China's Sun Yang sets sights on golden haul in Kazan
China's Sun Yang sets sights on golden haul in Kazan

Chinese swimming sensation Sun Yang cannot seem to escape the spotlight in or out of the water, and at the world championships, starting in Russia on Aug. 2, the towering freestyler will again be the name of everyone`s lips.

Indian women's recurve archery team qualifies for Rio Olympics
Indian women's recurve archery team qualifies for Rio Olympics

 The Indian women's recurve archery team made a strong comeback to book a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics as the men failed to advance after losing to Italy in a tie break at the World Championships here on Tuesday.

Chad Le Clos begins Olympic gold bid in Kazan
Chad Le Clos begins Olympic gold bid in Kazan

Chad Le Clos knows he is under the pressure of expectation.

It happens every time he hits the pool deck. 

Australia look for the breaks to lay down a marker in Kazan

Australia head into next month`s world championships without sprint king James Magnussen leaving Cate Campbell to lead a team with some exciting young talent determined to lay down a marker for next year`s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. 

Indian-origin girl Romina Gupta makes it to US acrobatic gymnastic team
Indian-origin girl Romina Gupta makes it to US acrobatic gymnastic team

Indian-origin girl Romina Gupta who resides in USA's Silicon Valley, California has made it to the US national team of acrobatics gymnastics.

I`m ready for Justin Gatlin in Beijing: Usain Bolt
I`m ready for Justin Gatlin in Beijing: Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt insisted Thursday he would be ready for the challenge of toppling the in-form American Justin Gatlin at the World Championships in Beijing next month.

Grant Hackett commits for tilt at Rio Olympics

Dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett said Thursday he would go after a place in the Australian team for next year`s Rio Olympics.

Vijender Singh to do live training session
Vijender Singh to do live training session

As he gears up for the professional boxing arena, Indian star Vijender Singh will perform a live training session with his British trainer Lee Beard here on Wednesday.

Kenya's Kiprop set to star on Monaco track

 Kenyan mid-distance star runner Asbel Kiprop will be one of the key attractions at the 10th Diamond League meeting of the season in Monaco on July 17.

I was under pressure to win today: Yogeshwar Dutt
I was under pressure to win today: Yogeshwar Dutt

Star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief after clinching a spot for the World Championships by beating Amit Kumar Dhankhar, who had gone to court last year against the Olympic medallist alleging favouritism.

Kenya coach wants athletes to skip Diamond League for Worlds
Kenya coach wants athletes to skip Diamond League for Worlds

 Kenya athletics head coach Julius Kirwa is concerned about possible burn out of his star athletes and on Monday requested them to shelve their Diamond League engagements to focus on the Beijing World Championships to be held between August 22 and 30.

Indian wrestling team for Worlds on Tuesday
Indian wrestling team for Worlds on Tuesday

 The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) selection committee will conduct trials at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday to pick male grapplers who will represent the country at the World Championships in Las Vegas from September 7 to 14.

400m champion Francis pulls out of Diamond League

Jamaica's 400 metres national champion Javon Francis has withdrawn from the Paris Diamond League meet which is being held at the Stade de France here.

Sushil Kumar opts out of World Championships with shoulder injury
Sushil Kumar opts out of World Championships with shoulder injury

Two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar has opted out of the World Championships after sustaining a shoulder injury, thereby taking the sheen out of the upcoming selection trials, slated for July 6-7 here.

Trayvon Bromell poised to take sprint world by storm
Trayvon Bromell poised to take sprint world by storm

The rise of teenaged sprint sensation Trayvon Bromell means US team-mates Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay have more to worry about at the World Championships than Usain Bolt-led Jamaica.

'New faces' overshadow Tyson Gay as US championships kick off
'New faces' overshadow Tyson Gay as US championships kick off

Tyson Gay launched his bid for a first World Championships berth since 2009 on Thursday, but Remontay McClain`s 9.82sec overshadowed the veteran in the 100m heats at the US athletics championships.

Kirwa to return as Kenyan coach at worlds

Julius Kirwa is to return as Kenya`s head athletics coach for August`s world championships in Beijing, officials said Thursday.

Struggling Usain Bolt to run at Jamaica trials
Struggling Usain Bolt to run at Jamaica trials

Usain Bolt, off to a lackluster start to the season, will run in Jamaica next week even though he is assured of a World Championships berth as reigning 100m and 200m champion.

Sushil Kumar to fight Narsingh Yadav for slot in World C'ship
Sushil Kumar to fight Narsingh Yadav for slot in World C'ship

New Delhi Amidst the dilemma of double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav fighting each other for a place in the World Championships, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has decided to hold selection trials of the senior grapplers on July 6-7.

Have shown I'm the best when it mattered most: Usain Bolt
Have shown I'm the best when it mattered most: Usain Bolt

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt on Friday dismissed suggestions that he is 'afraid' of facing in-form American Justin Gatlin, adding that he has shown he is the best when it mattered most.