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Still going strong after a tumultuous ride

Published on 10-Dec-2017
Alexi Grewal is the first American to win the Olympic cycling road race. He won the gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. DH Photo by B H Shivakumar

From the highs of winning an Olympic gold medal in 1984 to being dropped from the 7-Eleven Tour de France...

Time for introspection

Published on 10-Dec-2017
With the IOC allowing select Russian athletes to participate at the 2018 Winter Games, Evgenia Medvedeva will be keen to make the most of the opportunity. REUTERS

On Tuesday, less than 10 weeks before the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, we finally got a glimpse..

Substance over style

Published on 09-Dec-2017
For Jose Mourinho what matters is who wins the league, who finishes first, who breaks the record and who writes history. REUTERS

Manchester United's players lined up at the edge of the podium, waiting patiently to mount it and lift the Europa League...

Integrity in danger as stakes rise

Published on 09-Dec-2017
Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed was reportedly approached by match fixers recently reinforcing that cricket is still regarded as ripe for fixing. REUTERS

Cricket and gambling have always been inextricably linked. In 1744, the sport's laws were codified largely to make betting on the game easier, and allegations...

Indonesia in a race against time

Published on 04-Dec-2017
Construction work at the rowing venue of the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang is still underway.  

Half-finished venues and an air of unpreparedness raise an uncomfortable question for Indonesia...

French talent blooms in Lille

Published on 04-Dec-2017
France won their 10th Davis Cup title with a win over Belgium in the final. Reuters

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were already on vacation, but a throwback men's tennis..

Set for a Russian party

Published on 04-Dec-2017
Five-time champions Brazil and England will be  expected to come through the group stages without much trouble. Reuters

Half a million fans - by current, suspiciously optimistic, estimates - will descend on Russia next year..

'Focus on the players'

Published on 04-Dec-2017
The Netherlands have struggled to match their past performances in recent times. FIH Media

June 15, 2014 is an unforgettable day for the Netherlands hockey fans, for...

Staying strong on a roller-coaster ride

Published on 26-Nov-2017
As a dapper wicket-keeper Sadananda Viswanath caught the eye of world before fading away. DH Photo/ Srikanta Sharma R

If you YouTube Sadanand Vishwanath, the first search result most likely would be..

Where left is just right

Published on 26-Nov-2017

Violins, cameras, school desks, computer mouses, can openers - these are just a few items that demonstrate how routinely disadvantaged left-handers are in this world....

Goodbye, perfectionist!

Published on 26-Nov-2017

Not long before she vanquished her nerves and finally won the Wimbledon singles title she richly deserved, I asked Jana Novotna if she felt she...

Disquieting tale of a wasted talent

Published on 26-Nov-2017
After promising so much in his early days, Robinho never fulfilled his potential. Reuters

Few players encapsulate the idea of wasted potential like Robinho, once one of the world's most sought-after talents but now far from the spotlight and...

'Harder you work, luckier you get'

Published on 19-Nov-2017
Gary Player

As one of golf's "Big Three," Gary Player set the standard for worldwide tournament play, winning more than 100 titles, including nine major championships. Luck...

It's Italy's Year Zero

Published on 19-Nov-2017
 Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Italy and Sweden, on November 13, 2017 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. / AFP PHOTO / Marco BERTORELLO

One by one, they slipped away, in those wakeful hours that followed Italian soccer's darkest day. Gianluigi Buffon, denied his dream of a sixth World...

The secret behind Federer's late surge

Published on 19-Nov-2017
Tennis - ATP World Tour Finals - The O2 Arena, London, Britain - November 16, 2017 Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during his group stage match against Croatia's Marin Cilic Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien

Pierre Paganini took part in track and field in his youth, and when he first decided to become a coach he was interested above all...

Pinnacle in his sights

Published on 19-Nov-2017
Paris : India's Srikanth Kidambi plays a shot against Japan's Kenta Nishimoto during their men's final match of the French Open badminton tournament in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.AP/PTI(AP10_29_2017_000221B)

With sport, finding the trajectory towards greatness is what all players strive for, but only a handful realise the goal. Disappointments, heartbreaks and serious injuries...

Steinhaus, storming the male bastion

Published on 12-Nov-2017
Bibiana Steinhaus recently became the first woman to officiate a match in one of Europe's top leagues in Germany. NYT

Most referees would rather spend an afternoon in a dentist's chair than see their name in a newspaper headline. In their world, anonymity implies a...

Mary still going strong

Published on 12-Nov-2017
MC Mary Kom is now tagetting next year's Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. PTI

Mary Kom does not believe in giving up. When most assumed she had retired, the feisty boxer was sharpening her punches in the national camp...

Need to work on our away show, says coach Roca

Published on 12-Nov-2017
Head coach Albert Roca is confident that his side will respond to the plans for the season. DH Photo

It's not the first time that head coach Albert Roca will be leading his Bengaluru FC into an unknown territory. Last year saw the Spanish...

BFC set to storm ISL

Published on 12-Nov-2017
All eyes will be on Bengaluru FC as they make their Indian Super League debut this year. DH Photo/ Srikanta Sharma R

Ever since Bengaluru FC burst on to the scenes of Indian football five years ago, there's been a certain sense of expectation from the side...

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona with his wife after being felicitated at a programme..

Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona with his wife after being felicitated at a programme..

An Afghani lady cadet at practice session for small arms at Officers Training Academy (OTA)...

An Afghani lady cadet at practice session for small arms at Officers Training Academy (OTA)...

Congress party workers display signboards pasted with the pictures of Jawahar Lal Nehru...

Congress party workers display signboards pasted with the pictures of Jawahar Lal Nehru...

Artists making a 75 M-long live watercolor painting for a world record at Central Park...

Artists making a 75 M-long live watercolor painting for a world record at Central Park...

Patidar community leader Hardik Patel waves at supporters during a road show for the second phase...

Patidar community leader Hardik Patel waves at supporters during a road show for the second phase...

Activists of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) forming a human chain while staging a protest...

Activists of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) forming a human chain while staging a protest...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Shamlaji Temple in Aravali district...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Shamlaji Temple in Aravali district...

Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

WWE wrestler Dalip Singh Rana or Great Khali calling on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh.

WWE wrestler Dalip Singh Rana or Great Khali calling on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh.

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