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Boxers Amit Panghal, Gaurav Bidhuri nominated for Arjuna award

Other boxers who will be in contention but have not been recommended by BFI are former world silver-medallist Sonia Lather and former CWG bronze-winner Pinki Rani. 

Apr 30, 2019, 18:42 PM IST

Harpreet Singh bags silver as India finishes with 16 medals at Asian Wrestling Championships

India's overall tally of 16 medals included eight -- one gold, three silver and four bronze -- won by men's freestyle wrestlers, four bronze by women and three silver and bronze by Greco-Roman wrestlers.

Apr 28, 2019, 20:39 PM IST

Olympic Qualifiers: Indian women's football team ready for tough Myanmar test

India will need to win the encounter in order to proceed to the next round while a draw will be enough for the hosts to qualify with better goal difference.

Apr 08, 2019, 17:40 PM IST

Vijender Singh injured during training session, US pro debut delayed

Vijender, India's first Olympic and world championships medallist in boxing, was to make his US debut at the Staples Center on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard.

Mar 25, 2019, 16:59 PM IST

Skipping Asian Championships part of plan to qualify for Olympics: Mary Kom

Mary Kom, who claimed her sixth world title last year in Delhi, will be looking to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Mar 18, 2019, 15:21 PM IST

Saina Nehwal loses to Carolina Marin to end India's campaign at Malaysia Masters

The 28-year-old Indian, who had won the title in 2017 and was a runner-up in the 2011 edition, went down 16-21, 13-21 to fourth-seed Marin in a 40-minute clash

Jan 19, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

Brazil defender Rodrigo Caio signs five-year deal with Flamengo

The 25-year-old defender will begin training with his new teammates next month and is Flamengo`s first signing for the 2019 season

Dec 30, 2018, 17:48 PM IST

Justin Gatlin believes he can still be a contender in Doha 100m

To build his strength in the 2019 season, Gatlin will run more 200 metres including at the U.S. trials in July.

Dec 14, 2018, 09:22 AM IST

Nutlai Lalbiakkima settles for bronze in President's Cup

Indian boxer Nutlai Lalbiakkima (49kg), who upstaged Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the quarterfinals, settled for a bronze medal along with two others after a semifinal loss in the President's Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Jun 10, 2018, 09:21 AM IST

Vijender Singh to fight British Lee Markham for 3rd title

 Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be gunning for his third professional title when he takes on Briton Lee Markham for the Commonwealth Super Middleweight belt on July 13 in London.

Jun 06, 2018, 17:14 PM IST

John Coates backs Ian Thorpe on call to ban medal targets

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has backed Ian Thorpe's call for an end to medal targets at the Games to ease the pressure on athletes.

Jun 06, 2018, 11:11 AM IST

Olympics: End gold medal targets, says Australian Ian Thorpe

  Swimmer Ian Thorpe, Australia`s most decorated Olympian, has called on national bodies to stop setting gold medal targets as it puts too much pressure on athletes. 

Jun 05, 2018, 11:31 AM IST

Seven dead after alleged drug dealers clash in Rio port

Seven people have been found dead in Rio de Janeiro`s port after what police said was a deadly clash among suspected drug dealers.

Nov 26, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

ISSF 2017: India finish fifth with five medals at shooting World Cup

India`s Sheeraz Sheikh ended at the sixth position in the men`s Skeet event on the final day of the tournament.

Mar 03, 2017, 09:55 AM IST

Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

The most decorated Olympian Phelps, expressed his frustration at the lack of progress in the battle against the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

Mar 01, 2017, 13:55 PM IST

Indian Olympians Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar set to make Pro-Boxing debuts in April

Akhil and Jitender, who are serving as Deputy Superintendent of police with Haryana Government, have recently got the permission to turn professional.

Feb 19, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

'In life things happen': Usain Bolt after losing 2008 Olympics relay gold

The 100 metre world record holder will lead a team of All Stars at the Nitro Athletic Series in Melbourne starting Saturday.

Feb 01, 2017, 15:26 PM IST

Usain Bolt returns relay gold medal, says disappointed but it won't take away his individual achievements

Bolt, who is reportedly willing to contribute to funding of Carter`s appeal, stressed that there was "no bad blood" between them.

Jan 28, 2017, 11:04 AM IST

Bid to save gold medal​: Jamaican officials likely to appeal against Nesta Carter doping ruling

Carter`s lawyer and executive members of his local club MVP also said on Wednesday they wanted to fight the decision.

Jan 27, 2017, 12:05 PM IST

Aus Open '17: Coco Vandeweghe blasts into first grand slam semi-final, defeats Garbine Muguruza in striaght sets

Vandeweghe now faces Venus Williams for a place in Saturday`s final after later battled past Russia`s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in two sets.

Jan 24, 2017, 10:54 AM IST