At the continental championships in January, Qatar came up with a gripping performance that saw the team beat four former champions — Saudi Arabia, Iraq, South Korea and Japan — en route to winning it's first ever Asian Cup title.
Often overshadowed by Ronnie O’Sullivan’s antics is his art of break building, which stems from his troubling past and thrives through creative beauty. The Indian Express explains the craft of snooker’s greatest showman.
At 29, Prakash Amritraj walked away from the game ‘a skinny guy’ with shoulder troubles. Seven years later, he is a leading tennis presenter, ‘better actor’ than father Vijay and follower of exercise regimens of ‘The Rock’.
Aged 28 at the time, he had never managed to play in the main draw of an ATP tour event, and the odds were stacked against him in finding a meaningful place for himself in the upper echelons of the sport.
Security issues in Pakistan and India’s continuing tensions with the neighbour have meant that the tennis body will need to consult with the Indian government about its top tennis players crossing the border into Pakistan.
For the past 18 months, the athletics trainees have had to train on the cement steps that surround the grass ground that is now being prepared for cricketing endeavours - starting with a Kolkata Knight Riders training camp.
The course record for Indian women stood at 2:37:29, set by OP Jaisha in 2015. Sudha bettered that by over two minutes, clocking 2:34:56 to secure her spot for Doha, and finishing eighth overall in the race.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran, ranked 112, brushed off the disappointment of losing a first round match in Pune to come up with three steady wins in the Australian Open qualifiers – dropping just one set in the process.
When two of the game’s biggest servers, Kevin Anderson and Ivo Karlovic got onto court, an ace fest was expected. And that’s how it stood, with none of the players losing serve – the match needed three tie-breakers to settle the final.