Indian men`s kabaddi team grouped with Pak in Asian Games

Indian men`s kabaddi team, which would be bidding for its seventh straight gold in next month`s Asian Games, has been pooled along side arch-rivals Pakistan in Group A of the competition.

Malaysia squash queen Nicol David feeling pressure of dominance

With the Asian Games fast approaching, Malaysia`s squash queen Nicol David is starting to feel the pressure after almost a decade at the top of her sport.

Indian women`s football team eyeing a QF spot in Asian Games

The Indian women`s football team is aiming for at least reaching the quarterfinals in the next month`s Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea.

Women`s football team to play matches in China ahead of Asiad

The Indian women`s football team is set to depart for China tomorrow on an exposure tour to prepare for the tough competition in next month`s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Roelant Oltmans writes to SAI on "dangerous" condition of turfs at NIS

Barely a month left for the Asian Games, Hockey India High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has written to the Sports Authority of India about the artificial turfs at NIS Patiala being in a "dangerous" condition and will effect the preparation of the women`s team for the mega event in South Korea.

Cash crunch hits Pakistan hockey team's Asiad preparations

A severe cash crunch has struck Pakistan hockey team`s preparations for the Asian Games. The record eight-time champions hopes of defending their title is in jeopardy as the team`s Europe tour to prepare for the Incheon Asian Games, Sep 19-Oct, now looks doubtful.

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

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.

Terry Walsh confident about India breaking Asian Games gold jinx

It`s been 16 long years that Indian men`s hockey team won a gold medal at the Asian Games, but its chief coach Terry Walsh said that the Sardar Singh-led side has a realistic chance of breaking the jinx in the upcoming continental event to be held in Incheon, South Korea.

Good Asiad and early quota will boost confidence: Manavjit Singh Sandhu

Ace trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu is eyeing an Olympic quota place in the upcoming World Championships and is also confident of winning a medal at the Inchon Asian Games that follows.

Tough draw for Indian football teams in Asian Games

The Indian men`s U-23 national team will be playing Jordan and UAE in Group G while the women`s senior national team have been placed in Group A with hosts South Korea, Thailand and Maldives in the upcoming Incheon Asian Games.

High hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya aims Asian Games medal

Back in form with a national record-equalling performance after a "horror show" in the Commonwealth Games, high hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya feels he stands a bright chance of winning a medal in the upcoming Asian Games.

Indian shooters aim for World Championship, glory at Asian Games

After winning a host of medals in the Commonwealth Games, the Indian shooters are now aiming to bring laurels to the country in the upcoming World Shooting Championship in Granada and Asian Games in Incheon.

Gowda, Arpinder, Luka in Asian Games athletics team

Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in a 56-member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month`s Asian Games in South Korea.

Thingalaya equals own national record, books Incheon ticket

Siddhanth Thingalaya booked himself an Asian Games ticket after equaling his own national record in the men`s 110m hurdles as the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships concluded, here on Tuesday.

Big names absent in Iran`s Asian Games football squad

European based players Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Sardar Azmoun were noticeable absentees when Iran named a 20-man football squad for next month`s Asian Games in South Korea.

Race Walker Irfan aims medal at Asian Games

India`s K T Irfan has rued the lack of international competitions for race walkers but still feels he can have a shot at a medal in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

India look to continue momentum against Pakistan

Buoyed by their 1-0 win over a dour Pakistan in the last encounter, India will look to build on the momentum when they take on the arch-rivals in the second and final football friendly match here tomorrow, before leaving for Incheon to play in the Asian Games.

Asian Games: Japan name women flag bearer, captain for first time

Japan named weightlifter Hiromi Miyake as team captain and archer Kaori Kawanaka as flag bearer for next month`s Asian Games in South Korea, the first time the country has selected women for both roles.

AFI President Sumariwala to be Chef-de-Mission for Asian Games

Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwala has been appointed the Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for next month`s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

India to part ways with foreign TT coach after Asian Games

German coach Peter Engel`s year-old stint with the struggling Indian table tennis team will end with the September 19-Oct 4 Asian Games, TTFI secretary general Dhanraj Choudhary said on Saturday.

India start favourites against Pakistan in football friendly

The local football fans will get a preview of sorts of the Asian Games-bound Indian team which will take on Pakistan in the first of the two friendly matches here Sunday amidst the usual buzz that is normally associated with any sporting encounter between the two neighbours.

Top athletes set for Asian Games selection trials

More than a thousand athletes, including most of the country`s top stars, are set to vie for honours and a place in the Indian team for next month`s Asian Games in the Federation Cup National Athletics Championship which begins here on Saturday.

Babita Kumari, Vinesh Phogat to spearhead Indian challenge at Asian Games

Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallists Babita Kumari and Vinesh Phogat will spearhead a four-member Indian women`s wrestling team at the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, Korea from September 19 to October 4.

Indian Women recurve team ranked No 3 in FITA world ranking

Buoyed by their gold medal win in the Archery World Cup Stage IV, Indian women`s recurve team has climbed four places to be at number three position in FITA world rankings.

Sushil Kumar likely to skip World Championship, Asian Games

His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event.

Mary Kom hoping Boxing India elections are held at the earliest

Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom is keen that the elections to the newly-formed Boxing India take place at the earliest to ease the concerns of the pugilists like herself about their own future.

AITA drops Snehadevi from Asiad team, terms it corrective step

The AITA national selection panel today courted a controversy by dropping Snehadevi Reddy from the women`s Asian Games squad, giving her place to Shweta Rana, who was initially included as a reserve player.

After CWG low, Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar eyes good show at Asian Games

London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is desperate to avoid a race against time ahead of the World Championships and Asiad, stage where he would look to make amends for his shocking exit at Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Bayer Leverkusen refuse to let South Korea`s Son Heung go

South Korea`s hopes of winning gold in the Asian Games soccer tournament have suffered a setback after Bayer Leverkusen refused to release livewire forward Son Heung-min for the competition.

I feel disrespected by ad-hoc body`s behaviour, says Mary Kom

Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom is still smarting about the last-minute postponement of the Asian Games trials, alleging that the ad-hoc body members have "disrespected her achievements" by not bothering to inform her about their decision.