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‘I am not going anywhere’

"People have this habit of writing me off every now and then but it does not affect me," said veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar, speaking to PTI, dismissing talk of retirement and insisting that postponement of Tokyo Olympics has given...

Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic dream lives on with Tokyo 2020 postponement

1:50 PM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN On Tuesday evening, athletes around the world saw their Olympic dreams crushed as the Tokyo Games were officially postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Mumbai though, when wrestling coach Jagmal Singh called one of...

Let’s seek more sheroes, not just celebrate a day

We know what's going to transpire in sport on International Women's Day, don't we? Homilies to female athletes around the world for their all-around awesomeness. On Monday, moving swiftly on, we will then watch our sporting heroes thoughtlessly reference...

Bajrang Punia fine-tuning moves to make Tokyo memorable

Bajrang Punia bears the knowledge of having cracked every listicle on Indian medal hopefuls for his debut Games in Tokyo lightly. He doesn't overreach in making promises. The 65kg category that he wrestles in is a remarkably competitive one,...

Vinesh Phogat looks at positives from bronze-medal run at Asian Wrestling Championships

Vinesh Phogat's wait for a gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships just grew longer. The Indian, who had two silver medals and three bronze medals before the 2020 edition in New Delhi, had to be content with bronze...

Asian Wrestling Championships – Divya Kakran’s well-deserved title headlines Indian women’s gold rush

10:50 PM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN New Delhi - In the 24 previous editions of the Asian Wrestling Championships prior to this year's tournament in New Delhi, India had won just a single gold medal -- through Navjot Kaur in the...

Wrestling exports turn Asian stars

2:00 PM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN Last September, Philippines boxing icon and politician Manny Pacquiao forwarded an unusual proposition in his role as senator in the country's parliament. Pacquiao sought the naturalisation of Russian freestyle wrestler Egor Dmitriev by Senate Bill...

7-0 up, six seconds left, Iranian wrestler forfeits amid doping controversy

12:12 PM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN New Delhi - Iranian Greco Roman wrestler Behrooz Hedayat got a bit of a rude awakening early on Wednesday morning when drug testers from the National Anti Doping Agency showed up at his team hotel...

Sunil Kumar fulfills father’s dream with 87kg Greco-Roman gold at Asian Wrestling Championships

In 2007, Ashwini Kumar, a farmer from the village of Dabarpur in Haryana's Sonepat district, faced a dilemma. The family story is that he'd just returned from a wedding where he'd met some pehelwans (wrestlers). Ashwini had never wrestled,...

Spotlight on Bajrang as depleted fields boost India’s medal chances

The Asian Wrestling Championships will begin on Tuesday in New Delhi, with a host of Indians looking to make a mark ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Who are the best bets for a medal? ESPN has you covered.What to...

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Senior Bowl Quarterbacks

The Senior Bowl serves as the unofficial start of the draft season. This week, I'll be bringing you previews of the quarterbacks, running backs...