This sportoholic knows little of the scoring system and nuances of gymnastics, but can definitely spot a hero while appreciating jaw-dropping moves and beautiful symmetry.

Allahabad boy Ashish Kumar is one such hero. He went where no Indian had gone and took Indian gymnastics to uncharted heights in 2010. Read more

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German magazine Focus claims doctors have given up hope of reviving Formula One legend Michael Schumacher from an induced coma. He has been lying in a hospital bed in France since December last year, when his head smashed into a rock in a skiing accident. Read more

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This sportoholic is on thin ice with this one because he knows as much of Sochi Winter Olympics as his 5-month-old neighbour Kyra knows of IPL auctions, Yuvraj Singh and Rs 14 crore. Read more

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It’s all coming together for the talented 25-year-old Natraj Behera, eight years after your sportoholic first saw him.

Natraj who? Well, he is quickly turning the batting mainstay of Odisha in domestic cricket. Natraj why? Because he is pulling off one David act after another against the Goliaths of domestic cricket. Read more

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Our sporting heroes these days are apparently moving faster, soaring higher and becoming stronger. With round-the-clock coverage of events on TV, streaming and video sharing sites, displays of fan following are scaling greater heights too. Read more

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What ended just a week back in Chennai, if described merely as a chess championship, may prove to be accurate in letter, but not in spirit. Read more

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And it’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November pain. This isn’t another one on Sachin Tendulkar, not yet. Sportoholic wil give him his space. Someday, we will return to the great man because writing about him is cathartic and there is an untold one. Read more

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There won’t ever be a cricketer like Sachin Tendulkar — at least for many Indian fans like yours truly — even though the magnificent Virat Kohli is raising hopes, batting like no one before has in ODIs. Read more

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The moment has passed. That ship sailed a long time ago.

These are some of the most spirit crushing words. There is the finality of the grave in them. Whatever it is that you fancied yourself at, you will not to be able to make the cut and have to shift focus to staying alive, making a living doing something else.

You get the drift. Pravin Vijay Tambe does not. And, thank Rahul Dravid that he does not either. Read more

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A chosen few get to race for Ferrari in Formula One. And even fewer are given a second chance to ride in the red beast. ‘Iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen will become one of the very few such men as he returns to Ferrari in the 2014 season to partner Fernando Alonso. Read more

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