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Arokia Rajiv misses Olympic mark, makes national record his own
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Arokia Rajiv (45.47 seconds) broke the 12-year-old national record which stood in the name of KM Binu (45.48), set at the Athens Olympics.

Marathon girl Sudha Singh ‘chases’ down Rio 2016 Olympics spot
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Sudha Singh defies coach by switching disciplines and making cut for Olympics in 3000m steeplechase; Lalita Babar lowers national record.

At the end of long journey, Dutee Chand’s 100-m record burst
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Equally impressive was that Chand was just a whisker away from becoming the first Indian woman to qualify for the 100 metres at the Olympic Games.

Sprinter Amiya Kumar Mallick hits a speed breaker
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

During the semis Amiya Mallick strained his hamstring. The injury wasn't bad enough to stop him from running but it meant he won't be at his best.

Rio Olympics 2016 glimmer in Delhi’s horizon
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Several athletes will have to realise their potential while others have to better their best to make Rio cut.

Athletics report: Tourist hurdler, tired athlete and a bumbling walker
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Reasons for poor performances by athletes vary from lack of experience of competing in the rain to athletes ‘acting like tourists’ when abroad.

IPL 2016: At DDCA, clamour for passes again before KXIP vs DD
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

The fight among DDCA officials is for a share of the 2,600 complimentary passes for home matches of the Delhi Daredevils.

Spurned CAB secretary Aditya Verma turns loneranger
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Aditya Verma believes shots were fired from his shoulder by officials who occupy posts currently in BCCI.

England vs New Zealand: Kevin Pietersen isn’t there, but Jason Roy comes close
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

In a star-studded England top-order, Roy has been trying to live up to the expectations that have grown around his potential.

DDCA diaries: Missing kit bags, flying pigeons, stranded flag bearers
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Nihal Koshie lists the hiccups and goof-ups that floodlights couldn't catch and the cameras failed to capture.

Crorepati wrestler Mausam Khatri’s wishlist: Marriage, SUV, farm, house
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

But there is one thing that heavyweight wrestler Mausam Khatri, winner of India’s richest dangal, won’t do — waste money on a party.

ICC Women’s World T20: Chance for India to look good on and off the field
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

India are seen as outside favourites for World T20 because of their recent away wins against Australia and whitewash of Sri Lanka.

ICC Women’s World T20: The moment of reckoning for India women’s cricket team
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Women’s cricket in India has undergone a change, but disparity remains. Winning the WT20 will help them come out of Men in Blue's shadow.

ICC Women’s World T20: Mithali Raj – the bat woman of India
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

A reluctant cricketer to start with, nothing could stop Mithali Raj from succeeding and becoming Indian women cricket’s biggest role model.

When C in DDCA doesn’t stand for cricket — but committees
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

Tasks being handled by multi-member committees include receiving BCCI members and playing national anthems before each game.

India race walkers take giant strides before Rio Olympics
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

With a number of athletes going under the Olympic qualification mark, many observers believe the sport has turned the corner.

Fit-again K T Irfan ready to walk the talk
Sat, Feb 27, 2016

The qualifying standard for men for the Rio Games is set at 1 hour and 24 minutes while Irfan’s national record stands at 1:20.21.

Home-grown champ: Story of Olympic boxer Shiva Thapa
Sun, Feb 21, 2016

Shiva Thapa was born and raised in the sterner gaze of his father’s dream of producing an Olympian in martial arts-crazy North East.

Papa never said there’s no money though it was tough raising a big family: Shiva Thapa
Sun, Feb 21, 2016

My entire family has been a source of strength and support. We are extremely close and I am blessed to have a family like this, says Thapa

At SAG 2016, it wasn’t just the gold that glittered
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

At this edition of the South Asian Games, India won a total of 188 gold medals.

South Asian Games: After two decades, football star Bembem Devi bids bye-bye
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Bembem Devi captains India football team for last time as it clinches gold at South Asian Games after beating Nepal in final.

South Asian Games: Mary Kom, saw, conquered
Mon, Feb 15, 2016

MC Mary Kom is Shillong’s undisputed star even before she knocks out her opponent to make final.

SAF Games: When Haryana teen Naveen tamed an Olympic medalist, almost
Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Naveen was the first to score a point over Afganistan's Rohullah Nikpai and by the half-way stage of the second round was leading 4-3.

I finally saw why running makes my daughter so happy: Parents of sprinter Dutee Chand
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

Parents of sprinter Dutee Chand, who won appeal against the ban over her testosterone level, see daughter in action for the first time

SAF Games 2016: Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda give each other the chase
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Dutee’s long-time coach N Ramesh believes the competition between the two Odisha girls is a blessing for both to compete and excel.

South Asian Games: From high-arm action to high-jump, Tejaswin Shankar raises bar
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

17-year-old Delhi schoolboy, participating in a senior international event for the first time, wins silver after matching Sri Lankan Olympian

Robina Jalali, an Afghan woman making a mark
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

In 2004, she had become one of the two women to represent Afghanistan in the Olympics. She finished second last in 100 metres heats then.

South Asian Games: Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi’s charity on wheels
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Pakistan's doubles star in tennis Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi uses earnings to provide tennis-wheelchairs to disabled youth.

Ahmad Shah Massoud’s spy chief leads a different battle — in Guwahati
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Aghbar says he was allowed to pursue his love for handball even during the resistance because Massoud too loved football and chess.

South Asian Games: All rise for Pakistan hockey stars
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Pakistan defeat India 2-1 in South Asian Games hockey match, get standing ovation as North-East laps up rivalry.

South Asian Games 2016: Pakistan squash stars halt India’s medal boast
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Neighbours nick away gold-silver in squash as hosts continue their dominance in all other disciplines in the South Asian Games.

Hopes ‘South Asian Games’ for 18 from Pakistan denied visas
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

A total of 18 Pakistan players and officials did not receive the NVP which serves as a visa for Pakistanis travelling for SAG.

South Asian Games sets in with ‘digital’ evening
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Thirty-two high-tech projectors and over 1,000 computerised lights were used to create the digital theme at the SAG opening ceremony.

SAG 2016: Glitches galore as Guwahati sounds gong
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Logistical nightmare to manage 4000 visitors confronts organisers on eve of hastily-stitched up South Asian Games.

Football fisaco: Green carpet turns brown, organisers turn red
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Tickets for football are not on sale during this edition of the games because the venue for the men’s event can hold only 1,000 people.

At the SAF Games in Guwahati, the most visible contest is Congress vs BJP
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

India’s top athletes such as MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Gagan Narang are absent on the approach to the airport and around the stadiums.