PV Sindhu undecided about playing Denmark tour event

Indian shuttlers are reconsidering their plans to travel to Denmark and play in the one-off Denmark Open, with PV Sindhu likely to decide closer to the last date of entries. With the Thomas Uber Cup (TUC) deferred to an undecided date in 2021, Sindhu is still contemplating if travelling to Odense will be feasible. Large scale withdrawals from top nations had marred the TUC lead-up, and Indonesia’s pullout was seen as the final tipping point for organisers to call off the tournament in October. While the world reacted with disappointment at badminton struggling to take…

David Warner: An endearing family man and a social media sensation

 After a dozen uninterrupted appearances at the IPL, these regulars boast cent percent attendance and the eternal promise of a plucky 13th year of reinventions. Featuring IPL’s most prominent mainstays, an Express countdown to India’s big sports reopening Saturday night. It’s quite a story. A hardened professional known for his imperious batting, snarls, and clashes on the field and in stairwells, the villain in a ball-tampering scandal, moved to tears on air, and then the impressive cricketing comeback. David Warner has perhaps finally secured what had proved elusive throughout his career, at…

Mixed reactions in India to Thomas, Uber Cups deferred

The decision by Badminton World Federation (BWF) to defer Thomas and Uber Cups sparked mixed reactions in India. Twice postponed, the cups were scheduled from October 3-11 in Denmark before being moved to 2021. Subhankar Dey and national selector U Vimal Kumar criticised the decision but HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal and Chirag Shetty said BWF were right in rescheduling after a number of countries, including powerhouses Indonesia and South Korea, had pulled out due to Covid-19. India’s participation had faced trouble after PV Sindhu, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, B Sai…

Life is easier when knowledge is mixed with desire of 17-year-old: Sunil Chhetri

Readers Messenger Network- With 72 goals for India and getting younger with time, it fit that Sunil Chhetri, 36, would speak on Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent international century. In this exclusive interview to Hindustan Times, the India and Bengaluru FC captain also spoke on life in the lockdown, dealing with a bio-secure bubble, why India’s games against Bangladesh and Afghanistan still haunt him and more. Excerpts: It’s been over six months since you last played a competitive game. Is this the longest break in your career? By far. We footballers, those…

I stayed calm under pressure: Pollard

Mumbai : His whirlwind 83 powered Mumbai Indians to a last-ball three-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab and stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard said the key to the successful chase was staying cool and collected under immense pressure.Pollard, who led the team in place of the injured Rohit Sharma, smashed 10 towering sixes and three fours in his 31-ball innings to take MI to the doorsteps of victory.Once he departed early in the last over, it was Alzarri Joseph (15 not out), who took MI home, chasing down Kings XI’s target…

Justine Henin to visit Delhi for Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series

The four-time French Open winner Justine Henin will visit the city for the fifth edition of the ‘Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series’, to be held here from April 29 to May 1. The legendary tennis star will be on a two-day trip, where she will watch the young Indian players in action on the clay courts and host a tennis clinic with the youngsters.The competition returns to the country for a fifth consecutive year, the French Tennis Federation (FFT), organisers of the world’s premier clay court event – Roland-Garros, in…