Mihir Vasavda


Salgaocar and Sporting Clube de Goa pull out of I-League, Dempo eyeing exit too
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Salgaocar and Sporting Clube called AIFF’s decision to have no promotion and relegation in new format ‘shocking and disheartening’.

In night of wizards, Australia steal gold, India the hearts
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

India came up with one of its most courageous performances to hold Australia goalless after regulation time in the final of Champions Trophy.

Second-place finish at Champions Trophy, first-class gains for India hockey team
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Youngsters flourish, experienced players shine as Indian hockey team, minus key personnel, win Champions Trophy silver medal.

India vs Australia, Champions Trophy final: Win or lose, India should remain focussed on Rio 2016 Olympics
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Champions Trophy is being held merely 50 days before the Olympics and most of the teams have rested some of their key players.

Remembering Heysel: Francesco Caremani’s book is an emotionally stirring read on football’s forgotten tragedy
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Heysel Stadium wasn't a preferred choice to host the final with both Liverpool and Juventus uncomfortable with its poor condition.

Leander Paes gets Rio ticket as AITA pairs him with Rohan Bopanna
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Rohan Bopanna had chosen Saketh Myneni as his partner but AITA’s selection committee ignored his request.

Where India and Pakistan play together: the ‘un-world’ Cup
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

The tiny Eastern European region is celebrating a World Cup win of its own. A World Cup that is for countries which, well, aren’t exactly countries.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Rohan Bopanna not keen to partner Leander Paes; final decision with selection committee
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Rohan Bopanna not keen to partner Leander Paes, says AITA officials; team selection for Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Leander Paes doesn’t want London repeat, says Rohan Bopanna and he make the best pair
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

The (AITA) is scheduled to meet on Saturday to decide India’s Olympic teams but a consensus already seems to have been built.

Leander Paes’ Rio 2016 Olympics dream hinges on Rohan Bopanna
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Placed 46th on the charts, Paes, who won the mixed doubles title with Martina Hingis at the French Open, is India’s highest-ranked doubles player after Bopanna.

Has Sushil Kumar’s fabled career ended in the court?
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

WFI had anticipated an appeal, but they had not expected Sushil Kumar to knock on their doors once again.

Rio 2016 Olympics-bound wrestlers have to settle for Bulgarian juniors
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

With WFI busy in Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav case, the preparation of other Rio-bound wrestlers seems to have gone for a toss.

Against IK Start in Norway, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu starts new journey
Tue, May 31, 2016

After breaking into first team of Norwegian top division club, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu keen to make the position his own.

In Sushil Kumar vs WFI, both sides throw their punches in High court
Sat, May 28, 2016

Sushil Kumar alleged that he was not considered for a trial to have a chance to represent India at Rio 2016 Olympics.

Rio 2016 Olympics: On Sushil’s turf, sprinkle of stardust
Tue, May 31, 2016

Ahead of much-awaited HC hearing, Sushil performs havan while Narsingh carries on training at Sonepat

On Rio Olympics 2016 path: Shooter miscalculates ammo; Hockey India wants ‘pocket money’
Wed, May 25, 2016

Sania Mirza, the World No.1 in women's doubles and India's best bet for a medal at the Olympics in tennis, almost had her funding cut by 50 per cent.

Sushil Kumar stays in the fight, barely
Thu, May 19, 2016

WFI opens door for discussion, then slams shut on Sushil Kumar's hopes of featuring in Rio 2016 Olympics.

ISL to be the premier tournament, a few I-league clubs to be inducted
Wed, May 18, 2016

In place of Nehru Cup, the AIFF plans to start a multi-country tournament in which teams ranked between 120 to 150 in FIFA rankings will be invited

Sushil Kumar takes fight for Rio 2016 Olympics berth to High Court
Tue, May 17, 2016

Sushil Kumar's plea states that under the Sports Code rules, a berth to compete in the Olympics belongs to the country and not a particular wrestler.

Rio 2016 Olympics: One drought ends, another begins for women’s hockey team
Mon, May 16, 2016

Having qualified for the Olympics after 36 years, Indian women's hockey team has been in free-fall of late.

Licence to shoot for sport: Who can get one, how?
Mon, May 16, 2016

Rocky Yadav, accused of killing Gaya youth Aditya Sachdeva on May 7, got the alleged murder weapon on the ‘sports quota’.

Our parampara is to send quota winner, says WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
Fri, May 13, 2016

Wrestling federation chief Brij Bhushan in ‘favour’ of sending Narsingh Yadav even as Sushil Kumar writes letter asking for a trial.

Sushil Kumar or Narsingh Yadav: Biggest question staring Indian wrestling ahead of Rio Olympics 2016
Sun, May 08, 2016

There’s a generous sprinkling of politics and intrigue to the dilemma of who should be sent to the Olympics: Sushil Kumar or Narsingh Yadav.

Draped in blue, Leicester City awaits a football miracle
Sun, May 01, 2016

On Sunday, Leicester City will get its first chance to script arguably the biggest-ever shock in English sport.

Delhi’s poor air leaves top athletes gasping for breath at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Delhi’s poor air, combined with poor conditions at the JLN Stadium’s competition and warm-up tracks, has left the athletes gasping for breath.

From waterless village in Maharashtra, 24-year-old Armyman Dattu Bhokanal rows his way to Rio Olympics
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Once afraid of water, Dattu Bhokanal now ranks among the best in one of the toughest water sports in the world.

‘Made in China’ labels to adorn Indian athletes’ kit at Rio 2016 Olympics
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Indian Olympic Association has signed a sponsorship deal with leading Chinese sports apparel manufacturing firm Li Ning for the Games.

Boxers press the restart button through Pro Boxing
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Following in Vijender Singh’s footsteps 22 amateurs step into the professional world in effort to revive careers .

Amid fight over Dipa Karmakar, a ‘hijack’ drama and sulking officials
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Dipa Karmakar has become the toast of the country’s sporting fraternity. And all off a sudden, everyone wants a piece of her.

At Rio Olympics, India plans to promote ‘Make in India’ initiative
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

A committee of secretaries from multiple ministries met discussed the possibility of setting up a Hospitality House.

Azlan Shah Cup: A few takeaways for India men’s hockey team
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

India hockey team's performance over the last one week at the Azlan Shah Cup gave a glimpse into the team's preparation for Rio 2016.

Jammu and Kashmir curfew forces teams indoors, hits football tie
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Situation in Kashmir has forced All India Football Federation (AIFF) to reconsider its decision to hold the final of Federation Cup in Srinagar.

To cut delay in TOP Scheme (TOPS), sports ministry goes ‘paperless’
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Sports ministry has decided to reduce the formal processes with the aim of ensuring the athletes focus on their preparation for Rio Olympics.

Rahul Aware alleges bias and quits camp, pulled up by wrestling federation
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Aware is now facing a disciplinary action after being pulled up by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

Panama Papers: Lokesh Sharma, a mover and shaker in sports world
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

The Panama Papers, investigated by The Indian Express, have revealed that Lokesh Sharma set up companies in tax havens abroad.

Before Olympics, a test for India men’s hockey team with the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

India will test the ability of several youngsters in reproducing their strategic training in match situations in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.