Poovamna qualifys for Asian Championship

City girl M R Poovamma of ONGC won her fourth straight title in women's 400m, clocking 53.41 secs to join the national squad for the Asian championships to be held at Wuhan, China next month. 

Doping test centre inaugurated for Senior National Athletics Meet
Doping test centre inaugurated for Senior National Athletics Meet

All arrangements had been made for the smooth conduct of the 19th Senior National Athletics championship for the Federation Cup slated to begin here on April 30, Karnataka Forests Minister and district-in-charge B Ramanath Rai said today.

BAI chief Akhilesh Das Gupta elected BAC vice-president
BAI chief Akhilesh Das Gupta elected BAC vice-president

Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta was on Saturday elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term.

Saina Nehwal, PV​ Sindhu win; Parupalli​ Kashyap loses in Asia Championship
Saina Nehwal, PV​ Sindhu win; Parupalli​ Kashyap loses in Asia Championship

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while P V Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here on Thursday.

Parupalli Kashyap enters pre-quarters of Badminton Asia Championship
Parupalli Kashyap enters pre-quarters of Badminton Asia Championship

India's Parupalli Kashyap played one of the longest matches of his career as he roared into the prequarterfinals with a gruelling three-game win over Chinese Taipei's Jen Hao Hsu at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here on Wednesday.

Chinese city makes `socalist values` mandatory: Report

A Chinese city is attempting to force its eight million residents to memorise and recite a series of "socialist values," state-media reported Friday, with spot-checks to ensure conformity.

I made her run: Alize Cornet on how she managed to beat Serena Williams
I made her run: Alize Cornet on how she managed to beat Serena Williams

Popular in the tennis circuit after taming Serena Williams thrice this year, Frenchwoman Alize Cornet says the key to conquering the world number one lies in countering her man-like serves with exhausting rallies.

Li Na says tennis `only chance` after father`s death
Li Na says tennis `only chance` after father`s death

China`s Li Na said her ground-breaking career can be traced back to the death of her father when she was 14, a pivotal moment which meant tennis success was her "only chance".

New FIBA move a boost to Indian Sikh players: BFI
New FIBA move a boost to Indian Sikh players: BFI

Welcoming the new move by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to allow Sikh players to wear head coverings for a two-year test period, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) on Wednesday said that it is sure the temporary ruling will soon become permanent.

Students protest against FIBA over turban ban issue
Students protest against FIBA over turban ban issue

Students of Kalgidhar Society, alongwith India's U-18 basketball player Anmol Singh, has sent out a strong message to FIBA by playing a local match here with their turbans on, protesting against the discrimination meted out to Sikh players during Asian Championship in China.

Indian cagers go down fighting to Asian champions Iran

India went down fighting after taking a surprise first-half lead over reigning continental and defending champions Iran in a Group A game of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup Basketball Championship in Wuhan, China on Tuesday.

India stun continental giants China in Asian basketball

India, ranked 11th in the continent and 61st in the world, stunned favourites China 65-58 in a Group A game of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup basketball championship for a historic first-ever triumph over the world`s 12th-ranked nation at Wuhan.

China opens its first subway crossing Asia`s longest river

After launching the world`s longest high-speed rail line, China opened its subway line across the mighty Yangtze River to connect the two sides of Wuhan.

Spirited India lose to Lebanon in Asian Basketball

A spirited India made a valiant fightback before losing their opening match of the FIBA Asia Basketball Championship against Lebanon 68-71 at Wuhan in China on Thursday.