Japan world judo team double boosts 2016 Rio Olympic hopes
Japan world judo team double boosts 2016 Rio Olympic hopes

Japan will head to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year full of hope and expectation after completing a superb world championship week in Astana on Sunday.

Valentino Rossi wins British MotoGP
Valentino Rossi wins British MotoGP

Valentino Rossi of Italy moved to the top of the world championship standings with his fourth victory of the season when he triumphed in the British MotoGP at Silverstone on Sunday.

World Athletics Championships: Jamaican `ruff necks` go out with a bang in China
World Athletics Championships: Jamaican `ruff necks` go out with a bang in China

Even without Usain Bolt, Jamaica finished the world championships with a bang on Sunday, storming to the women`s 4x400m relay title to match Kenya`s gold tally at the top of the medals table.

Manchester City completes Kevin De Bruyne signing
Manchester City completes Kevin De Bruyne signing

Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday announced the signing of Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne from German side Wolfsburg on a six-year contract.

US sprinter Justin Gatlin reveals 2010 apology for dope offence
US sprinter Justin Gatlin reveals 2010 apology for dope offence

Repeatedly branded as a drug cheat following his return from a dope-related ban, American sprinter Justin Gatlin made an attempt to win over critics on Sunday by releasing letters that reveal the extent of his co-operation with US anti-doping investigators.

India thrashed 31-131 by Japan in Asian Women's Basketball Championship
India thrashed 31-131 by Japan in Asian Women's Basketball Championship

India were thrashed 31-131 by defending champions Japan in their second Group A match of the 26th Asian Women's Basketball Championship here on Sunday.

Judo legend Teddy Riner only "satisfied" with record eighth world title
Judo legend Teddy Riner only "satisfied" with record eighth world title

A pensive Teddy Riner described himself as merely "satisfied" after claiming a record eighth title at the world judo championships in Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Athletes should not take legal route to get awards: P R Sreejesh
Athletes should not take legal route to get awards: P R Sreejesh

Indian hockey team's goalkeeper P R Sreejesh feels that athletes taking the legal route to get National Sports Awards is a disturbing trend and it devalues the honour and pride associated with the award.

World Athletics Championships: Lightning Bolt strikes again as Farah, Eaton shine
World Athletics Championships: Lightning Bolt strikes again as Farah, Eaton shine

Usain Bolt`s third sprint gold and Mo Farah`s unique "triple double" shared the spotlight with Ashton Eaton on Saturday as the American thrilled the world championships with a record-breaking decathlon win.

Kenya seeks to set up anti-doping testing lab
Kenya seeks to set up anti-doping testing lab

Kenya Athletics (AK) officials want China and Norway together with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to speed up their efforts to build a sample testing laboratory in Nairobi to boost the fight against doping.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav assures improved sports infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav assures improved sports infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that his government was making all efforts to improve sports infrastructure and facilities in the state.

Balbir Singh Sr, Pargat Singh congratulate women hockey team
Balbir Singh Sr, Pargat Singh congratulate women hockey team

Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr and another former captain Pargat Singh on Saturday congratulated women's team, who will return to the Olympics after a long gap of 36 years, during next year's Rio Games.

Indian women cagers falter in FIBA Asia Championship opener
Indian women cagers falter in FIBA Asia Championship opener

Indian cagers started their campaign on the wrong foot after going down to Chinese Taipei 61-92 in the Group A fixture of the 26th FIBA Asia Women's Championship opener here on Saturday.

Manpreet Singh, Satish Kumar advance at Asian Boxing Championships
Manpreet Singh, Satish Kumar advance at Asian Boxing Championships

Former Asian Games silver-medallist Manpreet Singh (91kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) sailed into the quarterfinals with comprehensive wins as India rounded off a reasonably good day at the Asian Boxing Championships here on Saturday.

Vikas Gowda finishes 9th, Indian athletes disappoint at Beijing World Athletics Championships
Vikas Gowda finishes 9th, Indian athletes disappoint at Beijing World Athletics Championships

Indian athletes continued their disappointing performance in the World Championships as country's best hope Vikas Gowda finished a poor ninth in the final round of the men's discus throw event on the penultimate day of competitions here on Saturday.

Ex-wrestling coach Vinod Kumar will have to wait for Dronacharya Award

Former wrestling coach Vinod Kumar, who was to be considered for the Dronacharya Award 2015 following a Delhi High Court order, will have to wait longer as a larger bench on Saturday ordered further hearing on various "disputed questions" on the issue.

Snehal Mane lifts ITF girls singles title in Mauritius
Snehal Mane lifts ITF girls singles title in Mauritius

Fifth seed Snehal Mane of India won the the girls' singles title and emerged runner up in the doubles event at the Petit Camp Cup Under 18 Grade 4 ITF tennis championships at the Mauritius Phoenix National Tennis Centre on Saturday.

Wrestling icon Sushil Kumar selfless ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics
Wrestling icon Sushil Kumar selfless ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

The only Indian to win two individual Olympic medals, Sushil Kumar says it does not matter whether he or Narsingh Pancham Yadav represents the country in the freestyle 74 kg wrestling competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics as long as either comes back with a medal.

World Athletics Championships: Dafne Schippers scorches Beijing, Aries Merritt misses golden send-off
World Athletics Championships: Dafne Schippers scorches Beijing, Aries Merritt misses golden send-off

Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers ran into the history books after scorching to world 200m glory on Friday, but there was no golden send-off for Aries Merritt before next week`s kidney transplant.

Jorge Lorenzo tops British MotoGP Friday practice times
Jorge Lorenzo tops British MotoGP Friday practice times

World championship pace-setter Jorge Lorenzo continued where he left off in the Czech Republic last week when he set the fastest time Friday in practice for the British MotoGP.