Amit Banerjee
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X1 Racing League: Mathias Lauda plays down talk of 'Rush 2.0' rivalry with Freddie Hunt, praises league's concept and format

As far as Mathias Lauda is concerned, all the talk around the possibility of a "Rush 2.0" doesn't really concern him, as nothing can match the intensity of the fierce competition that their fathers shared back in their prime.

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X1 Racing League: Pippa Mann hails league for promoting equality, looks forward to experiencing Indian motorsport culture

Pippa Mann, who will race for the Mumbai Falcons in the inaugural edition of the X1 Racing League taking place at Greater Noida and in Chennai, talks about gender equality in motorsport, some of her memorable moments on the race track and more.

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X1 Racing League: F2 racer Arjun Maini believes Indian domestic drivers could spring a surprise at inaugural edition

If Arjun Maini's opinions are to be taken into account, then it is not the established stars, but the Indian domestic racers who could punch above their weight and take everyone by surprise in the upcoming X1 Racing League.

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Alex Yoong interview: With Indian motorsports still at its infancy, X1 Racing League crucial for development

Ex-Formula One racer Alex Yoong, the first Malaysian to compete in the elite category of the sport, shares his views on the X1 Racing League as well as the current events in F1 among other topics.

First Cricket News

India vs Bangladesh: Hosts' dominance notwithstanding, teams head into uncharted territory in historic pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens

As historic as the pink-ball Test between India and Bangladesh maybe, it doesn’t take anything away from the fact that for the 22 individuals in whose hands the fate of the match lies, it will be taking a step into the unknown.

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India vs Bangladesh: Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer, biggest gains for hosts; Mohammad Naim emerges as T20I star

Here are the major takeaways from the recently-concluded T20I series between India and Bangladesh in which the Rohit Sharma-led hosts won by a 2-1 margin.

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Ex-wrestler Ritu Phogat cites YouTube as reason behind switch to MMA, hopes her debut boosts sport's popularity in India

In an interaction with Firstpost, Ritu Phogat reveals how she became interested in MMA in the first place, how her family reacted to her decision to quitting wrestling and more.

First Cricket News

India vs Bangladesh: Loss in hazy Delhi another reminder of Indian batting unit's shortcomings in build-up to 'Mission 2020'

India conceded a 1-0 series lead to Bangladesh following their seven-wicket defeat, with keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant particularly copping criticism for the loss.

First Cricket News

India vs Bangladesh: Tigers look to put player-board drama behind, focus on upstaging mighty hosts in T20I series

Bangladesh will hope to put the drama surrounding the players' strike and the as well as Shakib Al Hasan's ban behind and take on favourites India in a three-match T20I series, starting Sunday, with a clear mind.

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With MSK Prasad hinting at 'moving on', are MS Dhoni's days in the India jersey coming to an end?

MS Dhoni may have been on an extended sabbatical since the World Cup, but remains in the headlines as the press continues to ponder over his cricketing future.

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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Tsehay Gemechu, Yelamzerf Yehualaw smash women's course record; Andamlak Belihu retains title

The 15th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon saw defending champions Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu successfully retaining their titles in the men's and women's events respectively in the national capital on Sunday.

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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: L Suriya among elite Indian runners eyeing bonus prize, hope to improve timings

The Indian elite athletes in the 15th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon will be hoping to improve their timings in the event, with the bonus cash prizes on offer an incentive for them to train even harder.

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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Eric Kiptanui relishes playing his part in Eliud Kipchoge's historic feat, sets sights on men's title

A little over a week has passed since he was involved in Eliud Kipchoge's record-breaking feat in Vienna, and now Kenyan distance runner Eric Kiptanui prepares to add another title to his cabinet in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon that takes place on Sunday.

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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Carmelita Jeter says Indian athletics needs more prominent coaches to produce world-class athletes

India can certainly produce world-class athletes that can compete with the very best in the world of athletics, but only if the proper coaching setup is provided, feels American sprint legend Carmelita Jeter.

First Cricket News

IPL 2020: Anil Kumble hopes to add silverware to Kings XI Punjab's empty cabinet after joining team as director of cricket operations

Two days after retaining Ravichandran Ashwin in their squad for the upcoming season, IPL franchise KXIP unveiled Indian spin icon Anil Kumble as their head coach as well as director of cricket operations.

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INRC 2019: Jodhpur leg of national rally championship cancelled after three locals killed in accident

The third round of the Champions Yacht Club FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship had to be called off after tragedy struck on the opening day of the event which resulted in the deaths of three locals.

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Ronaldo Laitonjam, toast of India's success at Track Asia Cup, on his record-breaking feat, road to World Championships and more

After winning four gold medals at the 2019 Track Asia Cup, as well as breaking the record for the men's junior 200m time trial, Ronaldo Laitjam reveals the key to his success, his future goals as well as his origins in the sport.

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Track Asia Cup 2019: Indian cyclists put up dominant display on opening day with 12-medal haul

Indian cyclists justified their favourites tag for the 2019 edition of the Track Asia Cup, at least on the opening day of the competition, with a haul of 12 medals.

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Track Asia Cup 2019: Esow Alben, Ronaldo Singh hopeful of bigger haul of medals after junior world cycling championships success

Ahead of the sixth edition of the Track Asia Cup 2019, the Indian cyclists are considered favourites, having topped the medal table last year

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Virender Sehwag endorses ex-teammate Anil Kumble for role of chief selector, urges BCCI to boost pay for such roles

Virender Sehwag endorsed former India captain and spin legend Anil Kumble as the 'right person' to occupy the post of Team India chief selector, saying he understood the current generation and their problems aside from his own contemporaries.