Lakshya Sen at All-England: Unemotional, unruffled, unstoppable

There’s that tight-lipped smug-eyed emoji on the smiley side of most phones. Or a memory thread of a captain dressed in yellow (also in blue) who controls his universe in cricket. It’s that rare un-Indian face in sport because it’s obviously emotionless – with a stunned demeanor, living nowhere but in this moment, untouched by … Read more

Karnataka High Court stays BAI move against Karnataka Badminton Association

Karnataka HC remains BAI’s turn against KBA The BAI had sent a letter to KBA disqualifying it from membership, citing KBA’s failure to comply with the amendment to its articles of association to align them with the BAI statutes PTI, bangalore, July 22, 2022 at 11:40 am updated: 07/22/2022, 15:06 is The Karnataka High Court … Read more

Focus on Sindhu but doubles key to India retaining badminton mixed team gold at CWG

Star shuttles including PV Sindhu will be chasing singles gold medals but doubles would also be in the spotlight as India would aim to retain the mixed teams title and continue their consistent run at the Commonwealth Games. Since Dinesh Khanna won India’s first badminton medal – a bronze medal at the quadrennial event in … Read more

Why hasn’t Prannoy won a Super title yet?

For HS Prannoy, there’s the small matter of winning on the big days. “I actually think he’s a big match player,” says Anup Sridhar, with whom Prannoy trained for 10 to 12 weeks before the Bali swing in fall 2021. The 29-year-old, world number 21, is not deterred by the big names, as all his … Read more

White clothing diktat in sport needs to be reconsidered for period days

It had felt awkward when the boys at their academy didn’t know why Aditi Mutatkar came to badminton practice, wearing dark shorts a few days a month. And doubly embarrassed when they finally found out why. Because they giggled. And it tugged at her already nervous nerves. Recalling that feeling of irritation, the former international … Read more

Little India will decide India’s big IPL digital push

Dear readers, The migrants make daily video calls home. The daily commuting young digital native with headphones. Taxi drivers equipped with GPS navigation with time to kill between trips. Villagers not connected to a cable network but within range of cell towers. The new internet users of the pandemic period. Country folk with ambitions and … Read more

LEADING OFF: Juneteenth Around MLB and Father’s Day | Sports News

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: The nation’s newest federal holiday will be celebrated in a variety of ways at Major League Baseball’s parks this weekend. Political cartoons The first 10,000 fans to attend the Angels-Mariners game at T-Mobile Park will receive a replica hat worn by the 1946 Seattle Steelheads, a … Read more

Indonesia Open badminton: Wiser, sharper Prannoy two wins from first title in 5 years

He is called the Backhand Beast for his attack when the forearm goes high over the face and the shuttle is slammed down with force. But HS Prannoy has some of the most exquisite backhand defensive variations in his arsenal. These backhand beauties, often using counter tricks to overcome both the opponent and the tricky … Read more

Exclusive! Thomas Cup triumph one of the biggest ever wins for Indian badminton: Pullela Gopichand

The Indian men’s badminton team made history in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday (May 15) when they clinched their first Thomas Cup title after defeating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final. It was a dominant performance by India in the all-important clash at the summit as they clinched the final with three games won. India … Read more

Hope for hockey rekindles in rural Odisha as state gets ready for 2023 World Cup

As a kid growing up in the hockey mad district of Sundargarh, Vijay Kumar Lakra always knew where to find the best spot to watch a game. Local weekend games with a chicken or goat as a prize are held by almost every village in this part of Odisha state. They routinely draw crowds of … Read more