Seven months without a coach, Indian TT stars forced to fend for themselves
Seven months without a coach, India's table-tennis players are without camps and are even managing tournament costs and logistics a year before Tokyo 2020.
'It's good to have people wanting to beat you' - Sathiyan
G Sathiyan has come a long way in the world of table tennis, with even the top players now taking him more seriously. It gives him confidence that he is much better than his current ranking of 28 suggests.
Sathiyan upsets world No. 14, qualifies for WC
Top-ranked Indian Sathiyan Gnanasekaran qualified for the World Cup after upsetting world No. 14 Chun Ting Wong of Hong Kong at the Asian Cup in Yokohama.
'Neeraj Chopra stands out for me'
Asian Games gold medal winning hockey goalkeeper, Ashish Ballal, part of the jury for the ESPN India Awards 2018, explains his choices in each category.
'Difficult to look beyond Bajrang and Neeraj'
Four-time national TT champion Chetan Baboor, part of the jury for the ESPN India Awards 2018, explains his choices in each category.
Sportswoman of the Year nominees: Smashing Saina, magnificent Manika & more
From Saina Nehwal's sensational comeback year to Manika Batra stealing the show in the TT arenas at the CWG and Asian Games, here are the nominations for the Sportsperson of the Year (Female) award.
Coach of the Year: Jaspal Rana, Randhir Sehrawat's big breakthroughs
From Jaspal Rana guiding the next generation of India's promising shooters to Sjoerd Marijne rediscovering his mojo with the women's hockey team, here are the nominees for the Coach of the Year award.
Manika Batra conquered, Archana Kamath is now ready for the world
After winning the 2019 national championships, trouncing Manika Batra en-route, Archana Kamath is all set to take on the senior World Tour.
Table tennis player Adriana Diaz wants to medal at the Summer Olympics
Adriana Diaz owns several goals and winning gold on the world's stage is one of them. "Like every athlete, I want to medal at the Olympics. If I stay focused -- I'll get there."
Unreal Kashmir, Manika's sleight of backhand and other top stories
Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, the football and hockey World Cups -- we have seen some brilliant sporting action across 2018. Here's ESPN India's top content of the year.
From Manika to Mary: Top five moments in Indian sport in 2018
To celebrate the year in Indian sport, each ESPN staffer picked their five favourite moments of 2018. After a final count, here is what made our list.
Sathiyan's drive to 'constantly evolve' fetches encouraging results
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's experiments with his equipment paid off this week in Austria, and he is already looking to continue improving his game.
YOG: Podium finish for Yuka Saso still in play
Yuka Saso hobbled with a four-over-par 74 on Wednesday but still remained in the hunt for a podium finish in the women's golf tournament.
Youth Olympics: Saso two shots behind leader
Yuka Saso scored a one-over 71 for joint second place at the start of women's golf while fencer Lawrence Everett Tan and swimmer Nicole Oliva failed to medal in their events on Tuesday.
Paddler Nayre bows out of Youth Olympic Games
Jann Mari Nayre saw his medal bid in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games come to an end after dropping his match against Kanak Jha of the United States Tuesday.
Nayre splits first two matches, to face top US paddler next
Jann Mari Nayre jumpstarted his campaign with a hard-earned win over Nicolas Burgos of Chile but lost to Austria's Maciej Kolodziejczyk in the second match.
Costantini's exit leaves Indian TT at delicate juncture
Massimo Costantini helped turn India table tennis around after Rio. With Costantini stepping down, the nation's top players are unsure if an Asian coach will be the right fit.
Egypt's Dina Meshref, Africa's lone table tennis hope
In 2015, before she cracked the ITTF top 100, Egypt's Dina Meshref considered quitting table tennis. Now, at the age of 24, she's Africa's champion, and ranked 43 in the world.
Ever-present Sharath Kamal at the heart of India's TT renaissance
A three-time Olympian now in his fourth Asian Games, Sharath at 35, is something of an elder statesman in the national side and has been they key to them contending for medals at major tournaments.
Sharath-Manika win historic mixed doubles bronze in table tennis
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra continued their splendid form in 2018 by becoming the first Indian pair in history to medal in the table tennis mixed doubles event at the Asian Games.
Day 11 recap: Two golds for India, women's team make hockey final
Day 11 of the 2018 Asian Games saw two golds for India, the first from Arpinder Singh in the triple jump followed by Swapna Barman in the heptathlon. There were two other medals too from the day. Here are all the updates as it happened.
'Feels like an Olympic medal' - Sathiyan after maiden TT medal
India reached the medal rounds of table tennis for the first time in Asian Games history by upsetting Japan in the quarter-finals.
'We can be a top-five team in the next few years'
Having led India to their best finish in 20 years at the world team championships in Sweden, both Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sharath Kamal say Indian table tennis is on the rise and are setting far higher standards than in the past.
Jha, Zhang remain U.S. table tennis champs
Kanak Jha beat Nikhil Kumar in 30 minutes to become the first U.S. men's back-to-back table tennis champion since Timothy Wang in 2012-13. Lily Zhang defeated her Olympic teammate Jennifer Wu to win her fourth national singles crown.
China suspends women's table tennis coach
Kong Linghui, the coach for China's national women's table tennis team, has been suspended from the team in the wake of a lawsuit over alleged casino debts.
GBR 27 CHN 26
GBR 23 CHN 18
CHN 26 JPN 21
Ledecky 4 Biles 4
Manuel 2 McKeon 2
Oleksiak 2 Chalmers 2
Wales make 14 changes for Ireland clash
Rhys Carre and Owen Lane will make their debuts for Wales Saturday, when the Grand Slam winners host Ireland in their penultimate Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff.
All Blacks stars to snub rugby sevens in Tokyo
New Zealand's team bidding for a rugby sevens gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics will not include any All Blacks after several approached declined to be involved.
Archery World Championships: Indian men's recurve team claim silver medal
India won silver in the men's recurve team event at the Archery World Championships after losing to China in the final in Netherlands on Sunday.
Archery World Championships: Jyothi Surekha Vennam, women's compound team win bronzes
Jyothi Surekha Vennam and the women's compound team won a bronze medal each for India at the Archery World Championships in the Netherlands on Saturday.
Australia pipped by New Zealand for Canada Sevens title
Australia have lost 21-17 to New Zealand in the final of the women's rugby sevens world series event in Canada but they took a giant stride towards Olympic qualification.
Kenyan athletes Kipchoge, Kosgei win London Marathon titles
Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei produced dominant performances to win men's and women's elite races at the London Marathon.