Top seed Kidambi Srikanth and world number 10 H S Prannoy also advanced to the last eight stage in men's singles in contrasting fashion.
Top seed Kidambi Srikanth and world number 10 H S Prannoy also advanced to the last eight stage in men's singles in contrasting fashion.
While Saina and Sindhu registered straight game victories over their respective rivals to enter the second round of women's singles, Srikanth had to fight it out in his men's singles opener.
Dr Daniel had represented Kerala in several national athletic meets.
Kerala, who finished fourth in the previous edition, dropped down to a disappointing fifth place with 96 points. Athletes from the state clinched four gold, silver and bronze each.
Batra won the most number of medals for India (four) at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.
The settlement ends the long-running false claims suit brought by fellow cyclist Floyd Landis and joined by the US government.
Manika has turned into an overnight sensation after her impressive run in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, where she bagged medals in all four events on offer.
The 20-year-old produced his season's best of 86.47 metres to claim the javelin gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The CGF has decided to exclude shooting from the 2022 Games, citing logistical issues.
Manika has become toast of the nation after her sensational run at the Gold Coast Games, bagging medals in all four events on offer.
Athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan were ordered out of the Games Village after needles were recovered from their bedroom, prompting the CGF to issue a strongly-worded reprimand to the Indian officials.
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.
Countries with 10-19 doping violations during the period of 2008-20 will be limited to two men and two women in Tokyo. At least 14 countries, including India, fall into this category.
Srikanth became the first Indian male shuttler to achieve the world No. 1 ranking.
The mixed martial arts champion was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief, according to the New York Police Department.
The badminton star speaks about her career goals and dealing with failures.
The contingent has 58 coaches, 7 managers, 17 doctors and physiotherapists and 22 other officials (104 non-athletes in all).
Thulasi and Sindhu trained together for several years at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.
Sindhu’s appearance on stage drew an extra round of applause from the crowd, especially from children.
In the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, Sindhu bagged a bronze in women's singles.
Athlete P U Chitra came second and K P Rahul third. The awards were announced by ace badminton player P V Sindhu in Kochi.
The Rio Olympics bronze-winner has tweaked her leg defence on the insistence of her coach Kuldeep Singh Malik.
Powell, who won 100m gold at the last Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia in 2006, had expressed a desire to race on the Gold Coast despite heading towards retirement at the age of 35.
The 24-year-old Arjuna Awardee has been booked under the IPC sections for rape, criminal conspiracy, causing miscarriage without the woman's consent and cheating.
Besides her individual podium finish, Elavenil also combined with Shreya Agrawal and Zeena Khitta to claim the team gold medal in women's 10m air rifle event.
The two have been asked to resign owing to the conflict of interest issue. Anju told Manorama News that she has no qualms in quitting if the sports ministry desires so.
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.
It seems the Kerala government is in no hurry to utilise Jaisha's expertise in the field as she is still awaiting her promised appointment as an athletic coach to train budding talents.
The abundance of talent is complemented by a confident approach which the likes of Manu Bhaker, Mehuli Ghosh, Anish Bhanwala and Anjum Moudgil will display at the Games.
Shi, last year's runner-up, won the opening game 21-19 against the six-time champion.
Sindhu failed to build on a handsome lead in the decider to go down 21-19 19-21 18-21 to Yamaguchi after battling for an hour and 19 minutes.
The main objective of the Manorama Sports Club 2017 was to acknowledge the efforts of clubs and academies that unearth latent talents and hone their skills at grassroots levels and help them grow into world-beaters.
Sindhu will clash with Japanese second seed Akane Yamaguchi for a place in the final. The match will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 1 from 10.30 pm.
In the men’s quarter-finals, H S Prannoy was beaten by Huang Yuxiang 22-20, 16-21, 21-23.
The world No 3 Indian recovered from a mid-way slump to overcome the Thai shuttler Nitchaon Jindapol in a match which lasted an hour and seven minutes.
The unseeded Prannoy, who came into the tournament after recovering from foot warts, outwitted former world no 3 Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 21-10 21-19 in a pre-quarterfinal match.
Third seed Srikanth recovered from a lop-sided opening game to struggle past France's Brice Leverdez 7-21, 21-14, 22-20.
While Manpreet dons the captain's armband, the responsibilities of his deputy will be shouldered by Chinglensana Singh Kangujam.
India has been offered a quota of 37 in athletics but the AFI selection committee, chose only 31.
Asian champions India finished a disappointing fifth after beating Ireland 4-1.
India thrashed Ireland 4-1 and thus avenged the loss at the hands of the minnows in their last league match.
The new service rule will be implemented from March 14 starting with the All England Championships.
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.
India will next play in the 5th/6th place match on Saturday.
Chung was found dead by his wife at their home early on Friday. The cause of death was not yet known and that an autopsy would be performed on Saturday.
Going by the voting pattern in the initial phase, the second and final phase of online voting is going to be crucial in picking Kerala’s best sportsperson of the year 2017.
As Renjith pulled out after three attempts, Arpinder cleared 16.61 meters in his fifth jump and qualified for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast next month.
Some of the celebrity couples were spotted at the Federation Cup athletics meet in Patiala.
The 21-year-old Dharun, who just recovered from a bout of typhoid, clocked 49.45 seconds in the men's 400m hurdles.
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.
The 19-year-old Shankar sailed over the bar at 2.28m to marginally improve his own national mark of 2.26m which he achieved during the Junior National Championships.
With this convincing victory, India has managed to keep alive their final hopes, but it will depend on favourable results from the last round robin fixtures.
Shubhankar will become the fourth Indian player to compete in a golf major, following Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal and Anirban Lahiri.
Neeraj Chopra, the favourite and the star attraction of the championships, sent the javelin to a distance of 85.94m in his final attempt.
India's wait for their first win continued after losing 2-4 to Australia.
The 16-old shot her way to a second successive gold medal in a mixed team pistol event as India maintained their stranglehold on the season's first ISSF World Cup.
Lawrence accused male ESPN employees of keeping scorecards on female colleagues, openly watching porn on their computers and making sexually explicit comments about women in front of them.
Subramani Siva, a havildar in the Indian Army, cleared 5.15m to break his own earlier national record of 5.14m set last year at the same venue.
11th standard student, Bhaker, who recently secured a quota place for the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, won a sensational gold to continue India's surge in the season's first World Cup.
Bannister's achievement opened the physical and psychological door for many other milers who have since beaten his time of three minutes 59.4 seconds.
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.
Drag-flicker Gonzalo Peillat scored a hat-trick for Argentina, while Amit Rohidas converted two penalty corners for India.
The Indian duo of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra fought back to pip Pakistan in the final.
Raisman said in November that she was sexually abused by former team doctor Nassar, who pleaded guilty last year to molesting female athletes under the guise of medical treatment for nearly 20 years.
Navjot beat Japan's Miya Imai 9-1 in the final bout of the women's 65kg freestyle category.
The 99-year-old Victorian shaved a good chunk of time off the 50 meters long course freestyle world record for his age group at the Commonwealth Games trials.
Reputed coaches Pullela Gopichand and Kenneth Jonassen have questioned the logic to reduce on-court coaching and tweak the scoring system.
The resignation follows months of sustained criticism stemming from the sex abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
Karmakar has been suspended after a written complaint regarding acts of misconduct, misbehavior and manhandling by the para swimmer was reported.
Anju and the AFI on Wednesday slammed the Sports Ministry for denying permission to host National Championships by locking up the stadia for ISL.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it reinstated the organization's membership after suspending it over doping allegations.
The IOA also said that it had received complaints from various sports associations in Kerala regarding the dysfunctional governance at the KOA.
Kerala men clinched their sixth title as they came from behind to beat Railways 24–26, 25–23, 25–19, 25–21.
Kerala had to face stiff resistance from the neighbors. However, terrific performances by captain Jerome Vinith and Ajith Lal ensured that Kerala set up a title clash with Railways.
The final year BDS student was emboldened by her fiance, Noor Ahmad. Her parents, Abdul Majeed and Raziya, offered their full support.
The women's team had earlier outplayed Haryana (25-16, 25-13, 25-14) to enter the semifinal.
Scott Westgarth, 31, who had been chasing an English title fight, died in Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
Kannoly Praveen Rahul’s name is already etched in the record books for being the lone Keralite in the national squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, hosted by India last year.
South Korea brought the curtain down on its 'Peace Games' at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea.
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.
The year 2017 has been very special for Prannoy. He won the national title besides a string of good performances in the international circuit.
Second seed Kashyap, the reigning Commonwealth Games champion, saw off Malaysia's June Wei Cheam 23-21, 21-14 in a 37-minute clash.
The 22-year-old Reddy, who hails from Hyderabad, scored 13.649 average points to win the bronze.
The 24-year-old star had been in sensational form last season, winning the World Championship and retaining the Dubai Super Series Final, besides clinching the Japan Open and India Open.
Olympian Anas is the only Keralite who holds two national records in the senior men’s category.
Sameer notched up a 21-17, 21-16 win over former world No. 2 Japan's Kento Momota.
Paul, who is a 400m hurdles National Open champion and a 2016 South Asian Games silver medalist, becomes first Indian athlete to be sanctioned for the possession of a prohibited substance.
Working her way up to the top by dint of unflappable spirit and hard work, this Palakkad girl has earned the tag - 'Queen of Asia in the mile' - and is currently one of India's top medal prospects in middle-distance running at the int'l level.
The extreme lung capacity of the swimmers, their agility, and levels of practice are the focus of the video.
P V Sindhu opens her campaign against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong.
The award intends to honor the contributions of clubs and academies to the state’s sports sector during the past one year.
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.
Sardar last played for India at the Asia Cup but was dropped from the Indian squads for the Hockey World League Final in last December and then for the tour to New Zealand.
The Malayala Manorama-Santa Monica Tours and Travels Sports Awards will recognize and celebrate the achievements of outstanding sportspersons and sports clubs/academies from all across the state.
In the men's 20km event, national record holder K T Irfan of Kerala retained the gold in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 31.25 seconds.
P R Sreejesh, who sustained a knee injury at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May last year, returned to the national squad last month after undergoing surgery.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik terms sponsorship as Odisha's gift to the nation.
The veteran Indian luger finished 34th in his sixth Olympics.
Out of the 3,507 participants in the sports ministry's ambitious KISG, which concluded recently, there emerged multiple success stories of children who have struggled in life but were determined to succeed.
Keshavan's best performance in his earlier five Winter Olympics has been a 25th place finish in 2006 in Turin, Italy.
The teams crashed out of the championship after losing to China and Indonesia respectively.
Keshavan, the face of Indian winter sports for two decades, will compete in his sixth consecutive Games at the Olympic Sliding Centre.
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.
Bannister, who won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, had been training and living in Europe with his girlfriend. Reports said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
The Games start on Friday and would continue over the next fortnight.
Protesters burnt North Korean flags and pictures of the reclusive state's leader, Kim Jong Un, as around 800 people gathered for a march towards the stadium in Seoul where the Olympic torch will be lit.
The Samjiyon Band's performance comes amid a thaw in ties with North Korea highlighted by the first visit by its leader Kim Jong Un's sister.
Ariana Kukors, who represented the United States in the 2012 Olympic Games, said Sean Hutchison, then a coach for USA Swimming's national team, began 'grooming' her for a sexual relationship when she was 13.
With 28 medals, including seven gold, Kerala finished eighth.
The teams qualified to the next round despite their loss to Indonesia and Japan respectively.
PyeongChang Olympic organizers won't provide North Korean and Iranian players with Samsung smartphones, which are available free to all other athletes, for fear of violating international sanctions on the countries.
India rode on a strong performance by P.V. Sindhu to defeat Hong Kong 3-2 in their opening match of the championship.
Sindhu came agonisingly close to clinching the title before losing 18-21, 21-11, 20-22 to Beiwen Zhang in the women's singles final.
The relentless Indian shot five birdies on the back nine to edge ahead of Spain's Jorge Campillo and hung on for the victory.
Uttar Pradesh took the overall title in athletics while Tamil Nadu stood second.
Olympic 2016 silver medallist PV Sindhu got the better of Thai third seed and former world champion Ratchanok Intanon 21-13, 21-15.
Kerala won as many as six medals, including two silver from the swimming pool, on the third day of the meet.
PV Sindhu recovered from a mid-game slump to outwit Spains world no 36 Beatriz Corrales 21-12 19-21 21-11.
Tough international sanctions have complicated South Korean Olympic organizers' efforts to provide their northern neighbors with the same benefits available to other Olympians.
The Kerala athlete clinched gold in long jump and silver in 200m.
Kidambi Srikanth lost 19-21, 17-21 to Malaysian qualifier Iskandar Zulkarnain.
E Ancy Sojan came second behind Chanveer Kaur of Punjab in the girls' 200m race, while Sreelakshmi bagged a bronze medal in girls' javelin throw.
Rising star C Chanthini opened Kerala's medal account by winning the girls' 1,500 meter race.
Larry Nassar, the famous physician who treated Olympic stars, played the role of a caring doctor before sexually assaulting them in his exam room under the guise of medical treatment, sometimes with their own parents present.
A revamped version of the original National School Games which used to have two participants in every discipline from each state, Khelo India will see 16 athletes in each discipline.
They were seen dancing to the song during the match between Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.
Forced to take the court despite developing foot corns, H S Prannoy lost in the opening round.
The best from these Games to be held across five different venues in the capital, will be identified, helped and nurtured into an India prospect for international games at the highest level.
The week-long inaugural edition will be an Under-17 event where athletes will participate across 16 disciplines.
A poignant part of the ceremony will train the spotlight on some wonderful and well-known combinations of coaches and athletes from the disciplines that form a part of the Khelo India School Games.
Though the Kerala State Sports Council had promised a jumping pit to the academy long back, that proposal ran into a tangle of red-tape and bureaucratic hurdles.
Saina found world No. 1 Tzu Ying too hot to handle and went down in straight games.
The former world no 1, who has won thrice in Indonesia, dished out a spirited performance to overcome a fighting Ratchanok 21-19 21-19 in the semifinal lasting 48 minutes.
Some critics, who said the USOC could have caught Nassar sooner if it had acted on complaints made by athletes, called the USA Gymnastics board resignations too little and too late.
Saina Nehwal, who is coming back from an ankle injury, gave ample display of her powerful game as she overcame P V Sindhu 21-13, 21-19.
Considered as the country's most successful cricket captain, Dhoni led India to two World Cup triumphs.
India had earlier lost 1-2 to Belgium in the final of the first leg but held their nerve to come up with a late winner in a high-tempo match.
Viktor Axelsen got the better of Japanese Kenta Nishimoto with a 21-13, 21-23, 21-18 victory in an hour and 12 minutes to bag his first title in 2018.
India will now head to Wellington where the second leg of the tournament will take place.
Raisman called for an independent investigation into US gymnastics and Olympic officials who she said had the power to stop Nassar.
Kyle Stephens, pausing to compose herself during Nassar's sentencing hearing in a courtroom in Lansing, Michigan, said the doctor, a family friend, began molesting her when she was 6 years old.
The 20-year-old American, who was a key member of the US team that won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, joins a number of top-level gymnasts who have accused Nassar of abuse, including Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney.
Olympic 2016 champion and two-time World Championship winner Carolina Marin defeated Kirsty Gilmour 15-8, 15-14.
The final will take place at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
Carolina Marin overcame a fighting Sun Ji Hun 13-15, 15-10, 15-9 to dash the hopes of Delhi Dashers in a gripping semifinal.
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.
Playing their last league match in front of vociferous home fans, Hyderabad downed Bengaluru 5-0 and claimed six points to swell their tally to 20 points.
Tian Houwei led the Delhi charge by staging a brilliant recovery in his men's singles duel against Tzu Wei Wang before winning 10-15, 15-8, 11-15.
Madhavan won the Mumbai leg of the qualifiers and will now compete in the national finals to be played at the Oxford Golf Resort in Pune from April 4 to 6.
The response to her bronze medal-winning performance in Turkey has been overwhelming to say the least.
They became the first team to qualify for the semifinal in this edition of Premier Badminton League.
With Sindhu's victory being in the trump match, the Smashers took a huge lead in the tie after two completed encounters.
Sreejesh, currently a part of the national camp in Bengaluru, sustained the injury at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May.
In Awadhe's trump match, World No. 16 Sai Praneeth posted a stunning 15-10, 15-10 victory over compatriot and World No. 3 Kidambi Srikanth.
Home team superstar and Olympic 2016 silver medallist P V Sindhu defeated world No.1 women's singles player Tai Tzu Ying 15-11, 10-15, 15-12.
Rayhan's phenomenal success in a short period has taken the golf fraternity by storm as he climbed to 19th spot in the world amateur rankings.
It was the first win for the Warriors in this year's League, having lost its previous three matches.
World No.10 Saina Nehwal pulled off a stunning 8-15, 15-10,15-13 victory over World No.11 Beiwen Zhang.
Hockey India (HI) revealed the details of the punishment just a day before the 15-day ban ends.
In the marquee clash of the day, Sung Ji Hyun prevailed over P V Sindhu 11-15, 15-13, 15-14.
Prannoy's win kept Ahmedabad Smash Masters alive in the tie against Awadhe Warriors.
The campaign was organized under the aegis of Malayala Manorama.
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.
The defeat in the men's singles contest left Hyderabad's tally into the negative (-1).
The five-time World Champion in Classical category proved his detractors wrong and has now finished the year on a real high.
Saina Nehwal scripted a sensational comeback win over Canada's Michelle Li to guide Awadhe Warriors to a superb 4-3 victory over newcomers North Eastern Warriors.
Prannoy beat fellow Indian Sai Praneeth 15-10 15-8 in the second men's singles to give his team an unassailable 4-1 lead in the tie.
Sushil Kumar claimed that he was bitten by Rana during the bout.
The Indian Grandmaster beat Russia's Vladimir Fedoseev 2-0 in a blitz tie-break to win the title in the Saudi capital on Thursday.
The 27-year-old Muzychuk is refusing to defend her world titles in rapid and blitz chess in Riyadh in protest at the host country's record on women's rights.
World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen, outclassed China's World No. 22 Tian Houwei 15-11 15-11 in Bengaluru's trump match.
P V Sindhu entertained the handful of badminton aficionados with a come from behind 12-15 15-7 15-9 win over Mumbai Rocket's Beiwen Zhang.
The Asia Cup crown after a decade and the bronze at the Hockey World League Finals were the high points for India's men's hockey team in the year gone by, where successes at the global stage were few and far between.
World No. 10 Prannoy saved four game points to outplay World No. 11 Tzu Wei Wang, to keep his undefeated record in the PBL since the last season.
Infact, men's players managed to outshine their women's counterpart as B Sai Praneeth and H S Prannoy too shone through on the international stage.
Sameer Verma outplayed the Dashers' trump player Wong Wing Ki Vincent 15-11, 15-11.
Carolina Marin justified her World No. 3 billing by defeating Michelle Li 15-9, 15-11.
Awadhe Warriors' Sania Nehwal was ruled out of the opening match against P V Sindhu, as she had not fully recovered from a right ankle niggle.
With this victory, Vijender has now won 10 pro bouts on the trot.
India's long individual Olympic gold medalist said he will now focus on private projects and expanding his Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centres across the country.
Haryana took the second spot with 59 points, while Tamil Nadu (40) finished third.
The meet is witnessing a neck and neck race between Kerala and Haryana.
Nivya Antony from the pole vault pit and Aparna and Amal from the track won the yellow metal for Kerala on Wednesday. The fourth gold came in the girls’ 4x100m relay.
The BWF has made it mandatory for top stars to play at least 12 tournaments in a revamped schedule for 2018.
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.
The Hyderabadi girl won the opening game, but top seed Yamaguchi fought back to win an epic final.
MG University topped the women's section for the fifth consecutive time and finished second overall.
The 22-year-old Hyderabadi displayed brilliant form to outclass the world No. 8 Chinese shuttler 21-15, 21-18 in 59 minutes.
The Indian Greco Roman Style Wrestling Team that represented the nation at the championship won gold and silver medals in all ten weight categories.
World No. 3 Sindhu, an Olympic silver medalist, thrashed World No. 2 Yamaguchi 21-9 21-13 in just 36 minutes to top group A in women's singles at the Sheikh Hamdan Indoor Stadium in Dubai.
Five medals for Kerala, Calicut comes second; MG ahead in women's group.
Sindhu and Yamaguchi will clash with each other in their last and final Group A match on Friday.
Keralite Amoj Jacob, representing Delhi University, clinched the men's 400m gold with a meet record of 46.33.
While Sindhu defeated He Bingjiao 21-11, 16-21, 21-18 in her Group A opener, Srikanth fell against Danish World Champion Viktor Axelsen, who took only 38 minutes to register a 21-13, 21-17 win in Group B.
World No.3 Sindhu and world No.4 Srikanth can't afford to lower their guard when they begin their campaign against China's world No. 9 Hi Bingjiao and world No.1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark respectively.
World champions Australia defeated Olympic champions Argentina 2-1 in a hard-fought summit clash to defend the Hockey World League (HWL) Final crown.
India had also won the bronze in the last edition of the tournament in Raipur in 2015.
Just two minutes into the second quarter, Argentina secured their first penalty corner and Gonzalo Peillat was on target.
Usha has conveyed the displeasure of other coaches, who have trained Asian and national-level medal winners, at Bobby being given a higher salary.
The 39-year-old New Zealander, who lived as Gavin Hubbard until four years ago and competed at national level as a man, finished second in the women's super-heavyweights.
The Olympic and Paralympic designs, which celebrate the themes of harmony, diversity and resilience, were unveiled by pupils at a Tokyo elementary school.
The match went to penalty shoot-outs after the scores were tied at 3-3 following regulation time.
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.
India thus finished at the bottom of Pool B table with just one point from three matches.
Sreejesh played in the 'Celebrity Clasico' in October in Mumbai, featuring the country's top sports and Bollywood stars, including India cricket captain Virat and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The Indians were nowhere near to the level that they displayed in their first match against Australia.
The Indians started on a bright note and punched above their weight to create numerous scoring chances in the match, but the forwards, especially Gurjant Singh and Akashdeep, were off-color.
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.
India's last World Championships winner was Karnam Malleswari, who in 2000 became the country's first female Olympic medalist in any sport.
Sanave-Roopesh duo was announced winners after their opponents V. Diju and J.B.S Vidyadhar forfeited the finals as Diju sustained an injury while leading 12-21, 21-17, 9-7.
It was a great day for Kerala shuttlers as Diju, Rupesh Kumar, Sanave Thomas and Aneesh registered thumping wins to reach the finals of the BWF Manorama World Senior Badminton C'ships.
His journey from a remote village called Moolankavu in Wayanad district to the medal podium at the Asian Marathon Championship was not an easy one.
Gopi Thonakal became the first Indian man to win Asian Marathon Championship after he clocked 2 hours, 15 minutes and 48 seconds to clinch the gold.
World No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying retained the title with a straight-game win.
World No. 5 Sindhu got the better of world No. 4 Intanon 21-17, 21-17.
Sindhu outplayed Japan's Akane Yamaguchi 21-12, 21-19 in a match which lasted 37 minutes.
Prannoy entered the second round after a 19-21, 21-17, 21-15 win over Hong Kong's Hu Yun in an hour and one minute.
Gabby Douglas, who last week was criticized for placing some of the onus on women to avoid sexual harassment, apologized again for her remarks while adding that she too was abused by Larry Nassar.
The athlete, whose identity is withheld since the offense is not fully proved, is a tenth standard student of a government school in Ernakulam. He had won two gold and a silver in the junior category at the state championship.
Kashyap saw off local shuttler Lee Cheuk Yiu 21-13, 21-19 after outplaying Chinese Taipei's Kan Chao Yu 21-12, 21-10 in his opening match of the qualifiers.
Sindhu celebrated the tough love, selflessness, and sacrifice made by Gopichand in a short video. The video was published online by Gatorade India ahead of Teachers’ Day.
If Kerala had managed to score those additional points, it would have been the state's 23rd trophy and sixth consecutive win.
Haryana, with 328 points, continued to lead the point tally, winning a total of 23 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze.
Meanwhile, Japan's Akane Yamaguchi beat Chinese qualifier Gao Fangjie to win the women's singles title.
Ethiopian Berhanu Legese won the men's event as thousands turned up despite concerns of air pollution in the Delhi Half-Marathon.
Bulgaria-born Suleymanoglu won three Olympic titles in the 60-kg and 64-kg categories between 1988 and 1996.
With 15 gold, 10 silver, and nine bronze, Haryana (242 points) is on top of the table, followed by Kerala (192 points) with 10 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze.
Athletes from the state accounted for three gold and silver medals each apart from one bronze on day 2 to take the total tally to 94 points.
Sindhu seemed completely off-colour during her 38-minute duel with the 19-year-old Fangjie, who upstaged her fancied World No. 2 rival 21-11 21-10 in a lop-sided contest.
Three national records were broken on the opening day of the 33rd National Junior Athletics Championships.
Saina Nehwal and H S Prannoy crashed out in the second round.
While Saina made short work of USA's Beiwan Zhang, second seed Sindhu had to dig deep to get the better of Sayaka Sato of Japan.
Leading Indian women's players Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu will begin their campaign on Wednesday.
Harumafuji, 33, hit Takanoiwa on the head last month at a party of sumo wrestlers from Mongolia, public broadcaster NHK quoted unnamed sources affiliated with the Japan Sumo Association as saying.
Mavelikara native Soji Mathew won the half-marathon. Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar flagged off the marathon.
The champions amassed 116 points, winning 13 gold, nine silver and four bronze. Tamil Nadu finished a distant second with 41 points, while Vidya Bharti stood third with 30 points.
Annet V Rajan (60 kg), Greeta Saji (63 kg) and Daleena Biju (75 kg) won sliver medals while and P. Parvathy (80 kg) bagged a bronze.
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.
The full marathon will kickstart at 4 am while the half-marathon and family run will begin at 5 am and 7 am respectively.
E. Ancy Sojan of Government Fisheries HSS, Nattika, Thrissur, clinched a double by winning the yellow metal in long jump and 100m events.
C Chandini opened Kerala's gold medal account by winning the girls' 1,500 meter race on the second day.
Saina outlasted Sindhu in a tight two games to win her third national title
World No. 11 Prannoy became the second Keralite after George Thomas in 1990 to win the national men's singles title.
Up against North Korea's Kim Hyang Mi, the five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medalist Mary Kom won by a unanimous 5-0 verdict.
Meanwhile, World No. 2 Kidambi Srikanth will face H.S. Prannoy in the men's singles final.
Chautala, whose election as IOA president in December, 2012, was declared null and void by the IOC, barged his way into the meeting hall at the IOA Bhawan and sat for around 10 minutes.
The win also helped India qualify for the 2018 World Cup in England.
Star goalkeeper P. R. Sreejesh, who is on a comeback trail after a lengthy break due to injury, is part of the squad.
India take on China in Sunday's final. The winners will qualify for next year's World Cup.
It was found out that a majority of the state-level and district-level office-bearers of the KVA continued to hold the same post over a period of twelve years in violation of the norms.
Srikanth recently became the first Indian and only fourth men's singles player in the world to win four Super Series titles in a calendar year.
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.
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.
Fazila Khatun was admitted to the hospital with the arrow stuck to her throat.
Heena shot a combined score of 626.2 (386+240.8) to claim the top honors in 10m air pistol.
Never before has India achieved so many success in one month as this October.
Kidambi Srikanth becomes first Indian to win four Super Series titles in a year.
P. V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akene Yamaguchi in the women's singles semifinal.
The 41-year-old professional golfer was found asleep in May behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz, which was parked alongside a road not far from his home.
Second seed Sindhu eased past the Chinese rising star 21-14, 21-14 in the quarter-final match that lasted for 41 minutes.
Sindhu dumped Japan's Sayaka Takahashi 21-14, 21-13 to set up a revenge match against China's Chen Yufei.
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.
From a remote village in Kannur, 16-year-old Abhishek Mathew has blossomed into a fine athlete who is eyeing glory in Asian junior and World Junior Championships.
The 22 goals for India were scored by 10 different goal-scorers as the team climbed to the top of the points table with nine points from their three matches.
Saina staved off a spirited challenge from Denmark's rising shuttler Line Hjmark Kjaersfeldt and is likely to clash with Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in a revenge match.
Rai, a Commonwealth Games and Asian Games gold-medalist, and Sidhu, also a former Commonwealth Games gold-winner, picked up their third gold together in the mixed team event.
The jury consisted of Olympian Shiny Wilson, SAI coach M. A. George and physical education teacher Dr Jimmy Joseph selected the best athletes.
The coach is happy with the progress though during a year where Indian shuttlers have won six Super Series title.
Securing 252 points, Ernakulam placed themselves well ahead of Palakkad (175) and Kozhikode (107).
For India's new chief coach Marijne Sjoerd, it was perfect start to his stint as the Asia Cup was his maiden tournament in charge of the senior national side.
Playing an opponent 12 years his senior, Srikanth asserted his dominance with a 21-10 21-5 win over 37-year-old Lee.
Defending champions Palakkad was ahead of Ernakulam by one point as the events on Saturday came to a close.
Ernakulam's Anumol Thampi and Sreekanth bagged a double on the second day of the meet.
Kidambi Srikanth beat Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong 21-18, 21-17 to reach the final of the Denmark Open.
By virtue of this win, India not only topped the Super 4 stage with seven points, but also continued their domination over Pakistan.
Anumol Thampi and P.N. Ajith broke national records in senior girls' 3,000m and senior boys' 5,000m races respectively.
Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy recorded his second successive win over three-time Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei to storm into the quarterfinals.
India, who have four points from two games, will play Pakistan on Saturday.
Around 2,800 students will battle it out in the sub-junior, junior and senior sections in 95 events in the four-day event.
World No. 15 Prannoy recovered from a 6-11 deficit in the second game to oust local player Emil Holst 21-18 21-19 in a hard-fought match.
India were staring at a defeat until Gurjant drove from a tight angle in a goal-melee in the 59th minute to secure a point.
Saina Nehwal will be up against fifth-seeded Carolina Marin of Spain in the opening round.
In men's singles qualification, Kashyap overcame Denmark's Victor Svendsen, but lost to Japan's Takuma Ueda in 36 minutes.
Sjoerd Marijne-coached India downed Pakistan and followed up easy wins over Japan (5-1) and hosts Bangladesh (7-0).
Defending champions Chennai Smashers retained Olympic silver medalist Sindhu for Rs 48.75 lakh.
Brazilian investigators claim Nuzman helped arrange a $2 million bribe to get the Games to Rio de Janeiro.
The five-match series is being organized to provide more exposure to the women hoopsters of Kerala.
Eight-time world champion Nicol outclassed Dipika 11-3, 11-0, 11-5 in the semifinals of the San Francisco Open.
Dipika made short work of USA's Olivia Blatchford 13-11, 11-6, 11-9 make it it two wins over seeded players in as many days after having beaten fourth-seed Emily Whitlock in round one.
Patel, 40, will remain suspended till the disciplinary committee takes the final call on the write-up.
The American former world No. 1 won the last of his 14 major titles in 2008 and the 41-year-old has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries.
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.
The figure of the legendary runner will be displayed at the sports zone of Delhi's Madame Tussauds.
Sindhu is the second Indian athlete after MS Dhoni to have been nominated for the honour this year.
The body of Niharendu Mallick has been sent to hospital for autopsy.
The Indian pair lost 21-14, 15-21, 19-21 in 59 minutes to Japanese qualifiers Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota.
Pranaav-Sikki got the better of South Koreans Seung Jae Seo and Kim Ha Na 21-18, 9-21, 21-19 in 58 minutes.
The World Cup is scheduled to be held in November-December next year.
Sindhu squandered a lead of 11-9 and 18-16 against Okuhara in the opening game and looked completely out of sorts in the second game to bow out.
Sindhu set up a second round clash with world champion Nozomi Okuhara for the third time in as many tournaments.
Chitra, whose omission from India's team for the London World Championships last month had created a furore, clocked 4 minute 27.77 seconds to win the gold in the women's 1500m race.
It was sweet revenge for Sindhu who had gone down to Okuhara in the final of the recent World Championships in Glasgow.
Rayhan Thomas has already bagged laurels in several international events. The top ranking amateur golfer in India, Thomas ranks 50th in the world.
P.V. Sindhu defeated sixth seeded Chinese He Bingjiao 21-10 17-21 21-16 in the semifinals that lasted for an hour and six minutes.
In the men's +40 category, second seed Joy T. Antony and K.A. Aneesh have entered the semifinals.
Elite athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games have been chosen for the benefit.
Malayalee shuttlers Joy T. Antony and K. A. Aneesh will be seen in action in the men’s singles +40 event. While second-seeded Joy will play against Japan’s Takuya Yamamoto, Aneesh’s opponent is third seed Englishman Carl Jennings.
Sindhu will next face either third seed Sung Ji Hyun or China's He Bingjiao for a place in the final.
Top seeds Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar sailed past the Swiss pair of Philippe Gabella and Rafael Leenhardt in their men’s doubles +35 pre-quarterfinals.
P. Kashyap battled for an hour and 16 minutes before bowing out 16-21, 21-17, 16-21 to top-seeded Son Wan Ho.
Malayalee shuttlers Joy T. Antony and K. A. Aneesh registered contrasting wins to book their places in men’s singles (+40) quarterfinals.
Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organize its third Games after 1932 and 1984.
Keralites Joy T. Antony take on Belgium’s Jules van den Brand while K. A. Aneesh clash with Norway’s Morten Aarhus in the men’s singles (40+) pre-quarterfinals.
The legendary player, who is the only Indian male player to reach World No.1 ranking, will be awarded Rs 10 lakh and a citation.
Chief national coach P. Gopichand and U. Vimal Kumar would be roped in to train the youngsters at the month-long camp, to be attended by 50 select junior players.
Free passes will be issued at the Malayala Manorama office in Panampilly Nagar between 9 am and 6 pm. Details can be had by calling on 0484-4447323.
Anthony underlined his supremacy with a convincing 21-6, 21-4 win over Seneka Attanayake of Sri Lanka in just 16 minutes.
The eight sky courts, supported by huge iron pillars and built over the spectators’ stands, are a first of its kind in the country.
The Regional Sports Center is a good example of how a facility of international standards could be set up through public-private partnerships, says BAI president Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Malayala Manorama is the main sponsor of the event organized by the sport’s governing body - BWF - in association with BAI, and the Kerala Badminton (Shuttle) Association.
Former Russian national champion Stanislav Pukhov and Britain's Rebecca Pantaney, the 1998 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, are top seeds.
Marijne has no experience of working with a senior men's side and with three important tournaments lined up in 16 months time, the decision could very well backfire.
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.
The 2017 edition of the World Senior Badminton Championships will be held at the Rajeev Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra, in Kochi from September 11 to 17.
Saina had maintained a distance from Gopichand after parting ways with him following a quarterfinal exit at the 2014 World Badminton Championships in Denmark.
High performance director David John will be in charge till a suitable replacement is found for a smooth transition of the the men's team.
The wildcard entrant's remarkable run ended after he lost his bantamweight semifinal bout to American Duke Ragan.
Six hundred and sixty five players will be seen in action in 850 matches across 12 courts in the week-long spectacle in Kochi.
International matches have become more competitive and demanding characterized by long rallies, feels Sindhu who lost en epic final final at the World Championships.
The PM said India is blessed with immense sporting talent and to harness this potential, a portal was launched by the sports ministry.
The Japanese took home the gold beating Sindhu 21-19, 20-22, 22-20 in a tightly-fought match.
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.
A ruthless Floyd Mayweather scored a 10th round technical knockout over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor on Saturday and announced his retirement.
After compatriot Saina Nehwal settled for a bronze, Sindhu lifted the spirits of the Indian camp by reaching the finals with a 21-13 21-10 win over World No 10 Chen Yufei.
Saina loses her semifinal 21-12 17-21 10-21 to Japan's Nozumi Okuhura.
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.
The Kerala athlete has also demanded framing of guidelines for selection of athletes to compete in national and international competitions as well as guidelines for selection of coaches.
Sindhu, a silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, assured herself of at least a bronze with a clinical display against world number six Chinese Sun Yu.
Sindhu, who twice won a bronze medal at the 2013 and 2014 editions, survived a scare against Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi before prevailing 19-21 23-21 21-17 in a thrilling women's singles match.
Pradipkumar Singh's incredible journey is the subject of a new book 'I am HIV Positive, So What?: A World Champion's Fight Against Drugs, Disease and Discrimination' by Jayanta Kalita.
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.
Saina, seeded 12th, took only 33 minutes to dismantle the unseeded Swiss Sabrina Jaquet and register a facile 21-11, 21-12 victory in the women's singles second-round clash.
Sindhu, who twice won bronze medals at the 2013 and 2014 editions, notched up a 21-16 21-14 win over Kim in a 49-minute match.
The 33-member junior men's core group will train under Felix as they prepare for defending their title at the Junior World Cup.
It was a nervy start for Srikanth in his campaign opener as he missed few points but his smart play at net and some precise smashes helped the Indian to enter the break at 11-6.
The golfer's nomination was confirmed when he received an email from the sports ministry on Friday night.
Saina and Sindhu have got byes in the opening round.
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.
The Uttarakhand shuttler, who celebrated his 16th birthday on Wednesday, defeated second seed Zvonimir 18-21, 21-12, 21-17 in the final.
Liana Fathima, a Class VII student of Global Public School at Thiruvaniyoor, has two national and five state records to her credit.
The chess legend succumbed to fellow Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi.
KT Irfan and Khushbir Kaur finished at 23rd and 42nd positions respectively in the men's and women's 20km race walk events on the final day of competitions as India ended their miserable WAC campaign on a disappointing note.
24 hours after Usain Bolt sensationally pulled up in his relay event, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby slowed down clutching her leg 20 metres into her second leg and went to ground, ending Jamaica’s reign as world champions.
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.
Ethiopia's Ayana, who led Obiri for more than half the race, was denied a double after winning the 10,000 metres with a devastating run earlier at the championships.
Henriques dominated the race from the start to win what is her first major global title, and the first race walking title to go to a Portuguese woman.
The 24-year-old, competing as an authorized neutral athlete, stretched her unbeaten streak to 25 competitions by clearing 2.03 meters to triumph in the London Stadium.
It was the sixth time the US have won the event and the gold was a record 15th World Championship medal for Allyson Felix, who ran the second leg.
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.
Bolt, having been passed the baton by Yohan Blake, was in third behind Great Britain and the United States, who eventually won gold and silver, but pulled up almost 50 meters from the line and fell to the track.
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, who had to settle for bronze in the individual 100 meters, had been hoping to sign off from the sport by leading Jamaica to a fifth successive relay gold but they were struggling in third place when he collected the baton.
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).
'There were deliberate attempts to ruin my career,' says Jawla in a bare-all chat.
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.
Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs stunned the World Championships by winning gold and silver in a dramatic women's 3,000 meters steeplechase final, the first Americans to get medals in the event.
Kang, who was carrying a shoulder injury, cleared the automatic qualification mark of 83m in his third and final throw as he came up with an effort of 84.22m.
Carter, who started her athletic career as a soccer player before falling in love with the hurdles, dug deep over the last 30 meters and pulled away from Muhammad.
Ramil Guliyev, representing Turkey after switching allegiance from Azerbaijan, pulled off a shock 200 meters victory at the World Championships.
Lakshmanan, who clocked a personal best of 13 minutes, 35.69 seconds in his 5,000m heat, has been the only Indian athlete to have performed better than his personal best in the ongoing World Championships.
It only dawned on youngster Karsten Warholm that he had become world 400m hurdles champion when he made a Reuters photographer an offer he could not refuse.
South African Wayde van Niekerk, bidding for a double after his 400m gold, sneaked into the final as second of the two fastest losers after edging third place in his heat from Christophe Lemaitre by two hundredths of a second.
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.
It was the first track victory at any World Championships by a Norwegian since Ingrid Kristiansen's 10,000 meters triumph in Rome in 1987.
The 19-year-old world junior record holder will be aiming to infuse some life into India's listless performance in the mega event.
Czech Republic's Barbora Spotakova threw 66.76 meters on her second attempt to win the World Championships gold.
Makwala said he felt well and wanted to race, but when he attempted to go through the athletes' entrance, an official and security personnel barred his way.
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.
Swapna said that the back pain, which she first had in late 2014 after taking part in the Incheon Asian Games, returned to trouble her after she ran the first event - 100m hurdles.
London 2017 organizers released a statement late on Monday saying that a number of teams had reported cases of gastroenteritis at their official hotel.
Kenya's Faith Kipyegon added the world title to her Olympic gold when she won a superb women's 1,500 meters final in a white-hot London Stadium atmosphere on Monday.
Bolt usually runs in the 200 meters individual event but opted not to compete at that distance in London, which is his last major championships before he retires.
The 23-year-old dominated the race, winning in 13.04 seconds, a meter clear of the defending champion Sergey Shubenkov, the Russian who was competing as an 'authorized neutral athlete'.
Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi, the new queen of the pole vault, added the one missing gold medal to her big-event collection when she soared to the world title with the best vault of her life.
Olympic champion and race favorite Elaine Thompson never got going and finished fifth, as Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers took bronze.
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.
In 1994, the Indian Hockey Federation had recommended him for the coveted recognition. But, his name was struck down from the list.
Leaves a sour taste in the mouth but Bolt won't be remembered for tonight, tweeted former English footballer Michael Owen after Bolt's surprise loss in his final individual race.
Usain Bolt may have failed to win his final individual race, but the Jamaican remains the greatest sprinter of all time.
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.
It was the 32-year-old Beijing Olympic bronze medalist's ninth successive win.
Keralite Anas ended up fourth in men's 400m heats with a mark of 45.98 seconds.
With 55,000 of his home fans roaring their support at the London Stadium, the 34-year-old Briton sprinted away with his 10th consecutive gold medal in a global track final.
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.
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.
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.
The action will be telecast live on STAR Sports Select 2 and STAR Sports Select 2 HD.
Ahead of his final two races - the 100m and the 4x100m relay - the 30-year-old said that he would be as focused on the finish line as always.
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.
Two-time Paralympic gold-medalist Devendra Jhajharia is the first paralympian to be recommended for the country's highest sporting honor.
Klitschko announced his retirement on his website (www.klitschko.com), and posted a video on his official Twitter account after his website's server broke down.
The court came down heavily on the AFI for selecting a few who were ineligible and excluding a few deserving athletes from the Indian contingent.
The day after Bolt had lavished him with praise, the South African Van Niekerk told reporters that he was not intimidated by the expectations being heaped upon him.
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.
Bolt's target in London is clear – to sign off with a fourth 100m title and a fifth 4x100m relay gold – taking his Worlds haul to 13 to add to his eight Olympic golds.
The court rejected the Athletic Federation of India's (AFI) plea that more time be granted for filing an affidavit in the case.
Earlier this year, the veteran doubles player had supported Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who was targeted by trolls for her call for peace between India and Pakistan.
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.
Mo Farah will bring down the curtain on his championship career with a bid for yet another distance double at the London Worlds.
The decision, subject to formal ratification by the IOC at a meeting in Peru in September, paves the way for LA and Paris to join London as the only cities ever to host the Games - summer or winter - three times.
Sudha's name was on the entry list issued by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sunday.
Los Angeles had argued that it could host a low-cost Olympics given that it already has all the necessary infrastructure in place.
In her plea, Chitra said though the court in its interim order had directed the AFI to ensure her participation in the world meet, the respondents had not complied with the order in letter and spirit.
Caeleb Dressel of the United States heralded a new era in world swimming when he equaled the great Michael Phelps's feat of seven golds at a single world championships.
Sudha was not named among the original 24 athletes selected by the AFI despite winning the women's 3000m steeplechase event in the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar.
The IAAF rejected the AFI's request to include PU Chitra in the Indian squad for the upcoming World Championships, ending drama around her participation in the prestigious event.
The AFI said it had written to the IAAF and the ball is now in the international federation's court.
'The sports ministry has to intervene in the issue urgently and Chitra should be granted a wild card entry,' the Kerala chief minister said.
The Athletics Federation of India has also said that it has not been heard so far by the Kerala HC in the writ petition filed by the Kerala athlete.
Moideen alleged a conspiracy behind the AFI's decision to omit the talented athlete.
Amid the clamor for justice for Chitra, one should not turn a blind eye to the fact that the Palakkad girl would have booked her ticket to London had she met the qualifying mark.
Athletics officials say that it will be impossible for the AFI to include Chitra in the Indian contingent as the entry of athletes for the global flagship event has been closed.
The court observed that the selection process for the championship appears to be not transparent and qualified athletes were ignored.
Usha clears the air on the row over P.U. Chitra's exclusion from the Indian squad for the World Athletics Championships.
Randhava told a leading national daily that he felt Chitra lacked consistency and others including, Usha, AFI president and secretary, too agreed to his views at the selection meeting.
The Athletics Federation of India had informed the sports ministry on Wednesday that Chitra failed to meet the qualifying mark for the World Championships.
There was a hue and cry over Chitra's ouster as she was expected to be included in the squad since had triumphed in the Asian Championships.
The ministry had sought clarification from the AFI after Chitra moved the Kerala High Court challenging selection.
Chitra, who won the 1,500m gold in the recent Asian Championships, is eligible to compete in the Worlds being the Asian champion. However, the AFI has omitted her citing her timing is far below world standards.
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, 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.
It will be third Grand Prix Gold title for Indian men's shuttlers this season after Sameer Verma and B. Sai Praneeth clinched the Syed Modi International and Thailand Open respectively.
Kashyap ended the hopes of his compatriot Sameer Verma with a 21-13, 21-16 victory in 40 minutes. Kashyap will meet South Korea's Kwang Hee Heo in the semifinal.
The eight-time Olympic sprinting champion was slow out of the blocks, just as he was in his last race in Ostrava, and never managed to put a big gap between him and the field.
Kashyap dished out a gritty performance to stave off the world No. 15 Lee's challenge 21-16, 10-21, 21-19 in a match that lasted an hour and three minutes.
After missing out on last year's Rio Olympics, the Kerala athlete is likely to seal her place in the Indian 4x400m relay team for next month's Worlds in London.
The Indian shot-putter has been handed provisional suspension by the Athletics Federation of India.
The tough training and tradition-bound ways have put off many Japanese youth, leaving sumo to be dominated by foreign – mostly Mongolian – wrestlers, who face a grueling path to assimilation.
Tamil Nadu (110) came on second position and Haryana (101) on third. at the end of the 4-day event in Gundur.
The shot-putter, who won a gold medal in the recently-concluded Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, tested positive for the stimulant dimethylbutylamine.
Sundar recorded his personal best effort of 60.36 meters to clinch the gold in the men's javelin throw F46 category event.
The Indian hammer thrower came up with a personal best of 74.20m at the IAAF World under-18 athletics championships in Nairobi.
Kerala government on Wednesday announced cash awards to medal winners from the state in the 22nd Asian Athletic meet held at Bhubaneshwar recently.
India won five gold medals on the final day of the Asian Athletics Championships to finish at the top of the standings in Bhubaneshwar.
The Uttar Pradesh athlete won the race in 9 minute 59.47 seconds to grab the first gold of the day for India in front of a packed crowd at the Kalinga Stadium.
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.
Seasoned Vikas Gowda, a last minute entry into the squad, won bronze medal in the men's discus throw event.
Kasparov, who dominated the game for more than 15 years, will compete against nine top players, including current world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri.
With the World Championships also happening in the same year, many top athletes have decided to skip the event.
The unheralded 29-year-old former schoolteacher, who improved his record to 17-0-1, was awarded the win over the eight-division world champion by scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113.
The Indians paid the penalty for some poor defending along with several instances of wayward finishing by the forwards.
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.
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 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.
It was India's second upset defeat against a lower-ranked side in the tournament after having lost to Malaysia in the quarterfinals.
The world no.11 Srikanth won 22-20 21-16 in a 45-minute clash against the world no.6 Chinese, who is also the current All England champion.
The result dented Pakistan's hopes of booking a berth to participate at the Hockey World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar next year.
Srikanth continued his dream run and grabbed a final spot at the Australian Open with a straight-game victory over China's Shi Yuqi.
Continuing his fine run, recently-crowned Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth defeated fellow Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth in a men's singles quarterfinal.
In the women's doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy fought well before suffering a 21-18 18-21 13-21 loss to seventh seeded Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto.
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and B. Sai Praneeth progressed to the second round, but four others were knocked out in the first round.
As the world's second-most populous nation after China, IOA president N. Ramachandran said it was time for India to follow its powerful neighbor China in showcasing its burgeoning economic muscle through sport.
Roelant Oltmans-coached India finished second in the pool with nine points -- three behind the Dutch, who won all of their pool matches.
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.
World No. 22 Srikanth will next face Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai in the finals on Sunday.
Giant-killer Prannoy played his heart out, but eventually ran out of steam against Japanese Kazumasa Sakai in the semifinals.
A day after he dispatched three-time Olympic silver medalist and world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, Prannoy showed his mettle once again as he saw off eighth seed Chen Long 21-18, 16-21, 21-19.
The prime minister inaugurates the synthetic track of P.T. Usha's USHA School of Athletics at Kinalur village of Kozhikode district.
The fight to be held in Las Vegas on August 26 is expected to gross millions of dollars, with Mayweather a solid favorite.
The Golden State Warriors secured their second NBA championship in three seasons with a 129-120 Game Five win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, capping a near-perfect run through the playoffs.
The 30-year-old double sprint world record holder will make his final bow at the world championships in London in August.
Bolt, who will retire after August's World Championships in London, is set to run his last competitive Jamaican race on Saturday.
Forbes noted that the top 100 athletes are a boys' club more than ever, with tennis star Serena Williams, who comes in at the 51st spot with $27 million, the lone female athlete to make the cut.
It is not the first time that the ministry has sought Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand, who helped India win three gold medals at the Olympics.
The cricket legend has been announced as the face of the marathon to be held in Kochi on November 12.
The third-seeded Indian prevailed over the fourth-seeded Indonesian Jonatan Christie 17-21, 21-18, 21-19 in a contest that lasted an hour and 11 minutes.
Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo, NBA great LeBron James, soccer star Lionel Messi and tennis ace Roger Federer are the top four athletes, in that order.
The former world number one golfer said an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications was to blame for his early-morning 'driving under the influence' arrest.
This is the first time that the championship is being hosted by India. The Indian team will consist of 160 players including many yesteryear stars.
India's campaign at the Sudirman Cup ended after they went down 0-3 against top seed and 10-time champions China in the quarterfinals of the mixed team championship.
The athlete was member of the Indian squad at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Incheon Asian Games in 2014.
Frenchman Stephane Cottalorda, an AIBA three-star coach, has been roped in to train the country's women pugilists for a nearly two-year term.
India clinched a compound team gold medal to conclude their Archery World Cup Stage 1 campaign in Shanghai.
When sportspersons secure a government job under sports quota after proving their mettle in the chosen discipline, the first thing they have to do is writing a 'suicide note'!
Sreejesh sustained an injury while playing against Australia in the league stage at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament.
The Indian wrestlers finished with 10 medals, including a gold, five silver and four bronze, bettering their tally of nine medals in the last edition of the Championship at Bangkok.
Bajranj staged a superb comeback after conceding the lead to dominate the second and final round and script a comprehensive 6-2 win.
All the three Indians lost to their respective Japanese opponents, who proved to be too strong for them.
The 24-year-old from Haryana defeated Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazakhstan to enter the finals.
Anil Kumar and Jyoti bagged a bronze each in their respective categories as India clinched two medals on the second day of the Asian Wrestling Championship.
The shooters were returning from the Plzen Grand Prix shooting competition in the Czech Republic and were asked to stay at the airport by the customs department for more than 13 hours.
India won the World Cup defeating Pakistan 2-1 in the final, but the then Pakistan captain Islahuddin had claimed in his recent autobiography that umpire Vijayanathan blew for a goal when striker Ashok Kumar's shot had rebounded off the post.
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.
A listless India slumped to a heart-breaking 0-1 defeat to hosts Malaysia in their last league match as they failed to reach the final of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
The National Assembly's Standing Committee on Sports observed that in recent months, India had been trying to isolate Pakistani sportspersons by depriving them a chance to compete in international events.
The win gave India a chance of making the second successive final in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup after having finished runners-up behind Australia last year.
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.
India put up a spirited show before squandering the early lead to go down 1-3 against defending champions Australia in a league match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament.
Joshna Chinappa scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch the Asian Squash title with a thrilling win over compatriot Dipika Pallikal in the women's final.
The experimental New Zealand team cracked three shots at goal in the first quarter before the Indian team settled down to dominate the match.
What was hailed as the biggest fight night ever staged in a British ring, watched by the largest crowd for a boxing show in Britain for 78 years, lived up to its billing.
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.
The Kerala State Sports Council has decided to appoint Olympians P. Anil Kumar, O. P. Jaisha and P. T. Paulose as coaches to train budding talents.
As many as 132 transgenders took part in the competition which featured events such as sprint, relay, shot put and long jump.
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.
Sindhu easily notched up a 21-14, 21-15 win over unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori in a second round match of the Badminton Asia Championships.
Laws of countries such as Germany and Australia are being studied for the purpose. Interestingly, a few days back, sports minister Vijay Goel had said that criminalizing doping was not required.
Ajay Jayaram defeated fifth-seeded Houwei Tian of China 21-18, 18-21, 21-19 to progress to the second round of the men's singles event.
Man Kaur, who hails from Chandigarh, has raced her way to glory in many championships with training from son Gurdev Singh.
Kashyap lost 10-21, 22-20, 13-21 to former world No. 6 and third seed Qiao Bin of China in a contest which lasted an hour and 16 minutes.
Brianna Rollins, who led an American sweep of the podium at last August's Rio Olympics, was unavailable for three doping tests during 2016, which constitutes a doping rule violation.
The Mike Tyson Academy has already garnered international interest with academies looking to open in the Middle East, Australia, France, west Africa and China.
India's Sai Praneeth edged out compatriot Kidambi Srikanth 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 to win the Singapore Open Super Series badminton title.
Praneeth outplayed Korea's Lee Dong Keun 21-6, 21-8 in the first semifinal, while Srikanth beat Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13, 21-14.
P.V. Sindhu suffered a crushing quarterfinal loss to arch-rival Carolina Marin but Sai Praneeth dished out a gritty performance to enter the men's singles semifinals of the Singapore Open.
Rio Olympic silver medalist Sindhu had to toil before prevailing 19-21, 21-17, 21-8 over Indonesian world No. 27 Fitriani Fitriani in a match that lasted an hour.
Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu staved off a stiff challenge from 2016 All England champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the opening round.
Manpreet Singh will be Sreejesh's deputy in the squad that also has members from the Junior World Cup-winning team.
Saina Nehwal will next play at the Asian Badminton Championship to be held at Wuhan, China later this month.
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.
Jayaram went down 18-21, 14-21 to fifth seed Wan Ho in a contest that lasted 37 minutes.
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.
Sixth seed and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Sindhu was toppled by world No.13 Chen Yufei of China 21-18, 19-21, 17-21 in the first round.
Dipa had hurt her knee ligament while practicing during a national camp at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here and was immediately flown to Mumbai.
India followed the Russian Federation (176) and Italy (129) at third spot in the doping violation chart released by the WADA.
Star raiders including Jasvir Singh, Rahul Chaudhari and local lad Sagar B Krishna will descent on Poovadukka to participate in the All-India A Grade Kabaddi Championship.
India's Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu defeated Spanish top seed Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 in the final of the India Open World Superseries badminton championships.
Fans, who kept chanting 'Sindhu' and 'India' throughout the match, will witness a rematch of the Olympic final on Sunday.
Besides Kohli, Sreejesh and Deepa Malik, five other sportspersons were named for the prestigious Padma Shri.
Hong Kong Open finalist Sameer reached the quarterfinals with a shocking 21-17 21-15 win over higher-ranked Hun Yuin a 40-minute match.
A central track and field stadium in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, will be named after iconic pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva.
To win the BMW M3, the golfer had to score a hole-in-one on the specific hole where the BMW M3 was to be awarded as the prize.
SSP Chawrasia clinched his fourth European Tour title when he won the Indian Open for the second successive year with a seven-shot victory over Malaysia's Gavin Green.
Mayweather has asked for a guaranteed $100 million to make the fight happen, with $15 million going to McGregor, while UFC president Dana White has talked of $25 million to each plus pay-per-view money.
India's campaign at the All England Open came to an end as P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal suffered defeats in the quarterfinals.
Both Sindhu and Saina are in the top half of the women's singles and if they win their respective quarterfinal matches, they will face each other in a clash in the semifinals.
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.