'The Gopichand Factor' by Abhijeet Kulkarni has a chapter on Saina Nehwal where he chronicles her relationship with India coach and former player Pullela Gopichand.
Badminton's greatest rivalry meets its inevitable end as Lin Dan follows Lee Chong Wei into retirement
Lin Dan, known for his ability to suddenly up the ante in the middle of a match, won two Olympics gold medals, won the World Championships five times and the prestigious All-England crown on six occasions
Coronavirus Outbreak: Athletes completing doping bans could be eligible to compete in postponed Tokyo Olympics
The Athletics Integrity Unit estimates that about 40 of the 200 or so banned track and field athletes who stand to gain from the Olympic postponement are international-level competitors
Five Russian athletes challenged their bans for taking part in an systemic doping program during a three-day hearing that ended Thursday at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Two Romanian weightlifters under the scanner for doping after re-testing of samples from 2012 London Olympics, medal standings could be altered
The results come at a time when the International Weightlifting Federation is itself pressure over alleged doping cover-ups and financial irregularities
Australia's 100 metres hurdles world champion Sally Pearson announces retirement, says injuries hampering preparation for Tokyo Olympics
Former Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson announced her retirement, talking about her injuries not allowing her to attain full fitness
Uzbekistan wrestler Artur Taymazov stripped of gold medal from 2012 London Olympic Games over doping
It is the second gold medal taken away from the 40-year-old Artur Taymazov after his win in the 120-kilogramme category at the Beijing 2008 Games was similarly disqualified.
Lee Chong Wei's stellar 19-year badminton career in interactive graphics, from World No 1 to sport's beloved nearly man
His spirit wants him to fight, but his body can't. For once, the stoic Lee Chong Wei knew he had to accept defeat.
London Olympics canoe silver medalist Jevgenij Shuklin disqualified for doping, set to be stripped of medal
Olympic canoe silver medalist Jevgenij Shuklin has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping
'I felt like a 16-year-old,' swimming ace Michael Phelps recounts his road to glory at 2016 Rio Olympics
"I felt like a 16 or 17-year-old kid just enjoying and loving the process. London 2012 and Rio 2016 were both very different and I love both those Olympics just as much," Phelps said.
Former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe wants to run for second term as IAAF president, says he should be given chance
Former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe on Thursday all but confirmed that he would run for a second term as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations
NBA: New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis asks to be traded before transfer deadline, according to reports
Anthony Davis, the top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, shares second in the NBA with 29.3 points a game and third in the league with 13.3 rebounds per contest
Five weightlifters including Olympic champions Oleksiy Torokhtiy, Ruslan Nurudinov suspended after reanalysis of 2012 urine samples
Ukrainian Oleksiy Torokhtiy, Olympic -105kg gold medallist six years ago, and Uzbek Ruslan Nurudinov, who won the same category in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, both tested positive for anabolic steroids.
Asian Games 2018: Shiva Thapa describes Asiad as one of toughest competitions, relives London Olympics experience
Firstpost caught up with Shiva Thapa at a send-off event organised by the BFI for the Indonesia-bound boxing team in New Delhi on Tuesday, with the young boxer commenting on the challenges at the Asian Games among other topics.
Deepika Kumari interview: From shunning film offer to finding form with recent World Cup archery gold
Deepika is confident that the victory in Salt Lake was no flash in the pan and the win will be the stepping stone for more resounding success in the months ahead.
Last month, Saina claimed her second individual Commonwealth Games gold medal by defeating World No 3 Sindhu 21-18 23-21 in a riveting women's singles final.
Olympic gold-medallist gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was abused hundreds of times by Larry Nassar
McKayla Maroney was molested “hundreds” of times by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast said on Wednesday.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: International Weightlifting Federation slaps sanctions on India over doping violations
Countries with 10-19 doping violations over that same period will be limited to two men and two women in Tokyo. At least nine more countries, including Bulgaria, Iran and India
Commonwealth Games 2018: Australian swimming coach wants 'best behaviour' from athletes post ball-tampering scandal
Australian swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren said he is mindful of the expectations from the athletes at the CWG after the backlash triggered by the ball-tampering row.
The committee suggested Sebastian Coe could have acted sooner to clean up the sport while he served as vice president of the international track and field federation until 2015