WB Minister underlines the need for National Sports Policy

West Bengal Sports and Youth Services Minister Kanti Ganguly on Wednesday advocated the need for a National Sports Policy for holistic development of sports in the country.

Tough fight awaits in July 29-30 Asian All-Star Meet

Reigning Asian Games gold medalist woman sprinter Guzel Khubbieve of Uzbekistan will lead a pack of international stars in the Asian All-Star Athletics Meet.

Football growing in Kashmir, defying all odds

Despite the continuing trouble in the state, football has been turning into an all consuming passion for the youth of both sexes in Kashmir.

Kim Yu-Na to skip Figure skating GP series

South Korea’s figure skating Olympic gold medallist Kim Yu-Na said Monday she will skip the upcoming Grand Prix series and focus instead on next year’s world championships.

Bolt predicts return in two weeks

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt is on the road to recovery from a sore Achilles that kept him off the track for two weeks, the Jamaican said on Saturday.

Brandon signs two years contract with SF Academy

Brandon Fernandes along with his parents and director of the Cape United Soccer School of Excellence, Keith Fordington has signed two years contract with Cape United Academy.

After T20, get ready for shorter version of Football

With football frenzy at an all time high due to the upcoming World Cup, a group of youngsters have come up with a shorter version of the game to give sport enthusiasts a platform to show off their skills.

Australian sports form anti-corruption alliance

Australian sports have formed an alliance to share information that could help guard against corruption arising from the burgeoning sports gaming industry.

National record holder Babu Bhai wins 20 KM Walk

National record holder Babu Bhai of Services lived upto his reputation to win the gruelling 20km Walk on the third day of the 50th National Open Athletics Championship here.

Rs 32.94 lakh cash incentive to 121 sportspersons in Sikkim

Sports and Youth Affairs department of Sikkim has provided a total of Rs 32.94 lakh as cash incentives to 121 sportspersons to encourage the talented youngsters in the state.

“Lightning” Bolt plans to slow down for a change

After spending the past few seasons running at lightning speed, sprint king Usain Bolt wants to spend some time in the slow lane.

Dipika wins Indian Challenger title

Dipika Pallikal Defeated Emma Beddoes of England 11-9 11-8 9-11 11-6 to win the WISPA Indian Challenger squash tournament at Calcutta Racket Club squash courts here on Saturday.

No medal for India on day 1 of C’wealth fullbore shooting meet

India drew a blank on the opening day of the Commonwealth Fullbore Shooting championship, finishing fourth in the 300m pairs event of the tournament here on Friday.

Third Asian Billiards title for Pankaj Advani

Pankaj Advani on Thursday completed a hat-trick of titles at the Asian Billiards championship after edging past Singapore`s Peter Gilchrist 6-5 in the closely fought final here.

Hearn wants to wake snooker’s sleeping beauty

Sports promoter Barry Hearn has called on the world’s top snooker players to back his radical shake-up of the game next month after years of what he calls complacency and laziness.

Chhattisgarh to host National Games in 2014

Chhattisgarh government on Monday signed a contract with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for hosting the National Games in the state in 2014.

FIFA World Cup sets local sports industry rolling

Forthcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa has brought cheers for the sporting goods manufacturers here as domestic market is bustling with bulk of orders from international buyers.

Lindsey Vonn wins 3rd straight overall World Cup

Standing atop the mountain, Lindsey Vonn already was the best skier in the world for the third year in a row.

Ghosal keeps Indian hopes allives; enter semis

Fourth seed Saurav Ghosal kept Indian hopes alive storming into the semifinal of the PSA Chennai Open 2010 quelling a fighting Chris Simpson of England 3-1 here on Friday.

Napoli slow Inter title charge as Juve bounce back

Napoli held leaders Inter Milan to a 0-0 draw in a pulsating encounter in Naples to give the champions’ title rivals a boost on Sunday.