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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
Fantasy sports is one of the fastest growing gaming segments in India and IPL is the single most important tournament for these platforms. (HT)
Fantasy sports is one of the fastest growing gaming segments in India and IPL is the single most important tournament for these platforms. (HT)

Fantasy sports firms look to tap IPL frenzy, add new users

  • Fantasy sports industry is especially eyeing new users from tier 2 and 3 cities during IPL
  • Over 30-40% the year’s metrics for the industry will come from the two months of cricket played during IPL, say experts

Paris St Germain's Neymar (REUTERS)
Paris St Germain's Neymar (REUTERS)

Neymar seals Puma sponsorship deal

  • The world's most expensive player confirmed the sponsorship transfer in an open letter posted on social media
  • Forbes magazine, which ranks him the world's seventh highest-paid celebrity, estimates his earnings for this year at $95.5 million

Paris St Germain's Neymar (REUTERS)
Paris St Germain's Neymar (REUTERS)

Star Neymar back in PSG squad for home game vs Marseille

  • PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is not sure whether Neymar, winger Angel Di Maria, goalkeeper Keylor Navas or midfielder Leandro Paredes will start the game at Parc des Princes
  • Captain Marquinhos and striker Mauro Icardi also tested positive following that trip to Spain and are not in the squad

Harsh Jain, CEO of Dream11 says 'we will keep working hard and are targeting to end the year with 100 million users.'
Harsh Jain, CEO of Dream11 says 'we will keep working hard and are targeting to end the year with 100 million users.'

Fantasy sports is fast gaining popularity

Fantasy sports are not like any other form of online gaming as it is dependent on actualities, seasonality and availability of real-time matches

Chennai Super King's player Suresh Raina (PTI)
(Photo: @ChessbaseIndia on Twitter)
(Photo: @FIDE_chess on Twitter)
Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)

Govt making numerous efforts to popularise sports and support talent: PM Modi

  • In a series of tweets to mark National Sports Day, PM Modi urged everyone to make sports and fitness exercises a part of their daily routine
  • National Sports Day is a day to celebrate the remarkable achievements of all those exemplary sportspersons who have represented India in various sports and made our nation proud, he said

Imaging by Narendra Pal Singh/Mint
A file photo of world-record sprinter Usain Bolt. (REUTERS)
Sophia Popov of Germany watches her drive on the seventh hole during the first round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (AP)
Sophia Popov of Germany watches her drive on the seventh hole during the first round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (AP)

Sophia Popov becomes first German to win women's major at British Open

Three ahead at the start of the final round, the 27-year-old finished on seven under par 277 after carding a 68.

Dutee Chand’s (Photo:Mint)
Kiren Rijiju (Photo: Mint)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car followed by Racing Point driver Lance Stroll of Canada and Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 (AP)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car followed by Racing Point driver Lance Stroll of Canada and Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 (AP)

F1's 10 teams sign up for next five years

Formula One's 10 teams committed to the sport's new era by signing up for the next five years with the promise of a more level playing field and fairer share of the revenues

Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra, Mariyappan Thangavelu have been recommended for Khel Ratna Award 2020
A file photo of Indian captain MS Dhoni.  (Photo: Hindustan Times)
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