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Dhyan Chand left behind legacy for all Indian athletes, says son and World Cup-winner Ashok Kumar
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Dhyan Chand left behind legacy for all Indian athletes, says son and World Cup-winner Ashok Kumar

The National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August on the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand, widely considered the greatest field hockey player of all time.

Tokyo Olympics: Confident of sending record contingent of 125 athletes to Games, says IOA president Narinder Batra
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Tokyo Olympics: Confident of sending record contingent of 125 athletes to Games, says IOA president Narinder Batra

India sent a 117-member contingent at the 2016 Rio Games and 83 competitors to London in 2012.

Indian tennis star Leander Paes says eighth-successive Olympics appearance will be difficult to pull off
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Indian tennis star Leander Paes says eighth-successive Olympics appearance will be difficult to pull off

Paes, who turned 47 on Wednesday, had announced that 2020 would be his last season and the Tokyo Olympics was expected to be his swansong event but the COVID-19 pandemic upset his plans.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tennis ace Leander Paes won't wait for eighth appearance if Games are cancelled
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tennis ace Leander Paes won't wait for eighth appearance if Games are cancelled

Paes is the only Indian to appear in seven Olympics, starting from Barcelona Games in 1992 and Rio Olympics in 2016. The year 2020 is his last year in professional tennis.

With 97 on board, Leander Paes targets completing 100 Grand Slam appearances
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With 97 on board, Leander Paes targets completing 100 Grand Slam appearances

Leander Paes is just three short of completing a century of Grand Slam appearances but is now unsure whether uncertainty caused by COVID-19 pandemic will allow him to complete the coveted milestone or for that matter compete at the next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Tennis great Leander Paes stresses on importance of learning new skills during coronavirus-enforced lockdown
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Tennis great Leander Paes stresses on importance of learning new skills during coronavirus-enforced lockdown

Speaking at an Education Webinar for coaches, jointly organised by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Paes touched upon various topics including his junior days, the transition to men's circuit, the role mental fitness plays in tennis, dealing with pressure, nutritional knowledge and coaching tips

Indian tennis legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi roll back years with #FryingPanChallenge on Twitter
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Indian tennis legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi roll back years with #FryingPanChallenge on Twitter

Ever wondered what it would be like to play tennis with a frying pan? Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi recently took up the 'Frying Pan' challenge, where the two were seen playing with the cooking utensil instead of a racket.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponement could delay Leander Paes' retirement as Indian pushes for eighth appearance at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponement could delay Leander Paes' retirement as Indian pushes for eighth appearance at Games

Paes, who will turn 47 in June, announced late last year that 2020 would be his farewell year as a professional before he hangs up his racket

Coronavirus pandemic: Don't panic, avoid fake news trap in fight against COVID-19, says Leander Paes
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Coronavirus pandemic: Don't panic, avoid fake news trap in fight against COVID-19, says Leander Paes

Legendary Indian tennis player Leander Paes on Thursday said the country must not panic and fall in the trap of fake news in its battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, urging people to follow WHO guidelines to stay safe.

Davis Cup 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes win in doubles, but Marin Cilic beats Sumit Nagal to secure tie for Croatia
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Davis Cup 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes win in doubles, but Marin Cilic beats Sumit Nagal to secure tie for Croatia

Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes had kept India alive in the Davis Cup Qualifiers with a three-set victory, but Marin Cilic shattered all hopes with 6-0, 6-1 win over Sumit Nagal and secure the tie 3-1 for Croatia.

Davis Cup 2020: Full-strength India face Croatia with realistic chance of upsetting former champions
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Davis Cup 2020: Full-strength India face Croatia with realistic chance of upsetting former champions

Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who missed the last tie because of his marriage, admitted that the lack of a strong second singles player in the rival line-up could work to India's advantage

Davis Cup: AITA selection committee keep Leander Paes in playing squad for Croatia tie, Divij Sharan in reserve
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Davis Cup: AITA selection committee keep Leander Paes in playing squad for Croatia tie, Divij Sharan in reserve

The last time India and Croatia met in the Davis Cup, India had won 3-2 in New Delhi in 1995 with Paes winning both his singles and doubles with Mahesh Bhupathi

Tennis legend Boris Becker urges young players to stop hiding behind 'big three' and start winning Grand Slams
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Tennis legend Boris Becker urges young players to stop hiding behind 'big three' and start winning Grand Slams

Hiding behind the 'big three' is not a great option for the next generation players, who must start winning the Grand Slams because they are good enough, says legendary Boris Becker.

Bengaluru Open 2020: Leander Paes-Matthew Ebden lose in final at Indian tennis legend's last outing at home
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Bengaluru Open 2020: Leander Paes-Matthew Ebden lose in final at Indian tennis legend's last outing at home

Veteran Leander Paes' final ATP Tour match on home soil ended on a disappointing note as he and his partner Matthew Ebden lost to Indian pair of Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan in the men's doubles final of the Bengaluru Open

Bengaluru Open 2020: Leander Paes can play for another year, says former doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi
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Bengaluru Open 2020: Leander Paes can play for another year, says former doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi on Saturday said his former Grand Slam winning partner Leander Paes was still playing well and can continue for another year.

Bengaluru Open 2020: Julian Ocleppo, Benjamin Bonzi oust seeded opponents to book semi-final berths
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Bengaluru Open 2020: Julian Ocleppo, Benjamin Bonzi oust seeded opponents to book semi-final berths

The 22-year-old Ocleppo knocked out 13th seeded Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 6-4 in a three-setter that lasted two hours and 40 minutes

Bengaluru Open 2020: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sumit Nagal suffer loss in pre-quarter-finals; Leander Paes-Matthew Ebden enter semis
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Bengaluru Open 2020: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sumit Nagal suffer loss in pre-quarter-finals; Leander Paes-Matthew Ebden enter semis

Country's ace players Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Sumit Nagal lost in the pre-quarterfinals, ending India's challenge in the men's singles event of the Bengaluru Open.

Bengaluru Open 2020: Leander Paes enthralls crowd in win; Prajnesh Gunneswaran stretched en route to second round
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Bengaluru Open 2020: Leander Paes enthralls crowd in win; Prajnesh Gunneswaran stretched en route to second round

A near-capacity crowd cheered retiring Indian tennis legend Leander Paes as he and his partner Matthew Ebden eked out a straight sets win to advance to the second round of the men's doubles in the Bengaluru Open on Wednesday.

Maharashtra Open 2020: Jiri Vesely, Ricardas Berankis storm into men's singles semis with come-from-behind victories
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Maharashtra Open 2020: Jiri Vesely, Ricardas Berankis storm into men's singles semis with come-from-behind victories

Jiri Vesely and second seed Ricardas Berankis stormed into the single semi-finals of the ATP Tata Open Maharashtra after scoring come-from-behind victories on Friday.

Maharashtra Open 2020: Tennis ace Leander Paes wants to create champions after retirement
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Maharashtra Open 2020: Tennis ace Leander Paes wants to create champions after retirement

Set to retire after the 2020 season, Paes said national badminton coach Gopichand and Dravid have set a benchmark in coaching