May 7, 2018

An affirmation of Kane’s leadership

In the Test series against New Zealand, England, full of scars from the Ashes defeat and away from home for long, blinked first. Yet it only yielded after it had completely exhausted itself.

Briefing

Last Word

And the credit goes to...

No one pretends any more that sports and politics do not mix. Sport is often politics by other means.

Gennext

Suraj Karkera - Attracted to the goalkeeper’s kit

The young goalkeeper’s aim is to win a medal at the Olympics.

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Morne Morkel - With a reach exceeding his grasp

Morne Morkel belongs to the very tiniest minority of players who leave international cricket while they are still improving. In his last 15 Tests the South African fast bowler took 67 wickets at 22, but in his last seven he collected 37 at just 17.75. It wasn’t just a case of doing what he had always done, but doing it very well.

For The Love of Sport

The day Clive Lloyd beat the daylights out of India

It has been a lifelong love affair with sports because I was actively involved in athletics, cricket and basketball during my school days. But it was ...

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Ankita Raina - Her best yet to come?

What is really good about Ankita Raina is that she has started believing in herself and her game. There is a certain consistency to her game that augurs well for her future.

Fitness

Spinners and the art of staying shipshape

Fitness plays an important part in spin bowling. It helps spinners in bowling effectively and preventing injury in specific areas like shoulder compartment, groin, knee etc.

Vantage Point

Federer, Del Potro, Isner...The tennis merit list

A review of how both the established and the rising men’s stars have fared in the first quarter of the year and what may portend for the rest of the year.

Star Struck

Renata Mauer, a winner all the way

She was dumped by her husband barely a month before the 1996 Olympics and forced to take care of their child all by herself. But Renata Mauer didn’t buckle. She came up with a sterling performance in Atlanta to win a gold and a bronze.

Your Opinion

Red Devils delay City’s parade

The key to beat City is to exert pressure and attack freely, as proved by Liverpool twice, and now United.

Short Takes

Sharath in search of a ‘six-pack’

The senior paddler has won many accolades, but he is unhappy about his inability to sport a washboard abs.

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Wasim Jaffer - Batting behemoth!

“I feel the best way to produce good cricketers is by making them play on sporting pitches. This year, of the nine matches we played in the Ranji Trophy, at least seven — if not eight — were sporting tracks,” Wasim Jaffer said.

Food For Thought

An athlete’s dilemma

Taking any medication is a double-edged sword. While medicines are lifesaving drugs, they also have the ability to enhance performance of an athlete.

Fox In The Box

When Roma had Barca’s number

Roma completely dominated Barcelona in their second leg quarterfinal game. Lionel Messi had a few sparkling moments here and there, but Barcelona never got a foothold in the match.

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An affirmation of Kane’s leadership

In the Test series against New Zealand, England, full of scars from the Ashes defeat and away from home for long, blinked first. Yet it only yielded after it had completely exhausted itself.

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When cricket took a back seat

The Australia-South Africa series, unfortunately, will always be remembered for the infamous scandal. Few will probably recall the wondrous on-field deeds, particularly South Africa’s gritty effort to create history.

On The Write Line

Making their medals count

Besides India’s performance, the extensive coverage of the Commonwealth Games, especially in the print media, and that too when the incredibly popular Indian Premier League is on, has been heart-warming. Hopefully, this will be an on-going thing and not just a one-off.

View from the paddock

Three races, and what turnarounds!

It’s been a fantastic opening three rounds of the 2018 F1 World Championship, and as we head to Baku, we have the top five drivers within 24 points, which is less than one race victory. A topsy-turvy, exciting and unpredictable season lies ahead.