Sports

‘Concussion’ doctor says kids shouldn’t play these sports until they’re 18

You wouldn’t let your child drink a glass of cognac or smoke a cigarette, so why would you send him out on a football field to risk brain damage? It’s a question Dr. Bennet Omalu — a forensic pathologist whose discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy was portrayed in the Will Smith film “Concussion” — wants parents to consider. He warns that children who play ... Read More »

Outgoing sports minister Vijay Goel says government alone cannot build sporting culture

New Delhi: Outgoing Sports minister Vijay Goel on Sunday asserted that he had a successful stint in office and categorically stated that the government alone cannot build a sports culture in the country. Goel, who was on Sunday shifted to Parliamentary Affairs Ministry as a minister of state in a reshuffle after a 13- month tenure, said he had worked with the intent ... Read More »

Olympic and Paralympic funding: Sports ‘positive’ after meeting with UK Sport

Dame Katherine Grainger ‘not surprised’ by 11 sports opposing UK Sport funding Eleven Olympic and Paralympic sports ‘thrown under the bus’ in funding cuts last year have had a ‘positive’ meeting with UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger. It follows a campaign they launched in June to challenge UK Sport’s ‘no compromise’ approach to funding. They would like to see a ... Read More »

Chelsea in talks with Swansea over Fernando Llorente

Chelsea are in talks with Swansea over a deal for striker Fernando Llorente, according to Sky sources. Sky Sports News understands there has been no official bid from Everton for the former Spain international at this stage, despite reports linking the Toffees with a move. Llorente trained with Swansea on Wednesday but the Welsh club are lining up a move for ... Read More »

Sindhu’s Performance Best Ever in History of Indian Sports: Padukone

New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu’s silver medal-winning performance at the BWF World Championship has come in for high praise from one of Indian badminton’s biggest legend, Prakash Padukone, who has termed the Hyderabad girl’s performance as the best ever by an Indian sportsperson. Padukone, a world championship bronze medallist himself, in an exclusive reaction to CNN-News18 said that Sindhu ... Read More »

5 sports lessons a former pro athlete uses to succeed in business

A surprising number of CEOs played sports when they were younger. Former Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb was the captain of the Stanford Soccer Team. Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman played varsity squash and lacrosse at Princeton. Even Mark Zuckerberg was a high school fencing star. One Ernst & Young survey found that 96 percent of women in C-suite roles played sports. After playing professional ... Read More »

Solar eclipse captivates sports world

Monday brought a little more excitement than the start of the work week typically would, with the first solar eclipse since 1979 taking place across the United States. The phenomenon began around 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on the West Coast and ended around 2:50 p.m. Eastern Time on the Atlantic coast. Fourteen states — Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, ... Read More »

Affordability, accessiblity hurdles to sports participation

Affordability and accessibility remain major barriers to sport participation locally with women twice as likely not to be involved as men, according to the discussion paper Sport and Belonging released Thursday by the Windsor Essex Community Foundation. The paper is part of the foundation’s larger annual Vital Signs Initiative that studies and measures various aspects of the area’s quality of ... Read More »

Can Disney Create a Netflix of Sports?

Bob Iger’s plan to launch two streamers — one for family fare, another for ESPN — carries huge stakes for the media giant and the future of the cable bundle itself. Since Disney announced on Aug. 8 that it would ditch Netflix and launch its own over-the-top video channel for family fare, more than $3 billion in market capitalization has ... Read More »

Sports meets biz

Be it politics, sports or business — indeed, in virtually every sphere of human endeavour — we’re all in it to win it. And if there is a formula for “the winning way”, we’d love to be in on it. Eminent sports media personality Harsha Bhogle and his wife Anita, a ‘quant’ researcher who founded the consultancy firm Prosearch, have ... Read More »