From badminton to cricket, Sandip Sikdar writes on many sporting disciplines. He has the experience of working in digital, news agency as well as print organisations. Motorsport remains his first love.
Experts believe that it is getting harder and harder to score off penalty corners. Though there is no comparative data available on conversion rates, coaches and team managements worldwide have noticed the changing trend. read more
Maisnam Meiraba Luwang wants to add one more sport to that list—badminton. The 16-year-old shuttler has been creating quite a bit of noise in the junior domestic circuit following his recent exploits . read more
With most India hockey players coming from rural areas, all of them even following Hindi is not a given, leave alone English. Having even an essential grasp of English can work wonders, be it communicating with the coach or on the field. read more
Tanisha Crasto completed a second successive double in as many weeks by winning the women’s (partnering Aditi Bhatt) and mixed doubles (with Ishaan Bhatnagar) titles at the All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament on Sunday. read more
The newly crowned world champion took 40 minutes to crush Chinese world No 3 Chen Yufei 21-7, 21-14 in the semis, following it up with a 21-7, 21-7 victory over Japanese world No 4 Nozomi Okuhara in the title clash that took 37 minutes. read more
Sindhu had lost an epic final against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in 2017. But on Sunday, the Japanese was like a candle in the wind and Sindhu became only the fourth player in history to win gold (2019), silver (2017 and 2018) and bronze (2013 and 2014)... read more