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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Gaurav Bhatt


Aus Open: Beating Nadal in the fifth is no child’s play
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

The last time Nadal lost a five-setter after winning the first two sets was to Fabio Fognini at 2015 US Open.

Over to Pant behind the stumps: “Ollie Pope ko lollipop”
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

At one point, Pant even asked Axar Patel to “subah wala daal” (bowl the morning one) and Patel turned and quizzically wondered, “Kaun sa?"

US: Crowdfunded ad on farmers’ protest gets ‘Superbowl Sunday’ spot
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

Indian-American banker Raj Sodhi-Layne and her friends put together the 30-second ad which was aired on CBS in Fresno County, right before the championship game of the NFL — the most-watched sporting event in the US that attracted 100.45 million viewers last year.

Super Bowl: All the President’s goals
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

Biden will look to tap into an audience he wouldn't otherwise reach, by continuing the tradition of the Super Bowl interview started by George W Bush in 2004.

Explained: India series on free-to-air channel in England, a boost for Test cricket
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

India vs England Test series: All four Test matches along with highlights will be available for free on Channel 4, as well as its dedicated streaming platform: All 4. Channel 4 will get the Star Sports' live world feed commentary from India.

Explained: How the series defeat against India has put Australian coach Justin Langer under scanner
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Langer said any suggestion of deteriorating relationships with players “couldn’t be further from the truth” but added, “leadership isn’t a popularity contest”.

National award in hand, 13-yr-old gamer Namya Joshi eyes book, YouTube
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that she “has achieved international status in the field of multimedia due to her talent”.

For Australia, searching for the next great leg-spinner, hope comes via Jalandhar
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

Tanveer Sangha had a prolific BBL season, emerging as the third-highest wicket-taker, leaving behind established leggies such as T20 stalwart Rashid Khan and compatriot Adam Zampa.

‘Mortal’ Naman Mathur strives to keep gaming alive in India after PUBG Mobile ban
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

The 24-year-old Mathur finished the year as third in the ‘Mobile Player of the Year 2020’ category at the E-sports Awards 2020 and among YouTube’s most successful live streamers of the year.

LOOKING AHEAD, 2021 AND BEYOND: The new Olympians
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

Traditionalists may still scoff at esports and breakdancing, but their push towards mainstreaming shows the changing profile of the Olympic Games

2020 THE LOST YEAR: In the post-PUBG shuffle, it’s adapt or perish for esports aspirants
Tue, Dec 29, 2020

With loss of on-site events and ban on the popular game, esports lost momentum this year

Bajrang Punia, India’s international wrestler
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Grappling style, social media posts and just his name has made him one of the most popular competitors around the world, more than those with richer medal hauls

Ambedkar warned us about dangers of bhakti in politics; bhakti in sport is the same: Ramachandra Guha
Sat, Dec 19, 2020

Ramchandra Guha, in an interview with The Indian Express, talks about his initiation to cricket, witnessing India’s rise, all the pitfalls that came along.

After a pandemic-forced break, Bajrang Punia reboots in Austin
Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Starts build-up to Tokyo by competing in a higher non-Olympic weight-class

Everybody loves Tyson
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

The 'exhibition' proved to be value for money as Jones Jr & Iron Mike left most watchers happy; YouTuber Jake Paul knocks out NBA Nate

Explained: Why Ibrahimovic and Bale are questioning the use of their images in FIFA 21
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Two high-profile footballers have questioned the use of their names and likeness in the new FIFA 2021 video game, shining light on the complex world of footballers and their image rights.

Explained: Why Medvedev’s ATP Tour Finals win doesn’t signal change of guard in tennis yet
Tue, Nov 24, 2020

On Sunday, Daniil Medvedev defeated Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 to lift the year-ending trophy, becoming the fifth player in as many years to win the tournament for the first time.

Mental integration: How Aussie cricketers are seeking help for mental health issues
Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Kane Richardson’s isn't the first case of Australian cricketers choosing to sit out due to non-cricketing reasons. Of late, numerous players have asked for sabbaticals and Cricket Australia has been sensitive.

How Pakistan gamers joined hands for Kashmiri’s Indian PUBG team
Fri, Nov 13, 2020

In Pakistan, meanwhile, the competitive PUBG season had been ravaged by Covid and a ban of their own in July. So Team Freestyle, the inaugural Pakistani champions in 2018, jumped at the opportunity.

Explained: Why the sale of a Boston Red Sox player has fans worried about a curse
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

In 2020, Red Sox let go of another generational talent in Markus Lynn 'Mookie' Betts, who won the championship with LA Dodgers last Wednesday, leaving Bostonians fearing if the 'Curse of the Bambino' is back

Assured of her mat-craft, Ritu Phogat uses improved striking for second-round TKO win
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

Ritu Phogat registered a second-round TKO win at the 'ONE Championship: Inside The Matrix' event in Singapore, taking her MMA record to 3-0.

The great Khabib Nurmagomedov era ends on a sensational note
Mon, Oct 26, 2020

MMA's lightweight legend retires an undisputed, unbeaten champion on Saturday, after a memorable win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, months after losing his father-trainer to Covid-19

UFC 254 Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje: Why all-out brawler is Khabib’s toughest test yet
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

At stake are the UFC lightweight championship and the Russian's unbeaten record, but there's more to the fight than meets the eye. 

Conquering mind to rule the court: Iga Swiatek’s secret to French Open success
Tue, Oct 20, 2020

For Iga Swiatek, her sports psychologist Daria Abramovicz channelled the youngster's love for AC/DC, Pink Floyd and Guns N' Roses and advanced mathematics into tools.

Two French Open champions, Nadal and Swiatek, restore order to an anxious year
Tue, Oct 13, 2020

The dates were different, but Nadal brought some semblance of order to a chaotic year. Swiatek made it better by restoring faith in the future.