Tagged: Sports

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15-year-old Pakistani wins $1.2m Dota2 Asian Championship

The world of e-sports has a rising star. Fifteen-year-old Sumail Hassan Syed from Karachi made history for Pakistan on Monday when he helped his team, Evil Geniuses’, claim the Defense of the Ancient 2 (Dota 2)Asian championship in China. Having moved to the United States only a year ago, the child prodigy had already made waves in the in-house gaming league for North America. It is there where he was picked up by one of the biggest e-sports team, the Evil Geniuses. EG’s captain...

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A tale of stars and their love for sports

Bollywood’s union with sports was for long only about gossip glossies, chasing juicy bits on cricketer-heroine romances. While Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have kept the tradition intact, our filmstars are slowly learning to look at sports as a business prospect, too. The trend of owning teams has now moved beyond IPL, with several stars getting into franchise possession in the Indian Super League (ISL) and Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) last year. Associating with sports is the easiest way for filmstars to cement...

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When Bollywood Fell In Love With Cricket

Link ups are part of Bollywood celebs’ lives. At least once in their career, they have been linked to their fellow actors or businessmen or cricketers. It is the latter which make for amusing read as to how two important recreational activities of this nation coalesce. Here are some of the Bollywood-cricket romances. 1. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore It was love at first sight for Pataudi but not for Sharmila Tagore. She shunned his approaches and proposals for a long time...

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Sachin’s Playing it my way: Was devastated as Captain, wanted to quit says Tendulkar in autobigraphy

Sachin Tendulkar, in his autobiography, ‘Playing it My Way’ which will be released worldwide on November 6 has dwelled on the frustrations he faced during his reign as captain. He might be revered as the ‘God of Cricket’ but there was a phase in Sachin Tendulkar’s awe-inspiring career when the batting maestro felt so “scarred” and “devastated” by the Indian team’s ineptitude under his captaincy that he wanted to completely move away from the sport. The 41-year-old former batsman, who claimed...

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Azhar said being a Muslim captain put pressure on him: Allan Border at Salaam Cricket

Former Indian captain Mohd Azharuddin once told his Australian counterpart Allan Border that being a Muslim captain of the Indian cricket team put extra pressure on him. Border made the revelation while speaking at AajTak’s Salaam Cricket Conclave, a day-long event organised by the India Today Group in New Delhi on Saturday. Azharuddin remains one of the longest serving Indian captains and played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs. He scored 6,216 and 9,378 in the two formats respectively. With 91 ODI...

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Satyamev Jayate 3 TV review: Aamir Khan talking about sports for 3 hours is a bit too much!

The crux of the episode is whether sportsmen should govern the country’s sports organisations or politicians – now the answer is very obvious, isn’t it? Aamir Khan is back with the third season of the social talk show – Satyamev Jayateand the first topic of discussion is the importance of sports in the country. We watched the show and were mighty impressed. The Good – The story of a juvenile goon- Akhilesh, who changed his ways as he got enticed by football....

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SERENA WILLIAMS CLINCHED HER THIRD STRAIGHT U.S OPEN TITLE

The top seeded US tennis star player Serena Williams embraced third straight victory in U.S open title by beating 10th ranked Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark by 6-3, 6-3. In doing so on Sunday evening, the 32- year old Williams who went through, what can constitute a drought year – a year without a major, sealed an 18th career grand slam title. “It means legal to do some things” Serena Williams said when she was asked last week what the number 18...

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Forever Faster | Calling All Troublemakers ft. Usain Bolt | Mario Balotelli | PUMA

PUMA’s mission is to be the fastest sports brand in the world. Through our endless pursuit to push the sports world forward, we are Forever Faster. Not fast. Faster. Faster is more determined. It trusts its instincts, not the rules. It’s brave. It’s confident. Faster reminds the world what it means to play. Then wins it all, breaks records, breaks them again, and takes a victory lap. Since its beginnings in 1948, PUMA has developed innovative performance products for the finest,...

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Boxing | 50 Cent vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr?

We hear about rivalries in sports ALL the time, but when it comes to cross paths between music and boxing, that is something rather strange. In recent news, 50 Cent and Mayweather Jr have been taking minor swings at eachothers reputation, and to humiliate one another on different takes. The most popular of it all accusing that the boxing legend can’t read. All this started after Mayweather spoke on an interview and stated how 50 Cent is “irrelevant”. Being around Mayweather,...