ISL: The First Football Professional League

The Indian Super League was officially launched on August 28 by ISL team owners, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, Sachin Tendulkar, the brand ambassador of the League, Varun Dhawan and the founding chairperson of the Football Sports Development (FSD), Nita Ambani in Mumbai.

UEFA Champions League: The Champions’ groups announced

Anxious eyes were watching the UEFA Champions League (UCL) draw streaming at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco yesterday. The Champions League draws have been announced. Starting September 16, the best teams from their respective home leagues would be fighting to be crowned the best in Europe.

Manchester United: The Misery Continues

Louis Van Gaal took charge as the Manager; he changed the playing style, and brought in some players. Result: two defeats and one draw in the three matches played in competitive football, including the most shocking recent scoreline of 4-0 against MK Dons, a third tier side in the Capital One Cup.

US Open 2014: Another One In The Bag For The Big 4?

This US Open, the Big 4 has been trimmed to the Big 2. Rafael Nadal’s absence due to a wrist injury, and Andy Murray’s poor run of form, has left Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the only representatives of the boastful group.

India vs. England ODI Series: Preview

A stimulating test series is set to be followed by an accelerating limited overs format in England. The five-match one day series and the only T20 international is India’s last gasp at redemption and an opportunity for England to impose themselves in One Day cricket.

La Liga 2014-15 Preview

It is that time of the year in Spain when football powerhouses Real Madrid and Barcelona are tipped to win the Primera División. La Liga kicks off today and Los Blancos and Blaugruna are already the talking points this year, like the past few.

Outcry of an Indian Cricket Fan

Dear Indian cricket team,

Your recent exploits in England has left me awestruck. I feel sad and angry at the same time. After finally ending the wait for an away win at Lord’s, you literally crushed all my hopes of the revival of Indian (test) cricket.

Premier League: The shaping of top teams

The English Premier League (EPL) kicks-off today. The build-up to the season only indicates that 2014-15 EPL is shaping up to be an exciting one. The three months gap has seen Germany becoming World Champions, England out in the first round, a change in leadership at Manchester United, and a tirade of new signings.

India’s Big Test

The team can relax in whatever way possible. If softball, football, spending time in a shooting range or watching their football teams in action can help their cricket, then be it. But the fans are tired of the importance of “process than the result”. The process is not pleasing itself, let alone the result.

Jadeja-Anderson Spat: Where to Draw the Line

The decision may have been taken due to lack of evidence in the case, but it leaves a negative message in the cricketing world. If the players can get away after admitting to pushing and abusing, what impression does it leave behind for the sport? Sledging is a way players show aggression on the field, and it is acceptable if it is within its boundaries. Even bad mouthing in sports, let alone cricket, is acceptable to an extent. These forms of aggression are intrinsic to some players. Although, the question here is, “Where does one draw the line?”

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