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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.

If you have to know who the hottest date is, it happens in between moves: Viswanathan Anand
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

In a freewheeling chat Viswanathan Anand breaks stereotypes & myths associated with chess players.

Mumbai Marathon: A race yet to pick pace
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

City to run today; on the world map, Mumbai’s best last year was nowhere close to the rest

Fears remain, but National Games to be held as planned
Sat, Jan 17, 2015

The IOA officials are likely to conduct another inspection next week

Need free hand in selection, says Stephen Constantine
Sat, Jan 17, 2015

Constantine talks about his return, challenges that await him and the secret behind his success with Rwanda.

Prochazka puts Czechs on hockey map
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Prochazka is one of only 3000 registered Czech hockey players.

On Sir Alex Ferguson’s advice, Bengaluru FC coach benched Sunil Chhetri
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Chhetri realised later that Ashley Westwood was unlike other coaches he had played under.

Cloud over National Games in Kerala
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Multi-disciplinary event faces postponement after organisers fail to procure equipment for several events.

It’s going to be a funny, quiet year for me: Jitu Rai
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

"It’s been nearly two weeks that I last lifted a pistol," Jitu Rai told The Indian Express.

Want to balance boxing and Bollywood: Vijender Singh
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

Boxer Vijender Singh talks about his new found passion and how he wants to manage it with his profession.

New year: Best’s wishes
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

India’s top sportspersons share with The SUNDAY EXPRESS their goals & targets as they get ready for 2015

USA clears Terry Walsh, Hockey India unmoved
Sun, Dec 28, 2014

Consequently, his contract was not renewed by Hockey India, who are now looking for a new coach.

Hectic schedule taking its toll on weary Sardar Singh
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

Sardar was the pivot of the Indian team before the 2012 Olympics and continues to remain so.

IOA-Boxing India tussle to affect National Games, boxers’ future
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Now Boxing India might also discuss the possibility of imposing sanctions on boxers who take part in the National Games.

Success with Rwanda gives Stephen Constantine shot at India job
Sun, Dec 21, 2014

A few AIFF officials have thrown their weight behind former manager Stephen Constantine as the chief coach.

To protect players, ISL to be stretched longer in 2015
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Sixty one matches were played in a space of 10 weeks in this season of the Indian Super League.

ISL Final: Kerala Blasters or Atletico de Kolkata?
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Franchises from Indian football’s traditional hotbeds meet in Mumbai to decide the Indian Super League’s first champions.

Pakistan to world hockey: ‘Unite against India’s overbearing attitude’
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Sheikh said the celebrations have been the part of the game and his players were unnecessarily punished by the FIH.

After jab, AIBA’s uppercut
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Fernandez will continue being a part of the Indian set-up, SAI said.

Sarita Devi gets 2016 Rio Olympics lifeline
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Banned for a year; pugilist Sarita Devi free to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics.

India’s men’s hockey team still a work-in-progress
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Though this has been a good year for the men’s hockey team, they are still a work-in-progress.

Hockey Champions Trophy: After Hockey India flexes muscle, FIH bans two Pakistan players
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Pakistan players’ real test was to be at the stadium, where the crowd welcomed them with unprecedented hostility.

Hockey Champions Trophy: Germany win gold
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

With trauma of Pakistan loss still fresh in their minds, India lose 2-1 in bronze-medal playoff.

Pakistan take celebrations too far
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Pakistan coach Shahnaz Sheikh ran towards the players, slapped his second-choice goalkeeper Amjad Ali and ordered the rest of them to vacate the pitch.

Champions Trophy Hockey: Green revolution in Bhubaneswar
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

India squander an early lead, concede late goal to go down to Pakistan 3-4 in a high-voltage semifinal.

Champions Trophy Hockey: In high-stakes semifinal against Pakistan, India must avoid emotion
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Against an equally structure-less but dangerous Pakistan side, how well India retain their shape will be a crucial factor.

Champions Trophy Hockey: Pakistan end 16-year wait
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The Pakistan Hockey Federation, cash-strapped and clueless, didn’t have the funds to send it's team across the border.

Champions Trophy Hockey: India fight back from two goals down to beat Belgium 4-2
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

India looked erratic, gave away balls too cheaply and did not manage a shot on goal for almost the entire first quarter.