Jan 11, 2014

Quintessential 2013!

There is usually something underwhelming about a post-Olympic year in sport, but 2013 has had its momentous evenings. The retirements of two ...

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Quintessential 2013!

There is usually something underwhelming about a post-Olympic year in sport, but 2013 has had its momentous evenings. The retirements of two ...

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A winning streak of six!

It was a fruitful year in which India enhanced its image as a formidable team and its Test triumphs stood out as glowing examples of the ...

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More highs than lows

The overwhelming buzz about the last 12 months was all feel-good as India won almost every ODI outing, be it a series (both bilateral and tri) ...

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Revenge served hot

After a setback in England, earlier in 2013, a regrouped Australia regained the Ashes. The well-bonded Aussies played hard and celebrated with ...

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The IPL mess

The unseemly sequence of events last May has raised several questions on the ways adopted by a small group of cricketers to make a quick buck, ...

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Sindhu’s surge

Having won the Malaysian Open and the Macau Open Gold Grand Prix, apart from the bronze medal at the World Championship, the 18-year-old P. V.

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A league for the Indians

With the Chinese players opting out for various reasons, the Indian Badminton League obviously suffered, lacking the representation of the ...

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German clubs dominate

For all the continued dominance of Bayern and Dortmund, the German national side is yet to display the ruthless efficiency associated with its ...

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Rise of Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen managed to waylay Viswanathan Anand three times in 10 games. The hapless Indian realised he had walked into his rival’s ...

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Chasing a record

The Brazilians, as a team, have hardly played any competitive football over the past four years, but an amazing amalgamation of attacking ...

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Some stumbled, others flew…

The year offered a lot more but the following are among the ones that stood out. Stan Rayan takes stock. With a yellow shoe on his right ...

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Another year of repeated shame

A major fallout of the controversies that surfaced during the year has been the decision of the IAAF to bring back the four-year ban for a ...

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Eventful, exhilarating and enchanting

The Hockey India League and the launch of the Hockey World League were on top of the agenda in the year that rolled by. An analysis by S.

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L’affaire Armstrong

In the post-Armstrong days, no one might actually cover the hairpins on the Alps at the pace with which the American did, and the races will ...

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Vettel: breaking free after the break!

Sebastian Vettel hogged the headlines by hijacking the second half of the F1 season, but there were sub-plots too, intriguing and bizarre, that ...