Using a sledgehammer to fix some ills can cut down a game at its peak, warns Shekhar Gupta. As I left home reluctantly for the airport, I may have, in a nutty moment not unusual for sport-lovers, been wishing my Bengaluru flight, already delayed by two hours, was held up further. And no, I wasn't thinking about cricket, or the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee's surgical strike on the BCCI brass. I was thinking wrestling, and not the film Dangal, but the real thing. I had just ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: The Indian Super League semi-final match between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC in Mumbai, on Tuesday. Photograph: ISL Atletico de Kolkata, reduced to ten men from the 43d minute, reached the final of the Indian Super League on goal aggregate after playing out a hard-tackling, goalless draw with Mumbai City FC in the second leg semi-final at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai, on Tuesday.ATK had won the first leg encounter between the two teams 3-2 on December 10. They will ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Mumbai finish on top after playing goalless draw vs Delhi Rediff.com, 2 months ago Atletico enter ISL final after goalless draw with MFC Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Confident but not complacent ahead of his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title defence this Saturday, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh has been working with a strength coach -- John Joyce -- to prepare for the face-off against former world champion Francis Cheka. Vijender will take on Tanzanian Cheka in a 10-round contest in a fight night which will feature five undercard bouts. "Joyce has been working with me for over month and a half. He helps us out in training because a 10-round ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Blankets bearing the crest of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense are placed on coffins holding the remains of the victims on Friday. Photograph: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters Dozens of hearses carrying the coffins of those killed when a plane flying Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team crashed into a Colombian mountain will leave Medellin for the airport on Friday to be flown home. - Soccer crash survivors undergo operations in Colombia, probe begins - Chapecoense vow to rebuild after ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team ran out of fuel Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Of the players, goalkeeper Jackson Follmann was recovering from the amputation of his right leg. Defender Helio Neto remains in intensive care with severe trauma to his skull, thorax and lungs. Fellow defender Alan Ruschel had spine surgery. IMAGE: A fan of Chapecoense soccer team and his son react at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters Doctors treated traumatized survivors and an investigation was to get underway on Wednesday into an air crash that killed 71 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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