Dec 17, 2005

In full steam

Shoaib Akhtar claimed 17 wickets, including a five-wicket innings haul at the business end of the three-Test series as Pakistan vanquished the ...

Briefing

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Mahela's magic is only solace

S. DINAKAR MAHELA JAYAWARDENE'S batsmanship is touched by class. And a bit of magic. Years fall away as ...

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Closing time: retirement from boxing

MICHAEL KLIMES Some day, they're going to write a blues song just for fighters. It will be for a slow guitar and a soft trumpet and a ...

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Oh, Henry...

The weather was typical of London, cold and damp with a light drizzle. Called up again after 15 minutes, Rebello made what he called his "two ...

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There's plenty at stake here too

WHILE international cricket is all frenzy, speed, tension and high attention, Ranji is relaxed, relatively stress-free and played as if in slow ...

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The misunderstood Merv

Merv Hughes was always more of a thinker than he pretended, and every bit as much a cricketer. He is a thinker dressed as a joker, writes PETER ...

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Getting his feet right, he's looking for great feats

S. DINAKAR YUVRAJ SINGH has undergone a metamorphosis mentally and technically. His transformation into a free-stroking, but judicious ...

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DRACULA v WOLF MAN at Old Trafford

ROY KEANE has left Old Trafford. Unceremoniously booted out by the waning but unforgiving Alex Ferguson, whatever the camouflage the club has ...

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Red Englishman

N. U. ABILASH NOT too long ago, David Beckham used to say that red was the colour he loved the most. The faithful who then used to ...

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END GAME

TED CORBETT NOVEMBER 28: We go into central Lahore to find an office where we can get 800 sheets of photocopying done cheaper than the ...

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Need for a mature approach

GIVING vent to frustrations can be expected from a dropped player, but never have we seen the spectacle of sacked selectors criticising the ...

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Making practice meaningful

We are practising better. We are treating every practice like a match and whether bowling or batting, we are trying to win the contest. — Ricky ...

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What a fall!

All of the teams skippered by Sobers, Kanhai, Lloyd and Richards lacked nothing in skills. But the far superior results of the Lloyd and ...

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SUNIL AND ISHA step back to step ahead

KAMESH SRINIVASAN THE question all along has been `why have the top players not been playing the national championship in tennis?' It was ...

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Ljubicic takes Croatia to the promised land

All year, in a consistent performance that surely puts him behind only Federer, Nadal, Safin in tennis achievement in 2005, Ivan Ljubicic was ...

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In full steam

Shoaib Akhtar claimed 17 wickets, including a five-wicket innings haul at the business end of the three-Test series as Pakistan vanquished the ...

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From Ashes winners to sad losers

TED CORBETT MICHAEL VAUGHAN, the England captain, generously praised Pakistan "the better team" and said ...

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Respecting Ganguly

Sir, — The piece on Sourav Ganguly by Rohit Brijnath (The Sportstar dated November 26) was quite interesting and a fitting tribute to the man — ...

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All about cabin fever

UNBELIEVABLE as it may sound, in being beaten by Pakistan 2-0 in the recent three-Test series, the England cricket team could well have been ...

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`I did not allow the BCCI boat to be rocked'

G. VISWANATH FOR 12 years, Kerala Cricket Association's S. Karunakaran Nair served the BCCI in several ...

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Yuvraj Singh