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Appreciation From Fans Amplifies Performance: Sachin Tendulkar

Appreciation From Fans Amplifies Performance: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, the 47-year-old Bharat Ratna, speaks to Soumitra Bose on what fans meant to him in an international career spanning 24 years.

04 February 2022
Live Sport Adopts Play Safe Policy, Will Adrenaline Rush Be The Same Again?

Live Sport Adopts Play Safe Policy, Will Adrenaline Rush Be The Same Again?

Live sports will never be the same again minus the spectators. Team sports always rode the roar and chants of the fans

04 February 2022

Martina Navratilova, Hingis Wanted To Win With Me, 18 Grand Slams Need A Lot of Effort: Leander Paes

Even after a 30-year Davis Cup career, Leander Paes refuses to stop. The 47-year-old attributes his success to a diet of hard work, discipline and simplicity

Indian Cricket And Its Many Chinese Connections -- Why BCCI Is On A Difficult Pitch

Indian Cricket And Its Many Chinese Connections -- Why BCCI Is On A Difficult Pitch

At least two top BCCI officials have BJP links. It remains to be seen if patriotism overtakes financial interest for the world's richest cricket association

04 February 2022

It’s A Pity That Dhyan Chand, Balbir Singh Didn’t Get What They Deserved: Ajit Pal Singh

Ajit Pal Singh led India to victory in the 1975 hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur. Balbir Singh senior was the team's manager. India have never won a World Cup...

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04 February 2022
A Story Of Denial And Injustice: Was Playing Hockey A Sin For Dhyan Chand And Balbir Singh?

A Story Of Denial And Injustice: Was Playing Hockey A Sin For Dhyan Chand And Balbir Singh?

With six Olympic hockey gold medals between them, Dhyan Chand and Balbir Singh Senior have been relegated to the backburner by cricket-mad Indians and sports...


04 February 2022
To Give Sourav Ganguly And Jay Shah A Full Term, BCCI Seeks To Pour Water On Lodha Reforms In New Constitution

To Give Sourav Ganguly And Jay Shah A Full Term, BCCI Seeks To Pour Water On Lodha Reforms In New Constitution

An audacious BCCI wants Supreme Court to relax rules on tenure since Ganguly and Shah can’t continue as president and secretary after July


04 February 2022
How Brothers Sarfaraz And Musheer Khan Fought Darkness To Be Among Indian Cricket’s Brightest

How Brothers Sarfaraz And Musheer Khan Fought Darkness To Be Among Indian Cricket’s Brightest

Sarfaraz Khan had the best batting average in 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season; Musheer's golden arm has served Mumbai well in age-group cricket


04 February 2022
EXCLUSIVE | A Football Legend, A Cricketing Star. Yet Charismatic Chuni Goswami Was More Than The Sum

EXCLUSIVE | A Football Legend, A Cricketing Star. Yet Charismatic Chuni Goswami Was More Than The Sum

Such was Chuni Goswami's athletic ability that Sir Garfield Sobers had mentioned his electrifying speed in his autobiography, remembers football star and coach...


04 February 2022
IPL Brings Joy To Fans, It Has Only Made Team India Bigger: Sundar Raman

IPL Brings Joy To Fans, It Has Only Made Team India Bigger: Sundar Raman

Sundar Raman was at the heart of Indian cricket administration for a solid seven years on-the-go. A lot of operational success of the IPL can be attributed to...


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04 February 2022
Will Covid York IPL 2020? BCCI's Billion Dollar Baby Threatens To Realign World Cricket's Powerplay

Will Covid York IPL 2020? BCCI's Billion Dollar Baby Threatens To Realign World Cricket's Powerplay

At a time when most cricket Boards like England and Australia are reeling under economic stress, India may use its financial muscle to influence the way...


04 February 2022
Of Master Strokes On Canvas, Dry Training And Prawn Curry - Athletes Chase Hobbies During Corona Times

Of Master Strokes On Canvas, Dry Training And Prawn Curry - Athletes Chase Hobbies During Corona Times

India’s sportspersons are creatively using their forced leave to lay the grounds for future success. COVID-19 has certainly not dampened their spirit


04 February 2022
Sachin Tendulkar's Coronavirus Diary: Accepting Reality And Playing In The Vee

Sachin Tendulkar's Coronavirus Diary: Accepting Reality And Playing In The Vee

In this exclusive piece for Outlook, Sachin Tendulkar says the lockdown period is a test of acceptability and adjustment. The cricket legend and his family are...


04 February 2022
COVID-19 Turns 'Enemy', Remote Jharkhand Village Sends American Social Workers Scurrying For Life

COVID-19 Turns 'Enemy', Remote Jharkhand Village Sends American Social Workers Scurrying For Life

Franz Gastler and his wife Rose run Yuwa, a school in Ormanjhi that uses football to empower marginalised women against illiteracy, child marriage and poverty


04 February 2022
Playing On Your TV: Girls Aloud

Playing On Your TV: Girls Aloud

The youthful Indian women’s team that took the field in the T20 World Cup turned a new corner in their game: brash, clinical, exhilarating


04 February 2022
My Dad Wanted Me To Be A Tennis Player, Not A Supermodel, Says 'Big Babe' Mary Pierce

My Dad Wanted Me To Be A Tennis Player, Not A Supermodel, Says 'Big Babe' Mary Pierce

At 5 feet 10 and with an attractive blonde braid, Mary Pierce was just not a Grand Slam champion but the delight of lensmen for her sex appeal. The 2000 French...


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04 February 2022
Coaching Is Like Parenting, It's Tough Dealing With Top Players: Pullela Gopichand

Coaching Is Like Parenting, It's Tough Dealing With Top Players: Pullela Gopichand

The International Olympic Committee acknowledged Gopichand's contribution to badminton. The former All England champion feels the recognition is a boost for...


04 February 2022
Coronavirus Outbreak Casts Shadow On Chinese Dreams At Tokyo Olympics

Coronavirus Outbreak Casts Shadow On Chinese Dreams At Tokyo Olympics

Chinese athletes will be under-prepared for the Tokyo Summer Games given restriction on participation in preparatory events and even in mandatory Olympic...


04 February 2022
Weeping Willow: Why Kashmir's Bat-Making Industry Has Been Hit For A Six

Weeping Willow: Why Kashmir's Bat-Making Industry Has Been Hit For A Six

Changes in political and societal dynamics of Jammu and Kashmir have coincided with a rapid decline in the growth of Kashmir willow


05 February 2020
Tim And Paul’s Mission Calcutta

Tim And Paul’s Mission Calcutta

Two British men gave up careers as banker and diplomat to help underprivileged children


04 February 2022
NGOs Show The Way As India Leads World Rugby In Sustainable Development

NGOs Show The Way As India Leads World Rugby In Sustainable Development

Rugby India has been able to spread the game far and wide. Women have taken to the sport more than men as NGOs keep changing the lives of the downtrodden


04 February 2022
Ladakh's Melting Glaciers Ring A Warning Bell, Why Indo-Gangetic Plain Is In Danger Zone

Ladakh's Melting Glaciers Ring A Warning Bell, Why Indo-Gangetic Plain Is In Danger Zone

A game of ice hockey featuring a legendary Russian who has an asteroid named after him brings into focus the whimsies of the climate that is eating away at...


04 February 2022
Why India's Sports Administrators Hate To Adopt A National Sports Development Code

Why India's Sports Administrators Hate To Adopt A National Sports Development Code

In 2014, Justices Ravindra Bhat and Najmi Waziri wrote sports administration appears to be mired in power play, where money, influence and chicanery play a...


04 February 2022
Real Kashmir, Not Just A Team In The I-League, It's Showcasing Football's Power To Unite

Real Kashmir, Not Just A Team In The I-League, It's Showcasing Football's Power To Unite

Thousands have flocked to see Real Kashmir play their home games at Srinagar's TRC Turf Ground. The games have enabled Kashmiris to embrace some semblance of...


04 February 2022
A Sportsman's Faith Is In The People Around Him, Luck Is His God

A Sportsman's Faith Is In The People Around Him, Luck Is His God

The almighty might be invoked for that final push, but sportsmen have implicit faith in training, coaches and true grit, writes journalist, Suresh Menon


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