Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Mihir Vasavda

Senior Correspondent

ISL charts foreign course
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

In an effort to make the league a success, organisers allow franchisees to field six foreigners in starting XI.

The bang-bang club
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Mihir Vasavda profiles a new crop of shooters, some of whom have displaced seniors.

Women’s team best bet for medal
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

India enter the CWG in a positive frame of mind, whitewashing Malaysia in a six-test away series.

When nerves play hookey
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Conceding late goals has been Indian hockey’s bane and Mihir questions whether it has more to do with the mind.

India second only to Mexico when it comes to dope cheats percentage
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

China, which tested more than 16,000 samples, recorded just 46 (0.30%) cases with adverse findings.

SAI does gender test on athlete before Commonwealth Games
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

The SAI is keen to avoid the embarrassment of the 2006 Asian Games.

For Games, budget hike comes late
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Hockey India threatened to withdraw their team from the Glasgow CWG games citing lack of funds.

Win Asiad gold or get the axe: SAI to Walsh, Oltmans
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

SAI has a major say in the hiring and firing of coaches as it pays their salaries.

IOA seeks Narendra Modi’s help to salvage Asian Games bid
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Struggling to meet OCA's deadline to bid for 2019 Asian games, IOA has now turned to PM Modi for help.

FIFA tightens its defence as social media runs riot
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Social media can work wonders for any event until it involves copyrights and trademarks.

India played with fear, says Terry Walsh
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Walsh said the team has improved a lot but acknowledged there are areas of concerns that need to be addressed.

IOA to push for extension of deadline for Asian Games bid
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

IOA is set to miss the July 1 deadline stipulated by the OCA to submit its bid to host the 2019 Asian Games.

Hockey India threatens to pull out of Games
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Sports secretary Ajit Sharan refuted Hockey India's claims, saying every federation has to ‘maintain the sanctity of budgets.'

Indian Olympic Association back in the fray
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

The stadia used during the 2010 CWG can be reused for the Asian Games.

IOA Sec Gen writes to NSFs for views on 2019 Asiad bid
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

The IOA will need a simple majority (92 votes) to begin the bidding process for the Games.

India fail to cash in
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Despite increased spending on hockey, the national team will slip down from its 2010 WC finish.

Germany: Busy dodging distractions
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Loew became his second ‘patient’ when the ever-so-calm German coach was hit with a six-month driving ban.

Ghana: Shying away from the ‘spot’ light
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Ghana, underdogs in South Africa, had emerged from a group comprising Australia, Germany and Serbia.

For octogenarian Ahmed Khan, Brazil revives memories of the lost chance
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

The octogenarian Ahmed is lone survivor of gifted Indian team that missed playing the World Cup back in 1950.

Italy: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

Team that is never far away from controversy, it is hardly surprising that Prandelli has taken such step.

On rooftops, in parking lots: How India plays football
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

Ahead of the world cup, stories of how India plays football. In Mumbai, The game goes on — on rooftops, in parking lots and business parks.

Colombia: The football of abstinence
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

A couple of weeks ahead of the World Cup, the big debate is whether players should have sex in Brazil.

In leagues of not their own
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

Spain have included nine players from foreign leagues, most ever in a World Cup.

For India, a step too high
Sat, May 31, 2014

An ordinary build-up brings down expectations around India at the World Cup in The Hague.

No net gains for Somdev
Wed, May 28, 2014

To his credit, Devvarman has been trying to tweak his game. He has approached the net more often, shown a willingness to be the aggressor and reduced string tension to gain more hitting power.

Second blow: Thimmaiah out of hockey WC
Wed, May 28, 2014

The 23-year-old suffered a rupture in his hamstring during training on Monday.

IPL 7: Over to Mumbai vs Rajasthan
Sat, May 24, 2014

MI win, RR lose to make Sunday’s fixture between two teams virtually a knockout game.

Churchill, Mohammedan among four to get I-League axe
Thu, May 22, 2014

AIFF general secretary Das said the clubs did not take the process and it couldn’t have continued the same way.

Sachin Tendulkar meets Sardar Singh & Co, shares World Cup tales
Wed, May 21, 2014

Players were keen to know how Tendulkar prepared for big games and about his experiences of playing six WCs.

Team over individual
Sat, May 24, 2014

Tevez knew much in advance he wouldn't be among the 23 players for the World Cup.

No bouncers from Terry Walsh
Thu, May 15, 2014

Coach predominantly sticks with squad from European tour for WC; Jasjit only surprise.

With eye on Asiad gold, HI plans two teams for World Cup, CWG
Tue, May 13, 2014

According to selector, striker Mandeep Singh is set return to the squad after recuperating from his injury.

City’s man for all seasons
Thu, May 15, 2014

The one player who has starred amidst City ‘s Galacticos is Pablo Zabaleta.

IPL 7: Blown to Smithereens
Sun, May 11, 2014

Smith strikes half-century against former team as CSK register first win vs MI at the Wankhede.

Vietnam says sorry, so India enters race to host 2019 Asiad
Sun, May 11, 2014

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has set July 1 as the deadline for interested countries to make a bid to host the 2019 Asiad.

IPL 7 Preview, MI vs CSK: MI look to waylay reeling CSK
Sat, May 10, 2014

The Super Kings will take confidence from the last meeting between the two sides in Dubai.