From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.32 :: NO.31 :: Aug. 01, 2009
The Indian’s four-day total of 22-under-par 266, which earned him almost $64,000, was well clear of Australia’s Adam Blyth, who shot a 68 for second place.
Just in the past month Andrew Flintoff has demonstrated that he knows how the game should be played: with gusto, with elan and with a grin. We will miss him, not just because he can win matches as he did at Lord’s recently but for the life force within that huge frame and his reminder that cricket is to be relished, writes Ted Corbett.
After 75 long years…
Having tip-toed to a draw in the first match and won the second, England are in the ascendancy in their bid to repeat the glory days of 2005, writes Ted Corbett.
Vaas the lionheart
The Sri Lankan fast bowler’s Test record illustrates his quality — 355 victims at 29.58 in 111 Tests. His team-mates would tell you tales about his sacrifice and toil; these cannot be measured in numbers, writes S. Dinakar.
The Caribbean conundrum
The ICC should try and talk to the WICB and see if there lies a possibility of making the various islands play as separate nations as they do in other sports. It will suit the ICC and also the different boards in the Caribbean islands as the former is looking at more teams and the latter will get rid of the hassle of having to appease the representative of every island in every manner possible.
The tournament was marked by vagaries, swathes of luck, elaborate passages of play, upsets and let-downs.
Jamie Carragher has often captained Liverpool in the absence of Steven Gerrard and is one of only nine men to make over 500 appearances for the Anfield club. He also holds the distinction of being the first man to represent the club 100 times in European competition, breaking Ian Callaghan’s club record of 89 appearances along the way, writes Adam Bray.
For Owen, confidence is a constant companion
The former European Footballer of the Year talks about ending his Newcastle nightmare, playing at Old Trafford and his hopes of winning silverware in a chat with Tim Rich.
Questions are already being asked about Manchester City manager Mark Hughes’ transfer policy.
Sparring to beat poverty
Namit Bahadur has the tenacity of a champion. He wishes to emulate Vijender Singh, the only Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal. By Amitabha Das Sharma.
Third time lucky?
World women’s boxing champion Mary Kom has been nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. “It makes me feel like I’m on top of the world,” she says. By S. Sabanayakan.
Charting his own course
Rajesh Choudhary considers his bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games as his best achievement. “In Doha nobody supported me. I sailed against all odds and still managed a medal,” says the heroic helmsman. By A. Joseph Antony.
Hamilton ends his nightmarish run
The McLaren driver rewards his team’s efforts to return him to the podium with his first win of the season. By Maurice Hamilton.
Egged on by a huge Indian presence, Sania Mirza overpowered top seed Julie Coin of France 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win the $50,000 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Lexington Challenger.
It was second-seeded Sania’s only second ...
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