Jul 16, 2005

Rahul & the Sehwag syndrome

WHAT is all this about Virender Sehwag's being the man of the moment as far as India's captaincy goes? RAJU BHARATAN ...

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Rahul & the Sehwag syndrome

WHAT is all this about Virender Sehwag's being the man of the moment as far as India's captaincy goes? RAJU BHARATAN ...

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Alonso warms the heart of Renault supporters

FERNANDO ALONSO wanted to savour the moment. The Renault driver had time to slow down in front of the stands filled with blue-and-yellow ...

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Coulthard to remain with Red Bull

BRITON David Coulthard has signed a new deal keeping him as Red Bull's lead driver next season, the Formula One team said. The contract ...

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Pointers to World Cup 2006

THE recent Confederations Cup was taken rather more seriously than it has been in the past. It still looks like a superfluous affair and it was ...

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A step in the right direction

EVERYONE connected with Indian cricket is in a hurry to introduce reforms that they feel will definitely help improve the standard of the game.

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A panacea to certain ills

I CONTINUOUSLY read about how tough international cricket is and how hard done are the players due to the amount of cricket played. I ...

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The focus is on pace

THE days ahead could prove exciting in the season of hope for pace in the country. S. DINAKAR THE ...

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Narain finishes despite gearbox problems

NARAIN KARTHIKEYAN withstood gearbox problems to put up a strong race at the French Grand Prix of the Formula One World Championships.

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Rain, King and entertainment

BILLIE JEAN KING entertained Centre Court fans by talking rather than playing when it rained at Wimbledon. BILLIE JEAN KING entertained ...

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Juicy Quotes — Paul Fein

Women should be all dressed in white like all other domestic appliances. — Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One boss, discussing rising auto ...

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Hard to emulate his feat

THERE are just a handful of sporting achievements which are unlikely to be ever emulated. One of them belongs to the Czech running legend Emil ...

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Rising like the phoenix

The nagging injuries that slowed Venus Williams' progress in 2004 were no longer nagging at her. CHRISTOPHER CLAREY ...

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'Londoners will not be divided by this cowardly attack'

PAUL KELSO THE International Olympic Committee reassured London that there was no question of the 2012 ...

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LONDON wins a cliffhanger

THE BRITISH double gold medal winner Sebastian Coe arrived to deliver his bid-clinching speech, trailing behind him a secret weapon: 30 ...

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Isinbayeva on record breaking spree

RUSSIAN pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva broke her own world record once again, clearing 4.93 metres at a Super Grand Prix meeting in Lausanne, ...

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Furykat last finds his winning touch

AMERICAN Jim Furyk avoided another late collapse and held off a charging Tiger Woods to end a two-year title drought with a victory at the ...

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Fight to the finish

THE recent 19th National under-9 chess championship in Chennai was one of the most fiercely contested ones in the history of the event. The ...

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SOME BODY stop me!

Roger Federer is presently master of all he surveys. He is not only at the top of his game, he is perhaps one of the finest all-round athletes ...

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Federer increasingly invincible on grass

ONE by one, the former Wimbledon champions left Centre Court and crossed the elevated walkway that leads to the players' area, with its ample ...

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Wimbledon's best is yet to be

WORLD tennis' oldest and much-consecrated theatre — Wimbledon — may appear to be an anachronism in this day and age, a little out of step with ...

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The great entertainer

Sir, — Shahid Afridi, with his colourful strokeplay and huge sixes, is a classy entertainer (Cover Story, June 11). He destroys the bowlers ...

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QUIZ CORNER

V.V. RAMANAN Questions: 1. Who did Andre Agassi beat in the final to win the 1992 men's singles ...

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A kind and gentle giant

Derek Pringle is, as you will remember from his playing days, a massive man, 6ft 4in and now ten years after he last pulls on an England ...

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India learns it the hard way

IT was a dream that went unrealised. Qualifying for the World Championship is a dream for any national squad in any sport. M. C. RAMAN ...

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Two Uruguayans sign for Real Madrid

REAL MADRID have signed Uruguayan internationals Pablo Garcia and Carlos Diogo (pictures above), the Spanish club said. Midfielder Garcia has ...

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Prize money up at U. S. Open

THE total U.S. Open prize money is rising more than $550,000 from last year to at least $17.74 million, and the men's and women's singles ...

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Baseball, softball dropped from London Games

BASEBALL and softball will not feature in the 2012 London Olympics after they were wiped from the programme in a controversial vote. The ...

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Jeremie Aliadiere's dream

CELTIC's new recruit Jeremie Aliadiere said his move to the Scottish giants could make his World Cup dream come true. The 22-year-old striker ...

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Bayern wants Ballack to stay put

BAYERN MUNICH wants Germany captain Michael Ballack to extend his contract with the club beyond next season. Bayern also have to negotiate new ...

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India's reign continues

INDIAN Greco-Roman wrestlers won four gold medals to finish on top as the team retained the title at the Commonwealth Championships in Cape ...

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Belinda Clark to head Australian academy

AUSTRALIAN women's captain Belinda Clark will become the first woman to head the country's cricket academy, Cricket Australia (CA) said.

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Slump after the boom

EVEN as leaders of the world's eight richest countries landed in the golfing greens of Gleneagles in Scotland to a `Make Poverty History' ...

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Corporation rules

DURING the last seven years the Corporation Stadium in Kozhikode constantly used to be in the news. But, it was not at all for the right ...

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Trophy shared, final ends in exciting tie

ONCE upon a time — well, a couple of weeks ago — there was a giant who lived on top of a mountain so high that he lost contact with the world ...