Aug 27, 2018

An island’s contribution to the world!

Despite the relative modest showing at the international stage, England has, for long, attracted the brightest talent in both football and cricket, with players coming in hordes to take part in the league and county setup (not so much any more) there.

Briefing

Food For Thought

What’s your metabolic age?

The new age passport to an athlete’s playing longevity.

Archives

Praggnanandhaa - His intuitive powers are clearly above the ordinary

No doubt, the future presents a tougher passage, but given his talent and ability to work hard, Praggnanandhaa should continue to thrill chess lovers around the world.

Gennext

Sankar Muthuswamy: Aiming big

From being an out and out defensive player in his u-13 days to a more attacking player now, Sankar Muthuswamy has modified his game.

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What idols really mean!

Every time you speak to your childhood heroes, there would be so much to learn from them. Those are the moments you can’t really describe in words.

Boxing

Will this Singh be on song again?

After six long months, the focus is back on Indian boxing and the nation’s poster boy is eagerly waiting to live his London dreams and recreate the magic in the ring.

Columns

The next Serena Williams

After becoming the youngest girls’ singles finalist ever at the US Open, Cori Gauff won the French Open girls’ title in June at just 14 years and three months.

Last Word

The unsung heroes of sport

Without the support of the family, we might not have had the Amritrajs, the Padukones and the Anands, who constitute a small subset of our sportsmen — the world-class ones.

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Karun Nair - The triple and thereafter

For me, it has always been about getting better as a cricketer. I have tried improving day by day. I am trying to enjoy my game and I am not trying to look at the consequences or the outcomes.

Statsman

New landmarks for Kohli, Dhoni

6: The number of teams who have the distinction of registering 200+ scores in successive matches in T20I cricket. India became the sixth side to do so ...

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World Cup 2018: Chanting their obsession

In Russia, the relationship between lyrics and identity, between chants and allegiances and enemies veered between earnest and banter as football fans from around the world sang, gesticulated and ultimately expressed their obsessional support.

View from the paddock

Same errors, different penalties

Sebastian Vettel was given a five-second penalty after running into the back of Valtteri Bottas at the French Grand Prix, but Kimi Raikkonen got a 10-second one after making contact with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone, while Romain Grosjean got away with an identical incident.

On The Write Line

Ireland still has a long way to go

As has been seen with the two new Test entrants, Ireland and Afghanistan, the gap between white ball cricket and red ball cricket is a huge one and is not so easy to bridge.

Fox In The Box

The gap at the top is diminishing

Most of the games at the World Cup were very interesting because so many games were hard fought. For a nation like ours, it was a good one because we saw the smaller teams hurt the bigger ones.

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An English summer for Kohli’s army

On the tour of England, the Indian side will be looking for practice at the venue of the 2019 World Cup. For England, it’s a chance to establish its credentials as the best ODI team in the world — and the favourite to win the title next year.

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Surprises galore!

To an extent, the World Cup has emphasised the argument that the gap between international sides is narrower than imagined.

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Short-lived daydreams, early flights

As fans make merry and guzzle their beer, the scribes peer at their screens, trying every new angle to score a point over their rivals.

Archives

An island’s contribution to the world!

Despite the relative modest showing at the international stage, England has, for long, attracted the brightest talent in both football and cricket, with players coming in hordes to take part in the league and county setup (not so much any more) there.