Underdogs going into the Davis Cup World Group Playoff against Canada, India ended Day 1 with the tie level and the hosts rattled. Gutsy performances from India’s singles players and the fortuitous absence of a key Canadian helped shed all ideas of a one-sided contest.
There are parallels to be drawn between India’s Davis Cup World Group playoff versus Canada. With an unfancied singles line-up, India will be banking on Rohan Bopanna to help team cross Canadian hurdle.
For Gaurav Bidhuri, the bronze medal at the Boxing World Championships comes as vindication. He became only the fourth Indian to win a medal at the Worlds after Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan and Shiva Thapa.
While the world's tuned in to catch the big-money fight between notorious cagefighter Conor McGregor and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Gaurav Bhatt looks back at the mother of all such freakshows, between Muhammad Ali and a Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki.
Floyd Mayweather insists Conor McGregor fight isn't just about a big payday because he has put 49-0 record on the line. The basic purse for McGregor and Mayweather is Rs. 511 crore and Rs. 642 crore respectively.
Neeraj Goyat would have fought Andy Chuaua if not for a shoulder niggle, caused by carelessness. After defending his WBC Asia Welterweight title in Mumbai, Neeraj got into the the ring the very next night for the SBL semifinal.
Without the deduction, the scorecard would’ve read 96-94, 95-95 and 95-95; a majority draw. The Chinese got off the hook in the ninth round, for yet another punch below the belt that could easily have been penalised.
Indian boxers want to follow in Vijender Singh’s footsteps and earn money as well as glory for the country. Lack of streamlining and a labyrinthine set-up, though, is forcing them to pick one or the other — but not both.
Indian boxers want to follow in Vijender Singh’s footsteps and earn money as well as glory for the country. Lack of streamlining and a labyrinthine set-up, though, is forcing them to pick one or the other — but not both. The Indian Express examines the myriad professional bodies that have sprouted and looks at why promoters have struggled to stay afloat and the fight nights have failed to catch on.
34-year-old Ram Singh led the Mumbai franchise in the ongoing Super Boxing League (SBL). But it’s outside the ring where he is piecing his life together. In late 2014, Ram started a boxing academy at Public College in Patiala’s Samana village.
Yuki Bhambri's matter-of-fact celebration of the point was almost as subdued as the one at the end of the 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 win at Citi Open over world number 22 Gael Monfils — perhaps, the biggest of his career.
Vladimer Mestvirishvili is the biggest reason for India making a mark in wrestling at the highest level. Several coaches have been feted but the affable Georgian is still to get his due. Meet the man legendary wrestlers call 'God'.
Roger Federer demolished Marin Cilic in straight sets to win his eighth Wimbledon title, 19th Major and second Grand Slam of the year. Here's a look at what went wrong for Wimbledon 2017 men's singles runners-up Cilic on Sunday.
While perhaps the most photogenic, Roger Federer’s backhand was the least consistent part of his arsenal. The loopy serve returns and the defensive slices would get picked on by extreme topspin players such as Rafael Nadal.
Abida Khan, coach of the Jammu & Kashmir cricketers, informs there are girls from the highly affected districts such as Shopian, Baramulla and Bandipora who manage to come out and play despite their families not supporting them.
Rohan Bopanna is only the fourth Indian after Bhupathi, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza to win a Grand Slam. Relieved as he may be after checking one box, Bopanna’s next, arguably bigger, challenge would be winning the men’s doubles title.