Aug 22, 2009

Honour for TNSA

Admiral Sureesh Mehta, Chief of Naval Staff, didn't waste much time in mentioning the reason for his visit to Chennai. "Good results by the ...

Briefing

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The new Australian hero

Michael Clarke is no more the ‘wild kid’ with a wealth of talent. The 28-year-old Aussie batsman is Ricky Ponting’s heir apparent and a worthy ...

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Down memory lane

No bowler since July 1956 has ever equalled Jim Laker’s achievement of taking 19 wickets in a Test match. I dare hazard a guess that no bowler ...

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Over in 2-1/2 days

The Australians bowled beautifully — mixing sharp, well-pitched up outswingers with aggressive bouncers — and there was a little help from the ...

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Star attractions

Kevin Pietersen who has suffered another setback is an imposing batsman but has not so far confirmed that he is an immortal. His heart and mind ...

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Egyptians rule the roost

The African nation lit up an otherwise mundane junior championship, writes Kunal Diwan. If the world junior squash championship escaped ...

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Coach with a magic touch

Percy Oncken has groomed quite a few Brazilian teams into world champions. He, however, gives much of the credit to the system in his country.

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Playing in European leagues is the key

Former India player and National coach A. Ramana Rao is perplexed with the Indian mindset of playing in the Gulf leagues. He is of the view ...

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Madurai to the fore

It is a paradox of sorts that Tamil Nadu, despite its long history and tradition in hockey, has very few tournaments for women. Perhaps the ...

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Of Ferrari’s three-car plan and Schumi’s return

Luca di Montezemolo , the Ferrari president, wants each Formula One team to have the right to run three cars in the World Championship, a move ...

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Mediocrity rules

The reasons for the sub-par performances were varied. While some athletes opted to take a break after taking part in major international meets, ...

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A fascinating comeback stalled

A neck injury deprived us of one of the year’s great stories, and no one will be more disappointed than Michael Schumacher himself, writes ...

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Good enough and old enough

At the end of last season, Jack Wilshere, 17, destroyed the defence of Liverpool’s youth team, in the final of the FA Youth Cup, home and away.

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Yang outplays Tiger

The South Korean overhauled a two-shot lead of world No. 1 Tiger Woods. By Lawrence Donegan. The final day of the 2009 US PGA ...

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Bassong on song

The Tottenham Hotspur debutant made insipid Liverpool pay, and if the sort of control the team exerted over its fancied rival is to be repeated ...

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Sussex’s T20 glory

Dwayne Smith’s flamboyant strokeplay, which resulted in three mighty sixes, powered Sussex to 172 for seven, easily the highest score of the ...

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In the spotlight

El-Hadji Diouf, 28, has already played for Sochaux, Rennes, Lens, Liverpool, Bolton, Sunderland and is now at Blackburn. That nomadic existence ...

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Dravid’s back

Former India captain Rahul Dravid (in pic), expectedly, made a return to the one-day squad while Virender Sehwag, who is recuperating from a ...

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MICHAEL PHELPS