Rahul Aware honours Maharashtra's rich wrestling legacy with Worlds medal
Maharashtra's rich wrestling legacy had taken a backseat to Haryana's in recent times but Aware's Worlds medal has imbued the state with pride.
Rahul Aware wins 61kg bronze for India's fifth Worlds medal
Rahul Aware defeated USA's Tyler Lee Graff to win the 61kg freestyle bronze, claiming India's fifth medal at this year's World Championships.
Deepak Punia wins silver at Worlds after missing final with injuries
Deepak Punia ended his campaign at the World Championships with a silver as he had to miss the final because of injuries from previous rounds.
Ravi Kumar's passion bears fruit in impressive Worlds debut
Using his impressive speed, stamina and reach, Ravi Kumar secured an Olympic quota as well as a bronze medal in his World Championship debut in the 57kg category.
'What I left in Rio, I will take in Tokyo' - Vinesh on track for Olympics success after Worlds medal
Though Vinesh Phogat didn't seem good enough to step on the very top of the podium yet, her performance at the World Championships showed she can beat most other wrestlers in her weight division.
Wrestling Worlds - Vinesh wins bronze, Tokyo Olympics quota
Vinesh Phogat won India's first wrestling quota for the Tokyo Olympics after winning both her bouts in the repechage of the 53 kg category at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
Strict coach, stricter regimen create Vinesh Phogat 2.0
Vinesh Phogat's talent has never been in question, but under a disciplinarian like Woller Akos she has now found the perfect match to take on the world.
Wrestling Worlds W2W4 - High expectations for Vinesh and Bajrang; Sushil returns
Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat have been in excellent form this year, while Sushil Kumar returns to the World Championships for the first time since 2011. Here's what to watch out for.
Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan award
The Sports Ministry has also recommended world champion and Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian honour.
Sushil's World trials turn ugly amid eye pokes and twisted arms
Sushil Kumar beat Jitender 4-2 to in the 74kg trial to make the Indian squad for the World Championships, but the bout was shrouded in controversy.
Deepa Malik, Bajrang Punia nominated for Khel Ratna
Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was on Saturday nominated for the country's highest sporting honour -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- along with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia.
Deepak Punia wins gold at junior Wrestling World Championships
Haryana wrestler Deepak Punia clinched gold in the 86kg category event at the Junior World Championships, ending a 18-year-drought for India at the tournament in Tallinn, Estonia.
Contrasting results for Bajrang, Sushil with World Championships a month away
With a month to go for the World Championships, Bajrang Punia and Sushil Kumar delivered contrasting results that provided a good indication of their form.
Sonam Malik wrests destiny into her own hands on path to superstardom
In 2017, after her first gold in the World Cadet Championships, Sonam Malik lost nerve control over her right arm. Two years, and a bronze later, she's won gold again to achieve a feat only one other Indian wrestler has achieved.
At 50kg, Seema Bisla finally worth her weight in gold
Her entire career, Seema Bisla has jumped from one weight category to another, desperate to find the right fit. Now, after several sacrifices and physical transformations, she is looking to make a mark at the World Championships.
Harpreet bags silver, Gyanender wins bronze as India finish with 16 medals at Asian Wrestling
India wrapped up their campaign at the Asian Wrestling Championships with 16 medals after Greco-Roman wrestlers added a silver and a bronze on the final day of action in China on Sunday.
India lose Jr wrestling event hosting rights
The world wrestling body United World Wrestling (UWW) has taken away the junior Asian Championship hosting rights from India, days after asking all its affiliated federations to stop dealing with the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).
Bajrang, Vinesh lay down marker with medals in Bulgaria
India's top wrestlers showed good form by securing podium finishes at the first ranking tournament of the year.
Chhetri, Gambhir conferred with Padma Shri
Mountaineer Bachendri Pal was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, while Gautam Gambhir, Bajrang Punia and Sunil Chhetri, among others, received the Padma Shri.
Unreal Kashmir, Manika's sleight of backhand and other top stories
Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, the football and hockey World Cups -- we have seen some brilliant sporting action across 2018. Here's ESPN India's top content of the year.
Nuanced and layered, hard to disentangle using mere cinematic smoke and mirrors, Sushil v Narsingh is less blockbuster movie, more a novel.
The Sushil-Narsingh-WFI story, explained.
John Brewin reviews the eight matches that ultimately doomed Louis van Gaal's tenure as manager at Manchester United.
Relentless ambition, achievements at the state level, political clout, and proximity to the powers that be are some of the factors that have propelled his ascent
The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again