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Neeraj Chopra: File photo(HT Archives) Exclusive

How three foreign coaches changed our javelin throwers

By Avishek Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 06:30 AM IST
Neeraj Chopra imbibing new techniques is an example of foreign coaches raising India’s standard.
FILE PHOTO: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race.(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race.(Pool via REUTERS)

F1 condemns racist abuse of Hamilton following crash

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Hamilton was targeted following the Mercedes driver's crash with rival Max Verstappen on the opening lap of Sunday's British Grand Prix that sent the championship leader hurtling out of the race.
Lewis Hamilton has been subjected to racist abuse online after winning Sunday's British Grand Prix, British media reported.(REUTERS)
Lewis Hamilton has been subjected to racist abuse online after winning Sunday's British Grand Prix, British media reported.(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton subjected to racist abuse online after British GP- Reports

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton has been subjected to racist abuse online after winning Sunday's British Grand Prix, British media reported.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands stands on the grid before the start of the British Formula One Grand Prix, at the Silverstone circuit, in Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021. (Lars Baron/Pool photo via AP)(AP)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands stands on the grid before the start of the British Formula One Grand Prix, at the Silverstone circuit, in Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021. (Lars Baron/Pool photo via AP)(AP)

'Disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior': Verstappen on Hamilton

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST
  • The seven-time champion won at his home track to snap a run of five races without a victory and slash the gap to Verstappen at the top of the drivers’ championship from 33 points to eight.
Lewis Hamilton: File Photo(Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton: File Photo(Getty Images)

Hamilton wins home British GP for eighth time after Verstappen collision

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2021 10:19 PM IST
The race was red-flagged Sunday for the tire barrier to be repaired and Hamilton was dealt a 10-second penalty for making contact with Verstappen.
Reigning world champion Gitika(Twitter)
Reigning world champion Gitika(Twitter)

World champion Gitika makes winning start at youth national boxing championships

PTI | , Sonipat
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 06:44 PM IST
The tournament, being held at Delhi Public School, marked a return of domestic boxing action in the country after a gap of more than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)

No-Castling Chess: Anand held to draw by Kramnik, all to play for in decider

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 09:24 AM IST
In an English Defence game, Anand, playing white, got into an advantageous position and piled on the pressure on the Russian in game three late on Saturday.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates after winning sprint qualifying. (REUTERS)
Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates after winning sprint qualifying. (REUTERS)

Max Verstappen takes British Grand Prix pole with F1 sprint win

Reuters | , Silverstone, England
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Seven times world champion Hamilton will start alongside his Dutch rival on the front row after finishing second for Mercedes in a 17-lap race that offered three points for the winner, two for runner-up and one for third.
Khris Middleton’s 40-point heroics in Game 4 helped the Bucks tie the series up. (NBA.com)
Khris Middleton’s 40-point heroics in Game 4 helped the Bucks tie the series up. (NBA.com)

Suns look to arrest losing streak as Milwaukee Bucks return to Phoenix for game

PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 08:00 PM IST
  • Phoenix has never seen an NBA Championship, while Milwaukee has gone without a title since 1971.
British GP: Max Verstappen was the quickest ahead of the historic sprint qualifying race on Saturday.(REUTERS)
British GP: Max Verstappen was the quickest ahead of the historic sprint qualifying race on Saturday.(REUTERS)

British GP: Max Verstappen quickest ahead of historic sprint qualifying race

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 06:44 PM IST
  • Max Verstappen was quickest in practice for the British Grand Prix on a sunny Saturday at Silverstone ahead of the historic debut of the eagerly anticipated sprint qualifying race.
Generic boxing image. (Getty)
Generic boxing image. (Getty)

Domestic boxing action set to return with Youth and Junior National C'ships

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 05:36 PM IST
  • Top boxers will be selected for 2021 ASBC Youth and Junior Asian Championships.
Edge returned to WWE at Royal Rumble 2020.(WWE)
Edge returned to WWE at Royal Rumble 2020.(WWE)

5 iconic moments when WWE fans took center stage

PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 05:09 PM IST
  • While WWE last hosted an event with a live crowd in March 2020 with the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, a crowd-less arena has not stopped WWE from entertaining its fans through its spectacular digital crowd experience- Thunderdome.
Domestic boxing action to begin this month with youth and junior Nationals: BFI. (FILE IMAGE)(REUTERS)
Domestic boxing action to begin this month with youth and junior Nationals: BFI. (FILE IMAGE)(REUTERS)

Domestic boxing action to begin this month with youth and junior Nationals: BFI

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2021 02:21 PM IST
The national youth and junior boxing championships will mark the resumption of domestic tournaments after more than a year, the BFI announced on Saturday.
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during practice. (Getty Images)
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during practice. (Getty Images)

Max Verstappen fastest in British Grand Prix practice

Reuters | , Silverstone, England
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 09:59 PM IST
  • Red Bull's Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen was fastest by a hefty margin in practice for a new-look British Grand Prix on Friday with home hero Lewis Hamilton only third on the timesheets.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during his visit at Hiroshima Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, Japan July 16, 2021. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during his visit at Hiroshima Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, Japan July 16, 2021. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Thomas Bach warns athletes against 'political demonstrations' on podiums

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 01:15 PM IST
The IOC this month relaxed its Rule 50, which had previously forbidden athletes from any protests but now allows them to make gestures on the field, provided they do so without disruption and with respect for fellow competitors.
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)

IOA names B K Sinha as Press Attache of India's Olympic contingent

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 11:10 AM IST
India will be represented by a 228-strong contingent, including 119 athletes, at the Tokyo Olympics, being held under strict health protocols sans spectators in the wake of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
Khris Middleton exploded a playoff career-high of 40 points. (NBA.com)
Khris Middleton exploded a playoff career-high of 40 points. (NBA.com)

Middleton and Antetokounmpo rise over the Suns to even Finals series

PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 09:08 PM IST
  • Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns has ended and an impressive performance by Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo has helped the Bucks to level the series at 2-2.
Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary will compete in mixed team pistol shooting events at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)
Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary will compete in mixed team pistol shooting events at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)

New mixed team events hold medal promise for India

By Avishek Roy and Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi/ Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 06:48 PM IST
The Tokyo Olympics will be the most gender equal Games ever. India’s mixed pairs have had a great run leading up to it
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)

IOC guidelines for medal ceremony: Participants to wear mask all times

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 06:03 PM IST
That athletes and medal presenters would be required to wear masks was made clear in the guidelines released in June.
Abhinav Bindra is the only Indian to win an individual Olympics gold medal. (Getty Images)
Abhinav Bindra is the only Indian to win an individual Olympics gold medal. (Getty Images)

Inside the mind of Abhinav Bindra

By Sharda Ugra
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 08:59 PM IST
When sports journalists find themselves within the impact radius of an athlete’s despair, we say these things because we feel we must. To stop their spiral into negativity. We never know if or how those words carry... Bindra reminds me that sometimes they do.
File Photo of PV Sindhu.(File)
File Photo of PV Sindhu.(File)

Pandemic did not impact my Olympic preparation: Sindhu

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 02:21 PM IST
The Rio 2016 silver medalist's Olympic preparations last year hit a roadblock as the pandemic brought all the sporting action to a standstill but Sindhu said it was like a blessing in disguise for her.
Vishwanathan Anand. File(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Vishwanathan Anand. File(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Anand starts No-Castling event with win

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 12:58 PM IST
Playing with white pieces, Anand needed 66 moves to beat Kramnik late on Wednesday in a match played as part of the "No-Castling" Chess devised by the Russian GM .
Giannis Antetokounmpo still believes his best is yet to come. (NBA)
Giannis Antetokounmpo still believes his best is yet to come. (NBA)

NBA Finals: Bucks look to climb over 'Giannis Wall' to make it even-stevens

PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 07:34 PM IST
  • The home team would look to replicate that performance even as Suns look to get their act together in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Winner of two gold and a bronze in cadet world championships, Sonam Malik is confident of regaining peak form in Tokyo. (HT file photo)
Winner of two gold and a bronze in cadet world championships, Sonam Malik is confident of regaining peak form in Tokyo. (HT file photo)

Teenaged wrestler Sonam Malik ready to chase Tokyo Olympics medal

By Sharad Deep, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 05:31 PM IST
A knee injury in April had sidelined her since then, but the wrestler is confident of her form after making a full recovery
Adam Bobrow
Adam Bobrow

‘Voice of table tennis’ Adam Bobrow lists 10 paddlers to watch at Tokyo Olympics

PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 01:11 PM IST
  • Ahead of the Olympic Games, one of the widely acclaimed TT commentators in the world and also known as ‘The Voice of Table Tennis’ Adam Bobrow shared his list of Top-10 paddlers to watch out for in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
BWF logo.
BWF logo.

India to host 2026 badminton world championship

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 03:53 PM IST
India were scheduled to organise the Sudirman Cup in 2023 but the Badminton World Federation decided to award the hosting rights of the world mixed team championships to China.
Saweety Boora
Saweety Boora

'I work day and night to achieve my dream': India boxer Saweety Boora

PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 03:50 PM IST
  • Growing up being the only girl to have chosen boxing can be a bit overwhelming as everything seems just too tough to handle. But the undying passion for sports kept Saweety going.
File image of Lewis Hamilton.(AP)
File image of Lewis Hamilton.(AP)

F1 world champion Hamilton condemns racist abuse of England players

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 11:40 PM IST
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed their spot-kicks as Italy won 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time at Wembley Stadium.
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)

IOA ropes in meditation-tracking start up for Olympic-bound athletes

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 07:52 PM IST
  • The IOA said it has acquired smart Dhyana rings and Dhyana's health management services for the entire Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics and is working to prioritise mental wellness and improve focus of the players amidst the ongoing pandemic.
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