• Bhuvneshwar Kumar swings India into tri-series final July 10, 2013

    With the abundance of batting talent India have had at their disposal over the years, the dearth of a frontline fast bowler has always been India biggest bane. The men in blue have had many over the years who promised a lot, only to fizzle out or be mere shadows...
  • End of the road for Sehwag, Gambhir and Yuvraj? July 6, 2013

    India's ICC Champions Trophy squad was a blueprint of the 2015 World Cup and the young Indian team did exceedingly well. Excluding seniors like Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan for the Champions Trophy and the subsequent tri-series in the West Indies hinted at the dawn of...
  • Five reasons for India's humiliating 161-run loss to Sri Lanka July 3, 2013

    The World number one ODI team, World Cup holders and the recently crowned ICC Champions trophy winners, India went to the West Indies for the ODI tri-series with the confidence of conquering the world and with no chinks in their armour. But, the script changed drastically within a week and...
  • Is Wimbledon's Wednesday mayhem the first sign of tennis transition? June 27, 2013

    Legends are made here runs the promo of the Wimbledon 2013 with Pete Sampras and a teary-eyed Roger Federer lifting the silver gilt cup. This edition of The Championships has so far made legend-killers. Without a glint of exaggeration names like Roger Federer - a seven-time champion at the All...
  • Champions Trophy final: How India and England stack up June 23, 2013

    The summit clash of the final edition of the ICC Champions Trophy features the two best teams in the competition, with cricketing superstars India facing the hosts England. After the post-IPL scandals, India have done well on the field to shift the focus back on cricket while England have proved...
  • Champions Trophy, India vs Sri Lanka: Five key battles to look out for June 20, 2013

    The ICC Champions Trophy has pitted two familiar foes against each other in India and Sri Lanka in the second semi-final. Deja vu, you could say, as the giants from the subcontinent will meet for the first time in an ODI tournament since the monumental 2011 World Cup final. So...
  • ICC Champions Trophy: A brief history May 31, 2013

    After nearly two months of crash-bang IPL, cricket will return to its international colours with the ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England from June 6-23. Once touted as the 'mini World Cup' and a brainchild of then ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya, the tournament's main aim was the development...
  • The IPL 6 Bench-warmers XI May 22, 2013

    The sixth season of the IPL has reached its business end and the big boys are all set to fight it out for the coveted trophy. The likes of Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Michael Hussey, and Shikhar Dhawan ruled the roost in the league stages with...
  • India Open: Anand Pawar makes his mark despite injury woes April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: At 26, Anand Pawar has seen a lot of lows in his career and at the India Open 2013, the Mumbaikar had his moment recording career best showing at a Super Series reaching the semi-finals. It was by no means an easy draw for the Indian. He had...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Juliane Schenk enter India Open finals April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: World No 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia beat Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 21-11, 18-21, 21-8 to enter his third India Open men's singles final while Juliane Schenk went past Aprilla Yuswandari to book a place in the women's singles final here at the Siri Fort Sports Complex...
  • Sindhu loses in semi-final to crash out of India Open April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: India's PV Sindhu lost out to 18-year-old Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand rather tamely in straight games 12-21, 6-21 in just 31 minutes in the semi-finals of the India Open here at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Saturday. In the most anticipated clash of the day, the future...
  • Anand Pawar's dream run at India Open ends in the semis April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: World number 53 Anand Pawar's dream run at the India Open 2013 ended in the semi-finals with a defeat at the hands of sixth seed Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-16, 21-11 in 43 minutes at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Saturday. Pawar, who beat world number...
  • Prannoy goes down fighting to top seed Lee at India Open April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: HS Prannoy started off as a qualifier at the India Open 2013, but by the fourth day the Indian had beaten Indonesian legend Taufiq Hidayat. On Friday, he was up against the world number one Lee Chong Wei at the Siri Fort Sports Complex and he lost 21-14,...
  • PV Sindhu beats Saina conqueror to enter India Open semis April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Eighth seed PV Sindhu of India dispatched Yui Hashimoto of Japan 21-16, 21-16 to enter the semi-finals of India Open for the first time here at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Friday. The Indian took 47 minutes to beat her Japanese opponent who had ousted the top...
  • Fit-again Saina Nehwal raring to go at India Open April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: World number two woman shuttler Saina Nehwal is the top seed at the Yonex Sunrise India Open, and in the absence of Chinese players, she is eager to put her best foot forward trying to emulate her 2010 success at the BWF Super Series tournament to be held...