Jul 25, 2020

The Red Rising

For a city and a club groaning under the weight of expectation, the joy of a long-awaited success knows no bounds.

Briefing

Food For Thought

Vegan protein supplements: A new fashion statement

With veganism on the rise due to increased awareness on animal rights and climate change, there is an increase in vegan protein powders available in the market.

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How Liverpool became Premier League champion, at long last

For a city and a club groaning under the weight of expectation, the joy of a long-awaited success knows no bounds.

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Pendyala Harikrishna: Online chess tournaments are here to stay

“Chess has become even more popular during the lockdown. I think the online chess tournaments will continue to be played even after the pandemic,” says Harikrishna.

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Football after COVID-19: How to set the ball rolling

With the domestic season slated for a return only towards the end of the year, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is prepared to be flexible with its guidelines when it is safe for the the sport to resume.

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Ravi Bishnoi: From bylane to big buy

His consistent performance also helped Ravi bag an IPL contract with Kings XI Punjab — he was bought for Rs2 crore.

Statsman

All about Test cricket wicketkeepers – Part II

In the second part of this statistical analysis on Test wicketkeepers, we take a look at their performances with the gloves.

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Immediate restart is not in the plans, says NRAI secretary general

“We cannot set a date, as of now. The pandemic has taken such a shape that any date we look forward to might get pushed back, again,” D. V. Seetharama Rao, secretary general of the National Rifle Association of India, said.

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Way forward after COVID-19: Looking at Hockey 5s on a full pitch

Hockey India insists it is better to be prepared for the future than try and play catch-up later on.

Last Word

The joy of double: athletes who have excelled in more than one sport

The passing of Everton Weekes — who played bridge internationally after he quit cricket — has brought back into focus the double international.

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Coronavirus: How will Indian domestic season negotiate corridor of uncertainty

There hasn’t been any cricketing activity since March and clouds of gloom hover around the otherwise elaborate domestic season, which usually begins in August.

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Kiren Rijiju: Return of sports will mean return of normalcy

“I have already spoken to all NSFs and told them to prepare a roadmap for competitive events, possibly September onwards,” says Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in this exclusive chat.

On The Write Line

Sunil Gavaskar: God doesn’t make ’em like Sir Everton anymore

One just had to meet the amiable, humble legend who wore his greatness lightly to understand why he was so loved and revered all over the Caribbean islands.

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Boxers ready to throw a punch or two

Several boxers have pointed out the flip side of restricted training, ranging from the lack of sparring partners to maintaining discipline at home.

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Mohammed Shami, breathing fire in his village

From his ancestral home in Sahaspur village amid the COVID-19 crisis, India pacer Mohammed Shami talks fitness, the saliva ban and the rise of Jasprit Bumrah.

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Badminton post COVID-19: Players brace up for new training norms

The big question is how will the training be as and when it resumes in post-Covid-19 scenario and what are the expectations of the players with regard to safety measures.

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Here's how Liverpool fans celebrated first Premier League title in 30 years

Three Liverpool fans — across generations — celebrate the end of the club’s three-decade-long wait for the English title.

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Cheteshwar Pujara: Won't take more than four-six weeks to get back in shape

One of the batting mainstays of India’s Test team, Cheteshwar Pujara believes that it is important to stay positive in these trying times.

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Uncertainty continues to cloud athletics restart

The Athletics Federation of India has announced a provisional mid-September start to the season but with a spike in COVID-19 cases there is uncertainty over meets happening this year.

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England vs West Indies: A rivalry steeped in history and greatness

The West Indies’ three-match Test series in England is an opportune moment to see in what ways the rivalry between the two may have evolved.

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Liverpool's assistant coach says our game is about movement and speed

In this exclusive interview, assistant coach Pepijn Lijnders explains how he works every day to refine Liverpool’s model and creates forms that help the players master the system in all its details.

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Formula One returns: Thrills and penalties galore at Austrian GP

The Austrian Grand Prix had a little for everyone. There was good, mostly clean racing. Double heartbreak for the home team. Two surprise podium finishers...