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Mihir Vasavda


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.

Brazil’s foot soldiers whose teenaged dreams frayed to tatters
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

The story of footballers from the famous South American powerhouse Brazil, camped currently in India who missed their chance to be extra-ordinary.

Delhi Dynamos-Atletico de Kolkata ISL tie opens up old wounds
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

Delhi Dynamos played out a 1-1 draw against Atletico de Kolkata which was their fifth draw on the trot.

Hit by funds crunch, Guam were bailed out by the government
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Guam have been one of the stories of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

In India, Riise takes first steps to coaching
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

The 35-year-old has more than 200 appearances for Liverpool, during which he won the Champions League under Rafael Benitez.

Top boss Anurag Thakur quits TOPS
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

With Thakur gone, Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Injeti Srinivas has been made in charge of the scheme.

Matman Sushil Kumar returns for 2016 Rio Olympics
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

As Sushil Kumar returns to full fitness, Mihir Vasavda visits the akhara to watch how the champion is preparing to win a third Olympic medal.

We are in ascendancy, All Blacks hanging on: Ric Charlesworth
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Generally, Australia and New Zealand do not meet in semifinal or final of major sporting events very often.

Shooters in Kuwait but Asian event in doubt
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

A senior Indian shooter said the last-minute change of plans will impact their preparations severely.

Before Olympics, a month in Rio sun
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Sports ministry to send athletes 30 days in advance for better acclimatisation ahead of the Olympics in Rio.

After court ban, Hockey India lifts ban on Gurbaj Singh
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Hockey India’s athletes dispute and grievance redressal panel decided to let off Gurbaj Singh with a warning.

India’s voice in IOC— Ashwini Kumar — remembered as sport administration giant
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Ashwini Kumar was India’s representative in the IOC in 1973 and was member of its executive board for two terms.

Viru’s Homeland: Looking for Bholi in Najafgarh
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Virender Sehwag is not the Nawab here but the quiet kid who went on to rule a kingdom and inspire many to take up the sport.

Subroto Cup 2015: In schoolchildren’s tournament, Pele still star attraction
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

Surprisingly, Pele was not asked by the organisers to address the enthusiastic crowd at the stadium

ISL 2015: Greats roll back the years, give Delhi Dynamos hope
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Chennaiyin FC slumped to their second consecutive defeat after losing 2-3 to defending champions Atletico de Kolkata in their previous match.

ISL 2015: In first touch, marquee players far from their best
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Roberto Carlos insists he will continue to make second-half appearances in remainder of ISL.

Boxing World Championships: On harsh trail, boxers eye smooth ride
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

With only 23 Rio quota places up for grabs, India's hopes rest on Thapa & Co. at World Championships which begins in Doha on Tuesday.

Indian Super League Auctions: Revisiting Purana Bazar
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

From kidnapping players to parading them in bespoke suits at auctions, Mihir Vasavda traces how India’s unique transfer market has evolved over the years.

Indian Super League 2015: Last season’s hero, Romeo Fernandes starts from scratch
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Romeo Fernandes' pacy runs down the wings and ability to play on both flanks impressed Zico.

Indian Super League: Delhi Dynamos mull releasing players late for national duty
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Delhi Dynamos has communicated their demand to the AIFF, who, for now, have struck down the proposal but said they won't have any problem if chief coach Stephen Constantine agrees with it.

Unflappable Jitu Rai feeling 2016 Rio Olympics pressure
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Jitu Rai hasn’t been able to convert the high qualifying scores into medal-winning performances in the final.

Indian Super League clubs play by rules, scupper national camp
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Stephen Constantine was concerned that the Indian team will be under-prepared for key Group D matches.

Asian Airgun Championship: In India-Iran duel, a Singaporean is the winner
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Women’s air rifle event was one of the worst-hit events following the mass exodus at the Asian Airgun Championship.

At Asian Airgun Championship some winners won’t get medals
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Asian Airgun Championship is a continental event but it seems the whole of Asia has chosen to ignore it.

‘Punjab clique’ in Indian hockey team
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The reports suggest that the main reason for India’s poor outing at an Olympics was their failure to play as a team.

Post-Gurbaj Singh, Indian Hockey Team has a problem
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Team looking to fill void on right flank where midfielder was a key in stringing together attacking moves.

Davis Cup: India’s best-laid plan go astray
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Yuki Bhambri loses to Jiri Vesely; India go down 3-1 in the rubber after failing to cope with the conditions.

Davis Cup: In doubles, India play with a hand tied
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna fail to gel as a unit as they go down in straight sets to the Czech pair of Radek Stepanek and Adam Pavlasek; allow visitors to take 2-1 lead.

Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman puts Czechs in his shade
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Somdev Devvarman makes most of stifling home conditions to beat Czech Republic’s Vesely and make it 1-1 after Yuki loses his singles to Lukas Rosol.

Hockey India League auctions: Akashdeep Singh highest paid Indian, Moritz Fuertse sold for record price
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

With field-goals set to be counted as two, strikers in demand at Hockey India League auction.

Field goal set to be counted as ‘two’ in Hockey India League
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The move is aimed at increasing the percentage of field goals which will eventually give way to attacking hockey.

Narsingh Yadav shines through Sushil Kumar’s shadow
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Narsingh Yadav, 26, clinched Olympic quota in double Olympic medallist’s category at the Worlds in Las Vegas.

India also-ran against Iran
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Iran toy around before running 3-0 winners in 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup joint qualifier; consign India to bottom of the group.