Anita Wlodarczyk breaks barrier with world record 81.08m hammer throw
Anita Wlodarczyk breaks barrier with world record 81.08m hammer throw

Poland`s Anita Wlodarczyk became the first woman to break the 80m-barrier when she set a new world record in the hammer with a throw of 81.08m on Saturday.

WHO, sailing body seek virus tests in 2016 Rio Olympic venues
WHO, sailing body seek virus tests in 2016 Rio Olympic venues

The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.

Pro Kabaddi League: Young gun Bhupender Singh helps U Mumba maintain dream run
Pro Kabaddi League: Young gun Bhupender Singh helps U Mumba maintain dream run

Young Bhupender Singh turned out to be the hero for U Mumba as he powered his team to a thrilling 27-22 win over Dabang Delhi in the second edition of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi here on Saturday.

Rajat Chauhan bags historic silver in World Archery Championship
Rajat Chauhan bags historic silver in World Archery Championship

Rajat Chauhan earned India its first-ever individual medal in the World Archery Championships when the compound marksman bagged a silver after going down to home favourite Stephan Hansen in the final here on Saturday.

Indian cagers make positive start in SABA Qualifiers
Indian cagers make positive start in SABA Qualifiers

The Indian men's basketball team made a positive start to their campaign in the 3x3 SABA Qualifiers 2015 by beating Sri Lanka Blues 20-10 at Gateway College in Colombo Saturday.

Harshit, Akanksha takes India to World Jr Squash quarters
Harshit, Akanksha takes India to World Jr Squash quarters

Courtesy wins from Harshit Jawanda and Akanksha Salunkhe, Indian girls carved out a 2-1 win over Australia after an initial hiccup to ensure a place in the quarter-finals in the WSF-World Junior Squash Championship in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Harmeet survives scare from showstopper Anirban at India International TT Championships
Harmeet survives scare from showstopper Anirban at India International TT Championships

National champion Soumyajit Ghosh on Saturday entered the men's singles semifinals of the RSPB-hosted 45th All India International Table Tennis Championships after outplaying unseeded Sudhanshu Grover, but top-seed G Sathiyan bowed out in the quarterfinals here.

Saurav Ghosal back in top 20 of world rankings
Saurav Ghosal back in top 20 of world rankings

India's top male player Saurav Ghosal on Saturday returned to the top 20 of PSA men's rankings for the first time since November last year, moving two spots to 19th position.

Joshna Chinappa cruises into final of Victorian Open
Joshna Chinappa cruises into final of Victorian Open

India's star player Joshana Chinappa on Saturday stormed into the final of the USD 15,000 Victorian Open squash event here today.

Determined to take part in World Games, disabled Keralite to swim 10 km to raise funds

Disabled athlete E.D. Baburaj is determined to take part in the upcoming International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games to be held in Sochi, Russia.

Senior National Aquatic Championship to be held in Rajkot
Senior National Aquatic Championship to be held in Rajkot

Over 700 swimmers from all over the country will participate in the Senior National Aquatic Championship to be held in October.

Mexico`s ex-coach Miguel Herrera investigated for election day tweet
Mexico`s ex-coach Miguel Herrera investigated for election day tweet

Mexico`s former football manager Miguel Herrera, who was fired this week after allegedly punching a reporter, is under investigation over whether he broke election laws by tweeting his support for a party.

Russia claim fifth straight team synchro gold
Russia claim fifth straight team synchro gold

Hosts Russia remain unbeaten in the synchronised swimming team free event after winning a fifth straight gold at the world championships on Friday.

Tokyo logo designer protests innocence in copyright row
Tokyo logo designer protests innocence in copyright row

The designer of the logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday denied claims of plagiarism after his emblem triggered threats of possible legal action in Europe.

New electronic system fails in 2022 Winter Olympic Games vote
New electronic system fails in 2022 Winter Olympic Games vote

A new electronic voting system adopted by the International Olympic Committee to decide the host of the 2022 Winter Games failed on Friday, prompting a return to the tried and tested ballot paper, IOC President Thomas Bach said.

Rights groups slam decision to give Beijing 2022 Winter Games
Rights groups slam decision to give Beijing 2022 Winter Games

Human rights activists on Friday criticized the decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics, saying the International Olympic Committee had sent the wrong message at a time of growing government pressure on activists and civil society.

Low-key celebration in Beijing for 2022 Winter Games win
Low-key celebration in Beijing for 2022 Winter Games win

Beijing celebrated its selection as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics in low-key fashion on Friday, in stark contrast to when the Chinese capital was awarded the 2008 Summer Games.

Impressive increase in Pro Kabaddi viewership
Impressive increase in Pro Kabaddi viewership

Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League has shown a 45 per cent increase in TV viewership in its ongoing second season as compared to its inaugural edition last year.

Kazakh PM hints at another Olympic run after narrow loss in 2022 Winter Games bid
Kazakh PM hints at another Olympic run after narrow loss in 2022 Winter Games bid

Almaty could consider another Olympic bid campaign after narrowly losing out to Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Kazakhstan`s Prime Minister Karim Massimov hinted on Friday.

IOC in no mood for risks, opts for Beijing's sure bet
IOC in no mood for risks, opts for Beijing's sure bet

The choice of Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics over Kazakhstan`s Almaty was a solid vote for the tried and tested, and the financial and organisational security of China.