Mihir Vasavda


ISL 2016: Oldest record for newest league
Fri, Sep 30, 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.

Davis Cup: A couple of doubles headaches for India, Spain
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Davis Cup: While Leander Paes will be without Rohan Bopanna by his side, Spain have formidable options for Saturday.

Davis Cup: With Rafael Nadal leading charge, Spain look to return to where they belong
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

For two years, Spain have been dawdling in the wilderness of the lower rungs of Davis Cup and trying to get back into World Group.

Rio Olympics: Only 1.66% of government’s funds scheme translated into medals
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

According to the data, Rs 2.94 crore was spent on the women’s relay squad, which finished seventh in their heats and failed to qualify for the semis.

Davis Cup: Saketh Myneni ready to step out of shadows
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

As a depleted India began its preparation for Davis Cup, the talk at the centre court of DLTA primarily was about damage control.

India at Rio 2016 Olympics: Vikas Gowda, Rs 1.02 cr, 28th; Sakshi Malik Rs 15.86L, bronze
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

India's sports ministry spent Rs 36.85 crore on India’s 117-strong Rio Olympics contingent under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.

Rio 2016 Olympics postmortem: SAI to put a cap on ‘foreign investment’
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The role of foreign coaches too is under scanner, with their appointment procedure likely to be overhauled.

Davis Cup: Rafael Nadal, armada to set sail for India
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The last time Rafael Nadal played Davis Cup was against Denmark during the same time last year.

Abhinav Bindra dared to visualise the impossible, says coach Heinz Reinkemeier
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Abhinav Bindra's coach Heinz Reinkemeier on what made the shooter excel and what must be done to produce more champions.

Narsingh Yadav fallout: CCTVs at SAI centres, no cooking in rooms
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

SAI has also decided to bar athletes from cooking food in their rooms and revoke their access to kitchens at the centres.

Rio Olympics Review: Athletes fell short despite last-minute Rs 20 crore surge
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Their training plans were ad hoc, not well thought-out.

Rio 2016 Olympics Review: Minister busy with polls, delayed funds, federations that missed key games
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Distracted sports ministry with mixed-up priorities, coupled with bumbling national federation bosses, saw India lose the momentum before Olympics.

To avoid Rio repeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Task Force to plan for next three Olympics
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

PMO has asked the Sports Ministry to submit a detailed report on India’s disappointing performance at the Rio Games.

Post-Rio 2016 Olympics, the post mortem
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Following underwhelming performance at 2016 Olympics, National federations in review mode.

Rafael Nadal may play Davis Cup tie against India
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Spanish media has suggested Nadal's participation in the tie will depend on how well he does at the US Open.

CAS tears Narsingh Yadav defence, NADA’s credibility
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

The detailed report of the CAS hearing, made public on Monday, concluded that Narsingh “was doping, not that he is a victim of sabotage”.

Narsingh Yadav doping case: Story of half-truths and contradictions
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Court of Arbitration for Sport quashed all the suppositions of NADA over Narsingh Yadav's doping case and banned the wrestler for four years.

WADA sends Narsingh Yadav home from Rio on doping charge
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Narsingh Yadav was handed a four-year ban by the CAS on a doping charge a day prior to his bout against France’s Zelimkhan Khadjiev.

What is the ‘rescue’ rule in wrestling that brought Sakshi Malik a medal in Rio and lifted the spirits of all India?
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Borrowed from French term repêcher, which is translated as ‘rescue’, repechage means just that. It ‘rescues’ wrestlers who lose early, and gives them a second chance to win an Olympic medal.

Conflict of interest whiff around Indian medical team at Rio 2016 Olympics
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Some athletes and coaches say chief medical officer Pawandeep Singh's standard response to most complaints of injuries has been a dose of Combiflam.

On medal path in Rio, India face Belgium’s golden generation
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

India will play its biggest match in nearly two decades, when Roelant Oltmans’ side will meet Belgium in the quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Games.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Abhinav Bindra sounded satisfied and very happy with his performance, says his father
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

A day after Abhinav Bindra narrowly missed out on a medal, his father talks about India’s only individual gold medallist’s two-decade long journey.

Abhinav Bindra’s 10m air rifle final: How scoring is done, maximum points and more
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Abhinav Bindra qualified for the 10m Air Rifle event in a nail biting finish that saw him end with a score of 105.2 in the final series.

Rio 2016 Olympics: India’s 3-2 win over Ireland papers over cracks
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

Team India beat Ireland 3-2 in opener but show frailties in the back that could be exploited by better sides

Narsingh Yadav cleared by NADA panel but Rio 2016 Olympics some distance away
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Even if he is allowed to go to Rio, Narsingh Yadav may face another hurdle as WADA can challenge NADA verdict at Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Narsingh Yadav and the world around him
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

On a day he is exonerated by the NADA panel in the doping case, Narsingh Yadav is the toast of those who believed he was clean.

Can Narsingh Yadav still go to Rio 2016 Olympics?
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

To ensure the drug isn't there in his body any more, Narsingh Yadav will have to go through another dope test.