No move to bar Mary Kom from trials for missing national camp: Boxing India
No move to bar Mary Kom from trials for missing national camp: Boxing India

 Rubbishing reports that Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom could be barred from the trials for the Olympic qualifiers, Boxing India on Thursday said the veteran is not under any compulsion to attend the national camp and has been granted permission to train individually.

Nike sign Justin Gatlin but won't add Tyson Gay
Nike sign Justin Gatlin but won't add Tyson Gay

Nike have no plans to add Tyson Gay to their stable of athletes, the company said on Wednesday, after it agreed to a new sponsorship deal with another disgraced American sprinter, Justin Gatlin.

USA Swimming may let Michael Phelps race at world championships
USA Swimming may let Michael Phelps race at world championships

Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at this year`s world championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction, a United States Swimming official said on Tuesday.

Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich wary of fame game
Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich wary of fame game

Reigning Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich believes the marathon world record could soon dip under an eye-popping two hours and two minutes -- but insisted he was not the man to do it.

Biopic on me should promote badminton: Saina Nehwal
Biopic on me should promote badminton: Saina Nehwal

Ace shuttler and Olympic Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Tuesday said that she won't mind a biopic made on her life and wants it to highlight the sport of badminton rather than focus on her.

FBI used US soccer chief to spy on FIFA: Report
FBI used US soccer chief to spy on FIFA: Report

Chuck Blazer, once the most powerful man in US football, was an FBI informant used to spy on FIFA, the New York Daily News reported.

Chad le Clos confident of beating Michael Phelps again in Rio Olympics
Chad le Clos confident of beating Michael Phelps again in Rio Olympics

Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Denmark Open
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Denmark Open

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu reached the second round of the women's singles event of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier here Wednesday.

Kohei Uchimura targets record-extending all-around title
Kohei Uchimura targets record-extending all-around title

At this week`s world championships, Japan`s Kohei Uchimura will be aiming to break his own formidable record of four consecutive all-around titles by adding a fifth straight crown to his glittering collection. 

Olympic fencing champion China's flag bearer at Asiad
Olympic fencing champion China's flag bearer at Asiad

Chinese fencer Lei Sheng, who won the men's foil gold at the 2012 London Olympics, will carry the country's national flag at the 17th Asian Games opening ceremony here Friday.

Mary Kom disappointed her biopic won't be shown in Manipur
Mary Kom disappointed her biopic won't be shown in Manipur

Olympic medal winning boxer Mary Kom on Wednesday said she was disappointed that her biopic, starring Priyanka Chopra is unlikely to be shown at the theatres in Manipur due to a militant-enforced 'ban' on Hindi films there, despite taking up the issue with the state government.

Return to best will take time: Michael Phelps

American swimming superstar Michael Phelps said Saturday it would take time to return to his best ahead of next week`s Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.

North Korea leader Kim takes aim at archery, soccer success

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has run the rule over some of the country`s archery and soccer talent, offering them advice on how to raise standards and succeed in international competition.

Dominique Blake`s six-year ban for `second` doping reduced on appeal

The six-year ban on Jamaican runner Dominique Blake for a second doping offence has reportedly been cut to four-and-a-half years on appeal.

Gay gets one-year doping ban, returns Olympic medal

US sprint star Tyson Gay has received a one-year doping ban from the US Anti-Doping Association (USADA) and returned his 2012 London Olympics silver medal to the US Olympic Committee.

Phelps tops 100m butterfly qualifying in return

Olympic superstar Michael Phelps cruised out of retirement on Thursday, clocking the top qualifying time in the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Grand Prix, his first race in 20 months.

Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh to coach Pak hockey team

In a bid to pull Pakistan out of their recent slump, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh as the senior teams` coach.

Michael Phelps makes surprise return to swimming

US Olympic champion Michael Phelps plans a return to competitive swimming for the first time since the 2012 London Olympic Games, USA Swimming said Monday.

Fraser-Pryce targeting third straight 100m Olympic gold

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is aiming at Rio 2016 to become the first female sprinter to win 100 metres golds at three straight Olympics, her coach Stephen Francis has said.

Gurbaj, Mujtaba return; Sandeep ignored for Europe tour

Experienced Gurbaj Singh and Danish Mujtaba today made a comeback to India`s 21-member men`s hockey team for this month`s preparatory tour to Europe ahead of the FIH World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15.