Feb 21, 2009

It points towards improvements

Let’s not get carried away by West Indies’ thumping victory against England at Sabina Park. Chris Gayle & Co. must take the series and ...

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It points towards improvements

Let’s not get carried away by West Indies’ thumping victory against England at Sabina Park. Chris Gayle & Co. must take the series and ...

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Pathans to the fore

Irfan and Yusuf packed a punch together on a dramatic night of fortune swings. In a stressful situation, the brothers were calm. The right-left ...

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Some consolation for Sri Lanka

The final ODI might have been a dead rubber game but there was plenty riding on the match. India was seeking a Perfect 10 — its tenth ...

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Perfect assignment

India has moved on from the phase when it challenged merely for the odd Test victory abroad; thanks to the efforts of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul ...

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Jayawardene to step down from captaincy

These are difficult days for Jayawardene. While his team has been largely out-played by India in a 4-1 verdict in the one-dayers, the skipper’s ...

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Putting a new spin on things

According to former Aussie skipper Johnson, spinners such as Lock and Laker bowled the ball into the softer England turfs so that it remained ...

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Hertzberger is the Dutch hero

There never was any doubt about the supremacy of the Netherlands. Despite the absence of its top players, Taeke Taekema and Teun de Nooijer, ...

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Survival of the fittest

Natela Dzalamidze’s fitness stood her in good stead as she bent back her compatriot Anna Rapoport’s challenge in the final to emerge ...

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Seeking fresh challenges

The biggest difference between Nethaji Sports Club and other sides in the CFA Senior Division this season was the partnership of the Ivorian ...

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Little Kaiser

Michael Ballack was thrice crowned German Footballer of the Year and was named by Pele as one of the greatest living footballers of all time, ...

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Managerial mayhem

Calling Big Phil Scolari, as some critics have, still one of the best managers in the world rings hollow indeed and surely ignores the ...

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Welcome return

The subtleness of his control over a match endeared him to all and Juan Carlos Valeron remains one of those few players who can claim to be ...

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More than just a club

FC Barcelona, one of the most popular football clubs in the world, is not only about football. It is also actively involved in promoting UNICEF ...

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‘Make it short and quick’

For Pankaj Advani, the Padma Shri award is a great honour. "Watching sportsmen receive such awards will be a motivation for youngsters to ...