Karan Prashant Saxena


Karan is a Sub-editor at the Express. He can be found tweeting at @PSKaran92.

WWE Live India Tour 2017: Cricket is a great sport, but WWE is just better, says Sheamus
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

WWE Raw tag-team champions Sheamus and Cesaro said everyone wants to align with them because no one sets the bar higher than them.

How Manchester City can break down Jose Mourinho’s bus at Old Trafford
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Manchester City have scored 46 goals this Premier League season - more than the rest - and lead the table. They will put their unbeaten run to the test against city rivals Manchester United.

Ajinkya Rahane an invaluable asset for India in South Africa
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

In spite of a horrid series against Sri Lanka, the selectors have chosen Ajinkya Rahane for the South African tour because of his tremendous record against Proteas.

Who is Prithvi Shaw? Meet Mumbai’s 18-year-old run-machine who will lead India at U-19 World Cup 2018
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Prithvi Shaw has been a heavy run-scorer for Mumbai in the junior age groups and is the second-highest run-getter for the state in the Ranji Trophy 2017-18.

FIFA U-17 World Cup find Dheeraj Singh has trial offers from multiple clubs, including Scotland’s Motherwell, reveals agent
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Several international football clubs are interested in Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem who impressed with his goalkeeping skills in FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Delhi half marathon: Pollution will not affect race, says Linford Christie
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Linford Christie believes Delhi pollution will not affect half-marathon race on Sunday.

Dear ISL, can we please STOP opening ceremonies. Thanks
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

For a tournament that boasts of the tagline "Future hai Football", the performance by Salman Khan appeared nothing more than a mockery.

India vs Sri Lanka: Cheteshwar Pujara shows how it’s done in challenging conditions
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Cheteshwar Pujara narrowed his 'V' and weathered the storm on another rain-hit day at the Eden Gardens on Friday.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Defeat in derby could cast final shadow over Arsene Wenger’s career
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal are four points below Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur and trail Manchester City by 12 points.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo look to end goal drought
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo are both struggling this season. Will they find form against arch-rivals?

ISL 2017: In repeat of last year’s final, Kerala Blasters face defending champs ATK in season opener
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

ISL 2017: Kerala Blasters have registered only a single victory against ATK in 8 outings but on papers their squad looks better this season.

India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma unlikely to feature in playing XI at Eden Gardens
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Rohit Sharma may find it difficult to secure a place for him in India's already packed middle-order. He could sneak in if the hosts decide to field just four bowlers.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez return offers hope to struggling Arsene Wenger’s side
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Returning to Premiere League after another season filled with 'Wenger Out' chants, the Gunners managed to barely get past Leicester City in the opening fixture and then went on to lose against Stoke City in their second game of the season.

English Premier League 2017-18: Pressure mounts on managers as new season approaches
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The pressure is also on Jurgen Klopp to live up to fans' expectations, which he has failed to do so far in England. Losing out on Philippe Coutinho, who has undoubtedly been the star player for the club over the years, is another huge blow that will hurt Klopp's confidence.

English Premier League 2017-18: What to expect from promoted teams this season
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

As we approach the start of the new English Premier League season, indianexpress.com takes a look at three promoted teams - Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United and Brighton.

Manchester United vs Real Madrid: Can Juan Mata end his Super Cup curse?
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

"I've been lucky to play two [Super Cup finals] and I've been unlucky to lose two," 29-year old Juan Mata of Manchester United said in a recent interview. He went on to add that the task at hand against Real Madrid is not going to be an easy one.

UEFA Super Cup: Jose Mourinho faces defensive woes ahead of Real Madrid clash
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

Manchester United's trusted center-back Eric Bailly has received a three-match ban from European tournaments. Phil Jones has been handed a two UEFA match ban for abusing a doping official at Europa League final clash against Ajax.

Can a beefed-up Everton offer a title challenge?
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Wayne Rooney is not the only former Red Devils star the Everton has signed this season. The 25-year old Burnley defender Michael Keane, who started his career with Manchester United, and was reported to be a target for Mourinho, has also made his way to Everton.

Thirteen years, 253 goals: Wayne Rooney deserved a farewell from Old Trafford
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Wayne Rooney's overhead bicycle kick against Manchester City in 2011 remains the most memorable moment of his Manchester United career for the fans and critics alike.

Will Alvaro Morata be the right fit for Manchester United?
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

On paper, Alvaro Morata appears to be the ideal candidate for Manchester United - a 6 ft 2 in striker, with physical capabilities inside the box, who can hold the ball and make others play inside the six-yard box.

Could the future of sports coaching in India ever be female?
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

#GenderAnd Culture: Why have we failed to have women taking executive decisions in Indian sport?

UEFA Champions League final, Juventus vs Real Madrid: Old Lady’s defence against Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring prowess
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

In the last two decades, Juventus and Real Madrid both have played five UEFA Champions League Finals. The record for both stands reverse with Juve losing all five contests and Real, on the flipside, winning all five. On Sunday, this statistic could be very different.

UEFA Champions League Final, Juventus vs Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane has to circumvent his past to create history
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Zinedine Zidane will have familiar faces wearing the Juventus jersey and in the stands when his Real Madrid side face his former team in the final of the UEFA Champions League in Cardiff. Zizou spent five years at the Turin based club from 1996-2001.

Delhi: Ramjas School under corporal punishment cloud
Tue, May 16, 2017

Delhi Education Department issued a letter to Ramjas School which said “it was found that the school administration is involved in corporal punishment."

Champions League: Kylian Mbappe’s goal past Juventus in vain, redemption for Karim Benzema at Calderon
Thu, May 11, 2017

Juventus reached Champions League final for the second time in the last three years and will face Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid at Cardiff.

Will Antoine Griezmann be the ‘right fit’ for Manchester United?
Sat, May 06, 2017

Antoine Griezmann has been in excellent form for Atletico Madrid in the past two years with 60 goals in his bag.

Champions League recap: Cristiano Ronaldo wipes out ‘off-side’ taint, Juventus’ experience reigns supreme in Monaco
Thu, May 04, 2017

Against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final stage of European competition, Cristiano Ronaldo went on to score 42nd hat-trick of his career

El Clasico: What went wrong for Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Apart from a tremendous performance from Lionel Messi for Barcelona, Real was let down by some major tactical errors in El Clasico.

El Clasico: Real Madrid won’t miss Gareth Bale but Neymar’s absence will hurt Barcelona
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

For the Clasico on Sunday, Gareth Bale and Neymar’s inclusion remains shrouded in mystery.

Real Madrid can settle for a draw, but must win for Barcelona
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

A win against Real Madrid would be a huge boost for Barcelona, as it would take the defending champions to first position in the table.

Champions League: Poor finishing behind Barcelona exit, Bayern Munich undone by refereeing decisions
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Real Madrid, Juventus, Monaco, Atletico Madrid are through to the semi-final stage of the Champions League.

Champions League: Can Juventus ease past Barcelona at Nou Camp without Paulo Dybala?
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Paulo Dybala's absence will put more pressure on Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Manduzkic in the forward line.

Diego Costa’s attitude becoming a worry for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Diego Costa has been able to score despite disciplinary issues but his attitude needs to be checked if Chelsea are to win the title.

La Liga hits and flops: Isco stamps authority, Aritz Aduriz defies age but Atletico Madrid’s penalty woes continue
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Real Madrid maintained their top spot in the La Liga table with a 3-2 win over Sporting Gijon with Isco scoring a brace.

Champions League Recap: In a week of tense football, youngsters steal the show
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Paulo Dybala proved that former Juventus player Paul Pogba’s nickname given to him is not far from truth.

La Liga Recap: Atletico Madrid stop Real Madrid’s surge, Barcelona fail to capitalise
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

On a day when the top two in the Spanish league could swap places, Real Madrid drew with local rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona lost at Malaga.