Amit Kamath is with the sports desk in Mumbai. He covers football, cricket, wrestling, shooting and kabaddi.
Articles by Amit Kamath
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2017 11:30 PM IST
Robbert Kemperman scored late to guide Dabang Mumbai to a 4-3 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League encounter.
By Amit Kamath | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2017 11:48 PM IST
Saina Nehwal has expressed her reservations over the 5x11 point experimental system that the BWF is testing at lower-level tournaments, arguing that the game will be reduced to smash and tap.
By Amit Kamath
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2017 12:25 PM IST
Carolina Marin, representing Hyderabad Hunters, finally met her match in Mumbai Rockets’ Sung Ji Hyun, who beat her 11-7, 7-11, 14-12 at Mumbai’s NSCI Stadium on Wednesday.
By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2017 11:28 PM IST
Led by PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, Chennai Smashers beat Bengaluru Blasters 5-0 in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) encounter at the NSCI Stadium on Tuesday.
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2016 11:41 PM IST
PV Sindhu had a great run in 2016 as she clinched her first Superseries title and then produced a brilliant performance in the Rio 2016 Olympics before losing to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the gold medal match.
By Amit Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2016 08:16 PM IST
Ana Ivanovic, who announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday, and former Russian tennis ace Anna Kournikova’s careers took similar route. They created quite a flutter off the court but couldn’t really justify their talent on it
By Amit Kamath, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2016 08:33 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh franchise of the Pro Wrestling League, whose second edition will start from January 2, has decided to brand its team ‘UP Dangal’ after the recently released Aamir Khan-hit movie
By Amit Kamath, Mumbai:
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2016 10:19 PM IST
A football club in Bolivia may just have earned the bragging rights to be called the strongest club ever, simply by virtue of being called… The Strongest
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2016 09:25 PM IST
Kerala Blasters’ manager Steve Coppell has branded a few Delhi Dynamos players as “lightweight” in the aftermath of his team’s 1-0 win in the first leg of their semifinal.
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2016 09:30 PM IST
Kerala Blasters beat Delhi Dynamos 1-0 in the first leg encounter of their Indian Super League semifinal clash on Sunday at Kochi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2016 04:48 PM IST
Delhi Dynamos have scored 27 goals in their 14 Indian Super League-3 group matches. By contrast, their semifinal rivals on Sunday Kerala Blasters, have managed just 13 goals.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2016 10:26 PM IST
A few days after saying he “fails to understand the purpose of the ISL”, Steve Coppell has said that making his side play the second leg tie of their semifinal away in Delhi makes a “mockery” of the league.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2016 09:09 PM IST
The football-mad state of Kerala may be deprived of ‘marquee matches’ in next year’s U-17 World Cup after vandalism marred Sunday’s Indian Super League (ISL) match between home side Kerala Blasters and NorthEast United FC.
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2016 12:25 AM IST
Frederic Kanoute footballer points out the reason behind the Real-Barca hegemony in La Liga is the financial muscle of both these teams.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2016 10:37 PM IST
A look at PV Sindhu’s biggest wins in 2016 after she stormed into semifinals of the Hong Kong Open, a week after her China Open Super Series Premier win.
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2016 11:41 AM IST
With the win over Chennaiyin FC, Mumbai City FC, eternal bridesmaids of the ISL having finished 7th and 6th in earlier editions, are currently top of the standings (22 points) with one match remaining.
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2016 05:57 PM IST
Even as the uncertainty regarding the merger of the Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League continues and two I-League clubs -- Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar -- pulled out, India football captain Sunil Chhetri is optimistic about Indian football’s future.
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2016 10:27 PM IST
Sunil Chhetri has said watching Diego Forlan play is an experience and added that he is not dwelling too much on Bengaluru FC’s AFC Cup loss to Iraq Air Force.
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2016 10:14 AM IST
After Mumbai City FC decimated Kerala Blasters FC 5-0, Sunil Chhetri unwinded by exploring Mumbai on Sunday.
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2016 12:30 PM IST
Mahantesh GK, the president of the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), confirmed that the Pakistan cricket board had confirmed that their visually-impaired team would play in the tournament.
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2016 09:47 PM IST
Vijay Goel committed the gaffe in a tweet about the recently held Conference of State Ministers and Secretaries of Youth Affairs and Sports.
By Amit Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai:
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2016 10:02 PM IST
The former Australia wicket-keeper feels India do not “need to fast-track the exit of any players and MS Dhoni is still providing great leadership and batsmanship apart from being a reliable wicketkeeper”.
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2016 06:18 PM IST
Kerala Blasters FC were sent a letter on October 31 by the Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Special Branch in Kochi City, warning that action will be taken against the franchise if the players continue “disrespect” the National Anthem. The letter stated that the “violation” was observed ahead of their October 14 match against Mumbai City FC.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2016 12:39 PM IST
In a freewheeling chat on the sidelines of the event, Pires spoke about his ambition to become the sporting director at Arsenal in the future, how he hopes stars like Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and manager Arsene Wenger would sign contract extensions with the club.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2016 04:47 PM IST
Muhammad Ashique Kuruniyan, who dropped out of school, has earned a one-year stint with La Liga club Villareal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2016 02:28 PM IST
Ordinarily you wouldn’t need to ask Henry to score. After all, he’s a man who has put the ball into the net 228 times for the Gunners — often spectacularly.
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2016 06:46 PM IST
A little-known educational institute in Amravati called the Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal (HVPM) was invited to the 1936 Games to give demonstrations of disciplines like mallakhamb and kabaddi.
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2016 12:09 PM IST
India can now add 2016 to their 2004 and 2007 triumphs. They have also won all seven gold medals on offer at the Asian Games.
By Amit Kamath | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2016 03:29 PM IST
After all, the Indian team can hardly afford to get carried away. The kabaddi mat has been the Indian team's domain ever since the sport was inducted into the Asian Games in 1990. They swept all the seven gold medals on offer in the competition apart from the two World Cup titles. None of the Indians competing at the World Cup would want to be known as players part of a losing Indian team.
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2016 04:57 PM IST
Team USA is a hastily assembled unit filled with rappers and musicians.