National rifle shooter, 4 others held for killing blue bull

A national rifle shooter and four others were arrested for allegedly killing a blue bull in Halpura village under Shikarpur police station area here, police said on Saturday.

Geeta Rani's 'B' sample tests positive, faces lengthy ban
Geeta Rani's 'B' sample tests positive, faces lengthy ban

 Commonwealth Games gold medallist weightlifter Geeta Rani's confirmatory 'B' sample test has also returned positive for a banned substance and she is set to end her career in ignominy as she faces the prospect of a lengthy ban from the sport.

India hockey eves confident against New Zealand
India hockey eves confident against New Zealand

Following a strong performance against World No.2 Australia, the Indian women's hockey team is all geared up for their quarter-final clash against hosts New Zealand in the Hawke’s Bay Cup here on Thursday.

Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF World Cup in Korea
Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF World Cup in Korea

 Celebrated Indian shooter Jitu Rai shot his way to a bronze medal in the men's 10-metre air pistol event at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup here on Sunday.

NRAI sets tough road to Rio Olympics for shooters
NRAI sets tough road to Rio Olympics for shooters

Indian shooters aiming for glory at next year's Rio Olympics will be required to take part in seven selection trials, following which the average final scores and merit points will be taken into consideration to select the team for the multi-sport extravaganza.

British Olympic diver found shot dead with wife in Spain

A former British diver who competed for Great Britain at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne has been found shot dead along with his wife at their villa in Spain.

Sardar Singh, Saba Anjum receive Padma Shri Award
Sardar Singh, Saba Anjum receive Padma Shri Award

Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh and former skipper of the national women's side Saba Anjum were on Monday conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Glasgow, Berlin to co-host 2018 European Sports Championships
Glasgow, Berlin to co-host 2018 European Sports Championships

Glasgow and Berlin are to co-host a new multi-sport competition called the European Sports Championships in 2018 that will combine continental championships in several sports, organisers announced on Thursday.

Former world 400m champion Amantle Montsho to appeal two-year doping ban
Former world 400m champion Amantle Montsho to appeal two-year doping ban

Former world 400 metres women`s champion Amantle Montsho plans to appeal a two-year ban after failing a 2014 Commonwealth Games doping test in Scotland.

There is bias towards cricket, feels India Rugby captain

The Indian cricket team may be the toast of the country after beating Pakistan and South Africa in the ongoing World Cup, but the captain of national rugby side Nasser Hussain rues the fact that the gentleman's game has robbed other sports of their sheen in terms of development and exposure.

Renjith Maheswary to retire after Rio Olympics
Renjith Maheswary to retire after Rio Olympics

Former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist triple jumper Renjith Maheswary on Thursday declared that he would bid adieu to the track after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Can't expect big rewards from a state like Tripura: Dipa Karmakar
Can't expect big rewards from a state like Tripura: Dipa Karmakar

In a country where stories of athletes being unhappy about lack of rewards are fairly routine, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist gymnast Dipa Karmakar says she has no complaints about her feats not fetching her big financial returns as it is not easy for a small state like Tripura to dole out huge cash awards.

Talk of expectations makes me angry: says gymnast Ashish Kumar
Talk of expectations makes me angry: says gymnast Ashish Kumar

Ravaged by injuries and left to fend for himself without a coach for three years now, India's first-ever gymnast to win Commonwealth and Asian Games medals, Ashish Kumar gets angry the moment anyone talks about expectations with him.

Sports ministry enhances award money for Olympic medallists
Sports ministry enhances award money for Olympic medallists

The sports ministry Thursday revised the Scheme of Special Awards to medal winners and their coaches in international events by enhancing the award money.

Wish TTFI would have realised my services for country: Sharath Kamal
Wish TTFI would have realised my services for country: Sharath Kamal

India's finest ever table tennis player Sharath Kamal on Tuesday lashed out at the parent body TTFI's decision to overlook him for India's Asian Cup campaign after he chose to skip the National Championship for club commitments in Germany.

PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold
PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold

Leading Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu reached the women's singles quarter-finals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold while Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles pre-quarterfinals at the Stadium Perpaduan Kuching here Thursday.

Kenyan athletes focus on Guiyang World Cross
Kenyan athletes focus on Guiyang World Cross

 Three months before the world congregates in Guiyang, China, for the World Cross Country Championships, Kenyan athletes are taking nothing for chance as they focus on the global competition.

Sardar Singh promises to make Indian hockey more attractive in 2015
Sardar Singh promises to make Indian hockey more attractive in 2015

Captain Sardar Singh Wednesday promised to make Indian hockey team's style of play more attractive and enjoyable to watch for the fans next year.

Some success, some heartbreak for Indian athletics in 2014
Some success, some heartbreak for Indian athletics in 2014

Moderate success in the Commonwealth and Asian Games was the only high point of a low-profile year in which Indian athletics also had to deal with the heartbreaking story of rising woman runner Dutee Chand being barred from competitions for having more male hormones than permissible.

Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014
Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014

Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies.