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Big man, bigger deeds
We have entered the era of Freddie. Hold on to your hats. It is going to be a bumpy ride, writes Ted Corbett.
Those 74 minutes
Led by the remarkable example of their talisman, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, one-time petulant fat lad, now the best all-rounder in the world, the tourists made little of their injury troubles to script a famous victory, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
A good team man
Bob Taylor, now 60, is still active, selling cricket balls for Tests, holding wicket-keeping clinics and spreading the knowledge that makes him one of the great glovemen, writes Ted Corbett.
Pace from God's own country
Sreesanth is a new entrant to the pace pack in the Indian team. Nandakumar Marar caught up with him.
Here and There
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Newlands offered a truer test of batsmanship than The Wanderers, but the South Africans were left to rue the inability of any of the senior batsmen to reach 40, writes Peter Roebuck.
Manhas does the star turn
Mithun Manhas stepped in for Dinesh Mongia, who woke up with a stiff neck, and the Delhi batsman grabbed the chance to lead by example. In a tournament dominated by batsmen, Manhas struck brilliant form to guide his team to championship triumph, wirtes Vijay Lokapally & Rakesh Rao.
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Gold rush with guns
The Indian shooters dominated the show by winning 16 gold medals. It was one more than what Australia and England managed together at the range, writes Kamesh Srinivasan.
Worth their weight in gold
The gold-winning performance, the first ever, only goes to prove that with more support from the States and the Public Sector, Indian paddlers are capable of achieving more laurels in the International arena, says K. Keerthivasan.
Exposed yet again
The dope positives of male competitors Edwin Raju and Tejinder Singh take the sheen off the gold medals won by India’s women lifters, writes Kerti Patil.
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Seeking glory in blue shirt
Alessandro del Piero, the all-time leading scorer of Juventus, has had a glittering career that has lacked only major success at international level. He could put that right as he features in his third World Cup in Germany, writes Andy Hampson.
North London scrap
Both Arsenal and Tottenham realise that the home stretch to claim the final Champions League qualifying berth for next season has begun, writes Brian Lee.
I miss the competition
Paul Fein chatted with Pete Sampras, 34 and married with children, to find out what he’s been doing since he retired, how he plans to spend the next few years, and what he thinks of the pro game and stars today.
Star poster: Sania Mirza (File Size : 278 KB)
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