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Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal good, Tai Tzu-Ying too good
Mon, Oct 22, 2018

Saina Nehwal poses tough questions for World No. 1 Tai Tzu-Ying, but the Taiwanese finds extra gear to clinch Denmark Open.

Denmark Open: For Saina Nehwal, control is the key to Tai Tzu Ying puzzle
Sun, Oct 21, 2018

Saina Nehwal needs early momentum to end 10-match losing streak against nemesis Tai Tzu-Ying as the two face each other in the Denmark Open Final.

Denmark Open: How Saina Nehwal got past Nozomi Okuhara to reach semifinal
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Saina Nehwal won the Denmark Open Super 750 quarterfinal late Friday, 17-21, 21-16, 21-12 against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara.

Youth Olympics: Lakshya Sen has target in sight
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

The Youth Olympic silver has been testament to the Lakshya Sen’s drive to succeed but there's room for improvement - especially in closing out matches.

After Asian Games glory, back to bitter gourd not buffaloes
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Asian Games 2018 glory ensures Manjit Singh does not have to manage dairy business; Arpinder Singh goes back to home food

India’s medallists talk about their journey, give corporate honchos life lessons
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Heena Sidhu, Hima Das, Rani Rampal and Mirabai Chanu, got down to a tete-a-tete with the top management hierarchy.

Jasdev Singh, the golden voice of Indian hockey, goes silent
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Jasdev Singh's commentary could span the delirium and the disappointment of the goals and misses in a hockey match perfectly.

Swapna Barman’s Cinderella story
Sun, Sep 23, 2018

The fairy tale continues for heptathlete Swapna Barman, who won the gold medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Right down to the whole town chasing her to fit her foot in a precious shoe.

Higher mountains to scale
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

For India’s champions at the Asian Games, the Tokyo Olympics loom large

Asian Games 2018: Jakarta wraps up with Bollywood fusion, India with highest medal haul
Mon, Sep 03, 2018

It’s been that kind of Asian Games, where you caught snatches of Indonesians closing their eyes and trilling ‘Gerua’ on singing reality TV contests — not knowing a word of what they sang.

Asian Games 2018: Magna Jakarta
Mon, Sep 03, 2018

Indonesia, surrogate hosts after Vietnam pulled out, delivered a memorable — if not entirely perfect — Asian Games

Beats Olympic champion: Bobbing and weaving, Amit Panghal gets boxing gold
Sun, Sep 02, 2018

The Indian tends to fight firm from a lower position, and while he didn’t always lead from the inside, he got his hooks sinking into the Uzbek’s armour from the very start.

Asian Games 2018: India win a cerebral gold as Pranab Bardhan-Shibnath Dey Sarkar beat China in men’s pairs
Sun, Sep 02, 2018

Bridge the world over has supreme opulence pushing for its cause – from some of India’s top tycoons to Indonesia’s biggest conglomerate.

Asian Games 2018: Joshna Chinappa slays Goliath, beats 8-time world champ Nicol David
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

Joshna Chinappa overcomes world champion Nicol David as the Indian women’s squash team thrash Malaysia 2-0 to enter second successive final.

Asian Games 2018: Japan halt India women’s hockey team’s march to Tokyo Olympics
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

India women’s hockey team loses gold-medal match and an opportunity to book a berth for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Asian Games 2018: Jinson Johnson’s silver cloud has a gold lining
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

The national record holder Jinson Johnson, who was not allowed to feel nice about his first Asiad medal, went about eating up the track with such ferocity that he would emerge near the finish line like a cheetah kept hungry.

Asian Games 2018: In Pakistan, baseball swoops in on pieces of broken cricket dreams
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Early into the 2018 Asian Games, an administrative contingent member was pithily dismissive of the Pakistan baseball team - “Jo cricket mein naakaam hote hain, wo yahan baseball mein chale aate hain.”

Asian Games: Jalpaiguri to Jakarta, Swapna Barman fighting tooth and 12 nails to gold
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Swapna played football and kabaddi during her school years in Jalpaiguri. Her father, a rickshaw-puller, suffered a stroke in 2013 and has been bed-ridden since then. Her mother worked as a tea picker on an estate.

Asian Gaming: Glimpse of the future as e-sports makes debut
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

At the arena carved out of the centre of a giant mall...a big screen airs the game and its drama real time, while players with phlegmatic visages betray no emotion at all. But there is hysteria in the stands as warriors go on kill sprees and go up against dragons.

Asian Games 2018: Sidekick Manjit Singh turns hero, wins gold in 800m
Wed, Aug 29, 2018

Unheralded Manjit Singh pips compatriot and race favourite Jinson Johnson to win the 800m gold.

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