Sep 24, 2005

Player power and game plans

FRANK TYSON THE BBC's Brains Trust of the post-war years relied on the grey matter of men like — "it all ...

Briefing

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Player power and game plans

FRANK TYSON THE BBC's Brains Trust of the post-war years relied on the grey matter of men like — "it all ...

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No substitute for fair play

WITH the passage of each Test series, a little worm of paradox gnaws away steadily at the heart of world cricket. Every spring the game's ...

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`I can hold a Test spot as a batsman'

I think whoever is going to be captain, I am sure it is going to be decided very shortly, should be made clear. It's good to be clear, whether ...

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Women salvage Indian pride

K. P. MOHAN THE women salvaged some pride for India in the 16th Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon.

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The real Bobby Moore

THAT celebrated cricket commentator, the late John Arlott, once dismissively referred to footballers' autobiographies as "ghosted fanfare." Who ...

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Seeking answers to certain questions

I MUST clarify that my last column was written much before the rapid slide of India's poor performances began in Zimbabwe. While writing the ...

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Fans have their fill

THE US Open is the second oldest Grand Slam tournament in the world and in my book the second most prestigious title. The problem in following ...

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Federer: how good is he? We don't yet know

Roger Federer like Pete Sampras is translating his talent on court, but with six he is not even halfway to the 14 Slams of Sampras. ROHIT ...

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The game was the winner

WELL played England! It played brilliantly and deserved to win. Also congratulations to both the teams for the spirit in which the tough series ...

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England's other hero

Warne appeared to give Pietersen a long lecture, which I suspect probably included a few words about his future conduct. If Pietersen is to ...

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HARARE, the ideal place for a camp

IN olden times sadhus went to the mountains to meditate and reflect, seek peace and search for the ultimate essence of life. Recently, the ...

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RECALLING different days

TED CORBETT SEPTEMBER 5. Fred Trueman, as broadly Yorkshire as ever, his eyebrows bristling, sits at the picture window of his bungalow ...

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India's maiden series triumph

GULU EZEKIEL THE year 1952 was a tumultuous and eventful one for Indian cricket. Twenty years after ...

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Onward march, New England

The Oval was the emotional destination of a journey started in the late 1990s by a cricketing nation to change its identity from England to New ...

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Monarch of Mainz

ONCE again, Viswanathan Anand made it clear that he was in no mood to let the Mainz Chess Classic title slip away from his grasp. By ...

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Indian football and its ways

KNOWN for his cautious approach and shrewd tactics, it must have disturbed national football coach Sukhvinder Singh that the Indian team ...

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It's wobbly at the top for China

K. P. MOHAN CHINA was on top of the medals standings yet again, but its overwhelming superiority was ...

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A nation in celebration

The greatest Test series had come to an end and those spectators left in the ground cheered and cheered and cheered, by TED CORBETT The autumn ...

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Living up to expectations

RAKESH RAO GIVEN Viswanathan Anand's awesome reputation in the shorter version of the game, the chess world had expected him to remain ...

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Kim Clijsters