Sep 19, 2019

Nick Kyrgios: entertainer or embarrassment?

The Australian’s short pro career has been lowlighted by a long list of misdemeanours.



Data analysis: How centre-backs came forward

Technically gifted centre-backs have gone from novelty to necessity — which is reflected in the money top football clubs have shelled out for them in recent years.


PV Sindhu, finally learning to win!

I will cherish this tag of a ‘World Champion’ for long. For not many are privileged to be in this position. I am looking forward to many more wins.


Viv Richards: The biggest boss

Sir Viv Richards makes a fervent plea to protect the longest format of the game. In an interview, he discusses the future of cricket and why he praises India captain Virat Kohli so much.

For The Love of Sport

Angad Bedi: Growing up with the legends!

One day there would be Kapil paaji, and the next day, it would be the Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi!

On The Write Line

Sports vibrant in recent times

P. V. Sindhu and Ben Stokes gave sports lovers a lot of excitement as they raised the bar in their performances.


Arm and the man

Working on his rehabilitation after elbow surgery, India's hottest athletics prospect, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, plans his return to action.


Bumrah joins an elite club

India's bowling spearhead is now the fastest pacer and joint third fastest bowler overall from the country to reach 50 wickets.


Poonam Yadav: Focused on her game

“I share a very good rapport with all my team-mates. But I am very serious about cricket and don’t want to take things for granted,” says Arjuna awardee Poonam Yadav.

Short Takes

This table tennis star loves to cook

Sharath Kamal says this is a skill he possesses that the world doesn’t know about.

Vantage Point

Nick Kyrgios: entertainer or embarrassment?

The Australian’s short pro career has been lowlighted by a long list of misdemeanours.


Sushil Kumar: In quest to wrest the Olympic gold

For Sushil Kumar, the immediate target is qualifying for his fourth Olympics — preferably through the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.


Germany’s sacred games

For Germans, football is an emotion, and once the season starts every weekend is a celebration.


The art of fencing

Since fencing is a combat sport in which you use a tool in your hand to score a point instead of knocking down your opponent through force – and skill – it requires a lot of intricate movement in a very quick time frame.

Last Word

A happening game

Sindhu’s recent gold at the World Campionships means that anything less than that at the Tokyo Olympics next year will count as a failure.


P.V. Sindhu: Indian badminton's golden girl

Given the fact that Sindhu is only 24, and yet to reach her peak, the badminton lovers in the country can expect her to provide many more years of joy.


Destination Italy

After Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez’s moves to Inter Milan, Chris Smalling, too, made it to Roma.

View from the paddock

Leclerc gets the win he deserves

Charles Leclerc has driven superbly all through this season, and after the disappointment of losing potential wins in Bahrain, Baku and Austria, it was good to see him finally get one over the line.