Aug 27, 2005

The class of Warne

S. DINAKAR DURING a period when Muttiah Muralitharan and Anil Kumble have also left their footprints on ...

Briefing

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The class of Warne

S. DINAKAR DURING a period when Muttiah Muralitharan and Anil Kumble have also left their footprints on ...

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Overall standards have gone up

K. P. MOHAN ASIAN athletics is on the upsurge. It now has a double World champion in Rashid Ramzi, a ...

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From virtual to actual Test match reality

AUSTRALIA'S wafer-thin, two-run loss to England in the Edgbaston Test and its subsequent poor showing in the Old Trafford nexus has forced ...

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This India, this captaincy

RAJU BHARATAN HOW come Sandeep Patil is always the fall guy in our cricket? There was this `flash' ...

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A match saved is a match won

THERE is an old saying in cricket that "a run saved is a run scored", and that's why a team that has good fielders will invariably be at an ...

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The same old excuses

INDIAN cricket is not a joke. It's a cricketing comedy. One doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. First it's the appointment of the coach. Then ...

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When players were powerless

STEWART IMLACH was one of the best British left wingers of the time. Never better than in the 1959 FA Cup Final at Wembley for Nottingham ...

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Unchallenged master

Dhyan Chand dominated world hockey in the 1930s and 40s at the same time as Don Bradman was casting a massive shadow over world cricket.

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A role model

THE legendary Dhyan Chand was a born genius. His brilliant golden performances at the Olympic Games — Amsterdam-1928, Los Angeles-1932 and ...

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Changing England, but for how long?

WE are in the middle of an Ashes series that has changed, at least for the moment, England's sporting landscape. The successful Olympic bid has ...

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The Nadal juggernaut

The Federer-Nadal race is shaping up for an interesting conclusion, and what promised to stretch expansively into the Federer era might snap a ...

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QUIZ CORNER

V. V. RAMANAN Questions: 1. Name the sporting legend born in Cootamundra who would have turned 97 today i.e. August 27. 2.

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Russians Vs the rest

While the girls from Moscow and Siberia won three of the four majors in 2004, Serena in Melbourne, Justine Henin-Hardenne in Paris and Venus at ...

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Magician with the stick

S. THYAGARAJAN THEY hailed him as a wizard, a magician, a maestro, an idol and a gift to mankind.

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The day the result came second

TED CORBETT THE England and Wales Cricket Board don't sell tickets for the fifth day of a Test. Quite right too. In the present helter ...

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The battle is hotting up

Whether the Aussies are the best team in the world or not, the on-going Ashes series is an absorbing and enjoyable contest. TED CORBETT ...

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A matter of grave concern

Australia's signature tune has been missing in this Ashes series so far and it has not been able to tune its batting to the beat of the English ...

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Winning demands conservatism and adventure

ROHIT BRIJNATH PHIL MICKELSON looks like an amiable dentist, but has spent much of a career trying to ...

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Ricky Ponting