Mihir Vasavda


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.

Junior Hockey World Cup: Six-pack India packs a punch
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

From being ridiculed for their slouchiness, India are now praised for their renewed fitness.

Hockey Junior World Cup 2016: Sweet victory leaves bitter aftertaste
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Despite sealing a 5-3 win over England, India colts looked largely erratic and scratchy.

Junior Hockey World Cup: Despite setbacks, goalkeeper Krishan Pathak keeps faith
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

From overcoming death of his parents to being homeless before 19, India’s junior goalkeeper Krishan Pathak has thwarted tragedies in life to reach where he is now.

Skipper PR Sreejesh now turns mentor for junior team
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

PR Sreejesh mentioned to the two junior team goalkeepers to be ready for criticism as they represent India in World Cup.

Hockey Junior World Cup: India colts start with race confident trot
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

India start Junior Hockey World Cup campaign on the right note with a 4-0 win over Canada.

Junior Hockey World Cup: India colts want to be kings in City of Nawabs
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Junior World Cup will provide proper assessment of the next generation and whether they have the ability to challenge the current lot.

Citing disciplinary issues in the team, AITA likely to replace Anand Amritraj as captain
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

For few AITA's top office-bearers Anand Amritraj should not continue as the non-playing captain because of the lack of discipline in the team under his leadership.

Sachin Siwach takes the road less travelled to win youth boxing gold
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Sachin Siwach won India’s first youth world championship gold since 2010 when he beat Cuba’s Jorge Grinan at St. Petersburg.

At Geeta Phogat’s wedding, a village’s tryst with the real and reel world
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

On Sunday, Geeta Phogat — India’s first woman wrestler to compete at the Olympics — got married to fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar.

Hockey India League: Gurbaj Singh proves worth, bought for USD 99,000 by Ranchi Rays
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Gurbaj Singh, axed from the national team because of disciplinary issues, is now the most expensive player in the HIL.

FIH has ‘back-up’ if Pakistan fail to travel for junior World Cup: Narinder Batra
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Narinder Batra said the FIH has 'two or three' teams has back up to replace Pakistan, but was confident that they will not pull out.

Almost famous: Players swallow dissappointment to keep doing what they love the most – play football
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Marcos Tebar, Pitu and Gustavo Oberman swallowed the disappointment of their unfulfilled careers and took a flight to India to keep doing what they love the most: play football.

Gustavo Oberman – Youth World Cup winner with Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

As his former teammates Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero mastermind Argentina’s road to another World Cup, Gustavo Oberman finds himself in Pune

‘Outsider’ Narinder Batra takes charge, becomes first Asian to be elected FIH president
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Narinder Batra is also only the third Indian to be the head of a global sporting body at present.