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.

Mary Kom meets PM, invites him for academy's inauguration
Mary Kom meets PM, invites him for academy's inauguration

Celebrated Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here today and invited him for the inauguration of her academy in Manipur in April.

Tyson Gay's former coach suspended for eight years
Tyson Gay's former coach suspended for eight years

American sprinter Tyson Gay`s former coach has been suspended for eight years for doping violations, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday.

Mary Kom receives Rs 5 lakh for boxing academy
Mary Kom receives Rs 5 lakh for boxing academy

 Star Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Thursday received Rs 5 lakh for setting up a boxing academy in her native state of Manipur from a private insurance company through its initiative "Need for Champions".

Jessica Ennis-Hill targets strong showing in Beijing World Championships
Jessica Ennis-Hill targets strong showing in Beijing World Championships

Jessica Ennis-Hill has revealed she hopes to compete at next year`s World Championships in Beijing as she steps up her preparations to defend her Olympic title in 2016.

Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win New York Marathon
Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win New York Marathon

Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany surged at the finish to win Sunday`s New York City Marathon, holding off rivals over the closing strides in Central Park for narrow triumphs.

Jamaican discus thrower, Traves Smikle banned for two years
Jamaican discus thrower, Traves Smikle banned for two years

Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle has been suspended for two years for using a banned substance, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced.

Asian Games: 'Magnificent' Mary Kom wins boxing gold medal
Asian Games: 'Magnificent' Mary Kom wins boxing gold medal

Legendary Indian boxer, MC Mary Kom captured her first Asian Games gold medal in the women's flyweight (48-51kg) boxing competition in Incheon Wednesday. Her win came as a huge relief for the Indian contingent following yesterday's heart-breaking lost of team-mate Laishram Sarita.

Asian Games: Qatari eyes high jump world record
Asian Games: Qatari eyes high jump world record

Mutaz Essa Barshim wants to beat one of athletics oldest world records at the Asian Games, while Zhang Peimeng just wants to drag Asia into the modern 100m world with a sub-10 second time.

North Korea`s Kim Un-Guk breaks three lifting records at Asiad
North Korea`s Kim Un-Guk breaks three lifting records at Asiad

North Korea`s Kim Un-Guk broke three world records on his way to gold in the 62kg class weightlifting at the Asian Games on Sunday.

Incheon Asian Games: OCA boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women
Incheon Asian Games: OCA boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women

Asia`s top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had "broken the ice" when they picked female competitors for the London Olympics.