The ancient Indian sport of kabaddi is undergoing a revolution. For centuries it was only played on dusty fields in backcountry villages, but the launch of the Pro Kabaddi League in 2014 has transformed it from an antiquated pastime into a modern sporting spectacle on the Asian subcontinent, played in state-of-the-art…
Ronaldinho is one of the very best dribbling technicians of his era, and he can make anyone look like a damn fool for swiping at him while he’s doing his thing. He’s currently in the twilight of his career, and he just wrapped up a brief (more on this in a bit) tour with Goa of the Indian Premier Futsal league. He…
The Cricket World Cup begins this weekend in Australia, and the rest of the globe will be paying attention as India defends its title in what should be the biggest sporting event of 2015. Domestically? We can expect, well, crickets.
Some marathons are big and some marathons are small, and one in particular sounds like the worst race ever run.
Approaching the 2014 Commonwealth Games in July, India announced that it had pared the provisional list of its national track and field team from 41 to 32. Six of the athletes cut were from the men's 4-by-100 relay team, which was complete crap; another was a controversial triple jumper. But only after prodding by the…
During a training run on the Olympic luge course, Indian luger Shiva Keshavan fell off his sled before making an amazing save, somehow flipping over and regaining his position on his sled. The scene made for a pretty mind-bending GIF, which makes it look like Keshavan was aided by CGI or wire effects.
Before the very first match at a new soccer ground in Bekal, India, on Sunday, an entire stand collapsed, injuring more than 100 people, six critically.
There are many, many things wrong with this terribly edited picture of a right-handed Tim Tebow in a Broncos uniform being used as an advertisement for the Elite Football League of India. But it's funny!
Deadspin and Gelf Magazine bring you the best (or at least the most interesting) foreign-produced journalism about the London Olympics.
John Daly is in New Delhi for the Avantha Masters that will take place later this week. Over the weekend, he played at the Omega Dubai Classic, where he placed 37th. According to his Twitter timeline, the trip's been quite the adventure. Here's a sampling:
One early spring day in 2007, a curious group of worshipers gathered at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, an 11th century temple in Madhya Pradesh, India. They came not to pray for blessings for themselves or their families, but for something that at the moment seemed much more important.
It turns out the Indian government couldn't even keep track of the number of people killed during construction for the Commonwealth Games. But, you know, totally worth it to beat Antigua AND Barbuda in lawn bowling. [Times of India]
The bad news: used condoms are clogging toilets and pipes at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The good news, according to the organizers: At least people are having safe sex. [Reuters]
Screw the worldwide economic meltdown! The Indian Premier League is expanding and two owners just paid $700 million for the right to buy in—or more than it would have cost to buy the entire league two years ago.
Our Baseball Yatra is fast becoming one of my favorite baseball blogs. It chronicles the adventures of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Kumar Patel, the pair of teenagers from India who won a pitching contest in their native country and ended up signing pro contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In today's episode, Rinku denies…
It's kind of difficult to put into words how unbelievable it is that a country of 1.1 billion people had never won an individual gold medal before. Especially since India has been participating in the Olympics since 1928. In the ensuing 80 years they'd won only four individual medals. None of them gold. That all…