Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses with Khel Ratna awardees (from left) shooter Jitu Rai, shuttler P V Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik and gymnast Dipa Karmakar.
PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses with Khel Ratna awardees (from left) shooter Jitu Rai, shuttler P V Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik and gymnast Dipa Karmakar.

President confers Rio stars Khel Ratna awards along with Jitu Rai


For the first time, four athletes were chosen for the Khel Ratna honour. »

Paes-Begemann blow away five match points to lose ATP final

Leander Paes (file photo)


Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann squandered as many as five mat... »

Indian Super League season 3 to begin from October 1

All the matches will kick off at 7 pm.


The opening game is scheduled in Guwahati between North East United FC and Kerala Blasters FC »

PM sets up task force to improve Olympics performance

Our Bureau

With India only winning two medals at the recently concluded Rio Olympics and several near-perfect ... »

Companies making beeline to sign Sindhu for endorsements


The badminton star is expected to announce a couple of endorsement deals soon. »

A runaway hit: PV Sindhu’s final match at Rio grabbed 66.5 m eyeballs in India

PV Sindhu poses with her silver medal

Bindu D Menon

Shuttler PV Sindhu’s badminton final match against Spain's Carolina Marin at the Rio Olympics had garnered 66.5 million viewers in India. This is the highest viewership in the country for a single... »

Paytm is title sponsor for India-WI T20 matches in USA

Our Bureau

The two games will be played on Aug 27 and 28 in Florida »

Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs, new sports


Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.The practice started when she received the Olympic flag Sunday in the official handover ce... »

Rio bids farewell to athletes in colourful closing

2016 Rio Olympics: The Olympic flag is carried after being taken down from the flagpole during the closing ceremony. Photo: Reuters


Rains failed to dampen the famous Rio carnival spirit as this Brazilian city bid an emotional farewell to the thousands of athletes of the world in a colourful closing ceremony to bring down curtains ... »  

Declining dominance: China finds itself in a spot

Press Trust of India

At Rio, Beijing has so far won 26 gold, the worst show since Atlanta 1996 »

Really happy to win a silver, gave my heart out: Sindhu


P V Sindhu is happy to win a silver in the women’s singles badminton event after her gallant attempt to clinch a coveted gold for India ended in heart-break at the Rio Olympics here, saying she gave ... »  

Narsingh 'became unconscious’ after hearing CAS verdict


Disgraced after being ousted from the Olympics Village for flunking a dope test, Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav “became unconscious” when he was slapped with a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitrati... »

Well fought, your accomplishment is historic: PM

Pusarla V Sindhu poses with her silver medal after her match with Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on Friday. - PTI


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated P V Sindhu for winning the Silver medal in Rio Olympics, saying her accomplishment is historic and will be remembered for years. He praised Sindhu for... »

It's silver for P V Sindhu

Silver medallist P.V. Sindhu of India poses kissing her medal.

India's P V Sindhu fought valiantly but failed in her attempt to win the gold medal, as she lost to World No. 1 Carolina Marin in the women’s singles final on Friday. »

Narsingh banned for four years; ousted from Olympics

File photo of wrestler Narsingh Yadav


Court of Arbitration for Sports overturned the clean chit given to the wrestler by the NADA »

Rain curtails play on first day of 4th Test

Chettinad Group unveils franchise for TN league

It will be a star play in new League

Sindhu sails into final, assures India another medal

Rohtak to Rio: Sakshi carves sporting history

Country proud of Sakshi’s feat: President, PM

Karmakar vaults into ad world

Sindhu storms into semi-finals; Narsingh’s dope saga continues


Wet outfield denies India chance to level series


In an anti-climactic finish to the second Twenty20 cricket International, wet outfield denied India chance to level the series after dominating proceedings in the West Indies innings as the match was... »

A silver lining in our Rio performance

NV Krishnakumar

The fact is, India’s actually got better at the Olympics since the turn of the century, going beyond its traditional strengths »

Sponsors drop Lochte after Rio scandal

Ryan Lochte of USA Photo: Reuters


As part of this decision, Speedo USA will donate a $50,000 portion of Lochte's fee to Save the Children, a global charity partner of Speedo USA's parent company, for children in Brazil »

Sindhu arrives in Hyderabad to rousing reception

PV Sindhu (File photo)


Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu arrived here this morning to a grand welcome at Hyderabad International Airport. Amid scenes of jubilation and loud cheers from scores of people, Sindhu, accompa... »

Sakshi Malik to be awarded Rs 1 cr by Delhi govt


Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today announced an award of Rs 1 crore for Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik. Sisodia visited the parents of the wrestler in Haryana’s Rohtak and announced... »

Film stars congratulate Sindhu on winning Silver at Olympics


Calling her the pride of the nation, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan and AR Rahman, among other celebrities have congratulated Indian woman shuttler PV Sindhu on winning a silver medal at ... »

Sindhu’s smashing play fires up the nation

V Rishi Kumar

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has become the darling of the nation with her sterling performance at the Rio Olympics. The 21-year-old badminton star from Hyderabad has carried the nation’s hopes on her sl... »

Sandeep Tomar loses in the first round


Talented Indian grappler Sandeep Tomar lost to two-time World Champion Victor Lebedev of Russia 3-7 in the 57 kg category to get ousted from the men’s freestyle wrestling at the Rio Olympics today.Tom... »

Narsingh devastated at CAS verdict, says will prove innocence

Narsingh Yadav (file photo)


His dream of representing the country in Rio Olympics shattered after a verdict of the CAS, a devastated Narsingh Yadav today said that he will do everything to prove his innocence.In a stunning rever... »

Peerless Bolt powers to 200m gold

Usain Bolt of Jamaica on the way to winning the gold medal in the 200 m dash at the Rio olympics. Also in the picture are Churandy Martina (NED) of Netherlands, silver medallist Andre De Grasse (CAN) of Canada and bronze medallist Christophe Lemaitre (FRA) of France. - Reuters


The incomparable Usain Bolt once again proved utterly unbeatable on the Olympic track on Thursday, powering his way to a third straight 200 metres gold and remaining on course for an extraordinary "tr... »

I’ll give my heart for gold: Sindhu

Cricket, not Olympics, wins gold in endorsement game

Tamil Nadu to get its own flavour of powerplay

Celebrity badminton league set to begin from Sept 18

Brazil police pull US swimmers from flight amid robbery probe

Wrestler Sakshi breaks open medal chest with bronze on day 12

One of the best moments of my career, says Sindhu

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