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17-09-2022

Reddy, Shetty, Go!

Fresh from their exploits in the Thomas Cup and Commonwealth Games, seventh seed Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty made it to the semifinals and collected their first World Championship bronze.

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Tennis

WTA carnival brings Tour-level tennis back to Chennai

Ever since the annual men’s event, which ran for just over two decades in Chennai, found a new home in Pune starting from the 2018 edition, sport in C
Duleep Trophy
Domestic

Duleep Trophy is back: All set for a full season of domestic cricket

Duleep Trophy, back in its inter-zonal avatar, will kickstart what promises to be - for the first time in three years - an unshortened season of domes
Rahul Dravid
Cricket

World of cricket: Smriti Mandhana shines in The Hundred; Dravid joins team after recovering from COVID-19

Rahul Dravid had tested positive for COVID-19 before departing for UAE for the Asia Cup. But he recovered quickly and was able to join the Indian team
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Columns

One diet size does not fit all

Success stories in sport often spark a desire in budding athletes to adopt the diets of their favoured athlete from their discipline. It is based on t
Vijender Singh
Boxing

Vijender Singh: ‘Loss to Artysh Lopsan was a hit to my ego’

Last year, Vijender Singh was knocked out by a rookie after a year and a half of being inactive. Realising that he had prepared badly, he went back to
Tihar Jail
More Sports

Games Tihar Jail inmates play: Badminton, Chess, Kabaddi, Kho Kho and more

Parivartan aims to reach out to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable sections of the society — prison inmates — and add joy and health to their lives
Maxime Cressy
Columns

Maxime Cressy, reviving old school tennis with non-stop serve and volley game

Since the early 2000s, serving and volleying has plummeted in popularity among tennis players. But 25-year-old Maxime Cressy has made it his mission t
Satwik-Chirag
Badminton

BWF World Championship: Satwik, Chirag scale new heights

Fresh from their exploits in the Thomas Cup and Commonwealth Games, seventh seed Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty made it to the semifinals a
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Columns

Last Word: Does ‘assumption of risk’ hold when a spectator is insulted by a player?

A spectator at Wimbledon who was cheering the Australian finalist Nick Kyrgios was accused by the player of being drunk and of distracting him during
Arunachal Pradesh
Domestic

Selection scams mar NorthEast cricket

Since 2018, States associations in the NorthEast have struggled to keep cricket in the region unsullied. Conmen try to lure young cricketers into thei
Bhavani Devi
More Sports

Bhavani Devi: Competing at the highest level entails immense sacrifices

After a crushing loss at the World Championships, C. A. Bhavani Devi is happy to have held on to her crown at the Commonwealth Championships. It has g
Deepak Chahar
Columns

Statsman: Chahar, Axar, Prasidh achieve rare feat for India

Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna and Axar Patel took three wickets each one of the ODIs in the three-match series against Zimbabwe. It was the fifth occ
Marcus Rashford
Football

European Leagues: Red Devils back to winning ways, Harry Kane enters record books

Erik ten Hag leaves out Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United’s starting XI against Liverpool and ends up with the first Premier League win of the
Max Verstappen
F1

Belgian GP: Verstappen in a league of his own

Max Verstappen started the Belgian Grand Prix in 14th place, thanks to a grid penalty, but it made no difference to him as he surged ahead of the rest
Dean Elgar
Columns

Elgar’s decision to bat first in second ENG vs SA Test baffling: Gavaskar

South Africa’s Dean Elgar has the image of a tough no-nonsense captain, who is unafraid to take the tough decisions and is prepared to take the blows

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