Shivam Damohe
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World champion PV Sindhu to concentrate on net play under Kim Ji Hyun, Pullela Gopichand after Basel heroics

PV Sindhu played arguably the best tournament of her career so far at the World Championships in Basel, yet there is some work to do for the newly-crowned world champion.

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Pankaj Advani on cue sports needing franchise-based league to attract fans, absence from Olympics and need for proper structure

Pankaj Advani talks about the lack of investment and interest in cue sports, the challenge of playing a non-Olympic sport, the need for a system in place to churn out quality players and more.

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Bigger the challenge, the better PV Sindhu gets: Deconstructing world champion's form trajectory on badminton's greatest stages

Sindhu is known to peak when the time is right; when major tournaments knock at her door. Looking at her trajectory on the women's circuit since 2016, the 24-year-old's knack of peaking after early exits has earned her a handful of medals.

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BWF World Championships 2019: PV Sindhu's blend of no-nonsense badminton, controlled aggression takes down Nozomi Okuhara

After all the heartbreaks, it's time for Sindhu to rejoice. She has successfully changed the colour of her World Championship medal

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BWF World Championships 2019: PV Sindhu's aggression up against Nozomi Okuhara's defence in Glasgow redux

PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara, the two finalists, have a point to prove in the final in Basel. It will be the first title of 2019 and the biggest one.

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BWF World Championships 2019: Despite tame loss to Kento Momota, B Sai Praneeth's bronze medal highlights his maturity

No one expected Praneeth to reach this far in the tournament. However, his controlled gameplan and the perfect use of trick shots have earned him a medal.

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BWF World Championships 2019: Indian shuttlers look to overcome dismal form in crucial Olympic qualification year

A lack of winning momentum has plagued the country’s top shuttlers with no real threat to offer against the top guns, considering their dismal performances on the court.

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NBA: How Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia's passion for basketball is integrating Indian communities with Toronto's mainstream

A fan as old as the franchise itself, Nav Bhatia is an excellent reflection of the spirit of Toronto, its championship-winning basketball team and the diversity of Canada.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Telugu Titans' dismal form down to lack of match practice and insufficient recovery time, says coach Gholamreza Mazandarani

Telugu Titans coach Mazandarani believes that much of the team's dismal form boils down to the erratic scheduling, lack of match practice, insufficient recovery time, and the team changes every year

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Players are finally getting recognition with lucrative deals, says Tamil Thalaivas' Manjeet Chhillar

Manjeet Chillar has been a part of the transformation of Indian kabaddi players, who had been relatively unknown beyond their local arena.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Vikash Khandola inspires Haryana Steelers to comeback victory; Gujarat's fortunes take a hit

Vikash Khandola took Bengaluru Bulls' defence by surprise with an aggressive display to power Steelers to second consecutive win, while Vishal Bharadwaj's defensive prowess kept struggling Gujarat Fortunegiants at bay.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Tamil Thalaivas bank on Ajay Thakur's experience to tame Gujarat Fortunegiants; Dabang Delhi pip Puneri Paltan

Ajay Thakur stole the show for Tamil Thalaivas against the stuttering Gujarat Fortunegiants, while high-flying Dabang Delhi moved top of the table with a narrow victory over Puneri Paltan.

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Manchester United season preview: Investment in youth could reignite expensively assembled, but underperforming squad

Manchester United, with or without a prospective new-look team, must reboot and to win back everything they have lost over the last few years.

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Through niggles and heartbreaks, Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's success a giant step for doubles badminton

Winning the Thailand Open Super 500 is a small step for Shetty and Rankiredyy, but it was a big one for doubles badminton in the country.

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Long jumper M Sreeshankar looks beyond Tokyo Olympics 2020 after impressive run at European circuit

With the Tokyo Olympics 2020 just a few months away, Sreeshankar says that he is gearing up for 2024 Olympics in Paris.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Jaipur Pink Panthers prepare stable unit as experienced campaigners shepherd talented youngsters

With an excellent mix of talented youngsters and experienced campaigners, Jaipur will look to pose a stern challenge to teams this season.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Fazel Atrachali says kabaddi has become popular in Iran after Asian Games success

From being a rookie in his first two seasons to gradually become the most sought after player in the league, Fazel has surely come a long way.

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: Focus remains on peak fitness and stoic defensive unit, says U Mumba vice-captain Sandeep Narwal

Narwal is among the most experienced players in the team and was the costliest buy (87 lakhs) for U Mumba in the auction ahead of PKL-7.

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Lee Chong Wei's stellar 19-year badminton career in interactive graphics, from World No 1 to sport's beloved nearly man

His spirit wants him to fight, but his body can't. For once, the stoic Lee Chong Wei knew he had to accept defeat.

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Dutee Chand speaks out against IAAF's testosterone criteria, says female athletes are subjected to more regulation than men

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand admitted that her training took a toll for a while after revealing to the world that she is in a same-sex relationship with a woman from her village