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WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight champion Vijender Singh (L) and his competitor WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali (File | AFP)
Zulpikar Maimaitiali talks about 'Dangal', ready for Vijender Singh showdown

Zulpikar Maimaitiali, who will take on Vijender Singh in Mumbai on Saturday said his life in troubled separatist Xinjiang province of China said his life has made him a tough fighter.

04 Aug 2017

Can the Jamaican make his farewell memorable ? (AP)
World Athletics Championships: Bolt to make world bow at London in swansong

Usain Bolt kicks off the defence of his world 100m on Friday in his swansong season, the first step to bringing down the curtain on his glittering career.

04 Aug 2017

World Athletics Championships: Going nuts over 'bolt'

Reputation hit by doping scandals, athletics will miss Mr Clean when he rides off into sunset after the World Championship.

04 Aug 2017

Action from the match between Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru Hockey Association in Chennai on Friday. The former won 1-0 | d sampathkumar
Baskaran urges Railways to aim higher

When V Baskaran was chief coach the national hockey team, he would make it a point to see all matches of the MCC-Murugappa tournament. He believed it was a platform to spot talent.

04 Aug 2017

SSP Chawrasia in action | M Jithendra
SSP banks on Euro gain for Asian benefit

After two wins and three top-10 finishes on the Asian Tour in 2016, SSP Chawrasia was upbeat about 2017.

04 Aug 2017

WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight champion Vijender Singh (L) and his competitor WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali | AFP
Zulpikar Maimaitali ready to take on Vijender Singh in double title bout

Chinese boxer Zulpikar Maimaitali is geared up to take on India's star professional boxer Vijender Singh on Saturday.

04 Aug 2017

Angel Nieto. (Photo courtesy: Twitter@andaccankaya)
Spanish motorcycling legend Angel Nieto passes away: Sources

The 13-time world champion died on Thursday aged 70 just over a week after suffering a quad-bike crash in Ibiza, MotoGP announced.

03 Aug 2017

Para-athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu. (File | AFP)
Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu thrilled to be recommended for Arjuna Award

Tamil Nadu's para-athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu and former national table tennis champion Anthony Amalraj today expressed joy over being recommended for the Arjuna Award.

03 Aug 2017

Devendra Jhajharia | AFP
Elated Devendra Jhajharia wanted Khel Ratna 12 years back

Devendra Jhajharia said he should have bagged the award more than a decade back when he clinched the gold with a world record at the Athens Games in 2004.

03 Aug 2017

Pentala Harikrishna | File Photo
Pentala Harikrishna finishes third at Biel Chess Festival

Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna's unbeaten run came to an end as he lost out to Frenchman Etienne Bacrot.

03 Aug 2017

Indian former hockey captain Sardar Singh. (AFP)
Battle-hardened Sardar Singh keeps on fighting with Khel Ratna

Sardar Singh has experienced every emotional crest and trough in an eventful career spanning over a decade.

03 Aug 2017

World chess champion Viswanathan Anand | AFP
Viswanathan Anand draws with Hikaru Nakamura in Sinquefield opener

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with nemesis Hikaru Nakamura of United States.

03 Aug 2017

This file photo taken on April 26, 2017 shows Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko taking part in a work-out. | AFP
Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko announces his retirement

Klitschko hangs up his gloves as one of the all-time greats of the ring after a nine-and-a-half year reign as heavyweight champion.

03 Aug 2017

Neeraj Chopra. | File Image
Neeraj Chopra lone hope for India in World Athletics championships

The 25 Indian athletes are not expected to make much of an impact, barring an outside chance of a medal from world junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.

03 Aug 2017

Gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia | AP
Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh recommended for Khel Ratna

Devendra Jhajharia became the first Paralympian to be recommended for the country's highest sporting honour along with former hockey captain Sardar Singh.

03 Aug 2017

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Indian athlete indicted on sex abuse charge

Hussain had been arrested in March on charges of sexually abusing the minor girl, two days after he competed in the World Snowshoe Championships.

03 Aug 2017

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt (File | AP)
Usain Bolt wants to go out 'unbeatable'

Usain Bolt is confident he can produce one more magical Midas touch when he seeks to defend his 100m title at the IAAF World Championships.

03 Aug 2017

WBO Asia Pacific champion Vijender Singh | AFP
Vijender banking on age and experience

Having irked his upcoming rival with a ‘Chinese products don’t last long’ jibe, Vijender Singh dismissed Zulpikar Maimaitiali as young and inexperienced during an event in Mumbai.

03 Aug 2017

Rocky roads ahead, but new coach brings hope

Maymol Rocky became the first woman to take charge of the senior national women’s team when she took up the reins on July

03 Aug 2017

Action from the match between Indian Railways and BPCL at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday | Martin Louis
Thamizan brace helps Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu overcome Punjab & Sind

V Veera Thamizan’s two goals helped Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu beat Punjab and Sind Bank 3-2 in the 91st all-India Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey tournament.

03 Aug 2017

Joshna Chinappa (left) in action against Dipika Pallikal in the women's final of the Asian Squash Championship at Express Avenue mall | D SAMPATHKUMAR
Joshna-Dipika in quarters of World Doubles Squash Championship

The formidable Indian pair of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal advanced to the women's doubles quarterfinals at the WSF World Doubles Squash Championship.

02 Aug 2017