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McLaren's Fernando Alonso braced for Azerbaijan GP, expects a grid penalty

McLaren's Fernando Alonso braced for Azerbaijan GP, expects a grid penalty

Alonso, a double world champion with Renault in 2005 and 2006, retired in Canada on June 12 due to a power unit failure while running in 10th place.

Shooting World Cup: Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra Disappoint in Finals

Shooting World Cup: Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra Disappoint in Finals

Bindra eventually finished sixth in the event after having shot a solid 627.4 in qualifying to make the final in fourth position.

Sergio Perez gets another podium place for Force India in Baku

Sergio Perez gets another podium place for Force India in Baku

It is first time that Force India has celebrated two podium places in a single Formula One season.

Abhinav Bindra appeals to 'powers that be' to 'fix' Indian boxing mess

Abhinav Bindra appeals to 'powers that be' to 'fix' Indian boxing mess

Indian boxing is currently run by an ad-hoc committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg cruises to victory in Azerbaijan

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg cruises to victory in Azerbaijan

With the victory, the German driver has increased his championship lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to 24 points.

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg on pole in Baku as Lewis Hamilton crashes

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg on pole in Baku as Lewis Hamilton crashes

Hamilton was quickest in all three practice sessions but the world champion had an error-strewn qualifying culminating in him crashing his Mercedes in Q3.

Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

However, Gaurav Bidhuri (52kg) and Mandeep Jangra (69kg) lost lost their respective bouts.

2016 Rio Olympics: Nine-member Indian boxing team leaves for qualifiers in Baku

2016 Rio Olympics: Nine-member Indian boxing team leaves for qualifiers in Baku

Only one Indian boxer — Shiva Thapa (56kg) — has qualified for the Olympics so far.

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

The finalists in the light-flyweight and flyweight divisions will qualify for the Olympics, while the top-five will get Rio berths in the remaining eight weight divisions.

32 workers die after fire on Azeri oil platform

SOCAR said on Friday that the fire on a platform in Azerbaijan`s Guneshli oil field had started after a gas pipeline on the platform was damaged in heavy wind. 

Azerbaijan prez cements power in boycotted parliamentary polls

The Central Election Commission said Aliyev's Yeni (New) Azerbaijan party took at least 69 seats in the country's 125-seat parliament.

Indian Grandmasters P Harikrishna and S P Sethuraman in 2nd round of World Cup

Indian Grandmasters P Harikrishna and S P Sethuraman in 2nd round of World Cup

Indian Grandmasters P Harikrishna and S P Sethuraman made it to the round of sixty-four, winning their mini-matches against Max Illingworth of Australia and Sanan Sjugirov of Russia respectively in the first round, here.

Toronto, Baku mull 2024 Games bids as deadline looms

Toronto, Baku mull 2024 Games bids as deadline looms

Toronto and Baku are still mulling over whether to join the race to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games with the deadline for bids looming next week.