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Prannoy, badminton, All England champion, Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Indian badminton

Prannoy’s stellar show is the talking point of badminton

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Indian shuttler scalps All England champion Lee Chong Wei and world champion Chen Long on successive days, making him the hottest star in the men’s game.

18 June, 2017
Bai officials, Gopi Chand, Badminton body officials, Indian team, Badminton Association of India, Hyderabad, Gachibowli

Bai officials come out in the open against Gopi Chand

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Badminton body officials feel that Gopi, the chief coach, has clearly extended his brief and is virtually in complete control of the selection of the Indian team for world events.

10 June, 2017
Sunil Gavaskar, Indian superstars, Ramachandra Guha, Supreme Court, CoA, Vinod Rai, National Cricket Academy, BCCI

Guha Lambasts Gavaskar, Dhoni

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Following his resignation from COA, the noted historian exposes the conflict of interests of Indian superstars.

3 June, 2017
Kripa Shankar Bishnoi, World Wrestling Championships, United World Wrestling, IOC, Greco Roman category, UWW, Railway wrestling team

Coach Kripa has valid suggestions

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Coach writes to the world body to incorporate two smaller weight categories in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle.

27 May, 2017
Team India, captain Sreejesh, Manpreet Singh, Malaysia, England, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, tournament, World League, Europe, Rio Olympics, Canada, Netherlands, Pakistan

Manpreet readies himself for the big challenge

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The Punjab player says he is confident to lead Team India in the absence of regular captain Sreejesh in the three-nation and World League semi-finals to be held in Europe.

20 May, 2017
Shiv Shankar Chawrasia, Indian Open champion, US Open, BMW PGA championships, England, GolfSixes

Chawrasia feels he can qualify for the US Open

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The Kolkata based golfer feels that he is in the best form of his life and says that he will be competing in a couple of tournaments in UK which will sharpen his game.

13 May, 2017
coach Purnima Rau, BCCI, women’s team, Hyderabadi’s tutelage, Asia Cup, cricket, T20 series, World Cup, sports

The ‘curious’ ouster of coach Purnima Rau

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The BCCI unceremoniously sacked women’s team coach Purnima Rau despite the fact that it was under the Hyderabadi’s tutelage that the team performed the best.

29 April, 2017
Umesh yadav, four Test series, Australians, IPL, KKR, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, cricket

Confidence is what makes Umesh yadav excel

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Umesh feels that confidence has made him a much better bowler now and that all the hard work he had put in is now showing the result.

16 April, 2017
P.V. Sindhu, Sung ji Hyun, Siri Fort Sports Complex, Carolina Marin, Rio Olympic

Sindhu enters India Open final

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Hyderabadi makes short work of Korean second seed Sung to make her maiden final of the India Open Super Series.

1 April, 2017
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