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Three gems in the first over
Irfan Pathan with his port-side delivery, has access to treacherous angles that accentuate the ball-path’s kink in the air, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
Roger Federer is without doubt a thoroughly nice man, but on the court, as the defeated Marcos Baghdatis discovered, he is as mean as any champion, writes Steve Bierley.
Women's game needs to wake up
Mauresmo's win in her first Slam final since she lost here to Martina Hingis as a 19-year-old in 1999 was immensely heart-warming. By Steve Bierley.
Time for Act II
While SANIA will look to slowly recover from the post-honeymoon hangover, the real solidity of her marriage with top-class tennis will be tested this year, writes Nandita Sridhar.
The charmer from Cyprus
AT 14, a small-town boy had left home for France to discover himself as a player, writes Rohit Brijnath.
Part 2 (Pages: 12-19 :: File Size: 2.39 MB)
The function to mark the occasion had to match the massive change. It had to be massive, and having three legends, Kapil Dev, Ramesh Krishnan and P. T. Usha was good enough, writes Nandita Sridhar.
On the writeline
Dhoni's innings of 148 stood out simply because it surfaced in a situation when the visitors, struggling at 281 for five, were staring at the prospect of a follow-on. S. Dinakar writes from Faisalabad.
Charm of Faisalabad
A hectic industrial centre, Faisalabad, which is also known for its rich music, has expanded significantly in recent years, writes S. Dinakar.
Part 3 (Pages: 22-32 :: File Size: 765 KB)
Greg Chappell, a man of great integrity, is guided as much by his conscience as the needs of the team and the demands of the situation, writes S. Dinakar.
Here and There
While New Zealand unearthed some new talent, Sri Lanka struggled to come to terms with new rules such as power plays and super subs, writes Rex Clementine.
A life off the court For Aparna Popat, who won her ninth National Championship in Bangalore recently, there is more to life than badminton, Kalyan Ashok finds out.
Jolt for Arsenal
The DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, who are having a horror season in English competitions, fell to the masterplan of Bolton manager Sam Allardyce, a contender for the England post.
Preparation is the key to success. It involves getting into the right frame of mind, formulating a game plan, followed by a back-up plan, writes W. V. Raman.
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His energy never flagged
Four months ago BRUCE WILSON was diagnosed with a virulent cancer and had to spend weeks in hospital. In a lot of pain, Bruce, the constant journalist,
dictated his final column to his fourth wife Clare. It was published on New Year’s Eve, three days before he died, writes Ted Corbett.
Leap year, 1974
T. C. Yohannan's legendary jump at the Teheran Asian Games, and the evolution of a unique style, can be traced back to a childhood accident, writes Stan Rayan.
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