• Dominant Spain in quest for history at Euros June 4, 2012

    Four years ago, Spain made history at the Euros, finally ending 44 years of pain and misery as the perennial under-achievers of international football. Now they arrive at Euro 2012 as defending champions and World Cup winners, looking to become the first side to win three major international trophies in...
  • Italy look to draw strength from history June 3, 2012

    If there was ever a list of 'What Not To Do Before A Major Tournament', Italy seem to have covered most of it. Heading into Euro 2012, the team " already hit by injuries " has suffered a loss of form that has seen them lose three consecutive games for...
  • Confident Croatia hope to upset the odds June 3, 2012

    Their squad may lack in quality and depth as compared to their more formidable group opponents, but Croatia will certainly not be short of motivation at Euro 2012. The tournament will be the last for the coach Slaven Bilic, who has agreed to take over at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow...
  • Bowlers have to be clever in T20: Morne Morkel May 25, 2012

    Morkel has been devastating in the death overs, playing a crucial role in Delhi Daredevils' resurgence this season. ...
  • New signings key to Delhi turnaround: Ojha May 22, 2012

    Naman Ojha feels the arrival of new signings like Kevin Pietersen and Mahela Jayawardene has helped Delhi finish top of the table this season. ...
  • Bayern, Chelsea eye glory, redemption in Munich May 19, 2012

    It isnt the final anyone predicted, even when there was only one hurdle remaining. Yet, having defeated Spains, perhaps even the worlds, two best sides, Bayern Munich and Chelsea find themselves on the brink of glory, in the Champions League final in Munich on Saturday. It will also be a...
  • Chelsea revival a final act of the 'old guard' April 28, 2012

    Among the many who watched in disbelief as Chelsea defied all odds and all logic to produce an incredulous victory over Barcelona, there would have been one man in particular who would have been considerably baffled, and most certainly aggrieved. It was a performance of immense character, discipline, desire and...
  • Tough task for India in AFC Challenge Cup March 9, 2012

    It is a tournament that has provided the national team with their best moment in recent times, and India will be raring to taste similar success when they kick off their 2012 AFC Challenge Cup campaign in Kathmandu on Friday. Coincidentally, the team they are up against first is Tajikistan,...
  • MC Mary Kom: Boxer, mother, icon March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Boxing is associated with everything that women usually are not, a physical contest often decided by size, strength and the bruises and injuries it results in. For MC Mary Kom, however, it is the unconventional path she chose to achieve her unlikely dreams. Her rise from the humble...
  • Back to the 90s

    Off the Ball |  Priyanka Kumar
    Displaying remarkable prescience before the start of the match, MS Dhoni, with his usual sage-like demeanour and circumlocutory reasoning, had this to say about his...

  • Bayern can inspire Indian youngsters: Bhaichung January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as he donned the national colours for the final time, Bhaichung Bhutia was already thinking of how the exhibition match against Bayern Munich would benefit India. The hosts were brushed aside by their superior German opponents in the first half on Tuesday, going down 4-0, but recovered...
  • Bayern impressed with India's passion January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: India were no match for Bayern Munich on the field, but the effort of the players and the noise of the fans at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday will be a part of the memories the Germans take back with them. Bayern came to India on the...
  • Indian football hero Bhaichung bids farewell January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: He started his journey in Tinkitam, a small town in South Sikkim. His prodigious talent saw him make his debut for India as a 19-year-old, in 1995. A record 107 matches and 43 goals later, the story ends at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday, in an exhibition...
  • 'We'll give our best, and hope for the best' January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A match against Bayern Munich is a double-edged sword, and India coach Savio Medeira is well aware of it. So, even as excitement grows ahead of the exhibition tie against the German giants at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday, Medeira, perhaps anticipating a heavy defeat to the...
  • 'We have come to show what European football is' January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: For India, a chance to play Bayern Munich is a rare privilege and opportunity, both for the team and the fans. However, just what an exhibition tie against the Indian national team - ranked 162nd in the world - means to the European powerhouses is another matter. It...