Hockey India CEO Elena Norman Steps Down: Legacy and Resignation

“Under her leadership, the federation hosted two consecutive editions of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2018 and 2023, two FIH Junior Men’s World Cup in 2016 and 2021 and also hosted five editions of the Hockey India League, a franchise based league that catapulted the performance of Indian men’s hockey team with youngsters getting … Read more

Braveheart Dipa Karmakar ready to give it her all to qualify

At 30 years and few serious Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries behind her, it will certainly be not easy for Dipa Karmakar to earn a ticket for Paris Olympics. However, the feisty gymnast from Tripura – who has seen several ups and downs in her life since that fourth place finish in Rio 2016 – … Read more

India absent at voting on UNGA resolution on ‘better world through sports’

Two days after the Cricket World Cup final, India has absented itself from voting on a General Assembly resolution on sports promoting “understanding among peoples and nations”. Being absent during the voting on Tuesday does not amount to a formal abstention as it is not put on record. The resolution, “Building a Peaceful and Better … Read more

After a Key Win, Michigan Girds for Its Next Battle: Freeing Jim Harbaugh 

Nov. 12, 2023 11:49 am ET The emotional aftermath of Michigan’s key win over Penn State on Saturday turned into a celebration of the one person notably absent: Jim Harbaugh, the Wolverines’ coach who had been suspended by the Big Ten over alleged sign-stealing.  Offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore, who filled in as acting head coach, … Read more

Michigan Beats Penn State Without Jim Harbaugh While Legal Battle Ramps Up

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 3:21 pm ET When the Big Ten suspended Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh over alleged sign-stealing violations late Friday afternoon, the school rushed to court with an urgent message: It needs Harbaugh to finish off a dream season. But the Wolverines, ranked No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, were … Read more

Big Ten Suspends Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh in Sign-Stealing Case

Updated Nov. 10, 2023 9:05 pm ET The Big Ten Conference on Friday barred Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh from coaching the remainder of the team’s regular season games, an unprecedented sanction that follows allegations against the Wolverines football program of illegally attending future opponents’ games to steal play-signals.  The conference announced the penalty as Michigan’s … Read more

Las Vegas Strip Workers Reach Tentative Deal With Wynn Resorts

Updated Nov. 10, 2023 10:23 am ET Las Vegas Strip casino workers and three gambling companies struck labor contract deals this week after months of negotiations, narrowly avoiding a strike ahead of the high-stakes Formula One race weekend in the city. The Culinary and Bartenders unions had set a Friday strike deadline to reach deals … Read more

Kapil’s Dev 175 was iconic, but is Maxwell’s 201 more heroic?

The morning after, the debate on the greatest innings in limited overs cricket still rages in right earnest: Has Glenn Maxwell’s 201 not-out against Afghanistan just overtaken Kapil Dev’s iconic 175 not-out in the 1983 World Cup against Zimbabwe, in terms of quality and impact?  Comparisons, as they say, are odious — but neither can … Read more

Very tough to see babies dying, says Tunisian tennis star Ons Jabeur

Ons Jabeur, the world No.7 women’s tennis player from Tunisia and first from the Arab world to win a slam, has her heart in the right place. She has pledged to donate part of her prize money from the ongoing WTA Finals in Cancun to Palestinian aid and prays for peace to return to the … Read more