Mihir Vasavda


Hockey Junior World Cup: India colts start with race confident trot
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

India start Junior Hockey World Cup campaign on the right note with a 4-0 win over Canada.

Junior Hockey World Cup: India colts want to be kings in City of Nawabs
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Junior World Cup will provide proper assessment of the next generation and whether they have the ability to challenge the current lot.

Citing disciplinary issues in the team, AITA likely to replace Anand Amritraj as captain
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

For few AITA's top office-bearers Anand Amritraj should not continue as the non-playing captain because of the lack of discipline in the team under his leadership.

Sachin Siwach takes the road less travelled to win youth boxing gold
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Sachin Siwach won India’s first youth world championship gold since 2010 when he beat Cuba’s Jorge Grinan at St. Petersburg.

At Geeta Phogat’s wedding, a village’s tryst with the real and reel world
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

On Sunday, Geeta Phogat — India’s first woman wrestler to compete at the Olympics — got married to fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar.

Hockey India League: Gurbaj Singh proves worth, bought for USD 99,000 by Ranchi Rays
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Gurbaj Singh, axed from the national team because of disciplinary issues, is now the most expensive player in the HIL.

FIH has ‘back-up’ if Pakistan fail to travel for junior World Cup: Narinder Batra
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Narinder Batra said the FIH has 'two or three' teams has back up to replace Pakistan, but was confident that they will not pull out.

Almost famous: Players swallow dissappointment to keep doing what they love the most – play football
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Marcos Tebar, Pitu and Gustavo Oberman swallowed the disappointment of their unfulfilled careers and took a flight to India to keep doing what they love the most: play football.

Gustavo Oberman – Youth World Cup winner with Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

As his former teammates Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero mastermind Argentina’s road to another World Cup, Gustavo Oberman finds himself in Pune

‘Outsider’ Narinder Batra takes charge, becomes first Asian to be elected FIH president
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Narinder Batra is also only the third Indian to be the head of a global sporting body at present.

In PBL 2017 auction, Saina Nehwal is price-less
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Injured World No. 6 Saina Nehwal didn’t set the floor abuzz, went for her base price; Olympic champ Caroline Marin goes for Rs 61.5 lakh.

National football team head coach Stephen Constantine’s future up for discussion
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

A few members of the technical committee want Stephen Constantine to be replaced with former Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood.

Hockey India president Narinder Batra ready to make a continental drift
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Hockey India president will face stiff challenge from European counterparts, but says he has covered all bases for FIH president polls.

AFC Cup Final, Bengaluru FC 0-1 Air Force Club: What the scoreline belies…
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The 1-0 margin suggests a slender disparity, but in the middle the difference between the sides was fully evident.

Bengaluru FC: The antithesis of Indian football
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Mihir Vasavda traces Bengaluru FC's remarkable journey, which has seen them break several myths of Indian club football.

AFC Cup final: Iraq’s Air Force club keen to take flight for troubled nation against Bengaluru FC
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Though the final against Bengaluru FC is a ‘home’ match for Al-Jawiya, they are forced to play in distant Doha.

Affan Yousuf starred in win vs Pakistan – it runs in his family
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Bhopal has produced a steady stream of players for decades. And one family, in particular, has played a pivotal role in ensuring that.

India return home with Asian Champions Trophy and plenty of positives
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Sardar Singh had been under scrutiny for a considerable time now but his performances against South Korea and Pakistan should silence critics.

From Sunday, Sports federations must be NGOs for government funds
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

In a letter to SAI, Director (Sports) Sagar Preet Hooda said PM Narendra Modi was himself monitoring the “implementation of this initiative”.

Abhinav Bindra brings in a ‘Revolution’ after retirement
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Abhinav Bindra to throw open first state-of-the-art high performance studio for Indian athletes for free

Bengaluru FC have Asian glory in sight in AFC Cup semi-final
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Bengaluru FC could become first Indian side to enter final of AFC Cup, Asia's second-biggest club competition.

Hockey India want men’s team coach Roelant Oltmans at helm till 2020 Games
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

The process to appoint a new high performance director is already underway, Narendra Batra said.

Rio 2016 Shooting review: Report puts shooters, officials in firing line
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Abhinav Bindra-led panel points out loopholes in planning; NRAI pulled up for shirking responsibility

Iran’s hijab law triggers scepticism among players before World Chess Championship
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Iran was chosen as the host country during the FIDE Congress in Baku last week after no other country bid to host the event.

Wrist issues a thing of past, Gaganjeet Bhullar wins sixth Asian Tour title
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Overcoming a debilitating injury, 28-year-old Gaganjeet Bhullar makes a terrific return to win his sixth Asian Tour title.

ISL 2016 franchises go shopping: Better imports and new coaches
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

This ISL season, the third edition, may be the final one in its current format with inclusion of I-League teams in the offing.

ISL 2016: Average age goes up for newest league
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

After MLS, Australian and Gulf leagues, ISL becomes the favourite destination for ageing superstars.

Players need to fight for a place in the team: Roelant Oltmans
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Roelant Oltmans looks back at the Olympic campaign, talks about the new Olympic cycle and his future with the team.

Davis Cup: Spain, a gulf too wide to bridge for India
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

The gulf of class between the two sides was never in dispute, but what was exposed more in the three-day tie was India’s poor fitness.

Davis Cup: Leander Paes brings up ‘doubles fault’
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

After an impressive performance with Saketh Myneni at Davis Cup, Leander Paes lashes out at Rio selection: ‘Sania Mirza and I should’ve been partners’.

Davis Cup: After masterclass, Spain show class
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Leander Paes' touch game the high for India before Rafael Nadal-Marc Lopez combination win 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4 to take 3-0 lead.

Davis Cup, India vs Spain: Rafael Nadal present, his top-spin absent
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Rafael Nadal has been forced to skip nine majors in his career because of various injuries.

Davis Cup: Spain too powerful, too strong, 2-0 up against India
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

One more win on Saturday, against the India's doubles pair of Leander Paes and Myneni, will see Spain seal the World Cup playoff tie.

Davis Cup: Spain ready for yawn tennis against India in World Group Playoff
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Mismatch in class between India and visitors is set to make the Davis Cup encounter a one-sided affair.

Davis Cup: ‘Small fish’ Ramkumar Ramanathan needs to swim in big pond
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Time has come for Ramkumar Ramanathan to start playing more challengers and ATP events to climb the rungs in international tennis.

Cauvery Water Dispute: For Bengaluru FC, a moment of reckoning, but behind closed doors
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

“The match will be played behind closed doors at the request of the local authority following unrelated incidents in the city in the last few days,” the AFC said in a statement.