Australian Golfing Great Peter Thomson Dies Aged 88
Agence France-Presse

Australian Golfing Great Peter Thomson Dies Aged 88

Thomson was the first Australian to win the British Open, claiming five titles between 1954 and 1965, including three consecutive wins.

North Korea And South Korea To Form Joint Teams At Asian Games
Agence France-Presse

North Korea And South Korea To Form Joint Teams At Asian Games

The athletes from the Koreas will march under a neutral Korean peninsula flag and under the "Korea" name

WWE Superstar John Cena, Jackie Chan To Team Up In New Action Thriller

WWE Superstar John Cena, Jackie Chan To Team Up In New Action Thriller

John Cena will next be seen the Transformers' spin-off 'Bumblebee' scheduled to release on December 21.

Indian Chess Star Soumya Swaminathan Refuses To Wear Headscarf, Withdraws From Iran Event

Indian Chess Star Soumya Swaminathan Refuses To Wear Headscarf, Withdraws From Iran Event

In 2016, top Indian shooter Heena Sidhu had withdrawn from the Asian Airgun meet in Iran citing the same reason.

Haryana Puts Sports Notification On Hold After Controversy
Indo-Asian News Service

Haryana Puts Sports Notification On Hold After Controversy

International sportspersons like wrestler Sushil Kumar and others had questioned Haryana's move to "take away the hard-earned money of sportspersons".

Geeta And Babita Phogat Hit Out After Haryana Government Asks Athletes To Hand Over Earnings

Geeta And Babita Phogat Hit Out After Haryana Government Asks Athletes To Hand Over Earnings

The Haryana government has asked athletes to fork out one-third of their income from professional events and endorsements.

Indian Basketball
Rica Roy

Indian Basketball's IPL Makeover

An Indian 3x3 basketball team may not be ready in time for the Tokyo Olympics but the world body FIBA feels India has talent but needs structure.

Sanjita Chanu Doping Row: Manipur CM N Biren Singh Seeks Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore

Sanjita Chanu Doping Row: Manipur CM N Biren Singh Seeks Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore's Intervention

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has written a letter to Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore seeking his intervention in India woman weightlifter Sanjita Chanu's doping matter.

Sanjita Chanu Claims Innocence In Doping Case, Says Will Challenge Suspension
Press Trust of India

Sanjita Chanu Claims Innocence In Doping Case, Says Will Challenge Suspension

If Sanjita Chanu's 'B' sample also tests positive, she could be handed a four-year ban from the sport.

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Sanjita Chanu Fails Dope Test, Suspended
Indo-Asian News Service

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Sanjita Chanu Fails Dope Test, Suspended

Chanu had lifted a total of 192 kilograms to win her second Commonwealth Games gold medal in the women's 53kg category, setting a new meet record in the snatch along the way.

PKL 2018 Auctions Create Landmark As Six Players Breach Rs 1-Crore Mark
Indo-Asian News Service

PKL 2018 Auctions Create Landmark As Six Players Breach Rs 1-Crore Mark

Prashant Kumar Rai was the hot pick of the day as UP Yoddhas bagged the raider for Rs 79 lakh.

Six Months. 5,500 Miles. One Ocean. Ben Lecomte Wants To Be First To Swim Across Pacific
Rick Maese, The Washington Post

Six Months. 5,500 Miles. One Ocean. Ben Lecomte Wants To Be First To Swim Across Pacific

If all goes as planned, Ben Lecomte won't set foot on land for six months.

Indians, Pakistanis Among 200 Seeking Asylum In Australia After Commonwealth Games
Indo-Asian News Service

Indians, Pakistanis Among 200 Seeking Asylum In Australia After Commonwealth Games

A total of 8,103 athletes, media representatives and officials arrived in Australia on temporary visas for the Gold Coast event which concluded on April 15.

A Sale Of NASCAR Was Once Unthinkable, But Now It May Be Overdue
Liz Clarke, The Washington Post

A Sale Of NASCAR Was Once Unthinkable, But Now It May Be Overdue

However shocking, a sale of NASCAR may be inevitable. It may be overdue. And amid the sport's precipitous decline, it may be the only way forward.

India Leaving No Stone Unturned In 2020 Tokyo Olympics Preparation, Says Rajyavardhan Rathore
Reuters

India Leaving No Stone Unturned In 2020 Tokyo Olympics Preparation, Says Rajyavardhan Rathore

Rathore said the government was "leaving no stone unturned" to train 200 elite athletes for the 2020 Olympics and beyond under its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) programme.

Kabaddi Inspires AFL
Rica Roy

Kabaddi Inspires AFL's March Into India

The sport of kabaddi has spurred Australians to export their home-grown sporting extravaganza, the Australian Football League (AFL) to the sub-continent.

Heads Will Roll If Sportpersons Face Issues In Getting Incentives, Says Rajyavardhan Rathore
Press Trust of India

Heads Will Roll If Sportpersons Face Issues In Getting Incentives, Says Rajyavardhan Rathore

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that he will not hesitate to sack his officials if they delay sanction of incentives for athletes but also warned against false accusations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets CWG 2018 Medallists
Indo-Asian News Service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets CWG 2018 Medallists

India finished third with 66 medals (26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze).

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