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Dipankar Lahiri


‘I didn’t say anything then, now I am sad for him’: Neeraj Chopra on Johannes Vetter’s early exit
Sun, Aug 08, 2021

Neeraj Chopra said after his Javelin gold medal that he is disappointed for Johannes Vetter, the World Number 1, who prematurely bowed out of the final.

‘Aaraam se’: How PV Sindhu’s Korean coach learnt a new phrase and gained a new experience
Mon, Aug 02, 2021

India’s Olympian shuttler PV Sindhu and her coach Park Tae Sang have built a winning partnership — over a shared dream, eye contact between points and lots of laughter.

The case of the missing Vault: Gymnast Pranati Nayak, coach take on unsavoury rumours
Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Back from Tokyo, battling criticism over a 'meek' performance, India's second ever Olympic gymnast and her coach break down the facts behind her decision to not go for a second vault in the qualifiers.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 4 Highlights: On day of heartbreak in shooting, badminton, Lovlina provides hope
Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 4 Highlights: Lovlina Borgohain won her Round of 16 match and will face Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinal on Friday (July 30).

India’s weightlifters rally around Mirabai Chanu as she scripts Rio redemption tale
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

India's weightlifting fraternity is putting its weight behind Mirabai Chanu to secure India's best ever performance at Tokyo Olympics, but the superstar herself is focused on the battle within.

Night of the tragic hero: Yann Sommer, Jeremy Doku win hearts on way out
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

On their way out, Yann Sommer helped Switzerland provide the best underdog story of Euro 2020 so far and Jeremy Doku broke a record for dribbling dating back to the 1960s.

WTC Final, Day 3: Mohammed Shami’s bad luck in England
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

"How long can you say Shami is unlucky?" asked Michael Atherton on air, pointing to his record in England. Dinesh Karthik replied by bringing up the record for the number of chances created.

‘Brother sacrificed his dream so I could play’: Bengal teen Shubho Paul prepares for Bayern Munich adventure
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Shubho Paul, who was until a few years ago a barefoot footballer who would go to training grounds on a borrowed cycle, is now set to travel to Bayern Munich to play against U-19 teams in the Bundesliga.

Wrestling vs Grappling: India’s sports federations locked in battle
Sun, May 30, 2021

The country's grappling federation alleges that WFI has been trying to take over its functioning, first by setting up an alternate body and more recently by requesting UWW to dissolve the GFI. 

Unmukt Chand denies involvement with American T20 league
Sun, May 09, 2021

Unmukt Chand, who is one of the Indian cricketers looking at a career in the USA according to Pakistan's Sami Aslam, says he has no official involvement in the American T20 league and that he had gone to the USA only for a 'leisure trip'.

‘No official warning to Dan Christian’: RCB clarify after deleted video interview
Sat, May 01, 2021

Following an allegation by an Australian podcast that overseas player Dan Christian was 'issued a warning' by RCB for 'breach of contract', the IPL franchise clarifies what went wrong.

Australia vs India: 2 nations, one obsession and a long war of cultures
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

Director Peter Dickson says he realized while conducting interviews with former Indian and Australian cricketers that the 'clash of culture' narrative was very pronounced in all the players' minds.

From Crete to Candolim: Khassa Camara finds a home in the Highlands
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Khassa Camara has beeen a central figure in the Northeast United starting lineup as well as in the ISL this year.

‘Maybe it is the stress…’: Former teammates shocked about ‘fit’ Sourav Ganguly’s heart issues
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

In the week before his heart attack, political parties had played tug-of-war amidst pitched speculation of Sourav Ganguly's entry into politics. Now, they have a common goal - praying for his recovery.

ISL’s youngest captain Lalengmawia Ralte gives Northeast a song for the future
Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Lalengmawia (Apuia) Ralte, 20, the youngest ever captain in the Indian Super League, moved from Northeast United to Mumbai City FC in one of the biggest transfer deals ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Cole Alexander brings Bafana flavour to Indian football, but is stumped by country’s greenery
Sat, Dec 12, 2020

Cole Alexander, just the second South African in the ISL, had not considered India to be part of his plans till a few months ago, but now finds his future inextricably linked with the country - both as a player and on the personal front.

When Sean Connery turned down Manchester United
Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Sean Connery leaves behind the legacy of having immortalized James Bond on screen, but much before his film breakthrough, he had once been very close to joining Manchester United.

India, Russia announced joint winners of Chess Olympiad after controversial finish
Tue, Sep 14, 2021

India were awarded the Chess Olympiad gold medal jointly with Russia after a frantic finish to Sunday's final. India were initially declared to have lost the final round but they lodged an appeal saying their players lost internet connection due to a server failure. The decision was then reversed.

Mohammad Nissar, India’s first and furious pacer that it lost to Partition
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Mohammad Nissar bowled India's first ball in Test cricket, took its first wicket, and its first 5-wicket haul. However, a chain of events started by World War II and Partition resulted in his remarkable achievements being forgotten.

‘The greatest joy is of playing’: The legendary Pankaj Advani on his longest break from sport
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

Pankaj Advani says what keeps him pushing, even after having won 23 world titles and a Career Grand Slam, is the simple joy of playing and competing.

‘Now I’ll show you’: Balwinder Sandhu on how a bouncer to the head in the ’83 final got him fired up
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Balwinder Sandhu played few matches for India on either side of the 1983 World Cup, but his two moments of heroism in the final vs West Indies make him an unforgettable figure in Indian cricket history.

1999 World Cup semi final: The run out that still haunts South Africa
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The 1999 World Cup semifinal on 17 June had one of the most unbelievable climaxes to a cricket match and probably the sport's most famous incomplete run. Steve Waugh said after the match, "I almost feel sorry for South Africa."

From cricket to athletics, how Covid-19 has hit the sporting world and will change it
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

Some sports will be hit harder than others. The economic structure of international cricket is likely to change, with lower-ranked nations facing a crunch in funds. Some less popular sports, like hockey, stare at an uncertain future.

The 7-year-old who has professional cricketers like Michael Atherton praising her technique
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Pari, who lives in Haryana's Rohtak, is coached by her father Pardeep Sharma, a former cricketer whose teammates at the university level included former Indian cricketers Ajay Ratra and Joginder Sharma.

Virat Kohli to Anil Kumble, what Shahid Afridi had to say about India’s star cricketers
Sat, Apr 25, 2020

Shahid Afridi talks of how he used to be great friends with many Indian cricketers like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ajay Jadeja. On the changed atmosphere these days, Afridi says, 'Kohli, Sehwag and Co. clearly don't get that.'