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Cricket-'Superman' Saha silences doubters with superior glovework

14 Oct 2019

MUMBAI, Oct 14 Wriddhiman Saha's return to the Indian test side after a long injury-forced absence raised more than a few eyebrows but the wicketkeeper has silenced the doubters with his superlative glovework in the ongoing home series against South Africa.

AFC backs single India national league in 2024-25 to end club turmoil

14 Oct 2019

MUMBAI India should merge two domestic soccer leagues into one top-tier national championship in the 2024/25 season, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Monday in a bid to end years of turmoil in club football.

NBA-India can emulate basketball's popularity in China: NBA executive

05 Oct 2019

MUMBAI Basketball can become as popular in India as it is in neighboring China and bringing pre-season games to Mumbai can prove a timely catalyst, a top NBA executive has told Reuters.

Cricket: India's Rohit auditions as opener as South Africa face spin test

30 Sep 2019

MUMBAI Limited-overs batting stalwart Rohit Sharma will have another chance to resurrect his stop-start test career, but this time as an opener, when India kick off their three-match home series against South Africa at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Olympics: Rice predicts improved Australia display in Tokyo pool

27 Sep 2019

MUMBAI Australian swimmers may not be able to knock great rivals United States off the perch in Tokyo next year but will definitely better their own hauls from the last two Olympic Games, triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice has told Reuters.

Wrestling: Vinesh Phogat targets Tokyo glory to overcome Rio heartache

26 Sep 2019

MUMBAI Three years ago, India's Vinesh Phogat left the wrestling mat on a stretcher with a knee injury that shattered her dreams of an Olympic medal in Rio.

Swimming: Australia's Rice to help India rise in Olympic pool

25 Sep 2019

MUMBAI Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice is confident she can help India get its first Olympic medal from swimming after announcing plans to set up her academy in the country early next year.

Badminton: PV Sindhu primed for Tokyo gold, says coach

19 Sep 2019

MUMBAI Pusarla Sindhu will be a strong contender for the women's gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics but the 24-year-old's recent World Championship triumph will also make her a target, India's national coach Pullela Gopichand said.

Tennis: India's 'survivor' Sumit Nagal seeks support to stay afloat

12 Sep 2019

MUMBAI From wanting to quit tennis a decade ago to making a dream Grand Slam debut against Roger Federer at the U.S. Open last month, Sumit Nagal calls himself a "survivor" and the Indian is hopeful his journey will become less arduous going forward.

Cricket-India's selectors face call to solve opening woes

11 Sep 2019

MUMBAI, Sept 11 Finding a solution to India's top-order batting conundrum will be top of selectors' agenda when they meet on Thursday to pick the squad for next month's home test series against South Africa.

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