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Karan Prashant Saxena

Karan Prashant Saxena is a reporter/writer/editor, who specialises in sports. His primary areas of interest include football, Olympics sports, and pro-wrestling. When not working, Karan spends his time reading, travelling, and pondering on the question - What If?

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Euro 2020: 'Don't see any weaknesses in Southgate's squad' - David James

Ahead of Euro 2020, former England goalkeeper David James assess the Three Lions squad, and identifies the strong and weak areas.

England's Bukayo Saka is embraced by England's Conor Coady.(AP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 10:02 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'We prepare like we do against top teams': Hernandez on LaLiga 2 playoffs

Ahead of the playoffs, players from the four LaLiga Segunda Division teams interacted with the media and explained how experience from playing in the top league helps the teams in preparing for the all-important playoffs.

Representational image.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 09:46 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'Pep has better run-in but switching back for final may be a problem for City'

UEFA Champions League final: Manchester City will face off against Chelsea in the summit clash of Europe's premier football competition.

interview Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (left) and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel (right).(Reuters/AP/File)
Updated on May 29, 2021 08:12 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Guardado reveals how coach Pellegrini influenced Real Betis' climb in LaLiga

LaLiga: Real Betis midfielder Andres Guardado explains the reasons behind Betis' stark rise this season and reveals the discussion that happened in the dressing room prior to the start of the season.

Real Betis Andres Guardado.(LaLiga)
Updated on May 21, 2021 10:48 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

BAR vs CHE final: For Oshoala, repeating mistakes from 2019 is not an option

Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala, who had started the 2019 final from the bench, has emerged as a key player for the team this season. Ahead of the final, Oshoala insists that her side has learned from the mistakes they made in 2019, and will not be repeating the same.

Asisat Oshoala in action.(FC Barcelona Femeni)
Updated on May 15, 2021 03:08 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'Important to win Clasico, but it won't decide the league': Frenkie de Jong

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Ahead of the all-important Clasico, Frenkie de Jong addresses if the match could potentially decide the La Liga season.

Frenkie de Jong.(FC Barcelona)
Published on Apr 08, 2021 06:31 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

'They are all mentally strong, have bright future': Sandesh Jhingan

With younger recruits expected to feature in the line-up in the all-important friendly, it makes Jhingan's role important as a senior player in the team.

File image of India footballer Sandesh Jhingan(Getty Images)
Published on Mar 24, 2021 08:52 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

'Sevilla willing to compete with Madrid, Barca in Indian market'

The two clubs get huge media attention from football fans in the country, and their popularity can be ascertained with the revenue generated from the merchandise sales of both the clubs.

Jose Maria Cruz, General Director, Sevilla FC(Sevilla)
Published on Mar 01, 2021 04:03 PM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

James Erskine recalls challenges of filming Liverpool's title-win amid Covid

"We started filming at the beginning of the season," Erskine speaks to Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview on his documentary based on Liverpool's historic title-winning season titled 'The End of the Storm'.

Liverpool lifted Premier League title after 30 years.(Special Arrangement)
Updated on Feb 01, 2021 10:03 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Liga officials discuss potential protocols for vaccines distribution among clubs

LaLiga officials discuss potential protocols for vaccines distribution among clubs

File photo of a La Liga game.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 25, 2021 08:54 AM IST
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Bruno Fernandes is sensational, has become our go-to-man: Manchester United great Denis Irwin - EXCLUSIVE

Irwin spoke to Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview and spoke highly of the signings that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made in 2020.

Denis Irwin has a long and successful stint at Manchester United.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 09:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Lionel Messi’s tributes to Maradona after scoring was moving and beautiful: La Liga India MD Jose Antonio Cachaza

In an exclusive conversation with Hindustan Times, La Liga India Managing Director Jose Antonio Cachaza opened up on the influence Maradona had on Spanish football.

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their fourth goal wearing a Newell's Old Boys shirt in reference to former player Diego Maradona.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

La Liga: Covid-19 has exposed us and other clubs who were overspending, says Valencia President Anil Murthy

In a virtual press conference with reporters this week, Valencia Executive President Anil Murthy revealed details about ‘Project Academy’ and said that the ongoing health crisis has presented an opportunity to the club to build academy players and grow them into first-team footballers.

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Valencia v Atletico Madrid - Mestalla, Valencia, Spain - November 28, 2020 General view outside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

La Liga president Javier Tebas opens up on salary reductions of football clubs amid Covid-19

In response to a question provided by the Hindustan Times, Tebas also agreed that the uncertainty over the salary caps may remain as long as the virus lasts.

La Liga President Javier Tebas. File image(AP)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

IPL 2020, MI vs DC: ‘He’s not comfortable at the moment,’ Rohit Sharma explains why Hardik Pandya is unlikely to bowl in the final

IPL 2020, MI vs DC: Pandya suffered a back injury last year due to which he had to undergo surgery. Ever since his return, Pandya has not bowled and in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League, he has been used only as a batsman by the Mumbai Indians.

Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians takes a knee in support of 'Black Lives Matter' after scoring a fifty during Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 07:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

IPL 2020, MI vs DC: Will Trent Boult play in the final? Rohit Sharma gives injury update

IPL 2020: A day ahead of the final, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma replied to a question posed by Hindustan Times at the virtual pre-match press conference on Trent Boult’s injury.

Mumbai Indians (MI) bowler Trent Boult.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

IPL 2020: IPL has taught me even the best of the bests have doubts, says RCB allrounder Chris Morris

IPL 2020: In a virtual press conference two days before RCB’s match against Chennai Super Kings, Morris was asked if the IPL tournament will help players in getting insights into players and oppositions that they will face in the T20 World Cup.

Chris Morris of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates the wicket of Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings during IPL 2020 cricket match, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delh | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Will tune in to SmackDown as a fan to watch it go down’: Adam Cole excited for WWE’s ThunderDome debut

Described as a virtual fans’ experience, where fans can be a part of a WWE show taking place live at the Amway Center in Orlando from the comforts of their homes, the new ThunderDome era kicks off from this week’s SmackDown.

WWE ThunderDome first look.(WWE)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 07:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘I am going to embarrass him’: Adam Cole shoots on Pat McAfee ahead of NXT TakeOver XXX | EXCLUSIVE

The feud became truly heated last month in one of those - “hey is it real or is it a work?” segment that took place when Adam Cole was invited on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’. After some mocking words from McAfee, Cole went on an angry tirade and dropped some F-bombs, before disrupting the set and walking off.

Pat McAfee argues with Adam Cole.(WWE)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘365 days more to prepare’: India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh on life amid lockdown and road to Tokyo Olympics

India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who had to spend over three months away from wife and kids amid such unprecedented times recalls the life at SAI center amid lockdown.

File image of P R Sreejesh.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 08:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Manchester City were fined but found not guilty, how does that work?’: Terry Phelan on FFP controversy

Now, with all this conversation surrounding FFP, will Guardiola have more pressure on himself to win it this year?Former Manchester City defender Terry Phelan certainly believes so.

Manager Pep Guardiola and Manchester City player walk off(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Manchester United have the best chance to win Europa League’: Former Manchester City defender Terry Phelan - Exclusive

Now, with a Champions League spot in hand, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will be eager to finish the season with a trophy.

Manchester United with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. File(AP)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

EXCLUSIVE | ‘Arsenal’s Aubameyang could be biggest threat for Chelsea’: Terry Phelan on FA Cup final

Former Manchester City and Chelsea left-back, Terry Phelan, stresses the importance of the FA Cup final for Arsenal.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea meet Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in the 2020 FA Cup final Saturday.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Maintaining fitness levels at this time is the most important thing’: India Hockey captain Manpreet Singh | Exclusive

In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Manpreet speaks on the life amid lockdown at SAI Center in Bengaluru, and the plans to prepare for Tokyo 2020.

India captain Manpreet Singh in action(Hockey India)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

La Liga: Barcelona strong enough to cope without Antoine Griezmann in final two games, says Luis Garcia

Former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid player and current La Liga ambassador Luis Garcia believes that the Barcelona squad have enough strength to comfortably pull off good results in the next two games.

File image of Antoine Griezmann suffering an injury.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Looking to contribute to development of Indian sports: Abhinav Bindra on Sports Leadership program for Indian sports administrator

Speaking to Hindustan Times, the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist explained how he believes the course will help Indian sports administrators to get at par with the global sports practices.

File image of Abhinav Bindra.(File)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘Safety & human lives of paramount importance’: AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das on roadmap for Indian football amid Covid-19 crisis

The football pre-season in India usually kicks off somewhere around late July or the beginning of August and keeping that in mind, the Hindustan Times spoke to AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das on what steps could be taken to see a safe resumption of the sport in the country amid the ongoing global pandemic.

AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘As Indians, we need to realise racism has different faces’: High jumper Tejaswin Shankar

India’s national record holder in high jump Tejaswin Shankar, who is pursuing accounting and finance at the Kansas State University, USA, on an athletics scholarship, witnessed the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests that have rocked the the country.

Tejaswin Shankar at a competition. File image.(Instagram/Tejaswin Shankar)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

‘They’re always watching over you’: Virat Kohli pens heart-warming message on Father’s Day

The India cricket team, in a post shared an old image of him standing with his father, and asked his followers to be grateful for the love of their fathers.

Virat Kohli writes a note on father’s day.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena

‘I was on that edge, but I walked back’: Sreesanth opens up on difficult times

In a recent interview with Deccan Herald, Sreesanth opened up on the difficult times of his life. “You know I was scared of the dark at one point,” he says.

File image of S Sreesanth.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 09:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena
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