Valerie Adams suffers first shot put loss in almost five years
Valerie Adams suffers first shot put loss in almost five years

Star New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams suffered her first loss in almost five years of competition as she made her comeback from double surgery at Saturday`s Paris Diamond League meet.

Former Olympic champion Claudia Pechstein appeals for donations to clear name
Former Olympic champion Claudia Pechstein appeals for donations to clear name

Former Olympic speed-skating champion Claudia Pechstein has made an appeal for private donations from fans to help clear her name in the on-going legal dispute with the International Skating Union (ISU).

IOA asks Madhya Pradesh CM to scrap 'draconian' sports rule
IOA asks Madhya Pradesh CM to scrap 'draconian' sports rule

Miffed at a new Madhya Pradesh government directive, which asked the state Olympic body to get its recognition, the Indian Olympic Association has shot off a strongly-worded letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan to withdraw the rule immediately or else face ban of athletes from taking part in events like the National Games.

Wimbledon 2015: Liam Broady and beard cut down to size by David Goffin
Wimbledon 2015: Liam Broady and beard cut down to size by David Goffin

British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium`s David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Suncream at ready as Wimbledon hots up
Suncream at ready as Wimbledon hots up

Wimbledon tennis chiefs were geared up for one of the hottest days of play ever recorded at the prestigious tournament as the mercury rose in London on Wednesday.

Kei Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury
Kei Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Injury-plagued Japanese star Kei Nishikori limped out of Wimbledon on Wednesday as top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams targeted quickfire wins to escape temperatures soaring to a brutal 34 degrees.

Anirban Lahiri returns to action at French Open, looks for more glory
Anirban Lahiri returns to action at French Open, looks for more glory

Anirban Lahiri, who shot into global limelight with his twin wins at the Malaysian and Hero Indian open, will be hoping to re-capture the same form as he comes back from a two-week break after the US Open to feature in the the Euro Alstom Open de France which begins here on Thursday.

24 wrestlers to represent India at Junior Asian Wrestling Championship
24 wrestlers to represent India at Junior Asian Wrestling Championship

A 24-member team will be representing India in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship to be held in Myanmar from July 9 to 12.

Brazil face familiar post-mortem after early Copa America exit
Brazil face familiar post-mortem after early Copa America exit

Brazil`s Copa America exit against Paraguay has plunged them into the doldrums again and sparked a well-worn debate about how to restore the national side to its former glory.

Ambitious Baku impresses but European Games future remains uncertain
Ambitious Baku impresses but European Games future remains uncertain

The curtain fell on the inaugural European Games on Sunday with the status of Baku as a capable host of a major sporting event enhanced but with a shadow hanging over the future of the continental competition.

Nerves and high rhythm caught India off-guard, says coach Paul van Ass
Nerves and high rhythm caught India off-guard, says coach Paul van Ass

India hockey coach Paul van Ass said inability to handle fast-paced attack resulted in his side's capitulation against World champions Australia in the FIH World League Semifinals, here on Sunday.

2015 Wimbledon: Champion Petra Kvitova talks up title rival Serena Williams
2015 Wimbledon: Champion Petra Kvitova talks up title rival Serena Williams

Petra Kvitova is not the type to talk herself up even if she does arrive at Wimbledon as the defending champion.

Australia ease to Ashes-tour opening win despite Bell-Drummond ton for Kent
Australia ease to Ashes-tour opening win despite Bell-Drummond ton for Kent

Daniel Bell-Drummond`s sparkling hundred for Kent could not prevent Australia winning the opening match of their Ashes tour by 255 runs at Canterbury on Sunday.

Six minor archers enter India and Asia books of records
Six minor archers enter India and Asia books of records

Six archers, all aged below 12, entered the Indian Book of Records and Asia Book of Records by pulling off spectacular performance at a mixed team event held at Cherukuri Volga Archery Academy here on Sunday.

Portugal thrash Germany to reach Euro U21 final
Portugal thrash Germany to reach Euro U21 final

Classy Portugal humiliated Germany 5-0 in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship on Saturday to reach their first final since 1994.

World Hockey League Semifinal: Spirited Indian women lose 2-4 to Australia
World Hockey League Semifinal: Spirited Indian women lose 2-4 to Australia

Indian women produced their best performance of the ongoing World Hockey League Semifinals even though they suffered a 2-4 loss to World Cup silver medallists Australia after a gritty fight in their last preliminary league outing here on Saturday.

Andy Murray hails Amelie Mauresmo after recent resurgence
Andy Murray hails Amelie Mauresmo after recent resurgence

A feminine touch has helped Andy Murray get back to his best and the Briton has hailed the supportive influence of coach Amelie Mauresmo in his recent resurgence.

I've never felt better before Wimbledon, says Roger Federer
I've never felt better before Wimbledon, says Roger Federer

Roger Federer has not won a grand slam title since 2012, he is at that age when he keeps getting asked about his retirement plans, and he is about to bid farewell to another one of his contemporaries.

Denis Istomin beats Sam Querrey to win maiden ATP title in Wimbledon warm-up
Denis Istomin beats Sam Querrey to win maiden ATP title in Wimbledon warm-up

Uzbekistan`s Denis Istomin won his maiden ATP tour title as he defeated Sam Querrey in two tie-break sets in the final of the Nottingham Open on Saturday.

Belinda Bencic hails Martina Hingis after breakthrough Eastbourne title
Belinda Bencic hails Martina Hingis after breakthrough Eastbourne title

Belinda Bencic defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 on Saturday to win the first title of her career at Eastbourne and hailed the influence of superstar compatriot Martina Hingis.