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
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
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
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
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
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
Sergio Perez is an unlucky man. The Mexican’s debut year at McLaren came at a time when the team put together one of its worst cars in over 30 years. It’s no surprise then that failure, not unusual for a young driver thrown into a marquee brand, is unpardonable. Read more
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
The easy one. Who is the fastest man on the planet? Keep aside lab theories, hands down it is Usain Bolt of Jamaica.
Now, the tough one. Who is the president of the Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association? Dr Warren Blake. Read more
The jury has voted, the verdict’s out and this being January that can only mean that it’s time to all-hail Lionel Messi again. Since two-thirds of the voters comprise national team captains and coaches and with 41.6% of the total votes going to Messi, there really should have been no debate about an unprecedented fourth Ballon D’Or for the peerless ball wizard of this generation if not of all time. Read more