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Bangalore-based Brishti is first Indian female player in Spanish football league

An ardent Ronaldinho fan, Brishti Bagchi was picked for trails to Houston Dash, a team that plays in the American National Women's Soccer League where she cleared the first two rounds. However, she could not make it to the team due to limited spots for international players but incidentally got picked by a Spanish scout for another trial in Spain.

‘Trained 33 international players, coaching is a passion for me’: Syed Mohammed Arif

76-year-old Syed Mohammed Arif has seen the growth of Indian badminton from close. The former Sports Authority of India coach, who retired in 2005, still trains players at some of the badminton academies run by his trainees in Hyderabad and keeps track of his wards.

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Wrestler Ritu Phogat dropped from TOPS

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) decided to axe Ritu from the TOPS programme after the young wrestler made herself unavailable for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and decided to try her luck in MMA in Singapore.

SAI yet to clear Indian gymnasts' participation in Olympic qualification events, claims GFI official

Dipa Karmakar, were Sunday left in the lurch with a top Gymnastic Federation of India official claiming that the Sports Authority of India was yet to clear them for the upcoming World Cups at Baku and Doha.

Sports Ministry grants Rs 35 crore to SAI for TOPS athletes

In addition, the Ministry has also disbursed an amount of Rs 5.98 crore for athletes across 22 disciplines seeking funds from NSDF during 2018.

Sports Authority of India (SAI) didn’t release funds for treatment, says boxer Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar, who has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left hip joint, says the injury first flared up at the Asian Games last year. Manoj was dropped from list of boxers from ongoing training camp.

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SAI suspends officials arrested by CBI on corruption charges, pending enquiry

The officials were arrested after raids were conducted at the SAI headquarters at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on January 17.

We could have transferred officials but we didn't want cover up, says Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore

The arrests were made during searches at the sports administrator's office in Delhi's Lodhi Road area, they said.

CBI raids Sports Authority of India (SAI) HQ, arrests four officials

"When we found out corrupt practices by a few officers, we gave their info to relevant agencies, who arrested them today," Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said.

I was not given free hand to select players, says Harendra Singh

In letter to SAI, Harendra Singh said the selectors backtracked after agreeing to pick seniors including forward SV Sunil, drag-flicker Rupinder Pal for the World Cup.

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