Ireland give mighty scare to India but lose after winning hearts

It came to 17 runs from the final over and the choice in front of Hardik Pandya was to either bowl himself, give Axar Patel a go, or have the young Umran Malik. Unfortunately, or so it seemed initially, for Ireland, the wrong batsman was at strike. Not the rampaging George Dockrell whose blitz had … Read more

White clothing dictat in sport needs to be reconsidered for period days

It had felt awkward when boys at her academy didn’t know why Aditi Mutatkar came for badminton training, wearing dark shorts a few days of the month. And doubly embarrassing when they finally figured out why. Because they are giggled. And it grated on her already jumpy nerves. The former international shuttler remembers that feeling … Read more

Wimbledon 2022 preview: Can unique Championships throw up a surprise champion?

The sun shines brightly on the pristine grass at SW19 as Wimbledon, devoid of ranking points but full of intrigue, is set to kick off on Monday. Two of the main draw’s biggest personalities – Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams – were confirmed at the last moment, and the men’s World No. 1, and three … Read more

Hima Das: Thought would die from Covid… kept door open so that no one would have to break it down

Yes. Even while I was a junior athlete my first senior competition was the open nationals in Chennai in 2017. I won gold in the 200m recording my personal best timing back then. That is how I got selected for the India camp for the first time and my journey began. Chennai is my lucky … Read more

Ranji Trophy final: MP solid after Sarfaraz Khan anchors Mumbai

Sarfaraz Khan had just swatted Gaurav Yadav for four behind square when he ran straight into the seamer, his gaze focused on the distant ball beating the fielder into the rope. The impact shook him so much that he lay motionless on the ground for a few moments, his face contorted in pain. He’d hurt … Read more

How does Sevilla plan to use its revolutionary tech to take Bengaluru United from second division to ISL?

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Lack of Test cricket frustrating but T20 series great opportunity against the best: George Dockrell on Ireland playing India

Kenny Caroll was an Ireland cricketer who played the ODI world cup in 2007. He also tried to play in the London Olympics as a hockey player but Ireland failed to qualify. What could an Irish sportsman do in those days? Kenny became a postman, clutching a gray-clothed postbag of dreams, regrets, and hopes across … Read more

Male, female and ‘Open’ | Sports News,The Indian Express

Swimming’s international governing body FINA barred participation of transgenders in the women’s category in a controversial ruling on Monday, with Athletics and Football set to follow. Shashank Nair delves into the complex issue of how FINA are thinking of introducing an ‘Open’ category to include trans-women The International Swimming Federation (FINA) voted against allowing transgender … Read more

Chandrakant Pandit: High priest of Ranji coaching

“There should be some fear in the player, otherwise he will not do what he is supposed to do. And he knows that if he does not act according to the plan, he will have to face Sir’s wrath,” veteran Madhya Pradesh fast bowler Ishwar Pandey says. Planning and discipline – that, essentially, is coach … Read more

Indian football calendar is adjusted according to IPL, this needs to stop: Stimac

Igor Stimac never stops smiling. Even when talking about some of the prickly issues holding back Indian football. And certainly not when looking forward to the Asian Cup, for which he hopes to stay on as the coach of the national team. India, last Tuesday, qualified for the continental championship, rounding off the qualifiers with … Read more