S Kannan

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Sports columnist.

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World Cup final: In Indian women's cricket team's success is a message for Kohli and boys

Unlike the hype over coach Ravi Shastri and assistant coaches, talk of women’s team revolves only around performers.

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Wimbledon 2017: Title 19 for Roger Federer at SW 19. Fedex is unstoppable

For the record, the tennis star won the title without losing a set, a feat which had been last achieved by Bjorn Borg in the wooden racquet age!

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Roger Federer is why tennis fans make the Wimbledon pilgrimage year after year

The seven-time winner of the title squares up against Croatian powerhouse Marin Cilic.

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Who coaches the Wimbledon greats?

Where the role becomes important is in ensuring the top gun is able to soak in every ounce of pressure and rise to the top in the finale.

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Wimbledon: All eyes are on Venus Williams (and the reason isn't Serena's absence)

The focus is now again on the elder Williams, purely on her pedigree as a player and how her longevity has surprised the tennis world.

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Why the Committee of Administrators really needs to get its act together

Instead of focusing on ‘fixing’ BCCI and state units, the CoA had started diplomacy talks with recalcitrant officials.

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Why hiring a coach has to be a transparent process

The problem with Indian cricket today has more to do with administration than actual deficiencies in the team.

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With Anil Kumble's exit as Team India coach, is the door opening for Ravi Shastri?

Skipper Virat Kohli gets along with him fabulously and he has never minced words in talking about it.

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Virat Kohli must take blame for Team India coach Anil Kumble retiring 'hurt'

The timing of his decision to step down is hard to comprehend.

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Did India notice hockey win over Pakistan because Kohli's boys ‘let the nation down’?

Reactions from social media to India whipping Pakistan 7-1 in the Olympic hockey arena were a bit muted.

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