Dec 24, 2019

A practical guide to programme design

Applying these principles of training in a proper sequence leads to the desired goals. These guidelines create a sound system of training and create a well-developed athlete.

Briefing

Starstruck

Steven Dias on training with Del Piero

India international Steven Dias recalls a tip he got from the Italian football great during the stint with the now­defunct Delhi Dynamos in the ISL.

Fitnesswise

A practical guide to programme design

Applying these principles of training in a proper sequence leads to the desired goals. These guidelines create a sound system of training and create a well-developed athlete.

Book Review

Going down spin history road with Anindya Dutta’s 'Wizards'

Anindya Dutta weaves through generations and delivers a read where one would fall in love with the art of spin bowling.

Gennext

Shaili Singh: Improving by leaps and bounds

Shaili Singh has been consistent above 6m this year, having achieved that in four competitions.

Archives

ISL diary: Solution, just a tweet away!

Bengaluru FC gave an upgrade to a pregnant fan, from her usual West Block seat.

Archives

Antonio Iriondo, the Gandhian teacher for the men of steel

“My job as a coach is to educate players about how to take decisions according to situations on the field,” says Jamshedpur FC head coach Antonio Iriondo.

Vantage Point

Tennis's Big Three and the Next Gen

Though Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are unlikely to retire during the same year, many are worried about the impact of their departures.

Archives

Bangladesh quick Abu Jayed aspires to be a Test great

Bangladesh fast bowler Abu Jayed Rahi is new in the red ball arena, but the swing brings back old memories — of James Anderson on green tops.

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How to handle mental health issues? Sportsmen spell out

India captain Virat Kohli, former cricketer Amol Muzumdar, hockey star P.R. Sreejesh and a sports psychologist give their views on depression among athletes.

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Mental health in cricket: It's time to speak up, Virat Kohli will agree

When M.S. Dhoni talks about switching on and off, he is talking enormous sense; even Laxman had his anguish when he was not picked for the 2003 World Cup.

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Yuzvendra Chahal unplugged: No pressure, no worries, only googlies

India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal likes being part of domestic cricket to try out tactics and plans before wearing the blue jersey.

Statsman

Ashwin's joy at home, Kohli's Asian first, Mayank's six-fest

Mayank Agarwal's great run with the bat continued during the 2-0 home series win over Bangladesh, while R. Ashwin and Virat Kohli, too, notched up records.

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Real Kashmir: Its dreams and challenges

Formed in 2016 as an outlet for the pain and frustration of the youth of Kashmir after massive floods, Real Kashmir made the world sit up and take notice.

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I-league: The league of the masses

With traditional clubs locking horns with newer ones, the I-League will keep the beating heart of Indian football alive despite official apathy.

On The Write Line

Sunil Gavaskar on day-night Test, first-class cricket and IPL

While Eden Gardens was full, it would be interesting to find out how many actually turned up after office hours for India's first day/night Test in Kolkata.

Last Word

There’s a lot in a name

Young parents sometimes name their children after sportspeople hoping some of the magic might inspire the new generation.

View from the paddock

Karun Chandhok: Brilliance from Max in Brazil!

We’re used to seeing some crazy races in Interlagos, but normally that involves some rain. On this Sunday, however, it was baking hot and still the action on track was very exciting.