Dec 12, 2009

India’s tryst with history

Scaling the summit of Test cricket is a significant moment for India. Test cricket, the most complete and challenging form of the game, is back ...

Briefing

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Highest score and highest ranking

Test cricket returned to Brabourne after 36 years and the occasion was made memorable by a high-octane and breath-taking innings of 293 from ...

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Sehwag’s blitzkrieg

The Delhi opener really amazes everyone with his approach and ironically for one who was considered too flashy for an opener in Test cricket, ...

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Messi, by a mile

Barca pocketed three titles in 2008/09, inspired by a prolific Messi who had 38 strikes in 51 games during that period. Winning the Ballon d’Or ...

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English ups and downs

After many months out of action, Joe Cole suddenly returned to the Chelsea team recently at Stamford Bridge, not on the left or right wing ...

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I-League stars

CHIDI EDEH A long list of Nigerians have left their mark on Indian football since the explosive introduction of Chima Okorie to the ...

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St. Joseph's success story

The St. Joseph's Sports Academy's contribution to athletics in Tamil Nadu, and Chennai in particular, is immense. Headed by the dynamic ...

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The enduring charm of the Kolkata Derby

The Mohun Bagan-East Bengal encounters are still a colossal draw, but it’s the teams from Western India that are calling the shots in the ...

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Alfie Burden’s moment of glory

The Englishman not only made good use of the chances that came his way but also committed fewer mistakes than his adversary in pressure ...

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Competitors from villages to the fore

Most of the medallists were not from the cities, but from villages far removed from luxuries such as synthetic tracks and modern-day stadia.

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Darren Morgan: Solid as ever

In the Masters category of the World Snooker Championship the focus was on three big names — Darren Morgan of Wales, Dene O’Kane of New Zealand ...

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Record Breakers

NATIONAL RECORDS Boys Under-18 — 5000m: Indrajeet Patel (UP) 14:53.69. Old: 14:55.20 — Mukesh Kumar (UP); Hammer throw: Sukhdev Singh ...

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Ng-On proves her mettle

The victory is a tribute to the 19-year-old player from Hong Kong who combined youthful exuberance with class and was consistent right through ...

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‘Coaching came naturally to me’

“It is important for us to win the team title but it is equally important for us to train our young players. Our Federation is concentrating on ...

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