Aug 6, 2005

Chelsea's acquisitive policy

ALMOST concurrently, it was announced that Chelsea were signing Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips for �21 million and that their ...

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Chelsea's acquisitive policy

ALMOST concurrently, it was announced that Chelsea were signing Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips for �21 million and that their ...

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The birth of the Ashes legend

GULU EZEKIEL THE `Ashes' — a tiny urn in a velvet pouch containing the burnt remains of a bail — are ...

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Movement and momentum

DRENCHED in sweat, and sounding like a steam engine straining to negotiate a steep climb in the mountains, Virender Sehwag stepped off the ...

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ACTION REPLAY

REX CLEMENTINE SINCE making his dream debut against the touring South Africans five years ago, Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar ...

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Nalbandian's splendid show in Sydney

DAVID NALBANDIAN chose a good time to pull off his first win over Lleyton Hewitt last fortnight, and single-handedly propelled Argentina into a ...

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Fletcher's boys tormented by a demon

TED CORBETT ENGLAND'S Duncan Fletcher is said to earn the highest salary among all the coaches around the world. Now he has to earn his ...

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Pure farce or brilliant drama?

TED CORBETT JULY 18. I know I ought to get out more, but I cannot resist rushing home to see most of the ...

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Lessons to be learnt from Gary Player

THE ENGLISH cricket team and staff would do well to consider two favourite sayings of golfing legend Gary Player. Player with legends ...

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Michelle Wie: doing it her way

ROHIT BRIJNATH WHAT exactly is the prescribed route to greatness, the accepted course to excellence? Mostly, experts say, pay your dues.

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Sidelights

NOT long ago Belgrade was a dreaded place what with all the civil war and ethnic cleansing. When this year's World League final round was ...

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Demolition man

Glenn McGrath does the simple things right. He probes the batsmen and mounts pressure on them with every delivery. Simply put, he chokes the ...

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Chances look rather slim

K.P. MOHAN ANJU GEORGE and Neelam J. Singh wrote new chapters in Indian athletics history at the Paris ...

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Letters

Hail Hayden! Sir, — This is with reference to Ted Corbett's article on The Ashes (The Sportstar issue dated July 23, 2005). Some of his ...

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Queen of the pole vault

AS the World Athletics Championships loom large this week heightening excitement among the aficionados, who are waiting with bated breath to ...

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Brazil shatters a myth

LIKE in football, Brazil has carved a niche for itself in volleyball. By winning the Olympics, World championship and World Cup, the South ...

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Worlds back in the land of PAAVO Nurmi

The Helsinki Olympic Stadium that hosted the first World athletics championships in 1983 is once again the venue for the biennial competition, ...