Report of World Championship chance catches Michael Phelps off-guard
Report of World Championship chance catches Michael Phelps off-guard

Suggestions that Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps could yet compete at this year`s World Championships in Russia just won`t go away.

Yohan Blake targets double at Beijing World Championships
Yohan Blake targets double at Beijing World Championships

 Double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake is targeting a podium finish at this year`s world championships in Beijing after recovering from hamstring surgery, though his management team still have no definite date for his return to competition.

World champ Christian Sprenger under pressure to make Aussie swimming team
World champ Christian Sprenger under pressure to make Aussie swimming team

Australia`s Christian Sprenger will have to rely on the discretion of selectors to defend his 100-metres breaststroke title at this year`s world championships after a slow time Saturday.

Thought of quitting badminton after last year's worlds: Saina Nehwal
Thought of quitting badminton after last year's worlds: Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships.

Aussies quietly confident after successful champs
Aussies quietly confident after successful champs

Australia coach Gary Sutton said he was feeling confident ahead of the Rio Olympics after his team shone at the World Championships in France.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce aims to go faster this season
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce aims to go faster this season

Jamaica’s history-making sprint sensation Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has declared that she wants to lower her personal best and national 100 metres record of 10.70 seconds this year.

FINA approves National Games as qualifiers for Swimming Worlds
FINA approves National Games as qualifiers for Swimming Worlds

The swimmers competing in the ongoing National Games will not just be fighting it out for medals but also for a slot in the World Championships after governing body FINA approved the event as a qualifier for the big-ticket showpiece scheduled later this year.

Figure skating legend Toller Cranston dies at 65
Figure skating legend Toller Cranston dies at 65

Former Olympic medalist Toller Cranston, who broke new ground in figure skating with his flair for the dramatic, has died at the age of 65.

Alpine Skiing: Frida Hansdotter wins to gain boost ahead of world championships
Alpine Skiing: Frida Hansdotter wins to gain boost ahead of world championships

Swedish skier Frida Hansdotter struck a psychological blow against American rival and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin ahead of next month`s World Championships by winning the women`s World Cup slalom at the Austrian resort of Flachau on Tuesday.

Mary Kom hints at retirement after Rio Olympics
Mary Kom hints at retirement after Rio Olympics

Celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday hinted that the Rio Olympics may be her swan song. The Manipuri pugilists admitted that it will be difficult for her to continue boxing after the 2016 Summer Games.

Track Asia Cup 2014: Advantage Indian women cyclists, men too upbeat

 The Track Asia Cup 2014 will be the first such opportunity for the home-bred cyclists to take a small step towards qualifying for the World Championships in France, when the tournament kicks off at the IG Stadium Velodrome here on Friday.

5-time Olympian Shiva Keshavan set to get coach for first time in sporting career
5-time Olympian Shiva Keshavan set to get coach for first time in sporting career

Things will be heating up this winter as India’s winter sports pioneer and 5-time Olympian Shiva Keshavan begins his quest with an eye on the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Peyongchang, South Korea.

Badminton great Lee Chong Wei provisionally suspended
Badminton great Lee Chong Wei provisionally suspended

Malaysian great Lee Chong Wei was Tuesday provisionally suspended by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation.

SAI sacks Chandran after pregnancy test controversy

SAI on Saturday terminated the services of Dr P M S Chandran as its medical consultant with immediate effect "for gross indiscipline and spreading disinformation" following the controversy surrounding the pregnancy tests conducted on World Championships-bound women boxers.

Mary Kom backs pregnancy tests, says it's for safety of boxers
Mary Kom backs pregnancy tests, says it's for safety of boxers

 Olympic bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom came out in support of the controversial pregnancy tests conducted by Sports Authority of India on World Championships-bound women pugilists, saying that it was good for the safety of the players.

OP Jaisha steals show, wins 5000m gold in National Open  Athletics Championships
OP Jaisha steals show, wins 5000m gold in National Open Athletics Championships

Asian Games bronze medallist O P Jaisha stole the show by winning the women's 5000m race on the opening day of National Open Athletics Championships even as a few top stars pulled out of the meet, here on Sunday.

World champion Marcin Dolega suspended over doping
World champion Marcin Dolega suspended over doping

Poland`s three-time world weightlifting champion Marcin Dolega has been suspended by his federation over suspicions of doping and banned from taking part in next month`s World Championships in Kazakhstan.

Sarita Devi remains hopeful of World Championships participation
Sarita Devi remains hopeful of World Championships participation

Provisionally suspended she might be but Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has not given up hopes of participating in next month's World Championships, saying that she has written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) presenting her case.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Denmark Open
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Denmark Open

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu reached the second round of the women's singles event of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier here Wednesday.

Will try to qualify for Rio Olympic Games, says Mary Kom after winning Asiad gold
Will try to qualify for Rio Olympic Games, says Mary Kom after winning Asiad gold

M C Mary Kom added another feather to her already well-adorned cap, becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games after a coming-from-behind win over Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight final here on Wednesday.