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Come June, and there will be a shift from Catalan cultural assertion to Brazilian social responsibility in Ronaldinho’s mental register. And what he does in the grounds of Germany, fitness permitting, will mean as much to devotees of ‘the beautiful game’ as it does to Brazilians all over the world, writes N. U. Abilash.
Catalan class on Roman mud-heap
Two goals as ugly as the Stamford Bridge pitch set up a frenetic finale that was settled by a Barcelona moment of class, writes Richard Williams.
Henry, the one and only
Arsenal’s all-time great was unstoppable in the first ever victory by an English club in Real Madrid's home ground, writes Richard Williams.
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Comfort begins witn 'N'
Nike unveiled the end product of research and development of a different kind at the historic Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The presence of Adriano, Luis Figo and Ruud van Nistelrooy provided much excitement, writes S. R. Suryanarayan.
The Indians were a vibrant, throbbing bunch of cricketers, who took their chances in the ODI series, writes S. Dinakar.
Leading from the front
The manner in which Rahul Dravid inspired a bunch with a mix of the new and the experienced to outstanding success has been a revelation, writes S. Dinakar.
Supporting a noble cause
Inzamam is a busy man. It is not just cricket, but a state-of-the-art general hospital that he has constructed with his friend that keeps him occupied, writes S. Dinakar.
Here and There
Part 3 (Pages: 22-31 :: File Size: 1.26 MB)
End of the road
In the end, Sourav Ganguly perhaps paid the price for holding on too tight to something very dear, not realising it was best to let go. Is it the end? By S. Ram Mahesh.
Don't be unfair to paying public
Now that the decks have been cleared, India has a priceless chance to build not just impressive stadiums but a game that treats alike paupers and princes, writes Peter Roebuck.
Cheteshwar Pujara has scored prodigiously at every level of the game, including a magnificent 211 against England Under-19 in a ‘Test’ at Jamshedpur, writes Haresh Pandya.
Munaf turns on heat
The psychological blow of an eight-wicket loss to a bunch of Indian youngsters should keep the Englishmen on the backfoot, writes Nandakumar Marar.
Pinned down by Camille
A successful Sania Mirza doubles act with Liezel Huber, though not as crowd-pleasing as a Sania solo-act, was better than a Sania vanishing act, writes Nandita Sridhar.
McEnroe turns on the talent again
John McEnroe, the volley virtuoso, the fellow who mixed it up with those relics called Jimmy and Bjorn, got on court with Jonas Bjorkman at the San Jose Open and won the men’s doubles, writes Rohit Brijnath.
Part 4 (Pages: 32-40 :: File Size: 2.78 MB)
Then and Now
A fascinating match
In the statistical sense the 1960 tie remains unique in the annals of Test cricket, writes Gulu Ezekiel.
Star poster: Maria Sharapova (File Size : 168 KB)
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