Oct 10, 2009

Chokers on the big stage

For the second time this year, following its debacle in the World Twenty20 Championship, India has failed to qualify for the semifinals of an ...

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Taking adversity by the horns

Sri Lanka, England, Pakistan. The New Zealand hit-list was impressive as the team stormed into the final. S. DINAKAR reports. Cricket is ...

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Watson, Ponting crack the whip

It was a night when the Aussies reminded the world that they could still be a formidable force. A potentially hazardous target of 258 was ...

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One-dayers can be engrossing

The answer to the survival of the 50-overs-a-side game could lie in the nature of pitches. When a pitch is as lively as the one at the ...

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Spate of upsets

Three fancied sides, South Africa, Sri Lanka and India, were knocked out before the semifinals. The different nature of the surfaces at ...

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Blessed are those who watched it!

The league match between Australia and Pakistan was more than just a Champions Trophy game, more than a one-day international, more than a ...

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Meet the real Gautam Gambhir

Pressure, criticism, healthy rivalry, difficult but attainable goals have all been part of Gautam Gambhir’s learning process. VIJAY LOKAPALLY ...

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A well-deserved crown

The words ‘great batsman’ and ‘nice human being’ are often used in the same breath while referring to Gundappa Viswanath. K. C. VIJAYA KUMAR ...

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India’s pride dented

The failure to win the individual men’s recurve event is seen as the nation’s biggest reverse in recent times, writes S. Sabanayakan.

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UEFA and Platini

The European body and its president are to be applauded for trying to bring some kind of economic sense and justice into European football in ...

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On-field training crucial

The training methods adopted by India in the last decade have been directed towards prevention of injuries but ironically, the incidence of ...

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The sheer joy of competing and winning

The years of experience have changed Leander Paes’ perspective. “Over the years I have realised that the outcome, no matter how well I play, is ...

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