Jul 18, 2009

A player of protean talent

At the Bernabeu Stadium, 80,000 spectators turned up to see Cristiano Ronaldo introduced. Big and strong, standing 1.85 metres, weighing a ...

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Of wealth and kudos

Mountains of cash may buy good players, but not the loyalty and desire needed to turn a team into world beaters, writes Paul Wilson. If ...

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Viareggio: a soccer town in mourning

Over the course of many years, Viareggio, in the spring, regularly put on one of the most competitive and attractive youth tournaments in ...

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Wing wizard

Whether it is out wide on the left, the right or tucked in just behind a lone striker, Joe Cole has more than fulfilled the potential he first ...

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Until he masters Nadal…

Roger Federer’s inferior head-to-head record against Rafael Nadal means the title of ‘greatest ever’ may remain just out of his reach, writes ...

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‘A great cricketer and a fantastic human being’

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, one of the greatest opening batsmen in Test history, turned 60 on July 10, 2009. His Bombay team-mate and childhood ...

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‘I work hard at what I do’

Andrew Flintoff talks to Laura Barton about the drinking, the fame game and why he is raising money for a physiotherapy unit at a children’s ...

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Great escape

The draw at Cardiff has changed the course of the series, and brought a country that had begun to believe the old urn was about to slip from ...

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Looking out for an Indian in the draw

Saina Nehwal’s brilliant performance in major international competitions against players of varied skills has helped inspire a legion of young ...

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Blame it on the pitches

It is fairly clear from the Cardiff Test that the traditional form of the game has its place and any tinkering will result in the deterioration ...

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Chetan Anand justifies his billing

Chetan Anand kept up the heat on Anand Pawar to snuff out the fourth seed’s aspirations of causing an upset in men’s singles of the second Tata ...

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‘Signs are encouraging’

FIBA Commissioner Norman Isaac is optimistic about Indian basketball. “Things are looking up for the game in the country,” he says in a chat ...

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It’s Webber’s party at Nurburgring

It was a well-merited success for the popular Australian, whose early-season form had been dramatically compromised by a tough recovery from a ...

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It’s not racing

The question is not whether culling two geriatrics will restore Formula One’s identity but whether the sport has an identity to restore, writes ...

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Australian GP in jeopardy

The Australian Grand Prix will likely be scrapped if leading teams form a breakaway Formula One series in 2010, Australian F1 race chief Ron ...

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Barrichello blasts Brawn

Rubens Barrichello launched an extraordinary attack on his Brawn-Mercedes team after the German Grand Prix, accusing them of making him lose ...

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A swimmer with great potential

Following his good performance at the Asian Youth Championship, Aaron D’Souza is aiming to win a few more medals at the Asian Age Group ...

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ANDY RODDICK