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American Merritt wins 110m hurdles bronze with kidney functioning 'under 20 percent'

Aug 29, 2015 at 15:54 | Source: FirstPost

Russian Sergey Shubenkov may have stormed to the 110 metres hurdles world title on Friday, but Olympic champion Aries Merritt's bronze win days before he undergoes a kidney transplant was the bigger story.Shubenkov, the two-times European champion,...

Gold falls for 4th day as U.S. data boosts stocks, dollar| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Gold eased on Thursday after its biggest one-day drop in five weeks as upbeat U.S. growth and jobs data drove stocks and the dollar higher, though uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate rise held losses in check. Spot gold was down 0.5 pe...

World Athletics Championships: Vikas Gowda qualifies for discus final

Aug 27, 2015 at 17:26 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing: Vikas Gowda qualified for the final round of the men's discus throw event with a modest effort of 63.86m on the sixth day of the World Athletics Championships on Thursday.Gowda, the reigning Asian champion and Asian Games silver medallist, f...

Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna stayed by Karnataka HC after paralympian Girisha's plea

Aug 27, 2015 at 08:47 | Source: FirstPost

Karnataka High Court on Wednesday foundsubstance in the claim of Para-athlete H N Girisha challengingthe recommendation of Sania Mirza for the prestigious KhelRatna award and issued notices to sports ministry and thetennis ace herself.Justice AS Bopa...

Precious metals tumble on dollar; investors monitor China, Fed policy| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Gold slipped 2 percent on Wednesday as the dollar gained and shares recouped some of their earlier losses, while investors kept a close eye on China's efforts to support its economy.Gold's losses also hurt sentiment in the more industrial prec...

Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna award stayed by Karnataka HC after paralympian Girisha's plea

Aug 26, 2015 at 19:50 | Source: FirstPost

Karnataka High Court today foundsubstance in the claim of Para-athlete H N Girisha challengingthe recommendation of Sania Mirza for the prestigious KhelRatna award and issued notices to sports ministry and thetennis ace herself.Justice AS Bopanna, wh...

Asian Boxing Championships: Byes for six Indians including defending champ Shiva Thapa

Aug 26, 2015 at 19:13 | Source: FirstPost

Defending champion Shiva Thapa(56kg) was among the six Indians who were handed first-roundbyes while Asian Games bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg)was the only one to be seeded at second as the country made awinning start at the Asian Championship...

Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna award stayed by court after paralympian Girisha's plea

Aug 26, 2015 at 15:50 | Source: FirstPost

Sania Mirza's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award has been stayed by Karnataka High Court on Wednesday after a plea from parlympian athlete, HN Girisha.HM Girisha, the Indian Paralympian who won silver at London 2012 Parlympics and bronze at the 2014 Inche...

Sensex falls 350 points as China rate cut fails to enthuse global markets

Aug 26, 2015 at 10:48 | Source: FirstPost

Domestic equity markets resumed on a nervous note Wednesday after rising nearly 300 points a day earlier, as the rate cut by China's central bank on Tuesday failed to revive investor sentiment with fresh local currency depreciation further adding to ...

Fraser-Pryce underlines status as Queen of Sprints, wins third world 100m title

Aug 25, 2015 at 10:51 | Source: FirstPost

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce underlined her status as Queen of the Sprints with an unprecedented third world championship 100 metres title at the Bird's Nest stadium on Monday.With her long, dyed green braids flowing behind her, the diminutive Jamaican wa...

Arvind Kejriwal weighs in on abusive Delhi biker, congratulates complainant for her bravery

Aug 24, 2015 at 17:23 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the alleged abuse of Delhi University student Jasleen Kaur in Tilak Nagar by a youth on a motorcycle was "unacceptable".The police said Jasleen Kaur was abused at a traffic sign...

Delhi biker who abused young woman booked for sexual harassment

Aug 24, 2015 at 16:28 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: A case of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation has been registered against a biker who allegedly abused a young woman in Tilak Nagar here, Police said on Monday."We have registered an FIR against the biker under sections 354(a)...

Lalitha Babar smashes national record, enters 3000m steeplechase final in World Championship

Aug 24, 2015 at 14:44 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing: Lalita Shivaji Babar smashed her own national record in a creditable performance to qualify for the women's 3000m steeplechase final in the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Monday.Babar, the reigning Asian champion, clocked 9:27.8...

World Athletics Championships: Lalitha Babar smashes own national record, enters 3000m steeplechase final

Aug 24, 2015 at 11:38 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing: Lalita Shivaji Babar smashed her own national record in a creditable performance to qualify for the women's 3000m steeplechase final in the World Athletics Championships here today.Babar, the reigning Asian champion, clocked 9:27.86 to finis...

'Jo kar sakti hai kar le': Delhi woman posts abusive bikers photo on Facebook after he dares her

Aug 24, 2015 at 11:22 | Source: FirstPost

As unfortunate as it is, it's not uncommon for women travelling alone to face heckling and lewd comments from men in India. But a Delhi woman decided to take a stand against it by takinga photograph of the offender, in order tobring the incident and ...

New Google doodle honours 'big kahuna' Duke Kahanamoku, the father of surfing

Aug 24, 2015 at 09:48 | Source: FirstPost

Mondays Google Doodlecelebrated the birthday of Hawaiian-American Duke Kahanamoku, the father of surfing. But not just that, he was also acompetition swimmer, an actor, sheriff of Honolulu, early beach volleyball player, and a businessman.His list of...

Bolt beats Gatlin by 0.01 seconds to retain world 100m title

Aug 24, 2015 at 07:45 | Source: FirstPost

Usain Bolt beat his controversial rival Justin Gatlin by just one-hundredth of a second on Sunday as he retained his world 100m title in a race billed as a battle for clean athletics.The double Olympic gold medallist and world record-holder ran his s...

Bolt edges Gatlin by 0.01 seconds to retain world 100m title

Aug 23, 2015 at 19:36 | Source: FirstPost

Jamaican Usain Bolt trumped American rival Justin Gatlin to retain his world 100m title in spectacular style on Sunday.Bolt, also the double Olympic gold medallist and world record holder in the blue riband event, ran a season's best of 9.79 seconds ...

World Championship berths at stake as Indian boxers leave for 'toughest ever' Asian Championships

Aug 23, 2015 at 14:27 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Severely short of international exposure owing to the administrative mess, Indian boxers face the uphill task of ensuring not just medals but also World Championship berths when they take off on Sunday night for what would be the "tou...

World Championships: Farah scripts history as Bolt and Gatlin coast

Aug 23, 2015 at 14:17 | Source: FirstPost

Mo Farah made history defending his 10,000m title at the world championships on Saturday as sprint arch-rivals Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin flexed their muscles to advance easily to semi-finals of the 100m.Farah's victory was his sixth consecutive gl...

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