Aug 8, 2020

East Bengal @ 100 Past Perfect Future Tense

The first 50 years brought in a sizeable amount of laurels for East Bengal, but the latter half of the century gave the club its true position in the pantheon of great football clubs in the continent.


Last Word

From autographs to selfies: the times are changing

It is not sure if today’s kids collect autographs. For one, the selfie-with-the-star has replaced the hand-written squiggle. And for another, autograph-chasers tend to belong to the generation of their fathers and uncles.


It’s good for sportspersons to have proactive parents

Let’s discuss a few points on how parents are the catalyst in preparing athletes for success and making them adaptable with a long-term vision.


How Leander Paes' Atlanta medal inspired India's Olympic stars

India’s most decorated sportspersons describe how Leander Paes’ 1996 Olympics bronze medal led others to develop the self-belief within themselves that they can win medals at the Games.


Leander Paes recalls journey to 1996 Atlanta Olympics bronze medal

With his iconic bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 entering its 25th year on August 3, Leander Paes, the self-described Olympic baby, travels back in time to relive his dream run.


100 years of East Bengal: A timeline

East Bengal, one of India's most successful football clubs completes 100 years on August 1. Here are the key milestones in its history.


One hundred years of East Bengal: Looking to the future

Three Indian football icons Bhaichung Bhutia, Subhash Bhowmick and Subrata Bhattacharya pay tribute to East Bengal as the club completes a century.


ISL 2020-21 news: One hundred years of East Bengal

The first 50 years brought in a sizeable amount of laurels for East Bengal, but the latter half of the century gave the club its true position in the pantheon of great football clubs in the continent.


U-19 captain Priyam Garg wants to break into Virat Kohli's Team India

Just before the U-19 World Cup, Priyam was roped in by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 1.9 crore in the IPL auction.


Indian domestic cricket: A season of uncertainties

While the board officials and the state associations have adopted a ‘wait and watch’ policy, former cricketers feel that the BCCI must look at a shorter season with some tweaks in the structure.


Indian domestic season: No Project Restart in sight

With the IPL mushrooming as the cash cow, a generation of Indian cricketers could afford a career in cricket without wearing the real blue cap that mattered the most for their predecessors.

Short Takes

Manu Bhaker: I’m dying to hang out with my friends

The champion shooter says she would like to go to the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi to start training and compete.


Chandu Patankar: Stumped right through his career!

Chandrakant Trimbak Patankar, now nearing 90 and India’s second oldest surviving Test cricketer, recalls the happy moments of his fledgling days.


All about Test cricket wicketkeepers – Part III

In the third part of this statistical analysis on Test wicketkeepers, we take a look at their all-round performances and also at times their bowling performances.


For Esow Alben, it’s a different life cycle of late

The 19-year-old track cyclist is eagerly awaiting to take part in a training camp in Patiala to get back to peak form and fitness.


Kevin Magnussen - Waiting in the wings

“I would have loved to have a car that was able to win races, but I can only just keep pushing and continue to do my best and then hope that my chance will come one day,” says Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen.


Amit Panghal on World No. 1 ranking and staying motivated during lockdown

No. 1 in men’s 52kg in the latest world rankings issued by AIBA was a morale booster for Amit Panghal, one of the nine Indian boxers to secure quota places for the Tokyo Olympics.

On The Write Line

Sunil Gavaskar lauds All England Tennis Club for funds to players

The decision of the All England Tennis Club to give away funds to the likely participants in their cancelled tournament has to be applauded loudly and lustily.


Hanuma Vihari, the new monk in the middle

Hyderabad boy Hanuma Vihari, who made his debut in England in 2018, has turned out to be an overseas specialist with eight Tests abroad and one at home so far.


Formula One: It’s Lewis Hamilton, who else!

Three races into the 2020 season, Lewis Hamilton has added two wins to his tally, and the likelihood of Hamilton equalling the two most significant F1 records this year looks that much greater.


Virdhawal Khade, a fish out of water

Having achieved the B qualification mark for the Tokyo Olympics, India's fastest swimmer Virdhawal Khade talks about the challenges that lie ahead of him.


Justin Langer: Bumrah vs Smith, Warner a tantalising prospect for any cricket lover

In a chat with Sportstar, Justin Langer spoke about India’s tour of Australia later this year, how the forced break has been a welcome rest and more.