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India's Sameer Verma (AFP)
I was not expecting to qualify for World Championship: Sameer Verma

India will be fielding the biggest contingent at the World Championship to be held at Glasgow, Scotland from August 21 to 27.

30 Jul 2017

Dutee Chand in, Chitra awaits fate

The career of an athlete hanging in balance and the danger of contempt of court dangling overhead, the AFI is definitely in a tight spot.

30 Jul 2017

Kevin Durant (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Kevin and hoops

Joining Warriors and helping Steph & Co. tackle LeBron has put Durant on pathway to greatness as Swaroop Swaminathan finds out.

30 Jul 2017

Sudha Singh | PTI
Adding fuel to fire, Sudha in official list for world championships

Sudha Singh’s name has featured in the IAAF’s official list of entrants for the World Championships, casting doubts on the claims of the AFI that they can’t forward entries for the event after July 23

30 Jul 2017

Poonam Chaturvedi's (right) family pushed her to take up the sport | JITHENDRA M
Braveheart Poonam makes short work of tall order to shine

Indian centre Poonam Chaturvedi outshines everyone including Division A and B players in the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup. At a towering 6’11”, Poonam is certainly the tallest female player in the country.

30 Jul 2017

Action from the match between Punjab & Sind Bank & Indian Railways | martin louis
Diwakar Ram, Mitilesh star for ONGC

Riding on the brilliance of Diwakar Ram and Mitilesh, who scored two goals each, ONGC blanked Army XI 5-0 in the 91st All India MCC Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament.

30 Jul 2017

Action from the Dabang Delhi-Jaipur Pink Panthers match | sayantan ghosh
Delhi Sheykh up Pink Panthers

It was a contest between the teams of two all-rounders. In the end, the Iranian captain of Dabang Delhi Meraj Sheykh completely overshadowed his Jaipur Pink Panthers counterpart Manjeet Chillar.

30 Jul 2017

German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari, right, and second runner-up Finnish Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes shake hands after the qualifying session at Hungaroring circuit (AP)
Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton to start fifth as Vettel dominates

Sebastian Vettel said he and Ferrari had answered their critics on the track on Saturday after he secured pole position in all-Ferrari front row for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

29 Jul 2017

Dabang Delhi piled on the pressure on Jaipur as they inflicted the second all out to lead 27-21 (EPS | Sayantan Ghosh)
Dabang Delhi beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 30-26 in Pro Kabaddi League

Dabang Delhi eked out a narrow 30-26 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers in a Pro Kabaddi League match, here on Saturday.

29 Jul 2017

Indian Women Basketball team players celebrate after they won the final match of FIBA Women's Asia Cup Division B against Kazakhstan (PTI)
Thrilling win over Kazakhstan in FIBA Asia Cup promotes India women to Division A

he Indian women's basketball team defeated Kazakhstan 75-73 in a thrilling contest to climb to Division A of the FIBA Asia Cup 2017.

29 Jul 2017

Dutee Chand today got the confirmation to take part in the World Championships  (File | AP)
Finally Dutee Chand to run in World Championships after CAS favourable order 

Dutee Chand, who missed the original entry standard got an invite from the IAAF as the target number of 56 athletes for the women's 100m event was yet to be reached.

29 Jul 2017

Indian athlete Chitra P.U competes in the women's 1500m event during the second day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. | AFP
Kerala sports minister A C Moideen visits athlete Chitra at her home

Kerala sports minister A C Moideen criticised the roles of athletes P T Usha and Anju Bobby George in the controversy around P U Chithra’s exclusion from World Championship Athletics.

29 Jul 2017

German Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari  | AP
Sebastian Vettel wins third practice session at Hungarian F1 Grand Prix

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel of Germany won the third practice session before the qualifying session of the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix.

29 Jul 2017

Former track and field star Ashwini Nachappa (File | EPS)
Drug menace polluting Indian sports: Ashwini Nachappa writes to PM Narendra Modi

Ashwini has written a letter to Modi seeking a special investigation into the increasing drug abuse in sports in the country.

29 Jul 2017

Sports Minister Vijay Goel
Sports ministry advises AFI to ensure participation of Chitra in World Championships

In her plea, Chitra said her gold medal performance at the Asian Athletics Championships made her an automatic pick for the World Championships.

29 Jul 2017

Russian Anton Chupkov broke his own FINA World Championships record in the men's 200 metres breaststroke on his way to winning the title. | AP
Swimmer Anton Chupkov breaks own World Championships record

Chupkov won came in third at the Rio 2016 Olympics, broke the record he set in the semi-finals when he registered 2:07.14.

29 Jul 2017

For representational purpose only.
India finishes 6th in World junior squash championship

India finished sixth overall in the girls' team event of the 2017 WSF-World junior squash championship in Tauranga, New Zealand.

29 Jul 2017

Gennady Golovkin, left, of Kazakhstan, connects with Dominic Wade during a middleweight title boxing match. |AP
Boxing: Gennady Golovkin says he will risk all crowns against Canelo

Golovkin will also risk his World Boxing Council crown, but it would become vacant should he lose in the September 16 showdown at Las Vegas.

29 Jul 2017

Kerala High Court orders AFI to create spot for Chitra in World Championship

Federation unsure on how to follow ruling as deadline for submitting entries is already over.

29 Jul 2017

China great Yao Ming attends a match during the FIBA Women’s Asian Basketball Championship at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. | Jithendra M
Yao Ming presence fails to inspire China

When Yao Ming, arguably one of Asia’s greatest sporting icons entered the stadium, barely anyone recognised him.

29 Jul 2017

Kabaddi match between Telugu Titans yello jersy vs Tamil Talaivas at Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad. (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
PKL season 5: Tamil Thalaivas show plenty of promise

Day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League season 5, and it was a cracker of a match that featured Telugu Titans and newbies Tamil Thalaivas.

29 Jul 2017