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Sports ministry at fault for archers missing World Cup, says AAI secretary

File image of Deepika Kumari (TOI Photo) CHANDIGARH: In the wake of cancellation of Indian archeryteam’s Medellin World Cupcampaign in Colombia due to closure of the Pakistan airspace, Archery Association of India(AAI) secretary Maha Singh on Sunday lashed out against the sports ministry’s failure to handle the matter tactfully. TOI had on Saturday …

IPL 2019: BCCI asks franchises to prepare sporting pitches

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli had criticised the Chepauk pitch after playing out a low-scoring game (BCCI Photo) The first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw Chennai Super Kings bundling out Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for just 70 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai …

How team sports change a child’s brain

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less …