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Photo of Indian footballer Bala Devi(Twitter)

Mary Kom a big source of inspiration for me: Bala Devi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Bala, the first Indian woman to play professional football in a top-flight league in Europe, talked about an interaction with the six-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom during the 2014 Asian Games.
In this iconic scene from Rocky, Balboa trains by punching frozen carcasses with his bare hands. It’s the kind of thing that just wouldn’t happen in the real world.
In this iconic scene from Rocky, Balboa trains by punching frozen carcasses with his bare hands. It’s the kind of thing that just wouldn’t happen in the real world.

Why is there so little ring-craft in boxing movies, asks Rudraneil Sengupta

Hindustan Times | By Rudraneil Sengupta
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 07:52 PM IST
From Rocky to Southpaw, champions on the big screen fight like drunk bar brawlers, train like they don’t care for their fists.
Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - Germany Training - NSC Olympiyskiy, Kyiv, Ukraine - October 9, 2020 Germany coach Joachim Loew during training REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - Germany Training - NSC Olympiyskiy, Kyiv, Ukraine - October 9, 2020 Germany coach Joachim Loew during training REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/Files(REUTERS)

Germany’s overhaul far from complete after Spain demolition

Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Loew brushed the defeat off as a “disastrous day” but the coach, in his 14th year in charge, has now seen his team exit in the first round of a tournament for the third straight time.
Seth Rollins(Photo: Instagram/wwerollins)
Seth Rollins(Photo: Instagram/wwerollins)

I cannot say enough about the enthusiasm of Indian fans: Seth Rollins

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 11:19 AM IST
The 34-year-old American wrestler says the excitement levels of Indian fans are so high that it is almost overwhelming
Boxer Sarita Devi practices for the upcoming 'AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018' at IG Stadium in New Delhi.(AP)
Boxer Sarita Devi practices for the upcoming 'AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018' at IG Stadium in New Delhi.(AP)

Sarita recovers from COVID-19 but in isolation away from home for son’s sake

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The 38-year-old had tested positive for the dreaded virus on August 17 along with her husband Thoiba Singh. She was discharged from a care facility on Monday after returning a negative test.
Triple H is one of the legends who got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame(Photo: Getty Images)
Triple H is one of the legends who got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame(Photo: Getty Images)

I absolutely love India: Triple H

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 01:52 PM IST
The legendary American wrestler says that he is fascinated by the fan following the brand has in India and adds that the country is an “important market” for WWE
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco leads Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France steers his car during the qualifying session for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)(AP)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco leads Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France steers his car during the qualifying session for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)(AP)

Ferrari not expecting any miracles after poor Belgian GP showing

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Ferrari were dominant at the Spa-Francorchamps track in 2019, finishing one-two in every practice session and locking out the front row in qualifying.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton punctures near the finish of the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England on August 2, 2020. - Lewis Hamilton wins record seventh British Grand Prix . (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton punctures near the finish of the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England on August 2, 2020. - Lewis Hamilton wins record seventh British Grand Prix . (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS / POOL / AFP)(AFP)

Lewis Hamilton wins record seventh British Grand Prix

Silverstone | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 09:23 PM IST
The defending world champion claimed his seventh British Grand Prix win as Ferarri’s Charles Leclerc came third and Daniel Ricciardo of Renault fourth.
File image of Christian Coleman.(AP)
File image of Christian Coleman.(AP)

Coleman disputes latest missed drug test, fears suspension

Los Angeles | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 08:18 AM IST
The 24-year-old American sprinter detailed his latest missed drug test Tuesday in a long post on his Twitter account. He said the Dec. 9 test was his third infraction in a 12-month period, which could result in a suspension.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Stuck in Germany for over 3 months, Viswanathan Anand to finally return home

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 10:37 AM IST
The five-time world champion will undergo 14 days quarantine as per rules laid down by the Karnataka government. “He will complete quarantine procedures and come to Chennai as per protocol,” Aruna Anand said.
File image of Mary Kom.(RAAJESSH KASHYAP)
File image of Mary Kom.(RAAJESSH KASHYAP)

Won’t spar at camp unless there is a solution: Mary Kom

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Sparring is an essential part of training for boxers and Mary Kom said boxers would not be comfortable in present circumstances. She also feels that in contact sport things can normalise only if there is any solution to COVID-19 – be it a vaccine or a cure.
Anthony Joshua poses with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight belts.(Action Images via Reuters)
Anthony Joshua poses with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight belts.(Action Images via Reuters)

Anthony Joshua bout may not be behind closed doors: Promoter

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 10:36 AM IST
The London bout has been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic and Hearn would be willing to move it to the Middle East if an audience is allowed there.
Mary Kom reacts to her win against Nikhat Zareen during their 51kg category finals bout of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Mary Kom reacts to her win against Nikhat Zareen during their 51kg category finals bout of the women's boxing trials for Olympics 2020 qualifiers.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

All eyes on Mary Kom, Amit Panghal as they begin quest for Tokyo Olympic berth

Amman | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 08:37 PM IST
Mary Kom’s hunger at the age of 37 has been exemplary as she sets her sights on qualifying for the Olympics for a second time.
File image of India's Gaurav Solanki.(PTI)
File image of India's Gaurav Solanki.(PTI)

Gaurav, Ashish enter pre-quarters of Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Amman, Jordan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 05:33 PM IST
Solanki, whose CWG gold was in the 52kg division, prevailed 5-0 against the two-time Kyrgyz national champion to enter the last-16 stage where he will be up against top-seeded Uzbek Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov, who got a bye into the second round.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's holds the trophy.(AP)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's holds the trophy.(AP)

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says he can dethrone Lewis Hamilton

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Max Verstappen could prove to be Hamilton’s closest challenger this year, following Red Bull’s strong finish to the end of last season.
File photo of David Miller.(File)
File photo of David Miller.(File)

David Miller hails ‘refreshing’ South Africa squad for England ODI series

CAPE TOWN | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:17 PM IST
South Africa won only three of their nine matches at the global finals last year as England went on to be crowned world champions on home soil, and at the start of a new cycle ahead of the 2023 finals have refreshed their squad.
Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring their second goal(Action Images via Reuters)
Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring their second goal(Action Images via Reuters)

Liverpool sink West Ham to go 19 points clear

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 10:07 AM IST
Jurgen Klopp’s side have turned the title race into a procession and the runaway leaders saw off struggling West Ham on Wednesday to make it a remarkable 23 victories from 24 league games this season.
File image of Viswanathan Anand(Getty Images)
File image of Viswanathan Anand(Getty Images)

Anand draws with Dubov; Carlsen back in reckoning

Wijk Aan Zee ( | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Anand could not do much with his white pieces against Dubov on Wednesday although optically his position appeared to be preferable after the opening.
A file photo of Vinesh Phogat.(Twitter)
A file photo of Vinesh Phogat.(Twitter)

Vinesh Phogat starts 2020 on a high, wins gold at Rome Ranking Series event

Rome | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Vinesh downed two tough Chinese rivals on her way to the 53kg gold medal bout in which she overpowered Ecudor’s Luisa Elizabeth Valverde 4-0.
File image of Magnus Carlsen(REUTERS)
File image of Magnus Carlsen(REUTERS)

Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The reigning world champion surpassed the 110 classical games undefeated set by Sergei Tiviakov in 2005 after drawing against Jorden van Foreest in the fourth round of the Wijk aan Zee tournament.
File photo of Chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik.(Getty Images)
File photo of Chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik.(Getty Images)

Anand seems past his prime but still extremely good and should continue: Kramnik

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 12:38 PM IST
Veteran Boris Gelfand, a former world championship finalist, who will join Kramnik in training the young Indian players, said as long as Anand enjoys playing the game, he should continue.
Chess star Koneru Humpy.(File)
Chess star Koneru Humpy.(File)

Chess star Koneru Humpy opens up on comeback and Moscow title win

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 09:32 AM IST
On the comeback trail after a two-year sabbatical after the birth of her daughter, Humpy accepts she has had a great start in her “second innings” but will not be running after tournaments and titles like earlier.
Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen(PTI)
Boxer Mary Kom during her bout against Nikhat Zareen(PTI)

Country proud of both Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 11:49 AM IST
Mary Kom defeated Zareen 9-1 in the trials held on Saturday to make the squad for Olympic Qualifiers in China in February.
A file photo of Nikhar Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Nikhar Zareen.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Nikhat Zareen, Mary Kom on collision course in trials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Zareen will need to focus all her energy inside the ring where MC Mary Kom would not spare an inch to her young challengers in her quest to compete in another Olympics.
File image of PV Sindhu.(Getty Images)
File image of PV Sindhu.(Getty Images)

PV Sindhu loses again, virtually out of BWF World Tour Final

Guangzhou | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Coming into the match with a strong 6-3 head-to-head record, Sindhu struggled to match Chen Yufei initially, as the Chinese used her smashes to good effect and grabbed an 8-4 lead and then extended it to 16-12.
Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.(AP)
Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.(AP)

Lewis Hamilton wraps up season with ‘master-class’ in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 09:04 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton marked his 250th Formula One race in style on Sunday, the newly-crowned champion cruising to a flawless victory from pole in the closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for his 11th win of the season.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos, France coach Didier Deschamps and Germany coach Joachim Loew pose with the trophy after being drawn in group F(REUTERS)
Portugal coach Fernando Santos, France coach Didier Deschamps and Germany coach Joachim Loew pose with the trophy after being drawn in group F(REUTERS)

Portugal, France and Germany in Euro 2020 super group

Bucharest | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 10:26 AM IST
England were drawn against Croatia in a repeat of last year’s World Cup semi-final while other favourites were given a much easier ride in the 24-team tournament which will be played in 12 different countries across the region.
CM Punk addresses possible in-ring return.(WWE)
CM Punk addresses possible in-ring return.(WWE)

WWE Backstage: CM Punk opens up on a possible in-ring return - ‘Not actively interested but...’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 10:06 PM IST
CM Punk return: On WWE Backstage, CM Punk answered the biggest question of them all - will he ever return inside a WWE ring.
West Indies batsman Roston Chase plays a shot.(PTI)
West Indies batsman Roston Chase plays a shot.(PTI)

Shai Hope, Roston Chase power Windies to ODI win in smog-hit Lucknow

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 08:16 AM IST
Shai Hope and Roston Chase struck half-centuries to power West Indies to a seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first one-day international in smog-hit Lucknow on Wednesday.
File image of Lewis Hamilton(REUTERS)
File image of Lewis Hamilton(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton will be world champion in Mexico if....

Mexico City | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 09:52 AM IST
Lewis Hamilton will be crowned world champion for a sixth time in Mexico on Sunday if he finishes first (with fastest lap) and Valtteri Bottas finishes fourth.
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