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At 2018 Commonwealth Games, India women athletes will wear blazers and trousers
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Indian women athletes, instead of their usual saris and blazers, will sport a new look at the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast in Australia on April 4 as they will be wearing blazers and trousers.

Bengaluru FC asked by Ministry of External Affairs to defer Maldives visit, cites advisory
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Ministry of External Affairs directed Bengaluru FC to defer their visit to the Maldives for the AFC match in Male City, scheduled for Tuesday, owing to the state of emergency in the island country.

Amid political chaos, Male sends word to Bengaluru FC: Match on schedule, come and play
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), in a letter to AFC, has assured its “highest consideration” to Bengaluru FC.

AIFF offers Stephen Constantine one-year extension
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Stephen Constantine will be offered a bonus of $10,000 if the team enters the round of 16 and $20,000 if they progress further.

PR Sreejesh one of the leaders.. but will have to fight for his chance: Sjoerd Marijne
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

India's Hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne chose to go with a young team led by Manpreet Singh for the four-nation tournament in New Zealand, where they came second-best to Belgium.

Wrestling Federation of India pinned down by poor image
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Wrestling's foreign coaches avoid India as Wrestling Federation of India reluctant to send them to big events.

Minerva reports fixing approach: Mystery caller, unknown messenger
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Minerva FC has reported match-fixing attempts to the AIFF and Asian Football Confederation. On Thursday, they submitted a formal report to AIFF’s integrity officer Javed Siraj.

I-League: Minerva Punjab report fixing approach
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Indian and foreigner offered Rs 30 lakh each, I-League club owner claims; AIFF and AFC apprised .

Indian Football Wrap: David James’ honeymoon period, boy wonder Lallianzuala Chhangte and Khalid Jamil’s return
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

The Indian Super League (ISL), of course, is still a tiny speck on the world football map, so direct, often exagerrated comparisons to EPL are unfair.

India coach Stephen Constantine’s fate hangs in balance
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

With contract up for renewal, AIFF calls for a meeting on February 7 to decide national football coach’s future

ISL referees complain of low morale, pay disparity
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

As gaffes mount in ISL, referees complain of pay disparity and low morale with league mulling foreign reinforcements.

Wrestling Federation of India issues notice to Sushil Kumar over stadium scuffle
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Parveen Rana wrote to the WFI earlier this week, accusing Sushil Kumar and his supporters of beating up him and his brother Naveen.

I-League: Sharpest arrow gone, colts fail to make mark
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

Dheeraj Moirangthem decided to leave Indian Arrows and pursue his dream of playing abroad.

Sushil Kumar’s supporters take ‘freestyle wrestling’ beyond mat
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Parveen Rana and his brother Naveen were escorted to the nearby IP Extension police station by policemen to lodge a complaint.

Rio Olympics disaster can repeat, says top panel which selected athletes for TOPS scheme
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Sources said that none of the athletes selected for TOPS have received necessary support for their training apart from a monthly stipend of Rs 50,000.

TOP scheme funding for dope-tainted athletes pending Sports Ministry clearance
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Sports ministry has decided that funds for training under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) cannot be denied if the athlete has served the punishment.

No shooting at 2022 Commonwealth Games, top official suggests T20 mixed cricket
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

India’s superlative performances in shooting have also propelled the country to the top-five of the medals tally at every Commonwealth Games since 2002.

ISL 2017: As the gaffes mount, Indian goalkeepers cut sorry figures
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Of the 74 goals, nearly one-third - 24 to be precise - can be attributed to goal-keeping errors instead of the goal-scoring prowess of the strikers.

SV Sunil: Indian hockey’s attacker and survivor of changing coaches
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Ace forward SV Sunil is the last link between Indian hockey’s decadent past and resurgent present, among a few to have played under all six foreign coaches since 2008.

Hockey World League Finals 2017: Losing stomach for competition
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Mystery illness impacted quality of the Hockey World League Finals as most teams were not able to play full-strength squads.

Hockey World League Finals: India scanter past the finishing line to bag bronze medal
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Gallant Germany, playing with just 11 players, make life miserable for the hosts, who rely on a late penalty corner to grab bronze

Pressure on Bhubaneswar ahead of Hockey World Cup next year
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Hotel hygiene and accommodation are Hockey India’s biggest concerns ahead of the World Cup next winter.

Hockey World League Finals: Indian wave breaks in the rain against Argentina
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Despite enjoying possession and domination, India come up second best against Argentina on a wet day in Bhubaneshwar.

Indian goalkeepers’ auditions carried out in front of 10,000-strong crowds at Hockey World League final
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

With Sreejesh likely to return for India’s next big assignment the ongoing Hockey World League Final is virtually an audition for the position of back-up goalkeeper.

India vs Argentina, Hockey World League Final 2017: Next episode of Jekyll & Hyde show
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Nobody gave India a chance against Belgium, but they won. Which India will turn up against Argentina?

Hockey World League 2017: Stomach bug hits English and Dutch players, leaves Odisha red-faced
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Netherlands captain Seve van Ass said three of his teammates were down with 'stomach issues' because of 'something in the food.' England, too, have three players down.

Imposters turn poster boys: India stun Belgium to progress to the semis of HWL final
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

India produce a spirited performance to stun Olympic silver medallists Belgium in shootout and progress to the semis of HWL final.

Hockey India League off the calendar, players count loss
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

HIL, launched in 2013, became the cash cow that allowed players security but it will not be held virtually for two years.

HWL Final 2017: Reality check for India on home turf
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

India enter World League Final quarters on the back of two of their worst performances in recent times.

Hockey World League final 2017: India surrender before German blitzkrieg, lose 0-2
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

India produced a lacklustre performance to go down 0-2 to Germany at Hockey World League Final 2017.

Hockey World League Finals 2017: India back to the drawing board
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Ahead of Germany game, Indian team works on one-touch hockey which helped them draw with Australia.

Cancer researcher, marriage officiant and ’keeper, Tristan Clemons’ many hats
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Clemons, who is playing the World League Final, is a research scientist and is working on developing alternative treatments for the cure of cancer.

Hockey World League Finals 2017: India back to old ways; sacrifice plan and match against England
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Post-match, after losing 3-2, skipper Manpreet Singh too lamented the team’s inability to execute the pre-decided strategy.

PR Sreejesh faces action for playing ‘Celebrity Clasico’
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh faces a disciplinary action for playing a celebrity football match in Mumbai last October without Hockey India’s permission.

Hockey World League Finals 2017: Netherlands coach Maximiliano Caldas had nothing; now he has everything
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

For Maximiliano Caldas, the process of reviving the flagging fortunes of Holland continues when they meet Spain in the Hockey World League final.

Hockey World League Finals 2017: Australia hit by Indian speed-breaker
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

India dazzle fans and puzzle Australia with burst of speed as they held world champions to a 1-1 draw in Hockey World League Final on Friday.