There was a bonanza for several sportspersons here Friday with the Telangana Government presenting cash awards to players like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Gagan Narang for bringing laurels to the country and the state in events such as Commonwealth Games.
Kabaddi may not compare to cricket in the glamour quotient but when it came to finding buyers for the eight franchises of the recently-launched World Kabaddi League, the organisers had 16 bidders to choose from, says the event`s commissioner and former hockey player Pargat Singh.
Even as a controversy raged in the Rajya Sabha over his low attendance, batting great Sachin Tendulkar today attended a function at Vigyan Bhawan here to give away awards to the medal winners of the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The postponement of the boxing trials for the Asian Games has left Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom fuming as she termed this last-minute schedule change as highly "unprofessional" on the part of the organisers.
The selection trials to pick Indian boxers for the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, has been postponed due to request from the medal winners in the recently-concluded Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Ace shooter Jitu Rai may have added a Commonwealth Games gold to his ever-increasing tally of medals but the Lucknow-based `Pistol King` is unhappy with the Uttar Pradesh government`s ignorance towards his achievements and is mulling migration from the state.
Malaysia badminton coach Rashid Sidek has paid the price for a poor Commonwealth Games showing after he was excluded from the travelling party for the world championships in Denmark later this month and also looks set to miss out on the 2016 Olympics.
The Haryana government today increased the cash award for the medal winners of Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, besides appointing shooter Anisa Sayyed for the post of Assistant Director in the Sports Department of the State.
Having pocketed the recurve women`s top seed at the Archery World Cup last-stage, ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari is now eyeing a last-gasp berth into the World Cup Final where she has three silver medals.
Jwala Gutta, who won silver medal at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, on Wednesday slammed ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal for expressing her views in public where she reminded the government of her pending cash reward.
The Telangana government plans to develop a `sports city` around the state capital which would host top level tournaments and help in training sports persons, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said here on Wednesday.
Riding its fine form after bagging a silver in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Indian men`s hockey team edged out Bangladesh 2-1 in the opening Test of the three-match series that started today in Dhaka as part of the Asian Games tune-up.
Wrestler Babita Kumari on Wednesday revealed that she went against the advise of the doctor, who suggested her not to compete at the Commonwealth Games as her ligament tear injury was serious, and fought her way to a first-place finish, taking home the gold medal.
The Phogat sisters -- Babita and Vinesh -- won a gold each in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, which was a culmination of a long and challenging journey that started a decade back, but their hunger to do well at the international level has not satiated as yet.