Shivani Naik


Point by point, teenaged Vaishnavi Yadav continues to climb higher in Indian basketball
Wed, May 16, 2018

Vaishnavi Yadav blew Kerala away, scoring 71 points by herself in a pool game at the basketball Junior Nationals in Ludhiana.

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth rested for Thomas and Uber Cup; Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy to lead
Wed, May 09, 2018

Top doubles pairings of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and Sikki Reddy-Ashwini Ponappa will also miss action owing to exams and illness.

Rajesh Patel: The little man who fuelled big dreams in basketball
Tue, May 08, 2018

Rajesh Patel (62) breathed basketball and died trying to steer the latest generation of hungry, driven hoopsters from Chhattisgarh.

The great coach scapegoat
Fri, May 04, 2018

Neither administration nor players are held to account for hockey team’s failures.

Two sides of a tampered ball: The difference between Indians and Australians
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Sandpaper-gate shook the morale of Australia last month but unlike Australians, Indians defied and denied when a similar controversy erupted in 2001 involving Sachin Tendulkar.

Saina Nehwal earns hard fought bronze medal at Asian Badminton Championship
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Saina Nehwal plays out of her skin but fails to get past Tai Tzu Ying to earn bronze at the Asian Badminton Championship.

Asia Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy rises after Gold Coast plunge
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

HS Prannoy became the first Indian male player since Anup Sridhar in 2007 to ensure a medal for the country at the Asian Championships.

How Kabaddi is inspiring Australian Football League to promote Footy abroad
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Australia has lapped up the thrills of the rustic Indian sport Kabaddi, its appeal inspiring Australian Football League to brand itself aggressively abroad.

CWG 2018: It feels great that doubles is being highlighted, says Ashwini Ponnappa
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

India’s first ever mixed team gold at the Commonwealth Games was headlined by the singles players, but it was the crucial Ashwini Ponnappa-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy mixed doubles win against Malaysia in the final that set up the top podium.

Commonwealth Games 2018: In light of poor competition, take India’s CWG showing with pinch of salt
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

If lessons are to be drawn from Glasgow four years ago then the haul from Australia will need a cold, careful, data-driven look-see, beyond the sweeping appreciation.

Commonwealth Games 2018: No beach volleyball for India
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Feuding officials have India's volleyball federation banned, which means the country misses beach volleyball's Commonwealth Games debut.

Shorter players like Tai Tzu Ying making short work of opponents
Mon, Mar 19, 2018

Dominance of shorter players such as Tai Tzu Ying and Akane Yamaguchi shows that the shuttle is no longer the preserve of vertically endowed.

PV Sindhu gives it all but bows out of All England Championships
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

PV Sindhu let history slip out of her hands as she lost an epic semifinal against World No.2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi to bow out of All England Championship.

All England Championships: PV Sindhu lets it go, lets it rip; reaches semis
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

In an epic encounter, fired up PV Sindhu outlasts Nozomi Okuhara to enter the last four at All England Championships.

All England Championships: Tougher contest follows tough day for India
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

PV Sindhu had raced to a 21-13 start using her height and speed against the slower Nitchaon Jindapol. She won the contest 21-13, 13-21, 21-18.

HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth stage comeback wins at All England Championships
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

HS Prannoy joined compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu in Round 2, and interestingly all three began with miserable opening sets.

India’s badminton stars in pursuit of elusive All England Championships crown
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

In the coming week, the likes of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are bound to race each other to the one title their coach Pullela Gopichand has, and they don't: the All England.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Gymnast Rakesh Patra in Gold Coast-bound team after initial snub
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

Rakesh Patra and Yogeshwar Singh were included in India's CWG squad alongwith Ashish Kumar, after IOA accepted without objection the right of GFI to pick the squad.

Gymnastics world body tells IOA not to interfere in Commonwealth Games 2018 team selection
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

Rakesh Patra found a place in the team announced by the Executive Committee of the GFI, even as another vaulting specialist Yogeshwar Singh was brought in place of Md Bobby and Gaurav Kumar.

World Cup finalist Rakesh Patra omitted from Commonwealth Games-bound gymnastics squad
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

His scores and potential on the Rings put Rakesh Patra in contention for a finals spot at Gold Coast, but the selection process has nipped his dream in the bud.