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Former figure skating champion Kostner banned for 16 months
Former figure skating champion Kostner banned for 16 months

Italy`s former world figure skating champion Carolina Kostner was on Friday banned for 16 months for helping her former boyfriend evade a doping control, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) confirmed.

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.

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.

Oscar Pistorius birthday visit may have bent prison rules: Report
Oscar Pistorius birthday visit may have bent prison rules: Report

Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, received a long visit from his brother and sister for his 28th birthday that may have bent the rules of his incarceration, a South African newspaper reported 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.

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.

My Asiad gold a slap on face of my critics: Mandeep Kaur
My Asiad gold a slap on face of my critics: Mandeep Kaur

Back into the limelight after serving a two-year ban due to a dope offence, two-time Asian Games gold medallist Mandeep Kaur on Saturday said that she has silenced her critics who thought her career was over with her feat in the just-concluded Incheon Games.

Shuttler Kashyap advances to men's singles pre-quarters at Asiad
Shuttler Kashyap advances to men's singles pre-quarters at Asiad

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the men's singles pre-quarterfinals by registering a straight-game win over Afghanistan's Iqbal Ahmad Shekib at the 17th Asian Games here Thursday.

Mo Farah returns for European Athletics Championships after scare

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah returns to action at this week`s European athletics championships where the high jump showdown between world champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia should also dominate.

Former Olympic sprint champion Patton dies

Mel Patton, the 200m gold medallist at the 1948 Olympics, has died at the age of 89, the University of Southern California said.

Lavillenie set for Eugene Diamond League

French star Renaud Lavillenie will head a strong pole vault field at the May 31 Diamond League meeting at Eugene, organizers confirmed on Monday.

Manipur`s ace boxer held for assaulting woman athlete

Asian Games boxing gold medallist Dingko Singh has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman weightlifter in Manipur, police said Friday.

`Goonga Pehlwan` Virender wants to fight 2016 Rio Olympics

The 2013 Deaflympics gold medallist Virender Singh, popularly known as `Goonga Pehelwan` or mute wrestler, has set a new target for himself, the 2016 Olympics.

Bolt versus Blake at IAAF Diamond League in Brussels

Training partners Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt will face off on the tracks at the Belgacom Memorial Van Damme in the IAAF Diamond League later this year in Brussels.