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30-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Had received acting offer for 'Dangal', says Ritu Phogat

Promising wrestler Ritu Phogat on Friday revealed that she was offered a role in the recently-released Aamir Khan-starrer "Dangal", based on her father Mahavir Singh Phogat's life.But the 21-year-old, who recently clinched her second successive gold medal at the...

23-Dec-2016 New Delhi

PWL will help me prepare for other global tourneys : Sakshi Malik

Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik wants to use the upcoming second edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) as a platform for her future global tournaments like the Asian Championships and the World Championships.Sakshi (58kg) will represent...

17-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Vijender Singh retains WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title

India's Vijender Singh outpunched Tanzania's Francis Cheka by technical knockout at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on Saturday to defend his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.The 31-year-old Indian took just three rounds to conquer the current African champion...

16-Dec-2016 Yokohama (Japan)

Video Assistant Referee system causes confusion : Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system being used at the ongoing Club World Cup here causes confusion, though he acknowledged that he has to adapt to whatever FIFA wants to do.The former France star made...

09-Dec-2016 Guwahati

Boxer Mary Kom to return to 48kg category

Five-time World Champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom asserted on Friday that she aims to return to the 48 kg weight category amid speculation that it could be included in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.The star boxer from Manipur had won all her world titles in women's 48kg...

06-Dec-2016 London

Money not enough to keep Sanchez at Arsenal : Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opined that an enhanced financial package may not be enough to keep in-form forward Alexis Sanchez with the former English Premier League (EPL) champions.Sanchez has been in excellent form this season. The Chile international...

03-Dec-2016 Monte Carlo

Usain Bolt wins record 6th IAAF award

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has won the IAAF male Athlete of the Year for an unprecedented sixth time, wihle Almaz Ayana has taken the female title.Bolt, who bagged three golds for the third Olympic Games in a row in Rio earlier this year, claimed the track...

03-Dec-2016 Monte Carlo

Usain Bolt to focus on 100m in career's last season

Multiple Olympic champion Usain Bolt has asserted that he wants to focus on the 100 meters event in his final season, leaving the 200m out of his mind."After last season, I kind of figured out that no matter how hard I work at this point, it probably is going...

30-Nov-2016 London

Usain Bolt pleased with work done on new documentary on him

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has said that he is pleased with the work done by producers of a new documentary which chronicles his rise to iconic status."I am Bolt" premiered here on Tuesday attracting several of the world's leading athletes and entertainers,...

21-Nov-2016 Jammu

Inter-Battalion Tournament Concludes

The Inter Battalion Sports Tournament-2016 which was started on 9th November concluded at an impressive function held at Police Sports Stadium, Gulshan Ground here this evening.More than 500 sports personnel and athletics including women players, representing...

10-Nov-2016 Paris

Bolt, Thompson shortlisted for IAAF awards

Five-time IAAF World Athlete of the Year Usain Bolt has made the shortlists for the awards alongside with some other gold medalists at the Rio Olympic Games.The Jamaican became the first sprinter to win three straight Olympic titles of the men's 100 and 200 meters...

09-Nov-2016 Jammu

JKP winter sports calendar begins

Inter-Battalion Sports Tournament-2016 was declared open by Additional Director General of Police Armed (ADGP), Mr. L. Mohanti here today at a colourful function held at Sports Stadium Gulshan Ground.More than 500 men and women sports personnel and athletics, representing...

07-Nov-2016 Marikina City (Philippines)

Hundreds watch Pacquiao fight on giant screens in Philippines

Though Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao was thousands of kilometers away from his homeland on Sunday during his bout with Jessie Vargas, the fighter was still there virtually for his compatriots who watched his bout on television.Efe quoted an EPA journalist as...

07-Nov-2016 Agra

Golfers visit Taj Mahal ahead of Hero women's Indian Open

Ahead of the Hero women's Indian Open tournament from November 11 to 13, some of the top foreign golfers visited the Taj Mahal here on Monday.The $400,000 event, co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the Women's Golf Association of India (WGAI)...

28-Oct-2016 Mexico City

Difficult to take away top spot from Rosberg : Lewis Hamilton

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton said edging past his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to claim a fourth world title will not be easy given the 26 points he trails the German with three races to go.The pair go into the meeting with Hamilton knowing it...

21-Oct-2016 Ramban

Week long wrestling competition concludes at Ramban

The wrestlers of 15 Sector Rashtriya Rifles(RR) of Reasi Rhinos team swept the Pir Panjal Wrestling Leage “Yuva Yodha” title in all the seven categories on the final day of the week long  Inter District Wrestling Championship  organised by the...

21-Oct-2016 Srinagar

Union Sports Secretary reviews progress of PMSSP projects

Union Secretary of Sports, Rajiv Yadav, today arrived in Srinagar to review the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Special Sports Package (PMSSP) of Rs. 200 crore for the State.The Secretary accompanied by Joint Secretary (Development), Ministry of Youth...

16-Oct-2016 Rohtak

Wrestler Sakshi Malik engaged to Satyawart Kadian

Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik on Sunday got engaged to fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian at her residence here.Kadian, who trains at his father's akhada here, competes in the 97kg freestyle category and had bagged a bronze medal at the 2010 Youth...

15-Oct-2016 Macao

Golfers Lahiri, Chikka set up final day duel in Macao

Close pals Anirban Lahiri and Chikkarangappa S. are set to meet in a mouth-watering final day shoot-out after being one shot ahead of the chasing pack at the Venetian Macao Open here on Saturday.Lahiri, the reigning Asian Tour number one, and Chikkarangappa...

15-Oct-2016

Rio Olympics my best one : Abhinav Bindra

Despite finishing fourth at the Rio Olympics, former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra rated the 2016 Games as the best of his career.The 33-year-old shooter made history by winning a gold in the men's 10m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It was India's...

07-Oct-2016 Chandigarh

2nd Sports meet 2016 organized

To realize the career dreams of rural youth and fulfil their potential, RGNIYD RC Chandigarh has launched a Skill Development project for North East, Schedule Cast, Schedule Tribe. RGNIYD RC has organized the “2nd Sports for Development and Peace Meet”...

28-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Indian youngster signs contract with NBA D League

Palpreet Singh Brar has become the latest Indian to chase his basketball dreams in the United States as he has signed a contract with the NBA Development League.The 21-year-old, the winner of National Finals of the ACG-NBA Jump -- India's first national basketball...

28-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Boxing nationals in November, December

Newly-elected President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) Ajay Singh on Wednesday announced that the womens and men's national championships will be held in Uttarakhand and Guwahati in November and December, respectively.With the Asian Games and the Commonwealth...

27-Sep-2016 Tokyo

Don't understand why Russian athletes sanctioned at Rio Games: IOC chief

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach says he "still does not understand" why Russian athletes were sanctioned at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.Talking to the Japanese Yomiuri newspaper, Bach said on Monday: "Concerning suspicions of possible deviations...

19-Sep-2016 Kolkata

Happy gymnastics is being compared to cricket: Dipa Karmakar

The kind of attention she is receiving at the moment is unprecedented not only in gymnastics but in any other sport besides cricket, Dipa Karmakar said on Monday.Dipa, along with her coach Bishweshwar Nandi, was felicitated by the Bengal Chambers Commerce...

18-Sep-2016 Kolkata

Gymnast Dipa aims to topple US sensation Biles

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who has been the toast of the nation since her fourth-place finish in the Rio Olympics, said her next aim is to knock World No.1 Simone Biles of the United States off her perch.Biles claimed the gold medal in the women's vault -- the event...

17-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Haryana's love for a disabled woman is really big deal : Deepa Malik

Cherishing the reception she got post her historic silver medal at the Rio Paralympics, Deepa Malik on Saturday said that getting love from Haryana is a "really big deal" for a disabled woman.The 45-year-old scripted history by bagging the silver medal in women's...

12-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Zhou breaks world record to win 400m T53 gold

China's Zhou Hongzhuan broke the world record to win the women's 400m T53 title at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.The 27-year-old clocked 54.43 seconds to eclipse the previous record of 54.69 set by Australia's Angela Ballard in June, reports Xinhua on Sunday.Speaking...

12-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Liu breaks world record to win 200m freestyle S2 gold

China's Liu Benying set a new world record as he grabbed a gold in the 200 metre freestyle S2 at the 2016 Rio Paralympics here.The 20-year-old clocked three minutes 41.54 seconds to beat the previous record held by countryman Zou Liankang by almost eight seconds...

12-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Pro-wrestling has bright future in India: The Great Khali

Having created waves on the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) circuit in the US, Dalip Singh Rana, better known as "The Great Khali", is now focused on helping other WWE aspirants from India realise their dreams.The star wrestler has established an academy...

11-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Peng smashes record to win 50m backstroke S3 gold

China's Peng Qiuping smashed her own world record to win gold in the women's 50m backstroke S3 at the Rio Paralympics here.The 22-year-old clocked 48.49 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Sunday to beat her previous record of 49.91, Xinhua news agency...

10-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics here.His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal in the same event here on Friday night.While Thangavelu made a leap...

10-Sep-2016 Chennai

Mariappan Thangavelu a shy but disciplined high jumper

Twenty-two-year-old golden boy Mariyappan Thangavelu is a shy and reserved guy, but when it came to high jump training he was extremely disciplined and braved wounds in his handicapped leg, his coach said.Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal...

10-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Rio Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in men's high jump

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Saturday morning by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event.While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89...

06-Sep-2016 Gurgaon

'Great Khali' to organise professional fights in Haryana

Dalip Singh Rana, better known by his 'The Great Khali' moniker, will organise two professional wrestling matches in Haryana next month.Adressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Rana said that a professional wrestling bout will be organised at the Tau...

06-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Yogeshwar's Olympic medal won't be upgraded to gold: UWW

The United World Wrestling (UWW) on Tuesday quashed all speculation about star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze at the 2012 Olympics turning into gold by announcing that gold medallist Togrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan has not tested positive for banned substances."Contrary...

06-Sep-2016 Shillong

I would've returned from Rio with a medal: Mary Kom

Indian female boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom on Tuesday said she would have returned home from Rio with a medal had she qualified to compete in the Rio Olympics."If I went (to the Rio Olympics), then definitely I would have come with a medal," Mary said at a felicitation...

02-Sep-2016 Lonavla

There's more to cinema than gloss, glamour: Ketan Mehta

After having brought alive tales on the lives of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mangal Pandey, Raja Ravi Varma and Dashrath Manjhi on the big screen, Ketan Mehta is working on a movie on Rani Laxmi Bai. He says there is a need to tell such stories to go beyond...

31-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal felicitates Olympic medallists PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal felicitated Olympic medal winners -- shuttler P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik -- and handed over to them cheques of Rs 2 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively here on Wednesday.Hyderabadi badminton player Sindhu had won...

30-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Yogeshwar's Olympic bronze may be upgraded to silver

Star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics could be upgraded to silver after runner-up Besik Kudukhov of Russia was found guilty of doping violation.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had recently decided to retest samples...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Double joy for Khel Ratna Dipa as coach gets Dronacharya

After being conferred the highest sporting honour of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, awardee gymnast Dipa Karmakar said that the joy has doubled as her coach Bishweshwar Nandi also received the Dronacharya award here on Monday.Dipa, along with Rio...

28-Aug-2016 New Delhi

PM Modi meets Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa and other athletes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and bronze medal winner Sakshi Malik at his residence here on Sunday.Sports Minister Vijay Goel was also present at the meeting. Along with Sindhu and Malik, shooter Jitu Rai, gymnast...

28-Aug-2016 Hyderabad

Sachin Tendulkar presents BMWs to India's Olympic medallists, stars

India's Rio Olympics medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar who missed a medal by a whisker and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday received BMW cars for their achievements.Cricketing legend and India's goodwill ambassador at...

25-Aug-2016 Hyderabad

Will focus on Superseries, World No.1 is ultimate goal: Venkata Sindhu

Basking in Olympic glory, star shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has now set her eyes on the World Superseries, the only trophy missing from her cabinet, while becoming the World No.1 remains her ultimate goal.The tall 5' 11" silver medallist in women's singles...

24-Aug-2016 Bahadurgarh/New Delhi

Grand welcome for wrestler Sakshi Malik in Haryana

Rio 2016 Olympics bronze medalist wrestler Sakshi Malik was accorded a grand welcome by people and the state government as the motorcade carrying her entered Haryana on Wednesday.Sakshi, who arrived in Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport early...

22-Aug-2016 Agartala

Tripura declares holiday as it celebrates gymnast Dipa's homecoming

The Tripura government on Monday gave a rousing reception to ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian to take part in an Olympic gymnastics final, missing out on the bronze by a whisker.Hundreds of fans, officials, followers, admirers and well-wishers...

22-Aug-2016 Hyderabad/Tripura

Rio stars Sindhu, Dipa get rousing reception on homecoming

Rio silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu and Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian woman to take part in an Olympic gymnastics final, were accorded rousing receptions at their hometowns on Monday on return from the Olympics.Hundreds of fans, officials, sports...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

I've shut my critics up, says Neymar

Brazil football superstar Neymar labelled winning Rio Olympic gold as one of the "best things" of his life as he hit back at critics following Brazil's dramatic win over Germany here in the final.The forward scored from a free-kick as the match finished 1-1...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Wrestling world champions Akgul, Sadulaev bag Olympic titles

Turkey's world wrestling champion Taha Akgul claimed the men's freestyle 125kg title at the Rio Olympic Games, while Russian Abdulrashid Sadulaev added the 86kg gold to his medal collection.In the men's heavyweight final, Akgul on Saturday posted a 3-1 victory...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Chen Aisen wins China's 7th diving gold at Rio

China's 20-year-old diver Chen Aisen scored a highest 108.00 points in his last dive to win the men's 10-metre platform at the Rio Olympic Games here.It's China's first gold medal in the event since the 2004 Athens Games where Hu Jia clinched the title, Xinhua...

20-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Hope to see more kids playing golf: Olympian golfer Aditi

India's Aditi Ashok, who finished 41st after the fourth round of women's golf competition at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, encouraged kids to take up the sport as a career option.Aditi took to Twitter to share her experience and encourage kids in India to take...

20-Aug-2016 Kolhapur

Donison, Chirag, Shahan, grab pole in National Rotax Max Championship

Senior Max racer Ricky Donison and micro Max star Shahan Ali grabbed pole positions in the fourth and penultimate round of the 13th JK Tyre FMSCI National Rotax Max championship here at the Mohite Racing Academy on Saturday.The junior Max category saw championship...

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