Sudipto Ganguly

Cricket: Umesh gives India 'good headache' ahead of Australia tour

15 Oct 2018

MUMBAI A rare 10-wicket match haul from a quick on home soil last week underlined India's growing strength in depth in the pace department, a development that is giving captain Virat Kohli the right kind of headache ahead of the tour of Australia.

Soccer: France side can emulate World Cup-Euro double - Pires

09 Oct 2018

MUMBAI France's World Cup winning squad can emulate the side of a generation ago and back up with the European Championship in two years' time, according to former midfielder Robert Pires.

Soccer: Open La Liga good for the game, says Pires

09 Oct 2018

MUMBAI The current La Liga season has been the most open in years and teams challenging the hegemony of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will benefit soccer in the country, former France midfielder and World Cup winner Robert Pires has said.

Cricket: Prithvi Shaw's debut ton for India underlines child prodigy status

04 Oct 2018

India's Prithvi Shaw has been compared to batting great Sachin Tendulkar since he was a 14-year-old schoolboy and the lofty parallels will intensify after the teenage prodigy made a sparkling hundred on his test debut on Thursday.

Cricket: West Indies tests chance for India to fix opening woes

02 Oct 2018

MUMBAI India have the perfect opportunity to find a solution to their top-order batting woes before their year-end series in Australia when the world's top-ranked side host two tests against lowly West Indies, starting on Thursday.

Boxing:'Slumdog' Tyson laments lack of personalities in the game

29 Sep 2018

MUMBAI The current generation of boxers do not have the wild streak that Mike Tyson wore like a badge of honour during his career and the former world heavyweight champion says the lack of personalities in the sport has contributed to its decline.

Basketball: FIBA believes less is more as 3x3 continues to grow

26 Sep 2018

MUMBAI Three-a-side basketball is helping the sport reach out to a new audience and will be a major attraction on its Olympic debut in Tokyo, an International Basketball Federation (FIBA) executive has told Reuters.

Hosts Indonesia bid emotional farewell to 18th Asiad

02 Sep 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia bid an emotional farewell to the 18th Asian Games on a rain-soaked evening at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President hailing the event as a "historical success".

Asian Games: Japanese golden girl Ikee becomes first female Most Valuable Player

02 Sep 2018

JAKARTA Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee became the first female athlete to be named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at an Asian Games on Sunday after the teenager scooped an unprecedented six gold medals in the Jakarta pool.

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics after Asiad success

01 Sep 2018

JAKARTA Buoyed up by the success of hosting the ongoing Asian Games, Indonesia will bid for the 2032 Olympics, President Joko Widodo said on Saturday.

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Australia slaps sanctions on Myanmar army top brass

Australia on Tuesday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States.