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04-02-2023

India’s shining lights

In 2022, sport continued to be therapeutic for a world still trying to find its feet in the aftermath of a pandemic. India maintained its reputation as a growing power with its athletes scaling new heights.

Briefing

1-Federer-Nadal
Columns

Tennis in 2022: End of Federer-Serena era and the rise of a dynamic wunderkind

The year 2022 started with the exciting GOAT race deadlocked— Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer all boasted 20 Grand Slam titles, a once
Ronaldo
Columns

Last Word: Normalisation is the name of the game

Many top European football clubs are owned by countries in the Middle East. That caused an eyebrow or two to be raised initially, but it’s a picture t
neeraj-chopra
More Sports

Scaling new heights: Top four performances by India sportspersons in 2022

Neeraj Chopra, Sharath Kamal, the Indian men’s badminton team and the Indian Lawn Bowls teams brought joy to the country in 2022 with their magnificen
training
Columns

What are Key Performance Indicators in sports, why are they needed and how do they work

KPIs are useful in allowing athletes to train specifically for a particular outcome. Establishing KPIs depending on age, sport and skill makes it easi
Tallon Griekspoor
Tennis

Tata Open Maharashtra: New dawn for the Dutch, same old story for India

Tata Open Maharashtra recaptured its proud place in the calendar, but it couldn’t do anything to change the sad and unsettling story that Indian tenni
ranbir-kapoor
ISL 2022-23

ISL notebook: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt make the evening special for Mumbai City FC

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt made it an evening to remember at the Mumbai Football Arena.
Napoli
Football

European leagues: Napoli bounces back, Real Madrid stumbles

Napoli, despite its defeat to Inter, bounced back with victories against Sampdoria and Juventus and is on top of the Serie A table.
Shivam Mavi
Columns

Statsman: Shivam Mavi becomes third Indian bowler to take four wickets on T20I debut

Shivam Mavi joined an elite group of cricketers — Barinder Sran and Pragyan Ojha — when he picked up four wickets on his T20I debut against Sri Lanka
Rishabh Pant
Columns

Sunil Gavaskar: Rishabh Pant’s accident a wake-up call for speedsters on the road

Rishabh Pant’s accident drove home the point that it need not be your error that causes a calamity involving you on Indian roads.
Tite
Football

How can Brazil recreate the football glory days of yore

The 2022 World Cup was supposed to be Tite’s redemption and Brazil’s conquest of a sixth star, but rather Qatar proved a new disillusion.
Tayyab
Hockey

Hockey World Cup diary: FIH president lists his priorities

Tayyab Ikram knows the challenges he faces as hockey fights for relevance and popularity in a changing world.
stokes-mccullum
Cricket

Cricket in 2022: The year of English renaissance and Kohli’s resurgence

In 2022, England dared to change the way Test matches are played. Success in red-ball and white-ball cricket made it a year to remember.
verstappen
Motorsport

Motorsport in 2022: Verstappen prospers, Mercedes flops

In 2022, the two premier championships in motorsport witnessed sensational racing and hard-fought title battles. Here’s a look at some of the highligh
messi
Football

Football in 2022: Messi rediscovers his magic, Indian football returns from the dead

Lionel Messi leading Argentina to the FIFA World Cup title in his fifth and final appearance was the highlight of 2022. Messi may have struggled at ti

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