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From badminton to cricket, Sandip Sikdar writes on many sporting disciplines. He has the experience of working in digital, news agency as well as print organisations. Motorsport remains his first love.

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India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup hockey Super 4, highlights: IND thrash PAK 4-0, enter final

India thrashed Pakistan 4-0 in their final Super 4 match of Asia Cup hockey to enter the final in Dhaka. Get highlights of today’s India vs Pakistan Super 4 match here.

India beat Pakistan in their last Super 4 match of Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka on Saturday. Get highlights of India vs Pakistan here.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 21, 2017 08:19 PM IST
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India vs Malaysia, Asia Cup hockey, highlights: IND light up Diwali, thrash MAS 6-2

India defeated Malaysia 6-2 in their Super 4 tie of Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka on Thursday. Get highlights of India vs Malaysia, Asia Cup hockey, here.

India beat Malaysia in their Asia Cup hockey Super 4 encounter in Dhaka. Get highlights of India vs Malaysia, Asia Cup hockey, here.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 19, 2017 06:54 PM IST
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India face South Africa in ICC Women’s Championship opener for 2021 World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) launched the Women’s Championship for the 2021 World Cup that will be held in New Zealand in February 2018 and India women’s cricket team will open their campaign against South Africa

Mithali Raj and Anjum Chopra addressed a press conference as the International Cricket Council (ICC) launched its Women’s Championship for the 2021 World Cup. The tournament will be held in New Zealand(AFP)
Updated on Oct 09, 2017 05:29 PM IST
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India vs USA, FIFA U-17 World Cup, highlights: IND lose 0-3 to USA

Josh Sargent, Chris Durkin and Andrew Carleton helped United States of America beat India 3-0 in their FIFA U-17 World Cup Group A opener at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium today. Get highlights of India vs USA here.

India lost to USA in their Group A opener of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in New Delhi today. This was India’s first ever match at this stage. Get highlights of India vs USA here.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2017 10:10 PM IST
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Sexual harassment allegations surface against Delhi Soccer Association

Charges of sexual exploitation and unaudited accounts have emerged against the Delhi Soccer Association

Sexual harassment allegations and unaudited accounts of Delhi Soccer Association have now come to light.(HT photo - file photo of Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi)
Updated on Sep 26, 2017 09:34 AM IST
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Delhi Soccer Association: A league in shambles, no respect for legacy

Dearth of vision and enterprise on the part of Delhi Soccer Association has killed the city’s urge for excellence in football

Delhi Soccer Association did not hold the senior men’s league in 2016.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2017 08:58 PM IST

India vs Australia, 3rd ODI, highlights, Indore: IND beat AUS by 5 wickets, clinch series

Seventy plus scores from Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya helped India beat Australia by 5 wickets to clinch the series 3-0 with 2 more games yet to play. Chasing 294, the hosts reached the target with 13 balls to spare. Get highlights of India vs Australia 3rd ODI here.

Hardik Pandya top scored for India with a brilliant 78 during the 3rd ODI against Australia at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Sunday. Get highlights of India vs Australia 3rd ODI here.(BCCI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2017 09:48 PM IST
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Defiant officials leave Delhi football in turmoil

The Delhi Soccer Association elections have been pending for almost two-and-a-half years

Football in Delhi has taken a hit as defiant officials overstay their terms.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2017 01:13 PM IST
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Japan Open badminton highlights: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal crash out, K Srikanth progresses

While PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Japan Open Superseries on Thursday, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy will keep the Indian flag flying on Friday when the two take on their respective quarterfinal opponents in Tokyo. Get highlights of Japan Open Superseries badminton here.

Saina Nehwal lost to Carolina Marin in the second round of women’s singles at the Japan Open Superseries in Tokyo on Thursday. Get highlights of Japan Open Superseries badminton here.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2017 03:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySandip Sikdar

PV Sindhu may run into nemesis Nozomi Okuhara at Japan Open badminton

PV Sindhu will be the cynosure of all eyes as she will take the court at Japan Open badminton against local player Minatsu Mitani and a win will pit her against Nozomi Okuhara.

PV Sindhu could face Nozomi Okuhara yet again as both shuttlers start their preparation for Japan Open badminton.(AP)
Updated on Sep 18, 2017 08:03 PM IST
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PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, Korea Open Superseries final, highlights: Sindhu beats Okuhara, gets revenge

PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in an hour and 24 minutes to clinch the women’s singles title at the Korea Open Superseries in Seoul. Get highlights of PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, Korea Open Superseries badminton, here.

PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles final at the Korea Open Superseries in Seoul. Get highlights of PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, Korea Open Superseries badminton, here.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2017 12:51 PM IST
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Pakistan vs World XI, 2nd T20, Lahore, highlights: Amla, Perera guide WXI to thrilling win vs PAK

A brilliant 69-run unbeaten partnership between Hashim Amla and Thisara Perera helped World XI beat Pakistan by seven wickets and a ball to spare to level the 3-match T20 series 1-1. Earlier, Pakistan had scored 174/6 in the 2nd T20 of the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Catch highlights of Pakistan vs World XI, 2nd T20, Lahore here.

Hashim Amla top-scored with an unbeaten 72 as the World XI beat Pakistan in the 2nd T20 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Catch highlights of Pakistan vs World XI, 2nd T20, Lahore here.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 13, 2017 11:08 PM IST
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Want to win gold, will come back stronger, says PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu played and narrowly lost the second longest women’s singles match in the final against Nozomi Okuhara at the BWF World Badminton Championships in Glasgow

PV Sindhu lost a hard-fought final against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the 2017 BWF World Badminton Championships at Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 29, 2017 11:49 PM IST
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We could’ve won more medals at World Badminton Championships: Pullela Gopichand

Despite India’s best ever performance at the World Badminton Championships, with PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal both bringing home medals, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand feels there could have been more medals from the event

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand rued some of India’s near misses at the World Badminton Championships.(HT file photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2017 12:51 PM IST
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Why choker PV Sindhu is still not pure gold standard

PV Sindhu choked in the final of the BWF World Badminton Championships in Glasgow on Sunday. Sindhu lost a tactical match against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, who was seeded below her

PV Sindhu, leading at 19-17, had the third game and title in her grasp but could only pocket one of the next six points against Nozomi Okuhara during their women's singles final of the BWF World Badminton Championships at Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 29, 2017 10:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

PV Sindhu loses close final, settles for silver in World Badminton Championships

PV Sindhu’s gallant effort to become India’s first ever World Champion ended in a heart- wrenching defeat against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara at the World Badminton Championships.

PV Sindhu returns against Nozomi Okuhara during their women's singles final match at the World Badminton Championships.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 28, 2017 10:26 AM IST
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World Badminton Championships highlights: PV Sindhu loses final to Nozomi Okuhara, settles for silver

PV Sindhu lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles final at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow on Sunday to settle for a silver medal. Get highlights of PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, World Badminton Championships, here.

PV Sindhu (L) lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles final at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow on Sunday. Get highlights of PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, World Badminton Championships, here.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2017 09:35 PM IST
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Saina Nehwal loses to Nozomi Okuhara in World Badminton Championships semis

Saina Nehwal’s dream of winning a World Championship came to an end as she lost to Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinals of World Badminton Championships.

India's Saina Nehwal reacts after her loss against Nozomi Okuhara in World Championships semi-final.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 26, 2017 10:01 PM IST
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World Badminton highlights: Saina Nehwal loses in semis to Nozomi Okuhara

Saina Nehwal lost her women’s singles semi-final in a tough fight to Japanese seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow today. The Indian went down 21-12, 17-21, 10-21 to settle for a bronze medal. Get highlights of Saina Nehwal vs Nozomi Okuhara, World Badminton Championships semi-final, here.

Saina Nehwal (L) lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles semi-finals of the World Badminton Championships today. Get highlights of Saina Nehwal vs Nozomi Okuhara , World Badminton Championships semi-final, here.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2017 11:06 PM IST
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World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal assure medals

Both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have entered the women’s singles semi-finals of the World Badminton Championships which they will play in Glasgow on Saturday.

India's Saina Nehwal reacts after winning her women’s singles quarter-final against Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour at the 2017 World Badminton Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Friday.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 26, 2017 10:29 AM IST
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World Badminton Championships highlights: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in semis; both assured of bronze

Both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu qualified for the women’s singles semi-finals, thereby assuring that Indian shuttlers bring home at least two medals from the World Badminton Championships. Kidambi Srikanth, however, lost his men’s singles quarterfinal earlier in the day. Get highlights of world badminton championships here.

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have both assured themselves of at least a bronze medal from this edition of the World Badminton Championships. Get highlights of world badminton championships here.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 26, 2017 01:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Kevin Durant warns tango with Stephen Curry just warming up

Kevin Durant, the Most Valuable Player of this year’s NBA Final victory for Golden State Warriors over Cleveland Cavaliers, says he still keeps a wary eye on the chasing pack of players to stay ahead of others.

Kevin Durant during a NBA promotional event in Greater Noida on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2017 11:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By

Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to win maiden Wimbledon title - Highlights

Garbine Muguruza defeated Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday to clinch her maiden Wimbledon and second Grand Slam title. Catch highlights of the Wimbledon women’s singles final between Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams here.

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza poses with the trophy as she celebrates winning the Wimbledon women’s singles final against Venus Williams on Saturday. Catch highlights of the Wimbledon women’s singles final between Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams here.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 15, 2017 08:26 PM IST
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One-year term for a coach is not enough: Lakshmipathy Balaji

Former India pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji, who has taken to coaching, feels a head coach must be appointed for at least 24 months.

Lakshmipathy Balaji (L) believes one year is too short a period for any coach to put the processes he wants to implement in order, inferring that Anil Kumble’s tenure as Indian cricket team’s coach was not long enough.(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 14, 2017 09:08 AM IST
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‘I am Max Verstappen, not Michael Schumacher or Ayrton Senna’

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen stormed into the elite club of race winners when he won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix to become the youngest race winner in Formula 1 history at just 18.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen is the youngest driver to win a race in Formula 1 history.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2017 10:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySandip Sikdar

Last thing Vijender Singh wants is to be known as a fraud: Amir Khan

In an interview to Hindustan Times, former world champion Amir Khan said that newly turned professional boxer Vijender Singh should up his game now and fight tougher opponents.

Former world champion Amir Khan is currently in India to promote his Super Boxing League.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2017 12:20 PM IST
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Indian men’s badminton adds to PV Sindhu-Saina Nehwal success story

Indian male badminton players are rising at world level courtesy three supremely talented 24-year-olds. Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy, all coached by national chief coach Pullela Gopichand, are making headlines on a daily basis

Sai Praneeth (from left), Kidambi Srikanth, Pullela Gopichand and HS prannoy have taken Indian badminton to another level.(AP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 04:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Lewis Hamilton favourite for Formula 1 Championship: Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo won the first ever Azerbaijan GP this Sunday in somewhat improbable fashion. The Australian F1 driver spoke to HT and had some interesting things to say on a variety of topics.

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates after winning the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2017 08:31 AM IST
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Don’t know what the future holds: Kidambi Srikanth after Australian Open glory

Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday made sure that his name will be taken in the same breath with the likes of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, overcoming a major roadblock in his career path by winning the Australian Open Superseries

Kidambi Srikanth of India poses with the winner's trophy after defeating Chen Long of China in the Australian Open men's singles badminton final in Sydney.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 26, 2017 11:00 AM IST
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Kidambi Srikanth outclasses Olympic champ Chen Long to win Australian Open

Kidambi Srikanth defeated Olympic champion Chen Long in straight games to clinch the Australian Open and Superseries title in a row.

Kidambi Srikanth poses with the Indian team manager after his Australian Open Superseries win in Sydney on Sunday.(BAI Media)
Updated on Jun 25, 2017 05:14 PM IST
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