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Telangana Government provides financial assistance to cancer afflicted coach of Aruna Budda Reddy

Last week, reports had emerged of Gymnastics World Cup medalist Aruna Budda Reddy's initial coach struggling to pay the bills for his cancer treatment. Appall at the apathy of the Telangana State Government had flowed freely with many holding this up as yet another example of neglect when it comes to the sports scene in India. Fuelled by these major...

The jump from being a footballer to becoming a referee is a little unconventional | By Maria Rebello

Growing up with two older brothers, in a Goan village which had given birth to legends like Robert Fernandes and Armando Colaco, it is difficult to remove football from your life. Football was a part and parcel of every child growing up in the village and I spent a large chunk of my childhood playing in the uneven rough...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Names mixed up in official entry lists for Indian Athletes

Bizarre controversies leading up to any major tournament is nothing new and, indeed, it has been the case for Indian sportspeople in the days leading up to the Commonwealth Games. But perhaps the one National Sports Federation which seems to have been affected by it the most is the Athletics Federation of India. From missed entries to rumours about...

Hockey Punjab crowned Champions of Senior Men National Championship 2018

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), 25 March 2018: The Final of the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2018 (A Division) took place here today at the Padma Shri Mohammad Shahid Synthetic Hockey Stadium which saw Hockey Punjab being crowned as the Champions of the competition after they came from a goal down to defeat Petroleum Sports Promotion Board 2-1 in a well-fought encounter. In the Bronze medal match, it was Railway...

Coming back from ban, Rajasthan Royals yet to take a decision over Steve Smith’s future

The IPL is ready to start in a week's time and the drama has already begun thanks to the viral video of batsman Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on the cameras tampering with the ball. Aussie Captain, who also is supposed to lead the Rajasthan Royals side in the IPL admitted that it was a collective decision by the...

This is not Kabir Khan of Chak De India, but Abdul Hakim: The man behind Indian Ice Hockey

After a convincing 3-0 win against Macau in their Round Robin game in the Challenge Cup of Asia yesterday, the Indian men's Ice Hockey team are raring to go in this year's tournament. The tournament is conducted by the IIHF specifically for Asian countries that are not in the World Championship fray. Basically, only for the lowest division teams to...

Hima Das – The loneliness of a prodigious Indian sprinter

When India was gearing up for the Rio Olympics two years ago, Hima Das was making a long walk back home from a muddy football field in rural Assam, wondering if she could replace the Dhing jersey on her back with the India jersey some day. Little did she know that she was marked out for even greater things...

Amee Kamani quietly creates history at the Asian Snooker Championships

At the Asian Championships yesterday, there were two Indian cueists who came away with the top-honours. For India's Amee Kamani, she would have imagined she created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win the Snooker title at the tournament. Sadly, for her, the achievement was completely overshadowed by the news of Pankaj Advani's successful defense of his...

Commonwealth Games 2018: All hopes rest on Mirabai & Sanjitha Chanu as they lead Women lifters

Weightlifting, arguably the toughest of the Olympic sports, entered the drawing rooms of at least some Indian houses late last year. The reason? This very simple looking discipline gave India her only World Champion of 2017 through the diminutive Mirabai Chanu. Mirabai who had become a household name post Rio Olympics too, albeit for the wrong reasons (failed all 3...

It’s unfortunate that squash is not in the Olympics: Joshna Chinappa

Joshna Chinappa. You might want to remember the name with only a week left before the 2018 Commonwealth Games to begin. After all, of the 15 Gold Medals that came India's way in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Joshna Chinappa, along with Dipika Pallikal, won India's first ever gold medal in squash. Chinappa has had quite a number of feathers in...