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FINISHING TOUCHES: The brand new Greenfield stadium at Kariyavattom will be the venue for the inaugural and closing ceremonies of the National Games. Photo: S. Mahinsha
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FINISHING TOUCHES: The brand new Greenfield stadium at Kariyavattom will be the venue for the inaugural and closing ceremonies of the National Games. Photo: S. Mahinsha

All set for the extravaganza

The challenging jigsaw puzzle it had seemed to be all along has finally been solved. And, Kerala — fighting time and the odds stacked against it — is all decked up to host the 35th National Games,... »
Force India had finished sixth in the constructors world championship last year. File photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Force India to skip Jerez test

The coming days will see a number of teams launching their cars for the 2015 campaign. »

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess: Debashis Das holds Topalov

Grandmaster Debashis Das came up with his best performance ever to hold former world champion Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to a creditable draw in the second round of the Masters’ section of Tradew... »
Thiruvananthapuram, January 30, 2015

Injured Vijender pulls out of National Games

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has pulled out of the 35th National Games starting tomorrow after failing to recover from a nagging nose injury.“I have not been able to recover from the no... »
VIJAYAWADA, January 30, 2015

79th senior National badminton: Sahil, Linymol advance

Punjab’s Sahil Katlariya, in a see-saw tussle, defeated Chandigarh’s Abhishek Kumar Singh 14-15, 15-9, 15-14 to enter the second round of the men’s qualifying round of the 79th senior National bad... »
Thiruvananthpuram, January 30, 2015

Boxing India to boycott National Games

The boxing competition at the National Games was thrown into jeopardy after Boxing India (BI) directed all State units to boycott the event owing to the IOA’s refusal to grant recognition to BI. B... »
VIJAYAWADA, January 29, 2015

Badminton: Record number of entries for Nationals

A record 634 entries for the qualifying rounds in the Air Costa 79th senior National badminton championship has come as a shot in the arm for badminton administrators, who are aiming at enhancing t... »
Chennai, January 29, 2015

Asian junior team squash: India makes a winning start

India got off to a good start winning both its Pool ‘C’ matches in the boys’ section against Sri Lanka and Jordan while the girls’ team defeated Chinese-Taipei on the opening day of the Asian juni... »
Boxer M.C. Mary Kom with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday.
New Delhi, January 28, 2015

Mary Kom invites Modi for academy’s inauguration

Celebrated Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday and invited him for the inauguration of her academy in Manipur in April. Mary... »
P. Harikrishna.
Gibraltar, January 28, 2015

Harikrishna off to bright start in Gibraltar Chess

Indian Grandmaster P. Harikrishna started his campaign by outclassing Eric De Haan of Holland in the first round of the Masters’ section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess festival at the Caleta in Gibra... »
CHENNAI, January 28, 2015

TN teams given kits

The Tamil Nadu teams from various disciplines bound for the Kerala National Games (Jan. 31 to Feb. 14) were given kits by Hemant Kumar Sinha, Secretary, Youth Welfare & Sports Development Depa... »
Missing in action: Saina Nehwal' name was missing in the team’ list sent by Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSCB), promting the thought that she islikely to miss the Nationals. Photo: V.V. Subrahmanyam
VIJAYAWADA, January 28, 2015

Saina Nehwal may skip senior Nationals

World No. 3 shuttler Saina Nehwal is yet to confirm her participation either in the team or in the individual segment of the 79th senior National badminton championships to he held at Vijayawada f... »
VIJAYAWADA, January 28, 2015

BAI yet to announce junior teams

Junior shuttlers, who have sent their names for a series of forthcoming international fixtures, were a disappointed lot as they are yet to get confirmation of their participation and the names of t... »

Mary Kom thanks Obama for acknowledging her performances

Syed Modi Masters: Saina Nehwal, Kashyap claim titles

Saina beats World Champ, retains Syed Modi crown

Syed Modi Masters: Kashyap upsets Axelsen

Indian golfers Chikka, Himmat earn Asian Tour cards

Saina, Srikanth reach finals at Syed Modi GPG

Advani to fight it out with Madan

Arantxa is champion again

Saina, Srikanth survive scares

VIJAYAWADA, January 30, 2015

Will ‘Operation Swachh Badminton’ see light?

Will the Bharat Badminton Players Association (BBPA), a national-level outfit purporting to protect the interests of the Indian shuttlers, ever get registered? Even if it does, will it obtain affi... »
Chennai, January 30, 2015

Asian junior team squash: Mixed day for Indians

Indian boys and girls are just one win away from the semifinals in the Asian junior team squash championship being held in Kuala Lumpur. It was a mixed day on Thursday with the boys cruising... »
KOCHI, January 29, 2015

National Games: Heavy temptation for home stars

The National Games begin in Kerala this weekend and more than 10,000 athletes will be in action over two weeks here. But do you know how many dope tests are being planned at the Games?“About... »
HYDERABAD, January 29, 2015

Senior National badminton: Saina Nehwal not to play

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will not take part in the senior National championship to be held in Vijayawada from January 29.“Yes, I am not taking part. I just came back fr... »
Minister for Sports K Achannaidu giving away kits to State athletes taking part in the 35th National Games, in Vijayawada on Wednesday.—Photo. Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar
VIJAYAWADA, January 29, 2015

State offers bonanza to athletes

The State government has showered bonanza on athletes taking part in the 35th National Games to be held at Kerala with a reward of Rs. 7 lakh for the gold medal. Silver and bronze medallists will t... »
Foreign students in a celebratory mood. Photo: V. V Subrahmanyam
January 28, 2015

First of its kind

A few days after Makara Sankranthi, a festive mood still lingered at the Nizam College Grounds though for a different reason: it was to host the first-ever sports meet for foreign students studyin... »
Ecstatic: Toby Sowery said his MRF Challenge 2014 victory was especially special because every race, every round had been a challenge in a highly competitive field.
CHENNAI, January 28, 2015

An unbelievable feeling: Toby Sowery

Eighteen-year-old Toby Sowery, who won the overall title in the MRF Challenge 2014 held at Irungattukottai near here recently, said he was thrilled with the victory.“It is just an unbelieva... »
Chennai, January 28, 2015

Asian junior squash squad

India has sent a relatively fresh squad for the Asian junior team squash championship to be held in Kuala Lumpur from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. Only Kush Kumar and Velavan Senthil Kumar in the boys... »
Bengaluru, January 28, 2015

Toyota Racing Series: Penalty costs Maini the top position

India’s Arjun Maini finished first in Race 1 of Round 2 of the Toyota Racing Series before incurring a penalty that stripped him of victory. Maini started third on the grid at the Teretonga... »
Freddie says it took a few years away from racing and then a few ‘fun races’ before he could drive without pressure. Photo: Nikhil. B
January 27, 2015

On his own track

“He’s just like his dad. When he parties, he parties hard and wakes up late…Is it possible to postpone the interview?” reads the text message from the team owner of M & N racing. With his flowi... »

Critics wrote me off, says India GPG champion P Kashyap

MRF Challenge: Toby Sowery is champion

MRF Challenge: Sowery storms to victory

Advani bags his seventh National title, Amee is women’s champ

Lara Gut wins World Cup downhill; Vonn 2 seconds back

Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston re-match gloves to be auctioned

Sindhu made to sweat

Pantawane upsets fifth seed Corrales