Nihal Koshie


German Bundesliga’s quest to balance foreign interest with fan sentiment
Mon, May 07, 2018

At a time when the Bundesliga is looking to go 'international' and compete with the EPL and the La Liga; it difficult to shun 'gas-pipeline money'.

Knew it was a big throw when javelin left my hand, says Neeraj Chopra after shattering own national record
Sun, May 06, 2018

Neeraj Chopra improved on his 86.48m national record with a throw of 87.43m at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha.

Why new hormone rules for women runners affect one and not the other
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

World athletics body has introduced regulations that restrict the participation of female athletes with high testosterone levels in certain international track and field events. The Indian Express explains.

Sons Sanju Samson and Nitish Rana rivals in Indian Premier League, their fathers old friends
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Rajasthan Royals’ Sanju Samson and Kolkata Knight Rider’s Nitish Rana have a Delhi connection going back 15 years.

Top broadcaster, popular website and an official letter: Dodgy Rajasthan T20 league had it all
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

RCA honorary secretary R S Nandhu acknowledged that he had written the letter following a request from the organisers but said the sanction was withdrawn after they saw “something was amiss”.

India 2011 World Cup winning team member under scrutiny for match-fixing ties
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

A member of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad is being probed for possible links to a match-fixing syndicate that organised a domestic T20 tournament in Jaipur last July.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Late injury puts relay squad on tenterhooks
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

The late withdrawal of the 5th member of the relay squad Juana Murmu due to injury puts the squad on tenterhooks.

World Championship finalist Davinder Singh Kang reprieved in marijuana case
Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Davinder Singh Kang had claimed he had consumed thandai to get rid of excess heat in the body, which had resulted in bleeding from his nose.

Anju Bobby George stakes claim to Athens Olympic medal, gets support of federations
Fri, Mar 02, 2018

The federations have cited the report by World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigator Richard McLaren, which exposed the institutionalised doping by Russian athletes for years.

Unfulfilled wishlist has javelin throw coach Uwe Hohn fuming at AFI
Thu, Mar 01, 2018

Foreign coach for javelin throw Uwe Hohn, the only person to have crossed the 100-metre mark, is unhappy about Athletics Federation of India’s dilly-dallying on fulfilling his wish-list.

I’d be a fool to take banned substance, says javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang
Thu, Mar 01, 2018

Davinder Singh Kang was informed at 2 pm on Tuesday, an hour before the scheduled start of the competition, that IAAF had informed the AFI that he had tested positive for Androstane.

India’s elite javelin thrower flunks dope test, pulled out of Indian Grand Prix
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

The India athlete had last year failed a dope test but was allowed to compete because the substance did not attract a provisional suspension.

Athlete Jithin Paul banned for possession of drug
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

400-metre hurdler Jithin Paul, who has never tested positive, becomes first Indian athlete to be sanctioned for such an offence.

Neeraj Chopra reboots along the Rhine
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

The year 2017 was a whirlwind of a season in which Neeraj Chopra participated in nearly a dozen competitions without the guiding hand of a coach.

Top spot and 13 medals for India at Asiad test event in Jakarta, but medals not the yardstick
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

India topped the medal tally with 22 —13 gold, five silver and four bronze — at the 18th Asian Games Invitational Tournament but some events had one participants.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports plans ranking system for national sports federations
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

"The sports ministry will set up a committee for this purpose. The committee will comprise sports administrators, sportspersons and professionals from other fields, including chartered accountants and management experts,” said Sports Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar.

ICC probe into corruption in Ajman All Star league points to Indian hand
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The manner of the dismissals during matches of the Ajman league is eerily similar to that of the leagues which have been investigated in India.

Ex-Delhi cricketer, Sobers Joban, in sting video on BCCI radar since 2015
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Sobers Joban came on the ACSU’s radar for allegedly duping domestic cricketers after promising slots in IPL and Ranji teams in exchange of Rs 3-4 lakh.

PBL 2018: Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl’s mantra is to stay who you are
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl want to send a message to sportspeople who are gay or lesbian that it is important to be who you are.

There is no option in the badminton calendar to take a break, says Pullela Gopichand
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Pullela Gopichand feels that every day on the tour a player has to find time to iron out technical flaws and take care of physical issues.