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Debate of the Week: Should we all refuse to watch?

THE NEWS: Qatar’s attitudes towards homosexuality, women’s rights and labour law violations are provoking international outcry. Now some are calling for a boycott of the World Cup. A fire-breathing spider made from fifty tonnes of steel. Seven glitzy new stadiums. Ice rinks just miles from beach clubs; theme parks next to circuses; light shows which […]

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End of an Era: Serena Williams and Roger Federer changed tennis forever. So will their retirement.

Williams, 40, and Federer, 41, have both announced in short succession their plans to retire, leaving the tennis world without two iconic competitors who were among the best the sport has ever seen and whose appeal eclipsed the game. Williams announced on Vogue magazine’s website that she would retire after this year’s U.S. Open, saying […]

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC

HOW DID WE GET HERE?  Novak Djokovic intends to pursue a 10th Australian Open title as the first tennis major of the year begins on Monday. But before the Serbian player can turn his attention to breaking a 20-Grand Slam singles titles tie with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the world’s top-ranked men’s player must […]

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England Rejoice while Scotland’s Out

Is football better than Homer? Even the Greek poet’s famed, epic tales of the Trojan War struggle to compete with the lively, pulsating thrills of contests like the European Championship. Let’s take a look at this week’s matches-  England finish first, Scotland eliminated A Raheem Sterling goal in the first half was enough for England […]

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Twenty20 Cricket:trivia

Sport isn’t just good for children’s bodies; it’s good for their minds too. Studies have shown that sport has psychological benefits for children and adolescents and teaches them important life skills. With the pandemic, pausing all our outdoor plans- why not play some fun indoor games. With IPL fever in full swing, try out these […]

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Are the Olympics cancelled?

A senior Japanese ruling party official said on Thursday that cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, dropping a bomb on a hot-button issue and sending social media into a frenzy. The Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee responded with a statement saying all those involved in preparing […]

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No fans in stands

Empty stands have been the new normal for tennis since last year due to COVID-19 restrictions but top men’s players like Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic said they still find it difficult to maintain their intensity during matches in the absence of fans. The professional circuit was shut down for several months last year before […]

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Egyptian Messi lookalike thrills soccer-loving orphans

They may not be meeting the real Lionel Messi, but Islam Battah’s resemblance to the Barcelona footballer is so uncanny, that the children at an orphanage in the Egyptian city of Zagazig swarm around him in delight anyway. Seeing the excitement his presence causes at such events, the 27-year-old Egyptian painter is happy to pose […]

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Who’s Bhavani Devi? India’s first ever fencer to reach Olympics

In a country where cricket is a religion, it’s difficult for other sports like basketball and hockey to make a place for themselves let alone chess and gymnastics. But fencing is far fetched even in this aspect. CA Bhavani Devi became the first ever Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics, and looking at how fledgling […]

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Know all about the world’s largest stadium, and it’s in India!

Though all cricket-loving eyes have been on India-England pink ball day night Test match, the world at large has been buzzing over something else. Not the game, but where it’s been held. Ahmedabad’s Motera stadium in Gujarat is the largest cricket stadium in the world. And if you’re wondering where you heard that name before, […]