articles by Dilip Unnikrishnan

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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Defensive chaos, misfiring forward line — Oman exposes India's oblivious approach

India host Qatar in March before playing Afghanistan and Bangladesh in June. Another draw against Qatar followed by victories against the two minnows would be enough to take them to the Asian Cup qualifying third round.

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ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin should look to cut losses and part ways with coach John Gregory as torrid run of results worsen

Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory still remains a much-beloved figure among the Chennaiyin faithful but another dreadful season could see the fans turn against him

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ISL 2019-20, Chennaiyin FC Preview: Head coach John Gregory banks on squad overhaul to pose title challenge after nightmarish last season

John Gregory should hope he and his team Chennaiyin FC do not repeat the same mistakes because another disappointing season could end the Englishman’s stay in Chennai.

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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sluggish India escape with a point in disappointing draw against Bangladesh

Instead of building upon their morale-boosting performances against Oman and Qatar, India faltered against a side ranked 85 spots below them thereby seriously jeopardising their World Cup qualifying hopes.

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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India seeking victory over Bangladesh which allows them to 'keep dreaming'

India need to build upon their spirited showing against Oman and Qatar and a dominant win on Tuesday will go a long way in keeping their World Cup dreams alive.

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US Open 2019, Men's Preview: Novak Djokovic favourite to win 17th Slam as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal struggle to keep up

Novak Djokovic is the favourite to defend his title and win a remarkable fifth Grand Slam title in the span of 13 months after recovering from an elbow injury.

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Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 3 tips: Rope in Liverpool's attacking trio, captain in-form Raheem Sterling

Get all the tips, predictions and updates you need to whip your team into shape ahead of Gameweek 3 of the Fantasy Premier League in our weekly FPL round up.

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Premier League: Everton, Wolves and Leicester City lead charge to break through into top-six

With Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea struggling, the 2018-19 Premier League season presents Everton, Wolves and Leicester a chance to break into top-six.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Telugu Titans robbed of first win of season by poor refereeing in 20-20 tie against UP Yoddha

The final day of the Mumbai leg of Pro Kabaddi 2019 season seven saw controversy as the winless Telugu Titans played out a 20-20 tie with UP Yoddha.

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Pro Kabbadi League 2019: I couldn't stay quiet in my seat, says Haryana Steelers' Rakesh Kumar after winning start to coaching career

Rakesh Kumar emerged victorious on his coaching bow as his Haryana Steelers side beat former teammate and fellow debutant Anup Kumar's Puneri Paltan 34-24.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Tamil Thalaivas coach E Bhaskaran on rebuilding side after poor season, signing Rahul Chaudhari and more

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Tamil Thalaivas coach E Bhaskaran elaborates on what went wrong in PKL season six, Rahul Chaudhari teaming up with Ajay Thakur and more.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Siddharth Desai endures dismal debut for Telugu Titans against former team U Mumba

Telugu Titans fans would be hoping that Siddharth Desai manages to get his game back on track and prove that last season was no fluke.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Faith in youngsters, proper game management key to Dabang Delhi's title chances, says veteran Vishal Mane

Seeing the impact Naveen Kumar had for Delhi last season, teammate Vishal Mane believes that the youngsters in the Delhi squad would build up on last season's play-off run.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: After ruling the roost for six seasons at Telugu Titans, Rahul Chaudhari gears up for new stint with Tamil Thalaivas

After six seasons of blowing away the minds of the Hyderabadi crowd with his eye-catching raids and stellar athleticism, Chaudhari's watch with the Titans has ended.

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Highlights, UEFA Champions league final 2019, Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool: Liverpool win sixth Champions League title

Follow LIVE score and minute-by-minute commentary of the UEFA Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano on our LIVE blog here.

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From Prayagraj to Pensacola State: Vaishnavi Yadav sets sights on WNBA after grafting budding career against all odds

Vaishnavi Yadav has been signed up by Pensacola State after a string of strong performances for the Indian youth basketball teams.

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French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep slight favourites to defend Roland Garros title, says Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

Four-time Grand Slam champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario backed Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep to defend their French Open titles.

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ISL 2018-19: Despite tame end to season, Jorge Costa can take heart from Mumbai City FC’s incredible semi-final run

Despite the late start to the season and operating on a tight budget, Jorge Costa was able to forge a formidable Mumbai City side.

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ISL 2018-19: With revenge on his mind, FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera says he was backing Bengaluru FC to reach final

FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera said that he was backing Bengaluru FC to reach the final over NorthEast United FC.

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ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC need to stick to their first-leg tactics in pursuit of unlikely comeback against FC Goa

Mumbai City FC are up against the odds in their semi-final against FC Goa but have a slim chance of making it to final if they get their tactics spot on.