Asian Games: Bone-crunching kabaddi a knockout hit
Asian Games: Bone-crunching kabaddi a knockout hit

An ancient contact sport rooted in Indian mythology and said to date back 5,000 years, "kabaddi" is proving a knockout at the Asian Games as its popularity spreads.

India's schedule on Day 10 of 2014 Asian Games
India's schedule on Day 10 of 2014 Asian Games

Indian athletes will see in action in as many as thirteen sports on the 10th day of 17th Asian Games being held in Incheon, South Korea. There will be 32 gold medals at stake with Indian medal hopefuls competing track and field events, boxing, tennis and of course wrestling.

Indian kabaddi teams off to a winning start at Asian Games
Indian kabaddi teams off to a winning start at Asian Games

The Indian men and women kabaddi teams began their 17th Asian Games campaign with victories - both winning against Bangladesh - in their preliminary round matches here Sunday.

India men, women beat Bangladesh in Asian Games Kabaddi
India men, women beat Bangladesh in Asian Games Kabaddi

India made a resounding start in kabaddi competition of the 17th Asian Games with both the men's and women's teams thrashing Bangladesh in their opening preliminary round matches at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium here on Sunday.

Tryst of an American wrestler with Kabaddi
Tryst of an American wrestler with Kabaddi

Hailing from a part of the world where kabaddi is rarely even heard of, Jairo Chavez is an interesting tale of an American's love affair with the rustic Indian sport to which he was introduced by a slight twist of fate.

Asian Games: OCA boss says wushu, kabaddi here to stay
Asian Games: OCA boss says wushu, kabaddi here to stay

Asia`s Olympic boss Sunday said niche events like kabaddi, sepak takraw and wushu would remain in the Asian Games despite pressure to reduce the number of sports.

World Kabaddi League gets support from Sports Ministry
World Kabaddi League gets support from Sports Ministry

The Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) got a huge boost on Wednesday with the Sports Ministry extending its formal support to the event, the first international tournament promoting the ancient sport.

Bollywood's link with sports is great: Ranbir Kapoor
Bollywood's link with sports is great: Ranbir Kapoor

Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who has stakes in the Mumbai City Football Club (FC) franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, believes Bollywood celebrities' involvement in sports in the country is beneficial in many ways.

Bachchan Jr owned Jaipur Pink Panthers win Pro-Kabaddi title
Bachchan Jr owned Jaipur Pink Panthers win Pro-Kabaddi title

Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the all-important final to emerge triumphant in the inaugural Star Sports Pro-Kabaddi League at the NSCI Stadium here Sunday.

World of sport changeth in India: Amitabh Bachchan
World of sport changeth in India: Amitabh Bachchan

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, a sports enthusiast, whose son and actor Abhishek Bachchan has invested in a franchise each in a football and kabaddi league, finds the world of sports changing for the better in the country.

Pro Kabaddi League: Pink Panthers continue winning streak

Riding the tremendous form of their star raiders Jasvir Singh and Maninder Singh hosts Pink Panthers overcame stiff resistance from lowly Puneri Paltan to post a 33-27 victory, continuing their winning streak.

Abhishek Bachchan in film on kabaddi?

Abhishek Bachchan, who owns Jaipur Pink Panthers, a franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League, may do a full-fledged movie on the sport.

We had 16 buyers for 8 kabaddi teams: World Kabaddi League Commissioner Pargat Singh

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.

Pro Kabaddi League: Pink Panthers beat Bengal Warriors to jump to second spot

Pink Panthers of Jaipur beat Bengal Warriors of Kolkata 39-23 in the inaugural Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League here Sunday.

Kenyan presence in kabaddi

Simon Maina Kibura is a Kenyan kabaddi professional and is the only player from the African nation to play in the franchise-league Pro Kabaddi, representing Puneri Paltans.

Kabaddi brings Aamir, Shah Rukh together

Superstars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan were seen on the same platform here to support Indian sport kabaddi.

Sonakshi Sinha co-owns team in World Kabaddi League

Actress Sonakshi Sinha is the latest celebrity to own a team in the World Kabaddi League after Akshay Kumar and Honey Singh.

Sukhbir affirms to include Kabaddi in Olympics

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who also holds the Sports portfolio, today reiterated his resolve to include Kabaddi in Olympic curriculum inviting cooperation from neighbouring nations for accelerating the move in this regard.

Akshay Kumar urges fans to support kabaddi

Actor Akshay Kumar, also a sports lover, is now promoting kabaddi by urging fans to watch the World Kabaddi League when it begins in August.

Beyond cricket: Stars now back other sports

At last, they`ve moved beyond cricket! From Amitabh Bachchan and Suneil Shetty to John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood stars are lending their star power to games like football, shooting and kabaddi to give these neglected sports much needed patronage.