Aug 29, 2009

How the Ashes was won

England will concentrate on the future, finding a successor to the now retired Andrew Flintoff and trying to ensure that the successes of this ...

Briefing

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It’s anybody’s Open

Though the field is wide open, the fitness of the players and the trying conditions at Flushing Meadows could determine the outcome at the last ...

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England’s Big day arrives

It has been that kind of a triumph, squeezed out by an often fragile team against opponents who frequently threatened to tighten their grip on ...

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One step up

Poojashree Venkatesh held her nerve to win her first international title in home conditions, writes Kamesh Srinivasan. For long, ...

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Danish duo's big day

The sight of Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl kissing the court and erupting into wild celebrations at the end of the mixed doubles ...

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Button feels the heat

Jenson Button spent most of the race regretting a simple but costly error during qualifying. By running wide at turn four, Button not only lost ...

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Lin Dan rolls into history

China continued its domination of world badminton by winning four of the five titles at stake. V. V. Subrahmanyam reports. Lin Dan left a ...

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Keeping the focus right

Meet the man behind Abhinav Bindra’s mental fortitude. Dr. Amit Bhattacharjee has already notched up three PhD degrees and has now set his ...

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Bolt becomes box-office

The legendary Michael Johnson struggled to describe the Jamaican’s amazing feats as he shattered records and powers of description. By Anna ...

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'Sir usain bolt? That would be very nice'

"What can I say?" asked Usain Bolt, having just demolished his 200m world record in 19.19 seconds at the World Athletics Championships. What ...

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Semenya cannot escape gender controversy

Caster Semenya's gold medal in the 800m should have been the proudest moment of the South African teenager's life. But for the athlete whose ...

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Khade leads the charge

The Asian Age Group competition held in Tokyo was a memorable one for India. Its swimmers came home with a rich haul of eight gold, eight ...

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Gender and sport's duty of care

The doubts over the world women's 800m champion Caster Semenya's gender extends a fraught August for two of the sports most associated with ...

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In big league

After a long wait, women’s boxing is at last ready to make its appearance at the London Games in 2012. With a rich pool of quality fighters ...

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Consistency is his forte

Last year, goalkeeper Tim Howard was an integral part of the Everton side that reached the FA Cup final, producing heroics in the semifinal ...

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Youngsters come of age

The most encouraging thing about Arsenal’s immaculate start is the variety of scoring options in the team. They have scored 12 goals so far ...

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England’s troubles

How can one put any faith in Fabio Capello and his team selections, so long as he goes on indulging David Beckham in this irrational and ...

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Rooney reaches a milestone

Goalscorers always have a habit of hogging the attention and after becoming the 21st player in United’s history to score 100 or more goals for ...

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Barrichello ends five-year wait

Lewis Hamilton, robbed of victory by a pit-lane fiasco, finishes second. Over to Maurice Hamilton. Confusion during a McLaren pit stop ...

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A boon for cricketers

The BCCI’s initiative to encourage the corporate bodies across the country to provide jobs to cricketers will have a big impact on the ...

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ANDY MURRAY