Sports

Cricket’s moment of truth

It is a moment of truth for Indian cricket, and the Mudgal committee has presented to the Supreme Court weighty reasons to undertake a thorough cleansing of the sport.


Outsiders seize the moment

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” - Samuel Beckett


The all-rounder of his era

Had Jacques Kallis played all his career as a batsman alone, he will have had a place among the greatest in the game’s history.


Dawn of the Carlsen era

If chess players are known to mature in their 30s, then the chess world expects the prodigiously gifted Norwegian to gain another 28 points to breach the magic rating figure of 2900.


A battle of generations

A global audience running to tens of millions awaits the start of the world chess championship title clash between champion Viswanathan Anand and Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen, the highest ranked player in chess history.


The culture and crisis of kushti

Changes in society and culture, the decline of small-holder farming, a recurring water-crisis and State neglect have combined to undermine what is perhaps the most deep-rooted sport in the rural economy.


Wrestling with the rural economy

Kushti is located at the intersection of sports, politics and culture and is deeply embedded in the agrarian economy. If farming tanks, so does Maharashtra’s greatest spectator sport.


The persecution of Jwala

So glaring is the injustice being perpetrated by the BAI that the silence of the Sports Minister is baffling, as is the indifference shown by other mature sports administrators and personalities in the country.


The legend bids adieu

Sachin Tendulkar’s decision to retire after his 200th Test match, scheduled against West Indies in mid-November, brings to a close a career like no other.


Give sports awards for consistency

Over the years, many a deserving candidate has been denied the Arjuna award and some undeserving ones have been given the honour.


Thumbs up for Tokyo, wrestling

The IOC took the least troublesome course in voting for Tokyo, steering clear of the political turmoil in Turkey, and the economic crisis in Spain.


Nadal earns 13th Grand Slam title


Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics


Fall in line or sit on bench, IOC tells IOA

The clause has to be accepted before IOA goes ahead with elections: IOC.


The IOA needs tough talking

The cloak of “autonomy” granted to them by the IOC gives officials the freedom to perpetuate their reign.


Sindhu makes badminton history

P.V. Sindhu on Friday made history by becoming the first Indian woman singles player to win a medal at the World Badminton Championships, defeating the host nation’s Shixian Wang to enter the semifinals at Guangzhou in China.


Indian girls edge out England to win bronze

This is the maiden success for the Indian women’s hockey team, across age groups, at the world level. Their best before this was a fourth place finish, at the 1974 World Cup and the 1980 Olympics.


A potential game changer

The IBL has the potential to serve as a game changer and take a sport that is hugely popular in many countries to a wider audience in India.


Andy Murray is the first Briton in 77 Years to Win Wimbledon Men’s Single Trophy

Murray won in three sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 against a Djokovic who struggled to be on top of his game.


Marion Bartoli of France won Wimbledon's Women's Singles title

Marion Bartoli is a top-10 French professional tennis player and presently French no. 1. She has won one singles major, seven other Women's Tennis Association singles titles and three doubles titles.