Shahid Judge

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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.

AIBA may move 2021 Men’s World Championship out of India

The Men's World Boxing Championship scheduled to be held at New Delhi in 2021, could become the biggest hosting casualty after the IOC rap on India for denying visas to Pakistani pistol shooters.

Gnanasekaran Sathiyan gets a system upgrade

In his list of accomplishments, Sathiyan stands as only the second Indian man – after Sharath Kamal (whose best rank is 30) – to have won a tour event when he triumphed at the Belgian Open in 2016.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran breaks into top-100 for the first time

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.

Government likely to approve India’s Davis Cup trip to Pakistan

A sports ministry official said they will seek advice from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the political and security situation in Pakistan but the final decision will rest with them.

Davis Cup: India to face Pakistan across the border, but long way to go yet

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.

Some progress, but still no place for budding Thane athletes

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.

Express Impact: Commissioner promises to meet protesting parents over Thane stadium blockade

At the end of the demonstration, TMC commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal promised a meeting with the parents on Monday to discuss the matter.

Mumbai Marathon: Sudha betters course record, eyes steplechase

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.

Mumbai first stop to Tokyo 2020 for marathoners

For many of the runners, the journey to Japan starts in Mumbai, before it moves to Doha for the World Championships in September 2019.

After battling cancer, Dingko Singh back to grooming next generation

The last time Dingko Singh had made the news was in early 2017, when news broke that he had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. He would have to sell his house as the medical bills mounted.

Australian Open 2019: Prajnesh Gunneswaran makes it to main draw

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.

Giant reawakening: Strong grooming, intense competition plotting Chinese revival

Since badminton was included in the Olympic programme in 1992, China has been the only country to have won multiple medals at each edition of the Games — winning a total of 41 (18 gold).

Tata Open: Kevin Anderson prevails in a battle between giants

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.