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Harikrishna beats Ponomariov; tied first spot in 50th Biel Chess Festival

Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna registered a scintillating victory over former FIDE World Chess champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine in the eighth round.

02 Aug 2017

India's badminton star HS Prannoy (File |AP)
H S Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap, Sourabh, Siril enter New Zealand Open pre-quarters

Prannoy, who had clinched the US Open in California last month, staved off a challenge from Indonesia's Firman Abdul Kholik 23-21 21-18.

02 Aug 2017

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Veer Dev Gulia wins bronze medal in Junior World Wrestling Championships

Gulia finished third on the podium after getting the better of Yamasaki Yajuro of Japan 8 -5 in the bronze medal play-off bout.

02 Aug 2017

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt (File | AP)
Dopers must stop else athletics will die: Usain Bolt

Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion, will retire after this month's World Championships where he will run in the 100m and 4x100m.

02 Aug 2017

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt. | AP File Photo
Usain Bolt swansong dominates London worlds

The Jamaican sprinter, an eight-time Olympic gold medallist with 11 world golds to his name will race just the 100m and 4x100m relay in the British capital.

02 Aug 2017

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Viswanathan Anand looking to improve fortunes in Sinquefield Cup

Viswanathan Anand will be looking for an improved performance when he competes in the Sinquefield Cup, which gets underway in St Louis.

02 Aug 2017

Action from the clash between Punjab National Bank and ONGC on Tuesday | ashwin prasath
State officials hope to solve Odisha’s player paradox

Among the goalscorers at the ongoing Murugappa Gold Cup hockey meet in Chennai on Tuesday, there was one familiar name – Sudhir Kujur.

02 Aug 2017

Hyderabad kabaddi match between Gujarat fortune gaints vs Dabang Delhi at Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad.| Vinay Madapu
Gujarat Fortunegiants script perfect start with Dabang Delhi victory

The four new teams of the Pro Kabaddi League have added spark to an already glittering tournament.

02 Aug 2017

The Muthiyalpet HSS boys contingent that won the overall athletics title
Lady Sivaswami Ayyar girls excel in St Joseph’s school-level meet

Lady Sivaswami Ayyar Girls School clinched the basketball, ball badminton and athletics titles at the 10th St Joseph’s inter-school sports festival held at the Sports Village in the latter’s premises.

02 Aug 2017

Could AIBA chief Wu be impeached?

IT increasingly looks like the crisis that has engulfed the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is set to intensify over the coming days.

02 Aug 2017

Indian athlete P U Chitra competes in the women's 1500m event during the second day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships.|AFP
Chitra plea: Kerala HC finds prima facie contempt in case; refers plea to bench

Kerala High Court referred to a division bench a contempt plea filed by P U Chitra alleging that its order directing the AFI had not been complied with.

01 Aug 2017

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy (File | PTI)
HS Prannoy, Kashyap advance; Jayaram bows out of New Zealand Open

Indian shuttlers HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap stormed into the second round of the New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold.

01 Aug 2017

WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight champion Vijender Singh (L) and his competitor WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali | AFP
Vijender Singh, China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali indulge in war of words

Star boxer Vijender Singh's Chinese products remark provoked his next opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali to issue a strong retort ahead of their eagerly-awaited bout titled Battleground Asia. 

01 Aug 2017

Pentala Harikrishna | File Photo
Pentala Harikrishna holds Navara; rises to top in Biel chess festival

Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna vaulted to the tied top spot, after drawing his seventh round tie against Czech Grand Master David Navara in the 50th Biel chess festival.

01 Aug 2017

Kenya's David Rudisha| AP
Kenyan star David Rudisha pulls out of World Championships due to injury

Rudisha, who won gold at the Daegu 2011 and Beijing 2015 editions of the World Championships, announced his withdrawal on Twitter.

01 Aug 2017

Justice R M Lodha (File | AFP)
Rajasthan HC directs IOA to ensure implementation of Lodha recommendations 

The Rajasthan High Court directed the Indian Olympic Association to ensure that the Lodha Committee recommendations are implemented in all sports bodies within three months.

01 Aug 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron  | AP
Olympics: Emmanuel Macron hails important step towards Paris hosting 2024

French President Emmanuel Macron hailed Los Angeles' announcement that it intends to host the 2028 Olympics as a very important step towards Paris hosting the 2024 edition.

01 Aug 2017

AFI asked to file explanation by court on Sudha inclusion

The Kerala High Court on Monday pulled up the Athletics Federation of India for including athlete Sudha Singh in the Indian team for the IAAF World Championships.

01 Aug 2017

Santa Singh (centre) is taking part in Murugappa Gold Cup for Punjab and Sind Bank
Junior world cup winner Santa still waiting for Christmas gift

2016 was a landmark year for Indian hockey. Barring a below-par performance at the Olympics in Rio, the men’s team won its Christmas Champions Trophy silver medal in June.

01 Aug 2017

Indian athlete P U Chitra competes in the women's 1500m event during the second day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships.|AFP
Sports Council to support Chitra in legal battle

The Kerala State Sports Council will support athlete P U Chitra in her legal battle against the Athletics Federation of India for excluding her from the Indian squad for the  IAAF World Athletics.

01 Aug 2017

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Los Angeles makes deal to host Summer Olympics in 2028, clears way for 2024 Games in Paris

Paris, Los Angeles' only rival in bidding for 2024, would then host the Olympics on the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Paris Games.

31 Jul 2017