A country of one billion now has one academy conceptualised by its football body. To say that it's a drop in the ocean would be understating the obvious. Dhiman Sarkar
The emergence of Yuki Bhambri as India's next singles player of note makes this Asia-Oceania Davis Cup tie, against Uzbekistan, of crucial importance. Sukhwant Basra writes.
While shooting has given India many icons - and a dream to many aspirants - it has also given rise to corruption, which is now weakening the roots on which the sport is thriving. Navneet Singh writes.
In the team bus, Sachin always sits on the front seat at the window on the left, the equivalent of 1A in an aircraft. Amrit Mathur writes.
Once referred to as the world's most famous four-letter word, Pele devoted nearly five pages about his run-up to the 1000th goal in his autobiography My life and the beautiful game. HT reports.
When Sri Lanka arrived in Australia around six weeks ago, there was a fair amount of uncertainty around Tillakaratne Dilshan. He had just been sacked as skipper and replaced by Mahela Jayawardene despite leading the team to its maiden Test win in South Africa. Amol Karhadkar writes. Reckoner
On Monday, International Hockey Federation (FIH) chief Leandro Negre talked at length about the hurdles hampering the progress of the game in the country. However, instead of clearing the air, he only added to the confusion. Navneet Singh
The Olympic Qualifiers, underway at the National Stadium, should have been an excellent platform to reach out to the masses. Unfortunately, the first two days of the tournament have sent a clear message to the hockey aficionados - watch the game only if you have the patience to brave the irritants.
The federation could well have given the Colonel the opportunity to do an Athens encore, but instead preferred a young shooter from Punjab, Heena Sidhu, to don India colours at London. Ajai Masand writes.
India go into the third game of the tri-series having lost one and won one. They will play on the best batting surface in Australia and, hopefully, their confidence level, as far as their batting goes, is high after the Sri Lanka win. Sourav Ganguly
One of the likely reasons for the India captain to come up with the so-called rotation policy for the opening batsmen alone could be to make space for Suresh Raina in the eleven. Amol Karhadkar writes.
In addition to the action that unfolds in the middle, there is hype and noise around cricket. As part of this change, players use mind-games to attack the opposition with verbal volleys and off-field sledging. Australia invented this weapon and have refined this into a science.
We footballers have a great job, we like what we do and we have fun. And, we at FC Bayern Munich hope to entertain the thousands of Indian fans we are expecting at the Audi Football Summit. Franck Ribery