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manoj kumar, kristian cholinsky, satish kumar, manish panwar, ashish kumar, shiva thapa, boxing news, sports news, indian express
July 28, 2017 1:43 pm

Former Commonwealth Games gold- medallist Manoj Kumar (69kg), along with Satish Kumar (+91kg) and Manish Panwar (81kg), advanced to the finals of the Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in Czech Republic. Manoj defeated Kristian Cholinsky to enter the final.

Kevin Durant, Abhishek Bachchan, Golden State Warriors
July 28, 2017 1:24 pm

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Jaipur Pink Panthers in Pro Kabaddi League and Chennayin FC in Indian Super League revealed that his first love is basketball in sports. Abhishek hosted a reception recently for NBA star Kevin Durant.

cris justino, cris justino ufc, cyborg ufc, tonya evinger, dana white, ufc, ufc news, sports news, indian express
July 28, 2017 11:19 am

With a victory over Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 in Anaheim, Cris Justino widely considered to be the most dangerous pound-for-pound fighter in women's MMA finally would wear a UFC championship belt from a weight class essentially created by the promotion to showcase her talent.

Mireia Belmonte, 200-meter butterfly, Indian Express
July 28, 2017 10:25 am

Roared on by the raucous crowd at the Duna Arena, Hosszu - who won the 200 medley in electrifying fashion on Monday - raced into the lead and kept it to the halfway stage. Belmonte made her move with more than 50 meters remaining and won in 2 minutes, 5.26 seconds.

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July 28, 2017 9:40 am

Adrien Broner has another chance maybe his last one to demonstrate he's a worthy headliner capable of beating boxing's best. But he has to get by undefeated Mikey Garcia, who is moving up in weight for their 140-pound bout in Brooklyn.

Craig Reedie, WADA, RUSADA
July 28, 2017 9:39 am

Russia has made progress in its fight against drug cheats, but still needs to admit it had a problem before it can be declared completely compliant, the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie told Reuters on Thursday.

Chase Kalisz, US, Indian Express
July 28, 2017 9:09 am

Chase Kalisz continued America's dominance of the men's 200 metres individual medley as the United States enjoyed a memorable evening at the world championships on Thursday. Kalisz said that the enormity of his task had weighed on his mind for months.

July 28, 2017 8:56 am

The US Anti-Doping Agency says former USA Luge athlete Riley Stohr has been suspended for six months because he tested positive for a metabolite found in marijuana. USADA said Thursday that Stohr acknowledged using the prohibited substance.

July 28, 2017 1:46 am

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said that confusion reigned at a British race meeting when a 50-1 winner was discovered to have been an imposter.

Abhinav Bindra, Dronacharya awardees, Indian sports, Sports news, Indian Express
July 28, 2017 8:27 am

In a three-part series, The Indian Express shakes off the dust from these tucked-away memories of the Dronacharya-denied coaches who played a stellar part in the winning of India’s biggest Olympic medals of the last decade.

Sports Ministry, Basketball Federation of India, BFI, Indian Olympic Association
July 27, 2017 10:31 pm

Earlier this month, the Indian Olympic Association has granted affiliation to the BFI faction led by K Govindaraj, which was recognised by the world governing body (FIBA). This Govindaraj-led faction has been granted recognition by the Sports Ministry.

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July 27, 2017 10:13 pm

Participating in the 60 kg category, Shiva Thapa defeated Erik Huleiv, local favourite, and advanced to the final of the tournament in a unanimous verdict. Gaurav Bidhuri, on the other hand, made it to the final in the 52 kg category after getting a bye.

Pentala Harikrishna, Alexander Morozevich, Russia, 50th Biel International Chess Festival
July 27, 2017 10:09 pm

As the game went on both the players had to repeat moves and settle for a draw after 41 moves. After three rounds in the tournament, Pentala Harikrishna was placed joint second with a total of one and a half points, half a point away from the table toppers.

Ethiopian Athletics Federation, Sileshi Bisrat, Chala Beyo, Rio de Janeiro
July 27, 2017 9:51 pm

Ethiopian Athletics Federation spokesman Sileshi Bisrat says 21-year-old steeplechase runner Chala Beyo, who competed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, punched coach Yohannes Mohammed when the team was announced.

Harinder Pal Sandhu, WSF World squash championship, Saurav Ghosal, Vikram Malhotra
July 27, 2017 8:53 pm

The man in form after his recent double titles on the PSA circuit, Harinder Pal Sandhu was looking forward to the event. But a painful inner tooth problem required emergency medical attention, ruling him out of the tournament.

Tour de France, Chris Froome, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault
July 27, 2017 7:30 pm

Team Sky's Froome, who won a fourth Tour de France last weekend, will face tough competition as he tries to win the race for the first time having finished second on three occasions, most recently last year when beaten by Nairo Quintana.

Tokyo 2020, Sports Ministry, Target Olympic Podium, Olympics
July 27, 2017 7:16 pm

The Sports ministry also made it clear that it has not yet set any medal targets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as of now although it has set up a Task Force for the next three Olympic Games (2020, 2024 & 2028).

Virender Sehwag, India, Indian Express
July 27, 2017 7:20 pm

The Committee will be headed by Justice (retd) C K Thakkar. It will meet on August 3 to select this year’s awardees. Pulela Gopichand and Pankaj Advani named in committee to pick Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees.

July 27, 2017 6:26 pm

Pankaj Advani, who won the World 6-Red Snooker Championship in 2014 and 2015 but lost it in knock-out rounds last year, said the team championship is something that he would definitely love to get his hands on.

Sarah Sjostrom, Mark spitz, sjostrom olympics, caeleb dressel, sjostrom swimming, michael phelps, swimming news, sports news, indian express
July 27, 2017 6:02 pm

Sarah Sjostrom began her 100m individual bid on Thursday by easing into semi-finals in 53.01 seconds. Mark Spitz blitzed to Munich gold in 51.22 and admits Sjostrom has the capability to make further inroads on his Olympic mark.

Mikel Landa, Chris Froome, Team Sky, Tour de France
July 27, 2017 5:47 pm

Mikel Landa had beaten Chris Froome on the climb to Peyragudes in the Pyrenees the previous week -- leading to suggestions that he was challenging the Briton's authority in the team. Landa was Froome's right-hand man in the mountains.

shiva thapa, boxing india, czech boxing tournament
July 27, 2017 7:35 pm

Asian silver-medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg) was assured of at least a bronze medal as he entered the semifinals after beating Erik Huleiv along with three others on an all-win day for India at the Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in Czech Republic.

Washington Wizards, Ted Leonsis, John Wall, Ernie Grunfled, Otto porter jr., bradley beal, basketball news, sports news, indian express
July 27, 2017 1:07 pm

The Wizards now have their big three locked up. Earlier this offseason they matched a $106.5 million, four-year offer sheet forward Otto Porter Jr. signed with the Brooklyn Nets and last summer signed guard Bradley Beal to a $128 million, five-year contract that goes through 2020-21.

Daniel Cormier, jon jones, Daniel Cormier vs jon jones
July 27, 2017 11:40 am

If Daniel Cormier wasn't Jon Jones' bitter enemy, the UFC light heavyweight champion probably could could give sound advice to Jones, the troubled former champ. Instead, the steady Cormier realises he needs a victory over his self-sabotaging arch-rival.

Cameron McEvoy , swimming, Indian Express
July 27, 2017 10:59 am

Cameron McEvoy expects a "very fast" men's 100m freestyle final at the world championships on Thursday with a "dog-fight" on the cards and the blue riband event wide open. France's Mehdy Metella clocked the fastest time from Wednesday's semi-finals of 47.65 seconds

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July 27, 2017 10:51 am

Following a year of personal misfortune and sporting disappointment, Chad le Clos won the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the World Championships. Tears streamed down le Clos' cheeks as the South African anthem was played with both his parents watching on.

Connor McDavid, NHL, Olympics
July 27, 2017 10:40 am

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid said he's disappointed the NHL won't be sending players to the Winter Olympic in South Korea. McDavid's comments came a day after Hockey Canada announced it was looking for non-NHL talent for Canada's roster in Pyeongchang.

Tyson fury, WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, Wladimir Klitschko, Anthony Joshua, boxing news, sports news, indian express
July 27, 2017 10:14 am

Tyson Fury, who has an unblemished 25-0 record, became WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO world champion when he defeated Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 but has not fought since, having pulled out of two planned rematches.

Federica Pellegrini, Adam Peaty, gabriele Detti, Chad le clos, Katie ledecky, swimming news, sports news, indian express
July 27, 2017 9:49 am

Italy's Gabriele Detti won his first world title in a close finish in the men's 800m freestyle, an emotional Chad le Clos of South Africa took gold in the men's 200m butterfly and Britain's Adam Peaty secured a breaststroke double with 50m gold.

Rio Olympics 2016, FIFA, FINA, AIBA, Frankie Fredericks, IAAF, Patrick Hickey, olympics news, sports news, indian express
July 27, 2017 9:27 am

A slew of critical headlines for sport's world governing bodies in the past week has tarnished soccer's FIFA, swimming's FINA and boxing's AIBA organizations. A common theme is allegations of financial mismanagement to retain power and influence in the sports governance world.

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indian Express
July 27, 2017 9:26 am

Dan Gilbert was clearly attempting to avoid making things worse for the Cavs or doing any further damage to the club's relationship with Irving, who has blossomed into the one of the league's best backcourt players.

P U Chitra, Chitra athlete, athletics world championships
July 27, 2017 8:47 am

P U Chitra's father Unnikrishnan says, life continues to be a struggle for the 22-year-old, who despite the phenomenal win in the 1500m at Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, wasn’t included in India’s squad for the London World Championship.

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July 27, 2017 1:15 am

The IAAF said it was working with national federations to find other occasions to present medals to athletes unable to take up an invitation to receive them in London. The 2017 world championships will take place at the London Stadium from Aug. 4-13.

AIBA, International Boxing Association, boxing association, aiba president, boxing news, sports news, indian express
July 27, 2017 1:08 am

Wu Ching-Kuo, who has been head of the federation since 2006, is blamed for causing financial irregularities by his opponents, who believe AIBA is on the brink of bankruptcy.

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July 27, 2017 12:50 am

AFI Selection Committee Chairman Gurbachan Singh Randhawa has said that the performance of the three dropped athletes were not close to IAAF's entry standard for the World Championships which forced the body to not pick them.

pt usha, pu chitra, iaaf, athletics india, sports news, indian express
July 27, 2017 12:27 am

The former national champion PT Usha clarified that PU Chitra was't selected because she failed to meet the qualifying mark set by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).