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Sathiyan, Poulomi win singles titles

Sathiyan, Poulomi win singles titles

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 19:34

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board`s (PSPB) G. Sathiyan and Poulomi Ghatak emerged champions in the men`s and women`s singles, respectively, in the AAI 44th Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships at the Thyagraj Stadium here Friday.

McEvoy stunner as Phelps strikes gold at Pan Pacs

McEvoy stunner as Phelps strikes gold at Pan Pacs

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 19:05

Australia`s Cameron McEvoy upset a star-studded field to win the 100m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships Friday as Michael Phelps claimed his first international gold medal since coming out of retirement.

Bronchitis rules champion Chris Horner out of Tour of Spain

Bronchitis rules champion Chris Horner out of Tour of Spain

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:13

Reigning champion Chris Horner was pulled out of the Tour of Spain on Friday as treatment he was receiving for bronchitis was deemed a health risk by his Lampre-Merida team.

Montsho`s positive dope test confirmed by Games federation

Montsho`s positive dope test confirmed by Games federation

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:07

Former world 400 metres champion Amantle Montsho`s positive dope test at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was on Friday confirmed by the Games Federation (CGF).

Springboks need more black players: Desmond Tutu

Springboks need more black players: Desmond Tutu

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:02

South Africa`s Springbok rugby team should include more black players, Nobel peace prize laureate and leading anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu said Friday.

Working on stamina, technique to win gold in Asiad: Vinesh Phogat

Working on stamina, technique to win gold in Asiad: Vinesh Phogat

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 16:44

A gold medal at the Commonwealth Games under her belt, wrestler Vinesh Phogat says she is working hard on her stamina and technique to clinch a second successive one in the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon next month.

Chavanel to ride Tour of Britain

Chavanel to ride Tour of Britain

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 15:43

Treble Tour de France stage winner Sylvain Chavanel will make his Tour of Britain debut next month, adding to an already strong line-up for the nine-day race.

Chess to take backseat as Parimarjan Negi set to leave for Stanford

Chess to take backseat as Parimarjan Negi set to leave for Stanford

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 15:31

He played a stellar role in India`s bronze winning effort in the recently concluded Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway but GM Parimarjan Negi feels that there`s more to life than just `64 squares` as he gets ready for a new innings which will require the same effort or even more from the immensely talented young man.

Boxing India to form commission to address Gujarat`s suspension

Boxing India to form commission to address Gujarat`s suspension

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 13:27

Calling the suspended Gujarat State Amateur Boxing Association uncooperative, Boxing India (BI) Friday said it would form a Dispute Commission to address the issues related to GSABA after the crucial September 11 elections.

Michael Phelps impresses in first international comeback race

Michael Phelps impresses in first international comeback race

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:19

Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia`s Gold Coast.

Chris Froome back to challenge rampant Quintana in Spain

Chris Froome back to challenge rampant Quintana in Spain

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:34

Chris Froome will go head-to-head with in-form Colombian rider Nairo Quintana when the final Grand Tour of the season, the Tour of Spain, gets underway in Jerez on Saturday.

Asian Games: New talks set as North Korea slashes delegation

Asian Games: New talks set as North Korea slashes delegation

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:31

North Korea will hold new talks with South Korea about taking part in the Incheon Asian Games after slashing the size of its delegation, a government official said on Friday.

Jonathan Sexton close to new four-year Racing Metro deal

Jonathan Sexton close to new four-year Racing Metro deal

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:12

Irish international fly-half Jonathan Sexton is closing in on a new four-year contract with French Top 14 side Racing Metro, the club`s joint coach Laurent Labit said Thursday.

Rugby Championship: Salta weather forecast lifts Pumas, Springboks

Rugby Championship: Salta weather forecast lifts Pumas, Springboks

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:08

Argentina and South Africa have been cheered by the weather forecast as they prepare for a Rugby Championship second-round match in provincial city Salta Saturday.

Jazmin Carlin clinches stunning 800m, treble for `Iron Lady` Hosszu

Jazmin Carlin clinches stunning 800m, treble for `Iron Lady` Hosszu

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:04

Jazmin Carlin launched herself into the upper realms of distance swimming with victory in the 800 metres freestyle while "Iron Lady" Katinka Hosszu won three medals on a night of quality racing at the European Championships on Thursday.

Renaud Lavillenie`s 20-win streak ends in chilly Stockholm

Renaud Lavillenie`s 20-win streak ends in chilly Stockholm

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 09:55

Olympic champion and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie suffered a surprise defeat at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday, just five days after the Frenchman wrapped up a third consecutive European title.

James Magnussen tips hot final as Phelps hits form

James Magnussen tips hot final as Phelps hits form

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 09:28

World champion James Magnussen said it would take one of the year`s fastest times to win the Pan Pacific Championships 100m freestyle after American stars Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian threw down the gauntlet Friday.