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Why would I dope so close to the Rio 2016 Olympics? asks Narsingh Yadav
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

I was at Sports Authority of India's Sonepat Centre when I got a call from the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on June 19: Narsingh Yadav

Ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics, wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails dope test, claims conspiracy
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Ambiguity remains over Narsingh Yadav’s participation in the Olympics, although he has been provisionally suspended as per NADA’s regulations.

Lost at Doordarshan, Sunil Gavaskar’s 10,000 run feat, historic tied Test between India-Australia
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Sunil Gavaskar himself, who is in the West Indies commentating on the ongoing Test series, said it was “unfortunate” that the tapes weren’t available.

Mohammed Shahid passes away: The day the magic died
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Master dribbler and all-time great Mohammed Shahid passes away on Wednesday following multiple organ failure.

Yogeshwar Dutt: From shy, self-effacing village boy to patriot, philosopher, ‘pehelwan’
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Not too long ago, Yogeshwar Dutt, for the world, was a shy, self-effacing village boy, who silently climbed the Olympic podium at London. Then came Twitter, and an image-change.

Sardar Singh is no longer king of Indian hockey
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Sardar Singh sacked as captain as goalkeeper Sreejesh is given the armband for the Rio Olympics; Sushila named skipper of women’s team.

Abhinav Bindra and the mindset ahead of his last Olympics
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Abhinav Bindra’s day starts at 8am and till noon he shoots around 100-120 shots.

Weekly bulletin on India’s preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympics
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

With just four weeks remaining for Rio 2016 Olympics, here is a look at India's preparations for the Games.

Manpreet Singh to fill Sardar Singh’s big boots: Roelant Oltmans says skipper ‘slows down’
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

India captain Sardar Singh’s tendency to hold ball a fraction too long slowing down tempo, says coach Roelant Oltmans.

Questions over Rio 2016 Olympic-bound athlete Nirmala Sheoran
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

AFI president Adille Sumariwalla says inconsistent timings & sudden improvement by 400m runner Nirmala Sheoran baffling.

India’s oldest debutant marksman at Rio 2016 Olympics – Prakash Nanjappa
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Prakash Nanjappa, 40, qualified after he finished eighth in the 50m air pistol event held at Gabala in Azerbaijan last August.

Daughter of coal-mine worker, Laxmi Rani Majhi will compete in archery at Rio 2016 Olympics
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Laxmi Rani Majhi, 27, qualified by making it to the quarters of the World Championship in Copenhagen in May.

Goan clubs want I-League teams in Indian Super League
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Goan clubs have laid down demands for AIFF that there should be no forced relegation of teams to the second tier league in the new format.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu makes his Europa League bow
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became first Indian to play in the Europa League when he started in goal for Stabaek.

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.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu starts new journey with Stabaek
Thu, Jun 30, 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.