Oct 26, 2018

The Prithvi show

Prithvi Shaw’s hundred came against a depleted West Indies attack. But it is not every day that a teenager makes his Test debut, that too as an opener, then loses his senior partner in the very first over, but goes on to score a run-a-ball hundred.

Briefing

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Australian Rules Football: Four games in one!

Australian Rules Football is a rage in the nation of its birth. Now, the sport's administrators want to make it a big-time sport in India.

For The Love of Sport

When I bowled to Gavaskar and Patil

The veteran actor shares his special memories with cricket and tennis.

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Sweet victory or sweet tooth

Many sweet dishes can be strategically used to replenish carbohydrate reserves in athletes and at the same time give them the benefit of not having to be very rigid in their diets.

Last Word

Not an ideal world: WADA's credibility takes a hit after Russia reinstatement

WADA’s decision to lift the ban on Russia for its state-sponsored programme of doping has thrown the sports world into turmoil because it failed to stick to its own conditions for reinstatement.

Your Opinion

Dreaming big for Indian football!

India is now at its highest ever FIFA ranking of 97. The number of teams making it to World Cup 2022 is expected to be 48. If we can improve our rankings in every other sport and reach the top, why can’t we qualify for the football World Cup by 2026?

Gennext

India's long jump star Sreeshankar takes off

Ever since breaking the national record with a 8.20m jump, 19-year-old long jumper Sreeshankar has been one of India's leading medal prospects at international events.

Star Struck

‘My introduction to him was quite overwhelming ’

If Sachin Tendulkar hadn’t spoken to me, I would never have had the courage to talk to him. So he went out of his way to ask questions for which he already knew the answers.

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The Prithvi show

Prithvi Shaw’s hundred came against a depleted West Indies attack. But it is not every day that a teenager makes his Test debut, that too as an opener, then loses his senior partner in the very first over, but goes on to score a run-a-ball hundred.

F1

Greatness comes in pairs

Lewis Hamilton is now 33 and Sebastian Vettel 31, and both have a few years of racing to go. The records set by Michael Schumacher seem increasingly within their grasp.

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Football in Pallavi Raga!

The five years with Dream a Dream have seen Pallavi Shyam Sundar progress from a participant in 2014 for a FIFA football festival in Brazil to being named as one of the Young Ambassadors for Qatar’s Generation Amazing programme that aims to promote development through football in the underprivileged communities across the world.

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Vinesh Phogat: Sweat, strength and broken bones

Two years after her injury at the Rio Olympics, Vinesh Phogat is in similar territory. She’ll sit out the World Championships where she was favoured to win gold. This time, though, the anguish is a lot more, but it is tempered with a lot more understanding of her situation.

Vantage Point

Battle within a battle: The greatest tiebreakers

Let’s harken back to some memorable do-or-die tiebreakers that made history and brought point-by-point agony and ecstasy, depending on whom you rooted for.

On The Write Line

Let’s bat for more Tests

Test cricket needs more support and needs to be more meaningful for the interest to be sustained.

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Gunning for Olympic glory

Right from the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, through the Asian Games in Palembang to the World Championship in Changwon, the Indian juniors have been registering excellent performances. This is a great sign.

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Anjum Moudgil - Triggering a happy feat

By winning a silver medal in the the 10m air rifle event in South Korea — and securing an Olympic quota thereby — Anjum Moudgil became the first Indian woman shooter to win a world Championships medal in an Olympic event. But there’s more to the shooter: she’s also a painter and holds a Master’s degree in sports psychology. Here, she opens up about her life.

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A poverty-stricken city finds riches in football!

Liverpool Football Club not only brings solace to its home city through its game, it has also set up a “red neighbours” scheme, a breakfast club for disadvantaged children and space in the Kenny Dalglish stand for school and charity events.

Statsman

A century of wins!

100The number of Test match wins for India on home soil. It achieved this landmark during its record victory by an innings and 272 runs at Rajkot ...

View from the paddock

Is Vettel’s title challenge over?

Ferrari needs the prayers of every member of the global tifosi fan club, plus perhaps some divine intervention to win this title now.