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September 21, 2012
'Had to go for new Davis Cup team as seniors were ageing'
Non-playing captain Shiv Prakash Misra on the new Davis Cup team, the ban and future of Indian tennis.
March 21, 2012
I loved guns since I was a child: Heena Sidhu
Olympics-bound pistol shooter Heena Sidhu reveals why she took up the sport after giving up dental studies in Patiala and her different approach to training.
May 23, 2011
Toal shaping India's young footballers
If Indian football is dreaming big, much of the credit goes to Colm Toal who has been working with the age-group teams as the technical director in Goa since 2007.
May 19, 2011
'Indian footballers need to work on their fitness'
In his first season as a coach in an Indian club, East Bengal's English coach Trevor Morgan has drawn appreciation from all circles.
May 10, 2011
Indian footballers should play abroad: Jacobs
The ace footballer speaks about his stint with English giants Manchester United and his recent brush with India.
May 09, 2011
I will retire in an East Bengal jersey: Bhaichung
Away from the I-League, India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia is sweating it out for United Sikkim Football Club (USFC) in the 2nd Division League in Shillong.
September 28, 2010
'Winning more medals will help salvage lost prestige'
'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh exhorts athletes to concentrate on training rather than finding fault with preparations for the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
September 27, 2010
'If the same conditions persist, I'll quit'
In an exclusive interview to Bikash Mohapatra, Jose Brasa reveals the improvement in the Indian hockey team, its chances in the upcoming CWG and his future as a coach.
September 16, 2010
'The Olympic bronze means the world to me'
Tennis ace Leander Paes lists three reasons that made the bronze medal win at the Atlanta Olympics special.
August 04, 2010
'Amount spent on C'wealth Games could have been used for better purposes'
Advocate and sports enthusiast Rahul Mehra talks about how holding the Commonwealth Games is unnecessary expenditure and Delhi's preparation for the October 3 to 14 extravaganza.
July 15, 2010
'Egypt Open win is the best in my whole career'
Having won a Commonwealth Games gold four years ago, he became the flag-bearer of Indian table tennis. Now, with two straight title triumphs -- at the US Open and Egypt Open -- in as many weeks, Achanta Sharath Kamal has announced he is in good shape and ready to defend his crown at October's Commonwealth Games in the country.
March 29, 2010
'We hope to win medals in all disciplines at CWG'
Sportsman-turned-sports administrator Raja Randhir Singh, who is secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association and Olympic Council of Asia, and also an International Olympic Committee member, speaks to Onkar Singh about India's preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
January 19, 2010
'Indian hockey is all about the individual'
Indian hockey's Spanish coach Jose Manuel Brasa says top-eight finish at the upcoming World Cup should be a good result for India while a fifth position would be a great one.
January 11, 2010
To retire or not, Moya plays the guessing game
Carlos Moya has been on the Tour for 16 years now. And considering he's 33 now, and bogged down by injuries, it could be his last season in the big league.
January 08, 2010
'Somdev needs to use the forehand more'
To become a champion, a top-10 player, you need to beat big players at bigger stages, says Serbian tennis ace Janko Tipsarevic.
Force India can be fifth in 2010: Sutil
Force India's No 1 driver Adrian Sutil discusses his showing in 2009 and targets for the upcoming season.
January 04, 2010
'With a little support from the Chennai crowd I hope to do well'
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna talks about the draw at the Chennai Open, his prospects and, of course, his big serve.
July 15, 2009
'Winning gold at Olympics is still my dream'
Badminton ace Saina Nehwal, who recently won the Indonesian Open, on what it takes to be a champion.
March 27, 2009
'Important for me to have a good season'
Force India driver Giancarlo Fisichella talks about the upcoming Formula One season and his team's chances.
March 25, 2009
Force India's main goal is reliability: Sutil
'I am ready pleased with the new car and it feels much better. It already gives more grip than the last year,' says Force India driver Adrian Sutil.
March 13, 2009
'Security for Commonwealth Games remains a big issue'
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who doubles up as lieutenant colonel with the Indian Army and Olympic silver medal-winning shooter, discusses what it would take for the country to fight off the threat of terrorism in sports.
November 19, 2008
'Losing in major finals does bother us'
The Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, talk about life and times, and, of course, tennis.
November 14, 2008
'Beating Nadal was my best moment'
World No 5 Nikolay Davydenko is looking forward to returning to Chennai early next year and playing in the tournament where he kick-started his ATP career eight years back.
September 18, 2008
'Hopefully, I can help win the tie for India'
Somdev Devvarman expresses confidence of a good showing ahead of India's Davis Cup match against Romania.
August 30, 2008
I'm not a drama person, says Abhinav
India's Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra says fame or publicity were never the motivation behind winning a gold medal.
August 06, 2008
I hope to do well in Beijing: Saina
Badminton ace Saina Nehwal tells us about her preparation for the Beijing Olympics.
August 04, 2008
'It is important that Indian archers win a medal at Beijing'
Ace Indian archer Dola Banerjee on the pressure arising from expectations of the Beijing-bound squad.
July 30, 2008
'It's a matter of time before I win a big event'
Indian badminton ace Anup Sridhar talks about his form and chances at the Beijing Olympics.
July 25, 2008
'Saina is a medal hope at the Olympics'
Badminton legend Prakash Padukone discusses India's prospects at the Beijing Games.
July 23, 2008
'The world is now scared to face Indian boxers'
Indian pugilists have a good chance of winning a medal at the Olympics, says Beijing hopeful Vijender Singh.
July 18, 2008
'If I fail to win a medal at Beijing I will be forgotten'
India's boxers are remembered only during a big event, says Olympics medal hope Akhil Kumar. 'Before and after that no one cares.'
July 02, 2008
State associations holding Indian football back: Houghton
India's English football coach Bob Houghton says state associations will have to be brought into the fold if India wants to finally achieve the aim of playing in the 2018 World Cup.
May 28, 2008
'Sutil more than redeemed himself'
Force India owner Vijay Mallya looks back on the Monaco Grand Prix, which saw his team's hopes of picking its first points shattered when Adrian Sutil was bumped out by Kimi Raikkonen.
March 24, 2008
'Sania needs to put in that extra effort'
Legendary tennis coach Bob Brett says Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza must work on her fitness to become a top-20 player.
October 05, 2007
'I am proud I was the only undefeated player'
Viswanathan Anand on how he conqured the world in Mexico.
September 25, 2007
'Vijay was a better player than Borg, Connors'
Former Indian doubles ace Anand Amritraj on the rivalry with brother Vijay and the changes tennis has seen since his heyday in the game.
June 19, 2007
'Sania can definitely go far'
French Open runner-up Ana Ivanovic in an exclusive interview to rediff.com's Harish Kotian.
August 24, 2006
'Sandeep's absence is a huge blow'
Hockey midfield ace Viren Rasquinha on winning the Arjuna award and India's chances at the upcoming World Cup in Germany.
June 26, 2006
'My goal is top ten at the end of this year'
'Climbing up a ranking seems to be easier than stabilising a position in the top-20,' says teen tennis sensation Ana Ivanovic.
May 24, 2006
'Leander plays above his ability'
Dr Vece Paes recounts Leander's amazing journey to the pinnacle of Indian sport.
April 16, 2006
The monkey is off my back: Jeev
After going seven years without a title, Jeev Milkha Singh bagged the China Open on Sunday.
January 05, 2006
'I'd like to be remembered for my tennis, not looks'
Former world No. 1 Carlos Moya says he still has the ability to beat the best in the business.
January 04, 2006
'We won't see a player like Federer in the next 100 years'
Switzerland's Yves Allegro is the world No.1's doubles partner for the past three years, a friend for ten years and shared an apartment with him.
January 03, 2006
'New doubles rule is absolute rubbish'
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes on his new doubles partner Martin Damm and goals for 2006.
January 03, 2006
'New doubles rule is absolute rubbish'
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes on his new doubles partner Martin Damm and goals for 2006.
January 03, 2006
'New doubles rule is absolute rubbish'
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes on his new doubles partner Martin Damm and goals for 2006.
September 19, 2005
'Sania will be a one-woman industry soon'
Indian doubles ace Mahesh Bhupathi on India's newest sports sensation. 'Leander and me probably started the revolution, and now Sania is taking it to a different level,' he says.
August 26, 2005
'I fall short of time; 24 hours is too less for me'
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is set to become the face behind your favourite merchandise.
August 12, 2005
'I want to be like Bobby Fischer'
'Whenever I go for a tournament, only one thing is there in my mind: to win,' says Under-12 World chess champion N Srinath.
August 09, 2005
'I want to be in the top 20 or 30'
'While in Chennai, I play alone. It gets lonely at times because you wish for someone to play with you,' says Joshna Chinnappa, India's number one squash player.
April 08, 2005
'Awesome to better your record'
Vishwanathan Anand on his Amber triumph and the impact Kasparov's retirement could have on competitive chess.
March 03, 2005
'You must retire when you are on top'
Sohail Abbas has redefined the art of playing hockey.
January 24, 2005
'No pressure playing a Grand Slam'
'Playing Serena Williams was a great feeling, a great experience and a greater learning experience,' says India's latest heart-throb.
December 14, 2004
'I hope to be in India's heart soon'
The 21-year-old Shikha Uberoi wants to win all the four Grand Slams and capture the number one spot in the WTA rankings.
December 10, 2004
'Leander, Mahesh have been phenomenal'
Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj also believes Indian players need to concentrate more on singles.
December 01, 2004
'I have been man-marked all the time'
Brazilian midfielder Kaka is not only the key creative force for AC Milan, he is the face of the new Brazil.
November 18, 2004
'Federer can be the best ever'
Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek says the Swiss world No.1 is like the replacement for Pete Sampras. 'He has so much ability, it is a joy to see him play.'
November 16, 2004
'Staying on top is the hardest possible task'
Fijian-born golfer Vijay Singh on his golden run of form that led to one of the greatest individual years in the history of the game.
November 03, 2004
'Heartening signs from the Chess Olympiad'
Chess ace Viswanathan Anand says the Indian team threw away quite a few opportunities towards the end at the Olympiad which cost it fourth place.
October 26, 2004
'I am sort of 2 or 3 years ahead of the norm'
Karun Chandhok speaks to Shobha Warrier about his debut in the Nissan World Series racing.
October 25, 2004
'If Rooney uses his brains, his future is secure'
'He has a very good vision and he picks up the bad habits as well as he picks up the good habits. If he learns to pick up the good habits, his future is secure,' says Sir Bobby Charlton.
September 15, 2004
'I am aiming for 2800 Elo points'
'The main thing for chess right now is to finish its world championship and get one reunified title,' says Vishwanathan Anand.
August 18, 2004
'If luck is with Anju she can win a medal'
Former middle distance ace Shiny Wilson discusses long jumper Anju Bobby George's chances at the Olympics as she goes down memory lane with Shobha Warrier.
August 09, 2004
'Being No 1 is very good; living up to it is tougher'
eet Sourav Ghosal, the World No 1 junior squash player.
July 27, 2004
'Bring professionalism to Indian hockey'
Former India hockey captain and coach Vasudevan Bhaskaran calls for more transparency in the IHF's functioning.
July 14, 2004
'I have to believe that I can'
India's No.1 woman badminton player on her preparations for the Athens Games and the gloomy period that followed the ban after she tested positive.
June 18, 2004
'Talent won't get you any place'"
'What you do not have as a country is a nationwide system, a culture, which breeds champions,'legendary
June 16, 2004
'India has tremendous genetic capabilities'
'I believe it is the greatest civilisation ever on this planet, and those strong genetic factors are bound to
May 04, 2004
'Our self-confidence helped us win'
Indian junior hockey captain Sandeep Michael, in an exclusive interview.
April 28, 2004
Rastogi ready to rumble
Having earned a place in the Indian Davis Cup team, junior world No 5 Karan Rastogi eyes the ATP men's circuit.
March 01, 2004
'We'll make it to Athens'
'My target is not just to qualify for the Olympics but also do well at Athens and end up in a good position,' says Indian hockey Chief Coach Rajinder Singh.
February 24, 2004
We all will miss Dhanraj: Tirkey
India hockey captain Dilip Tirkey says Pillay's experience will be missed at the upcoming Olympic hockey qualifier in Madrid.
February 20, 2004
Anand checkmates Bulgaria
The former World champion takes the East European nation by storm.
February 13, 2004
'Anju can jump more than 7 metres'
World long jump record holder Mike Powell predicts a bright future for the Indian ace.
January 27, 2004
'We have a strong bid for the Olympics'
Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi outlines his plans to bring the 2016 Olympics to India.
January 21, 2004
'I would like to win the World Juniors'
British Open Junior squash champion Sourav Ghosal looks back on his triumph in England.
January 19, 2004
'India could easily be one of the great chess nations'
'There are lots of extremely gifted players. But the technical aspects need to be sorted out,' says Grandmaster Nigel Short.
January 14, 2004
'I have many more years of chess left in me'
Viswanathan Anand says the rating system should not be used to name the best player of the year.
January 13, 2004
'You really want to defeat Kasparov'
'If I beat Kasparov, I would savour it even more. With Kramnik, it's more easy going,' Viswanathan Anand tells Shobha Warrier.
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