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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Willingness, readiness of states will be key in allocating matches, says tournament director Javier Ceppi
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi talks about readiness of the states, impending inspections and more.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: New Delhi likely to miss marquee matches as FIFA keeps eye on post-Diwali air
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup is scheduled from October 6-28, with knock-out games to be held after Diwali, which falls on October 19.

For Sardar Singh, Hockey India League 2017 a mixed bag
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Sardar Singh showed glimpses of his old self but later struggled to make an impact on HIL game against UP Wizards.

Wrestling World Cup: 29 defeats, 7 walkovers and a wooden spoon for India
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Winning only three of their 32 bouts, with one finishing in 46 seconds, Indian wrestlers cut a miserable figure in the World Cup

Sports Ministry oders audit ordered after athletes complain: Kaju, badaam not coming our way
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

In their letters to SAI, players have alleged that their coaches and administrators pocket 50 per cent of their nutrition quota.

Hockey India League: Florian Fuchs breaks Simon Child’s heart, yet again
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Six months after Rio heartbreak, Simon Child and team suffer after Florian Fuchs scores in last minute for Mumbai.

Bajrang Punia leads India’s group of new hope in World Cup
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

India’s first step in the post-Sushil Kumar-and-Yogeshwar Dutt era will be in Iran at the World Cup.

National women’s boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu: In the centre of a different frame
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

National women’s boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu recollects his days with the men’s team and explains his ‘cultural shift’ to the new realm.

Jitender: From dope to the next big hope
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Jitender was slapped a two-year suspension and the grappler's fledging career looked over even before he could spread his wings.

Dutch flavour gets stronger in Indian hockey
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Alongside Roelant Oltmans as chief coach, Hockey India is set to appoint former Holland assistant coach Hans Streeder as his assistant.

Before U17 World Cup, India have concerns
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

U-17 footballers threaten to pull out of the event if coach Nicolai Adam isn’t removed.

AFC Cup qualifiers: Luck of the draw for Stephen Constantine’s boys
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

It's not an easy group, but it's certainly not a tough one either. Kyrgyzstan, ranked just five places above India, are the strongest team in the group

Indian vet suspended for administering dope to Abu Dhabi royals family’s horse
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The doctor held responsible for administering the drugs on Glenmorgan is an Indian veterinarian from Bangalore.

At loggerheads with ministry, AAI loses rights to host Asia Cup
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The AAI has been derecognised by the sports ministry for more than four years for violation of the sports code.

NADA dossier: Offenders halved but sanctions doubled
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

In the last couple of years, India has been ranked third by WADA in the list of countries with maximum dope violations.

India climb FIFA rankings without kicking a ball
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

India achieves its highest spot — 129 — in a decade as the AIFF exploits a loophole in FIFA’s system

41 federations fail to meet recognition criteria, risk losing government funding: Sports Ministry
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

According to the letter, only seven of the 48 federations have towed the Ministry line so far.

Hits that you missed in 2016: Enrique Gonzalez left seven Indian defenders in his wake at Junior Hockey World Cup
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Indian players tried to stop Enrique Gonzalez with their sticks, shoulder challenges and, in desperation, by pulling his shirt.

IOA enter 2017 with controversy brewing from all corners
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

IOA had appointed Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents in their AGM in Chennai.

For digital payments push, government seeks athletes’ support
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

After Abhinav Bindra’s tweet on November 29, Gautam Gambhir, Yogeshwar Dutt and Deepa Malik followed suit following a ‘request’ from Niti Aayog.

When the nawabs played hockey: Rise and fall of hockey in Uttar Pradesh
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

There was a time when the Indian team was made up of players from UP. But despite state’s love affair remaining intact, things are a lot different now.

AITA put Mahesh Bhupathi in the hot seat
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Mahesh Bhupathi has been named Anand Amritraj's replacement as the Davis Cup team's non-playing captain for the 2017-2018 season.

Hockey Junior World Cup: The hard times that bind them all
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

In the build-up to the World Cup, coach Harendra Singh lost his brother, Santa Singh his sister and Krishan Pathak his father.

Hockey Junior World Cup: When Belgian voices were drowned in a sea of Indian supporters
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Two strikes by Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh were enough to see India crowned junior World Champions after a gap of 15 years.

Hockey Junior World Cup: With sweets they enjoy the fruits of their hard labour
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

India junior hockey team’s hunger for wins is comparable only to one more thing: their love for sweets.

Hockey Junior World Cup: India colts over the moon
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Gunning down Belgium 2-1 in a comprehensive exhibition of aggressive and assertive hockey, India claim their second Junior World Cup title.

Hockey Junior World Cup: Fathers at wheel the driving force for seven in team
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

India junior hockey team, which plays World Cup final on Sunday, has seven players whose fathers work as drivers.

Hockey Junior World Cup: Boys ready to turn nawabs
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

On a high after beating Australia in a tense semifinal, India colts begin favourites against Belgium in final.

Hockey Junior World Cup: India colts, a stride away from crown
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

India show admirable composure to come back and beat Australia 4-2 via penalty shootouts and enter junior World Cup final.

Hockey Junior World Cup: Having PR Sreejesh in his corner helped Vikas Dahiya
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Vikas Dahiya had PR Sreejesh in his corner for the tense shoot-out and he hung on to every word the senior said, as India beat Australia.

Hockey Junior World Cup: Spain park the bus, but India find a way through
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Harmanpreet Singh converted a controversial corner in the 66th to see India through a tricky tie, and set-up a semifinal with Australia.

Hockey Junior World Cup: Same goal but different motives for last-8 rivals India and Spain
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Like India, Spain have blown hot and cold so far at the junior World Cup as the two teams meet in quarter-finals.

Hockey or football, not a different ball game altogether for the Dutch
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Despite the fundamental differences between hockey and football, they have shared ideas for decades.

Junior Hockey World Cup: India make it three in three, but not error-free
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Mandeep’s 55th-minute winner takes India to quarterfinals, despite a complacent performance.

Junior Hockey World Cup: Argentine cubs aim to emulate Los Leones
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

With a rich history in the sport, Argentina's U-21 men's team has a tough task to continue the legacy and raise the bar.

Eye on FIFA U-17 World Cup, Indian scouts cast the net abroad
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Four footballers with Indian passports identified from 2-minute match clips posted on online portal, search continues.