S Kannan

OPEN TO OPINION

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Sports columnist.

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Why Sushil Kumar’s farcical gold at the nationals does the champion disservice

One wonders how the two-time Olympic medallist felt as opponents came, bowed and walked away.

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More twists expected in standoff between BCCI and anti-doping body

The cricket board is resisting the NADA as it thinks that could be the precursor to allowing the National Sports Code 2011 to become applicable to it.

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Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy have given badminton lovers in India much to cheer

The best part about the sudden ascendancy in Indian badminton is how players are pushing each other hard.

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Indian hockey is going good, but can get better

With a new coach in command, the team has performed well in the Asia Cup, but needs to step up to match European teams.

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His grit and golden heart make Ashish Nehra a true role model

The speedster suffered multiple injuries, but came back stronger every time.

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FIFA U-17 cup: On and off the field, many lessons for India

While the Indian coach needs to come up with more ideas, the organisers have to ensure basic facilities for the audience.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Hope the juniors can provide some spark

Whether Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will be packed with spectators for the matches remains to be seen.

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Why the Australian cricket team is dull and boring

Steve Smith’s side has provided ample evidence this Australian side lacks heart and hope.

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As India takes on Australia, Virat Kohli should rely on wrist spinners

The captain believes wrist spinners provide a great deal of surprise element and are very reliable.