MotoGP world champ Marquez extends Honda contract till 2024

Paris: MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has extended his contract with Honda until the end of 2024, the Japanese team announced Thursday. “Honda Racing Corporation are delighted to announce six-time…

Aeroflot Open: Indian GMs Adhiban, Sethuraman open with victories

Moscow: Indian Grand Masters B Adhiban and S P Sethuraman were among the winners in the opening round games of ‘A’ Group at the Aeroflot Open chess tournament here. Top…

Vidit Gujrathi draws 6th round game, stays top in Prague chess tourney

Prague: Indian Grand Master Vidit Gujrathi maintained a one-point lead after settling for a draw against Nikita Vitiugov of Russia in the sixth round of the Prague Chess Festival’s Masters…

Sunil reaches second successive final at Asian Wrestling

New Delhi:¬†India’s Sunil Kumar reached the final of the 87kg category with a brilliant come-from-behind victory over Azamat Kustubayev at the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Tuesday. Kumar was down…

Horror crash mars end of Daytona 500

Miami: Denny Hamlin sealed back-to-back victories in an incident-packed Daytona 500, winning a photo finish in a race marred by a horrific crash that left veteran driver Ryan Newman seriously…

Focus on fitness going into Olympics: Marijne

New Delhi: The Indian women’s hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne has earmarked “fitness” as a key area going into the Tokyo Olympics and said the upcoming training camp will…

Humpy, Harika held to draws in Cairns Cup chess

St Louis (USA): India’s Koneru Humpy remained in joint lead with world champion Wenjun Ju with 4.5 points after a drawn game in the seventh round of the 2nd Cairns…

‘Bad mistakes’ cost Woods in second round at Riviera

Los Angeles: Tiger Woods’s hopes of a record-setting 83rd US PGA Tour victory at the Genesis Invitational dwindled Friday with a disappointing two-over par 73 at Riviera Country Club. Already…

US speedster Coleman wins 60m heat in 6.48secs

Los Angeles: World record holder Christian Coleman opened his world indoor season Friday by finishing first in his heat in the 60 metres at the USA indoor championships in Albuquerque,…

India’s Bhawna Jat secures Olympic qualification in 20 km race walk

Ranchi: India’s Bhawna Jat qualified for the 2020 Olympics after setting a new national record in the 20km race walk category at the National Championships here on Saturday. The athlete…

Fury ready for ‘war’ in Wilder heavyweight title rematch

Los Angeles: Britain’s Tyson Fury vowed to deliver a career-best performance in his upcoming heavyweight title rematch with American Deontay Wilder, expecting a “war” in their February 22 showdown at…

Kobe Bryant and daughter buried in private ceremony

Los Angeles: Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried last week near their family home in Newport Beach, California, in a private ceremony, according to death certificates. A death…

Men’s team blasts US Soccer, backs women’s equal pay fight

Washington: The US men’s national team blasted the US Soccer Federation in support of the equal pay fight by the American women’s squad, the reigning World Cup champions. In a…

Humpy wins, Harika loses in Cairns Cup

Indian players had mixed fortunes in the fifth round of the Cairns Cup Chess here with Koneru Humpy posting a win and D Harika suffering a defeat. Humpy returned to…

Struggling Sakshi seeks another trial to remain in hunt for a Tokyo berth

New Delhi: Struggling Sakshi Malik is desperately seeking another round of trials to remain in contention for a Tokyo Olympics berth as she gears up for the upcoming Asian Wrestling…

Expecting great result from shooters at Tokyo Olympics: Deepak Kumar

New Delhi: Asian Games silver medallist shooter Deepak Kumar on Monday said he is expecting a “great result” from the Indian shooting contingent at the Tokyo Olympics. Kumar, who secured…

Canada’s Taylor hangs on for Pebble Beach Pro-Am triumph

Los Angeles: Nick Taylor fired a gritty two-under par 70 to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am as Phil Mickelson faded in his bid for a record…

Sweden’s Duplantis breaks world pole vault record

Paris: Armand Duplantis of Sweden set a world pole vault record of 6.17 metres at an indoor meeting in Poland. Duplantis, the US-born 20-year-old who won silver at last year’s…

Ankita wins Nonthaburi ITF doubles title again

Nonthaburi (Thailand): Ankita Raina won her third title in two weeks when she triumphed in the final of the USD 25000 ITF women’s doubles event with partner Bibiane Schoofs on…

Serena in Fed Cup fourth decade under pressure from young pretenders

Paris: Serena Williams enters her fourth decade as a Fed Cup player with the United States on Friday and Saturday as the 2020 qualifiers get under way. The 38-year-old icon…