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Jaitley allocates Rs.400 crore for Indian sports

Jaitley allocates Rs.400 crore for Indian sports

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 14:47

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday allocated Rs.400 crore for the development of Indian sports, including upgradation of sports infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, a sports university in Manipur and training for athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asiad.

Anand joint third with five to go in World Rapid

Anand joint third with five to go in World Rapid

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 11:59

Five-time world champion Viswanthan Anand kept himself in contention by notching up 3.5 points on the penultimate day of the World Rapid Chess Championship here.

Defending champion Casey relishes excitement of Irish Open

Defending champion Casey relishes excitement of Irish Open

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 00:07

Defending champion Paul Casey spoke with relish on Tuesday of the drama that lies ahead at this week`s Irish Open at Fota Island Resort, where three qualifying places for next month`s British Open will be up for grabs.

Gatlin clocks world-leading 9.86sec

Gatlin clocks world-leading 9.86sec

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 23:55

Justin Gatlin set a new world leading time of 9.86sec on the 100-metre track at the Golden Spike event in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday.

Parker expects Duncan to return

Parker expects Duncan to return

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 23:26

San Antonio point guard Tony Parker believes Tim Duncan and the rest of his Spurs teammates will be back next season to seek an NBA championship repeat.

Ryder Cup countdown underway, says McGinley

Ryder Cup countdown underway, says McGinley

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 23:12

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley believes that despite Martin Kaymer`s convincing US Open success, honours in last week`s championship were equally shared among the potential European and US team members for Gleneagle.

Anand joint ninth after sedate start in World Rapid

Anand joint ninth after sedate start in World Rapid

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 10:51

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got off to a sedate start with two draws and ended up joint ninth after the end of the fifth round of World Rapid Chess Championship that got underway here.

Cruden re-signs with All Blacks to 2017

Cruden re-signs with All Blacks to 2017

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 05:07

All Blacks pivot Aaron Cruden announced Tuesday he had re-signed with the All Blacks for another three years, securing his services for next year`s World Cup and the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour.

Sagan takes Tour of Switzerland stage, Martin holds lead

Sagan takes Tour of Switzerland stage, Martin holds lead

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 23:19

Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Monday, as Germany`s Tony Martin retained the leader`s yellow jersey.

IOA Secy Gen writes to NSFs for views on 2019 Asiad bid

IOA Secy Gen writes to NSFs for views on 2019 Asiad bid

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 20:21

IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta today asked all the National Sports Federations and state Olympic bodies to express their views in writing if the country should bid for 2019 Asian Games, saying the General Body Meeting cannot be called due to paucity of time.

Saina leads Indian challenge at Indonesia Super Series

Saina leads Indian challenge at Indonesia Super Series

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 19:34

Three-time champion Saina Nehwal, who is coming from a break, will look to renew her love affair with Indonesia when she leads the Indian challenge in the USD 750,000 BCA Indonesia Superseries Premier starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

Ayonika bags bronze at ISSF World Cup

Ayonika bags bronze at ISSF World Cup

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 14:35

India`s Aynonika Paul clinched her maiden international medal as a senior shooter by settling for a bronze in the 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia.

San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat to clinch NBA title

San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat to clinch NBA title

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:11

The San Antonio Spurs delivered a decisive end to LeBron James` two-year reign atop the basketball world by routing the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday to win the NBA Finals four games to one.

Avenir Certain wins Oaks to join greats

Avenir Certain wins Oaks to join greats

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 00:57

Avenir Certain completed the French 1000 Guineas and Oaks double at Chantilly on Sunday to join such greats as Zarkava and Divine Proportions in winning both of France`s fillies classics.

Talukdar-Bombayla Devi duo goes down, settle for silver

Talukdar-Bombayla Devi duo goes down, settle for silver

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 19:45

Jayanta Talukdar and Bombayla Devi Laishram went down to their Chinese opponents and settled for a silver medal in the recurve mixed pair event of the Archery World Cup Stage III in Antalya, Turkey today.

Indian women beat Malaysia 2-0 in hockey series

Indian women beat Malaysia 2-0 in hockey series

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 19:40

The Indian women`s hockey team was today on course for a clean sweep in the six-match series against Malaysia as it blanked the home side 2-0 in their fifth game here.

Poonia finishes 3rd in US, Gowda 8th in Diamond League

Poonia finishes 3rd in US, Gowda 8th in Diamond League

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 16:37

On a training-cum-competition stint in the United States, ace Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished third in an international competition with an effort below the Glasgow Commonwealth Games qualifying standard set by Athletics Federation of India.