Deepti Patwardhan

Zulpikar Maimaitiali talks about 'Dangal', ready for Vijender Singh showdown

Zulpikar Maimaitiali, who will take on Vijender Singh in Mumbai on Saturday said his life in troubled separatist Xinjiang province of China said his life has made him a tough fighter.

04 Aug 2017

Vijender banking on age and experience

Having irked his upcoming rival with a ‘Chinese products don’t last long’ jibe, Vijender Singh dismissed Zulpikar Maimaitiali as young and inexperienced during an event in Mumbai.

03 Aug 2017

Ronaldinho backs Brazil to samba in next world cup

Even though the 36-year-old last played for Brazil in 2013 and club football in 2015, he was in his heyday a stellar proponent of the beautiful game.

15 Jul 2017

Class of Beijing 2008 set for professional reunion

Nine years after their breakthrough performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar will share the limelight with Vijender Singh.

28 Jun 2017

Blues turn on heat to notch 2-0 win over 10-man Nepal

India calmed nerves after the breather to slot home two goals to beat Nepal in their international friendly.

07 Jun 2017

Sunil Chhetri rested, Gurpreet Singh to lead in friendly against Nepal

Constantine has decided to rest the talismanic player and, instead, handed the captain's armband to goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh.

06 Jun 2017

Without injured talisman Chhetri, Constantine and Co chase twin goals

Currently placed 100th in the world, their highest previous climb was 94th in 1996, but the side is likely to rise beyond that mark if they win the Bengaluru game.

25 May 2017

Dhoni's cameo, Washington wonder propel Pune to IPL final

Ajinkya Rahane (56 off 43) and Manoj Tiwary (58 off 48) revived Pune's innings following a bad start before Dhoni finished the innings on a high note, hammering 40 off 26 balls including five sixes.

17 May 2017

Punjab hold nerves to stay alive in tournament

With a spot in the top four on the line, Kings XI Punjab came out all guns blazing against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.

12 May 2017

Approval notwithstanding, own league for boxing

Super Boxing League isn’t quite going to wait for an affiliation or a green signal from the Boxing Federation of India to go ahead.

09 May 2017

Mumbai Indians in playoffs, Royal Challengers Bangalore hopes end

With Mumbai losing wickets regularly, and only barely managing to keep up with the required rate, the chase could have gone either way.

02 May 2017

IPL: Home truths & more Pune blues for Rohit’s boys

As the Mumbai Indians went out whining and kicking, their mentor Sachin Tendulkar oversaw the defeat.

25 Apr 2017

Rohit back in form as hosts continue win streak

Munaf Patel, who had made his debut in Indian domestic cricket for Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium, was looking for another restart at the same venue on Sunday.

17 Apr 2017

MI’s youth choir making right noises

On Thursday, it emerged that Hardik and Krunal Pandya had bought a house in one of Mumbai’s prime localities.

13 Apr 2017

Raghunath has no axe to grind

After playing for India for more than a decade, the 28-year-old has chosen to take a break from national duties.

23 Mar 2017