Apr 17, 2018

Backing Team India to the hilt

“The current squad has the potential to be one of the best Indian Test teams ever. I feel this team has the opportunity to do something special,” says India coach Ravi Shastri, ahead of the tour of South Africa.

Briefing

Last Word

When the gloves are off

If boxing is one end of the scale marked “brawn” and chess is at the other, marked “brain”, then surely a combination of the two ought to be the perfect sport? Enthusiasts of chessboxing probably believe it is.

Last Word

When the gloves are off

If boxing is one end of the scale marked “brawn” and chess is at the other, marked “brain”, then surely a combination of the two ought to be the perfect sport? Enthusiasts of chessboxing probably believe it is.

Short Takes

Karun Chandhok: ‘I regularly cook dinner for 15 people’

The former F1 driver is enjoying his stint as a commentator, which allows him to stay close to the sport he loves.

Star Struck

A wizard’s spell and superstar’s simplicity

Idols inspire you with their heroics, and it’s a special moment when you meet one. Here is how V. V. S. Laxman felt on seeing his idols.

Gennext

Lakshya Sen - Flying the family flag high

The young badminton player has already made a mark with some memorable performances. We pick the lad from Uttarakhand as a star for the future and will be following his progress closely. He has begun his foray into the big league by competing in International Series and International Challenge events.

Fox In The Box

An English quest to win over Europe

Spain had five representatives in the 2015-16 UCL, but only three made it to the knockouts. The achievements of Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United and the EPL should be appreciated keeping this context in mind.

Food For Thought

Energy replenishers and boosters

A list of top 10 foods that are instrumental in peaking a player’s energy and performance.

Statsman

India’s tryst with history

100The number of occasions India have managed to post 300+ total in ODI cricket. They, thus, became the first team in ODI history to achieve this ...

2017 A Look Back

2017’s top 10 — P. V. Sindhu: A satisfying 12 months!

P. V. Sindhu started the year as sixth in world rankings, climbed to a career-best second in November and ended the year as third.

2017 A Look Back

2017’s top 10 — K. Srikanth: Flexing muscle on the world stage

Toughening up mentally has helped him in his rise, and Srikanth accepts that the change in the mentality of Indian players have helped them in making a mark on the global stage.

2017 A Look Back

2017’s top 10 — Mary Kom: This mom still packs a punch

Once she got into the rigours of the camp, it did not take long for Mary Kom to find her competitive groove.

2017 A Look Back

2017’s top 10 — Pankaj Advani: Smooth transition, sensational success

Pankaj Advani finished the year in style, scripting an incredible back-to-back double in snooker and billiards in the World Championships.

2017 A Look Back

2017’s top 10 — Mithali Raj: 20 years on, the fire still burns

Mithali Raj, the first batswoman to score 6000 runs in One-Day International cricket, has proved time and again her worth to the team, shepherding a young side to unexpected glories.

2017 A Look Back

2017’s top 10 — Indian men's hockey team: Superior position in the continent

Roelant Oltmans was replaced by compatriot Sjoerd Marijne as the coach, who made a winning start to his tenure by clinching the Asia Cup.

2017 A Look Back

2017’s top 10 — Indian women's hockey team: Asia Cup win was the high-point

The team finally achieved stability with Junior World Cup-winning coach Harendra Singh put in charge. It brought in a more-assured outlook to the team and made it proactive on the field.

2017 A Look Back

2017’s top 10 — Bengaluru FC: Making its mark in Asia

The club again proved its dominance and class, towering above its counterparts in the country.

2017 A Look Back

2017’s top 10 — Aizawl FC: The club that slayed the Goliaths

A first trophy triumph for a team from the region sparked off major celebrations in the highlands, giving the waning charm of I-League a big boost.

Archives

Backing Team India to the hilt

“The current squad has the potential to be one of the best Indian Test teams ever. I feel this team has the opportunity to do something special,” says India coach Ravi Shastri, ahead of the tour of South Africa.

Archives

Aussies run in full steam at the WACA

The last marquee Test at the WACA ended how the previous seven Ashes Tests at the ground had. Australia won, the most consecutive Test wins any country has managed against one opponent at one ground.