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Simon Gerrans pulls out of Tour de France

Simon Gerrans pulls out of Tour de France

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:19

Australian champion Simon Gerrans did not start the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday.

Alberto Contador rules himself out of Vuelta a Espana

Alberto Contador rules himself out of Vuelta a Espana

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:01

Alberto Contador admitted Wednesday that he will not be able to compete at the Vuelta a Espana, which begins on August 23.

Seniors Nandy, Climax, Dias picked by ISL franchises

Seniors Nandy, Climax, Dias picked by ISL franchises

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 18:56

Experienced footballers Sandip Nandy, Climax Lawrence, N P Pradeep and Steven Dias were among the home-grown stars picked on day two of the domestic players draft for the Indian Super League, here on Wednesday.

GoI seeks report from BFI over `turban row`, asks IOC to issue guidelines

GoI seeks report from BFI over `turban row`, asks IOC to issue guidelines

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 18:13

After two `Sikh` players from the Indian basketball team were asked to play without their turbans during the recently concluded Asia Cup in China, the Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has issued a statement expressing shock and has sought a detailed report from the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).

Two Sikh players forced to remove turbans during Basketball Asia Cup

Two Sikh players forced to remove turbans during Basketball Asia Cup

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:57

Two Indian `Sikh` players were forced to remove turbans during the fifth edition of Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) Asia Cup, in China.

Keshorn Walcott warms up for Commonwealth Games with gold in Poland

Keshorn Walcott warms up for Commonwealth Games with gold in Poland

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:21

Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott warmed up for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by capturing gold in the men’s javelin at the Janusz Sidlo Memorial meet here.

North Korea urge South to accept jumbo delegation proposal

North Korea urge South to accept jumbo delegation proposal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:06

North Korea has urged Asian Games hosts South Korea to seize a "golden opportunity" to improve relations between the fractious neighbours and accept their proposal for a party of 700 athletes and officials to take part in the multi-sport event.

2018 PyeongChang Games organisers appoint interim head

2018 PyeongChang Games organisers appoint interim head

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:10

The head of the South Korea Olympic Committee will step in to take over interim leadership of the 2018 PyeongChang Games following the surprise resignation of two senior officials.

Hyderabad monsoon races to begin tomorrow

Hyderabad monsoon races to begin tomorrow

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:30

The stage is set for the 28-day Hyderabad monsoon races scheduled to commence at the Malakpet race course here from Thursday.

Six African teams for Nairobi World Hockey League

Six African teams for Nairobi World Hockey League

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:42

Six teams have confirmed participation in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Hockey League Series in Nairobi from Sep 2-7.

Athens Olympics 800m champion Yury Borzakovsky retires

Athens Olympics 800m champion Yury Borzakovsky retires

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:38

Yury Borzakovsky, who won gold for Russia in the men`s 800m at the 2004 Olympic Games, on Tuesday announced his retirement from competitive athletics.

Jamaica sprinter Yohan Blake out for season after surgery

Jamaica sprinter Yohan Blake out for season after surgery

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:11

Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday.

Boxer Evans ruled out of Commonwealth Games

Boxer Evans ruled out of Commonwealth Games

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:04

Olympic medallist Fred Evans was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games boxing event on Tuesday after being refused accreditation following checks by the British Home Office and Games officials.

Expect biting words as Mike Tyson praises Evander Holyfield

Expect biting words as Mike Tyson praises Evander Holyfield

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:03

Mike Tyson will serve as the presenter for fellow former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield at next month`s Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Hall officials announced Tuesday.

CWG 2014: Malaysians appeal to have missing jacket shooter included

CWG 2014: Malaysians appeal to have missing jacket shooter included

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00

Malaysia`s government has launched an appeal to Commonwealth Games organisers to have rifle shooter Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim reinstated in the competition after she was withdrawn because her jacket was lost en route to Scotland.

Los Angeles Clippers would lose players, sponsors if Sterling stays - CEO

Los Angeles Clippers would lose players, sponsors if Sterling stays - CEO

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 09:55

The Los Angeles Clippers could face an exodus of players, sponsors, fans and their coach if embattled owner Donald Sterling is still associated with the team, Richard Parsons, the franchise`s interim chief executive, said on Tuesday at a trial over the NBA team`s $2 billion sale.

Queen`s Gold Cup winner horse fails drug test

Queen`s Gold Cup winner horse fails drug test

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 09:51

A horse owned by Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II which won one of England`s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday.