CWG 2022: Feeling ‘robbed’ after defeat in memorable bout, boxer Chaudhary wonders what’s next

After nine minutes of intense, toe-to-toe brawling that brought everyone inside Hall 4 of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Center on their feet and left the commentator hailing it as ‘one of the best amateur fights ever’, Ashish Kumar Chaudhary squatted and slapped the floor of the ring in anger. Ashish Kumar Chaudhary reacts after his bout. … Read more

19-year-old junior national boxing champion found dead in field, police claim drug overdose

Home Cities Ludhiana 19-year-old junior national boxing champion found dead in field, police claim drug overdose According to eye witnesses, the teen’s mobile was lying near the body, while a syringe was also seen at the spot. Kuldeep’s fellow boxers too expressed shock at the incident and demanded that the police crackdown on the easy … Read more

In series-winning knock against WI, Axar Patel proves he has batting ability to prosper at elite level

Axar Patel has been so much of an understudy to Ravindra Jadeja that eight years since his international debut, he has played all of six Tests, 40 ODIs and 23 T20Is. And in the handful of games he’s got, the spotlight has squarely been on his white-ball run-squeeze and red-ball five-fors. [email protected] slammed a stunning … Read more

Sriram Veera writes: The madness of Nick Kyrgios

More than any athlete, tennis player Nick Kyrgios makes us question why we watch sports. Especially as it’s an individual sport and there are no team loyalties to make us look beyond the person. Do we watch sports to gawk at the unreachable artistry of a Roger Federer or a Lionel Messi, the inspiring indefatigability … Read more

Explained: How tainted football administrators Blatter and Platini escaped criminal charges

Influential administrator Sepp Blatter and French legend Michel Platini, removed from positions they held in football as chiefs of FIFA and UEFA over allegations that they exchanged fraudulent payments while in power, have been given a clean chit. The investigations had been going on since 2015 — and after six years, the lack of sufficient … Read more

Eight months, 30 matches, 40 players: Team India’s Big Churn since the 2021 T20 World Cup

Since captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid took charge after the 2021 T20 World Cup last November, India have given opportunities to numerous players, as well as different captains, across formats. The team management has stated its aim of having a good look at the bench strength in the build-up to the 2022 T20 … Read more

Roger Bannister to Rafael Nadal: The triumphs of the greats may not be possible without the pain

But for a singular moment while on the train to Oxford for an important athletic meet, Roger Bannister had a rather uninspiring start to what eventually would be the most memorable day of his life. It would get marked forever as a seminal date in track and field history, some would also consider it a … Read more

Asian Cup qualifiers: Against lower-ranked opponents, the Indian football team looks to break shackles

Long queues outside the Salt Lake Stadium for match tickets testify to Kolkata’s love for football. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) underestimated it by initially issuing only 12,000 complimentary tickets, assuming no more than 10,000 fans would turn up for India’s matches at the Asian Cup Group D qualifiers. They had to do the … Read more