Jan 17, 2009

Swiss all set for Mission Sampras

As Roger Federer braces up for his 10th straight Australian Open, an event he has won thrice, the big question is will he be able to draw level ...

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Swiss all set for Mission Sampras

As Roger Federer braces up for his 10th straight Australian Open, an event he has won thrice, the big question is will he be able to draw level ...

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Strauss faces biggest test

Never have the new captain’s diplomatic skills been more needed than in the wake of Kevin Pietersen’s self-destruction. By David Hopps.

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Revolt rebounds on fallen Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen's departure was the inevitable consequence of a growing mutual mistrust, writes David Hopps. The enforced resignation of ...

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The ups and downs of Pietersen's captaincy

August 4, 2008: Kevin Pietersen replaces Michael Vaughan as England's Test captain and also takes over the one-day captaincy from Paul ...

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The ECB did the right thing

The long and short of it was that Pietersen was found wanting in terms of strategy and once things went wrong, he started looking for venues to ...

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It’s six-in-a-row for Ganguly

The champion from Kolkata won just four games, but, importantly, he didn’t lose a single encounter in the all-play-all tournament featuring 13 ...

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Surprise package

Six years ago, Akshayraj Kore (in pic) decided to take a break from chess to concentrate on his studies. Now he is not so sure if that was a ...

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Looking for motivation

Surya Shekhar Ganguly is happy to have created history in Mangalore. However, he rates his first National ‘A’ title he won in Kozhikode in 2003 ...

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Humpy looks ahead

Koneru Humpy no doubt enjoys her status as the World No. 2 in women’s chess, but her ultimate goal is to win the world title. By V. V.

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He has the spark

Vidit, the World under-14 champion, has already set his sights firmly on becoming a Grandmaster in 2009, writes V. V. Subrahmanyam. He ...

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Chelsea’s economy drive continues

The extent of the economising at Stamford Bridge has surprised club insiders, who describe the restrictions on complimentary tickets as ...

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Liverpool and its Gerrard woes

Steven Gerrard is always a vigorous competitor, but neither on nor off the field could he be considered a violent man. Yet, the history of ...

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Keen to be Real deal

Lassana Diarra’s no-nonsense style of play is exactly what Real requires at the moment as it looks to put a disastrous start to the season ...

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In the spotlight

Stephen Ireland progressed through the youth ranks at Manchester City, breaking into the first team in the 2005-2006 season, and he has been ...

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Shooting the Gunners to safety

Arsenal was facing a dreary draw until substitute Nicklas Bendtner finished crisply from an acute angle, with six minutes remaining, to keep ...

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Chelsea stripped of its competence

Chelsea had not been beaten so heavily by Manchester United since 2002, the year before Roman Abramovich’s takeover. Kevin McCarra reports.