Aug 15, 2009

Set to conquer more barriers?

Experts aren’t wasting their time predicting whether Usain Bolt can take the sprint double once again at the Berlin World Championships; that ...

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Set to conquer more barriers?

Experts aren’t wasting their time predicting whether Usain Bolt can take the sprint double once again at the Berlin World Championships; that ...

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Time for settling scores

Many of the forecasts and predictions did not come true in Beijing, and the athletes who suffered surprise defeats should be waiting for the ...

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Indian angle: Nothing much to look forward to

On the placings table for the World Championships there are just two entries against India. Both belong to long jumper Anju George; a ...

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Another big step forward

Somdev Devvarman is a fighter. He may not have the big weapons, but he more than makes up for it with his big heart that never gives up, writes ...

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Freddie will be missed

The tag of genuine all-rounder fitted Andrew Flintoff so well. His presence inspired the England side as much as Ian Botham’s did in the 1980s.

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What others say

After nine months of playing, we come home for just 10 days. We don’t want somebody to intrude our privacy for dope tests during that small ...

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Rain intervention and Clarke’s brilliance

Michael Clarke, a cherubic young man waiting to step into Ricky Ponting’s shoes, concentrated so hard that he was able to bat all the final ...

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Why the apprehension?

The worst that WADA can do is to go back to pre-2009 or else give a few concessions to team sports. Either way there will be no escape for ...

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The Bobby Robson enigma

Roll back the years, and we find Bobby as a fine, young teenaged footballer in his native North East, much coveted by major clubs, though ...

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Are the Big Four big enough?

The Big Four — Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool — have chinks in their armour and it’s as good a time as any for the other ...

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Defeat spurs Phelps to even greater feats

Responding to rare setbacks is the key hallmark of the Olympian's greatness - and the swimming pool in Rome witnessed just that. By Andy Bull.

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Changing lanes

“I might not be swimming in National meets, but international meets are very much on the radar,” says Shikha Tandon (in pic), who is leaving ...