Category Archives: Sports

Gary Kirsten set for stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore

The buzz is that the franchise has been in talks with the former India coach, who had previously headed the support staff of Delhi Daredevils.

Mary Kom driven by Ali in bid for more boxing gold

Dubbed “Magnificent Mary” for a glittering career that has already inspired a Bollywood biopic, veteran Kom last month defied critics who wrote her off by winning a record fifth Asian women’s championships title in Vietnam.

Virat Kohli is Team India boss, I’m there to help out: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri, coach of the Indian cricket team, has expressed immense satisfaction at the way Virat Kohli has matured both on and off the field, critically singling out how the Indian captain’s development as batsman and human being has had a positive impact on the team’s fortunes.

India look to continue winning run over Sri Lanka in first T20I

More than a decade ago in Johannesburg, when India played their first Twenty20 International rather reluctantly as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was yet to realize the moneyspinning potential of the newest format, Dinesh Karthik was in the team. MS Dhoni was just an excitable youngster in that team.

To succeed, you have to forget your last loss: P Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand visited the TOI office and spoke exclusively to us on why PV Sindhu’s loss to Akane Yamaguchi rankled so much, the challenges of coaching and Sindhu’s preparations for a busy 2018 badminton season.

Abhinav Bindra calls for improvement in athlete support system

Olympic gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra called for improvement in the professional support system of the athletes if the country wants to produce a continuous line of top performers.

Dhoni, Barabati pitch attract attention

In the only T20I played here on October 5, 2015 India collapsed for 92 to lose to South Africa. But in an ODI exactly 11 months ago, India and England aggregated more than 700 runs, with Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh’s centuries helping the team to a narrow win after it notched up a mammoth 381 for six.

Govt to privatise stadiums under SAI to improve service quality

“We are keenly thinking of privatising some of our stadia to have better operations in terms of delivering sports to the sportspersons. There was a general study on how the stadia can be improved. The fact is that there is need to improve the way stadia are administered,” Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said.

Wildcards should be accepted to encourage shooters: Gagan Narang

There has been a string of fabulous performances from junior shooters in the ongoing National Shooting Championship at the National Games Shooting Range here.

IPL auction on January 27, 28 in Bengaluru

“Since most of the capped players will be back in auction, it will be a mega auction that will be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28. Since Bengaluru has been hosting all previous auctions, that was the choice of franchises,” a senior BCCI official said on Tuesday.

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