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.

Depression not just rampant in swimming: Mark Spitz

Ian Thorpe`s much-publicised battle have prompted many to believe that success and depression often go hand in glove in swimming, but nine-time Olympic champion swimmer Mark Spitz feels the psychological disorder today is not just limited to his sport but rampant in other disciplines as well.

Saina drops to World No.8

The quarterfinal exit at the All England Open Badminton Championships last week has led India`s leading shuttler Saina Nehwal dropping a place to No.8 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women`s singles rankings released Thursday.

Brazil`s Da Silva retains men`s world indoor long jump

Brazil`s Mauro Vinicius Da Silva defended his men`s long jump title at the World Indoor Athletics Championships at Sopot on Saturday.

Pelican playmaker Davis replaces Kobe in All-Star Game

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was named Friday by NBA commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in next week`s 63rd NBA All-Star Game.

Ian Thorpe management deny rehab claims for the former Olympic champion

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe`s handlers on Friday denied he was in rehab for depression and alcohol abuse and said he instead entered hospital for shoulder surgery.