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ISL organisers fret over U-17 WC scheduling
Tue, May 26, 2015

The ISL franchises are likely to bear the fallout of the rescheduling, which will result in the tournament spilling into January.

Dope watchdogs in deep freeze
Mon, May 25, 2015

Back-log in hearing cases, anti-doping panels in limbo and delay in declaring results by laboratory hurting drive against menace.

Gagan Narang picks up Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze
Sat, May 16, 2015

Narang is third Indian shooter to make the Rio cut after Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela.

The players of Gangpur: Hockey India’s youngest unit scores at national event
Mon, May 11, 2015

Rinki, a striker of Hockey Gangpur, was adjudged best player in the junior women’s national championships.

SAI girls suicide: Young athletes face teenage complications and sporting upheavals
Mon, May 11, 2015

Days after the collective suicide attempt at SAI's water-sports centre in Kerala, we try to understand the lives of young athletes.

Meet Jackichand Singh, India’s latest football sensation
Sun, May 03, 2015

Jackichand Singh, who made debut against Nepal last month, started his journey with a borrowed football and Rs 100 shoes.

Asian Football Confederation election: Praful Patel trashes Pakistan deal talk
Sat, May 02, 2015

Says no agreement to let Pakistan players in ISL as claimed by top PFF official.

IOC blunder may leave Indian fans ticketless at Rio Olympics
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

It is learnt that the IOA missed the September 2014 deadline to sign the Ticket Sales Agreement with the IOC.

No flame, only flicker: Will India host 2024 Olympics?
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

IOC president Bach to meet PM and IOA officials but India no where in the race to host 2024 Olympics.

U-14 girls’ football team stranded in Kathmandu
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

AIFF officials could not speak to the players, and had to rely on WhatsApp for communication.

Royal Wahingdoh and its cinderella men
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Royal Wahingdoh were the third side from Shillong to qualify in the I-League.

For Jaipur girl Apurvi Chandela, gun proves mightier than the pen
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Last week, Chandela earned a a place for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She was only the 2nd Indian shooter do so.

Bengaluru FC fined; Mumbai FC player ‘banned’ for doping
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Pereira has been given a week’s time by the AIFF to come up with his defence and Mumbai FC too has launched an internal inquiry.

Give me a little more time: Paul van Ass
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Coach Paul van Ass keen to address defensive frailties and improve India's off-the-ball game.

Corner of a foreign field
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Gurpreet's reach is impressive because of his height but it takes time getting used to playing in freezing conditions.

Apurvi Chandela qualifies for Rio Olympics in 10m air rifle category
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

After qualifying fifth for the final round, Chandela shot a score of 185.6 to finish third in an eight-strong list.

India exorcise Oz ghost, give new coach a boost
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

On Saturday, Walsh’s successor Paul van Ass too showed the Australians are not unbeatable.

Mumbai FC player scuffles with Bengaluru FC fans
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Soon after the match between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore.

India’s old habits die hard
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Defensive lapses, lack of teeth upfront continue to hurt the Indian team.

Dope fallout: Delhi, Haryana, Punjab set to be suspended
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

The NADA caught 21 weightlifters for using banned substances in five different national championships.

New coach Paul van Ass wants hockey team to read game better
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

Newly-appointed coach Van Ass wants team to read the game better when not in possession.

As Lonestar Kashmir script history, losses mount back home
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Lonestar Kashmir was born in the aftermath of the deadly floods that swept the state last September, claiming nearly 300 lives.

To back Dutee Chand, ministry withdraws hyperandrogenism rules
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Govt said that it would do everything possible to provide support as her appeal at the CAS comes up for hearing.

With Paul van Ass at helm, Indian hockey off to a fresh start
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Paul van Ass is believed to have told the Indian team to ‘aim for a podium at the Rio Olympics.’

New-look India take first step under Stephen Constantine
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

India take on Nepal with a new coach at the helm in 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

‘Dope’ past makes Yuri Ogorodnik return unlikely
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

AFI plans to reappoint Ukrainian track and field coach Yuri Ogorodnik have run into troubled waters.

Formula One safety improving, but we can do better: FIA
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Besides driver safety, F1 has been rocked over the last 12 months by its latest monetary crisis.

World Cup 2015, India vs South Africa: Support cast
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Dhawan was undoubtedly the hero of India’s emphatic win. But it wouldn’t have been possible without a solid support cast.

Indian athletes trail only Russia in dope shame list
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

31 Indian athletes are serving IAAF bans for a litany of doping offences. Russia ahead with 67 athletes.

New government scheme may see athletes snap old ties
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Government sent out contracts to 75 hand-picked athletes under their proposed Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).

For border town in conflict zone, 15-yr-old is reason to smile
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

Pawandeep Kaur among 4 who gave J&K first team gold in rhythmic gymnastics.

Australian Open: Martina Navratilova to Martina Hingis, Leander Paes an aide to success
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

Paes-Hingis won their first Grand Slam together by winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title.

Hockey India goes Dutch, selects Paul van Ass as men’s team coach
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Most importantly, Van Ass’ relationship with Hockey India will define his stay in the country.

BI-IOA row: Pugilists to face ban if they participate in National Games
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Sangwan is among the 163 pugilists who have confirmed participation.

Family Flick: Meet the siblings of Hockey India League 2015
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Mihir Vasavda goes sibling-spotting while trawling through the Hockey India League 2015’s team rosters.

New season, old script: Fringe players will use Hockey India League to revive their career
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Like last two seasons, fringe players will use HIL to revive their career.