Oct 8, 2018

What’s keeping the Next Gen from toppling the Geriatrics?

The last seven Grand Slam trophies have been hoisted by Roger Federer, 37, Rafael Nadal, 32, and Novak Djokovic, 31. Meanwhile, no youngster has even reached a major final.

Briefing

Archives

England Tour Diary: Jerusalem and other things

Ye Olde Trip is a fascinating place, carved into the rock at the foot of Nottingham Castle.

Food For Thought

Ditch the protein supplement!

Learn to eat organic. Learn how many calories you burn in a day and then design your nutrition around this value.

For The Love of Sport

Gavaskar and Richards were my idols

But once I started playing rugby, I didn't have idols; I had favourite players.

Your Opinion

Once upon a time in Indian hockey

Despite Indian hockey today not being anywhere near its glory days, it is the only team sport to feature in the Olympics where our national teams have more or less stayed in or around the top bracket of world ranking leaderboards.

Star Struck

In awe of Abhinav Bindra

Although I couldn’t talk to him, I was happy just to see him.

Gennext

Yash Fadte aiming to break into the senior category

With the hope of moving to the big league, Yash Fadte wants to bank on his fitness to climb the heights.

Archives

Not surprised by COTIF Cup performance: Floyd Pinto

These boys are no longer afraid of taking on international sides. We need to develop the thinking in them that there is no need to fear competition as long as we give 100 per cent.

Short Takes

I love to represent the country in this hockey jersey: Rupinder Pal Singh

The hockey ace says that if he were to die and come back, he wouldn’t want to change a thing.

Statsman

More records for Kohli

440The number of runs scored by Virat Kohli in the first three Tests of the ongoing series. This is now not only the most by an Indian captain but ...

Last Word

The prized possessions

“The collection of cricketana is one of the major symptoms of cricketomania and it may honestly be described as incurable,” wrote John Arlott one of the game’s great collectors. The fun is in the search, in the chase, in the discovery and final possession.

Archives

The power of youth

India’s successes at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games have proved that the country’s youth are learning quickly and are not affected by the negativity that plagues Indian sports.

Archives

Age-old competition in an ageless river

Twenty-four swimmers. Eighty-one kilometres. Twelve hours. A glimpse into the gala that was the 75th running of the longest swimming competition in the world.

On The Write Line

Meaningful training, medals raining!

The sports ministry is headed by an Olympic silver medallist, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who has no doubt guided and instructed the various federations on how to go about their training and preparation routines for the athletes.

Vantage Point

What’s keeping the Next Gen from toppling the Geriatrics?

The last seven Grand Slam trophies have been hoisted by Roger Federer, 37, Rafael Nadal, 32, and Novak Djokovic, 31. Meanwhile, no youngster has even reached a major final.

Asian Games 2018

Kabaddi losses a shock, but not wholly unexpected

The Indian men’s kabaddi team’s loss to Iran in the Asian Games semifinals made one point clear: other nations have caught up, endangering the country’s monopoly.

View from the paddock

A botched Ferrari strategy

Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix because Ferrari didn’t play the team tactics game as well as Mercedes all weekend and that started with the tyre choices.