Gaurav Bhatt

Child’s play for Mary Kom
Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Five-time champion Mary Kom overwhelms her opponent, demonstrating that she’s on course for her sixth

World Boxing Championships: Simranjit Kaur shows inner steel in a thriller
Sun, Nov 18, 2018

On a day when India maintained an all-win record, the 23-year-old, Simranjit Kaur's bout with American Moore was the most entertaining one.

Thailand boxing legend Wijan Ponlid defends Muay Thai despite a tragedy in the ring
Sun, Nov 18, 2018

Olympic gold medallist and champion kickboxer Wijan Ponlid believes the national sport of Thailand, Muay Thai, remains a crucial rite of passage, despite the death of a 13-year-old.

World Boxing Championship: Manisha Moun rings in her arrival
Sat, Nov 17, 2018

Christina Cruz could do little against Manisha Moun who registered a unanimous 5-0 win to advance to the 54kg pre-quarters of Women's World Championships.

Ranji Trophy: Deepak Dhapola’s numbers take some believing: 21 wickets, 3 five-fors, 7.46 avg
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Aloof off the field, Dhapola makes sure to fully express himself on it. For Dhapola, who doesn't mind running in from third-man to chirp at the batsmen, a follow-through without sneers and glares is no followthrough.

Ranji Trophy 2018: Hills have eyes, they’re watching cricket
Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Passers-by enjoy the game in a strangely intimate setting as Uttarakhand host Manipur in a scenic village off the road to Mussoorie.

Ramla Ali: Knocking out all challenges
Sat, Nov 10, 2018

Two years ago, Somalian refugee Ramla Ali told her family she was "going out for a run" and won the 54kg national final to become the first Muslim boxer to win the English title.

A Rock from a Hard Place
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Of boxer Rocky Marciano and the punches he landed at a time when mafias and mobs made the sport a tough world to be in.

Disappearance of Saudi Arabian government critic Jamal Khashoggi lands WWE Crown Jewel in soup
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

WWE signed a multi-million, ten-year deal with the Saudi government to organise annual shows; the latest of which, 'Crown Jewel' has landed the promotion in hot water.

Insuring Brand Prithvi Shaw: Lawsuits filed against ambush marketers
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

While it's just his name for now, Prithvi Shaw's advertising acumen could leave brands making the Shaw-stopping puns at their own peril. Athletes also secure rights to their nicknames.

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov: What transpired in Vegas?
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

The free-for-all that overshadowed UFC 229 main event, where Khabib Nurmagomedov pummelled Conor McGregor, was the UFC’s own creation

Fenesta National Tennis: Antithesis of a modern tennis pro, Siddharth Vishwakarma earns his spurs
Sun, Oct 07, 2018

Siddharth Vishwakarma took up the game at six after a doctor advised his parents to enrol their child in a sport.

UFC 229, Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov: A clash of styles
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have very well-defined strengths and weaknesses; former prefers opponents standing before he knocks them out, the latter wants them on their back.

UFC 229, Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov: Never-seen-before Cage Rage
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

UFC’s biggest star Conor McGregor & undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov face off in a fight that could change MMA forever.

Grand old men of tennis: There are zero Grand Slam Champions in 20s for first time
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

With Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro turning 30 last week, there are zero Grand Slam champions in their 20s for the first time.

Todd Woodbridge’s no to ‘double or nothing’ deal
Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Todd Woodbridge, second half of the famed Woodie, says international tennis players should not give up singles.

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.