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Your achievement will inspire confidence among Indian sportspersons-President

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday congratulated Mariyappan Thangavelu on becoming the first Indian high jumper to win a Gold Medal at the Rio Paralympic Games-2016.


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Anurag Thakur accuses Shashank Manohar of deserting `sinking ship` BCCI

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept 10: Issuing a scathing attack on Shashank Manohar, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman Anurag Thakur on Saturday accused the ICC chairman of abandoning the board when it needed him the most like a 'captain of the sinking ship'.


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Knee injury forces Bopanna out of Davis Cup tie against Spain

New Delhi, Sept.10: Ace Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Saturday pulled out of the forthcoming Davis Cup tie against Spain, citing that he has been asked to rest his injured knee.


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Kohli remains on top, Maxwell vaults into third spot in T20 rankings

Dubai [UAE], Sept.10: India star batsman Virat Kohli continues to remain on top of the latest T20I batsman rankings while Australia's Glenn Maxwell made a huge jump to reach a career-best third position.


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Warner hails Australia's limited-overs turnaround against Sri Lanka

Melbourne [Australia], Sept.10: Following a 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in the two match T20 series, Australia stand-in skipper David Warner has lauded his side's gritty performance saying that it was pleasing to see `scrappy cricket` from the limited-overs unit.


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Dipa Karmakar praises medal winning Rio Paralympians

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Sept. 10: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar who missed getting a medal at the recent Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by a whisker, on Saturday praised Paralympians Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati for winning gold and bronze medals at the Paralympic Games in Rio.


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Rio Paralympics: PM Modi lauds Thangavelu, Bhati for gold, bronze honour

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed India's Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati for bagging a gold and bronze respectively at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


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High jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu scripts history, strikes gold at Rio

Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], Sept.10: Mariyappan Thangavelu scripted history at the ongoing Rio Paralympics, becoming the first Indian para-athlete to bag a gold medal in the men's high jump-T42 finals on day two of the prestigious tournament at the Olympic Stadium.


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Dilshan's farewell party ruined as Australia clean sweep T20 series

Colombo [Sri Lanka]: Australia spoiled Tillakaratne Dilshan's farewell by claiming a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka to make a clean sweep in the two-match T20 series in Colombo.


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Chris Gayle launches autobiography 'Six Machine' in Delhi

New Delhi [India], Sept 9: Aggressive, cavalier, dangerous, and unabashedly flamboyant - these are but a few adjectives that pop into one's mind when one thinks of Christopher Henry Gayle, a man both feared and admired by his competition.


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Pakistan captain Misbah to be presented with ICC Test Championship mace

Dubai [UAE], Sept. 9: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that it will present the Test Championship mace to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 21st September.


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Shocking! Serena stunned by Pliskova in US Open semis

New York [USA], Sept.9: World number one Serena Williams' quest for a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title at the ongoing US Open came to an end as she suffered a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic in the semi-finals of the women's singles event here on Friday.


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`Fit- again` Ronaldo set to make Madrid return against Osasuna

Madrid [Spain], Sept.9: Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been out of action since injuring his knee in the successful Euro 2016 final, has confirmed that he will make his return for Real Madrid in this week's La Liga clash against Osasuna.


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Bayliss blasts England's `pretty boys` after T20 loss against Pak

Melbourne [Australia], Sept.9: After slumping to a comprehensive T20 defeat at the hands of Pakistan, England coach Trevor Bayliss has lashed out at his team's performance by referring to the players as having 'played like pretty boys' at Old Trafford.


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Declare Dipa Karmakar brand ambassador of Indian Sports: TMC

Agartala (Manipur) [India], Sept. 8: Trinamool Congress (TMC) vice-president Mukul Roy and retired international footballer and an Arjuna award winner Prasun Banerjee, who at present is also a TMC MP, today felicitated gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi.


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Hazard takes veiled swipe at Mourinho's coaching style

London [England], Sept.8: Chelsea striker Eden Hazard has taken a veiled swipe at Jose Mourinho, saying that his side are in a much better position at the moment after enduring an `ugly` season under the former Portuguese manager last year.


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Jayaram outmuscles Kashyap to reach Indonesia Open third round

Balikpapan [Indonesia], Sept 8: Ace Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram trounced compatriot Parupalli Kashyap in straight games to progress through to the third round of the Indonesia Grand Prix Gold here on Wednesday.


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Serena survives, Murray suffers shock exit at US Open

New York [USA], Sept.8: World number one Serena Williams emerged from her toughest test at this year's US Open as she battled past Romania' Simona Halep to book her place in the semi-finals of the women's singles event here at Flushing Meadows On Thursday.


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Rio Paralympics: Lack of media interest in India draws flak

New Delhi [India]: As the world was eagerly waiting for the opening ceremony of the Rio Paralympic Games in which 19 Indians will be competing, not a single Indian network including Doordarshan has picked up the...


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Usain Bolt hints he's proposed to long-term girlfriend after Rio scandal

Wellington [New Zealand], Sept.5: After sparking controversy with his late-night antics following his triumphant Rio Olympics campaign, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt seems ready to settle down as he strongly hinted that he has proposed to long-term girlfriend Kasi Bennett.


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'Why would I Lie?' Jaisha, who collapsed in Rio, asks for probe

Athlete OP Jaisha is demanding an investigation into the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) allegation that she refused energy drinks as she ran the marathon at the Rio Olympics.


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PV Sindhu arrives in Hyderabad, whole city converges to welcome its star

Hyderabad: A smiling Olympic champion PV Sindhu arrived this morning at the Hyderabad airport, where hundreds had reached to welcome her. Top politicians and others jostled to present flowers and shawls and click...


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Rio 2016: PV Sindhu wins first Olympic silver medal for Indian women

Shutler PV Sindhu took Indian badminton to a new level with her silver medal win at the Rio Olympics 2016 last night. Sindhu became India's first woman to win an Olympics silver medal on Friday.


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Narsingh Yadav ousted from Rio Olympics, banned for 4 years

After his dream of representing the country in Rio Olympics was shattered after a verdict of the CAS, a devastated Narsingh Yadav today said that he is determined to do everything to prove his innocence.


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Rio 2016: PV Sindhu smashes her way into final, aims for gold

India's PV Sindhu stormed her way into the final of women's single badminton tournament at the Rio Olympics today by defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 in the semifinal encounter.


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Rio 2016: Sakshi Malik ends India's medal drought

It was a proud day for India, specially Indian women, as Sakshi Malik became the fourth Indian to win a medal at the Summer Games and brought to end the agonising wait for a medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.


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Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu on fire, enters women's singles semi-finals

Two-time World Championship bronze medallist PV Sindhu stands is now only a win away from assuring India a medal after she shocked London Games silver medallist Wang Yihan of China to enter the women's singles semifinals...


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Rio Olympics 2016: Sindhu keeps India's hopes alive, reaches quarterfinals

Two-time World Championship bronze-medallist PV Sindhu reached the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition after defeating Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying at the Olympic Games in Rio.


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Minister Vijay Goel slammed as IOC threatens to cancel his accreditation

India's sports minister Vijay Goel is a lot more in news at the Rio Olympics than perhaps the Indian athletes, who are yet to make an impact. On Friday, Rio Olympic organisers officially threatened to cancel his...


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Michael Phelps breaks Olympics record with 22nd individual gold

Michael Phelps won his fourth gold medal of the Rio Olympics and 22nd overall with a victory in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday night breaking a millenia-old Olympic record. It was another one of the extraordinary...


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