Jan 11, 2020

First Europe, now the world

With the golden star as the world’s premier club now etched on its crest for the next one year, Liverpool will look to finally cross the line and once again be the English champion. The wait for the Merseyside club has been far too long.

Briefing

Vantage Point

Tennis predictions for 2020

Let’s peer into the tennis crystal ball to see who will win the Grand Slams and the Olympic gold medals in 2020.

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Fast bowlers, power hitters in focus

With just 73 slots to be filled, the eight IPL franchises held their cards close to their chests and bought 62 players – 29 foreigners and 33 Indians.

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European Leagues: How Liverpool went comfortably ahead

The Reds have a healthy 10-point gap to second-placed Leicester, which stays a point ahead of defending Premier League champion Manchester City.

For The Love of Sport

Remembering the meeting with Sourav Ganguly

Actress Darshana Banik is keen to meet cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Jhulan Goswami.

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How Liverpool conquered the FIFA Club World Cup

With the golden star as the world’s premier club now entrenched in their crest for the next one year, Liverpool will look to finally cross the line and once again be the English champion.

Fitnesswise

The common gym mistakes: Stable or unstable?

Stability training is one of those training principles that are highly misunderstood, wrongly executed and not given enough importance.

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Simon Taufel on umpiring: We can't be perfect, we can be excellent

Former Australian umpire Taufel breaks down the concept of umpiring and remembers his mentor David Shepherd, who taught him to build relationships.

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Mark Webber on Formula Racing: The best drivers are always in best equipment

Named brand ambassador for the Porsche E team in its inaugural Formula E season, Webber feels F1 will not lose its popularity despite the lack of competition.

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Blake: Time for Windies players to emulate Kohli, Mayank, Pujara

On his first trip to India to promote the Road Safety World Series, track star Yohan Blake said he was planning to start a training programme in India.

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Ranji Trophy 2019-20 - Abhimanyu Easwaran: Playing for India a dream

Abhimanyu Easwaran found time from his schedule to speak about his journey so far, his love and aspirations for Bengal and his dream of representing India.

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Mauricio Pochettino: I love Tottenham Hotspur, I love the club

Following his exit from Tottenham, Pochettino went to Argentina to spend time with family after seven years; he also saw Diego Maradona.

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Aussie football great Tim Cahill closer to coaching dreams

Four-time World Cupper Tim Cahill is close to completing his A License; he is inspired by Guus Hiddink and Ange Postecoglou, who just won the J-League.

Last Word

Current players should be seen and not heard

It is unfair to expect a Kohli or a Rohit Sharma or a Sunil Chetri to speak up when the country’s opposition leaders are shy about coming out strongly against a government move.

On The Write Line

IPL 2020: How the Australian cricketers run the show

The IPL will continue to be the most exciting and glamorous T20 league in the world, and even those who think India is the rudest country in the world will come back.

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Farukh Choudhary - Any position works for this versatile footballer

As a winger, or an attacking midfielder or a striker, the only thing that matters is how you understand football, says Jamshedpur FC's Farukh Choudhary.

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ISL 2019-20 Diary: A howler on the pitch and an abandoned game

An indignant Kerala Blasters side protested a free kick awarded — seemingly unfairly — against them, and a match between NorthEast United and Chennaiyin fell victim to protests in Guwahati.

Statsman

Number crunch: Rohit Sharma, Shimron Hetmyer in record books

India opener Rohit Sharma, with 190 sixes on Indian soil, surpassed M.S. Dhoni's record (186 sixes) in the ODI series against West Indies recently.

Chess

Viswanathan Anand: I am proud of the last few years that I’m able to fight

At 50, India’s first grandmaster reflects on his career and his book Mind Master that will be released in Chennai on Friday.