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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Shashank Nair


Shashank Nair works as a sports journalist with Indian Express.

Lewis Hamilton races past another record, but is he better than Michael Schumacher?
Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Lewis Hamilton continues his assaults on Michael Schumacher’s records – the ones that were meant to be untouched and pristine.

Real problems at Madrid ahead of El Clasico
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Zinedine Zidane has never lost as a manager at the Camp Nou, a record that comes under the microscope on Saturday as Barcelona host the champions at a time when Real Madrid are reeling from a couple of shock defeats.

Axel Tuanzebe – Manchester United’s unlikely hero in Paris
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Tuanzebe returned after a 10-month gap and shut out Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, arguably two of the best attacking talents in the world, in a 2-1 Champions League group stage win for Manchester United at Paris Saint-Germain.

Explained: The case of Cristiano Ronaldo, and risks that international friendlies pose in Covid time
Mon, Oct 19, 2020

With the restart of international football, a bio-secure bubble like in the clubs is no longer a feasible option, considering the length and travel requirements.

NBA Finals: LeBron James Matters
Tue, Oct 13, 2020

LA Lakers star and league MVP strikes the right chord on and off the court

NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler pours cold water on LA Lakers’ party
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

Jimmy Butler produced a season-saving performance for Miami Heat, who stunned Lakers 111-108 in Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals.

NBA Finals: Looks all yellow from here on
Thu, Oct 08, 2020

The Lakers are now one game away from winning the 2020 NBA Championship, after a 102-96 win over the Miami Heat in the Disney World bubble at Orlando, yesterday.

Miami find no answers to Lakers’s scoring spree
Sun, Oct 04, 2020

Miami Heat went down 114-124 to go 0-2 in the 2020 NBA Finals to LeBron James and Anthony Davis’ Los Angeles Lakers.

Tennis vs Virus: Round 2 in Paris
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

French Open gets underway today amidst rising cases and confusion over rules.

Explained: Why no crowds at stadiums will hit the poorer cousins of EPL clubs the most
Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the UK, football clubs brace for the worst. Why are EFL clubs in a bind following the UK tightening restrictions?

Explained: Why the Tour de France might brake short of Paris this year
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

The event started on a wrong foot when just two days before the opening leg, the Lotto-Soudal team announced that two of their support staff had tested ‘non-negative’ for Covid-19.

How Vishwanathan Anand stayed on chess grid despite scheduled power cut in Chennai
Wed, Sep 02, 2020

Electricity board ensured legend’s building got power during a scheduled outage

India, Russia share trophy after tech failure at online Chess Olympiad
Mon, Aug 31, 2020

After an appeal by the Indian team, FIDE decreed that both Russia and India were joint winners of the tournament, the server crash reaffirming that online chess is only a practical alternative, not a foolproof solution.

Explained: What will it take for PSG to stop Bayern Munich?
Sun, Aug 23, 2020

PSG vs Bayern Munich: Since the change in coaches, Bayern have romped to their 29th Bundesliga title, won the German Cup and since a post-Covid restart, have won all 14 of their games and are a victory away from a sixth Champions League triumph.

Seven seconds of magic: How Lionel Messi cut through Napoli’s defence
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

The obstacles in the path would have prevented most footballers, but the seven seconds of magic from Lionel Messi found a way against Napoli in the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie.

‘Rafail’ Varane’s lapses, Pep Guardiola’s tactics script Real Madrid’s European exit
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

Real Madrid were shown the door by a Pep Guardiola-led team in the UEFA Champions League last-16 as Manchester City won 2-1 (4-2 on aggregate) against the 13-time champions.

Why NBA G League matters for Princepal Singh – playing time, scouts, top coach
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

By signing with the NBA’s Select Team on a professional contract for the G League, Princepal Singh now stands a chance to play with with players who are one rung below the NBA ladder.

Premier League final day: Manchester United 3rd, Chelsea 4th
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Two matches, which had a bearing on each other, decided Champions League qualification

Explained: Why it’s going to be a tense Sunday for Manchester United, Chelsea fans
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

With 37 games in the Premier League completed, Liverpool and Manchester City stand first and second respectively on the table and have guaranteed a Champions League spot for themselves next season.

That’s shoe business: Resale market of Michael Jordan’s sneakers a multimillion-dollar industry
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

When these sneakers entered the resale market, they went anywhere between $9,000 to $38,000 depending on the demand.

A world record falls as track and field is up and running
Sat, Jun 13, 2020

Athletics made its return in a unique manner with the Impossible Games being held in Oslo, Norway.

Hima Das: Sprinting into spotlight
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

The U20 world championship was not Hima Das’ main target, but it didn’t stop her from making history in Finland

Olympic bronze to silver screen in 20 years: Biopic on Karnam Malleswari promises belated adulation
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

The woman who broke a very important barrier believes that she never got the adulation she deserved. Finally, the Malleswari story can change all that.

How Sathiyan Gnanasekara, Sharath Kamal changed Indian table tennis history at the 2018 Asian Games
Fri, May 29, 2020

India had never been a major force in table tennis, but Sathiyan and Co changed history at the 2018 Asian Games.

Barters and free agents to rule football’s road ahead post-pandemic
Mon, May 11, 2020

With the global pandemic still ruling large, clubs from the top European leagues will likely look at alternatives to big-money transfers when the transfer window opens.