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Top 10 things about star Indian footballer we bet you didn’t know

12 months ago Hunt Media Desk 0
Football is without a doubt the most popular sport on this planet. More than 200 countries have taken up the beautiful game over the years and its fan following is widespread. India is no exception to this theory as the several thousands of Indians follow and support the game ardently. Here is the amazing fact Read More

Ariya survives rollercoaster round to win US Women’s Open

12 months ago AFP 0
Ariya Jutanugarn survived a back-nine meltdown to win the 73rd US Women’s Open on Sunday and claim her second career major title in a playoff. Ariya frittered away a seven-shot lead with nine holes remaining before parring the fourth playoff hole to edge South Korea’s Kim Hyo-joo and become the first player from Thailand to lift the Read More

DeChambeau birdies second extra hole to win Memorial

12 months ago AFP 0
Bryson DeChambeau birdied the second extra hole to beat South Korea’s An Byeong-hun and capture the biggest title of his career on Sunday at the Memorial. DeChambeau, 24, thrust his arms skyward in no less than seven double fist-pumps after rolling in his winning 12-foot putt at the 18th hole at Muirfield Village. DeChambeau, An Read More

Serena ‘betrayed’ as Sharapova feud fires up French Open

12 months ago AFP 0
Serena Williams will be fired up to tighten her 14-year grip on Maria Sharapova by a sense of betrayal as the two iconic stars play out the latest chapter of their bitter feud at the French Open on Monday. Sharapova has not defeated her fellow former world number one since 2004 — a streak of 18 matches — the same Read More

20 years on, Leander’s defeat of Sampras still tingles

12 months ago Gulu Ezekiel | TIMESOFINDIA.COM 0
Leander Paes was back in the headlines for winning his record 43rd Davis Cup doubles win in India’s amazing 3-2 turnaround victory over China in the second round Davis Cup zonal tie at Tianjin in April. Paes, at 44, is a marvel of modern sport and acknowledged worldwide as an all-time tennis doubles great. However, he also had Read More

Root warns rout of Pakistan can’t ‘paper over cracks’

12 months ago AFP 0
Joe Root has insisted a dominant win against Pakistan must not be allowed to “paper over the cracks” when it comes to England’s form in Test cricket. The England captain saw his side end a two-match series all square at 1-1 after a thumping innings and 55-run victory completed inside three days at his Headingley home Read More

Rashid Khan leads Afghanistan to comfortable win

12 months ago Arani Basu | TNN 0
Two of Afghanistan’s most potent weapons—Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman—sliced through Bangladesh top order to mark a memorable start to their first ever ‘home’ series here on Sunday night as the city celebrated its maiden international cricket game at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium. The first T20I, played amidst some chaos and much fanfare, ended in a Read More

FIFA World Cup – Penalty shootout: Football’s great leveller

12 months ago Marcus Mergulhao | TNN 0
Football is a team game, yet why are penalties, or tiebreakers, all about the individuals? To understand the curse of a tiebreaker in football, try reaching out to Roberto Baggio or even David Trezeguet. Baggio was Italy’s hero at the 1994 World Cup in the United States when he dragged a below-par Italian side to the final Read More

Sunil Chhetri: The humble centurion

12 months ago Rohan Alvares | TNN 0
A modest turnout of around 2500 fans for India’s opening game against Chinese Taipei in the ongoing Intercontinental Cup prompted skipper Sunil Chhetri to post a heartfelt video on Twitter. It carried a simple message to the public — “Please come and support us” — a line the veteran forward repeats several times in the two Read More

I missed Olympic gold in London, it’s all that I want now: Sushil Kumar

12 months ago Marcus Mergulhao | TNN 0
Sushil Kumar will consider calling it a day only after winning the elusive gold medal at the Olympics, with Tokyo in 2020 being his swansong. India’s most successful individual Olympian with two medals – a bronze in 2008 and silver in 2012 – was forced to give the Olympics in Rio a miss after the WrestlingFederation of India (WFI) handpicked Read More