Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business
Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Before she became 2014 World Swimmer of the Year and the first to pass the $1 million mark in prize money, Hungarian Katinka Hosszu nearly hung up her goggles, frustrated that she failed to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Copa America prize money not in doubt: Paraguay FA chief
Copa America prize money not in doubt: Paraguay FA chief

South American soccer`s governing body CONMEBOL has enough prize money to get through the Copa America but might struggle to meet its commitments for future tournaments, the head of Paraguay`s APF said on Tuesday.

Athletics: Prize money and timetable for IAAF World Relays

 Prize money and timetable of the second edition of the IAAF World Relays in Nassau on May 2-3:

French Open increase in prize money pot to euros 20.2m
French Open increase in prize money pot to euros 20.2m

Come May, and the winner of French Open will earn more in prize money. The organisers of the prestigious clay court tennis tournament, French Tennis Federation announced that the total pot has been increased by three million euros to over 28 million, with singles champions receiving 1.8m each.

Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal
Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal

Among the small bunch of India's international medallists who chose to participate in the National Games despite the event falling in off season, Asian Games bronze-medallist Sandeep Sejwal on Sunday said the prize money on offer for every gold won here is just too tempting to ignore.

Force India withdraw from first pre-season test at Jerez
Force India withdraw from first pre-season test at Jerez

Sahara Force India on Wednesday opted to skip the all-important pre-season test at Jerez. The team had originally planned to use the 2014 car in Spain for the upcoming season's first test.

Australian Open prize hits record $32 million
Australian Open prize hits record $32 million

Australian Open organisers said Friday they had raised the prize money for the year`s first Grand Slam to a record Aus$40 million (US$32 million), with the singles winners taking home Aus$3.1 million each.

New Zealand team supports Peshawar attack victims
New Zealand team supports Peshawar attack victims

The New Zealand cricket team has donated their prize money and match fees earned after beating Pakistan in a One-Day series to the victims of the Peshawar massacre, where more than 140 Army school children and teachers were killed.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal doubles women's kabaddi prize money
Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal doubles women's kabaddi prize money

Buoyed over the success of the fifth Kabaddi World Cup, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday announced to double the prize money for Women's World Cup from existing Rs 1 crore to Rs 2 crore.

International Tennis Federation set to raise prize money for young players
International Tennis Federation set to raise prize money for young players

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has decided to increase prize money for young players in lower categories on the men's circuit.

Prize idiot as Zhang puts boot into $45,000

China`s newly-crowned World Cup winner Zhang Jike was fined his entire prize money of $45,000 after destroying two advertising boards while celebrating victory in Sunday`s final.

Sports Ministry felicitates Glasgow Commonwealth Games medal winners

The Indian medals winners in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games were today felicitated by the government in the presence of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for their impressive show in the multi-sport event at a star-studded function here.

U.S. Open prize money upped 11.7 pct for 2014

The prize money pool for this year`s U.S. Open has been increased by 11.7 percent to a record $38.3 million, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Wednesday.

Djokovic donates entire Italian Open title prize money to help food-relief efforts in Serbia

Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has donated the entire prize money from his Italian Open title to his foundation in order to help food-relief efforts in his country.

India Open prize money increased to $250,000

The total prize money of the country`s premier badminton tournament -- India Open Super Series -- has been increased from $200,000 to $250,000 this year.

Jeev Milkha, Bhullar for Louis Philippe Golf in Mumbai

Top Indian golf professionals, including Jeev Milkha Singh, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Rahil Gangjee will feature in the Rs 1.2 crore prize money Louis Philippe Cup tournament at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club course from February 17-22.

What a catch! New Zealand cricket fan wins $83,000 for taking a catch

A New Zealand cricket fan won NZ$100,000 ($83,000) on Wednesday after taking a spectacular catch in the crowd at a one-day international between the West Indies and the Black Caps in Hamilton.

PCA hikes prize money for district competitions

The Punjab Cricket Association has decided to hike the prize money for district competitions besides increasing the subsidy for hosting matches by the bodies having their own grounds in the state.

Rs 2.5 crore prize money for HIL winners

Hockey India League (HIL) on Monday announced a whopping Rs 2.5 crore as prize money for the champions of the inaugural edition of the ongoing franchise-based event.

Nobel Prize money cut amid economic crisis

Nobel Prize organizers have announced a cut in cash amounts to prize winners.