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Night belongs to Knights: KKR bounce back with an emphatic win over SRH
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad's total of 142 was easily overhauled by Kolkata Knight Riders with two overs to spare, at the cost of three wickets.

Youth has oldies’ number: Delhi Capitals thrash Chennai Super Kings
Sat, Sep 26, 2020

MS Dhoni walks in too late again after Prithvi Shaw shows his class.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Season Preview: SRH spin and pace department well-stocked
Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Hyderabad could well be the best bowling unit in the competition with the spin and pace department well-stocked and carrying rich experience in this format.

Important to look after mental health of every player during IPL: David Warner
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

After coming into one bio-bubble from another, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has words of advice on how to deal with the new normal at the United Arab Emirates.

Explained: As Champions League semis begin, meet the new star managers of this year’s tournament
Wed, Aug 19, 2020

In the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League, there will be no heavyweight managers. There will be, instead, Julian Nagelsmann, Rudi Garcia, Thomas Tuchel, Hansi Flick. Who are these men, and what are their unique talents?

Explained: Did Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Sehwag & Zaheer get the closure they deserved?
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

It is easy to be critical of selectors, and the BCCI in general, once your playing days are over. But if the comments emanate from someone of Yuvraj Singh's stature, one can’t dismiss them outrightly.

Explained: Why it may be time to hail legendary ball-player Zidane as genius coach Zidane
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

He isn’t a big name in the dugout like Guardiola and Klopp, but almost a decade and a half after ending his playing career, the French legend is quietly carving an even more successful career in charge of Real Madrid

Everton Weekes, of three ‘Ws’ fame, passes away at 95
Fri, Jul 03, 2020

Everton Weekes, who passed away in his native land on Wednesday at the ripe age of 95, was the last survivor of the famous triumvirate, which consisted of greats like Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell.

Explained: When Olympic Games brought cheer after a crisis in 1948
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

The current pandemic is considered the world’s biggest common challenge since World War II. In the aftermath of that, too, the 1948 London Olympics — and sports — helped the world bounce back, and played a morale-boosting role.

Avengers of 1964 who reclaimed gold in last Tokyo Olympics
Thu, Apr 23, 2020

India's invincibility tag was wearing off with an Asiad final loss to Pakistan in 1962 where opposition wingers raided in blitzy attacks on both flanks. Then came India's Avengers of 1964 who reclaimed the gold the last time Olympics happened at Tokyo.

Amid coronavirus shutdown, no chance of international football for a long time
Wed, Apr 15, 2020

With most of the attention focused on domestic leagues which are stopped midway, international fixtures, including qualifiers for major competitions, have an even less of a chance of being played.

Once upon a time in Turin: When Deepika Kumari became the face of Indian archery
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Deepika Kumari was 17 and a World junior champion in 2011. Then she jammed with Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro to win India its first big global medal — a silver at the Team Worlds to raise hopes of an Olympic medal in archery

Invincibles of Incheon: Sardar Singh looks back at when India reclaimed Asian crown after 16 years
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

After countless false dawns and years of a fractured hockey team putting up sub-par performances, India pulled together as a unit at the Asian Games in 2014 to reclaim continental glory after 16 long years, beating arch-rivals Pakistan. Sardar Singh, the talismanic captain and India's finest midfielder of the era, looks back.

Australia show class again as India thrashed in World T20 final
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Australia beat India in front of a record crowd of 86,174 which fell short of the 90,185 fans who attended the FIFA Women's World Cup final between the United States and China in Pasadena, California in 1999.

Sachin Tendulkar’s Laureus award: A real moment, marketing gimmick or victory of India’s online might?
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

With two Indian cricketing icons (Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar) coming together to tug at the heartstrings of more than a billion, the other 19 contenders (the preliminary list of 20 was shortlisted to five) didn’t stand a chance.

Kiwis clip visitors’ wings, seal series
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav and Shreyas Iyer would look back at their shot selection when a more circumspect approach was the need of the hour.

IND vs NZ 2nd T20I: India’s dominance neutralise Kiwis’ home advantage
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Such has been India’s ruthlessness and dominance that they have neutralised New Zealand’s home advantage.

How a shop-lifting episode saw whipping boys Japan make World Cup cut
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

It was the East Asians' first major ICC event, and they were up against the four-time champions and the match lasted less than 28 overs in all.

From the Ranji archive: 1985 Bombay vs Delhi final and time of Ravi Shastri’s life
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

It was a breathless golden streak in 1984-5 for Ravi Shastri. Runs in Pakistan, centuries in Kolkata and Cuttack, a double in Bombay, six sixes in an over, World Series and Sharjah Cup triumphs.

India vs Australia 1st ODI: Ensemble cast worthy of a Marvel movie
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

As far as India are concerned, any series against Australia ensures that all the big guns – including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami – would be in action.

Aussies warm to Steve Smith at No. 3
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Former captain Steve Smith is likely to return to his preferred spot in the upcoming ODI series against India.

The Ranji final Mumbai wants to forget, but can’t
Thu, May 07, 2020

Mumbai/Bombay is far and away the most successful side in the Ranji Trophy, with 41 titles in the cabinet. But in its lore, a disaster at home ranks right up there with its most memorable triumphs. It featured two of Indian cricket’s GOATs, Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev, and a lion-hearted effort from Dilip Vengsarkar.

Round two goes to Williams, Windies
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Pacer dismisses Kohli cheaply; West Indies, led by Simmons & Pooran's whirlwind unbeaten knocks, overhaul India's total with ease.

Players come to blows in Nehru hockey final
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Punjab Police and Punjab National Bank get involved in a brawl, prompting organisers to suspend them; HI action awaited.

Panasonic Open India: Golfers mask their agony
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Players at Asian Tour event brave toxic smog; After delayed start, organisers may make it a 54-hole affair.