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Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap lose in quarterfinals of India Open

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 23:44

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on friday crashed out of the USD 250,000 India Super Series after suffering a straight-game defeat against world number two Yihan Wang in the quarterfinals of the women`s singles competition at the Siri Fort complex here on friday.

Motherhood is what I aim to achieve as a woman: Missy

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 15:48

A full-time psychology student staying in a dormitory and doing her own laundry is not the way a multiple Olympic and world champion athlete is normally introduced, but then American swimming sensation Missy Franklin is one of a kind.

Witness feared Oscar Pistorius might kill himself after shooting girlfriend

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 22:50

One of the first people on the scene after Oscar Pistorius shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told a court on Thursday he feared the Olympic and Paralympic star, now on trial for murder, might kill himself with the same gun.

Ian Thorpe management deny rehab claims for the former Olympic champion

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 15:43

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe`s handlers on Friday denied he was in rehab for depression and alcohol abuse and said he instead entered hospital for shoulder surgery.

Saina Nehwal climbs up to 7th place, PV Sindhu at 10th in world ranking

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 18:35

The victory at the Syed Modi International tournament in Lucknow helped London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal to surge two places to reach the seventh position in the latest world badminton ranking, released in Kuala Lumpur here today.

Saina reaches finals of Syed Modi

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 19:19

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal reached her first finals in 15 months after the Indian ace packed off sixth seed Chinese Xuan Deng in a thrilling three-game women`s singles match of the Syed Modi International badminton tournament here Saturday.

Puglist Mary Kom encourages women to up sports to fight crime

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 13:14

Concerned at the alarming rise of violence against women, five-time world boxing champion and Olympic medallist Mary Kom on Thursday urged women to take up sports for self-defence and to stay fit.

Netherlands ready for tough pool outing in HWL Final

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 19:54

They are placed in a tough Pool B in the Hero Hockey World League (HWL) Final, but London Olympics silver medalist Netherlands are all geared up for the tournament with head coach Paul Vanass insisting that his wards are prepared for the upcoming challenge.

Balbir turns 90, laments state of Indian hockey

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:21

The last of the hockey icons, Balbir Singh Sr turned 90 on Tuesday, looking back with satisfaction at his long and rewarding tryst with hockey, which he calls his "first love", but sad at the state of the game in India.

Canadian PM to skip Sochi Olympics

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 18:46

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will not go to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics, The Globe and Mail newspaper reported.

Rio Olympics to have new women`s wrestling categories

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 18:47

The wrestling world`s governing body, FILA, announced here Tuesday that two weight categories will be added in the women`s section in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

2012 Olympic athletes had bad teeth: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 09:23

Many elite athletes who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games had levels of oral health similar to those of poverty-stricken communities, a study has revealed.