Mind Game

An unusual sport’s rapid growth in India.

US-based NRI in Indian Squad For FIFA U-17 World Cup

The Indian squad for the Under-17 football World Cup has been boosted with the inclusion of Namit Deshpande, a US-based NRI scouted by the All India Football Federation through its overseas scouting portal.

The 17-year-old Leander Paes-Mahesh Bhupathi Fight That Will Leave Us Scarred

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have been fighting for so long that all the good memories are fading... we can only hope their paths don’t cross

The Spirit of Adventure And an American Dream

Already a permanent resident of the USA, Khaleel is now waiting for his citizenship to come through before becoming eligible to live his childhood dream of playing international cricket.

India Captain Says Friendships With Australia Players Are Over

India captain Virat Kohli says his friendships with Australia players are over after their heated Test series.

Australian Cricket Legend Comes Out In Strong Support Of Kohli

Ian Healy, former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, when he said he was losing respect for Indian skipper Virat Kohli due to his constant sledging of Steve Smith's men.

India Australia Resolve Differences

India will withdraw a complaint to the International Cricket Council over Australia's conduct during the second Test in Bangalore this week.

Australia Crossed The line in Test Defeat

Australia captain Steve Smith "crossed the line" by breaking rules on getting help from his dressing room with the decision review system, India skipper Virat Kohli says.

Ben Stokes: Big Ben Rising

Ben Stokes, thanks to Twitter, learned that he was worth Rs 14.5 crore in the IPL. That perhaps meant little or nothing to him until, thanks to Google this time, he taught himself to count in the Indian numbering system.

Five Horror Indian Pitches Where Spinners Killed Batsmen

The pitch for the first Test in Pune has already taken its toll on batsmen. HT looks at five instances in the past where dubious pitches produced results but not fascinating cricket.

Misri Family to Represent India at USA Body Building Championship

Body building is my passion and it’s been 30 years from when I started it.

IPL Record as Rising Pune Supergiants Buy England All-rounder

England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the Indian Premier League's most expensive foreign player when Rising Pune Supergiants bought him for £1.7m.

Six Indian Footballers Named for NFL Training Camp in USA

Six Indian players have been selected for the National Football League (NFL) training camp to be held in the USA.

US Embassy Denies Visa to Indian Athlete, Manager

An athlete and the team manager of Snowshoe Federation of India scheduled to participate in World Snowshoe Championship in New York have been denied visa by US embassy.

British Indians Fall in Love With Kho Kho

Team of 15-odd British Indians played their first Kho international — dubbed India vs England — in Navi Mumbai.

India Starts Building World's Biggest Stadium

India has started building the world's biggest cricket stadium that will accommodate 110,000 spectators and cost around $100 million.

Monty Panesar to Help Australia Before Tour of India

Former England spinner Monty Panesar is to work with the Australia team before their Test series in India.

The Deep Roots of Indian Wrestling

Fine performances in recent years aside, Indian wrestlers have been unable to do justice to the sport’s long history in the country

The Stinging Slap To Indian Cricket

ndia's second most important man just got sacked by the Supreme Court.

This is The Age of Kohli

It is his vision that shows Team India the way now. Why the Indian captain is more like Xavi than Messi

Storm Over Honorary Olympic Role

A senior Indian politician charged with corruption has turned down an honorary Olympic role amid a storm of protests.

Indian Football Will Benefit From Hosting Fifa Tournaments

"The potential hosting of the Under-20 World Cup will give India further impetus to ramp up football infrastructure.

World's Biggest Cricket Stadium To Come up in Indian City

The Gujarat Cricket Association is planning make the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, a 110,000 capacity venue, surpassing the biggest cricket stadium in the world - Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which has a 100,024 capacity

Nine-year-old Kashmiri girl Who Rules The Kickboxing World

She has been winning local championships since last year, and now aspires to participate in the Olympics.

Is India Going To Resume Cricketing Ties With Pakistan

Pakistani and Indian cricket officials will get another opportunity on December 17 to sit across the table and discuss the strained and suspended bilateral cricket ties between the two nations.

ESPN Plans to Customise Global Shows For India

ESPN is planning to customize its international shows like ‘Pardon the Interruption’ and ‘SportsCenter’ for the Indian marke

18-Year-Old Creates Golfing History

Teen golf sensation Aditi Ashok scripted history on Sunday as she became the first Indian woman to win a Ladies European Tour title by clinching the Hero Women's Indian Open

An Ancient Game Which Goes Back to India

Legend has it India exported the ancient form of chess to Persia, giving King Chosroes Anushirvan a game that was invented just for him: the game of "four kings", or "chaturanga".

England Security Operation Goes on in India as Players Take Break

England’s touring squad flew into Mumbai on Wednesday for their five-Test tour of India, following a tour of Bangladesh which had been full of fears but which was completed without incident.

India’s Palpreet Singh Drafted By NBA’s D-League

Palpreet Singh, winner of National Finals of ACG-NBA Jump, India's first national basketball talent search program, was selected 11th in the fourth Round of the NBA D-League Draft held in New York.

The Improbable Rise of Kabaddi

How did this indigenous sport become a prime time sensation?

Team USA Was The Overwhelmed Newcomer At The Kabaddi World Cup

The Kabaddi World Cup has hoped to introduce the sport to a worldwide audience.

India Reclaim No. 1 Test Spot

The 178-run victory not only handed the hosts an unassailable 2-0 series lead, but also allowed them to climb back to the top of the ICC Test rankings chart

Inside The Murky World of Indian Gymnastics

Dipa Karmakar’s stellar show at the Olympics owed nothing to the sport’s governing body, which has done everything in its power to nip any development in the bud.

India’s Path-breaking Conquests on Foreign Soil

In 2004, India overcame a huge psychological barrier — defeating Pakistan in Pakistan.

Four ways in Which Girls Are Changing Sports in India

stories from around the country on how sport is empowering girls and breaking barriers.

Gold Plated Illusions

The national obsession with India’s performance in the Olympics is misdirected.

Why Did Rafael Nadal Miss Davis Cup Match vs India - Mystery Thickens

Rafael Nadal's decision to opt out of the opening match remained shrouded in mystery with Captain Conchita Martinez and player Feliciano Lopez coming up with completely different versions.

Gaming Federation Requests PM to Legalise Sports Betting in India

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), a not-for-profit organisation, has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to legalise sports betting in the country.

The Indian Foot in UEFA Europa League

Turning down the glitz of the Indian Super League to carve out an international identity for himself, he became, in 2016, the first Indian ever to play a UEFA Europa League game.

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