Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Sports

Ecuadoreans celebrate team’s perfect start to World Cup in historic win against host Qatar

Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso joined the festivities with his country 'making history'. The game marked the first time a host nation had been beaten in a World Cup opener.

Iran’s basketball team the latest to protest country’s hijab laws on international platforms

The basketball team refused to sing the national anthem during a match in the capital city. It comes days after the national water polo team did the same. The protests began 16 Sep

SKY storm ensures India beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs, sets up semi-final vs England — Key Takeaways

India had already mathematically qualified for the Men’s T20 World Cup semifinals due to Netherlands beating South Africa, but needed to defeat Zimbabwe to top the table.

South Africa taking nothing for granted at T20 World Cup, batsman Aiden Markham says

The Proteas are targeting a first limited overs World Cup triumph. On Sunday, they chased down India’s modest target of 134 by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare.

Woman coach found hanging at P T Usha’s athletics academy hostel in Kerala

The woman, 27, had joined Usha School of Athletics, the brainchild of sprint legend P T Usha, one and half years ago and was giving training to students in the field events.

‘We respect each other’s game,’ Suryakumar enjoys growing partnership with Kohli

Calling it 'very good camaraderie', batsman Suryakumar explained that if he was getting boundaries from one end, Kohli would try to rotate and keep the intent to look for good shots.

Is India shining again? Why flashing victory sign too soon is a perilous national trait

Victory has been declared in all kinds of areas, from the quality of our airports to vaccination numbers. But there is also much that is wrong, much that looks dangerous.

Packed beyond capacity, poor safety planning — what led to soccer stampede in Indonesia

While the stadium in Malang has several exit gates, some of these were locked during Saturday's match, causing bottlenecks and chaos as fans tried to flee.

In Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, teenage girls live and dream football. Even if it means taunts

In Sangam Vihar, the girls have cleaned a trash-dumping ground to make a football field. And they won’t take no for an answer.

Beyond cricket & hockey: New book looks at 75 years of Indian sports, journey of its champions

Published by Rupa Publications, ‘Journey of a Nation: 75 Years of Indian Sports - Game, Guts, Glory' by Chandresh Narayan will be released on 20 August on ThePrint’s Softcover.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.