May 15, 2021

Football is for the fans

Twelve top European clubs came together to form the invitation only, exclusive rich boys’ European Super League, but fortunately, sustained fan opposition saw the project lose steam.

Briefing

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Unstoppable Pakistan

In the tour of South Africa, Babar’s side bagged both the ODI and T20I trophies. The 3-1 victory in the shortest format was a shot in the arm for Pakistan, especially in a T20 World Cup year.

Vantage Point

The modern forehand and how Federer and Nadal use it

Rick Macci, who has been the personal coach of Serena and Venus Williams, Andy Roddick, Jennifer Capriati and Maria Sharapova, analyses every aspect of the modern forehand, comparing and contrasting how Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal use it as the cornerstone of their extraordinary games.

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Opinion: India should let players participate in foreign leagues

The two reasons I think it’s high time the ICC expanded the game is that the powerhouses aren’t that powerful anymore and the impossible is beginning to become possible.

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Being a sporting goods manufacturer during a global pandemic

The challenges that have confronted the manufacturers of sporting goods have been humongous.

Fitnesswise

Training domain: sport-specific or athlete-defined?

One needs to look at this topic from varied points of view and angles – from the perspective of the athletes, coaches, parents as well as strength and conditioning.

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Jeev Milkha Singh: Teeing off on a new course

Jeev Milkha Singh elaborates on the reasons that made him look at playing on the PGA Tour Champions (formerly known as the Senior PGA Tour) next year, soon after turning 50!

Last Word

Why sportswriters shouldn't succumb to myths

Often in sport we see (or hear) what we want to. Sport might thrive on myths, but sportswriters ought not to.

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Mirabai Chanu: Hoping to lift India’s hopes

Mirabai Chanu recently shattered the clean and jerk world record with a mark of 119kg and took her maiden Asian championships medal, a bronze in women’s 49kg, with a personal best total of 205kg, in Tashkent.

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Nethra Kumanan sets sail for Tokyo

Working with a sports psychologist changed Nethra Kumanan’s approach completely. She has now made it to Tokyo Olympics in style — with a race to spare — at the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Oman.

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The dirty dozen: How the European Super League lost steam

Twelve top European clubs came together to form the invitation-only, exclusive rich-boys’ European Super League, but fortunately, sustained fan opposition saw the project fall apart.

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Mahindra Racing’s Alexander Sims: Formula E never fails to surprise me

Mahindra Racing’s Alexander Sims speaks about his targets in a pandemic-stricken season while also shedding light on the biggest takeaways of his Formula E experience.

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India's youth boxers raise 2024 Olympics hopes with world championship glory

India’s best-ever showing of 11 medals in the World youth boxing championship has raised hopes of a high medal return at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

On The Write Line

Sunil Gavaskar: Surprised by the high number of no balls in IPL

It is understandable for the quicker bowlers to bowl the occasional no-ball, but the spinners with their short run-ups overstepping is simply not acceptable.

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Manchester City a step closer to Premier League crown

Pep Guardiola’s men can wrap up the title if they win at Crystal Palace on May 1 and United loses to Liverpool.

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Formula One: Will there be a change in guard in 2021?

Red Bull and Mercedes are equal in terms of qualifying and race speed after the first two of 23 scheduled races of the season, but whether the story plays out as it did in 2005 is something we’ll have to wait for.

Statsman

IPL 2021: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan run riot with run records

Virat Kohli became the first batsman in the history of the tournament to aggregate more than 6,000 runs during the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.

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IPL 2021: Chris Jordan hopes to add value as batsman

Punjab Kings’ bowling all-rounder Jordan, with a vast experience in T20 leagues, has been batting a lot at the nets.

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Odisha focuses on grassroots development and 2023 Hockey World Cup

Odisha Sports Secretary, Vishal K Dev, talks about the state's multiple High-Performance Centres that nurture grassroots talent and the ongoing preparations for the 2023 Hockey World Cup.