Briefing

Fitnesswise

Helping athletes increase explosive power

The goal of explosive exercise training is to build enough power to ultimately move heavy weights very quickly. It helps in improving reaction time which is vital for success.

Last Word

Let’s make the most of our heroes

Even as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were preparing for their French Open battle, Swiss great Roger Federer was indulging in a popular middle-age sport: getting a dog for the family.

Chess

Away from spotlight, Gukesh and Arjun make the right moves

When the followers of Indian chess were eagerly awaiting Nihal Sarin (17 years) and R. Praggnanandhaa (16) to break new grounds, Arjun Erigaisi (18) broke into the top-50 and D. Gukesh (16) followed by moving into the top-60.

Tennis

Deaflympics medallist Prithvi Sekhar - Smashing past all challenges

Prithvi Sekhar won three medals including a silver and two bronze in tennis at the 24th Deaflympics. He had won a bronze medal in the 2017 edition, but didn’t receive much response or recognition back then. This time, he got his due.

Cricket

ICC CEO: Focus on developing the game across formats, growing women's cricket

The ICC CEO, Geoff Allardice, spoke about the plan to grow the game, tournaments in the pipeline and more...

Athletics

Neeraj Chopra and who else: Four exciting prospects in javelin throw from India

For a long time the 80m mark has been the benchmark for a world-class javelin thrower. Prior to 2021, Olympians Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Yadav were already in the 80m club. Now, 20-year-old Sahil Silwal, 21-year-old Rohit Yadav, 22-year-old D. P. Manu and 21-year-old Yashvir Singh have joined them.

On The Write Line

Sunil Gavaskar: Ignore biased views of biased people against India

Former players from overseas, who are hardly in the bottom rung of those who played international cricket, get their biased comments splashed all over the cricketing media in the country, be it the print or the electronic media.

Chess

‘We have a good chance in the Olympiad’

Indian team mentor Viswanathan Anand, men’s Team ‘A’ coach N. Srinath and women’s Team ‘A’ coach Abhijit Kunte discuss various topics including the Indian team’s prospects in the coming Chess Olympiad.

Statsman

Rajat Patidar scores quickest IPL century by an uncapped player

The RCB player scored a hundred in 49 balls against Lucknow Super Giants. Rajat Patidar is the 15th batter to register an IPL century in less than 50 balls

UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid’s UCL love affair

Liverpool, the favourite for the title, dominated the game with 24 shots to Real Madrid’s four but came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 result in the 2022 Champions League final.

Cricket

The resurgence of Hardik Pandya

It was a tough battle against his own self-doubt and an injury-ravaged body, but a determined Hardik Pandya did all the hard work to rise again like a phoenix, and lead Gujarat Titans to the 2022 IPL title.

Cricket

WIPL, a path forward for women’s cricket

While the week-long Women’s T20 Challenge may have helped showcase the best of women’s cricket, a full-fledged Women’s IPL tournament will help unearth and groom raw talent.

IPL

IPL 2022: How Gujarat Titans tamed the rest for title

It was not easy to battle past the odds, stun champion sides like Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings and eventually clinch the title. But in its first season, Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans has done it by being fearless.

IPL

IPL Diary: A power-packed final on and off the field

After hosting the tournament in the United Arab Emirates for two years, the IPL was held from start to finish in India this time around and the BCCI ensured that the final of the tournament was a star-studded affair.

IPL

IPL media rights auction: What to expect

With the curtains coming down on the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League, all eyes are on the multi-crore media rights auction on June 12.

F1

Formula One: Slick Perez takes win, Ferrari gets it wrong

Starting on pole, Charles Leclerc dropped to fourth through no fault of his own as Ferrari floundered on strategy at the Monaco GP. All Red Bull’s Perez needed to do was place his car in the right places and there was no way anyone could overtake around the narrow confines of the street circuit. The Mexican did just that and sealed a sensational win.

Vantage Point

Rafa racks up record 14th at Roland Garros

When superstar Pete Sampras captured his 14th major title in 2002, tennis cognoscenti thought that record would be hard, perhaps even impossible, to break. Yet Rafael Nadal amassed that many titles at just one major!

UEFA Champions League

From 'invisible' to 'unbelievable': Courtois' journey to Champions League crown with Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Courtois made nine saves against Liverpool - the most by any keeper in a Champions League final.