Aug 13, 2005

Taking players out of their comfort zones

SANJAY RAJAN YOU realised that Team India was going through a phase of change when it stuck to the same ...

Briefing

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Taking players out of their comfort zones

SANJAY RAJAN YOU realised that Team India was going through a phase of change when it stuck to the same ...

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Not taking the opposition lightly

SANJAY RAJAN SANATH JAYASURIYA and Chaminda Vaas walked along the boundary line at the Rangiri Dambulla ...

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The Jayasuriya factor

SANJAY RAJAN AS Rahul Dravid put it later, sometimes it is no disgrace losing to a champion. "Every time ...

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Transfer mysteries

AMIDST the predictably frenetic activity in this summer's European transfer market, there has been many a mystery. Why, for example, after two ...

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Chelsea prepares for ton-up celebration

Though teams from lower rungs are capable of beating the `Big Four' on any given day, the fight for the pennant in Europe's most physical ...

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Adopt horses for courses policy

IN a democratic country, opinions do matter but to have an opinion poll on whether Sourav Ganguly will play under Rahul Dravid is ridiculous.

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It's fun to watch Indians train

The Indian practice sessions are very different from those of the West Indies. They stretch, (here Venugopala Rao, Harbhajan and Rahul Dravid ...

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QUIZ CORNER

V. V. RAMANAN Questions: 1. In which sport players are also called cagers? 2. Who did John McEnroe beat in the three ...

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Method to cure run drought

TED CORBETT JULY 25. There is a touching moment at the end of the first Test as Glenn McGrath runs across ...

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Spawning winners

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has single-handedly raised interest in a sport that hitherto held the profile of a pomfret looking to avoid the ...

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Talented youngsters promise the world

RAKESH RAO IN sport, as in life, youth brings with it a refreshing package of ideas, approach, energy and ...

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Winner all the way

Sir, — Cycling legend and sportsman par-excellence, Lance Armstrong, signed off his career in style by winning his seventh straight Tour de ...

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Time to deal with the superclubs

RING out the old; ring in the new. Alfred Tennyson wrote his memorable refrain with great pathos. But, in the beginning of a football season ...

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Set to pluck bigger PLUMS IN FUTURE

S. R. SURYANARAYAN IN sport as in life, too much of expectation can ruin happiness. Joshna Chinappa, ...

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The finest of all female players

Maureen Connolly's record is held in awe even today. When she became the first woman to lift the four major titles in 1953, she dropped just ...

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Soccer's season of MAGIC BECKONS

ROHIT BRIJNATH ONE of the most amusing, or most tragic, or most understandable, or most dubious soccer ...

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Jayawardene does the star-turn

SANJAY RAJAN AT 95 for six, chasing 221 for victory on a two-paced pitch, it did seem that the contest was as good as over for Sri Lanka.

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`I am feeling more confident now'

HARIKRISHNA is enjoying the advantage of training under Elizbar Ubilava (former trainer of Viswanathan Anand). Now, he has decided to engage ...