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Hockey loses two shining lights in one day, MK Kaushik and Ravindra Pal Singh
Sun, May 09, 2021

Both were members of the 1980 Moscow Olympics winning team, the last of India's eight gold medals.

Explained: Why did Sunrisers axe David Warner in the middle of the season?
Wed, May 05, 2021

For a team that’s historically top-heavy, David Warner made them punch above their weight with a lion’s share of runs. That’s why Warner demotion from captaincy and removal from the team has prompted raised eyebrows.

Explained: Why Tiger Woods could get $8 million from PGA Tour for social media activity
Wed, May 05, 2021

The PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program, which aims to reward players based on their popularity and social media impact, regardless of their results on the course, has left the golfing fraternity divided.

Explained: This is why English football is boycotting social media platforms
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

There will be a four-day boycott of social media platforms, starting April 30, as a means to fight online abuse and discrimination.

Explained: How former NFL star Phillip Adams turned into a murderer
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Sport and mass shootings got intertwined earlier this month when Phillip Adams, a former National Football League (NFL) player, was identified as the person who shot and killed six people before turning the gun on himself at Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Explained: Why MS Dhoni batted ahead of Yuvraj Singh in 2011 World Cup final
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

2011 World Cup triumph, the 10th anniversary: Dhoni's unbeaten 91 off 79 balls, and the soaring six over long-on off Nuwan Kulasekara that sealed glory, is one of the most memorable images in Indian cricket.

350-plus yard drives: How Dechambeau is redefining golf with quest for power, distance
Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Who is Bryson Dechambeau? What makes him different from other golfers? How is he pushing the boundaries of golf? What has been the general reaction to Dechambeau’s approach and success?

Explained: Why are Bairstow, Buttler being rested for a part of the Test series against India?
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

Even though the players are very well taken care of, life in a “luxury prison” – in the words of Kagiso Rabada – can get to the most mentally-strong individuals.

Ashes hostilities begin as British media targets Steve Smith, Tim Paine
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Steve Smith was seen pretending to bat left-handed and run his spikes over the crease where Pant had marked his guard. The stump-camera later showed the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman asking for a fresh guard from the umpire.

Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin’s trials, tribulations and triumphs
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

Rahane and Ashwin have often been at the receiving end of trigger-happy selection. Melbourne was vindication for their qualities, as they took a depleted side to one of India’s greatest away Test wins.

Explained: Here’s why Ravindra Jadeja for Virat Kohli is a radical selection shift
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Shubman Gill for Prithvi Shaw, Mohammed Siraj for Mohammed Shami and Rishabh Pant for Wriddhiman Saha can be termed like-for-like replacement, but the one that seems a bit radical is Ravindra Jadeja coming in for Virat Kohli.

In the future fans should vote for subs: The Analyst Simon Hughes
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

T20 was touted as the game’s shortest format, but 2021 is scheduled to see the launch of The Hundred, and the T10 version has already been played in a few tournaments.

England cricket team analyst conveys coded messages during match, divides opinion
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

The incident brought back memories of the 1999 World Cup when the Proteas experimented with earpieces for then coach Bob Woolmer to pass on instructions to skipper Hansie Cronje and fast bowler Allan Donald. That move was quickly snuffed out and any sort of electronic communication is banned in cricket.

Explained: Why New Zealand has threatened to send Pakistan cricket team back home
Sat, Dec 05, 2020

Some in Pakistan have taken the developments as an affront to their country, alleging that New Zealand has mistreated their players and disrespected the nation.

Mumbai Indians’ success can be emulated by other teams with better planning and scouting: Analyst Simon Hughes
Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Mumbai Indians’ 2020 campaign was arguably the most commanding for any side over the 13 seasons of the league.

D grade in UAE before touchdown in Australia
Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Some Indian players land in Australia after rather forgettable outings in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League

Virat Kohli’s bio-bubble alert: Not easy, keep tours short
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

India captain Virat Kohli, who has been in a bio-bubble for close to 80 days in the run-up and during the IPL, has issued an appeal: keep cricket tours short, the curbs are taking a toll on players' mental health.

On day Sourav Ganguly cautions Rohit Sharma against rushing back, MI captain plays
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

Rohit was injured (hamstring) in the game against Kings XI Punjab on October 18 and Kieron Pollard led the team in the next four matches.

Six IPL teams in race for three play-off spots: Who has to do what to qualify
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

Having already qualified for the playoffs before Saturday’s match, and by thrashing Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians made sure of top spot and two chances of making the IPL final.

What six IPL teams have to do to bag the three available playoff spots
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

The only certainties at this stage are that Mumbai Indians have qualified for the playoffs and Chennai Super Kings are out of contention.

Five wins in a row, after five losses: How Kings XI Punjab bounced back
Sun, Nov 01, 2020

Kings XI play Rajasthan Royals at 7.30 pm tonight. They have had a remarkable streak of late. This is how they did it.

IPL 2020: Kolkata roar back against Delhi after loss to RCB in previous match
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

Varun Chakravarthy and Pat Cummins come to the party for KKR after Rana and Narine make short work of DC bowling.

UEFA Champions League in the time of COVID-19: All you need to know
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

There will be a smaller gap between games, fans will be at 30 per cent, minimum 13 fit players will be required, and 5 subs will be allowed.

At 156.22 kmph, Anrich Nortje breaks IPL speed barrier
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Jos Buttler ramped boundaries off consecutive deliveries, the second one the fastest ball (156.22kmph) in IPL history. Nortje, then bowled a 155.4 kmph ball, straight and full at the stumps, beat the Englishman’s attempted hit down the ground and shattered the stumps.

Covid-19 effect: At £1.2 billion, EPL spending during transfer window lowest since 2015
Sat, Oct 10, 2020

Premier League clubs were less reluctant to splurge but most clubs, when buying players, have deferred the bulk of the amount to a later date.