Sports

Sports to education, it’s still game, set, match Andre Agassi

MUMBAI: At the turn of the millennium, American tennis legend Andre Agassiscorched the courts with his formidable forehand returns. Years later — and well into his retirement from professional tennis — the 48-year-old former world number one is still hitting it hard, with a string of investments in education and sports-related startups. The winner of eight Grand Slam titles, along with his associates, has deployed ... Read More »

Expect to nearly treble sales in India in 2019: Lamborghini

Italian super sports car maker Lamborghini expects to nearly treble sales in India in 2019, a year ahead of its previous plans, riding on the back of its new super luxury SUV Urus, a top company official said. With nine months of the waiting period for Urus for 2019, Automobili Lamborghini India is also confident of becoming the leader in ... Read More »

Sports can play a role in weight management

Uday Jhala at a football game. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Football Uday Jhala, 36, hates working out and loves his junk food and drinks. Yet, he weighs a healthy 67kg—the ideal weight for a man 5ft, 9 inches tall. “Given the amount of trash I eat and drink, I should be thrice my size. Thanks to football, I am fairly fit ... Read More »

Anything for this: The costs, benefits of life in elite sport

Mara Abbott on her way to a solo stage victory in Stage 9 of the 2015 Giro Rosa. If I had known as a college freshman — entering into adulthood of honing pure excellence in my tiny sphere, with errors and triumphs and struggles all rolled in — if I had known this fate lay ahead, would I have traded ... Read More »

Sports Direct fails to meet 2016 pledge on working condi

Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of sportwear retailer Sports Direct, at the controversial Shirebrook warehouse. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters It added that it had “taken steps to promote stability for [these groups of workers] by ensuring changes to scheduled hours by the company [were] kept to a minimum”. It said: “Our research found that in common with surveys by other ... Read More »

This Week In Sports Law: Barcelona Sues Neymar, Tiger Woods Nudes, Jamaal Tinsley Overpaid

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar is being sued by his former club, FC Barcelona. (Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images) Neymar Sued For Switching Clubs FC Barcelona is suing soccer superstar Neymar, alleging that he breached a contract by signing with competitor Paris Saint Germain. Barcelona wants Neymar to pay at least 8.5 million euro in damages based on a “loyalty bonus” that was paid out by ... Read More »

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport?

Mo Farah wins gold in Men’s 5000m, London 2012 Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games – seen as a great success for Britain – came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean the end of the success story, that there would be a lasting legacy ... Read More »

French league asks La Liga to approve Neymar deal – latest

Neymar or four Kyle Walkers? Or how about an entire Premier League XI? Armed with £198m – the world record fee Paris St-Germain are set to pay for Barcelona forward Neymar – we want you to buy a team made up of Premier League players who have moved this summer. Select your best XI within the £198m limit and tweet ... Read More »

Questions for: ‘African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes’

Courtney Lee, left, and Joakim Noah during the Knicks’ tour of the museum. Nearly half of the N.B.A.’s 30 teams have had members visit, museum officials said. CreditTom Zweibel/Knicks.com Article: African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes Before Reading Watch the YouTube video below, of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James at the opening of the ... Read More »

Cheteshwar Pujara To Play In English County For Nottinghamshire

Cheteshwar Pujara is set to return to county circuit for a short stint with Nottinghamshire as cover for Australian pacer James Pattinson. Pujara will arrive in mid-May and will be available for home and away County Championship fixtures against Gloucestershire, as well as matches against Glamorgan and Derbyshire. “We have looked around the world to find the right player,” said ... Read More »