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Coach Walsh agrees to stay, but with rider
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Walsh, who guided India to its first Asian Games gold medal since 1998 earlier this month, had resigned on Tuesday blaming the sporting bureaucracy

Bitter pill after gold: Terry Walsh resigns
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns citing bureaucratic hassles, but ready to reconsider decision.

Andre Moritz, the giant
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Brazilian Moritz scores ISL’s first hat-trick for Mumbai city as they thrash Pune 5-0

Freddie Ljungberg hopes to bridge gulf in class
Sat, Oct 18, 2014

When he was approached a few months ago for the ISL, Ljungberg was in the second year of his retirement.

‘Drunk’ Adrian Mutu misses Pune City’s date with Delhi Dynamos
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Pune were hoping that the former Chelsea and Juventus striker would reach India in time to face Delhi Dynamos.

Indian Super League: Lung opener, eye opener
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

ISL begins with more bones crushed than passes made, but a few moments of genius regale 60,000 fans.

Indian Super League: Finding feet
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

IE analyses how the ISL’s marquee and local players are understanding, learning and tackling a unique set of challenges.

Asian Games 2014: Austerity drive earns brickbats but thrift could be way forward
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Incheon has given an impression of a city that is desperate to throw a party but just does not have enough cash.

Asian Games 2014: Korean delicacies
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Struggle for food and limitation to local channels were some of the hardships Mihir was put through while covering the event.

Asian Games 2014: Kabaddi kings survive a scare, challenger vows a gold the next time
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

A second-half recovery saw India draw level at 24-24. They did escape to victory ultimately 24-27 with 7 minutes to go.

Asian Games 2014: In the middle of a point, India stop to help put hijab back
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

When an Iranian raider was in the Indian half, her hijab was displaced.

Asian Games 2014: How much is gold worth?
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

India have returned from Incheon with a total of 57 medals (11-9-37), eight less than the last edition.

India see off Pakistan in Asian Games hockey gold match, book ticket to Rio
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

India beat Pakistan 4-2 in the shoot-off — scores were 1-1 at the end of full time — at the Asian Games final.

Sarita Devi says ‘sorry’ but AIBA may slap harsh ban
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Sarita met Sumariwalla on Thursday morning and is believed to have tendered a written apology.

Asian Games 2014: How India turned a corner in hockey
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Under Terry Walsh, team has learnt to keep cool head in crunch situations and get basics right.

This is my second coming, and it won’t end here, exults Mary Kom
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

This isn’t exactly the type of comeback you might have expected. But it is a springboard for Rio Olympics.

Civil Disobedience: L Sarita Devi refuses her boxing bronze medal at Asian Games 2014
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Sarita Devi refuses to accept bronze, gives it to her Korean rival during medal ceremony at Asian Games.

Asian Games 2014: No second wind for Tintu Luka
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Luka falters at back stretch to settle for silver in 800m; bronze for Annu Rani in javelin throw.

Asian Games 2014: In Incheon, India almost in Rio
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

With 1-0 win over Korea in semifinal, Sardar and Co. take on Pakistan for gold and a place in 2016 Olympics.

Asian Games 2014: Vietnam’s Bang Le Thi demolished by her idol Mary Kom
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

On Tuesday, as the 22-year-old Vietnamese stood toe-to-toe with one of her idols, she was overwhelmed.

Asian Games 2014: As Sarita Devi borrows to pay $500 as fee for lodging protest, IOA officials look other way
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Although senior IOA officials, were present at the venue, none offered assistance.

Crying shame: L Sarita Devi spills tears after controversial decision
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Sarita Devi spills tears after controversial decision in favour of South Korean denies Indian a shot at gold.

Semis, all but a final: Korea and India battle it out in hockey semis
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Pre-Games favourites, hosts Korea & India, battle it out in Incheon today.

Asian Games 2014: A perfect tadka in Incheon’s ‘Trafalgar Square’
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

The guide tells me that Incheon has one of the longest subway lines in South Korea but is still incomplete, writes Mihir.

Sania Mirza’s Korean circle of life
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

From baby of side in Busan ‘02, Mirza rises to leader-of-pack in Incheon ‘14 by delivering mixed-doubles gold.

Asian Games 2014: Two no-shows and two doping charges later, Seema Punia spins gold
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

One throw of 61.03m went a long way to add a golden hue, and India won its first athletics gold.

Asian Games 2014: Coach in need, a coach indeed
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

With a little help from long-time coaches, Pooja, Sarita and Mary make semifinals in women’s boxing.

Asian Games 2014: Khushbir Kaur’s giant step
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Khushbir Kaur, 21, becomes first Indian woman to win a medal in race walk at the Asian Games.

India’s 28-year wait ends as Yogeshwar wins wrestling gold
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Yogeshwar, star performer of the day, bettered his 2006 edition bronze in style with a couple of splendid bouts.

Asian Games 2014: Archers, take a bow
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Verma, in fact, missed a chance for a rare double after he lost to Iran’s Esmaeli Ebadi 145-141 in the singles final.

Ruth-less: Appeal puts India in line for silver, bronze
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

All this while, a clueless Ruth was preparing to make her maiden appearance on the top of the podium.

Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal runs into her great wall, once again
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Saina Nehwal's plan in the quarterfinal against Wang was to play the waiting game by committing late to strokes.

Asian Games 2014: Not all quiet on waterfront for Sandeep Sejwal
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

The Delhiite said his performance at the Tae-Hwan Aquatics Centre didn’t come out of the blue, at least for him.

Asian Games 2014: After bronze, a silver lining
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Following a run of third-place finishes, 25 m centre fire pistol team come up second best.

Asian Games 2014: After big rise, small fall for Swarn Singh
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

During his early days with the Army, Swarn would run alongside horses to improve his endurance.

Asian Games 2014: Despite having not played competitively in 2014, Pakistan still beat India
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

If there was one thing that Sardar’s side did consistently, it was conceding possession and committing unforced errors.

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