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MIHIR VASAVDA

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India shot in foot in SAI, HI & Walsh standoff
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

If Batra was unaware until last month of Walsh’s alleged misconduct in the USA, it shows that the hiring process was performed without due diligence and background research.

Hockey India tells Terry Walsh his services not required
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Speculations were rife that Walsh had written to SAI that he won’t be returning to India.

Terry Walsh walks out, leaves door ajar
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Australian to return home on Wednesday but says there is a ‘glimmer of hope’ that he will return.

Indian Super League: Mumbai City FC v FC Goa a game of missed fortunes
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Mumbai City FC fail to score in a match where they dominated FC Goa and created multiple chances.

Narinder Batra alleges Terry Walsh committed financial fraud, puts spanner in contract talks
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Terry Walsh said that he was taken aback of the fact that the issue had cropped up this late in the day.

Goa look to cash in on new-found momentum
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

FC Goa’s Robert Pires found his first goal in the ISL in the 4-1 thrashing of Delhi Dynamos in the previous game.

Think I’ll buy me a football team
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Gurpreet Singh Kiki has now expanded his business interests to owning a tennis team as he becomes co-owner of the Champions Tennis League’s Punjab team.

A performance grander than the Asiad gold or CWG silver: Terry Walsh
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Chief coach Terry Walsh feels the Indian hockey team is playing at a higher level than they did.

Hockey coach Terry Walsh puts SAI on notice
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Walsh has asked for more freedom when it came to the running the affairs of the team.

Nicolas Anelka delivers Mumbai from mediocrity
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

The hosts could have added at least a couple of more goals to their tally but the strikers lacked coordination.

Ageing Alessandro del Piero vs agile Nicolas Anelka
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Del Piero, fighting indifferent form, up against a younger and more energetic rival in a battle of attrition.

Juniors learn to middle it
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Behind India’s title defence at Johor was strategy of not getting bogged down in midfield.

The lost continent
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

For decades, Africans had been the MVPs of various Indian football leagues. And then came the ISL and global superstars from Europe.

Indian Super League: Two down, on and off the field
Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Hit by injuries and a red card, 9 man Mumbai City FC lost 2-0 to North East United FC at the DY Patil stadium.

Coach Terry Walsh agrees to stay, but with rider
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Terry Walsh guided India to its first Asian Games gold medal since 1998 earlier this month in Incheon.

Bitter pill after gold: Terry Walsh resigns
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns citing bureaucratic hassles, but ready to reconsider decision.

Andre Moritz, the giant
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Brazilian Moritz scores ISL’s first hat-trick for Mumbai city as they thrash Pune 5-0

Freddie Ljungberg hopes to bridge gulf in class
Sat, Oct 18, 2014

When he was approached a few months ago for the ISL, Ljungberg was in the second year of his retirement.

‘Drunk’ Adrian Mutu misses Pune City’s date with Delhi Dynamos
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Pune were hoping that the former Chelsea and Juventus striker would reach India in time to face Delhi Dynamos.

Indian Super League: Lung opener, eye opener
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

ISL begins with more bones crushed than passes made, but a few moments of genius regale 60,000 fans.

Indian Super League: Finding feet
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

IE analyses how the ISL’s marquee and local players are understanding, learning and tackling a unique set of challenges.

Asian Games 2014: Austerity drive earns brickbats but thrift could be way forward
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Incheon has given an impression of a city that is desperate to throw a party but just does not have enough cash.

Asian Games 2014: Korean delicacies
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Struggle for food and limitation to local channels were some of the hardships Mihir was put through while covering the event.

Asian Games 2014: Kabaddi kings survive a scare, challenger vows a gold the next time
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

A second-half recovery saw India draw level at 24-24. They did escape to victory ultimately 24-27 with 7 minutes to go.

Asian Games 2014: In the middle of a point, India stop to help put hijab back
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

When an Iranian raider was in the Indian half, her hijab was displaced.

Asian Games 2014: How much is gold worth?
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

India have returned from Incheon with a total of 57 medals (11-9-37), eight less than the last edition.

India see off Pakistan in Asian Games hockey gold match, book ticket to Rio
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

India beat Pakistan 4-2 in the shoot-off — scores were 1-1 at the end of full time — at the Asian Games final.

Sarita Devi says ‘sorry’ but AIBA may slap harsh ban
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Sarita met Sumariwalla on Thursday morning and is believed to have tendered a written apology.

Asian Games 2014: How India turned a corner in hockey
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Under Terry Walsh, team has learnt to keep cool head in crunch situations and get basics right.

This is my second coming, and it won’t end here, exults Mary Kom
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

This isn’t exactly the type of comeback you might have expected. But it is a springboard for Rio Olympics.

Civil Disobedience: L Sarita Devi refuses her boxing bronze medal at Asian Games 2014
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Sarita Devi refuses to accept bronze, gives it to her Korean rival during medal ceremony at Asian Games.

Asian Games 2014: No second wind for Tintu Luka
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Luka falters at back stretch to settle for silver in 800m; bronze for Annu Rani in javelin throw.

Asian Games 2014: In Incheon, India almost in Rio
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

With 1-0 win over Korea in semifinal, Sardar and Co. take on Pakistan for gold and a place in 2016 Olympics.

Asian Games 2014: Vietnam’s Bang Le Thi demolished by her idol Mary Kom
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

On Tuesday, as the 22-year-old Vietnamese stood toe-to-toe with one of her idols, she was overwhelmed.

Asian Games 2014: As Sarita Devi borrows to pay $500 as fee for lodging protest, IOA officials look other way
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Although senior IOA officials, were present at the venue, none offered assistance.

Crying shame: L Sarita Devi spills tears after controversial decision
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Sarita Devi spills tears after controversial decision in favour of South Korean denies Indian a shot at gold.