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Tennis
Sports  /  Published 29.07.21

Daniil Medvedev says Tokyo heat can kill

World No.2 Daniil Medvedev gave a frank assessment of the stifling conditions for tennis in Tokyo on Wednesday when the visibly upset Russian told the umpire he could finish his match but wanted to kn...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 28.07.21

Medvedev beats Tokyo heat

After some rain a day earlier, the temperature rose to 88 degrees F (31 degrees C) but the heat index made it feel like 99 degrees F (37 degrees C). Medvedev received medical treatment for an apparen...
By Our Bureau, AP

Sports  /  Published 28.07.21

Federation talks tough on Manika Batra

Manika Batra’s refusal to allow national table tennis coach Soumyadeep Roy stay at her corner during the Tokyo Olympic Games has not gone down well with the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTF...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 28.07.21

Sharath Kamal loses after Long fight

Star India table tennis player Sharath Kamal said tactical preparation and mental toughness helped him put up a brave fight in a third-round match against China’s Ma Long, the reigning Olympic a...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 27.07.21

Almost had Long: Sharath

India's finest ever table tennis player, Sharath Kamal, feels he might have played the best match of his almost two-decade-old career despite ending on the wrong side of the result against the mig...
By Our Bureau

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Sports  /  Published 27.07.21

Naomi Osaka knocked out

Osaka won her opening two matches in straight sets following a two-month mental-health break. But conditions were different on Tuesday with the roof closed because it was raining outside. ...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 27.07.21

Ma Long challenge for Sharath Kamal

Shooting — 10m air pistol mixed team qualification stage 1 (5.30am), 10m air pistol mixed team qualification stage 2 (6.15am, if India qualify. Bronze medal match 7.30am, Gold medal match 8.07...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

People  /  Published 27.07.21

Somdev Devvarman on the GOAT debate

Your favourite film: Good Will Hunting Your favourite musician: Cat Stevens The funniest player on tour during your playing days: Andy Roddick Your favourite holiday destination: The last one I wen...
By Priyam Marik

Sports  /  Published 26.07.21

Mary Kom and Manika Batra keep hope burning

Manika, ranked 62, made a remarkable comeback after losing the first two games to prevail 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7 in a second-round match that lasted 57 minutes. She meets Austria&r...
By Agencies in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 25.07.21

Tokyo 2020: India tastes disappointment

Expectations soared after Mirabai Chanu won India its first medal in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. But things didn't really go according to plan for the Indian contingent in Japan. Among the wom...
By Our Bureau


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