It was the right time to turn pro: Vijender Singh
It was the right time to turn pro: Vijender Singh

All set for the tougher but more lucrative professional circuit, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh today said he has no regrets about quitting amateur boxing just one year before the Olympics as it was the "right time" to do so.

It is a big boost ahead of the World Championship: Ashwini Ponappa
It is a big boost ahead of the World Championship: Ashwini Ponappa

Ecstatic after winning the Canada Open women's doubles title with Jwala Gutta, Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday said consistency has been the key to their success and this victory is a big boost ahead of the prestigious World Championship in August.

US athletics championships: Justin Gatlin wins 200 m in 19.57sec
US athletics championships: Justin Gatlin wins 200 m in 19.57sec

Controversial US sprinter Justin Gatlin clocked a world leading 19.57sec to win the 200m at the US athletics championships on Sunday, lining up a double World Championship challenge in Beijing.

Francesco Bagnaia earns Mahindra's first podium of season in Le Mans
Francesco Bagnaia earns Mahindra's first podium of season in Le Mans

 Francesco 'Pecco' Bagnaia came within a lap of scoring Indian manufacturer Mahindra's first-ever World Championship win before finishing third on the podium in Sunday's Moto3 race at the Le Mans circuit in France.

Murphy, Bingham into World Championship final

England`s Shaun Murphy reached the final of snooker`s World Championship for the third time in his career at Sheffield on Saturday, seeing off Barry Hawkins in double-quick time.

Trump to face Ding as Robertson wins through to quarters
Trump to face Ding as Robertson wins through to quarters

Judd Trump will play China`s Ding Junhui in the quarter-finals of the World Championship after defeating Hong Kong`s Marco Fu, the other remaining hope of a first Asian world champion at this year`s tournament, on Monday.

Usain Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Michael Johnson
Usain Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Michael Johnson

 Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson on Tuesday backed multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt to defend his titles in 100m and 200m events at the World Championship, to be held in Beijing from August 22 to 30.

Alpine skiing: Maze wins downhill title, Vonn misses out
Alpine skiing: Maze wins downhill title, Vonn misses out

Slovenia`s Tina Maze added a world title to her Olympic gold medal Friday by winning the downhill at the world championships and crushing the hopes of Lindsey Vonn.
 

Robertson routs O`Sullivan to make Masters final

Neil Robertson raced into the Masters final as the Australian crushed defending champion Ronnie O`Sullivan 6-1 at Alexandra Palace in London on Saturday.
 

Viswanathan Anand loses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess
Viswanathan Anand loses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess

In what turned out to be a bitter-sweet year for Indian chess, five-time winner Viswanathan Anand lost his bid to regain his title in the Sochi World Championship but Indian men's team clinched a historic bronze at 41st Olympiad.

Nicol David targets world title revenge
Nicol David targets world title revenge

 Nicol David will have achieved three records within one year if she regains the World Championship title from Laura Massaro at the Wadi Degla club from Monday.

Hope to continue good run next year: PV Sindhu
Hope to continue good run next year: PV Sindhu

 Expressing happiness over defending the Macau Open, ace shuttler P V Sindhu on Tuesday hoped to keep the momentum going and continue the successful run in the new year.

Magnus Carlsen beats Viswanathan Anand in Game 11 to retain World Championship title
Magnus Carlsen beats Viswanathan Anand in Game 11 to retain World Championship title

World chess champion, Norway's Magnus Carlsen retained his title, defeating Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match at Russia Sunday.

Nigel Mansell believes Lewis Hamilton has F1 title in one hand
Nigel Mansell believes Lewis Hamilton has F1 title in one hand

Former Formula One world champion Nigel Mansell believes that Mercedes ' ace racer Lewis Hamilton has this season's world title in 'one hand' as he heads into the final race in Abu Dhabi on 23 November.

Vishy Anand to play with white in first game against Magnus Carlsen
Vishy Anand to play with white in first game against Magnus Carlsen

Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand will open his campaign with white pieces against defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first game of the World Championship that gets underway here.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu enter Denmark Open quarters
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu enter Denmark Open quarters

Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu earned straight-game wins to advance to the women's singles quarter-finals of the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier here Thursday.

Jack Miller retains lead as Alex Rins wins Moto3 race
Jack Miller retains lead as Alex Rins wins Moto3 race

Australian rider Jack Miller retained his lead of the Moto3 world championship despite finishing third behind Spaniards Alex Rins and Alex Marquez at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday.

World class shuttlers set to light up Incheon Asian Games
World class shuttlers set to light up Incheon Asian Games

A quick look at the world rankings offers proof that the region`s players remain the dominant force in badminton today with the Asian Games tournament set to be one of the most keenly contested and highest class events at the Incheon gathering.

Luca di Montezemolo to step down as Ferrari president
Luca di Montezemolo to step down as Ferrari president

Long serving Ferrari president, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has announced that he will leave the Formula One team next month. The 67-year-old was under pressure to quit from Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive of parent company Fiat.