Be it sports or education, discipline is necessary: Pullela Gopichand

Be it sports or education, discipline is necessary: Pullela Gopichand

Discipline defined him both as a player and coach. So, it was hardly a surprise that Pullela Gopichand stressed the virtue as he delivered a motivational speech to youngsters preparing for competitive exams here, drawing sporting analogies to drive home his point. However, these were not just youthful sportspersons. The 50-year-old former All England champion, … Read more

Chandigarh University emerge overall champions

Chandigarh University emerge overall champions

Chandigarh University stood tall in the competition as they emerged overall champions for the first time in the Khelo India University Games, as the current edition concluded at the Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati on Thursday evening, 29 February. They finished with a total of 71 medals, including 32 golds, 18 silvers and 21 bronzes. … Read more

Sports federations have become personal fiefdoms of BJP politicians, alleges Congress

Sports federations have become personal fiefdoms of BJP politicians, alleges Congress

The Congress on Friday (22 December) alleged that sports federations have become personal fiefdoms of BJP politicians and questioned the silence of President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the “insult” of sportswoman Sakshi Malik, who quit wrestling after BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s associate became the new Wrestling Federation chief. Addressing … Read more

If you want the trophy, stop treating cricket like it’s a religion

If you want the trophy, stop treating cricket like it’s a religion

Bitter truth, to a point. But this is only one side of the story. As I was riding back to the hotel from the stadium that night, after the final, I drew out my sulking auto-rickshaw driver a bit. “Kya ho gaya, sir… Raat ko khana nahin khaya (How did it all go wrong, sir? I didn’t … Read more

India absent at voting on UNGA resolution on ‘better world through sports’

India absent at voting on UNGA resolution on ‘better world through sports’

Two days after the Cricket World Cup final, India has absented itself from voting on a General Assembly resolution on sports promoting “understanding among peoples and nations”. Being absent during the voting on Tuesday does not amount to a formal abstention as it is not put on record. The resolution, “Building a Peaceful and Better … Read more

50-overs World Cup: Past perfect, future tense?

50-overs World Cup: Past perfect, future tense?

‘It takes one day’ – said the promotion of the 50-overs World Cup in India. As the 13th edition of the tournament finally draws to a close today, one wonders if the patience is wearing really thin to sit through those eight hours of action.  It’s time to ponder over the takeaways, starting with India’s phenomenal … Read more

After a Key Win, Michigan Girds for Its Next Battle: Freeing Jim Harbaugh 

After a Key Win, Michigan Girds for Its Next Battle: Freeing Jim Harbaugh 

Nov. 12, 2023 11:49 am ET The emotional aftermath of Michigan’s key win over Penn State on Saturday turned into a celebration of the one person notably absent: Jim Harbaugh, the Wolverines’ coach who had been suspended by the Big Ten over alleged sign-stealing.  Offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore, who filled in as acting head coach, … Read more

Michigan Beats Penn State Without Jim Harbaugh While Legal Battle Ramps Up

Michigan Beats Penn State Without Jim Harbaugh While Legal Battle Ramps Up

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 3:21 pm ET When the Big Ten suspended Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh over alleged sign-stealing violations late Friday afternoon, the school rushed to court with an urgent message: It needs Harbaugh to finish off a dream season. But the Wolverines, ranked No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, were … Read more

Big Ten Suspends Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh in Sign-Stealing Case

Big Ten Suspends Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh in Sign-Stealing Case

Updated Nov. 10, 2023 9:05 pm ET The Big Ten Conference on Friday barred Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh from coaching the remainder of the team’s regular season games, an unprecedented sanction that follows allegations against the Wolverines football program of illegally attending future opponents’ games to steal play-signals.  The conference announced the penalty as Michigan’s … Read more