New Zealand captain McCullum to retire from tests in February - report

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will retire from test cricket after the two-match series against Australia in February, the New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday.

Football: Blatter says corruption charge dropped

FIFA`s suspended president Sepp Blatter says the world body`s ethics watchdog have dropped corruption charges against him over a suspect two million dollar payment.

WATCH: Australian surfer Mick Fanning escapes unhurt after punching away shark
WATCH: Australian surfer Mick Fanning escapes unhurt after punching away shark

The shocked mother of Australian surfing champion Mick Fanning Monday said she thought she had lost another son when a huge shark attacked him during a televised competition in South Africa.

Gremio kicked out of Brazil Cup for racist abuse by fans

A Brazilian sports tribunal has kicked Gremio out of the Brazil Cup after some of their fans racially abused a rival player, a spokesman for the tribunal said on Wednesday.

Sunil Chhetri says clashes with Pakistan `always special`

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri said playing against arch-rivals Pakistan was "always special", as his team geared up for an ice-breaking two-match series starting Sunday.

Career in sports

Did you know that your favourite sport could lead you to a successful career path? Gauri Rane finds out why despite being popular in India sports has found few takers.

Notice to Hindu College over sports, extra-curricular quota

The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to Hindu College on a plea by an admission seeker against scrapping of the five percent quota for admission to undergraduate courses for sportspersons and for extra-curricular activities (ECA).

Commonwealth Games 2014: Aussie Fox cruises to 200m para freestyle gold

Australia`s Daniel Fox took gold in the para-sport 200m freestyle S14 at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Lil Wayne starting sports management company?

Rapper Lil Wayne is reportedly getting ready to launch his own sports management company and Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be the first client on the roster.

Isotonic drinks do not improve sports performance: Study

Isotonic beverages that soccer players and other sportsmen usually drink during breaks in matches do not improve their performance in the second half, media said Friday, quoting a scientific study.

Boost sports as career option, urges Suniel Shetty

The public has loads of expectations from the new Indian government led by Narendra Modi. Actor Suniel Shetty hopes it boosts sports as a career option.

Honey Singh to bring boxing league to India in October

Super rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh is on to another league, literally. After starting his Global Fighting Championship (GFC), a boxing league in Dubai, the singer has plans to bring the "mother of all boxing events" to India.

Abhishek Bachchan announces launch of NBA online store

Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, a sports enthusiast, Tuesday announced the launch of the first official online store of the National Basketball Association (NBA) at an event here.

Kate Hudson wants to try `sprint triathlon`

Actress Kate Hudson, who loves sports, doesn`t mind setting new goals to stay fit.

Sports can empower women: Jagmati Sangwan

Social pressures shouldn’t restrict any woman to pursue a career in sports, said a former international volleyball player who believes sports has the power to empower women.

Miranda Kerr strips naked in new Reebok ad

Miranda Kerr has stripped down naked for Reebok`s new raunchy commercial.

Ex-Proteas cricketers slam sports minister`s `obsession with quotas`

Two former South African cricket ers have slammed at sports minister Fikile Mbalula after he threatened to withdraw national teams from competing internationally if they do not agree to 60-40 quotas in sports favouring black players.

Massive opposition to `60-40` quotas in SA sports favouring black players

A South African civil rights body and trade union have said that they will oppose the implementation of 60-40 quotas in sports favouring black players.

Encouragement, coaching must to churn out medal winners: Salman Khan

Superstar Salman Khan feels India should aim to produce medal-winning athletes by encouraging sports and help the talented ones to unlock their potential through coaching.

Regular physical activity lowers breast cancer risk

A new study has revealed that practicing sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer in women of all ages.

US researchers develop `1,000 times more sensitive` sports doping test

American researchers have reportedly developed a new way to detect performance-enhancing drugs, which they claim is `1,000 times more sensitive` than current tests.

Extreme sports ups risk of severe neck and head injuries

A new study has found that the risk of severe neck and head injuries is higher when it comes to extreme sports.

BSP ruined sports culture in UP: Narad Rai

Uttar Pradesh Sports Minister Narad Rai today charged the previous BSP regime with ruining the sporting culture in the State by setting up memorials and parks where stadiums earlier stood.

All sports bodies are in `doldrums`, says Digvijay

Claiming that all sports bodies including IOA are in "doldrums" and "controlled by businessmen and politicians", Digvijay Singh today made a strong pitch for only sportspersons having represented their states being their members.

Indulging in sports in high school proves beneficial in older age

A new study has suggested that boys who get involved in sports in their high schools are more active and healthy in their older age than those who don`t.

HC issues notices to Ministry of Youth Affairs

The Madras High Court on Thursday issued notices to Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, New Delhi, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu and Indian Olympic Association.

Pawar backs PM`s view on keeping politics, sports apart

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday supported Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s view that politics and sport should not be mixed.

Delink sports from politics: Odisha Congress leader

Senior Odisha Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik Friday urged the central government to take immediate measures to delink sports from politics.

Leave sports to sportspersons, politics to politicians: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said sports bodies should be administered by sportspersons and not by politicians.

Lausanne meeting to proceed as per schedule

The crucial Lausanne meeting between the Indian officials and the International Olympic Committee to find a way for the country`s return to the Olympic fold will proceed as per schedule on May 15 despite the dramatic pull-out of IOA acting president V K Malhotra and IOC member Randhir Singh.