Mihir Vasavda

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HIL 2016: In flickers’ tussle, Rupinderpal Singh fizzles
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Delhi Waverider's goalkeeper Rupinder Singh was up against his own teammates Raghunath and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.

South Asian Games: Wheeling in the cannon to kill fly
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

With state polls round the corner, there is considerable political mileage at stake in making the South Asian Games a grand fare.

Leandro Negre says South Africa denied Rio 2016 trip for being a ‘white man’s sport’
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Last December, South Africa had booked the final berth or Rio Olympics by clinching the African Cup.

Cedric D’Souza rides the Wave to become Austria coach
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Cedric D'Souza is tasked with helping the team qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

HIL 2016: New goal rule to the fore as forwards back at the forefront
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

This season in the HIL, the focus is firmly back on the more traditional art of scoring.

HIL 2016: In comeback bid, a stepping stone
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

For players on the fringes of the national team, the HIL provides last opportunity to return in contention for Olympics.

Pakistan wants to fly direct to Guwahati for South Asian Games in chartered flights
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Pakistan government requested an Indian delegation that travelled to Islamabad and Lahore last week, saying they wanted to avoid “any ground route”.

Few clubs, reduced wages, unemployment: I-League turns nine
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

The perennially uncertain future of I-League has been a topic of intense speculation at the start of every season.

India should push for ASEAN, Central Asia competitions: Stephen Constantine
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

India have long been the South Asian bullies but the team generally falls flat when pitted against tougher opponents from the continent.

Goalkeepers need to be perfect: PR Sreejesh
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh says the team will focus on consistency as they enter the Olympic year.

FC Goa hold back players for SAFF, AIFF fumes
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said they might be forced to take tough action against players Fernandes and Desai as well.

I-League teams decide to pool in to fund own adverts
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Three clubs — Pune FC, Bharat FC and Royal Wahingdoh — decided to pull out of next season’s I-League citing poor visibility and lack of a clear roadmap as the key reasons.

Achilles’ Mind: Australia’s Simon Orchard’s struggle with anxiety disorders, paranoia
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

A few sportspersons, supreme physical athletes, can also be held back by vulnerable minds.

ISL semi finals: In Brazil vs Brazil, Delhi is the winner
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

The ISL does not have an away goal rule so Zico was happy that, even though they did not score, the margin of defeat wasn’t irreversible.

ISL 2015: Roberto Carlos will not return, Zico likely to follow suit
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Roberto Carlos has already informed Delhi Dynamos president Prashant Agarwal about his decision.

IPTL, PWL– Two leagues, worlds apart
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

At the IG Sports complex, the buzz around the IPTL and the Pro Wrestling League is in stark contrast.

PR Sreejesh–The Keeper of faith makes light of body blows
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

Once again it was PR Sreejesh who wrote India’s success story, and this time he was playing through pain.

HWL 2015: India’s rollercoaster ride ends in bronze high
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

India recover from 2-0 down, then give up 5-3 lead before beating Holland 3-2 in shootout to end 33-year world-level medal drought.

Hockey World League Finals 2015: India fail before final hurdle, again
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

Inida's 35-year long wait to enter final of major international tournament continues after 1-0 loss to Belgium.

Reverse flick: Amir Khan does star turn
Sat, Dec 05, 2015

Having returned to team after 6 long years, a lot will depend on him in India’s semifinal against Belgium.

HWL Final 2015: India enter semis with 2-1 win over Great Britain
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

India will face the winners of the fourth and final quarterfinal between Argentina and Belgium in the semis on Saturday.

Birender Lakra shines outside spotlight
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Birender Lakra's, 25, has had a meteoric rise as India’s most reliable fixture in the defence in the last 18 months.

HWL Finals 2015: Jalebi fails to hit sweet spot
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

Directionless dribbling inside D costing India at the Hockey World League Finals, feels new strategic coach Roger van Gent.

HWL finals: India go down 1-3 to Netherlands
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Breathtaking in attack, India let down by finishing inside box in 1-3 loss to Holland.

HWL finals: A son with a familiar surname has a regret
Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Seve van Ass said it was unfortunate that his father was no more the coach of India but insisted it was a subject that wasn’t discussed at the Van Ass household.

HWL finals: Manpreet Singh shines through in the afterglow
Mon, Nov 30, 2015

From being one of the junior-most players a couple of years ago, Manpreet Singh has become a mainstay.

In Olympic year, Hockey India League caught between club & country
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

With Olympics just five months after the HIL next year, the league does not feature in the plans of quite a few nations.

HWL 2015: Against Olympic champions, real India turn up
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

After a listless performance on the opening day, India came from behind to beat Germany in Raipur

Hockey World League Final 2015: In football-mad Germany, hockey shows the way
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

For Germans, the benchmark in efficiency seems to be hockey, even though it might not be among the country’s most-followed sport.

Hockey World League Finals 2015: First day, no show from India
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

Indian campaign at the World League Finals gets off to a poor start, show little fight in 3-0 loss to Argentina.

HWL 2015 final: Dress rehearsal before finals
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Their Rio berths secure, eight teams are looking at the HWL final to assess their strengths and weaknesses.

In Raipur for HWL Finals, Belgium hockey players have one eye on home
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

In aftermath of Paris terror attacks, hockey stars from Europe, here to play the World League finals, constantly stay in touch with family and friends

Eye on Shiv Sena, Pakistan raises concerns ahead of SAF Games
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

The Pakistan Olympic Association has demanded “full protocol and respect” if they travel for the Games.

In fact: Why govt offer to fund iconic tourneys can be a game-changer
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The Ministry has defined prestigious: the tournament must be at least 30 years old, and held regularly with a good participation of teams and players.

Pedalling around the country in search of the road less travelled
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Indian road cyclists are keen to follow the path of the counterparts in track events and make a mark continentally.

Government’s helping hand for iconic tournaments struggling to keep afloat
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Sports ministry announced that it will provide financial assistance of up to Rs 25 lakh per year to select prestigious tournaments.