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This week

Published on 22-Jul-2017

India will kick-start their tour of Sri Lanka with the opening Test at Galle on Wednesday...

Wrong pawn move could spell doom

Published on 22-Jul-2017

Chess basics harp on controlling the centre and advise that pieces and pawns should start their journey...

Threat of another kind for Tokyo

Published on 22-Jul-2017
 Tokyo ready for the 2020 Olympics. AFP

For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom...

Old guns booming again

Published on 22-Jul-2017
back to their best: Roger Federer (right) or Rafael Nadal -- both in menacing form -- could reclaim the coveted No 1 ranking by the end of the year. file photo

Three Grand Slam tournaments down, one to go, and the only men who have won major singles titles...

Overcoming various odds

Published on 22-Jul-2017
full of confidence Karnataka high jumper Chethan B has bounced back from a career-threatening back injury to bag the Federation Cup gold. At the recently held Asian meet, he equalled his personal best leap of 2.20m. DH photo/ KISHOR KUMAR BOLAR

Injuries can be cruel to sportspersons. The timing or the impact of an injury can dent an athlete's confidence...

Decoding the Lightning

Published on 22-Jul-2017
athlete supreme: Despite having an unusual movement, Usain Bolt has mastered the sprints like none other. nyt

Usain Bolt of Jamaica appeared on a video screen in a white singlet and black tights, sprinting...

Los Angeles, Paris boost for IOC

Published on 15-Jul-2017
Get set... Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, American sprinter Allyson Felix, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and former American sprinter Michael Johnson (from left) at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Reuters

The International Olympic Committee last week solidified an unusual...

Federer's 'giant' challenge

Published on 15-Jul-2017
mouthwatering clash: Marin Cilic has made big strides after his defeat to Roger Federer last year but he has to be on his toes to threaten a rejuvenated Swiss ace. AFP

Marin Cilic has come much closer than most to defeating Roger Federer...

Back to where it all started

Published on 15-Jul-2017
Wayne Rooney accomplished plenty at Manchester United after switching fromEverton. REUTERS

The Wayne Rooney who left Everton for Manchester United - the teenage...

Mithali's lonely journey

Published on 15-Jul-2017
The Indian women's team captain has passed several milestones in a career marked by a strong will

At a tender age of 16 years and 205 days, Mithali Raj became the...

Photo Gallery
The Jewish bagel served with a twist in funky colours at the ongoing International Food Festival...

The Jewish bagel served with a twist in funky colours at the ongoing International Food Festival...

Dark clouds seen over the Parliament house during the ongoing monsoon session in New Delhi...

Dark clouds seen over the Parliament house during the ongoing monsoon session in New Delhi...

Congress MPs Sushmita Dev, K Suresh and Gaurav Gogoi after they were suspended by the Speaker...

Congress MPs Sushmita Dev, K Suresh and Gaurav Gogoi after they were suspended by the Speaker...

Bolylywood actress Kajol and South Star Dhanush during the promotional press conference....

Bolylywood actress Kajol and South Star Dhanush during the promotional press conference....

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley with MoS Santosh Gangwar...

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley with MoS Santosh Gangwar...

MNS Party Workers protest against Chinese products at Airoli over ongoing rift between Indian...

MNS Party Workers protest against Chinese products at Airoli over ongoing rift between Indian...

School girls carry water to pour on Lord Shiva in Bhubaneswar on Monday...

School girls carry water to pour on Lord Shiva in Bhubaneswar on Monday...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty during the promotion...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty during the promotion...

Fire fighters dousing a fire that broke out at Lok Nayak Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday...

Fire fighters dousing a fire that broke out at Lok Nayak Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday...

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) men rescuing a villager from a flood-hit area in Morbi...

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) men rescuing a villager from a flood-hit area in Morbi...

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