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Mihir Vasavda


A stroll through the memory lane with hockey legend
Thu, Jul 11, 2013

Olympian Balbir Singh narrates the golden period of Indian hockey through his autobiography, ‘The Colonel's deadly scoop’

Sports code bail-out for cricket
Thu, Jul 11, 2013

Despite revised draft's recommendations,ministry says BCCI unlikely to come under RTI.

Hockey coach Michael Nobbs ‘sacked’,he says resigned on his own
Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Nobbs says he had 'resigned' because of illness,homesickness and bouts of depression.

Bitter end for another Aussie coach
Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Two years ago,when Michael Nobbs took charge of the national hockey team,eyebrows went up in India’s sporting circles

No promotion for Kaushik
Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Oltmans confirms that a foreign coach will replace Nobbs; HIL in talks with David John

Out of the shadows: Rohan Bopanna now India’s highest ranked doubles player
Tue, Jul 09, 2013

Indian tennis fans have often wondered if there was a successor to Paes and Bhupathi.

Traditional talent pools in UP,Maharashtra drying up
Sun, Jul 07, 2013

Earlier this week,several Delhi University colleges scrapped hockey from their sports quota,deeming that the sport no longer interests the younger generation.

Wake up,smell hockey
Sun, Jul 07, 2013

The last Nationals featured as many as 68 players from Coorg. Ten are in the India probables. Mihir Vasavda examines the phenomenon.

Playing in Wimbledon has restored belief in my abilities: Raja
Thu, Jul 04, 2013

Soon after Purav Raja and Divij Sharan booked their place in the main draw of Wimbledon,they walked to the practice courts of the spiritual home of tennis to get a feel of the surroundings.

Shiv plots Major return from Muirfield with a total of seven-under 133
Thu, Jul 04, 2013

Golf: Qualifies for the British Open after finishing joint second in the qualification tournament in Edinburgh

Below par at World League,Sandeep,Shivendra dropped for Asia Cup
Wed, Jul 03, 2013

Out-of-form drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and forward Shivendra Singh were dropped from the list of probables for next month’s Asia Cup

Michael Nobbs’s last-chance saloon: Perform or perish at Asia Cup
Tue, Jul 02, 2013

Hockey India seems to be fast running out of patience with chief coach Michael Nobbs.

End of the road for old fox?
Tue, Jul 02, 2013

It ends where it all began. Suresh Kalmadi,who began his career as sports administrator in Pune

Casillas shows class
Sat, Jun 29, 2013

Iker Casillas described his return to the Spain starting lineup for the Confederations Cup as his ‘second debut’

David Haye’s punches land on AIBA’s pro-boxing move
Thu, Jun 27, 2013

At a bar in Mumbai on Wednesday,Haye landed imaginary blows on two rather mighty opponents.

Gregg has unique way of teaching: Walmiki
Thu, Jun 27, 2013

21-year-old Devinder,who is among the probables for the junior World Cup,says the coach is focussing on teaching the team to play quick,attacking hockey

Mumbai Football Club hope to get the mix right
Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Coach Khalid Jamil says the club is striving to sign quality foreign players and hopes to induct more U-23 players in their squad

Michael yet to rock
Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Under Nobbs,India haven't been able to overcome their inability to crack top teams

‘Terror down right wing’,Soccor,29,succumbs to cardiac arrest
Mon, Jun 24, 2013

They marveled at his speed. They said no one could run faster with the ball at his feet.

Won’t become nat’l coach due to my straightforwardness: Pillay
Thu, Jun 20, 2013

From playing in his first-ever national championship for Maharashtra at Pune back in 1987 to winning his maiden title as a coach in the same city 26 years later,Dhanraj Pillay's hockey life has indeed come a full circle.

I-League: Cutting costs or corners?
Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Taking a cue from USA's Major League Soccer,the All India Football Federation

Olympic bid: Castro Jr star baseball ‘pitcher’
Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Like cricket in India,baseball is an obsession in Cuba

Indian Hockey team feel aftershocks
Sat, Jun 15, 2013

After surprise draw vs lowly Ireland,goalkeeper Sreejesh is a doubtful starter vs Dutch.

Wanted: Men to guard goal
Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Reliable For someone who was unceremoniously dumped out of the national team two years ago,Adrian D'Souza proved more than a point

All in the family: Uncle-nephew combo help AI take flight
Tue, Jun 11, 2013

Cutting in from the left,Air India’s Affan Yousuf collected a cross-field lob by Vinod Pillay at the edge of the Punjab ‘D’.