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India's captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri(PTI)

‘It is a bloody obsession. Get that right’: Ravi Shastri on Team India’s ambition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 09:17 AM IST
India’s last world title was the 2013 Champions Trophy that MS Dhoni’s team won beating hosts England. The side’s next big focus will be the T20 World Cup which is slated to be held in Australia next year.
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain holds up the Union Jack.(USA TODAY Sports)
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain holds up the Union Jack.(USA TODAY Sports)

Lewis Hamilton wins sixth world title, closes in on Schumacher record

Austin | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 11:35 PM IST
The 34-year-old Briton fought with ferocious determination to win from fifth on the grid, but was unable to resist the Finn, who started from pole and, with a two-stop strategy, had fresher tyres in the critical final laps.
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa competes with Armenian grand master Sargsyan Shant during the World Youth Chess Championship in Mumbai on October 7, 2019.(HT PHOTO/Ragul Krishnan)
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa competes with Armenian grand master Sargsyan Shant during the World Youth Chess Championship in Mumbai on October 7, 2019.(HT PHOTO/Ragul Krishnan)

Newsmaker: How R Praggnanandhaa became the world’s best Under-18 chess player

Hindustan Times | By Devarchit Varma
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 06:12 PM IST
He started by observing his sister’s game. Today, 14-year-old R Praggnanandhaa from Chennai has emerged as the world’s best chess player in the Under-18 category
A file photo of Pankaj Advani.(HT Photo)
A file photo of Pankaj Advani.(HT Photo)

Pankaj Advani-Aditya Mehta pair wins World Team Snooker title

Mandalay (Myanmar) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 11:47 PM IST
This takes Advani’s world title tally to a phenomenal 23 while Aditya claimed his maiden at a time when his future is being doubted due to health issues.
IBSF World Billiards Champion Pankaj Advani wins Record 22nd world title.(ANI)
IBSF World Billiards Champion Pankaj Advani wins Record 22nd world title.(ANI)

My hunger, passion hasn’t diminished at all, says Pankaj Advani after winning 22nd world title

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 02:56 PM IST
On Sunday, Pankaj won a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship.
File image of Pankaj Advani(PTI)
File image of Pankaj Advani(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Pankaj Advani on his 22nd world title

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 01:50 PM IST
Advani defeated local favourite Nay Thway Oo 6-2 to win a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Mandalay, Myanmar on Sunday.
India Cueist Pankaj Advani(PTI)
India Cueist Pankaj Advani(PTI)

Pankaj Advani retains world billiards title, takes win count to 22

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 11:49 PM IST
In a repeat of last year’s final at the IBSF World Billiards Championship, Pankaj re-enacted the one-sided match with the same eventual outcome as well as identical scorelines of 6-2
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(PTI)
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(PTI)

World title no. 22 for Pankaj Advani

Mandalay, Myanmar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 05:03 PM IST
The 34-year-old has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014.
Pankaj Advani(Getty Images for DAGOC)
Pankaj Advani(Getty Images for DAGOC)

Pankaj Advani to warm-up for World Championship with Myanmar Open

Mandalay | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:06 PM IST
Pankaj will be on a mission to retain his billiards world title he won last year.
Aishwarya Pissay won the FIM World Cup in the women’s category.(Twitter)
Aishwarya Pissay won the FIM World Cup in the women’s category.(Twitter)

Aishwarya Pissay creates history, becomes first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports

Varpalota (Hungary) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Aishwarya, who won the first round in Dubai and was placed third (Portugal), fifth (Spain) and fourth (Hungary) in the subsequent outings, finished with a tally of 65 points, just four ahead of Portugal’s Rita Vieira in the final overall standings for women.
A file photo of Carolina Marin.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Carolina Marin.(REUTERS)

Defending champion Carolina Marin to miss badminton worlds

Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 05:58 PM IST
Carolina Marin, a winner of three of the past four world titles and also Olympic gold medallist, hurt herself in the Indonesia Masters final in January and was forced to retire while leading Saina Nehwal of India.
Hungary's Kristof Milak competes in the final of the men's 200m butterfly event.(AFP)
Hungary's Kristof Milak competes in the final of the men's 200m butterfly event.(AFP)

Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak crushes Michael Phelps 200m butterfly world record

Gwangju, South Korea | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 07:06 PM IST
Hungary’s Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps’s 200 metres butterfly world record Wednesday as he stormed to his first world title.
File image of US swimming star Katie Lede(AP)
File image of US swimming star Katie Lede(AP)

World Swimming Championships: Katie Ledecky withdraws from 200, 1,500 freestyle

Gwangju | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 09:03 AM IST
Ledecky, who won Olympic gold in the 200, 400 and 800 in Rio, had been feeling under the weather since arriving in South Korea last week.
England beat New Zealand to clinch World Cup title(AFP)
England beat New Zealand to clinch World Cup title(AFP)

World Cup 2019 final, New Zealand vs England: Two moments that turned the tide in England’s favour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 10:17 AM IST
After both sides made 241 from their 50 overs, the scores could again not be separated when each team posted 15 from a six-ball shootout.
File image of Mary Kom(REUTERS)
File image of Mary Kom(REUTERS)

Mary Kom still out to prove a point, achieve the improbable

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Mary is in Guwahati, at the India Open, with a point to prove and an improbable goal in mind—that at 36, she is still at the top of her game; and she is still aiming for the Olympics in 2020.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drives during the first Formula One practice session in Melbourne.(AFP)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drives during the first Formula One practice session in Melbourne.(AFP)

Australian GP: Lewis Hamilton goes fastest in final practice

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 11:24 AM IST
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest time in the third and final free practice session ahead of qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday
File photo of former Olympic and world champion James DeGale.(AP)
File photo of former Olympic and world champion James DeGale.(AP)

Former Olympic and world champion James DeGale hangs up his gloves

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Former two-time super middleweight world champion James DeGale announced his retirement on Thursday days after he took a pummelling from fellow Briton Chris Eubank Junior
Mumbai: Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom during an event by Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) 'Stars of Tomorrow' for athlete support programme extended to 13 promising young athletes, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018(PTI)
Mumbai: Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom during an event by Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) 'Stars of Tomorrow' for athlete support programme extended to 13 promising young athletes, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018(PTI)

Mary Kom to hire male sparring partners if needed

Mumbai | By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 09:47 PM IST
The Olympic medallist on Wednesday said she did not face any tough opponent in the 48kg category at the World Championships which she won recently.
Indian Olympic Boxer Mary Kom during the inauguration of the second Inter-Child Care Institutional Festival 'Hausla - 2018' organized by Ministry of Women and Child Development at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Indian Olympic Boxer Mary Kom during the inauguration of the second Inter-Child Care Institutional Festival 'Hausla - 2018' organized by Ministry of Women and Child Development at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Mary Kom aims to win another world title, says will fight for another 1-2 years

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 08:46 PM IST
The Manipuri trailblazer, who won her sixth title after a gap of eight years, said despite several additional responsibilities -- including being a mother of three -- she continued to work toward achieving her dream of winning the world championship again.
New Delhi: Indian boxer Mary Kom poses with her gold medal after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018(PTI)
New Delhi: Indian boxer Mary Kom poses with her gold medal after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018(PTI)

From ‘no skills’ to master planner, Mary Kom looks back at incredible world domination

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 02:34 PM IST
The 36-year-old mother-of-three turned back the clock for a sixth gold at the just-concluded event, in which she is unlikely to be surpassed for quite a few years to come.
Pankaj Advani is the winner of three world titles this year so far.(HT Photo)
Pankaj Advani is the winner of three world titles this year so far.(HT Photo)

Pankaj Advani wins grand double, extends world title tally to 21

Yangoon | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 07:39 PM IST
While Pankaj Advani has always won the timed version of the long format, the more recent short version eluded him over the years.
Mary Kom will compete in the 48 kilogram category at World Boxing Championships.(HT Photo)
Mary Kom will compete in the 48 kilogram category at World Boxing Championships.(HT Photo)

World Boxing Championships: Mary Kom, Sarita spearhead Indian challenge

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 09:27 PM IST
MC Mary Kom and Laishram Sarita Devi are strong contenders for the gold in their respective weight categories in what is possibly the last world championships of both their careers.
File picture of Sanjay Manjrekar(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File picture of Sanjay Manjrekar(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Pankaj Advani amasses world title number 20

Yangon | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 03:23 PM IST
The 33-year-old from Bengaluru overcame Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar in a high-quality final. After bossing the ‘150-up’ format, Advani will now compete in the longer version, ‘Up’ format, commences immediately.
Australia made light work of Pakistan in their first match of the tournament.(Twitter (@!CC))
Australia made light work of Pakistan in their first match of the tournament.(Twitter (@!CC))

ICC Women’s World T20: Australia brush aside Pakistan in opener

Providence, Guyana | By ICC
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 01:49 PM IST
Australia’s openers made merry in the powerplay, smashing 58 runs without any damage. Alyssa Healy made her intentions clear by stepping out and hitting her fourth ball for six; she would add eight fours to that in a quick-fire 48.
Floyd Mayweather (R) and Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa strikes a pose during a press conference in Tokyo.(AP)
Floyd Mayweather (R) and Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa strikes a pose during a press conference in Tokyo.(AP)

Floyd Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 03:16 PM IST
Floyd Mayweather, who captured world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport, out-boxed Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor in his last fight
Sakshi Malik (R) can still win a medal at World Wrestling Championships.(HT Photo)
Sakshi Malik (R) can still win a medal at World Wrestling Championships.(HT Photo)

Ritu Malik fails, Phogat, Sakshi keep their medal hopes alive at World Wrestling Championships

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 11:26 PM IST
Although Ritu Malik lost, she did herself proud by beating Sofiya Hristova Georgieva 9-8 in the repechage round and enter the bronze playoff.
File picture of Lewis Hamilton(REUTERS)
File picture of Lewis Hamilton(REUTERS)

How Lewis Hamilton can win F1 title on Sunday

Austin | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:28 AM IST
These are the few pointers which needs to be understood by the Hamilton-group before the rave on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after his victory in the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.(AFP)
Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after his victory in the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.(AFP)

Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel sixth

Suzuka | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 01:50 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to move to the brink of a fifth Formula One world title.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 24: MS Dhoni of India and his team mates celebrates their victory during the final match of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup between Pakistan and India)(Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 24: MS Dhoni of India and his team mates celebrates their victory during the final match of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup between Pakistan and India)(Getty Images)

September 24 2007: MS Dhoni and company win inaugural World Twenty20

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 04:34 PM IST
India came into the tournament with a relative young side after, the quartet of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble decided to skip the tournament. The event also saw enigmatic MS Dhoni named captain of the side for the first time.
Kimi Raikkonen during a press conference.(REUTERS)
Kimi Raikkonen during a press conference.(REUTERS)

Kimi Raikkonen to leave Ferrari, return to Sauber at end of 2018

Milan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 04:08 PM IST
Kimi Raikkonen has started 287 grands prix, winning 20 since his debut in 2001 with Sauber, the team he will race for again in 2019.
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