Apr 9, 2005

Indian cricketers can learn from Sorenstam

No one perhaps exemplifies the driven athlete more than Annika Sorenstam, the best player in golf of any sex, for her life is testimony to the ...

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Indian cricketers can learn from Sorenstam

No one perhaps exemplifies the driven athlete more than Annika Sorenstam, the best player in golf of any sex, for her life is testimony to the ...

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Was he India's first Olympic hero?

The legacy of Pritchard continues to haunt Indian sport and his life remains the biggest mystery in the history of the Olympics. GULU ...

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Letters

Rajdhani Express Sir, — Congratulations to Virender Sehwag on becoming the fastest Indian cricketer to reach 3,000 Test runs, bettering ...

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Book by Williams sisters offers advice to pre-teens

EMBRACING their status as role models, Serena and Venus Williams have written a book with advice for pre-teens on such subjects as money and ...

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Sorenstam is going where few have been

IN men's golf, there's a Big Four, but in women's golf, there's just a Big One. Actually a Big One and Only: Annika Sorenstam. As rain ...

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In search of chess recluse BOBBY FISCHER

For STEPHEN MOSS, a fan of Fischer's since he was a boy, the opportunity to track him down at last was too much to resist. But would the former ...

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Vinod Sridhar peaks at the right time

THINGS turned around all of a sudden for the modest Vinod Sridhar, who hogged the limelight in the International Tennis Federation's Futures ...

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The match lived up to its hype

"THIS girl must be mad," Suzanne Lenglen remarked when she learned Helen Wills was playing the Riviera circuit and forcing a long-awaited ...

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The authentic prince arrives

WHO is the only teenager in the world who has won three world titles in any sport? WHO is the only teenager in the world who has won ...

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Aussies just unstoppable

GOING into the third Test, Australia — more than New Zealand — was mortally scared of the weather, which prevented it from sealing the second ...

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Letting a bad situation get worse

FRANK TYSON has arrived in Bangalore to conduct Level II and III courses at the National Cricket Academy and within a couple of days Darren ...

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Germany still consumed by a soccer scandal

FOR Franz Beckenbauer, the German former soccer star, orchestrating next year's World Cup in Germany ought to be the capstone of a triumphant ...

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Wiratchant becomes Asia's million-dollar man

THAWORN WIRATCHANT of Thailand, the master of an unorthodox swing, has become the sixth million-dollar man on the Asian Tour after registering ...

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World's best Test batting side?

DID World Champs Aussies really rate India as "the best Test batting side in the world"? RAJU BHARATAN ...

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Man with a mind of his own

Sourav Ganguly is rarely overtly rude or boorish. That's not his style. But he exudes a high opinion of himself, and an easy-going contempt for ...

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Kahn says his performance has improved

GERMANY goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has said that his performance had improved since coach Juergen Klinsmann deprived him of both the captaincy and ...

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Beckenbauer interested in UEFA Presidency

FRANZ BECKENBAUER has confirmed his interest in standing for the 2006 UEFA presidency. "It's clear that I'm interested. It's a task and ...

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A 100 things go right for Inzamam

There is the usual pre-match buzz at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. The press box is filling up, the players are winding up their training sessions, ...

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Barthez wants to play in '06 World Cup

VETERAN goalkeeper Fabien Barthez wants to play in one more World Cup before retiring from soccer. "I have an objective in mind," Barthez ...

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A reality check on bowling

Defensive opening batsmen may not stimulate a frenzy, but can lay a solid foundation for the team. The middle-order can transform the ...

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After Heysel

WELL, it has happened. Almost 20 years after the Heysel Disaster in Brussels, when marauding Liverpool fans caused the death of 39 peaceful ...

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It's all in the mind

While talent, technique and fitness remain key ingredients, it is the mind that provides a team the winning edge. If the Pakistanis came out ...

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Inzy eats the cake and icing in milestone Test

IT was in a moment of despair that he somehow seemed to grow larger in the cricketing arena. Amidst excruciating tension and with tea ...

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Clock is ticking fast for a remarkable leader

Alas, Sourav Ganguly's form has deteriorated to such an extent that bowlers lick their lips whenever he takes guard, writes PETER ROEBUCK.

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A remarkable triumph for Woolmer and Inzamam

PAKISTAN's remarkable victory on the last day of the Bangalore Test — with just 6.1 overs remaining for India to carve out a draw and win the ...

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India slips yet captures 12 golds

THE leading stars did not strike it as hot as they could have, and some of the youngsters faltered when it mattered, but India was still able ...

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`Time to educate youngsters about drug use'

UNFORTUNATELY, Indian weightlifters are in focus for the wrong reasons. M. C. RAMAN UNFORTUNATELY, Indian weightlifters are in ...

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QUIZ CORNER

V. V. RAMANAN Questions: 1. Which English County is common to former India captains S. Venkataraghavan and Mohd. Azharuddin? ...

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JUICY QUOTESS -- PAUL FEIN

I want my son to grow up in a free country.... Democracy is the way we need to solve our problems. -- Retired world chess champion Garry ...

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A phenom in cuesports

INDIAN teenagers aspiring for a sporting career have multiple choices when it comes to role models. NANDAKUMAR MARAR ...

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Pankaj Advani