Amit Kamath
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Borussia Dortmund not to send legends team to India as coronavirus alters club’s pre-season Asia plans

Borussia Dortmund’s plan to send a legends team to India has been put on hold at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting overseas travel restrictions.

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Past Masters of Indian Sports: Khashaba Jadhav, the scrawny wrestler whose stature towered over everyone

The legend of Khashaba Jadhav, India’s first individual Olympic medallist after independence, has endured the test of time solely through monochromatic images and technicolour tales passed from one generation to the other in taleems, as akharas in Maharashtra are known.

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NBA: As league restarts after four-month hiatus, an interactive look at new normal inside the bubble

The NBA that shut down in March will be very different than the NBA that restarts on 30 July. Here's an interactive look at life inside the league's Orlando bubble.

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Turning Point: 'No one sees an athlete's dark days', says Bajrang Punia as he recalls 2011 and 2015 injuries

Bajrang Punia recalls those two injuries that were the turning points of his career.

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As NBA restarts after four-month hiatus, teams, players and coaches grapple with unfamiliar situations in the bubble

When the NBA restarts in the Orlando bubble, it is likely to drag everyone out of their comfort zones in more ways than one.

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Turning Point: 1999 Junior Nationals made Viren Rasquinha believe he was good enough to play for India

Viren Rasquinha's life could have turned out much differently had it not been for a Junior National Hockey Championship 21 years ago.

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IOC postpones 2022 Dakar Youth Olympics by four years, scotches India’s dreams of hosting 2026 Games

IOC president Thomas Bach said they remained fully committed to hosting the Olympics in Tokyo in 2021 and that keeping the Games behind closed doors is something IOC does not want.

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Firstpost Masterclass: Neeraj Chopra breaks down why javelin throwing is as much about strong knees and ankles as about shoulder strength

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Neeraj Chopra talks about why javelin throw is not just about strength, and reveals the importance of strong knees and stronger ankles for a javelin thrower.

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Mumbai hockey legends send SOS to sports minister Kiren Rijiju about one-state-one-unit rule

Dhanraj Pillay, Viren Rasquinha and other hockey Olympians from Mumbai have written to sports minister Kiren Rijiju against the one-state-one-unit rule, which they fear could be the ‘final nail in Mumbai hockey's coffin'

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says they 'cannot sit on sidelines indefinitely' as league nears restart

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Michele Roberts, the Executive Director of NBPA, said they were ‘relieved’ that just 16 players out of the 302 tested had tested positive for coronavirus, and none of those 16 players were seriously ill.

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Niccolo Campriani finds new meaning in life after retirement with project helping refugee shooters qualify for Tokyo 2020

Niccolo Campriani’s project is not just about training refugee shooters for Tokyo 2020. It’s also about helping them discover a new identity and sending a message to other athletes that life goes on beyond a sporting career.

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Firstpost Masterclass: 'Taking care of horses is a full-time job', Fouaad Mirza dissects the nuances of equestrian riding

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Fouaad Mirza opens up about nuances of equestrian riding, the logistics of transporting horses (including what a horse passport is), how riders forge a bond with their horses, and more.

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Relief, uneasiness and a hunt for normalcy amidst a pandemic as Bundesliga restarts after 66 days with 'ghost games'

Bundesliga resumes after over two months of a coronavirus pandemic enforced break in the middle of the season.

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Pullela Gopichand interview: National badminton coach on changing mindset of Indians, need for on-court arrogance and formula for success

Pullela Gopichand spoke about how the Indian shuttlers' mindset has evolved over the decades, finding the formula for success, and needing on-court arrogance to succeed at the world stage.

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First rushers and the art of running into the line of fire while defending penalty corners

Manpreet Singh and his team have a term for the job Amit Rohidas does for the Indian hockey team when they’re defending penalty corners: suicide runner.

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Neeraj Chopra says past 14 days in self-isolation seem fine compared to injury-plagued 2019

India's brightest track and field star Neeraj Chopra talks about how he spent the past 14 days training mostly by himself in self-isolation at NIS Patiala.

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For air rifle shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar, 21-day coronavirus lockdown means tales from Mahabharata, dry firing, and some cooking

Tales from Bhagavad Gita and Mahabharata, dry firing in the living room, and cooking lessons... inside the lockdown bootcamp-cum-reading club of Divyansh Singh Panwar.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Abhinav Bindra believes young Indian shooters' ages could work to their advantage at Games

Abhinav Bindra talks about pressure of shooting at the Olympics, how India's young shooters could actually be at an advantage and more.

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Indian women’s rugby team captain Vahbiz Bharucha turns physiotherapist at Khelo India University Games

When people ask Vahbiz Bharucha what she does, she usually says starts by saying that she’s a physiotherapist and then casually mentions that she also plays rugby for the Indian team. On Wednesday, it seemed more fitting than ever as she donned the bib of a physio at the Khelo India University Games.

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Nav Bhatia, the turbaned guy who became the face of NBA's Toronto Raptors, and a Hall of Famer

Nav Bhatia was once called things like Paki, turban-head, and towelhead by sneering colleagues. Now the Toronto Raptors superfan's turban will be displayed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.