May 2, 2009

Taking big strides

The Indian Premier League has been a launching pad for a welter of talented cricketers. It has witnessed players from the periphery moving to ...

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Taking big strides

The Indian Premier League has been a launching pad for a welter of talented cricketers. It has witnessed players from the periphery moving to ...

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Kelly ends 7-year drought

American veteran Jerry Kelly won his first title in seven years on April 26, fighting back after squandering the lead to win the $6.2 million ...

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Bopara makes merry

Ravi Bopara complemented the good work done by the Kings XI bowlers to steer his side to a superb seven-wicket victory. Kings XI Punjab ...

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Yusuf blitz sinks Knight Riders

Rajasthan Royals pulled off a sensational victory against Knight Riders, as Yusuf Pathan plundered Ajantha Mendis in the Super Over.

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De Villiers goes on the rampage

In a contest of micron-thin margin, Delhi Daredevils emerged winner. And the man who set up the Delhi outfit’s victory was A. B. de Villiers, ...

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Kallis hopeful

Bangalore Royal Challengers’ performance may have hit rock bottom in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League last year, but ...

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Battle within a battle

Andrew Flintoff proved his worth against Kevin Pietersen in their IPL clash, writes Lawrence Booth. If there were one or two murmurs ...

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A real dampener

With rains playing havoc with some of the matches, Kings XI Punjab was the team that was the most affected. Daniel Vettori and the rain ...

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KP's flop show

The Newlands crowd, sections of which booed Kevin Pietersen to the wicket, found the whole thing a hoot. By Lawrence Booth. Dismissed ...

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All For a good cause

Adam Gilchrist (in pic) is known for his lusty hitting. This year his big hits, apart from helping his team Deccan Chargers, will also bring ...

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In awe of Kumble & Warne

Harbhajan Singh has always been a big fan of Anil Kumble. He might be India’s leading spinner now, but Harbhajan says he’s still in awe of ...

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Modi’s gesture

The IPL Chairman and Commissioner, Lalit Modi, may be perceived as being ruthless and very ambitious, but his charity work has not gone ...

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Dada is a dude

John Buchanan’s crazy multi-captain theory might have deprived Sourav Ganguly (in pic) of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ captaincy, but the team’s ...

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Entertainment at its best

Lucrative prizes have transformed what was scorned as a professional “dog eat dog”, unethical and win-at-all-costs ungentlemanly tug-of-war ...

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A blogger on the prowl

It will be interesting to see how much further the fake IPL player blog goes and what it does for player forums and other internet interactions ...

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Eye for detail remains his big advantage

The fastidious Abhinav Bindra tells Rohit Brijnath that he’s going to try and find a new route to a medal in London 2012. Abhinav Bindra ...

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Marathon man

Dilip Tirkey, the most-capped hockey player in the world, talks to V. V. Subrahmanyam about the highs and lows of his career. Two years ...

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Pillar of consistency

Although Phil Neville does not attract a media scrum like David Beckham, thrill crowds like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes or have a trophy ...

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Goalkeeping disasters

If Arsenal’s second choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (in pic) begins it well, then he goes on to play well. Should he begin with a mistake, ...

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A dream come true

Gaganjeet Bhullar, who has qualified for the British Open in July this year, is determined to make the best of the opportunity. By V. V.

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Enthralling drama

It was a demonstration of attacking, penetrative football at its highest level by Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur, with two each ...

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No stopping Button

The Brawn GP driver continued his superb form in Bahrain to post his third victory of the season. By Maurice Hamilton. Jenson Button ...

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‘LA Lakers is a first class team’

A. C. Green considers himself fortunate to have played in NBA for 15 years. “NBA has taught me plenty of lessons in life,” says the former Los ...