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IPL 2024: If teams had election symbols

A light-hearted mash-up of the country’s two carnivals – polls and cricket.

What would each IPL team choose if they had to pick election symbols? (X/@IPL)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 02:53 PM IST

Jannik Sinner and the international language of tennis

With Jannik ‘Forza’ Sinner winning the recent Miami Open, a look at some of the game’s multi-lingual cheers.

Jannik Sinner sure gets the fans to cheer him on in more ways than one(USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 03:33 PM IST

IPL 2024: Hardik Pandya’s Luis Figo moment

In sports, hell hath no fury like a treasoned fan base, but players are professionals and excessive trolling is uncalled for

Hardik Pandya left Gujarat Titans to rejoin Mumbai Indians.(AP)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 03:53 PM IST

IPL 2024: Batting and bowling variations popularised by T20

Cricket’s shortest format brings creativity to the fore

Dinesh Karthik plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru(AFP)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 11:07 AM IST

World Cup 2026: New Jersey and the tracksuit and mob connection

New Jersey will stage next year’s World Cup final, and you might not know if the fellow in the tracksuit is a player or a wise guy

Metlife Stadium in New Jersey(NJ Advance Media)
Published on Mar 09, 2024 09:47 AM IST

In Indian tennis, the one handed backhand is not so rare

As fans worldwide lament the eclipse of the single handed backhand, in India Rohan Bopanna is keeping alive a tradition that began with Ramanathan Krishnan

Rohan Bopanna in action.
Published on Feb 23, 2024 02:24 PM IST

Super Bowl, Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce and sporting power couples

The union of pop superstar Taylor Swift and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce is the biggest talking point before Sunday’s big game

Singer Taylor Swift who is dating Travis Kelce, was in attendance during the match between Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears(Getty Images via AFP)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 11:32 PM IST

How Iyengar yoga helped Rohan Bopanna become oldest Grand Slam champion

The doubles world No. 1 contemplated retirement in 2019 due to worn-out knees. Then he discovered Iyengar yoga during the Covid lockdown and his life changed

Bopanna is set to become the oldest tennis player to achieve the World No. 1 ranking in men's doubles after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open(PTI)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 06:16 PM IST

When Djokovic came to India with Federer and Nadal and met Bollywood stars

As Novak Djokovic chases his 25th major at the Australian Open 2024, recalling his only trip to India

Serbia's Novak Djokovic(AFP)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 07:28 PM IST

What is it like playing Sinner and does he have a chance against Djokovic?

India’s Aryan Goveas recalls his match against Sinner and says he can make a breakthrough in Melbourne

Italy's Jannik Sinner plays a forehand return during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open(AP)
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 02:48 PM IST

How cricketers and other athletes celebrate New Year week on tour

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan showed off their moves in South Africa, while Novak Djokovic did a jig at a restaurant in Adelaide

Shubman Gill shared some of the wildlife gold he witnessed in South Africa.(Instagram)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 10:32 PM IST

The legacy of Vijay Amritraj and Leander Paes, the latest Hall of Fame Inductees

Amritraj and Paes have been inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame. They are the first Asian male players to be given the honour

The Tennis Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in July 2024.
Published on Dec 23, 2023 07:34 AM IST

Usman Khawaja, Indian wrestlers, Muhammad Ali: Athletes who took a stand

Athletes have often have used their stage or name to take a stand. Here are some leading examples.

Australia's Usman Khawaja made some statements which were interpreted as pro-Palestine.(AP)
Updated on Dec 16, 2023 04:06 PM IST

The baton passes, no?

The match brought forth the greatness of individual sports, which often play second fiddle to team sports since the latter enjoy a mass following, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Jul 07, 2008 11:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai

Bhupathi wants Bopanna for Beijing

As per Mahesh Bhupathi, he and Leander Paes do not stand a medal chance in Beijing because of lack of communication and preparation and he prefers Rohan Bopanna to play the Olympics. Akshay Sawai has the details...

Updated on May 21, 2008 03:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Paes of regret and the true lies

What is it with Leander these days? After Friday's matches, he said his statement about Mahesh was taken out of context by the interviewers. What he meant was that he regretted sacrificing his singles career for doubles, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Apr 13, 2008 01:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai

Ten ways to make KPS Gill go

KPS Gill, supercop and alleged bottom-pincher, refuses to let go of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) presidency. Akshay Sawai enlists ten ways that could make him quit.

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Updated on Mar 18, 2008 08:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

We’ll stick to our stand, says Bhupathi

In an interview to Akshay Sawai, Bhupathi says he will stick to the decision of opposing Paes as the captain of India's Davis Cup team.

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Updated on Feb 29, 2008 04:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

We want a non-playing captain: Bopanna

Rohan Bopanna and Prakash Amritraj dropped a news bomb last week, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Feb 25, 2008 12:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

BCCI to fund tennis, squash players

The BCCI is all set to keep its promise of supporting sportsmen from fields other than cricket, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Feb 19, 2008 01:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

T20 champs beat Aussies by 7 wkts

With this win, India maintain and establish their supremacy in this form of game, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 21, 2007 01:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

India, Australia set for exciting T20 tie

India meet Australia today at Mumbai's Brabourne stadium in the first Twenty20 international on Indian soil, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 20, 2007 04:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

X-factor, yes! And A, B, C, D...says it all

The Aussies were much too good for India in all departments of the game, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2007 01:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Is unhappy BCCI didn't take note of racist taunts

Spectators at the ground allegedly subjected Australian allrounder Andrew Symonds, the team’s only black member, to racist abuse, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 15, 2007 01:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Nagpur

Series in pocket, Aussies say cheese...

Hosts India pay the price for dropped catches & warped strategy against Australia, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 15, 2007 12:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Nagpur

Lost in the Aussie maze

In the last two must-win games, India have to do the improbable to draw level in series, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 13, 2007 11:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Nagpur

Seeking joy at the in-laws

All eyes, and the aai-in-law (mother-in-law), will want to see a good innings from Rahul Dravid on Saturday, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 13, 2007 11:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Nagpur

India struggled with swing, says Johnson

Mitchell Johnson was ecstatic after his match-winning performance, more so since it came in conditions not conducive to pace, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 11, 2007 11:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Vadodara

‘Won the toss, lost everything else’

With the series all but lost, Dhoni refuses to play the blame game, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 11, 2007 11:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Vadodara

Australia defeat India by nine wickets

Australia accomplished the task as easily as Mike Tyson would if he had to fight Woody Allen, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 12, 2007 02:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Vadodara
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