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Tokyo Marathon Cancelled For Amateurs On Coronavirus Fears

Organisers in Japan cancelled the amateur portion of the Tokyo marathon, affecting around 38,000 runners, on fears about the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan.

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March 21, 2020

The making of a batting behemoth

If Steve Smith dominated the Ashes in England in a dramatic, blockbuster fashion then his like for like a replacement, Marnus Labuschagne, is the Next Big Thing after an exciting summer of run-glut.

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Sportstar
February 8, 2020

WHEN ACES WERE REWARDED...

It was an evening of nostalgia and celebration when the Sportstar Aces awards were given away in Mumbai.

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Sportstar
February 8, 2020

A question of recognition

After a week of awards, one wonders if it’s only a departed player that one will be named after.

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Sportstar
February 8, 2020

Right Criteria To Pick The Tennis GOAT

What should the criteria be? What weight should be attached to each criterion? And what should not be considered as valid criteria?

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Sportstar
February 8, 2020

Thinking straight, thinking right!

“A lot depends on when I am bowling and what is required from me. That’s something I do when I play for India and I try to follow the same thing in the domestic circuit,” says Yuzvendra Chahal.

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Sportstar
December 14, 2019

The Big Three and the Next Gen

Though the Big Three are very unlikely to retire during the same year, Judy Murray, mother of Andy, echoed the sentiments of many fans worried about the impact of their departures.

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Sportstar
December 14, 2019

WAKING UP TO MENTAL HEALTH

Sport at large and cricket specifically has taken an inordinately long time to address the elephant in the room — the dark abyss of depression.

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Sportstar
December 14, 2019

Like sunshine in a gloomy dressing room

Bangladesh quick Abu Jayed Rahi is new in the red-ball arena, but his swing brings back old memories — of James Anderson on green tops.

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Sportstar
December 14, 2019

The league of the masses

With traditional clubs locking horns with the hard-working nurseries of the game, the I-League will continue to keep the beating heart of Indian football alive despite official apathy.

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Sportstar
December 14, 2019

Brilliance in Brazil!

We’re used to seeing some crazy races in Interlagos, but normally that involves some rain. On this Sunday, however, it was baking hot and still the action on track was very exciting.

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Sportstar
December 14, 2019

The dreams and the real challenges

Formed in 2016 as a community service and an outlet for the pain and frustration of the youth of the state after massive floods, Real Kashmir FC had managed to make the world sit up and take notice, winning the I-League 2nd Division in only its second year of existence and earning promotion to the top flight.

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Sportstar
December 14, 2019

BEING ONE WITH YOUR HORSE

Equestrian judges the horse and the rider as one entity. Therefore, being in perfect sync with one’s steed is key to a good performance.

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December 14, 2019

THE SPORT OF SWORDPLAY

Fencing has been part of the modern Olympics since the very first Games at Athens in 1896, but the women’s foil event only debuted at Paris in 1924.

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Sportstar
December 14, 2019

An eventful fortnight in Indian cricket

While the Eden Gardens ground was full, it would be interesting to find out how many actually turned up after office hours. For, that’s the main intent of the day/night Test — to have office-goers come and watch the game

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Sportstar
December 14, 2019

South Africa's Elephant In The Room

South Africa’s recent rugby World Cup win, coming under its first-ever black captain, is a game-changer, for even though transformation is taking place in South Africa, leadership roles are generally still with the white guys.

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Sportstar
November 30, 2019

There's Hope, Hype And Pressure

India’s men’s and women’s hockey teams have qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but they will need to do more for the country to have a realistic chance of winning a medal.

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Sportstar
November 30, 2019

It's Barty's party

In post-match interviews, Ashleigh Barty often uses “we” — rather than “I” — to start sentences and credits her entourage for her success.

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Sportstar
November 30, 2019

India In Sync With The Pink!

Interestingly, so far 11 Tests have been played under floodlights across diverse cities and all these skirmishes yielded a verdict.

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Sportstar
November 30, 2019

‘A Bowler Should Set His Own Field, Not The Captain'

Kapil Dev is a busy man nowadays, attending to work at his spacious office in Delhi, frequently flying in and out of the capital, staying in touch with the game as a media expert. In an exclusive chat he speaks on various aspects of his career and fast bowling.

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Sportstar
November 30, 2019

Takeaways From The US Open

Here’s a list of the trends and human interest stories at the year’s last major and what they portend.

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Sportstar
October 19, 2019

The Art Of Cheteshwar Pujara

The India Test No. 3 talks about his form in the shorter formats, how he prepares for series, playing spin bowling and the favourite innings he has played.

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Sportstar
October 19, 2019

Walking Tall Among Taller Opponents

Now, I feel like I can beat any top boxer in the world, says the World Championships silver medallist.

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Sportstar
October 19, 2019

A Dollop Of Luck For Mercedes

Mercedes had opted for an alternative strategy knowing that they were unlikely to outqualify Ferrari, so their best chance to beat them in the race was to do something different and hope for a slice of luck.

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Sportstar
October 19, 2019

On The Front Foot

While a month in England taught her many lessons, Jemimah Rodrigues is now gearing up for a busy season.

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Sportstar
October 19, 2019

Medals, Olympic Quotas... A Wrestling Carnival For India

The Wrestling Federation of India expected a better performance from its participants in the World championships in Nur-Sultan. But the national body should understand that the current showing is not bad.

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Sportstar
October 19, 2019

It Came Home Finally, And How!

With both the teams scoring 241 after the regulation 50-overs-a-side, a Super Over was introduced to break the tie. But even that wasn’t enough to separate the two teams as both scored 15 in six balls. In the end, England prevailed because it hit a total of 26 boundaries — scored across 50 overs and the Super Over — compared to New Zealand’s 17.

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Sportstar
August 10, 2019

Hitman's Heroics

India opener Rohit Sharma equaled Sachin Tendulkar's record of six hundred across all editions of the World Cup, during his knock of 103 against Sri Lanka in the league stage.

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Sportstar
August 10, 2019

Eoin Morgan - 'We'll Celebrate As Hard As We Can'

Captain Eoin Mogan, still coming to terms with the magnitude of England’s achievement, was ready to admit that the home team got the rub of the green — which many attributed to the “Irishman’s Luck” — in the summit clash.

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Sportstar
August 10, 2019

Brittania... No Brexit This Time!

Muscular batting, probing bowling, sharp fielding and above all the can-do spirit embellished England. The world is its oyster now and this momentum has to be maintained.

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Sportstar
August 10, 2019

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