Mar 7, 2020

Young and restless

Teenaged prodigies are celebrated in India, but how many of them are able to graduate to the bigger league?



Premier Badminton League: An uplifting experience!

The Premier Badminton League has been of immense help to up and coming Indian players in terms of exposure and learning new skills.


Sports ministry hatching a plot for success

“Minimum 10,000 athletes will get high performance training in 15 disciplines. The focus is to use available infrastructure better,” says Union Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya.


Harshita Sehrawat: Never afraid of competition

Hammer thrower Harshita Sehrawat, only 16, hopes to improve with each and every competition and wishes to break more records.

Food For Thought

Go green!

The green smoothie may not taste the best, but the effects it offers within six weeks make up for it.

Vantage Point

Heart health for tennis players

Playing tennis provides one of the most enjoyable and successful ways to prevent cardiovascular diseases and to mitigate, or even reverse, their effects.


Steve Smith: Exciting to be back leading Royals

“I am looking forward to this year, hopefully we can start well and build momentum throughout and hopefully be there, come finals time,” says Steve Smith.

Book Review

Transferring cricketing excellence to other fields

In his book, Simon Taufel has drawn on his experiences from high-pressure match situations and transferred that into the development of an individual.


FC Goa's Ferrán Corominas: On a hat-trick

After taking home the golden boot in his first two seasons with FC Goa in the ISL, Ferrán Corominas has 13 goals this season despite missing three games due to injury.

For The Love of Sport

Dhoni is an inspiration, I want to meet him someday

Dhoni will always remain special. I do wish to have a conversation with him sometime and find out how he manages to keep his cool despite the odds.


Learning from PBL: Broadening the base on the cards

Mangipudi Prasad, Executive Director of Sportzlive, which conducts the Premier Badminton League, is a happy man after the completion of the fifth edition.


Akbar Ali: Too early to think of senior team call-up

Bangladesh U-19 World Cup winning captain Akbar Ali idolises AB de Villiers and wishes to be part of Indian Premier League in the future.


How NBA academy is unearthing girl talent in India

Sanjana Ramesh, who was voted the Most Valuable Player in 2019, is the second Indian after Kavita Akula to earn a scholarship from a Division 1 college.


ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: An age when you dream of becoming ageless!

The under-19 squad which gets its share of fame once in two years often feeds the curiosity of the sub-conscious obsession to find the next star.


ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: The making of Bangladesh

If you watch David Attenborough’s famous wildlife documentaries, you will know how tigers teach their cubs to hunt. Train them hard and keep them hungry.


Pat Cummins: If I'm bowling well, my actions need not be intimidating

The 26-year-old Cummins is just like what the 18-year-old Cummins was: mouth-watering potential and an unblemished match-winner.


Number crunching: Rahul races to T20I record in India's series win against New Zealand

Here are a list of records that were made during India's T20 series win and ODI series loss against the Black Caps in New Zealand.

On The Write Line

Sunil Gavaskar: Games you play for India not irrelevant

Virat Kohli terming the ODI matches results irrelevant in a year when the ICC T20 World Cup is to be played was hard to understand.


ISL Diary: Chennaiyin's transformation under Coyle, Jarni's brief NorthEast stint

Owen Coyle who was brought in as John Gregory’s replacement and was charged with steadying the Chennaiyin FC ship has turned the club’s fortunes around.


India's booming pace battery and the 3mm policy

Aside from India’s main pace attack, the Ranji Trophy has seen the rise of more than half a dozen capable pacers, which certainly augurs well for the future of Indian cricket.


Rescheduled Tata Open Maharashtra loses its advantage

From this year onwards, the Tata Open Maharashtra has been pushed to the week after the Australian Open, for which it was earlier a pre-season warm-up event.

Last Word

Technological doping!

The Tokyo Olympics later this year will see much discussion on Nike’s Vaporfly, a shoe not banned by World Athletics.


European Leagues Review: Real Madrid drops points, Lazio extends unbeaten run

La Liga leader Real Madrid dropped crucial two points against Celta Vigo at home, while Lazio emerged as a Serie A contender by defeating Inter Milan.