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.

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.