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Sania Mirza and Leander Paes announce their return

Indian tennis players Sania Mirza & Leander Paes announce comeback dates

Amid plenty of speculations, Indian ace tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza has finally spoken about their comebacks to tennis courts. While the tennis icon Leander Paes on Monday said he is eyeing a comeback at 2021 year’s French...
Nikhil Kamath (Source- Nikhil Kamath:Twitter)

The chess champion who became India’s youngest billionaire entrepreneur

Out of the 2,825 billionaires in the world a total of 3.6% i.e. 102 billionaires belong to India. While the likes of Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani are well known amongst the citizens of the country, the others continue...
FC Goa (Source- FC Goa:Twitter)

FC Goa face tough draw in AFC Champions League, ATK Mohun Bagan in Group...

Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa have been drawn in a tough Group E of the AFC Champions League with Iran's Persepolis and Qatar’s Al Rayyan club. The fourth team of the group will be determined by the winner of the AFC Champions League 2021 qualifiers playoff...
FAU-G

Honest Review: FAU-G is a let-down for all combat game lovers

The much hype and anticipation came to an end on the morning of Republic Day when India's first-ever homegrown action game FAU-G: Fearless and United Guards was launched. The barrage of publicity, from launching the trailer to being promoted...
Kidambi Srikanth

BWF World Tour Finals: Kidambi Srikanth loses to World no. 3 Anders Antonsen

India's former World no. 1 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was defeated by Denmark's World no. 3 player Anders Antonsen 21-15, 16-21, 18-21 in his opening match of the BWF World Tour Finals on Wednesday. Kidambi showcased a good form as he...
Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly admitted to hospital again

Former Indian cricket team captain and BCCI President has been admitted to hospital again. He is admitted to Apollo Hospital in Kolkata following his chest pain. He is admitted to hospital 20 days after being discharged from a serious...
P V Sindhu

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu loses to World no. 1 Tai Tzu Ying

India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu had a hard luck. Despite having a good show, she lost to World No. 1, second-seeded Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei 21-19, 12-21, 17-21 in her first match of the season-ending BWF World...

Reshma Patel thanks brother and coach with National U20 record in Fed Cup

Reshma Patel, 16, marked her 10000m Race Walk debut with a National U20 Record in a time of 48 minutes 25.90 seconds to showcase her talent and express her gratitude to her brother and her coach with a remarkable...
WWE Superstar Spectacle

WWE Superstar Spectacle: Wrestlers India will be rooting for

The WWE Superstar Spectacle event is great news for Indian WWE fans. This is going to be an unprecedented two-hour long television special show which will be featuring some top-notch wrestlers. The event is going to feature wrestlers from...
P V Sindhu had a first round exit in Thailand Open

BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu & Srikanth have tough draw to overcome | Where...

Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and K Srikanth seemed to have been at the receiving end of the convenient rules incorporated by the Badminton World Federation regarding Covid-19 protocols and the presence of no more than two players from the...
FAU-G poster

FAU-G released! Here’s a look at the early reviews

India’s very own mobile game FAU-G (Fearless and United Guards) developed by nCore Games was released earlier today on the occasion of India’s 72nd Republic Day. Ever since the game was announced there has been a lot of hype...
ISL: Top five unbeaten streaks

Top five unbeaten streaks in a single ISL season

Although Mumbai City had to settle for a draw last night against Chennaiyin FC in a match that they probably should have won, it was enough to extend their unbeaten run to 12 games. This eclipses the previous unbeaten...
Vishal Kumar Dev, Odisha Sportsvideo

Odisha sets benchmarks to become India’s leading sports destination

At a time when coronavirus brought the world to its knees in 2020, the sportsmanship spirit of the Odisha government and its players drew everyone’s attention. Despite the pandemic, the Odisha government did not shy to announce big-ticket decisions...
Cockfighting (Source-onegreenplanet.org)

Illegal cockfighting: The popular unofficial ‘Super Bowl’ of India

The Super Bowl is an annual match held between the two Conference Champions of the National Football League (NFL). It is undoubtedly one of the most awaited and most-watched sporting encounters of the world. With a highly electrifying atmosphere,...
Neeraj Chopra (Source: TOI)

Neeraj Chopra’s javelin throw record broken at U20 Athletics Fed Cup

Haryana’s Yashvir Singh stole the thunder from distance runners Sunil Dawar (Madhya Pradesh) and Ankita (Uttarakhand) as the trio heralded the return of national-level athletics competition with new meet records in the 18th National Federation Cup Junior (U20) Athletics...
PT Usha and O M Nambiar

PT Usha’s coach O M Nambiar awarded Padma Shri

PT Usha is one of the best athletes India has ever produced. She still holds the record of multiple gold medals in track and field events across the continent. However, one would always remember her historic feat of coming close...
Anshu Jamsenpa

Padma Shri awardee, mother of 2, Anshu Jamsenpa climbed Mt Everest 5 times

Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer, 41-year-old Anshu Jamsenpa became the world’s first woman to scale Mt Everest twice in five days in 2017. A mother of two, Jamsenpa was honoured with the Padma Shri award on Monday. It is the fourth-highest...
India’s most experienced women’s basketball player, and former captain of Indian women’s national basketball team Anitha Pauldurai narrates her journey.

Padma Shri awardee basketball player Anitha Pauldurai finally gets her due

India’s most experienced women’s basketball player, and former captain of Indian women’s national basketball team Anitha Pauldurai, who holds the record of playing for the Indian national team for 18 years (2000-2017) is the first and only Indian woman to...
Virender Singh (Source: HT)

Who is Virender Singh – The Padma Shri award winning “Goonga Pehlwan”

One of the sportspersons to win the Padma shri award on Monday is wrestler Virender Singh. Virender has been one of the best wrestlers from India who has won seven medals in twelve years, four of them being gold. Famed...
Padma awards

Padma Awards announced! Sportspersons who won in 2021

When one thinks of Republic Day, the pictures that flood the mind are usually those of marching soldiers, tableaux, and the display of India's weaponry. Another equally important event that takes place on Republic Day is the award presentation ceremony,...
Winner of Bal Puraskar Awards

List of all children to win Pradhan Mantri Bal Puraskar Award 2021 in sports

This year 32 children have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021, for their exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the diverse fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery. The awardee children are from 32 districts of 21 states...
ISL: Too many draws and defensive tactics

ISL 2020-21: Does the recent spate of draws indicate how defensive most teams are?

When the referee blew the final whistle on Sunday to mark the end of Bengaluru FC’s match against Odisha FC, most fans would have been excused for heaving a sigh of relief. Both these teams are languishing in the...
Narsingh Yadav at National Wrestling Championships

Narsingh Yadav leaves stadium in anger at Senior National Wrestling Championship

At the recently-concluded Senior National Wrestling Championship, all eyes were at Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74 kg), who was returning to action after four years of doping suspension. He had a very good start as he defeated young Gaurav Baliyan,...
The Bridge in cnversation with CEO and Co-founder of Poker Sports Leaguevideo

Right messaging can change perception about poker | CEO & Co-founder of Poker Sports...

 After the culmination of two successful seasons, Poker Sports League is returns in a new avatar. The league, which returns in a virtual avatar in its third season after Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the on-ground plans, is being live streamed on Voot...
Meerut to have a sports university

Meerut in Uttar Pradesh to get a sports university: CM Yogi Adityanath

Meerut in Uttar Pradesh is set to get a sports university soon, the state CM Yogi Adityanath has announced in a video conference from Lucknow. The university will aim at providing best infrastructure practices and services to athletes. In the...
India's number 1 tennis player in U-14 division, Chandni Srinivasan, has made a humble request to the Mahindra Group Chairman

“I don’t want car, I want support to play’ – India’s No. 1 tennis...

The recently concluded India-Australia test series down under is every bit historic and will certainly go down in history as one of the most remarkable game-plays ever in the sport. It's also been a proud moment for India as...
ISL: Free agents

ISL 2020-21: Indian players who become free agents after this season

With contracts in Indian football getting shorter by the day, we are seeing a number of temporary transfers and loan deals in Indian football and in particular, in the Indian Super League (ISL). As a result, a number of...

Defying society, Bihar govt school teacher training rural girls to become athletes

A geography teacher at a government school in Bihar's Siwan district can take pride in the fact that he has done something which is barely done by any sports teacher. 45-year-old Sanjay Pathak has helped 25 girls from the...
Satwiksiaraj Rankireddy & Ashwini Ponappa

Thailand Open: India’s challenge ends in semifinals

India's challenge ends at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 after Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa put up a briiliant show yet bowed out in the semifinal encounter 20-22, 21-18, 12-21 against the top-seeded pair of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and...
Vijender Singh's bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics is what many believe to be the cornerstone of a boxing revolution in the country

Vijender Singh: The man who brought an Indian boxing revolution

Whenever one is posed with the question as to what propelled India as one of the best boxing nations in the world, only a couple of names come to the mind. Firstly, Vijender Singh and the other being MC...
Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre

Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre inaugurates boys’ resident programme

The Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre (HPC), set-up in Bhubaneswar with a vision to groom the upcoming sporting talent in hockey and produce world-class sportspersons, has commenced its boys’ resident programme at the Kalinga Hockey Complex. A total...
Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata

Stadiums in India named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

India has a fan following for every sport, be it cricket, football, athletics, hockey or tennis. Sports stadiums throughout the country remained shut due to the pandemic; however, athletes across the country agree that stadiums are the lifeline of...
A kabaddi tournament conducted on Netaji's birthday

How kabaddi unites a village on Netaji’s birthday since 1982

Kabaddi is back with its first tournament of 2021 after a 9-month break in pandemic affected 2020. Sahyog Kreeda Mandal in Gotegaon, Madhya Pradesh, is conducting the 38th All India Men Kabaddi Championship (AIMKC) from 20th to 23rd January...
Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports

Why Netaji Subhas National Institute is called the “Mecca” of Indian Sports?

Sporting facilities have grown leaps and bounds ever since India began roping in medals at international competitions and hosting events such as the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. It has become a cornerstone to provide facilities for all athletes...
ISL points' table

ISL 2020-21: Weekly points’ table wrap-up; Know where your team stands

We are at a critical point in what has been an incredibly exciting Indian Super League (ISL) season. A glance at the points’ table will tell you that Mumbai City are two points ahead of ATK Mohun Bagan at...
Satwiksairaj and Ashwini

Thailand Open: Sindhu, Sameer crash out, Mixed Double’s team through to semifinals

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the mixed doubles semifinal with a stunning win, but Sameer Verma and P.V. Sindhu's impressive run at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament came to an end on Friday. The unseeded pair of...
ISL: Top five wingers

ISL 2020-21: Top five Indian wingers in the league so far

The first half of this season’s Indian Super League (ISL) may not have thrown up as many Indian goalscorers as fans would have liked, but there’s cause for optimism in a number of other positions. While the emergence of...
Solitaire Gold

 Exploring the 3 Bs of Solitaire: Beginning, benefits and best variations

The game of Solitaire has come a long way. Earlier all you had to do was open the pre-installed solitaire on your desktop. You were taken into the world of solitaire with a single click. Now you can play...
FAUG releasing this Republic Day

FAU-G releasing on Republic Day – All you need to know

When it comes to video game production in India, there is not much that has been done to further the ever-growing gaming craze that is spreading across India. Game productions are few and far between. However, it took an...
Delhi government distributes money for 307 players

Delhi government donates Rs 7.48 Crore financial assistance to 307 athletes

Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia urged the sportspersons from Delhi to achieve big and make Delhi and the entire India proud. In a program organised at the Chhatrasal Stadium, he distributed cheques worth INR 7.48 crore as financial...
Narain Karthikeyan (Source- The Indian Express)

Once the fastest Indian, where is Narain Karthikeyan now?

One often wonders what athletes/sportsmen do after they retire or come to the end of their careers. Many enter coaching or mentorship programs or become involved in some way with the sport they have played. Some continue playing or...
Tokyo 2021 Olympics

Japanese media reports Olympics cancelled; government refutes

The government of Japan has 'privately concluded' that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reported, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition. The report mentioned that the government's focus...
Howzat

Fantasy cricket games like Howzat drive the gaming industry’s revenue

Games are an intrinsic part of our culture, but from real-world games to virtual reality, how we play games has changed drastically with the times. India's online gaming industry's dawn dates back to the 2000s, when PC and console...
Junglee Rummy

The growing popularity of online multiplayer Games like Junglee Rummy

The online gaming industry in India has started contributing well to the economic growth of the country. It has attracted a diverse audience and helped the country raise billions in revenue. Even though economists call the current phase an...
PV Sindu reaches quarterfinals of Thailand Open

Thailand Open: Sindhu, Sameer reach quarterfinals along with double’s teams

Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu storms into the quarter-finals of Toyota Thailand Open 1000 on Thursday after she eased past Malaysia's Kisona Selvaduray 21-10, 21-12 in the Round of 32. This is going to be Sindhu's fourth quarter-final appearance in...
Supriya Jatav (Source- Supriya Jatav:Twitter)

India’s karate star Supriya Jatav who won gold in USA Championship

Martial arts is not popular in India and its proficiency is often related to countries in the east such as Korea and Japan. A lot many children have grown up stereotyping martial arts with what Jackie Chan and Bruce...
Indian junior women's hockey team (Source- Hockey India)

Indian junior women’s hockey team beat Chile senior team 3-2 

The Indian junior women's hockey team had an impressive outing on Wednesday evening, which saw them make a comeback from a goal down to defeat the Chile Senior Women’s Team 3-2 at the Prince of Wales Country Club. Having played...
Hadiya Hakeem stuns with her fresstyle football skills

17-year-old Kerala girl’s video goes viral as her football skills stun Indians

Freestyle football has grown leaps and bounds over the past decade or so. The world knows of Sean Garnier and F2 Freestylers who have taken over the world with their style and innovative football tricks. But how many of...
The 'Orbit' monunmet constructed during London Olympics 2012

When 2 Indians designed the largest public art for 2012 London Olympics

Apart from sporting endeavours and feats, the Olympics are also famous for promoting tourism and sights of the country it is being hosted in. The 2012 London Olympics saw the construction of a 114.5-metre tall monument called The Orbit...

When Sushant Singh Rajput made us smile through sports in his movies

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput would have been 35 years today if hadn't died by suicide last year. The actor was found dead at his Bandra apartment on June 14 in 2020, leaving his friends and family in shock....