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India vs Australia 2017: From top-order debate to possible brain-fade episode 2

By Aratrick Mondal | Last Updated: Sep 17, 2017, 00:07 AM IST

Team India once again begin their home season and this time they start of their proceedings against Steve Smith-led Australia in a limited-over series that kicks off at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on September 17.

After seven years, Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal sweep all four Grand Slams in a year

By Aratrick Mondal | Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 22:15 PM IST

In fact, going by numbers, since 2003 Wimbledon, 58 Grand Slams have been played. Federer bagged 19 while Nadal has 16 to his name – total standing to 35, which is almost 60 per cent of the total – such has been their dominance. Novak stands next on the list with 12 Majors and Murray and Wawrinka having three apiece to their name.

Virat Kohli vs Sachin Tendulkar: A statistical comparison through contrasting eras

By Aratrick Mondal | Last Updated: Sep 04, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

The Delhi-based cricketer tumbled down a plethora of records with his blistering 116-ball 100 at Premadasa, but what left the analysts and few legends of game rather astonished is that at such an early part of his career and at such a young age, Kohli seems to be slowly and silently inching towards the cricketing records set by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

US Open 2017: Five talking points as pulsating action begins at Flushing Meadows

By Aratrick Mondal | Last Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 00:34 AM IST

Just a day more to go. August 28 would mark the kickoff, of the 137th edition of the US Open tennis championships at the Flushing Meadows, New York. And there are already a host of possibilities hovering over the final grand slam of the year.

Hockey India's David John Reassures Worried Fans In a Turbulent 2017

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Aug 28, 2017, 13:20 PM IST

In an upfront chat with Zee Media's Jaspreet Sahni, Hockey India's High Performance Director, David John, explained all the ups and down over the last eight months - both on and off the field.

With start of ODI series against Sri Lanka, Team India take a step towards their World Cup 2019 plan

By Aratrick Mondal | Last Updated: Aug 20, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

After a record-scripting 3-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in the Test series, Virat Kohli-led Team India are all geared up to extend their domination over the hosts in the shorter format of the game when they lock horns for the first ODI match, at Dambulla, today. But for Team India the series comes about way different than that of their opponents. The series is more of a kick-start to their plan for World Cup 2019.

Bolt from the blue – The journey from Jamaica to his Olympic three-peat

By Aratrick Mondal | Last Updated: Aug 05, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

Not only did he become the first athlete to win three consecutive 100m and 200m gold at Olympics, but became the first ever to complete in what was termed as an 'Olympic treble treble'. Age plays no boundaries when it comes to strong determination and hardwork – and Bolt is an epitome of it.

With Neymar's £198m move 13th occasion when transfer records were broken – Here's list of others

By Sahil Bakshi | Last Updated: Aug 04, 2017, 08:07 AM IST

Weeks of speculation surrounding Neymar's transfer from Barcelona to PSG came to an end as the Brazilian finally sealed a record-breaking move to the French capital. His fee marked an approx 110 per cent rise from Paul Pogba's landmark £93.25m move from Juventus to Manchester United last summer.

Formula One 2017 mid-season round-up: From Vettel’s ‘dangerous’ driving to Hamilton keeping his promise

By Tanya Rudra | Last Updated: Aug 02, 2017, 18:03 PM IST

Now, the teams have to close their factories down for two weeks and are not allowed to do any work on their cars, or even use work email.

Pro Kabaddi League 2017: The tournament this year will be bigger and better than ever before!

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

We think that it is extremely liberating for the Pro Kabaddi League to add a whole season in one year and back it up with four new teams in the next season itself.

Nitish back in NDA, Lalu-Congress left in lurch – what it means

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017, 13:07 PM IST

Nitish Kumar dumping Lalu has dealt a body blow to the 'Grand Alliance' in Bihar.

Young ladies group turn over a new life by forming “Mini India in Ireland”

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Jul 26, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Supriya Singh

Top five run-getters in the history of India-Sri Lanka bilateral Test series

By Tanya Rudra | Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 20:07 PM IST

Virat Kohli-led Team India embark on a new journey with head coach Ravi Shastri at the helm for a full series comprising of three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20I against Sri Lanka, starting Jul

Sri Lanka vs India: From Galle humiliation to Ashwin's Test landmark in Galle

By Aratrick Mondal | Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 18:22 PM IST

India are all geared up, with an aim to upturn Galle humiliation they faced two years back and thereby extend their domination over Sri Lanka in the Test format, to face the Islanders at the same venue, tomorrow.

Ram Nath Kovind: BJP’s masterstroke or social justice for Dalits?

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

BJP's decision to pick Ram Nath Kovind for president's post is part of its Dalit outreach programme.

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Mithali Raj and Co. are champions in their own way, despite not lifting the trophy

By Aratrick Mondal | Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017, 13:32 PM IST

So close, so near, it felt as if they would make it, but failed by few inches. But is that it for the Indian eves? Just a couple of congratulatory tweets from fellow countrymen? Aren't they champions in their own way?

India's Tour of Sri Lanka 2017: A look at Men in Blue's past five visits to the island country

By Sahil Bakshi | Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017, 21:30 PM IST

Team India start off their campaign with the first Test starting at July 26.

Roger Federer, King of Grass, continues to inspire generations with his class

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

Manushree Bhardwaj

Rahul Gandhi - Lost Already

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017, 23:31 PM IST

Even before his political career could take off, it seems Rahul Gandhi – the heir to the throne of the Nehru-Gandhi family – has lost the battle.

The popular American ''Western'' genre: How American and how true?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017, 13:42 PM IST

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