Saina, an Olympic bronze medallist from the 2012 London Games and a two-time World Championships medallist, credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inspiring her.
Former Chelsea, Juventus striker Eniola Aluko becomes first sporting director at Championship side Aston Villa Women
Aluko, who won 102 caps for her country and represented Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, retired as a player last week after leaving Serie A champions Juventus in December
Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, former world record holder in men's marathon, suspended for doping violations
Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, the former world record holder for the men's marathon, has been provisionally suspended for doping violations.
Mukherji, who was the first Dronacharya awardee in table tennis, did his schooling and graduation from Ajmer where his father was a medical practitioner.
Three-time Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed left paralysed from chest down after suffering spinal stroke
A spinal stroke is a disruption in the blood supply to the spinal cord and five-time world champion Reed says doctors do not know what caused his
BWF Denmark Open 2019: Saina Nehwal loses to Sayaka Takahashi in straight games; Sameer Verma beats Kanta Tsuneyama to advance to second round
Saina has been going through a tough phase with fitness issues since claiming the Indonesia Masters in January, having previously made first-round exits from China and Korea Open this year
BWF World Championships 2019: HS Prannoy stuns Lin Dan in three-game contest; B Sai Praneeth advances in straight games
In the pre quarter-finals, Prannoy will meet top seed Kento Momota of Japan whom he has never beaten in five matches
Five Russian weightlifters including 2012 Olympics silver medallist provisionally suspended after Moscow dope lab analysis
Five Russian weightlifters, including a 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, have been provisionally suspended after doping tests on samples recovered from the Moscow lab, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Tuesday.
South African government voices support for Olympic champion Caster Semenya amidst IAAF regulations case
As well as Semenya, the silver and bronze medallists in the 800m at the Rio Olympics, Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Kenya's Margaret Wambui, have also faced questions about their testosterone levels.
Andy Murray's most memorable moments: From clinching gold at London Olympics to winning hearts at 2008 Wimbledon
AFP Sport looks at five memorable moments in Andy Murray's career:
Mary Kom faces difficulties in finding suitable sparring partner among women, ready to hire male boxer for practice
Difficulties in finding a suitable sparring partner among women has led six-time world boxing champion Mary Kom to think of hiring a tall male boxer to practice in the ring again after six years.
Asian Games 2018: Indian judokas Harshdeep Singh Brar, Garima Choudhary crash out in pre-quarterfinals
Hardeep lost to South Korea's Seungsu Lee 3-10 in the round of 16 of the men's 81kg category.
Asian Games 2018: Sushil Kumar's hopes hinge by repechage round, after loss in first round to Bahrain's Adam Batirov
Sushil Kumar led 2-1 after the first period with a take down but the Bahrini made a strong comeback to silence the Indian fans.
Asian Games 2018: How Garima Chaudhary's 81-second first-round loss at London Olympics helped her grow as a judoka
How Garima Chaudhary emerged a better judoka after her 81-second ouster from the London Olympics
Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds International Olympic Committee sentence for Russian athletes caught doping
The sentences of three Russian athletes who were disqualified from the Olympics for doping were upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday.
My long-term goal is next year's World Championship in Doha, says Indian high-jumper Tejaswin Shankar
A prodigious talent hailing from New Delhi, the Tejaswin Shankar first caught the imagination when he broke the 12 year old senior national record during a junior meet in Coimbatore in 2016.
Tokyo's subway system is famed for its cleanliness and efficiency but also its carriage-busting crowds, and a crush of visitors for the 2020 Olympics could paralyse it, a new study has warned.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian badminton unit thump Scotland 5-0 in mixed team event to enter quarterfinals
India topped Group A as the likes of Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth led the country's dominance at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.
Commonwealth Games 2018: With form on his side, Vikas Krishan will look to make golden debut at Gold Coast
Vikas Krishan, who will be making his debut in the Commonwealth Games at the age of 26, is one of the top medal contenders for India and will also have to play the role of mentor for his juniors.
Srikanth asserted that his aim is to become "World No 1 by winning tournaments" and not just reach quarters to earn ranking points.