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Not quite Khelo India: Only three wrestlers in one event, all stand on the podium
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Wrestling 42-kg boys weight category at Khelo India School Games in New Delhi saw just three entries, ensuring a podium finish for all of them.

Pooja Dhanda eyes bigger battles after sealing Commonwealth Games spot
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Pooja Dhanda is back in Lucknow for the national camp to prepare for the Asian Championships and the April Commonwealth Games this year.

Khelo India School Games: Playing barefoot, Andhra Pradesh spikers show courage
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Andhra Pradesh, many of whose players were playing barefoot, could not win the tie but gave tournament favourites Delhi a run for their money, losing 21-25 19-25 16-25.

IPL Auction 2018 ends; Jaydev Unadkat costliest Indian, Ben Stokes most expensive at Rs 12.5 cr
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

IPL Auction 2018 comes to an end with 169 players sold to eight franchises. Jaydev Unadkar costlies Indian for Rs 11.5 crore but Ben Stokes is the most expensive at Rs 12.5 crore; both players to Rajasthan Royals.

PWL 2018: Twin wins over idol gives Pooja Dhanda impetus to reclaim lost years
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Pooja Dhanda beat Olympic and World champion Helen Maroulis twice within a space of two weeks.

On a learning curve, Koumba Larroque has her plate full at Pro Wrestling League
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Koumba Larroque is confined to her hotel room studying for her exam which is scheduled for January 29 while her competitors go out for sight seeing.

WFI asks wrestlers for help in finding foreign coach
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Indian wrestlers have been asked to help the federation find a foreign wrestling coach with the Commonwealth Games around the corner.

Geno Petriashvili, a wrestler fighting ghosts of the past harbours Olympic dream
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

From August to November in that year, Petriashvili was kept in inhuman conditions for ransom. He remembers the horrible time and though he was released after three months, the Georgian wrestler remains haunted to this day.

Citing knee injury, Sushil Kumar pulls out of PWL bout
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Sushil Kumar had sustained a "knee injury" and thus had to sit out yet another bout in the Pro Wrestling League.

In its third edition, Pro Wrestling League yet to take off
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

After two seasons failed to make the Pro Wrestling League popular, organisers would hope exciting match-ups in 2018 edition attract people in large numbers.

Sushil Kumar rises again to show huge gulf in Indian wrestling
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Indian wrestling in 2017 was headlined by the return of Sushil Kumar and the country's failure at World Championships.

Sushil Kumar breaks PWL auction record; Delhi Sultan snap him for Rs 55 lakh
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Delhi Sultan bagged Sushil Kumar for Rs 55 lakh, more than twice his base price.

Sushil Kumar breaks record, sold for Rs 55 lakh at PWL auctions
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

PWL auctions: Delhi Sultans buy star wrestler Sushil Kumar for Rs 55 lakh, the highest bid in the history of the tournament.

Bajrang Punia ends four-year wait with silver medal at U-23 Senior World Wrestling Championships
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Bajrang Punia's medal in the 65kg category was his first at world level in the Olympic weight category.

Sushil Kumar wrestles for two minutes to win gold: Story of India’s best wrestler
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Did Sushil Kumar's walkovers in the National Wrestling Championship tell the story of India's best grappler, or the weight he now bears?

Wanted to wrestle at the Nationals, didn’t know I’d get walkovers, says Sushil Kumar
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Walkovers in the quarter-final, semi-final and final of the National Wrestling Championships meant that Sushil Kumar was crowned the national champion in the 74kg.

Sushil Kumar’s gold at Senior Wrestling Nationals raises plenty of questions
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Sushil Kumar strolled to gold in his first competitive tournament in three years. The wrestler's job was made easier by walkovers in the quarters, semis and final.

Wrestling Nationals: Sushil Kumar wins gold after three walkovers in Indore
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Walkovers in the quarter-final, semi-final and final saw Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar win gold in the 74kg category.

Wrestling Nationals: With father selling langots outside stadium, Divya Kakran wins gold
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Divya Kakran, after being out of action for months due to a stone in her kidney, returned to the mat in style and won her first medal at Senior Nationals.

Wrestling Nationals: Sushil Kumar returns for first bout in nearly three years
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Sushil Kumar will highlight the second day of wrestling nationals as the star wrestler takes mat for his first competitive bout in nearly three years.

Wrestling Nationals: After double delight on Day 1, Phogat sisters focus on ‘big day’
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Vinesh and Ritu, two of the four Phogat sisters participating in the Wrestling Nationals, won gold in their respective categories on the opening day. Second day will see other two - Geeta and Sangeeta - in action.

I could’ve played Wrestling Nationals directly, but I don’t want any controversy this time: Sushil Kumar
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Sushil Kumar is returning to competitive wrestling for the first time since his gold-winning effort at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Who is Baba Ramdev’s guru? Where is Dairongo? Sample questions from Haryana govt exams
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Raman Malik, spokesperson for the ruling BJP, said that the “questions are related to the social fabric of the state that should be known by the aspirants”.

Star grapplers Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt back on mat
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will compete in nationals and may possibly be eyeing 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games

Kevin Durant’s India visit: MVP’s record training with kids, trip to Taj Mahal next
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Kevin Durant, on the second day of his three-day visit to India, took part in a world record coaching session which was attended by 3459 kids and he said that he would love to come back to India and help the programme grow in the country.

Delhi: Former wrestler held in connection with rape of 16-year-old kabaddi player
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

“The arrest of Dahiya was made after police traced him with the help of technical surveillance. During interrogation, the accused has admitted his crime,” the sources said.

Living father’s dream: Karan Mor books Junior World Championships spot
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Karan Mor, who lost his father at the age of 16, sees off a stiff challenge in the 66kg category to win the selection trials and join the India squad for the Junior World Wrestling Championships that begin on August 1 in Finland.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel defends Sushil Kumar’s observer role
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Vijay Goel said Sushil Kumar was appointed by the Sports Ministry for the development of sports and is performing his duties as per the guidelines and role assigned by the Ministry.

Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray on difficult path
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Novak Djokovic held all four Grand Slams when he entered Wimbledon last year but in a stunning turnaround, he possess none of the titles as he gets ready to play in London where Andy Murray is the top seed and the defending champion.

England vs Pakistan, semi-final: Ben Stokes, the all-round key to Three Lions’ success
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Ben Stokes has scored 150 runs for England in the ongoing Champions Trophy in two innings including a century against Australia in the final group game. England will hope the all-rounder continues his good form as they face Pakistan in the semi-final.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: With Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, India continue to dominate
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have shared four century and six fifty-plus stands from eight matches in two editions, 2013 and 2017, of the ICC Champions Trophy. India have lost only one game out of eight games that the two have opened for the team.

England vs Bangladesh, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Preview: England aware of Bangladesh challenge in opener
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

England and Bangladesh face-off in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener at The Oval where the hosts will look to continue their blistering form in one-day internationals while Bangladesh will look to continue their rise among the ranks on Thursday.

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan not favourites yet unpredictable to be discounted
Sun, May 28, 2017

Last time Pakistan competed in the Champions Trophy, they didn't win a single match and exited tamely.

In-form Rafael Nadal has chance to recreate French Open memories
Sun, May 28, 2017

Rafael Nadal is the overwhelming favourite to win the French Open title after splendid run in tune-up events.

England vs South Africa 2017: Two equals battle for glory before big test
Tue, May 23, 2017

England and South Africa start three-match ODI series on Wednesday before the ICC Champions Trophy.

Asian Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia completes turnaround, enters final
Sat, May 13, 2017

Bajrang Punia and Sarita Mor enter finals at Asian Wrestling Championships after contrasting wins in semis.