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Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020
Leslie Xavier

Leslie Xavier


Leslie Xavier is a former national wrestler, judoka and karate champion. He has been a sports journalist for more than a decade and writes on Olympic disciplines and motorsport.

articles by Leslie Xavier (75 results)
Apr 16, 2018 16:28
Gaurav Gill and Team MRF will take the World Rally Championship 2 (WRC 2) plunge in Italy, at the Rally Italia Sardegna, to be held from June 7-10, joining in the seventh round of the championship as the plan is to play it a little conservative this... read more
Apr 14, 2018 13:41
Get highlights of the bronze medal play-off between India men’s hockey team and England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) here. India went down 1-2 after a poor performance -- Sam Ward scored for England twice while Varun Kumar pulled one back... read more
Apr 08, 2018 09:39
The Wrestling Federation of India is happy to send a junior side for exposure to the UWW Freestyle Wrestling World Cup since the top wrestlers, led by Sushil Kumar, are set for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. But throwing a group of below-par... read more
Apr 07, 2018 09:13
Get highlights of the India vs Pakistan hockey match from the 2018 Commonwealth Games here. Indian men’s hockey team fell prey to some lax defending and was held to a 2-2 draw by Pakistan in their 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign opener in Gold Coas... read more
Apr 01, 2018 10:02
With the new generation not showing potential, India will have to rely on stalwarts like Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa to bring home glory in the Commonwealth Games 2018. read more
Jan 26, 2018 18:10
Though James Lawton occasionally frets about the fate of boxing, his narrative, which includes the fights he covered for US and UK newspapers, also looks at the struggles of the fighter read more
Dec 28, 2017 11:01
Lewis Hamilton and Marc Marquez clinched the top titles as motorsports enjoyed a turbulent 2017 season. read more
Dec 20, 2017 22:36
Vijender Singh, the reigning WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight champion, will defend his title against Ernest Amuzu but he faces a challenge from Brijesh Kumar Meena who is the No 2 super middleweight boxer in India. read more
Dec 20, 2017 08:55
The huge gulf between the world ranking of Vijender Singh and his latest opponent Ernest Amuzu of Ghana hints at another possible mismatch, which could potentially damage the reputation of the Indian boxer and his fledgling professional career. read more
Dec 06, 2017 17:49
India beat Belgium 3-2 in shootout to storm into the semifinals of the Hockey World League Final (HWLF) at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. After regulation time the scores were tied 3-3 with Gurjant Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Rupinder... read more
Nov 19, 2017 23:31
Former national champion K Rajini alleged that his Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R was tampered with and damaged soon after he took pole for the JK Super Bike 1000cc race in the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship final round at Buddh International Cir... read more
Nov 17, 2017 23:41
A rusty Sushil Kumar won the 74kg freestyle category at the ongoing national wrestling championships in Indore, the twin Olympic medallist receiving three walkovers en route to gold read more
Nov 10, 2017 16:17
The Delhi Half Marathon is all set to go off exactly as planned, despite the poor air quality pollution in the capital city and the event taking place when the particulate matter is at its highest read more
Oct 29, 2017 16:03
In a wet race, Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati beat teammate Jorge Lorenzo to win the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix, while championship leader Marc Marquez finished fourth. The Repsol Honda rider, however, still commands a 21-point lead over the Dovizioso. read more
Oct 28, 2017 19:06
A win or second-place finish would give Marc Marquez the 2017 MotoGP world title. However, his poor form and crash during qualifying at Sepang Circuit -- the Repsol Honda rider’s Malaysia jinx -- has given Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, who is starting from... read more