Ankit included in Asian Athletics team, Dutee in for a chance

Long jumper Ankit Sharma has been included in the Indian team for next month's Asian Athletics Championships in China after he "apologised" to the national federation for not informing it before shifting his base from NIS Patiala to SAI Center at Thiruvananthapuram. 

Mayookha Johny, two others better Asian Championship qualifying mark

Top woman long jumper Mayookha Johny won gold in her event and crossed the qualifying standard set by the national federation for next month's Asian Athletics Championships in China on the first day of the Federation Cup here on Friday.

Doping test centre inaugurated for Senior National Athletics Meet
Doping test centre inaugurated for Senior National Athletics Meet

All arrangements had been made for the smooth conduct of the 19th Senior National Athletics championship for the Federation Cup slated to begin here on April 30, Karnataka Forests Minister and district-in-charge B Ramanath Rai said today.

National Senior Athletics Championship from April 30
National Senior Athletics Championship from April 30

The 19th National Senior Athletic Championship for the Federation Cup would be held at the Mangala stadium here from April 30 to May 4. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would inaugurate the event, which is being held in Karnataka the first time.

Dempo hold edge over Sporting Clube de Goa
Dempo hold edge over Sporting Clube de Goa

Having beaten Sporting Clube de Goa 3-0 in the first leg, Dempo hold psychological advantage when the two sides clash in the return-leg match of the Hero I-League at Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

I-League: Mohun Bagan seek revenge against Salgaocar
I-League: Mohun Bagan seek revenge against Salgaocar

Unbeaten Mohun Bagan will look to avenge their Federation Cup defeat to Salgaocar when they clash in the I-League football tournament at the Vidyasagar Krirangan here on Friday.

Dempo play Bharat FC, look to bounce back in I-League
Dempo play Bharat FC, look to bounce back in I-League

Injury-ravaged Dempo FC would look to bounce back after defeats when they face new entrant Bharat FC in the Hero I-League at Nehru Stadium here on Friday.

I-League champions Bengaluru to cross swords with Mumbai
I-League champions Bengaluru to cross swords with Mumbai

Defending champions Bengaluru FC, who won the country's coveted I-League football title on debut last year, will clash with high-flying Mumbai FC here on Tuesday in what promises to be a no-holds-barred battle.

Serena Williams, Genie Bouchard pull out of Dubai Tennis Championships
Serena Williams, Genie Bouchard pull out of Dubai Tennis Championships

Australian Open champion Serena Williams has pulled out of this week`s Dubai Tennis Championships, organisers said on Saturday.

I-League: Kolkata derby between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal postponed to Feb 17
I-League: Kolkata derby between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal postponed to Feb 17

The Kolkata derby match of the I-League between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal has been rescheduled to February 17 from the earlier February 11 date.

I-League: Royal Wahingdoh look to upset Bengaluru FC
I-League: Royal Wahingdoh look to upset Bengaluru FC

On a high after three back-to- back wins, I-League debutant Royal Wahingdoh FC will look to upset defending champions Bengaluru FC in a round 4 I-League match on Saturday at the JN Stadium here.

Ruidas scores in East Bengal's 1-0 win over Bengaluru FC
Ruidas scores in East Bengal's 1-0 win over Bengaluru FC

Abinash Ruidas sneaked in a second-half goal to hand East Bengal a creditable 1-0 win against defending champions Bengaluru FC in the Hero I-League football tournament, here today.

East Bengal to face Bengaluru FC on Wednesday
East Bengal to face Bengaluru FC on Wednesday

 Smarting from their shock defeat against Pune FC at home, reigning champions and Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC will face formidable East Bengal in the I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Wednesday.

I-League: Salgaocar look to bounce back after reverse
I-League: Salgaocar look to bounce back after reverse

 Salgaocar FC will look to bounce back after suffering a reverse in their last game, as they gear up to take on Mohun Bagan in the I-League here on Wednesday.

I-League: Dempo SC earn first points against Bengaluru
I-League: Dempo SC earn first points against Bengaluru

Goa's Dempo SC earned their first ever point while playing against Bengaluru FC, following a goalless draw in the Hero I-League, which kicked off at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here Saturday.

Inconsistent East Bengal face upbeat Sporting Clube in I-League
Inconsistent East Bengal face upbeat Sporting Clube in I-League

East Bengal is looking to set aside their disappointing performance in the Federation Cup as they start their I-League football tournament campaign against Sporting Clube de Goa, here on Sunday.

Shillong derby: Lajong, Royal Wahingdoh set to begin I-league campaign
Shillong derby: Lajong, Royal Wahingdoh set to begin I-league campaign

After a failed performance at the Federation Cup, Meghalaya's Lajong FC and new entrant Royal Wahingdoh FC are set to begin their I-League campaigns this season with a face-off at a derby match at the J N Stadium here on Sunday.

I-League: Mohun Bagan face Mumbai FC challenge in campaign opener
I-League: Mohun Bagan face Mumbai FC challenge in campaign opener

Facing the biggest crisis in its 125-year history, Mohun Bagan will hope the acute financial situation and a difficult build-up does not reflect on the club's showing when it kicks off its I-League football tournament campaign against Mumbai FC here on Sunday.

Salgaocar face Pune FC in I-League opener
Salgaocar face Pune FC in I-League opener

Salgaocar FC will be looking to kickstart their I-League campaign on a rousing note when they lock horns against Pune FC in the inaugural match of the Hero I-League on Saturday at Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.

Ashley Westwood credits team game for Federation Cup victory
Ashley Westwood credits team game for Federation Cup victory

On a high after clinching the Federation Cup, Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood credit his side’s success to team work and said they were now all ready to do an encore in the I-league.