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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
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 17, 2019 Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (L) leads a pack at the start of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 17, 2019 Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (L) leads a pack at the start of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

What F1 can take from virtual F1

The first F1 virtual race last week had one thing that F1 has aspired—and failed—for the longest time: closeness of competition.

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Somehow the belief amongst brand managers is that women’s cricket is still work-in-progress. (Photo: AP)
Photo: Reuters
The call was taken by BCCI amid mounting cases of coronavirus and advisory against public gatherings. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
The call was taken by BCCI amid mounting cases of coronavirus and advisory against public gatherings. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint

Coronavirus: BCCI defers IPL till 15 April

  • The inaugural match was scheduled in Mumbai on 29 March
  • Delhi government has decided to not allow IPL matches to take place in the capital

Photo: Twitter (@MclarenF1)
Photo: Twitter (@MclarenF1)

Season-opening Australian Grand Prix in chaos as McLaren pulls out

  • McLaren's decision to pull out casts doubt over whether the race will be run without a full complement of teams, and whether others will follow suit
  • World champion Lewis Hamilton earlier Thursday said he was 'very surprised' that it was going ahead as fears mount about the spread of the disease

At the end of 2019, organizers estimated the total cost of the Games at around 1.35 trillion yen (Photo: AP)
Referee raises the hand of boxer Mary Kom after her quarter final bout against Philippines boxer Irish Magno , in the ongoing Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan (Photo: PTI)
Referee raises the hand of boxer Mary Kom after her quarter final bout against Philippines boxer Irish Magno , in the ongoing Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan (Photo: PTI)

Asian Qualifiers: Mary Kom books Olympic berth

Mary Kom and world number one Amit Panghal were among three Indian boxers who secured Olympic berths by advancing to semifinals of the Asian Qualifiers

In this file photo, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. (AP)
In this file photo, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. (AP)

Bahrain Formula One race to run without fans due to coronavirus as markets fall

  • The Egyptian stock market's benchmark index, the EGX 30, fell over 3% as it opened
  • The decision by Bahrain is just the latest disruption felt by the Mideast over the virus and the COVID-19 illness it causes

Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo: AP)
Nishant Shetty in action (Photo: @ChethanAzaad on Twitter)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa felicitating Srinivasa Gowda (Photo ANI)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa felicitating Srinivasa Gowda (Photo ANI)

Srinivas Gowda, dubbed India's 'Usain Bolt', turns down sprint trial at SAI

  • Srinivas Gowda and his buffaloes ran 142.5 metres in 13.62 seconds, setting a record in the annual race known as Kambal
  • With Olympics looming in July, Gowda politely declined an invitation from India's sports minister to try out at SAI in Bangalore

Photo: Reuters
Photo: AP
Football fans react while watching the televised Super Bowl LIV from Miami as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20, at SoMa StrEat Food Park in San Francisco (Reuters)
Football fans react while watching the televised Super Bowl LIV from Miami as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20, at SoMa StrEat Food Park in San Francisco (Reuters)

Former Harvard student gets his school the first Super Bowl touchdown

  • Kyle Juszczyk became the first former Harvard Crimson athlete to score a Super Bowl touchdown
  • The 28-year-old studied economics and played tight end for the Crimson before he was drafted in 2013

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

Kobe Bryant, the legend who redefined basketball

  • During his 20-year pro career, he won five NBA titles with the LA Lakers and two Olympic golds
  • A 6-foot-6 small forward, Bryant was a gifted scorer whose intensity and work ethic became lore throughout the sports world

File photo of Kobe Bryant (Photo: Reuters)
File photo of Kobe Bryant (Photo: Reuters)

NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash at 41

  • Five people are confirmed dead in the incident that took place when Bryant's private helicopter went down in Calabasas
  • Bryant was a five-time NBA champion in a career that began in 1996 and lasted until his retirement in 2016

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