Apr 30, 2022

Austounding

World Cup winners Charlotte Edwards and Lisa Sthalekar help us break down what's working for Australia and England and how the others can catch up.

Briefing

Vantage Point

Indian Wells: Fierce Fritz foils fan favourite

Uninhibited by an ankle injury he picked up during a practice session and unintimidated by the legendary Rafael Nadal, Taylor Fritz whacked a huge forehand to capture his first Masters crown at the Indian Wells.

Football

Manchester City stays on top; Mbappe, Neymar score hat-tricks

Having produced some brilliant clashes over the years, Manchester City and Liverpool did not disappoint with some end-to-end attacking football as the contest ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

Women's Cricket

Austounding- Keeping up with Meg Lanning's world beaters

In a closely fought World Cup, Australia and England's World Cup campaigns proved that sturdy systems and competitive frameworks will always put you a few yards ahead of the rest.

Last Word

When athletes speak up

International athletes have a powerful voice both in their countries and across the world. Some use it for the greater good of their people, or at least to bring international focus to bear upon troubles at home.

Fitnesswise

Seven mistakes to avoid in strength training

A basic fact one needs to understand is that just because you are training like others or following the same protocols like any successful player does not guarantee success or prevent injuries.

Hockey

Savita Punia: ‘I am what I am because of my team’

Savita Punia produced her best in the Indian women’s hockey team’s quarterfinal triumph over the mighty Australians at the Tokyo Olympics. In a chat with Sportstar, she reflects on her journey and her goals for what is another important year for the team.

Athletics

Cross Country Championship: A fun run in the land of festivals

The 56th National and second SAAF Cross Country Championship found a wonderful setting in the lush green surroundings of Nagaland.

Statsman

Statsman: Dhoni's latest batting record in IPL 2022

M. S. Dhoni had the distinction of registering the first 50-plus score in IPL 2022. He is also the oldest Indian in IPL to do so.

Shooting

Esha Singh hungry for more after Cairo success

Cairo ISSF World Cup 2022 was Esha’s trial by fire. After the Tokyo Olympics debacle, Esha’s performance in the Egyptian capital was like a whiff of fresh air. She won three of India’s seven medals on her senior World Cup debut.

Athletics

Federation Cup: Jumping long in windy, rainy meet

The men’s long jump contest at the Federation Cup athletics, held recently at Tenhipalam in northern Kerala, proved that there is another event, other than javelin throw, that demands India’s attention. Three men went past the 8m mark in the same competition, a remarkable feat in the Indian context.

Women's Cricket

Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami — Time to move on, or not yet?

At 39, should Indian cricket legends Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami make way for younger talent? Two former India internationals, Purnima Rau and Gargi Banerjee, weigh in.

F1

Formula One: Red-hot Charles Leclerc and Ferrari prance along

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc produced the finest race of his career in the Australian GP, pocketing the maximum of 26 points.

Football

FIFA World Cup 2022 Draw: Group guide

The FIFA World Cup 2022 draw took place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Qatar on April 1 and was conducted by Cafu (Brazil), Lothar Matthaus (Germany) along with Adel Ahmed MalAllah (Qatar), Ali Daei (IR Iran), Bora Milutinovic (Serbia/Mexico), Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria), Rabah Madjer (Algeria) and Tim Cahill (Australia).

On The Write Line

IPL 2022: Entertainment aplenty so far

The curators have done a fabulous job so far and the old saying that a ‘good wicket (pitch) provides good cricket’ has been seen in the IPL matches so far.