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.
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” - Samuel Beckett
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the years, many a deserving candidate has been denied the Arjuna award and some undeserving ones have been given the honour.
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.
The clause has to be accepted before IOA goes ahead with elections: IOC.
The cloak of “autonomy” granted to them by the IOC gives officials the freedom to perpetuate their reign.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.