Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal urges Mohun Bagan to play proactive role in U-17 World Cup preparation
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal urges Mohun Bagan to play proactive role in U-17 World Cup preparation

I-League champions Mohun Bagan can play an important role in building the Indian team for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years time, Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday.

Ignore the criticism, Sports Minister has told me: Vijender Singh
Ignore the criticism, Sports Minister has told me: Vijender Singh

Drawing flak from some quarters after turning professional, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Friday got the backing of Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who met him here and asked him to ignore the criticism.

China sacks deputy sports minister ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics decision
China sacks deputy sports minister ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics decision

A deputy sports minister who sat on China`s Olympics committee has been sacked, the government said on Thursday, following a corruption investigation by the ruling Communist Party.

Vijender Singh fall-out: Haryana may make it mandatory for athletes to play for 6 years
Vijender Singh fall-out: Haryana may make it mandatory for athletes to play for 6 years

In the aftermath of the furore created by Olympic-medallist boxer Vijender Singh's decision to turn professional, the Haryana government on Saturday said it is considering making it mandatory for a sportsman, who gets government employment, to compete for at least six years.

India will win 10 plus medals at 2016 Rio Olympics: Sarbananda Sonowal
India will win 10 plus medals at 2016 Rio Olympics: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is confident that India's medal tally in next year's Rio Olympic Games will go up to 10 plus from six medals, which the country's athletes bagged at London Olympics in 2012.

Fabio Capello facing sack as Russia manager
Fabio Capello facing sack as Russia manager

Under-fire Fabio Capello`s reign as Russia manager looks doomed after the country`s sports minister said a decision on the Italian`s future had already been taken.

NYKS to deploy youth volunteers to clean Ganga

The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) on Tuesday said it will deploy youth volunteers to help clean the Ganga river.

Ramdev to impart yoga training to top Haryana govt officials

Haryana's Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said that yoga guru Baba Ramdev would conduct a training camp at Panchkula next week where yoga training would be imparted to the ministers, MLAs, MPs, IAS officers and other senior officials.

Sarbananda Sonowal bats for Indo-Pak series
Sarbananda Sonowal bats for Indo-Pak series

Batting for the resumption of bilateral series with arch-rivals Pakistan, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said sports can promote friendship between the two neighbouring countries.

Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row
Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row

A row over unpaid Africa Cup of Nations winning bonuses estimated at around one million euros cost Ivory Coast sports minister Alain Lobognon his job on Wednesday.

SAI suicide attempt case: Police find suicide note jointly signed by athletes
SAI suicide attempt case: Police find suicide note jointly signed by athletes

A day after four girls attempted suicide at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostel in Kerala, police on Thursday received a suicide note jointly signed by the athletes.

Sports ministry deputes NYKS, NSS volunteers for earthquake relief
Sports ministry deputes NYKS, NSS volunteers for earthquake relief

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday directed the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and the National Service Scheme (NSS) to depute their volunteers in the quake hit areas of the country for relief and rescue work, a central government release said.

Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in 2016 Rio Games
Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in 2016 Rio Games

Brazilian Minister of Sports George Hilton says everything is on track for the 2016 Rio Games, including the host country`s goal of a top-10 finish in the medals table for Brazil`s best ever Olympics haul.

Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal
Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal

Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing India to look into the matter and provide all help to her.

Canadian Indian Pankaj Tyagi offers financial assistance to boxer Rishu Mittal

After a Zee Media campaign brought to light the plight of boxer Rishu Mittal,Canadian Indian Pankaj Tyagi offered financial asistance to her.

Mahela Jayawardena to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardena to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the country's cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level.

Greece unveils tough measures on football violence
Greece unveils tough measures on football violence

Tough new legislation to combat football violence was unveiled in a draft bill by the leftist Greek government on Friday.

President, Sports Minister laud Indian cricket team
President, Sports Minister laud Indian cricket team

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday lauded the Indian cricket team for its brave showing despite being knocked out by Australia in the semifinals of the World Cup in Sydney.

No choke this time: South Africa goes easy on cricket team
No choke this time: South Africa goes easy on cricket team

Led by unexpected praise from the nation's outspoken sports minister, South Africa went easy on its cricket team after another painful loss at the World Cup.

We will reply to injustice by winning next World Cup: Bangladesh Sports Minister
We will reply to injustice by winning next World Cup: Bangladesh Sports Minister

Bangladesh Sports Minister Biren Sikder on Sunday said his country will win the next cricket World Cup.