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Sunita Sigtia posing with her hero Roger Federer at the Qatar Open in 2012. Photo courtesy: Sunita Sigtia
Sunita Sigtia posing with her hero Roger Federer at the Qatar Open in 2012. Photo courtesy: Sunita Sigtia

Federer’s biggest fan? Roger that!

Kolkata's Sunita Sigtia claims to be the tennis player's most ardent supporter. Here's how she proves it

‘We had another strong quarter in our digital business with 33.1% growth and large deals at $1.57 billion which gives us confidence entering 2019,’ says Infosys CEO Salil Parekh. Photo: PTI
‘We had another strong quarter in our digital business with 33.1% growth and large deals at $1.57 billion which gives us confidence entering 2019,’ says Infosys CEO Salil Parekh. Photo: PTI

Infosys outpaces TCS in revenue growth, raises FY19 outlook

  • Infosys' net profit declined 29.6% year on year to 3,610 crore for Q3
  • The company raised its full-year revenue outlook to 8.5-9%

Infosys concluded its first share buyback in December 2017. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
Michael Schumache led a Ferrari renaissance that delivered five consecutive driver titles between 2000 and 2004
Michael Schumache led a Ferrari renaissance that delivered five consecutive driver titles between 2000 and 2004

Looking back at Ferrari’s lost decade

Five times in the last 12 years, Ferrari has come close to a driver’s title—only to be denied. Three distinct narratives flow through those close calls

While Valentino Rossi has won on 23 circuits in 19 seasons, Marquez has already won on 20 circuits in just 7 seasons (Photo: Reuters)
While Valentino Rossi has won on 23 circuits in 19 seasons, Marquez has already won on 20 circuits in just 7 seasons (Photo: Reuters)

The Midas touch of Marc Marquez

With six titles to his name over a career spanning just seven years, the 26-year-old Spaniard is blazing a trail in the highest series of motorcycle racing

Spectators sit in nearly empty seats the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar (Photo: AP)
Spectators sit in nearly empty seats the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar (Photo: AP)

Qatar faces rocky road to 2022 World Cup after athletics test

  • Qatar has come under fire for its hosting of the World Athletics Championships
  • FIFA may now seek clarity about Doha's ticketing strategy following the sight of a near-empty stadium on some days at the athletics

The proposal for qualifying races would see the cars lining up in reverse championship order with the overall points leader last (Photo: AP)
The proposal for qualifying races would see the cars lining up in reverse championship order with the overall points leader last (Photo: AP)

F1 weighs qualifying races for 2020, drivers slam idea

  • Current rules make overtaking difficult and the finishing order varies little from the starting grid
  • Formula One qualifying takes place in three phases over an hour on Saturday under the current format

Ferrari, the only team to be in the sport through its 70-year history, has lost 7 drivers, more than any other team (Photo: Reuters)
Ferrari, the only team to be in the sport through its 70-year history, has lost 7 drivers, more than any other team (Photo: Reuters)

Formula 1 has never been safer

As long as there is motor racing, the shadow of death will loom large. But Formula 1 has come a long way in making the sport safer for its drivers

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc (Photo: Reuters)
Jessi Combs was attempting to break the Women’s Land Speed Record of 823 kph set in 1976 by Kitty O’Neil. (Photo: Reuters)
Jessi Combs was attempting to break the Women’s Land Speed Record of 823 kph set in 1976 by Kitty O’Neil. (Photo: Reuters)

‘Fastest woman on four-wheels’ dies in car crash

  • Combs, 39, died Tuesday afternoon while racing in a dry lake bed in a desert in remote Harney County
  • Combs was widely known in the niche sport of jet-car racing and was attempting to break the Women’s Land Speed Record of 823 kph set in 1976 by Kitty O’Neil when she died

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates World Badminton champion P.V. Sindhu during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday (Photo: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates World Badminton champion P.V. Sindhu during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday (Photo: ANI)

PM Modi meets Sindhu, calls her 'India's pride'

  • 'The passion and dedication with which she's pursued badminton is inspiring,' Modi had tweeted about Sindhu after her historic win in Basel
  • Sindhu became the first Indian player to win the Badminton world championship after beating Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara in final

Pusarla Sindhu celebrates on the podium after winning the women's singles final.  (REUTERS)
Pusarla Sindhu celebrates on the podium after winning the women's singles final. (REUTERS)

P.V. Sindhu now set to strike gold with endorsements

  • The ace shuttler’s annual brand fee is likely to double to 3 crore as she has clinched the badminton world championships
  • Sindhu, with 14 deals worth around 40 crore in her kitty, endorses a wide variety of brands

Pusarla Sindhu celebrates on the podium with her gold medal after winning the women's singles final 2019 -Badminton World Championships. (Reuters )
Pusarla Sindhu celebrates on the podium with her gold medal after winning the women's singles final 2019 -Badminton World Championships. (Reuters )

I was prepared for everything: PV Sindhu

  • PV Sindhu said that after missing out on the previous two occasions, she was desperate to win the title this year
  • PV Sindhu trounced former world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes

Pusarla Sindhu celebrates on the podium with her gold medal after winning the women's singles final (Photo: Reuters)
Pusarla Sindhu celebrates on the podium with her gold medal after winning the women's singles final (Photo: Reuters)

38 minutes is all it takes for P.V. Sindhu to create history

  • Sindhu became the first Indian to win the World Championships gold by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan
  • It was third time lucky for Sindhu who lost to Okuhara and Carolina Marin of Spain respectively in the 2017 and 2018 finals to settle for a silver twice

 (Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)

Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60,000

  • Hospitality packages, of course, are aimed at the wealthy, targeting executives who treat the Olympics as a venue for doing business and schmoozing with sports as an alluring sideshow
  • Ticket demand at the 2020 Olympics is unprecedented, so unofficial re-selling likely will flourish

Virat Kohli. Photo: AFP
Will PV Sindhu make a championship run? (Reuters file)
Athletics Federation of India (Photo: Twitter)
Athletics Federation of India (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi to host Indian Grand Prix on Sept 5

  • Male athletes can compete in 400m hurdles, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put, javelin throw and 4x400m relay
  • The AFI also invited foreign athletes to take part in the event

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon also has new sponsors this year — Help-Age India and Fast & Up- Energy Drink. Photo: Twitter/@runadhm