capital of China, as the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 2022...

Gold eludes Indian wrestlers, get 4 silvers, 1 bronze

After a day of highs, there was disappointment in store for Indian wrestlers as they only garnered four silver medals and a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Wednesday...

Kallis retires from all formats of Cricket

Jacques Kallis who had previously retired from Tests announced that he will not play ODIs and T20Is either. ..

Ishant to miss fourth Test, says Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday confirmed that India's hero in the historic win at Lord's, Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out from the third Test, will miss the crucial fourth Test at Manchester starting Aug 7...

Saina reaches pre-quarters, Jwala-Ashwini too keep hopes alive

India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal romped into the knockout stage of women's singles competition, while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also kept their hopes alive in the women's doubles event after r.....

Olympics 2012: Kashyap reaches last 16 as others fall by wayside

Parupalli Kashyap displayed a splendid attacking style of badminton to shock his higher ranked rival Tien Minh Nguye of Vietnam in straight games and progress to the pre-quarterfinals of the men's sin.....

Dravid hits 34th ton equals Gavaskar's record

Senior batsman Rahul Dravid struck his 34th Test century ..

Dravid hits ton but Broad hat-trick restricts India's lead

Rahul Dravid cracked his second consecutive century before Stuart Broad's hat-trick triggered a dramatic collapse to restrict India's lead to 67 runs on the second day of the second cricket Test against England on Saturday...

Historic Victory! India ‘Number One’ in ISSF World Cup with 5 Golds, Surpasses China

the ISSF Shooting World Cup 2019 has been proved a milestone to India as Indian shooters have topped the medal tally with five golds and a silver and has thereby surpassed China who is on second position having 2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals...

Indian duo Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan swiftly storms into second round of #FrenchOpen

Indian tennis duo of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan on Wednesday swiftly stormed into the second round of Men's doubles of French Open after defeating India’s Purav Raja and France’s Fabrice Martin. Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan overcame the Indo-French combination of Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin by 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a match that lasted for over 2 hours. The match saw only three breaks of serve, one in each set, Bhambri and Sharan prevailed, despite the high quality of serving by their opponents...

India crushes Bangladesh by 240 runs in second warm up match

India crushed Bangladesh in their second and final warm-up game of the ICC Champions Trophy at London on Tuesday. Notably, India warm-up Bangladesh by 240 runs at the second warm up match after a comprehensive all round performance on the field...

Asian Junior Tennis Championship: Five Indian players advances to second round

Indian contingent is shining in the HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship for boys and girls which are being held in Pune. Notably, Five Indian players including Megh Bhargav Patel, Akansha Bhan, Rhea Verma, Vaidehi Chaudari and Tanisha Kashyap moved into the singles second round at the HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship for boys and girls on Tuesday...

Alaister Cook breaks Sachin’ record; becomes youngest player to reach 10,000 Test runs

While claiming a series victory over the Sri Lanka in Durham on Monday, England skipper Alastair Cook became the youngest player to reach 10,000 runs in Test matches. With scoring 47 not out against Sri Lanka in the second test, Cook boke the record of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. Cook At age of 31 years and 157 days displaced Sachin Tendulkar who achieved the milestone at 31 years and 326 days. However Sachin had achieved the record in 195 Test innings while Cook got his during his 229th innings. ..

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu creates history; becomes first Indian to play football for European League

Indian national team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made a historic debut in the 13th round of Tippeligaen, the Norwegian top division, which was a first for an Indian...

Gurpreet Singh qualifies for Rio Olympics in shooting

Gurpreet Singh secured India a fifth quota place in shooting for the Rio Olympics by finishing fourth in the Men's 10m Air Pistol final at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Munich on Sunday...

21 Tibetan teams to compete in football tournament

Twenty-one teams will compete in the 20th Gyalyum Chemo Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament, organised by the Tibetan National Sports Association in this Himachal Pradesh town, from June 4 to 15, the organisers said Saturday...

IPL scandal 'shocking', says Sachin

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar Friday described the spot fixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League (IPL) as "shocking and disappointing". ..

Istanbul, Madrid, Tokyo stake claim to 2020 Olympics

As the Russian city of St. Petersburg hosts the 2013 Sport Accord convention, delegates from the three cities short-listed for the right to host the 2020 Olympics - Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo - have been vigorously attempting to woo IOC members in attendance. ..

IPL spot fixing: BCCI secretary, treasurer resign

As the IPL spot fixing scam further unravelled, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke resigned from their posts Friday in a major development. ..

Upul Tharanga in trouble …

Tharanga is the only Sri Lankan cricketer to fail a dope test during the World Cup...

India Open 2017: Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma swiftly enters into quarterfinals

India’s top badminton player Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma on Thursday stormed into the quarterfinals in their respective singles events at India Open Super Series badminton tournament in New Delhi...

India’s top squash player Saurav Ghosal enters into semi-finals of Montreal Open tournament

India's top men's squash player Saurav Ghosal on Thursday swiftly entered into the semi-finals of Montreal Open tournament which is also known as PSA world tour event. Notably, Saurav Ghosal defeated Arturo Salazar of Mexico by 11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 11-4, 15-13 in the quarterfinal match of the tournament. ..

PCB to take legal action against BCCI

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday said that the board is mulling to take a legal action against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for constantly refusing to play a scheduled India-Pakistan bilateral series...

ICC confirm Manish Pandey as Yuvraj's replacement after serious ankle injury

Senior all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 after twisting his ankle during India’s last Super 10 game against Australia in Mohali. The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee has approved Manish Pandey as a replacement player for Yuvraj in India's squad for the remainder of the tournament...

Jason Roy quick-fire half century crushes New Zealand; England bags place in World T20 final

The smashing batting performance by the England let them keep an upper hand over the New Zealand as the former defeated the unbeaten blackcaps in the semi-final of World T-20 by 7 wickets at Delhi. With opener Jason Roy maiden T20 fifty, England steered into the final of the ICC World T-20 where they will face the winner of India and West Indies match. The surrey batsman smashed 78 off 44 balls before Jos Butler and Joe Root guided England over the line to reach their target with 17 balls remaining. ..

Indian cricketers skipped for ICC's World Cup XI team

Not a single Indian cricketer found a place in the ICC's World Cup XI ..

Kohli, Dhawan, Dhoni in top 10 ODI batsmen; Yadav makes maiden entry in ICC ranking

The heartbreaking World Cup 2015 ended, but the star player Virat Kohli ..