COVER STORY

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18-03-2023

Trailblazer

Sania Mirza was considered one of India’s very best during her heyday. In retirement and going forward, the halo is sure to glow brighter. A tribute to the queen of Indian tennis.

Briefing

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ACES Awards

Annu Rani named Sportswoman of the Year in Track & Field at 2023 Sportstar Aces Awards

Rani became the first Indian woman to win a medal in javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games, clinching bronze in Birmingham.
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Columns

Statsman: Ashwin second-fastest to 450 Test wickets

R. Ashwin went past 450 Test wickets during the first Test between India and Australia at Nagpur. He is the second-quickest, behind Muttiah Muralithar
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Columns

Can nutrition improve mental health?

There is growing evidence that a healthy diet can improve mental health. Make your diet scientific to improve your mood, focus, memory, and sleep.
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Columns

Last Word: Sport, ownership, and morality

Should sport and sporting teams be worried about the ethical standards of their financiers, or is sport being held to a higher morality?
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More Sports

Blood, sweat and zeal: Anshul Jubli’s rough ride to UFC fame

Last month, Anshul Jubli won the ‘Road to UFC’ lightweight championships to become the first Indian MMA fighter to earn a contract at the UFC. He had
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Tennis

Sania Mirza, the shining light of Indian tennis

Sania Mirza was considered one of India’s very best during her heyday. In retirement and going forward, the halo is sure to glow brighter.
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Domestic

Pujara: Saurashtra reaping rewards of a good work ethic

In a conversation with Sportstar, Cheteshwar Pujara lists out the factors behind Saurashtra’s consistent performances in the Ranji Trophy over a decad
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Women's Cricket

WPL 2023 is here! Women’s cricket comes of age with inaugural Women’s Premier League

The WPL aims to become the best-reputed cricket competition for women. Such is its promise and potential that the BCCI is already projecting it as a s
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ISL 2022-23

ISL notebook: Wake-up call for Hyderabad FC ahead of knockouts

Jamshedpur FC, despite being reduced to 10 men, ambushed the yellow outfit to hand the side its fourth defeat of the season.
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Domestic

Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra scripts another glorious chapter in its history

Saurashtra defeated Bengal in a one-sided final at Eden Gardens for its second title in three years. The assuring presence of a solid core of senior p
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Football

European Leagues: PSG in the ascendancy, bump in the road for Bayern Munich

In Ligue 1, Paris Saint-German established an eight-point lead at the top of the points table, overcoming two of its title rivals — Lille and Marseill
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Women's Cricket

Women’s T20 World Cup: Australia adds another chapter to glorious legacy

By winning its sixth Women’s T20 World Cup title, Australia exposed yet again the vast gulf that exists between itself and other teams.
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Volleyball

PVL 2023: How Riyazudeen and Vinith redeemed themselves through volleyball after years of struggle

Mohammad Riyazudeen and Jerome Vinith have both fought hardships to be among India’s most talented volleyball players plying their trade in the Prime
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Columns

Sunil Gavaskar: Australian selectors more deserving than team to face wrath of ex-players

How can the Australian selectors pick three players who they knew would not be available for selection for the first two Test matches against India? F
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ACES Awards

Sania Mirza wins Inspirational Icon award, says it was a dream to be on Sportstar cover

Sania, who announced her retirement earlier this month, received the award from former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar.
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Aces 2023

1983 World Cup winning team pays tribute to Yashpal Sharma at Sportstar Aces Awards

Members of the team, led by the irrepressible Kapil Dev, were full of anecdotes as they held centerstage at The Taj Mahal Palace here on Monday.
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ACES Awards

Shyam Thapa wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Sportstar Aces 2023

Hailed as one of the best attackers to have played for the country, Thapa helped India win the bronze in the Merdeka tournament and the Bangkok Asian
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ACES Awards

India winning Thomas Cup adjudged Moment of the Year at Sportstar Aces Awards

India became only the sixth country in the world to lift the Thomas Cup on May 15 after crushing 14-time champion Indonesia 3-0 in the final at Bangko
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Aces 2023

Nihal Sarin wins Spirit of Sports award at Sportstar Aces 2023

Sarin won praise for his sportsmanship when he resigned in three moves against World No. 2 Ding Liren after the Chinese player lost the game due to po
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ACES Awards

Sportstar Aces Awards 2023: Vinesh Phogat and Anwar Ali win Comeback of the Year award

Vinesh Phogat and Anwar Ali, after their remarkable spells at the Commonwealth Games and AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, respectively, were recognised for t
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ACES Awards

Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil adjudged Sportsman of the Year in Olympic Sports at 2023 Sportstar Aces Awards

When Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil beat Danillo Sollazo of Italy in the gold medal match of the men’s 10m air rifle event at the ISSF World Championships
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ACES Awards

Rahul Jakhar adjudged Sportsman of the Year (Parasports) at Sportstar Aces 2023

Jakhar stole the show at the World Para Shooting Championship in Al Ain, UAE where he won a total of three medals, and was India’s sole individual med
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ACES Awards

D. Gukesh wins Best Young Achiever (Boy) at Sportstar Aces Awards 2023

Achieving an Elo rating of 2700 and an eight-match winning streak at the Chess Olympiad were among the year’s highlights for D. Gukesh.
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Rhythm Sangwan and Antim Panghal win Best Young Achiever (Girl) at Sportstar Aces Awards 2023

In 2022, Rhythm collected medals across domestic and international competitions while Antim became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal
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Aces 2023

Gujarat Titans wins Club of the Year award at Sportstar Aces 2023

Led by skipper Hardik Pandya, Titans clinched the title in their debut season after thrashing Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in a one-sided final i
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ACES Awards

Merzban ‘Bawa’ Patel adjudged Best Grassroots Coach at Sportstar Aces Awards 2023

Merzban Patel has produced several renowned players who have gone on to represent India at the international level and also won laurels around the wor
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Savita Punia adjudged Sportswoman of the Year in Team Sports at 2023 Sportstar Aces Awards

After taking over from Rani Rampal as the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, goalkeeper Savita Punia has performed exceedingly well in her dua
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ACES Awards

Odisha adjudged best state for promotion of sports at Sportstar Aces Awards 2023

From hosting the Odisha Open to opening India’s doors for the FIFA under-17 Women’s World Cup, Odisha has proved itself to be a warm and responsible h
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ACES Awards

Sportstar Aces Awards 2023: ONGC wins Best PSU for Promotion of Sports

The public sector undertaking dedicated eight crore rupees for its sports budget for the year, in addition to Rs 45 crore towards salaries and approxi
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ACES Awards

Jain University wins Best University for Promotion of Sport at Sportstar Aces Awards 2023

Jain University has become the go-to educational destination for students who are into sports and want to complete their education at the same time.
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ACES Awards

Harmanpreet Kaur wins Sportswoman of the Year in cricket at 2023 Sportstar Aces Awards

Harmanpreet had a successful 2022 with the bat. She made 524 runs in 22 T20Is at an average of 32.75. She was equally impressive in ODI cricket.