Sports  /  Published 16.03.20

Hunger in belly the clincher: Sharath

Winning an international tournament at 37 is no mean feat. But Indian table tennis star Sharath Kamal feels if one has the hunger and the motivation, age doesn’t matter. The world No. 38 won the Oma...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 10.01.20

U-21 topper aims to pass Tokyo qualification test

The year 2020 started with a bang for paddler Manav Thakkar. He became the first Indian to be ranked No. 1 in the world by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in the U-21 category. Of cou...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.12.19

Naresh praises fearless Leander’s attitude

In 1990, Naresh Kumar, the then non-playing captain, was instrumental in including a 16-year-old from Calcutta in the India Davis Cup team and Leander Paes caught the imagination of tennis aficionados...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 28.02.20

Eerie feeling for Zeeshan

With the danger of coronavirus looming large, international travel has taken a different shape, even for seasoned travellers like India Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali.Zeeshan reached Zagreb on Friday ahe...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 15.02.20

Paes loses last match at home

Leander Paes’s final ATP Tour match on home soil ended on a disappointing note as he and his partner Matthew Ebden lost to the Indian pair of Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan in the doubles final ...
By PTI in Bangalore

Sports  /  Published 11.02.20

Qatar, China’s home away from home

China's table tennis federation thanked its Qatari counterpart on Tuesday for providing training facilities and equipment, including 2,000 balls, to its national team, who are training in Doha to avoi...
By Reuters in Mumbai

Sports  /  Published 08.09.19

Bianca Andreescu defeats Serena in US Open

Maybe someday, in the distant future, Serena Williams will look back and be proud of herself for making it to the final at four of the first seven Grand Slam tournaments she played in after having a b...
By AP in New York

Sports  /  Published 12.11.19

Soumyajit’s leap of faith on comeback trail

Soumyajit Ghosh is clear about his priorities in his comeback season.Champion at the UTT National Ranking (Central Zone) Table Tennis Championship in Bhavnagar (Gujarat), the paddler’s focus is now ...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 06.06.20

Safety first for Rafa

Rafael Nadal said on Thursday he would be reluctant to travel to New York this year should the US Open go ahead.Nadal did not rule out the possibility entirely, but in a video conference, he emphasise...
By Simon Briggs in London

Sports  /  Published 13.08.19

Davis Cup: Clamour for neutral venue

Being tossed from one court to another — that’s the status of the India-Pakistan Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group I tie now, with none of the stakeholders clear on whether the match will be played in ...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta


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