Jan 4, 2014

Pulse-pounding casino Jo'burg

It was that kind of day, a riveting one in which cricket gladdened hearts with its ability to defy preconceived notions and its infinite ...

Briefing

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World Cup and the wingers

As we look ahead to the Brazilian World Cup, we find three of unquestionably the best wingers in football all keen to move into the middle.

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If you moan about home, you’ve had it!

Antagonising the home support never does end well for managers struggling to find results. Ask Andre Villas-Boas. By Pradeep Kumar. By ...

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Light amidst gloom

Kerala, as has been the case in the past, dominated the five-day event, with its girls excelling and helping it to win the overall championship ...

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Rika’s revenge

Rika Fujiwara had won her last title in India — a $50,000 tournament in Pune — four years ago. The 32-year-old Japanese won another title in ...

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Pulse-pounding casino Jo'burg

It was that kind of day, a riveting one in which cricket gladdened hearts with its ability to defy preconceived notions and its infinite ...

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There were two winners!

The first Test between India and South Africa, that concluded as a draw in Johannesburg on a manic Sunday, will be forever remembered as a ...

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A crackling affair

It was a great endorsement of the longer format of the game. The script was nothing like what it was deemed to be as the young Indians competed ...

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Life’s good, but it’s hard work

Zimbabwe’s poor economy is a remarkable contrast to the one that permeates South Africa. The disparities trigger a constant migration of labour ...

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Sport blowing away prejudice

The Soweto Oval tells a story of how an oppressed community found its feet in cricket, writes K.C. Vijaya Kumar. “Denjlanga — my brother ...

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Chucking umpiring for coaching

“I am determined to achieve my first objective of guiding Goa to the knock-out phase of the Ranji Trophy, if not this season at least in the ...

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The curse of the oval pitch?

A pitch is like a second home to players. When they insult it in a drunken stupor, revenge is round the corner; or so it seems. It was ...

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A rabid world

Too much good comes from sport — by persuading children to keep fit, by preventing obesity in adults and providing entertainment across all age ...

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Rishi on a roll

His commendable role as skipper of the Himachal Ranji team this season has also enhanced Rishi Dhawan’s reputation as a player of substance, ...

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Chess corner

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Now, pressure cooker, snooker!

“The reason why I opted for professional snooker was because I was getting a little bored. The boredom was not about achieving, but I was ...

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Yawning gap between the best and India

The 10th place finish was the worst ever performance by India in the Junior World Cup. It is up to Hockey India and its experts to figure out ...

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‘Copying Australian or European style too much will not help’

“India has a lot of good players and it can become one of the best teams in the world. India has to import the knowledge and experience of the ...