Chess: Russia, Ukraine to clash

It’s the unlikely new front in the war between Russia and Ukraine: Mamallapuram, the ancient temple town...

Audacious Ireland fall four short

The Irish bowling was below par, serving plenty of freebies on a ground not too big either. But that takes no ...

Positive England excites ‘retired’ Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali played three of the four Tests of the unfinished India-England series last year. Nine months later, ...

Wimbledon: Serena Williams crashes out

Serena Williams began and ended her comeback at Wimbledon after 364 days out of singles competition looking ve...

Decision time: Stick to old or opt for new

Bengal have been a formidable outfit in red-ball cricket ever since Arun Lal’s appointment as their head...

Fearless MP’s lessons for Bengal

Not many years ago, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) had toyed with the idea of recruiting Chandrakant ...

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Play more: Marijne

The Indian women’s hockey team’s outgoing coach Sjoerd Marijne on Friday said Rani Rampal and her gutsy teammates deserve more international exposure and the national federation must intro...
By PTI in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Script ready for hockey revival

As the final whistle blew after the India versus Great Britain bronze medal playoff match of the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday, the likes of Rani Rampal and Savita Punia slumped to the ground in tears...
By Gurbux Singh

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Dreams at tip of Neeraj’s javelin

All eyes will be on Neeraj Chopra to deliver India’s elusive Olympic medal in athletics and end a wait of 100 years when he competes in the men’s javelin throw final on Saturday.  &nb...
By PTI in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Injured knee hits Bajrang in key bout

Bajrang Punia reached Tokyo with the burden of expectations of a nation on his shoulders. The latest poster-boy of Indian wrestling, ranked No. 2 in the world, was expected to bring home a medal. He ...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Heartbreak after record for India quartet

Halted by heat In Sapporo, India’s Gurpreet Singh failed to finish the men’s 50km race walk, pulling out after the 35km mark due to cramps under hot and humid conditions. The 37-year-old...
By PTI in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Tokyo Olympics: Even relay goes to Rome

Filippo Tortu ran a breathtaking final leg on Friday, as Italy added to an unprecedented rich Olympic harvest in athletics in Tokyo by pipping Britain by one-hundredth of a second for a shock 4x100 me...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Jimmy goes past Kumble

James Anderson, who dismissed Virat Kohli for a first-ball duck on Day 2 of the Trent Bridge Test, on Friday surpassed Anil Kumble to become the third-highest wicket-taker in Tests. The 39-year-old s...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Rahul, Jadeja secure India handy lead

Spending the last two years in oblivion from Test cricket, mainly because of his inability to inspire confidence in the team management, was frustrating for KL Rahul. A consistent run in the ODIs and ...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Multifaceted fancied

Multifaceted may lift the Monsoon Cup in Bangalore on Saturday. SELECTIONS — 1.30pm: Indian Star 1. Marvellous Maggi 2. Capable 3. 2pm: In A Breeze 1. Ocean Dunes 2. Orleans 3. 2.30pm: Divine B...
By Star Racer

Sports  /  Published 07.08.21

Leicester await City’s Grealish

“You can look at it two ways and think you can never compete or you try and create a culture and an environment that means you are going to be competitive,” Leicester coach Rodgers said of...
By Reuters in London


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