Sep 19, 2009

Hungry and ambitious

Pankaj Advani’s victory in the 2009 World Professional Billiards Championship needs to be applauded, celebrated and romanticised. For it has ...



Point for Leander in Indian rivalry

Leander and Mahesh on the opposite sides in a Grand Slam doubles final set the adrenaline racing in India. Leander prevailed, thanks to his ...


The American annihilation

The Americans are faltering, even at their home Grand Slam, because the rest of the tennis world has caught up. Kunal Diwan takes stock.


Can Dhoni & Co do it?

A lot is expected of India which has made significant strides in ODIs. How the team copes in the absence of Virender Sehwag remains to be seen.


Eric Cantona: brilliance and violence

There can be no doubt that as an attacker, in almost every sense, you might say, the Frenchman was one of the finest of his time. Powerfully ...


Days numbered?

A sudden identity crisis has hit the 50-overs game. S. Ram Mahesh looks into its chances of survival. The 50-over format has been the ...


The tri-ratnas

‘Sportstar’ got up-close with the three decorated sportspersons, Vijender Singh, Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar, to find out what success, wealth ...


He breathed cricket

As an administrator, chairman of the National selection committee, manager of Indian teams and as President of the BCCI, Raj Singh Dungarpur ...


Proving a point

Pankaj Advani has finally nailed the one title that had eluded him for the past few years — the World professional billiards crown. With his ...