May 31, 2014

The opening gambit with a mailed fist!

The Twenty20 format allows batsmen, the openers especially, to indulge themselves. Vijay Lokapally focusses on the subject. They are ...

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The opening gambit with a mailed fist!

The Twenty20 format allows batsmen, the openers especially, to indulge themselves. Vijay Lokapally focusses on the subject. They are ...

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Warming up to his new role

David Warner loves opening and would play in that role for his country. He, however, says that in the IPL he is enjoying the challenge of ...

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And those wingers…

Wingers tended to go into eclipse after England won the 1966 World Cup with what were nicknamed Alf Ramsey’s ‘Wingless Wonders’. Ramsey tried ...

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Blazing Indians

There are some really good Indian batsmen, some of whom have not even played for the country, who have risen to the occasion in IPL 7. By V. V.

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A pioneer in dribbling the game

Though it has won only one World Cup title in 14 appearances, the nation has been in the forefront in the business of propagating football.

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Making quarters thrice, its best show

It could be argued that Switzerland achieves more recognition for its off-field activities. Switzerland’s connection with football, ...

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Regional powerhouse

One of the smallest countries in terms of size and population to take part in this year’s edition, Honduras’s list of achievements on the world ...

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Footballing minnow

Ecuador first entered the World Cup qualifiers for the 1950 edition in Brazil, but withdrew. It gave the 1954 and 1958 tournaments a miss as ...

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Playing below potential

Though Argentina has fared better than Brazil at the continental level, the nation’s yield from the World Cup has not been all that remarkable ...

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A great start but…

Nigeria’s maiden appearance in the 1994 World Cup was a revelation. The Super Eagles almost knocked Italy out in the second round. The ...

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The ones that fell by the wayside

Italy, the defending champion, was knocked out early from the 2010 edition. Skipper Fabio Cannavaro though finds a bit of comfort through the ...

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All set for the first feel fo the big stage

For Bosnia and Herzegovina, which became a full member of the FIFA only in 1996, qualifying for the 2014 World Cup is its greatest moment.

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‘A great feeling to win a WTA title’

“It has been a good year so far, having entered a couple of finals including the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open. More importantly, ...

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The big moment against its biggest foe

The 2-1 defeat of United States at France 98 remains Iran’s only victory in the World Cup from nine appearances at three editions, but there is ...

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