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07-01-2023

THE NIGHT OF THE ALBICELESTE

Lionel Messi has been the superstar of this tournament, dragging and daring a team of good but not exceptional individuals to be better than the sum of its parts. The spirit of the collective has been Argentina’s biggest strength on its way to become the world champion after 36 years.

Briefing

Ishan Kishan
Columns

Statsman: Ishan Kishan breaks numerous records with magnificent double ton

The southpaw set numerous records by scoring 210 (131b) for India against Bangladesh in the third ODI at Chattogram.
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Squash

Senior Squash Nationals: Joshna Chinappa’s dominance continues

Joshna Chinappa outplayed teenager Anahat Singh to clinch her 19th Senior National title.
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Chess

Tata Steel Chess India: Equal pay, inclusion of a women’s competition make it special

The focus was on the women at the fourth edition of the Tata Steel Chess India. It was for the first time that a women’s event was being conducted in
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Columns

Fitnesswise: Burnout signs for Strength & Conditioning coaches

The demand and expectation on S&C coaches can be a bit unnerving, leading at times to burnout. It is important to be aware of it and to understand wha
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Columns

Last Word: When family’s safety is more important than a FIFA World Cup

A burglary at Raheem Sterling’s house in Surrey forced the England star to rush back from the World Cup to be with his family. Long ago, a similar inc
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News

Heroes in the making: Youngsters who shone at the FIFA World Cup

Since its inception, the World Cup has always been a platform where several young players have announced themselves on the global stage. With the 2022
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ISL 2022-23

ISL diary: Life is hard for away-team fans at Kerala Blasters’ Nehru Stadium

Ivan Vukomanovic, the Kerala Blasters head coach, gave a hint of what could be running in the mind of an away fan in Kochi.
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Fifa World Cup

FIFA World Cup diary: Outpouring of emotions after hair-raising Argentine glory

Soon after the victory, the Argentine players were in the midst of their people, taking an open-top bus-ride in the busy street of Lusail and singing
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PKL

Pro Kabaddi 9 season wrap: Jaipur Pink Panthers top dog again

An old champion regained its crown, youngsters showed up the old guard, and action on the mat got faster – there was much to savour from the ninth sea
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Cricket

T10: Cricket’s answer to the Olympics?

The six-season-old Abu Dhabi T10, born on the sand beds of Abu Dhabi, is waiting to occupy a larger space in cricket’s burgeoning calendar. The format
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Columns

Sunil Gavaskar: FIFA World Cup 2022 marks a happy ending for Messi

Until last year, Lionel Messi had plenty of club championship titles in his kitty but had never won a title with his national team. Now, he has fulfil
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Fifa World Cup

FIFA World Cup: France goal machine Kylian Mbappe wins Golden Boot

Despite scoring three goals in the final, Kylian Mbappe couldn’t ensure World Cup triumph for France. His eight goals in the competition won him the G
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Fifa World Cup

Argentina v France final the best match of FIFA World Cup

The final between Argentina and France, with its moments of brilliance and extraordinary twists and turns, turned out to be the best match of the FIFA
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Fifa World Cup

FIFA World Cup: Emiliano Martinez wins golden glove for yeoman service to Argentina

Emiliano Martinez’s penalty saves and interventions during the knockouts were significant to Argentina’s success at the FIFA World Cup.
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Fifa World Cup

FIFA World Cup best goal: Wout Weghorst vs Argentina

For its persistence and relentless attack against Argentina in the quarterfinals, the Netherlands were rewarded with a free kick in the 11th minute of
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Motorsport

Hyderabad all set for Formula E debut after thrills and spills of Indian Racing League

The Hyderabad race circuit, which nestles along the picturesque Necklace Road on the banks of the Hussain Sagar lake, is all set for its Formula E deb
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Domestic

Do not think too much about the workload, says Ishant Sharma

Veteran pacer Ishant Sharma advises young pacers to keep bowling as much as possible to avoid breaking down in First Class cricket.
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Kabaddi

Fazel Atrachali making up for lost time, step one: PKL title bid with Puneri Paltan

Fazel has been the wind beneath the sails of a young and ambitious Paltan side and will hope to keep the momentum going when they face Jaipur Pink Pan

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