Parupalli Kashyap upsets world no. 4 to enter 2nd round of French Open
Parupalli Kashyap upsets world no. 4 to enter 2nd round of French Open

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No. 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan by posting a straight-game victory in the first round of the men's singles event at the French Open Super Series here.

Govt will work on problems in sports quota: Akhilesh Yadav
Govt will work on problems in sports quota: Akhilesh Yadav

The Uttar Pradesh government will have a system in force to "remove problems" that sportspersons are facing in availing the sports quota in state jobs, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said.

Top Indian athletes to be volunteers at Salwan Marathon

Indian athletes Khushbir Kaur, Mandeep Jangra and Arpinder Singh will be seen running as volunteers along with visually challenged school children at the 20th edition of the Salwan Cross Country Run at the Army Equestrian Centre in Delhi Cantt, Nov 2.

Khushbir, Arpinder to run in Salwan Marathon as voluntteers
Khushbir, Arpinder to run in Salwan Marathon as voluntteers

Asian Games silver winner Khushbir Kaur, Commonwealth Games medallists Arpinder Singh and Mandeep Jangra will run as volunteers along with visually challenged school children at the 20th Salwan Cross Country Marathon Run here on November 2.

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand fights `cruel` gender rules

A teenage Indian sprinter who was banned from international competition for failing a "gender test" is hoping her fight against rules on sexual identity will spare others the same fate.

Saina Nehwal seeded seventh at Denmark Open Super Series
Saina Nehwal seeded seventh at Denmark Open Super Series

Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded seventh in the women's singles event of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, to be held here from October 14-19.

Star couple Dipika Pallikal, Dinesh Karthik set for mid-2015 wedding
Star couple Dipika Pallikal, Dinesh Karthik set for mid-2015 wedding

India's popular sports couple Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik have decided to get married mid next year after almost two years of togetherness made official with their engagement last November.

Punjab govt to honour medal winners: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab govt to honour medal winners: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said that his government will soon honour all Commonwealth and Asian Games medal winners belonging to the state.

I have been treated badly for years by authorities: Seema Punia
I have been treated badly for years by authorities: Seema Punia

 Livid with detractors for casting aspersions on her achievements because of a dope-tainted past, Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia on Tuesday said she has been "ill-treated" by authorities, including the national federation, for many years now.

It is important to maintain consistently: Jitu Rai
It is important to maintain consistently: Jitu Rai

Jitu Rai, the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year, on Monday said he is not too concerned about travelling to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics but emphasised that he wants to perform consistently rather than be happy with his qualification.

India to play four hockey Tests in Australia
India to play four hockey Tests in Australia

Australia`s Kookaburras will host India in a four-match field hockey series in November and organisers said Wednesday they hoped it would become an annual fixture.

Chelsea enquire about Twickenham move
Chelsea enquire about Twickenham move

Chelsea are exploring the possibility of moving to Twickenham, home of English rugby, while their Stamford Bridge stadium is being redeveloped, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) revealed on Sunday.

Asian Games: Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Geetika Jakhar wins a bronze each
Asian Games: Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Geetika Jakhar wins a bronze each

Women grapplers Vinesh Phogat and Geetika Jakhar bagged a bronze medal each in 48kg and 63kg freestyle events respectively as India made an impressive start in their wrestling campaign at the Asian Games here on Saturday.

Shuttler Kashyap advances to men's singles pre-quarters at Asiad
Shuttler Kashyap advances to men's singles pre-quarters at Asiad

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the men's singles pre-quarterfinals by registering a straight-game win over Afghanistan's Iqbal Ahmad Shekib at the 17th Asian Games here Thursday.

Asian Games: Confident India take on arch-foes Pakistan today
Asian Games: Confident India take on arch-foes Pakistan today

India, bidding to regain the men's hockey gold after 16 years and gain a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics, are bracing up for their toughest task as they face arch-foes Pakistan in a high-octane clash at the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday.

Is sports a career for Indian women?

Karate champ Bhavisha Singh and boxer Poornima Dadarkar, share their thoughts with Forum M Gandhi about it.

Arjuna award would have motivated me even more for Asiad: Amit Kumar
Arjuna award would have motivated me even more for Asiad: Amit Kumar

All geared up for the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold medallist grappler Amit Kumar confessed had he been conferred with Arjuna award it would have given him added motivation to go for a podium finish at the multi-sport event, commencing on Friday at Incheon.

Asian Games: Tough task for Indian paddlers
Asian Games: Tough task for Indian paddlers

For Indian table tennis, Asian-level tournaments have never been easy and, going by the past records, the current form of the players and the level of competition they will face at the upcoming Asian Games starting here Friday, things will not be any different this time as well.

We can beat Korea in Asiad: R M V Gurusaidutt
We can beat Korea in Asiad: R M V Gurusaidutt

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist R M V Gurusaidutt is desperate to avenge India's Thomas Cup loss to Korea when they open their campaign against the hosts in badminton team event in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

After CWG bronze, expectations have risen for Asiad: Dipa Dipa Karmakar
After CWG bronze, expectations have risen for Asiad: Dipa Dipa Karmakar

She rose from oblivion by giving India its first women's gymnastics medal in the Commonwealth Games but heading into the upcoming Asian Games, Dipa Karmakar said heightened expectations have put her under slight pressure for the event in Incheon starting September 19.