Sports  /  Published 27.02.20

Peers hail ‘mind of a champion’

Novak Djokovic hailed Maria Sharapova as a “legend” with “the mind of a champion” after the Russian announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday.Five-time Grand Slam cham...
By The Telegraph in Paris

Sports  /  Published 26.02.20

Sharapova says goodbye to tennis

Maria Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest paid sportswomen in the world, announced her retirement at the age of 32 on Wednesday.Florida-based Sharapova, hailing ...
By Agencies in Moscow

Sports  /  Published 25.02.20

Boxers stay put in Italy

Indian boxers training in Italy for next month’s Olympic qualifiers were given the option of flying out early due to the novel coronavirus threat in that country, but the team has decided to stay pu...
By Agencies in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 21.02.20

Indian paddlers in Hungary final

The Indian pairing of Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran upset top-seeds Kwan Kit Ho and Chun Ting Wong of Hong Kong to enter the men’s doubles final of the ITTF World Tour Hungary Open here on...
By PTI in Budapest

People  /  Published 15.02.20

Vijay Amritraj on wins and wines

As I walk into the lobby of ITC Sonar, I spot Vijay Amritraj seated comfortably wearing track pants, a sports jacket and a cap, reading the newspaper. In Calcutta to celebrate the long standing succes...
By Aniruddha Biswas in

Sports  /  Published 03.02.20

Lot of work left: Sutirtha Mukherjee

Paddler Sutirtha Mukherjee believes winning the National Championship keeps her in good stead as far as qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics is concerned.The Naihati-based Sutirtha secured the National T...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 30.01.20

Kenin spoils Barty’s party

Ashleigh Barty’s dream of ending her nation’s 42-year wait for a homegrown Australian Open champion lay in tatters on Thursday after the World No. 1 crumbled on the big points in a straight-sets s...
By Reuters in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 04.06.20

Pliskova: Women used to near-empty stands

World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova would rather the US Open went ahead without fans than not at all, saying women are used to playing in near-empty-stadiums.The WTA and ATP tours have been postponed until ...
By Molly McElwee in London

Sports  /  Published 13.01.20

Artefacts track journey of sports & games

From a choth-made indoor game board believed to have been invented in India during the 14th century to a tennis ball signed by Martina Navratilova — collectibles showcasing the country’s evolution...
By Bitan Sikdar in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 13.01.20

Roger Federer: Shouldn’t be favourite at 38

Roger Federer declared himself ready on Monday to kick off the new season at next week’s Australian Open despite having played no competitive match since November.The 20-time Grand Slam winner was s...
By Reuters in Melbourne


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