The year in quotes - Junk food, big b***s, and a 'kamzor' who won gold
ESPN brings you the most explosive quotes of 2016 from the world of Indian sport as told to our writers.
Second-half form, changes click for India
At half-time in Ahmedabad, things weren't looking too good for the hosts. But then Ajay Thakur got going and a change in the defence further swing the final their way.
India retain kabaddi crown on Thakur's heroics
The hosts overturned a five-point first half deficit to make a stirring comeback against Iran in the final and win the Kabaddi World Cup for the third consecutive time.
Kabaddi 'binds together' India's old and young
Mohit Chhillar and Dharmaraj Cheralathan are separated by 18 years of age, but on the mat, they are bound together by strong team spirit and a mutual respect for each other.
The kabaddi question - whose game is it anyway?
India have been seen as the game's birthplace but Iran's captain differs.
India eye third straight Kabaddi WC
For the third year in a row, India and Iran are set to face off in the final of the Kabaddi World Cup.
Dominant India march into Kabaddi World Cup final
The hosts made little work of a young Thailand side, as they won 73-20 to set up a third consecutive World Cup final against Iran.
Skipper Dong leads Korean affair with kabaddi
The Kabaddi World Cup's only unbeaten team is captained by a martial-arts trainer who loves kabaddi's team ethic.
Kabaddi World Cup: Can Thailand end India's dominance?
With the semifinals of the Kabaddi World Cup kicking off on Saturday, ESPN takes an in-depth look at how the four teams are placed.
India confident of winning Kabaddi WC
Ahead of the semi-final against Thailand, captain Anup Kumar said his team is determined to fight till they win.
Kabaddi World Cup: India enter semi finals with a comfortable win
India beat England 69-18 to secure their place in the last four of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup with a comfotbale victory at the TransStadia arena in Ahmedabad.
Kabaddi: India beat Argentina by record margin
Rahul Chaudhari and Ajay Thakur combined to score 25 raid points between them as India cruised to a 74-20 win over Argentina in the Kabaddi World Cup.
India thump Bangladesh by 37-point margin
India registered an emphatic 57-20 victory over Bangladesh in the group stage of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup on Tuesday.
Kabaddi World Cup: India crush Australia
India bounced back in style from their opening day loss to Korea, as they crushed Australia 54-20 to record their first win of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.
Kabaddi World Cup: Korea stun hosts India
India began their 2016 Kabaddi World Cup campaign in disappointment, as they lost 34-32 to Korea.
On your marks, get set, Raid!
With the Kabaddi World Cup kicking off on October 7, here are five facts you need to know before you grab the popcorn and enjoy the entertainment on offer in the competition.
Anup Kumar to lead India in Kabaddi World Cup
Manjeet Chillar will be Anup's deputy in the 14-member squad for the tournament that is scheduled to commence on October 7 in Ahmedabad.
India to host Kabaddi World Cup in October 2016
Apart from India, 11 other countries, including USA, UK, Australia, Iran, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan, Argentina and Kenya will participate in the event.
Patna Pirates win second consecutive Pro Kabaddi title
Defending champions Patna Pirates recorded a 37-29 victory over Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League final on Sunday.
Puneri Paltan defeat Telugu Titans to secure third spot
Deepak Niwas Hooda led Puneri Paltan to defeat Telugu Titans with a score of 40-35.
Storm Queens win Women's Kabaddi Challenge
Storm Queens edged Fire Birds 24-23 in a closely-fought final of Women's Kabaddi Challenge.
India to host Kabaddi World Cup in October
Apart from the hosts, 11 other countries will participate in the event, the dates for which will be announced later.
Jaipur Pink Pathers defeat Telugu Titans to enter final
Jasvir Singh scored nine points to lead Jaipur Pink Panthers as they defeated Telugu Titans 34-24 in the semifinal round of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League on Friday.
Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan, make final
A strong performance in the last five minutes helped Patna Pirates win the first semi-final of the Pro Kabaddi League.
U Mumba fail to make it to semis despite a win
U Mumba registered a 38-34 win over Dabang Delhi KC but lost a semifinal spot to Puneri Paltan at the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League on Wednesday.
Bengaluru Bulls' raider Rohit Kumar talks about the reason he decided to join the Navy Kabaddi team in Mumbai
Olympic athletes take their best guess as to what they'd be doing if they weren't in their sport.
John Brewin reviews the eight matches that ultimately doomed Louis van Gaal's tenure as manager at Manchester United.
South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott brags about his angling skills, and confesses to bullying Australians in the Kings XI dressing room.
Usain Bolt attempted to juggle a ball on a tennis racket as he left a press conference ahead of running in the Golden Spike event in Prague on Friday.
PGA Tour Champions golfer Mark O'Meara joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the Regions Traditions Tournament and his relationship with Tiger Woods.
The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again.