South Korea's ''Big Dragon'' chases Asian Games badminton gold
South Korea's ''Big Dragon'' chases Asian Games badminton gold

When your parents give you a name like "Big Dragon," chances are they expect great things from you. South Korea`s top badminton player Lee Yong-dae has not let them down.

Andy Murray ready for late show on Scottish independence vote
Andy Murray ready for late show on Scottish independence vote

Andy Murray will stay up late into the night to watch the result of the historic referendum on Scottish independence next month, but refuses to get distracted by the issue during his assault on a second US Open title.

Phelps comeback marches on with butterfly win

The comeback of Michael Phelps continued in impressive fashion on Friday as the most decorated Olympian of all time beat rival Ryan Lochte in the 100 metres butterfly and notched up the second fastest time of the year in Athens, Georgia.

Farah to run at Commonwealth Games

Britain`s double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will compete for England at the Commonwealth Games in July in Glasgow, he said on Twitter on Monday.

Australian Olympic medallist on drugs possession charge

Australian former Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill has been charged with drug possession by police in Sydney after being arrested at a horse racing meeting at the weekend.

Time to erase bad memories of 98 final: Brazil`s Thiago

He was not a part of the Brazilian World Cup team that was headed into submission by a Zinedine Zadane-inspired France 16 summers ago but Thiago Silva, who is expected to lead the yellow brigade this year, says he wants to erase the "bad memories" at the Stade de France by winning the upcoming Leagu

Fabian earns Mexico recall for U.S. World Cup warm-up

Olympic champion Marco Fabian has been recalled by Mexico for their World Cup warm-up against the United States in Glendale, Arizona on Wednesday.

Two years on, India still reaping benefits of Commonwealth Games

India`s best ever performance at the Olympics in 2012 London Games displays the progress the country has made in sports in two years after hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Never blamed Nobbs for London debacle: Shivendra

India`s star forward Shivendra Singh said it was not chief coach Michael Nobbs but the team`s planning that was responsible for the eight-time Olympic champions` dismal performance in the 2012 London Games.

Gurbux Singh disappointed with India`s last place finish

Former captain Gurbux Singh is disappointed at the Indian hockey team`s dismal performance at the London Games and said lack of a strong defence let the team down.

Olympics Opening Ceremony: Mr.Bean enthrals fans with English humour

British comedian actor Rowan Atkinson, famously known as Mr.Bean, enthralled the spectators with English humour during the colourful opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games at the Olympic Park.

Opening ceremony tensions boiling over at Olympics

Olympic organizers say there are tensions between director Danny Boyle and the London Games broadcasting company over the opening ceremony.

Preparatory events for Olympic-bound athletes approved

The Multi Disciplinary Steering Committee of the sports ministry has approved the preparatory tournaments for Hockey Olympic qualifiers ahead of the upcoming London Games.

Government clears foreign training for swimmers for Olympics

The sports ministry Thursday cleared training of the three-member Indian swimming team at Germany`s Olympic Centre in Frankfurt to prepare for the 2012 London Games.

London Olympic site out of bounds for public for 18 months

The London Olympic Park, including the stadium and aquatic centre, will be closed to the public from the end of the Games until 2014, a media report said on Sunday.

Team Britain given tough football draw in Olympics

The British men`s football team has been handed out a tough draw in the 2012 London Games.

Saina wants to put pressure on Chinese in run-up to Olympics

Already assured of a berth in the Olympics, Saina Nehwal said she would look to beat the Chinese shuttlers in the run-up to the London Games to gain psychological advantage ahead of the big event.

Vijender, Manpreet enter quarters of Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh stood just one win away from securing a berth in the London Games after clinching his pre-quarterfinal bout, along with Manpreet Singh, on a second successive triumphant day for India at the Asian Boxing Qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday.

Saudi female sports pundit to carry Olympic flame

A Saudi Arabian female sports commentator in the ultraconservative Muslim country says she will be one of the 8,000 people who will carry the Olympic flame for the 2012 London Games.

Trickett secures comeback place on swimming squad

Triple Olympic champion Libby Trickett secured her ticket to the London Games by finishing fifth in the 100 metres freestyle final at the Australian swimming championships in Adelaide on Tuesday.