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11-06-2022

One Giant Leap

The Indian men's badminton team is the Thomas Cup champion and team captain Kidambi Srikanth promises more success. "Individual players probably can't fight the Malaysians or the Chinese. But Team India can fight and win,” he says.

Briefing

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Magazine

Cricket roundup: Brendon McCullum appointed head coach of England’s Test team

McCullum is known for his role in inculcating a new culture within the New Zealand set-up during his playing days and advocating a refreshing brand of
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Food For Thought

Fuelling future champions

As a sports nutritionist who works with elite athletes, including PV Sindhu, I feel the future of Indian badminton will be in safe hands if we start f
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Domestic

Ranji Trophy: Back to the grind in domestic cricket

The Ranji Trophy, this year, is being held in two phases – the league stage was held in February and March, and the knockouts in June. The players,
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Vantage Point

Is Wimbledon right in banning Russian and Belarusian players?

In response to Russia’s unprovoked, brutal invasion of Ukraine, the All England Club (AELTC) announced that tennis players from Russia and Belarus w
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Last Word

The inspiration for India's recent successes

If individuals can take credit for India’s recent successes in chess and badminton, it will have to be Viswanathan Anand, Prakash Padukone and Pulle
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Football

Gokulam Kerala FC — A club of many firsts

Kerala’s Gokulam FC is on a mission to make history. The club from Kozhikode has now won the women’s first division league (Indian Women’s Leagu
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Shooting

Dhanush Srikanth - His actions speak louder

Dhanush Srikanth, hearing and speech impaired from birth, shot 247.5 in the men’s 10m air rifle final of the Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, t
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Chess

Vidit Gujrathi and Tania Sachdev: Tickling the funny bone in the world of chess

Vidit Gujrathi and Tania Sachdev are part of the Indian Olympiad team’s preparatory camp with Grandmaster Boris Gelfand in Chennai. Sportstar sat fo
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Magazine

Vimal Kumar: ‘Happy Prannoy justified the faith’

Being a selector, I was very clear in our selection committee meeting that Prannoy could be a very strong third singles player. We considered B. Sai P
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IPL

Jos Buttler: 'Sometimes a break is actually the best'

In a chat with Sportstar, the wicketkeeper-batter shares his thoughts about his stint with the Royals, the road ahead and how he is looking forward to
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Magazine

The United Team of India

The Indian men’s badminton team is the Thomas Cup champion and team captain Kidambi Srikanth promises more success. “Individual players probably c
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Boxing

Nikhat Zareen — Breaking barriers and braving the odds

Being mentally strong is a virtue which has helped Nikhat Zareen win inside the boxing ring and outside it.
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Magazine

Aparna Popat: 'Inspiration is gender independent'

The Thomas Cup win was a team effort — every member contributed to a common cause in an otherwise individual sport — and this collective achieveme
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Magazine

IPL Diary: Gala final on cards in Ahmedabad

“With Ahmedabad hosting the final, we will celebrate 75 years of Independence of the country, marking the journey of Indian cricket with a special s
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On The Write Line

'Let the fire burn forever'

India’s Thomas Cup winners have lit the spark and now it’s for the officials to not just bask in the glory of the win but to make that spark into
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Statsman

Statsman: Dhoni achieves another milestone

M. S. Dhoni became the first keeper to take 202 catches in T20 cricket. He achieved the milestone in Chennai Super Kings’ IPL match against Delhi Ca
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IPL

What went wrong for MI, CSK in IPL 2022

IPL 2022: While Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians became the first team to lose its first seven matches of an IPL season, M.S. Dhoni’s Chennai Super K
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F1

F1: Max Verstappen leaps into lead with win at Spanish Grand Prix

Ferrari’s polesitter Charles Leclerc was controlling the race nicely through the first phase of the Spanish Grand Prix, but disaster struck on lap 2
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Premier League

Pep Guardiola’s Man City juggernaut keeps rolling

Pep Guardiola has now led Manchester City to four English Premier League titles in his first six seasons in England and this record is only matched by
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Cricket

Andrew Symonds: Imposing figure with a larger-than-life outlook

Symonds last played for Australia in 2009 before slipping into the shadows but in his pomp, he pulled in the crowds, inspired children to copy his swa

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