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2018 Sports Roundup

Sports In 2018: Your Month-By-Month Look At Most Important Events, Feats And Controversies

Dec 31, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

In an eventful year, cricket continued to dominate Indian sports but others played the catch-up game, slowly but surely gaining new grounds and winning new fans.

Cricket Year-Ender 2018: Virat Kohli's Brilliance Fails To Mask Steve Smith's Shame

Dec 29, 2018

In a tale of two skippers, King Kohli reaches new heights but captain Smith's fortunes plummet.


Table Tennis Year-Ender 2018: Best-Ever Year For Indian Paddlers

The Sharath Kamal-led men's team exceeded its own expectations by winning a bronze at the Asian Games in Jakarta after stunning mighty Japan in the quarterfinals.

World Tennis Year-Ender 2018: Novak Djokovic Leads The Way As Old Guard Stands Firm

Dec 26, 2018

Rafael Nadal dominated in typical fashion on clay, swaggering to an 11th Roland Garros title, but the injury-plagued Spaniard limped out of two other Grand Slams before further fitness problems curtailed his season.


Archery Year-Ender 2018: Downward Spiral For India Despite Administrative Overhaul

There were four World Cups and a World Cup Final but Deepika Kumari was the lone bright spot for India in recurve archery.

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Boxing Year-End 2018: 'Mother' Mary Obliterates Everyone In Tumultuous Year

It wouldn't be wrong to call Mary Kom ageless for she was around when women's boxing took baby-steps towards going mainstream and she is still around when it gears up for an Olympic expansion in 2020.


24 December, 2018

In Pics: Best Indian Sports Photos Of 2018

Outlook Web Bureau

As an eventful year comes to a close, we present you with some of the best photos capturing the spirit of Indian sports.


24 December, 2018

Wrestling Year-Ender 2018: New Superstars Keep India's Rich Legacy Alive

With the national federation's decision to introduce a contracts system for 150 grapplers in India, the sport is set to be professionalised like never before.


23 December, 2018

Football Year-Ender 2018: In World Cup Year, India Earned Genuine Respect

India will take confidence from some impressive results in the recent past, the most prominent being the goal-less stalemate with China, coached by World Cup-winning Italian manager Marcello Lippi.


22 December, 2018

Tennis Year-Ender 2018: Rise Of Some Players Failed To Fill The Vacuum In India

That the vacuum is real can be gauged from the fact that a 45-year-old Leander Paes is still India's biggest player, winning titles even this year, dropping no hints of retirement. It is a tribute to his longevity but also a reflection of the lack of depth in Indian tennis.


22 December, 2018

Badminton Year-Ender 2018: Title Count Took At Hit For India; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal Remain Biggest Stars

In a year when BWF introduced a new tournament structure, under which events were graded on stature based on prize money, Sindhu dominated the headlines.


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22 December, 2018

Athletics Year-Ender 2018: Breakthrough Year For Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das But Familiar Dope Shame

If Neeraj was the cynosure of all eyes, Hima also carved out a slice of history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold at the world level.


21 December, 2018

Year-Ender 2018: Best And Worst Of Sports

Outlook Web Bureau

As the year comes to a close, 'Outlook' revisit some of the unforgettable events and moments from the world of sports.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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