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Shamini Kumaresan at the 2013 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in New Delhi. File Photo: Sandeep Saxena
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Shamini Kumaresan at the 2013 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in New Delhi. File Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Shamini qualifies for main draw at World TT Championships

India enjoyed a profitable opening day as Shamini Kumaresan qualified for the main draw of the women’s singles event at the World Table Tennis Championships here on Monday. Shamini qualif... »
Indian challenge ended at the Asia badminton championship with Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu suffering three-game defeats in the quarterfinals of the continental championship in Wuhan on Friday.

Asia Badminton championship: Saina, Sindhu lose

While, Saina could not get across fifth seed Tzu Ying Tai of Chinese Taipei, Sindhu lost to Li Xuerui of China. »

Anand beats Adams, in second spot

Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defences of Michael Adams of England to jump to the second spot in the Shamkir Chess 2015 tournament here on Friday. It was sheer power and simplicit... »
KOZHIKODE, April 27, 2015

World Chess: India loses to Georgia

India went down 1.5-2.5 to Georgia in the seventh round of the women’s world team chess championship at Chengdu, China, on Sunday. India has six points and is placed sixth. Georgia is top... »
Bengaluru’s Joel Joseph (left) and S. Vinod of Coimbatore drove to glory in the JK Tyre FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship.
Coimbatore, April 24, 2015

Joel and Vinod top the charts

Bengaluru’s Joel Joseph and Coimbatore’s S. Vinod emerged champions of the four-wheeler Unrestricted and Indian Open categories respectively in the JK Tyre FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Champio... »
Sharath Kamal.
New Delhi, April 23, 2015

World TT championship: Sharath to spearhead Indian challenge

World No.44 A Sharath Kamal will spearhead the Indian challenge in the World Table Tennis Championship (WTTC) which will be held in Suzhou, China from April 26 to May 3.This year the WTTC w... »
In a men’s singles contest that lasted for more than an-hour-and-a-half, Kashyap played out of his skin as he fought back to see off Hsu 15-21 21-18 21-19 at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium.
Wuhan (China), April 22, 2015

Kashyap enters prequarters of Asia Championship

India’s Parupalli Kashyap played one of the longest matches of his career as he roared into the prequarterfinals with a gruelling three-game win over Chinese Taipei’s Jen Hao Hsu at the USD 200,00... »
Kashyap outplayed Wong 21-17 21-13 in a 39-minute contest at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium. File photo.
Wuhan (China), April 21, 2015

Kashyap reaches second round of Asia Championship

India’s Parupalli Kashyap made a resounding start to his campaign at the Badminton Asia Championship, thrashing Singapore’s Zi Liang Derek Wong in straight games to reach the second round... »
R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and Neha Pandit, who won the singles titles.
Bengaluru, April 18, 2015

Badminton: Gurusaidutt triumphs

R.M.V. Gurusaidutt beat B. Sai Praneeth 18-21, 21-17, 21-16 in the final to win the men’s title at the Coal India National senior-ranking badminton tournament here on Saturday. Neha Pand... »
MANAMA, April 18, 2015

Bahrain Grand Prix: Pole for Hamilton

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton continued his season’s sweep of qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday with his fourth successive pole position for Mercedes. Ferrari’s... »
Shamkir (Azerbaijan), April 18, 2015

Anand settles for draw

Viswanthan Anand let reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw in the first round of the second Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament, here on Friday. ... »
NEW DELHI, April 18, 2015

Paralympic Committee of India suspended

The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) received a double blow with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) handing it a suspension for an internal squabble and the Union Sports Ministry issui... »
Bambolim (Goa), April 17, 2015

Haryana youth sets national record in hammer throw

Haryana’s Ashish Jakhar on Friday set a national youth record in boys’ hammer throw on the second day of the 12th National Youth Athletics Championships here. Ashish hurled the 5kg ball-a... »

It won’t be easy but I hope to be No.1 for long: Saina

Team MRF’s Gill will hope for a repeat

Top Indian shooters barred from boarding aircraft

Geeta Rani’s ‘B’ sample tests positive, faces lengthy ban

Indian ice hockey team all set to compete in Kuwait

Peers still back Phelps, Bolt

Spieth claims wire-to-wire victory at Masters

Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

Hamilton holds off Rosberg for fifth Chinese GP pole

LONDON, April 27, 2015

London Marathon: Kipchoge outduels Kipsang

Eliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan clean sweep of the podium places as he won the men’s London Marathon on Sunday in an unofficial time of two hours, four minutes and 41 seconds.The final mile saw... »
Madrid, April 24, 2015

Real, Atletico coaches proud of their teams after Champions League battle

Spanish club Real Madrid’s coach Carlo Ancelotti and his Atletico counterpart Diego Simeone both said they were proud of their respective sides after their Champions League football quarter—final... »
Saina Nehwal and P.V Sindhu.
Wuhan (China), April 23, 2015

Saina, Sindhu win; Kashyap loses in Asia Championship

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard—fought win, while P V Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men’s shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the $ 200,000... »
A file photo of Two-time World Championship bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu
Wuhan (China), April 22, 2015

Shuttler Sindhu makes winning return

Two-time World Championship bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu made a winning return to the circuit when she easily beat Uzbekistan’s Anait Khurshudyan to progress to the women’s singles third round at t... »
Mumbai, April 20, 2015

Mudit Dani makes it to top 10 in junior TT rankings

Mumbai’s Mudit Dani became the third Indian to enter the top ten of the (International Table Tennis Federation) ITTF world junior boys’ circuit standings. The 16-year-old, who is ranked 10th, h... »

Whangarei (New Zealand), April 18, 2015

Gill falters as Tidemand tightens grip

Defending champion Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glenn MacNeall) of Team MRF was unlucky even as teammate Pontus Tidemand (co-driver Emil Axelsson), in a Skoda Fabia S2000, hogged the limelight at the As... »
Grandmaster P. Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship, in Tsaghkadzor.
Tsaghkadzor (Armenia), April 18, 2015

World Team Chess: India banks on Harikrishna

Grandmaster P. Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship, in Tsaghkadzor.Harikrishn... »
KOCHI, April 18, 2015

Ashish, Santhosh, Jisna and Chandan qualify for youth Worlds

Haryana hammer thrower Ashish Jakhar, Tamil Nadu decathlete Rajesh and Maharashtra’s 1500m runner Durga Pramod Deore (Mah) 4:34.05s bettered national records in the 12th National youth athletics c... »
WHANGAREI (NEW ZEALAND), April 18, 2015

Tidemand bests Gill

 Debutant Swedish youngster Pontus Tidemand (co-driver Emil Axelsson) of Team MRF, driving a Skoda Fabia S2000, bested experienced teammate Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glenn Macneall) to top the overall... »
Athletes, at M.G.R. Stadium in Madurai on Thursday, who were to represent Tamil Nadu at the 15th Paralympic National Athletic Championships will be disappointed after the International Paralympic Committee on Friday suspended the Paralympic Committee of India. — Photo: R. Ashok
New Delhi, April 17, 2015

IPC suspends PCI, sports ministry issues notice

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for an indefinite period following “individual conflicts at the national level between different... »

Anand to meet Carlsen in Shamkir opener

CAS dismisses national swimmer’s appeal

Anand in elite company in Shamkir Chess

Saina regains World No.1 ranking

Rosberg should have tried harder, says Hamilton

Michael Phelps returns to pool after suspension

India beat S. Korea to clinch bronze in Azlan Shah hockey

Spieth maintains four-stroke lead after third round at Augusta