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Karan Prashant Saxena


Karan is a Senior Sub-editor (Sports ) at the Express. He tweets at @karanpsaxena92.

Michael Phelps rules out comeback at Tokyo Olympics
Wed, Mar 27, 2019

Michael Phelps spoke about why there was no chance of him returning to the Olympics, which one was his favourite and what he enjoys doing these days.

IPL 2019 DC Preview: After makeover and renaming, Delhi Capitals aim for new heights
Wed, Apr 03, 2019

Delhi Capitals have not won a single season of the Indian Premier League. But under the twin leadership of Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, the IPL 2019 could be their year.

IPL 2019 RCB Preview: Loaded batting lineup, Virat Kohli with a point to prove
Tue, Mar 26, 2019

Royal Challengers Bangalore have not won a single title in 11 years. Skipper Virat Kohli will be eager to win the maiden title for the franchise this season, especially with the World Cup starting immediately after the tournament.

Roar of the Lion Episode 2: When MS Dhoni broke down while speaking about CSK’s return
Tue, Mar 26, 2019

The second episode of 'Roar of the Lions' - docudrama on Chennai Super Kings and MS Dhoni - reveals the mood around the IPL franchise upon its return from two year ban.

IPL 2019 Kolkata Knight Riders Preview: Two-time champs KKR will bank on spin attack, captain DK’s finishing
Tue, Mar 26, 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders finished third last season, after losing by 14 runs to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second eliminator. The Dinesh Karthik-led unit will be eager to at least book a spot in the finals this time around.

International Women’s Day: Sports is one field where you do not feel prejudice on gender, says shooter Heena Sidhu
Fri, Mar 08, 2019

On International Women's Day, Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medallist shooter Heena Sidhu talks about why she believes sports does not discriminate between people on the basis of gender.

ISSF World Cup: ‘Today was my day,’ Apurvi Chandela chases away personal demons to win gold
Sat, Feb 23, 2019

Apurvi Chandela chased away a few personal demons to claim India's first gold at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.

ISSF World Cup 2019: After 16 years, Apurvi Chandela wins India’s first World Cup gold in Women’s 10m Rifle
Sat, Feb 23, 2019

26-year-old shooter Apurvi Chandela shot 252.9 in a thrilling 10m Women Air Rifle finale to bag the top prize on Day 1 of the tournament in New Delhi.

ISSF World Cup 2019: At first World Cup, Sunidhi Chauhan leaves studies, flying dreams behind
Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Sunidhi Chauhan wanted to be a fighter pilot. Instead, the 21-year-old from Bhopal finds herself in the India squad for the ISSF World Cup 2019 in New Delhi.

ISSF World Cup 2019: Media attention is motivating, but adds pressure as well, says Anjum Moudgil
Thu, Feb 21, 2019

With ISSF World Cup in New Delhi getting a live broadcast on television, Punjab shooter Anjum Moudgil talks about the recent exposure given to shooting and what it means for the Indian contingent.

ISSF World Cup 2019: After 2018 high, Elavenil Valarivan cannot wait for 2019 season to begin
Wed, Feb 20, 2019

Elavenil Valarivan broke the World record and won a gold in Sydney at ISSF Junior World Cup in 2018. In June, she won another Junior World Cup gold in Germany. Now, the 19-year-old will enter her first senior World Cup tournament in New Delhi.

IMG-Reliance pulls out of PSL 2019 in wake of Pulwama attack
Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Earlier, D-Sport which was the official broadcaster of the Pakistan Super League in India, said that it has suspended broadcast of the T20 league.

WrestleMania 2019: Why Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey should main event at The Show of Shows
Wed, Feb 06, 2019

"The Man" Becky Lynch will face the "Baddest Woman on the Planet" Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's title at WrestleMania 2019. But will it be the main event as the fans want? It should be.

How AB de Villiers inspired Pawan Kumar Sehrawat’s rise in kabaddi
Tue, Jan 22, 2019

After catching everyone's eye in the Pro Kabaddi League, there is only one goal for Pawan Kumar Sehrawat - he wants to make it into India's national team.

‘The Finisher’: How often MS Dhoni finishes matches in the final over in ODIs
Thu, Jan 17, 2019

MS Dhoni gained the reputation of being called as "the finisher" for India in his early days. At 37-years-old, he showed why during the 2nd ODI against Australia in Adelaide.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United preview: Battle of the job contenders
Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Manchester United have won their previous five encounters under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But against Tottenham, it will be Ole's biggest test so far, for more than one reason.

India vs UAE Preview, AFC Asian Cup 2019: After Thailand high, stiff challenge for India against UAE
Thu, Jan 10, 2019

India left several fans surprised when they beat Thailand 4-1 in their opening match. But things will only get more difficult when they face hosts UAE on Thursday.

Indian Badminton in 2018: PV Sindhu’s World Tour Final gold caps year of heavy scheduling woes
Mon, Dec 31, 2018

In the year when heavy scheduling of tournaments became a major focus, Olympic gold medallist PV Sindhu struck gold at World Tour Finals to cap off the season.

Hockey in 2018: Too many chapters, but same old story without a happy ending for India
Tue, Dec 25, 2018

The theme in Indian hockey in 2018 remained the same as in the past - chopping and changing - player to coach - and the consistency remained missing in a World Cup year.

WWE in 2018: The year when women’s revolution truly began
Tue, Dec 25, 2018

WWE ushered in a new era in 2018 which moved the focus from John Cena and Roman Reigns to the women with Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch the biggest stars. It also saw first women-only PPV in Evolution.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium win maiden World Cup twice in one night
Fri, Dec 21, 2018

In one night, Belgium did something they had never done before - twice. With 3-2 (0-0) scoreline in shootouts, the Red Lions secure the gold.

Hockey World Cup 2018: India coach Harendra Singh officially reprimanded for comments against referees
Sun, Dec 16, 2018

FIH said that the official reprimand will be held against Harendra Singh and will be taken into consideration if he again breaches another Code of Conduct at a future event.

Hockey World Cup 2018 Final, Belgium vs Netherlands Preview: Old rivalry, new destination
Sun, Dec 16, 2018

The two teams have met 13 times before in which the team in orange have a 6-5 record. But in the World Cup, the Dutch have won all the three times, a factor which might play in the minds of the team in red.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands stun defending champions Australia in thrilling semi-final
Sat, Dec 15, 2018

The Netherlands stunned defending Australia in the first penalty shootout of the tournament and reached their seventh Hockey World Cup final.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ presented with ‘golden’ opportunity
Sat, Dec 15, 2018

Belgium stormed into the 2018 World Cup final by handing England a 6-0 hiding at the Kalinga stadium.