Mihir Vasavda


Hockey World League Finals 2017: Losing stomach for competition
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Mystery illness impacted quality of the Hockey World League Finals as most teams were not able to play full-strength squads.

Hockey World League Finals: India scanter past the finishing line to bag bronze medal
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Gallant Germany, playing with just 11 players, make life miserable for the hosts, who rely on a late penalty corner to grab bronze

Pressure on Bhubaneswar ahead of Hockey World Cup next year
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Hotel hygiene and accommodation are Hockey India’s biggest concerns ahead of the World Cup next winter.

Hockey World League Finals: Indian wave breaks in the rain against Argentina
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Despite enjoying possession and domination, India come up second best against Argentina on a wet day in Bhubaneshwar.

Indian goalkeepers’ auditions carried out in front of 10,000-strong crowds at Hockey World League final
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

With Sreejesh likely to return for India’s next big assignment the ongoing Hockey World League Final is virtually an audition for the position of back-up goalkeeper.

India vs Argentina, Hockey World League Final 2017: Next episode of Jekyll & Hyde show
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Nobody gave India a chance against Belgium, but they won. Which India will turn up against Argentina?

Hockey World League 2017: Stomach bug hits English and Dutch players, leaves Odisha red-faced
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Netherlands captain Seve van Ass said three of his teammates were down with 'stomach issues' because of 'something in the food.' England, too, have three players down.

Imposters turn poster boys: India stun Belgium to progress to the semis of HWL final
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

India produce a spirited performance to stun Olympic silver medallists Belgium in shootout and progress to the semis of HWL final.

Hockey India League off the calendar, players count loss
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

HIL, launched in 2013, became the cash cow that allowed players security but it will not be held virtually for two years.

HWL Final 2017: Reality check for India on home turf
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

India enter World League Final quarters on the back of two of their worst performances in recent times.

Hockey World League final 2017: India surrender before German blitzkrieg, lose 0-2
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

India produced a lacklustre performance to go down 0-2 to Germany at Hockey World League Final 2017.

Hockey World League Finals 2017: India back to the drawing board
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Ahead of Germany game, Indian team works on one-touch hockey which helped them draw with Australia.

Cancer researcher, marriage officiant and ’keeper, Tristan Clemons’ many hats
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Clemons, who is playing the World League Final, is a research scientist and is working on developing alternative treatments for the cure of cancer.

Hockey World League Finals 2017: India back to old ways; sacrifice plan and match against England
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Post-match, after losing 3-2, skipper Manpreet Singh too lamented the team’s inability to execute the pre-decided strategy.

PR Sreejesh faces action for playing ‘Celebrity Clasico’
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh faces a disciplinary action for playing a celebrity football match in Mumbai last October without Hockey India’s permission.

Hockey World League Finals 2017: Netherlands coach Maximiliano Caldas had nothing; now he has everything
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

For Maximiliano Caldas, the process of reviving the flagging fortunes of Holland continues when they meet Spain in the Hockey World League final.

Hockey World League Finals 2017: Australia hit by Indian speed-breaker
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

India dazzle fans and puzzle Australia with burst of speed as they held world champions to a 1-1 draw in Hockey World League Final on Friday.

After Rio blow, gold at World Championships for Mirabai Chanu
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Mirabai Chanu becomes second Indian after Karnam Malleswari to win a Championship medal; says can finally go home.

Hockey World League Finals: World stage fear haunts India
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Despite being the best team in Asia, India’s struggle at global competitions is well documented

New coach, new methods, new approach for Indian hockey team
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Sjoerd Marijne uses innovative methods to foster team building and introduce new tactics as India aims to take next big step in hockey

ISL 2017/18: Teddy Sheringham off to a rough start at ATK
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Teddy Sheringham’s side has played more reactionary football and keep losing too many simple balls.

Sushil Kumar wrestles for two minutes to win gold: Story of India’s best wrestler
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Did Sushil Kumar's walkovers in the National Wrestling Championship tell the story of India's best grappler, or the weight he now bears?

I-League: For Aizawl FC, fairytale turns into a cruel nightmare in a year
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

All the player's that formed Aizawl's title winning team last season have been lured away by Kolkata’s Big Two — East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.

Strategy coach Raoul Ehren to shore up Indian team at Hockey World League Finals
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

With the hope to strengthen the thin support staff, Hockey India has flown in Raoul Ehren to assist Sjoerd Marijne during the Hockey World League Finals

ISL 2017: Early action points at an old wine packed in a new bottle
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

On a weekend bereft of quality & goals, Bengaluru FC proved title credentials with a 2-0 victory over Mumbai City FC.

WADA must decide who should test cricketers, asserts Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has said that the BCCI could have ensured dope testing of the Indian cricketers by NADA.

Global consultants to monitor progress of sports professionals
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Sports Ministry’s plan also includes setting up of a 24x7, 365-day control room where the athletes’ performance will be monitored by professionals, including high performance managers.

Sardar Singh shown the door for Hockey World League Final, coach Sjoerd Marijne says ‘testing combinations’
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Sjoerd Marijne, Roleant Oltmans' successor, has named a young squad for the World League Finals, which will see the return of Rupinder Pal Singh.

Eye on the ball
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Football expert Novy Kapadia’s latest book, Barefoot to boots: Many Lives of Indian Football, is an eye-opener is many ways. But it also surprises you with tales beyond the football pitch, underlining the cultural influence the sport had before it went into a freefall.

ISL vs I-League: Deep divide between the two first divisions
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League, will be run simultaneously, but come with a host of a differences in treatment.

Roelant Oltmans appointed consultant by Madhya Pradesh government
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Two months after Hockey India showed Roelant Oltmans the door, he comes back as Madhya Pradesh’s hockey consultant.

Mumbai and Delhi’s long-distance relationship with European football
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Football in Delhi and Mumbai is confined to spending evenings at pubs watching European football while picking up fights over Jose Mourinho's managerial skills.

Found in Osama bin Laden cache: Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Tom and Jerry
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Bin Laden kept a close watch on developments in India through newspaper and TV reports. Several news clips from Indian channels were recovered from his hard drive, primarily related to David Headley and Ilyas Kashmiri, the alleged masterminds behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

USA’s three-time Olympic gold medallist Kimberly Rhode sticking to her guns
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

US shooting legend Kimberly Rhode is an unwavering gun advocate and has used the sport as a platform to talk about political issues related to it.

ISSF World Cup Final: Young batch of shooters emerge with the promise of bright future
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Like the women’s 10m air rifle category, the men’s pistol events too are witnessing some fascinating contests just to make the team.

Jitu Rai-Heena Sidhu win 10m Air Pistol mixed team gold at ISSF World Cup Final
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

India’s campaign at the World Cup Finals got underway with a gold medal after Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu finished on top of the podium.