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.

Women front and centre of Japan's Asian Games team
Women front and centre of Japan's Asian Games team

Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team`s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women`s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society.

Swimmer Jessica Hardy retracing her roots after stormy few years
Swimmer Jessica Hardy retracing her roots after stormy few years

After years of turbulence, Jessica Hardy has gone full circle, returning to the event that launched her rocky swimming career.

Michael Phelps pips Ryan Lochte to 200m medley final place

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte lost out on a final spot to Michael Phelps in the 200 metres individual medley at the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar Delhi`s new brand ambassador

Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar was Friday announced as Delhi`s new brand ambassador.

Sixth place backstroke finish will spur Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, didn`t return to competitive swimming to finish sixth.

Double duty for Missy Franklin at US Swimming Championships

Missy Franklin was gearing up for double duty at the US Swimming Championships on Thursday, but Ryan Lochte opted out of the 200m free final to focus on backstroke.

CWG 2014: Usain Bolt charms as Jamaica and Kenya dominate

Although only racing in the programme-ending 4x100m relay, the larger-than-life presence of Usain Bolt dominated track and field at the Commonwealth Games, hit by the absence of several other big names.

Usain Bolt denies foul-mouthed criticism of Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Usain Bolt denied reports Wednesday that he called the Glasgow Commonwealth Games "a bit shit", ahead of his appearance in the 4x100 metres relay.

Banned U.S. sprinter Gay to make return in Lausanne

Former world sprint champion Tyson Gay will return from a one-year doping suspension at next month`s Lausanne Diamond League meeting, organisers said on Monday.

Have put behind controversial London Games loss, says Manoj

The controversial quarterfinal loss in the London Olympics still rankles him, but Indian boxer Manoj Kumar insists he has put it behind him and concentrating on future challenges which include the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Saina hopes to win a title in June

A series of consistent performance against top players in the Uber Cup has boosted her confidence and Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is now hoping to win a Super Series title next month.