Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister
Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister

Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award by sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on November 26.

Hockey India League announces panel of Indian officials for 2015 event
Hockey India League announces panel of Indian officials for 2015 event

With the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League fast approaching, the organisers on Friday announced the panel of Indian officials for the tournament scheduled from January 22 to February 22.

Pinki, Monica lose in World Women's Boxing Championships
Pinki, Monica lose in World Women's Boxing Championships

On a thoroughly disappointing day for Indian boxers at the World Women's Championships, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Rani (51kg) and Monica Saun (75kg) crashed out after losing their respective bouts here Wednesday.

India aim high at World Women's Boxing Championships
India aim high at World Women's Boxing Championships

Short on experience and missing the services of veterans such as M C Mary Kom, who would skip the World Championships for the first time, India's women boxers would nonetheless look to make a mark when they compete in the mega-event's eighth edition starting here Sunday.

Word Series of Boxing: Devendro Singh, Gaurav Bhiduri bag contracts
Word Series of Boxing: Devendro Singh, Gaurav Bhiduri bag contracts

Two of India's rising boxers -- Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) and Gaurav Bhiduri (52kg) -- would be seen in action in the professional-style World Series of Boxing after grabbing two-year contracts with the franchises of Poland and Italy on Wednesday.

HHIL appoints Craig Gribble as Lead Umpires Manager for 2015
HHIL appoints Craig Gribble as Lead Umpires Manager for 2015

Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) on Wednesday appointed New Zealand's Craig Gribble as the Lead Umpires Manager for the 2015 edition of the franchise-based event.

HIL names Hawke, Balakrisnan as assistant tournament directors
HIL names Hawke, Balakrisnan as assistant tournament directors

 Continuing with its bid to have world class officials on board, Hockey India League on Tuesday announced the appointment of Gavin Hawke and Muthukumar Balakrisnan as Assistant Tournament Directors for the third edition, to be held from January 22 to February 22.

India's no. 1 woman player Dipika Pallikal unaware of world team event
India's no. 1 woman player Dipika Pallikal unaware of world team event

The highest-ranked Indian woman squash player, Dipika Pallikal, would be skipping next month's World Team Championships in Canada as she does not know about the event!

PT Usha says National Open poorly organised, questions timing
PT Usha says National Open poorly organised, questions timing

 Legendary track and field athlete PT Usha on Monday criticised the national federation for its "poor" organisation of the National Open Championships being held here while also questioning its timing.

Over 50,000 children turn up for Salwan Cross Country Run
Over 50,000 children turn up for Salwan Cross Country Run

More than 50,000 school children, including 2500 visually impaired and differently-abled children, took part in the 20th edition of the Salwan Cross Country Run, here on Sunday.

Asian Games stars to vie for honours in National Open Athletics
Asian Games stars to vie for honours in National Open Athletics

Top track and field stars, including the likes of Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia and women's 4x400m relay runners, will vie for top honours in the season-ending National Open Athletics Championships, which begins here on Sunday.

Akhil Kumar suggests he would not have behaved like Sarita Devi
Akhil Kumar suggests he would not have behaved like Sarita Devi

Comeback man Akhil Kumar did not say it in so many words but suggested that he would not have behaved the way fellow boxer Sarita Devi did at the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony.

Frankfurt Marathon: Mark Kiptoo leads Kenyan cleansweep
Frankfurt Marathon: Mark Kiptoo leads Kenyan cleansweep

Mark Kiptoo put behind him his second placed finish in 2013 by winning Sunday`s Frankfurt Marathon and leading a Kenyan cleansweep of the podium places in the men`s race.

Keeping fit crucial for Rio Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta
Keeping fit crucial for Rio Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta

Top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta, who missed the Incheon Asian Games due to an injury, on Sunday said that keeping herself fit would be crucial for her to prepare well for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters
Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday.

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.