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.

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

Australian rider Jack Miller remained leader in the Moto3 world championship title race despite finishing sixth in the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

Sindhu, Saina lead Indian challenge at World Championships

An exuberant P V Sindhu would look to improve the colour of her medal even as a fit-again Saina Nehwal eyes her maiden podium finish when a confident Indian badminton team starts its campaign in the World Championship here .

Sushil Kumar likely to skip World Championship, Asian Games

His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event.

After CWG gold, Parupalli Kashyap eyes medals at World C`ship & Asiad

After winning an elusive gold at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap is now eyeing a medal at the upcoming World Championship and Asian Games.

Ayonika Paul targets gold at World Championship, Asian Games

Ayonika Paul, who grabbed a silver medal in the 10M Air Rifle event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last Saturday, has set her sights on an Olympic medal in 2016 though her immediate aim is to clinch gold at next month`s World Championship followed by the Asian Games.

Muhammad Ali`s ``Fight of the Century`` gloves sell for nearly $400,000

The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000.

World Championship in 2011 prevented competing in Delhi CWG: Usain Bolt

The Indian public were left high and dry when Usain Bolt decided to give Commonwealth Games in Delhi, a miss four years back but the Jamaican legend today explained that it was the World Championship in 2011 that stopped him from taking part in the previous edition.