Gaurav Bhatt

Dronacharya CA Kuttappa: An eye for talent, an ear for doubts
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Dronacharya winner CA Kuttappa has been an agony aunt and father figure for Vijender Singh & other top boxers

On-court coaching: Tennis world remains divided
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

Anand Amritraj says it’s difficult to police coaching so ban should be lifted, while Ankita Raina says those who don’t have resources will be at a disadvantage.

Fallibility of a champion
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

At the US Open, Serena Williams was on the wrong side of the rules.

Cut above the rest: Meet Vinesh Phogat, the first female Indian wrestler to win gold at Asian Games
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

A Cut Above the Rest: She had never wanted to be an also-ran or bask in the reflected glory of her successful older cousins. Instead, Vinesh Phogat wanted to chart her own course to success on the wrestling mat.

Ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Amit Panghal could face a weighty issue
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

IOC's plans of scrapping men's categories from the Tokyo Olympics programme could see boxer Amit Panghal fight out of his division.

Asian Games 2018: India’s lone eSports medallist Tirth Mehta relives Jakarta high
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

The 23-year-old from Bhuj, Tirth Mehta, won the bronze medal at the esports event at the Asian Games, the lone Indian to take the podium in the demonstration event.

Asian Games 2018: Amit Panghal wins gold, blow-by-blow
Sun, Sep 02, 2018

Amit Panghal’s win over reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov was a three-act play of redemption.

Asian Games: Rough initiation for the Indians in the world of Esports
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

On a splashy debut on Sunday, the team of Tanmay Kumar, Abhineel Bajoria, Giridhar K Sajeev, Harsh Maan and Vishwajeet Singh Tomar came up short in the Arena of Valor competition.

Asian Games 2018: Bouquets or barracks for Son Heung-Min?
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

If Son Heung-Min can't inspire South Korea to gold at the Asian Games, the Tottenham Hotspur forward could end up doing compulsory military service, rather than leaving his imprint on the English Premier League.

Sarjubala Devi gets watchful technical tips from Mary Kom
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

When Sarjubala Devi moved up to 51kg, it took 5-time world champion Mary Kom to explain speedy footwork trumps power that led her to rack up her performances and return to international fray.

Indian boxing team’s surprise tryst with Anthony Joshua
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

Boxing squad gets a visit from world champion Anthony Joshua, who shared his experiences with Indian pugilists.

Net gains for Ramkumar Ramanathan from Newport final sojourn
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Serve and volley game has been the key to 23-year-old Ramkumar Ramanathan’s success on the grasscourts of Rhode Island

Croatia’s national team vs domestic setup: A study in contrast
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Croatia’s glorious run in Russia does not tell the whole story. Back home, the domestic league paints a picture of graft & neglect

FIFA World Cup 2018: America makes England great again
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Borrowing from NBA and NFL tricks such as screening, stacking, pick and rolls, England score 8 of their 11 goals from set pieces at the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Why, with 30 seconds to go, Japan kept pressing against Belgium
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

Japan didn't want to go for extra-time. The team realised that the corner was the last throw of the dice. And they had their reasons.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Spot-light on England manager Gareth Southgate as Three Lions face Colombia
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

After his monumental miss in 1996, England manager Gareth Southgate has chance to change his country’s miserable World Cup penalty record.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Untested Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ not yet settled into a system
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

With their wingers masquerading as wing-backs, Belgium's back three are vulnerable to wide attacks or quick switch of play.

With changed technique, Shiva Thapa returns to the ring for Asian Games
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

Shiva Thapa's comeback has been all about recalibration. After achieving most of his success in the bantamweight (56kg) division, Thapa decided to move up to lightweight (60kg).

FIFA World Cup 2018: Best of footballers defenceless against troll attack on social media
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

In a tournament marked by narrow scorelines and eventful finishes, individual errors have resulted in players facing vitriol in addition to the usual banter.

FIFA World Cup 2018, Japan vs Colombia: Japanese steel, forged in Germany
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Bundesliga experience serves the team well as Dortmund's Kagawa, Cologne's Osako score to beat 10-man Colombia.