Jun 6, 2009

The mark of greatness

Lionel Messi has scored 38 goals in all competitions this season, enough to place his performance on the same plane as Cristiano Ronaldo’s in ...



Barely any fight

It is odd to realise that Manchester United may prefer to forget a campaign in which they won the Club World Cup, the League Cup and, ...


Gunners’ troubles

It is hard to see who could possibly take over from the shrewd and sophisticated Arsene Wenger (in pic) and do any better, or even just as ...


Farewell gift to Hiddink

This is the first trophy Chelsea have won since Jose Mourinho signed off his silverware account with victory against Manchester United here two ...


Talented playmaker

It is a fitting end to a remarkable career for Luis Figo, one of the modern greats, who has collected major trophies from the Spanish Primera ...


Mizoram meets its match in Punjab

With the youngsters given the opportunity to display their talent in front of the I-League club coaches, it was football skills that mattered, ...


Real test for Team India

The T20 format is extremely unpredictable, and with the ball likely to jag around in England, the ICC World Twenty20, 2009 will not be short of ...


Advantage India

India has a well-balanced side and should start the favourite, writes S. Dinakar. The Indians will have to cope with the burden of ...


In champions it trusts

The Mittal Champions Trust, which is preparing athletes for the 2012 London Olympics, foresees a bright future for India. By Kamesh Srinivasan.


Cost cap reversal at what cost?

If the FIA accepts FOTA’s wish to defer the cost cap until 2011, it will affect the new teams whose entries for 2010 were prompted by the ...


The best man wins

The battle of the world’s best players was won convincingly by Barcelona’s playmaker and one of the goalscorers on the night, Lionel Messi. By ...