Sports

Sindhu’s Performance Best Ever in History of Indian Sports: Padukone

New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu’s silver medal-winning performance at the BWF World Championship has come in for high praise from one of Indian badminton’s biggest legend, Prakash Padukone, who has termed the Hyderabad girl’s performance as the best ever by an Indian sportsperson. Padukone, a world championship bronze medallist himself, in an exclusive reaction to CNN-News18 said that Sindhu ... Read More »

5 sports lessons a former pro athlete uses to succeed in business

A surprising number of CEOs played sports when they were younger. Former Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb was the captain of the Stanford Soccer Team. Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman played varsity squash and lacrosse at Princeton. Even Mark Zuckerberg was a high school fencing star. One Ernst & Young survey found that 96 percent of women in C-suite roles played sports. After playing professional ... Read More »

Solar eclipse captivates sports world

Monday brought a little more excitement than the start of the work week typically would, with the first solar eclipse since 1979 taking place across the United States. The phenomenon began around 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on the West Coast and ended around 2:50 p.m. Eastern Time on the Atlantic coast. Fourteen states — Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, ... Read More »

Affordability, accessiblity hurdles to sports participation

Affordability and accessibility remain major barriers to sport participation locally with women twice as likely not to be involved as men, according to the discussion paper Sport and Belonging released Thursday by the Windsor Essex Community Foundation. The paper is part of the foundation’s larger annual Vital Signs Initiative that studies and measures various aspects of the area’s quality of ... Read More »

Can Disney Create a Netflix of Sports?

Bob Iger’s plan to launch two streamers — one for family fare, another for ESPN — carries huge stakes for the media giant and the future of the cable bundle itself. Since Disney announced on Aug. 8 that it would ditch Netflix and launch its own over-the-top video channel for family fare, more than $3 billion in market capitalization has ... Read More »

Sports meets biz

Be it politics, sports or business — indeed, in virtually every sphere of human endeavour — we’re all in it to win it. And if there is a formula for “the winning way”, we’d love to be in on it. Eminent sports media personality Harsha Bhogle and his wife Anita, a ‘quant’ researcher who founded the consultancy firm Prosearch, have ... Read More »

TV’s Sports Problem

John Kuczala for Barron’s Are you ready for some football? Amazon.com is. A few months ago, it agreed to pay the National Football League $50 million for streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games starting on Sep. 28. That’s five times what Twitter paid for a similar deal last season. For now, streaming is a mere sideshow to television in sports. ... Read More »

NZ sports leader Sir John Graham dies

Sir John Graham has died after a long illness. Former All Black and NZ Rugby president Sir John Graham has died. Sir John died peacefully on Wednesday night after a long illness with cancer. He was 82. Born in Stratford, Taranaki, Sir John played 22 tests for the All Blacks, including three as captain, between 1958 and 1964, and was ... Read More »

Finland Has a Sports Screw Loose

A team from Vihti, Finland, competing in the country’s 20th annual Swamp Soccer World Championships this month in Hyrynsalmi. Their mascot, a badger doll named Jetta, is the one in the cage.CreditJanne Körkkö for The New York Times HYRYNSALMI, Finland — There’s something strange going on in Finland. Over the past few decades, as it has all but disappeared from ... Read More »

Microsoft HoloLens 2 to Sport Custom AI Chip, Company Reveals

HIGHLIGHTS HoloLens 2 will sport a custom on-device AI chip Microsoft aims to be the No.1 AI cloud The HoloLens 2 is expected to launch in 2019 Microsoft has taken another step in the AI direction, by announcing that its next-generation HoloLens augmented reality headset will come with an on-device AI chip. This integrated AI chip will help in faster ... Read More »