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Last Updated Thursday April 26 2018 07:10 PM IST


Neeraj Chopra eyes 90m mark

The 20-year-old produced his season's best of 86.47 metres to claim the javelin gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Ready to roar again, says Sindhu

Sindhu, who led the Indian contingent at the glittering opening ceremony which launched the CWG in Gold Coast, was defeated by Saina Nehwal in the much-anticipated women's badminton singles summit clash.

Gymnast Rakesh Patra desperate to prove a point at CWG

The 26-year-old was included in India's CWG squad after he filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court when his name was initially omitted owing to a tussle between the Gymnastics federation and the Indian Olympic Association.

Six shortlisted for Manorama Sports Club 2017 awards

A panel comprising former India football captain C C Jacob, former India volleyball captain and Arjuna Awardee Tom Joseph and Athletics Federation of India technical committee chairman Dr. Tony Daniel picked the six clubs.

Punia to undergo out-of-competition dope test

Punia won a gold on the opening day of the Federation Cup with a throw of 61.05m at the NIS Patiala but she could not be dope tested as the National Anti-Doping Agency officials did not turn up on that day.

Azlan Shah Cup: India, England split points

Young striker Shilanand Lakra scored his maiden international goal for India in the 14th minute but Mark Gleghorne converted a penalty stroke in the 52nd minute to draw level for England.

Sameer Verma lifts Swiss Open title

Sameer Verma from Madhya Pradesh showed great anticipation and technique and added power in his smashes to bambazoole Jorgensen 21-15 21-13 in a lop-sided contest.

Vote now to select Manorama Sports Star 2017

Basil Thampi (cricket), P U Chitra (athletics), Y Mohammad Anas (athletics), H S Prannoy (badminton), K P Rahul (football) and Sanju V Samson (cricket) are the six picked by the panel for the honor.

Winter Olympics get under way amid awkward diplomacy

South Korea, which is using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with North Korea, seated its president alongside US vice-president Mike Pence, with two of the North's most senior officials sitting in the row behind.

Dutee Chand in Indian team for Asian Indoor Athletics

The 21-year-old Dutee, who won a bronze each in the 100m and the 4x100m events at the Asian Championship last year, will carry India's hopes in the eighth edition of the tournament to be held in Tehran, Iran, from February 1 to 3.

PBL: Axelsen guides Bengaluru Blasters to win

World champion Viktor Axelsen staved off a strong challenge from World No. 5 Korean Son Wan Ho as Bengaluru Blasters defeated Mumbai Rockets with two matches remaining in the Premier Badminton League.

Gatlin fires coach, faces new doping probe

Gatlin has sacked coach Dennis Mitchell, according to the report, which revealed Mitchell and athletics agent Robert Wagner offered to provide false prescriptions for banned performance-enhancing substances.

Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

However, in a bid to protect 'innocent athletes' the door has been left open for Russians to compete as an 'Olympic Athlete of Russia', as long as they satisfy strict conditions that show they have a doping-free background.

Mary Kom resigns as national observer for boxing

The five-time world champion resigned as the national observer for Indian boxing after sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position.

Junior School Meet: Kerala close in on title

Sandra Babu of GVHSS Mathirappilly, Ernakulam, who chalked up a distance of 12.41 meters in triple jump was the only athlete to strike gold for the state in an individual event on Friday.

Tiger Woods announces return

Woods, who continues to recover from back surgery and has not played competitively in nine months, will be part of an elite 18-player field at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Hong Kong wins bid to host Gay Games

The win comes as gay rights movements in other parts of Asia gain traction with Taiwan's constitutional court this year declaring that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry.

Badminton legends to converge in Mumbai

For the first-time ever, India will witness the coming together of badminton legends Dan, Chong Wei, Peter Gade, Taufik Hidayat and Lee Yong Dae on November 4.

Hockey India mourns death of coach Antony

Under Antony, the Indian junior women won the four-nation tournament in 1999 and a bronze medal at the Junior Asia Cup. He took over as the senior team coach in 2001.

HWL Final: India placed in tough Pool B

Besides India, World League champions Australia and Germany, Pool B also features seventh-placed England, who are the reigning bronze medalists in the Euro Hockey Nations Championship.

There are no more easy points: Sindhu

International matches have become more competitive and demanding characterized by long rallies, feels Sindhu who lost en epic final final at the World Championships.

Mayweather Jr bids a perfect farewell

Floyd Mayweather did exactly what was expected of him when he outclassed mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in their crossover bout to secure a final victory in an illustrious career that ends with an unmatched 50-0 record.

Boxing immortality awaits Mayweather in richest fight

Boxing purists have dismissed the bout as nothing more than a cash grab with McGregor in line for a $100 million pay day and Mayweather adding upwards of $200 million to push his career earnings towards the $1 billion mark.

McGregor, Mayweather trade praise ahead of big fight

The final press conference ahead of Saturday's fight was closer to a love-in than a battle field with Mayweather, in particular, complimenting the man who has questioned everything from his manhood to his fashion sense.

Govt removes Satyanarayana from Drona Award list

The sports ministry has retained the Arjuan Award list. The decision means that tennis player Rohan Bopanna and weightlifter Sanjita Chanu have not been added to the list of Arjuna Awardees.

Semenya wins 800m gold; targets world record

Caster Semenya claimed another global title when she won the world 800 meters gold and after surging clear to record one minute 55.16 seconds she said she now has an eye on the world record.

Edris spoils Farah's farewell party

Mo Farah's aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his very last major track race as he lost his world 5,000m title to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris.

Davinder Singh Kang finishes 12th in javelin final

Kang, who has become the first Indian to have qualified for the final round in javelin throw in a World Championship, came up with a best throw of 80.02m in his third attempt to end 12th in a 13-man field.

Bolt leads Jamaica into 4x100m relay final

Running the last leg, Bolt eased home, looking over his shoulder, as Jamaica won the second of the two semifinal heats in 37.95 seconds, ahead of France (38.03) and China (38.20).

Schippers edges Ta Lou to retain 200m crown

The Dutchwoman began to tie up and only a savage dip at the line that saw her clock 22.05 seconds edged her past Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou by just three-hundredths of a second.

Francis takes shock 400m gold as Miller-Uibo stumbles

Francis looked out of the medals with 80 meters to go but maintained her form amid the carnage to post a personal best time of 49.92 seconds and take a shock gold that even after crossing the line she had no idea she had won.

Van Niekerk cruises to another 400m gold

Steven Gardiner, 21, of the Bahamas was a clear second in 44.41 and 20-year-old world junior champion Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar blasted through at the end to snatch bronze in 44.48.

Manyonga completes an amazing turnaround

Manyonga, who only returned to formal competition last year after overcoming a drug addiction, led the final from the second round with a leap of 8.48 meters.

Bolt, forever fastest

Usain Bolt may have failed to win his final individual race, but the Jamaican remains the greatest sprinter of all time.

Gatlin gatecrashes Bolt's 100m farewell party | Video

Gatlin, who won silvers behind Bolt at the last two world championships, clocked 9.92 seconds, with teammate Coleman winning silver in 9.94sec. Bolt suffered a dreadful start and could only claim bronze in 9.95sec.

Bolt digs in to advance to 100m semis

The Jamaican is seeking his fourth gold in the event – he has won the 100m at every world championships since 2009 apart from 2011 in Daegu when he was disqualified for a false start.

New Zealand Open: Indian challenge ends

Fourth-seeded Prannoy fought hard before being stunned by Chinese Taipei's Lin Yu Hsien, while seventh seed Verma went down tamely to unseeded Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong.

After De Grasse pullout, Bolt looks unbeatable

It had appeared that De Grasse had begun to get under the skin of the usually unflappable Bolt, who is seeking to end his matchless career with a seventh global 100m title in Olympic and World Championships.

Bolt eyes an encore of Rio Olympics

The 30-year-old is competing in his seventh and final World Championships, and recently clocked a season's-best time of 9.95 seconds in a Diamond League meeting in Monaco.

Khel Ratna for Jhajharia, Sardar

Two-time Paralympic gold-medalist Devendra Jhajharia is the first paralympian to be recommended for the country's highest sporting honor.

Wladimir Klitschko calls it a day

Klitschko announced his retirement on his website (, and posted a video on his official Twitter account after his website's server broke down.

Govt job for Vineeth, financial aid for Chitra

Chitra, whose exclusion from the Indian squad for the World Athletics Championships in London created an uproar, will be given a monthly scholarship of Rs 10,000 and a daily allowance of Rs 500.

19 Russians head to Worlds as neutrals

With their federation still suspended, dozens of Russians have been cleared to compete internationally after demonstrating to the IAAF that their training environment meets the required anti-doping standards.

Chitra left out of London-bound Indian squad

Justifying the decision, office-bearers of the AFI explained that Chitra was omitted as her performances were not up to the world standard. However, it is alleged that athletes were left out of the squad to squeeze in coaches and supporting staff.

Prannoy clinches US Open Grand Prix Gold title

Prannoy, who lost a fair amount of his time to nagging injuries in his career, dished out a gritty performance to defeat Parupalli Kashyap in the summit clash which lasted an hour and five minutes.

India win 4 gold medals on day 2 of Asian C'ships

Nirmala Sheoran clinched the yellow metal in women's 400m, while Mohammed Anas grabbed the gold in men's 400m. PU Chitra finished on the top of the podium in women's 1500m race and Ajay Kumar Saroj won a gold medal in men's 1500m.

Jwala, Arvind, Anup and Chetan in BAI's coaches panel

While Pullela Gopichand is the chief national coach, BAI selected 19 others to coach men's singles players across the country in different zones. There are 12 others for men's doubles and four coaches for women's doubles.

Bolt holds on to win 100m dash at final Golden Spike

In his second 100m outing of his final season, the Jamaican was slow out of the blocks but jumped ahead before the halfway point to finish in a time of 10.06 seconds, edging Yunier Perez of Cuba, who ran a personal best 10.09 seconds.

Sreejesh to miss Asia Cup

Sreejesh went under the knife earlier this month in Mumbai after he sustained a ligament tear in his right knee during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in April-May.

Sublime Srikanth lifts Indonesia Open title

World No.22 Srikanth clinched his third Super Series title, lifting the Indonesia Open men's singles trophy with a straight-game victory over Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai.

Azlan Shah Cup: India outplay NZ to finish third

Defender Rupinder PalSingh (17th, 27th minutes) slammed home two penalty corners in the second quarter before S. V. Sunil (48th) and Talwinder Singh (60th) scored field goals in the last quarter.

Sreejesh ruled out of Azlan Shah Cup

India captain and goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh has been ruled out of the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah Cup owing to a knee injury he suffered in the match against defending champions Australia.

Azlan Shah Cup: Britain rally to hold India

Strikers Akashdeep Singh (19th minute) and Mandeep Singh (47th minute) scored for India while Tom Garson (25th minute) and Alan Forsyth (53rd minute) sounded the boards for Britain.

Sindhu's campaign comes to an end

The Indian star went down fighting to He Bingjiao of China 21-15, 14-21, 22-24 in the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championships.

Boxing Federation of India gets IOA affiliation

The affiliation ends a logjam that goes back to last September when the BFI took charge of the sport after elections conducted in the presence of International Boxing Association and sports ministry observers.

Sindhu moves up to career-best second spot

Sindhu, who recently clinched the India Open title defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in the summit clash, moved three places up to number two spot, thus becoming the second Indian woman to break into the top-five of the world rankings.

Nike to launch high-tech hijab for Muslim athletes

Nike Inc will launch a hijab for female Muslim athletes early next year, becoming the first major sports apparel maker to offer a traditional Islamic head scarf designed specifically for competition.

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