Follow Us:
Sunday, August 09, 2020

Shivani Naik


Hands sanitised, social distancing protocol followed, Sai Praneeth back in touch with badminton
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

With a pandemic raging outside and the Olympics in the balance through the start of the summer, Sai Praneeth says the itch to play again had crept up his skin in May after initially making peace with constraints of a home-bound lockdown.

With IPL Challenge proposal, women’s cricket has its Steffi Graf moment
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

With Indian and Australian boards set to tussle to enlist the talent for their respective T20 showpieces which will clash, it's time for the women to let money decide where they will head.

Carolina Marin’s father passes away after accident
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

The defending Olympic champion had rushed home to Huelva after the All England when her father suffered a fall at work. Marin Sr had been hospitalized at a Huelva facility and undergone a surgery.

Explained: How safe is it to swim? Behind India’s reluctance to reopen pools
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Given the inability to enforce strict social distancing on land, authorities in India have been reluctant to open pools for amateur swimmers, whose numbers will need to be severely restricted.

Dive into the unknown: Swimmers worry about toll of being out of training pools
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Restricted to dry land training, swimmers worry if they’ll ‘catch’ enough water and maintain muscle sharpness.

Marin’s heroes wear scrubs: Spanish star ready to give her gold medals to medical professionals
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Carolina Marin spent the lockdown in Huelva with her mother, perhaps the first long spell spent at home since she moved to Madrid at the start of her teens.

Dan there was none: Legendary shuttler calls it a day
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Retirement of badminton’s greatest player, Lin Dan, leaves a void as an era of excellence ends.

When P Gopichand brought shuttle back on track
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

Gopichand recalls how his 2001 All England triumph brought badminton into limelight after two decades.

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa recall the time they made badminton doubles history for India
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Confidence steered Jwala and Ashwini, and in turn India, towards their first-ever doubles World Championship medal for badminton in 2011 at Wembley and kicked off a decade in which singles stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal would follow the trailblazing duo onto the Worlds podiums every single Championship year.

When a year is not long enough to ensure Tokyo Olympics’ hustle-and-bustle
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

The prevalent situation in the world with a Covid-vaccine still not firmed up and the virus erupting like a rash, puts an almighty question mark on the deferred dates of the Olympic Games.

Unlocking sport: The Deal is in the Duel
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

With big-ticket events too risky, one-on-one sporting contests at a secure venue may be the best option for sport to survive.

IPL looks at first step back to ground — behind closed doors
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Stakeholders suggest: One city as venue for all matches, chartered flights, no fans, personal towels & water bottles

Opinion: Women’s cricket doesn’t need no rule change
Sat, Jun 13, 2020

You don't need sixes and fours raining onto roofs of stadiums to make cricket interesting.

22 BWF tournaments in five months leave players shocked
Sat, May 23, 2020

While BWF went ahead to announce 22 tournaments in 5 months from August to December, shuttlers were left scratching their heads about how they were going to resume blitzing around the world.

Shuttlers play the waiting game as boxers, shooters remain reluctant
Sat, May 23, 2020

Sports authority’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) allows restricted training but athletes across sports are not ready to return just yet.

‘Why don’t you eat here more often?’: Anju Bobby George remembers deceased SAI cook
Fri, May 22, 2020

55-year-old Anna, as he was lovingly called, a cook at the SAI Bengaluru campus for the last 23 years, was found to have tested positive for Covid-19 post-death. Anju Bobby George remembers him as a caring soul always ready to fill athletes’ hungry stomachs.

Behind closed doors, hoopsters prepare to chase their American dream
Sun, May 17, 2020

From Kapurthala to Nagpur to Bengaluru to Kottayam, the American dream is well spread out in the country with teenage basketball players trying to crack a college scholarship in NCAA.

In operation room, two Covid victims: laparoscopy, endoscopy
Thu, May 07, 2020

The CO2 conundrum is owing to surgeons’ fear that COVID-19 can lead to the surgical smoke becoming the carrier for potential viral particles

NBA Academy India’s Jagshaanbir Singh picked by Point Park University
Mon, May 04, 2020

The 7-footer from Jalandhar, well-versed in perimeter shooting, is hoping for good playing time with the Pioneers in Pittsburgh when normalcy is restored and college basketball resumes in America.

Wushu beats lockdown as Maharashtra state championship goes online, nationals to follow
Sat, May 02, 2020

Jammu & Kashmir will also see 18 districts conduct their online Wushu state meet from May 3-5, while the online Wushu Nationals will take place from May 25-29.

Chess greats face off online, webcams, arbiters to watch moves
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

“It is an elite event. Only the best players in the world. They would never risk their reputation,” said David Llada of FIDE, adding that the world body would do everything technology permits to guarantee that conditions for the event are not corrupted by those participating.

How Indian athletes are conquering the mind during lockdown
Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Sports psychologists are guiding sportspersons through this period of inactivity and clearing their doubts

Abhinav Bindra’s right turn on road to redemption — 2006 World Championship
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

As the world is at standstill, The Indian Express looks back at sporting memories — starting with how a World Championship gold in 2006 put Abhinav Bindra on track for Olympic glory two years later.

The sudden change of tide that left Advait Page’s dreams high and dry
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The 18-year-old landed back home in Indore last week just as the American outbreak was set to rise, cutting short his freshman's year taking the first direct flight out of Newark into Mumbai, avoiding any European layover.

Sparring partner of Taiwanese players at All England tests positive
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Badminton's most prestigious tournament - which screened no one during the playing week keeping in line with UK's insistence on carrying on, might well have risked the biggest names in shuttle.