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Jonathan Selvaraj


Denied shot at SAG, Rio Olympics looks distant for Pinki Jangra
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Pink Jangra, 25, is seen as Mary Kom’s toughest competitor at the national level.

Jumping jack: Vaulting past hurdles, Tejaswin Shankar braces for higher feats
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Tejaswin Shankar says he is expecting to clear the 2.16m mark at the South Asian Games.

Deepak Lather: Farm boy to strong man
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Only 15, Haryana weightlifter Deepak Lather is the youngest Indian with a national record.

Northeastern flavour: Jimjang Deru’s longing and belonging
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Weightlifting was hard enough to begin with and Jimjang Deru also missed life back in the mountaintop village of Jang.

WWE: Smack, down the memory lane
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

The whistle-stop show, headlined by Roman Reigns, lives up to its billing, pleasing the aficionados.

Another Phogat rises: Ritu seizes the baton, wins maiden gold
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Ritu, almost comically, chases her opponent and picks up two points with another takedown to make the score 10-0.

Ban has helped me to think about my game: Sarita Devi
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

Sarita Devi didn’t qualify for London Olympics, she isn’t intending to fall short this time around.

After three knockout wins, Vijender Singh prepares for eight-round pro bout
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

Considering how he's blitzed through his competition, Vijender Singh may seem to be a man in a hurry and in many ways its true.

Vijender Singh’s bout was full of sound, but little fury
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

Trash-talking Samet lasts less than 2 rounds as Vijender wins 3rd straight bout

Vijender Singh makes light of rival’s trash talk
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Vijender Singh has so far competed in four-round pro bouts, winning both of them via knockouts.

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer: A rivalry turns into revelry
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

It’s been a long time since anyone spoke of them as the greatest players around.

Who wants to fight this girl?
Mon, Dec 14, 2015

In the dangals of north India, a 17-year-old wrestler challenges boys to a match and leaves them pinned to the ground. Divya Kakran is a woman who overturns the masculine hierarchy of the akhara every time she steps into the ring and goes for gold.

Nick Kyrgios’ year: Hope, spat and jump
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

After a season of ups and downs, where Nick Kyrgios climbed 22 places, Aussie star says he has no regrets.

IPTL: Rafael Nadal pulls out all stops to please all
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Rafael Nadal had no shortage of supporters during his time on the court at the IG Stadium.

After second win on the trot, Vijender Singh readying for longer bouts
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Vijender Singh says his immediate aim will be to fight six round fights.

Vijender Singh in and out in 3 minutes
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Vijender Singh, after his three round knockout win in first bout, wins second bout by first round knockout.

Delayed, Vijender Singh in no mood to be denied
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

Postponing his second pro bout has hit Vijender Singh’s plans, but he hopes to quickly finish the job against Dean Gillen and head home.

For Dean Gillen, it’s better late than never against Vijender Singh
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

A steady job as a fireman, a hands-on dad and on the wrong side of 30, Vijender’s next opponent is as unlikely a boxer as they come.

Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt in the shadow of women at Professional Wrestling League auction
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

At Professional Wrestling League auction, India’s brightest stars are not the biggest gainers; Ukraine’s Oksana tops money list.

Amir Khan traces his journey, from Olympic medalist to a prize fighter
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Beyond hanging out with his idol, Amir Khan adds that Mike Tyson gave him one of the best pieces of advice.

Don’t think I will ever have a victory like the one at the China Open: Kidambi Srikanth
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Kidambi Srikanth says even when he loses he doesn't see it as a net negative.

Silver lining for Shiva Thapa after bagging bronze at World Championships
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

In 2013, Shiva Thapa reached the quarterfinals of the World Championships and won India’s solitary gold at the Asian Championships.

Nothing to celebrate yet, just my first pro bout, says Vijender Singh
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Vijender Singh started his professional career with a win over local favourite Sonny Whiting.

In his second innings, Vijender Singh searching for second wind
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

Though on the undercard, spotlight expected on Vijender as pro boxing world waits to see how the Olympian takes first step into the new ring and builds his brand

Vijender Singh, lonely in his corner
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Ahead of first pro bout, Vijender Singh is dealing with ‘minor distractions’ like homesickness, promotional work.

Vijender Singh vs Sonny Whiting: Scaffolder versus Superstar
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

Vijender Singh’s opponent in his professional debut has an unenviable 2-1 record as well as day job.

Fall season: A look at J&K cricket’s sorry state of affairs
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Jammu and Kashmir players face turmoil as the infighting in the state association rages on.

Blaming overconfidence for loss, Vikas Krishan faces tougher battles
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Vikas Krishnan was the last Indian in action on Friday and he made sure that the contingent had something to cheer.

The last slam: A year after his last WWE fight, life of ‘The Great Khali’ has turned a full circle
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Dalip Singh Rana hasn’t been The Great Khali for more than a year, since his contract with the WWE ended.

World Championships: Can Saina Nehwal breach the Chinese Wall?
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Saina Nehwal, in search of the elusive Worlds medal, begins her campaign in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Rocky road ahead for boxer Vijender Singh
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

Jonathan Selvaraj looks at the perks and pitfalls that boxer Vijender Singh will face as he embarks on his journey as a professional in Manchester.

I am at the stage in my life where I am up for a challenge, says Vijender Singh
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Vijender Singh tells The Indian Express why he could not wait till the end of the Rio Games before making the shift.

British-Indian MP, a regular host for cricket Team India
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

In 2011, Vaz attended a ceremony by De Montfort University in which Indian captain M S Dhoni was conferred an honorary degree.

As Delhi prepares to do yoga, why some veterans are feeling left out
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Of the thousands of players in the national championships, several have won plaudits on national TV.

As Team India fret over injuries, Rupinder Pal Singh rejoices a late lifeline
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

VR Raghunath picked up a hamstring injury that coach Paul van Ass said would take 10 days to heal.

In Delhi, Nepal’s cricketers begin to pick up the pieces
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

Kami had just submitted his visa application forms and in a couple of days, will head to Dharamsala for a 20-day training camp.