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Mr. Perfect

Wherever historians may place Roger Federer in the tennis pantheon, he ranks No. 1 in the hearts of the sporting masses this century. For 24 years, the kinetic beauty of Federer’s game, his passion for competition, and his common touch enthralled and endeared us.


Yuvraj Singh
T20 World Cup

Yuvraj’s sixes, Brathwaite’s blitzes, and more: 15 best moments from the T20 World Cup

When the inaugural T20 World Cup — it was called World T20 then — was held in South Africa in 2007, the shortest format of cricket was taking its baby
T20 World Cup

‘Every match had a hero’: Yuvraj Singh, Lalchand Rajput relive India’s win in the 2007 World T20

India’s win in the inaugural T20 World Cup (then known as the World T20) 15 years ago marked the start of a nation’s love affair with T20 cricket. Two

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Fresh impetus to women’s football

Eight members of the Indian squad that played the U-17 men’s World Cup five years ago are being moulded into the national team’s core for the next dec

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Formidable challenge awaits India in Group A

India will look up to Lynda Kom Serto to make an impact in the U-17 World Cup, but its defence will have to tighten up; USA, possessing the record-bre

Lynda Kom, Clara Luvanga, and more: Stars to watch out for at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Several participants in the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India next month ooze talent and could make an impact in the tournament. Here are five players t
Alexia Putellas

Alexia Putellas, Alexandra Popp, and more: Players who rose to fame after playing the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Ahead of the seventh edition of the Women’s Under-17 World Cup, we take a look at some of the present-day stars who excelled in previous U-17 World Cu

Robust nutrition plan key to career longevity

Nutrition plays a significant role in prolonging one’s sports career. To get 20 years of service out of your athletic body, please begin to eat scient

Carlsen, Niemann and cheating in chess

Cheating in chess is rare, but not unknown. With computers getting more sophisticated, cheating in chess will get more sophisticated too.

Chennai Open: A new Czech star on the horizon

Linda Fruhvirtova, a 17-year-old from the Czech Republic, emerged as the champion by playing a power-packed game and at the same time showed enough ta
Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav on training mantra, playing for India, batting positions, and more

Interview: Maverick batter Suryakumar Yadav says he loves to bat at No. 4 for India but never takes his place in the national team for granted.
Wednesdays with WV Raman

Dilip Vengsarkar on West Indian fast bowlers, helmets, Virat Kohli and more

Dilip Vengsarkar made an impact on Indian cricket as a batter in the 1970s and 80s and as chairman of selectors from 2006 to 2008. Vengsarkar, now 66,

Duleep Trophy: West Zone triumphs in a gruelling test of skill, temperament and conduct

Egos were humbled and lessons learnt. The Duleep Trophy, involving some of the top players from different States, reclaimed a slice of its pride and p

Roger Federer: Tennis God and man of the people

Unlike some giants of sport, Roger Federer never sought out controversy, but he never feared debating the great tennis issues of his era either. And,

Sunil Gavaskar column: Jhulan Goswami, a stalwart of women’s cricket

Jhulan Goswami has inspired a generation of women to take up cricket. She showed that Indian women can also bowl fast and take wickets in all kinds of
Son Heung-min

European Leagues: Son Heung-min sizzles for Spurs, Neymar and Messi at it again

Son Heung-min scored a hat-trick in Tottenham Hotspur’s 6-2 win over Leicester City. In Bundesliga, 17-year-old forward Youssoufa Moukoko made history
Virat Kohli

World of cricket: England provides stiff resistance to Pakistan, ICC bans saliva use permanently

England and Pakistan have won two matches each in a seven-match T20I series. Harry Brook’s contributions with the bat were vital to England’s two wins