Shahid Judge

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Ultimate Table Tennis: Defending champs Dabang Smashers hang on to G Sathiyan

The only player to have been retained by a franchise, ahead of the player draft of Ultimate Table Tennis’ (UTT) third season was Gnanasekaran Sathiyan – by defending champions Dabang Smashers.

Ankita Raina shocks former world no 12 Sabine Lisicki in Surbiton

The big-name scalp comes just over a month after the 26-year-old had beaten 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

ISSF World Cup: Rahi Sarnobat’s journey takes her to Tokyo Games

Rahi Sarnobat is the first in her event to book a spot for Tokyo Olympics next year.

Apurvi Chandela exorcises her demons

A year after a freak shot ended her dreams of gold, Chandela returns to Munich and sets the record straight.

ISSF World Cup: Rookie Divyansh Panwar gets India Olympic quota

Divyansh's total score in the final, 249.0, was higher than the gold medal score at the 2018 World Championships in Changwon, and the 629.2 that he notched in the qualifiers – which is his highest score in international competition – would have ranked him fifth in the qualification round of there.

Steady hand, stout heart: Anjum Moudgil-Divyansh Panwar clinch gold at ISSF World Cup in Beijing

India’s new shooting star: Needing at least a 10.2 to seal mixed gold, Divyansh strikes 10.5 in the final.

Kunming Open: Ankita Raina punches above her weight, downs former US Open champion Samantha Stosur

India’s highest ranked women’s singles player Ankita Raina had just pulled off her first win over a top 100 player, in a gruelling contest that lasted two hours and 49 minutes against 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

ISSF World Cup: Three quota places, several contenders

On Thursday, along with the Pakistan shooters – Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, ranked 12th in the world, and Muhammad Khalil Akhtar – a strong field will line up for the qualification round of the event.

How Apurvi ‘geared’ up for the World Cup

Chandela, along with compatriot Anjum Moudgil, had already secured the Olympic quota but needed a good performance to retain an edge in the competitive Indian women's 10m air rifle field that included highly-rated youngsters Mehuli Ghosh and Elavenil Valarivan.

ISSF World Cup China: Shooting in Beijing, aiming at Tokyo Olympics

Manu Bhaker holds the qualification record in the 25m pistol event as the ISSF World Cup in Beijing, China gets underway today.

Asian Cup Table Tennis: Gnanasekaran Sathiyan rises in Far East

Buoyed by career-best ranking and impressive outing in Yokohoma, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan sheds underdog tag.

India’s talent pool for upcoming World Championship

As the World Championship beckons in July at Korea, India unexpectedly is looking to three teen swimmers to make a splash in the 1500m.

Meet Siddharth Desai: Pro Kabaddi League’s latest crorepati

The Telugu Titans owner raised the paddle to propose an increase in the bid, and the humble Rs 30 lakh base price for Siddharth Desai was pushed up to an even Rs 1 crore in a statement opening move.

Can see how football is changing Qatar: Xavi Hernandez

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.

ISL 2019 Final: Mumbai boy Rahul Bheke wins ISL for Bengaluru

It was a goal from an unlikely source, yet one that gave the ISL a new champion, a deserving champion.

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s thousand splendid breaks

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.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran: Foundation laid at Indian Wells, time to build

Despite loss in 3rd round at Indian Wells, Prajnesh’s improved backhand and increased confidence bode well.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran digs deep to enter third round at Indian Wells

World No. 97 Prajnesh Gunneswaran followed up his win over Benoit Paire with a 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 win against 18th-ranked Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Masters 1000.

Prakash Amritraj rebuilt: From ‘skinny guy’ to leading tennis presenter

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’.

BFI hopes to keep World Championships in India

With the AIBA acting in compliance with the IOC recommendation to not grant India hosting rights for any 'Olympic-related' events, the elite tournament may become the biggest hosting casualty.