Will hopefully return with a medal from Rio, says Sania Mirza


World no. 1 in tennis doubles, Sania Mirza will be leading the Indian tennis challenge at the Rio Olympics, with Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles and Prarthana Thombare in women’s doubles. Rio 2016 starts from today and Sania, who recently published her autobiography ‘Ace against Odds’ (with Imran Mirza and Shivani Gupta), spoke to Nalin […..]

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France’s football challenge


When its France, the temptation to quote grand history can’t be too far behind. Even if its just football! As Romania’s prime minister Dacian Ciolos attended his national football team’s practise session at the Stade de Francia, before their Euro Cup opener against the France, a UEFA reporter quoted Napolean’s famous quip on underdogs: “”Every […..]

Time for Virat Kohli to replace MS Dhoni as Indian T20 & ODI captain?


Will win back orange cap from Virat Kohli: David Warner


Cricketer David Warner is captain of Hyderabad Sunrisers, vice-captain of Australia and so far, the second highest run-getter in IPL 2016, hitting the greatest score after Virat Kohli. Speaking with Nalin Mehta, Warner discussed his text message duel with Kohli for the tournament’s coveted orange cap, Kohli’s own gruelling regimen and his inspirational leadership, Warner’s […..]

Was London a flash in the pan? Rio will tell us

A couple of months ago, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor Eduardo Paes met a group of sports journalists about his preparations for the 2016 Olympics. “Things are fine,” he said. “Every day is a big problem.” You could say the same thing about India’s bid to ramp up its medal tally. The 31st Olympic Games loom […..]