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Dubai Super Series Finals: Kidambi Srikanth’s dream over
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Kidambi Srikanth failed to reach the knockout stage of Dubai Super Series Finals after 18-21, 18-21 loss to Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen.

PV Sindhu crosses opening hurdle, beats China’s He Bingjiao in Dubai Super Series Finals
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

PV Sindhu beats China’s He Bingjiao 21-11, 16-21, 21-18 in Group A match of the Dubai World Super Series Finals.

Nicolae Gioga: The maverick Romanian roped in to usher in India’s golden age in rowing
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Nicolae Gioga has started identifying juniors for both the lightweight and heavyweight categories, and sees potential with the lightweights especially.

Nationals gold in Single Sculls soothes Navneet Kaur’s blister pains
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Navneet Kaur, who won the Single Sculls national title, says that the gold medal can magically wipe off all the accumulated exhaustion of training.

Not at his best, but Dattu Bhokanal finishes as the best, edging rival Swarn Singh
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

This was about two army men pitting their strength and endurance against each other. And the crowd had a jolly good time, calling the race of what they dubbed the ‘chela’ and ‘ustaad.’

Olympians Dattu Bhokanal and Swarn Singh Virk face off for national honours
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

It promises to be a race to savour between Dattu Bhokanal and Swarn Singh Virk, given the proximity to the Asian Games next year.

Yamini Singh making waves in her boat
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Yamini Singh, the 19-year-old sparkling talent of Indian rowing had two early races where she wasn’t tested and is gunning to repeat her Nationals-winning performance from Bhopal.

PV Sindhu muscles past Akane Yamaguchi, storms into Hong Kong Open semi final
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

PV Sindhu finally downed Japanese Akane Yamaguchi 21-12, 21-19 in 36 minutes in the quarterfinal of Hong Kong Open.

No clickbait this: Uploading YouTube videos of basketball can make you an India player
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Ambathi Prudhvishwar Reddy is part of the Indian basketball team what will take part in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

Jagdeep Bains, back in order after career-threatening injury, ready to take off
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Jagdeep Bains — now recalled to Indian team for FIBA World Cup qualifiers after an inspiring tale of a comeback — headed off to Beirut.

As China’s next generation emerges, India stars face new challenge
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Three of the eight quarterfinalists at China Open were from the host nation, including Ji Shuting and Gao Fangjie. Gao shut out a tired PV Sindhu.

Goan football’s slow death due to lure of dollars and intrusion of Premier League
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Goa football died a slow death because of the lure of dollars, development drive, intrusion of European football and ISL.

Badminton legends let their hair down in Mumbai
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

The Legends event offered a glimpse into what badminton could offer if freed from the traditional clutches of Asia’s national team-system.

Kidambi Srikanth on the path to greatness
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

India has had winners in the last decade, but in Kidambi Srikanth lies the promise of greatness, if he can rise to the big moments

Kidambi Srikanth masterstrokes: Shots behind the Indian shuttler’s rise
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Kidambi Srikanth rise has a lot to do with a few characteristic shots, some of which were honed while playing doubles in his earlier days.

Kidambi Srikanth is fast court king with his fourth Super Series title of 2017
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Kidambi Srikanth beat Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 to win French Open Super Series crown, his fourth Super Series title of the year.

Kidambi Srikanth: Indian shuttler who has matured at 24
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Kidambi Srikanth won his fourth tour title of the year by defeating Kenta Nishimoto at the French Open Super Series.

French Open Super Series Final: Japanese hurdle for Kidambi Srikanth
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Kidambi Srikanth defeated HS Prannoy to set up title clash with the tricky Nishimoto while PV Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi

PV Sindhu in last four of French Open Super Series in 41 minutes
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

PV Sindhu avenged two recent defeats against Chen Yufei to reach her maiden French Open Super Series semi-final.

French Open: Big guns will boom as Kidambi Srikanth faces HS Prannoy in semis clash
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy will go head-to-head for a place in the French Open Super Series finals in what will be yet another delicious all-India clash.

Kidambi Srikanth schools old master en route Denmark Super Series title
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Kidambi Srikanth blitzed through a 21-10, 21-5 stomp to the Denmark Super Series title, his third Super Series title of 2017.

Denmark Open Super Series: Young Kidambi Srikanth up against old master Lee Hyun-il
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Kidambi Srikanth will be up against a name that spans reverence across two generations as he chases his third Super Series title from four finals this year.

Denmark Super Series: Attacking Kidambi Srikanth stuns Viktor Axelsen in three games
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Winner of two Super Series titles this season, Kidambi Srikanth had gone off the boil at the World Championships where Viktor Axelsen picked his maiden crown.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Ignoring snakes to get the ball, Niger’s love for banana chips and much more
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Teams are not only impressed by the support they are getting at the stadiums but also the similarity of their cuisine.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Foreign teams’ shopping experiences, Jadon Sancho’s ‘Baganisation’ and more
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

'Wenger Out' banners, Sancho's comparisons with the greats of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal; with the world coming to play in India, our reporters keep an eye out for the unusual.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Against mighty Germany, Iran come to the four
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Iran upset fancied Germans with goals from Younes Delfi (6th and 42th), Allahyar Sayyad (49th) and Vahid Namdari (75th) to book pre-quarters berth.

Indian colts’ nervous parents, Ghana’s Jama, Germany’s Lufthansa experiment set the pace in FIFA U-17 World Cup
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Boris Singh's father's nervousness before his son plays, the grimness of the North Koreans and more from our reporters around the country.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Iran bank on defence against Germany’s strike force
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Iran have been one of Asia’s top teams for years now, and Chamanian says countries from this continent need to keep chipping away to find eventual success.

Abhinav with a toothy grin is ‘top dog’ at Fatorda
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

India organisers of FIFA U-17 World Cup called Abhinav to tame dogs at the stadium so they could not interrupt the Germany vs Costa Rica game.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Erratic Germans leave it late to overcome Costa Rica
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

Germans turned goal-shy at the first whiff of the big occasion and were fortunate for a last-minute strike, to come off with a 2-1 win against Costa Rica.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: What unusual is happening in India
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup brings the world to play in India, our reporters keep an eye out for the unusual.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: The world comes to play in India
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Guinea U-17 colts in Goa, ahead of their opener against Iran on Saturday, are not falling over themselves to claim Paul Pogba as one of their own.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: A slice of life in India
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

From the buzz in the team to the shor in the street, our reporters present a slice of life of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

FIFA U17 World Cup: From tamarind chutney to samosas, India offers a blend of tasty tales to Costa Ricans
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

It’s not so much a change of topographies — both Santa Cruz and Goa share vibrant colours, a love for dance and music and folklore, a love for mussels and tiny feet gorging on the free open spaces to play football.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Germany look for next Miroslav Klose
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

In forwards Jann-Fiete Arp and Dennis Jastrzembski, Germany Under-17s think they have equivalent of Mirosav Klose in their ranks

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Face masks, a Cech accessory, brought to India by John Yeboah
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Germany Under-17s’ left winger John Yeboah will be the man in the mask this World Cup as he seeks to protect a broken nose.