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M Kom. Final: The testy bout that ended 9-1 in Mary’s favour
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

‘Who will go to the Olympic qualifiers?’ Mary answers the question, and a few others, en route to a 9-1 win over Nikhat at the trials.

Gloves off as Mary knocks out Nikhat on way to Olympics
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

The contest was a culmination of a months-long public spat over the 51-kg spot, during which Mary repeatedly questioned the need for a trial while Nikhat clamoured for a fair fight

‘Mary Kom used foul language’: Nikhat Zareen post-Olympic trial fracas
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

After Mary Kom won the trial by a split decision against Nikhat Zareen, the scoreline became the subplot in the post-match fracas involving accusations of foul language used by the six-time world champion.

Mary Kom vs Nikhat Zareen: Finally, the gloves to do the talking
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

On the first day of selection trials, Nikhat and Mary — nation's two best women flyweights — defeated Jyoti Gulia and Ritu Grewal — on paper, the nation's best women flyweights

League of their own: Christian Fuchs, Mesut Ozil bank on Indian FIFA gamers
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

Behl joined Leicester City footballer Christian Fuchs' esports outfit: NoFuchsGiven.

Tale of Patiala cricket ground: From Navjot Singh Sidhu’s sixes to Mayank Markande’s fiver
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

The historic Baradari cricket ground in Patiala has witnessed Navjot Singh Sidhu's sixes, Dharmani's break, Ranjitsinhji’s ton, Dhruv’s memories and now Markande’s fiver

Ranji Trophy: After IPL clutter, Mandeep Singh declutters
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

After tweaking his game to prosper in the shortest format, Mandeep returns to fundamentals to revive domestic-cricket career.

Ranji Trophy: After cake, Punjab’s Mandeep Singh hopes for cherry
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Punjab skipper scores unbeaten 65 on his birthday to dig team out of a hole, hopes to compile elusive hundred.

Ranji Trophy: Mayank Markande gives Hyderabad the chills
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

On cold and damp opening day in Patiala, spinners’ incisive strikes keep Punjab warm as visitors bundled out for 242.

Ranji Trophy: Punjab taps into catchment area
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Chandigarh’s debut has seen an exodus of players, which has given lesser-known talents from Punjab an opportunity to flourish.

Tokyo drift: In the zone, Amit Panghal gears up for Olympic qualifiers
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Panghal and Worlds bronze-medallist Manish Kaushik will have their first crack at Tokyo at the Asian Olympic qualifier in Wuhan in February.

Remedy’s Control review: An unmistakably unique experience
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Control review: Control is unmistakably unique. There are inspirations aplenty, but the game is its own beast. It's a must-play if you are a fan of the umpteen pop-culture phenomenons the game invokes.

Wrestler vs Commando, now playing near you
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The “objectionable scene” from the film, starring actor Vidyut Jamwal and released last Friday, shows school girls being eve-teased and sexually harassed by akhada wrestlers.

Careers, cult followings, coming-of-age angst — PUBG’s brave new world
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

Careers, cult followings, and coming-of-age angst mean PUBG is not all fun and games for its biggest stars — the likes of Naman 'Mortal' Mathur, Abhijeet 'Ghatak' Andhare, and Tanmay 'Scout' Singh.

Reel to real: After tryst with Bollywood, Deepak Tanwar returns to boxing ring
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Two years since the tryst with Bollywood, Deepak Tanwar returns to the ring this Saturday, when he travels to South Korea to face hometown favourite Sung Jae Jo (10-0, 8KOs) in a 10-round contest.

Vijender Singh set for last ‘medium’ fight
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Indian boxer to take on a Ghanaian journeyman on Friday; promoters say next bout could be a ‘big one’

Ritu Phogat earns dominant win in MMA debut
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

On Saturday, the 25-year-old answered all questions, in a debut that was as good as it gets. Sure, a 10-second knockout would have been more hysterical. But Ritu's 3minute40second-dismantling of South Korea's Nam Hee Kim ticked all the boxes.

Meet Manipur’s rising Mix Martial Arts star
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Roshan Mainam, who won his ONE Championship debut bout last week, is tipped to make waves

Mary Kom on punches, prayers and what still drives her
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Boxing champion MC Mary Kom, with a record-breaking eighth World Championship under her belt, has the answer.

Dangal in China: The story of wrestler Ritu Phogat
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Armed with new skills and desire to be different, Ritu Phogat now prepares to fight in China, where Bollywood has made ‘Phogat’ a household name.

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