Wish TTFI would have realised my services for country: Sharath Kamal
Wish TTFI would have realised my services for country: Sharath Kamal

India's finest ever table tennis player Sharath Kamal on Tuesday lashed out at the parent body TTFI's decision to overlook him for India's Asian Cup campaign after he chose to skip the National Championship for club commitments in Germany.

PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold
PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold

Leading Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu reached the women's singles quarter-finals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold while Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles pre-quarterfinals at the Stadium Perpaduan Kuching here Thursday.

Kenyan athletes focus on Guiyang World Cross
Kenyan athletes focus on Guiyang World Cross

 Three months before the world congregates in Guiyang, China, for the World Cross Country Championships, Kenyan athletes are taking nothing for chance as they focus on the global competition.

Sardar Singh promises to make Indian hockey more attractive in 2015
Sardar Singh promises to make Indian hockey more attractive in 2015

Captain Sardar Singh Wednesday promised to make Indian hockey team's style of play more attractive and enjoyable to watch for the fans next year.

Some success, some heartbreak for Indian athletics in 2014
Some success, some heartbreak for Indian athletics in 2014

Moderate success in the Commonwealth and Asian Games was the only high point of a low-profile year in which Indian athletics also had to deal with the heartbreaking story of rising woman runner Dutee Chand being barred from competitions for having more male hormones than permissible.

Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014
Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014

Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies.

Not enough podiums, but lifters bury ghosts of doping
Not enough podiums, but lifters bury ghosts of doping

 There is not much to show in terms of stellar performances but the fact that Indian weightlifters managed to bury the ghost of doping, which has haunted them for long, was no less an achievement in what can easily be considered a good year for the sport.

Not many podiums, but lifters bury ghosts of doping

There is not much to show in terms of stellar performances but the fact that Indian weightlifters managed to bury the ghost of doping, which has haunted them for long, was no less an achievement in what can easily be considered a good year for the sport.

IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games
IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games

A decision on the venue and date of South Asian Federation Games to be hosted by the country and a host state for the 2018 National Games could be taken in the Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Olympic Association here on Friday.

Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals
Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here on Thursday.

Indian squash scaled unprecedented heights in 2014
Indian squash scaled unprecedented heights in 2014

 Indian squash never had it better than 2014 as a bagful of firsts, highlighted by a gold each in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, marked a highly successful year for the racquet sport.

Denying Arjuna to boxer Manoj Kumar initially was mistake: Govt
Denying Arjuna to boxer Manoj Kumar initially was mistake: Govt

 Indian government on Tuesday admitted that it was a mistake to deny Arjuna Award, in recognition of outstanding achievement in National sports, to Commonwealth Games gold-medalist boxer Manoj Kumar initially and said it happened because of "mistaken identity".

Jitu Rai wins gold as Army marksmen dominate Shooting Nationals
Jitu Rai wins gold as Army marksmen dominate Shooting Nationals

Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jitu Rai walked away with the individual as well as team gold medal in 50-metre men's pistol with Army marksmen dominating proceedings at the 58th National Shooting Championship, here on Sunday.

Odisha gives Rs 30 lakh cash prize to Birendra Lakra
Odisha gives Rs 30 lakh cash prize to Birendra Lakra

Ahead of the eight-nation Champion Trophy here, Odisha government on Thursday gave away cash award of Rs 30 lakh to Birendra Lakra, international hockey player from the state.

Punjab to launch new job policy for sportspersons: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab to launch new job policy for sportspersons: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that his government will launch new job policy in next cabinet meeting for sportspersons bringing laurels to the state by registering victories at international sports events.

Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his government was working with other Kabaddi playing nations to devise modalities to include the sport in Commonwealth and Olympics Games.

Happy to end season on a high: PV Sindhu
Happy to end season on a high: PV Sindhu

After successfully defending her title at the Macau Open, India's teen sensation P V Sindhu on Sunday said she was happy to win her first title of the year and end the season on a high.

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.