PV Sindhu aims at improving world ranking ahead of Rio Olympics
PV Sindhu aims at improving world ranking ahead of Rio Olympics

She might have missed out on a historic hat-trick of medals in the recent World Championship, but India number two shuttler P V Sindhu on Thursday said her target was to improve her ranking ahead of the Olympics qualification cut-off date in May next year.

Jamaican sprint star Asafa Powell brushes aside American claims over relays
Jamaican sprint star Asafa Powell brushes aside American claims over relays

Sprinter Asafa Powell has brushed aside reported suggestions from their American rivals that they can outrun Jamaica in the relays at the 15th edition of the athletics World Championships in Beijing this weekend.

Gagan Narang in first air rifle final of world event since London
Gagan Narang in first air rifle final of world event since London

 Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang missed out on a podium finish after reaching his first final of men's air rifle event in a global event since winning the London Olympics bronze medal, at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan on Monday.

Hockey India suspends 'indisciplined' Gurbaj Singh for 9 months
Hockey India suspends 'indisciplined' Gurbaj Singh for 9 months

 Senior India hockey player Gurbaj Singh was on Monday suspended for nine months for indulging in groupism and creating disharmony within the team, a decision which might shatter the experienced midfielder's dream of playing in next year's Rio Olympics.

Mo Farah says he is 100 percent clean
Mo Farah says he is 100 percent clean

Britain`s double Olympic champion Mo Farah said on Tuesday he was "100 per cent clean" and would leave his long-time coach Alberto Salazar if it was proved the American was guilty of violating any doping rules.

India will win 10 plus medals at 2016 Rio Olympics: Sarbananda Sonowal
India will win 10 plus medals at 2016 Rio Olympics: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is confident that India's medal tally in next year's Rio Olympic Games will go up to 10 plus from six medals, which the country's athletes bagged at London Olympics in 2012.

I have never taken performance enhancing drugs: Mo Farah
I have never taken performance enhancing drugs: Mo Farah

Britain`s double Olympic champion Mo Farah on Friday released a public statement saying he has “never taken performance enhancing drugs.” The 32-year-old long-distance runner took to social media site Facebook to counter the recent doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar.

Rio Olympics will be better than London 2012: Dilma Rousseff
Rio Olympics will be better than London 2012: Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has told British Prime Minister David Cameron that the Rio 2016 Olympics will be better than the 2012 Games in London.

Sprinter Yohan Blake makes successful return to competition
Sprinter Yohan Blake makes successful return to competition

Former world champion sprinter Yohan Blake took a huge towards his participation in this summer's World Championships in Beijing when he won his first competitive appearance in nearly a year at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association All-Comers development series here.

Mo Farah coach doping claims overshadow Birmingham meet
Mo Farah coach doping claims overshadow Birmingham meet

Mo Farah`s stepdown for a speed tuning 1500m at Sunday`s Diamond League meet in Birmingham has been overshadowed by allegations that his renowned coach encouraged doping.
 

Fit-again Yohan Blake taking it slow as Rio beckons
Fit-again Yohan Blake taking it slow as Rio beckons

Former World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake is back to full fitness but says he will not be rushing his comeback to international competition.

I want to reach peak form and maintain it: Gagan Narang
I want to reach peak form and maintain it: Gagan Narang

Injuries and recoveries have marked Gagan Narang's life over the last three years and the shooting ace, having just secured a quota for the Rio Olympics, says he is striving to reach peak form and maintain the momentum going into the multisport extravaganza.

Usain Bolt makes IAAF World Relays debut to set up season against Justin Gatlin
Usain Bolt makes IAAF World Relays debut to set up season against Justin Gatlin

 While the eyes of the sporting world were fixed on boxing`s much-touted "fight of the century" in Las Vegas, the two fastest men on the planet renewed a rivalry which bodes for an electrifying season on the track.

Ma Long targets Rio gold after maiden world title
Ma Long targets Rio gold after maiden world title

China`s world number one Ma Long has set his sights on a maiden table tennis singles gold at the Rio Olympics next year after breaking through for his first world title on home courts in Suzhou.

Govt names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP
Govt names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP

Led by Beijing Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, there are 17 shooters from among 45 athletes, who have been selected by the government for financial assistance under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

National rifle shooter, 4 others held for killing blue bull

A national rifle shooter and four others were arrested for allegedly killing a blue bull in Halpura village under Shikarpur police station area here, police said on Saturday.

Real Madrid agree deal to buy Porto defender Danilo
Real Madrid agree deal to buy Porto defender Danilo

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Porto to buy their Brazilian fullback Danilo, who will join the La Liga club next season, the European champions said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Japan`s Yusuke Suzuki shatters walking world record
Japan`s Yusuke Suzuki shatters walking world record

Yusuke Suzuki smashed the week-old 20 kilometre race walk world record by 26 seconds on Sunday at the Asian Race Walking Championships in his home town of Nomi, central Japan.

Lin Dan advances to second round at All England Open Badminton Championships
Lin Dan advances to second round at All England Open Badminton Championships

Five-time champion Lin Dan beat Wei Nan 21-14, 12-21, 21-16 to reach the last 16 of the All England Open Badminton Championships here.

Sushil Kumar encourages students to take up sports
Sushil Kumar encourages students to take up sports

Two-time Olympic medal winning grappler Sushil Kumar has urged the students to take up sports for their all-round development at the Annual Sports day function of the JL DAV Public School, Paschim Vihar here.