Aug 27, 2018

England tour will be a challenge

India’s current skipper Virat Kohli struggled against the moving ball the last time he played in England in 2014 and so has taken the call to tune up for this year’s tour by spending time in England after the IPL — playing county cricket.

Briefing

Last Word

Be a sport, tell me what is a sport

There is an argument for recognising pursuits involving physical activity, specialised skill and competition as “sports”, and those that do not as “games”. Soccer, tennis, cricket are thus sports, while snakes-and-ladders and monopoly are games.

Archives

The Davids of the World Cup

The FIFA World Cup has seen its fair share of herculean feats from the unheralded practitioners of the game and their gigantic Goliath-slaying acts. We recall these underdogs’ many dates with destiny.

Fitnesswise

Balance and coordination are key to a shooter’s success

Though shooting may be considered an unconventional sport, most competitors would agree that consistent winning performances definitely require a certain amount of physical skill.

Vantage Point

Stich: No player is bigger than the sport

Michael Stich discusses his halcyon years on the pro tour, his productive life since then and his candid views about today’s players and controversies.

Gennext

Preyesh Suresh Raj: The all-conquering cadet

Winning the national sub-junior championships and taking part in the 2024 Olympic Games are the goals the 12-year-old Preyesh has set himself.

On The Write Line

England tour will be a challenge

India’s current skipper Virat Kohli struggled against the moving ball the last time he played in England in 2014 and so has taken the call to tune up for this year’s tour by spending time in England after the IPL — playing county cricket.

Archives

CSK: Back to business

After two years out of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings has seamlessly returned to previous seasons’ consistency and success even as its old soldiers have rolled back the years.

Fox In The Box

The underlings’ turn to shine

Age is just a number for these young talented stars. Russia 2018 will see a plethora of youngsters lining up to steal the sunshine from their more experienced brethren.

Archives

A family’s fine football tradition

Young Albert Gudmundsson has the style of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Iceland’s talisman at Everton. He has scored 37 goals in 57 matches for his club, PSV Eindhoven’s reserves, and is a product and child of Iceland’s football revolution in the 1990s.

Statsman

Coming of age!

3: the number individual fifties registered in this year’s IPL by players below the age of 19 years. This season have seen the maximum number of 50s ...

Archives

Ambati Rayudu: Tenacious, tireless, tougher

The CSK batsman’s impressive form in IPL 2018 has been rewarded with a spot in the India side for the One-Day series against England in July.

View from the paddock

Spanish GP no reason to write off rest of F1 season

While Mercedes took a one-two at Catalunya, Ferrari was right up there in the previous three races in Bahrain, Shanghai and Baku, so maybe the Silver Arrows’ level of dominance is a one-off occurence.