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Chennai boxer’s life bookmarked by Muhammad Ali meeting

Chennai man Rocky Brass accomplished something the likes of Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman could not achieve: evade a Muhammad Ali punch.

05 Jun 2016 6:37 AM

Neutrals would plump for Atletico

Pele has thrown his weight behind Real Madrid in the Champions League final. For the Brazilian great, Real play more open football than their opponents, Atletico Madrid, on Saturday.

27 May 2016 10:31 PM

Can the revolution succeed

The All India Football Federation is planning to revamp the league structure in the country from the 2017-18 season.

20 May 2016 11:04 PM

Bayern Munich at it again

After winning a record fourth Bundesliga title on the trot, Bayern Munich immediately got down to work for the next by signing Mats Hummels.

15 May 2016 6:34 AM

What next for the Foxes

The sporting world doesn’t seem to be getting tired of celebrating Leicester City’s scarcely believable title in the EPL.

06 May 2016 10:56 PM


Romance is not dead in football

It’s no longer a dream. Leicester City are champions of England. Neutral fans can rejoice because the Foxes have proved that romantic tales aren’t extinct in money-fuelled modern-day football.

04 May 2016 6:57 AM

The old lady is in pink of health

Let’s start with a question this week. When a club clinch the title after winning just 12 points from the first 10 matches of the season, which league are we talking about

29 Apr 2016 10:51 PM

Atletico are Barcelona’s nemesis again

On April 2, a day before the return leg of El Clasico at home, everything was perfect for Barcelona. They were leading Real Madrid by 10 points and Atletico Madrid by nine.

15 Apr 2016 10:52 PM

Wolves and Foxes make football tick

The meeting of Real Madrid and Wolfsburg in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday was a study in contrast.

08 Apr 2016 11:04 PM

Brazil must heed warning

Dani Alves (second from left) celebrates his late equaliser against Paraguay in the South American qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Asuncion on Tuesday.

01 Apr 2016 10:43 PM


An ode to Johan Cruyff

A friend’s reaction to the death of Johan Cruyff — What a personality he was on the field! — captured the essence of the Dutch legend’s unique greatness.

26 Mar 2016 1:16 AM

Messi, Suarez and Neymar belong to a different planet

Arsene Wenger doesn’t say a lot of sensible things these days but the Arsenal manager made a profound statement after Barcelona knocked his team out of the Champions League on Wednesday.

19 Mar 2016 6:46 AM

Santosh Trophy needs a stimulus

India’s football coach Stephen Constantine inducted two players from Services, who were not in the I-League, in the national camp for the Saff Cup last year. Even though midfielder Jain P.

11 Mar 2016 10:28 PM

Exit Sepp Blatter, Enter Gianni Infantino

A Swiss, Gianni Infantino, has replaced another Swiss, Sepp Blatter, at the helm of the world football governing body, Fifa.

05 Mar 2016 7:13 AM

From Algeria with art

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City leads the English Premier League scoring charts with 19 goals. Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is the leader in assists with 17.

26 Feb 2016 10:40 PM


Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez stir penalty pot

A penalty kick usually involves a kicker and a ’keeper. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez made it two versus one in a La Liga match against Celta Vigo at Camp Nou last week.

19 Feb 2016 10:36 PM

Santosh Trophy is still relevant

Action during the Santosh Trophy qualifying match between Puducherry and Services at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai. (Photo: N. Vajiravelu)

13 Feb 2016 11:11 PM

Santosh Trophy is still relevant

Action during the Santosh Trophy qualifying match between Puducherry and Services at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai. (Photo: N. Vajiravelu)

13 Feb 2016 11:10 PM

City have Pep

The worst kept secret in football is out: the English Premier League would be even more ‘Pep’py from next season as Guardiola has agreed to succeed Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City.

05 Feb 2016 11:50 PM

The Foxes are in title hunt

The remarkable rise of Leicester City from relegation candidates to title contenders is the EPL’s story of the season in which none of the big four, if you can call them so, have shown the form to pul

29 Jan 2016 10:26 PM