Djokovic, Serena excited for Coco-Osaka clash

Serena Williams is usually playing in the matches that thrill her most, but she’s going to join a host of fans in watching Saturday’s US Open third round showdown between teen sensation Coco Gauff and top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka. Continue Reading

Hockey: Confident India will qualify for Tokyo Olympics, says Pillay

Insisting that India is currently at par with other leading hockey playing nations, four-time Olympian Dhanraj Pillay says he is confident of the national team’s qualification for next year’s Tokyo Games. Continue Reading

Elavenil puts Cuddalore on world map, wins gold in shooting WC

The fast-rising Elavenil Valarivan of Cuddalore in Tamilnadu claimed her maiden senior World Cup gold medal, finishing on top in the women’s 10m air rifle competition but fancied teammates Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela ended outside the medal bracket at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol Stage event in Rio de Janeiro. Continue Reading

I am ready to cause more damage: Nagal after outing against Federer

A bullish Sumit Nagal says he has learnt to control his inner demons and is ready to cause “more damage” on the ATP circuit after a spirited show against Roger Federer on his Grand Slam debut. Nagal – only the fifth Indian player to compete in the singles main draw at a Grand slam in the last two decades – managed to take a set off the Swiss great. Continue Reading