Oct 18, 2014

Swearing by training

From the ring to the silver screen, Mary’s story has been a compelling one. While her performances have boosted Indian sports in many ways, her ...

Briefing

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Swearing by training

From the ring to the silver screen, Mary’s story has been a compelling one. While her performances have boosted Indian sports in many ways, her ...

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Chinks in the Chinese armour?

A total of 14 world records and more than 40 Asian marks were set during the Games, which had around 9,500 athletes from 45 countries. “These ...

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Overall not a bad show

India finished eighth in the final table with 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze medals at Incheon. By Stan Rayan. She has been through a ...

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Life getting tougher for Kabaddi kings

A few years ago, Lee Jangjun was a very promising rower in Busan but in 2010 while watching the Guangzhou Asian Games kabaddi action on ...

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New hope or false dawn?

For Indian men and women, Incheon was a path-breaking event in more than one sense. How they build on it will be watched with interest, writes ...

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Performing beyond expectations

Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni’s gold medal-winning performance capped India’s showing in tennis, as the nation won a gold, a silver and three ...

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Get set, goal

The formation of the Indian Super League — promoted by the country’s biggest industrial house and backed by celebrity ownership — is hoping to ...

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An unsettled look about it

It took a last minute pull out by the Bangalore franchise for Chennaiyin FC to come into existence. It then had to sort out ownership issues, ...

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Unknown commodity

As the last manager to be signed up for the Indian Super League, Mumbai City FC’s Peter Reid had very little time to know his players or get ...

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Well-rounded squad

The Italian influence offers FC Pune City a tactical advantage over other ISL teams. The team has drawn heavily from Italy, including manager ...

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One of the tournament favourites

NorthEast United FC combines the intense passion for football, from a region where it has gained its name, and a professional insight to turn ...

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Good mix of youth and experience

The Indian Super League is being viewed as one last attempt to help reinvent football in India. And Kerala Blasters FC — the league’s Kochi ...

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From I-league to ISL

Goa, the current powerhouse of Indian football — clubs from the small western State have made it a virtual monopoly in the I-League, winning ...

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Banking on Spanish flavour

Fatafati (the Bengali colloquial term for outstanding) Football” is the signage that adorns the official bus of Atletico de Kolkata, which ...

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Keeping away from media spotlight

Ever since Delhi Dynamos was officially launched, the franchise owners from DEN Soccer have stressed that the team will play a vibrant and ...

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The ambush

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‘I feel I can add value to the overall development of NEUFC’

“I have always lived by the philosophy that everything that starts small, but has passion and hard work attached to it has the potential to ...

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Good enough and big enough

Lionel Messi, whose goal scoring record for Barcelona is prolific and astonishing, joined Barcelona as a fragile adolescent from his native ...

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Raina hits KKR for six

The southpaw’s 62-ball-109, with eight, long, clean hits over the fence, paved the way for Chennai Super Kings’ second CLT20 triumph and a ...

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The squash spearhead

“Indian squash is in a healthy state right now. We can easily call ourselves the golden generation of Indian squash. In terms of quality we ...